Entries by Michael Rundle from 01/2013

Digital Sales Reach New Record As Physical Media Continues To Plummet

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech

More than a billion pounds was spend on digital goods for the first time in 2012. Sales of movies, music and video games online hit the record tota...

Sun Erupts With 'New Years Eve Fireworks' (VIDEO)

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech

Cosmically speaking, New Year's Eve is a purely arbitrary event - but it turns out Earth wasn't the only place that saw fireworks on 31 December. A...

Cyborg Zombie Cockroach 'Powered By Twitter' (VIDEO)

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech

A cockroach attached to a tiny computer has been turned into a 'zombie' - controlled by users of Twitter. The terrifying project saw the small beas...

Apple iPhone 6: Rumours Grow As Developers See Unreleased Device In Logs

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech

It's a new year - so it's pretty much a certainty that at some point there'll be a new iPhone to go along with it. But depending on who you believe...

Christmas Tree Rocket: 'XMS MissileToe' Sends Decorations Sky-High (VIDEO)

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech

Christmas has passed, and in a few days you'll be looking to get rid of your tree. But instead of stuffing it in the car and taking it to the dump, wh...

Mars Astronauts Could Be At Risk Of Alzheimer's From Space Radiation

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech

Among the many existing reasons not to go into space - loneliness, aliens, inevitable to-the-death battles with intelligent computers - you can now ad...

Elite Remake Kickstarter Enters Final Hours Of £1.25m Funding Attempt

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech

An attempt to fund a remake of the classic video game Elite has entered its final hours - but is still short of its target. Frontier Developments, ...

9 Apps That Will Do Your New Year's Resolutions For You

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech

Even if you're not one for New Year's resolutions, you'll likely still be in the mood for some personal renewal in 2013. Fortunately, we now live i...

Flurry Report: More Than 1.7 Billion Apps Downloaded Over Christmas

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech

We already knew that an awful lot of tablets and phones were activated over Christmas - but exactly how many, and the ton of apps downloaded to those ...

Elite Dangerous Kickstarter Passes Funding Target

Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Tech

The classic video game Elite will be remade after its creator raised more than £1.25 million on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. Elite was a...

How Massive Alien Worlds 'Feed' Newborn Stars (PICTURES)

Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Tech

A stunning picture of the birth of a gas giant planet has been revealed by astronomers studying the formation of newborn stars. The insight demonst...

Nasa Builds Spikey Robot Hedgehogs For Mission To Mars' Moon Phobos (PICTURES)

Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has designed a spacecraft filled with robotic hedgehogs that could be used to explore the moons of Mars. Created by researchers at Stanford an...

Is Samsung About To Unveil A Portrait-Shaped, See-Through Future TV?

Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Tech

Samsung could be about to unveil a truly revolutionary television - and the rumour is that it might even be see-through. It sounds dubious. But sin...

Project Paperless: American 'Patent Troll' Demands $1,000 Per User Of Scanners

Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Tech

A mysterious patent-holding company in the United States is reportedly demanding up to $1,000 each from users of scanners. The story, extensively r...

Record 18 Billion WhatsApp Messages Sent On New Year's Eve

Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Tech

Anyone who's seen the iOS app store chart knows that the mobile messaging service WhatsApp is popular. But did you know how popular? According t...

Twitter Valued At $11bn Before Potential IPO In 2014

Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Tech

Twitter may already be worth as much as $11 billion - and could be preparing to capitalise by going public in 2014. That's according to Greencrest ...

GUIDE: How To Make A Video Game In Two Weeks (With No Experience)

Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Tech

How do you make a video game? Sometimes the answer seems simple: you don't. The top titles on the market - think Halo 6 and Call of Medal: Whatever...

Living Mars: Kevin Gill's Concept Images Show Red Planet Teeming With Life

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech

This is Mars - as you've never seen it before. An incredible new set of visualisations has imagined what Mars would look like were it transfo...

Mars Meteorite NWA 7034, 'Black Beauty', Is 'Missing Link' To Planet's Lost Oceans

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech

A meteorite from Mars has been found to contain 10 times as much water as other similar rocks from Mars. The astonishing find has been called a "mi...

iPod Touch Dropped From 100,000 Feet, Survives (VIDEO)

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech

In an impressively insane PR stunt, and iPhone case manufacturer has dropped Apple's latest iPod Touch from 100,000 feet above the Earth. Arguably...

US Military Tested 'Tsunami Bomb' As Alternative To Nuclear Weapons

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech

The United States once tried to build a "tsunami bomb" designed to wipe out coastal cities by triggering huge underwater explosions. The tests were...

Futuristic Road Can Glow In The Dark (VIDEO)

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech

A road which can glow in the dark has been developed in the Netherlands. The highway, which can also display weather information and safety warning...

Futuristic Aeroscraft Blimp-Plane Moves For The First Time (VIDEO)

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech

An enormous, futuristic craft designed to be somewhere between a blimp and a plane has moved for the first time. The Aeroscraft has been described ...

Home-Made Lego Sorting Machine (VIDEO)

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech

Possibly the most annoying thing about Lego other than stepping on it in bare feet, is sorting the different bits into piles. Yes, for some purists...

Spotify Disables Music Sales In UK

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech
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