Entries by Michael Rundle from 02/2013

Dyson Airblade Tap: British Innovator Launches Tap That Can Dry Your Hands

Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

Dyson has unveiled a tap which can dry your hands. The device combines a patented high-speed drier with hot and cold faucets. The Airblade Tap i...

Sony Kills The MiniDisc After 21 Difficult Years

Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

The MiniDisc is finally dead. Sony has announced that after 21 years it will stop producing players for the small CD cassettes. MiniDiscs were s...

O2 Walkie Talkies: Designer Sean Miles Embeds Old Phones Into Shoes

Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

In what is simultaneously a ridiculous PR stunt and a fun use of retro tech, O2 has unveiled a range of phones built into vintage shoes. The 'Walki...

Google Denies Search Results Show Racial Bias

Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

Google's search results display an apparent racial bias, a researcher has claimed. Harvard professor Latanya Sweeney said that "significant discrim...

Kim Jong-Un Phone Picture: Does North Korean Dictator Use HTC Handset?

Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

What phone does a North Korean dictator choose? Not one made in South Korea, evidently. A photo has surfaced of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un...

North Korean Propaganda Uses Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 To Show USA Under Attack? (VIDEO)

Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

You can't fault North Korea for changing with the times: we know that the reclusive dictatorship's leader Kim Jong-Un uses a smartphone, and now we've...

Million Dollar Bionic Man Science Museum Exhibit Opens (PICTURES)

Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

A million-dollar bionic man complete with artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs goes on display at London's Science Museum this week. ...

Dell Announces $24 Billion Deal To Go Private (With Microsoft's Help)

Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

Dell has announced a $24 billion deal to go private, partly financed by Microsoft. The computer giant said the deal would be led by its founder, Mi...

Amazon Coins: Retail Giant Announces Its Own Currency

Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

Amazon has announced its own currency. For now it's limited to Amazon's app store used with its Kindle tablets. But there is also speculation th...

Felix Baumgartner's Red Bull Space Jump Even Faster Than First Thought (VIDEO)

Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Felix Baumgartner's incredible jump from the edge of space was even more amazing than we realised at the time. Analysis of the Austrian's jump has ...

Moth Drives Robot (VIDEO)

Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a robot that can be driven by a moth. An experiment by the University of Tokyo saw a small, two-wheeled robot be 'driven'...

Vast Mysterious Ribbon At Edge Of The Solar System Finally Explained?

Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Physicists say they are closer than ever to understanding a vast mysterious ribbon of particles at the edge of the Solar System. Nasa's Interstella...

Virgin Media Pledges To Take On Sky After £10 Billion Liberty Global Takeover

Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Virgin Media vowed to become a "disruptive challenger" in the pay-TV market today after agreeing a £10 billion takeover by US cable giant Liberty Glo...

Lego Star Wars Takes Over Manchester With 250,000 Brick Display (PICTURES)

Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Lego Star Wars has taken over a Manchester shopping centre - and we've got the exclusive pics to prove it. An absolutely massive - 250,000 brick - ...

European Space Agency Releases Pictures of 3D Printed Moon Base (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

This is what our first true home on the Moon might look like. The European Space Agency (ESA) and the architects Foster and Partners have relea...

Jeremy Clarkson Drives The World's Smallest Car (VIDEO)

Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Jeremy Clarkson and the staff of Top Gear have built the world's smallest car - and then driven it on one of the busiest roads in the South East. C...

Microsoft Surface Pro Reviews: What's The Verdict On The 'Professional' Tablet?

Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet is the long-awaited 'professional' version of its first direct assault on the iPad - and now the reviews are in. So ...

Kickstarter Death Star: Open-Source Moon Laser Raises £57,000 Of £542 Quadrillion Goal

Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

A funding drive to gather £542 quadrillion to build a Death Star has gathered early support on Kickstarter. The project to build the "open ...

Recon Instruments MOD Live Heads-Up Display Review: Terminator On Ice? (PICTURES)

Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

The Recon Instruments MOD Live heads-up display for snowboarders and skiiers (about £320 without goggles) is the first truly decent attempt to tu...

Apple Sells 25 Billionth iTunes Track

Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Apple has announced the purchase of the 25 billionth song from its iTunes store. The 25 billionth song, 'Monkey Drums' (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Cha...

Solar Superstorm: UK Must Take Immediate Measures To Prepare For Sun's Wrath, Says Royal Academy of Engineering

Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

The UK must make immediate plans to cope with a massive solar 'superstorm', the Royal Academy of Engineering has said. The Sun is constantly sendin...

Earth-Like Planet Could Be Just 13 Light Years Away (PICTURES)

Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers have announced that an Earth-like planet could exist as close as 13 light years to Earth. Yes, that's still about 76 million million mi...

Man Invents Non-Perpetual 'Perpetual Motion Machine' (VIDEO)

Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

The search for a machine which moves on its own, forever, is almost as long as any ridiculously impossible quest in science. Now another denizen of...

Largest Prime Number Discovered With 17 Million Digits By GIMPS Project

Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

The largest known prime number now has 17 million digits. Prime numbers are those which are indivisible by any number other than itself and one. ...

Girl And Father Launch Hello Kitty Into Space (VIDEO)

Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

Rockets are cool. But they aren't cute. One father and daughter team changed all that recently, when they launched a Hello Kitty into space. The...