Entries by Michael Rundle

Apple Watch Available Now With Starting Price At £299

(3) Comments | Posted 24 April 2015 | (14:16)

Apple has finally shown its hand wrist -- the Apple Watch is available to buy now.

At its 'Spring Forward' event held on March 9 2015, Apple revealed the company's first ever smart watch with Tim Cook heralding it as 'the most advanced timepiece ever created'.

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'Battlefield: Hardline' Review: License To Slaughter

(0) Comments | Posted 20 March 2015 | (13:07)

'Battlefield: Hardline' is out now on old- and next-gen consoles and PC.

EA's latest Battlefield - while at its core a spin-off cops and robbers take on the established Look Now There's A Tank!!! formula - is essentially an enjoyable, straightforward first-person shooter with standard mechanics, plus some new wrinkles...

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Why This 'Beano' iPad Case Is My Perfect Final HuffPost Tech Review

(1) Comments | Posted 20 March 2015 | (11:41)

The Beano Book iPad Case is available via Big Strawberry.

And so here we are: the final review.

In almost three years of editing HuffPost UK Tech, I have reviewed dozens of products, from phones and tablets to 3D printers, drones, robots and video games. I have done...

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Mars One CEO Bas Lansdorp Defends Mission But Admits Possibility Of 'Delays'

(0) Comments | Posted 20 March 2015 | (11:13)

The head of the Mars One project to send volunteer astronauts to live and die on the Red Planet by 2027 has responded to claims by one of its candidates that the mission is hopelessly flawed.

In an article on Medium.com, Dr. Joseph Roche, one of the finalists...

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Fake Solar Eclipse 2015 Pictures: Don't Be Fooled

(1) Comments | Posted 20 March 2015 | (08:18)

Ah, the Cosmic Ballet Goes on.

Except on Twitter, apparently, where the great Solar Eclipse of our age is largely being celebrated by the mass posting of fake 'viral' images.

Here are some of the fake images that you really should know better than to retweet while...

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'Mario Party 10' Wii U Review: Party Hard

(1) Comments | Posted 18 March 2015 | (15:18)

'Mario Party 10' is out for the Nintendo Wii U from 20 March 2015.

You might think it’s not time to Mario Party. But it’s always time to Mario Party. And when it's time for Nintendo to Mario Party, Nintendo will always Mario Party Hard.

You know...

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Drone Operator Arrested For Recording Premier League Football Above Stadiums

(0) Comments | Posted 18 March 2015 | (13:19)

A drone operator in the UK has been arrested accused of recording Premier League football matches — and breaking rules about flying unmanned vehicles over populated areas.

The Metropolitan Police said that Nigel Wilson, 43, from Nottingham, was summoned to Westminster Magistrates Court for flying a drone over Anfield...

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'Beautification' Is The Make-Up Robot Of Your Dreams

(0) Comments | Posted 18 March 2015 | (11:17)

Remember this?



That, for real:



University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria design students Maya Pindeus and Johanna Pichlbauer created Beautification, a robotic makeup machine, for the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2015.

No, it’s not tremendously good at applying makeup — but that’s not the point. The point is precisely that computers are not programmed to work on flawed, human faces — instead fixating on the “normative and formless”.

On their website they write — via Cnet — "[In Beautification] They are given the responsibility of carrying out intimate cosmetic tasks in our faces. In a magical beautification ritual they analyse, sparkle, buzz, slide over our skin and beautify us, following their own secret ideals..."

Find out more about the project...

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North Korea 'Hacked' South Korean Nuclear Power Plant Operator

(0) Comments | Posted 18 March 2015 | (10:56)

The South Korean government has accused North Korea of hacking a nuclear power provider and stealing secret data.

A report claims that North Korean hackings were able to take data from the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) company, which runs the 23 nuclear reactors in the country.

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Apple Watch App 'Life Clock' Literally Counts Down The Seconds Until You Die

(5) Comments | Posted 18 March 2015 | (10:06)

Some have argued that Apple has yet to win the argument that its upcoming Watch is an essential purchase.

But at least one app developer now argues that it's actually a case of life or death.

Life Clock’ is a design for a Watch face, or...

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Mars One 'Astronaut' Finalist Blasts Reality TV Space Mission

(3) Comments | Posted 17 March 2015 | (11:22)

The ‘Mars One’ project has already come under fierce criticism for perceived technical and financial flaws in its plan to send a manned, one-way mission to a dead planet 140 million miles away within a decade.

But now one of the project’s ‘finalist’ astronauts has

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US Air Force Fight 'Red Flag' Virtual War Using Simulators

(39) Comments | Posted 17 March 2015 | (10:53)

The US Air Force has fought a brutal and totally, utterly make-believe war across a 1.3-million square mile theatre of virtual battle.

The 2015 Red Flag event - a regular mock battle designed to help US forces and units from allied forces gain up-to-date experience without the threat of actually...

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Nintendo And DeNA To Make Games For Smartphones And Tablets

(2) Comments | Posted 16 March 2015 | (16:17)

After years of resistance, Nintendo has finally conceded the existence of smartphones and tablets — and has announced it will start making games for those platforms.

The legendary Japanese gaming giant said that it would partner with DeNA — itself a giant mobile games studio - to “develop...

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London's Newest Skyscrapers Cast No Shadows

(3) Comments | Posted 16 March 2015 | (11:33)

London's skyscrapers had a tricky relationship with light. Some of them use it to burn things. Others just block too much out at once.

Well now at least one architect wants to turn that around - by designing a pair of tall buildings that work together...

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SXSW 2015: Bionic Limbs, Mutant Pigs And Baths Of Human Blood

(0) Comments | Posted 16 March 2015 | (10:25)

You might be operating under the assumption that the South By Southwest conference is largely a collection of self-obsessed futurists, CFOs and bloggers standing around in queues and talking at each other on stage about innovation, whatever that is.

You would, of course, be correct.

But this year...

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Facebook's New Community Standards And Long... And VERY Detailed

(0) Comments | Posted 16 March 2015 | (08:14)

Fully exposed buttocks? Out. Genitals? Definitely out. But female breasts? Well, that’s complicated… though as long as you’re breast feeding it should be fine.

After a number of controversies, Facebook has finally settled its mind on what content is allowed on its platform — and revealed the...

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Ceres Mission: NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Is Now In Orbit Around A Dwarf Planet

(0) Comments | Posted 6 March 2015 | (13:43)

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has arrived in orbit around Ceres, the largest dwarf planet in the asteroid belt.

The space agency said that the craft was now officially in lockstep with the strange world, at a distance of around 38,000 miles from the surface.

"Since its discovery in 1801, Ceres was...

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Supernova Magnified By Galactic Gravity Creates 'Einstein Cross' In Space

(1) Comments | Posted 6 March 2015 | (09:46)

A distant supernova has been photographed by the Hubble Space Telegraph in four separate places, after it was magnified by the sheer mass of a system of galaxies.

The light from the exploding star was bent by a galaxy -- a process called gravitational lensing. In this case...

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Why Run The London Marathon? I Honestly Don't Know. That's Why.

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2015 | (23:00)

I'm honestly not sure why I'm running the London Marathon. And I'm desperately trying to keep it that way.

If there's one thing I've learned from training for my first London 26-miler for the Mental Health Foundation - beyond a few new, largely subconscious and biological techniques to...

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NASA Finds A Planet With Four 'Home' Stars

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2015 | (09:18)

There are a lot of planets out there. And a lot of really weird ones.

But NASA's latest discovery is one of the strangest yet.

The space agency has announced that it has located a planet which is currently orbiting around an arrangement of four separate suns.

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