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UK iPhone 5: Launch Date Leak

Melanie Hick | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Tech

October 21 is the date to mark in your diary after the launch date for the new iPhone 5 was leaked by mobile network o2, according to KnowYourMobile. ...

Spyder-pig: Big Snouted Electric Audi Unveiled

Melanie Hick | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Tech

Audi has unveiled the Urban Concept, a two-seat tandem electric city car characterised by open wheels and a huge, gaping grille....

OFCOM Bans Tricky Broadband Contracts

Melanie Hick | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Tech

Ofcom has banned rollover contracts, which currently tie landline and broadband customers into repeated minimum contract periods unless they opt out. ...

Ayn Rand App, Photos, Quotes In Your Palm

WSJ | Melanie Hick | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Tech

Penguin Group will launch a new iPad app of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel, "Atlas Shrugged," combining the unabridged text and rarely seen photos from Ayn Ran...

New Nintendo Games Skyward Sword,

Nintendo | Melanie Hick | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech

Well it all just hit us all now! Nintendo's much-anticipated 3DS Conference just come to a conclusion. It was closed to foreign press meaning only Jap...

Hetero Grindr App Blendr Launches

Melanie Hick | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech

If the voiceover doesn't woo you, the opportunity to casually hook up for a game of cricket with new mates using the new Blendr app for heterosexuals ...

Harnessing the Power of the Stars

Dr David Whitehouse | Posted 11.11.2011 | UK Tech
Dr David Whitehouse

The UK is to cooperate with a US project to develop nuclear fusion - the energy that makes the stars shine. If fusion works it will change everything giving us plentiful energy from a limitless fuel, and a world free from the geopolitics of oil and carbon pollution.

Nerdy Day Trips Made Me What I Am

Melanie Hick | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech
Melanie Hick

Ben Goldacre has just launched Nerdydaytrips.com. These knowledge-oriented trips to old stones, new museums and weird buildings from childhood until now have made me the trivia-filled supernerd I am today.

Gadget Sniffs Out Earthquake, Terrorist Attack Survivors

melanie hick | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Trapped sniffer device trapped victims Sweat and breath could be used to find buried victims of earthquakes and terrorist attacks...

Nautilus: The Computer That Predicts The Future

Melanie HIck | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech

Hey, wouldn't it be great if we had a supercomputer that could predict the future? By "we", incidentally, I mean "we" as in "the human race", not "we"...

Smart Bomb To Detonate Cancer

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A "smart bomb" with the potential to destroy solid cancers of all kinds could be tested on patients within two years. The drug...

Ben Goldacre Launches Nerdy Daytrips Website

Melanie Hick | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech

Jargon-busting Bad Science columnist Ben Goldacre has launched a new travel resource featuring short trips with a sciencey, or just plain nerdy, bent....

Women in Science

Anais Rassat | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech
Anais Rassat

Should the Huffington Post have a "women in science" section on their Tech page? I think this is a great idea. Why not go further though and have a "women's" section on your Politics page since the issue is not confined to the world of white lab coats but affects half the world's population.

NASA Launches Mission To The Moon

Melanie Hick | Posted 11.11.2011 | UK Tech

NASA launched its twin spacecraft Grail A and Grail B to the the moon on Saturday. The mission will examine the moon from crust to core, and will take...

Tumblr Now Bigger Than Wordpress

Melanie Hick | Posted 11.11.2011 | UK Tech

This time last year, we compared the growth of the two leading light blogging services: Tumblr and Posterous. The conclusion was that Tumblr had all b...

The Evolution Of The Computer (PHOTOS)

Melanie Hick | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Tech

Computers. They're tiny, and they're everywhere and now even dogs can used them. But that wasn't always the case. These ever-shrinking machines used t...

Osborne and Gove Must Fuse the Link Between the Economy and Education

James Dyson | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Tech
James Dyson

While Osborne calls for a 'march of the makers', Gove considers dropping Design and Technology - the font of modern making - from the national curriculum. Inspirational design and technology lessons nurture problem solvers - people with the good ideas to be developed and exported.

HP Touchpads Back On Sale In UK

Melanie Hick | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Tech

The HP Touchpad made a surprise return to UK stores today, after a firesale that saw all of the 16gb models sold-out in August. PC World re-introd...

Take a Load Off: Wearable Aerial Lightens Soliders' Kit

Melanie Hick | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Tech

A wearable body antenna that can broadcast directly from soldiers' uniforms could give troops an advantage in the battlefield and be used by emergency...

Diamond Phones, The Deluxe iPhone Alternatives

Melanie Hick | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Tech

Still making calls on an iPhone 4? Sorry to hear it. The new batch of seriously covetable phones is much more deluxe, including the diamond-encrusted ...

UK Charity: Dissolve UK Tech Education System

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

Eric Schmidt was right when he said UK tech and science education is failing to produce well-rounded, adaptable graduates, according to one UK educati...

Critter Cuddles: Robot Seals Comfort Japan Tsunami Survivors

Guardian.co.uk | Melanie Hick | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

For some elderly survivors of Japan's March earthquake and tsunami, comfort has come in the form of a small, white robotic seal named Paro....

UK Laser Nuclear Fusion Project Commences

BBC | Melanie Hick | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

The UK has formally joined forces with a US laser lab in a bid to develop clean energy from nuclear fusion....

Almost No-one In The UK Owns A Tablet: Survey

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

Are you reading this on your iPad, bargain basement Touchpad or Asus Eee? Well, if you are, then you may just about be on your own. A survey of 14,...

Why Skype Sucks

Amy Lamé | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech
Amy Lamé

I really want to like Skype. So why don't I? Basically, for all the inverse reasons I love my i-gear. It doesn't look good, it isn't easy to use, and it never works. OK, not never, but it tends to work best when you're just a few hundred metres away from the person you want to communicate with.