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Game Boy Review: Celebrating The Original Handheld 25 Years On

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 17 April 2014 | UK Tech
The Game Boy changed the world, and even now it's 25 years on it's still rocking ours. To celebrate the quarter-centenary of Nintendo's classic gaming system, we decided to return to the Game Boy and see how much of love of the machine transcended mere nostalgia. The results? This thing...

Russian Firefighter's 'Magic Carpet' Is The Coolest Hose-Based Shenanigans Ever

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | 20 April 2014 | UK Tech
Hands down the best non-lifesaving use of firefighter hose ever. These Russian chaps have managed to turn six hoses and what looks like a mini trampoline into their own veritable magic carpet. And it works...

Palcohol, Powdered Alcohol, Approved By US Prompting Hasty Re-Marketing Campaign

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | 20 April 2014 | UK Tech
The US government go-ahead of a food product has prompted a rather hasty re-marketing campaign by its makers. Palchohol - powdered alcohol - had previously been been described as the perfect way to smuggle cheap drinks into venues as well as being perfect sprinkled

'Samsung Gear Fit' Review: Curved, Or Bent?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 18 April 2014 | UK Tech
The Samsung Gear Fit is available in the UK now for £169. Specs: 1.84-inch curved screen iP67 certified Acceleromter, gyroscope, heart-rate sensor 3-4 days battery Bluetooth 4.0 Verdict: " /> The Samsung Gear Fit is one...

'Goldilocks World' Is Most Earth-Like Planet Found Outside Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 18 April 2014 | UK Tech
A newly discovered rocky planet may be the most Earth-like yet found in another solar system, scientists believe. Kepler-186f is almost exactly the same size as the Earth and occupies its parent star's "habitable zone" where temperatures are mild enough to allow liquid surface water. If the planet has lakes...

15 Pictures Of Albert Einstein Looking Like The Brainiest Badass Ever

Stephen Hull | 18 April 2014 | UK Tech
If there was ever a scientist who captured mainstream appeal it was physicist Albert Einstein, one of the most creative intellects in history, who died on this day in 1955. Born in Germany in 1879, Einstein went on to develop the general theory of relativity - not a bad claim...

Nokia Suspends Lumia 2520 Sales Over Risk Over Electric Shocks

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 17 April 2014 | UK Tech
Nokia has been forced to suspend sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in the UK over fears the charger could give users electric shocks. Sales were also halted in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia and Switzerland after the problem was discovered. Nokia said that around 30,000 users are affected by...

'Heartbleed Bug' Latest: Canadian Teen Is First Arrest In OpenSSL Security Breach

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 17 April 2014 | UK Tech
A Canadian teenager has become the first person arrested for attempting to exploit the Heartbleed bug. Heartbleed, discovered last week, is the name given to a flaw in OpenSSL, the tech which underpins much of the encrypted web. A team of researchers found that some versions of OpenSSL...

iOS 8 Latest: Shazam 'To Be Built In' To New Apple Mobile OS

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 17 April 2014 | UK Tech
Details regarding iOS 8, including its release date and features, remain frustratingly slight. But as we move closer to WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference and iOS reveal, we're starting to hear more about what's next for the mobile OS. And it looks like 'hearing'...

iWatch Latest: Apple's Smartwatch Will Have Curved Screen Made By LG

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 17 April 2014 | UK Tech
Apple was never going to be the first company in the world to release a smartwatch - or even a curved screen wearable. But it's still just possible they could be the first to release one that the public will actually want to buy. A new report suggests that the...

Off Shore Nuclear Power Plant Concept Could Place Controversial Energy Source In The Ocean

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | 17 April 2014 | UK Tech
Nuclear power is controversial for a number of reasons, mainly that no one wants to live next to one for fear of a Fukushima/Chernobyl type disaster. So this concept for an offshore nuclear reactor from the clever folks at MIT could be rather attractive. As it...

'Train Selfie' Fail: This Selfie-Taker Thought He Was A 'Safe Distance' From The Track. He Wasn't.

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 17 April 2014 | UK Tech
Assuming this isn't a joke by Jimmy Kimmel - which given the pixel-perfect video and instant viral success it very well could be - this is one of the most astonishing videos ever to hit the internet. The man pictured is trying to take a selfie. Next to a train...

Virgin Media Email Bcc Mistake Bombards Customers With 1000s Of Unwanted Messages

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | 17 April 2014 | UK Tech
Virgin Media made a monumental balls-up on Wednesday when a rookie mistake meant 135,000 people were bombarded with hundreds of unwanted emails. The problem was caused by one of the company's suppliers mistakenly sending out an email, which if it was replied to was sent to all the other...

London Private Hire Cabs Want TFL To Ban Uber And Other Cab Apps

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 16 April 2014 | UK
London's private hire cabs have called on Transport for London to ban cab abb services, such as Uber, from the capital's streets over concerns that they are breaching regulations. Cab apps have rapidly gained a large user base as they connect passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire or...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Sensor 'Hacked' (With Glue)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 16 April 2014 | UK Tech
Researchers claim they have 'hacked' the new Samsung Galaxy S5's built-in fingerprint sensor, and can use it to steal money. Like other smartphones such as the iPhone 5S, the new S5 has a fingerprint sensor built into the home button. By swiping a finger down the sensor it is possible...

'Cosmic Sperm' Discovered In Deep Space

Michael Rundle | 16 April 2014 | UK Tech
The European Space Agency has been involved in some incredible discoveries in recent years. But for sheer beauty and, let's face it, tittering schoolboy humour, none quite matches the majesty of Protostar IRAS 20324+4057. AKA, the Cosmic Sperm. The 'Tadpole', as it's officially dubbed on ESA's website, actually contains multiple...

US Airways Isn't Alone: When Social Media Goes Wrong In The Hands Of Big Corporations

Charlotte Meredith | 16 April 2014 | UK
After US Airways this week topped the list of what should definitely not be tweeted from an official business account, we decided to examine other marvellous examples of social media fails.

Missing Plane MH370: Drones Return To Surface With Dramatic New Data

Michael Rundle | 16 April 2014 | UK Tech
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 has dropped out of the headlines recently, but the mission to find what remains of the doomed plane go on. Now a team of drones has joined the search, travelling to depths that human explorers would find almost impossible to withstand,...

When Will Google Glass Be Released In The UK?

Michael Rundle | 16 April 2014 | UK Tech
Google Glass has finally gone on sale in to the US public. Not to a pre-selected list, or the friends of the CEO's butler, or people with the word 'Guru' in their job title. The actual US public. At least, it did for a single day. And apparently it went...

2014 Fifa World Cup Game Review (VIDEO)

Samuel Luckhurst | 16 April 2014 | UK Sport
Fifa World Cup games have an even shorter shelf life than football shirts, but their appeal is enduring. Think back to the seminal FIFA: Road to World Cup 98, when Blur's "Song 2" blared out during a jaw-droppingly mesmerising intro. Gameplay, never mind football gameplay, had...
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