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Man High Fives Cable Car While Paragliding

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 22 October 2014 | UK Tech
When taking a cable car up the slopes it's not unheard of to stand by the window and take in the surroundings, the beautiful scenery and even check out the route you're planning to ski. So imagine your surprise when that view is then obscured by a paraglider high-fiving...

Landlines Are Dying: 25% Don't Know Their Own Phone Number

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 22 October 2014 | UK Tech
If you have broadband, you probably have a landline because we still live in a world where monthly £16 'line rental' fees are an inexplicable thing. But do you use it? According to Uswitch, an increasing number of people no only don't use their landline, they don't even...

The Glow-In-The-Dark Halloween Baby Is Back - And This Year, She's Minnie Mouse

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | 22 October 2014 | UK Comedy
Last year, Royce Hutain made a Halloween costume for his toddler that made her look like a glow-in-the-dark stick man. It was understandably something of an internet hit (check out the video below). But as Hutain has just posted on YouTube: "After last year's costume went...

Google Makes Huge Bet On 'Magic Leap' Virtual Reality Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 22 October 2014 | UK Tech
Google has made a huge new investment in some kind of giant, floating whale generator. Or maybe it's just a new type of virtual/augmented reality. The search giant has funded the secretive AR startup Magic Leap with more than $542 million, valuing the startup at more than $2...

Sun Unleashes Huge X-Class Solar Flare

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 22 October 2014 | UK Tech
The Sun has fired off a massive X-Class solar flare which astronomers are suggesting could be the start of a huge increase in solar activity. NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory captured the X-class flare -- the most powerful there is -- erupting from a massive Active Region on the...

Naomi Kizhner's 'Human Energy Harvesting' Jewellery Is A Terrifying Concept

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 22 October 2014 | UK Tech
Just in case the future generally, and wearable technology wasn't already unsettling enough for you, get ready for gadgets that harvest energy directly from your veins. Or rather, get ready for a conceptual design for something absolutely horrifying that doesn't, technically, exist. The idea by graduate...

This App Solves Maths Problems Instantly By Using The Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 22 October 2014 | UK Tech
This app might be the biggest headache for teachers since the invention of the calculator watch. It's called photomath and using the iPhone's camera it can intelligently solve maths equations written on a page. The app works by looking at the numbers and symbols and then identifying them...

Drones Could Terrorise The UK By 2035 Warns Fomer GCHQ Director

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Michael Rundle | 22 October 2014 | UK Tech
Commercial-grade drones already have hundreds of uses, from taking cool selfies to filming protests from amazing new angles. The future could be much darker. A new report warns that commercial drones could be used by everyone from terrorists to burglars, train robbers and poachers to terrorise...

Terrorist Drones Could Bomb The UK 'Within 20 Years' Warns Fomer GCHQ Director

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Michael Rundle | 22 October 2014 | UK Tech
Commercial-grade drones already have hundreds of uses, from taking cool selfies to filming protests from amazing new angles. The future could be much darker. A new report warns that commercial drones could be used by everyone from terrorists to burglars, train robbers and poachers to terrorist...

Fly Over Paris On The Back Of An Eagle

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 22 October 2014 | UK Tech
There are so many fly over videos these days whether it's using drones, planes or parachutists that it can be hard to stand out from the competition. Well one group has found a way: attach the camera to a white-tailed eagle and then launch it from the top...

'UE Boom' Bluetooth Speaker Review: Hard As Nails

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 21 October 2014 | UK Tech
The UE Boom is available now for £169 from Ultimate Ears. Key Features: Water and stain-resistant coating NFC + Bluetooth 15-hour battery life Speakerphone Capability Pair with another to create stereo pair The Verdict: The Bluetooth speaker is something that's easy to make,...

There's A Smartphone That Costs $250,000 And It's Insane

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 21 October 2014 | UK Tech
We're calling it, this is officially the most extravagant smartphone we've ever seen. If you don't believe us then read on as we've got the numbers to prove it. Called the Gemfields Emerald Night, it's an Android smartphone that has been designed by Italian designer Alex Savelli as...

#GamerGate Might Be Slowing Down Says Google Trends

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 21 October 2014 | UK Tech
Gamergate has riven the world of video games in two for the past few weeks, after months of slowly building, nearly-inexplicable-from-the-outside rage and animosity exploded with disastrous results. In fact if you follow the right Twitter circles it's been possible to think this is the biggest story in the world...

Nearly One In Three Americans Admit To Being An Internet Troll

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | 21 October 2014 | UK Tech
A YouGov poll has shown that nearly a third of Americans have 'admitted malicious online activity directed at somebody they didn’t know'. This is despite only 45 per cent of Americans actually knowing what the term 'internet troll' means. The survey revealed a number of...

Bowers & Wilkins T7 Bluetooth Speaker: Small, Wireless And Sort Of Insane

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 21 October 2014 | UK Tech
Bluetooth speakers are not - to put it kindly - intrinsically exciting. There are so many on the market, in so many styles and price points, that covering the market is a Sisphyean task with no hope of a conclusion. Usually we just throw up our hands, and presume...

The Hoverboard Is Real, But There's A $10,000 Catch

Thomas Tamblyn | 21 October 2014 | UK Tech
A company has built what it is claiming to be the first real hoverboard since Marty McFly first put the idea in everyone's head. Hendo's hoverboard really does look and move like the real thing, but there is -- as there always is -- a catch. It...

Dogs Vs. Robot Vacuums: The Endless Battle Continues

Michael Rundle | 21 October 2014 | UK Tech
Dogs are capable of bring best pals with almost anything. But they are not best pals with robots. This picture from Reddit and Imgur perfectly illustrates the ongoing, endless battle between dogs and their robot vacuum cleaner overlords: ...

Infected Flight: This App Can Predict Ebola's Spread. And It's Bad News.

Michael Rundle | 21 October 2014 | UK Tech
How much trouble are we in with ebola? If we're taking the word of these tech entrepreneurs, more than we're probably willing to admit. Infected Flight is a web app which can model how diseases spread, including ebola. Modelled using a new set of differential equations, the app can recreate...

Netbooks: What The Hell Were We Thinking?

Michael Rundle | 21 October 2014 | UK Tech
Remember netbooks? Those tiny, under-powered plastic laptops everyone owned about six years ago? Neither did we! But that's why we have Cnet as a video partner - so they can remind us of hilariously awful stuff that we had banished to the darkest corners of our memory, and then wave...

Amazon Kindle Voyage Vs Paperwhite Review

Michael Rundle | 21 October 2014 | UK Tech
The new Amazon Kindle Voyage e-reader isn't out in the UK until 4 November, but it's already getting great reviews in the states. The new Kindle is certainly price - it's £169, versus £109 for the Kindle Paperwhite and £59 for the regular Kindle. But it comes packed with features....
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