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Offshore Wind Turbines Can Reduce Hurricanes
A large arrangement of wind turbines off shore may help to protect coastal areas that are in danger from hurricanes. The journal, Nature Climate Change, discovered that sizeable turbine arrays (they must produce at the very minimum, 300 gigawatts of electricity) can greatly lower a hurricane’s surface winds as well... Read more
Leaked Images Point To HTC’s M8 Having A Dual-Lens Camera
Images of HTC’s upcoming M8 smartphone have been leaked and it looks as though the handset will feature a dual-lens camera. But what does that mean? Well let’s look at some of the benefits of having one camera with two seperate lenses. The start-up company Corephotonics has developed its... Read more
Once More, Microsoft Pushes For Users to Ditch Windows XP
When will it end? I suppose only when Windows XP ceases to exist? Earlier this month, Microsoft urged techies to help their friends and families transition from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. Via a blog post, the company highlighted – not for the first time – that support for... Read more
Line Sticks it to Skype in New Cheap Call Service
The Japanese messaging service, LINE, is about to launch a new data-based call service that is attempting to undercut the voice-call pricing structures of typical land-lines and mobile carriers.  The company announced that people in US, Mexico, Spain, Thailand and the Philippines will only have to wait a short... Read more
Nearly 5 Million People Download Telegram as Whatsapp Alternative
While WhatsApp was down over the weekend, people turned to the messaging service Telegram instead; nearly five million people signed up for the app, placing it at the top of the App Store chart. Telegram is now the number one app in the social networking category, beating WhatsApp, Facebook... Read more
Windows Phones Will Soon Have Access To Facebook Messenger
If you are someone who owns a Windows phone, you have probably noticed by now that the Facebook Messenger app, which is so prevalent on Android and iOS devices, is not available for your device. Don’t misread me – Windows phones do have a version of Facebook Messenger built... Read more
SGP Technologies Offer Secure Blackphone For $629
Approximately a month ago, I wrote an article covering the issue of privacy and the use of mobile devices.  We live in a world where people trust the governments who preside over them less and less. A world where whistleblowers like Edward Snowden bring new, albeit, controversial light on... Read more
Warning: Selfies Spread Head Lice
The next time you are out with your friends, enjoying a drink or sharing a fun day out and someone suggests a group selfie, run like the wind! Selfies lead to lice! A lice expert from California has delivered the skin-crawling news. “I’ve seen a huge increase of lice... Read more
Replace Your Credit Cards With The Loop Payment Fob
While credit cards are great in theory, they are also somewhat of a pain in the rear. They get old, and when they get old, their magnetic strips get worn out and though you try everything to get that card reader to read your card, it’s most likely not... Read more
Rolls-Royce is Exploring Unmanned Ships
We have seen a real focus and push on unmanned vehicles just lately, everything from aerial drones to driver-less cars and now, Rolls-Royce’s Blue Ocean development team are developing unmanned cargo ships. The company currently has a virtual-reality prototype at its Alesund office in Norway, which simulates a 360-degree... Read more
Huawei Announced New Hybrid Talkband At MWC
The Chinese electronics giant, Huawei, has unveiled numerous new and interesting products: including, what they call, the “world’s first hybrid smart band”. The technology firm has also re-energized its smartphone line-up with the release of the Ascend G6 and also they have announced two new “phablets”, which they are... Read more
Fixed App Will Fight Your Parking Tickets
What driver out there hasn’t received a parking ticket at some point in their life? Whether you sat too long beside the curb, parked in an actual no-parking spot, or forgot to pay the parking meter altogether, most all of us have found an unwelcome slip of paper beneath... Read more
Watch This Man Defy Gravity & Run A Loop-The-Loop
For the average person it is physically impossible to do a loop-the-loop just on foot. However, free-runner Damien Walters is not your average person. Sponsored by PepsiMax, Walters attempted the impossible feat using a human-sized loop-the-loop. He calulated that in order to have any chance at succeeding he needed... Read more
Playing Tetris Could Help With Weight Loss
Psychologists have made the claim that playing Tetris may help with weight loss and smokers’ cravings.  According to a new study, playing the classic puzzle game for just three minutes might cut cravings by almost 25%. Researchers claim the visual stimulation offered by the game provided an “essential boost... Read more
Office 2013 Service Pack 1 Released By Microsoft
Microsoft Office users, listen up. There’s an important update that you will want to get as soon as you can. This is something you have to know – Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 for Office 2013. That means you need to get downloading to enjoy its benefits. The release... Read more
Theranos Can Run 30 Lab Tests From A Single Drop Of Blood
Elizabeth Holmes was a student at Stanford University, who had a vision to re-invent how taking and testing blood is carried out. She founded a company named Theranos and now, a decade later, has achieved her aim of making phlebotomy more efficient and cost effective. Theranos has developed a... Read more
Intel Announces Two New Mobile Processors
Many people are focussing on the smartphone and tablet manufactures at MWC 2014. Other firms are there to present their technology, which actually powers those latest, must have gadgets. One such company, that is always a smart move to keep an eye on, is Intel–and they rarely disappoint people.... Read more
The Latest Version Of CCleaner is Available Now
CCleaner from Piriform is likely the most popular freeware cleaner out there thanks to the fact that it is quick and easy to use. Effectively CCleaner gives your computer a good spring clean, removing cookies, temporary files and any other unused data that clogs up your PC, slowing it... Read more