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Amazon Prime Day: All The Best UK Tech Deals

Amazon Prime Day is upon us! You know, the day of the year where Amazon cuts the price of tonnes of its stock, and we all end up spending far more money than we should on stuff that we don't really need. Read More >>

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The Weirdest and Most Wonderful Alternate Dimensions in the Marvel and DC Universes

Comics are filled with alternate realities — that’s why they call them multiverses, after all. While strange, most of these worlds are just variations of the primary universe, where Superman landed in Russia instead of America, or the radioactive spider bit Gwen Stacy, and so on. But underneath all those realities lies an altogether weirder set of alternate dimensions for heroes to visit, get stuck in, or be freaked out about. Here are our favourites from DC Comics and Marvel’s lengthy history. Read More >>

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How to Make Your Mac Play Nice with Your Android Phone

Getting iPhones to play nice with Windows can be a challenge, but so can getting Android to play nice with Macs — and it’s that second setup we’re going to tackle here. Read on to find out how to get all your apps working together and your files seamlessly synced between a Google-powered phone and an Apple-powered computer. Read More >>

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The People Vs Facebook: Here’s How Campaigners Are Mobilising Against Zuckerberg’s Data-Hungry Behemoth

It has only been a giddy three months since the Cambridge Analytica Files were released to the public. Since then, we’ve been privy to what has felt like a decades-worth of catch-up from regulatory and governmental bodies, with GDPR reshaping our privacy laws in a variety of new and exciting ways, while causing a headache for pretty much everybody. Read More >>

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Discovery of Stone Tools in China Shows Early Humans Left Africa Over 2 Million Years Ago

Archaeologists working in the Shangchen region of China have uncovered dozens of stone tools, the oldest of which date back 2.1 million years, making them the earliest known evidence of a human presence outside of Africa. Read More >>

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We Asked Celeb Physicist Brian Cox About Flat Earth Conspiracies, the Multiverse, and Ghosts

There’s a growing, bewildering movement of folks who reject the most basic learnings of science in favour of conspiracy theories and hocus pocus – as a science journalist, I regularly get emails from people who firmly believe the Earth is flat, as shocking as that may seem. I recently chatted with Brian Cox, host of BBC science show and podcast The Infinite Monkey Cage and a physics professor at University of Manchester, about the emergence of these alarming ideas and other trends in science. I also asked him about some slightly silly things, like how we know that ghosts aren’t real. Read More >>

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9 of the Best Worst Horror Movies Ever Made

If your horror-movie enjoyment requires high production values, plots delivered without yawning holes, and dialogue that always makes sense, well, best move along. If, however, you delight in horror that’s so “bad” it’s gone all the way back to good – and is genuinely entertaining – have we got a fun list for you. Read More >>

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The New 15-inch Razer Blade Is a Gaming Workhorse in a Practical Package

The new redesigned Razer Blade laptop (now called the Razer Blade 15) is no longer a thin little outlier in the chunky landscape of portable gaming machines. When it was a 14-inch laptop, it was a powerhouse for its size—an incredible feat of engineering that managed to be an accomplished gaming machine and a laptop portable enough to be tossed in the bag. Over the last year the landscape of gaming laptops has radically altered course, and Razer is no longer the only company selling thin and light gaming laptops. Read More >>

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Is Elon Musk Serious?

A kid-sized submarine arrived in northern Thailand, just a few hours before the final four members of a youth football team and their coach were rescued from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex. Elon Musk, whose minions had built the sub out of SpaceX rocket materials for the sole purpose of moving the trapped boys to safety, delivered the mini sub himself and announced his presence in a tweet to his 22 million followers. Meanwhile, the rescue chief said that the kid-sized submarine was “not practical” for the boys, as thousands heaped praise onto Musk for doing—well—it’s unclear if the bombastic billionaire really did anything helpful. Which makes you wonder: is Elon Musk serious with this shit? Read More >>

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New Higgs Boson Discovery Could Help Solve Cosmic Puzzle

Scientists can’t take pictures of the Higgs boson. But they can find proof of its existence by watching “E=mc2” play out in hundreds of millions of particle collisions per second and detecting how it decays into other particles they do know how to spot. Now, six years after officially discovering the Higgs boson, particle physicists are announcing that they’ve spotted the Higgs in another way. Read More >>

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Microsoft Surface Go Is a Cheap, Tiny Tablet That Might Just Beat the iPad

It’s really, really hard to find a good Microsoft Windows device for under £500. There are some diamonds in the rough — devices that sacrifice display quality or form or speed to get the price way down. Yet until today there was no clear winner. Microsoft’s new Surface Go could change that. Read More >>

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I Survived Navigating Los Angeles Using Only This Ancient Technology

When I was a teenager, before phones and cars directed you to your destination, I would sharpie directions on the tops of my hands so I could read them as I drove. It was an effective (if problematic) way to get from point A to point B without looking down at printed MapQuest directions, but it left no room for error. A friend of mine told me that, before she had a mobile navigation device, if she accidentally diverted from the directions she wrote down ahead of time, she would pull over and call her parents, describe her surroundings, and have them direct her back on course. Read More >>

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Indoor Virtual Skydiving Is Cool – But It Just Made Me Want to Jump Out of a Plane for Real

I rarely turn down the chance to try something new or strange. Reptile expo with live demos? Sounds great. Monster truck rally? Yea, why the hell not. Vape show in town? Sure, I’ll check it out. Indoor virtual reality skydiving? I AM THERE. Who cares that “indoor virtual reality skydiving” as a concept doesn’t make a lick of sense??? Let’s give it a rip!!! Read More >>

consumer tech
10 Phone and Laptop Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you own a phone or a computer (and we’re assuming you do) there are bugs and annoyances that you just have to learn to live with. On the flip side, there are also problems that hint at something much more serious going on with your device—issues you shouldn’t learn to live with, but should address at the earliest opportunity. Read More >>

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A Daring Plan to Rescue Boys Trapped In Thai Cave Is Starting to Take Shape

Earlier this week, 12 Thai boys from a youth soccer team and their coach were discovered by diving experts trapped in an air pocket deep within a submerged cave system. Water levels within the cave complex aren’t expected to drop for months, but a daring plan to rescue the boys is now rapidly taking shape. Read More >>