apps
A Week Spent With Bro App in the Real World, With a Real Girl

You may have heard of Bro App, the Android app that purports to "automatically message your girlfriend sweet things so you can spend more time with the Bros"; or, put more succinctly, "undiluted fraternity douche in code form". Well, I spent a week using it on a real, live, girl. Things didn't go too well. Read More >>

gaming
David Bowie Actually Moonlights as Every Metal Gear Solid Character Ever

Over the weekend, Reddit user tehaveragejoel found the spare time to make this eye-opening picture: when you lay David Bowie's mug (with a few of his many, many hair variations) next to each Metal Gear Solid , there's a fairly uncanny resemblance. Read More >>

wtf
Hull Council Jumping On the Crypto-Bandwagon With HullCoin

Hull Council -- an organisation which, by its own admission, is suffering from 'breathtaking reductions' in funding -- has had a root around the bottom of the discarded policy drawer, and come up with its magic plan to solve all economic woes: its very own version of Bitcoin, lovingly dubbed HullCoin. Read More >>

military
Britain's Only Surviving WWII Submarine Has Been Turned Into This Awesome Living Museum

HMS Alliance, Britain's only surviving WWII-era submarine, has undergone a full modernisation to turn the old gal into a living museum, ready for the public to run amok in from this Thursday. Read More >>

movies
Disney's Frozen the Highest-Earning Animated Movie of all Time, Sort Of

Reuters have announced that Frozen, Disney's Oscar-winning movie about a cutesy-but-irritating Snow Queen, is the top-grossing animated movie of all time. Yay! But it's not actually that simple, because it's not really the highest-earning animated movie of all time. Oh no siree. Read More >>

health
Will These Genius Condom Ideas be the Next 'Big' Thing?

Bill Gates: computer genius, incredible philanthropist...condom afficionado? Indeed, the man who brought you MS-DOS is now looking to create a revolution in an entirely new industry -- and one in dire need of innovation. Read More >>

phones
How Does the HTC One M8 Stack Up to the Competition?

Following a few months of pre-launch Snowden-quality leaking, the HTC One M8 has blown its pathetic excuse for cover. Although much is the same in this year's HTC flagship, enough has been upgraded that it's a worthy player in the oh-so-crowded smartphone market. Read More >>

battlemodo
The Best VPN Service to Hide Behind

Virtual Private Networks are one of the handiest bits of networking wizadry out there, allowing you to use public Wi-Fi with immunity, catch up on Call the Midwife whilst overseas, or even get around your work's anti-Giz filters. However, not all are created equal, so we've rounded up the best of the internet's many VPN offerings for your delectation. Read More >>

battlemodo
The Netflix vs. Amazon Video vs. Now TV Battlemodo: Which Streaming Service is Best?

Cheap isn't always cheerful -- and in the world of streaming video, that's especially true. Although, on the face of it, there's several different near-identical video streaming services you can plonk a couple of quid down for, not all were created equal. Read More >>

gadgets
The Gadgets You Should Buy in 2014

Whilst we're all still reeling in the aftermath of the gadget glutton-fest that was CES and MWC, it's worth remembering that if there's more to your world than iPhone cases and Bluetooth toothbrushes; the best is yet to come this year. Here's the stuff that will probably warrant your attention in the next twelve months. Read More >>

In Association With SONY
olympics
Take a Dip in the Zaha Hadid-Designed 2012 Olympic Pool for Just £3.50

Forget gold postboxes or a new West Ham stadium -- the real meat of the 'Olympic legacy' was unveiled today, and it looks fantastic. As promised, most of the venues in the Olympic Park in Stratford are being reopened as places for the general public to go do sporty things; and crucially, they're all cheap and gob-smackingly beautiful. Read More >>

government
The NHS is Flogging Patient Health Records to Insurers

For those of you not content with just the NSA stealing your personal information, good news: the NHS has been selling patient data to private insurers, which, combined with info from your credit report, can give a fairly detailed impression of who you are, when you last had a cold, and what you had for breakfast last Thursday. Read More >>

samsung
How Does the Galaxy S5 Stack Up to the Competition?

After months of speculation, blurry photos and shoddy renders, Samsung's finally unpacked its new flagship, the Galaxy S5. Fingerprint sensors and heartbeat sensors galore are packed into the poor thing, but the real question is, does it have the specs to keep up with the Joneses? Read More >>

In Association With SONY
facebook
Happy Birthday Facebook! Here are Your Biggest Screw-Ups

Customary birthday behaviour will usually find the special one's eyes take on a thousand-yard stare as they stuff cake down their gullets, thinking back to their misdemeanors and wrongfootings of the past year. This introspection might occur thanks to an ambition to lift their game for the next year, but in order to do that, it's important to learn from mistakes. Facebook, here are yours: Read More >>

kickstarter
All the Crappy Kickstarters You Shouldn't Fund in 2014

Kickstarter is great, sometimes -- it's the bringer of life to unique products like the Pebble or Oculus Rift. A side-effect, though, is an unfiltered look into what some people deem to be good ideas. Read More >>

stunts
The Biggest Celebrity Shill Failures in History

Today, Alicia Keys's highly successful year as BlackBerry's 'Creative Director' will fizzle to a disappointing end, only 12 months since she was announced alongside the equally-successful Z10 handset, and about 11 months since she was busted using an iPhone. In tribute to this momentous occasion, we lovingly submit this list of the worst-bombed celebrity schills in history. Read More >>

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