We could well be about to see a blanket ban on easy access to usenet archive site Newzbin, with the Motion Picture Association now asking another two UK ISPs to restrict access to the popular download resource.
One of the things you hear about a lot when people are talking about lenses is the focal length of a lens. But what is it? And why does it matter? Haje Jan Kamps takes a closer look...
It just isn't BlackBerry's year. The latest 'nail in the coffin' came today, with Google announcing it will pull the Gmail app from BlackBerry, so they can focus "efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser" instead. BlackBerry browser? Great? Uh...Google? What are you playing at?
As if the tablet-based controller concept of Wii U wasn't bonkers enough, Nintendo is also considering bringing crazy touchscreen nonsense to the original Wii, revealed by a patent for a strange clip-on Wii Remote touchscreen.
Winter's quickly approaching and that subterranean studio flat of yours won't be getting brighter any time soon. So, instead of knocking out walls for an impromptu sunroom, just fake it with these illuminated faux-shades.
How did President Franklin Delano Roosevelt get into the Waldorf-Astoria without alerting the paparazzi? A secret subterranean train station, obviously.
All those packages you get from Jersey and Guernsey will soon cost a bit more, thanks to the government giving in to EU demands to stop businesses in the Channel Islands skipping charging VAT on small purchases.
After receiving some weird and wonderful entries to our first-ever 3D printing challenge, we've not only selected a winner, we've actually 3D PRINTED THE SHIT out of the winner. Well, we didn't 3D print the creator of the winning model...that'd just be weird (and expensive).
Our brothers down under at Giz Australia interviewed Edward Linacre, the winner of the annual James Dyson Award, about his Airdrop irrigation creation. If you ever wondered about the difficulties of inventing something, give it a read -- from the long hours, to stress about patents, to being inspired by Star Wars, Linacre spells it all out. [Giz Australia]
Or better said, the people using Photoshop would never cease to amaze me.
An enormous list of possible HTC mobile phone names has appeared online, which contains some believable and some not quite so believable future HTC model names.
You might have missed out on the chance to buy the Comet chain of stores for only £2 but to be honest, you probably dodged a massive bullet. You’d never be able to keep them all tidy by yourself.
Google's top man Eric Schmidt has added his voice to the debate surrounding who-ripped-off-who? in the smartphone world, claiming its Android efforts pre-date the arrival of Apple's iPhone.