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4GEE Testmodo Challenge #5: Our Readers Test the HTC One M8 Camera

After fondling the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and the Nokia Lumia 1320, our three intrepid reader-reviewers have been trying out the HTC One M8 for the past couple of weeks. First up to the plate is the M8's camera -- how did they get on with its ultrapixel sensor and Duo Lens Camera technology? Read More >>

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A 30-Year Old Reactor in Oxfordshire Could Set the World Record for Nuclear Fusion

In 1984, an EU-funded prototype nuclear fusion reactor called JET was officially opened by Queen Lizzy, and has been happily fusion-ing away ever since, even setting a world record for fusion energy back in 1997. The old gal's not done yet, however, and following an upgrade a few years ago, the scientists in charge want to have another go at a world record shot. Read More >>

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Bank of England Putting Hackers (Those Digital Bank Robbers!) on the Payroll

In the 1992 movie Sneakers, a team of ex-hackers have turned good, and earn their money by breaking in banks and humiliating the poor security guards who were just trying to watch some TV. The Bank of England must've caught a recent re-run, as they've announced a programme of 'ethical hacking' to test banking security systems in the UK. Read More >>

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New Star Wars Movies Will Be Most Expensive Yet

Disney have released a new tidbit of information, with chairman Alex Horn letting slip in an interview that he expects each new Star Wars movie to cost around £120 million. That's a fair bit more than the original movie (about £25 mil in today's money), but less than some Disney productions. Read More >>

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40 Per Cent of Brits Suffer 5Mbps Broadband; are You One of Them?

Despite the talk of fibre, cable and various superfast connections, the internet is still one big buffering lump of misery for many, with stats suggesting that 40 per cent of the population struggles to get a Speedtest result over the 5Mb mark. Is this your daily hell? Read More >>

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Some Lucky People Can Already Use NFC Payments on the Tube

Looks like Transport for London is steaming ahead at full power with those NFC trials, as 5,000 contactless-payment-wielding customers are already participating in a pilot programme, with the full thing set to roll out later this year. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg's Toes Immortalised by Madame Tussauds

The San Francisco division of celebrity cloning company Madame Tussauds has revealed its latest creations, one of which is local internet celebrity Mark Zuckerberg. He's been recreated while sitting cross-legged, smiling, and barefoot. So someone had to painstakingly recreate his toes. Read More >>

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The Cornish are to Become a "National Minority" a Bit Like the Welsh

Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, is going to Bodmin! That's in Cornwall. It has two car parks and at least two bakeries that do very nice pasties. Alexander will use his trip to announce national minority status for the Cornish people, ranking them alongside the Scots, Welsh and Irish as a separate Celtic group. Read More >>

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A Spotify Phone For £50 is Your "Makes Financial Sense, But..." Deal of the Day

Have you heard the way old people and indie guitarists complain about how Spotify is ruining music for everyone? That's reason enough to get a Spotify premium account right? Just to make losers cry while you dance around to playlists you've swiped from other people. Read More >>

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iOS 7.1 SDK Rummagers Discover Siri for Apple TV Hints

Apple's virtual helper might soon appear in additional types of hardware from the tech giant, with snippets of code found within the iOS 7.1 SDK suggesting that a version of Siri for Apple TV may be in the works. Read More >>

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Watch Dogs: 'A Hacker is the Robin Hood of Today'

When you hear the term "hacker" what image does it conjure for you? A double-chinned hoody wearing computer nerd, surrounded by PCs and empty pizza boxes? Or perhaps Jonny Lee Miller on rollerblades? For Ubisoft Montreal, the makers of the forthcoming Watch Dogs, a hacker is a modern-day hero. Read More >>

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Watch Dogs Preview: Grand Theft Data

I’m sick of AK-47s. I’m sick of dragon punches. I’m sick of red shells, chainsaw-equipped Lancer rifles and Master Swords. Gaming has relied upon the same tried and tested weaponry for too long now, which is what makes Ubisoft Montreal’s forthcoming Watch Dogs so intriguing. In it, your most powerful weapon is a smartphone. Read More >>

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NekNomination Moron Eats a Live Goldfish, Gets Arrested

Consuming a goldfish (and a pint of Jager-infused beer as a chaser) is stupid; doing so, and then posting the results on the internet so that the RSPCA can hunt you down, however, is a whole new bottom-drawer of boozy intelligence. Read More >>

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Oh God: This Torch Can Start Fires and Fry Eggs

Twelve-year-old pyromaniacs, your time has come: Wicked Lasers, manufacturers of those cool and probably-illegal high-power laser pointers, have made a 4100 lumen torch that's powerful enough to melt plastic, start fires and fry eggs. No one is safe. Read More >>

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What Was in the Pulp Fiction Briefcase?

If, 20 years on, you're still pondering the contents of Marsellus Wallace's briefcase in Pulp Fiction, look no further -- both the literal and metaphorical (via Quentin Tarantino himself) contents are dished out in this video. Along with a bunch of other obscure facts from the film which you probably didn't need to know but now do. Enjoy. Read More >>

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'Pioneering' Research Shows Binge Drinking = Violence

Cutting-edge research out of Cardiff University has today proved something that every kebab-shop proprieter has long known: that there's a correlation between binge drinking and violence. Read More >>

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