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Professional skier Elyse Saugstad was caught in an avalanche while out and about in the Stevens Pass resort in the north-east mountains of the US. Three of her friends died, but Saugstad made it through thanks to her portable airbag.
Nokia's released a teaser trailer which warns us to get ready for a "pure view" at next week's Mobile World Congress. To put the marketing speak in layman's terms, this probably means it's stuck a few more megapixels in the camera sensor of one of its forthcoming phone models. Sorry to ruin the magic. [YouTube via Slashgear]
Brace yourselves. Something involving the NHS sounds like a good idea. Doctors are now being advised to "prescribe" their patients smartphone apps, encouraging use of free and cheap little phone tools to manage their conditions.
The Raspberry Pi is so close I can almost taste it. I’m not quite sure why I’m so excited about it; maybe it’s the low cost and pure hackability of it. At any rate, we now have a video walking you through its brand new Fedora Remix to ogle over.
LG’s shown that it still thinks 3D phones are the future by unveiling yet another new phone pre-MWC. The beefed up Optimus 3D Max is the successor to the world's first 3D phone and aims to continue the headache-inducing pocket 3D experience we all know and love.
Sony’s most powerful and tricked-out attempt at the handheld gaming market launches on the mean streets of the UK today, but will the PS Vita be a success or have smartphones killed off what’s left of the portable gaming market?
Romantic composer Frederic Chopin is the star of this remarkable app, a hybrid of rhythm action and motion-comic, where the 18th century "poet of the piano" literally confronts modern music in all its guises. Tinkle the ivories on some of Chopin's most famous compositions, whilst also duelling against the physical embodiments of hip-hop, electronica and reggae.
I’ve always wondered what the underlying system is behind those massive fancy interactive store guides you get in shopping centres like Westfield. Seems some enterprising hackers had a look and found you could get one to view any website, including a porn site.
Seen any massive painted eggs on your travels within London this morning? No me neither, but today marks the start of The Big Egg Hunt, which partners fancy egg-jewellers Fabergé with Action for Children and the Elephant Family for the world’s biggest (only?) egg hunt. It’s not even Easter yet, but keep your eyes peeled, there’s £100,000 to be won.
The Daily managed to get its iPad-loving mitts on a working prototype of Microsoft’s Office app for Apple’s tablet, which apparently features interface cues taken from Redmond’s existing OneNote app with a decent pinch of Metro rolled in for good measure.
Why’s it so freaking difficult to legally get the content you want? The Oatmeal explains with this spot-on portrayal of an attempt to stay legal and buy access to a show, rather than just taking the easy route and pirating the damn thing. But you know what -- it’s just not possible and it's bloody infuriating. And they wonder why people still pirate stuff.
In a landmark ruling by the English High Court, Facebook can now be used to serve notices and legal claims like injunctions, court orders and court summons within the UK. Now they'll be no where to hide.
James Naughtie and Andrew Marr aren’t the only BBC presenters who are prone to the odd c-word slip, it seems the weathermen are too. Apparently they’ll be bucket loads of c**t on the way for Britain – sounds nasty.