shooting challenge
Shooting Challenge #32 -- Seeing Red (Win a Nexus 7)

It’s no great secret that I’m a huge fan of black and white photography and almost all of my photographic output is in monochrome. On occasions, I like to challenge myself and inject a bit of colour into my photographs. Read More >>

review
Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Less is So Much More

If you can say one thing about Samsung's Galaxy S line of smartphones, it's that they consistently pair some of the best hardware with inexplicable software. The S5 scales back Samsung's bells and whistles, which helps make it easily the best Galaxy phone yet. If only they'd gone even further. Read More >>

apps of the week
The Week's Best Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone Apps

Curating apps isn't as easy as you might think. Some weeks can have so many new releases that I have trouble deciding what to include, while others have so few that I struggle to actually fill up the list. Fortunately this week is a good week, and a lot of incredibly cool stuff has been released. Enjoy. Read More >>

phones
Everything We Know So Far About the 2014 HTC One M8

HTC's MWC showing this year was a bit of washout. But that's OK -- we know it's saving its big guns for its own super-secret March 25th unveiling. But what will be revealed as 2014's flagship HTC smartphone? The HTC One...er...Two? Here are the whispers we've heard about the forthcoming sequel to last year's best Android phone. 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 >>

foodmodo
The Best/Worst Things Pizza Hut Has Ever Served Up

The culinary world has been set aflame with The Guardian's food critic Jay Rayner ditching the Michelin-starred restaurants this week, in favour of reviewing Pizza Hut's 2,880-calorie cheeseburger crust pizza, relaunched after a brief stint on our shores last summer. It's not the first time Pizza Hut's disgusted wowed us with bonkers creations, however. I'd suggest not eating your lunch while reading this article. Read More >>

apps of the week
The Week's Best Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone Apps

It's no exaggeration to say that for every good app available, there are at least 5,000 crappy apps out there; the Google Play store for Windows Phone, for instance – none of the apps work, so don't even try. Anyway, here's your weekly list of sensible apps: Read More >>

shooting challenge
Shooting Challenge #28 -- The Winner Is...

For our last extended-entry window Shooting Challenge (which was my fault entirely as I seem to have lost the ability to read a calendar), I set you the task of photographing your favourite playthings. Read More >>

transport
The Tube Strike: Everything You Need to Know to Survive Commuter Hell

After weeks of seesawing negotiations, Londoners will tonight have to brace themselves for a 48-hour tube strike, severely limiting the transport service that runs like veins beneath the capital's streets. It's a mess, but with a bit of forward planning, you should be able to get to where you need to be. Just don't expect to be on time. 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 >>

factmodo
18 Things You Didn't Know About London Buses

Buses have a long and interesting history in the capital. Today the Mayor of London is launching the year of the bus, celebrating an iconic symbol of our transport network which carries 6.5 million people a day. Below are eighteen facts covering a selection of historical, contemporary and weird nuggets of info about the world-famous transport system. Read More >>

google
Why Hasn't Google Made the Chromecast Available in the UK Yet?

Of all Google's attempts to make headway into the world's living rooms, from the disappointing Google TV to the disastrous Nexus Q music system, the Chromecast media streamer is its first dedicated home entertainment success. So why is there still no sign of a Chromecast UK launch? Read More >>

gaming
I Wore the New Oculus Rift and I Never Want to Look at Real Life Again

So the Oculus Rift is fantastic. If you've used it in its original incarnation, you know that it's incredible. It's virtual reality done better than you've ever seen it before. It's revolutionary. And it's nothing compared to what's coming next. I mean, Oh. My. God. Read More >>

money
Keep Hold of Those Pennies as London is Now the Most Expensive City in the World

Beating Oslo, Geneva, Paris and New York to the dubious title, the UK's capital is now the most expensive city in the world, according to a study by cost of living researchers at Expatistan. Read More >>

ces
CES 2014: The Only Gadgets Worthy of Your Eyesight

For the second year running, wearable technology looks set to steal the show at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, held in Vegas. That's not to say the usual array of super-sharp (and expensive) TVs aren't present, along with the usual tablets, laptops, smartphones, cameras, oh, and Bluetooth-connected toothbrushes... Here's an ever-updating list of what you need to look at. Read More >>

sex
Woman Admitted to Hospital After Three Hour Orgasm... Ordeal

After hopping up and down and drinking wine wouldn't end a woman's continuous orgasm, her husband took her to the local A&E department for a check up. In the end, she was stuck in the throes of passion for three hours. Read More >>

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