The Most Popular Tech Words in Porn

Where there's new technology, there's porn. Always. Always. But which consumer electronics are truly dominating the erotic arts? The researchers at Sexualitics unveiled Porngram, an interactive graph of the most popular terms in porn title -- so we did a little digging. Read More >>

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The Simpsons Moralises Over Google Glass

Homer's got himself on the Google Glass explorer programme, actually a non-branded Springfield equivalent known as the Oogle Goggles. And from there the hilarity ensues, in an episode of The Simpsons titled Specs And The City. The episode was broadcast in the US over the weekend, so ought to be floating about the dodgy download sites by now. [YouTube via The Verge] Read More >>

Do Regular People Actually Care About CES?

The past week at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, we saw a ton of cool, crazy, and downright unbelievable technology. Inevitably, in this orgy of tech nerdliness, some of what we saw will have a huge impact, while some will be doomed to vaporware status. But for the normal, non-tech-blogger consumer, does CES really matter? Read More >>

When Tech Culture And Urbanism Collide

The city is the most complex machine ever invented. Running optimally, the city generates opportunity and provides a platform for interaction, ideas, and improvement. As a concept, the city has been iterated upon, smashed and burnt to the ground, rebuilt, deliberately designed, haphazardly organized, and generally resilient for many millennia. But the city is still a human invention and every single one is flawed, many horribly so. Read More >>

"It's Just a Scratch" Claims BlackBerry CEO in Open Letter to Business World

BlackBerry's interim CEO John Chen has gone down the open letter road to get his message across, claiming the business is no longer for sale and that the original deal with Fairfax is how it's going to be from now on -- and its future is safe. So don't all switch to iPhone in a panic. Read More >>

This Week's Best Tech Stories From Around The Web

This week in tech reads, some bright minds took on the bigger questions that go beyond which apps to download and which devices to buy. Here's a reading list of smart takes for your weekend. Read More >>

Yes, Apple Has Bought the Kinect Sensor People's Arses

Apple's rumoured purchase of Israeli company PrimeSense has been confirmed, with Apple releasing a short statement about the deal over the weekend. But it didn't say how much it paid, nor would it outline any firm "purpose or plans" behind the buy. An Xbox One royalty play, perhaps? [BBC] Read More >>

Sony to Target Elderly Tech Fans With Wearable Smart Wig Patent?

Sony's engineers have filed a patent for a new form of wearable tech, only this one differs from the watches and glasses currently doing the rounds. Sony's come up with the idea of a smart wig, with embedded rumble tech to tap the wearer on the scalp when they get a message. Read More >>

Man Becomes Rubbish Cyborg via DIY Computer Implant

Tim Cannon describes himself as a "biohacker," a term coined to describe people who do mad things like put computers inside their bodies. Despite the ready availability of miniaturised computer powerhouses, Tim's now got a lump the size of a phone on his arm. Read More >>

Candy Crush Creator in Line for Staggering £3bn Share Launch

King, the company behind Candy Crush and a handful of other significantly less popular mobile titles, has filed paperwork in the US suggesting it's about to go public on the stock market. A share sale could value the mobile publisher at an insane $5bn. Read More >>

Google Apologises for 2.6 Second Gmail Delays

Google's issued an apology and humble explanation for the tech issues that dogged Gmail for some yesterday, which varied in impact from triggering the odd error message to causing a small percentage of emails to take as long as two hours to get through. Read More >>

Holy Crap -- I Can Draw Freehand in 3D?

3Doodler caused quite a stir at the IFA trade show in Berlin last weekend, and it's easy to see why -- who doesn't want to draw in 3D? Read More >>

I Actually Really Want a Smartwatch

I think smartwatches are a really neat idea. It's been made clear to me—on Twitter, in the office, on the internet at large—that a lot of people disagree. With a burning passion. Let me try to explain to you why you are all wrong. Read More >>

What's The Most Annoying First World Problem You Are Still Waiting on Tech to Solve?

As tech makes our lives easier and easier, the little incoveniences that are left just get more glaring by contrast. Sure, I don't have to use a chamber pot but sometimes my magical pocket computer that knows practically everything gets uncomfortably warm when I'm using to to play GTA III and that's annoying. Read More >>

Microsoft is Apparently now "Cooler" With the Kids

If you are lucky enough to be, or happen to hang around with people under the age of 29, they may well have a new favourite fashionable tech company -- Mircrosoft. Yes, the same one. The Windows one. The old Bill Gates one. It's apparently quite cool now. Read More >>

The Biggest Tech Screw-Ups of the Year

What a year for technology, what with all its tiny tablets and overhauled operating systems. But for every Nexus 7 triumph, a Nexus Q disaster reared its gruesome head. Here are the worst screw-ups the tech industry endured in 2012. Advanced warning: They're not for the faint of heart. Read More >>


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