The Best of Giz This Week

By Kat Hannaford on at

As I write this, a couple is taking photos of daffodils in the park outside my window: Spring has well and truly arrived. But along with rising temperatures, this week also saw even more questions raised about the unfortunate Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane, along with one lucky Brit winning £107.9m in the EuroMillions. See below for the biggest stories in the Giz world.

The Week's Best Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone Apps
Our weekly round-up of the hottest apps on the three main platforms. (Suck it, BlackBerry!) Read More >>

Reverse Photoshop Turns Bikini Model Into Something Even Cheesier
Timelapse videos showing the meticulous process of retouching the female body have opened people's eyes to our culture's sad manipulation of beauty. But when College Humor has a go, the reality is worse than we think. Read More >>

The Netflix vs. Amazon Video vs. Now TV vs. Blinkbox 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 >>

This GIF Shows How Tricky it is Finding the Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
As rescuers finish up a week of searching unsuccessfully for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, it's worth taking a second to marvel at what an impossible a task it is to find one little plane in that very big ocean. Read More >>

Chromecast to Launch in the UK 9am Wednesday 19th March
Google's video streaming tech has been available in the US since last July, but for some reason we haven't had a UK release, but now it looks like Chromecast is coming to the UK, and sooner than you might think. Read More >>

Real Military Images Feel Like Lost Frames From The Empire Strikes Back
I came across some winter time military photographs that looked like lost frames from the Battle of Hoth, in The Empire Strikes Back. So much, in fact, that I couldn't resist adding some laser gun turrets and AT-ATs. Read More >>

Why Proper Sterlisation Procedures are Used During Lethal Injections
The death penalty is still practised in the US (unlike here in the UK where it was abolished in the 1960s) and 39 people were executed there in 2013. Besides the fact that manufacturers sterilise the needles used, other sterilisation procedures are also used in these executions for good reason. Read More >>

What Happens When Your Non-Coding Boss Asks You to Code
Whether you're a PhD student, dev, data analyst or any other code-crunching machine, chances are you've written script for people that don't understand what that entails. This cartoon is for you. Read More >>