Water may soon be used to charge your phone

Stuart O'Connor Mobile phones, Science, Smartphones Leave a Comment

Smartphones and water are not normally best buddies - as anyone who has dropped their handset in the loo can attest - but that all may change soon thanks to some clever scientists. It seems that researchers at MIT (aka the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) could well have have found a way to harness the…

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Google Earth adds oceans, hits 5.0

Duncan Geere Software Leave a Comment


James Cook. Ferdinand Magellan. Vasco Núñez de Balboa. Hannu. Want to count yourself among their ranks? You could do worse than installing the new version of Google Earth – which features the oceans.

Previously, 70% of the earth’s surface in Google Earth was just covered with a basic blue blob. It vaguely reflected what was below, but not in any detail, especially when compared to Google’s land coverage. Well, now you can explore the seas in huge detail. You can even go below the surface and view data points – video, photos and text of ocean life and expeditions.

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Top ten techie gadgets and tat to take with you to the beach

Katherine Hannaford Top tens Leave a Comment

lowestoftbeach.jpg Back from a few days’ holiday over in Lowestoft, on the East coast of England, I’ve gained not only a lot of sunburn (curse my parents and their fair-skinned genetics!), but also a lot of wisdom in regards to just what you should pack for a good few hours’ worth of lounging in the sun…

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Top five boats to escape the UK floods (because our car's now full of salmon)

Katherine Hannaford Top Fives, Vehicles Leave a Comment

floodboat.jpg Yes, yes, we all know how the entirety of England is eight foot under water – infact, I’m typing this on my laptop in my garden, where the water is just under my armpits. Might explain why I keep on getting zapped and my hair’s all frizzy. Oh…

Floods equals water. A ton of water, at that. And a bunch of water equals…BOATS! Yes, boats big and small, yachts, dinghys, catamarans, heck even junks if your heart so desires. So what’s the best boat to zip around in in your local ‘hood, where you can deliver fresh water to that cute girl a couple of doors away? Read on below for our top five…

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