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Amazon Fire TV Adds Browsers for Big-Screen Web Browsing

Amazon Fire TV Adds Browsers for Big-Screen Web Browsing

Good news for Amazon Fire TV users: you can now browse the web on your big screen, as Amazon has launched its own Silk browser and Mozilla Firefox on the media streamer. The move comes after Google earlier this month announced plans to pull its YouTube app from Amazon’s Fire TV  over the online retailer’s refusal to carry some of

T-Mobile Bringing Back iPhone BOGO Offer

T-Mobile Bringing Back iPhone BOGO Offer

In the market for a new iPhone? If you missed T-Mobile’s Black Friday buy one, get one iPhone deal, we have some good news. The carrier just announced it is bringing back the BOGO iPhone promotion for four days, starting tomorrow, Dec. 21. When you purchase an iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, or 8 Plus, T-Mobile will give you a second


Technology Is Killing Me (And Probably You, Too)

Technology Is Killing Me (And Probably You, Too)

Most days, I dream of chucking my iPhone 7 off a cliff. I imagine this $750 slab hurtling through the air, skipping across the surface of a turbulent ocean, and sinking deep, deep down into the murky depths. When that doesn’t work, I picture dropping it out a window and watching the screen shatter against

Alexander Crum Brown’s Mathematical Models: Developing new knitting techniques

Alexander Crum Brown’s Mathematical Models: Developing new knitting techniques

Whilst chatting with Julie Orford (Assistant Curator, Science) about my interest in knitting, she told me there were a couple of knitting/wool related objects in the Science and Technology collections. When Julie showed me some photos of Alexander Crum Brown’s knitted scientific models, with a triple layer of knitting in three colours, immediately I was curious


Smart People Have Better Connected Brains

Smart People Have Better Connected Brains

Understanding the foundations of human thought is fascinating for scientists and laypersons alike. Differences in cognitive abilities – and the resulting differences for example in academic success and professional careers – are attributed to a considerable degree to individual differences in intelligence. A study just published in Scientific Reports shows that these differences go hand in hand

Shell stations in the Philippines will soon offer charging for electric vehicles

Shell stations in the Philippines will soon offer charging for electric vehicles

Good news for electric vehicles in the Philippines. Shell will be installing 100 electric vehicle fast-charging stations across its service stations in the capital city of Manila. According to Shell’s local arm, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, the first installations will take place in December this year. The move was prompted by the Department of Energy, which is


Sony announces new 1000X-series of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones

Sony announces new 1000X-series of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones

Sony has announced a new three-strong range of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. The new 1000X range is designed to build on the runaway success of Sony’s Award-winning MDR-1000X over-ears. The obvious place to start is with the upgrade to Sony’s surrent Award-winners. Called the WH-1000XM2, this over-ear design features noise-cancelling and wireless Bluetooth connectivity – and is certified hi-res

JBL BAR series is a whole new range of soundbars

JBL BAR series is a whole new range of soundbars

JBL has unveiled its most comprehensive range of soundbars to date. Called BAR, they start from just £150. That buys you BAR Studio, a 30-watt design with HDMI ARC connectivity as well as optical, USB and analogue inputs. Double your money up to £300 and BAR 2.1 can be yours. This adds a 180-watt wireless subwoofer with a


Sony’s new Google Assistant smart speaker costs £200

Sony’s new Google Assistant smart speaker costs £200

The Sony LF-S50G speaker has Google Assistant built-in, meaning you can control your smart home and supported devices by barking commands at the Sony speaker, whether you want to play music, set cooking timers or control your Philips Hue lights. Being Sony, the company has focused on audio quality as well as the smart stuff. On trend with rival omnidirectional

Sharp to release world’s first 8K TV in 2018

Sharp to release world’s first 8K TV in 2018

Big TVs are a good way to attract some attention at a trade show, and IFA is no different. Sharp is never one to shy away from a supersize-screen and this year’s effort came with an extra headline-grabbing specification: 8K resolution. Sharp is insisting its 70-inch LC-70X500 8K TV will be the first consumer-ready 8K TV to