Posts tagged news
Save Time And Summarise The News With 'TL;DR'
TL;DR, or "Too long, didn't read" is an internet-wide colloquialism that's become common usage and language specialists. Stremor have capitalised on this concept with an application, which automatically summarises any web information when you don't have time to read the whole story. Perfect for the news junkie with a short attention span.
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You Can Now Apply To Be Part Of A Mars Colony For Reality TV

Netherlands based organisation Mars One has begun accepting applications for "Mars colony pioneers:" a one-way ticket to a human settlement on the red planet, which they intend to finish construction of in 2023.  Those who are chosen will be put into a selection process, in which both Mars One and viewers of a “global, televised program” will choose the first humans to colonise the planet.

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GTA: Vice City Heading To iOS And Android

For many, it was the definitive Grand Theft Auto, a sprawling open-world action-adventure title that broke new ground and along with it, rival open-world game developers' hearts. A staple fixture within PS2's for quite some time, GTA: Vice City is now all set for smartphones, with iOS and Android versions on their way.

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Now Carphone Warehouse Has Leaked Google’s Nexus 4 Phone

Oh how we look back on more innocent times when the announcement of every long-awaited product under the sun wasn’t preceded with a long line of leaks. Yesterday, we saw the manual of the Samsung-built Nexus 10 show up on a Korean news site. Now, Google has had another of its products otherwise held back for the Android event on Monday leaked by none other than UK retailer Carphone Warehouse.

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Is Pheed The New Twitter?

Hand-picking features from a wide-range of the most popular social networks across the web (from Facebook, Tumblr, SoundCloud, to of course Twitter), ‘Pheed’ is all set to become the new Internet darling; having already picked up over 250,000 unique users and celebrities alike in just days, with Paris Hilton, David Guetta, Miley Cyrus and Chris Brown a few noteworthy names.

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Family Guy Creator Seth MacFarlane To Host The Oscars

Laying down the CG motion capture get-up that led him this year to impersonate a pot-smoking, foul-mouthed teddy bear, creator of Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and writer-director and star of Ted Seth MacFarlane is now all set to host the 85th Annual Academy Awards taking place on February 24, 2013.

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Skyrim's 'Creation Engine' Powering Fan-Made Remake Of Morrowind

HD makeovers and long-overdue remakes of classic titles are two of the most notable trends in gaming at the moment. Rewarding fans of the original with that warm feeling of nostalgia while also inviting new players to experience the game in a new light, we’ve seen everything from HD ports of the Metal Gear Solid series to an impressive fan-made remake of Half Life with ‘Black Mesa’ in the past few months alone.

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Apple Becomes Most Valuable Company Of All-Time

 

It was a while coming, but today Apple finally overtook the record set by Microsoft in 1999 as the most valuable publicly traded company of all time - topping $622 billion in market capitalisation compared to the $618.9 billion boasted by Microsoft back in the day – even as we continue to await the long-gestating iPhone 5 and rumoured 7” iPad Mini.

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Guy Spends Two Years Building Life-Size, Working WALL-E

It’s a testament to Pixar’s immense talent as an animation studio that it is able to bring such heart, emotion and unbridled cuteness to a mute, rusting trash compactor. For California-based robotics enthusiast Mike Senna, WALL-E deserved to exist outside of the realms of Disney animation…

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Analyst Blames Parents For Facebook's Unconvincing IPO

Facebook was hardly the most adored of companies before going public in May, but few could have predicted the landslide in stock price that has greeted the company since it started trading on May 18. Wiping billions of dollars from founder Zuckerberg’s personal fortune; the social network company is now the second-worst performer of all IPOs in the US so far this year (according to IPOScoop.com).

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Newly-Developed 'Synthetic Pores' Could Purify Water, Kill Tumours

Said to be 'inspired by nature' (calm down Galaxy S3 fans), a team of international researchers have created synthetic pores that accurately re-produce the function of cellular ion channels – proteins that allows our cells to absorb essential nutrients but keep the more harmful substances out, a vital role in human health.

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NASA's Inflatable Heat Shield Passes Its Biggest Test Yet

 

Having travelled to a distance some 450 kilometres above the Atlantic Ocean and outside of Earth's atmosphere, before detaching from its launch rocket, inflating itself with nitrogen and proceeding to fall through Earth's atmosphere at hypersonic speeds, NASA's test of the latest iteration of inflatable heat shield has been a huge success.

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‘Project Holodeck’ Hoping To Bring Full 3D Virtual Reality To Gaming

 

Labelled ‘Project Holodeck’ after the virtual reality system at the cutting-edge heart of the Star Trek films, a team from the University of Southern California are working on a system that will bring full 360-degree, full-body VR to gaming.

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The Crime-Predicting Software Effective In Reducing LA Crime

Though it’s not yet quite up to snuff in predicting how actual crimes will take place and who will commit said act à la Minority Report (there’s that reference again), the Los Angeles Police Department has announced its high-tech algorithms used to predict and prevent future crimes has already had a significant impact in reducing certain criminal activity in areas covered by the prophetic computer system.

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From The Guys Who Brought You 'Date A Gamer' Comes Shag A Gamer.com!

From everyone's favourite gamer dating site (not entirely verifiable) Date A Gamer comes a new match-up website dedicated to just one thing: bringing together geek gamer boys and girls for, in their own words, a “quick shag”. Chivalry really might be dead...

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