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Acer’s New Transforming Laptops Are a Cheap and Cheerful 2-in-1

If you’re hard up and in the market for a tablet-come-laptop, you might be interested in the latest additions to Acer’s Switch range: 10-inch tablets with plug-in keyboards that are pretty damn cheap.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 27th

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Vietnam Allegedly Restricted Facebook Access During Obama Visit

It was a big deal for the people of Vietnam when the President of the United States visited their country earlier this week . But sadly, posting about the event on Facebook proved rather difficult.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 27th

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Look at the World’s Biggest Sponge, Which Is Over 11 Feet Long

This sponge could fill a room in your home. The world’s largest, it was found in the depths of the seas near the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 26th

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An Artist Has Made the Louvre’s Pyramid Disappear

Now you see it, now you don’t. Street artist JR’s latest work has seen him shroud the large pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris with material that, at a glance, makes it look like the structure has disappeared altogether.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 25th

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Forensics Official: Flight MS804 Evidence ‘Points Towards an Explosion’ 

Since last Friday, search teams have been gathering debris from the crash site of Flight MS804 . Now, an Egyptian forensics official has admitted that from what’s been recovered so far it seems likely there was an explosion aboard the airplane.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 24th

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Scientists Have Discovered Light That Travels Unlike Any Other

Not all light is made equal. Now, a team of physicists has discovered that photons can travel differently to any other light that scientists have seen in the past.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 17th

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John Oliver Thinks 911 Needs a Tech Overhaul

Many of the call centers that handle your emergency calls are powered by out-dated technology. John Oliver thinks that’s “fine if you’re describing a Radio Shack, but a little scary if you’re calling a place that handles emergency situations.” He reckons that it’s time things changed.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 16th

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John Oliver Thinks 911 Needs a Tech Overhaul

Many of the call centers that handle your emergency calls are powered by out-dated technology. John Oliver thinks that’s “fine if you’re describing a Radio Shack, but a little scary if you’re calling a place that handles emergency situations.” He reckons that it’s time things changed.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 16th

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Typo Bank Attacks Linked With 2014 Sony Pictures Hack

Security researchers have identified “strong links” between recent Swift bank attacks, one of which was foiled by a typo, and the Sony Pictures hacks of 2014.

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Jamie Condliffe

May 16th

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New Nanowire Batteries Can Be Charged More Than 100,000 Times

Li-on batteries gradually deteriorate as they’re repeatedly drained and recharged. But now researchers from University of California, Irvine have developed a new nano-wire battery that can survive hundreds of thousands of charging cycles.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 21st

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