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Want a peasant-free social network? This one costs just $9,000 to join

4 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Want a peasant-free social network? This one costs just $9,000 to join
Social media users looking to join a more exclusive website may want to try Netropolitan, described as “an environment where you could talk about the finer things in life without backlash.”

Chewing: The next frontier in renewable energy

17 Sep 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Chewing: The next frontier in renewable energy
Scientists have developed a chinstrap that can be work to generate small amounts of power to be used for small devices such as hearing aids and Bluetooth headsets.

MIT develops soft robot ‘tentacle’

16 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
MIT develops soft robot ‘tentacle’
Made entirely out of silicone, the robotic arm moves by pumping air into different segments of the limb and could prove useful in minimally invasive surgeries.

Are the Star Wars X-wing fighter planes really going to be deployed across the US?

16 Sep 2014  by Zak Thomas
Are the Star Wars X-wing fighter planes really going to be deployed across the US?
Iconic X-wing fighters from the Star Wars film franchise could become a thing of reality, with the US defence department working on a laser weapon for military aircraft.

'Squid skin' invisibility cloaks being developed

16 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
'Squid skin' invisibility cloaks being developed
Researchers at Rice University, Texas, are developing light-sensing camouflage technology that could ultimately lead to the creation of a Harry Potter-esque invisibility cloak.

Samsung NX1 revealed, 28 megapixel compact system camera

15 Sep 2014  by Darren Allan
Samsung NX1 revealed, 28 megapixel compact system camera
This smart new camera has a number of impressive features on board, including a near-instant autofocus system, and great low light performance.

Twitch users duped by promise of free bayonets that then empty Steam accounts

12 Sep 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Twitch users duped by promise of free bayonets that then empty Steam accounts
Malicious software is being spread through Twitch’s chat feature that offers prizes that can be used in Counter Strike: Global Offensive and the malware can steal all funds from a Steam account.

And it’s Apple iPhone 6 Plus to the rescue for Manchester United fans!

11 Sep 2014  by Jamie Hinks
And it’s Apple iPhone 6 Plus to the rescue for Manchester United fans!
Bookmaker Coral has tweeted a cheeky picture of the new iPhone 6 Plus that is now the only Apple smartphone that allows Manchester United to be a part of the league table on one page.

Google X firm develops vibrating spoon to help Parkinson's sufferers eat

11 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Google X firm develops vibrating spoon to help Parkinson's sufferers eat
Lift Labs, which was acquired recently by the search engine giant, has created a spoon that counteracts the user's tremors, allowing them to eat more easily.

Fox and Disney set to sign up for Sony's online streaming service

11 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Fox and Disney set to sign up for Sony's online streaming service
Following the announcement of its partnership with Viacom, talks are ongoing between Sony and other major content providers prior to launch of its Internet-based TV platform.

The day the music died: Apple discontinues the classic iPod

11 Sep 2014  by Guy Wright
The day the music died: Apple discontinues the classic iPod
At the same time Apple was debuting their two new iPhones and the Apple Watch they were quietly removing the iPod Classic from their online Apple Store.