The streets of Marseille are beautiful, but have something of a reputation for being a bitstabby. Fear for your safety shouldn't prevent you from seeing the sights, which is why Google and Radio Grenouille have teamed up to create Night Walk.
You know thosestudiesthat say butter is bad for you one week, but saying the opposite the next? Now those same unidentified gangs of scientists are gunning for our smartphones. A study from the United Chiropractic Association (nope, us neither) is claiming that when we lean forward to text and tweet, our hunched stance is taking years off our lives.
If the first step in fixing a problem is knowing about it, then Earth's worry-list is about to get a lot longer. TheEuropean Space Agencyis launching the first of six satellites designed to monitor the choppyenvironmental conditionsdown here on our fragile planet. Sentinel-1A will blast off later today, where it'll track floodwaters, deforestation and other natural disasters.
Remember when the BBC's latest chief pledged torevamp the iPlayer? His bosses at the BBC Trust have just rubber-stamped the decision to extend the catch-up window fromseven days to 30. The changes will take some time to implement, since there's various technical and legal hoops to jump through, but the corporation expects the new system to be in place by the summer. Happy viewing.
When we talk about smartwatches, it's normally devices that either workwith your phone, or seek to replacethem altogether. That's not the approach taken by Phosphor, which recruited former Nike designer Stefan Andrén to craft a model that's entirely self-contained.
Does your agent constantly reject your manuscript about a teen wizard who falls in love with a vampire and has to fight for their life in a televised death zone? Barnes & Noble feels your pain, and is opening up theNook Pressself-publishing platform to parts of Europe to get your story told.
When it comes tooutlandish technologyon phones, it's the companies that make you go "what,them?" that are on the cutting edge.TAG Heuer(what,them?) is launching theVertu-troublingMeridiistInfinite with something the company is calling a perpetual power reserve.
Kim Dotcom'sgetting his fortune back, and to celebrate, he's throwing a party. The Megaupload founder tweeted this morning that Auckland's High Court will return the cash, vehicles and property that were seized on behalf of the USback in 2012.
It's just seven days until OnePlus launches its firstAndroid flagship, but that hasn't stopped the company drip-feedingnews about the device. Surprisingly, the outfit promises that the unit will cost under £290 in the UK, €350 in Europe and $3,000 HKD in Hong Kong -- which we're taking to mean £289, €349 and $2,999, respectively.
Technology problem? Easy, just hit theMaydaybutton (if you have one) or sign up forGoogle Helpoutsand within a few minutes, you'll instantly connect to an expert. Compare that with selecting a healthcare plan, or making trips to the clinic, andmedicinecan seem a little old-fashioned.
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