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  • Rare material shortages could put gadgets at risk

    December 7, 2013 12:39 PM 6

    Modern technology is too reliant on rare materials whose scarcity could drastically set back innovation, a new report has warned. It suggested that as more and more devices are manufactured, supplies of key elements, particularly metals, will be strained. Potential substitute materials are either inadequate or non-existent, researchers said. Andrea Sella

  • Install WhatsApp on your PC For Free Download

    December 7, 2013 6:49 AM 31

    WhatsApp is actually hailed as the new cream of the crop of the instant messaging services nowadays. Although the service is way ahead of its fierce competitors, there are still a lot of features and functionalities that are actually lacking on the app, such as the ability to chat using your computer, which is a feature which other apps have already

  • Here’s A Closer Look At The Moon Racing In ‘Gran Turismo 6′

    December 6, 2013 10:37 PM 7

    Gran Turismo 6 hits stores today, and as teased a couple weeks ago, you’ll be able to race on the moon in the game. The moon racing stuff is actually meatier than you might expect — the game contains several moon racing missions and the makers of the game have actually gone out of their way to replicate the low gravity of the moon. See what I mean about

  • The ultimate 'proper lad's car':Advert for boy racer-style Ford Fiesta goes viral as owner admits he's selling car because he's grown up

    December 6, 2013 6:21 PM 11

    A humorous Ebay advert for the ultimate 'proper lads car' complete with a wing mirror held on by string and 103,000 miles on the clock has gone viral. The advert for the 13-year-old W-plate Ford Fiesta Zetec put on by 21-year-old Jamie Rogers has had more than 20,000 views since he listed it on Monday. By 5pm today, the price for the car had rocketed

  • Meet the brains behind the three-week-old quiz app that has already grown to 3.5million users

    December 6, 2013 5:29 PM 14

    The developer behind 2013’s hottest mobile app has revealed the secrets to his success. Plain Vanilla CEO Thor Fridriksson’s QuizUp is a runaway success that has overtaken the Apple App Store’s games charts and has over 3.5million registered users only three weeks since being released. QuizUp is a trivia game modeled after TrivialPursuit that allows

  • Battlefield 4 DLC Halted, Final Fantasy 8 Gets A PC Re-Release, And The iPhone Has A New Attachment

    December 6, 2013 4:31 PM 13

    This episode on The Rundown, we talk about EA’s bungling of Battlefield 4, Razer’s new iPhone gaming extension, and Steam’s release of Final Fantasy VIII. Here’s the big one: Electronic Arts has suspended DLC for Battlefield 4 until the massive bugs plaguing the game are fixed. EA apologized for the broken game, vowing that the company “will not stop until

  • McLaren P1 joins the sub-7-minute Nurburgring club

    December 6, 2013 4:31 PM 10

    The Nurburgring is often regarded as the ultimate proving ground for cars, hence McLaren's proud announcement that its P1 supercar has achieved a lap time of less than seven minutes on the legendary circuit. Although the British manufacturer refrained from giving an exact time, leaving us to wonder whether it matched the Porsche 918's time of 6 minutes

  • Cycling odyssey could change London's streets

    December 6, 2013 3:48 PM 5

    6 December 2013 Last updated at 15:40 GMT A key advisor to the London mayor is set to recommend changes to the city's street design to make cycling safer. Peter Murray, who is on Boris Johnson's design advisory group, has been gathering evidence from 40 cities around the world. The expert of city design, whose friend was one of the six cyclists killed

  • McLaren P1 sets sub-seven-minute Nurburgring lap time | Car Talk - Car News Dec 2013

    December 6, 2013 12:31 PM 9

    McLaren has revealed that its new P1 hypercar has lapped the Nurburgring in less than seven minutes; however, the Woking-based manufacturer has refused to reveal the exact time. McLaren's reluctance to reveal the exact time is pretty suspicious and suggests that the P1 may have failed to match the 6min 57sec lap time set by one of its closest rivals

  • Top Gear Chooses the Ford Fiesta ST

    December 6, 2013 10:12 AM 10

    Deemed to be unconditional testers of hyper sports cars, British magazine Top Gear has chosen the Ford Fiesta ST as their 2013 Car of the Year. This contrasts a little bit with the reputation of the magazine which is to evaluate the sports cars of all types and often including the most powerful cars in the world. A little bomb The Ford Fiesta ST is sold on the European