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Neatly Wrap Your Christmas Gifts By Following These Mathematical Tricks

Do all the presents you give away over the holidays look like they were wrapped in the dark? Don’t worry: this video features a series of mathematical tricks to help you ensure your gifts always look neatly-wrapped. Read More >>

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Neatly Wrap Your Christmas Gifts By Following These Mathematical Tricks

Do all the presents you give away over the holidays look like they were wrapped in the dark? Don’t worry: this video features a series of mathematical tricks to help you ensure your gifts always look neatly-wrapped. Read More >>

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Engineers Own the Future — and Maybe Even Us

Technology is at the heart of everything we do. But as mechanical, electrical and computational systems have become increasingly complex, the control of every day life is increasingly in the hands of those that build it: the engineers. Read More >>

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Tiny Metallic Pixels Could Make Pictures That Never Fade

With time, paint and pictures lose their intensity. But tiny metallic pixels could be used to create vivid images and paintworks that never lose their lustre — and the resulting pictures are becoming more detailed than ever. Read More >>

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The Beautiful Birth of a New Star

Welcome to the Universe, IRAS 14568-6304. There’s no catchy name for this particular stellar object, because it’s too new to have been given one. Read More >>

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Nazi Teleprinter From WW2 Bought on eBay by Museum for a Tenner

Sometimes you can find a real gem on eBay. The UK National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park certainly did: it spotted a Nazi teleprinter used during the war for sale on the site and bought it for just £10. Read More >>

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Intel’s Insane New Desktop CPU Has Ten Cores and Isn’t Cheap

If you need raw power in your desktop PC, Intel’s new CPU will be just the ticket. The new Extreme Edition of its regular Core i7 chip has 10 cores, each running at up to 3.5GHz. Read More >>

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What It Might Be Like to Get Fired on Mars

Losing your job sucks. Losing your job when you live on the Red Planet could really, really suck. This short imagines what it might be like. Read More >>

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Iran Demands Social Media Sites Store Data Within Its Borders

Iran has announced that all social media sites must store any data relating to Iranian citizens only on servers inside the country’s borders. Read More >>

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Asus Just Announced a MacBook Clone and Adorable Home Robot

Asus has had a busy morning announcing a slew of new products at the Computex 2016 technology expo in Taiwan. Here are some of the highlights—including a super skinny new MacBook rival and an insanely cute house robot. Read More >>

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This Guy Photoshops Suits on to Cuban Passport Photos for a Living

Lian Marrero has an unusual job. When a customer arrives at his studio, he takes their photograph in whatever they happen to be wearing. Then, he fires up photo-editing software, so his subject can leave looking smarter in print than in person. Read More >>

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Facebook Will Now Track You and Force Feed You Ads Even If You Don’t Use It

There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account or not. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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The World’s Biggest Ever Maths Proof is a Whopping 200TB

If you think you had a hard time filling out pages of algebra at school, spare a thought for the three mathematicians who have just published the world’s largest ever proof. It takes up 200TB of storage space. Read More >>

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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-cum-laptop, you might be interested in the latest additions to Acer’s Switch range: 10-inch tablets with plug-in keyboards that are really rather cheap. Read More >>