How I Became a Faster Runner

As soon as I was able to run, I wanted to run faster. It’s been a journey with a lot of ups and downs, but it really is possible to start as a slow runner and, well, become a lot less slow. I’m no Olympian, but I’m fast enough to occasionally win age group medals at local races. Here’s my story. Read More >>

A Visual Guide to Surviving Anime and Comic Book Conventions

We've already told you how to survive major tech shows, but anime and comic book conventions are a different beat altogether. From learning the proper geek speak to choosing a costume to wear, it's a world away from ogling smartphones and nabbing free USB sticks at an event like MWC. Read More >>

Nine of the UK’s Best Comic Book Shops From London to Edinburgh

Comic books aren't just for kids, as any card carrying True Believer will tell you. With that in mind, the folks over at Yelp (the online city guide and app) has this roundup of some of UK's best comic book shops, perfect if you're hunting for that limited edition copy of Radioactive Man. Read More >>

How to Get Started Reading Comics That Been Running for Decades

Comic book movies have become the most popular thing, dominating cinemas year round as solo superhero movies roll into giant team-up flicks. Comics themselves, on the other hand, are much harder to get into. Here's how to find a place to jump in if you're overwhelmed by decades-long comic book stories. Read More >>

I’m Warren Ellis, and This is How I Work

Warren Ellis is a writer. You may know him from Transmetropolitan, his acclaimed cyberpunk comic book series about a gonzo journalist, or from his novels like Gun Machine. And then there are the television shows, film projects, and magazine columns, many of which comment on our relationship with technology and the future. Read More >>

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Windows 10 Privacy Settings: What You Need to Know

Windows 10 has some handy new features, but if you believe the rest of the internet, it also comes with features that eviscerate any semblance of privacy. Let’s take a closer look at what each of these settings actually do — and which ones are actually a privacy problem. Read More >>

Smartphone Battery Myths, Explained

Over just a few years, the batteries in our smartphones have changed a lot. That means those old tips to stretch out your battery life just aren’t as true as they once were, yet we still share them like they’re gospel. Before telling someone to disable Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, let’s shed some light on those old myths. Read More >>

Fill Allen Bolts With Wax to Deter Would-Be Bike Thieves

Coming out to your bike and finding the seat missing or a wheel gone is the worst, and replacing it is expensive. You can make it a little harder for would-be thieves to pilfer your seat by filling in the bolts needed to remove it with a little wax. Read More >>

RMT Announces Further Tube-Strike Walkouts for August

Another week, another tube strike announcement. According to reports today, London Underground staff are set to stage two more 24-hour strikes as union disputes about the new all-night tube service and working conditions fail to reach a resolution. Read More >>

Vodafone’s New Tariffs Boost 4G Data Deals But Signal Death for 3G Contracts

Vodafone has overhauled its range of mobile tariffs, doing away with 3G-only contracts but upping the amount of 4G data you can get with one of its pay monthly contracts. Read More >>

Apple Watch for Lefties: Using Left Wrist and Right Wrist Mode on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch does indeed have a left-handed mode, which enables lefties to choose to wear the watch on their right-wrist, and operate the controls with a left-hand. Read More >>

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Friday’s Solar Eclipse: Everything You Need to Know About Watching the 2015 Eclipse

In case you have been hiding under a rock (if you have. then), Friday March 20th will see a partial solar eclipse viewable across the UK. Here are all the solar eclipse details you need to know. Read More >>