gadgets
Blue’s Yeti Nano Is a Shrunken Down Version of the Popular Podcasting and YouTuber Mic

The prefix nano- calls to mind something microscopic. Tiny robots invisible to the eye, or an iPod many orders smaller than its predecessors. When I hear the word I expect tiny. Apparently when Blue, the respected studio microphone maker that has spent nearly a decade producing great USB mics, hears the word nano- it expects “slightly smaller than the big guy.” Read More >>

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My Favourite Time of the Day is When the Entire City Turns Blue

The world never looks cooler than when it does during the blue hours of dawn and dusk. Photographer Romain Jacquet Lagreze captured Hong Kong in that brief moment when daylight is just about over but nighttime hasn’t crept in yet. It looks fantastic. The chilly, icy blue makes things glimmer in stillness rather than burn in the overwhelming orange of the sun. Read More >>

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Blue’s Tiny New Microphone Wants to Be Good at Everything

Blue has long been known for making USB microphones, namely the Yeti and its younger brother the Snowball. Both of those models function intuitively for people outside the audiophile community, while providing dependable recordings with little fuss. That attention to detail has been shrunken down even further with the new, £170 Raspberry. But what need does it fill exactly? Read More >>

science
Change Your Hair Colour by Etching Nano-Patterns Into Each Strand

In a weirdly serious bit of hair research, engineers have figured out how to change hair colour without an ounce of hair dye. The only catch? You need a focused ion beam. Read More >>

microsoft
Windows Blue, A.K.A the Next Windows OS, is Leaked Online

A leaked copy of Microsoft's latest Blue OS—its rumoured incremental Windows upgrade—is spreading, and shows an increased focus on personalisation including new Live Tile arrangements on the Start Screen, a Snap View for side-by-side apps, and new colour choices. Read More >>

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science
Why Is the Sky Any Colour?

You probably think the sky is blue because of the ocean and air and reflections or something like that. But how does it turn red sometimes? Or orange? Or rather, why does the sky have to be any colour at all? PBS explains it so you can explain it to your future kid. Read More >>

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Would You Pay a Small Amount for Yearly Windows Upgrades?

Microsoft's rumoured to be pulling 'an Apple', shifting from big product updates every three or so years, to a more rapid, yearly refresh cycle. The rumours currently focus on 'Blue', which is supposed to be a sort of feature-pack upgrade that Microsoft would sell though its online store, a bit like Apple does with OS X 10.x updates. But would you be up for paying a small amount, say £25, for that kind of thing every year? Read More >>

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Have You Managed to Grab Your Samsung Galaxy S III Yet?

The new Android Emperor, the Samsung Galaxy S III, launched today across the UK, but there's a bit of an issue with stock. After the rumours yesterday, lots of outlets have come out and said that if you're after a pebble blue variant you're fat out of luck. Read More >>

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This Cheesy Snack Turns Your Tongue Blue

Ah, crisps. Who doesn't love them? If only — and I'm being nitpicky here — if only they could, I don't know, turn your tongue some ungodly colour for no reason. Right? Oh, wait, PepsiCo's Twisties to the rescue! Read More >>

science
Is Today the Most Depressing Day of the Year?

Short answer: no. Longer answer: still no. Unless you believe the pseudo-scientific ramblings of psychologist Cliff Arnall, of course, who once developed an equation he thought could predict the day we all feel most depressed. Read More >>

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Blue’s Hot iOS Studio Mic Will Make Your Sorry Skills Sound Good

Plenty of iOS and USB mics claim to capture rich "studio sound". Most of them suck. Blue Microphones' new Spark Digital is different, and you can tell just by looking at it. Read More >>

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This Whole Town Was Painted Blue for The Smurfs Movie, and Liked It So Much They’re Keeping It Blue

The Smurfs made a terrible movie but did one good thing: they're adding more colour to the world. Juzcar, a town in Southern Spain, was painted blue for the movie as a sort of publicity stunt but the residents loved it so much they want to keep their homes all blue everything. Read More >>