energy
Rogue Smart Meters Give Customers 3,000,000 Per Cent Bill Increases

People putting the heating on even though it's spring had a nasty shock over the weekend, after a group of smart energy meters issued by supplier SSE went mad -- and gave subscribers gas bills in the tens of thousands of pounds. Read More >>

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Finding Out Random Facts About Half the Countries in the World Is So Much Fun

If you’re a map nerd, a history buff, someone who likes to travel, or just a person who enjoys learning new things, the latest video from Wendover Productions is an absolute delight to watch. Read More >>

tv
Samsung’s TV Plus Smart/Streaming Service is Coming to the US and UK

Samsung had loads to say at its IFA event today, covering everything from new kinds of kitchen goods to UHD TVs and those smartwatches it keeps chucking out. On the boring old services side of things it revealed that its TV Plus hybrid VOD/streaming system is coming to the smart TVs of the West. Read More >>

gadgets
Smart Table Tennis Table Teaches You How to Play Table Tennis Like a Pro

Table tennis is a hard game that requires quick instincts and even quicker reflexes. But what if you had some help? What if the table could tell you what to do? This ‘smart’ ping pong table shows you where to serve, tracks each shot you take, and gives you oodles of data on your game. It’s a clever projection mapping system that smartens up your game. Read More >>

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Truly Interesting Animation Breaks Down the Story Behind Zero and Why it’s So Important

The story of how zero came to be and the history of math is actually quite fascinating! They should have taught us that instead of actual math in high school, if you ask me. Read More >>

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Cute Animation Explains Newton’s Laws of Motion

Do you remember Newton’s laws of motion? Something something apple, right? No! Something something force equals mass times acceleration? That’s more like it. That’s only the second law, there are two others laws of motion that you’ll find out in the video below. The animation to Mars is neat enough to watch even if you already know them. Read More >>

cities
London’s ‘Smart City’ Experiment Involves the Thames Heating Homes

London has signed up to one of the EU's smartening-upping schemes, with the city set to benefit from inclusion in the Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse project. Read More >>

android
Android Auto Preview: It’s Not Perfect, But You Want It

I was really excited when Google announced Android Auto last year. I spend a lot of time driving, and it sounded way safer and more convenient than sticking my phone to the dash. Eleven months later, I finally got to take it for a spin. The TL;DR version? I want it in my car, like, now. I bet you’d like it too. Read More >>

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Philips Goes Curved, 4K, 1,000Hz, Android and Colourful

Whoever wrote the press release for the new Philips 8909 TV is currently having a well deserved brain rest, after shoe-horning thousands of tech terms into the description of the maker's latest high-end TV. Read More >>

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This Animation Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Earth

Kurzgesagt sums up all you need to know about our planet Earth in this nice animation explainer that's much more easy to understand than school ever was. It shows how fascinating and unbelievable Earth is and makes you realise how seemingly impossible it is for us to be living here. But we're here! Read More >>

samsung
Samsung’s Smart TVs Just Got a Clever New App

For all the promises that "Smart TVs" make, they aren't really all that smart. Generally, they're just TVs with glorified streaming boxes built into them, plus a few unwieldy bells and whistles nobody wants or uses. So when a smart TV app comes along that actually looks clever, it's pretty unexpected. Read More >>

intel
A Glimpse at Intel’s Future: Being Inside… Everything

Intel is known as a manufacturer of chips that power your laptop. Simple enough. But it wants—it needs—to be more if it wants to come along for the mobile, wearable, hybrid-fuelled world. Tonight, it gave insight into its ambitions. They're huge. Read More >>

Science-Jokes
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Are You Smart Enough to Understand These Super Nerdy Jokes?

Science, chemistry, computer science, medical science, maths, programming, physics and basically anything else that requires more than half a person's brain means that I completely suck at it. Does that make me stupid? Yes. Does that make me useless? Probably. Does that make me scratch my head as the wind passes through my hair? Absolutely yes. Read More >>

how to
Nine Ways To Make Yourself Smarter

It often seems like everything you do, touch, or eat can make you smarter or dumber. But that's not quite the case. Read More >>

cars
Rinspeed Bolts a Backpack On a Smart and Creates a Monstrosity Of a Six-Wheel Microcar

The Smart Fortwo wasn’t exactly the best looking car in the world, but when you pimp it out with a detachable third-axel, you get something that even Pimp My Ride would be ashamed of. Read More >>