Science & Technology
Recent reports about the sexual preferences of Jimmy Savile have not only thrown up allegations of paedophilia but have also hinted that he engaged in other sexual paraphilias such as necrophilia (having sex with corpses).
Nobel-prize winning biologist and pre-eminent stem cell scientist John Gurdon may not have had the best start to his career according to his school report, but for many more of today’s scientists their curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge started in the classroom.
EE’s 4G LTE pricing has been announced ahead of its October 30th launch date. Various price plans for smartphone and mobile broadband customers are available, but with big prices and small data allowances, is it too early to jump on the 4G bandwagon?
Given the competitive nature of the TV industry it’s perhaps hard to imagine our biggest broadcasters and independent production companies coming together to discuss how they can work together on a project that might just change the entire industry. But for the past year, eleven of some of the biggest companies in the industry have been meeting once a month to do just that – all in the name of saving the planet.
The Institute of Physics report last week on the lack of girls progressing on to study physics at A-level continues to cause concern but is not surprising. Of course we need more positive female role models in the sciences and physics in particular and of course the media need to give more exposure to those that do exist.
The Chromebook is back, Google’s latest cloud computing solution is thinner, lighter, faster and cheaper than ever before. With 100GB of free online storage and a 3G option also available, the new Chromebook is a very impressive piece of kit.
Google has one puzzle piece missing when it comes to its suite of cloud services, and that’s user-generated audio content. I took a look at what’s missing from Google’s offerings and how SoundCloud has the potential to fill the gap.
A new study, carried out by the American Assembly, has found that users who pirate music online actually spend up to 30% more on legal music purchases than those who do not pirate.
The last time I wrote a blog for The Independent I was sat on a sagging mattress in a dingy, damp hotel room in Metro Manila, eating a dubious pot noodle (the restaurants were closed), and hoping against hope that the internet might just hold up just long enough for me to file my copy – it didn’t of course, and I had to dictate it all over a crackly phone line which took infinitely longer than it should have done. It was August 7th 2012, the day a tropical monsoon downpour caused devastating flooding in the densely-populated city, which affected more than 1.2 million people.
Samsung have announced their latest mid-range Android smartphone: the Galaxy SIII Mini, but in doing so they’ve risked diluting their best phone lineup to date by adding a lacklustre device not worthy of the Galaxy SIII name.
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