Trends of the Week

Itching to play MS-DOS games on Twitter? Think again

Ah MS-DOS games on Twitter, we have known you only so briefly. After a bit of excitement over the revelation that you can not only retweet but also play old-school MS-DOS games right from inside a Tweet, it seems that the fun and games are over. At the expense of getting branded as a kill joy, Twitter pulled the plug … Continue reading

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Your free Android apps talk to thousands of ad sites

If you've used ad-sponsored Android apps, you've probably wondered where those ads are coming from, and whether or not there's anything to be worried about.

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The Detail That Goes Into Making Orion’s Windows Is Incredible

Given how high-tech spacecraft tend to be, I was surprised to learn that existing space vehicles tend to use good old-fashioned glass (albeit a rather expensive kind).

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2016 Chevrolet Volt now has a price tag

It seems that Chevrolet is going full steam ahead with the 2016 model of its hybrid electric vehicle, the Chevy Volt. Now it has a price tag in the US, and an even sweeter deal for those in California. But while it's mentioned to be cheaper than the current Volt model, it is only slightly so

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Solar-powered grill cooks your food no matter the weather

However much you may like grilling food on a warm day, you probably don't like dealing with gas tanks or other typical grill hassles... and most solar cookers won't help much if it's overcast outside.

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SOPA Lives On For the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition

Last week the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) held their spring conference in San Diego, to share intelligence about the latest strategies for combatting “counterfeiting” (by which they mean trademark infringement) and “piracy” (by which they mean copyright infringement). EFF’s Jeremy Malcolm attended as an invited panelist, giving us the opportunity to assert our views that anti-piracy campaigns should not infringe users’ rights or damage the fabric of the global Internet.

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Let’s be generous and call this Samsung ad an Apple “homage”

Apparently desperate to grasp ridicule from the jaws of success, Samsung has opened up a world of new copycat accusations with a video espousing the design of its Galaxy S6 edge. Ostensibly intended to highlight exactly what goes into producing what are undoubtedly the best-feeling Samsung smartphone to-date, the fancy 3D thermoformed glass, nano-thin multi-coating processes, and clever antenna integration … Continue reading

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Chevy’s 2016 Volt costs just $25,000 if you live in California

Chevy's Volt hybrid was once considered pricey even after government tax credits, but the 2016 model may well be within your reach... if you live in the right state, at least. The automaker has revealed that its latest eco-friendly sedan will cost $3...

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Jilted Crowdfunders Are Demanding More Than Unfulfilled Pledges

Welcome to Reading List , a weekly collection of great tech reads from around the web.

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Lenovo’s ultra-skinny LaVie Z are here to fight Apple’s MacBook

Apple may have got its indecently-skinny MacBook to market first, but Lenovo is counting on a one-two punch to give it the edge with its LaVie Z notebooks, freshly on sale. Announced back at CES 2015 in January, the pair of ultrabooks each pack a 13.3-inch multitouch display - the LaVie Z 360 is a convertible, with a 360-degree rotating … Continue reading

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