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Watch: Inventor creates 1,000W DIY torch that turns night into day

Nov 24, 2015 11:27 am

If you’ve ever been frustrated at the pathetic beam of light emitting from your pound shop torch, then behold the awesome power of a homemade torch that turns night into day with its 1,000W beam.

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10 rampaging turkeys that are fed up with your Thanksgiving dinner plans

Nov 24, 2015 10:41 am

Thanksgiving is just around the corner – and the turkeys are revolting.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens VR content out soon

Nov 24, 2015 10:40 am

Disney’s partnership with Google for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie is continuing apace, with VR content to be released soon.

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Away from prying eyes, retailers gear up for Bitcoin Black Friday

Nov 24, 2015 10:28 am

While everyone and their dog is gearing up for the imminent Black Friday deals, those who happen to have some bitcoin lying around might be able to score some deals on the side as part of Bitcoin Black Friday.

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When it comes to dark matter, Earth is a hairy beast

Nov 24, 2015 09:28 am

While it remains an ever-elusive and mysterious substance, dark matter surrounds us all and, according to new research, might be covering Earth in thick ‘hairs’ that reach out from our planet’s surface.

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Pfizer’s €151bn takeover of Allergan to net Irish Govt serious windfall

Nov 24, 2015 08:31 am

The completion of the Pfizer takeover of Allergan for €151bn will benefit the Irish Government greatly, with the deal to see Pfizer bring €620m to the Irish economy in corporate tax.

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WordPress has been rebuilt from the bottom up

Nov 24, 2015 08:25 am

WordPress, one of the world’s biggest publishing platforms, has just revealed its biggest overhaul yet, moving to open source and away from PHP. It has also launched a new desktop app for Macs.

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Apple’s Irish tax verdict could be delayed to 2016

Nov 24, 2015 07:57 am

Ireland’s Finance Minister Michael Noonan has revealed that he now expects the European Commission’s verdict on Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland to come next year.

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Want to work in tech? You have to speak the language

Nov 24, 2015 07:55 am

If someone asked you to think of tech industry jobs, the image that would most likely pop into your head is of someone hunched over a computer writing unintelligible strings of code. But the industry is so much more than that.

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Who is Lucy the Australopithecus? Google Doodle reveals all

Nov 24, 2015 07:43 am

Looking far back into our prehistoric past, today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 41st anniversary of the discovery of what – or who – became known as Lucy the Australopithecus, a 3.2m-year-old human ancestor with links to The Beatles.

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