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Jeff Bezos’ first tweet celebrates New Shepard rocket landing

Nov 24, 2015 03:48 pm

Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finally published his fist tweet to celebrate the landing of his space venture’s New Shepard rocket which has, for the first time, successfully landed following a test launch.

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Your keyboard is absolutely disgusting (infographic)

Nov 24, 2015 03:45 pm

Face it, your keyboard is gross. You sit in front of it every day, eating over it, typing with your grubby, stinky fingers, and you never clean it.

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Flowers and the machine: Cyborg rose created

Nov 24, 2015 01:11 pm

Scientists have taken a major step forward in the pursuit of turning flowers into power banks. If you didn’t know that was a pursuit, what’s wrong with you?

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Dell posts removal instructions for Superfish vulnerability

Nov 24, 2015 12:58 pm

After it emerged that Dell PCs manufactured since August have been infected with a Superfish vulnerability that could leave users open to a cyberattack, the Texan computer giant has responded with instructions on how to remove the offending malware.

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Deliveroo coming to Galway after $100m investment

Nov 24, 2015 12:29 pm

Galweigans take note, pretty soon you’ll be able to start getting takeaway from some of the city’s trendiest restaurants after the delivery service Deliveroo announced that, following a $100m investment, its expansion will include Galway.

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Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, a 20th century gift

Nov 24, 2015 12:11 pm

Albert Einstein was the 20th century’s most famous physicist, revolutionising how we view gravity, light, time and, ultimately, everything. It’s almost 100 years to the day since he set the ball rolling with his masterpiece, the General Theory of Relativity.

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O’SHARE research project wants to end network overload at festivals

Nov 24, 2015 12:08 pm

Trinity College Dublin’s (TCD) CONNECT Centre has signed a deal to begin a €1m telecoms research project dubbed O’SHARE to help festival goers access consistent mobile internet and phone signal in the face of a surge in demand.

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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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