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A climate change ad is being shown in London's famous Piccadilly Circus every time it rains

A climate change advert is being shown in London's famous Piccadilly Circus every time it rains over the next five days. The advert — created by international development charity ActionAid in conjunction with communications agency Weber...Show More Summary

The surprising first thing ever sold online

It's that time of year again: when Americans start flinging open their physical and digital wallets to take advantage of huge sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year, people spent a stunning $2.68 billion online on Cyber Monday...Show More Summary

Nintendo's Wii U video game console may be a flop — but it's also an underrated work of genius

Pity the poor Wii U. Introduced in 2012 as Nintendo's successor to the smash-hit Wii video game console, expectations were high that the Japanese game company would once again create a monster hit. Instead, the Wii U has proven to be a huge flop, selling just over than 10 million units in the past three years. Show More Summary

Here are the 5 best to-do list apps in the App Store

To-do apps are one of the best ways to keep organised, easily cataloguing information that you would otherwise forget on a later date and offering timely reminders. It's often the smallest things that you'll forget, like toothpaste or paracetamol when shopping. Show More Summary

Why I switched to only reading comic books on my phone after a lifetime of buying in stores

Not long after moving into the new house, we realized that there just wasn't enough room my ever-expanding comic book collection. And so, with a heavy heart, I canceled my account with my local comic book store, and started the process of re-subscribing to all my comic books digitally, via Amazon's Comixology service. Show More Summary

The 14 best computer tricks everyone should know

If there's one thing Reddit users are good at, it's coming up with clever tricks — especially on computers. Recently a Redditor asked fellow users what computer tricks everyone should know. People submitted a wealth of tricks for Macs, PCs, web browsers, specific sites like YouTube, programs like Excel, and more. Show More Summary

London is finally going to force black cabs to accept card payments

London is planning to force black cabs to accept card payments before the end of 2016, The Week reports. The city — like many others around the world — is grappling with the rise of ride-hailing apps like Uber. The services offer customers...Show More Summary

This app lets you see Wi-Fi pulsing around you — and it's stunning

There's a new app that lets users visualise WiFi and radio signals — with stunning results. It's called Architecture of Radio, and has just launched for iOS. An Android version is due to launch in early 2016. The brainchild of Dutch designer Richard Vijgen, the project first made headlines back in August. Show More Summary

Nokia is getting back into the smartphone game — here's what its new phone could look like

Nokia hasn't been making its own phones since early 2014 when Microsoft acquired the Devices and Services part of its business for $7.2 billion (£4.7 billion). Earlier this year, Nokia confirmed that it would be returning to the smartphone...Show More Summary

British prisons are going to make it harder for inmates to access the internet and make mobile calls

Britain's prisons are going to further enhance the mobile phone blocking technology they use in order to prevent criminals from accessing the internet and having unauthorised conversations. The new measures — announced by ChancellorShow More Summary

Apple could be looking to change the iPhone's screen technology (AAPL)

Apple could be looking to shift its iPhone display technology from LCD to OLED by 2018, according to The Nikkei Asian Review (via 9to5Mac). Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology, which is used in many high-end Android phones,...Show More Summary

Microsoft has made a computer that can recognise a dog in a bike basket (MSFT)

Microsoft Research and the Carnegie Mellon University have created a computer that can analyse a situation and answer multi-layered questions, according to a blog post. A multi-layered question is just that: A question with multiple elements that rely on each other. Show More Summary

Slack has launched its first ad campaign

Slack, the $2.8 billion business messaging app, has launched its first ad campaign. Adweek reports that a billboard campaign is launching in four US cities: Cleveland, Charlotte, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. The ads will also extend globally in digital and print. Show More Summary

Apple Watch owners use it to check the time, and not much else (AAPL)

Apple Watch owners check their wrists 60 to 80 times a day, according to Fortune. The figures come from research firm Wristly, which tracks smartwatch usage. A breakdown in usage, provided by Mobile Life Centre, shows that the majority of Watch interactions — 20% — come from time checking, followed by notifications (17%), and workout timing (4%). Show More Summary

Ex-Barclays boss: Fintech is going to spark an 'Uber moment' in banking that could shrink headcount by 50%

Antony Jenkins, the former CEO of Barclays, has a nightmare vision for the future of big banks. In a speech in London this week he said: "The incumbents risk becoming merely capital providing utilities that operate in a highly regulated,...Show More Summary

Facebook is now offering fathers 4 months of paid paternity leave (FB)

Facebook has updated its global paid baby leave policy to include four months of paid leave for new fathers, no matter which Facebook office they work in. The social media giant's head of HR and recruiting, Lori Goler, announced theShow More Summary

Amazon is preemptively taking on Apple TV (AMZN, AAPL)

Amazon is moving Prime Instant Video towards a more cable TV-like service, Bloomberg reports. The company is looking at adding other networks, including TV and movie channels, to its offering, which it will bundle and sell to customers alongside Prime. Show More Summary

Raspberry Pi has launched an insanely small and cheap new computer

Budget computer company Raspberry Pi has launched a crazily cheap and small new computer. Pictured above, it's called the Raspberry Pi Zero, and it costs just $5 (£3.30). It boasts some pretty impressive specs, despite its price-point. Show More Summary

A software pirate has been ordered to make a viral video to avoid paying a massive fine

A serial software pirate has been forced to make a YouTube video explaining his actions in order to avoid paying out a huge sum to companies that are claiming damages from him. Torrent Freak reports that an individual known only as Jakub...Show More Summary

Nest insists that its webcams don't stay on all the time and spy on people (GOOG)

Google-owned hardware manufacturer Nest has been forced to deny a claim that its web-connected security cameras keep recording even when turned off, The Register reports. Security researchers from ABI Research claimed that the Nest Cam keeps drawing current even when turned off. Show More Summary

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