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U2 Bono “sorry” over free album for iTunes accounts

The lead singer of Irish rock band U2 has apologised after offering the band’s new album for free to iTunes customers worldwide – following a backlash, with people complaining they never asked for it. Bono said he was sorry in a video, which featured the band answering questions from fans on Facebook, after being asked to never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again because “it’s really rude”. “Oops,” said Bono. “I’m sorry about that. “I…

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Northern Lights: stunning photos and Aurora Borealis explained

The Northern Lights are nature’s very own incredible light show. With eerie luminous streaks running across the sky, they have long been a source of fascination and wonderment. The Northern Lights are also known as the aurora borealis – named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. Scientists have discovered that the Northern Lights are created when particles thrown out by the sun during solar explosions interact with the atmosphere in…

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The holodeck in your living room: Microsoft RoomAlive

Microsoft has developed the RoomAlive prototype that creates an augmented reality in a room – and has been compared to Star Trek’s famous holodeck. Imagine if you could turn your front room into something else or another place – and that you could interact with its inhabitants and immerse yourself in that environment? Microsoft has unveiled a system that could just be a step towards turning that into a reality. The RoomAlive project uses projectors, depth cameras and a computer to create an…

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Ikea’s hilarious take on Apple ads: say hello to the bookbook

(Video: Ikea Singapore/YouTube) You just have to watch this video from Ikea, which is a brilliant take on Apple’s famous adverts and unveils the “bookbook”. It will make you laugh. You will love it whether you’re an Apple fan or not. Like Apple commercials, it has a crisp and cool look. It also has an over-the-top rundown of the bookbook’s world-changing features – which some people think is a feature of Apple adverts. The video opens to a misty-eyed Jorgen Eghammer, chief design…

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Apple has won a patent for a flexible device (photo credit Engadget/Twitter)

Reports that iPhone 6 Plus can “bend” easily

The new Apple iPhone 6 Plus may have only just gone on sale, but reports are emerging that users seem to be finding small but noticeable bends after the phones have been in their pockets. It has sparked a storm on the internet dubbed BendGate. Just take a look at this video posted on YouTube by Unbox Therapy showing how one tester managed to bend the new iPhone 6 Plus at will (please note some moderate swearing). The reports have…

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HDR Photography: How To Take High Dynamic Range pictures

“High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is about making the most of the shadows, mid tones and the highlights. By using multiple exposure we can merge these together to make one stunning image. “So that’s at least three, one normal exposure, one a few steps down and another equal steps up. The HDR effect can be completed using only a single image, a process called tone mapping, but this doesn’t really cut it,” says photographer Andy Scott. See his stunning photos…

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Apple iPhone 6 and Watch news: the Apple Pay service

Blog update: Could Apple’s latest service usher the end of cash and bank cards? Apple Pay could be one of the most important announcements to accompany the launch of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. As expected, Apple launched two versions of the iPhone 6 and an Apple Watch at a special event on 9 September. Apple Pay: the end of the wallet? We’ve had the launch, the soundbites and even a live video stream from Apple. But a…

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Is the “selfie” the solution to password hacking?

Fed up of trying to remember different passwords when accessing your phone, online accounts and worried about them being hacked or stolen? Could the security solution for all of us ultimately lie with the “selfie”? As most of us know, a selfie is a photo that we take of ourselves. It’s much beloved by teenagers and celebrities. But a number of experts now think it could hold the key to improving security online. Strictly speaking, they are talking about biometrics…

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Apple iPhone 6 “release date” – 9 September 2014

Read our round up of the speculation around the iPhone 6 launch, possibly alongside an iWatch, on 9 September by Apple. The new phone could feature an “iPayment” system that allows iPhone 6 owners to buy things in physical shops. The company has announced that it is holding a big event on 9 September 2014 with the cryptic message, “Wish we could say more”. Here are 6 rumours about the iPhone 6 Two sizes: 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch display. The larger screen…

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What’s best – Apple, Android or Windows phones? Vote here

Are you an Apple or Android mobile phone fan. Or perhaps you use a Windows or Blackberry phone. Which type of mobile phone do you use and why? Please take part in the poll below – it will be interesting to see which is the most popular. What's best: Apple, Android, Windows or Blackberry phones? Other links to click on Could shouting charge your mobile phone in future? Shop for mobile phone accessories, tablets Could your phone store millions of…

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