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Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower Photos

Stunning pictures of the annual Perseid meteor shower, which provides an incredible display in the night sky every August. Here’s a selection of your photos (used with kind permission) Perseids Meteor shower at Carew Castle, Wales, UK by @rob_still. You can find more of his photos on his blog ‘stepping off’, Meteor over Oswestry, Shropshire, UK by Richard Ellis (photo credit @richatquinta/Twitter) Perseid capture, Northamptonshire, UK, by James Parker, UK (photo credit: @JP_Astronomy/Twitter) Perseid meteor shower over Winchester by Dr James West…

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Wow! Students ‘To Be Rewarded Up To £17,000’ For A-Level Results

Of course, there are cheaper ways to reward the hard work of students on A-Level results day – here are some options! Incentives offered by parents range from money from £5 up to a staggering £17,000 as well as holidays, cars and laptops, according to a survey commissioned by Leeds Beckett University. On average, the research found that A* to B grades are most likely to be rewarded with £100 per A grade and £50 for each B/C the national…

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Now Google ‘Takes Over’ The Alphabet – Err, But Reportedly Doesn’t Own alphabet.com!

Google has turned itself into Alphabet,  a new holding company that owns the Google search engine, gmail, YouTube and so-called “moon-shot” businesses. But despite it’s huge online presence and power, it turns out that Google/Alphabet doesn’t appear to actually own the web address alphabet.com. That apparently belongs to a vehicle fleet management business that is part of car maker BMW, according to the Techcrunch news website – ironic given Google’s much-publicised development of driverless cars. Instead, the announcement about the change in the…

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The ‘Magic Internet Button’ That Fixes Everything – Click Here

Who doesn’t want a button like this on their keyboard? Aren’t there some days when you’d love a magic button when the web’s having an off day or misbehaving? Okay, so we don’t really have a magic button that fixes everything, but we do have a list of 5 things that could make your online and technology life that bit easier – click on the photos below. 1. Not running out of phone battery at just the worst moment – get this power bank!…

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Smartphones Now ‘More Popular’ To Get Online Than Laptops In UK

Two thirds of people in UK now own a smartphone to browse the internet, access social media, bank and shop online for nearly two hours a day, according to new research. And a third of UK internet users now see their smartphone as the most important device to get online compared to the 30% who prefer their laptop. That compares to just 22% who went for their phone first and 40% who plumped for their laptop in 2014. The resesearch…

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Student Photography Competition – Win £1,000, Other Prizes And Chance To Exhibit At Major Festival

Free photography competition open to students in higher education anywhere in the world. As well as £1,000 up for grabs and prizes from 7dayshop.com, students will receive valuable exposure by exhibiting at the next international Guernsey Photography Festival. To enter, students need to submit a coherent, artistically driven body of work in the field of contemporary photography. There is no set theme. Entrants in the higher education category must submit a maximum of 15 images and a supporting statement of…

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Price Rises On Epson Printer Inks From 1 May – Here’s How To Beat The Price Hike

News reaches us that Epson ink cartridges in general are set to go up in price – but there is an easy way to beat or reduce the impact of prices increases. Buy now to beat the price rise! At 7dayshop.com, there are plenty of Epson ink cartridges for your printer for sale. There are compatible ink cartridges and other brands as well. You can find a wide selection of Epson ink by clicking on this link >>> Epson original ink cartridges…

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The battery that charges in minutes and has a 20-year lifespan

  The new battery can be charged up to 70 per cent within 2 minutes and has a lifespan of more than 20 years – more than 10 times longer compared to existing lithium ion batteries. Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in Singapore have developed the batteries and say they could have a revolutionary impact from mobile phones to tablets and especially electric cars. Electric car owners could save huge amounts on battery replacement costs and recharge their vehicles within minutes, according…

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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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