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App Store passes 25 billion downloads

5. Mar 2012, 14:01

App Store passes 25 billion downloads

The popularity of Apple’s App Store shows no signs of abating after the Cupertino-based gadget giant revealed this week that its online portal has now surpassed 25 billion downloads. ... more

Interactive billboard only displays ad to women

22. Feb 2012, 17:15

Interactive billboard only displays ad to women

Gender-specific interactive advertising has taken a significant leap forward this week after the unveiling of a digital billboard that’s only viewable to women. ... more

Video: Teen's Facebook rant leads to bullet-riddled laptop

13. Feb 2012, 21:32

Video: Teen's Facebook rant leads to bullet-riddled laptop

How far is too far when it comes to tough love and no-nonsense parenting? Well, for one dad in North Carolina, his limit evidently lies somewhere beyond unloading a high-powered handgun in the direction of his disrespectful and ungrateful child’s computer. ... more

Social networking beats TV as leading pastime

9. Feb 2012, 22:00

Social networking beats TV as leading pastime

Always keen to state the bleedin’ obvious over here at Tech Herald Towers, we are absolutely thrilled to ‘inform’ you that a new study has found teenagers would rather engage in Facebook shenanigans than suffer the indignation of Emmerdale. ... more

Angry Birds unleashed on Facebook this Feb. 14

31. Jan 2012, 15:22

Angry Birds unleashed on Facebook this Feb. 14

Here’s a little something for those who believe Facebook has an unbreakable grip on their day-to-day life. If you think it’s bad now, just wait until Valentine’s Day, which is when a flock of Angry Birds will be unleashed upon the network. ... more

Google+ now accepting all teenaged members

30. Jan 2012, 16:13

Google+ now accepting all teenaged members

With some 90 million members already providing traction for Google’s network, the decision to drop minimum account creation age from 18 to 13 brings Google+ in line with the likes of Facebook and Twitter—both of which enforce the same minimum age policy. ... more

I Am Alive confirmed as Mar. 7 House Party download

26. Jan 2012, 14:25

I Am Alive confirmed as Mar. 7 House Party download

Microsoft has this week announced the selection of downloadable videogame titles chosen to make up 2012’s Xbox Live Arcade House Party; they are Warp, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, Nexuiz, and I Am Alive. ... more

YouTube churning 60 hours of content every minute

24. Jan 2012, 13:55

YouTube churning 60 hours of content every minute

Evidently our obsession with the viewing of other people’s humiliation, clever viral marketing, music videos, and rights-violating clips from film and TV continues to fuel YouTube’s momentum. ... more

Sony B170 holds true to Walkman line

22. Jan 2012, 09:17

Sony B170 holds true to Walkman line

Looking not unlike a conventional flash drive blended with a prior iteration of the iPod Shuffle, the colorful B170 stick has an integrated USB connector beneath a handy chassis cap and promises to deliver super fast charging for those who enjoy music on the move.   ... more

iPhone users get Time Warner Cable TV app

22. Jan 2012, 09:06

iPhone users get Time Warner Cable TV app

Compatible with the Apple iPhone (running iOS 4.3 or later), the app is available now via the official App Store and works by tapping into TWC to enabling users to split channel watching between their home-based TV and handset. ... more

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2015 Kia Sportage Details

08/19/14 3:47 pm

Kia have released trim details for the 2015 Kia Sportage. The popular crossover is available in three trims and all of them have been given some interior upgrades. The LX trim comes with standard fears like 17-inch alloys, solar and privacy glass, keyless entry and a six-speed auto box. The EX version gets larger 18 […]

The 20 Best Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge Videos

08/19/14 9:30 am

Celebrities have been queuing up to take part in the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for degenerative disease ALS — with hilarious results. Everyone from Britney Spears to Bill Gates has been getting in on the act, helping raise millions for the ALS Association. Here we look at 20 of the best celebrity ice […]

Fastest Animals In The World

08/19/14 6:43 am

Running scientists have found that man is more adapted, evolutionarily, to running long distances than almost every other animal. Things that help are our lack of hair, our ability to shed water through sweating and the fact we are able to keep from storing heat by breathing and panting. We are also built with springy […]

Mexican Gran Turismo Fan, 24, Wins Nissan NISMO Racing Deal

08/19/14 3:42 am

A Mexican Gran Turismo fan has won a place on the Nissan NISMO race team after winning a PlayStation competition which sees gamers given the chance to become real-life racing drivers. Ricardo Sanchez, 24, beat 26 other finalists from six countries in a week-long Nissan PlayStation GT Academy Race Camp at Silverstone race track in […]

2014 Pebble Beach Concours Pictures

08/19/14 3:07 am

Here are a selection of the best 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance pictures. This year’s edition of the famous car show has already seen the unveiling of the McLaren P1 GTR design concept, and a one-off 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance edition (see pictures below) sold for a record $825,000. The German car’s first road-going […]

McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept Pictures

08/18/14 9:35 am

McLaren  have unveiled the McLaren P1 GTR design concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California. The company says the track-focused P1 GTR will be most track specific and powerful model built by their Special Operation so far. The 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 combined with an electric motor will develop 986 bhp.  The car also […]

Car Games Update August 7th

08/07/14 2:46 pm

Well things have been a little slow on the car games front but we are back to it again starting this week. Here are three quite cool titles you can check out and play for free in our car games section. First up is the rather cutsey looking Wheely 3, don’t be deceived though this […]

Dodge Start Funny ‘Don’t Touch My Dart’ Ad Campaign

08/07/14 7:34 am

Dodge have enlisted the help of comedy actors Craig Robinson and Jake Johnson to promote the latest Dodge Dart. The ads feature Craig Robinson as the proud owner of a brand new Dodge Dart. However, he does not want his tactile neighbour (Jake Johnson) getting too close to his new baby. Each of the ads features […]

2015 Jaguar F-Type Price

08/05/14 3:26 am

The 2015 Jaguar F-Type coupe will have a starting price of $65,000 — while the convertible version will cost from $69,000. For that price you get a 3-liter supercharged V6 engine producing 340hp which goes from 0-60mph in 5.1 secocnds with a top speed of 161mph. If you step up the F-Type S you get […]

2015 Jaguar XJ Price

08/05/14 2:02 am

The 2015 Jaguar XJ will have a starting price of $74,200 for the basic model, featuring a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine pumping out 340hp. Meanwhile the top-of-the-line Jaguar XJR with a long wheelbase (providing greater legroom in the back) will cost $119,000, and boasts a 5-liter supercharged V8 producing a significantly higher 550hp. The XJ, […]

Aston Martin’s new 2015 V12 Vantage S Roadster Pebble Beach Launch

08/04/14 9:42 am

British sports car maker Aston Martin are set to launch their new 2015 V12 Vantage Roadster during the Pebble Beach Auto Week, which starts on August the 14th. The 2015 Vantage sports a 6 litre V12 that puts out 565 horsepower and Aston claim it will hit 201 mph and reach 60 mph in just […]

Rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Preview at Bonhams

08/04/14 8:31 am

The car will be previewed on August 9th and 10th at the Monterey Pre-Reunion. There were only 39 1962 Ferrari 250 GTOs built with this one having been in the Maranello Rosso Collection for 49 years. Entry to the Monterey Pre-Reunion is $20 at the paddock entrance of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. You can also […]

10 Weird Phobias

08/04/14 7:19 am

We look at some truly weird phobias We’re all scared of something or other — but while most of us are able to deal with it people with serious phobias are totally unable to get to terms with their fears. And while lots of people are scared of things like failure or spiders, some phobias […]

Ebola Symptoms And How It Liquefies Your Organs

07/31/14 3:12 am

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus which started in Guinea in February has so far killed nearly 700 people — and is rapidly spreading. If you haven’t heard of Ebola, it’s a pretty nasty piece of work. Actually, if truth be told, it’s the stuff of nightmares. The virus is believed to originally be […]

10 Amazing Open Letters That Caught The Public’s Imagination

07/30/14 2:09 am

A Dutch dad’s heartbreaking open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin following the death of his daughter Elsemiek de Borst on Flight MH17 went viral after touching the hearts of people around the world. Hans de Borst wrote the letter, below, after Elsemiek was killed with 297 others when the Malaysian Airlines jet was blown […]

10 Things We Didn’t Know This Time Last Week

07/24/14 4:04 am

It’s been a busy week around the world — the aftermath of flight MH17 being shot down over Ukraine, and the Gaza/Israel conflict escalating. There’s also been lots of interesting revelations. Here we look at ten things we didn’t know this time last week. 10 A man has built the biggest ever fart machine in […]

10 Real Life Human Cannibals

07/21/14 10:16 am

A twisted nurse was this week found guilty of sexually grooming and planning to eat a 14-year-old girl. Dale Bolinger, 58, from Kent, England, told the Mexican girl, called Eva, in an online chat: “The idea of us making love and then eating you is a VERY great turn on! I have been called a very generous lover […]

10 Celebs Still Earning Megabucks Despite Being Dead

07/19/14 3:30 pm

Just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you have to stop earning money — and in the case of some celebrities that can mean huge sums of cash. According to financial website Forbes, the highest earning living celebrity is Madonna, who earned $125 million from June 2012 and June 2013. But that was dwarfed by the highest […]

10 Hollywood Couples Who Starred In Movies Together

07/19/14 9:32 am

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to star together for a second time in new film By the Sea. The Hollywood couple, who will also co-produce the drama, first appeared in a movie together in 2005′s Mr and Mrs Smith — the film on which their relationship blossomed. But the pair are not the only […]

21 Genius Cockney Rhyming Slang Phrases

07/19/14 8:14 am

Can you Adam and Eve it? Cockney Rhyming slang is without doubt one of the most beautiful and hilarious expressions of the English language anywhere in the world. Both poetic and utterly bizarre, it sees a combination of odd phrases used to replace simple every-day words. Used since the mid-19th century by tough working class types in the East […]

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