Apple Stores To Become ‘Town Squares’

Apple has announced that the Apple Store is dead: from now on new locations for the retail outlets will officially be dubbed “town squares.” The curious rebranding was announced by the company’s senior vice president Angela Ahrendts at the launch event for new iPhones. The name change is part of an overhaul of the stores […]

NES Classic Returns Next Year

Nintendo is bringing back the NES Classic – but not until Summer 2018. It’s also extending supplies of the SNES Classic. After initial batches proved nowhere close to supplying demand, Nintendo originally said it would not be making any more of the NES Classic because its resources were tied up in another project, which turned […]

Tesla Remotely Extends Electric Car Range In Florida

Tesla has remotely unlocked the ability for Florida drivers fleeing Hurricane Irma to get an extra 30 to 40 miles in an electric car without recharging. It’s a temporary measure that highlighted an usual element to the battery capacity. Early Model S and Model X Tesla cars came with a standard 75 kWh battery pack, […]

Kid Clothes Could Grow With Them

A new design could make kids clothes that fit the same child from three months to three years old. Ryan Yasin has won the James Dyson award for his work on the Petit Pli clothing range. Yasin aimed to overcome one of the most frustrating problems for parents: the way very young children outgrow clothes […]

Interactive Drama Comes To Alexa & Google Home

The BBC has produced an interactive audio drama that runs through devices like Amazon Alexa and  Google Home. The Inspection Chamber will let users take part and influence the story by responding to the device. The project is based around the premise that while interactive stories with branching plotlines are nothing new, printed versions such […]

Quantum Computing Gets New Approach

Australian researchers say they’ve found a way to achieve quantum computing with existing chip manufacturing. The “flip-flop qubit” could dramatically cut production time and cost for quantum computers. The basic concept of quantum computers is to take advantage of the way subatomic particles can exist in multiple states simultaneously. That makes it possible to store […]

Teen Gets Six Figure Salary In Overwatch League

A 17-year-old has signed a $150,000 contract to play Overwatch – or rather his mother signed it for him. Jay Won could wind up making far more money in bonuses. Won, known among gamers as “sinatraa”, will play for San Francisco’s NRG Esports team in the first national Overwatch league to use NFL-style city franchising. […]

Super Mario Gives Up Plumbing

Nintendo has revealed that Mario, while still super, is no longer a plumber. The news came in an update to Mario’s official character profile on the Japanese Nintendo website. Auto-translated, it reads: Cheerful and cheerful, everyone’s popular. Twin brother, Luigi is a good friend and a name combination. With sports utility, I will do everything cool, […]

Man Uploads Petabyte Of Porn To Amazon Cloud

A man who tried to find the limits of Amazon’s unlimited online storage deal gave up when he exceeded a petabyte. In doing so, the user may have created the largest ever hoard of adult videos. The man, who posts on Reddit as beaston02, realized that manually uploading files from his hard drive would prove […]

Mouse Brain Cells Could Act As Airport Security

Mice neurons rather than silicon circuit boards could be the key to an airport security computers according to one start-up. The Koniku Kore device is designed to sniff out explosives in the same way as a mammal. The device is the work of Nigeria’s Oshi Agabi and is based around the idea that traditional computers […]

Unfinished Terry Pratchett Novels Flattened By Steamroller

A hard drive with as many as 10 unfinished Terry Pratchett novels has been flattened by a steamroller. But it’s what he wanted. Pratchett had left instructions that any unfinished work be destroyed in just such a manner. He had said he wanted to be sure that nobody was able to complete any works after […]

Burger King Launches Own Cryptocurrency

Burger King has launched its own cryptocurrency in Russia. The WhopperCoin appears to be primarily a way to cut admin costs on a loyalty scheme. Unlike most blockchain based currencies, you can’t get WhopperCoin by mining. Instead you earn one coin automatically for every rouble you spend buying a Whopper. You can then spend 1,700 […]