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800,000-year-old human footprints found outside Africa

Footprints aged over 800,000 years have been discovered on the Norfolk Coast in the East of England and scientist say that they may be the earliest human footprints to be found outside of Africa. The prints have been discovered at an excavating site on the shores of Happisburgh. The markings were found by a group […]

South Africa announces its worst year of rhino killings

South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs announced that over 1,000 rhinos in the country had been killed for their horns in the year 2013. This is the highest number recorded yet, and there is said to have been an over 50% increase in rhino poaching since 2012. According to a statement made by the environmental […]

India celebrates a polio-free 3 years

India has announced reaching a milestone of 3 years since its last reported case of polio. It was hailed as a ‘monumental milestone’ by Nicole Deutsch, head of polio operations for UNICEF, and is also considered a landmark in the global battle against polio. Three consecutive years without a single new case of the disease […]

England to register breast implants

A recent scandal in the breast implant industry has led England to declare its every breast implant operation be registered. The government intends all implants to be recorded in a national register. Recently, faulty implants that contained sub-standard silicone gel were sold by a French company named Poly Implant Prothese causing a worldwide scare. The […]

Kindle Fire HDX Review: PROS and CONS

There is no doubt that the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX range of tablets are as good as any tablet out there. However, even the best of the best gadgets aren’t perfect. In this review, we look at the biggest strengths and weaknesses of the 7″ and 8.9″ Kindle Fire HDX tablets. Kindle Fire HDX – […]

$30 off the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7″ and 8.9″ Tablets on December 22nd and 23rd

We have seen many deals on the Kindle Fire HDX 7″ throughout the 2013 holiday shopping season. But this is the first time we’re seeing the 8.9″ Amazon Kindle Fire HDX getting a price cut. On Black Friday, we saw quite a few online and in-store deals on the 7″ tablet. On Cyber Monday, we […]

Google lets users create spaces on Street View

Google has taken the ‘digital map’ experience to an all-new level by letting users create their own street view and share it on Google Maps. By simply using Google’s Photo Sphere technology, and with the help of an Android phone or a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera you can create a 360 degree view of […]

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Review and Comparison to the iPad Air

There are android tablets, and there are iOS tablets. As we showed in an earlier discussion, the Kindle Fire is by far the most popular Android tablet in America. To be more precise, over 55% android tablets in use in the USA are Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. If the Kindle Fire was a crappy tablet, […]

Kindle Fire HDX Cyber Monday Deal – To Buy or Not to Buy?

As anticipated, the all new Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Fire HDX are on sale today, December 2nd, Cyber Monday 2013. In fact, Amazon announced the price-cut as early as 5pm PST on Sunday, the day before the big shopping event. A lot of us predicted that there will be a price cut today, but […]

Kindle Fire HDX Review and iPad vs Kindle Fire Comparison – 4 Specs That Matter Most

As far as the operating system (OS) is concerned, there are 3 types of tablets: (i) those that run on Apple/iOS (e.g. iPads), (ii) those that run on Android (e.g. Kindle Fire and Nexus), and (iii) those that run on windows (Microsoft Surface). A recent study conducted by Localytics revealed that over 55% of the […]

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