Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Huawei P8: Camera Comparison Test, in London

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By Tristan Rayner in Mobile on Tuesday 21 April 2015

With Huawei giving Techly the chance to get hands on with the just-launched P8, and with our trusty Apple iPhone 6 Plus in tow, we figured a walking tour of London had to include a camera comparison test.

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Everything you never wanted to know about how fast your fingernails and toenails grow and why

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By Chloe Olewitz in Apps on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Ever wondered how and why your finger and toenails grow? How about why each nail grows at a varying rate? Or why your fingernails and your toenails grow differently? Well scientists have been studying nail growth for centuries, so here are all the answers you never knew you wanted. 

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Google’s Nexus Player finally coming to Australia to take on Apple TV, Roku and the rest

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By Tristan Rayner in Gadgets on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Another media player – similar to the Apple TV or Roku devices – is coming on to the crowded market, with Google announcing official Australian availability of its Nexus Player. So, what’s different?

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Indian police are equipping drones with pepper spray for “crowd control”

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By Joe Frost in Gadgets on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Drones have been used in combat for decades, so why not use them to stop things from escalating to violence? That’s the line of thinking in the Indian city of Lucknow, where local police are equipping drones with pepper spray “in case of any trouble”.

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Explainer: the wild East Coast Low storms lashing Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast

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By The Conversation in Web on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Over the past 24 hours, the Sydney, Central Coast, and Hunter regions of New South Wales have experienced very heavy rain, gale-force winds with gusts over 100 km per hour, and waves of more than 10 m in height.

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Why the Anzac legend has always been about branding

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By The Conversation in Web on Wednesday 22 April 2015

While many Australians have been outraged at Woolworths’ clumsy attempt to superimpose its brand over the Anzac Centenary, what most of the reaction has missed is that the Anzac legend has always been partly about branding.

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Seb Lester perfectly recreates your favourite classic logos, completely freehand

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By Chloe Olewitz in Exhale on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Seb Lester’s recreations of classic logos might just bridge the gap between plain ol’ letters and high-design typography for laypeople who haven’t quite figured out the difference. 

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Twists, thrills and suspense: A horror story constructed completely of Apple Watch reviews

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By Dan Wighton in Web on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Depending on who you ask, the Apple Watch is either the next shrewd move by a company which somehow remains at the cutting edge of tech, or a $10,000 detector of… We’ll let Anna Kendrick explain.

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Spanish protesters launch world-first holographic demonstration

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By Dan Wighton in Social on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Whether they be terrifying (Galactic Emperor Palpatine), exciting (holographic 3D glasses) or downright confusing (Tupac at Coachella), holograms have always been a symbol of the future. However, so far they had only provided novelty value (sorry Tupac fans), until Spanish protesters recently put the technology to beneficial use.

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Stock up on canned food and call Bruce Willis – asteroid 2012TC4 is a real chance to hit us

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By Dan Wighton in Web on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Any student of history knows that the dinosaurs were (probably) wiped out by an asteroid. Any student of anything knows that, wherever possible, asteroids should be avoided. Well new research shows that, in 2017, an asteroid the size of a house is coming close to earth. Dangerously close – and we may be unable to avoid it.

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Boeing has a new patent for an airline seat that could help us sleep soundly while flying

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Turbulence comes and goes, and airline food can sometimes be quite tasty, but if there’s one thing we hate about flying, it’s the cramped seats. So Boeing has got us excited with their design for more supportive seats.

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