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Auto-complete blunder leaks passport details of world leaders

Australia has proved that it can hold its own against Hillary Clinton any day when it comes to email blunders. The nation's immigration department accidentally disclosed the passport numbers and other personal info of every world leader attending las...
Published on: Monday, March 30, 2015 | link

Schools threaten to report parents that let their kids play 18+ games

If your child is playing 18-rated games such as Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, you could be reported to the police and social services. That's the message being sent to parents by a group of primary and secondary schools in Cheshire. In a letter,...
Published on: Monday, March 30, 2015 | link

E-Scooters with swappable batteries will land in Taipei this summer

Scooters don't normally generate much buzz without some kind of gimmick -- unless they're, say, connected to a well-known company and feature a crazy business model. The all-electric Gogoro Smartscooter fits that description perfectly, as it was crea...
Published on: Monday, March 30, 2015 | link

Fraudster's phoney email tricked prison into releasing him

In the movies, a daring prison escape usually involves a carefully orchestrated plan filled with intricate tunnels, ingenious bribes and chaotic distractions. But for Neil Moore, performing a similar breakout in the real world was so much simpler. Wi...
Published on: Monday, March 30, 2015 | link

If you want to buy an Apple Watch in-store, you'll need a reservation

Even if you're not laying down thousands of dollars for the VIP treatment, if you're looking for an Apple Watch (and you're shopping in old-school bricks-and-mortar style), you won't be able casually dip into an Apple store and get some new tech-lade...
Published on: Monday, March 30, 2015 | link

PlayStation's Spotify-powered music service starts today

Good riddance Music Unlimited; welcome to the party, PlayStation Music. The Spotify-powered music service goes live on PlayStation devices in 41 nations starting today. As we've reported previously, this means even if you're listening to Spotify's fr...
Published on: Monday, March 30, 2015 | link

Exhibition lets you go hands-on with 40 years of gadgets

Want to experience exactly how much gadgets have evolved in the last 40 years? The Interface Experience at the Bard Graduate Center in New York has more than 25 seminal devices representing different computing eras, including the graphical interface ...
Published on: Monday, March 30, 2015 | link

Cleopatra the tortoise gets a 3D-printed shell

Please don't jump on Cleopatra if you meet her. She isn't a real life red-shelled Koopa Troopa -- she's just wearing a 3D-printed prosthesis. See, Cleo the tortoise suffers from pyramiding, which means her shell has thick, pyramid-like growths due to...
Published on: Monday, March 30, 2015 | link

Liquid metal machines 'eat' in order to move

Robots typically rely on batteries to get power, but they may soon have to do little more than nibble on another material to start moving. Chinese researchers have developed simple liquid metal machines (not shown here) that zip around if they "eat" ...
Published on: Monday, March 30, 2015 | link

Halo 5 lands on Xbox One this October 27th

Ready for the next installment of Halo? The bad news is you still have a seven-month wait on your hands, but at least it's a concrete release date, right? Right? The news coincides with a new in-game teaser for Halo 5, with Master Chief et al. attemp...
Published on: Sunday, March 29, 2015 | link