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Scientists crush our childhood dreams of becoming Spider-Man

A group of buzz-killing researchers from the University of Cambridge have dashed our childhood dreams by proving that Spider-Man-style wallcrawling is physically impossible. Even if a radioactive spider bite did bestow arachnid abilities upon you, scaling walls would still be…

Microsoft is recalling Surface Pro power cables due to fire risks

​​Microsoft is about to launch a voluntary recall on power cables for Surface Pro tablets after identifying them as a potential fire risk. If you own the latest model – the Surface Pro 4 – you have nothing to worry about, but…

Crowdfunded Ion Belt puts a complete smartphone recharge around your waist

​Portable battery boosters are a great idea. Trouble is you’ve always left them at home when your phone decides to haemorrhage its last 20% of battery and leave you in the lurch. This Kickstarter project is looking to solve that…

Fashion brands up the smartwatch game with designer Android Wear watch faces

​Already tired of your smartwatch’s limited array of customisation options? Yeah, us too. Well, Google has partnered with a number of fashion brands to bring a new mix of designer Android Wear watch faces to the mix and bolster those…

Domino’s Apple Watch app will tell you when it’s pizza time

​The only thing worse than a hangover is a New Year’s Day hangover, but help is now just a screen tap away for Apple Watch owners. Domino’s Easy Order App for the wearable lets users order a slice of hangover-banishing…

Fitbit launches its first colour touchscreen tracker with the Blaze

Fitbit is the market leader in wearables, so it might come as a surprise to hear that it’s only just announced its first colour touchscreen device. Billed as a ‘smarter fitness tracker’ rather than a smartwatch, the Fitbit Blaze was…

Kids can play whack-a-mole with these new Skechers

If you’ve ever experienced the joy of owning those light-up trainers as a kid – you know, the ones that had flashing red lights on the side when you walked – you’ll understand why kids will love these new gaming…

Hands-on with Casio’s rugged Android Wear watch

You might not think that by looking at this thing, but the larger-than-life Casio Smart Outdoors Watch WSD-F10 marks a serious step forward in smartwatch evolution, honest. Not only is it the first true smartwatch designed for the wannabe Bear…

Google Starts Testing Password-Free Logins Using Your Phone

Passwords — especially weak ones or those used across multiple systems — can create all kinds of vulnerabilities and security headaches for people and businesses. The test was brought to light yesterday when reddit user rp1226 posted documents and screenshots…

Vietnam Visit from Google CEO Gives Hope to Local Startups

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s visit to Vietnam gives hope to people in the local startup community that they could succeed globally. Speaking to about 200 people in a cafe in central Hanoi on Tuesday, Pichai [pictured] said he did not…