Everyone Thinks Sam Smith's New Bond Tune is Rubbish

We’re just weeks away from the release of the latest James Bond epic Spectre, and now we know what the theme music will be. This time around the film-makers have opted to commission Sam Smith (the singer, not the beer as everyone knows that Bond drinks Martinis), and he’s come up with a track titled “Writing’s On The… »9/26/15 10:00am9/26/15 10:00am

Now You Can Help Scientists Track Animals in Mozambique From Your Sofa

Everyone wants to help the environment, but all of that actually doing stuff takes a lot of effort, right? Then good news as a new project has launched which will let ordinary people, with no scientific background, contribute to a scientific mission to track the recovery of the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. »9/12/15 5:00pm9/12/15 5:00pm

The Real Reason Netflix Won't Offer Offline Downloads

Offline downloads are perhaps the most often requested, “holy grail” feature of TV and movie streaming services, and while Netflix may be the leading provider, it’s Amazon and its Prime Instant Video service that’s become the first to offer it. Netflix however remains firm in its stance that it’s not going to offer… »9/07/15 10:00am9/07/15 10:00am

Mission Impossible 5's Tech is More Like "Mission Implausible"

Last night I took a trip to see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which has just opened in British cinemas. You might not have heard of it. It’s an obscure, art-house production that takes an avant-garde approach to futurology and asks profound questions about the human condition. For example: “What weirdly specific… »8/02/15 2:00pm8/02/15 2:00pm

Water Rip-Off! Belfast Hotel Charges £26 for Bottle of Melted Ice

According to the United Nations, 783 million people lack access to clean water, and 2.5 billion people worldwide have inadequate sanitation. At the same time, the cataclysm of climate change grows ever nearer as the narcissistic complacency of our species prevents the collective action necessary to head off future… »7/26/15 1:00pm7/26/15 1:00pm

Charging Your Phone on a London Overground Train Could Get You Arrested

What’s worse than a long, cramped train journey? A long, cramped train journey without a smartphone to distract yourself with. But for artist Robin Lee, leaving his phone in his pocket may have been a more sensible option, as charging his device through a London Overground train’s power socket unexpectedly led to his… »7/19/15 11:00am7/19/15 11:00am

Put a HoloLens in the Classroom and I'll Happily Go Back to School

Though they’re often being lumped together, Microsoft’s HoloLens headset is a very different beast to the Oculus Rift. Whereas the Rift wants to transport you to a whole other virtual reality world, Microsoft’s augmented reality driven HoloLens wants to invade your real world. And that gives it a far wider potential… »7/12/15 4:00pm7/12/15 4:00pm