commentary To celebrate Stephen Hawking's 71st birthday, a fellow scientist suggests that perhaps it is the machines rather than the man who should be celebrated. She compares him to Darth Vader.
An 18-year-old worker at a circuit board factory in Redwood City, Calif., apparently passed out over a vat of acid, fell in and died.
It doesn't take long for avid runners to wear down a new pair of shoes. But some day runners and walkers alike may be able to pop protocell shoes into a vat of liquid to regenerate overnight.
Play.com will no longer sell its own goods from March, acting instead as a marketplace for other retailers.
The Geeksphone Revolution, which lets you try out Firefox OS without burning your Android bridges, goes on sale on 20 February.
The Tefal FZ2000 ActiFry Mini is a smaller version of the reduced oil cooker. By using a stirring paddle and circulating hot air to cook, the kitchen appliance requires very little oil.
At £429, Microsoft's new console is significantly more expensive than in the US, where it's $499 (£320). What's going on?
Microsoft's proper Windows 8 tablet, the Surface Pro, is heading to Blighty "before the end of May", the company promises.
More details are emerging of the rumoured Nokia Windows tablet, codenamed Sirius.
It's the opposite of rip-off Britain -- thanks to our massive supermarkets and cut-throat online retailers, GTA prices are lower here than many countries.