Deal of the Day: Nokia 1A Micro-USB Car Charger DC-17

Today Only: Buy the Nokia 1A Micro-USB Car Charger DC-17 and save 53%

Designed to be ultra-compact, this charger is convenient to carry with you while traveling. The coiled-style cable makes it easy to store in your vehicle without having unnecessary bulk laying around.

Nokia Lumia 630 now available for just £90 at Carphone Warehouse

The Lumia 630 is available through Carphone Warehouse for just £89.95 on Pay As You Go plans. This offer brings down the price of the handset from £129.95 and is an absolute bargain for anyone looking for a new, affordable Windows Phone. As well as the deal, Carphone Warehouse will provide up to £25 on old smartphones when trading it in for the Lumia 630.

New data shows OS market share gains for Windows 8 and 8.1

The latest operating system market share numbers from research firm Net Applications show that both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 saw gains in August 2014, a month after Windows 8.1 suffered a slight loss in market share in July.

Watch this Batman-inspired remix of ‘The Incredibles’ trailer

Dark, gritty, and violent, yet thoughtful and thought-provoking — such has been the style of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, and it has now been applied to Pixar’s 2004 superhero movie The Incredibles. The resulting trailer mixes music from The Dark Knight with a menacing voiceover from antihero Syndrome to build up tension toward an explosive, though inconclusive, finale. Whereas the family-friendly original reached its predictable happy ending, this darker reimagining of The Incredibles leaves you guessing as to the eventual fate of the superhero protagonists.

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China gives Microsoft twenty days to respond to antitrust inquiry

China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) is demanding a “written explanation within 20 days” from Microsoft over queries about Windows and Office compatibility. Earlier this month, the Chinese government launched an antitrust investigation into Microsoft centred around the bundling of Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player with the Windows operating system.

Win a Lumia 530 by showing what you do after work (UK)

The Lumia 530 is the latest Windows Phone to hit the UK shores and – Microsoft’s UK blog – is running a quick competition for you to win one. The team have their lucky hands on three units to give away over the next three weeks. The first week requires you to share a photo that best sums up 5:30pm for you. This could be anything from relaxing (or not so) post-work activities to spending time with the kids.

Microsoft shares a ‘selfie’ to tease the Lumia 730 ahead of IFA

IFA 2014 is just days away in Berlin and Microsoft is starting to tease its next Windows Phone announcement on September 4th. We previously looked at invitations being fired out that hinted at a special ‘selfie’ Windows Phone (the Lumia 730) and this morning the company shared an image, which could have potentially been taken with said Windows Phone.

The opening scene to ‘Apocalypse Now’ started as a piece of trash

Tim Appelo of The Hollywood Reporter quotes Francis Ford Coppola on the unlikely origins of the opening sequence to Apocalypse Now, on the film’s 35th anniversary:

"The ‘trim’ barrels were filled with film you threw away. Garbage, basically, thrown-away film turned upside down and used to space out the sound on the sound track. I reached into a barrel of this film and at random pulled out a piece of film and put it on the Moviola. It was a lot of smoke, occasionally you’d see a helicopter skid go by, just very abstract. For the hell of it, I looked at another bin of trim and one said ‘The End,’ The Doors music. I said, ‘Oh, wouldn’t it be funny if we started the movie with ‘This is the end’ at the beginning?’"

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Micromax Canvas Win W121 now available on Flipkart for Rs. 9,494

Remember the Windows Phone handsets Micromax launched over two months ago? The first of the two devices, the Canvas Win W121, is now available on Flipkart for Rs. 9,494. Looks like Micromax has not entered into any exclusive deals with the store, as the mobile is also available on Snapdeal for Rs. 9499, and on Amazon India for Rs 9,999.

Microsoft teases its Lumia 730 ‘selfie phone’ with a selfie

Microsoft started teasing its Lumia 730 “selfie phone” last month with an invite to a press conference in Berlin on Thursday. While the invite teased “join us for more face time” and a Lumia camera, Microsoft has posted a fresh teaser today that’s simply a selfie photo. In an obvious nod to what Microsoft devices chief Stephen Elop previously described as a “selfie phone” during a private internal company meeting, it’s clear the company is preparing to unveil its Lumia 730 on Thursday.

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Reported iCloud hack leaks hundreds of nude celebrity photos

Hundreds of nude, semi-nude, and revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnight after being stolen from their private collections. Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and pop star Ariana Grande were among the celebrities apparently shown in the pictures, which were posted on infamous web forum 4chan.

It’s unclear how the images were obtained, but anonymous 4chan users said that they were taken from celebrities’ iCloud accounts. The accounts are designed to allow iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to synchronize images, settings, calendar information, and other data between devices, but the service has been criticized for being unreliable and confusing. Earlier this year, Jennifer Lawrence herself complained…

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AnandTech founder Anand Shimpi retires from journalism to join Apple

If you’ve built your own PC at any time over the past decade and a half, chances are you’ll have come across AnandTech in the course of your research. Founded by a precocious teenager way back in 1997, the tech news site has grown from covering motherboards and other PC components to offering some of the most in-depth technical analyses of mobile devices today. Widely respected for his enormous experience and expertise, the site’s founder and editor Anand Lal Shimpi revealed over the weekend that he was retiring from technology journalism, and now his next destination has been revealed: Apple Inc.

An Apple representative has confirmed the hire for Recode, though there’s predictably little information to go on beyond the fact that one of…

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Pay for your latte with MyBucks, a new Starbucks app for Windows Phone

MyBucks is a new and full-featured Starbucks app for Windows Phone. The app comes to us from Windows Phone developer Elliot Forde, the guy behind popular Instagram and Twitter stat app UnfollowSpy. MyBucks launched a few days ago and is an easy recommendation if you frequent Starbucks.

'Dota 2' is on the front page of today's New York Times

If anyone is still questioning the legitimacy of e-sports, today should be a bit of a wake up call. The lead photo on the front page of today’s New York Times is of this July’s $10 million Dota 2 tournament, The International. That’s right: The Gray Lady has taken note, running a story on the rise of e-sports on the front page of its Sunday edition. The accompanying article is the first in a series exploring how competitive video gaming has developed into a spectator sport. The Times certainly isn’t the first big media company to pay attention to e-sports: ESPN broadcast a preview of The International on its one of its cable channels, and, of course, Amazon just purchased Twitch for $970 million. Even with all of this attention, however,…

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This university’s library doesn’t have a single paper book

Bookless libraries aren’t quite so far-fetched as they used to be. Florida Polytechnic University, opening for the first time this fall, features a $60 million, Santiago Calatrava-designed main building with a library that doesn’t hold a single paper book within its walls. Instead, the library has space for reading, desks for doing work, and a number of desktops, laptops, and tablets readily available. It joins a small handful of universities that have opened such libraries in recent years. Instead of books, the library has a deal with publishers that lets students access a title once for free. If any other student “takes out” the ebook of that title, the library automatically purchases it for its collection.

Of course, print still has…

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