Photos: Apple seeds first iOS 8.4 beta to developers with all-new Music app

Little old\new

University of Gossip


With iOS 8.3 out the door, it was inevitable that Apple would launch iOS 8.4 in developer preview – and now it’s here.

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40 Billion Earth-like Planets in the Milky Way Alone

0 Chance of life

Bookshelf Battle

According to Yale Professor Meg Urry in a CNN column, “When Can We Talk to Aliens?” astronomers estimate that there may be as many as 40 billion habitable planets in the Milky Way Galaxy alone.

That’s not even taking other galaxies into consideration.

Space – it’s really friggin’ big.

Does this mean those planets have intelligent life on them?  We don’t know.  But Urry states:

Intelligent life that can communicate via radio waves with other intelligent life is less than 100 years old here on Earth.

So while planets that develop simple forms of life may be a dime a dozen, the number that have sentient beings with whom to converse — even assuming they evolved as humans did, with ears and spoken language, or eyes and written language — is likely to be tiny. And life that can use radio waves has existed on Earth for only 0.000002% of…

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Light My Fire Spork

Nice saves time

Ragnar Reviews

A spork, in my opinion, is an essential piece of kit. It’s all three eating utensils rolled into one. Of course, yoSporku can’t cut and eat at the same time, but it’s less bulk than a full cutlery set. If you’re not short on cash, I’d highly recommend the Light My Fire Titanium Spork. It’s strong, durable and designed to last. However, for those of us who can’t afford to spend £13 on a spork, there is Light My Fire’s idea of an economy version, the plastic spork seen here.

I’ve had a couple of these for around 3 years, and personally, I think they’re brilliant. They have a small amount of flex, preventing easy shattering and are also easy to eat with. On a more negative side, it’s not the easiest item to hold, the curvature of the spoon makes holding it uncomfortable, but apart from…

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2015: The Year a Watch May Become Your Favourite Travel Sidekick

So wonderful must have 1

The Spires Serviced Apartments


If I were to ask you what the core function of a watch is, undoubtedly your response would be that it is to keep you informed of the time. Whenever you see someone glance at their watch it is inevitably due to them checking the time or perhaps they are just admiring it if it happens to be a particularly stylish, desired watch brand. However, this may be set to change. As powerful as it is to dictate the time, and therefore people’s schedules, watches are set to become even more influential this year as they too are “smartified”; opening them up to a whole range of new potential functions. Yes, as you may be aware, one of the most hotly anticipated products of the year has to be a certain Apple Watch which is to be released near the end of April (there may be a queue beginning already…

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