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How to get an iPhone battery replacement for £29 and speed up your device

Fixing your iPhone battery is about to get much cheaper (Picture: Getty Images) Apple has stepped in to quash the ‘batterygate’ controversy by offering users a cheap way of replacing their iPhone batteries. Yesterday, the tech colossus issued an apology after it admitted slowing down older iPhones to protect the battery and make sure the device doesn’t suffer unwanted shutdowns. The measure ...

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Aliens could be living on a planet in the TRAPPIST-1 star system, new discovery suggests

This Nasa illustration shows a solar system called Trappist-1 (Photo: Nasa) Scientists have made a discovery which raises the likelihood of finding alien life on one of the planets orbiting a distant star called TRAPPIST-1. It’s been claimed that some of the seven Earth-sized worlds in this star system may have been able to hold onto an atmosphere for more than ...

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Planet Earth survives nail-biting ‘near miss’ with bus-sized asteroid 2017 YZ4

Astronomers only spotted the object a few days before it sped past us Humanity has survived yet another cosmic close encounter with a huge asteroid. A space rock the size of a double-decker bus zoomed Earth and moon at a distance of just 139,433 miles, which is close enough for astronomers to consider it a ‘near miss’. Asteroid 2017 YZ4 was never threatening ...

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Robots Will Create Inequality In The Workplace Unless The Government Acts, Warns Think Tank

The government is being asked to intervene in the use of robots within the workplace amid fears that it could only increase the rising levels of inequality. A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think tank warned that increasing automation would be a double-edged sword. On the one hand it had the potential to deliver a powerful ...

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The UK Experienced Its 'Greenest Year For Electricity Ever' In 2017

The UK enjoyed its greenest year ever in 2017 in terms of how it produced its electricity, the National Grid has revealed. Proving that renewable and clean energy has been enjoying stratospheric growth, the country managed to break an impressive 13 records around renewable energy. Toby Melville / Reuters These included the first day since the industrial revolution where the ...

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Government Looks To End Mobile Signal Misery On Trains

It is a universally acknowledged fact that getting a good mobile signal on a train in the UK is about as likely as getting Glastonbury tickets three years in a row. Well now the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has put out a call for evidence on how it can dramatically improve the connectivity over the UK’s rail ...

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Amazing futuristic technology trends to look out for in 2018

(Picture: Getty) If predictions are correct, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and robots are all developing at an exponential rate. But while we eagerly await a virtual paradise of early retirement as our jobs are taken over, what awaits us in the coming year? 1. Futuristic healthcare We already have a trackable pill. And there are health apps for just about everything ...

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Boxing Day Dip Pictures Show Brits At Their Hardy Best

Most of us spend the day after Christmas scoffing leftovers and watching terrible television but some Brits are rather more intrepid. As if dealing with hangovers and heartburn wasn’t effort enough on the 26th, around the country, people head to their local body of water for a Boxing Day dip. If the thought doesn’t already have you shivering, strap in folks ...

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How To Responsibly Dispose/Recycle Your Old PlayStation, Xbox One, TV And More

Boxing Day is finally upon us and along with it comes the excitement of setting up some new all-powerful gadget that was gifted to you on Christmas Day. With 4K TVs, the Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 all likely to be found under trees and a good number of us looking to take advantage of the Boxing Day sales it begs the important question: ...

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Animal selfies, space rockets and sex robots: The best science pictures of 2017

Here are some of the amazing pics taken this year (Credt: Getty Images/ AFP/ Caters) It’s not been a vintage year for politics, pop music and people who are secretly hoping to one day marry Prince Harry. But 2017 has turned out to be a great year for scientific discovery. We’ve observed the first asteroid to visit our solar system ...

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