‘Mingleton’ – Move aside Tinder there’s a new dating app in town

This week we were presented with further evidence that we are completely incapable or absolutely unwilling to meet people the old fashion way. ‘Mingleton’, a new smartphone dating app, makes the search for everlasting love (or temporary acquaintance) that much easier by connecting you with people in your immediate vicinity. The brainchild of two Harvard …

Do you know your Hipsters from your Punks? – Well, your computer does

Dividing people into popular subcultures may be the quickest way to determine whether you have anything in common with someone but  it wasn’t the kind of thing you would expect scientists to take a particular interest in until now. Scientists from the University of California, San Diego have developed algorithms to determine an individual’s ‘urban …

The Space Race continues – The military implications of China’s first lunar probe

In a move that’s already sparked sentiments similar to those created by the original US/Soviet 1950’s race against time (and gravity), China has joined this ever-exclusive club of celestial’s with its first ever moon landing, the first moon launch in the 21st century and one that’s showing some worrying trends seen the first time around. …

The world’s first 24hr music video – ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams

In an industry first that takes innovation in music well beyond a few good riffs, a great falsetto and a topless video, Pharrell Williams follows up on the successes of ‘Get Lucky’, Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Lose Yourself’ with a 24hr music video for his next single ‘Happy’. Outdoing Michael Jackson’s epic 39 minute …