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A button to order pizza is the lazy man’s dream

Pressing a button to order pizza to your home might sounds like a dream. But now it is a happy reality, thanks to Domino’s - at least if you live in the UK. The pizza company has, in fact, launched two one-click order buttons: a virtual button within their app and -...

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Weather changing wearables can banish that rainy feeling

Britain’s changeable weather has long been a cause for concern among fashionistas, who are forced to weigh up whether they can get away with their lovely new shirt when faced with the threat of a sudden downpour. Now, though, they can shop in peace, thanks to the...

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Sore head? Upset tum? Time to call Uber

One of the most difficult things about being ill is trying to get to the doctor. You know you should, of course, but your head hurts, you’re freezing cold and the idea of getting on public transport makes your stomach churn. That is why doctors traditionally make home...

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Get hit in Virtual Reality thanks to impacto

Getting punched is no fun. But if, for some strange reason, you want to experience more of it, then your luck is in: the Human-Computer Interaction lab at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany has created impacto, a device that recreates the experience of being hit...

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LED skin implants really light up your look

If you’re starting to think that tattoos are a bit tame now that everyone has got one, maybe we can interest you in the latest trend: implanting LED lights beneath your skin? For this, apparently, is the latest in fashion among biohackers according to Motherboard. The...

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ARmKeypad is decidedly handy

Sick of your titchy smartphone keyboard? Not convinced by those odd-looking fold out jobs? Well how about a keyboard that is projected onto your arm? Sound like science fiction? Not a bit of it: electronics giant NEC has developed the ARmKeypad, a virtual keyboard for...

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Nostalgic for the 2000s already? We have the game for you

Nostalgia for the past is inevitable, but past seems to get closer every year. So it should not come as a surprise that someone has already decided to revive the AOL Instant Messenger days of the 2000s. The revival comes in the form of a new “interactive story”, Emily...

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Spoiler Alert is the antidote to internet blabbermouths

Rare is the internet user who hasn’t had their day thoroughly ruined by someone on social media giving away the latest plot twist in a hot TV series. But now help is at hand, thanks to the appropriately named Spoiler Alert, a Chrome extension to “stop websites from...

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D Free to be free from toilet trouble

A wearable device that reminds you when you need to go to the toilet might sound like a joke. But when you consider that the young, the old, the sick and the pregnant can all have difficulties in working out when they need to go, then D Free, from Japanese company...

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Fujisawa SST – a Smart City based on people, not technology

The more impressive technology becomes, the easier it is to get blinded by its benefits and to create technology for technology’s sake. In the world of the Smart City, this danger is ever present. The whole idea of a Smart City - a place where technology is tied into...

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Monkey menace versus Smart City in India

From network security to clean energy resources, Smart City planners have a lot on their plates. So spare a thought for those in Dharamshala who are having to deal with a unique problem as they try to get their town accepted as one of India’s first 20 Smart City...

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Get fit with no exercise – maybe – thanks to science

Exercise is great. But wouldn’t it be even greater if your muscles could get all the benefits of exercise without you having to do any work? That maybe sounds like the kind of claim you’d get from a small advert in the back of an disreputable magazine. But it might...

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FoxType is an email politeness tool your gran would approve of

If you, like me, find that email is almost that perfect tool for inadvertently offending people - all those rapid messages and bursting inboxes - then help is at hand, courtesy of FoxType. The company has invented a tool to help you write in “a more polite, friendly...

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Pocket dialling – the phantom menace

Pocket dials - or butt dials as our American friends call them - are doubtlessly annoying. But they are also becoming a strain on the emergency services. Google workers were called into investigate 911 calls in San Francisco, after the city’s Department of Emergency...

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Facebook love story is a Kraftwerk album come true

Facebook has long been an important tool for dating - all tremulous friend requests, artfully arranged pictures and poetic status updates - but it appears even its glitches can be romantic. Just ask Schuler Benson and Celeste Zendler, a US couple who tied the knot...

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