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‘Diet Scanners’ To Be Fitted In Smartphones

‘Diet Scanners’ To Be Fitted In Smartphones

Technology allowing phone users to find out sugar levels in a piece of fruit, or the fat in cheese, could be widespread in years.

Within just a few years, every smartphone could be fitted with a tiny molecular scanner that would transform what we know about the physical world.

That’s the prediction of the CEO of Consumer read more

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Sky Q New Generation Skybox

Sky Q New Generation Skybox

When Sky launched its pay-TV platform in the UK, it was the outsider in the broadcast industry.

But now it is part of the media establishment, and last week’s launch of its new set-top box was the first move in its fight against a new breed of rivals. Sky Q is its response to the gauntlet Apple threw down in September. Launching a revamped version of the company’s Apple TV set-top box, Apple chief executive Tim Cook proclaimed: “The future of TV is apps.”

But Sky’s forthcoming “Q” service is aimed at a very different future from the one targeted by Apple, Google, Amazon and Roku. Those services all have streaming set-top boxes that would make broadcast read more

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

We’ve heard that before Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 5, or maybe even at the same time, it will be supersizing its current Android flagship smartphone. There has been word on the street that a Plus-sized version of the Galaxy S6 edge is on its way.

There were also previous rumours that the company would consider a standard S6 Plus too, but those have waned of late and it is thought that only the edge will get a beefier version, bringing that gorgeous read more

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Solar Impulse 2: Plane Forced To Land In Japan

Solar Impulse 2: Plane Forced To Land In Japan

Bad weather has forced a solar-powered plane to halt its attempt to circumnavigate the globe and make an unscheduled landing in Japan.

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg was 36 hours into what was expected to be a six-day journey from China to Hawaii, when he was forced into a holding pattern ahead of a planned crossing of the Pacific Ocean.

The experimental craft took off from Abu Dhabi in March, but it was always known that the Pacific crossing would be the most challenging part of the journey.

No ship or plane is trailing Solar Impulse read more

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HTC One M9 New

HTC One M9 New

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The new HTC One M9 has been announced, and it’s already going to vying for the title of best phone in 2015, such is the combination of design and high power specs.

While loads of the mooted specs didn’t actually appear, the new phone has finally been launched following loads of leaks all over the internet, and it doesn’t disappoint, with upgrades in nearly every area.

The Taiwanese brand has confirmed that the phone will be launching in mid-March for Taiwan and Europe, with the US launch beginning April 10 and varying by carrier.

It’s another full metal uni-body read more

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What Is Tech Doing To Children’s Brains?

What Is Tech Doing To Children’s Brains?

School students will be invited to participate in a study into how technology affects young people’s memory and brain development.

 Participants will do computerised tests to measure their brain function

Participants will do computerised tests to measure their brain function

Thousands of schoolchildren in the UK are being recruited for the world’s largest study on the impact mobile phones have on things like memory and attention span.

The Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones, or SCAMP, will assess 2500 11 and 12-year-olds over three years.

It will examine whether mobiles and other wireless devices affect children’s read more

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SMS Texts Abandoned For Instant Messaging Apps

SMS Texts Abandoned For Instant Messaging Apps

For the first time ever the number of text messages sent has fallen, with instant messaging apparently taking over as the way we communicate with our family and friends.

Deloitte‘s latest technology predictions report shows an estimated 145 billion SMS messages were sent in 2013 in the UK, seven billion less than in 2012.

In the same period 160 billion instant messages were sent, a huge jump from 57 billion in 2012.

In 2014 they predict the number of traditional texts will continue to fall, but a staggering 300 billion read more

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Smithsonian Museum scans a Mammoth in 3D

Smithsonian Museum scans a Mammoth in 3D

One of the world’s largest museums has launched an ambitious project to 3D scan its collection.

America’s prestigious Smithsonian museum is using the revolutionary technology to document its artefacts but also to share them through 3D printers and online.

3D scanning bounces lasers off objects using the echo to map them in space.

The process is used to build up 3D digital images of almost anything, regardless of size or complexity.

Adam Metello, 3D digitisation read more

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Facebook Sued Over Alleged Private Message ‘Scanning’

Facebook Sued Over Alleged Private Message ‘Scanning’

Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it monitors users’ private messages.

The lawsuit claims that when users share a link to another website via a private message, Facebook scans it to profile the sender’s web activity.

It alleges that Facebook systematically intercepts messages to mine user data and profits by sharing it with data aggregators, advertisers and marketers.

Facebook said the allegations were “without read more

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Online Music Streaming Doubles In UK In 2013

Online Music Streaming Doubles In UK In 2013

Online music streaming in the UK has doubled in the last year, according to new figures.

But that has come at the expense of album sales, which have seen an overall dip during 2013 due to the decline in CD sales as people turn to digital listening.

Research by music trade body the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Official Charts Company shows 7.4 billion tracks were played on paid-for or ad-funded streaming services in the last year read more

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