Putting the brakes on drink driving: Smart key breathalyser makes drivers take a test before...

Portable breathalyser prototype can be integrated into smart keys Prototype device gives results in three seconds and could go on sale soon It works with car's ignition to stop it starting if a driver is over the...
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630
30 March 2016, 17:21

WhatsApp finally lets you format text: Messages can now be written in bold, italic and with...

When sending messages, you can add certain characters to format text These characters can be added before or after words or sentences They make messages go bold, italic or appear to have been crossed out It's a...
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498
30 March 2016, 15:45

Fridges could soon use LASERS to warn you when food has gone off: Beams can detect bacteria...

Bacteria have hair-like flagella, which they use to move around When a laser shines on food, it scatters off the surface to make 'speckle' The moving bacteria means the speckle pattern changes over time Changing...
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297
30 March 2016, 15:41

The quasar jets that break the laws of physics: Streams are 100 times hotter than thought...

Quasar 3C 273 was first discovered in 1963 and is the brightest in our sky New technique combining one space and four ground telescopes was used The researchers found the quasar jets are 10 trillion degrees Kelvin ...
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240
30 March 2016, 14:44

A step away from fossil fuels? Scientists breakdown plant material without chemicals for the...

The scientists stewed a catalyst with sawdust for 20 hours at 190 ° C Results show catalyst was able to directly break down and convert lignin Lignin typically requires high levels of energy or the use of corrosive...
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554
30 March 2016, 13:44

Instagram now lets you record and share 60-second videos and brings back the multi-clip tool...

People on iOS, Android and Windows Phone are getting the update Over the coming months, users will be able to record 60-second clips Instagram is also bringing back multiple clips from a camera roll on iOS   The...
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460
30 March 2016, 13:44

Teenagers now spend more than nine hours a day addicted to Facebook and Twitter on their...

British teenagers now spend more than nine hours a day online Teenagers average around an hour and 40 minutes a day on social media They are likely to spend just as long making and editing videos at home The rise...
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613
30 March 2016, 12:02

Watch Freeview shows anywhere with EE TV: Service lets users stream and download programs to...

Users can download recorded shows from any of EE TV's Freeview channels on their phones It requires users to connect their phone to same Wi-Fi network as EE TV Downloadedprogrammes can then be stored and kept...
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249
30 March 2016, 6:20

Kuvée's smart bottle is a 'Keurig for alcohol': Wifi-connected gadget can be used with 50...

The Wifi touch screen shows users serving tips and food pairings Consumers can get a Kuvée for $ 199 or pre-order for $ 349 with 4 wines Entire system consists of a Kuvée bottle and 750 milliliter Kuvée wines A...
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471
30 March 2016, 5:04

How the language you speak changes what you SEE: Linguists view the world differently, claims...

Familiarity with an object causes you to view it differently, new study says People with higher expertise in a language will view letters as less complex When determining if letters in pair are different, novices...
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199
30 March 2016, 5:04

To catch a futuristic thief: Virtual machine guns, robo-security guards and drones will...

Report was commissioned by ADT and predicts ways of protecting homes Includes burglar alarms could identify intruders and shout at them by name 'Guns' shooting indelible liquid and police drones may also become ...
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243
30 March 2016, 4:01

The giant fuel tank that could take us to Mars: Images show 200ft tall cylinder being built...

Nasa's Space Launch System rocket will be the most powerful ever built Engineers completed welding of hardware for massive liquid oxygen tank This will be paired with a liquid hydrogen tank to power the SLS rocket ...
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462
30 March 2016, 4:00

Google Fiber wants to make landlines useful again: Service unveils $ 10 per month home phone...

Includes unlimited local and nationwide calls and voicemail transcription Users can forward calls to their landlines to mobile device when travelling Available in a fewUS markets where ......
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143
30 March 2016, 2:45

Snapchat unveils major messaging overhaul: App combines video, audio, GIFs, and stickers in...

Features voice and video calling along with audio and video notes More than 200 new stickers have been added which act like emojis Can switch from chat to video at anytime while conversing with others Snapchat ......
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574
30 March 2016, 2:44

Can you tickle YOURSELF? Unnerving ability could be a sign of schizophrenic-like traits,...

Scientists determined that people generally can not tickle themselves Voluntary acts cause the brain to decrease 'irrelevant' sensory stimuli But, people with schizophrenic-like traits are able to ticklethemselves ...
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499
30 March 2016, 0:08