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Nanosupplements could increase our iron levels

Forget broccoli, scientists have developed a new nanosupplement that should allow us to take in extra iron with zero side effects. We need good levels of the mineral in our blood so that we can make haemoglobin, which transports oxygen around the body. But anaemia is a common problem, particularly for women, especially when we’re pregnant or if we have …

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Diane ShipleyNanosupplements could increase our iron levels
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Viddy is the DIY pinhole camera you didn’t know you needed

This DIY pinhole camera kit may just be the cutest thing we’ve seen on Kickstarter in while, and its name is Viddy. Designed by London-based Kelly Angood, Viddy takes less than 30 minutes to make, and makes any photo look that little bit vintage and kitsch. Once constructed, the Viddy kits, which are made from durable recycled card and come …

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Hayley MinnViddy is the DIY pinhole camera you didn’t know you needed
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A new dissolving fabric could prevent HIV

Well, this is a bit clever. Bioengineers have developed a new form of HIV protection for women that comes in the form of a dissolving fabric. A team from the University of Washington created the material by dissolving a polymer and mixing it with maraviroc, an antiretroviral drug currently prescribed for patients with HIV. They then put this mixture in …

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Diane ShipleyA new dissolving fabric could prevent HIV
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Smart home systems aren’t secure, says study

A future where our homes are connected to our smartphones, and all our appliances are hooked up to the internet of things, sounds exciting– think of the time you’ll save when your fridge can order its own groceries, or you can switch off your lights and put on the burglar alarm with a single swipe. But before these things can …

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Diane ShipleySmart home systems aren’t secure, says study
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Is Samsung about to launch its first metal phone?

We’ve already reported today that Samsung has announced the UK release dates for their two new devices, the Galaxy S5 Mini and the Galaxy Young 2. Now, it’s also been revealed that the mobile company is launching its first non-plastic phone. Samsung Mobile’s senior vice president, Kim Hyun-joon told investors and analysts that a large-screened phone will materialise in the …

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Hayley MinnIs Samsung about to launch its first metal phone?
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Colour-changing ice cream is now a reality

After hearing about glow-in-the-dark ice cream, breast milk ice cream, crocodile egg ice cream and of course, Viagra ice cream, I didn’t think there were any more ways for frozen milk to surprise us. Of course, I was wrong. A Spanish scientist has now invented colour-changing ice cream. As PSFK reports, Manuel Linares, a physicist from Catalonia, says that his …

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Diane ShipleyColour-changing ice cream is now a reality
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Shazam for Mac to recognise songs and TV shows automatically

You hear a song you like in a café. Desperate to find out what it is before it ends, you cast around for a member of staff to ask – but to no avail. And then, to the rescue: like a non-judgemental friend with an excellent ear, the popular music recognition app, Shazam, is subtly whipped out on your smartphone. You’re saved. …

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Sadie HaleShazam for Mac to recognise songs and TV shows automatically
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Samsung announces UK release date for Galaxy S5 Mini

Following on from Russia and Germany who managed to get their hands on it first, Samsung has announced that us UK lot can now buy the Galaxy S5 mini, as of Thursday 7th August. This means that we’ll be able to get a smaller, more pocket-friendly version of the Galaxy S5, which features cool stuff like Ultra Power Saving Mode, …

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Hayley MinnSamsung announces UK release date for Galaxy S5 Mini
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Mobile rumours: Nexus 6 by HTC, Galaxy Alpha release date, and the Tizen phone put on hold

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile rumours. 1. HTC could be …

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Thomas PritchardMobile rumours: Nexus 6 by HTC, Galaxy Alpha release date, and the Tizen phone put on hold
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Other people’s brainwaves can predict what we want to watch

Scientists have known for a long time that certain areas of our brains light up when we’re enjoying what we’re watching. But researchers from the City College of New York and Georgia Tech wanted to find out if they could use the reactions of a small group of people to predict how millions more would react to TV shows and …

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Diane ShipleyOther people’s brainwaves can predict what we want to watch
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Apple Rumours: Apple TV delays, job losses, and new iMacs

Those Apple rumours just keep coming, and keeping up with them all is proving to be a difficult task. To keep you up to speed, here is today’s round-up of the biggest Apple rumours and news. 1. An updated Apple TV might not be seen until next year The last time we saw a new Apple TV was in the …

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Thomas PritchardApple Rumours: Apple TV delays, job losses, and new iMacs
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Vocca makes lightbulbs voice-activated

Some inventions brighten your day. The team behind Vocca hopes they can make that literal. They’ve developed an adapter that gives you the ability to turn a lightbulb on or off simply by shouting at it. (I guess you could speak softly, but I like my inanimate objects obedient, thank you very much.) Their basic model allows you to screw …

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Diane ShipleyVocca makes lightbulbs voice-activated
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Could tiny robot propellers replace medication?

Who needs medication, or surgeries, or much of anything really when we could soon have tiny robot propellors running through our veins? It might sound like science fiction (or that old Dennis Quaid movie I was always too squeamish to watch), but it’s real. Scientists from the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, and the …

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Diane ShipleyCould tiny robot propellers replace medication?
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Meet the tech bikes of the future: Copenhagen Wheel, Denny, Merge and Solid

With special apps which promise to map you the best cycling routes, lights that make night cycling safer, bike-friendly lorries and the popularisation of peer-to-peer bike rental, this year has already seen cycling thrust into the limelight, partly fuelled by the horrifying increase in cycle deaths in the capital. Against this backdrop, there have of course been some brilliant bicycles emerging as well, many …

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Sadie HaleMeet the tech bikes of the future: Copenhagen Wheel, Denny, Merge and Solid
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3D measuring could mean we finally have bras that fit perfectly!

We all know that bra fitting can be a nightmare, especially when one shop tells you you’re a B, while another is telling you you’re a DD. How does that even work?! A new study by the University of Wollongong is planning to change all that, by using three-dimensional imaging to measure breast size and shape, collecting data that could …

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Hayley Minn3D measuring could mean we finally have bras that fit perfectly!
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Self-driving cars coming to UK roads in 2015

The FBI might think they’re a menace, but the UK government doesn’t want to hear from naysayers and spoilsports: they’ve given the go-ahead for driverless cars on public roads by 2015. (Am I the only one whose mind immediately went to David Hasselhoff? Oh, I am? OK.) Keen to encourage investment cash innovation, business secretary Vince Cable has pledged £10 …

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Diane ShipleySelf-driving cars coming to UK roads in 2015
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8 Reasons why Extant is your new online TV addiction

If you’re desperate to fill that huge Orange Is The New Black-shaped hole in your life, then we may have a solution for you: Extant. The Spielberg web series (that’s being aired on Amazon Prime Instant Video here in the UK) may be more sci-fi thriller set in the future than dark comedy set in the slammer, but we’re pretty …

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Becca Caddy8 Reasons why Extant is your new online TV addiction
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Science can predict which selfies we’ll like best

We’d always thought that, despite this photo app-heavy era, it’s possible to make real connections online that aren’t defined by how people look. Turns out, we’re idealistic fools and human beings are depressingly superficial. Psychologists from the University of York conducted a new study to find out whether they could predict how their subjects would judge others, based on a …

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Diane ShipleyScience can predict which selfies we’ll like best
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Mobile rumours: New Windows phones and Samsung smartwatches

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile rumours. 1. LG are coming …

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Thomas PritchardMobile rumours: New Windows phones and Samsung smartwatches
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Apple rumours: iWatch woes, new Mac Mini, and yet another iPhone 6 chassis

Both Tim Cook and Eddie Cure have claimed that this year will feature the most exciting Apple product line-up so far, which sounds incredibly exciting. Can you not wait for the official announcement to take place? Well why not have a skim through our daily round-up of the latest rumours and leaks related to all things Apple. 1. Study claims …

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Thomas PritchardApple rumours: iWatch woes, new Mac Mini, and yet another iPhone 6 chassis