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Wine ice cream exists, and you can get drunk on it

Holly Brockwell Fun Stuff, Premium Leave a Comment

The universe has heard your prayers.Your favourite two guilty pleasures – ice cream and wine – have come together in a heavenly fusion that can only be described as dangerously brilliant. This isn't wine-flavoured ice cream, oh no. This is eight separate flavours of wine-infused, proper ice cream with a butterfat content of 15% and a proof of…

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10 presents you can still buy on Christmas Eve

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Ahh. It's Christmas Eve. Your stocking's hung, your pies are minced, and John Lennon's on the radio. All is calm, all is... wait, you didn't get a present for Uncle Keith and it's literally Christmas tomorrow. Panic sets in. You consider re-gifting him your office secret santa present, even though it's a framed photo of you…

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The Asus ZenWatch arrives in the UK on December 23rd

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It has been officially announced that the Asus ZenWatch, which launched in the US last month, will be coming to the UK on December 23rd. It'll cost £199.99 and will be exclusive to Currys/PC World's online store. The ZenWatch does have the distinction of being one of the few rectangular-faced smartwatches that doesn't look abysmal. In terms…

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Yoga’s as good at reducing heart disease risk as aerobic exercise

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A new scientific review of 37 studies involving 2768 subjects has concluded that yoga can be as effective as aerobic exercise in reducing the risk of heart disease. Researchers from America and the Netherlands have published their findings, which they call ‘significant’, in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology this week. Yoga was primarily developed…

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A six-legged robot based on stick insects just took its first steps

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German engineers have built a new kind of robot based on a stick insect, and he’s just taken his first steps. (Aww.) The device, called Hector, has an ultralight exoskeleton made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic and a lot of built-in sensors. He also has 18 highly responsive elastic joints on his six legs, meaning he can…

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Virgin Media’s new wearable controls your TV if you fall asleep

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It's likely that there have been many occasions where you've drifted off while watching TV, missing parts of your favourite programme in the process. Thankfully this new wearable from Virgin Media means that's no longer going to be a problem. It's called KipstR, and it's a 3D printed wristband that can actually detect when its wearer…

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The 7 best beauty products you can buy at any Boots store

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This post is not sponsored by Boots (or anyone) – it's all stuff we genuinely like. Boots has some kind of hold on me. I seem to spend more there than at any other shop. I'll nip in for a pair of tights and walk out with ten eyeshadows, a back scrubber, an electric toothbrush,…

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Celebrate the OnePlus One’s first birthday with a stylish external battery pack

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Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the release of the OnePlus One. Remarkable that it's been that long isn't it? To celebrate, OnePlus announced a number of special offers for people to take advantage of -- including a new affordable external battery pack. The OnePlus Power Bank costs just £14, and comes packing a 10,000…

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One protein is responsible for a range of allergic reactions (and blocking it could help treat cancer and HIV)

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A new study's found that one protein is the root of a range of allergic reactions to medications and other substances. Researchers from Johns Hopkins and the University of Alberta say that developing medication to counteract its effects could improve treatment success for everything from diabetes to cancer to HIV. Scientists already know that pain,…

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New lens-free microscope is a cancer diagnosis breakthrough

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Researchers have built a microscope that doesn’t need a lens – and it works as well as traditional equipment. The team, from UCLA, say it’s the first lens-free microscope that analyses tissues in 3D. When a sample of tissue or blood is placed on a slide and inserted into the device, a sensor array (on…

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Apple has been found not guilty of breaching anti-trust laws

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Apple execs can breathe easy, because despite admitting it deleted third party music from users' iPods, and following accusations that it wanted to prevent music that wasn't bought through iTunes from being loaded onto iPods altogether, it's been found not guilty of anti-competitive conduct and breaching anti-trust laws. The eight person jury came to the verdict after…

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Sony’s new display module can make any pair of glasses more like Google Glass

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Smartglasses have been around for a little while now, but they have yet to really take off with consumers. Price aside, the main issue a lot of people will have is that they're not really compatible existing pairs of glasses. The new offering from Sony is different. The new 'display module' is completely detachable, meaning you can…

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