ASUS ZenFone 5

ASUS ZenFone 5 A500KL review – a 5-star smartphone at a 3-star price

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We go hands-on with the upgraded ASUS ZenFone 5, the middle sibling in the ZenFone family. At just £199.99 SIM-free, this 5-inch marvel doesn't just threaten the Moto G's 'best value' title – it full-on steals it. With thanks to ASUS for the handset.  The handset 8/10 The red, gold and purple versions of this handset…

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Dachshund’s Creek is the ’90s reboot you didn’t know you needed

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Dawson’s Creek was great in its day: the ‘90s, back before any of us had actual worries and were happy to listen to overly loquacious teenagers string self-important sentences together and watch endless permutations of the Dawson-Joey-Pacey-Jen ‘love square’. (No wonder creator Kevin Williamson finally snapped and killed one of them off. The wrong one,…

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The season you’re born affects your mood, study says

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Could astrologers have been right all along? New research suggests that there’s a link between the season you're born and how happy you are. And the time of year people are born and their risk of going on to develop a mood disorder like depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety could also be connected. A group…

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Student’s jewellery turn your veins into energy source

Sadie Hale Gadgets & Apps, Style Leave a Comment

If you're squeamish about veins, then look away now. Israeli graduate student Naomi Kizhner has designed some strange but highly functional jewellery which connects to your veins to make them produce electricity. As The Higher Learning reports, Kizhner has created three pieces (see main image) through a project, Energy Addicts, for her BA in Industrial Design at Hadassah…

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Is this the best Hallowe’en costume ever?

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What happens when you attach LEDs to a toddler in a stick-man formation and film her running around? Here's what - a video that's been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube, and a truly awesome business idea. As the Telegraph reports, what started out as a bit of fun has been turned into…

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It’s official: Sex started in Scotland, says science

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A palaeontologist has discovered when and where reproduction by copulation and internal fertilisation (also known as S-E-X) first took place. Professor John Long from Flinders University in South Australia dates heterosexual, penetrative sex to 385 million years ago in the place that later became Scotland (and OK, fine, to Estonia and China, too. But we…

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The flu vaccine could be the key to preventing heart disease

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Scientists have discovered why the flu vaccine reduces the risk of heart disease, and are hoping they can go on to develop a vaccine for the condition as a result. Heart disease is the number one cause of death around the world, killing around 74,000 people in the UK each year. It's caused by a…

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7 things to consider when you’re buying a high-end camera

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So you're in the market for a camera but you don't want to settle for something basic or cheap, you want one of the best cameras currently on the market -- something seriously high end. But when it comes to expensive gadgetry you don't want to end up overpaying for something that isn't…

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TK Maxx 'This' sign

Is happiness the secret to personal style? We join the debate with Zandra Rhodes, Dawn O’Porter & Jim Chapman

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Last Thursday 16 October, shinyshiny put our glad rags on and joined TK Maxx and a panel of industry pioneers for its the inaugural #StyleByMe debate about the future of fashion. Hosted by presenter, writer, vintage-inspired designer and owner of TV's glossiest bob, Dawn O'Porter, the panel featured 'high visibility' grand dame of British fashion Zandra Rhodes, legendary fashion…

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A new sensor lets doctors see inside the brain

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Engineers have developed a new implantable brain sensor that’s transparent, so they can see what’s happening underneath it. The team, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, used scientists’ new favourite miracle material, graphene, to make the sensor. That’s because it conducts electricity well and tends not to be rejected by the body. It also allows them…

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Oscar Pistorius, and 5 other shocking murder trials

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This morning, it was announced that Oscar Pistorius will serve a five-year prison sentence for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day 2013. He was also given a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge. The trial, which lasted for seven months, was widely televised, giving it added immediacy and allowing people…

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10 genuinely original Halloween costume ideas

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Put down the knee socks, and step away from the body glitter. Since Yahoo, Google and Amazon revealed their top Halloween costume searches – a snoresome mix of generic pirates, fairytale heroines and blockbuster movie characters – we thought it was time to stir up the imagination cauldron a bit. You've still got 10 days to find an idea…

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‘Zombie-proof’ cabins created by British company

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Do you fear a zombie apocalypse? Does the thought of being unprotected from this imminent threat leave you quaking in your boots? Well never fear, for this British company has got you covered with 'the world's first and only certified* Zombie Proof Log Cabin', and it can be yours for £69,995. 'Get yours before they get you!' the…

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