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INSIGHT – Why favouriting tweets should be stopped

I’m sorry everyone. I’m going to have to come out and say it. I don’t like people who favourite on Twitter. I’m guilty of doing it too, and thus a hypocrite, but here’s why it’s rubbish, and shouldn’t be a thing. Twitter is not Facebook, and shouldn’t be used in the same way. Like everyone else, I CARE about likes …

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Hayley MinnINSIGHT – Why favouriting tweets should be stopped
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The Selfie Toaster makes it possible to eat your own face every morning!

Just when we thought selfies couldn’t get any more of a thing, along comes the Selfie Toaster. Yes, you read that right. Created by the Vermont Novelty Toaster Corporation, for only $75, you can put your face on a piece of bread and then eat it for breakfast every morning. Just like Jesus. Or just someone really narcissistic. We’re just …

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Hayley MinnThe Selfie Toaster makes it possible to eat your own face every morning!
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We all stay Facebook friends with foes to stalk them, according to survey

If you’re a Facebook user, you’ll most definitely have at least five people in your friends’ list that you’d never ever want to spend time with in real life, but keep them there just to stalk them, and see what they’re doing (come on, we all do it, don’t we?) A survey of more than 2750 social media addicts has …

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Hayley MinnWe all stay Facebook friends with foes to stalk them, according to survey
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Chromecast gets Rickrolled with the ‘Rickmote’

If you like to stream video to your TV its most likely you have some sort of set-top box, like a Roku, Apple TV or the Google Chromecast. Well one hacker has designed a remote named ‘Rickmote’ which uses a Raspberry Pi to send the internet famous Rick Astley’s song ‘Never gonna give you up’ to their TV instantly, it will …

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Craig FoxChromecast gets Rickrolled with the ‘Rickmote’
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Facebook and Oculus are finally one

Facebook has grown to be the number one social media outlet in the world and is linked almost every week to have acquired new companies globally much like Apple. Well, this week is no different, Facebook announced back in March that it would be acquiring Oculus and in fact only yesterday did the acquisition finally go through in a recorded …

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Craig FoxFacebook and Oculus are finally one
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Cubii is the world’s first under-desk elliptical trainer

Sitting in front of the laptop all day isn’t a healthy lifestyle, but it’s something we’re all guilty of doing. It’s also the reason that the standing and treadmill desks have caught on as a healthy alternative. If you do have to sit though, there is now the Cubii. Developed by FitnessCubed, the Cubii is basically a small device that …

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Hayley MinnCubii is the world’s first under-desk elliptical trainer
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Yale launches keyless locks for your connected home

Our homes are vastly becoming very connected, in the last few years we have seen an influx of new and connected devices making the way into our homes, we can control the temperature with our smartphones using ‘Nest’, we can control the lighting and even change the colour of the bulb with ‘Phillips Hue’, its pretty amazing what we can …

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Craig FoxYale launches keyless locks for your connected home
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HTC leaks video showing possible ‘Smartwatch’

With Android wear and Apple’s reported iWatch coming to our wrists, its only a matter of time before other smartphone manufacturers get on the bandwagon and build their own Smartwatch. We reported recently that in fact Microsoft are already planning this and now we can bring your attention to a video inside HTC’S design office’s, which is said perhaps to …

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Craig FoxHTC leaks video showing possible ‘Smartwatch’
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Made.com launches Unboxed, a ‘social showroom’ for nosey parkers

If you’re an interior design voyeur connoisseur, Made has just made your dreams come true with its new tool, Unboxed, which the company describes as a ‘social showroom’. The next best thing to rolling up to a fabulously glam person’s house, sneaking through the dog flap, and snapping phone pics of their decor, it also comes with far less chance …

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Diane ShipleyMade.com launches Unboxed, a ‘social showroom’ for nosey parkers
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Facebook introduces ‘Save’ – Its very own bookmarking system

If, like us, you share a lot on Facebook, from videos to photos and even funny Vines then you’ll be very happy to hear that Facebook is launching its own style of bookmarking and they’re calling it ‘Save’. Save is a great tool if there’s a post you’ve scrolled over and wanted to read, but didn’t have time at that …

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Craig FoxFacebook introduces ‘Save’ – Its very own bookmarking system
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Amazon’s Fire phone’s innovative new games

If these videos are anything to go by the upcoming Amazon Fire phone is going to be hugely interesting to gamers, especially games which make the most of its Dynamic Perspective sensor system. The Fire Phone from has a number of sensors situated on the front of the device to track your head’s movement, and to give you an idea of what the …

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Craig FoxAmazon’s Fire phone’s innovative new games
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UK tech far more expensive than US tech

Its probably no surprise to anyone that’s visited the USA that in the UK we pay much higher prices on a great many things. In a recent consumer analysis group it was found that for 13 products, ranging from computer consoles to TVs,we pay hundreds of pounds extra. The consumer groups data was shockingly bad for us in the UK: A …

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Craig FoxUK tech far more expensive than US tech
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Gold could be the future of medication delivery

The days of swallowing medicine and hoping it does the job are numbered. In future, precious metals will deliver drugs to a specifically targeted type of cell or part of the body. At least, that’s according to scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and EPFL, who have discovered that gold nanoparticles are able to penetrate cell membranes, meaning they …

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Diane ShipleyGold could be the future of medication delivery
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Apple’s iPhone 6 launch set to smash records

Apple is set to smash records for the production of its upcoming iPhone 6. The company is rumoured to be manufacturing 70-80 million new iPhones, which is expected to be launched in 4.7 and 5.5 inch screen versions, as apposed to the 50-60 million iPhones they created last year. According to Forbes Apple will be including the 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhones in …

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Craig FoxApple’s iPhone 6 launch set to smash records
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Kasabian walked on the world’s first digital red carpet, created by Sony Xperia Access

Sony Xperia Access unveiled the world’s first digital red carpet on Wednesday night at the premiere of Kasabian’s Summer Solstice gig screening. The digital red carpet featured hundreds of Xperia Z2 Tablets and was fully interactive, revolutionising the experience for celebrity guests, like Amber Le Bon and Ralf Little, and fans alike. The film screening, held at Vue Leicester Square, …

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Hayley MinnKasabian walked on the world’s first digital red carpet, created by Sony Xperia Access
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The Presence turns your old iOS device into a home security system

With phone contracts being the norm for many of us, it’s not unusual to find yourself with a spare phone or two lying around post-upgrade – and there’s now a fantastically innovative way to make use of old iOS devices. The Presence app allows you to safeguard your home by turning spare devices into a WiFi or cellular surveillance system, detecting …

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Sadie HaleThe Presence turns your old iOS device into a home security system
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Style Thief and FindSimilar have created ‘Shazam for clothes’

We’ve all had that moment where we’ve looked at someone walking past us with envy at how incredibly well put together their outfit is, only to find out her dress is a vintage piece from the 70s, and you’re never going to find it. Or how about swooning over Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s dress from the Met Gala only to discover …

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Hayley MinnStyle Thief and FindSimilar have created ‘Shazam for clothes’
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Safer IVF is on the way

Twelve babies have been born after researchers tested a new, safer way of stimulating ovulation for women undergoing IVF. Scientists from Imperial College London and doctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust worked together to trial the technique. They recruited 53 women who were healthy but experiencing infertility, and injected them with the adorably-named natural hormone kisspeptin to encourage their …

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Diane ShipleySafer IVF is on the way
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INSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?

The first time that we heard about Snapchat, like everyone else, we said to our friend, ‘But what’s the point in an app where you just send pictures for them to be deleted after five seconds?’ With the photo-sharing app revealing in May that users were sending 700 million photos and videos per day, while Snapchat Stories content was being …

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Hayley MinnINSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?
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Lose weight, not sleep: the patented app designed to eliminate excess weight

A new app has been released which aims to help you lose weight by cutting out unnecessary stress in the morning. Developed by a neuroscientist, the Weight Loss Alarm Clock allegedly reduces stress levels upon waking up by playing a soothing Tibetan alarm sound as opposed to a more blaring noise, which in turn produces a less tense reaction in the body. Aggressive alarms …

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Sadie HaleLose weight, not sleep: the patented app designed to eliminate excess weight