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What kind of mouse will you be using in the future? If you are still using one which looks like it belongs in the last century then you might just be tempted to upgrade to the swish looking new mouse from Asus. It is called VivoMouse and it looks very futuristic; like the kind of mouse you would see someone using in sci-fi movie and which would have you saying. “Yeah...

When it comes to things like mobile phones and tablets the adoption of eye tracking software sounds like a bit of harmless fun. However, when it is used to cut out accidents using blooming big mining trucks then this is a more serious business. The manufacturer Caterpillar is bringing out a package which is designed to give a warning when he driver starts to fall asleep...

If you would like a more local twist to what you listen to on the radio then the good old BBC might have the perfect solution. Boffins at the Beeb have come up with something which goes by the rather exciting name of The Perceptive Radio. The crux of it is that the material broadcast can alter automatically according to where the listener is and even the current weather...

Who among us can honestly say that they don’t love a good cocktail? From James Bond to Ernest Hemingway, history is filled with people who knew the value of mixing a few basic ingredients together and then drinking the blooming thing. But what if you don’t know how to mix the perfect martini or mojito? The good news is that help is at hand and that it doesn’t come...

According to a news report this week tablets are more popular than ever before and according to another one they will be gone from the world in 5 years time. So which one should be believed? The Good News Analysts IDC have reported that in the first quarter of this year the sale of tablets has boomed. The figures show a growth of more than 142% over the same 3 months last...

Light pollution, eh? You just gotta hate it. Actually, it might be something which causes fewer problems in the future is the work of a team of scientists in Japan and Mexico bears fruit. The researchers are working on a new sort of street lighting design which could stop so much light being wasted. If you live in a big city you are probably used to not being able to see...

It is always good to see technology being used to fight crime, and that is exactly what is being done in India right now. The country was shocked by a recent brutal rape case and an aeronautical engineering student called Manisha Mohan decided to take action. Using her technical knowledge she and friends Rimpi Tripathi and Niladhri Basu Bal came up with a solution which...

The Philips Hue home lighting system promises to give you an unprecedented level of control over your home’s lighting from your phone. This system runs through a mobile app and is an advanced sort of mood lighting method which allows the homeowner to control the colour and brightness of every bulb in the property if they wish to do so. It works by hooking up Wi-Fi connected...

You may have heard rumours of the Facebook Phone before now but finally we know what it is about. It is actually called Facebook Home and it isn’t a real phone or even an operating system. Facebook Home is a social network dedicated home screen for Android phones which will change the way you interact with your phone. When you switch on your phone you will see a Coverfeed,...

When it comes to playing games on your PC your feet are probably rather underworked. Sure, they might be used to stamp on the floor in celebration or in...