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Ford’s new car seat detects heart attacks and automatically calls an ambulance

21 Oct 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Ford’s new car seat detects heart attacks and automatically calls an ambulance
The new technology is specifically targeting the “baby boomer” generation by implementing a solution that uses various sensors and a camera to bring the car to a safe stop.

Samsung Gear S champions its fitness capabilities with Nike+ Running app

29 Aug 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Samsung Gear S champions its fitness capabilities with Nike+ Running app
An agreement between the two companies means that the popular health and fitness app will be on all Samsung Gear S smartwatches once it goes on sale in October.

Flappy Bird sequel Swing Copters breaks UK iOS top 50 in just 7 hours

21 Aug 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Flappy Bird sequel Swing Copters breaks UK iOS top 50 in just 7 hours
The new game, which is the brainchild of Dong Nguyen, is already rising up the iOS App Store chart for games in Europe and has its sights on replicating Flappy Bird’s success.

More Twitter records broken as Germany thrash Brazil in World Cup semi final

09 Jul 2014  by Sam Pudwell
More Twitter records broken as Germany thrash Brazil in World Cup semi final
Germany's spectacular 7-1 win became the most talked about sports game ever as well as beating Beyonce and Miley Cyrus to the record number of tweets per minute.

PopcornTime, the "Netflix for pirated movies," arrives on Chromecast

09 Jul 2014  by Alan Buckingham
PopcornTime, the "Netflix for pirated movies," arrives on Chromecast
In a bold move, the controversial video service, PopcornTime has announced support for Chromecast, Google's tiny TV dongle. Will this boost its popularity even further?

Tiny robots have muscles of their own…and they’re human!

02 Jul 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Tiny robots have muscles of their own…and they’re human!
A team of scientists from the University of Illinois are using human muscular tissue to control the movement of a centimetre-long biobot.

Lost for words? Then this emoji-only social network could be just for you

01 Jul 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Lost for words? Then this emoji-only social network could be just for you
Emojli will be launching soon on iOS, as a clutter-free social network where all communication, including status updates and usernames, will take place using emoji icons only.

Google Glass trains users to survive the zombie apocalypse

25 Jun 2014  by Wayne Williams
Google Glass trains users to survive the zombie apocalypse
Fitness app Zombies, Run! has been adapted to work with Google’s wearable. If you’re not familiar with it, the app essentially turns a real-world jog into a journey through the zombie apocalypse.

Investors pump $1m into app that only says Yo

19 Jun 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Investors pump $1m into app that only says Yo
Or Arbel’s app only allows users to send a push notification with the word “Yo” and it has already reportedly attracted 50,000 users with four million “Yo’s” sent.

Twitter user mistaken for Phil Neville gets hail of abuse

17 Jun 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Twitter user mistaken for Phil Neville gets hail of abuse
An innocent Twitter user with the handle @philneville received a torrent of abuse that was meant for the former England defender after his boring debut on the BBC.

Jesus beaten to number one spot on Wikipedia by Swedish biologist Carl Linnaeus

12 Jun 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Jesus beaten to number one spot on Wikipedia by Swedish biologist Carl Linnaeus
A study of the online encyclopaedia found that the Swedish biologist is more influential than anyone else when it comes to incoming links.