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Man Proposes to Girlfriend in Virtual Reality Demo

Man Proposes to Girlfriend in Virtual Reality Demo

Proposing to your significant other is a wonderfully special event, something that will lead to the best days of your lives. But how does one go about asking one of the most import ...

China and US Agree Truce on Cybercrime

China and US Agree Truce on Cybercrime

Tensions have been growing in recent years when it comes to US-China relations. It is thought to be a sign of wider struggles to do with what constitutes proper and acceptable beha ...

Facebook Partners up to Develop Education System

Facebook Partners up to Develop Education System

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been openly expressing his interest in education since he donated $100 million (£65.5 million) to the Newark school since in New Jersey. Last year, ...

A Whole New Meaning to “Building Your Own PC”

A Whole New Meaning to “Building Your Own PC”

There are going to be some of you out there who regularly tinker with your computer and have it souped up to the max. For the rest of us, tampering with the inside of our machines ...

England to Test Electric Motorways

England to Test Electric Motorways

Imagine being able to recharge your car as you drive down the road. Well, that possibility could become a reality for motorists in England if a scheme proposed by government agency ...

Salt-Powered Lamp to Light Developing World

Salt-Powered Lamp to Light Developing World

As you may know, around 80% of the world has access to electricity. But what of the remaining 20%? There are some places where main lines electricity just isn't feasible. Take the ...

The World’s First Bionic Eye has Been Implanted

The World’s First Bionic Eye has Been Implanted

Bionic eyes might sound like something in your favourite sci-fi show, but surgeons in Manchester in the UK have made them a reality. The recipient was one Mr Ray Flynn, an 80-year- ...

Man Proposes to Girlfriend in Virtual Reality Demo

Proposing to your significant other is a wonderfully special event, something that will lead to the best days of your lives. But how does one go about asking one of the most important questions they will ever have to ask? Some like to throw it out there as if asking the other if they would like a cup of tea. Some like the classic route: fancy dinner for two, candlelight, etc. And others like to make it a li ...

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China and US Agree Truce on Cybercrime

Tensions have been growing in recent years when it comes to US-China relations. It is thought to be a sign of wider struggles to do with what constitutes proper and acceptable behaviour over the internet, otherwise known as Cyberspace. But in meetings and a joint news conference last week, US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to take steps to address cybercrime. The two presiden ...

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Facebook Partners up to Develop Education System

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been openly expressing his interest in education since he donated $100 million (£65.5 million) to the Newark school since in New Jersey. Last year, he and his wife gave a further $120 million (£78.6 million) to Bay Area schools in San Francisco last year. And now Facebook is taking another step into the education game with software that should allow children in the US to lea ...

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A Whole New Meaning to “Building Your Own PC”

There are going to be some of you out there who regularly tinker with your computer and have it souped up to the max. For the rest of us, tampering with the inside of our machines or building our own computer can look like a very daunting task indeed. But all that could be able to change with one of Acer's latest desktop computers unveiled at IFA Berlin, one of Germany's annual tech shows. Acer is bringing ...

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England to Test Electric Motorways

Imagine being able to recharge your car as you drive down the road. Well, that possibility could become a reality for motorists in England if a scheme proposed by government agency Highways England takes effect. The idea is to test wireless technology that transfer power from inside the road to the vehicle driving on it, built into England's motorways and major A roads. As you might be aware, the technology ...

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Salt-Powered Lamp to Light Developing World

As you may know, around 80% of the world has access to electricity. But what of the remaining 20%? There are some places where main lines electricity just isn't feasible. Take the Philippines, for example, which is made up of more than 7,000 islands. Combined with their tropical maritime climate making it hot and humid, the area is prone to extreme weather and, therefore, natural disaster - you may remember ...

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The World’s First Bionic Eye has Been Implanted

Bionic eyes might sound like something in your favourite sci-fi show, but surgeons in Manchester in the UK have made them a reality. The recipient was one Mr Ray Flynn, an 80-year-old with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which causes most sight loss cases in the developed world. AMD is so common that it's thought that half a million people are living with some degree of the condition in the UK alone ...

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Brain-Training App Could Help Stop Snacking

We've all dabbled in brain-training exercises for fun or to try and make ourselves smarter, but what about if we could use them to stop reaching for the biscuits in-between meals? According to a small study from the Universities of Exeter and Cardiff, such an app could help with that, helping people to stay away from snack foods. They have published the research in the journal Appetite. The study involved 8 ...

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Virtual Reality Helps Stroke Patients Regain Movement

People who have suffered a stroke can experience a range of complications after, such as depression and anxiety. But what of the physical repercussions? Having a stroke can result in weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, called hemiparesis. Paralysis of any kind can take a lot of work to overcome - if it's even possible to - and it's understandable that someone with it would be more inclined to fav ...

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Children’s Charity Gets Boost from Online Community

What if you had the chance to make the hospital experience of a child just a little more comfortable? Children in hospital still want to be able to do all the things that other children do. Unfortunately, hospital budgets don't cover entertainment for these kids, and they have to rely on donations. This is where Get-Well Gamers comes in. They provide hospitals with consoles and games so that the kids have a ...

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