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Teabag Crowned As One Of Our Most Important Inventions

The British public have got their priorities in the right order it seems. When asked to vote on the most important inventions of all time they did not disappoint. While the Internet, the wheel and of course penicillin all made the cut it was the mighty teabag that has made sure the list is truly authentic. amenic181 via Getty Images ...

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Why Mobile Ad-Blocking Is Set To Increase In The US

Desktop ad-blocking has been a major trend for some time now, with the US ahead of most other countries for adopting this behaviour. However, with our research showing that 36% of US internet users now think that their smartphone is their most important device (up from 20% in late 2015), it’s inevitable that a growing number of these digital consumers ...

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Apple's ARKit Could Make Augmented A Reality

Last year’s flash hit was Pokemon Go, a smartphone game that captured the imagination of millions of mobile users before quickly losing momentum. The short-lived super-popularity of the game does tell us a lot about the technology that powered it – Augmented Reality (or AR). While the content of Pokemon Go appealed to swathes of nostalgia-hungry Millennials, the engine behind ...

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Practicing Politics In The Digital Age: Websites, Apps And Tools To Engage

Back in April, PM Theresa May announced a snap election for the UK, taking much of the country by surprise. The UK’s last snap election was held in 1979, when the Conservatives won a majority of seats under Margaret Thatcher’s lead, and the next general election wasn’t expected until 2020. The political landscape is starkly different today than in the ...

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RQ: Random Intelligence. A New Measure Of Intelligence

Image: DHREADY “If we are to cope with increasing complexity in our modern world… [we] can no longer be mere specialists with fixed duties, competent in only a very limited way. We must attain to a kind of global awareness, [and] the traditional boundaries must be transcended.”Dennis R. Smith, Institute of General Semantics We are entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. ...

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You Can Choose Your Facebook Friends, But Not Your Digital Family

Do you need a stat to prove that the internet is great? Here’s one: 84% of Brits like or love spending time online (and here’s a cat video if you need further persuasion). UK businesses have of course been looking to make the most of this and use the internet as another way to connect with us as customers and ...

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Renewable Energy Provides More Than Half UK's Electricity For First Time

For the first time ever, renewable energy sources have provided more than half the UK’s electricity needs. The National Grid officially confirmed that on Wednesday, renewable sources (wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric), were providing 50.7 per cent of national demand. Reuters This week’s weather has been perfect for renewable energy sources and it was at Wednesday lunchtime that it all ...

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Data roaming charges in Europe are about to be completely wiped out

This could be you on your next holiday (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk) Massive data roaming charges picked up while you’re on holiday in Europe are about to become a thing of the past. New legislation that comes into play next week are about to become a huge game changer that will help save British holidaymakers £1.3 billion a year. Apple reveals details ...

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BMW i3 Diary: How Easy Is It To Own An Electric Car?

Is owning an electric car a statement or simply good financial sense? In the beginning it was most definitely the former. Electric cars were expensive, limited in range and thanks to a complete lack of infrastructure impossible to make long journeys in. It became almost a weekly joke for motoring publications to pick on an electric car and show just ...

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A Team Of Scientists Are Trying To Bring A Dead Brain Back To Life

It sounds like the beginning of a horror film, but now scientists are actually trying to bring people back from the dead using an injection of stem cells. Philadelphia-based company, Bioquark, has revealed it will start tests in an unidentified country in Latin America this year, after plans to start ‘ReAnima’ in India were already halted by government officials. KatarzynaBialasiewicz ...

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