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Mood-forecasting tech could help stop bad moods even before they strike

Imagine an app or wearable device that could tell a day in advance that an at-risk individual would experience suicidal thoughts — and alert the person and their trusted contacts. That might soon be a reality, thanks to the nascent field of mood forecasting. We’ve become used to fitness trackers and other electronic devices that monitor our physical activity, and now scientists say similar technology can be used to track our psychological health in ways never before possible. By spotting early signs of emotional distress, the new apps and wearables could soon help preserve…

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iPhone vs Android: What your phone choice says about your PERSONALITY

It’s a choice that often divides friendship circles and even families – are you iPhone or Android? Now, a new survey has revealed the kinds of people who are more inclined to be an iPhone or Android fan. The survey, by Better Buy insurance, used data collected by YouGov and found that there are several personality traits linked to phone choice. Gary Beeston from Better Buy, said: “While, of course, your phone doesn’t – and shouldn’t – define you, it’s impossible to deny that there are some interesting and amusing correlations surrounding somebody’s choice of…

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Sony Wena watch straps let you make ANY traditional watch ‘smart’

From Apple Watches to Fitbits, consumers now have hundreds of smart watches to choose from. But Sony’s latest offerings, called Wena Active and Wena Pro, differ from anything we’ve seen before. Unlike other smart watches, the technology lies in the strap, leaving you free to swap your favourite watch faces in and essentially make any watch ‘smart.’ The watch straps have several handy features, including contactless payments. READ MORE Child-tracking smart watch is dangerously unsafe thanks to terrible security   Users can swap in their favourite watch faces (Image: Sony) Using NFC technology, the…

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Samsung Note 10: this camera upgrade will be a big win vs Galaxy S10

Here’s a snippet of tasty information for anyone looking forward to the August release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10: the South Korean company has just been granted a patent for a stylus with a camera in it. The patent, which was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on February 5, 2019, describes an “electric pen device” with an “optical system including a lens and an image sensor”, allowing a camera to be “controlled from the external electronic device.” It was first spotted by Patently Mobile and…

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This phone doesn’t have a single hole ANYWHERE and it looks incredible

Chinese company Meizu might not be a big name in the UK, but the company has just announced the world’s first phone without a single hole anywhere on it. This is actually harder than you’d think – take a look around your phone now and see what holes it has. You’ll see some for the earpiece, microphone and charging port. You might have a headphone jack and you’ve almost certainly got a SIM tray. But the Meizu Zero has none of these things. It also has no buttons, so there’s no home…

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Samsung Galaxy watch price – S4 UK release date, colours and specs

Samsung revealed their new Galaxy products at its Unpacked event in New York City. Rumours abounded as to what was to be shown, but a brand new wearable was always on the cards. The Gear 4 has a whole host of new functions to help you get fit as well as a new look. Galaxy Watch has a long-lasting battery life, 4G connectivity (later this year), wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalised design. There’s also stress and sleep monitoring capabilities, as well as new styles including three colours (Silver, Midnight Black and…

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Roll this keyboard up and take it with you everywhere you go

Royole has gained some considerable fame at CES this year by beating Samsung at launching a foldable smartphone. The Royole FlexPai can be bent in two, converting it between tablet and phone. But the company has other tech it was showing off on its stand. There were adorable smart robots and a lot of tech that shows off the bendable screens used in the FlexPai. But one of the more impressive gadgets was a keyboard that rolls up into a compact tube. Powered by a rechargeable battery the Bluetooth keyboard can be paired…

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Apple joins forces with rival Samsung to offer iTunes on Samsung TVs

Samsung sprung a surprise ahead of the CES technology show by announcing a new TV partnership with long-standing rivals, Apple. The iPhone maker’s iTunes Movies and TV Shows app is to be introduced on Samsung smart TVs later in 2019, the first time the two companies have cooperated in such a manner in the TV market. Support for Apple’s wireless AirPlay 2 connection is also to be introduced, meaning Apple iPhone and iPad users will be able to stream content to their Samsung smart TVs. The two companies have long…

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ADX Firefight MK02 gaming keyboard and Firestorm H03 headset review: A real pleasure to use

As an avid gamer and all round tech geek I like to spend my free time gaming and using some nice gear while I do it. Among the latest equipment to hit the shelves are the Firefight MK02 gaming keyboard and Firestorm H03 headset from ADX. The Firefight MK02 is an RGB mechanical gaming keyboard (which I’m actually using to write this review) with customisable light controls. It has 8 hot keys across the top and is more compact then many gaming keyboards.   It come in a fairly large box which…

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The Best Robotics Kits for Kids

Whether you know a young inventor who’s already into robotics or they just really like this video of a Boston Dynamics robot dancing, robotics kits make an excellent gift for kids. Experimenting with basic robotics is a great way to combine creativity with basic building and programming skills. These seven kits are fun and interactive for young inventors of all levels. Smithsonian Science Activities Robo Spider Kit The Smithsonian’s Robotic Spider Kit is great for beginners ages 6 and up to learn how robotic joints fit together and move. Just…

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