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This iPhone case can read your blood pressure

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Azoi<p>Want to use your iPhone(s aapl) for tracking more than just your run? Azoi just launched Wello, a new mobile …

What to watch

PICKING out the new technologies that will have a big impact on society is notoriously tricky. Sometimes inventions that do not seem to be important …

5 Perks Worth Negotiating at Work

<i>by Camille Noe Pagan</i><p>But that’s just one of the workplace policies and perks up for discussion. Whether it’s explicitly said or not, things like flexible working arrangements, maternity leave and even the projects you get to work on may not be set in stone.<p>Of course, this doesn’t mean you should …

Tech and Science

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Who will live to be over 100?

Centenarians like world’s oldest person Misao Okawa, who is 116 on March 5, epitomize our fears about growing old, says aging researcher Avi Roy<p>On …

StanChart -- shaken not stirred?

A $10,000 gigabyte: Why we shouldn’t mourn for LightSquared

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Nneirda<p>It has been two years since the FCC sent the bitter 2012 Valentine to broadband aspirant …

How The Law You Never Heard Of Could Affect Everything You Eat

Two years ago, amidst spinach recalls and E. coli outbreaks, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the first such update of safety laws since 1938. Among other things, the Act calls for better regulation of produce and gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the …

City Diary: Supermarket shame as Very Worst Tesco reports go viral

Remember the Twitter account dedicated to exposing the shabby state of the WHSmith carpets? Now it’s Tesco’s turn to feel what a corporate complaint going viral on social media feels like.<p>One customer is so angry at the state of their local Tesco in Haggerston, east London, that they have this week …

Energy giant SSE raises dividend days before consumer price rise

Big Six energy firm hands shareholders above-inflation dividend increase days before imposing 8.2pc price rise on 4.4m households<p>Energy giant SSE risked consumer wrath on Wednesday as it handed shareholders an above-inflation 3.2pc dividend increase, days before implementing <b>its 8.2pc price rise for</b> …

Take care over this Twitter market frenzy

Let’s not be blinded by the glitz and glamour of Twitter and others. Exciting? Undoubtedly. Sustainable? Doubtful.<p>Nothing sets the news media abuzz like a major consumer technology IPO. This week it was Twitter’s turn to take centre stage, making its long-awaited stock market debut at $26 a share, …

ICE and NYSE Euronext tie-up will complete on Wednesday

European regulators have finally given the green light to the $11bn tie-up between IntercontinentalExchange and NYSE Euronext<p>IntercontinentalExchange says regulators have approved its acquisition of NYSE Euronext and the deal will close on Wednesday.<p>IntercontinentalExchange, a futures exchange …

Andrew Tyrie calls for Mark Carney to clarify Bank of England's role on Help to Buy

Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee Andrew Tyrie suggests ministers are trying to hand the Bank responsibility for their controversial housing scheme<p>Andrew Tyrie has called for Mark Carney to confirm that the Bank of England does not have the power to shut down the Help to Buy scheme, as some …

How investors in IPOs mostly lose money

Not all shares in newly floated companies soar like Twitter and Royal Mail<p>The privatisation of Royal Mail captured the imagination of the public – and hundreds of thousands enjoyed a financial boost too, as the shares soared in their early days of trading.<p>In the space of just three weeks since …

C.I.A. is said to pay AT&T for call data

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Google lines up a new Glass partner for prescription, fashion and sport lenses (updated)

We've known for a while that Google is looking to develop prescription-lens versions of Google Glass, but now its plans are starting to become clear. The search giant has teamed up with Rochester Optical to design and produce "custom prescription, fashion, and sport lenses" for its high-tech …

Five charts that show the state of the French economy

France's credit rating has been downgraded by Standard & Poor's. We look at the state of the country's economy<p><b>Full story: France downgraded by ratings agency S&P</b><p><b>Economic growth</b><p>The continuing eurozone crisis plunged France into recession at the start of the year although growth returned in the …

Google’s new 1m square foot London office

With billions of dollars in profits and a user base that’s measured in the millions, Google is splashing out. The company recently acquired 2.4 …

Barclays loses attempt to dismiss 'Libor test case'

The Court of Appeal has rejected Barclays attempt to have what is seen as a 'Libor test case' thrown out ahead of an expected trial next year<p>Barclays has lost an attempt to dismiss what is seen as the first Libor test in the wake of the bank’s admission last year that its staff had attempted to …

The companies bringing inanimate objects to life

<b>It seems unlikely that Dr Frankenstein's monster-making antics would shock people today in quite the same way they did when his story was published in 1818.</b><p>Not because we've seen it all before, mind you.<p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessBeck and Arcade Fire invite fans inConnecting the …

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Chipolo Is Another Thing That Lets You Track Lost Items Using Your Smartphone

Slovenia has became a hotbed for hardware startups during the past year and the newest one to come out of this Southeast European country is Chipolo – a simple to use Bluetooth-based item finder for iPhone and Android.<p>Designed and developed by two startups, Geartronik and Nollie Apps, Chipolo is a …

How Biz Stone’s Biggest Mistake Spawned Twitter

“The first, second, third company I went to work for, somehow I screwed them all up. Doing startups is all about making mistakes,” Biz Stone nervously admitted onstage at the New Context Conference in San Francisco. He’d just confessed that he didn’t prepare anything so will talk about his biggest …

Today’s other IPO: Voice-over-LTE specialist Mavenir goes public

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>All eyes Thursday morning were focused on Twitter’s blockbuster IPO(s twtr), but behind the scenes another tech company made …

You can now buy last year’s Nexus 7 tablet for $99

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: GameStop<p>Whoa. Android Police has stumbled upon a pretty crazy tablet promotion. GameStop(s gme) is now offering the …

UK banks to take part in cyber-attack 'war game'

Thousands of staff across dozens of London financial firms will be tested on how they react to a cyber attack in one of the largest "war games" in the world<p>Thousands of staff across dozens of London financial firms will be put through a "war games" scenario next week to test how well they can …

Marvel's Magnificent Money-Making Machine

It’s hard to think of anything in the history of Hollywood that compares to what Marvel is doing right now. The scope of the company’s film and TV world just expanded with an announcement that Netflix has bought four live-action series and a miniseries to air starting in 2015. That’s on top of a …

Tablets and smartphones have changed Christmas shopping forever

British consumers could spend £10.8bn online in December, the first time that the £10bn mark has been crossed in a month<p>The behaviour of British families during a major television event used to be monitored by how many people put the kettle on.<p>So, for example, when the penalty shoot-out between …

Bank of England could raise rates in 2014, says founding MPC member

Dame DeAnne Julius calls for Bank to be bold and raise rates soon after Britain's unemployment rate falls below 7pc<p>The Bank of England could raise interest rates as soon as next year, one of the founding members of the Monetary Policy Committee has said.<p>Dame DeAnne Julius, who served as a member of …

It could be time to prick the housing bubble

The Bank of England must find a way of slowing demand without bringing the economic recovery to a halt<p>Of the Ten Commandments of central banking, the most important is to take away the punch bowl before the party gets started. Perhaps inevitably, few manage to obey. Central banks are invariably too …