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This Tiny Scanner Will Tell You Exactly What Is In Your Food

The scanner harnesses the power of physics and chemistry to figure out everything from the sugar content of a given apple to whether or not that drink you left on the bar has been drugged.<p>The device, called SCiO, actually uses a technology similar to the one that helps astronomers figure out the …

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Disney ‘s New 3-D Printing Technique Makes Any Object Transmit Sound

Disney Research has revealed an exciting new technology that turns any object into a speaker.<p>What if every object in your life could talk? A door handle warns you when someone has attempted to enter without a key. A desk ticks off your appointments when you sit down. A rubber duckie quacks at a …

A Fingerprint Can Unlock All Your Passwords on the Samsung Galaxy 5

Samsung Galaxy S5 users can now access all of their passwords saved in LastPass with the swipe of a finger.<p>Password management service LastPass, …

LG G3 launches 27 May, but is already 'late to the party'

LG is taking the wraps off its new flagship the G3 on 27 May -- but with the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 already in shops, one analyst says LG is "late to the party."<p>Invitations have been sent out to press inviting members of the fourth estate to simultaneous launch events in London, New York …

China is hiding how bad income inequality is in the country

Last year, China released estimates of income inequality in the country after concealing the figure for years. Somewhat surprisingly, it wasn’t so bad—and was even a tad better than America’s, a country to which China often draws comparisons in terms of the costs of economic development and nation …

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Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and run it through a …

Mr Porter.com Embraces Wearable Technology

<b>In fashion circles</b>, the oncoming revolution of wearable technology is a highly-charged topic of conversation. Add to it the upcoming release of Google Glass and Apple's rumored iPhone, and things should reach a fevered pitch soon enough. But we've had our reservations about whether or not matters …

Apple Is About To Lose Its Revenue Dominance Over Android

To put it bluntly, Android is for poor people, iPhone is for rich people.<p>That may be about to change.<p>New data shows that in addition to overtaking Apple's mobile market share, Android is also catching up in terms of its share of mobile revenue. The change explains in part why Google wants to create …

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Legalise marijuana, says former US supreme court justice

The former supreme court justice John Paul Stevens said on Saturday that the federal government should legalise marijuana.<p>Stevens, 94, was speaking to National Public Radio, in an interview to discuss his new book. Asked if federal law should follow those states – Washington and Colorado – that …

Beyoncé Is Launching Her Own Social Media Movement

Yesterday, when news broke that Beyoncé would release "Pretty Hurts" as her next <i>Beyoncé</i> single, it felt like a pretty big deal. (My money was on "Jealous.") But then this morning, Bey announced—via her new cover story penned by Sheryl Sandberg in <i>Time</i>'s 100 Most Influential People of 2014 issue—that …