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Can we really become addicted to technology?

Through smartphones, tablets, laptops and their apps, technology now influences almost every aspect of our lives, and many fear that this digital way of life can be dangerously addictive.<p>BBC Newsnight asked psychologist Tanya Byron to investigate if there is something inherently addictive about …

There’s a pill to bring your brain back to its childhood

Shannon, a 14-year-old who lives in Massachusetts, has amblyopia, a condition sometimes referred to as “lazy eye.”<p>You can’t tell by looking at her, though. Unlike some amblyopic patients, whose eyes visibly wander, Shannon simply has extremely poor eyesight.<p>Patients’ best hope for correcting …

Build Your Own 'Flappy Bird' IRL With This DIY Kit

<i>Flappy Bird</i>: it's not just for phones anymore.<p>The mobile app phenomenon that ended abruptly in February has returned — but this time, in the form of …

Can instant messaging damage your health? Doctor warns of 'WhatsAppitis'

A doctor in Granada is advising fellow physicians to be "mindful" of the injuries that can result from using instant messaging services, after she diagnosed a 34-year-old pregnant woman with "WhatsAppitis".<p>The case, described by the doctor in the Lancet, said the patient was suffering sudden pain …

The shopping apps you haven't even HEARD of that could save you £1,500 EVERY year

You could save £1,500-a-year on your shopping by using an app [GETTY]<p>Most people haven't. But if you did <b>you could save an incredible £1,500-a-year</b> - …

Atomic Bomb Test Video From 1953 Looks Like A Model But Is Terrifyingly Real

It's real. It looks like a model or some sort of CGI trick but it is utterly and terrifyingly real.<p>This is an Atomic Cannon test from 1953 in Nevada …

Flappy Bird Level 999 Has A Super Mario-Themed Surprise

Think you're good at 'Flappy Bird'? You're not. This guy is good. And look what happens when you reach level 999!<p>Ok, so it's not actually real but it …

A new way to clean (and reuse) the waste water that comes from dirty industries

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>A startup called Axine Water Technologies has developed a new low-cost way to clean the waste water created by industries like …

'Magic Eye' Music Video By The Young Rivals Is Cool, Headache-Inducing

One of the great things about the internet is how it can take something that really deserves to stay in the 1990s - pogs, single-button video games - …

Copper Pipe + Magnet = Four Seconds Of Science-y Wonder (VIDEO)

What happens when you drop a powerful, spinning magnet into a fat copper pipe?<p>Wonderful, wonderful things.<p>Ok, well actually more of a sort of slow, …

3D printing human tissue and organs to 'spark ethics debate'

3D printing's rapid development of printing living tissues and organs is likely to ignite calls to ban the technology's use for human application<p>Known as bioprinting, the medical application of 3D printing to produce living tissue and organs is advancing at such a rate, a major ethical debate on …

Google and Lego's Build with Chrome experiment lets you build and share Lego creations online - Pocket-lint

Hey, Lego fanatics, Google has a new Chrome experiment, and it's perfect for you.<p>Google has worked with Lego Group to make a 3D graphics website …

Online fraud: How easy is it to be conned?

<b>Fraud is aimed at everyone and every part of society, Government at every level, businesses large and small, charities and individuals.</b><p>A Fraud Action report in 2012 put the cost to the UK economy at £73bn, and of that £6.1bn a year is the cost to individuals.<p>I was a victim of a very plausible …