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Wow! USB cable PLANTS grown by scientists

New plants can be harvested as USB cables – and cut according to the required length. The first harvest Researchers have genetically engineered plants to develop as biodegradable USB cables and are due to bring in the first harvest later this year. Dr April F O’ols, a researcher at the AFD institute in southern Switzerland, explained that her team had also had success in turning petals and flowers into USB connectors, whether for micro USB ports or other sizes. The…

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This LED light turns into camping lantern AND can charge your phone in an emergency

Stuck in a field somewhere and need your phone as the lights are fading and worried about it soon having no signs of life? A whisper of hope, maybe? Nope, there’s no need to feel blue, blue when you have a palm-sized LED light that transforms into a lantern and can provide that bit of emergency power for your device. Sound and vision This LED light provides good light. It can either be used as a spotlight or torch in compact mode –…

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Wow! Students ‘To Be Rewarded Up To £17,000’ For A-Level Results

Of course, there are cheaper ways to reward the hard work of students on A-Level results day – here are some options! Incentives offered by parents range from money from £5 up to a staggering £17,000 as well as holidays, cars and laptops, according to a survey commissioned by Leeds Beckett University. On average, the research found that A* to B grades are most likely to be rewarded with £100 per A grade and £50 for each B/C the national…

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The ‘Magic Internet Button’ That Fixes Everything – Click Here

Who doesn’t want a button like this on their keyboard? Aren’t there some days when you’d love a magic button when the web’s having an off day or misbehaving? Okay, so we don’t really have a magic button that fixes everything, but we do have a list of 5 things that could make your online and technology life that bit easier – click on the photos below. 1. Not running out of phone battery at just the worst moment – get this power bank!…

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Smartphones Now ‘More Popular’ To Get Online Than Laptops In UK

Two thirds of people in UK now own a smartphone to browse the internet, access social media, bank and shop online for nearly two hours a day, according to new research. And a third of UK internet users now see their smartphone as the most important device to get online compared to the 30% who prefer their laptop. That compares to just 22% who went for their phone first and 40% who plumped for their laptop in 2014. The resesearch…

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9 Music Festival And Summer Event Essentials!

As music festivals and other summer events get into full swing, here’s a list of essential items that you need to take with you. A low-cost smartphone Why run the risk of losing your iPhone or other expensive smart phone in a field in Hampshire or some other festival location, when you can get a smartphone for incredible value from 7dayshop.com? The excess on any mobile phone insurance you might have could be higher than the price of a Tecmobile Opal 2 Dual…

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The selfie stick: 5 ‘facts’ that may surprise you

1. 1925 – the first ‘selfie stick’? The selfie stick is an extendable rod or monopod with a mount or clamp to hold your smartphone or camera at one end and handle at the other end. The idea is that you can take better pictures of yourself (known as a selfie) or group shots. Some even have remote or Bluetooth controls. But the selfie stick may be a much older phenomenon. In December 2014, the BBC reported about a photo of a couple taken in…

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Could a smartphone app replace your driving licence?

Drivers in the US could soon be using a mobile app as their official driver’s licence, it has been reported. Transport officials in the American state of Iowa have revealed that the app will be available in 2015 at no extra cost. The digital licence will be accepted by Iowa law enforcement officials during traffic stops and by security officers screening travellers at the state’s airports, reported the Des Moines Reporter newspaper website. Motorists will be able to stick with…

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Apple iPhone 6 “release date” – 9 September 2014

Read our round up of the speculation around the iPhone 6 launch, possibly alongside an iWatch, on 9 September by Apple. The new phone could feature an “iPayment” system that allows iPhone 6 owners to buy things in physical shops. The company has announced that it is holding a big event on 9 September 2014 with the cryptic message, “Wish we could say more”. Here are 6 rumours about the iPhone 6 Two sizes: 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch display. The larger screen…

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Could your phone store millions of photos – in fact “your life” in a few years?

Imagine storing 32 million photos on your phone? Or what about the equivalent of 11 years of home video footage? Surely, that isn’t possible? Well, it might not be possible yet – but could there be a huge jump in memory storage? Could you “store your life” on your phone? Technology company HP says it is developing technology that it says could lead to a phone with 100 terabytes (TB) of storage – and that is one heck of a lot of storage. Just take a…

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