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Category: Technology

WhatsApp now has 500m active users sharing 700m photos a day

Messaging app WhatsApp now has 500m active users, having added 70m since announcing in February that it was being bought by Facebook for $19bn. „In the last few...

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Converting to LED lights: everything you need to know

What lights do you use at home? I’m 100% LED now – even my fridge light is LED. You don’t need to go that far – I’m a little obsessed! It...

Should I reduce my texting? What do chiropractors claim

Texting is bad for your health. Do it while walking and you can bump into walls or step out into traffic. Studies have linked excessive texting with insomnia, stress and...

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The Bafta Games Awards 2014 winners announced

This week on our Tech Weekly podcast with Aleks Krotoski, Stuart Dredge reports from this year’s South by South West festival and the reaction to Edward...

Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong – Mapping the corners of the world

About halfway through Jonathan Swift’s boisterously witty epic poem On Poetry: A Rhapsody, the 18th century Anglo-Irish satirist briefly turns his attention to...

3D-food printer offers the prospect of hamburgers printed to go

Much of science fiction becomes science fact some day (faster-than-light travel notwithstanding), and this year seems to be the turn of Star Trek’s replicator: a...

Why it is not possible to regulate robots

There’s an old joke about the sciences: biology is just applied chemistry, chemistry is just applied physics, and physics is just applied maths. It’s really...