Technology 

YouTube yanks videos showing dangerous ‘Tide Pod challenge’ – CNET

Teens are eating Tide Pods on purpose and filming themselves doing it. Procter & Gamble YouTube is taking steps to shut down a viral video trend in which people post recordings of themselves purposely ingesting laundry detergent. The so-called Tide Pod challenge, which involves people eating the brightly colored laundry detergent packs known as pods, reportedly began last year as a joke on the internet. But like viral video predecessors the “cinnamon challenge” and the “bath-salt challenge,” this fad represents a dangerous health threat, officials warn. “YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit…

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Technology 

Hestan Cue Cooktop Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

This Bluetooth-connected pan will work with Hestan’s new cooktop. Chris Monroe/CNET Hestan Smart Cooking will take the tech it used in its connected countertop system to a more permanent location in your kitchen. The company has created an induction cooktop that connects to Hestan Cue ($499.95 at Amazon.com) Bluetooth-enabled cookware and iOS/Android app, the company announced at the National Kitchen Bath Industry Show last week in Orlando. That means that your cooktop will talk to your pans and mobile device to automatically regulate burner temperature and guide you through the…

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Scarlets turn back clock 13 years to Stephen Jones’ thrilling Paris dash | Paul Rees

Rugby union The Breakdown Champions Cup victory over Bath at the Rec brings back memories of Wales’ 2005 Grand Slam Scott Williams celebrates scoring Scarlets’ fourth try with Hadleigh Parkes during their European Champions Cup win at Bath. Photograph: Bob Bradford/CameraSport via Getty Images Watching the velvet Scarlets reducing Bath to despair was to be transported back 13 years when Wales won the Grand Slam after ripping up the coaching manual and playing with a lot of swash and even more buckle. Wales’s architect was Stephen Jones, a fly-half who…

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Science 

Water pollution: Tiny piece of paper can make water safer to drink

Researchers from the University of Bath, who developed the device, say it is cheap, sustainable and recyclable.  The technology was inspired by the simplicity of litmus paper – commonly used for the rapid assessment of acidity in water.  It consists of a microbial fuel cell (MFC) obtained by screen printing biodegradable carbon electrodes on to a single piece of paper.  An MFC is a device that uses the natural biological processes of so-called electric bacteria, which are attached to the carbon electrodes to generate an electric signal.  When these bacteria…

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Former West Brom and England striker Cyrille Regis dies – latest updates

Our tech guys have put together this video obituary, featuring some of Regis’s most memorable goals. It’s well worth a minute of your time … Former West Brom and England striker Cyrille Regis dies aged 59 – video obituary Johan Cruyff tells a nice story about Cyrille Regis in his autobiography My Turn. The Dutch legend, then manager of Ajax, wanted to sign Regis to replace Marco van Basten, who was about to leave for Milan. Regis was “a physically strong striker with charisma, who was still at the top…

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Technology 

CES 2018 gets serious about health, wellness and medical tech – CNET

When “health tech” first started popping up at CES a few years ago, it was mostly centered on step counters, digital workout coaches and heart-rate trackers. These days, of course, that technology is widely available in consumer wearables from the likes of Fitbit, Garmin and Apple. But the devices we saw at the 2018 iteration of the world’s biggest electronics show raised the bar for health, fitness, wellness and medical technology in some surprising new ways — and for an audience that reaches far beyond runners and gym addicts.  This…

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Lifestyle 

Inspector Lewis’ Angela Griffin reveals her life with a dog ahead of new show

“There are a lot of  ‘third children puppies’ at my school gates,” laughs Angela, 41, star of Inspector Lewis.  “Like me, they were broody for a third child and decided to get a dog instead, because they definitely wanted another little companion in the family. I told my husband I really wanted a dog or another baby, and the dog won.” That’s how Angela convinced her husband, Jason Milligan, a continuity artist and definitively not a dog person, to add a canine to the family, which includes the couple’s daughters,…

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Lifestyle 

Emmerdale’s Natalie Anderson shares her beauty and style tips

Which beauty products do you swear by? Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara. I’ve tried loads of different mascaras, but this one has never let me down. It’s not that expensive, either.  What are your essential cosmetics? I always apply under-eye concealer, lip pencil, mascara and blusher. I’m such a blusher girl. My favourite brands are Clarins, Chanel and Max Factor.  Do you wear make-up every day? No I don’t, actually. When I’m at home I barely wear any. I have to wear so much make-up when I’m working, so it’s…

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‘Alexa, please flush the toilet,’ and other novel ideas from CES

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE It’s easy to imagine a future zipping around town in your mobile hotel-bus-office or pretending you’re in space while you soak inside your zero gravity bathtub, all while a robot reads to your kid. But let’s get back to 2018 for a minute. CES is in full swing in Las Vegas, and the annual technology trade show is again striking the usual balance between futuristic tech that is years away and the practical, such as artificial intelligence for the home. Related: CES 2018: A reality…

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