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Top 10 Thug Life Videos

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Urban Dictionary defines Thug Life as: ‘the opposite of someone having all they need to succeed. Thug life is when you have nothing, and succeed, when you have overcome all obstacles to reach your aim’. The term, popularised by the late rapper 2Pac Shakur, has taken on a new life outside of rap music and [...]


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Posted by Grant Bailey

Student Launches First Mobile Mapping App that Points out Public Toilets

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Ben Cusack and Jessica Howard A university student is flushed with success after creating the world’s first mobile mapping app – that points out PUBLIC TOILETS. Fourth year Computer Science student Jake Ruston built the unique loo-tracking app to help people caught short find the closest public convenience. [...]


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Posted by Jack Peat

Photographs Lift Lid on 24 Hour Economy

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Harriet Crawford These picture portraits lift the lid on Britain’s hidden army of night workers – taken with a camera which works in the dark. The striking photographs shed light on the seven million ‘five-to-niners’ who toil through the early hours. Just under a quarter of the UK’s workers [...]


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Posted by Jack Peat

Word Processor Re-Launched to Curve Procrastination

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NEWS COPY – WIT PICTURES – By Samantha Yule Budding authors with a tendency to procrastinate will love the latest re-invention – of the 1980s WORD PROCESSOR. Two mates have launched a revamped version of the retro tech to create a computer/typewriter without access to emails, Facebook or the internet to allow for uninterrupted productive flow. The Hemingwrite is designed to [...]


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Posted by Jack Peat

Noisy eating, second-guessing plotlines and hogging the remote – the worst TV habits

Constant questioning of plotlines, flicking channels and noisy eating have been unveiled as some of the most annoying TV habits. Viewers who answer phone calls or guess the ending also featured highly in the list of irritating traits in a TV companion, alongside hogging the remote control and forgetting to record your favourite show. The [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Majority of Brits now suffering for their ‘screen time’

Square-eyed Brits are starting to feel the ill-effects of their technology use – as research reveals the average adult now spends seven hours a day staring at a screen. A shocking 55% admit that they feel their time spent staring at screens is now affecting them, with ‘eye discomfort’ emerging as the most common symptom. [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Ringing the cinema, taping TV shows and travel agents – all falling victim to technology

Experts have unveiled a list of tasks, jobs and pastimes which have fallen victim to technology – including visiting the travel agents, checking a map and writing to pen friends. Researchers who carried out the study found that there are dozens of activities Brits no longer carry out due to the explosion of time-saving functions [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

‘Fakebooking’ – one third of a woman’s Facebook page is ‘spun’

One third of the content on the average woman’s Facebook page is ‘spun’, a new survey has revealed.  Millions of women now admit to editing and de-tagging pictures, changing ‘check-ins’ and sharing links that make them look intelligent or funny – even if they haven’t read them – to appear more interesting online. The results [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

The golden rules of modern day phone etiquette

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Avoiding writing in caps, not putting less kisses than the other person and not checking your phone at the table have been revealed as golden rules of phone etiquette. Tweeting in church and being on your phone while being served at a checkout were included in the list of no-nos. Overuse of smileys, abbreviations and [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Good news by phone, bad by text – modern day communication habits

Brits deliver good news over the phone but are three times more likely to text if it’s bad, new research has shown. A study into the modern day communication habits of 2,000 people highlighted the tendency to hide behind technology if delivering difficult or gloomy news. In fact, a quarter would prefer to send condolences [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow