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Nintendo working on a sleep monitoring gadget

Nintendo's next release could be enough to send you to sleep - though that could be exactly what is intended. Earlier this year we heard rumours of Nintendo getting into healthcare as a means to diversify from its troubled WiiU - and now Reuters (by way of Yahoo News) is reporting that the company has…

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James O'MalleyNintendo working on a sleep monitoring gadget
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The Digest: Microsoft unveils fitness band… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Microsoft unveils $199 wearable fitness device | The BBC "Microsoft has unveiled its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well as connect to a health service on smartphones. The Microsoft Band will retail for $199 (£125) on the company's online store. The device can operate for two…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Microsoft unveils fitness band… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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The Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Twitter increases users and sales but shares slide | BBC News "Twitter has reported a doubling in sales and a 23% increase in the number of active users of its micro-blogging site for the third quarter. The firm said it added 13 million monthly active users between July and September, meaning it now…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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Amazon launches Fire TV Stick to rival Chromecast

Amazon has announced a new streaming media stick, to compete with Google's Chromecast as a budget TV streaming device. The Fire TV stick has just gone on sale on the US Amazon site for $39 (or $19 for the next couple of days) and can essentially do almost everything that its bigger brother, the FireTV…

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James O'MalleyAmazon launches Fire TV Stick to rival Chromecast

The Lego Great Ball Contraption is the best thing you will see today

Lego is brilliant - and we don't need to tell you that. Over the weekend though, I found this - which takes Lego to the next level, and uses its simple building blocks to make something amazing. Meet the Great Ball Contraption. The premise is pretty simple: The goal is to build a machine that…

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James O'MalleyThe Lego Great Ball Contraption is the best thing you will see today
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The Digest: Web inventor ‘staggered’ by hateful people online are… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Tim Berners-Lee: hateful people on the web are 'staggering' | The Guardian "Sir Tim Berners-Lee has expressed sadness that the web has mirrored the dark side of humanity, as well as enabling its wonderful side to flourish. The developer, who created the web in 1990 while working for the particle collider project Cern…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Web inventor ‘staggered’ by hateful people online are… and 4 other things people are talking about today
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Is Sony planning a 12″ tablet?

The notoriously unreliable Taiwan Digitimes is reporting that Sony could be planning a 12" tablet. Hmm. According to the short report: "Sony Mobile Communications will launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second quarters, according to Taiwan-based supply…

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James O'MalleyIs Sony planning a 12″ tablet?
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The Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today

First Apple computer sells for £570,000 | ShortList Magazine "One of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's Apple I computers has sold at auction for an astonishing $905,000 (£570,000) to an unnamed buyer. Originally hand-made by Steve Wozniak in 1976, it's believed to be one of the first 50 models made in Wozniak's family…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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The Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

Google has launched the Inbox app in an attempt to solve email headaches, says the Guardian: "Unveiled this week, Inbox is an app for Android and for iPhone, with an invite-only launch that mirrors the debut of Gmail in 2004. Its features include the ability to organise similar emails in 'bundles', from bank…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning