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06/10/2012

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by the late television presenter. Two other women have now come

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forward. That is all for now. Now it is time for Click. Are you

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sitting comfortably? Then we'll They may be portable and convenient

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but these things can still be a pain, a real pain. This week Click

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assesses the damage that mobile tech could be doing to our bodies

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and we give you some tips on how to avoid it. It is not a golf buggy,

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it is a new electric car. We Checkout the smart vehicle that can

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give its location and availability to feature passengers. And we have

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I just the sight for you in Webscape. Welcome to Click. I am

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Spencer Kelly. Every time my osteopath told me into and performs

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a move that looks like she is about to tee ah mac head from my

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shoulders, she reminds me that sitting at a desk and using a

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keyboard and mouse is bad for your body. You may have seen me using

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ergonomic devices designed to prevent repetitive strain injury.

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Have you stopped to wonder if your mobile devices are any better for

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you? Lara Lewington looks at whether there are any ways to enjoy

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tech without the twinges. Back in the days when we all read books and

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newspapers and played music on the wireless, our bodies were put

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through a reasonable range of movements. As we are increasingly

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using tablets and smart phones for, well, pretty much everything, we're

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spending a lot of time both typing and brooding on them and using a

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few specific actions many times. -- and reading. There are a number of

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issues to do with sitting at a computer for too long, not sitting

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comfortably and not taking train brakes. Tablets and smart phones

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have not been as long for so long. -- taking screen breaks. We have to

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get to grips with how to enjoy them comfortably. Using these devices

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puts our muscles and joints at a mechanical disadvantage. We work

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harder, expend more energy. People describe a range of problems. These

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range from pain and ageing through to tingling, pins and needles,

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numbness, swelling, headaches. There is a range of things. The

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head, neck, shoulders, hands and wrists. Of recent survey by the

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Chartered Society of physiotherapists suggest that

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people spend a further 2.5 hours on mobile devices after getting home

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from work. It is no surprise repetitive strain injury is

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becoming a bigger issue. Hands are a very complex system of tendons

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and pulleys. They become inflamed and thickened. You can end up with

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carpal tunnel, tendons running up and down the wrists and the nerves

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get trapped. Patients wake up in the middle of the night with

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tingling in their fingers, shaking their hands. It is what we call the

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property. There is no instant treatment for it. -- neuropathy.

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has been a few years since the concept of BlackBerry thumb emerged.

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It is a condition triggered by repetitive use of the thumb with

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little involvement of other fingers. For some, like Mandy Saunders, the

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consequences have been serious. was surprised that, just by using

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my phone, I ended up in a position where I had surgery and was in a

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cast for six weeks afterwards. I went to see the doctor and they did

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diagnose repetitive strain injury initially. The tablets and things

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that they gave me bird not working, they sent me for physiotherapy and

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the physiotherapist said, straight away, that it was more serious than

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a bit of medium physiotherapy and they thought I had done some proper

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damage. After more investigation and an MRI scan, the tendon in my

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thumb had snapped. I was using my time on the train commuting in and

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out of London for sending e-mails. I had been given this gadget that I

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thought was brilliant. You don't realise that something that you

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thought was such a gift can actually end up being a curse.

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conditions like these so-called iPad shoulder or iPad hand, which

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could equally present themselves with any brand of Talbott, are

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issues. The I. -- these devices are not heavy but if you hold them for

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long enough, you can feel the strain. IPad shoulder is because it

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is a hand-held device. For maximum visualisation, we tend to sit up

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with the pad down at waist level. It is not the right way to do it.

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It is not the shoulder that is affected, it is the neck. The neck

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becomes really flexed. It pulls on the now at the top of the shoulder

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and redevelop this terrible aching pain. It is what we call

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periscapular pain. The postural issues are similar to those posed

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by tablets for phones. Manufacturers realise we need to be

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careful. Anyone who actually reads the manual has been warned. After

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Raul, expected usage is not put down to chance. The ergonomics of

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devices are closely monitored before they make it into the hands

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of consumers. And I think people probably did expect sums to be used.

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I do not think they realised how extensively they would be used. --

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thumbs. We are not used to using them to intensively. You end up

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with a crooked angle. If you are stretching them across the screen,

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it is quite unnatural and they are over-used. If you love to text or

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use your phone, you thumb is constantly in movement. Using

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devices this month -- a much also moons hours off-screen gazing. This

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is not expected to cause long-term eye damage. People can get dry and

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eyes because the blink rate goes right down. People will not blink

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very frequently and the eye can dry quite severely. If this is not

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enough to put you off, experts advise taking reasonable breaks and

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making sure you are sitting comfortably. Make sure you are

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sitting with the back of the chair on the small of your law back,

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Misha your shoulders are back and generic is not flexed but is

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centred above your head. -- Make sure. Bring you devise close-up to

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eye-level so you do not flex your head and Tyra these muscles. This

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will reduce the chance of fakes and pains. Then there are the stretches.

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Stretch out and hold it and slowly it comes back in and that

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strengthens the muscles. If you do the opposite with a ball, it will

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strengthen the muscles over the front. Right the way filly to one

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side. Law on to the shoulder. Put the left arm down hanging loose and

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the right arm on to the head and stretch your head down. Remember

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the 1980s, will walk like an Egyptian. Lean forwards and lean

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backwards. Put your right arm over the inside of your fingers and

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stretch it back like that and hold it in that position. And there is

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the tech that can save you from the dangers of the tech. The iArm hopes

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to prevent iArm and Judy's and give you something to eat your dinner

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off. Or, you could get the Porsche version of the elastic band.

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Lara Lewington with some handy tips to protect the tips of your hands

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or fingers. I think that works. Tech news is next. A woman that

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used skier where to trick victims into thinking their computer was

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infect you with malicious software has been fined �100 million in the

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unit estate. Kristy Ross used an operation which used a Popple

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window to suggest a scam was taking place in your computer which would

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report threats. Users where charge $40-64 their computers to be fixed.

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It is believed more than one million missions were targeted.

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Apple's newest product is very small. A compact version of the

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iPad could be released as early as middle October. What may be called

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the iPad Mini will have a screen just short of eight inches, into

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the realm of Amazon's Kindle Fire. The Samsung Galaxy S III is also

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expected to shrink, with the Polish version anticipated. Not so small

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footsteps of the iPhone 5. The UK is playing catch-up with the mobile

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broadband world by bringing forward the release of 4G services. Ofcom

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had said that high-speed data services should launch six months

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earlier this land previously planned, and 2013. Or two and

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Vodafone have dropped their legal action against Everything

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Everywhere. The UK has somewhere to go. South Korea a god 4G in 2006,

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the US in 2008 and Angola, Azerbaijan and use Pakistan are

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already deploying it. Universities of Sheffield and Sussex are a hive

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of activity as researcher's work on their new product, bee brains. The

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way that bees smell and see is being looked at to help develop new

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flying robots which can navigate into difficult places. These were

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chosen because they always find their way home. I guess they are

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not using iOS 6. Whether you own a car or depend on public transport,

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getting to your destination on time can be a pain, especially in a big

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city. Queuing for petrol, bad traffic, train delays, you name it,

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I have used it as an excuse. One San Francisco start-up has

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developed a tick ology which aims to eliminate those hassles. We

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asked our reporter to take a look. What it getting to point A 2 point

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B was effortless and require a zero for thought? Plenty of companies

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are competing to be the next big thing in motoring. Now there are

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some new appeals on the block and their like nothing you've ever seen

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before. -- New deals. It looks like a dim but he crossed with a golf

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cart, right? It is a light speed vehicle that is street Legal up to

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55kph. It was built by Local Motion, a Californian start-up comprised of

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five engineers and software programmers seeking a solution for

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all those short jaunts that added to a whole lot of gas guzzling.

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About one-third of all trips in the US are under five miles. That is

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about a trillion miles a year travelled. This vehicle is designed

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to be low-cost but very efficient. But as a small battery pack and it

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is allied vehicles. It uses the The initial plan was to sell fleets

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of vehicles. Specifically to campers and moments for students

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and staff to share, creating a social driving experience. To Max

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up the efficiency of each vehicle, the company develops and online

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booking application. The software fills and deceits by helping uses

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participate in a hi-tech form of hitch-hiking. If you beat it away

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meeting the re- two ways to get a ride. We can book online, reduce

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what a vehicle approaching, it can see if the seat is available. It'll

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be a few years before you see these light-speed vehicle is lined up in

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front of the campus. Watching a car company is risky business. Local

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Motion's founders tried to raise funding and quickly learnt about

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hardware is a hard sell. majority of venture-capital lists

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do not want to invest in the electric -- electric car

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manufacture. Katie Fehrenbacher has covered the industry for the past

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six years. It is becoming clear that companies are taking a lot

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longer to scale. They are taking a lot more money. Cue the business

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and moral pivot. After too many rejections, they got out of the

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car-making game and focused on retro-fitting existing vehicles. A

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pilot programme has just launched add Google. Google does take the

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time and invest that bit of money into experimenting with new

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products. They can offer a proving ground on the campus and they can

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validate the technology. Google declined our interview request but

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together they have taken a liking to lay a few features. They used

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company badges to tap and go. Do with a dashboard indicator that

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tells uses it the car is free. As Local Motion revise his application

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it could integrate the tall right into: The programmes. It will block

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the vehicle immediately. It followed by people way you're going.

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They enjoy the ride up to four people. You are collaborating from

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the moment to get in the car. ultimate goal is for the app tour

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anticipate transportation needs. the gain information about how

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people move around on these dense areas we can write that into the

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algorithms. We can predict where cars were made to be. You can walk

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up the front door and there will be a car waiting for you. Clairvoyant

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cars? You thought it was strange when search-based ads started

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appearing on Facebook. The convenience of a car that waits on

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you hand and foot may make QA convert. A side perk of using Local

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Motion on a campus be that vehicles can sell diagnostic information to

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a central computer which can work out when and where to shed or a

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repair. Time for Webscape. We start on the subject of the apse. When it

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comes to pass you will have noticed that all smartphones are not

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created equal. If you run and I phoned you get apse first. We did

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not force developers to release across all platforms simultaneously,

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but you can keep track of when they arrive. It is annoying, what your

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friends are talking about the latest up, but as a Windows user it

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is not available to you. Hopefully developers will bring it across

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eventually. You do not need to do a daily trawl through the marketplace

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looking for them. This site can keep a higher on things for you. --

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an eye on things for you. There are costs involved in every Coding and

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up for a new Professor Mark von Itzstein platform. -- for a new

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platform. It is nice to have a place to check up to see when they

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arrive for your handset. Just name what she wants to attract -- name

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what you want to follow. The Apple will then search if there is

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anything similar. You can upgrade to premium it is not one to look at

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If you have a busy life you probably treasure your spare time

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and want to make the most of it. Find staff to do is the perfect

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cohort. It reveals the best things going on around June including

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restaurants, live music, exhibitions and comedy. Add a

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location and time frame and it will show you what is going on. The

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services browser based there there is a free iPhone version seek and

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find things to do. It is like having a friend with you who always

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knows what they call was the stuff to do in town is. If you use this,

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you could be that call friend. -- cool friend. Over time it will

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learn more about of preferences, bring more relevant content to the

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top. It takes into account the weather when recommending outdoor

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activities. One a quick call reveal further details and a leg to buy

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tickets or to share with social networks. Low-cost alternatives to

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traditional holidays are popping up all over the internet. This is the

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latest bars in peer-to-peer home rental. You sign up to rent out of

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bought into a room in somebody's home. The process requires some

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trusts, which is built on the website before boarding, through

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ratings and reviews of guests and hosts. They have been some horror

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stories about less than care for guests causing damage in people's

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homes. The side responded by providing substantial insurance in

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the cost of the booking fee. Make sure you read the terms and

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conditions to be sure what is and isn't covered. If you're offering a

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room in a property that you were renting make sure you know your

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rights. You may be breaking the terms of your lease. If you clearly

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hurdles as a host it can be a good way to make some extra money.

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Guests can book a room in the 25,000 cities. You're not

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guaranteed hotel quality accommodation, these are people's

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homes, it can make for a cheap and a different way to spend a break.

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YouTube has launched another feature that allows you to add

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interactive questions to your videos. You need to activate the

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feature and then questions can be added in the video editor. Great

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for educators. Just lost cleverly this week is a smartphone location

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up the place to discover what is going on around Duke and helps you

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remember the places you want to visit by adding an sharing real

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world bookmarks. Also just launched, this applets you form proximity

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groups instantly. You can socialise with people you meet but do not

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want to give them your personal details. It is not much use until

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other people around you are using it to. The European Directory of

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Health what has an annual report this week. A directory that

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contains reviews of 200 health oriented apse. They recommended by

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patience and health organisations. To Dubbo the PDF go to the website.

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Click looks at whether extended use of mobile devices could cause repetitive strain injury.

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