Month: March 2014

Careful what you wish for? That’s about the size of it!

For sooooo long there has been extensive criticism of the fashion industry for its obsession with skinny models but more recently it has seemed like the reality of actual body shapes was starting to get some recognition from both fashion houses and retailers. Photo shoots and catwalk sessions with ‘plus size’ models were lauded (even

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Is this what happens when the robots take over?

When automation goes wrong: Russian minister branded ‘gay lover’ in Channel 4 subtitle gaffe It’s all very well letting computers take the strain, but is voice recognition technology really up to the job yet? Great spot by The Sun (but we’re linking to the Guardian because that’s not behind a paywall…).

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Stop! Don’t light that chicken breast!

Who knew that chicken was as bad for your health as cigarettes? That’s what we learned yesterday from some slightly hysterical headlines. Obviously, it’s rubbish. That becomes all too quickly apparent when you a) engage your brain and b) read just a few paragraphs down the page. What it does do is highlight how effective

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