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Scientists create hair dye from Ribena blackcurrants

30th May 2018 | Comments Off on Scientists create hair dye from Ribena blackcurrants

This post was originally published on this siteBlackcurrant skins left over in the production of Ribena have been used to create a new type of hair dye. Scientists at the University of Leeds developed the new technique by extracting natural colouring from the waste skins. Colour chemist Richard Blackburn said the aim was to create […]

Uber and Virgin launch controversial scheme

30th May 2018 | Comments Off on Uber and Virgin launch controversial scheme

This post was originally published on this siteVirgin Trains has joined forces with Uber to launch an initiative which allows passengers to book a cab to and from a railway station. But opponents said the scheme puts the livelihoods of regular taxi drivers at risk – and comes at a time when the ride-hailing app […]

Robot lawnmowers make the cut as sales soar

29th May 2018 | Comments Off on Robot lawnmowers make the cut as sales soar

This post was originally published on this site Sales of robot mowers are soaring as gardeners let technology take the strain out of cutting the lawn. Department store John Lewis says its sales are up by 75% this year due to advances in technology and falling prices. John Lewis spokesperson Hannah McFarlane said: “With temperatures […]

YouTube deletes violent music videos flagged by Met

29th May 2018 | Comments Off on YouTube deletes violent music videos flagged by Met

This post was originally published on this siteYouTube has removed more than half of the music videos the Metropolitan Police has asked to be deleted because they promote violence. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick says the drill genre of rap music glamorises violent crime and social media is to blame for a rise in murders in […]

‘Crypto addicts’ treatment centre opens

28th May 2018 | Comments Off on ‘Crypto addicts’ treatment centre opens

This post was originally published on this siteA treatment centre is opening in the Scottish Borders to treat people who are addicted to trading cryptocurrencies.

‘Mind-reading’ headset can change film’s plot

27th May 2018 | Comments Off on ‘Mind-reading’ headset can change film’s plot

This post was originally published on this siteA new brain-controlled film has been produced which picks up the reactions of the viewer and changes the story based on their response.

Customers still suffering after TSB's IT woes

27th May 2018 | Comments Off on Customers still suffering after TSB's IT woes

This post was originally published on this siteIt has been a month since TSB began a long-planned IT upgrade to move 1.3 billion customer records away from its old parent company Lloyds and on to a platform created by its new Spanish owners Sabadell.  But the move went disastrously wrong, with up to 1.9 million […]

Branson's astronaut training as space race hots up

26th May 2018 | Comments Off on Branson's astronaut training as space race hots up

This post was originally published on this siteSir Richard Branson has said he is undergoing astronaut training and is just months away from being catapulted into space. The 67-year-old Virgin boss has set his sights on turning commercial space travel into a reality since he founded Virgin Galactic and hopes to be among the first […]

John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain, YouTube star, has died

25th May 2018 | Comments Off on John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain, YouTube star, has died

This post was originally published on this site YouTube star and video game critic John Bain, better known as TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit, has died aged 33. Bain, who publicly announced he had bowel cancer in 2015, revealed last month that his liver was failing and that he was retiring from reviewing games. “I’m […]

‘Unlikely’ string of events sees Alexa go rogue

25th May 2018 | Comments Off on ‘Unlikely’ string of events sees Alexa go rogue

This post was originally published on this siteAn American woman says she feels “invaded” after an Amazon Alexa device recorded a private conversation and sent it to a random contact without being asked to. US news outlet KIRO 7 reported that a woman, identified only as Danielle from Portland, Oregon, had been unaware of what […]

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