A street-talking Argos tweeter has won his firm thousands of fans after an amusing exchange with a customer in Manchester.
The 20-year-old insists she has 17 GCSEs but admits her tweet did not sound the most politically astute. She cannot believe the reaction.
The man Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin has denied he had anything to do with the digital currency.
A capsule carrying a US-Russian crew back to Earth after nearly six months on the International Space Station has landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
Nasa said that the Soyuz capsule carrying American Mike Hopkins and Russians Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy touched down as scheduled, south east of the town of Dzhezkazgan. They spent 166 days in orbit on the space station.
A new app has been launched to help tackle the "shocking and unnecessary levels" of salt hidden inside shoppers' food baskets.
The free SaltSwitch app allows users to scan the barcodes of around 90,000 food products sold across major supermarkets across the UK before healthier alternatives with less salt content are suggested.
Campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health said it wants to highlight "the shocking and unnecessary levels of salt hidden inside our weekly shopping baskets in a bid to help UK consumers reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes".
The Department of Health estimates that reducing salt intakes by just 1g would save 4,147 preventable deaths and £288 million to the NHS every year, the group claim.
Speaking in Hanover at the CeBIT 2014 trade fair, David Cameron announced that German and British Universities would be collaborating on research towards 5G mobile internet.
He told the conference:
– David Cameron
With 4G, an 800 megabyte movie takes around 40 seconds to download; with 5G that would be cut to one second.
This is a prize that researchers all over the world are going for and so I am delighted to announce a new collaboration, between the University of Dresden, King’s College University in London and the University of Surrey.
Three world-leading universities working on 5G hand in hand – that is something to be truly excited about.
An unfortunate intern at a tech conference in Texas collapsed to ground after being shot with a 80,000 volt stun gun mounted to a drone.
In a presentation at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Chaotic Moon Studios showcased their new Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone.
Designed to incapacitate potential intruders before police arrives, "CUPID" is equipped with a powerful stun gun.
The intern remained motionless on the floor after being struck down by the 80,000 volt gun.
In comparison, tasers used by the police in the UK generate a highest peak voltage of 50,000.
According to the company, he has recovered after the demonstration.
William Hurley, one of the Chaotic Moon Studios founders later tweeted a picture of the intern, who appeared intact while "enjoying his celebratory steak."
As part of their discussions, David Cameron said that Britain and Germany had agreed to work together for the abolition of mobile roaming charges across the European Union.
– David Cameron
We welcome the long-term ambition of the European Commission but we want to take steps that deliver benefits for businesses and consumers including complete elimination of mobile roaming charges.
Combining British ingenuity with German engineering would put the two countries at the forefront of a new technology-based "industrial revolution", he suggested.
– David Cameron
This is a world on fast forward. A world of permanent technological revolution.
And in this world, countries like the UK and Germany will only succeed if we have a relentless drive for new ideas and innovations.
Research funding to use the internet to improve everyday devices - such as fridges which can order more milk when it runs low - is to be doubled in a drive to make the UK a world leader in digital technology, David Cameron has said.
The Prime Minister announced an extra £45 million to develop the so-called "internet of things" as he arrived in Germany for the CeBIT 2014 trade fair.
He is attending the event in Hanover - where he is holding talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel - as Britain is the official "partner country" of the event.