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Lelo gives condom design hex appeal

There are times when a 98 percent success rate is acceptable, but in the world of condoms that last two percent is worth striving for. Lelo, a notable purveyor of sex toys, wants to make (adult) playtime safer and more fun with a new, hexagon-heavy condom design endorsed by none other than Charlie Sheen.Read More

Huge wet wipes put a shower in your pocket

Music festivals, camping and cycling to work can be smelly and grimey affairs, especially if there are no showers in which to get washed. Wet wipes are an alternative, but are so small they're hardly effective. Epic Wipes, however, are towel-sized wipes designed especially for body cleansing.Read More

Mobile Technology Review

Review: The Kito+ iPhone case doubles as a health tracker

Most smartphone cases are used to simply protect devices from knocks and drops – the most you can usually hope for is an extra battery or added water resistance. The Kito+ by Azoi is different in that it has somewhat loftier ambitions: it also wants to keep you healthy. The case doubles as a fitness tracker, and features a detachable module which is able to log metrics including heart rate, blood oxygen, skin temperature, respiration rate, and even give an electrocardiogram (ECG). We recently tried one out to see what it's all about.Read More

Health & Wellbeing

Purple potatoes may be as healthy as they are colorful

Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) have developed new varieties of purple potato that are much richer in antioxidants than traditional white and yellow varieties. They're said to be on par with superfoods such as blueberries and pomegranates, potentially upgrading the humble potato to the ranks of health food.Read More

Medical

Superbugs could kill 10 million people a year by 2050, report warns

In July 2014, the UK government commissioned the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) to address the ever-growing concern that superbugs, resistant to our current antibiotics, could eventually evolve to the point that our drugs simply don't work. The report's findings were released this week, including a comprehensive action plan to prevent the world being "cast back into the dark ages of medicine."Read More

Health & Wellbeing

Neopenda tackles infant mortality in developing countries

Wearables are a dime a dozen in the developed world, but a New York City-based global health startup called Neopenda is looking to use the technology for more than just email notifications and step tracking. The company's namesake device is a baby hat aimed at helping newborns in developing countries survive their first month by tracking vital signs, and sending key information back to a tablet.Read More

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