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The F015 includes swivel chairs and touch screens

Mercedes-Benz unveil latest self-driving car with swivel chairs and touchscreens

The F015 was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday

The GhostSwimmer was unveiled at a test event at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

US Navy develop underwater drone shaped like a shark

It is hoped the GhostSwimmer can eventually be used in US Navy intelligence and reconnaissance missions

Google invest in new anti-shake spoon aimed to help Parkinson's sufferers

The spoon is said to reduce the impact of shaking brought on by Parkinson's and other conditions that cause tremors by 76 per cent

Mobile messaging company WhatsApp is to be purchased by the social media giant Facebook in a $19 billion (£11 billion) deal

10 must-have apps for students on their year abroad

Jessica Bull finds ten must-have phone apps for students studying abroad

App review: Spritz is an incredible way to comprehend all those huge textbooks in a matter of hours

Other than costing a large percentage of your student loan, your textbooks also tend to have the terrible flaw of having a large amount of words in them - all of which you have to read and comprehend. Not only is reading several 1,000-page textbooks going to leave you with a large headache, it also takes the valuable time out of your life in which you could be watching films or reading a book which is actually of interest to you. Fear not however, as the new Spritz app is here to save the day.

Snapchat launched in July 2011

Six free apps no student should live without

These six apps are all free and easy to download onto your laptop, ipad, and smartphone. These apps are perfect for students whether you are looking for something to pass the time or something convenient to fit around your needs and activities.

Goal-oriented: What 'Football Manager' can teach you about the graduate job hunt

From negotiation skills to spreadsheet management, is this a case of art imitating life?

Video games and your degree: Can they ever mix?

Can gaming be beneficial? Is it more fun than an essay? And does Assassin's Creed teach you history?

10 apps students shouldn’t live without

These apps WILL make your life better

Gadgets such as tablets are becoming a familiar tool for pupils, who use them for research, writing and recording video and audio

Do students need an Apple iPad?

We investigated the issue thoroughly, and the answer is a resounding 'maybe'

Mark Zuckerberg speaking at the Facebook headquarters in California

You really need to pay more attention to what you put online

With social media increasingly used as a recruitment tool, is it time for us to pay more attention to what we put online?

Don't listen to the doubters: Facebook is your friend

The scare stories have it wrong; Facebook is a force for openness and accountability in the world, argues Eduard Mead.

Ten great free education apps for the iPad

There are now more than 200,000 education apps available to download on the app store. If you laid them all end-to-end, they wouldn’t reach very far, because in physical terms they’re nothing more than electronic patterns on tiny little magnets in your iPad – but there are still a huge amount with variety to suit every taste.

Comment: The Virtual World Conference is the shape of things to come

On 15 September, the Open University, in collaboration with the Serious Games Institute, will host a 24-hour conference. Opening in Hong Kong, the focus will shift to Europe as the eastern evening meets the UK morning, handing over at our sundown for a final eight hours on the US western coast. Despite crossing many time zones during the day, conference chairs and delegates will meet at a single location, and never have to leave the comfort of their own armchairs.

Playing the computer arts game

Andrew Macdonald, 22, is starting the third year of his computer arts course at the University of Abertay Dundee, having spent a year at Disney
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Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

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The real-life kingdom of Westeros

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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

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Samuel West interview

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Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

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