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So, while we're all for advances in technology and the endless possibilities they may bring, every now and then there's a scientific breakthrough that leaves us with just one question – why?

Researchers from universities in South Korea, Japan and the US have come together to create a pair of glasses that will enable users to control their mobile phone just by touching their nose.

Cleverly dubbed 'Itichy Nose', the glasses have been designed to interpret different gestures, thus allowing users to reject call, pause a video, or skip a song without ever touching their phones.

The glasses use electrooculography sensors, which are often used by doctors to measure the electric potential in parts of the eye.

Developers hope the unusual piece of kit will help people avoid committing a number of tech-related social faux pas, such as reaching for a phone when in the middle of a conversation.

Speaking to The Verge, co-creator and study first author Juyoung Lee, said: “If an important text from a spouse came in during a business meeting, the user could check it and dismiss it quickly without calling undue attention to the interaction.”

“Similarly, if the user had a list of names and faces to remind her of who is in the meeting, she could scroll through the list until she found the person whose name she forgot.”

“These quick interactions can be very useful but are rare enough to not attract attention.”

OK, so maybe this could come in handy from time to time…


We’ve been online long enough to know that kale is exceptionally good for you.

But just because its famed curly leaves are filled with iron, bursting with antioxidants and seem ideal for detoxifying the body, doesn’t mean we can be forced to consume them on the world’s most official day of indulgence.

A new kale-Brussels sprout hybrid looks set to invade dinner tables around the world this Christmas by offering itself up as a more palatable alternative to the traditional miniature festive cabbage.  

According to the Kalettes website, this peculiar combination is versatile to cook, “sweet and nutty” to taste and looks “great”.

Last year, Kalettes were declared “the hippest vegetable of 2015” as they made their way across the UK, continental Europe, Australia and the US.

While we have yet to find stockists of this unusual veggie in Ireland, if the Kalettes' popularity continues to grow, they're bound to appear on dinner tables here soon.


From supermodel dogs to pumpkin spiced nails, the Internet has gifted the world some glorious creations in recent months.

And it seems its ability to mesmerise is powerful beyond belief as today’s viral obsession is a trio of Avatar babies.

Earlier this week, a video appeared on Instagram which shows a human hand repositioning three sleeping blue infants.


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Because of their incredibly lifelike appearances and obvious link to a famous movie, the coloured triplets have since garnered huge attention online as social media users continue to question the possibility that they are in some way human.





Since making their way onto Twitter, the Avatars have been described as “nightmare fuel”, “sooo bloody cute” and pretty much everything in between.






As it turns out, the triplets are made out of silicon, can be bought online and retail for a massive €1,800.