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Watching pop concerts on a virtual reality headset during an operation instead of an anaesthetic

A child thrills to a rollercoaster ride at a theme park. A pensioner watches the rock band Queen play Bohemian Rhapsody in front of him. But all the time, they are actually on a surgeon’s table. They are wearing virtual-reality headsets that effectively distract them from surgery — using a technology that may soon mean …

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Sir Elton John pays tribute to NHS workers for their work during the pandemic with an AR performance

‘They did the most amazing job’: Sir Elton John pays tribute to health workers for their work during the pandemic with an Augmented Reality performance at BST Hyde Park Festival By Kenzi Devine For Mailonline Published: 12:04 BST, 25 June 2022 | Updated: 12:04 BST, 25 June 2022 Sir Elton John paid tribute to the …

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Google warns of new SPYWARE used to hack smartphones

Google has warned of spyware being used by foreign governments to hack into Apple and Android phones and snoop on users’ activities. The offending ‘spyware’ – software that steals information from a device – was created by Milan-based company RCS Lab, Google and security firm Lookout have revealed. RCS Lab spyware has allegedly been used …

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Niklas Brendborg explains ways to be healthy including not eating too much broccoli

HEALTH JELLYFISH AGE BACKWARDS: NATURE’S SECRETS TO LONGEVITY by Nicklas Brendborg (Hodder £16.99, 320pp) There are many myths about people who find the fountain of eternal youth, but we know they’re just that: myths. In nature, however, there’s a tiny jellyfish called Turritopsis, no larger than your fingernail, that does something quite miraculous. When stressed …

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Not now Zoom! Video conferencing app goes down leaving thousands of users unable to join conferences

Video-calling service Zoom appears to be experiencing a major global outage, leaving thousands of users around the world unable to join conferences. Problems started at around 15:17 BST (10.17 EDT) and are ongoing, according to the website Downdetector, which monitors website outages. Users in the US and the UK were both reporting being unable to …

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Health coach compares McDonald’s meals in the UK to Australia

Health coach compares McDonald’s meals in the UK to Australia – and it’s a scathing review of the popular hotcakes and British bacon An Aussie nutritionist visited London Macca’s and shared shocking comparisons Bec Hardgrave, from Brisbane, revealed that the hotcakes did not impress her ‘They tasted like supermarket pancakes out of a packet,’ she …

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Eating lots of fish makes you more likely to get melanoma, research says

Following NHS advice to eat fish twice a week could leave you more prone to the deadliest type of skin cancer, research today suggested. Scientists analysed melanoma diagnosis rates among adults who ate the equivalent of 300g of any type of fish each week, including battered cod. They were compared against participants who consumed much …

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Woman, 21, is ‘virtually RAPED’ by a stranger in Meta’s metaverse app, report claims

A woman was ‘virtually raped’ by a stranger in Meta’s Horizon Worlds metaverse app while another user ‘watched and passed around a bottle of vodka’, a new report claims. SumOfUs, a non-profit that campaigns to curb the growing power of corporations, sent a 21-year-old into the virtual world this month. About an hour into using …

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The seven healthy habits that can almost HALVE your risk of dementia

Adhering to just seven healthy habits may almost halve your chance of developing dementia, a study suggests. Managing blood pressure and blood sugar, controlling cholesterol, staying active, eating healthyily, staying slim and not smoking lowered the risk by up to 43 per cent. These lifestyle choices were just as effective in people with a genetic …

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NBN price rise: Network says Elon Musk’s satellite service threatens its existence

The cost of internet could DOUBLE in Australia over the next 10 years – and billionaires like Elon Musk are to blame for the price hike NBN is defending their rate price rise for internet across Australia Claim competition from Elon Musk’s satellite service is threatening its existence ACCC slammed NBN’s rate rise proposal ‘double …

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