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Friday 23 March 2018

Cuisine de France -- learn as you cook

A 'TALKING kitchen' that delivers cooking instructions in French has been developed to aid language learning.

The kitchen tracks a user's actions with Wii-like motion sensor technology and speaks in a similar way to a car's satnav. It could be available by the end of next year.

Truck accident causes real buzz

A TRUCK carrying 25 million bees overturned in Utah, closing the road. Experts are still trying to work out how to capture or eliminate them.

The truck driver and a passenger needed hospital treatment for stings after the accident.

Obama to tackle homeowners' debt

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama has offered mortgage relief to hundreds of thousands of Americans in his latest attempt to ease the economic and political fallout of a housing crisis.

Under Mr Obama's proposal, homeowners would be able to refinance, no matter how much their home value has dropped below what they still owe. Mr Obama's proposal seeks to address what is seen as one of the biggest drags on the US economy: the number of Americans who cannot refinance or sell their homes because they owe more than their home is worth.

Low-budget horror reaps $52m

'PARANORMAL Activity 3' had a supernatural hold on US filmgoers, luring them in with a record-setting $52.6m (€38m) opening, making it the biggest debut for a horror movie and the biggest October opening.

The third film in the low-budget fright franchise is a prequel featuring 'found home-movie footage' from 1988.

Man burning with envy torches cars

A MAN who set fire to more than 100 cars in Berlin -- a wave of attacks blamed by some on political extremists -- was motivated by envy and frustration, police who arrested him said.

The 27-year-old told police that being jobless and in debt led him to set 67 luxury cars alight in one three-month run.

'Calm beat' app helps with stress

WANT to reduce stress and improve mental focus? A new app that promotes slow breathing may help.

Called MyCalmBeat, the app uses a heart rate monitor that attaches to the ear to detect a person's optimal breathing rate, or resonant frequency, which is unique to each person.

Irish Independent

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