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VODAPHONE has unveiled a system that is intended to protect children aged eight to 16. It allows parents to control phone settings using a specific web page only they can adapt. All text messages transfer automatically to be read - whether or not they are deleted. It also allows parents to vet potential "friends" before they are added as contacts. - ©The Daily Telegraph
GEEK TOY OF THE WEEK
SAMSUNG'S ES9500 is not only the world's first 55" OLED Smart TV, it can also simultaneously show two channels in full HD on the same full screen. The ES9500 will cost about $9000. For more info visit www.samsung.com
LADY Gaga was given a "Simpsons makeover" for the show's Season 23 finale, which aired on May 20 in the US. The star made a cameo appearance in the popular animated series in which she helped Lisa Simpson deal with self-esteem issues.
"I'm sooo excited for the simpsons' 'Lisa Goes Gaga' episode," tweeted Lady Gaga. "They did such an amazing job. I hope you like my voice-over acting debut!"
Footage on Youtube and is receiving rave reviews. Search for Lady Gaga on The Simpsons on Youtube when you go to www. youtube.com
STRAIGHT out of a sci-fi movie, hologram figures are starting to appear in public places. From July, LaGuardia, Newark and JFK airports will put "computerised, hologram-like avatars" in their halls to help them improve customer service. The life-sized flat screen in the shape of a woman is activated when a customer approaches. - AFP Relaxnews, Staff reporter