Thursday, December 14, 2006

Dont Lie

Callers using internet phone system Skype who might be tempted to tell a few porkies should beware - the user on the other end may have a lie detector.

Skype is to offer the KishKish Lie Detector, which is made by BATM, as an add-on for customers.It analyses audio streams over a Skype call in real time and illustrates the stress levels of the other person.Skype's software lets computer users talk to each other for free and make cheap calls to mobiles and landlines. Source

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Awesome addicting balancing game!

Keep the weight from falling over on your fingertip. Sounds and looks simple, but this game will keep you hooked for hours. The game

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Coffee is good

It is a daily routine for millions of Italians - the morning cup of espresso brewed on the kitchen hob or downed swiftly in a cafe on the way to work.

But for years their favourite way of kick-starting the day has had a bad press - most recently when it was reported that doctors had told British Prime Minister Tony Blair to drink less coffee.

Now it seems the tide is turning.

Forget the scare stories, says dietician Chiara Trombetti, of the Humanitas Gavazzeni institute in the northern Italian town of Bergamo.

There is sound scientific reason to enjoy your morning espresso without worrying about the health effects.

Coffee can be good for you - she says - and the stronger, the better.

That is why she recommends an espresso rather than a very un-Italian cup of instant.

Scientific evidence

Dr Trombetti says she hates the stuff herself - but points to a welter of scientific evidence to back her case.

Coffee contains tannin and antioxidants, which are good for the heart and arteries, she says.

It can relieve headaches.

It is good for the liver - and can help prevent cirrhosis and gallstones.

And the caffeine in coffee can reduce the risk of asthma attacks - and help improve circulation within the heart.

There is no denying that coffee is not for everyone.

If you drink too much it can increase nervousness, and cause rapid heartbeat and trembling hands.

Pregnant women, heart patients, and anyone with a stomach ulcer are usually advised to avoid it.

And even Dr Trombetti says no one should drink more than three or four cups a day.

But there is one group of Italians in particular who might benefit from her advice.

Many parents might be horrified at the thought.

But Dr Trombetti is adamant that a cup of milky coffee could make the ideal start for the next generation of coffee lovers - Italy's drowsy school kids - stimulating their brains ahead of a day that often lasts from 0830 until 1600.


Thursday, December 07, 2006