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TECH 16 Dec 2015 | 10:30 PM

Underage kids get alcohol ads directly to smartphones

Kids as young as 13 may be inundated with daily ads from the alcohol industry on social media, and while Twitter has an age-gate which blocks direct-to-phone updates for underage users, Instagram does not, according to a new study.

TECH 26 Oct 2015 | 12:29 PM

New Jersey town first in US to use Uber to curb drunken driving

A New Jersey town on track for a record-breaking number of drunken driving cases has become the first US municipality to partner with ride service app Uber to keep inebriated residents from getting behind the wheel.

TECH 01 Oct 2015 | 11:00 AM

Food tracking app links less sleeping to more eating

Even people who think they eat three meals a day may actually graze for most of their waking hours and consume fewer calories when they get more sleep, a small US study suggests.

TECH 22 Sep 2015 | 4:38 PM

Meal delivery startup Blue Apron to sell wine, sees growth opportunity

Meal-kit company Blue Apron is starting a wine subscription service as the New York-based startup seeks to expand amid a crowded market for takeout alternatives.

TECH 09 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM

Mobile technology spurs on-demand deliveries to consumers at home

Bonnie McCurry might pick up groceries on her way to her Federal Hill home from work but then can avoid another stop for beer or wine by ordering on her iPhone using the Drizly app, which promises delivery within an hour.

Technology 26 Aug 2015 | 11:41 AM

Amazon expands Prime Now service in US Inc said it will begin delivering wine, beer and spirits to US customers for the first time as part of its speedy delivery service, Prime Now.

TECH 20 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM

Japan rail firm switches on ‘drunk spotting’ cameras

A Japanese railway company is turning to cameras as a way to spot drunken behaviour and keep late-boozing patrons from tumbling onto the tracks, a spokesman said.

TECH 18 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM

Tetris could block your worst cravings: study

Just three minutes of playing Tetris on a smartphone could abate cravings for drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, food, sex and even sleeping by as much as one fifth, according to a new study.

TECH 27 Jul 2015 | 11:27 AM

Competitive videogaming organisation to start drug testing

A competitive videogaming organisation will begin testing players for performance-enhancing drugs next month, as the field of so-called eSports moves further into the mainstream and prize pools climb.

TECH 27 Jul 2015 | 9:30 AM

'Virtual reality' treatment shows promise for alcoholism

A form of "virtual reality" therapy might help treat alcohol addiction, suggests a preliminary study from South Korea.