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Swatch to launch a new range of watches with 'smart' features in 2015

Swatch to launch a new range of watches with 'smart' features in 2015

The world's biggest watchmaker Swatch Group is apparently planning to launch its new 'Swatch Touch' smartwatch in Summer 2015.

The launch of Swatch Touch will be part of the company's planned new range of watches which will boast 'smart' features, including the ability to count calories and steps taken, as well as to download new functionalities through Bluetooth. The smartwatches will also be equipped with a few other 'Swatchy' things.

The new smartwatches which Swatch Group plans to launch next year will challenge the so-called 'wearable' gadgets manufactured by bigwig tech firms.

Seabirds Facing Threats, says National Trust

Seabirds Facing Threats, says National Trust

Seabirds around the UK coastline are being affected by a triple whammy of extreme weather, predators, like foxes, rats and non-native mink, and disturbance by human walkers and their dogs, said the National Trust.

The charity's experts fear that severe winter storms such as the ones witnessed in the Westcountry in the past 12 months and unseasonal heavy rain such as the deluge, which washed out the summer of 2012, will become more regular and strong as the climate is getting warmer.

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Crops could be saved by releasing Genetically Engineered Fruit Flies

Crops could be saved by releasing Genetically Engineered Fruit Flies

A new study has suggested that genetically modified fruit flies could serve an environment-friendly technique of pest control. Releasing genetically engineered male fruit flies into the wild could be a cheap, effective and eco- friendly way to suppress population of crop damaging insects around the world.

The Mediterranean fruit fly is known to cause huge damages to crops. A combination of insecticides, baited traps, biological control and releasing sterilised insects to produce non-viable matings are currently used the serious agricultural pest.

Curtis Main signs a three-year contract with Doncaster Rovers

Curtis Main signs a three-year contract with Doncaster Rovers

Middlesbrough Striker Curtis Main has signed a three year contract with Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium and as part of the deal, full-back James Husband will join Middlesbrough from Doncaster Rovers.

Main, 22, had joined hometown club Darlington in June 2011 and has played 62 games for his club. He had been playing for Middlesbrough for three years. Main will help fill the gap left by Chris Brown, who joined Blackburn Rovers earlier in the summer.

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Researchers Find Less Amount of Water on Three Earth-Like Planets

Researchers Find Less Amount of Water on Three Earth-Like Planets

Three Jupiter-sized exoplanets have been found to have only one-tenth to one one-thousandth of water than previously thought. Results of the study have disappointed researchers because they were considering these planets to have enough water to support life, but after using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, they found the planets nearly dry.

Tiger Woods struggles in second round at Hoylake

Tiger Woods struggles in second round at Hoylake

Leading golf player, Tiger Woods appeared to be struggling to make the cut in the second round at the ongoing championship at Hoylake.

He failed to make a birdie until No. 18 and he was seen mumbling something to himself. It is unlikely that the Woods will win another championship at this year's British Open.

The golfer required a birdie at the final hole just to make the cut. He walked off the 18th with 5-over-par 77, which is his worst Open round since 2002. He continued to struggle and was 14 shots behind the leader, Rory Mcllroy.

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