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  1. If you travel a lot and you sometimes have no idea where you are, install What3words app to instantly give people your location easily: From BBC News: Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. What is it and how does it work? Kicked. Converged. Soccer. These three randomly chosen words saved Jess Tinsley and her friends after they got lost in a forest on a dark, wet night. What3words divides the world into 57 trillion squares, each with a unique three-word address - WHAT3WORDS They had planned a five-mile circular stroll through the 4,900 acre (2,000 hectare) woodland Hamsterley Forest, in County Durham, on Sunday evening, but after three hours they were hopelessly lost. "We were in a field and had no idea where we were," the 24-year-old care worker from Newton Aycliffe said. "It was absolutely horrendous. I was joking about it and trying to laugh because I knew if I didn't laugh I would cry." "I have told everyone I know to download this app," Ms Tinsley said. "You never know when you are going to get lost and need it." What3words essentially points to a very specific location. Its developers divided the world into 57 trillion squares, each measuring 3m by 3m (10ft by 10ft) and each having a unique, randomly assigned three-word address. For example, the door of 10 Downing Street is slurs.this.shark, while the area across the road where the press congregate is stage.pushy.nuns. It was born out of company founder Chris Sheldrick's postal-related problems growing up in rural Hertfordshire. "Our postcode did not point to our house," he said. "We got used to getting post meant for other people, or having to stand in the road to flag down delivery drivers." Source and further reading - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49319760
  2. Is your new car safe? Some new cars can be stolen in seconds by exploiting the keyless systems. From BBC News: Some of the UK's newest and most popular cars are at risk of being stolen in seconds by exploiting weaknesses in keyless entry systems. The systems let drivers open and start their cars without taking their key out of their pocket. What Car? magazine tested seven different car models fitted with keyless entry and start systems. A DS 3 Crossback and Audi TT RS were taken in 10 seconds, and a Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 180 HSE in 30. What Car? security experts performed the tests using the same specialist technology operated by thieves. Hundreds of popular cars 'at risk of keyless theft' They measured the time it took to get into the cars and drive them away. Car theft rates in England and Wales have reached an eight-year high. In 2018, more than 106,000 vehicles were stolen. Source and further reading - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49273028
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