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The older generation--these days anyone over 30--have enough trouble mastering the cellphone's SMS or text messaging facility; now, along comes Sense-Cam--a micro camera that you attach to your jacket lapel disguised as a piece of jewellery or the emblem of your football club. It is especially helpful for those of us susceptible to memory lapses.

The tiny camera records 2,000 images of what you did in your day, at the end of which you can download them into an image-bank kind of personal diary.

According to inventor Lyndsay Williams, a Microsoft engineer at Cambridge University in the UK, it is a way for people to record their entire lives.

Microsoft boss Bill Gates was mightily impressed with...

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