A woman is suing a sex toy company after claiming a vibrator app filmed her pleasuring herself.
The device, called We-Vibe, allows users to communicate without being in the same room through a remote control and can also host video calls. The instructions for the toy, read: "Touch the screen to control the vibrations and build intensity. Tease and please with custom vibes you create. Turn on your lover when you connect and play together from anywhere in the world. Build excitement with secure in-app voice, chat and video." According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, a woman - who has chosen not to be named for legal reasons - claims she used We-Vibe on a few occasions and was naOve to the fact it was "monitoring and recording" her. Her legal representative, Eve-Lynn Rapp, said: "This is one of the more incredible invasions of privacy we've ever dealt with."
Homeless pets have released a Beach Boys tribute album made entirely of pet sounds.
The collection of songs have been recreated using the voices of animals in the care of pet charity Blue Cross to celebrate the Beach Boys album Pet Sounds. Laura Crofts, centre manager at Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford, said: "With this year marking the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys' album, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to give a voice to some of the amazing pets we have ready to be re-homed at our Blue Cross rescue centres." The Beach Boys' album includes tracks such as Wouldn't It Be Mice (Nice) and God (Dog) Only Knows and is designed to give a voice to just some of the many homeless dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, mice and rabbits being cared for by the charity and who are seeking new homes. The original album is being toured around the world by Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson and famously features sounds of Wilson's own dogs Banana the beagle and Louie the Weimaraner. The tribute album can be listened to at www.bluecross.org.uk/petsounds
Fussy kids are allowed to choose their own gifts when they're just age five. According to new research, children have scrapped traditional presents to opt for cash, vouchers and gift cards.
Six in 10 (61 per cent) parents give in to their five-year-old's demands for money instead of picking their children's gifts themselves as a surprise. Daniel Zelkind, CEO of Zeek, a marketplace for gift vouchers, said: "Vouchers and cash used to be seen as a lazy gift, but the freedom to buy what you want is now seen as the more thoughtful option. You no longer have to worry about picking the wrong gift voucher either - if it's not quite right they can easily sell it and buy one for their favourite store on Zeek." Elsewhere, more than one-quarter (28 per cent) of parents are asked for gift cards or vouchers so they can pick their own presents.
A new app has been launched which allows women to choose their sperm donor daddy.
It costs a hefty PS950 to use the new piece of technology, which allows mothers-to-be to search for the ideal man to produce their child. They can search through each profile and pick the physical characteristics they'd prefer their child to have. And that's not all, they can also go through their educational background and occupation before making a match. The PS950 price tag pays for the sperm donor's sample to be transferred to the fertility clinic. According to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, 50 per cent of IVF treatment clinics in the UK have agreed to register to use the new app.