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British cycling team's 'hot pants' plus other tech news

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Battery-powered muscle-warming trousers - or 'hot pants' - are the secret weapon specially developed for the British track cycling team during the Olympics.

The technology, which has been on trial for the past 18 months, is designed to keep the athletes' bottom and thigh muscles at the right temperature from the time they warm-up until they are ready to compete.

Also this week, Twitter has been the centre of a controversy for suspending a journalist's account after he criticised NBC Universal's coverage of the Olympic Games in the US, Microsoft has given Hotmail a makeover and Gmail's video chat has been upgraded. Click's Spencer Kelly reports.

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