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Here's something for any reader who has just woken up after a particularly taxing late-night "business meeting" with a head like a breeze block and a mouth like a camel's armpit - a mobile phone which tells you when your breath is a little off colour.

Yup, a Siemens' team in Munich is developing a mobe with a miniature chip which can detect when it's time to uncap the mouth wash. A spokeswoman for presumably fragrant German outfit told Reuters: "It examines the air in the immediate vicinity for anything from bad breath and alcohol to atmospheric gas levels."

Naturally, pundits are already speculating that the technology could one day be used to advise giddy users when they are over the drink-drive limit and act accordingly. In the meantime, punters can look forward to their drunken attempts to call a minicab being met with a "Bloody hell your breath stinks! Do us all a favour and buy some extra-strong mints" from the cutting-edge communications device. ®

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