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A great device has been invented for, what has become the bane of my life - the inability to remember names of people at conferences, writes Austin Williams . In the future, attendees, too embarrassed to stare at the breasts of delegates to read their name badges, will have the help of a new electronic device. called 'Spotme'.

Hand-held devices are given out at the start of an event, containing a database of all attendees. It displays, who the rest of the crowd is, their job, their company and, most importantly, what they look like. It can also record who you particularly want to meet (although this could be embarrassing if their database states that they do not want to meet you).

It is claimed that the device can be programmed to detect your prey and direct you to where they are by giving off vibrations when they are within 10m, getting progressively stronger the nearer you get to your catch.

If the device catches on, it could be the end for those who simply want to fall sleep while the speakers drone on.

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