• Sustainability and smartphones just don’t mix

    A home truth it’s uncomfortable to write: humanity’s love of gadgets is awful for the planet. And mobile phones are some of the worst culprits around, with marketing departments insisting that a handset only has a lifespan of two years before it needs to be replaced. Talk of “recycling” your old phone is designed to placate […]

  • Autoplay videos are coming to ruin Google Search

    Google is perpetuating content overload – common phenomena in 2017 – by testing the use of autoplay video for its search services. The pop-up videos typically result from searches for movies and television shows, according to reporter Jennifer Slegg, who discovered the feature. They appear in the Knowledge Panel, which appears to the right of your […]

  • Case maker ‘leaks’ new handset design

    The iPhone 8 is going to be here in two months, and that means we’re get more solid information about what it’s going to be like. According to a new report by Forbes, the new iPhone 8 design has been finalized, and mocksup they’ve created imagine an evolution of the outgoing iPhone 7. Reports suggest […]

  • This map shows you where it’s safe to park

    Not owning a car has plenty of disadvantages, but there are two big pluses I can think of: no upkeep costs, and one less thing to worry about being stolen. Apparently, the latter is a course of serious anxiety for car owners, and so the Co-Operative Insurance has come up with an interactive map that […]

  • Government to invest £246 million in making the UK a leader in battery technology

    Forget drones, VR or AI, the most important technology that exists today are batteries. If we’re to move towards a more connected world, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and effectively save the planet, batteries are the key technology that will get us there. Sadly, we’re still using technology that is more than three decades old. […]

  • The best quadcopters money can buy

    Drone flying is seemingly one of the fastest growing hobbies in the UK. Our beaches, countryside and city parks are awash with mechanical creatures littering the skies. But drone piloting doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. There are plenty of cheaper options with 1080p cameras so you can take to the air, so on […]

  • Here’s why the network keeps going down and how to fix it

    GiffGaff customers across the UK are being warned to expect minor disruption to their services as the company rolls out upgrades across the network. The planned downtime is to allow GiffGaff to improve its data services and only data services will be affected. The rest of the network (calls and texts) will continue to operate […]

  • India won’t let AIs rule the road

    As someone without a driver’s licence, the day when artificial intelligence takes the wheel is going to be pretty sweet. Taking into account the fact that we’re some years away from commercial viability, they’re going to be prohibitively expensive at first, and they’ll initially require a qualified driver as co-pilot, I’m pencilling in a driverless […]

  • From the iPhone 8 to Note 8, these are the best phones worth waiting for

    2016 was a great year for smartphones. With Samsung, OnePlus and Apple all throwing their handsets in the ring, it was the best year yet – with fantastic innovations and upgrades to our favourite smartphones. Others, like HTC, Huawei, LG and Lenovo made some standout handsets too, but there’s going to be even more great […]

  • Pokémon Go finally getting legendary Pokémon soon

    Ever since the launch of Pokémon Go, players have wanted to know when legendary monsters would appear in the game. Now as we’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of the game, that mystery has finally been solved. On July 22nd, Pokémon Go players attending the Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago will be able to unlock the first legendary […]

  • Google feed getting improvements on Android and iOS

    In addition to improving Play Store curation, Google has announced that it’s beefing up another one of its apps. The Google app feed already shows you topics that you’re interested in, and now it’ll be able to reflect your interest in topics, too. For example, if you’re super into video games and a little interested in […]

  • How to delete and deactivate Instagram: A step-by-step guide

    So you’ve had enough of Instagram. Maybe you’ve become obsessed with scrolling through the rich kids of Instagram’s feeds, or you’re sick of seeing food porn around every corner. You may be annoyed at the adverts Instagram recently introduced, and is rumoured to be increasing over the coming months. If any of these apply, or you’re […]