Author: James

The small but brilliant tech advances that could improve your life

Every day technology takes giant leaps toward changing the world – but sometimes it’s good to step back and take a look at the small things that make life better… Sunrise alarm clocks Far too many alarms take their name literally, resorting to shock tactics to get you up in the morning. It needn’t be so. There are clocks which pander to your body’s circadian rhythm, gently waking you with a gradual increase in light from their sunrise-simulating bulbs. Some, like the Philips Wake-Up Light, even let you add the sounds of nature. Quiet washing machines Washing machines have...

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At least Porsche still loves BlackBerry. Releases P’9982

Things are really not looking good for BlackBerry at the moment, with their market share falling to just 1.5% which is half that of the relatively new Windows Phone OS. However the poor numbers haven’t stopped Porsche from releasing a ultra high end version of the Z10. The P’9982 features a 4.2in, 768 x 1280 pixel screen, a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM and a whopping 64GB of built-in memory as well as a microSD card slot. It also has an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera and runs a re-skinned version of the BlackBerry 10 operating...

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Top 10 most distracting mobile apps

According to statistics, half of young drivers have admitted to using their mobile phone for some form of communication whilst driving. With Whatsapp topping the chart and Facebook coming in a close second, it’s a true worry that so many young drivers are risking their lives in such a reckless way. ingenie have devised this eye opening infographic as part of the #DontDriveDistracted campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of driving distracted. Be sure to join in and pledge to not drive distracted on Twitter, Instagram or Vine using the hashtag. Brought to you by ingenie Click to...

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Microsoft spent $100 million on controller prototypes for Xbox One

The new Xbox One controller is not particularly different from the Xbox 360 controller, but it turns out that Microsoft spent some serious cash on researching new possibilities. GamesBeat has done a series on the new controller and they revealed that MS spent $100 million researching and building prototypes which included a controller that emitted smells! Some of the slightly less weird options included built-in displays and cameras, as well as one that featured a projector. In the end it appears that Microsoft put a lot of emphasis on what they call Golden Hands, which is basically a hard-core...

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The evolution of mobile gaming

The dawn of the mobile gaming era Not so long ago, back in the 1980s, the hottest gaming device around was the Nintendo Gameboy. This electronic wonder revolutionised gaming as we know it, as players could now partake in their favourite games no matter where they were. In today’s modern gaming terms, the Gameboy is akin to an ancient relic, and destined to spend eternity as a museum curiosity. Mobile gaming has truly moved in leaps and bounds since those Gameboy days, primarily due to the advent of smart mobile phones and tablets, and the adaption of mobile games...

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