Smart Energy Report: The online guide to your energy habits

Regular readers will be aware that we’ve been working with the folks at British Gas to take a look at their new smart meters. So far we’ve covered how the meters work and the benefits they bring to individual households as well as the environment in general (through encouraging us to consider our energy consumption). … Continue reading Smart Energy Report: The online guide to your energy habits

Smart Meters – A look at their global rollout

As part of our ongoing series with the folks at British Gas, this time we’re looking at the roll out of smart meters around the world. These days it’s well accepted that tackling environmental issues, such as energy consumption, is something that needs to be done at a global level. Compared to some of our European … Continue reading Smart Meters – A look at their global rollout

Update: Living with British Gas Smart Meters

We’ve already given away a digital camera as part of our collaboration with the folks at British Gas, who are looking to raise awareness and uptake of their smart meters. This week we’re going to take a look at the ‘journey so far’ and share some additional information about why this technology represents the future. … Continue reading Update: Living with British Gas Smart Meters

Win a Kodak EasyShare camera courtesy of British Gas

What’s the deal? We’ve teamed up with the folks at British Gas to look at how they’re introducing Smart Meters to their customers. This comes off the back of a recent EU directive which set the ambitious target of having smart metering systems in 80% of UK households by 2020. British Gas are seen as leading … Continue reading Win a Kodak EasyShare camera courtesy of British Gas

GCHQ launch new online “Can You Find It?” challenge

Back in 2012 the folks at GCHQ (the UK Government Communications Headquarters) launched an online challenge aimed at both experienced and self-taught techies to crack a series of cryptic codes. This proved incredibly popular with the site receiving over 3.2 million unique users and over 5,000 entries. This year they’ve followed this up by launching a new “Can You … Continue reading GCHQ launch new online “Can You Find It?” challenge

Real-Life Car Pinball Showcases Ford’s New Technology

As a tech blog we receive hundreds of emails each week, mainly from marketing companies asking us to review their client’s latest product. We would therefore consider ourselves quite proficient in “marketing speak” but we have to confess that “brand pillars” is a new one to us. The four “pillars”, based on different technologies, over … Continue reading Real-Life Car Pinball Showcases Ford’s New Technology

Great PAYG and SIM-only deals from Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile offers a wide range of mobile phones available on a multitude of different pay monthly, pay as you go, and excellent SIM only tariffs. The network’s website, http://www.virginmobile.com/vm/genericContent.do?contentId=all.special.offers.shop.sm018,  also promotes an impressive selection of special offers which are well worth investigating when looking for your next mobile phone deal. Pay as you go from … Continue reading Great PAYG and SIM-only deals from Virgin Mobile