Tamagotchi is back and this time it’s social

Do you remember the 1990s? The decade of Generation X, Cool Britannia, raves, grunge, dressing down, Baywatch, roller blades and Tamagotchi. Ah yes, Tamagotchi, the digital pet that first launched in Japan in 1996 and took Britain by storm the following year. Small enough to fit on a keyring, the Tamagotchi would ‘hatch’ on screen … Continue reading Tamagotchi is back and this time it’s social

PS4 DualShock controller gets overhaul, but is it enough to challenge Xbox?

One of the biggest names in the gaming industry, Sony’s PlayStation has routinely been one of the top consoles on the market. For owners, this has meant access to a great selection of games, incredible graphics and plenty of additional content. There was just one problem – the controller. Although sufficient for the job, Sony … Continue reading PS4 DualShock controller gets overhaul, but is it enough to challenge Xbox?

Stay merry by avoiding the “12 Scams of Christmas”

With office parties, present buying and general merriment – ’tis the season to be jolly. However, with all the pressures and distractions of Christmas, it’s the time of year that cyber criminals like to strike. It’s also the time when we get bombarded by announcements of minor product revisions, solely aimed at trying grab the … Continue reading Stay merry by avoiding the “12 Scams of Christmas”

Dyson announce Airblade dB hand dryer, now 50% quieter

Who doesn’t like dry hands? Dyson have been at the forefront of bathroom technology since the introduction of their iconic (and polarising) Airblade machines. Personally I’ve been waiting for James and co to unleash their version of Demolition Man’s “Three Seashells” but until that day (and it is coming), I’ve been making do with Dyson … Continue reading Dyson announce Airblade dB hand dryer, now 50% quieter

Samsung’s New Smartwatch, It’s The Year Of The ‘Wearable’

Surely the worst kept secret leading up IFA was the launch of Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear.  Everyone knew it was coming, but what exactly would it look like, and how many features would they pack in? Well, these questions and more have now been answered. The Gear, available in Europe from the end of … Continue reading Samsung’s New Smartwatch, It’s The Year Of The ‘Wearable’

5 Unusual “Back to School” Gadgets

No sooner had it began, it’s coming to a close, much to the relief of worn-out parents everywhere. Yes, the summer holidays are drawing to an end, with shops now heavily laden with essential back to school clobber. Every year school children’s possessions seem to get more and more sophisticated with the likes of iPhones, … Continue reading 5 Unusual “Back to School” Gadgets

Orbotix Announce Launch of Sphero 2.0

Last year I had the privilege of playing with Sphero, a crazy little robot ball that you controlled with your smartphone or tablet. It was basically what TV promised us toys of the future would look like- alongside jetpacks and hoover boards. Sphero could roll around and flash colours and was a great way to … Continue reading Orbotix Announce Launch of Sphero 2.0

Samsung’s Smartwatch: What We (Might) Know So Far…

Speculation, rumours and tech-entrenched chatter: recent leaks of Samsung’s possible smart watch patents have triggered gadget gossip on a scale last seen in late 2009 when talk of the iPad first surfaced. But while Apple stormed the tablet race, the only evidence to suggest it’s making any ground in the wearable-tech race is the fact … Continue reading Samsung’s Smartwatch: What We (Might) Know So Far…