Gadgets

Anger as WhatsApp goes out of service days after Facebook’s £10billion takeover

Social media giant Facebook was forced to issue an apology today (23/02/2014) after its new £10billion acquisition, WhatsApp, went down for nearly three hours. The team behind the instant messaging app, which was snapped up by Facebook on Thursday, revealed the fault was caused by ‘server issues’. The popular application’s chat conversations – used by… [Continue Reading]

Could we forget how to WRITE?

If you can’t remember the last time you jotted down a hand-written note, you are not alone. For a study suggests that the days of using pen and paper may be numbered – with a typical adult not having written anything for almost six weeks. In a world where we increasingly tap out our thoughts,… [Continue Reading]

Google+ fails the ‘like’ test

  It is now a year since Google introduced its fifth stab at social networking, Google+. So, has it been the “Facebook Killer” it set out to be? Hardly. Facebook has added more people in the past year than Google+ has received in total interest. Google+ has had 170m people sign up for it in… [Continue Reading]

Fury at Apple’s ‘rip-off’ plan

Loyal Apple customers face being left with hundreds of pounds worth of obsolete accessories when the next version of the iPhone is produced. The fifth generation model, expected to be launched in the US this autumn (2012), will reportedly use a new connector for charging and for linking to audio equipment. The rumoured proposal has… [Continue Reading]

Modern technology changing brain function

Human identity, the idea that defines each and every one of us, could be facing an unprecedented crisis. It is a crisis that would threaten long-held notions of who we are, what we do and how we behave. It goes right to the heart – or the head – of us all. This crisis could… [Continue Reading]

Britons Spent More Than £9.4billion On Household Gadgets They Rarely Use.

Sandwich toasters top the list of things people wish they hadn’t bothered buying, with an estimated 21.5million consumers spending around £315million on the appliances, according to internet insurer esure.com. Next on the list was a set of bathroom scales, which nearly a third of households have but never use, followed by coffee machines, which appealed… [Continue Reading]