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Are fitness trackers useless?

Fitness trackers and apps are very popular right now, as people tell everyone about every stinking run they've done, like we're supposed to care. Endless photos of people sweating on their lycra, and phewing about a quick 2K they've just done. Still, at least they're being helped by their Fitbits, Nike+, and other gadgets they're…

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Amazon launch Dash

Amazon launch Dash

We've been going on about it in the past, but Amazon Dash is finally here, which gives you the chance to push little buttons so you can buy nappies and dishwasher tablets. It doesn't sound too exciting put like that, but this is all part of the Internet Of Things, which is meant to make…

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All hail the armpit fan!

All hail the armpit fan!

Are you someone who suffers from being sweaty? The UK finally looks like it'll be getting some sunshine, and you're probably thinking about how moist you'll be getting. No worries though (yes, we considered saying 'no sweat' there), as there's a daft little gadget you can buy which will keep your pits fresh! A Japanese…

Bang & Olufsen ready for iPhone with no headphone jack

Bluetooth headphones can be a bit lousy when it comes to sound quality, thanks to the way it transfers the media. However, with Apple apparently ditching the headphone jack on the next iPhone, someone's going to have to find a solution for those who like high quality audio. Well, audio specialists Bang & Olufsen have…

Google to make own branded phones

Google have done rather nicely with their Android software, with the majority of the world's phones using their operating system. Now, the tech giant are taking on Apple and Samsung with a range of their own-branded smartphones. Google have just created a division create their own hardware and work with partners. Of course, Google already…

Kickstarter lets you lick your cat with a fake tongue

Are you one of those distressing people who treats their cat like a human being? Do you talk to them constantly, and chirrup away when they pop their poo-chute right in your face first thing in the morning? Maybe stroking your cat isn't enough for you, and you wish you could get into some serious…

Kindle Update - do it tomorrow

You remember Amazon stopping the encryption of Kindles with an update? Well, tomorrow is the day to stick or twist. If you have a Kindle e-reader from 2012 (or earlier), then you have to update your software by tomorrow (March 22nd) or it will lose connectivity to the internet. The devices in question are the Kindle…

Cheap add-on will sort your MacBook woes

A lot of people have had loads of issues with their MacBook chargers, which of course, Apple haven't been listening to, as they continue their maxim of design at all costs. Well, if you've been hating on the Apple power adapter, and have found that you've been having trouble trying to plug the thing in…

Cable that charges both Apple and Android devices

It is annoying that Android and Apple smartphones and tablets require different charging cables - if we had a universal one, that means you'd never get caught short if you were 'round someone's house when your battery starts dying. Apple of course, needs a Lightning cable, while Android phones need a microUSB cable. However, some…

Pebble smartwatch price drop in UK

Remember Pebble smartwatches? Well, they're cutting their prices across the UK. Obviously, with Apple's watches getting all the headlines, this is a bid to remind everyone there's another option. The most notable reductions focus on the Pebble Time, now available for £149.99 (they were £179.99), and the Pebble Time Round, which is now £179.99 (formerly…

Stream your tunes without your phone

Irritated by having to take your phone with you when you go for a run, or go for a sweat down the gym? Well, some people think they've got just the solution. It is a dongle called Mighty, and it is a thing that is wireless, and doesn't need your phone or apps to work.…

All hail the handheld ZX Spectrum!

Sir Clive Sinclair isn't happy just having the ZX Spectrum Vega on the market, as now, there's going to be a handheld console version coming out called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+. It looks very, very swish too. The device is cordless, and will have 1,000 games installed in it, which is great news. It'll also be compatible…

Bloke is sent tumour instead of Kindle

When ordering anything online, there's always a chance your parcel might get mixed up with another package. However, one fella called James Potten was expecting to receive a new Kindle, as he signed for his goods with a FedEx driver. However, instead of getting an e-reader, he found himself holding a box that said "patient tumour…

PS4 and Xbox One to be hacked over Christmas

Remember when the networks for PS4 and Xbox One got tampered with by bored hackers over Christmas? Well, looks like it'll be happening again this year, which is irritating. The Lizard Squad were responsible for the last outage, but this time, the people threatening to do it are called Phantom Squad. They've said that they're…

Google launch new phones and Chromecasts!

Google have been busy bees, which has resulted in the release of a bunch of new stuff - notably, two new Nexus smartphones and two new Chromecast devices. First off - the phones. Google showed off the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, which will both run on Android's latest OS, Marshmallow. Google reckon the…