Gadgets

gadgets

Airport IT glitch causes punch ups

There’s nothing more invigorating than a fist fight with some airport officials is there? Well, a few ‘scenes’ broke out last night after a technical hitch took out the border control computers at all UK airports. At Gatwick, queues stretched for ‘miles’ and there was a smattering of violence as frustrated passengers were forced to…

Google Glass Ray-Bans, anyone?

How could Google make Glass less, well, RUBBISH LOOKING? The current design of Glass makes everyone look like a robot Sarah Palin, receiving mysterious instructions from the ghost of George Bush Snr. Well, there is a possible solution for Google – they’ve just signed a deal with eyewear company Luxottica, who make bins for Ray-Ban…

Have offputting sex while wearing your Google Goggles

As if Google Glass isn’t daft enough – now it seems that a young developer is hellbent on making you look daft while you’re having sex, too. A new app called Sex With Glass, which is being created by randy Central St Martin’s student Sherif Maktabi, is intended for use during the act of love.…

The return of the ZX Spectrum

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is being revived thanks to a Kickstarter project from gaming company Elite (their Speccy release of Airwolf, incidentally, was one of the most infuriating game ever), who are attempting to raise £60,000 by the end of January. What are their aims? Well, they want to release a Bluetooth version of the iconic…

Amazon, and the strange case of the disappearing Kindle library...

Imagine if someone came round to your house, stormed in, took all of your books off your shelves and set fire to them in front of your very eyes. You'd think you were living in some kind of dictatorship, right? According to a blog (yes, sigh, we know) that's kind of what has happened to…

New computer football boots will tell your mates how well you played

Back when we were younger and read the Roy Of The Rovers comic, we were mesmerised by the Kenny’s Computer Boots story, in which young Kenny Loggins played for his school team while wearing a pair of futuristic boots that recorded masses of stats about his performance for him. We’re making it up, but it…

You can tell it's a Bank Holiday Monday by the entire absence of anything newsworthy, so somebody has dragged the Downfall meme kicking and screaming back onto YouTube. This time, it's the scarcity of the HP Touchpad that's a cause for concern in the Nazi bunker.

Traveloge now offering free WiFi

Travelodge may not be the finest place to spend a few nights, but at least now you can ignore your basic surroundings to look at disgusting filth on your smartphones and laptops. That's because the hotel chain has announced that they're going to now give free WiFi access to customers in 140 of Travelodge Bar…

Channel 4 launch free catch-up app for iPad

iPad owners can feel even more smug than usual from today – that’s because they can now wander around with their so-called ‘tablet’ while watching slightly musty episodes of Come Dine With Me and Hollyoaks on it. It’s all thanks to Channel 4’s new 4OD app, which launched for the iPad today, providing a seven-day…

Mof  

Amazon: Know your rights

Amazon: Know your rights

Have you had any bother when dealing with Amazon.co.uk when buying electrical goods? It seems that its a common complaint and that their customer service can be a bit shoddy. Well, there's a little bit of good news. Basically, thanks to Amazon basing themselves in Luxembourg, they've got to tow the line with the EU,…

HotUKDeals Of The Day - Wednesday 21st April

As the rhyme says, Wednesday’s child is full of fun... or something. That’s probably because Wednesday’s child has been following the advice of HotUKDeals and is now getting ready to receive a cooked breakfast, a portable music player and a set of earphones that you can talk into. Read on to see how you can…

Stream porn movies on your iPhone, iPad and Android

Technology is all about one thing. Fiddling with stuff 'til you go blind. So naturally, porn and gadgets are a perfect match. With that, Adult entertainment people Private Media have announced a new service for iPhone, iPad and Android, that will enable you to stream dirty films. The phrase "I'm just nipping to the toilet,…

Barmy new 'no laptops allowed' rule from Cineworld

In a story that is currently spreading across Twitter like some kind of dark green ooze, it has been revealed that the Cineworld cinema chain have now banned filmgoers from taking laptops into screenings, in fear that they might record the film. Because, you know, if you wanted to make a sneaky recording of Pixar’s…

The Apple timeline - it's like computer porn (the other sort)

For true Apple fanboys, this'll be like a Penthouse swimwear calendar. The chart below "documents the ever changing form factor and industrial design of Apple's products, not every single model number or slight change to a previous model". Or maybe the person responsible for compiling it was so thoroughly bored with the process by the…

The cardboard laptop stand - good things come in flat packages

Finally, a post without childish banality, puerile language and any reference whatsoever to iPhones, Apple, DSGi, 3, Ryanair, Setanta or Tesco. In fact there's no need to slap on the cynicism and powder this post's posey in potty-mouthed filth. It's a straight forward, simple-as-you-like post, just like the cardboard laptop stand. It's a dead simple…