Jolla’s Sailfish tablet raises a million dollars in just 2 days

Holly Brockwell Android, Gadgets & Apps, Nokia, Tablets, Tech News 1 Comment

iOS, Android, Sailfish? Jolla's operating system looks like a major contender in the mobile market now that the Jolla Tablet, dubbed "the world's first crowdsourced tablet," has exceeded $1million of crowdfunding in just two days on Indiegogo. Even more impressively, Jolla's original target for the campaign was $380,000, which it achieved in just two hours. Clearly, there's…

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Is my phone charger a fire risk? And other boring but important safety questions answered

Lauren Bravo Computers, Features, Safety, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Could my phone charger burn my house down? Yes, if it’s dodgy. London Fire Brigade has warned of the dangers of counterfeit iPhone chargers, following a spate of recent house fires caused by cheap fakes. While buying the real deal from Apple might seem crazy expensive compared to the generic versions (which can be found…

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PS4, Xperia Z tablet, 4K TVs – why Sony has suddenly become cool again

Ashley Norris Android, Computers, Features, Gadgets & Apps, Gaming, Phones, Tablet PCs, Top Stories 7 Comments

There was a time when Sony was the ultimate name in consumer electronics. It had a superb range of high-end products in a number of sectors that were just better designed, better built and crammed with more useful and innovative features than its rivals. Then about a decade or so ago things started to go…

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What's coming at Apple's WWCD event next week?

Ashley Norris Apple, Computers, Features, Gadgets & Apps, Smart watches, Software Leave a Comment

Next week Apple diehards and fan people gather together for its annual WWDC bash. It comes at a very interesting time for Apple with its iPhone range in dire need of a refresh and its tablets under attack from all sides. However, unless there is a massive surprise, don't expect new iPhones and iPads next…

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John Lewis offers free six months broadband with your gadget

Ashley Norris Computers, TVs and Home Cinema Leave a Comment

I'd always thought that one day soon hardware manufacturers would be giving their gadgets away with deals for broadband or subscriptions to services. Now it appears that I have got it wrong and the deals are the other way round. Retailer John Lewis has announced that if you buy an internet enabled product from the…

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ASUS's Transformer AiO – the desktop PC that can double as a tablet!?

Ashley Norris Computers, Microsoft, Tablets Leave a Comment

Trend alert. Desktop PCs that can moonlight as tablets. Well it had to happen and ASUS claim to have got there first. They have just released the Transformer AiO, which it is billing as the world's first All-in-One PC with a detachable display that can also be used as a standalone tablet. So for money…

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CES 2013: Lenovo unveils Horizon 27-inch Windows 8 tablet/PC hybrid

Becca Caddy CES 2013, Computers Leave a Comment

Tech giant Lenovo has made its first big announcement at CES 2013 by revealing the Horizon, a 27-inch touchscreen PC/tablet hybrid that's as much a coffee table surface as it is a computer. The huge Windows 8 slate has a built-in stand, which you can fold away to lay the device flat, acting like a…

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Parents served a stalking order after monitoring daughter's phone and computer

Becca Caddy Behaviour, Computers 3 Comments

We always come across really worrying software and apps designed to help suspicious - and sometimes just actually mental - people stalk their boyfriends and girlfriends and wives and husbands. However, a case over in the US has got people talking because a college student has been granted a civil stalking order against her parents…

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CES 2013: Tobii to showcase REX eye tracking tech for Windows 8

Becca Caddy CES 2013, Computers Leave a Comment

Back in December 2011 the Shiny Shiny and Tech Digest teams went along to a special preview of the world's first eye-controlled arcade game, called Eye Asteroids developed by Tobii. Over the past few years the specialists at Tobii have been developing all kinds of new ways to integrate their eye tracking technology into our…

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STUDY: Tech tops Christmas 2012 wish lists in the UK

Becca Caddy Behaviour, Computers 1 Comment

It seems we've become a nation of gadget geeks this year as a study into what we're all wishing for this Christmas has found most of us have our fingers crossed for a shiny new piece of tech. The research, commissioned by, polled a total of 2,108 adults from around the UK and found…

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Top 5 stylish Windows 8 tablet/laptop convertibles

Becca Caddy Computers, Features Leave a Comment

We've come a long way since the days of the regular old laptop, now there are ultrabooks, tablets and laptops to contend with, as well as a bunch of other devices that straddle those categories, which are often referred to as laptop/tablet hybrids or convertibles. Some allow you to rip them in two and ditch…

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FFS WORLD: It's OK girlies, your lady-friendly laptop has arrived

Becca Caddy Computers 2 Comments

On the whole we're actually not THAT offended by female-friendly tech. Sure it's a bit condescending, insulting and nauseating at times, but at the end of the day some people like their sparkly pink bags and belts and stuff, so why deny them a laptop to match? However, Fujitsu's latest offering just takes the "girly…

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IFA 2012: Lenovo prepares for Windows 8 with S Series laptops

Becca Caddy Computers, IFA 2012 1 Comment

Shiny Shiny's sister site Tech Digest has headed over to IFA 2012 in Berlin this week to find out the latest from the biggest names in tech... With the launch of Windows 8 looming large over much of what we've seen so far at IFA 2012, Lenovo are looking to get a head start with…

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Let out a little roar, Mountain Lion Mac OS X is finally here!

Gerald Lynch Apple, Software Leave a Comment

Apple's new desktop operating system, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, is available today, Wednesday 25th July. Over 200 new features will be coming to Mac OS X with Mountain Lion, including deep Facebook and Twitter integration, Game Center features and AirPlay screen mirroring. When it lands in the US, it'll cost $19.99, with UK users…

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WTF: The Edifi Christian tablet is here to save you from Satan/Apple

Becca Caddy Apple, Tablets 7 Comments

There are all kinds of reasons people don't purchase an iPad, maybe it's too expensive, maybe you can't justify it with that iPhone and iMac, maybe you don't trust your kids will look after it properly, maybe it's just far too satanic. Uh what? No no, it's not a joke (we really REALLY hope it…

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OPINION: Will the Microsoft Surface tablet cause trouble for third-party hardware makers?

Becca Caddy Tablet PCs, Tablets 4 Comments

Yesterday Microsoft unveiled its Windows 8 tablet, the Microsoft Surface. It's certainly an impressive device, but Tech Digest's Gerald Lynch asks what Microsoft's latest venture means for the future of third-party hardware makers... Wow! "Microsoft in cool, exciting product launch shocker!" Microsoft's first foray into own-branded tablet hardware may have been a long time coming…

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Acer launches Iconia A510 Olympic tablet with Eurosport Player

Becca Caddy Computers, Tablet PCs, Tablets 3 Comments

Today Acer has launched its new special-edition Olympic tablet, the Iconia A510, which comes with a pre-loaded Eurosport Player for sports fans to enjoy watching the action from the games in full HD. The device is running Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, has 15 hours of battery life, powerful quad-core performance and can handle HD…

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MacBook Air gets a 2012 makeover: Ivy Bridge, bigger SSD

Becca Caddy Apple, Computers, Netbooks, Tech News 2 Comments

The next-generation MacBook Pro may be as good-looking as it is powerful, but it still isn't as slim as the MacBook Air. Also getting a 2012 makeover at WWDC, Gerald from Tech Digest runs us through the key new specs of Apple's catwalk-friendly notebooks. While all eyes will undoubtedly be on Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro…

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