Kazam's ad was banned for being overly sexualised and objectifying women.

Kazam mobile phone ad is banned for sexism

Diane Shipley Gadgets, Tech Leave a Comment

A young woman wanders around in her underwear, fondling her cleavage and thigh, biting her lip. What is this, some sub-‘50 Shades’ soft p0rn? Oh no, look, she’s doing her ironing, must be a gender-normative ad for some boring household product. Ahhh, no, I see what it is now: an ad for Kazam’s Tornado 348…

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Mobile Rumours: HTC One M8 Max, HTC One M9 design concepts, and Galaxy Note 4 leaks

Tom Pritchard Tech

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile…

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IFA 2012: James Bond's Skyfall smartphone named as the Sony Xperia T

Becca Caddy Tech

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... Sony have a new Android smartphone flagship in the shape of the Sony Xperia T, freshly revealed at IFA 2012. Leaked first as the Mint and LT30i, the…

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All hail the pink mobile phone: Top ten pink handsets

Lucy Hedges Tech

Remember the days when pink phones were associated with the words 'limited edition' or 'exclusive'. Now they're just run-of-the-mill, they're everywhere, in colours ranging from baby pink, to coral, to cerise, to crimson to aaarrrggghh! No longer are they deemed 'special'. They've been de-ranked to the bog-standard world of mobile phoneage, to join the likes…

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Buy your Mother's love with the pink Plantronic Headset

Zara Rabinowicz Tech

Mothers and mobiles. Hmm. The concept works inasmuch as the mobile in question is a purely functional device, has limited buttons and doesn’t randomly connect to the web in your handbag. Oh, and it’s a great way for making you feel guilty for your lack of love, attention and energy you bestow on your mama…

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Clarins' Expertise 3p 'blocks' those harmful radiation rays

Katherine Hannaford Feeling good

Needed more proof to add to your skepticism regarding beauty products? Clarins have just launched what they're claiming as being the world's first spray designed to protect skin from the electromagnetic radiation which we're subjected to from mobiles, laptops and other electronic items. Expertise 3p contains molecules derived from plants, including Succory Dock-Cress which grows…

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Shiny at 3GSM: BlackBerry's 8800

Katherine Hannaford Tech

Not to be confused with Nokia's 8800, BlackBerry have just announced their new version, the 8800, which apparently contains 'GPS goodness', according to our woman of the hour, Susi, who obviously needs a long nap, judging by this video. Bless. The mobile appears to be a mash-up of the Pearl, and previous model, the 8700g.…

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Top 10 mobile phones of 2007 we can't wait for

Katherine Hannaford Tech

Everyone's been talking about it the last few weeks - the blogs haven't buzzed this much since the Lonelygirl15 scandal; the chippies are wrapping pieces of cod in newspapers' sycophantic gushings about it, heck, even your own Aunt has asked you how integrated the OS X will be in it. Yep, we're talking 'bout the…

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Three Ultra Edition Samsung handsets launched

Kate Walker Tech

Phones have very little in common with buses, you might think. But with the current trend among handset firms for releasing a number of models at the same time, hackneyed writers such as myself can fall back on old cliches when desperately digging about for an intro. So yes, phones are like buses. You wait…

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Ivory Phone: expensive, elaborate, illegal

Gabrielle Taylor Tech

If you have $23,000 USD lying around and absolutely no sense of shame, the Ivory Phone can be yours. Carved from elephant tusk, mammoth bones and camel bones, it took three labourers six months to create these dragon-encrusted mobiles (of completely uncertain technological contents). Normally the solid gold mobile is simply a curiosity, but this…

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Cosmos LED and Swarovski chandelier

Gabrielle Taylor Tech

The Cosmos chandeliers involve webs of bright blue illusionary light made solid by tracing the after-image left by a point of light, and lining it with Swarovski crystals and blue LEDs. Designed by Naoto Fukasawa. "It is as if the light comes from the stick of wizards," says Naoto. [GT] Cosmos Related stories: Spa bath…

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The Light Bank phasing LED slice

Gabrielle Taylor Tech

More than a night-light and less than a lamp, the Light Bank is a slab of 16 cubes with 48 LEDs that randomly cycle through pulses of illumination. Mains powered and adapter included. £25. [GT] Light Bank Related stories: USB Mini Lava Light | Brightwalk light up shoes for runners | Put a red light…

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Minox DC1011 Carat gold and diamond digital camera

Gabrielle Taylor Tech

Take ten 3 point diamonds and embed them around the lens. Gold plate the exterior in 24 karat. All hand-finished, of course. The insides: the Minox DC1011 10.1 megapixel camera, with a 2.5 inch LCD and 3x optical zoom. Minox is near-half owned by Leica (which is owned by Hermès) so it should be good…

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Texting style shows: romantic or dumpster

Gabrielle Taylor Tech

Online dating site Parship did psych workups of a bunch of average, text-happy Britons to find out how it reveals how they date. Results: those looking for a quick fling are much more likely to get their thumbs going (60%!), where those who want true love actually go voice (67%). And if you get texted…

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Baby Boom Watches for the bust and echo (so to speak)

Gabrielle Taylor Tech

The Baby Boom Watch from LAKS tells you exactly what time it is - if you want to get pregnant, that is. At €90 in black or white (or €150 for a pair of mix or match) it's a possibility for those of us who can't remember to take our temperatures all the time. (Does…

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