Burglar gets longer sentence after boasting of crime on Facebook

They say people put on a fake persona when they are on the internet, but every now and again the likes of Facebook helps us see people's true selves. At least that's how the judge in the Liam Cunliffe trial felt, after reading the Facebook statements of this 18-year-old criminal mastermind. Burglar Cunliffe boasted of…

Review: The Emporia RL1 simple mobile phone

It's stylish in a scaled-back, retro sort of way, the Emporia RL1 mobile phone. You could sort of see it take off in certain hipster-clusters, but the core target market for this simplified mobile phone is those aged 50 or over. This is less a "bells and whistles" phone then, and more a "what it…

Apple bans drunk driving apps on iOS devices, sanity wins out

Apple has finally banned apps that let drunk drivers know how to avoid being stopped by police. Apple's guidelines have just been updated following this week's new product announcements, and the App Store Review Guidelines¬†now specifically say that "apps which contain DUI checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable…

The future of airport security checks: a light at the end of the tunnel

You know what it's like. First you get stuck in a line behind 20 sunseekers who don't understand airports' liquid restrictions - and somehow deem it worthwhile to argue about it. Then you finally reach the metal detector, barefoot and holding your trousers up by your hands because you've removed your belt and shoes -…

Twitter introduces automatic link-shortening (hurrah!)

As easy as link-shortening services bit.ly and tiny.url are to use, external services are always a bit of a faff. So tweeters everywhere will be very happy to hear that Twitter has introduced automatic link-shortening. It works automatically - just paste your full link into the tweet box, and hit send. The link will then…

152 Facebook friends tattooed on your body? Yes please.

The video showing the process of getting this, eh, interesting tattoo done is less than two minutes long, but that's a blip considering how long it takes to tattoo an entire arm. 152 little squares, mostly in colour - maybe about an hour each? That's a lot of pain, and a lot of money too.…