Parents slam video sharing sites for inappropriate content

Half of parents in the UK have criticised video sharing platforms, including Snapchat and Youtube, for failing to prevent children from accessing distressing, violent or adult-only content.  A survey of 1,500 UK parents, conducted by AgeChecked, found that 58% of parents believe that video sharing sites and apps aren’t doing enough to keep young people safe.…

Could robots replace teachers? Nearly half of kids think so, survey shows

  Robots like Pepper, pictured, could soon be teaching our kids instead of old schoolmasters Nearly half of British kids expect teachers to be replaced by ROBOTS within the next 50 years. A poll of 1,002 children aged 8-16 found 47 per cent think their overworked old schoolmasters will be upgraded…

Nissan unveils zero emissions ice cream van on Clean Air Day

Nissan is promising to take the ICE (internal combustion engine) out of ice cream with its all-electric, zero-emission concept for ‘Clean Air Day’ in the UK today (June 20th). Most ice cream vans, particularly older models, have diesel engines which are kept running to operate the refrigeration equipment. But with some UK towns and cities…

1 in 5 Brits stop exercising at gym because of poor phone connection!

Why is it every time you go to the gym your phone signal seems to drop? It may be a bit of a first world problem, but it's still annoying nevertheless. Now leading independent network benchmarking firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has confirmed our thoughts with its latest study into mobile connectivity in gyms. With…

How to Succeed when Starting your Own Business

A lot of people think that starting a business is easy. This is not the case at all, in fact, it’s much harder than you’d think. After all, you need to think about the financial and legal repercussions, and even your reputation too. Be True to Yourself Before you even think about starting your business,…

Chairnology: Furniture Tech For The Modern World

It’s no secret that designers and companies have been clutching at straws when it comes to choosing which devices need to be made smart. There are refrigerators which can browse the internet, mirrors which can recommend what to wear, and speaker systems which can have a conversation with you. Of course, though, there is a…

Brits would earn nearly £13,000 a year if paid for staring at screens!

New research has revealed how much Brits would earn if they were paid for the time they spend on their devices during their free time. The survey of 1,073 UK adults carried out by gadgets and technology e-tailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, found that the average Briton spends 4.2 hours a day looking at screens in their spare time – and would…

Average Brit spends decade of their lives using technology

The average Brit will spend the equivalent of a decade of their lives using smartphones, tablets and laptops - and share a staggering 92,053 social media posts, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study discovered the true extent to which every element of our lives is conducted while holding or staring at…

WiFi and smartphones top best invention list of last 25 years

WiFi has been hailed as the best invention of the last 25 years. Researchers who carried out a detailed study saw the wireless device networking system pip smartphone technology to claim the top spot. A survey of 2,000 adults across Britain placed online banking in third place and internet search engines in fourth. Online shopping…

Mental Health Awareness Week. Can Virtual Reality help with treatment?

One in four of us will experience mental health issues at some point in our life. While we are still a long way from being able to provide timely mental health treatment to everyone who needs it, VR-enabled therapy promises a new approach. We talk to Professor Daniel Freeman, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford…