Mobile devices are increasingly being used for shopping, both in store and online.

Mobile devices will be used for one in seven transactions by 2024, study says

New research suggests that UK shoppers will be spending £53.6bn a year using smartphones and tablets within the next decade. The number of in-store transactions conducted using mobile devices will leap from 3% in 2014 to 13.7% in 2024, according to the study, conducted by Barclays. As The Telegraph reports, an increasing number of shops,…
Twitter ads could be coming to your profile (sorry).

Twitter ads could be coming to your profile

We're all use to seeing Twitter ads in our feeds, but now the social media site is testing advertising in user profiles, too. THUMBS DOWN EMOJI. According to Re/code, the company’s testing promoted pages on a limited number of profile pages, presumably to see if people revolt/notice. They won’t be right next to your face…
Microsoft's April Fool, MS-DOS for Lumia.

Microsoft’s April Fool is MS-DOS for Lumia, and it actually works

April Fools’ Day is one of the worst days of the year, fact. I spend the whole morning giving the side eye to every press release I receive (‘A new digital radio range? A likely story.’) But as much as pranks are clearly terrible, when someone puts a lot of effort into one, you have…
Users of the Twitter-based real-time video streaming app Periscope are showing strangers inside their fridges, and viewers are eating it up.

Periscope users are obsessed with getting a good #fridgeview

When a new online video service starts, people’s first instinct often seems to be to go dirty. It happened with Chatroulette, it happened with Vine… It’s probably happening with new Twitter-based video streaming app Periscope, too. But the trend that’s really taken hold in its first week is looking in other people’s fridges. (I guess…
Wildsense Tigers is an app designed to keep track of the wild tiger population.

Wildsense Tigers uses facial recognition to track tigers in the wild

Sadly, there are only around three thousand tigers left in the wild. Until now, biologists have found it hard to monitor their numbers, especially given the speed at which the animals are poached. They’ll spend months following them or setting up camera traps in the hope of snapping a pic. But, as Fast Company reports,…
The Democracy Club set up a web app for voters to ask MPs for their CVs.

Activist group The Democracy Club is asking MPs to post their CVs online

If you'd applied for a job that paid £67,000 and was funded by the public, you might expect to have to provide a CV proving that you’ve got the qualifications and experience necessary – or at least explaining what you’ve been doing for the last few years. When it comes to MPs, though, all you…
kSafe just raised over 50k on Kickstarter.

kSafe is a smart safe that unlocks when you’ve reached your goals

If you don’t have any willpower, you could work on trying to motivate yourself, or you could buy a gadget that takes care of it for you, instead. That’s the idea behind kSafe, a smartphone-connected safe which launched on Kickstarter less than a week ago and has already smashed its $50,000 goal. To use it,…

How to undo sending a text, email or message

We've all been in a situation where we'd do or say anything to take back a message. Whether it was a text sent in anger, an email to the wrong person, or even a long drunken voicemail (à la Rachel Green). Not all types of messages can be taken back after they've been sent, but…

Snapchat trick: how to do multi-line captions on an iPhone

Reddit user 30dnuu discovered a way to make your Snapchat caption extend over more than one line, like this: Here's how to do it: 1. Open Notes 2. Insert a space, then press return, and keep doing that for however many lines you want (eg. space > return, space > return, space > return for 3…