Fight tech with tech. And reasons to drone on about home security….

In the tabloids, there are almost daily reports on the latest break-in stats, the newest trickery used by criminals and the best initiatives to tackle them. It can seem as though everyone is droning on about home security. But for good reason! Your home security is under more scrutiny than ever. This time, believe it…

#IFA2015 trend report: five things we learned

IFA, Europe's biggest annual consumer electronics and home appliances show in Berlin, Germany, was packed full of exciting products as usual. Here are five key things we learned this year. 1. Women's smartwatches are definitely a thing While there have been some stylish-looking smartwatches released recently – the Apple Watch and the Alcatel OneTouch watch, especially – they are…

Would you blog on Facebook? Notes gets a revamp

Facebook has confirmed it is revitalising its long-forgotten Notes platform, perhaps in a bid to attract bloggers. Most of us can't even remember how to access Notes, let alone use them - that's how long it's been since we paid attention. (For the record, click the More tab beneath your cover photo, click Manage sections, then tick the…

Social enterprise Dazin saves lives by eliminating deadly smoke from household cooking

It's one of the least-known killers - yet deadly smoke from open cooking fires, according to the WHO, causes over four million premature deaths each year. That's more than AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis deaths combined. Yet perhaps because its effects are less obvious, this issue does not draw much attention in comparison - despite the fact…

Wholly cow: our hands-on review of the leather-clad LG G4

Today saw the synchronised world launch of LG's new flagship Android phone, the LG G4, and we were at the London leg to give it a try. Hosted by Gabby Logan, the event featured the big cheeses of LG Europe talking about the phone, plus some awkward moments - the G4 has leaked twice, and when LG…

Cab app Hailo offers free taxis to voters

Hailo, the taxi app that was Uber for black cabs before Uber existed, is giving away free taxi rides to anyone voting in the General Election. All you need to do is pre-book your cab using the Hailo app (iOS, Android and Apple Watch), go to your polling station, and as long as your fare’s under £15, it’s free.