Google doodle celebrates London Aquatics Centre designer, Zaha Hadid

It'a been a year since the Iraqi born British architect Zaha Hadid died aged just 65 and today Google pays tribute to her in its daily 'Google Doodle' Known as the "queen of the curve," Hadid's major works include the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympics, Michigan State University's Broad Art Museum and the Guangzhou…

CES 2017 Preview: What’s there to see at the world’s biggest tech show?

CES2017 kicks off this week in Las Vegas. The world's largest technology expo, it promises thousands of new and exciting products from manufacturers right across the globe. And while the show has already caused some controversy this year with the organiser Gary Shapiro claiming the UK government is not doing enough to help its own…

Furbo – the world’s first treat-tossing dog camera. Whatever next?

What do you buy a the dog owner (and dog) who have virtually everything? Why a treat tossing dog camera, of course. Designed for the guilty, or perhaps curious, dog lover who wants to keep an eye on their pet pooch while they are out, the Furbo is at first glance like any other surveillance…

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…