VELUX and Netatmo announce voice-activated smart windows system

Roof window manufacturer VELUX and smart home leader Netatmo have joined forces to launch an automatic smart sensor-based windows system complete with Siri voice control. Called VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO, the system enables automatic and smart sensor-based operation of roof windows, blinds and shutters. Built on the newest smart-sensor technology and developed in collaboration with…

Three quarters of Brits fed up with ‘unnecessary’ security measures

Last week we wrote about a survey from Kaspersky which found that nearly half of us don't bother password protecting our phones. Now it's the turn of another survey that shows - perhaps not surprisingly - Brits are ‘fed-up’ with what they consider ‘overly complicated’ web and phone security measures. Researchers who polled 2,000 UK…

9 tips for keeping your home secure when you are out

With summer holidays fast approaching, and the country in the grips of a heatwave, homes are often left empty for long periods of time. With the unrelenting heat, windows can inadvertently be left open when people are out, posing an increased security risk, and holidays also mean homes are left vacant for long periods of…

Nearly half of us still not password-protecting mobiles, claims Kaspersky Lab

With nearly half (42%) of us still failing to password-protect our mobile devices, and only 20% using anti-theft solutions, pick pocketers who get their hands on a smartphone could be in for more of a treat than even they hope for. That's one of the latest concerns raised by cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab, which…

UK millennials not convinced about AI in healthcare, especially for their own children

Millennial parents in the UK are not sold on the power of AI in healthcare, especially when it comes to their own children, a new survey looking at attitudes towards artificial intelligence has found.  According to The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organisation, British millennial parents of Generation Alpha…

Brits battle ‘gadget confusion’, baffled by buttons

Busy Brits are suffering ‘gadget confusion’, a study has found. Research revealed millions of us are baffled by the number of buttons, symbols and switches on devices which we are apparently too frightened to use! It also emerged a large percentage claim they don’t have the time to read instructions and three quarters confess to being…

7 startups taking video game industry to next level

Tech enthusiast Katie Greene picks her favourite 7 startups which she reckons are set to take the world of gaming by storm.... 2018 has been shaping up to be an exciting year for gaming, as numerous companies are showing off VR/AR tech, the Razer 2 phone (and possibly Project Linda?) will be released later this year, and…

Peugeot launches folding electric bike/car combination for ‘last mile’ commute

Peugeot has launched an integrated car and electric bike mobility solution, the all-new Peugeot 5008 SUV and the eF01 Electric Bike. The aluminium-framed eF01 electric bike, pictured above, weighs 8.6kg, is fitted with a battery and a motor with enough charge for up to 18-25 miles in range and will propel riders at a top…

Take control of your finances with App Paye

Let’s face it, dealing with finances isn’t fun, especially if you are a self-employed publisher. The last thing you want to be doing rather than writing or uploading content is working out how much tax you need to put by for the lovely people at HMRC. So when I was contacted by App Paye to…

Stop the stink: buy your Dad ‘magic socks’ for Father’s Day

Buy your Dad socks for Father's Day. Not something I thought I'd ever write, but then these aren't ordinary socks, they're Magic Socks. Yeah right, I hear you say, like magic beans. No seriously. When I was approached by Chinese firm MP Glovax's PR department to review a pair of socks for this blog I must…