Brits are sitting on gadgets worth £16.5 billion

Brits are sitting on gadgets worth £16.5 billion they no longer use – and it could DROP in value by £3.5 billion over the next year. Researchers found the typical adult has a staggering £598 worth of superfluous gadgets - simply collecting dust and cluttering their homes. But during the past year, smart phones, computers,…

Five things in the bedroom that could be ruining your sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t always easy. From the food you eat to the amount of stress you’re under, there are a number of factors that can affect whether you’ll sleep soundly or be tossing and turning all night. And there’s one big factor that can often be overlooked – the bedroom itself. Not…

Millions of Brits ‘too reliant’ on tech products

  Millions of Brits admit they’re ‘too reliant’ on tech products. A poll of 2,000 adults found 65 per cent believe they’re over-exposed to technology, while 38 per cent worry they rely on gadgets too much.  Three in 10 even reckon Brits have far more tech products in their lives than they actually need. But…

Almost 8 million Brits have broken gadgets in a fit of RAGE, claims survey

Research has revealed that 15 per cent of us have run out patience with our troublesome tech at one time or another and attempted to destroy it as a result! A third of us have become so fed-up by unreliable gadgets that we’ve purchased a completely new device - rather than get it repaired -…

Top 30 Mod Cons: Washing machines and fridge freezers more important than smartphones

Washing machines and fridge freezers have beaten smartphones as the items that are our most prized 'modern conveniences', a new survey shows. Researchers who polled 2,000 UK adults identified the everyday items which have most improved our lives – including sat nav devices, smartphones and electric kettles. Other items to have made things that little…

Gadgets helping to boost relationships in the bedroom, claims survey

New research has revealed how using technology in the bedroom is in fact encouraging couples to spend more quality time together, busting the common suggestion that tech is damaging relationships. Research of 1,153 UK adults carried out by gadgets and technology e-tailer, Laptopsdirect.co.uk, found that British couples keep nine gadgets in the bedroom on average – but…

Quarter of Brits STRUGGLE with new gadgets, claims Which?

A quarter of British adults struggle to get their new gadgets to work. New research from Which? shows that just over one in four (27%) adults who received a tech gift this year at Christmas had problems using their gift. And just over in four (28%) of us were still trying to get their tech up…

Brits are sitting on almost £3.5 billion worth of unused gadgets

Brits are sitting on almost £3.5 billion worth of unused gadgets in their home, a study has found. The average household has old phones, computers, games consoles or TVs gathering dust in drawers, cupboards and even under the stairs, worth around £127 each. UK homes are also hoarding 4.4 million unwanted iPhones and 2.6 million…

Children value phones and tablets above holidays, toys and pets, reckon parents

One in three British parents believe their kids value their phones and tablets more than any other possession or activity, while they also believe by the age of eight their children understand the way gadgets work better than they do! These are the key findings from research commissioned by PR company Hotwire as part of…