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…

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…

Fifth of parents think children addicted to technology

Over a fifth of parents (21.1%) think their child has a technology addiction, according to a survey by gadget insurance provider, Protect Your Bubble. The research looked into tech consumption among children and found that the majority of parents long for more family time, with nine in 10 (86%) wishing non-tech activities were a regular feature…

Sleep Awareness Week: Top 6 sleep gadgets to help you get a good night’s rest

March is certainly the month of wellness. Not only is it National Bed Month, next week (11/03-17/03) also marks National Sleep Awareness Week. Chris Price celebrates the importance of a great night’s rest with six sleep gadgets designed specifically to help you get 40 winks The Sleep Council’s 2017 ‘Great British Bedtime Report’ revealed that more than…