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…

Tech is connecting Brits to nature, reckons new survey

While most of us worry that tech is keeping us indoors too much (especially teenagers), new research suggests the very opposite may be true.  A survey of 1,001 British adults carried out by gadgets and technology e-tailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, found that 72% of UK adults say gadgets inspired them to explore the outdoors more than they would have…

Students are target of one in four mobile phone thefts, claims survey

While the vast majority of new students look back on Freshers’ week as one of the best periods of university life, many will be waking up this September with a lot less than a hazy memory of the night before.  That's because a report by insurance company Protect Your Bubble has revealed more than a…

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…

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…

US owners want smartphones with better battery life, claims YouGov poll

Perhaps no surprise, but research company YouGov has released a new report today that shows that over 2 in 5 people the US want smartphones with a better battery life, making it more important than any other feature. Asked which one, if any, of the following features would you MOST like your current smartphone to have…

Christmas Gift Guide: stylish smartphone cases for the mobile phone addict

When it comes to Christmas presents, let's face it you can't go wrong with smartphone accessories, right? Wrong. While we all love our smartphones these days, there's so much choice you can easily end up getting the wrong one. We're here to help with this little guide that matches the type of person with the…

Smartphones ‘the most life-changing technology of last 25 years’

Personally I would argue that healthcare tech that actually saves people's lives is perhaps the most life-changing tech around, but it's perhaps no surprise that for the vast majority the smartphone is seen as the most life-changing tech of the past 25 years. The launch of the smartphone and wider “connectivity” are seen as the…

Top 5 upcoming smartphones for 2018

Chris Price looks at five new smartphones for 2018, including the Google Pixel 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 There are plenty of things that smartphone owners use their devices for on a daily basis. However, one of the biggest uses is for gaming. Looking at US data, research firm Flurry found that smartphone users…