Top Tech Tips for helping get through Blue Monday

As 2021 dawns, many of us were hoping for a brighter year than 2020. But in reality, we're still a long way from socialising in real life, with this year's Blue Monday (so-called because it's widely considered the most depressing day of the year) poised to be the toughest yet... Research from cybersecurity company Kaspersky…

Smartphone use up 1 hour a day since lockdown

The average adult now spends an extra hour a day on their smartphone or tablet as they increasingly rely on tech and apps during lockdown. Research among 2,000 adults revealed they now typically spend three hours and 25 minutes using their phone or tablet daily, compared to two hours and 27 minutes pre-lockdown – a…

Dyson to invest £2.75 billion in new technologies

Dyson says it will invest an additional $3.67bn (£2.75bn) into new technologies and products over the next five years, according to the BBC.  It will use this investment money to fund research in robotics, next-generation motor technology, smart products, machine learning and material science.  The company will also focus on the commercialisation of its solid-state…

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,…

What it Takes to Become a Pro e-Sports Athlete

The world of e-sports has grown exponentially in recent years and it’s now a billion-dollar industry. Successful pro e-sports athletes can make as much – or more – from online competitions than regular athletes do at real-life events. If you enjoy single or multi-player e-sports and you want to turn your hobby into a lucrative…

WebVR: Dive into Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has been expanding rapidly ever since it has come to the web. VR applications  are not only limited to games that you can play by wearing a VR headset. Education, healthcare, real estate, and other industries use VR technology as well. In 2020, learning what virtual reality is and how you can apply…

Bosses encourage remote working as safety measures introduced

British businesses are set to encourage more remote working in future – with nearly half of bosses believing it will save them money. A poll of 1,000 employers in the UK found that, prior to lockdown, just 45 per cent were comfortable with staff working away from the office. But seven in 10 are now…

8 Top Tips for setting up Secure Zoom meeting

With the Coronavirus pandemic ruling out face to face meetings, Chris Price offers 8 Top Tips for setting up a Secure Zoom meeting online.... Just as Britain leaving the European Union spawned new words - most notably Brexit - so too is the Coronavirus pandemic changing our vocabulary. And inevitably with many of us now…

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…

Nationwide’s ‘Smart Window Poster’ to help homeless

With most of us now carrying less cash than ever before, giving money to homeless people has become a real problem. However technology may have the answer in the form of ‘smart window poster’ which allows contactless donations to be made to the homeless. Ground breaking new contactless technology is being trialled at Nationwide’s Union…