December 11, 2015  10:00 AM

Bristol boffins show that smartphone chargers are taking the p*ss – and so is Bill Gates

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Bill Gates, Microsoft, smartphone

Downtime knows it is talking to the faithful in recounting tales of mobile phone batteries that never last long enough and always run out of power at the most inopportune moments. But now, "boffins" (for it is always they) may have come up with a solution. Or, to be more precise, a way to use your...

July 8, 2014  11:44 AM

No sex please, we’re commissioning a survey

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Cthulhu, Facebook, smartphone,, Tinder, twitter

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June 2, 2014  4:57 PM

The internet of things is making everything smart, stupid

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Amazon, Apple, dash, Facebook, FItbit, Gartner, Internet of Things, smartphone, Wi-Fi

So the latest thing to help users buy more things is Amazon Dash - a grocery tool that connects to users' home Wi-Fi network and allows them to add items to their shopping list by simply saying it or scanning it.

"Say or scan items into your Dash, and...

February 27, 2014  12:56 PM

This smartphone will self-destruct in 5… 4… 3…

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Edward Snowden, smartphone

Everyone is at panic stations since the revelations of Edward Snowden and the sneaky spying by governments on our communications.

But the industry that has been providing the data to the state are cunning chaps and have turned this into an opportunity...

August 19, 2013  11:34 AM

The power of the pee

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
smartphone, Urine

August 14, 2013  11:24 AM

Wear a pan on your head: how North Koreans evade Big Brother

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
Android, smartphone

North Korea's first smart phone has shades of Big Brother about it. Korean leader, Kim Jong-un revealed  the phone, the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

July 29, 2013  12:21 PM

I’ve been attacked by a bear, it’s over [END TEXT]

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
app, Apple, IOS, iPhone, smartphone

May 30, 2013  5:39 PM

Finally, the gadget we’ve all been waiting for… iSPOON

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Apple, cooking, foodie, ipad, iPhone, smartphone

This is what every gadget-loving foodie needs in their kitchen - an iSpoon.

Remember the last time you were using the Jamie Oliver app on your iPad and confused your stylus with your wooden spoon, consequently getting passata all over the screen of your shiny device?...

April 18, 2013  2:06 PM

Londoners turn to gadgets in bed

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Mobile Computing, smartphone

Activities in bed have never been limited to sleeping, but research has revealed that a growing number of Londoners are turning to gadgets.

Infosecurity Europe polled 1,000 Londoners and found that 29% are using...

March 4, 2013  11:56 AM

Japanese apply Victorian prudishness to iPhones

WAshford Profile: WAshford
iPhone, smartphone

The Victorian practice covering up "immodest" table limbs may now be regarded as a myth, but the Japanese seem to be applying a similar approach to the iPhone.

In particular, the iPhone's home button has been singled out for the cover-up treatment using Bandai's...

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