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Among the many exciting and frivolous new gadgets out these days, it is reassuring to see that they are some extremely useful products too. One of these is a transparent smart patch that has been designed by a research team at the Seoul National University in South Korea to help control diabetes. It may not look like the most interesting gadget on the planet but this plaster could be a huge piece of news for diabetes suffered. It is made of graphene, which is an incredibly strong type of carbon that conducts heat and electricity. It is...

When you think about it, the fact that we still use hulking big desks to work on is a bit strange. Could it be that The Edge changes all this in the future? This is a new type of desk that was designed by Marc Rosenborg. He credits the inspiration for his creation to a visit to his daughter’s college dorm room. There, he noticed that a huge amount of space was taken up by a couple of desk’s that no-one actually used. These days, many of us work or play on laptops or tablets, meaning that there is no real reason to have a big desk taking...

One of the most interesting gadget rumours in recent times is that of the smart phone that is supposed to cost under £3. Could this possibly be true? This is the strange tale of the Freedom 251 phone which has recently been advertised by Ringing Bells in India. The price? A mere 251 rupees, which works out as under £3. It can’t be true, thought, can it? Surely not for a smartphone with 8 GB of storage, a 4 inch screen and a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor? Sadly, many people now feel that this was some sort of hoax or scam. A few of the...

With the 21st of March now confirmed as the date of the upcoming Apple March event, the rumours around what is to be revealed have really started to swirl. Most analysts now think that a budget iPhone will be among the goodies on display in the San Francisco event. In fact, many have gone as far as to suggest that it will be launched under the name of iPhone SE. This is believed to be a smaller model of iPhone, with a 4 inch screen and the same curved glass, smooth sides we have seen on recent models from Apple. It could also feature the...

With there now being so many different ways to enjoy some television or the latest news, it is the turn of Sky to try and tempt us into a new way of viewing using the latest technology. Sky Q is the giant media company’s latest product, and it promises to let you “watch what you, when you want”. It is now available in the UK, as well as in Ireland, with the first installations due at the end...

The online rumour mill surrounding Apple products is always guaranteed to give us some fun, as well as some potentially useful insights into new phones. Right now, a lot of people are wonder when we can expect to see the new iPhone 7 and what it will be like. So, what do we know about it so far? To start with, most analysts expect a September release. This is when Apple traditionally release their new iPhone models, and there is nothing yet to suggest that they will break the pattern this year. It is expected that it will also have a new...

The emergence of flexible multi-room sound systems is tipped to be one of the biggest gadget trends in the next few years. A product that is now available in this respect is the versatile Libratone Zipp. This is a cylindrical speaker system that is designed to give you access to your music wherever you are. The shape of the Zipp means that it delivers 360 degree audio wherever you place it. The quality of the sound may not be quite as high as on some of the higher end audiophile gadgets but it seems safe to say that it is good enough for...

There are always plenty of Apple rumours to keep us entertained but how reliable are the latest stories about a budget iPhone being on the way? Numerous rumours about this possible new gadget are on around on the internet just now, so it seems as though it could be for real. So, let’s see what it could be all about. What Is It Called? There are a few different opinions floating around on this issue. It could be the iPhone 7 Mini, the iPhone 7C or the iPhone 6C. Other possible names have also been suggested but the general consensus...

Car giant Ford has revealed that it will be carrying out a lot of wearables research at its new lab in Dearborn, Michigan, Among the goals of this new Ford wearables research centre in the US will be finding ways of linking in-car technology to health information. One example of this could be if your smartwatch can tell you that you are getting tired, potentially meaning that the car could take over driving duties for a while or else flash you up a warning. Another way it could work is if the person behind the wheel gets agitated during...

These days, music lovers are absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to gadgets for listening to their music conveniently and wherever they are. The latest device that promises to fill our days with the sound of music is the Mu-so Qb from Naim. This is a cool little speaker that can be used to listen to some tunes in the way that best suits you. The same firm introduced the Mu-so music system recently and they just revealed this new speaker at the CES 2016 show. Despite its small size, the speaker has 5 drivers and it has been angled...