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Technology has advanced so much in recent years that buying a computer isn’t as simple as just walking into a shop and asking for any old system. To make sure you get the best laptop or PC to suit your needs, you have to look at the system specifications. This handy little guide should remove the hassle of buying a new computer. To make things easier, this article will look at the specs of one of the Toshiba laptops available from Argos, as well as the features of one of the great range of Sony laptops. The two laptops that will be...

So you’ve managed to get your mitts on an Apple iPhone 5 and your primary concern is keeping it looking good, whilst maintaining that cool factor. You want to show it off, right? We’ve got five of the latest cases that will help you do just that. Griffin’s Reveal Case – 1mm Clear Protection with a splash of colour Traditional bumper cases are great because they add a flair of colour, but are flawed because they don’t cover the back of the iPhone. This is where the Reveal case from Griffin comes in because...

Sometimes there is just nothing you can do to stop your mobile phone being damaged, is there? However, in other situations you could have done so by simply not being a complete plonker. Here are the top 5 unusual mobile phone insurance claim reasons received by the mobileinsurance site in the last year. Inside a Cow A Devon farmer had a cow that was going to give birth but was having some problems. Clearly he needed some light to help him bring out the calves, and since he had his iPhone handy it seemed to make sense to use the torch on...

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It might seem childish to get all dressed up and scare people but, hey, it’s fun. In the old days we had to rely on things like face paint and our mum’s old clothes but these days there are lots of fun gadgets to help us out too. Sound and Music Activated T-Shirt This black t-shirt has a rather creepy looking pumpkin face on it. However, the Halloween secret is in the battery pack. This lets the pumpkin act as a spectrum VU meter when it hears any sounds. It might not scare many people but it is pretty cool. Crystal Skull Glass The...

How much do you think it costs to train and keep a guide dog for life? You might be surprised to learn it’s a staggering £45,000 on average. But what if you could buy one off the shelf that required no training, no food and no attention? Well, A-level student Tom Ladyman has done just that with his robotic guide dog project. Tom used his time at college wisely, researching current ultrasound and forward facing camera systems. His website explains these systems are expensive and have their limitations. He says “Existing solutions...

What’s the dirtiest thing in your house right now? Could it be your toilet seat, your kitchen work surface or maybe that old sock which fell down the space at the side of the bed about a year ago and which you then completely forgot about? Actually, there is a good chance that the thing which contains most horrible bacteria is something which you touch and hold up to your face every day. No, it’s not your favourite old teddy bear which you just can’t seem to get rid of; it’s your filthy mobile phone. Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat That...

There’s a new form of cyber crime which is giving celebrity hunters a headache and of all Olympic athletes Andy Murray is the most dangerous athlete. We aren’t talking about his skills on the tennis court either because McAfee says that people gripped by Murray Mania are most likely to fall fowl of cyber criminals traps. How they do it Cyber crooks will latch on the latest celebrity trends to lure unsuspecting web users into downloading material onto their devices. This can include screen savers, videos and downloads focused on the...

We’ve discussed some interesting trends from the UK in the past; remember that Brits spend more time using gadgets than sleeping? Who could forget the surprising percentage of people who would check their phone during an intimate moment! This new study is perhaps a little less shocking, but an eye opener all the same. Using smartphones on the toilet It’s more common than you’d think because a new study by insites has revealed that 34% of the UK population has admitted to using their smartphone whilst sitting on the toilet. That’s...

It seems scammers are becoming too honest for their own good these days, that’s if this latest Amazon phishing email is anything to go by. It starts by explaining that your account may have been subject to a phishing attack and even goes on to explain what this means. It then asks you to follow a link to say you’ve forgotten your password – whatever you do, don’t follow this link and certainly do not request or click on the ‘I’ve forgotten my password link’ as the email asks. The full email This...

Whether you are a professional photographer or a camera-wielding amateur, the chances are that you own a digital camera. Since their introduction, these handheld devices have become an essential possession for any individual, with the range available expanding with each passing year. Photography is something which we are all familiar with, regardless of our personal abilities in the field. Taken from the Ancient Greek words ‘photos’ and ‘graphos’, meaning ‘light’ and ‘written’, a photographer is now a description which...