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Christmas is just a couple of weeks away and it seems to be harder to think of gift ideas now than before, with all the new trends and tech. Online stores seem to have some of the best gift ideas for your family and friends. Today, we are listing ten of the quirkiest and fun items available at the website and it is up to you to choose what you like best (we bet that you’ll have a hard time choosing only one because these items are just awesome!). Now, let’s get on with the list, which is not sorted in a particular order. 1....

A study has revealed that the pivotal age for parents to discuss with their children responsible internet use is 11 years. The research said that more than a quarter (28 percent) of kids start visiting illegal file-sharing websites by this age. The research, which was conducted by youth research firm Dubit on behalf of the film, TV, music and video industries, discovered that by age 11, 21 percent of children access illegal video and music file-sharing websites regularly. When they reach 12 years of age, 28 percent do so and by age 13,...

UK-based communications regulator and competition authority Ofcom has revealed that the average home broadband user in the United Kingdom uses 17 GB of data on a monthly basis. According to the firm’s study, 17 GB is the equivalent of streaming 12 hours of HD videos from BBC iPlayer, 12 days of streaming audio or downloading more than 11 movies per month. The study revealed that 14 percent of home broadband connections are operating below the 2 Mb per second speed that is what is planned to be rolled out by the government in 2014. “On...

A top technology entrepreneur believes that as technology becomes more advanced, humans are becoming increasingly lazy. Duane Jackson, a popular serial blogger, who is also a top cloud computing entrepreneur, believes that he has difficulty in spelling a number of words without the device to spell them. He was talking about the feature of smartphones that turns text speak into full words. Jackson believes that the new feature of the iPhone 4S, Siri, which allows users to talk to their phone an not just on it, could result in eliminating...

Apple’s released a new version of the iOS software which runs on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, so you can now upgrade your device to get access to “over 200 new features”. Apple’s being a bit cheeky with that claim, because those new features include an unspecified number of bug fixes, which are features they didn’t get right first time around. But there’s still lots of good stuff in there, and it’s well worth the upgrade. Upgrading itself was quite smooth, although time consuming. To install iOS5, you have to update to...

Social network site Facebook has quietly rolled out a new translation feature last night, aiming to break language barriers between users from different countries. The new service, which uses Bing Translate, enables users to translate contents from Facebook Pages, like comments and posts, into their chosen language. Any public page that is not in a user’s native language can be translated by clicking on the “Translate” button on the post. Users will have the option to improve the generated translation as well. “When...

According to a study, almost half of personal computers (PCs) in the world use illegal software of some sort. The study also shows that hardware theft is more rampant in more sophisticated and developing economies. In a study conducted by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), it found that 13 percent of PC users in the world buy genuine software, while 40 percent of the world’s computer using population bought their computer software “mostly legally.” The rest, or 47 percent, have pirated software installed in their computers....

A study by Juniper Research shows that mobile video calling prospects have improved in the last eighteen months due to the increasing availability of front-facing cameras on mobile phones, the release of video calling services by mobile carriers, and improvements in technology. The increasing dominance of smartphones in developed markets and the simple way of downloading apps have improved the market for mobile voice over IP (mVoIP). The role that voice calls plays within the mobile communications market will change as it will become available...

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Playbook tablet PC has overtaken Apple’s iPad as the most sought after tablet in the market, according to a study conducted by money saving site ILoveCashback.com According to the site’s statistics for the month of July, the BlackBerry Playbook is attracting 22 percent more searches than other leading tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab and market leader Apple iPad 2. ILoveCashback.com said that the term ‘tablet’ is becoming the number one tech search word, followed by...

A study by electronics site Retrevo shows that Apple’s domination of the tablet market could be in danger if Amazon launches its own less expensive tablet device. It said that of all non-Apple manufacturers who come up with a new tablet device, Amazon is being considered by most people because of its reputation and price. If Amazon enters the tablet PC market with a low-cost Android-powered device, it might drastically change the playing field, filling in the gap between Apple and other tablet manufacturers. When Retrevo asked which...