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Last week Nikon invited me to spend the morning walking the Thames and markets of London to try out their new D5100 Digital SLR, a camera best suited to the amateur enthusiast. The morning started off with a briefing session at the London Bridge Hotel, after that we went on a guided walk with a Nikon professional photographer to test the D5100 out in the ‘wild. We walked to the Tate Modern and took various photographs of the museum, Millenium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral from south of the river. The D5100 performed well...

Phone manufacturer and designer Burnside Telecom has revealed today that people from the UK are split when it comes to the usage of mobile phones and landline. The survey, which had 3000 UK respondents, found that 52 percent of consumers would choose to use their mobile phones and leave their landlines for good, leaving 47 percent of respondents to not give up their landlines. Seventy three percent of the respondents are aged 65 and above. The study shows that despite more and more people are now relying on their mobile phones, there are...

This year has seen the rise of hackers in the public eye, groups such as Anonymous and Lulz Security (Lulzsec) have breached the security of some of the biggest brands on the planet. Yesterday, Lulzsec announced their retirement from hacking, but encouraged their fans and other groups to continue their work. We have created an info graphic, entitled ‘Hack Attack’ to draw together some vital statistics of hackers and online security on the whole. After the infographic we have written an accompanying article (click to enlarge) Embed...

Maybe you haven’t heard of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) before but you will probably see them mentioned a bit more in the near future. ICANN is an internet non profit organisation which controls the web’s domain names among other things. Do you know how many domain name endings are available right now?  There are currently around 250 country specific ones such as .uk and .es. However, when it comes to what are known as generic top level domain names there are only 22 possible endings. As well as...

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference was the place where we finally found out all about the Apple iOS 5. Now this page is where you will find out about it. That’s just how the world works these days. When will it be available? If you are American then fall 2011. If you are Australian spring 2011 and if you are British autumn 2011. Hold on, aren’t they all the same? What will it work with? The new iPhone, of course. The release date of the iPhone 5 should coincide with the launch of iOS 5, although some industry analysts think...

The keynote speech at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference had an awful lot of time dedicated to the new OSX Lion. But what is it, what does it do, what does it look like, how much does it cost and where can you get hold of it? Let’s see if we can answer all of those questions. What is it? It is a Mac operating system. It has been designed to integrate with iCloud and other Apple devices to give the user a seamless Apple experience. It is the eighth major OSX release and we have been waiting for its official release for some time...

Big boys of technology, what they have done for society The world has been changed by all of these firms who have given us gadgets, games and a new way of looking at the world. But which one is the greatest? Google Can you even remember the world before Google? What did you do before “googling” something?  The search engine giant now rules the internet roost and is not only the most visited site in the world but also the owner of several other top ones such as YouTube and Blogger. Facebook You probably can remember the world...

The recent Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is the place where we were expecting to see Steve Jobs give us some details about the much anticipated iCloud service. We weren’t disappointed and here is our summary of what iCloud is going to give us all. The Idea Jobs started by pointing out that current ways of storing music and video files no longer work the way we need them to. He even went so far as to say that keeping these files on the device itself is a method which has “broken down” lately and that keeping all the devices...

We have talked about NFC technology before, which despite being useful is arguably still in its infancy. New research has suggested that mobile contactless payments will grow considerably over the next three years and be worth a staggering £30.4 billion ($50 billion) by 2014. The report was compiled by Juniper Research, they suggest that after the Orange Mobile payments launches full scale other services will fall inline in 2012 and 2013. The research also suggested that NFC payments and technology prospects had increased at a record...

iShuttr, A kick Starter Case study Kickstarter is a brilliant source for innovative ideas, and a fantastic arena for inventors to get backing whilst gadget lovers can get their hands on the latest tech first. Last week we came across the iShuttr iPhone 4 case. A case that transforms your iPhone 4 into an easy to use camera complete with an uprated flash, grips and camera button. We spoke with the designers behind the project to discover the latest news on shutter. iShuttr Features and concept I asked Rudy and Bobby, how they thought of...