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How much fun would it be to have a heat seeking camera on your phone? That’s right; a whole lot of fun. Well, the new Seek camera could be just what you need to give you the night vision on your phone that you have been longing for. Technically, it is called a thermal imaging camera and the Seek is the first truly affordable gadget of this type to be made available in the UK. This smartphone accessory can be plugged into an Android phone through the microUSB or added onto an iPhone using the lightning connector. Once hooked up it...

The launch of three new Xperia Z5 phones from Sony has raised a lot of eyebrows, especially as one of them promises to be the world’s first ever 4k phone. Other advances include an improved camera that is said to take the best mobile pictures ever. The announcement of the new Sony Xperia Z5 phones was at the IFA even in Berlin. Instead of just one new device they came out with 3 different versions. Even the most basic model has a 23 megapixel camera and the fastest autofocus (0.03 seconds) in any smartphone camera. All of this adds...

When it comes to your smartphone charger, the smaller the better really. This means that the brand new device called The Nipper is likely to be welcomed by many gadget fans. In fact, this has been described as the smallest phone charger ever made, which is a pretty bold claim to fame. The device has been funded through a Kickstarter campaign that has already reached its funding target of £6,000. The Nipper comes in at a tiny 17mm x 17mm x 17mm, making it small enough for you to be able to slip it easily onto your key ring if you like....

One of the gadgets that is causing a lot of controversy these days is the selfie stick. For every person who loves being able to take a selfie in this way, there are others who hate them. The latest company to ban these sticks is Disney. The entertainment giant has now banned selfie sticks from all of its theme parks, citing concerns over safety as being the reason for this. Previously, Disney had stopped people from using them on their rides and now you won’t be able to take one to their parks at all. A spokesperson for Disney is...

Sending text messages while walking is going to be a lot easier from now on. Well, at least it will be if you are in the Belgian city of Antwerp. This is because the city has provided mobile phone users with so-called text walking lanes. The idea is that people can use their mobile devices here without the risk of bumping into pedestrians. Of course, there would appear to be the possibility that phone users bump into each other while on these lanes. This is a temporary measure at the moment, and it was inspire by an idea from a local smartphone...

If there is one modern problem that gets us all upset it is that of eating some lovely fast food chicken and wondering how to use our phone at the same time. Well, if napkins don’t get your fingers clean enough to type on your mobile then maybe you need the Tray Typer. The what? You heard right; the Tray Typer from KFC. This is part of a German advertising campaign from Colonel Sanders’ restaurant chain and it is pretty clever. You see, if you have a giant chicken wing in your hand and your phone rings you no longer need to...

If you are looking for a new mobile phone service then you could be pleased to see that BT is about to get back into the UK market. The new offering from BT means that it will soon be selling a number of different 4G subscriptions. The cheapest package is said to come in at just £5 each month. This level of service is available for existing customers of the BT broadband service. The BT new mobile 4G service will come thanks to the firm’s tie-in with EE, using their network along with their own. In fact, BT is believed to be keen...

You might wonder why some selfie sticks are banned in South Korea. Is it because of the fears of uncontrolled sticks bashing people on the head at the country’s big tourist attractions? Perhaps it is because selfies have been blamed for the rise in plastic surgery statistics in some parts of the world? Or maybe it’s because they just look a bit silly? The truth is that the Asian country has banned unregistered sticks because they class them as communication devices that need to be tested. This is because the selfie sticks use Bluetooth...

When you see the name Kodak you think of cameras, don’t you? The company was once one of the world’s leading camera makers, before the global recession saw it forced to declare bankruptcy. The good news is that Kodak appears ready to get back into the marketplace, this time with phones and tablets and not cameras. A recent press release suggests that Kodak will be allowing a UK manufacturer to license its name for its products. The company in question is Bullitt, which is already well-known for its range of sturdy Caterpillar phones. Phone...

Are you fed up with your mobile device’s battery giving up the ghost after a couple of years? The recent trend for batteries that charge more quickly is great but what about their expected life-cycle? Potentially good news for long-suffering phone and tablet owners comes from Nanyang Technology University. Researchers here have reported they are working on brand new lithium-ion batteries that could help us greatly in the future. As well as reaching a 70% charge level in just two minutes, the researchers say that it will last for up to...