Google has been making headways of sorts into the social networking arena and many analysts believe that they are gearing themselves up for a concerted push at the social networking crown that is currently held by Facebook. While they already own a number of social networking sites, including Orkut which is apparently very popular in Brazil, they have yet to make a real splash in Europe and the US. The launch of Google Wave was about as high profile as you could get and while it was dubbed as being a social networking service, in reality...

The AA has dubbed iPod listening pedestrians as iPod zombies and has even gone so far as claiming that they could be the reason for pedestrian related accidents increasing by 5% over the last year. Things could be about to get worse with iPhone zombies too, as the incredibly popular US game MyTown which is like a real world Monopoly game is launched in the UK. Leicester council has basically given the iPad its seal of approval by saying that although they need to be making 1,000 people redundant they will be spending £40,000 on iPads...

On the day that Apple opens its largest store yet in London, the AA has warned that iPod zombies are becoming a major cause of accidents on UK roads. You can barely open a new Internet page without being inundated by Apple news so it’s hardly surprising to learn that the iPod is causing such a stir and to many drivers it definitely won’t come as a shock that it’s actually the pedestrians that are getting the bad press for once. Maybe the next problem for UK road users will be pedestrians that are too busy checking out...

Following the furore over that Frank Lampard “goal” against Germany, there has been renewed call for Fifa to introduce widescale goal line technology. Even though the ball quite clearly crossed the line, the referee and linesmen somehow failed to spot it and with the equialiser failing to count, England went on to get hammered by the Germans. The question of whether goal line technology should be used in football is a long running and contentious issue but despite Sepp Blatter’s announcement during the World Cup finals...

Whatever your love or addiction you can pretty much guarantee that there really is an app for that and while some may be completely pointless (which doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not a little bit fun too) others are genuinely useful and beneficial little applications to carry in your pocket. Here are 5 apps that every food junkie should consider. ...

Last.fm is a blinding music service that enables you to listen to your faourite tracks from your favourite bands and discover new bands based on the type of music you typically listen to. They manage to offer this service for free without getting in all sorts of trouble from the music industry because they monetise the service through advertising revenue. While Last.fm has said that classic adverts are no longer getting attention they once did, they have today announced an amalgemation of their own with MXP4 which essentially lets non-DJ...

TomTom SatNavs have helped lead the way (see what we did there?) for years and as well as offering clear turn by turn instructions and perhaps more importantly to those of us that have to regularly rely on the digital stars to guide us home, they even allow us to download new and more interesting skins and voices. Let’s be honest after a few turns the standard voice becomes dull (no offense to the original voic actor) and lifeless at best so downloading and using a new voice is a good way to add a little extra spark to your journey. Homer...

When it comes to creating the perfect cup of coffee, your average instant doesn’t come anywhere close. For cappuccinos, lattes, and proper coffee you need to look at decent coffee machines and Jura coffee machines have long been considered the yardstick to measure other coffee machines by. Two new additions to the J line of Jura coffee machines, as well as the new Z7, have been announced offering even greater tasting coffee and a host of nifty little gadgets to get the high-tech gadget loving coffee drinker really steamed up. The J7...

It’s quite incredible (well, not really, but it works well as an opening gambit) that as soon as one of the big manufacturers makes an announcement it turns that their main rivals were ready to make a very similar one. In the case of games consoles it’s almost as though all three big manufacturers ready an announcement and then they have a stand-off until one fires the first salvo causing the others to join in. Anybody that gets left out loses the round and receives a stern “must try harder” reprimand. Anyway, this...

Councils across the country may be facing the harsh reality of budget cuts and spending cuts imposed by the new coalition government but that hasn’t stopepd Leicester council from saying that they will spend £40,000 ensuring that every council member in the area has their own iPad. Apparently, it will cut down on printing costs and make councillors’ jobs easier. There’s a ringing endorsement if Apple ever needed one – maybe you’ll see it on their website one day soon. One councillor claimed that it helped...