An interesting survey around British holidaymakers gadget use tells us that 44% of British holidaymakers have missed great photo opportunities because they didn’t know how to operate their fancy camera. Another nice stat reveals that a clumsy 22% have either lost or broken their gadgets while on holiday. More light heartedly (at least for those of you who like to laugh at other people’s physical defects) is that flabby snaps taken on foreign beaches have encouraged 58% of people that it was time to go on a diet. Meanwhile,...

If you saw this out of your bedroom window you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d gone a little bit mad – or, at least, for thinking somebody else has gone completely mad. The so-called LED man is attempting to show the world the benefits of using LED lightbulbs (namely, the fact that they are highly energy efficient using just 1/8 of the amount of energy needed to light a normal bulb) but he’s chosen quite an unusual way to go about it. Incandescant light bulbs are certainly one of the greatest inventions of the...

Posted on Jul 22 2010 - 1:06pm by Rob
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Our first story is of the “bungling burglar” type which we all relish. You know the ones I mean; hapless thief dials police by mistake, crook locks himself in bathroom etc. This time a rascal stole an iPhone from someone called Jordan Sturm. Nothing unsual there. Except the fact that canny old Sturmers was testing a live GPS tracking app, called Alert & Respond, on the iPhone at the time. Before the ruffian even had a chance to whistle the theme tune from Dixon of Dock Green the phone had been tracked and he had been given...

Posted on Jul 22 2010 - 11:55am by Matt Jackson
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Getting the right hardware and software for your requirements is an important part of setting up and running a modern business. With the right tools it is possible to streamline and improves processes while incorrect equipment can all but doom a business to failure. With such difficult economic circumstances, this is exacerbated even further as companies can scant afford to throw their budget away on printers, desktops, laptops, and other hardware that they ultimately don’t even use. HP continues to help small businesses to make...

The HTC Wildfire is the latest smartphone from HTC and it is a serious piece of kit for those that love to social network. It has instant access to Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr and much more. It has unique features such as an automatically updated Facebook status of the person that’s ringing you – this is made possible by complete integration between your contact list and your social networking accounts. The Wildfire uses the Android operating system and benefits from the massive Android marketplace but so too can you and...

Did any of our readers find the cunningly hidden Wifi tethering app which a naughty 15 year old managed to get onto the Apple apps store disguised as an app to turn your iPhone into a multicoloured flashlight? The app cost 99c and was on the site the best part of the day yesterday, having managed to wriggle past Apple’s security people, rigourous checking and a line of ferocious guard dogs. No doubt the cheeky young programmer will end up working at one of the top development companies thanks to his feat. Apple will surely now reinforce...

Posted on Jul 21 2010 - 12:51pm by Rob
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We love a good pie chart. Anyone else who shares our peculiar fetish will be delighted to see this ravishing little beauty, which quite simply tells us which versions of Android are used by what percentage of users, if you follow me. Dragging its behind along the ground in last place is the predictable “other”, a popular backmarker in all pie charts. In this case it refers to older, obselete versions and comes in at 0.3%. Next up is the latest version, Android 2.2, at a poor 3.3%. This is widely regarded as being far superior...

Following all of the fuss that surrounded, and in Apple’s eyes continues to surround, the iPhone 4 antenna problems you’d be forgiven for thinking that they would have taken something of a hit financially but it turns out that thanks to an incredible iPad launch and a continued lack of competition for the unique and incredible touchscreen tablet PC as well as massively increased iPhone sales figures, they have come out the other end smelling of roses. Very expensive roses and a lot of them at that. For the quarter ending June...

Manufacturers were kind of slow to jump on the whole Blu Ray player bandwagon but it seems they don’t want to be left out in the cold again with 3D TV as pretty much everything at the moment is being created in 3D. Companies are clearly catching on to the general excitement and stir that is being created by the emerging technology. What’s more, companies like Panasonic, Sony, and now LG are even managing to combine the two technologies in some inspiring pieces of home entertainment kit. The LG BX580 does exactly that because...

Apple announced huge sales and profit figures for the last quarter and put most of this down to the incredible success of the iPad as well as increased iPhone sales and growth in virtually every other area of their business. Those on the outside may well believe that the reason Apple has managed to hock more than 3.25 million iPads is because there is virtually no competition whatsoever and they’d probably be right, at least partially. What’s more, companies seem to be pretty slow on the uptake as there is still little in the...