Parents “going without” to cover spiralling cost of latest technology for their kids

More than half of parents struggle to keep up with the costs of the latest technology for their kids, it has emerged. Of the 2,000 parents polled one third admitted ‘going without’ themselves in order to buy the latest products for their children. The study also found 37 per cent save all year to ensure their little ones have the same high-tech gadgets as their mates. But while eight in 10 parents feel ‘under pressure’ to make sure their kid...

American global audio specialist Mixcder introduce new noise cancelling headphones

American global audio specialist Mixcder have introduced new noise cancelling headphones with ANC (active noise cancelling) technology, bluetooth and a 20 hour playtime battery life. Crafted with an easy-to-carry design and sleek storage, the E7 headphones are designed to appeal to travellers and commuters who do not want to be disturbed by any external noise, and will be a godsend for regular London commuters. And with a price tag of just £41.99, it's not going to break the bank. The Mixcder...

Apple admits to slowing down old models of iPhone so you have to buy another

Apple has today admitted to slowing down old models of the iPhone as they age - so you have to buy another phone. The lucrative tech brand, which made $8.7 billion profit in the third quarter of this year, confirmed suspicions that they slow down older iPhones to encourage people to upgrade. The latest iPhone 8 costs punters up to £700 to buy new, although some may be discouraged to let go of their money given the latest revelations. The...

Mum-of-two who ‘gained weight using FitBit’ lost eight stone after she stopped using it

A mum-of-two says she GAINED weight using a fitness tracker - but has now lost eight stone after ditching it. Fiona Benbow, 39, rewarded herself with huge sugary cakes and family-sized choc bars if the FitBit told her she had burned lots of calories. And in just a month her weight went up a stone to 19 and a half stone and her waistline expanded from a size 20 to 22. Fed-up Fiona stopped using the device and turned to...

This glove can survive fire, crushing and chainsaws

A company has made a virtually indestructible glove that can survive fire, crushing and CHAINSAWS. Schmitz Mittz have built the tough hand protection to repel extreme heat, pressure and cutting from sharp objects and jagged metal - and electric power saws. Invented by Randy Schmitz, a former Canadian firefighter in Calgary, they are used by fire services across North America to rescue people from burning buildings and wrecked cars. Videos on the company's website showed the gloves being inflated in...

What are 1 billion people going to do with VR?

Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that he wants "1 billion people to use VR", with Facebook's new Oculus Go headset poised to lead the charge of user-friendly, affordable virtual reality systems. But what will the consequences of Zuckerberg's promise be? Will 13% of the world's population really have a use for VR, and if so, what will that use be? Here are the largest potential markets for VR technology that could further its ascent into the mainstream.   Communication...

Police officers use PlayStation game in order to improve driving games 

Police officers have been receiving extra lessons in high-speed car chases - by playing a VIDEO GAME. PlayStation has partnered up with Lincolnshire Police in order to provide extra tuition to specialist drivers using Gran Turismo Sport. The project - which aims to boost skill and safety - has seen officers clock an initial lap time at Silverstone race course in Towcester, Northants. The four drivers then received specialist training using the game, including a new virtual reality mode. Any...

Inventor designs third thumb to help you text faster

This incredible 'third thumb' controlled by your big toes can let you text faster, perform card tricks and play impossible guitar chords. A pioneering designer from London hopes her robotic invention will revolutionise the way we see false limbs. The 3D-printed battery-powered digit attaches to the side of a user's hand and is controlled by pressure-pads that fit into a user's shoes and communicate with it via Bluetooth. Dani Clode, 25, who designs false limbs for amputees at The Alternative...

Page 1 of 4 1 2 4