Tech and Auto

Top 5 Gaming Moments that Hit You in the Feels

I have been watching too many countdowns on Youtube. Too many. So many I could probably write a Top 100 countdown of the best Youtube countdowns ever. The recommendations algorithm has me ensnared. The little load wheel between videos has become self-aware. It can see me slouched in my chair, just out of reach of my mouse. It can sense my defeat by swirling numbers and static shots of grainy gameplay. What is it? What is number one? Tell me,...

Is it really best to pay for a new car in full?

Motorists love the thrill of getting their hands on the steering wheel of a new car – but less than ever before are actually doing so. According to research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders in the Financial Times, used car sales outstripped new sales three-fold in the first half of the year at 4.18 million. That still means that 1.42 million new cars were purchased in that time. What are the advantages? Firstly, you’re driving a car...

ANOTHER state sponsored attack – 500 million Yahoo users hacked

Another day, another hack into huge data banks. This time Yahoo has said that a “state-sponsored” group of hackers managed to steal information from around 500 million users. If this is found to be correct it would be the largest cyber-breach in history. The hackers were able to gather personal data from Yahoo’s customers including names, e-mails and possibly bank details, however the tech giant has denied these claims. The worrying news is that this happened in 2014 and the...

North Korea’s internet revealed to have just 28 websites 

I think I own more websites than the secretive North Korean state, after the country accidentally revealed they have just 28 websites. North Korea’s internet is Government owned and is tiny, almost non-existent. However, the country accidentally gave browsers from outside the state, access to their internet. In total they found 28 sties, including a sports website, a cooking tips websites and an insurance organisation, according to data uploaded to GitHub. It was thought that North Korea’s internet offering was...

The Online Casino Industry; $641 TRILLION and growing

It’s 2016 and the Online Casino Industry is Still Growing It was in 1994 when the Free Trade and Processing Zone Act in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda licensed and granted organisations to extend their trade in the online world. Exactly 22 years later, a lot of casinos and gambling associations are open online and make their way to the homes of millions of people around the globe. Improved broadband connections and innovative software have made the online gaming...

Russia bans porn sites…so one offers them a free premium account

Russia’s media regulator, Roskomnadzor has decided to ban PornHub and YouPorn sites. The outcry on social media has been huge. Many have seen it as unnecessary censorship, while other voices have welcomed the decision, as it protects children who might stray onto these free sites and see images too shocking for their young age. Pornhub have seen the funny side of the ban though and they tweeted the Russian agency offering them a free Premium account. The tweet said: “If...

15-year-old Saudi girl proposes a headscarf emoji

A young girl who lives in Germany has proposed to design a headscarf emoji. The girl, Rayouf Alhumedhi, is originally from Saudi and has submitted her idea to The Unicode Consortium. This company is a non-profit organisation that develops and reviews new emoji ideas. If her idea is given the green light it will be available digitally during 2017. Currently across Europe, especially in France, there is a lot of discussion whether Islamic headwear should be banned. In France a...

Jackless iPhone 7 turns off Apple Fans

Half of all Apple Lovers Ready to Reject Jackless iPhone The new iPhone 7 was launched today and does not feature a headphone jack. OnePulse, the UK’s opinion polling app, today revealed that almost half (47%) of all iPhone lovers are ready to end their love affair with Apple due to the iPhone 7 lacking a headphone jack. The poll, which was conducted in anticipation of Apple’s iPhone 7 launch, also revealed that consumers are becoming less excited about the new iPhone launches,...

Petrol Head Completes Motorcycle Race in Jet-Powered Shopping Trolley

A petrol head from Devon has completed a motorcycle road race in a jet-powered shopping trolley. Madcap Matt McKeown of Plymouth built his wacky racer – which has a top speed of 80mph – from an abandoned cart he found in a ditch. He bolted on brakes, go-kart wheels and a 150 horsepower engine from a Chinook helicopter before taking it for time trials. Matt first set a record of 45.5mph then made several tweaks and broke his own record by reaching...

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