Before we go down this road I want to say I’ve nothing against Apple, in fact I have an iPhone 7 but cannot for the life of me understand how the base iPhone X is £999. With that in mind I’ve done some research into 10 things you could buy instead (spoilers: they are aren’t all tech related). What would you buy instead?   ...

It’s a little early for me personally to embrace Christmas; but I am willing to start talking about advent calendars and gifts for those who like to be ready. This week I received the 2017 Wera advent calendar and it looks awesome and has already turned my pre-christmas grinch tendencies around. First thing to mention is that the box is pretty big, so you’ll have to bear that in mind. It comes with a removable outer sleeve to keep up the mystery of what’s inside. It includes 24 windows of Wera tool goodness consisting...

The meteoric rise of fidget spinners in 2017 has surprised many, including me. These palm sized contraptions, fitted with bearings to make them spin, are hugely popular in the playground and are becoming more commonplace in the work environment. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? Rise and rise of fidget spinners in 2017 You’d be forgiven for thinking fidget spinners are a fad; remember the return of yoyo’s, silly putty and stress balls? All of these things come and go; yet some quick research shows these little...

It’s nearly that time again; that time when Apple dim the lights and unveil their new flagship iPhone. The internet has been buzzing with rumours ranging from mediocre to bat shit crazy and I’ve been pretty slow in gathering these together. But here you are reading a post that aims to do just that. What we know for sure about the iPhone 8 Let’s face it, nobody really knows what the new iPhone will include on the web (anyone who does is probably telling fibs or braking an NDA) but a few things that are likely; Apple...

The release of new Snapchat sunglasses has raised more than a few eyebrows. So what are these glasses all about? Well, they have been described as being a bit like Google Glass, although they are a good deal cheaper and more limited in what they can do. Perhaps a more accurate comparison would be to describe them as being similar to a Go Pro that you perch on your nose. They are technically known as Snapchat Spectacles. While you wear them they will record short videos that will then be automatically stored in your Snapchat Memories, which...

The battle for virtual reality supremacy has really warmed up in recent times. While the Samsung VR gear is widely seen as being an affordable option, there are other VR headsets that are regarded as being of higher technical quality. However, news of a recent patent from Samsung suggests that the Samsung Gear VR headset could be about to move up to the next level. This is because the next model in the range could be the first to include facial and eye tracking. Of course, this is something that is likely to give users an even more impressive...

Those of us who love Back to the Future have been craving self-tying sneakers for a long time. Well, provided that you have a healthy bank account then you can now get hold of the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 trainers. They only cost a mere £575, which some gadget fans might consider to be a relatively small price to pay for such amazing technology. According the people at Nike, they have been designed to be trainers that you use normally from day to day, rather than gimmicky items that people only buy for collecting. The secret to these self-tying...

The exciting possibilities of virtual reality are perhaps most clearly shown with the recent release of Google Earth VR. As the name suggests, this is an incredible way of seeing the Earth in all its glory by using a virtual reality headset on Google Earth. This means that you can walk down streets anywhere on the planet, zoom over mountains and basically explore the Earth in the way that best suits you. Google has packed in all 196.9 square miles of our dear old Blue Planet, so there is a huge amount of variety to choose from.   Explore...

One of the latest interesting handsets to get launched is the exciting looking OnePlus 3T. This manufacturer has gained something of a reputation in recent years for offering high spec phones at decent prices, so how does the new model stack up? Certainly, the list of specs crammed into this handset is pretty impressive. The phone packs in a 2.53 gHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 6GB of RAM and dual 16MP cameras for a start. Internal storage options run to 64GB or 128GB while the battery uses Dash Charge to let you top up for the...

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Mini, the world famous manufacturer of tiny cars, has revealed to the world its first ever hybrid vehicle. The Mini Countryman SE was unveiled at the LA Auto Show and immediately made a big impression. This is a 4 wheel drive model but there is something unusual about how it works. The interesting thing is that the front wheels are driven by a traditional petrol engine, while the back wheels work thanks to the electric motor that is hooked up to them. The total amount of horsepower that is obtained in this way is 221. The tradition, twin...