Ever had the problem of random cats appearing in your house, stealing food or worse marking their territory? Well SureFlap have the answer for tech fans, an RFID catflap.
The catflap has an RFID sensor mounted in the housing and as your cat goes into the “tube” part of the unit, the sensor reads the microchip implanted in your cat and opens the latch. Other cats trying to gain access will be rejected.
Continue reading SureFlap Review: The RFID Catflap
The smartphone market is set to heat up over the next few months, with the big guns all rolling out what they hope will turn into summer blockbusters.
Some of the most eagerly anticipated handsets include the third-gen iPhone, Samsung’s Android device, Blackberry’s update to the touchscreen Storm and Palm’s new Pre phone, running their shiny new webOS.
Continue reading HTC Touch Pro2 Smartphone Hits The UK
David Cameron has been at the Open University today spreading the message of his newly-born vision of what the UK could be in a post-MP expenses outrage world.
It’s been all over the national newspapers, but more interesting is the coverage that social media whizz Christian Payne, as Documentally, is giving the event the full social media treatment.
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The media may be stuffed full of hand-wringing tales of evil pirate downloaders busily hammering the last nails into the music industry, but new figures show that legal downloads are soaring.
UK industry bods the BPI have announced that 9.5% of the population bought music downloads in 2008, a mighty leap upwards from the 5.1% who bought music online in 2007.
Continue reading BPI: UK Music Download Sales Double
Some time ago we whined long and hard about T-Mobile’s Inexplicably Stupid Upgrading Policy and kept on moaning straight through to write Part Two, a few days later.
Our tree was rattled when we tried to bag a new T-Mobile G1 on contract, confident that our ten years – count ’em! – as a loyal paying customer with T-Mobile would surely be rewarded with handsome discounts all round. Sadly, we swiftly learned that in T Mobile’s world, a punter coming off the street is worth a whole load more than a loyal customer – to the tune of a hefty £305 penalty coming our way.
Continue reading T-Mobile Offer Snappy SIM-Only Deals, Kill Us With Duffy
Proof indeed that Britain’s gone tech-crazy comes in the form of a department store’s breakdown of what’s on new couples’ wedding list.
UK store John Lewis has released a list of top 20 items to appear on couples’ wedding lists, with the Nintendo Wii figuring prominently, as well as high def TVs and speaker docks also being requested.
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In what looks like a truly desperate piece of attention-seeking, some bloke called Gary Go (we suspect that’s not his real name) has said he’ll be going onstage with his iPhone during a series of support slots at Wembley.
The solo singer is due to support the well-ripened
boy man band Take That in the summer, and claims to have written some songs using the virtual four-track studio iPhone application.
Continue reading iPhone Dork Plays Wembley, T-Mobile Flashmob Rip-Off Part Two
They’ve certainly taken their time getting around to it, but BT has finally entered the consumer mobile broadband market with the launch of a new pre-pay service for new and existing customers.
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The great British public may be hanging on to their mobiles for dear life and spending half their waking lines bashing away at computers, but when it comes to describing the technology they use, bafflement rules.
Continue reading OMG. Brit Punters Baffled By Techie Terms
We’re already big fans if the BBC’s iPlayer service, so our bottoms almost squeaked with excitement when we heard that the Beeb is to start offering high definition streams and downloads of selected programmes.
The iPlayer has grown to be a true smash-ban-wallop hit, registering more than 387 million streams or download requests since launching on Christmas Day 2007.
Continue reading BBC iPlayer Goes High Definition