Choosing the ideal location for your next break in the sun normally involves a quick rifle through travel agent magazines, a search of comparison sites or simply placing the names of a few tropical getaways into a hat and taking your chances. However, for the more passive travellers there is an even easier way to plan your holiday itinerary without putting too much strain on your grey matter; simply switch on the box.
Once again, news has reached me of a new incarnation for three dimensional technology format but what exactly are developers planning on doing with it now?
Well, with the most common problem associated with 3D viewing being those awful glasses (I personally prefer the retro style ones which featured one blue and one red lens), Sony have announced a brand new accessory to enable 3D viewing without donning those unflattering specks.
Recently, the Google co-founder told of what could only be described as an "Orwelian horror story of mass proportions" by fellow internet users. The claim was that other big companies, such as Apple and Facebook, were taking, or trying to take, the internet into their own hands. How much of this is true? Well, according to recent events, it's pretty much
all true and it applies not only to Apple and Facebook but to all the world's
superpowers. I mean, who can forget SOPA and all of that nonsense? Yes, that counts in the
"trying to rule the internet" category.
What does this mean for the average internet savvy saver like you or I?
Well, it could possibly be a disaster of epic proportions--or slightly
smaller less significant proportions. Imagine the internet but with a
subscription fee for different parts. Not like Xbox live but a
subscription for going to Amazon or for searching on Google.
Possibly even a little ticket booth on the side of your computer with
an annoying gnome who asks for ID when you go on to any unlisted
According to a study conducted by CoolBrands, the iPhone's 'cool' quotient isn't as high as it was a year ago. While some people who've been burned by the iPhone's various antenna issues and Apple's general draconian ways may be excited to hear about the product's slip I, for one, think this is terrible news. Just last week I'd purchased my brand new iPhone in an attempt to score some cool points with some of my coworkers. All this time, they'd been standing around the water cooler, talking about what fun new apps they'd just purchased or how they'd just talked to someone a moment ago using FaceTime, all the while I'd be sitting off to the side lamenting my decision to take the free phone my carrier gave me with a new contract all those years ago. And now that I finally thought I was in, for once in my life, it turns out that I'm just on my way out.
As we noted in our previous post, being a gamer can be hard on the wallet. With new releases often priced somewhere in the neighbourhood of £35 and £40, every new title is a considerable investment. That said, however, it's still entirely possible to find ways to waste your time playing games (let's be honest, gaming isn't exactly an activity you'd call productive) without breaking the bank. Here are a few more of our favourites:
Which is the smarter sex when it comes to saving money? Are
women really better at hunting out bargains and picking up voucher
codes? Or does the title automatically fall to men because they see
shopping as a chore rather than a pastime, so simply don't do as
much? Well statistically women are the more frugal sex - yes guys,
we may spend more time actually shopping than you do, but we spend
less money doing it! The vast majority of us have mastered the art
of saving money on everything from everyday essentials, to life's
However, a new study published in the Telegraph
this weekend could explain why. Surprisingly, some 60 years since
the women's movement, us ladies are still falling behind when it
comes to pay equality. In fact, women's starting pay is a massive
39 per cent less than men in the same job, and the average
performance related pay for women was just Â£2,875
compared to Â£14,554 for men.