Though we're not quite yet into December, it's probably about time to start thinking about what gifts you're going to pick up for your friends and family. If you're anything like most other people, coming up with presents for everyone in your life is probably an unnecessarily difficult task. At least, it is for me somewhere near 90% of the time.
But, if you've got a tech nerd in your life, then you're in luck. For the next couple of weeks, I'll be putting together lists of the hottest products in gaming and tech for every budget. This week, you'll find some of the best things you can buy for £50 and under. It might be a bit hard finding products that fall within this range because, let's face it, gadgets are an expensive hobby. Still, if you know where to look, you'll find plenty of products that any tech geek would be glad to have.
at 8:03AM, 2 years ago |
Technology and Gaming
A report published by American Express has
revealed that the internet is helping local shops to flourish. The report
claims that a new breed of internet savvy, cash conscious consumers dubbed the 'New
Villagers' are helping to transform the fortunes of many retailers.
By SavooStaffGuest Blogger
at 3:57PM, 3 years ago |
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced that the world's biggest social network is going to "launch something awesome" on Wednesday and the rumour mill is going into overdrive as to what that particular something could be. As secretive as it's all meant to be, it seems the most likely 'something awesome' is going to be a new video chat feature in association with Skype.
For anyone who has yet to hear (and we assume this includes the vast majority of you out there), yesterday marked the beginning of UK Get Online Week. Yes, someone somewhere decided that we should dedicate a full week trying to convince people who've never experienced the wonders of the internet to get online and try it out. According to statistics that I will assume are correct because I have neither the means nor the willpower to fact check them, approximately 10 million Britons have never once in their life used the internet. In order to encourage them to hop online, there will be some 3,000 events held across the UK over the course of the week in an attempt to have them spend even less time outdoors or playing with their grandkids, because, let's face it, anyone who has yet to use the internet in this day and age probably has grandkids.
at 11:45AM, 3 years ago |
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.
There's been word that Microsoft's forthcoming Internet
Explorer 9 (IE9) is a substantial leap forward from the previous iterations of
the company's standard web browser. To this, we respond that it's about time.
IE9 has long been criticized for its lack of adherence to web standards,
security vulnerabilities, and overall unimpressive speed, especially compared
to free counterparts such as Mozilla's popular Firefox browser, and Google's
Chrome. However, news about IE9 has leaked, which states that the browser now
scores a 95 on the Acid3 CSS test, and has expanded HTML5 support.