Saturday , 20 July 2019

Technology

Social media should have “duty of care” towards kids, UK MPs urge

Social media platforms are being urged to be far more transparent about how their services operate and to make “anonymised high-level data” available to researchers so the technology’s effects on users — and especially on children and teens — can be better understood. The calls have been made in a report by the UK parliament’s Science and Technology Committee which ... Read More »

Dadi brings in $2M to democratize sperm storage

The founders of Dadi — pronounced daddy — think men are in need of a wake-up call. “Men [have] a biological clock just like women, which is something that people don’t talk about,” Dadi co-founder and chief executive officer Tom Smith told TechCrunch. “Infertility isn’t a women’s issue; It’s both a men’s and women’s issue.” Smith believes Dadi, the provider of ... Read More »

Now TV deals: save over 40% on a Sky Sports pass

Now TV deals are a great way to access Sky’s excellent content without signing up to a long contract. You can pick and choose access to packages like Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Sky Kids and of course Sky Sports channels on a rolling 30-day deal. We’ve gone into greater detail on all of these options in our regular Now TV passes and ... Read More »

Simple tech tweaks can make a big difference

With consumer behaviour and customer experience expectations rapidly changing, the retail sector must strive to keep up. It is crucial for businesses to embrace digitalisation and new technologies to remain competitive in today’s market, or it could mark the end for a business. With retailers like Coast nearing collapse, it is vital for brands to work towards – and stay ... Read More »

The cheapest Huawei Mate 20 Pro SIM-free deal: O2 has you covered

This January has been a brilliant time to get Huawei Mate 20 Pro deals. We’ve seen endless offers ranging from big data to low monthly costs. But the one thing we hadn’t seen was a good SIM-free offer…until now. O2 has filled that gap, offering up the device for a one time fee of £650. That puts this deal at around ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Sport release date, price, news and leaks

Update: Samsung’s Galaxy Sport may actually be called the Galaxy Watch Active when it hits shop shelves. Plus we’ve just seen the new wearable certified in Taiwan.The Samsung Galaxy Watch is notable for a lot of reasons, not least of which being that it’s a highly capable smartwatch that doesn’t run Wear OS or watchOS, relying instead on the Tizen ... Read More »

Best iPhone lenses 2019: transform your smartphone photos

Cameras on smartphones have transformed the way we take and share images, but they’re still far from perfect. What about zoom? What about macro? Packed with algorithms and clever AI they might be, but what use is object recognition if the object in question is miles away? Despite the arrival of smartphones with multiple lenses, these fixed lenses aren’t suited to ... Read More »

Criterion’s streaming service for film buffs is relaunching in April

Who needs new content? Criterion, the online streaming service for classic films, is relaunching in the US and Canada on April 8.Criterion offers a curated library of over 1,000 classic movies – including the works of Hitchcock, Bergman, and Jean-Luc Gogard, among many others – for $10.99 a month, or $100 for the year.The select few of you with a ... Read More »

LG G8 release date, news, price and leaks

Update: The LG G8 is landing on February 24 and it might not be alone. Plus, we’ve now seen detailed renders seemingly showing the phone, along with hints of a new gesture-based interface.The LG G8 release date will be announced at MWC 2019 in late February, but we’re already hearing about the smartphone’s new features and price ahead of time.New ... Read More »

PlayStation Plus subscribers now get 100GB of cloud storage space

It’s a big month for PlayStation Plus subscribers, as Sony’s PS Plus service is going through some big changes from February 2019 onwards.We already knew that, after February 2019, PlayStation Plus subscribers would no longer be getting free PS3 and PS Vita games as part of their monthly subscription packages. And Sony has now announced the final games coming to ... Read More »