Making tea in the boot of a car at Reading Festival 1975

Yesteryear's hi-tech gadgets

Created on 7th February 2013

IT'S A TOUGH world, having to mow the lawn, do the laundry, wash the dishes, and all while earning a living.But imagine if we still had to sweep the floors …

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Facebook offers new members a long overdue guide to account privacy

Created on 9th November 2012

We’ve written about the need to properly configure security settings on a Facebook account many times, not least because Facebook has the frustrating tendency …

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Google Search gets sophisticated speech recognition on iPhone

Created on 7th November 2012

Google has updated the voice recognition feature in its Google Search app for iPhone and iPad.

The free Google Search app is a one-stop way …

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US teen builds his own timber caravan

Created on 6th November 2012

Full-scale renovation projects aren’t for the faint hearted, but what about building a caravan from scratch? From wood? When you’re 17 years old? That’s just …

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EE launches 4G mobile phone network in UK

Created on 5th November 2012

Super-fast ‘4G’ mobile broadband launched in the UK last week, but only with one network and in certain cities.

The 4G LTE service is from EE …

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What can you do with a 1GB smartphone data allowance?

Created on 2nd November 2012

It can be difficult to decide if the data limits that apply to most smartphone tariffs are viable on a day-to-day basis, particularly when so-called ‘unlimited’ …

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Apple iPad Mini on sale from Friday

Created on 31st October 2012

As expected, Apple announced a new smaller iPad last week — the iPad Mini.

Although essentially a scaled down version of the iPad with a 7.9” …

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Catch a caravan restoration on Channel 4

Created on 30th October 2012

A new series started on Channel 4 last week that looks at how various people are making the most of small living spaces.

George Clarke’s Amazing …

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Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD now available from Amazon.co.uk

Created on 29th October 2012

The low-cost colour Kindles we wrote about last month are now available from Amazon.co.uk.

Although both look like touch-screen Android tablets, …

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Go inside Google with Google Maps

Created on 26th October 2012

If you’ve ever wondered what sort of computer systems Google uses to power its vast range array of online services, wonder no more.

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