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  • Toy maker's sales boost thanks to kids wanting to play 'good old-fashioned board games' 23 Jan 2020 06:56 PUBLISHED: 06:00 23 January 2020 Caroline Culot Orchard Toys' MD Simon Newbery. Pic: Archant A Norfolk toy firm which supplies more than 3m products world-wide reckons its success is down to the appeal of traditional games that entice children away …
  • The new Motorola Razr arrives February 6 in all its folding glory 23 Jan 2020 06:15 The Motorola Razr was arguably the most exciting phone announcement launch last year, especially after Samsung bungled its Galaxy Fold launch. We’ve been patiently waiting for an official release date since the device was first announced in November, and …
  • Every James Bond film ranked in order 23 Jan 2020 05:31 The new James Bond film, No Time To Die, is just around the corner. Given this long tradition of pig-headed, opinionated debate over which Bond film is the best, we thought it would be appropriate to mark its upcoming release by going back through every …
  • the Queen — and Mrs Thatcher — thought Ken Dodd tattyfilarious 23 Jan 2020 05:18 Doddy! Thou shouldst be living at this hour. England hath need of tickling sticks. So also hath the rest of the UK. At this time of political uncertainty, laughter is the one reliable panacea for all anxiety. Louis Barfe’s industriously thorough, …
  • Stash gets a facelift: how you can use Liberty life’s app to save 23 Jan 2020 03:23 It is also useful if you’re looking to kick-start 2020 with savings that are tax free up to R33,000 a year. Registration takes less than two minutes, and involves linking a bank account to the Stash app, which is password protected and encrypted. Fica …
  • Sonos Move: audio’s top dog 23 Jan 2020 03:23 Sonos Move Cool factor 4/5 Usability 4/5 Value for money 3/5 Last year we at Stuff magazine were so impressed with the Sonos Beam that we named it both hi-fi gadget of the year and overall gadget of the year. The Beam is part of a new category …
  • Measured: How the Sonos Move balances performance and durability in a Bluetooth speaker 23 Jan 2020 01:10 Audiophiles are often dismissive of mainstream brands and technologies. Take Sonos, the biggest name in wireless audio. While many acknowledge their speakers sound good, it’s usually accompanied by a qualifier like “for a wireless speaker,” or “when I’m …
  • Zero-waste leads to contentment for former Mayor 22 Jan 2020 23:52 Markeeta Little Wolf shares strategies and practices to stop using single-use plastic Markeeta Little Wolf's journey to a zero-waste lifestyle actually started with a million steps. The former Waitsburg Mayor and City Council member happened to read on …
  • What’s On Draft: 5 players the Broncos should consider trading up for 22 Jan 2020 22:59 The Broncos find themselves in an awkward position as far as the 2020 NFL draft is concerned. They are expected to be overflowing with both draft capital and cap space, and while holes are present on this roster, there aren’t enough that you’ll see all of …
  • Best cheap robot vacuums: 7 options for less than $200 22 Jan 2020 22:49 Robot vacuums can get pretty pricey, with some of the more advanced options running upwards of $1,000. If you don't need all the bells and whistles — like smart home mapping, mobile app integrations, and self-emptying canisters — then you don't …
  • How will new 'age appropriate' code protect children online? 22 Jan 2020 22:48 The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), an independent regulatory office that aims to “uphold information rights in the public interest”, has published a new Age Appropriate Design Code to protect children online. The code, the draft of which was …
  • Time does not make science obsolete, rote learning does 22 Jan 2020 21:41 “How shameful is it that the world has reached the moon and we’re still teaching the same 300-year-old physics to our children in schools!” The gentleman on the phone – a learned and well-known educationist of Pakistan – was hoping that I would agree with …
  • Best deep fat fryers for 2020 22 Jan 2020 18:55 Call them unhealthy, but as the temperature dips - the need for some greasy comfort food rises. Just us then? We know that deep fat fryers aren't the healthiest solution, but a fried treat every so often won't do you any harm and rather than …
  • CBSE to provide exam calculators to ensure uniformity 22 Jan 2020 18:11 NAGPUR: After announcing that students with dyscalculia (difficulty in learning or comprehending) can use calculators during exams, the CBSE said on Wednesday that the board itself will provide the gadget. The CBSE move will ensure uniformity in the type …
  • The best Google Assistant and Google Home devices of 2020 22 Jan 2020 16:00 Google Assistant can adjust your thermostat, turn off your lights, lock your door, show you the weather and more with a simple voice command. The voice-enabled digital helper from the eponymous search giant launched alongside the original Google Home smart …
  • ‘Bad Boys 3’ Shows Will Smith At War With His Legacy As A Movie Star 22 Jan 2020 15:08 Vanessa Hudgens and Will Smith in 'Bad Boys For Life'SonyOn the surface, Bad Boys For Life is no different from the “aging action heroes come to terms with their twilight years” sequels that have been all the rage since (at least) Live Free or Die …
  • Unauthorized Bread: Real rebellions involve jailbreaking IoT toasters 22 Jan 2020 14:23 Enlarge / Now that is some artisanal toast. Tor Books 1 with 1 posters participating "Unauthorized Bread"—a tale of jailbreaking refugees versus IoT appliances—is the lead novella in author Cory Doctorow's Radicalized, which has just been …
  • Managing The Roof? Evaluate These Guidelines! 22 Jan 2020 14:20 Roofers tend not to likewise have your absolute best preferences on a basic level. So as to utilize a solid rooftop top, it is basic that you comprehend the issue. Utilize the data and actualities you're intending to consider that will help you through …
  • Google wants to reduce your screen time with… an envelope? 22 Jan 2020 13:54 On average, people spend four hours on their phone every day. It should come as no surprise that we’re all probably addicted to our phones, but don’t worry it’s not all our fault — apps are literally designed to keep us hooked.  Yesterday, in a bid to get …
  • Tech review: Tribit StormBox passes the test 22 Jan 2020 13:38 When I set up the StormBox, I paired it wirelessly to her iPod using Bluetooth. Once I showed her how easy it was to use without the cable, she was happy to try it out with her students. "I love that it's wireless, because we come in the door …
  • Under Armour’s smart scale and fitness tracker have stopped tracking weight, steps, and sleep 22 Jan 2020 13:33 Under Armour may have stopped making connected health gadgets since 2017, but it’s now halting software support entirely for its HealthBox collection, which included a scale, a wristband, and a chest-strapped heart rate monitor. As reported by Ars Technica …
  • Crowdsourcing, drones and why I'll never buy a Bugatti 22 Jan 2020 12:36 Amazon has taught me I don't have to wait for my next two-pack of ravioli cutter stamps, so if you can't get them to me in under two hours, I know someone else who can. It's 2019, and customers want what they want, when they want it. According …
  • That Gadget on my Wrist 22 Jan 2020 12:24 Technology truly has changed everything. Remember when we would get a new wristwatch? We’d pull out the stem, set the watch to the appropriate time, push the stem back in, and then rotate that stem back and forth to wind the watch. The device kept great …
  • Amazon is selling a hot water bottle for your feet and shoppers love it 22 Jan 2020 09:14 When we say you can buy pretty much anything on Amazon that you can think of, we’re not kidding. When the temperatures started to drop last year we thought the heated car blanket being sold on the online marketplace was the winter-winner for keeping the …
  • Harshil Mathur's top picks: Apple watch favourit... 22 Jan 2020 08:24 Harshil Mathur, in an exclusive conversation with ET Panache, shared his favourite movies, books, gadgets and more. Movie 'Chak De! India'. It is an inspirational story of an underdog team fighting against all odds to win. Book 'Founders at …
  • What is your carbon footprint and 50 things you can do to reduce it 22 Jan 2020 08:22 Bushfires, rising temperatures, melting ice caps - just some of the things around the world that are changing due to climate change. Closer to home in Wales, rainfall in Wales is projected to increase in winter by an average 5% by 2050 and decrease in …
  • What the weather will be like in Liverpool when your children grow up 22 Jan 2020 08:12 For many leaders of nations and industry it has taken damning words by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg to wake them to the theatre of climate change on the planet. Among her many quotable speeches she said: "We deserve a safe future. And we …
  • 50 small things you can do to save the planet as ECHO launches #Do1Thing campaign 22 Jan 2020 08:12 Feeling overwhelmed by the apparently insurmountable problem of climate change? You're not the only one. The phenomenon of 'eco-anxiety' is growing more and more common, according to the International Psychoanalytical Association, as images of …
  • #Do1Thing - 50 small but significant ways you can help change the world 22 Jan 2020 07:46 Here at ChronicleLive, we believe the climate crisis is everybody’s issue, which is why we’re asking everybody to #Do1Thing to help solve the biggest threat posed by global warming. Last year saw Oxford Dictionaries declare “climate emergency” word of the …
  • How to Start a Blog on Niche Websites 22 Jan 2020 05:56 January 22, 2020 By Dave Brown in Blogs & Podcasts Business Writing/Content Blogs are a collection of articles on a website, and they’ve found their place on the websites of businesses as well as personal bloggers. While personal blogging seems to …
  • Nebia’s new showerhead helps you save more water with fewer compromises 21 Jan 2020 23:30 Soaking in the bath with a good book is my type of relaxing night, but it’s also a tremendous waste of water, so I’ve been trying to take more showers instead. Even then, showers tend to use up a lot more water than necessary, which is why companies like …
  • Best laptops to invest in for 2020 that are great for work, school or gaming 21 Jan 2020 22:16 When you’re looking to buy a new laptop, it can be hard to know how much to spend for what you need. The best laptops these days have brilliant processors, mainly using Intel, and will be up to the job of everyday usage, so you don't need to get too …
  • iPhone 12 could feature brand new, taller design, rumour suggests 21 Jan 2020 19:01 The new iPhone 12 could be longer and thinner than the existing iPhone 11 – but otherwise unchanged, according to a new report. The rumour contradicts previous reports that the phone would undergo a more radical redesign this year. Some have suggested that …
  • Tesla denies cars will 'spontaneously accelerate' 21 Jan 2020 19:01 Tesla has responded to allegations that some of its cars experienced "unintended acceleration", claiming they are part of a ploy to manipulate the company's stock price. The safety allegations were made in a petition to the National Highway …
  • Facebook to hire 1,000 new UK staff as it tries to crack down on spam and abuse 21 Jan 2020 19:00 Facebook has said it will hire 1,000 more people in the UK, as it attempts to cut down on spam and abuse. The social media platform is looking to shed a reputation for allowing misuse of its platforms, for everything from cyberbullying to election …
  • Apple’s strong iPhone 11 sales last quarter bode well for the SE 2 21 Jan 2020 17:25 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You can’t trust Apple sales figures. The tech giant doesn’t release numbers on how many units it shifts, which means firms need to use a lot of guesswork to get to stats like iPhone 11 sales. To put it another way …
  • Lidl is selling a heart shaped waffle maker ahead of Valentine's Day 21 Jan 2020 16:07 Lidl is selling a heart-shaped waffle maker for just £11.99 - just in time for Valentine's Day. Hitting the shelves on Thursday 23 January, the breakfast treat means the love of your life can indulge in a delicious breakfast without it costing the …
  • Lidl launch heart-shaped waffle maker for Valentine's Day 21 Jan 2020 15:09 It may still be January, but supermarkets are busy preparing for the most romantic day of the year. Lidl has announced it is selling a heart-shaped waffle maker. Especially for Valentine's Day, the breakfast gadget will make up to five heart-shaped …
  • Western Region ECG recovers GH₵2,518,766 from illegal connections 21 Jan 2020 14:21 pThe Western Regional Directorate of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) recovered a total amount of GH₵2, 518, 766 from businesses and persons who were caught for committing various infractions of power consumption in 2019. The amount was realised …
  • Sundar Pichai says tech can have negative conseq... 21 Jan 2020 13:30 LONDON: Google's chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also "negative consequences." Sundar Pichai's comments come …
  • Lidl is selling a heart-shaped waffle maker for Valentine's Day 21 Jan 2020 11:53 Looking to brighten up your breakfast this January? Lidl is giving shoppers the chance to whip up heart shaped waffles with its Waffle Maker, launching in-store on 23 January at just £11.99, just in time for Valentine’s Day! This easy-to-use gadget …
  • Kwikset Halo smart deadbolt review: Wi-Fi in, attractive design out 21 Jan 2020 11:09 Kwikset was an early mover in the smart deadbolt market, and it’s released a variety of smart lock products over the years, from the Kevo to the Obsidian to the Premis. With the Kwikset Halo, it at long last brings Wi-Fi to its brand for the first time— …
  • Yappy valley: Inside the lavish world of Silicon Valley dogs 21 Jan 2020 10:34 In San Francisco, wealthy techies are spoiling their pets rotten and even turning workplaces into doggie havens. Walk into Le Marcel bakery on San Francisco's ultra-posh Union Street and you are transported. Lavish cakes and brownies and biscottis and …
  • Apple partner Pegatron sets up shop in Vietnam 21 Jan 2020 10:18 Taipei — Taiwan’s Pegatron plans to set up production facilities in Vietnam, according to people familiar with the matter, becoming the latest Apple assembly partner to establish a presence in the Southeast Asian nation as it diversifies beyond China. …
  • Aldi is selling an electric egg cooker for only £7.99 - and it's selling fast 21 Jan 2020 10:06 Nothing beats a hearty breakfast of eggs on toast, but cooking in the morning can be difficult when you're strapped for time. Enter supermarket Aldi's electric egg cooker , which is designed to take the hassle out of making eggs. The nifty gadget …
  • Facebook PR boss Nick Clegg defends its decision to allow false political ads 21 Jan 2020 04:23 Facebook PR boss Nick Clegg has defended the company's decision to allow politicians to post false ads on the social network. The former deputy prime minister said that it would be "inappropriate" if the social network were to ban misleading …
  • Traveller swears by $10 everyday item 21 Jan 2020 02:47 There’s one small item that’s stashed in my suitcase every time I hit the road to destinations near or far. It’s not an expensive gadget purchased from a fancy travel accessories store, but a $10 roll of adhesive sports tape collected from my local chemist …
  • Review: Devialet’s Phantom Reactor is the David to your subwoofer’s Goliath 21 Jan 2020 00:46 I first listened to the minuscule Devialet Phantom Reactors in the company’s New York showroom in late 2018.  Back then, I wrote that they were one of the few speakers that have made me think ‘wow’ in a long time. After all, review enough speakers costing …
  • How to coordinate and execute an active-active topology with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 20 Jan 2020 23:44 Emmanuel Tissandier and Stéphane Lizeray Published on January 28, 2015 Deploying a mobile application is more than just building a mobile application and deploying it to the public app store. A mobile application talks to a back-end system. If the …
  • Scientists invent robot that climbs surfaces like Spider-Man 20 Jan 2020 23:16 A pair of researchers from Zhejiang University in China have developed a device that allows humans or robots to scale walls like the Amazing Spider-Man. Researchers Xin Li and Kaige Shi developed a novel vaccuum suction unit capable of gripping rough, …
  • Can Machine Learning Predict Antidepressant Response? 20 Jan 2020 22:38 An inexpensive portable electroencephalography (EEG) device may help determine antidepressant response in patients with major depression, new research shows. Investigators found that a machine-learning tool that analyzes resting-state EEG signals was able …
  • Killer matatus aided by rogue NTSA inspectors 20 Jan 2020 21:54 A matatu and truck that were involved in a crash that killed 12 people on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. [File, Standard] Public service vehicles are rarely inspected as rogue officials demand kickbacks to issue compliance certificates. In other instances, …
  • OnePlus 8 Pro leak confirms 120Hz display option 20 Jan 2020 21:44 One of the OnePlus 8 Pro’s most anticipated changes is a move to a 120Hz display. That’s all but confirmed: OnePlus posted about the change in a forum post last week, and now a leak on TrueTech shows what appears to be a menu screen on the new phone giving …
  • Fully autonomous cars at least a decade away, BlackBerry boss says 20 Jan 2020 19:28 Fully autonomous cars will not be on public roads for at least 10 years despite claims from some manufacturers they will be available sooner, BlackBerry’s chief executive has said. John Chen said the technology was not yet in place to handle fully …
  • Meet the Yorkshire inventor looking to make coffee cup lids safe 20 Jan 2020 19:06 A semi-retired inventor is looking for someone to commercialise his most recent invention on a wide scale after suffering a series of health scares. Halifax-based inventor Richard Wolfenden designed Lid Safe while he and his wife Sheri were running a …
  • Box Office: ‘Dolittle’ Bombed Because Robert Downey Jr. Is Not A Movie Star 20 Jan 2020 18:04 WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 11: Robert Downey Jr. attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures' ... [+] "Dolittle" at Regency Village Theatre on January 11, 2020 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)FilmMagicYes, …
  • Here’s how to check your AirPods’ firmware version 20 Jan 2020 16:45 Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. If you’re an avid tech news hound, headphone enthusiast, or Apple follower, you might’ve heard about the recent issue …
  • Artificial intelligence must be regulated to stop it damaging humanity, Google boss Sundar Pichai says 20 Jan 2020 16:44 Artificial intelligence must be regulated to save humanity from being hit by its dangers, Google's boss has said. The potential damage the technology could do means it is "too important" not to be constrained, according to Sundar Pichai. …
  • Refurbished smart phones—the millennial or Gen X choice 20 Jan 2020 14:19 Millions living on the Indian sub-continent aspire to ownership of the technological breakthroughs, smartphones, tablet computers, etc that are now almost ubiquitous in other countries. The question of sustainability arises as does the notion of a so- …
  • UGH! Apple’s AirPods Pro firmware update has messed up noise-canceling 20 Jan 2020 13:46 One of the best features of Apple’s new(-ish) AirPods Pro is their active noise-cancelation (ANC) functionality. While this has existed in a fair number of true wireless headphones before, the inclusion on an Apple bit of kit has made life better (and …

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