‘Be wary’ of smartphone ‘tech-neck’

Smartphones are great, transformative even, helping us carrying out rudimentary tasks, pass the time and keep abreast of all the latest happenings.However, they do have their downsides, such as being a nuisance in social situations, distracting people from events – snapping pictures instead of watching performances for example – and impacting the quality of our sleep.One new downside that has been identified is what is known as "tech-neck",…

Three phones that make us think of the noughties

We are now 15 years into the 21st century. It's kind of hard to fathom, especially for those who are of a certain age (i.e. not in our teens!), and, as we look back, both wistfully and nostalgically, we wonder, where did the time go? Technology has come a long way since then. Back then tablets might have been in the pipeline – on the drawing…

More innovation in smartphone chargers

There seems to be a lot of innovation happening in the tech industry when it comes to batteries and it looks like 2015 is gearing up to be a breakthrough year in transforming the way we power our handheld devices like smartphones and mobiles.One of the big players in this area is eZelleron, a startup company based in Dresden, Germany, which has been developing "low-emission…

StoreDot charges smartphone batteries ‘in seconds’

Charging mobiles and smartphones is just one of those things we accept as being fundamental to our handheld devices. However, waiting for them to fully charge can be a burden, taking up to three hours in some cases, depending on the model and how much battery life we have left.However, that is all set to change, with the Israeli tech startup StoreDot debuting a charger…

How many smartphones is enough?

How many phones is enough? It's a question that is certainly on the lips of most people after American socialite Paris Hilton was snapped recently with threesmartphones. Out and about for lunch in Beverley Hills, California, along with her pet Chihuahua, the multimillionaire heiress was seen casually carrying a trio of handheld devices. Paris had what looked like the latest versions of Apple's iconic iPhone, as…

Children sleep better when not using smartphones late at night

We're all so used to using smartphones for all sorts of task that the handheld devices are, for many of us, the first thing we turn to in the morning – it's also our go-to alarm clock – and the last thing we put down in the evening. This applies to most age groups, yet, for children and young people, it can be particularly detrimental to their…

HTC unveils camera-focused Desire 826

It is fair to say that one of the key requirements of any smartphone these days is a camera. Not just any ordinary camera mind you, but one that can deliver superbly brilliant snaps, along with other features like editing software.Manufacturers have responded in kind, delivering cameras of such sophistication that it is hard to believe at times that such technology can exist on a…

HTC unveils camera-focused Desire 826

It is fair to say that one of the key requirements of any smartphone these days is a camera. Not just any ordinary camera mind you, but one that can deliver superbly brilliant snaps, along with other features like editing software.Manufacturers have responded in kind, delivering cameras of such sophistication that it is hard to believe at times that such technology can exist on a…