Facebook ‘filters users’ content’

Researchers have been looking into the impact being on social media has in terms of the way we consume news.Carried out by Facebook, the tech giant examined its news feed, which filters stories that are likely to not to be of the content they would like or agree with.The BBC reported that the sophisticated algorithms underpinning this particular part of its service does in fact…

The return of Snake

By far one of the most iconic and addictive mobile phone games was Snake. Years ago, early adopters of Nokia devices would lose hours playing with what was - even back then - somewhat retro. You started off with a thin strip - the snake - that you moved around on your tiny colourless screen using one of four buttons (top, bottom, left and right).…

Unusual ways to use your mobile

Today's modern phones come with a wide range of applications and functionalities that make them suitable for a variety of uses. Regardless of whether you are a tech junkie, or a smartphone addict, there is no end of activities that you can participate in with your mobile. Below we have listed some of the most unusual and cool things that you can do with today's…

Researchers analyse exploding phone batteries

The phenomena of exploding lithium-ion batteries is a theme that is only too familiar to some people.However, new technological developments mean that it is now possible to discover the cause of the phenomena. According to the study authors, understanding how lithium-ion batteries fail and explode can help researchers to create safer and more improved products.The research was published jointly by University College London, ESRF The European…

Top 6 health apps

The developments in contemporary technology has made it much easier to keep fit and healthy, as the modern day consumer has a number of fitness and health related apps and software designed to make it easier to keep in shape. Regardless of what health conditions you may be facing - there is almost certain to be a smartphone app to help you manage it better.…

Phone recycling grows – but e-waste on the rise

A growing number of people are beginning to recycle their mobile phones, however e-waste still remains a problem according to new findings.Research published by the United Nations University revealed that last year, consumers recycled around 6.5 million tonnes of e-waste in 2014.The research found that the discarded e-waste included an estimated $52 billion (£34 billion) of precious and other metals.Some 50 to 60 per cent…

Vodafone launches Smart prime 6

Vodafone has recently launched its Smart prime 6 4G LTE-ready mobile.Dubbed the Smart prime 6, the smartphone has been priced at £90 ($136) and is available to purchase on the carrier's Pay As You Go platform.The Smart prime 6 comes together with 5in HD IPS display, 8MP primary camera and 2MP secondary camera.It also directly targets EE's 4G hardware offering, which is called the Harrier Mini,…