Play our fun quiz: 2017 – a year in gadgets

There's been no shortage of new gadgets launched this year. But just how much can you remember? Do you know your Sonos from your Sony or your Nintendo Switch from your Nintendo Wii? And which famous products celebrated their 10th birthday in 2017 apart from the Apple iPhone?  Play out fun quiz below to see…

More than 6.5 million people in UK never carry any gadgets with them

More than 6.5 million Brits do not carry any gadgets with them whatsoever - 1 in 5 would welcome manufacturers introducing gadget usage limits on devices  More than 1 in 10 would be happy to have designated tech-free time allocations day to day While a huge proportion of the nation has become extremely reliant on…

Worldwide IT spending increases, claims Gartner, as we buy more smartphones

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4 per cent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.4 per cent, partly due  to the US dollar decline against many foreign currencies (see below.) Worldwide spending on devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and…

Average Brit uses gadgets 60 times a day

Our reliance on technology has reached such a high level that we now reach for a gadget every 16 minutes on average. That's the main finding of a survey of 1,000 British adults published by ElectricTobacconist.co.uk as part of the UK Gadget Usage Report 2017. It revealed that the average Briton uses smartphones, tablets and Fitbits/activity…

Children should be 11 before owning gadgets, says technology report

Children shouldn't own their own gadgets until they start secondary school, at least according to a new consumer technology report. UK parents believe their children should be 11 years old before they own a smartphone or tablet with internet capability, according to a survey of 2,000 UK adults by gadgets and technology etailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, published…

Portable pushchair OmniO Rider wins Gadget Show Live British Inventors’ Award

Tech Digest was at The Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham today. There were shedloads of interesting products there, mostly from smaller, more innovative companies rather than the bigger names you get at international shows like IFA in Berlin and CES in Las Vegas. One of the most interesting products around is the  ‘OmniO…

Top 10 practical gadget gifts for Christmas 2014

[nextpage title="Next"] Christmas is just around the corner, so here's our top ten PRACTICAL gadgets for Christmas 2014 that you can pick up for less than £50. As we're looking at practical gadgets, these are things that might actually make you more productive, or enhance your life in other ways - rather than just being…

Top 10 under-£20 gadget gifts for Christmas 2014

[nextpage title="Next"] Christmas is fast approaching, but what to get the gadget geek in your life? If you want to make more effort than a tenner in a greetings card, but don't want to break the bank, here are some suggestions for some top Christmas gifts that'll set you back less than £20. [/nextpage] [nextpage…

How to Use E-book Readers and Tablets as Tools for Research

It is often claimed that superficial and occasional readers are more likely to “succumb” to the lures of e-book reading devices, whereas “serious” readers will always prefer printed books. However, studies conducted among e-book users have steadily shown them to be avid readers, who read books in all formats and for a number of reasons,…