Not so smart. Three quarters of us don’t understand tech terms such as IoT and blockchain

Overall Brits scored 30.8% when tested on 2018 technology terms. 25-34 year olds are the most tech savvy age group, scoring 35% on the test, the least savvy were the 45-54 year olds who scored just 24.7%. The Northern Irish are the most tech savvy in the UK scoring 39.3% on the buzzwords quiz. See how you score on the 2018 tech buzzword quiz A survey from translation…

Brits spend 120 hours a year on smartphones during work time

Further proof about how smartphones are taking over every aspect of our lives, as if it were needed. According to a new survey, the average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace. Research of 2,012 UK adults carried out by gadgets and technology etailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, has revealed more than…

Virtual measurement tool set to be first app to exploit Apple’s AR technology

Mixed reality start up DigitalBridge has announced a new measurement tool which is set to be one of the first apps to exploit the potential of Apple's latest Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Rather than having to measure, say, a room with a standard tape measure, the innovative measurement tool called Survey, uses AR technology to allow users…

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…

Retailers need to respond quickly to social media enquiries or risk losing customers

Responding quickly to customers' enquiries is the key to brand loyalty, according to research by  Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. The survey of 1,000 UK consumers revealed nearly 8 out of 10 Brits (79 per cent) will use a different retailer if they don’t receive a timely response from customer service. The research also found that…

House hunters value space for tech gadgets above friends and family

When it comes to picking a home to buy, it seems our gadgets are more important to us than our friends and family. Research from Yorkshire Building Society into house buyers’ likes and dislikes shows more people want space for electricals like big screen TVs than to be close to friends and family. Extra room for…