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Why I Quit Foursquare and Gowalla (And You Will Too)

I recently had a look over my profiles on Foursquare and Gowalla (the latter always being my favourite on aesthetic grounds) and seeing my patterns of behaviour spelt out in check-ins made me feel a bit uneasy.  Even though I was always careful to...

Your Weekly Social Media Diet

    So many social media sites, so little time. This is my plan for keeping on top of it all, and getting more out of your social media life. Weekdays Breakfast - catch up and schedule Get the latest on what’s happening and find shareable content with Digg Reader...

Latest EE Video: LG G5

A look at LG's new phone, which pairs with accessories to bring high-end features. For Tech Radar and EE.

Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit Hands-On

I’ve been at Mobile World Congress 2014 with Samsung, where all the latest technology and mobile innovations are announced. I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to play with the Galaxy S5 smartphone, the Gear 2 smart watch and Gear...

Flashback: The Smiths, Live in Manchester, 1983

twentyfourbit: The Manchester District Music Archive has uncovered the first ever known Smiths live review (see below), from the City Fun fanzine, of the second Smiths gig ever (and first with their classic lineup) at Manchester’s Manhattan Sound. You could pull any number of quotes...

The Perfect Apple Watch Face for Sailing and Watersports?

Updated 9th November 2019 Water sports enthusiasts will know there isn’t one app that completely makes a tidal or sailing watch unnecessary. I’ve used some apps with glances, but these are horribly inefficient ways to access data given you have to swipe up, scroll to...

Avoiding Unexpected Data Roaming Charges Abroad

We’ve read the horror stories about people returning home from their dream holiday to find they’ve spent thousands on data. It’s remarkably easy to incur these charges, depending on your provider. Some UK networks (such as EE) won’t let you use the internet at...

What Self-Driving Cars Will Learn from Online Poker

When millions of autonomous, algorithmic bots on wheels hit the roads how will they judge each other, and predict our next move?

Instructions for Your Remote Podcast Guests

Recording your next podcast guest remotely? Worried about the audio quality of the recording? Here's what I send my guests, to make sure I get the best possible audio for my podcast edit. Can You Compromise on Audio Quality? When your podcast is competing with the...

iPhone 4: One Week Later [REVIEW]

After queuing last week at UK mobile phone carrier O2’s store on London’s Oxford Street for over 2 hours, I actually came away feeling a bit silly. As I weaved between the tourists, pigeons and ‘Golf Sale’ guys clutching my prize I thought to...