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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Three – Making Weather Reports Meaningful

posted by on 29/07/2013

Man, days like the past 2 weeks. I rarely complain about the weather, I’m a winter person – in fact, I regard Autumn/Spring in the UK as winter because it’s so chilled. It’s difficult to enjoy the warmth in a city like London, especially if you work in the city. Damn the commute; a sweat fest if you’re taking the train into central which makes it incredibly hard to dress for this climate, a t-shirt and pair of shorts won’t stop you from sweating when you’re packed like sardines at 8am. We’ve had an abundance of weather applications surface over the past 6 months, Three makes weather reports meaningful by telling you what you should wear that day. Simple.

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Video On Instagram

posted by on 21/06/2013

R.I.P to the app you used to know it’s days are over is what Rita Ora will be singing about Twitter‘s video sharing app Vine. She’ll be singing this because yesterday Facebook‘s Instagram announced that it now has video sharing capabilities. 15 second video clips can be made and altered with 13 brand new specifically built filters and shared with others in exactly the same way as pictures. So what does the future hold for Vine and will you be using the new video sharing function on Instagram or do you feel that it is an unwelcome addition. Watch the short video clip when you read on to see how the new video function works within the app.

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Smirnoff Mindtunes

posted by on 15/06/2013

Wouldn’t it be great if we could create music using just the power of our brain. No need to learn instruments and have some sense of talent, instead transfer the thoughts we have in our mind into music. Smirnoff have done just that. They have collaborated with British electronic DJ and music producer DJ Fresh and PhD Julien Castet, a leading expert in brainwave technology, to enable a group of disabled music enthusiasts Andy, Mark and Jo to create a music track using nothing but their mind in a project that has been called Smirnoff Mindtunes. The projects is a definite breakthrough and a first of its kind, focusing on how we can convert brain activity and emotion into music thus “enabling physical barriers to musical creativity to be broken down.” Take a look at the video and see how the track was created. The aim is to raise money for Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) through sales of the track so if you like what you hear and would like to support then you can purchase the track now on iTunes.

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Sony’s Playstation 4 Unvealing

posted by on 12/06/2013

So the next gen console wars began long before now however it was day one of the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 that has really triggered gunfire and potential airstrikes. Yesterday Sony finally unveiled the Playstation 4 and (ignoring the controller) I feel it is aesthetically superior to the Xbox One which looks rather like the VCR I once watched videos on for those of you old enough to remember what those are. At just £349 it is also about £80 cheaper than the Xbox One, further tickling the fancy of gamers and unsettling the dedicated Microsoft fans. Another blow came from the news that the Playstation 4 will be able to buy and play used games, a feature rumoured to be made impossible by the Xbox One and something that has been heavily criticised. Despite the big announcements and exciting games put on show, a lot is still rumoured and unknown regarding both consoles, the next few months could be pivotal in who comes out victorious and pockets your cash (although the Playstation 4 is currently topping the Amazon pre-orders). So where does your allegiance stand? Imagery and press conference video on the reverse.

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Apple Unleash iOS 7

posted by on 11/06/2013

Yesterday saw Apple introduce a much needed and heavily anticipated fresh new look for its iOS operating system at their annual WWDC. The new design has left behind the use of leather,wood and real life textures and has been replaced by a flatter and more clean asethetic. The new design included all new icons, typography (something that is sure to please Yin) and colour schemes. More on the reverse.

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Playstation 4 Announcement Due June 10th

posted by on 21/05/2013

Who else thought that Sony’s big announcement regarding the Playstation 4 a few months back was a complete and utter let down. Since that very pointless event not much has been said about the impending PS4 until yesterday. Well not much was said yesterday but a video was released teasing the new console and indicating it’s official announcement will take place June 10th at the electronic megashow E3. Bring on June 10th!!!

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Kevo Keyless Lock

posted by on 15/05/2013

Is there no end to what smartphone are capable of? It seems the possibilities are endless as long as you have people that come up with innovative ideas to expand their use beyond just making calls. Kwikset have done exactly that by coming up with a novel idea which makes opening a door even easier. Kevo is a keyless lock which synced with your smartphone and enables you to unlock your door with just once touch. In addition to this the owner is able to send electronic keys (eKey) to others which will enable them to open the lock too thus eliminating the hassle of having to meet up and exchange keys. If you don’t own a smartphone fear not as Kevo also works with an electronic fob that comes with it when purchased. All fob, eKeys and main lock can be monitored via the use of the Kevo mobile app. Unfortunately the Kevo will only be compatible with iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 although I presume broader compatibility will soon follow. For more info regarding Kevo please visit kwikset.com.

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MinBox Vs Dropbox

posted by on 11/05/2013

LMAO i’m already in love with MinBox and I haven’t even used it yet. I’m in love because while promoting their file sharing service they have managed to make me actually laugh out loud with their short video which compares them against Dropbox. The funny clip advertises the “Freakishly Fast” file sharing capabilities it possesses whilst highlighting and mocking Dropbox’s inadequacies in comparison. Tipped at being 5x faster that Dropbox, MinBox is currently in private beta however you can register your email address to receive info on when you’ll be able to get full access to the service. I urge you to watch the video on the flipside even if just for the comedic value. Sign up for MinBox here.

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Introducing DipJar

posted by on 03/05/2013

As times have changed so have our habits and social protocol. Back in the day when finishing at a restaurant it would be the norm to pay by cash and then leave a tip with the change you get back. Now majority of the time we pay for things with our debit or credit cards so that change is never around when thinking about leaving a tip. No change unfortunately equals no tip however Ryder Kessler as come up with a handy solution. He has invented a nifty little device called the DipJar and this device allows users to leave a tip using their bank card. The system is set at a certain tip amount so when a user inputs their card that amount is debited from their account. It’s as easy as that. For more info on the DipJar head over to DipJar.com

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Memoto Camera

posted by on 30/04/2013

Imagine if you could document the rest of your life through photography? Without having to actually take photos manually every minute. Memoto, a kickstarter funded camera project has the solution. It’s a clip on camera that automatically takes photographs every 30 seconds and has GPS tracking embedded within them. No controls needed. Imagine, you could make a stop motion film of your whole life. If you remember to charge the camera every two days. More on the reverse.

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