Category: Weird and Wonderful

Rocketbook Wave – Review

Note-taking is dying art form now. Most use digital forms of transcription for almost everything. I honestly cannot remember the last time I spent handwriting notes! It had been so long that I start to get a cramp in my wrist even after a short stint of writing! This …

Battery – 1%. Stressed much?

Does this sight make you nervous? I came across some interesting information when I was out in Paris the other day. Apparently one of the things that we smartphone users stress about most is our battery life.  Now, I am no behavioural therapist, but I decided to do …

#MWC18 -Huawei push their AI tech further …. into a car!!

We all know that the dawn of self-driving cars is rapidly approaching, Tesla is pushing the boundaries every day. I have driven the new Nissan Leaf with Pro-Pilot and my standard battlecruiser (aka VW Passat Estate) has got the basics of it in the form of auto cruise …

#MWC18 – Cyclocharge!!

This was something that we spotted whilst passing and decided that it had to be tried out. It is a bike that will allow you to charge your phone by well pedaling. Given Leigh’s penchant for cycling (lycra included), i decided it was best for him to give …

Yack.net – calls, records and transcribes

A new start-up from Newbury has created an application that has been designed to “Capture all forms of conversation” called Yack.net. The concept is that the application allows calls or video chats of up to 6 people to be easily recorded but the contents are transcribed. “Yack.net was …

Fancy a hotel room with gaming PCs inside?

The Autumnal air is here and yes, the Christmas decorations are already in the shops. Wait a minute, weren’t we on holiday just a few minute ago? Weren’t we sitting on a foreign beach, enjoying the sunshine? Well yes, we were. If, however, you still fancy a break …

Take a drone, turn everything up to 11, then you get this

Geeez… so, bear with me on this one. Imagine going a little crazy with your credit card one day. Imagine buying about 100 drones, then attaching them all to some scaffolding and putting a deck-chair in the middle of it all and you’ll end up with something like …

Oaxis launches InkCase, an E ink display case for iPhone 7

Remember back in 2014 when the Yotaphone was launched with its innovate design by having an e-ink display on the back of the device? Unfortunately, the device never caught on along with the next iteration – the Yotaphone 2. Well today, Oaxis has announced the latest in its family of E-Ink …

Dropped action cam. What happens next will amaze you!

Yes, I’m trying a click-bait headline. Let’s get it pushed all over Facebook by some faceless SEO company and then earn stacks of cash from it, then I might be able to fix the massive hole in my kitchen ceiling shall we? I hate plumbing problems. Anyhow, there’s …

Internet use now higher on Android than Windows

We are used to hearing news that more people are accessing the web on a mobile device rather than a desktop. However, a new and somewhat significant milestone has been passed, this being that Android’s internet use has overtaken Windows PC’s. According to StatCounter the Android platform represented 37.93% …

Vodafone are helping calves to be born safely

Weird headline, granted, but these tail-mounted sensors are connected to the Vodafone network and will help to bring a healthy calf into the world. No, the cow isn’t going to be making any strange phone calls, this is a sensor and it is triggered by labour contractions. When …

Amazon completes first drone delivery.

Remember about three years ago when retail giant Amazon announced that it was going to deliver your parcels by air,  using drones? Oh how we giggled. Well, that day has just drawn a step closer.  Following a trial in Cambridge, the company has  completed the first Amazon Prime …

Amazon to open a store without a checkout

Online retail giant Amazon has decided to do away with any kind of checkout process in a new store. Customers will instead show their phone when they walk in, pick up their goods and just walk off. Grabbing anything off the shelves, stuffing it in your bag and walking out. …

Man with drone, now alone. Wife playing away from home.

Every little piece of me wants to believe that this is fake. The YouTube account only has one video uploaded (which is weird if you’re a big fan of drones and film lots) and there’s “helpful” on-screen graphics and special effects so that it’ll help grab your attention. …

Topless student crashes into police car as she tries to take a selfie

Yesterday I went to McDonald’s to sample their huge range of delicious burgers whilst using the greasy tablets. On the way someone nearly crashed into us as he tried to navigate a roundabout while texting on his phone. It’s human nature sometimes. Some people think that they can …

Video mix give the Nexus 6 Pixel Tricks

Old is good too This is a bit of weird and wonderful I think, involving the Nexus 6. Someone remixed the recent Nexus Pixel ad to show off their love for Google’s now-defunct Nexus line. Someone called Superior Sandbox created a wonderful combination of the last time Google …

Voices in your Head? – Sony Launches new Xperia Ear

Virtual Assistants are something that major phone vendors have been pushing for a while. Whether it may be Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana or the new Google Assistant on the new Pixel phones. Now Sony has gotten into the act with their new Xperia Ear. According to the Sony blurb, this …

Brizebox – Review

As the explosion of online shopping continues, more and more of us are having deliveries to our homes (I am now on first name terms with my local Amazon delivery driver, we have so many deliveries). Here lies one of our first world problems, i.e. making sure somebody’s …