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Centreforce radio. This is why I love technology.

I’ve spoken previously about my annoyance with the selection of music available when you’re out and about. In the “old days” we’d perhaps get in the car and have a crummy selection of FM radio stations which all sounded very similar and very dull. Heart FM, Free Radio, …

Our reliance to technology shown in new survey

Unless you’ve printed this out (which is doubtful), you’ll be reading this on an electronic device. We are, and this is probably not a surprise, using smartphones and other technology more than ever. Now, in a poll of 2,000 adults, it has been found that 65% of respondents …

How AI is revolutionizing mobile technology

There’s a bit of a problem with the smartphone market right now. The clever technology that used to set each manufacturer apart is now easier to get, easier to duplicate and cheaper to buy. Because of this, the average smartphone buyer sees many different phones with similar designs …

Our Favourite Technology – Right Here – Right Now – It’s the Coolsmartphone Podcast 237

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast Episode 237. In this Episode we discuss our current favourite technology including Smartphones, Tablets, Gadgets and even Cars, it could almost be The Grand Tour Getting Connected CSP Team Members on this Podcast are: John M – https://twitter.com/GreyingGeekJohn Leigh – https://twitter.com/gears Gary – https://twitter.com/bengrendon Get Listening: …

EE launches smart number technology

This one is definitely aimed at those using an iPhone or iPad. It’s a clever technology, and EE is the first to roll-out in the UK. EE smart number lets you make and receive calls and texts using the same number across multiple devices. It won’t cost you …

Is our life better with new technology or without?

Our life has changed significantly thanks to modern technology. But what’s your opinion? Has it made things better? Let’s compare life with technology and without, and try to define what’s better! Nowadays, we live in a world full of new technologies, and it’s hard to imagine how people …

Making mobile technology accessible for the elderly

Our visit to Mobile World Congress showed us the latest in gadgets and mobile tech. For the majority of us, these are exciting times. New phones can help us work and play faster, with better cameras, better batteries. However, for the elderly this can all be a confusing …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 206 Helping Old People With Technology

What a week! Our editing elves were dealing with an IT failure caused by a power outage, so we are releasing episode 206 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast today. Want a refund because your European podcast listening rights were infringed upon? You had better swallow that bitter Brexit pill …

Circle uses Bitcoin technology with your bank account

Once it seemed to be a dark and mysterious system. A currency which was somehow linked with the “underworld”. However, it’s now becoming more and more mainstream. Not only that, but it’s becoming easier to shift money around using Bitcoins and the Bitcoin system itself has developed into …

A Samsung Galaxy S6 edge with a bit of 007 technology added

Want to buy a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge that’s just a little bit.. different ? Head to Spy Equipment UK where you can pick up a rather special version with in-built spy software. There’s a number of reasons why you’d want to spy on someone, but we won’t …

Capturing Family Memories with Technology

The set-up. The days of relying on traditional (and expensive) photography film are long gone. Now precious memories can be captured using consumer device in high-quality video and pictures. To put some of the latest devices to the test, I set out with my son, his go kart, …

Is technology going to kill the BBC?

Over 1000 jobs are to go at the BBC – far more than originally thought – because “more than one million fewer people had a television set than was predicted in 2011”. What? Are people throwing their TV’s in the bin? No, no they’re not. Whether you like …

MWC – DTS Technology and Headphones X

Do you want to look as happy as this woman in the picture above? Well, now you can. DTS Technology have just announced that they are rolling out their Headphone:X custom audio experience to some major Chinese brands including Huawei and Gionee (Kazam in the UK). It is …

bac<, tackling technology related aches and pains.

Back pain, neck pain and poor posture.  The majority of us have suffered at one time or another with some kind of aches and pains relating to not sitting at a computer correctly.  In the workplace there are the standard posters telling us how to sit correctly in …

Solar Technology Freeloader Solar Charger – Review

There are many constants within life, one being that the sun will rise every single day, providing us with warmth and energy. The other most important constant in life is that your phone will probably need charging at some point in every single day of your life. Solar …

Is Technology Taking Over House Buying?

Is it just me? Every time I pick up the iPad I find that my wife has been on some estate agent website looking at house. She tells me that she doesn’t want to move, and if we’re honest here the real reason is just to have a …

LG announces wearable technology

LG today announced a pair of wearable technology; the Lifeband Touch and the Heart Rate Earphones.   The Lifeband Touch is a wearable band that clips onto your wrist in a similar way to the Jawbone Up or Nike Fuelband. It is designed to monitor the users activity …

Huawei Ascend P2 Camera technology

During our Ascend P2 review I wanted to show off the stabilization technology that is build into the camera. It’s a feature that may be build into your phone but I wanted to show just how much it helps to smooth your footage. So, I had a think …

Vodafone use clever tracking technology to help save the planet

Down in Newbury 30 acres of land is occupied by Vodafone. Their space-age HQ is simply massive and there’s an F1 car on display outside. Inside there’s information boards which constantly update to show how many calls and texts have been sent over the network and staff are …

Samsung announce a flexible display technology

Rumours have been floating around for ages now about Samsung and flexible displays. Well today at CES they have finally gone and announced it. They have also managed to post part of the keynote onto YouTube as well. The video shows a range of really thin phones and …

Coolsmartphone New Tech Watch: Tactus & Tactile Layer Technology

If any of you have heard the Coolsmartphone Podcast you will have noticed several of our writers mention the loss of a physical keyboard. Many moons ago I owned a Blackberry Bold 9700, the keyboard on the handset was fantastic, I seemed to type more and quicker. Now …

Technology Review: Sonic Notify

Sonic Notify describes itself as ‘a platform that enables media to be delivered to a smartphone or tablet based on presence’. The technology here involves broadcasting an inaudible signal over an audio source that can be picked up by a suitable app on a device. The Sonic Notify …

Win tickets to the London International Technology Show

Not entered our Skinflips competition yet ? Come on, there’s 25% off for everyone that enters and some great prizes up for grabs. We’ve got something else to give away today – two tickets to the London International Technology Show. Everything kicks off on October 21st and HiDrive …

Is technology to blame for the riots?

The recent riots here in the UK have scared many and caused the destruction of property, livelihoods and homes. The media has been quick to blame technology – “social networking sites” and BlackBerry handsets are mentioned time and time again in new bulletins and reports. Yes, technology allows …

Next Gen iPhone and iPad to include NFC technology

With the rumour mill well and truly churning out more iPhone 5 and iPad 2 rumours by the day, the latest nugget of wonder is that both devices will feature NFC technology, and that this will be integrated into iTunes use aswell in the future. So the basic …

YubNub chooses Skweezer Technology

In AOL-land they love to use "keywords". For example, if you enter "grammy awards" you'll get the official Grammy Awards site if you're an AOL member and nothing else. Yubnub.org seeks to do something similar and, by using their site and entering a "c...

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Mi 10T Lite – All you need to know.

OK, so this is the baby of the bunch. The CPU isn’t the super-quick Snapdragon 865, but you do get the 5G Snapdragon 750G. The screen isn’t quite the super-silky 144Hz one we’ve seen on the Mi 10T Pro or the Mi 10T but hey, we’ve still got …

Mi 10T – All you need to know.

Next up, and the “middle” of the three Mi 10T phones announced today, it’s the Mi 10T itself. This will sell for €449. That works out at around £410 but to be honest, considering the specs and performance of this thing, I don’t think it’d matter if it …

Mi 10T Pro – All you need to know.

OK Xiaomi. What you got for us? A flagship phone you say? OK. It certainly looks nice, but gimme the specs. A 108 megapixel AI camera? Well, that’s clearly mad. Hi-res and then some. A 13 megapixel wide-angle lens, a 5 megapixel macro lens and a 20 megapixel …

TicWatch Pro 3 GPS launched

I have a soft spot for TicWatch and Mobvoi, they make some really nice gear and I was a particular fan of their TicWatch Pro that I reviewed here. I have also been using the TicWatch S2 for nearly a year and it has been used and abused …

How to Experience VR on your smartphone

Like 3D TV, you may not have actually tried out Virtual Reality (VR) just yet. It’s becoming a growing trend, especially with gamers and now with businesses too as online training and distanced interaction becomes more commonplace. However, most still don’t realise that there’s no need for expensive …

Deal on the Poco X3

The Xiaomi Poco X3 is classed as a “mid-range champion” and has arrived at a rather sweet price-point. Available for just £211.89 via Amazon, you end up having the higher 6GB / 128GB storage version delivered. Not bad that. With a 6.67″ Full HD+ (2400×1080) 20:8 LCD display …

Meet the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

A Samsung Galaxy S20? For less than £600? Yep, that’s what you’re now going to get courtesy of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE… provided you have the 4G version anyways. It’s £599 but there’s also an Galaxy S20 FE 5G for £699. It’s available in a range of …

OnePlus 8T to get a 120Hz screen

The title of this particular item is all you’ll probably need to read in all honesty. The all new OnePlus 8T is coming and will be unveiled on October 14th. Today the company is announcing that it’ll have an ultra-smooth 120Hz FHD+ HDR10+ fluid display with an A+ …

Which VPN should you trust?

VPNs have become crucial tools in order to stay safe while browsing the internet. They make it that much easier to work and browse anonymously. However, with so many options out there, including free solutions, should every VPN be trusted? A Virtual Private Network encodes your internet traffic …