In order to continue fuelling growth and expansion, Snapchat has moved in to the hardware business and this has come in the form of an odd looking pair of sunglasses. There are no ordinary sunglasses and the Snap Spectacles can record up to ten seconds
I’m not sure how many times a day I boil a kettle, but it’s more than a few. I always have a cup of tea on the go and I suspect I’m not alone in this nation of tea drinkers. The idea of being able
The founders of start-up company Onak wanted to use a canoe in the city. Transporting it was the challenge though, so they came up with the idea of a foldable, origami-style gadget that’s a canoe in a case. They successfully raised the money required on
Many of us have allowed ourselves the indulgence of a big -creen TV as process plummeted over the last few years. Whether it’s films or football, big screens have made the livingroom the focal point of family entertainment again. My only bugbear with larger TVs
In the 1970s, Andy Shiach was an ambitious musician. However, an ear trauma incident, in a rehearsal studio, put paid to his musical ambition. Shiach’s ambition wasn’t thwarted though, and after study and research he would go on to found a company that’s been quietly
It feels like Sony has been away for a while. However, earlier this year they promised us a new flagship phone. Now available in Ireland, the Xperia XZ Premium is trying to secure its place amongst the big name premium smartphones.
For decades it was Formula 1 that gave the car business much of its cutting edge technology. Everything from a braking system that generates power to use later to innovations in tire technology, our road cars are more efficient and safer thanks to top-tier motor
Even before NowTV, television was changing. TV programs are bigger, better and more star studded than ever. Whether it’s documentaries from far flung corners of the planet or slick retro productions like Mad Men, TV makers have upped their game. There’s more to watch on terrestrial
Most of us recognise the value of getting a good night’s sleep. Over the last few years though, scientists have highlighted the benefits for mind, body and mood of a getting a good eight hours. The arrival of fitness trackers with their sleep monitoring feature
It’s sixty years since the smooth tones of Captain Kirk’s computer on Star Trek captured the imagination of a generation and hinted at a future that few thought would materialise. Over the last few years though, with the advent of smartphone based digital assistants, the
With the summer holidays on the horizon, I conducted a straw poll last week amongst some friends. I asked, how many of them would be bringing a digital camera on holiday this year versus how many would be relying on their smartphones? All except one
A sharp UK and Irish start-up are using technology to alleviate security concerns, particularly for female runners with their wearable, smart personal alarm.
I haven’t owned a printer for years and the reason I’ve resorted to only printing at work, is simple. Ink. I never seemed to have enough to print the family photos. Then, I never used enough ink and cartridges seemed to have dried up when
The fitness tracker business could be in trouble. Some analysts claim that the sales of these small, often rubbery wrist-worn devices will decline this year. I still see them in electronic and sports shops but their popularity seems to be on the wain. The key
This is the year of VR, as technology leaders like Facebook, Google, Samsung and HTC launch products that can, virtually, transport you from your sofa to a planet on the other side of the universe. VR headsets are not cheap and it may be