Winter evening crafts are not only a fun hobby but also a great way of saving money if you’re thinking of getting your friends and family personalised Christmas presents this year.
When the clocks go back in October it really starts to feel as though winter is setting in. Many people find outdoor activities less appealing and look to take up something creative to fill the hours. A crafting hobby also has the advantage that they are often inexpensive and could save you a few pounds over the Christmas period if your work can double as a gift or decorative piece around the home. This article looks at some great Christmas crafting ideas. Read more
Think solar power is boring? No way! Not only has it been around for a lot longer than you’d imagine, it could also be a key to exploring the universe. Read on for some strange and interesting facts about solar.
The idea of harnessing the sun’s energy has been around for a very, very long time. As far back as 700 B.C., people used glass lenses to magnify sunlight and start fires. In the 3rd century B.C., Greeks and Romans used mirrors to light religious torches. And according to legend, in around 212 B.C. Archimedes reflected sunlight off of bronze shields to set fire to the wooden ships of invading Romans. Read more
vBold is a new model of over-ear Bluetooth headphones designed by Mata Hall and launched by Velodyne Acoustics in matte black and satin silver. The headphones are compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled device and promise stunning audio fidelity based on aptX coding. You can use them wireless while in the carry pouch. Read more
Why use a wrist rest and keep the screen cleaning cloth in a drawer, when you can have them both handy? Smart Rest from Toddy Gear is a useful office accessory that can increase brand visibility, consisting of a comfortable wrist rest and a screen cleaner made from microfiber. Read more
Jive is a new full-featured Bluetooth speaker with waterproof capability, which you can stick to the bathroom door or mirror while taking a shower. The suction cup allows it to stick also to the windshield so you can use it in the car, but the speaker also works as a tablet stand. Read more
Here is an interesting solution to colour your morning. Although you might think this was created for women, it’s a shaving gel aiming men who want to try something new to replace the traditional white shaving foam. Read more
I don’t know what antivirus solution you’re using, but Bitdefender has been my only choice since a few years ago and the product I have installed on the computer is Total Security 2014, while Bitdefender Mobile Security protects my Android smartphone.
Bitdefender Antivirus offers several award-winning security solutions, ranging from basic but powerful protection for your computer while offline or online, to specialized products which provide advanced protection. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus comes with everything you need to secure the computer while accessing the Internet, including antivirus and antispyware, Bitdefender Safepay, USB Immunizer, online remote management, secure browsing, Wallet, security report, the Autopilot mode, social network protection, personal data filtering, online privacy protection, and Windows 8 compatibility. For those who need to limit their kids’ access to inappropriate web content, Bitdefender Internet Security offers Parental Control, File Shredder and a strong two-way firewall. I chose Bitdefender Total Security because it offers complete protection, adding the Safebox Secure Online Storage with the first 2GB free, Anti-Theft for locating a lost laptop with the possibility to lock or wipe the data on it, file encryption, and Tune-up tools for making the computer run faster. Read more
There are a plethora of options for saying goodbye to your old mobile phones these days. No, we’re not necessarily talking about your practically new iPhone 5 from last year or your shiny tablet that you never pick up – those you could probably sell or give on to a new owner. We’re talking about first generation, chunky and pixelated mobiles from five years ago that you could never figure out a use for so you stuck in your top drawer and forgot about them. Or you can go ahead and send your “old but new devices” into a recycler, and trade-off the ease of the process with the lower offer they will make as opposed to a private buyer, who may be more difficult to deal with. Luckily, mobile company O2 still makes fairly decent bids on new-ish technology, like their current offer of £215.50 on an Apple iPad 3. Read more
This cleaning gadget is an automatic mop that rolls around the room to clean the floor from dust. It features an internal timer to roll around every 15 minutes and stops after about 3 hours, when the battery need to be replaced. Read more
Light Show Fountain Speakers from ThinkGeek.com are a cool solution for creating light shows based on the music rhythm, right on your desk. The two desktop speakers bounce the water to the beat and are compatible with all USB-enabled devices, including the smartphone. Read more