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The Best Gifts for the Outdoors Type

The way the internet works at the moment seems to be that we write things based on precognition concepts of what you might be thinking, or are perhaps about to think and look for online. Therefore, here are some ideas for Christmas presents for anyone searching the internet for gifts for people whose personality is "I Go Outside Often Even If The Forecast Isn't Great." Read More >>

The Best Cloud Storage For Every Need

Thanks to dropping storage prices, speedier internet, and slicker software, you’ve now got a plethora of choices when it comes to keeping your files in the cloud, safe from harm and ready on demand. Yet there are a lot of different services, and while they can all handle your storage needs, they are not all created equal. Some work better for photo fans, while others are a better option if you’re hoarding thousands of MP3s. Read More >>

How to Make Your Phone Read Everything On Screen Out Loud

Whether you’re zooming down the motorway, or crammed on the Tube, or even in a darkened cinema, it’s not always convenient or possible to pull up your smartphone’s screen as you normally would. But with a few tweaks to your phone’s OS you can get the most important information off your phone without having to look down at the display. Here’s how to get all the good stuff on your phone read out through the speaker or your headphones. Read More >>

The Holiday Map is Dying as We Hold Phones in Front of Everything Now

Guidebooks and maps and scribbled directions to the cheapest noodles in town are on the way out, it seems, as travellers give up on researching their holiday in favour of getting their phone out upon arrival and hoping for the best. Read More >>

WWII Guide to the ‘Frigid’ English Explains the Country’s Ways to Americans

The Imperial War Museum is set to republish a WWII-era guide to the English, with lovely pamphlet The English and Their Country yours for just £6.99. Read More >>

Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU: Specs, Price and Everything Else You Need to Know

Today’s the day. Reviews of Nvidia’s newest, greatest and most powerful graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1080, are about to hit the ‘net. But there’s also more to this card than its raw performance data. Here’s what’s going on under the hood of Nvidia’s big, bold attempt at cornering 4K and VR gaming in 2016. Read More >>

Sky Q Tips, Tricks and Problem Solving Guide

Having been on sale for a few months now, you’ve had plenty of time to get a Sky Q box set up and sitting under your TV. It’s a lovely service, with a great span of movies and TV shows to watch, and a striking interface to catch it all in. But it can also sometimes be a bit confusing, and some of its useful features aren’t always very clearly highlighted. Enter our Sky Q tips and tricks, pulling together some nifty nuggets of info to help you get the most out of your new subscription telly box. Read More >>

Upgrade Your Tech Habits for 2016

Most resolutions thought up and made at this time of year are rubbish -- no one really wants to spend more time with their kids or eat curry less frequently. But you can enhance your life in some genuine ways through technology, by ditching tired old habits that absorb too much time and make you grumpy on the internet. Read More >>

How to Survive Your Christmas In-Law Family Hell

Perhaps it’s the first time for you. Perhaps you did it last year. Perhaps you’re finally back in their good graces after The Great Fire of 2011. Whatever the case, Christmas with the in-laws is no joke. Read More >>

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The Complete Guide to Clearing Space on Your Smartphone

It’s one of the most unwelcome alerts you can expect on your mobile device: storage space is running low. That means no more room for your photos, your offline playlists, and myriad problems updating your apps and OS. If you find yourself in such a predicament, don’t panic: here’s how to navigate your way out. Read More >>

What are All Those Weird New Skateboards and Scooters You See on the Street?

The Renaissance. The Industrial Revolution. The Computer Age. Each era of history has produced its own remarkable inventions. What will history remember most clearly about our own epoch? Perhaps the many kooky ways we’ve invented to avoid walking to work. Read More >>

How to Have a 46 Hour Birthday

A German man has bent time to his will, somehow traversing international time zones to make his birthday last a staggering 46 hours. For him, birthdays presumably aren't a time of sadness and regret that are best got through as quickly as possible while hoping no one notices or remembers or makes a fuss. But then he's only 26. Read More >>

A Guide to the FBI’s Guide to Twitter Slang

The FBI cares what you have to say on Twitter. It cares so much that it created an 83-page document about "Twitter Shorthand." The guide includes 2,800 entries that basically amount to every acronym known to man—along with quite a few that I didn't even know existed. Read More >>

This Refresher Guide Re-Caps Game of Thrones in Spoiler-Free Detail Before Season 4 Kicks Off

US TV network HBO has had the web designers in, creating a staggering interactive guide that rips open every single episode of bizarre sex & death fantasy series Game of Thrones, as a refresher ahead of the arrival of series four a few days from now. Read More >>

Flash New Sky Home Screen Rolls Out Today

Satellite TV subscribers who do their tellying through a relatively modern Sky+HD box will see Sky's all-new home screen layout appear today, with the refreshed EPG and its focus on on-demand services rolling out right now. Read More >>