gaming
Science Says Pokemon Go Really Has Made a Positive Difference to Our Health

Since Pokemon Go's launch in July last year, the Augmented Reality phenomenon has been downloaded over 750 million times and made more than £900 million. That's not a typo. While more than 80 per cent of players (myself included) haven't opened the app in months, 60 million people are still playing today. Read More >>

mobile phones
The OnePlus 5 Is the New Android iPhone Ripoff – in a Very Good Way

The OnePlus employees seemed a little annoyed when I asked how they felt about people comparing its new device to an iPhone. Sure, both phones feature dual camera designs. Yes, the OnePlus 5 has curves that look a lot like an Apple product. Ugh, fine, it’s a really good phone, too. What’s the big deal? Read More >>

health
We Were Wrong About Limiting Children’s Screen Time

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns conventional thinking on the matter, showing that a sweeping one-size-fits-all approach is not the right way for parents to go about limiting their children’s screen time. Read More >>

animals
Eastern Lowland Gorillas Are Now Critically Endangered Thanks to Your Stupid Phone

The eastern lowland gorilla—the largest member of the great ape family—is now officially listed as a critically endangered species, according to data presented today by conservationists. These iconic apes have been in steady decline since the 1990s, the indirect result of our insatiable desire for mobile phones and other technological gadgets. Read More >>

networks
What Would an EU Brexit Mean for Mobile Roaming Fees?

As Britain prepares to go to the polls to decide its future in Europe, perhaps one of the most persuasive arguments that the Remain campaign has on its side is the one about mobile roaming charges. Forget all of the abstract complexities about how much Britain pays in, or what membership does to the economy - roaming charges are something consumers understand, because we all have to deal with them whenever we go abroad. Read More >>

safety
Every Phone Sold in India Will Soon Have a Panic Button For Women’s Safety

In an attempt to promote women’s safety, every single mobile phone sold in India from 2017 onward must include a panic button, the country’s Ministry of Communications and Technology announced on Monday. Read More >>

networks
This £12 EE 4G SIM-Only Deal is Perfect for Anyone Mourning Three UK’s The One Plan

If, like me, you've been a Three UK customer for many years, tied to its super-attractive SIM-only One Plan (unlimited data, more texts and minutes than you know what to do with for between £15 and £25, depending on when you signed up), you're probably going through a period of mourning. You'll have recently been informed that Three is ditching the plan as it "updates" its offering to meet the current market. Read More >>

smartphones
LG G5 Rumours, Release Date, Leaks and News: Everything You Need to Know

So you think you can handle another mind-blowing rumour round-up, eh? Today, we’re hoping to get you all hot and bothered with news and rumours about the upcoming LG G5. Read More >>

smartphones
The More Expensive Your Mobile Phone, the Worse the Signal, Says Ofcom

Signal issues are a familiar pain. You can drop the best part of £1,000 on a smartphone, lock yourself into the cash-sapping contract from hell and still find you’ve got no bars when all you want to do is send a series of cheeky Snapchats from the loo. Read More >>

reviews
HTC One A9 Review: Like Finding Out Your Crush is Rubbish in Bed

You’ve probably already had a bitter-tasting mouthful of the drama that’s surrounded HTC’s unveiling of the One A9, and you may well have a big, fat opinion on it. Yep, there’s no denying that the A9 looks a lot like the the iPhone 6S (or, as HTC would put it, the iPhone 6S looks a lot like the A9). It screams out at you like a pair of siblings squabbling over the control of a loudspeaker. Read More >>

networks
You Can Now Top-Up Vodafone Pay-As-You-Go Using QR Tags

QR codes, remember them? The ska-inspired two-tone squares, scanned by a phone's camera, each sending you off to a different website or app? They were sometimes put on people's arses for ill-conceived promotional purposes. Well, Vodafone's dusting them off, using the system as a new way to let its customers top up Pay-As-You-Go credit. Read More >>

privacy
StingRay Phone Trackers are Being Used to Hack UK Mobile Calls Indiscriminately

Get ready for a big fat "I told you so!" from the tinfoil hat wearers. Sky News has uncovered evidence that StingRays (the fake network masts that US authorities use to track citizens) are in use in the UK. Read More >>

networks
Three Feel at Home Roaming Deal Now Includes Spain and New Zealand

Three's Feel at Home, the international roaming deal that we picked as the best of the networks' contract perks, expands to Spain and New Zealand today. Jet off to those sunnier climes and you can use your call, text and data allowance just as you can in the UK. [Three] Read More >>

networks
Network-Planted Trees May Be the Cause of Crappy Phone Signal

Standing on a chair or holding your phone above your head to try to improve dire mobile signal is a waste of time -- for some signal blackspot sufferers, they'd be better off going out and buying a chainsaw. That's because tall trees could be the...ahem...root of many mobile network signalling problems. Read More >>

science
Bad Mobile Phone Calls Could Actually Be Tracked to Detect Rainfall

Despite the many wonders of our modern mobile phones, using them to call a real live human can kind of suck. The sound is fuzzy, the calls drop randomly, and a simple rainstorm can make it all even worse. But there is surprising upside to all this: we can monitor the quality of mobile phone calls to track rain and floods in real time—especially in places like West Africa that lack traditional rain gauges. Read More >>