health
Media MP Rules Out Screen-Time Laws for Kids

Law-facilitating culture node Matt Hancock MP has ruled out interfering with our current tablet and smartphone babysitting system, with the culture secretary saying there's no need for formal legislation to limit, or attempt to limit, the percentage of their lives that children fritter away watching braying cocks pretending to be excited about unwrapping a Twix on YouTube. Read More >>

asus
This Asus Laptop Has a 5.5-inch Display Where the Trackpad Should Be

You know what is decidedly extra, but also frustratingly enticing? A laptop with a display in the trackpad. Razer hinted at it with its concept Project Linda back at CES. But Asus... Asus just went ahead and built a display into the trackpad of a laptop you can buy later this year. Read More >>

phones
A Quarter of Toddlers Have a Better Phone Than You

Old people: prepare to shake your heads so much so that you do your neck in for a week, as new research into the popularity of phones among children has been released; revealing that around 25 per cent of children under the age of six have their own smartphone. Read More >>

apple
Apple Exploring Making its Own Displays for Watches and iPhones: Report

One of the major keys to Apple’s success over the years has been the tight control it exerts over the components in its devices. Many things such as the iPhone’s A-series processors and metal and glass chassis are designed in house, in order to meet the company’s demanding specifications, before being sent to big manufactures like Foxconn or TSMC. However, when it comes to displays, Apple has relied on what are essentially off-the-shelf components from third-parties like LG (which makes the screen currently used in the Apple Watch) and Samsung (who makes the screen used in the iPhone X). Based on a report from Bloomberg, that could change. Read More >>

research
It’s OK to Give Your Kids More Screen Time, Say Researchers

How much time are you allowed to let some sort of display act as a babysitter before it becomes bad for your children? It's a debate that's rumbled on for as long as screens have been a thing, and pops up a lot more often now that we live in the age of tablets, YouTube, video games, and all those other high tech things kids love to star at. Well the latest addition says its alright to let your kids have more time in front of a screen. Read More >>

health
Screen Time Helps Your Kid Become a Future Genius IT Warrior, Says ex-GCHQ Boss

Robert Hannigan, the former boss of security/spying hotbed GCHQ, has waded into the debate about excess screen time for children. In short, he thinks it's great as there's a small chance that some rectangle-eyed 12-year-old YouTube addict could turn out to be the cyber-defender this country may need in the future. Read More >>

uncategorized
Apple’s Official Phone-Repairing Tech is Coming to a High Street Near You

Apple has announced that it's to make it easier for some third-party resellers of its gear to fix broken screens, as it's to allow some independent shops to install the same technology it uses in Apple shops to help replace broken components. Read More >>

technology
Researchers Discover a Method That Could Triple Our Screen Resolutions

A research team at the University of Central Florida has developed a new surface that allows the tuning of individual subpixels on a display. The breakthrough might mean the potential display resolutions on LCD TVs could triple, virtually overnight. Read More >>

drones
This Video Drone Is the Future of Inescapable Advertising 

Advertisers have found ways to bombard us with promotions no matter what we’re doing: watching TV, checking social media, and even when streaming music. But the future of advertising could be even more invasive when the next public event you attend is full of flying video drones projecting inescapable video everywhere you look. Read More >>

displays
£900 Mac Monitor Doesn’t Work Near a Router

A super posh £900 monitor from LG has been infuriating its owners by refusing to work when near a source of Wi-Fi signals, with the display flickering and even turning itself off when placed within two metres of a home router. Read More >>

health
Your Phone Screen is the Latest ID Theft Portal

Researchers wiping down the displays of a handful of smartphones claim they give away masses of secrets about our lives -- if you can count what you had for dinner and your skincare regime as a secret -- with traces of spices, drugs and medical products building up quite a data dump on the user. Read More >>

VR
PSVR Works as an HDMI Display for Any Old Games Console

People bravely and selflessly seeing what happens when you plug things into other things the manual makes no mention of have found some useful extra functionality within PSVR -- it has a similar 2D cinema mode to the other VR headsets, only this one works with any valid HDMI output. Read More >>

chatroom
Have You Ever Taken a “Digital Detox”?

UK communications regulator Ofcom has released a rather large bit of research into the digital lives of the UK, revealing the shock news that some 34 per cent of the population has taken some sort of "digital detox" at one time or another -- a purposeful break from looking at screens and being online all the time, lasting up to a month in some cases. Read More >>

phones
Everything That’s Wrong With Oppo’s Folding Phone Prototype

An image showing the harsh reality of the folding smartphone display -- one of the tech world's over-promised, never arriving mythical beasts -- has emerged, and it's not pretty. Hinges, chunky cases, architecturally supportive bezels and more design woes make it clear this test piece built by Oppo is not illustrating an idea yet ready for the mainstream. Read More >>

health
Screens Will Make Half the World Short Sighted by 2050

A study into the long-term effects of having a phone showing a viral video for a mobile phone company 18 inches from your face at all times makes for terrifying reading -- unless you're in the business of selling glasses. In which case, it's great news! Glasses for everyone! Read More >>