Monthly Archives: July 2018

July 30, 2018

New device stops drink-drivers from starting their cars

Drink-drivers may soon need to install an alcohol interlock in their vehicles to keep them from driving after they have consumed alcoholic beverages. The device is basically a breathalyser that can prevent a car from starting. The driver would have … Read more >

July 24, 2018

Radiation from smartphones could be behind teenage memory loss

According to a new study, radiation from smartphones could be impairing the memory of teenagers. Researchers found that extensive use of mobile phones over one year had a negative impact on adolescent’s figural memory. Figural memory mainly resides in the … Read more >

July 17, 2018

New road signs detect drivers using phones at the wheel

The first road sign in the UK that electronically identifies and gives a warning to drivers using mobile phones was introduced last week. The sign detects signals sent by mobile devices inside a car and flashes a representation of a … Read more >

July 12, 2018

Who can break the Apple and Samsung duopoly?

Apple and Samsung effectively have a duopoly in the UK, with the two companies collectively controlling 74.4% of the market in the first quarter of 2018. However, two Chinese companies have been putting pressure on Apple’s and Samsung’s dominance in … Read more >

July 10, 2018

Parents’ excessive use of mobile phones linked to poor behaviour in kids

According to a study by researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School and Illinois State University, parents who use their mobile phones excessively can cause their children to have behaviour problems. Using online questionnaires, the researchers surveyed 172 two-parent … Read more >

July 2, 2018

BT broadband prices are going up again: what are your options?

BT has just announced that it is increasing its broadband prices again, with the latest batch of increases due to become effective in September. The company said that in addition to affecting broadband plans, these price increases will affect phone-calling … Read more >