• A Smart Thermostat Will Save you Money, but Might Upset the Pets

    A Smart Thermostat Will Save you Money, but Might Upset the Pets

    If you're anything like me, you have your central heating set to the same schedule every day. It comes on at about 6 am, goes off at 8 am and the comes on again at 4 to get the house warm for when everyone arrives back from work and school.At the wee...

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  • It's OK; Soon We Won’t Need Keys!

    It's OK; Soon We Won’t Need Keys!

    I'll make a bet that when you go home tonight, you'll be scrambling around looking for your keys. When you find them, you'll insert a standard "Yale" type key into the door, open it and walk in.It's a scenario played out by millions of people every d...

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  • How Star Wars Changed the World

    How Star Wars Changed the World

    In case you hadn't noticed, this year is probably one of the most momentous in cinema history. It's the year that the most anticipated film of all time will be released and will, effectively, ensure that any other film around at the same time will...

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  • Say Goodbye to Boring Headphones with Bass Buds

    Say Goodbye to Boring Headphones with Bass Buds

    When the Sony Walkman created the mobile music trend, it also kicked off the development of better headphones. Up until that point, headphones were big and bulky and for listening to classical music in private when everyone else was watching the TV.H...

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  • Answering your phone while wearing gloves could be disastrous!

    Answering your phone while wearing gloves could be disastrous!

    It was early December last year and the wind was biting, there was rain in the air, and the paths were frosty. I was waiting for a train to take me to Birmingham, but luckily I was wearing my lovely new down jacket and a pair of gloves. I was quite t...

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  • Can’t get the kids out of bed for school? Try this!

    Can’t get the kids out of bed for school? Try this!

    As the summer holidays draw to a close, you’ll soon be back to the daily battle of feeding the kids, getting them ready for school and eventually taking them there. A word of warning, you’ve got lazy over the past few weeks, and the roads will sudden...

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  • Big Ice for the perfect Whisky

    Big Ice for the perfect Whisky

    My first real taste of whisky was in 1988 when I turned the magical age of 18. For some reason, my relatives decided that if I was going to enjoy alcohol, it may as well be expensive, smoky and burn my lips.Luckily, I soon got a taste for it. At the...

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  • Is This the Rise of the Machines?

    Is This the Rise of the Machines?

    Well, it had to happen. After we discussed on here the rise of the robots and the way they were portrayed in Humans, the new show on Channel 4, along comes something more sinister. Or cool, depending on your point of view.Humans portrayed a parallel...

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  • The Speaker That's a Microphone, Too

    The Speaker That's a Microphone, Too

    The great thing about working here ate ByteMyTech is you get to see all the new gadgets that are coming on to the market and even better, test them out. So when I saw the Olixar Light Cube turn up, I was the first to try it out.First off, it’s a spea...

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  • What the Movies Got Right About Technology in the 21st Century

    What the Movies Got Right About Technology in the 21st Century

    What are some fictional gadgets from past movies that have made their way into mainstream use? The answers to this question may very well leave you scratching your head.The Star Trek CommunicatorCaptain Kirk predicted the future when using his commun...

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