The Litter Robot is the Ultimate Tech for Cat-Owners – But It Comes At a Hefty Price

If you walk into my house at night, you'll see a strange object emitting a blue glow in the corner of the dining room. Off-white in colour and egg-shaped, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it's some kind of cryopod ripped from a futuristic ship capable of intergalactic travel. You'd be wrong. Its actual use is really much more mundane: it's my cats' litter box. Read More >>

New App Tries to Stop Young People Looking At Their Phones

Mobile phones are a big part of our lives. No matter how much old folks might shout at the younger generation to "get that blasted device out of your hands!", there's no escaping it. Read More >>

Live Rat Found in Packet of Aldi Plums

Imagine finding a live rat scurrying among your fruit and veg. Eugh. Well, one Aldi-shopping couple didn't have to imagine it as they experienced it first-hand: they found a live rat crawling around in a seal packet of plums. Read More >>

Vodafone Promises Money Off If Your Broadband Speed Isn’t Fast Enough

If you've got Superfast home broadband with Vodafone, one of two things is likely to happen on 1st March: one, your speed is going to increase, or two, you're going to get 15% off your monthly bill. It's kind of a win/win situation. Read More >>

Toys R Us Enters Administration

It's been a tumultuous few months for Toys R Us. First, the US side of the company filed for bankruptcy in September last year. Two months later, the toy giant announced that 26 branches in the UK would be closing. A week after that, the whole chain nearly went — but a last minute deal saved it. Then, earlier this month the whole UK side of the business was put up for sale. And now, the store has gone into administration. Read More >>

The Moon’s Getting a 4G Mobile Network Next Year

There are a lot of places in the UK that don't yet have a reliable 4G mobile signal. Hell, I live not far from a major city and yet in my local suburb  I struggle to get more than one bar on my phone. That doesn't matter, though. Forget about us Earthlings, because Vodafone and Nokia are teaming up to set up a 4G mobile network on the Moon. Yes, on the Moon. Read More >>

Dangerous Snake Found in Kid’s Packed Lunch

Just in case you need another reason to never, ever go to Australia, a venomous snake has turned up inside a school lunch box. Not just any venomous snake either — it was an eastern brown. And in case you're not up on your herpetology, that's the world's second most venomous snake. Nope. Super nope. Read More >>

Happy Pokémon Day! Have Some Snapchat Filters

On the off-chance that you fit into the sub-section of people who both (a) still use Snapchat and (b) like Pokémon enough to let the pocket monsters seep into your everyday life, you might want to pay attention. It's Pokémon Day — yes, Pokémon have their own day (what doesn't?) — and to celebrate, Snapchat will be adding three new Poké-themed filters for you to use for a limited time. Read More >>

Samsung Confirms That Galaxy S Handsets Might Undergo a Rebrand

While Samsung has just unveiled the upcoming Galaxy S9 handset, it's looking more and more likely that it'll be the last handset with the "Galaxy S" moniker that we've grown so accustomed to. We reported a rumour that the tech giant was looking to rebrand earlier this month, and South Korean website The Investor has confirmed has suspicions, reporting that the head of Samsung's mobile division, Koh Dong-jin, confirmed that the company is thinking about scrapping the current numbering system for the handsets. Read More >>

Toy Company Primo Supports Women in STEM with #CodingGirls

Primo Toys, a company that already supports STEM subjects from a young age with its range of educational toys, is upping the ante in supporting gender equality in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It's launched the #CodingGirls campaign in a bid to inspire more girls and women to get involved in coding. Read More >>

US Cable Giant Comcast Outbids Fox’s Offer to Buy Sky

We already know that Murdoch-owned Fox made a deal to buy out the 61% of Sky it doesn't already own has long been in the works, but today a rival bid has landed on the table. Comcast, the largest cable TV provider in the US, has made an offer to beat Murdoch's. Read More >>

Spotify and Extra Voice Functionality and HDR Are Coming to Sky Q

Sky has just announced the next round of updates that will be appearing on your fancy Sky Q boxes at some point this spring. Heading the latest changes is support for Spotify, as well as extra personalisation options, additional voice functionality, a new interface and an all-new kid's mode. Read More >>

mwc 2018
Everything Happening at MWC 2018

As we speak, the second big tech event of the year is going on in Barcelona. The Mobile World Congress is where all the big phone companies (and others) come together to show off everything they didn't feel like showing us at CES. That means new flagships, new gadgets, and lots of tech innovations that the general public won't get to see anytime soon. Read More >>

Designing Lego’s Classic Series: More Than Just Random Bricks

As a Lego fan, it’s always fascinating to think about how much work goes into creating just one set. When you think about the massive ‘Expert’ models, it’s obvious that the design process must be painstaking. Take the Taj Mahal for instance — 6,000 bricks that perfectly interlock to create a scale-model of one of the wonders of the world. It’s insane to think of the detail that has gone into creating it. Read More >>

Logan Paul ‘Suicide Forest’ Game Appears on Xbox Creator’s Collection

Xbox Creator's Collection is a fairly new initiative that allows independent game creators to publish their games to the Xbox Store with "no concept approval required". It sounds like a great idea in principle, sure, but as the latest game to appear on the store shows, it's an absolute disaster waiting to happen. Read More >>