Now you can test-run your Insta pics for likes before you post them

So we’ve accepted we’re not all capable of an Ellen DeGeneres-style, Twitter-crashing, multi-celebrity selfie, in fact, we need as much help as we can get if we’re trying to rack up those precious likes. Even digital favourites One Direction didn’t manage her 3 million retweet record. Luckily, a new site engineered by MIT researchers serves to …

There’s an app for what?! – Icelandic communities use technology to prevent themselves sleeping with their relatives

What good is technology if it doesn’t help you to live your life more efficiently?  This is a question answered to humorous effect when a new app designed to help stop Icelandic part-goers from sleeping with their cousins was unveiled recently. The app created by IT engineers, Freyr Aðalsteinsson, Hákon Þrastar Björnsson and Alexeander Annas …

Profile of a teenage tech millionaire – Nick D’Aloisio sells Summly app to Yahoo! for £20 million

Having just bagged a monstrous amount of money after selling his Summly app, 17-year old Nick D’Aloisio explains that although his bank balance has changed, he remains the same. The Summly app summaries web articles of all kinds into three concise paragraphs for easier reading whether studying, catching up on news or just browsing through general interest …

Taking technology to bed – Are you a tech cheater?

Comparing constant use of technology to cheating on your partner may be over-stating things slightly but when we consider how many of us sleep with our smartphones, it’s not that far-fetched. In a recent article titled ‘Is your technology keeping you up?’, beauty blogger ‘Miss Budget Beauty’ examined the impact her constant tweeting, vlogging, blogging …

New ‘UChek’ app tests urine for medical ailments by camera phone

Yes you read correctly.  ‘UChek’, unveiled at TED in Los Angeles yesterday is a smartphone application that tests your urine for possible illnesses by way of camera pictures.  Can this be true? Yes.  What seems like a very unlikely story is in fact a very useful tool, particularly in the developing world where the use of mobile phones is revolutionising remote healthcare. The invention by …