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Do you have your smartphone insured?

We ask the question because apparently the claims over the bank holiday weekend are likely to be in the region of £580,000 and according to the reports we have read, the most likely claimants are 26 year old women, for reasons unknown to us!

The first and obvious point to make is that we all know just how much a high tech smartphone costs and although we might be spending in the region of £4/500, many people do not have the device insured. Although many smartphones are now becoming slightly better water protected, the fact is that smartphones and water do not mix. (more…)

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Driverless cars are programmed to exceed speed limit!

According to news reports, the driverless cars from Google that are currently being tested have been programmed to exceed speed limits by up to 10 miles per hour. Google’s lead software engineer, Dmitri Dolgov informed Reuters, that because vehicles that were around them were exceeding the speed limit, going more slowly could present a danger, we do not think the police would be impressed with that reason.

The latest Nokia to hit the shops next week

Nokia Lumia 930

We have at last got the release date for the Lumia 930 which is the previously announced replacement for the successful Lumia 925. The 930 comes with a five inch display, and an impressive 20 megapixel rear-facing camera. Power for the Nokia comes from a quad-core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 chip; it has a RAM of 2GB and lots of storage, in spite of there being no MicroSD, of 32GB.

Gigaset QV830 – an impressive tablet for under £100

Gigaset QV830

If you caught sight of this whilst browsing the internet or on a shopping trip, you could be forgiven for thinking that, because this device is made by Gigaset the makers of home ‘phones, that it was somehow connected with a landline telephone. However it is in fact an eight inch tablet with a good spec that compares well with some of the cheaper offerings from Amazon, Apple and Tesco.

Explore London in 3D with Google Maps

London GMap

Google Maps has now added London to its list of cities that now feature 3D renderings, so you can now fly through London in all its glory. This new addition allows users to zoom, pan, rotate and tilt throughout the city through Google Maps and Google Earth and has faithfully recreated every building in London in 3D.

New iPhone on the way very soon

iPhone 6

We have been reading reports that the new Apple iPhone 6 is about to begin production in Taiwan late this month to be ready for the launch planned in the autumn. The first of the new models is apparently going to be a 4.7 inch, with the widely rumoured 5.5 inch version to begin manufacture in the second week of August this year.