I Want It! But I Don’t Need It!

Throughout my life at certain intervals, I have bought items on impulse or have asked for items for my birthday or Christmas, and I didn’t actually need it, I just wanted it. So here are a few items I have bought or been given over the years that have ended up collecting dust after just a few days in the desk draw or in the cupboard. 1. A few birthdays ago I decided I wanted a Go-Pro, so my wife got me one. It really is an amazing piece of kit and I used it on a summer family holiday…. [Read More]

Pi-Top Laptop Review

I love any new technology, and also something that’s a bit different from the norm. So when I was asked to review the Pi-Top laptop, I couldn’t wait and let my twins loose on this awesome bit of kit. Pi-Top is a modular laptop that you build yourself, allowing you to discover a world of electronics, coding and inventing, plus many more fantastic projects. This particular Pi-Top also includes the DIY inventors kit, and Raspberry Pi, which is the brains behind the Pi-Top. I will elaborate more on Raspberry Pi later in the post. Recently my twin girls have got… [Read More]

Introducing Children to Technology with the Alba Range from Argos (Ad)

I am in partnership with Argos to talk about the new Alba range of tablets/televisions/mobiles. Introducing technology such as smart phones and tablets to children is a pretty daunting task for many parents. Trying to find the right balance to ensure that your child is the right age to understand the technology being handed to them, but also to make sure that they use it responsibly can be tricky. Like many parents my wife and I had concerns about screen time. Will our children pick up their phone or tablet too often? Are they too young to have access to… [Read More]

Mobile Phones Tablets Laptops And Our Children

I was recently away on a short break in West Wales with my family and what with it being summer there were many families there on their summer holiday. What I noticed was I think quite alarming for our children. This of course may not be a problem for a lot of parents, but I was genuinely shocked at the age of children that were on mobile phones. Some children seemed to be as young as seven or eight years old. There they were tapping away on goodness knows what. I actually caught sight of what I think was a… [Read More]

The Internet of Things

How many gadgets do you have in your home? I bet that if you stopped what you were doing right now, looked up and counted all of the gadgets within plain site, that you’d easily count at least five. Dig a little deeper and open up drawers and cupboards, and I bet you that even more gadgets would appear! You’re not alone! The majority of homes are full of them! From fridges to security alarms, these gadgets are likely to do more than just make our lives easier in the future. It is thought that these items will become smarter… [Read More]

Is technology taking over

Is technology taking over? Yes is the simple answer! I have realised over the last couple of weeks my phone is super glued to my right hand and it’s actually annoying me. I started blogging about eight months ago and as month by month has passed I have become addicted to blogging, believing that I need to add new content to my blog at least five out of seven days and this simply stresses me ou,t but I believe if I want the blog to grow this has to be done. I have become obsessed with page views and getting… [Read More]