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Gmail turns 15: Top facts about the mailing service

Gmail turns 15: Top facts about the mailing service

Back in 2004 email looked very different – and then Google Mail came along to revolutionise the service. With a sleek, easy-to-use interface and a plethora of handy features, Gmail innovated e-mail as we know it today, and this month marks 15 years since it was created. To celebrate the milestone, we’re turning back the […]

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The sillier side of software: The top Easter eggs in tech

The sillier side of software: The top Easter eggs in tech

In 1979 Warren Robinett snuck a secret message into an Atari game, and Easter eggs in media were born. You can find hidden secrets in everything from games and films through to hardware and your favourite gadgets. These secrets usually centre around jokes, references, and commands that can unlock weird and wonderful things to make […]

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It’s an Easter egg, but not as you know it: The history of Easter eggs in media

It’s an Easter egg, but not as you know it: The history of Easter eggs in media

When you think of an Easter egg hunt, you may think of tracking down chocolate eggs. In computer software and media, an Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message or image, or secret feature of work. The name is used to evoke the idea of a traditional Easter egg hunt in which viewers […]

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RFID: What is it and how does it work?

RFID: What is it and how does it work?

Do you have a credit or debit card in your wallet? Then you’re using RFID technology. RFID technology is a popular way of transmitting messages through technology, but what exactly is it and how does it work? Although RFID technology has been in use since World War II, the demand for RFID equipment is increasing […]

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The Internet turns 30: Top facts about the World Wide Web

The Internet turns 30: Top facts about the World Wide Web

In October 1969, scientists at the University of California in Los Angeles attempted to exchange data between two computers – and the paving stones of the Internet were born. On March 12, 1989, British physicist Tim Berners-Lee, working for Europe’s physics lab CERN, proposed a decentralised system of information management, creating the World Wide Web […]

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Wearable technology: What you need to know and why you should be using it

Wearable technology: What you need to know and why you should be using it

The rise of technology has brought some amazing innovations. From virtual reality to artificial intelligence, technology from our wildest dreams has become real life. Does having an all-powerful watch like Inspector Gadget sound unrealistic? With wearable technology, this reality is closer than you think. Wearable tech – such as smart watches and fitness trackers – […]

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Live streaming: How it works and why you should be using it at your next event

Live streaming: How it works and why you should be using it at your next event

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of live streaming. It’s the new rage in technology that allows you to take your event across the globe, without even moving an inch. Live streaming allows you to share your event or conference with the world through social media. Users can tune into your stream […]

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Top apps to help you fall in love this Valentine’s Day

Top apps to help you fall in love this Valentine’s Day

Our smartphones help us to do a variety of everyday tasks, but in this modern day they are now also acting to guide us on the journey to find ‘the one’. This Valentine’s Day, you can take advantage of a number of apps that can match you with the perfect partner. We’ve all heard of […]

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How the rise of technology is changing Chinese New Year celebrations

How the rise of technology is changing Chinese New Year celebrations

Today marks the start of the Year of the Pig as Chinese New Year celebrations begin across the globe. But in this new digital age, how citizens in China celebrate the Lunar New Year has changed dramatically, bringing the ancient tradition into the modern age. WhatsApp, the world’s most popular chat platform, has compiled a […]

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How to get people to play your video game

How to get people to play your video game

You’ve picked a genre, spent months drafting basic ideas and even longer programming it all – and now your video game is complete. The gaming industry is one of the most profitable entertainment industries on the planet, but it can be hard to stand out and attract players among your competitors. To help you level […]

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