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1st January 2016


timely. interesting. quick.


Every year the debates start as to what the most popular trends for CES will be. From cars to smart homes to tech health, MashableUK has listed what is likely to dominate the biggest tech event of the year. It starts on 4th January in Las Vegas.

Many people do not know what a wearable is, but if you are considering a smart watch or fitness tracker, you could do worse than read A Quick Tour Of Wearables In 2015 which details the best products released in the past 12 months.

Do you need to entertain a baby before it is even born? If so, you need BabyhoodIt sounds like a joke, but it is in fact a real product which makes the following claim- “Babies learn to speak in response to sound stimuli, especially melodic sound. Babypod is a device that stimulates before birth through music. With Babypod, babies learn to vocalize from the womb.”

Phandroid has covered 16 of the best and worst features of Android from 2015. With choice will always come good and bad, but for many choice is what really matters and this is why Android remains so popular.

Online security is a growing concern for all of us so you should read The Biggest Security Threats We’ll Face in 2016 from Wired. As aways, however, the most effective defence against online criminality is common sense.

everything else

Anne Frank’s diary is now free to download thanks to the fact that 70 years has passed since her death. There are still some legal issues to be resolved, but hopefully this means that even more people will be able to read this incredibly important and historic text. More at The Verge.

Natalie Cole, a lady with a voice almost as wonderful as her fathers, has died aged 65 in Los Angeles. A huge loss. More at The BBC.

Mars’ moon Phobos is pulling itself to pieces from the inside out according to NASA. Spare a thought for it as it only has 30-50 million years left.

Was Bobby Fisher really a Genius and a Jerk? If you have some time spare, you may want to read this long article which covers the days before the World Chess Championship in 1972. Genius? Absolutely. Jerk? Probably.

The work of John Williams in the world of film music can be compared to few others in any other field, and he faces the possibility of a remarkable 50th oscarthanks to his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 

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