Court officially recognises gadget allergy as disability

Imagine, not being able to use a smartphone, tablet, PC or even bare to be around tech in general. I know, scary isn’t it. For some people this is a reality but is rarely treated as a serious thing. A breakthrough has happened though as a French woman has won a disability grant after telling […]

The UK keeps it gadgety even when dead

It is time to update those “Which songs would you have played at your funeral?” lists and add some tech because, according to the latest research, 1 in 3 UK funerals now includes a gadgety aspect. Personally I’d like to put the ‘fun’ in to my funeral – perhaps a bouncy castle graveyard, or some ‘you’re dead […]

Feedly and Evernote down due to ransom demand

I clocked off for my lunch-break and headed, as usual, to news feed reader Feedly only to find that I couldn’t connect. It turns out that it is currently suffering a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. The attack, and subsequent downage, has been announced on Feedly’s blog. Users are currently unable to access the […]

Heartbleed – which sites do you need to update your password for?

You have no doubt by now heard about the encryption flaw called Heartbleed. It has already been called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen and has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day. Here’s a quick list of the most popular ones that may […]

GadgetyNews is five years old today! 30/10/12

This is a very special moment for me. 5 years ago I posted up the “Hello world” post which signalled that what started as Jay Garrett’s Gadgets on a temporary hosting was making an important move. 5 years and 4,300 posts (give or take a couple) later, I am thankful and, frankly amazed by the […]

Twitter Announces Expanded Tweets – Embedded Headlines, Pics and Video

The reason why Twitter has become such a great place for breaking news is its 140 character limit – but now Twitter is partnering with big media companies to expand what can be shared in a single Tweet. Twitter announced today that it has introduced expanded Tweets. These allows companies such as The New York […]