2016 Tech Wishlist *

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Hello there people, well today I thought that I would do a Tech wishlist, basically me just listing some of my favourite gadgets that I have found online and would really like to try out. So without further ado here we go.

1. 4K Panasonic  TV
As a lover of TV's and having to sell them on a daily basis, I have to say this TV is pure brilliance, A stunning 4K Panel, HDR technology and quite possibly one of the nicest looking TV's ive seen in a long time. The actual stand is two triangular points on either side and the TV just floats! Awesome right! Oh and in comes with a free bar of sound (basically a soundbar).

2. VR gadgets
Now as technology improves and we become more dependant on it, I can really see VR taking off just like iphones have nowadays, VR is just completely amazing I cant really do it justice, its one of those things that when you try you're instantly converted, one day I hope for some VR cinema experiences which I think would be amazing.

3. GoPro Cameras
Simply put these cameras are now being used for everything and not just extreme sports, fusing real great quality recording with the added fact you can literally get attachments for basically anything make this a sure buy, even with the Hero 4 Black filming in 4K.

4. Drones
If you've not been under a rock for the past couple of years then you would've seen drones around everywhere, they have really taken off (pun intended). Why wouldn't you want your own controllable drone? some of these even come with built in cameras, its basically every teenage boy's dream to have one of these bad boys.

3 tech-based ways of displaying photos *

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Hi there guys. Now i'm sure we all have photos around our house regardless of how old we are or how long we have lived there, photos make a house a home and definitely make it feel a lot more homely, what I am going to get across today is just some different ways that you might be able to view photos around your home using technology!

The first way I would say is very out there but still handy, got a smart tv? got some friends round? want to show off you holiday snaps, just get the companion app for your tv and just send over your photos and view them full size and in all the glorious detail of the big screen, you'll be able to show off your fancy features of your TV and make your friends jealous of them amazing holiday you went on not too long ago.

Leading nicely on from that is the next best way if you don't have a smart TV, I'm sure you would have heard of digital photo frames, no longer do you need just one picture, you can have an assortment saved onto a memory stick or USB and just let it play through all of the photos and have an ever changing photo experience based on what you like.

The last way again slightly techier but still a very awesome way and that most people already do, Instead of using frames why not just print out your pictures and stick them to the wall. This is probably the most creative way on the list as it really is up to you how and where you stick the photos, you can group photos in so many ways that really means something to you, so for personalization this comes out tops, the video below just kinda shows how this can be achieved.

Are children too addicted to technology?

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So I have just read a news article about primary children who are now entering their first years of school but lack basic speech and hygiene skills but can unlock a smartphone. To me this is a very shocking statistic, I mean the rate of which kids are using technology these days is insane, the article quotes that 79% of kids tested now lack the social skills they need to have to be at the expected level when they enter school.

I do think that this is such a shame because  as much as I love technology and will swear by it, I really do think that children are being introduced to it too early on in their lives. Children these days are so caught up in the realms of the online world that it is is denting their own interpersonal skills, now I am no psychologist or anything, I am just going on my own views and opinions of the situation. I think it's terrible that a child would probably be more likely to want to sit at home and go online rather than go outside and play around with other kids or anything else. Another thing is that the internet is such a 'Un-policeable' setting, Think about it, the more kids that go online really dont have the skills to actually differ from what is right and wrong online, the easier it is for predators to target them. In my opinion there really does need to be more strict rules or safeguards in place for kids online.

I understand that there really is no way to avoid it as technology is prominent in all households now and it is not going away but people need to do more to help kids develop in terms of social skills and in terms of what happens in the real world

Graze: My First impressions!

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So as everyone knows I am a huge fan of eating healthy and eating clean, well the other day I decided to sign up for Graze, Now if you have never heard of Graze before then let me explain. Graze is a company that send you out a little box of customised snacks every couple of weeks or so.

Now I have always seen the Graze ads on TV and all over the internet but I never really stopped and thought whether I actually was interested in it or not.I always thought it was rubbish but OH how I was wrong. The Thought came to me when I was in work eating my lunch and I was buying Graze products everyday and paying a stupid amount of money for them, I thought why am I paying like £1.20 for something when I could get a box sent out to me every couple of weeks and save some money, so as soon as i got home I went onto their website and signed up. 

The actual website is brilliant, really easy to use and really awesome, signing up is as easy as ever and the great thing is that you're constantly reminded that you only get charged once the box has actually been sent out( which is awesome) You pay for what you get!!. In terms of what actually in the box, is completely up to you! Yes Graze do offer various different boxes packed with different snacks such as Variety, Protein and light but the real magic comes from the fact that you can individually go through each snack and say whether you like, love, hat or want to try it. This will obviously factor into future boxes so i think this is real handy, also every box is random so it really does keep it interesting! I have currently had one box that consisted of  Strawberries and cream yoghurt topper, Cocoa and vanilla flapjack, Punchy protein Nut and Louisiana Wild rice and beans. All of the snacks were brilliant and really actually fit quite well into packed lunches! They also cater to allergies and teh like as well so no worries there! 

Another addition to this is that if you really want loads you can change the frequency  in which you get sent the boxes, I have one every two weeks but I may change to one every week soon so that I've got some snacks for my lunch all the time. I would highly recommend these boxes to everyone as an alternative to chocolate bars or unhealthier snacks as these are really good for you and taste so nice. 

Get your 1st, 5th and 10th box for free using the code : LUKED97NB 

Your coffee could save the earth!

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So I know its been a long time coming (yet again haha) but have any of you seen that little ad on Channel 4 thats been going round about a new short called "Reverse Engineers" ? Basically it is a little short (about 8 minutes long) in which Rachel Riley, Jamie Laing and Alex Brooker open a mystery box DUN DUN DUUUUUUN! In this box is a new innovation of energy and they basically have to create a real world use for it, I think its high time that someone like channel 4 do something like this because not only could it help you know make an alternative to fuel and the such, but it could spark peoples interest in it and get them thinking about separate ways in which we could make energy. You never know it could inspire someone to make the next bio friendly fuel that we would then use everyday?

When I originally saw this ad as I was watching something on 4OD it really did spark my interest as it was something different, something beneficial but still entertaining, One episode has them trying to repurpose some ground coffee in some form of real world context. The expert behind this episode had the idea to create an inexpensive way to reuse used coffee thus making it another energy that we could possibly use which does not harm the earth. Who would've thought it 'ey, ground coffee being used as fuel. On a slightly lighter note the expert made a thing known as a coffee log which could be used for like fires and other things similar, I have to admit I did chuckle when I heard the word Coffee log for the first time :D

When you look at it, it really is quite an interesting little show as it really does get you thinking along the terms of different forms of energy innovation and how the things we take for granted could be reused or reconstituted into something else and possibly sustain us, plus save the earth. Go Team Green