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Christmas 2015: Super Gift Ideas That Won’t Cost The Earth!

It’s not long before Christmas Day 2015 and if you’re thinking of presents for friends and family, here’s a few ideas. Cyber Monday deals There are loads and loads of great prices on gadgets, headphones, photography, batteries and memory cards >>> click here or on the picture below. LED umbrella Just awesome! click here or on the photo of umbrella.  Canvas print Turn that special memory into a lasting piece of art to hang on your wall with a canvas print. There’s currently 30%…

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Black Friday 2015 Could Be A UK Record Breaker (And Yes 7dayshop Is Taking Part)

Online retail sales are predicted to top £1 billion in a single day for the first time ever in the UK during this year’s Black Friday. Spending is expected to jump by almost a third this coming Black Friday on Friday 27 November to £1.07 billion compared to last year when £810 million was splashed out by shoppers – and it’s been put down to increased consumer awareness of deals offers by retailers in the run-up to Christmas. The figures have been…

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Word Of The Year 2015 Isn’t A Word But A Picture Emoji

A picture of a face crying with joy has been named as the ‘word’ of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. The official name for this emoji is ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ – and was selected as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood and preoccupations of 2015, according to the dictionary people. This emoji (pictograph) was chosen because it was the most globally used in 2015, while the use of the word emoji in English has more than tripled…

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5 REALLY Simple Ways To Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer

Easy ways to keep your phone going longer – a light-hearted look at options to ensure the battery lasts longer while out and about. 1. Turn down the screen brightness Okay, so you might struggle to see your phone screen on a bright day – but you could try shielding it with your hand. And it could help your phone battery last that crucial little bit longer. You could also try making your screen timeout – when the display goes dark…

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RIP Betamax – Sony will finally kill off Betamax video cassettes in 2016

You might have thought the Betamax video format died a long time ago, but it turns out that Sony has continued to sell the cassettes – that is until next year. The Japanese electronics company has announced that it will stop shipping Betamax video cassettes in March 2016. The format was originally developed in 1975, but ultimately lost out to VHS video cassettes in the 1980s. At its peak, around 50 million Betamax cassettes were sold in 1984 while Betamax video recording equipment sold…

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11 Awesome Travel Pictures You REALLY Should See And Tips On How To Take Them

Rob Stillwell challenged himself by taking a year out – and the photos are stunning. Read on to see how he got these amazing images. “I always wanted to travel, but before I knew it I’d worked 10 years,” says Rob. “I felt like I was on the treadmill and life was passing me by.” “I work for a UK university in the field of online learning but also work part time as a photographer shooting weddings and landscape work. I am also a…

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Remember, Remember? Classic Public Information Films For Bonfire Night

Watch these classic public information films from the 1970s, which continued to be shown for many years after and are remembered by generations of kids. Firework Safety: Bandage Fireworks Safety : Recipe Firework Safety: Bangers Firework Safety: Sparklers UK firework safety code Children should watch fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules for using sparklers. Only adults should light fireworks and deal with firework displays. Make sure you dispose of used fireworks safely. Follow these safety guidelines at your…

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‘Star Trek and Star Wars’ Tractor Beam Invented!

Eat your heart out Captain Kirk – tractor beam that uses SOUND can hold, move and even rotate objects without physical contact. We’ve all seen tractor beams in science fiction films from Star Trek to Star Wars to pull in smaller ships, but now a UK based team has developed an actual tractor beam that works. A sonic tractor beam Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex, in collaboration with Ultrahaptics, put together 64 miniature loudspeakers to create high-pitch…

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