The father of a 14-year-old girl who took her own life has said Instagram “helped kill my daughter”.
A north-east oil and gas technology firm has opened two new offices in a bid to support demand for its pioneering, torpedo-esque data logging tool.
A north-east woman has been named Leader of the Year in recognition of her commitment to overcoming adversity and inspiring other women into the technology sector.
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Whether you fancy yourself as a superstar DJ or just love dusting off your old LPs every now and then, these great gadgets will impress
Toddler-friendly techy gifts for the wee ones in your life... Vtech My 1st Tablet When you turn the toy on, you're greeted by a friendly bear who welcomes your very own little 'smarty paws' to play. Then it's simply a case of sliding the bar across the four options at the top or choosing one of the other activity buttons on the side. Toddlers will just think they're having a play, but little do they know they're actually learning - everything from the days of the week to answering questions about different animals. The photo fun option is erm, fun: after pressing a letter to take a photo, the letter you choose is 'snapped' (it looks like a camera lens shutting around the letter) and you will be told a word that starts with that letter, for example, the bear informs you 'R is for rose'. A well-priced gadget that will impress parents and children. £19.99
BOSCH PMD 7 DIGITAL DETECTOR Whether you’re putting up pictures, shelves or curtains, if you’re worried about drilling into walls because you’re not sure what sits behind (pipes/electrical wires etc), this tool will help reassure you. In terms of DIY gadgets, you’ll struggle to beat this one for simplicity. Hold the device next to the wall and if it’s safe to drill into the area, a green light will show; if you need to be cautious and drilling isn’t recommended, a yellow light; and if you definitely need to steer clear, it will beep and the light will turn to red. £38.99
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If you’re planning to get fit this January, how about also planning not to waste hundreds of pounds on unused gym memberships while you’re doing it. Instead, get going with these brilliant keep fit gadgets JAWBONE UP24 Taking a more holistic approach to improving your health, the UP24 is an ingenious device that (working with an app) will give you insights into how you sleep, eat and move, highlighting where you need to alter your lifestyle choices. To keep you motivated, it’ll also celebrate milestones (like how far you’ve run or walked, or how many days you’ve slept properly) and keep pushing you to do better. £99.99
Science, Tech, Engineering and Maths, or STEM, are four fundamental school subjects being pushed harder and harder by the government. If you want to help them along, inspire your kids with these scholarly gadgets so fun, they won’t even realise they’re learning
The summer holidays are nearly upon us, cue the obligatory last-minute panic about what to pack. Make things a little easier with this guide to the top hi-tech travel companions STEVE AOKI SUITCASE The collaboration between DJ and scooter aficionados has resulted in this kick-board, suitcase and trolley hybrid that’ll get you from A to B in a flash, all while serenaded by the on-board Bluetooth speakers. There is also a more subtle version without the musical ability, which is a couple of budget airline tickets less. £349.95