Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 review: longer-lasting Bluetooth noise cancellers | Technology

Microsoft is back with an updated set of noise cancelling Surface Headphones that improve on nearly everything from the first set. The £239.99 Surface Headphones 2 are available in black or light grey, but otherwise look very similar to the originals from 2018. That’s fine by me. They look different Continue Reading

The best smart speakers for all budgets | Technology

After almost six years on the market, smart speakers now come in a variety of sizes, shapes, capabilities and prices. Whether you want a cheap speaker to keep the kids entertained, one that doubles as a digital photo frame or one that sounds so good you’ll want to yell “turn Continue Reading

Garmin down: how to still get your activities on to Strava | Technology

Garmin Connect and Express have been taken offline by a reported ransomware attack, leaving runners, cyclists, walkers and others unable to sync their activities to Strava. But don’t worry – there is a manual way to upload your activities to Strava while Garmin is down. Here’s how: What you need: Continue Reading

‘Alexa, I love you’: how lockdown made men lust after their Amazon Echo | Technology

Name: Alexa. Age: Five. Appearance: The lockdown equivalent of an office affair. I don’t like where this is going. Nor should you. Lockdown has changed society in many ways. One of those is that men now fall in love with their Amazon Echos. This cannot be true. It is and Continue Reading

Pixel Buds review: Google’s competent AirPods alternative | Technology

Google’s AirPods competitor is finally ready. The Pixel Buds are true wireless earbuds that aim to be all things to all people with a hybrid design that’s neither fully open nor isolating. The £179 earphones are Google’s second attempt at Bluetooth earbuds, the first being not great. The new version Continue Reading

Struggling for shut-eye in lockdown? Sleep-tracking devices may help | Technology

Months in covd-19-induced lockdown have for many of us taken a toll on our sleep. From the late-night scrolling through news to the bizarre dreams and midnight wake-ups worrying, the stress of the coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc on our collective sleeping habits. A recent survey found two in Continue Reading

$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in electronic waste, says UN | Environment

At least $10bn (£7.9bn) worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to a new UN report. A record 54m tonnes of “e-waste” was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in five years, Continue Reading

Withings Sleep Analyzer review: advanced sleep tracking made easy | Gadgets

Sleep tracking has become an important piece of total wellness monitoring, but typically requires strapping devices to your wrist or head. Withings Sleep Analyzer records your sleep and heart rate, plus is one of the first devices to monitor sleep apnoea, all without you needing to attach anything to your Continue Reading