Tech is a brutal world, in which even the most successful products are supplanted by newer versions and quickly become obsolete. And in their search for that one successful product, tech companies are filling product graveyards with failed concepts: some genuinely terrible, but some just unlucky. We take a look at five that potentially deserved better.
Drones can be a fun toy to experiment with; whether you belong to a remote-control club or like to take your electronic device out for a weekend of adventure. While some drones need certifications, or permission from the CAA (civil aviation authority) to fly in the UK, small unmanned drones often fall below the strict regulations that apply to commercial drone use making them an excellent gadget to take out and about.
Unlike model aircrafts, drones can offer multiple cameras and can more easily get into congested areas when navigating an area or even taking photos or video for personal use. Drone technology is changing all the time, and while aerial photography is one of their most well-known uses, there are many ways in which drones are being used to offer enhanced viewing experiences, create new sports, catch criminals and even make our daily lives easier and safer. Here are some awesome ways you may see drones in use near you.
If someone asked you what the dirtiest item in your everyday life is, what would you say? Your toilet seat? Your doormat? Your colleagues’ hands? Yes, these are all pretty dirty, but the worst offender is actually your computer keyboard. According to a study by the University of Arizona, your keyboard harbours 400 times more bacteria than your toilet. Your phone screen is also a dirty place, although less so than your keyboard. If you’re not careful, these bacteria can cause a whole range of infections, so, given the coronavirus pandemic, it would be a good idea to clean things up.