Is Gen Y the Gen Tech ? (Infographic)

The team at ebuyer has designed an informative infographic which visually represents the most recent statistics available relating to children aged 3-15 years and their associated technological use. Although generation Y are undoubtedly and somewhat instinctively more proficient at using tech than most of their adult counterparts, some of the collated data may still come as a surprise. Here are the key findings:

72% of 12-15 year old’s own three or more media devices
16% of 8-11 year old’s own five or more …

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What we learned this week #75

Schoooooool’s out for winter. Schooooool’s out for…like, a week? Maybe two? It’s been so long since I’ve had the joy of a half-term break, I can’t remember how they work. I just remember playing a lot of Playstation and falling in rivers. Anyway, I do remember the bits that broke up those joyful holidays – where everyone had to actually go to school – and so do our expert writers, who had a lot to say about education this week!

The …

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What we learned this week #74

In many ways, we’re living in the future we idealised as kids – it’s all 3D televisions and magic printers – and in others, we’re stuck hopelessly on the problems of the past – like how do we stop our kids from misbehaving?! – and we learned about both sides of that dichotomous (definitely a word, I looked it up) coin this very week! Handy that.

The internet of things, explained at last! 

There’s been a lot of ‘buzz’ on the ‘web’ …

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What we learned this week #73

Well lookie here, if it isn’t the first ‘what we learned this week’ of 2014! I figured after our bumper end-of-the-year edition – plus y’know Christmas and stuff – you lot could use a bit of a break, but we’re back for good now. And we’ve already learned a lot! (Any suggestions that ‘dry January’ has any connection to the production, or lack thereof, of these posts is not only insulting but libellous, so. Watch it. And pass me that bottle opener.)

No …

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What we learned this week #71

Santa claus iPad

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Why, it must be an early present, because it’s a new what we learned this week blog post, replete with festive advice from our experts! Or it might be Santa. We’ll soon see.

Leave big presents until the new year! 

Don’t worry, we’re not coming over all Scrooge-like, it’s just the idea of saving some pennies by picking up presents in the January sales makes sense to Kelly Rose Bradford

‘I most definitely think we should wait …

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The strength of twenty men! (Or one robot)

Titan-Arm

Robots might be ready to poach all of our jobs, but there may be hope yet: namely, by beating them at their own game. The Titan Arm, recent winner of the James Dyson award, is a robotic exoskeleton that augments human strength by extra 40lbs. Blimey Charlie.

Designed by engineering students from the University of Pennsylvania, the Titan Arm could be used to lift heavy objects at work (take that, fork lift trucks!) but could also have a medical application in …

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What we learned this week #67

Techy Christmas gifts

Moving house can be stressful – did you leave stuff behind? Did you remember to give a forwarding address? Didn’t we used to have three cats? – but it’s usually towards greener pastures. So it is with the Quibly blog which we moved over from WordPress to the main site this week, so every part of Quibly is a happy house share family! Yay! So apart from finding out who labels their milk and who barely uses it, here’s some …

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Rihanna and Justin Bieber: How not to write

There’s a lot of hand-wringing about what influence pop stars have over their young, impressionable fans. So here’s an example of them having a direct, positive effect on kids: by showing them how badly written tweets by the likes of Rihanna, Bieber and Lady Gaga are.

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