#GadgetTalk | Can Playing Video Games Make Us Better Humans?

Most of us will have occasionally passed the time by playing video games. Whether it’s playing a puzzle game like Candy Crush Saga on the morning commute, or enjoying some casino games as evening entertainment, it’s clear that we’re becoming a world of gamers.

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#GadgetTalk | Is The Internet Really Making Our Lives Easier?

With every year that progresses, it seems as though most of us get a little more addicted to our smartphones. And whilst new mobile models like the Samsung Galaxy S8 has incredible features like facial recognition and the cool Live Message function, there are some who maintain that we are becoming a little too reliant upon the internet.

More often than not it’s social media that gets the blame. Although social media apps like Facebook and Instagram are supposed to help us live closer interconnected lives, these networks have been blamed for everything from the rise of fake news to mental health issues in young people.

Perhaps it is because these apps allow us to present a skewed version of reality that they have been given such a startling portrayal in the press.

But as an entire generation of smartphone users have now reached adulthood without knowing life before the internet, it seems as though this technology is an integral part of the human condition.

The internet provides us with a convenience that we’ve never known before. From being able to check flight times to house prices at the click of a button, we are now living in a time where having to wait for information is becoming old-fashioned.

And it’s affecting our physical world too. More people are able to use the internet to work from home, and the online retail revolution is meaning that our high streets are no longer the focal point for our shopping activities.

The entertainment realm has been similarly affected. From brands like Netflix and Spotify allowing us previously unimaginably simple ways to watch movies and listen to music, to gaming sites that have transformed traditional casino gaming habits as discussed at the blog at Lucky Nugget Casino, it shows that we now face more choice than ever.

But it’s this ease of accessing information that could be having unknown consequences on our behaviours. There have already been news stories that suggest how the internet is affecting the way that we form memories, and with concerns about shorter attention spans, it seems as though the internet is changing us as humans.

However, before we get too concerned the rise of the internet, it’s worthwhile remembering that most new technologies tend to produce a moral panic. From the perceived dangers of watching too much, television to the revolutionary effects that Gutenbergs printing press introduced, we’ve had a long history of adapting to change.

And with the internet giving us an easier way to stay connected and play mobile casino games, it seems as though we soon won’t remember a time before this incredible technology.

 

 

 

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#GadgetTalk | ‘Here Comes The Sun’

It’s summer time and with that comes festival season. Summer time is a time where people will go on holidays, attend festivals and spend more and more time outside. So, here is just a few items we feel that will be essential this summer.

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#TechandGadgets | The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Photography

Thanks to the ever-growing number of social media profiles on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest, everyone wants to try their hand at photography. Our photos no longer serve a single purpose of preserving a memory. They now represent us, create our identities and thus the criteria have changed and expectations have grown.

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#GadgetTalk | How to Develop Mobile Apps That Users Will Love

With mobile devices fast becoming the most preferred way of accessing the web, it is small wonder that there has been a huge surge in mobile app development. Literally, thousands of apps are launched every day across a mind-boggling spectrum of subjects. However, most of them fail to set the users on fire and die a very quick death. The principal reasons are the lack of value and poor quality of user experience. Some insights into how to develop exciting apps:

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#GadgetTalk | Mobile Payments Just Made Smartphones Irrevocably Indispensable

Smartphones have evolved to become such as essential part of our day to day lives that it seems impossible to ever spend one whole day without getting online. In a 2016 study conducted by Flurry, it was determined that users spend about 4 hours and 15 minutes on their mobile phones every day. That’s a little over a quarter of our waking hours!

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#TechandGadgets | Nokia 3310: The Return

In the last few days, the return of a nations favourite was announced – the Nokia 3310. Nokia was bought out by Microsoft and in turn, most of the Nokia phones that we knew were being taken off the shelf and consigned to the history books. The Nokia 3310 had a battery which lasted quite a long time, it has some legendary games such as Snake. It was a real reliable phone but since the influx of the smartphone such as the Iphone, Samsung, Sony etc the Nokia phones were pushed to the sideline.

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#TechandGadgets | Kia Releases First Images Of All-new Picanto

 Kia reveals youthful and energetic design of all-new Picanto
–   More assertive stance in a compact A-segment package
–   Exhibited in public for the first time at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

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