Tech-Obsessed Singaporeans Bought "Nearly 1,400" Smartwatches in Two Months

Stats that count smartwatch sales in the tech haven of Singapore appear to show the smartwatch is a rather large flop in the country, with numbers from analyst GfK suggesting an embarrassing total of "nearly 1,400" smartwatches were shifted there in the first two months of 2014. Read More >>

The 100 Richest Brits Together Have as Much Money as the Poorest 30 Per Cent of the Entire Country

Those lucky old rich people are continuing to get richer, with research suggesting the top 100 individual British moneybags grew their cash pots by a staggering £25bn last year. The 100 richest Brits have a combined total bank balance of £257bn, more than the estimated £255bn held in savings by the poorest 30 per cent of the UK population. Read More >>

Android Wins 2013 With 68 Per Cent of European Smartphone Market

Analyst Kantar Worldpanel has done the maths for the smartphone sector over the last quarter of 2013, painting a rather rosy picture for Android. It topped the EU market share data with 68.6 per cent of sales during the final 12 weeks of 2013, while Windows Phone held its new third place slot with 10.3 per cent of European sales. Read More >>

Two Million UK Porkers May Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery

We're such a nation of fatties that researchers believe around two million UK citizens are obese enough to qualify for some sort of weight loss surgery, with staff at Imperial College London claiming 5 per cent of adults are flabby enough to get it on the NHS. Read More >>

Your Kid's So Fat He's Going to Need Drastic Obesity Intervention by 2050

There's a grim new worst-case future scenario in town, delivered by the National Obesity Forum. It claims predictions that 50 per cent of the UK population will be obese by the year 2050 may be optimistic, and that a much higher percentage of the population might be whale-sized a few decades from now. Read More >>

How People in London Die, in Map Form

Death data from the Office for National Statistics has been compiled into clickable map form by the Guardian, painting a rather grim picture of how people across London have died. And as you might expect, poor people die harder. Read More >>

The UK Keeps it up for Longer According to Porn Site Use Stats

Pornhub is, so they say, a web site designed to let people access pornography. It has released some user stats, breaking down search results and critical viewing duration information by country and town. And it turns out we do like Mondays, as that's when everyone tunes into CBoobies the most. Read More >>

A Staggering 13 Million Tablets Were Sold in the UK During 2013

Consultancy firm Deloitte has issued some stats on the UK tablet scene, claiming that between 12 and 13 million of them were sold in the UK during 2013. This means that nearly half of the entire UK population now owns a tab of some sort, and we really should've bought some shares in Dixons two years ago. Read More >>

Nearly 16,000 Mobiles Were Left on London's Trains in 2013

Stats released by security specialist McAfee claim 15,833 mobile phones have been found on London's trains so far in 2013 and handed in to staff. And if 15,833 mobile phones have been handed in, imagine how many more have been lost but not handed in. Read More >>

Android 4.4 Explodes Onto... 1.1 Per Cent of Android Devices

The latest set of Android user version data shows that Google and its hardware buddies still haven't got it together when it comes to rolling out the newest versions of its code, with just 1.1 per cent of all Android users on the latest KitKat software a month after it first appeared on the Nexus 5. Read More >>

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Microsoft Successfully Salvaged Xbox One and Shifted One Million of Them in a Day

After presiding over one of the less thrilling and most mocked hardware reveals in history, Microsoft would appear to have successfully turned its Xbox One supertanker around. It sold more than one million of the new consoles on launch day. People like it now. Fickle crowd. Read More >>

Google Adding Smartphone Location Data to its Advert-Selling Schemes

According to reports from companies selling adverts through Google, the search giant is beta-testing a system that combines location data pulled from smartphones with internet searches, in an attempt to prove that adverts really can drive people to visit shops and consume products. Read More >>

Fifty Shades, One Direction, Call of Duty and Adele top Amazon UK's Depressing All-Time Sales Charts

Amazon UK is happy that it's about to reach its 15th birthday tomorrow, and is celebrating by revealing its all-time best sellers. As you might expect of the corporate giant, it's mainstream entertainment fodder all the way, with Adele, One Direction, Harry Potter and Call of Duty sending most of our cash to Luxembourg. Read More >>

One in Twelve Waking Minutes Spent Online in Zombie UK

We managed to spend one in twelve minutes of our waving lives on the internet during the first half of 2013, with smartphone and tablet accessibility turning us into a nation of nervous, twitching, internet-checking wrecks. Read More >>

Daft Punk's Patchy Pop Comeback Fuels Vinyl Revival

Amateur DJs wishing to drop Daft Punk album tracks in their wedding party set lists have boosted sales of vinyl at Amazon, with the online retailer selling the highest number of 12-inch records this year than at any point since its foundation in 1999. Read More >>

Two Per Cent of Web Users do Three-Quarters of the Illegal Downloading

Stats from UK telecom regulator Ofcom reveal that the piracy problem is perhaps a bit less widespread than is often claimed, with just two per cent of the UK's internet users responsible for three-quarters of all illegal downloads. Read More >>


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