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Roll-up TV screen invented!

An 18-inch display that can be rolled up like a newspaper has been unveiled by electronics firm LG. The company says it’s a world first and that the display uses cutting-edge technology to achieve such amazing flexibility. LG is showcasing the new rollable display, as well as other innovations, at the CES 2016 international consumer electronics show being held in Las Vegas. “The showroom will highlight the key advantages of OLED, including its superior picture quality and its extreme design…

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8 Awesome Toys From the 1980s and 1990s

Do you remember Rubik’s Cube, Care Bears and other great toys from the 1980s? Here’s a quick trip down memory lane. Rubik’s Cube The actual story of this most famous toys actually began in 1974 when it was created by a Hungarian professor of architecture, Erno Rubik. At the time, Hungary was behind the Communist Iron Curtain so getting it to a wide audience was tough. That was thanks to mathematicians taking it to international conferences and an expat Hungarian entrepreneur took it…

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12 Quick Fire Christmas Gift Ideas And Stocking Fillers From Just £1.99!

Great ideas for presents at 7dayshop.com from just £1.99! Help make it a happy Christmas! Headphones These stylish wireless Bluetooth headphones offer superb sound at an affordable price with  a range of smartphones, tablets and other devices. The sleek design features a built-in microphone and built in controls. It pauses music and play back automatically when receiving an incoming call. Even better is the price of £11.99 – which includes delivery. To find out more, click here. Or what about these…

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Top Photographers Pick Their Favourite Pictures

Photographers who’ve featured on the 7dayshop blog pick their favourite images from the past 12 months. From the world of rock to space, aircraft, insects and landscapes, our photographers reveal why these images mean so much and how they took them. In no particular order, here they are – we hope you enjoy this gallery as much as we did putting it together. A View of Locbroom – Karen Appleyard This was taken on the descent of Meall Mor in the Scottish Highlands. It…

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Christmas fairy lights could be “slowing” down your Wi-Fi

Warning from telecoms watchdog comes as it releases new app that allows people to test their Wi-Fi set up. Wireless broadband may not be working as well as it could in nearly six million UK homes and offices, according to research published by UK regulator Ofcom, and it’s often down to the way the Wi-Fi is set up. In a press release, Ofcom said: “It could be down to something as simple as interference from other electronic devices, such as…

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Christmas 2015: Super Gift Ideas That Won’t Cost The Earth!

It’s not long before Christmas Day 2015 and if you’re thinking of presents for friends and family, here’s a few ideas. Cyber Monday deals There are loads and loads of great prices on gadgets, headphones, photography, batteries and memory cards >>> click here or on the picture below. LED umbrella Just awesome! click here or on the photo of umbrella.  Canvas print Turn that special memory into a lasting piece of art to hang on your wall with a canvas print. There’s currently 30%…

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Word Of The Year 2015 Isn’t A Word But A Picture Emoji

A picture of a face crying with joy has been named as the ‘word’ of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. The official name for this emoji is ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ – and was selected as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood and preoccupations of 2015, according to the dictionary people. This emoji (pictograph) was chosen because it was the most globally used in 2015, while the use of the word emoji in English has more than tripled…

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5 REALLY Simple Ways To Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer

Easy ways to keep your phone going longer – a light-hearted look at options to ensure the battery lasts longer while out and about. 1. Turn down the screen brightness Okay, so you might struggle to see your phone screen on a bright day – but you could try shielding it with your hand. And it could help your phone battery last that crucial little bit longer. You could also try making your screen timeout – when the display goes dark…

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Remember, Remember? Classic Public Information Films For Bonfire Night

Watch these classic public information films from the 1970s, which continued to be shown for many years after and are remembered by generations of kids. Firework Safety: Bandage Fireworks Safety : Recipe Firework Safety: Bangers Firework Safety: Sparklers UK firework safety code Children should watch fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules for using sparklers. Only adults should light fireworks and deal with firework displays. Make sure you dispose of used fireworks safely. Follow these safety guidelines at your…

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‘Star Trek and Star Wars’ Tractor Beam Invented!

Eat your heart out Captain Kirk – tractor beam that uses SOUND can hold, move and even rotate objects without physical contact. We’ve all seen tractor beams in science fiction films from Star Trek to Star Wars to pull in smaller ships, but now a UK based team has developed an actual tractor beam that works. A sonic tractor beam Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex, in collaboration with Ultrahaptics, put together 64 miniature loudspeakers to create high-pitch…

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