Smart bike lighting. Get Blinkers

Smart bike lighting. Get Blinkers
Cycling at any time can be a bit risky. I do tend to bore my family about the charity bike rides I do, but the more you cycle, the more you realise that you have to share the road and everybody should take a bit of time. As a car driver, I now give cyclists as much room as possible, and as a cyclist, I understand that it’s not always easy as a motorist to see everything around you.

Smart bike lighting. Get Blinkers

So, here in the UK the nights are drawing in and we’re getting less daylight and less access to the EU, trade agreements and… WOAH! I went political there for a moment. Ahem.. Anyways, if you’re going cycling in the dark you’re going to need a decent lights. These Blinker lights offer front and rear laser lighting with push-button indicators via a wireless remote control on the handlebars. You also get a rear light which shows a brake light when you’re slowing down.

Smart bike lighting. Get Blinkers

The whole lot costs £89 from Blinkers.bike and they’re great for increasing safety and letting others know your intentions. Here’s a video of it in action…

The laser set goes further, putting a circle around the bike so that there is no question about where the cyclist space is. This should help to reduce the number of accidents between bikes and cars.

 

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Smart bike lighting. Get Blinkers

Smart bike lighting. Get Blinkers
Cycling at any time can be a bit risky. I do tend to bore my family about the charity bike rides I do, but the more you cycle, the more you realise that you have to share the road and everybody should take a bit of time. As a car driver, I now give cyclists as much room as possible, and as a cyclist, I understand that it’s not always easy as a motorist to see everything around you.

Smart bike lighting. Get Blinkers

So, here in the UK the nights are drawing in and we’re getting less daylight and less access to the EU, trade agreements and… WOAH! I went political there for a moment. Ahem.. Anyways, if you’re going cycling in the dark you’re going to need a decent lights. These Blinker lights offer front and rear laser lighting with push-button indicators via a wireless remote control on the handlebars. You also get a rear light which shows a brake light when you’re slowing down.

Smart bike lighting. Get Blinkers

The whole lot costs £89 from Blinkers.bike and they’re great for increasing safety and letting others know your intentions. Here’s a video of it in action…

The laser set goes further, putting a circle around the bike so that there is no question about where the cyclist space is. This should help to reduce the number of accidents between bikes and cars.

 

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Gladius Mini – For when you want an underwater drone

Gladius Mini   For when you want an underwater drone
I’ve just been watching the utterly disastrous Donald Trump saying how Hurricane Florence has been one of the wettest from the standpoint of water. He also, amazingly, tells the world that the Hurricane was “not good”. Wow.

So, after I’d finished laughing at the utter fool, I received an email about all this miraculous “water stuff” that Trump has just found out about

Instead of a flying camera, it’s an underwater drone built for filming, observing, and exploring. Inside there’s a 4K ultra HD camera and it can go to a depth of 330 feet (100 metres). It’s about the same size as a laptop and will be available later this month. You’ll need to have £1,699 kicking around in your bank account though. There is a slightly cheaper one (the Standard Pro model) which has a bit less storage, doesn’t dive as deeply and has lower resolution cameras). You control it via WiFi – the signal is picked up via a floating buoy on the surface.

Gladius Mini   For when you want an underwater drone

Footage can be recorded and then shared easily. You can stream it or save it to the internal storage. They want me to review it but I don’t have anywhere to test it out round here, so let me know if you’re interested in helping us out here at Coolsmartphone.

Get the full details on the gadget here or watch this lovely intro video…

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Tesco Mobile launches a new type of contract

Tesco Mobile launches a new type of contract
This isn’t a mobile plan or tariff, instead Tesco Mobile have developed a contract or agreement that you can download here for your family. It sets out an agreement on mobile usage rules within the house. Families can print it out, then talk about it and fill it in together.

Tesco are hoping that parents will have a conversation with children about their first mobile phone and responsible usage.

Tesco Mobile launches a new type of contract

The agreement covers safety, usage and keeping an open discussion about what is on the phone, what should and what shouldn’t be accessed. This contract can then be used to ensure that kids keep to usage agreements and ensuring that permission is asked before doing certain things online with the phone.

In the “old days” when I used to work for an internet provider (before kids started having phones that could actually browse the internet and do all the fully-featured connected things they can now), I always told parents to ensure that children used a central computer in a shared room. Today, with peer-pressure and an increasing desire for kids to be connected, this can’t really be done, so the agreement sets up trust between parents and children with boundaries on usage.

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OnePlus Pushing Android 9 Pie to the OnePlus 6

OnePlus today began delivering Android 9 Pie to its flagship phone, the OnePlus 6. The company had been testing a beta version of the new operating system from Google for several weeks. Android 9 Pie carries with it a brand new user interface, adaptive battery support, and revised gesture navigation. It adds a reworked Do Not Disturb mode, as well as a new Gaming Mode. The update also improves text and call notifications, and allows people to adjust the accent color. Last, the update includes the September security patch from Google. Android 9 Pie is free for owners of the OnePlus 6 to download and install. The company is rolling it out over the next few days.

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Keeping the smartphone addiction at bay

Psychologists believe that smartphones have become the “third wheel” in a relationship, distracting partners from each other. Surveys have found that many people in long-term relationships feel that phones are getting in the way of their private lives.  Others complain that their partners have fiddled with their phones during important discussions at home.

It’s obvious, when you look at it, that if you check your smartphone every 5 minutes, it’s going to harm your relationship. Whilst a phone can help you find love, you have to ensure that your relationship isn’t harmed by using it too much. Finding a partner with a phone, using an east European dating site for example, can prove easier than ever, however you need to learn to control your usage when you’re together.

Keeping the smartphone addiction at bay

  1. Express your feelings.

But wait! In my head I’m talking mostly to the men in this article. What about if it’s your wife or girlfriend using the phone too much? Phones can be additive no matter whether you’re a man or a woman, so do ensure that you sit down and take time to talk, connect and properly “be” with each other.

Make meal-times a “phone free zone” and ensure that you both stick to it. No phones. No TV, just you two both talking about your day and “offloading” the daily stresses and strains that work and life throws your way. After all, that’s what you’re both there for in a way.

  1. Set the time-frames.

The Internet is a useful tool for staying in contact with many people, but as I mentioned above, it doesn’t replace face-to-face communication as well as good old-fashioned ways of connecting, romancing or being affectionate. You can use certain apps on your phone to restrict usage, with apps designed to combat phone addiction by tracking and comparing your usage. Whilst you could easily uninstall it, you should both install the app to ensure that there’s an element of competition to it, and you could challenge each other to be the one using the phone the least on a day-by-day or week-by-week basis.

Keeping the smartphone addiction at bay

  1. Phone-free rooms.

Whilst the dinner table should be a place without phones, you can also expand this. Perhaps make the bedroom a phone-free room. Restrict usage to just the living room. It’s a great way of keeping your usage to a minimum and again, if you’re both doing it there’s an element of competitive spirit so you’ll monitor each other.

 Keeping the smartphone addiction at bay

  1. Go on phone-free dates

If you are on a date with your girlfriend, make an agreement to leave the phones in the car. I’ve seen many couples spend most of their evening staring at phones instead of each other. You’ve gone for a meal out to be “out”. If you’re staring at your phones then you could be anywhere, and there’s no real point in going for a meal in the first place. Definitely keep in mind that it’s better to communicate in person instead of through a screen.

Whilst all of these suggestions require will-power, stopping the phone becoming addictive and preventing it from coming between you and your relationship is key. It will take a joint agreement and you will have to keep to some rules, but it will pay off!

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Get 45GB of data for a decent price. Seriously. Or…

Get 45GB of data for a decent price. Seriously. Or...

No, really. This deal comes up every now and again, and for data devourers it’s a little like mana from heaven. Lemme cut to the chase here – we’re talking about a SIM-only deal that gives you 45GB a month for 12 months on a SIM Only deal for £18.

That is just ridonculous.

If you’re a data hog, then hopping over to the Virgin website to bag yourself a nice data splurging SIM might be just the trick. It also gives you unlimited texts (who doesn’t these days, but still).

However, you may be the sort of person who looks at a 45GB month tariff and sneers at the paltry amount on offer – I dunno, maybe you stream everything everywhere, all the time for 18 hours a day. We don’t judge. We kind of like extreme mobile lovers.

In that case, Virgin has a 12 month, SIMO 100GB plan, again with unlimited texts and 5000 minutes a month of talk time. And it will only set you back a measly £20 in the flash sale Virgin is having. If that floats your boat, then I wouldn’t hang around. I have no idea how long these flash sales last with Virgin, and for around the same price as a week’s worth of Starbuck’s coffee, it’s worth snapping up right now. If you think you may have seen this before, its because Leigh mentioned it a couple of days ago, so you aren’t crazy.

Amazingly, a quick look around led me to the Three site, where they’re offering much the same thing – you get that 100GB of data excess, plus unlimited minutes and texts. This offer also gives you 30GB of data for tethering too, if you need to tie your tablet or laptop to your phone for those non-wifi moments. You can pick that offer up here.

Now you have some choice. Get it while it’s good.

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Samsung Calls It a Day On Samsung Call Stickers

Samsung has begun notifying customers that starting December 17, 2018, they’ll no longer be able to send Call Stickers via their Samsung’s phone application. Call Stickers, introduced with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, allowed people to send stickers as their caller ID when calling other Samsung devices. Similarly, people with Samsung phones to reject calls with a sticker. Samsung says customers who have purchased Call Stickers through the Galaxy App Store can request compensation for their purchase as long as the request is filed before June 15, 2019. Samsung thanked its customers for using Call Stickers. Samsung sold off the Call Stickers business earlier this year.

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Primordial Radio join an elite group at Vodafone

Vodafone customers lend me your ears! Recently, we mentioned an independent radio station called Primordial which specialises in  rock and metal music but what makes this group special is their use of mobile phone technology and their ability to broadcast from wherever they want.

The online service is a crowd-funded rock and metal radio station started by ex TeamRock/Rock Radio presenters Dewsbury, Moose and Pete Bailey. TeamRock faced a battle when the decision was made to leave DAB to become a full time Internet station. The three directors of Primordial took the idea and combined the knowledge from the big players in music streaming with their years of expertise in radio.

In 2017, they successfully raised £150,000 from the rock and metal community to launch the station and now have over 1500 subscribing members who get exclusive access to presented shows, podcasts, events, and merchandise.

This year they have broadcast from Download Festival, Bloodstock Open Air and Stonedeaf festival, all from a series of mobile phones, no fancy computing kit in the field. The station is Internet only and relies on a subscription service from their listeners for radio free listening. The major issue for most listeners is the impact on their data allowance, which consequently impacts on the subscribes paying their hard earned cash on a radio station and not the likes of Spotify and other streaming services.

Vodafone recently included the radio streaming service as a first into their Music Pass for £5 per month. So now, Primordial share the same space as Spotify, Amazon and Netflix to name a few. Those customers with the Music Pass can stream until their hearts content without effecting their data allowance for the month.

Readers of Coolsmartphone can get 3-months free, no obligation access to Primordial instead of the standard 30 days by follow this link.

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AT&T Commits to 1,000 New Retail Locations

AT&T today said it plans to expand its retail footprint around the country with the addition of 1,000 new stores. The new outlets will take several different forms. For example, the company says it will launch about 100 pop-up stores, which are smaller and more flexible, in densely populated urban areas, including inside apartment buildings. The company will boost the number of mobile stores to 150 by the end of the year. Mobile stores are typically contained in a vehicle and can be driven to events or areas that need help during emergencies. Beyond these, AT&T says it will sprinkle hundreds of stores in smaller cities and towns around the country. AT&T claims its retail stores have performed consistently well and it sees them as a way to reach more people around the country. AT&T hasn’t said exactly where the new stores will spring up.

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