Uber for tech repairs, new Sony watch and app of the week

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Uber for tech repairs, new Sony watch and app of the week
2nd December 2014

San Sharma gives us the latest news on the gadgets, gizmos and apps released this week.

Uber for tech repairs

Apparently, a third of all Britons smash their phone screen, and this new service is homing in on that crowd.

iCracked is a service similar where technicians will literally come to your door in a tech emergency.

If the screen is cracked, or you’ve dropped your phone down the loo, these technicians are on call to repair in the quickest time possible. The service has just been rolled out in London, however it is already doing well in the States.

 

Watch by Sony made out of ‘E-paper’

Fez, it may sound like a hat to most of us out there, but it is actually a new watch created by Sony.

The screen uses ‘e-paper’ which is similar to that of an e-book readers, like that of a Kindle. It is not backlit, and therefore the battery will last a lot longer, up to 60 days.

The watch is not on sale at the moment and is just a prototype, however Sam Sharma says to keep an eye out for lots of new wearable tech items soon to be released, who knows you may get a tech bowtie in your stocking this Christmas.

 

Hashkey

Ever have that serious issue of looking down at your keyboard and getting #stressed because you can’t find the hashtag key as quickly as you would like?

Well, this gadget will solve all your first world problems with the one key, hashtag keyboard.

Perfect for all those social-mediaphiles out there.

For those who are still looking, on a Mac it alt+3.

 

App of the week: Overcast

A simple, free iPhone podcast playing app.

This clever little app speeds up the podcasts if you are short of time. It does this by shortening silences in the audio, rather than distorting the quality.

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