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6 next-gen products to add to your wish list

Friday, August 17th, 2018 by

We live in an exciting time for technology and it seems like every other day there’s another great idea that’s being brought into reality by today’s bright minds. If you’re fascinated by the developments in tech, one place where you can get a glimpse of what may be in store for the future is Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website where innovators pitch their ideas in the hope of raising the funds to get their creations into production.

We’ve rustled up some of the most impressive and interesting tech that could be out of development and into the big, wide world in the near future. These cutting-edge gadgets and technological solutions are definitely good additions to any tech-lover’s wish list!

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Perfect rainy day movies

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 by

While some may not love the gloomy winter weather, there’s no denying that spending a day rugged up on the couch with a comfy blanket and your fave woolly socks isn’t so bad when it’s spent watching movies with the soft pitter-patter of rain on the window.

That being said – how do you choose which one to watch first? Some movies have iconic rain scenes whereby the main characters somehow manage to still look beautiful even though they’re soaked through – although from my experience, this isn’t realistic! Others are just great movies that are easy to sit back and relax to thanks to their easy watching. Next time you’re looking for things to do indoors on a rainy day, check out the 25 titles below recommended by the iiTeam for your viewing enjoyment.

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How to stop kids buying stuff in games

Sunday, July 15th, 2018 by

Back in the day, an unexpected bill racked up by your kids was most likely something like a broken window after a game of cricket gone wrong. As technology became a bigger part of daily life, it became important for parents to sit down and have a chat with their kids about using a mobile phone responsibly so they didn’t make calls to premium numbers or use tons of excess data.

Fast forward to today and microtransactions in games are becoming a serious problem. They’ve been a common pest in mobile games for a few years now, but thanks to the massive popularity of “free to play” games such as Fortnite, more parents are learning about them the hard way.

Fortnite is a battle royale shooter game that made waves when it was released on mobile devices, making it extremely accessible. After all, most kids are more likely to have a mobile phone than a certain gaming console or gaming PC. Fortnite doesn’t cost money to start playing, but a number of in-game items such as different costumes for your character to wear cost V-Bucks, which are actually bought with real-world cash. A quick Google search will show you there’s already dozens of stories of kids blowing hundreds of dollars on the in-game currency.

Fortnite isn’t the only game to have a big microtransaction problem and mobile phones aren’t the only device you may need to lock down to stop kids racking up a bill on supposedly “free” games. To help you (and your wallet!) we’ve put together a guide on how to stop kids making purchases in games across a range of devices including mobiles, tablets and gaming consoles. Just follow these steps for some peace of mind that your littles ones won’t be making any in-game purchases, by accident or otherwise.

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