Shout out to Giffgaff

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My daughter uses Giffgaff cos they're cheap and seem to run well enough on the O2 network. I use O2 cos I have a good unlimited data tariff that dates from when they had no idea how much data I could cane!
Anyways... after the recent shitty outage day, O2 credited its customers 65p each. Whereas Giffgaff emailed and asked whether we'd prefer a credit (90p) or for the money to go to charity.
A third of customers chose the latter, which means Crisis just got £387,039 to help support homeless people at the coldest time of year.
Well played Giffgaff. Gadget Girl approves. Shame about the other two thirds though - Crisis could have had a million...


LBC: O2 outage

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Me on LBC about the O2 outage this morning at 2:36:30. Ironically poor quality cos interviewed over the phone... on O2.


Delta Sky: Noise-cancelling headphones

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E&T: NutriNinja FreshVac

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This blender sucks. Literally.


Ideal Home: Ugly Duckling House

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My kitchen makeover, written up by the fab Amy Cutmore for Ideal Home.
You can read loads more about the project on my Ugly Duckling House website.

Photo: Paula Smith

Evening Standard online

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Egg on face as I belatedly discover that my Evening Standard print articles are published properly online. And they do a good job of it. Hurray! Why had I not found this page before?!


E&T: December/January gadgets

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Evening Standard: Single-use Plastic

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The European Parliament voted today to ban single-use plastics, but why wait for 2021? Here are some ways to reduce yours now. You can read it online here too (page 17) but for one week only, hence posting it here too.


Evening Standard: Sleep

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The clocks go forward this Sunday. Here's how to ensure you catch enough zzzs. You can read it online here too (page 16) but for one week only, hence posting it here too.


Evening Standard: Wellbeing

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Homes that are better for you and for the planet. You can read it online here too (pages 12-13) but for one week only, hence posting it here too.


E&T: Optoma LH160

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A handy portable projector that can put out a proper big picture anywhere. Read online here.


Evening Standard: Irons

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Pressing matters. You can read the pretty version online (page 14) but for one week only, which is why I put it here too.


E&T: November gadgets

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Delta Sky: Keyboards

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E&T: October gadgets

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Delta Sky: 3D printers

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E&T: August/September gadgets

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Delta Sky: Drawing tablets

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Delta Sky: Camcorders

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Made For Mums: Dinosaurs In The Wild

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And now for something completely different: our family embarks on an immersive "time travel" experience that uses puppetry, animatronics and 3D tellies to good effect. So it is a bit gadgety. Check out what we thought of it!


LBC: Are dumb phones burners?

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In which LBC presenter Andrew Castle is filmed constantly and does his best to pretend that I am interesting...


Evening Standard: Fans

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We're having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave.  You can read the pretty version of this fans piece online (page 14) but for one week only, which is why I put it here too.


E&T: July gadgets

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Evening Standard: No more bottled water

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Save plastic, drink tap. You can read the pretty version online (page 12) but for one week only, which is why I put it here too. Loving the new byline font!


E&T: Audeara A-01

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Clever wireless headphones with built-in hearing test for a bespoke sound. Read online here.


E&T: June gadgets

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Delta Sky: Smart kitchen tech

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E&T May gadgets

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E&T: Tregren T-series

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In which I mention cheap herb pots from my fave supermarket Aldi in a flagrant attempt to have them send me cool stuff. Read online here.

E&T: April gadgets

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E&T: Ring Video Doorbell 2

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Ring my (smart) bell and I can talk to you from anywhere in the world. Reviewed here by me and a million feckless couriers.


Evening Standard: Healthy tech

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Gadgets that helps you to look after you. You can read the pretty version online (page 13) but for one week only, which is why I put it here too.





Ideal Home news

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I'm now a regular reviewer for Ideal Home. It must be true, I have my own page and everything! That and my living room is full of stuff awaiting testing. I might need to build an extension on my extension...

Read my growing list of tests here.

E&T: Pawbo

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Rocky my Irish Terrier gets his first gig gadget testing. Does this mean I can claim dog food and vets' bills against tax now? Please?


Delta Sky: Electric toothbrushes

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Tech for teeth. Also available online here.


E&T: Rotimatic

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The world's first flatbread robot tested by me, nom nom nom.


Evening Standard: Cosy

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Kit to warm the cockles. You can read the pretty version online (page 24) but for one week only, which is why I put it here too.

E&T: February gadgets

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Delta Sky: Speakers

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Sounds, beautiful. Also available online here.


Delta Sky: Pens

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Pens that do more than writing, that is. Also available online here.


Delta Sky: Touchscreen laptops

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Or read them online here.

E&T: Morphy Richards Mico

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Impressive new cookware that breaks the no-metal-in-the-microwave rule. Read the review here.

Delta Sky: Instant cameras

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E&T: November gadgets

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Evening Standard: Woodburners

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Burn clean or not at all. You can read the pretty version online (page 24-25) but for one week only, which is why I put it here too. Or read the web version here.


Evening Standard: Home security

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Tech that protects. You can also read online (page 21) but for one week only, hence me blogging it for posterity!

E&T: Stihl Compact Cordless

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An entire range of powerful garden tools, one interchangeable battery. Read the review here.


E&T: October gadgets

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Delta Sky: ebikes

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A bit of extra pedal power.

E&T: August/September gadgets

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