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BoldTechnology provides both practical support and advice for current technologies as well as reviews. In addition we will cover the emerging technologies that will shape and positively impact our future.

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Smart homes: Demystifying the futuristic gizmos making our homes hands-free

Voice-activated cookers, remote controlled loos and a fridge that can tell you the weather.By Luke Rix-Standing on 2020-04-20
ON THIS DAY 2 JULYTheBoldAge - 2020-07-02
In 1901 Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid rob a train; 1932 FDR coined the New Deal and in 1937 Amelia Earhart disappeared. The first Walmart opened in 1962 and in 1997 Bank of Thailand caused the Asian Financial Crisis. Learn more about the nuclear tests in Moruroa Atoll, the first which took place in 1966
ON THIS DAY 1 JULYTheBoldAge - 2020-07-01
In 1200 sunglasses were invented in China; in 1867 the Dominion of Canada was established and in 1908 SOS was established. In 1997 HK reverted to Chinese rule and in 1999 Scotland opened its parliament. Read more about the wondrous day when we were able to buy the first Walkman in 1979
ON THIS DAY 30 JUNETheBoldAge - 2020-06-30
In 1837 pillory punishment was abolished in the UK and in 1894 London's Tower Bridge was opened. In 1934 Hitler's Night of the Long Knives took place and in 1990 East and West Germany merged their economies. Read more about the Tunguska River event which happened in 1908 - a global impact event.
ON THIS DAY 26 JUNETheBoldAge - 2020-06-26
In 1498 the toothbrush was invented; in 1843 Hong Kong Island was ceded to the UK; in 1977 Elvis performed for the last time and in 1997 we first discovered Harry Potter. A bit more recently though, in 2019, a Florida town paid US$600k to hackers to unfreeze their systems
ON THIS DAY 23 JUNETheBoldAge - 2020-06-23
In 1846 the Saxophone was patented and in 1873 the TypeWriter (only capital letters though). The Luftwaffe accidently landed their latest fighter in Wales in 1942 and in 2016 we had the EU Referendum. Today though we celebrate Alan Turing's birthday in 1912
ON THIS DAY 22 JUNETheBoldAge - 2020-06-22
In 1633 Galileo was prosecuted for teaching that the Earth revolved around the Sun; in 1802 children were limited to working 12 hour days and in 1990 Checkpoint Charlie was dismantled. Read a bit more about the Royal Greenwich Observatory which was founded today in 1675
ON THIS DAY 18 JUNETheBoldAge - 2020-06-18
In 1178 a group of monks in Canterbury witnessed an explosion on the moon; in 1812 the US declared war on Great Britain and in 1900 the Chinese Empress Dowager ordered all foreigners killed. We'll look today at the introduction of the LP by Columbia Records in 1948
LIFELONG LEARNING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIERTheBoldAge - 2020-06-15
With the explosion in online learning we look at 7 platforms that can be used to facilitate lifelong learning across a variety of subjects.
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ON THIS DAY 10 JUNETheBoldAge - 2020-06-10
From a water clock in 671 to the first Apple II computer being shipped in 1977 and then Intel releasing a 200mhz pentium chip in 1996 the 10th of June is a strong day for tech. Let's look at Kevin Warwick, known as "Captain Cyborg"
ON THIS DAY 9 JUNETheBoldAge - 2020-06-09
In 1928 Charles Kingsford Smith arrived in Australia and 30 years later in 1958 the Queen opened London Gatwick Airport. We heard the House of Commons live for the first time on radio in 1975 and in 2013 we heard the name Edward Snowden for the first time. Today, though, we focus on the London Symphony Orchestra.
ON THIS DAY 29 MAYTheBoldAge - 2020-05-29
From the start of the Renaissance 567 years ago to the first Coca-Cola advert in 1886.
ON THIS DAY 28 MAYTheBoldAge - 2020-05-28
In 1923 American women were legally allowed to wear trousers anywhere they wanted
ON THIS DAY 27 MAYTheBoldAge - 2020-05-27
79 years ago today our war heros were protecting us off the coast of France
ON THIS DAY 26 MAYTheBoldAge - 2020-05-26
From 10 hours and 56 minutes to climb Mt Everest in 2003 to the first 24h du Mans in 1923
ON THIS DAY 25 MAYTheBoldAge - 2020-05-25
On this day we discover the Doppler Effect, presented in 1842
ON THIS DAY 22 MAYTheBoldAge - 2020-05-22
Abraham Ortelius publishes the first collection of maps; summarising 16th century cartography in what is the world's first known atlas
ON THIS DAY 20 MAYTheBoldAge - 2020-05-20
From shoes being made for left and right feet through to satellite images from the Hubble Space Telescope it's an eventful day OTD
ON THIS DAY 18 MAYTheBoldAge - 2020-05-18
Jacqueline Cochran - a formidable woman setting numerous records throughout her life.
ON THIS DAY 15 MAYTheBoldAge - 2020-05-15
On This Day 15 May
ON THIS DAY 14 MAYTheBoldAge - 2020-05-14
On This Day - 14 May
SMART HOMES: DEMYSTIFYING THE FUTURISTIC GIZMOS MAKING OUR HOMES HANDS-FREELuke Rix-Standing - 2020-04-20
Voice-activated cookers, remote controlled loos and a fridge that can tell you the weather.
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4 GENUINELY HELPFUL TOOLS YOU CAN USE WHILE YOU’RE WAITING FOR THERAPYLiz Connor - 2020-04-18
Technologies and support groups are opening up a new frontier in mental health support and treatment
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9 REASONS LIFE WAS A BIT RUBBISH BEFORE THE INTERNET EXISTED Edward Dracott - 2020-03-10
As boldies do you remember a time before the internet: Think of the poor trolls.
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SIX APPS THAT CAN IMPROVE LATER LIFE!Steve Foreman - 2020-02-20
APPs to improve our lives and support independence
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HITECH WATCH JOINS THE FIGHT TO SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS OF DEMENTIANigel Pritchard - 2020-02-11
Technology will be a powerful weapon in the fight against life threatening diseases such as dementia
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CYCLING AROUND THE UKAndrew Stark - 2020-02-07
Cycling around the UK
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CONFESSIONS OF A FITBIT FAILUREPrudence Wade - 2020-02-03
Confessions of a Fitbit failure
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THE RISE OF DIGITAL DOCTORS: 5 PROS AND CONS OF CONSULTING AN ONLINE GPLisa Salmon, Press Association - 2020-02-03
Digital GP and prescription services are on the rise.
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