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Teenagers are an image-conscious lot – but where it was once about having jeans from a must-have designer, the latest statement t-shirts, or the newest trainers, it seems today’s teens are turning their attentions to the latest, must have tech.

And whereas teenagers would never be seen dead or otherwise in ‘fake’ remakes of designer brands, it seems some are happy to save money on clothing and instead spend it on the latest smartphones.

Nicole Myers, a 19-year-old model from New York in USA, is one such teen technophile: “It’s definitely more exciting for a lot of teenagers to have a new phone that can do lots of cool stuff than clothing. A phone keeps you much more entertained. It’s a better distraction than clothing.”

So are our teens destined to ditch the threads for tech?


If you were ever to fall foul of the law – to the point where you’re looking at a stretch at Her Majesty’s Pleasure – you could find yourself landed with a hefty bill to make bail, which could see you selling off some of your valued assets.

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It’s almost two years since Apple launched the iPhone 5 and it looks like it could be ready to unleash its sixth iteration of the groundbreaking smartphone – so will this be the gamechanger we were hoping the 5 would be? Or will it be more of the same from Apple?

Obviously, we’ve no idea, but here are some of the latest iPhone 6 rumours doing the rounds to help give us an idea…


The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX7 is widely regarded as having the most vibrant display of any tablet – the reason? Quantum dots.

Forget liquid crystal display (LCD). Forget organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). Quantum dots are where the future of hi-res displays. So we know where it’s going, but where did it come from?


Taking the plunge and going freelance can be a pretty daunting experience and not a decision that can be taken lightly – it’s all very well ducking out of the rat race and becoming your own boss, but the sudden realisation you’ve no longer got a steady wage coming in is enough to make you pine for the office politics.

Get it right though – which means keeping your clients happy and delivering on time – and the benefits far outweigh the inevitable panic at the end of the month, so here are some top tips if you’re a work from home freelancer.

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