Find amazing old pictures of Yorkshire near you and transform historic photos into colour with our new gadget

Estelle Sidler

Ever wondered what some of your historic family photos would look like in full colour?

Or wanted to see how your part of Yorkshire shaped up 100 years ago?

Well now you can, with a brilliant new online archive that includes the facility to fully colourise old black and white images, all for free.

Our sister website has unveiled its latest new feature, called Memory Lane , and uses your postcode to show you a vast range of local pictures through recent history, from anywhere between one and 100 miles away from you.

Just by signing up with your email address, you’ll get full access to hundreds of thousands of images pulled together from dozens of different online archives including Britain From Above, Francis Frith, our publisher Reach plc’s own library, Geograph and many others.

Our colour tool lets you upload your own black and white images and transform them into colour
Our colour tool lets you upload your own black and white images and transform
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Get up to 60% off on select devices at the Huawei Store’s Hot Sale Gadget Deals

Estelle Sidler

Missed out on the official Huawei online store’s sale last week? Here’s some good news–Huawei is holding the Hot Sale Gadget Deals at the Huawei Store from September 30 to October 7, 2020.

At the sale, you can get big discounts on select Huawei devices. Here’s a quick rundown of all the deals that you can get starting tomorrow:

  • Php 6000 off on the Huawei MateBook D15 in Mystic Silver Color – Huawei’s 15-inch powerhouse laptop is perfect for study, work or play especially for distance learning or teleworking setups.
  • Huawei Watch Fit with Php 500 off – This smartwatch and fitness tracker in one is the ideal exercise partner. Get it online and it comes in an exclusive orange colorway.
  • Huawei Y5p with Php 500 off – Enjoy the 5.45-inch FullView Display on this beefy entry-level smartphone – snag it during its half-day flash sale!
  • Php 4000 off
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Provide Gadgets, Internet Pack To Poor Students For Online Classes: High Court To Schools

Estelle Sidler

Not providing gadgets, internet to poor students for online classes is digital apartheid, the court said

New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court has directed private as well as government schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas or KVs to provide gadgets and an internet package to poor students for online classes, saying not doing so amounts to “discrimination” and creates a “digital apartheid”.

To separate such students from others in the same class due to non-availability of a gadget or a device would generate “a feeling of inferiority” that may “affect their hearts and minds unlikely ever to be undone”, the court said.

A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula said if a school decides to voluntarily provide synchronous face-to-face real time online education as a method of teaching, “they will have to ensure that the students belonging to economically weaker section (EWS) or disadvantaged group (DG) category also have access and

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Gadgets, comfort and style: Australia’s best selling utes are revealed

Estelle Sidler

Utes have never been more popular in Australia with new models of the workhorses evolving into comfortable, family-friendly rides equipped with the latest gadgets. 

Formerly the domain of tradies and farmers, utes are now hugely popular with a wider market and now account for more than one in five new car sales in Australia. 

Competition between manufacturers is also heating up with the top-selling Toyota Hilux being upgraded and new challengers such as the Isuzu D-Max taking on old favourites like Ford’s Ranger. 

Formerly the domain of tradies, utes are gaining traction with a wider market and now account for more than one in five new car sales in Australia (pictured: the Ford Ranger XLT interior) 

Utes have never been more popular in Australia with new models of the workhorses evolving into comfortable, family-friendly rides equipped with the latest gadgets (pictured: the Toyota Hilux entertainment screen)

Utes have never been more popular in Australia with new models of the workhorses evolving into comfortable, family-friendly rides equipped with the latest gadgets (pictured: the Toyota Hilux entertainment screen) 

Utes outsell sedans with

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Hands-Free Gadgets That Will Make Your Home Smarter

Estelle Sidler

Go totally hands-free with this selection of easy to operate gadgets to make your home truly smart.

It’s never been easier – or more affordable – to make your home environment a smart home environment. With so many of us locked down or working from home, it’s also a more highly desirable state of affairs, because if you’re going to spend even more of your time within your own domicile, it may as well be as nice as possible.

Where once setting up a smart home with hands-free gadgets mandated a visit from your local electrician and complex internal wiring, most smart home gadgets these days operate wirelessly and with the use of smart digital assistants from Amazon, Google or Apple, and frequently all three. It’s well worth checking the specifications for each gadget to ensure that it meets the digital assistant that you use, however.

For Apple users, that’s

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Wyze expands gadget lineup with new headphones, thermostat, and video doorbell

Estelle Sidler

Gadget maker Wyze, best known for its series of low-cost security cameras, is expanding further beyond its core product line to include new devices in the audio and smart home markets. The company is announcing three new products today: a pair of over-the-ear noise-canceling headphones, a video doorbell, and a smart thermostat. Those join the company’s cameras, fitness band, and smart versions of various household appliances like a lock, lightbulb, and wall plug.

Much like how China-based gadget maker Anker used its USB charging line as a springboard into the broader consumer electronics business, Wyze is using its cameras and its extremely low prices as a way to fashion an entire family of branded products that now extend beyond just the smart home market.

And the prices for at least one of its new products are indeed competitive. The new Wyze Video Doorbell costs $29.99 and is available for preorder

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How to measure how much power your gadgets are using — and wasting

Estelle Sidler

A common question I get asked relates to how I go about measuring power consumption for devices. Some people are coming at this from a perspective of pure curiosity, others are looking so save money, while an increasing number are concerned about their environmental impact.

I’ve been monitoring and measuring the power consumption of gadgets for many years now and the tool I use is the HOPI HP-9800 20A energy monitor. I picked mine up from eBay for under $50.

I first came across “the HOPI” (as I like to call it) when it was featured on the Big Clive YouTube channel (not familiar with Big Clive’s channel? If you’re technical, I highly recommend you check him out). The HOPI is a bit rough and ready, it has things I don’t like, and it’s not “certified” in any way, but I’ve found it to be very reliable and accurate.


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Apple event: New gadgets to expect later today | Science & Tech News

Estelle Sidler

Apple is set to announce new gadgets later today, but there are rumours the next-generation iPhone will be kept back until October.

Here’s what to expect – and what not to expect.

TOPSHOT - Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on-stage during a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to $699. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Tim Cook will reportedly not unveil new iPhones until October

Due to the coronavirus, the event is being held online – like Apple’s developer conference in June – and will broadcast at 6pm UK time later today (10am locally in California).

You’ll be able to follow along on the Sky News website and app.

An invite sent to media from Apple has confirmed the title of the event as “Time Flies” – potentially a reference to the new Apple Watch 6, which is among the devices expected to be announced.

Alongside that, the iPad Air 4 could be making an appearance, but there are suggestions that the iPhone 12 won’t be announced this September due to

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These Kitchen Gadgets Save Time and Add Awesome

Estelle Sidler

Some kitchen gadgets seem fun at first but quickly become nothing more than clutter. How often do you really use that popcorn machine, pasta maker, or fondue pot? Did you even remember you had a fondue pot complete with those little color-coded skewers? 

Yeah, I rest my case.

But I actually don’t because there’s a lot more to say here. For every unused or underused kitchen appliance or gadget currently crammed onto your pantry shelves or tucked away in kitchen cabinets, there is at least one clever and handy device that you’ll actually use all the time once you get the hang of it or that will happily replace something you’re currently using.

Great kitchen gadgets go well beyond the “neat” factor and actually make your life easier and more enjoyable, as it pertains to cooking and eating, at any rate. Here today are the best kitchen gadgets you’ll be

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Uncomplicated Gadgets For People Who Aren’t Tech-Savvy

Estelle Sidler

Updated on Sep 2, 2020. Posted on Aug 29, 2020

You probably won’t even have to teach your mom how to use the PhoneSoap cleaner or the one-click electric lighter.

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A car charger with four ports even the least tech-savvy human can use without a struggle — all you’ll have to do is plug it in and you’ll be ready to roll!


Promising review: “We always fight over whose phone Is gonna get charged when we travel, so I was happy to find out that

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