Last updated Mar 19, 2024 and written by Laura Gilmour

6 Tech Tools For You and Your Business

In today’s modern world, we are always looking for ways to make both working and personal life quicker, more efficient and, let’s face it, more fun.

We’ve chosen 6 tools and gadgets that do just that. From touch-free computing to virtual conferencing, they serve as a small example of the impressive technology already available and a tantalising idea of what is yet to come.

Google Hangouts

One of the many features from Google+, Hangouts allows you to video chat with up to nine people at any time, anywhere. With productivity tools such as screen sharing and Google Drive collaboration, long distance team work is quick and hassle-free.Price: Free

Amazon Phone

The rumour mill is going into overdrive about the potential release of an Amazon smartphone later this year, no doubt fuelled by the move of Windows phone manager Charlie Kindel to the giant E-tailer. Speculation includes a 4.7 inch display and a competitive price tag to rival the likes of Apple and Samsung.Price: unknown


Dropbox is at the forefront of cloud computing and offers a free service to store all your documents, photos and videos. Accessible from any of your devices and easily shared with others, you’ll never have to worry about losing those all-important files again.Price: Free or Pro/Business plans available

Leap Motion

Interact with your computer without touching a single thing. The Leap Motion controller is a small USB device that senses your hand movements up to 1/100th of a millimetre, so you can flick through documents and web pages, draw, design, play games – anything you like – with just the wave of a hand. Available for pre-order in May.Price: $95.99


It may have been around for a while, but WordPress is still a firm favourite that is used by many individuals and companies, including Yahoo, TechCrunch, TED and… Made Simple Group! You can start a great blog for free, connect it with all your social media networks, track your page statistics and customise the design to suit you. We’re a big fan.Price: Free


Hailed as ‘the first watch built for the 21st Century’, Pebble connects with your iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth and enables you to receive important notifications, calls and messages, control your music and even monitor your running speed, right on your wrist. With e-paper display and a customisable watchface, it’s an exciting gadget that would make even Buzz Lightyear jealous.Price: $150.00


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