Russian man has compass implanted into his chest

Daily Mail - Science & tech

An IT specialist has had a compass implanted into his chest so that he always knows which direction is north. Daniil Lyktin, 26, paid just £355 to get the gadget installed which vibrates to correspond with when he is facing north. The self-confessed tech geek from Novosibirsk in south-central Russia's Novosibirsk Oblast said he has always been obsessed with the idea of electronic modifications and believes one day it will become a sixth sense. The compass gadget which was inserted into 26-year-old Daniil Lytkin's chest in Siberia Mr Lytkin claims that the procedure to install the compass was simple. He said: 'Two rods were pushed under the skin, with another gadget being attached to it.'


Surfer loses his Apple Watch and is reunited with it SIX MONTHS later

Daily Mail - Science & tech

An Apple Watch lost to the ocean after a large wave knocked it off the wrist of its surfing owner has been found in perfect working order six months later. Robert Bainter, a frequent surfer at Huntington Beach, California, used the device to monitor his activity and stats. After discovering it had fallen from his wrist he activated Lost Mode and eventually replaced the device. A passing beach-goer spotted it in the sand three miles away from where it was lost and contacted Mr Bainter via the on-screen contact information that was displayed. After discovering it had fallen from his wrist, Mr Bainter activated Lost Mode and eventually replaced the device.


One in five kids want a new phone upgrade every 18 months

Daily Mail - Science & tech

More than a third of parents scrimp and save all year to meet youngsters expectations of having their handset upgraded. That's the finding of a new poll of 2,000 parents in Britain that revealed one in five children demand a new phone upgrade from their parents every eighteen months. More than half of parents struggle to keep up with the cost of the pricey devices, with some admitting to'going without' in favour of their youngsters. The study also revealed that eight in ten parents feel under pressure to make sure that their child has the latest gadgets. One in five children demand a new phone upgrade from their parents every eighteen months, a study finds.


Say cheese! Photographer, 33, turns a broken vintage camera into a wristwatch with a working shutter

Daily Mail - Science & tech

An inventive photographer has built a'vintage smartwatch' that takes real photos using pieces from a broken camera. Photographer Alireza Rostami put together his one-of-a-kind invention using the parts of a discarded Seagull Twin-Lens Reflex (TLR) camera. The 33-year-old calls the stylish device the'Gadget Shutter', and says it can be operated manually or using a built-in timer. Photographer Alireza Rostami broke down a twin-lens reflex (TLR) Seagull 4BI camera. Twin-lens cameras feature a simple single lens for taking photographs, and another for the viewfinder.


One in five kids want a new phone upgrade every 18 months

Daily Mail - Science & tech

More than a third of parents scrimp and save all year to meet youngsters expectations of having their handset upgraded. That's the finding of a new poll of 2,000 parents in Britain that revealed one in five children demand a new phone upgrade from their parents every eighteen months. More than half of parents struggle to keep up with the cost of the pricey devices, with some admitting to'going without' in favour of their youngsters. The study also revealed that eight in ten parents feel under pressure to make sure that their child has the latest gadgets. One in five children demand a new phone upgrade from their parents every eighteen months, a study finds.