Roaming charges within the European Union have now officially been abolished from today, which is great news for any of us planning a trip onto the continent soon since we wont have to pay those pesky roaming charges and come home to a massive bill in the post. We can thank the EU regulators for this massive change after they agreed in 2015 to force mobile operators to offer the same service to phone users throughout the EU. There is however a catch, everyone will be offering this service, but some will not be so generous – with many implementing fair usage policies which include the amount of data available, the speeds and also the way it can be used (streaming/hotspotting etc may have different allowances). There are also several different geographical levels of coverage, which is explained further down the page. There have also been accusations that some of
With a recent NASA study being released showing that 2016 was yet another record year for temperature increases on earth you may be pleased to hear that China has announced the completion of the largest floating solar farm in the world. As a country that has long been regarded as a high level polluter, this is the Chinese government’s biggest achievement in its continuing efforts to lead the world in adaption of renewable energy. Located in the Anhui province, the 40-megawatt facility was created by Sungrow Power Supply Co. Floating solar farms are not a new technology, but are becoming more popular due to their increased efficiency due to the cooling effects of the water and the lack of planning permission needed as opposed to on land. This is not the first installation of its type in China, but it is the first to be done to such a large
Sweden, a country known for Volvo’s and Ikea, have added a new star to their chest by being so efficient at recycling they have had to start taking in other countries waste to keep everything ticking over correctly! In fact since 2011 Less than 1% of Swedish household waste has been sent to a landfill. Now this may seem a bit too impressive to be true, because it kind of is. Sweden is categorising recycling as burning waste and using the heat produced to fuel the power grid and heat homes. Although this still involves burning of lots of rubbish which recycling plants are generally supposed to avoid, this system is still more efficient than relying on fossil fuels. The difference between Sweden’s infrastructure and the majority of other countries is that they have developed their infrastructure to harness the heat produced during the disposal to help generate new power,
Some people like relaxing weekends, some people like to explore. Some people however, need to fill their weekends with adrenaline. If you fit that last description then this place is certainly one for you! BounceBelow is based near Snowdonia in Wales, UK and makes use of an old abandoned quarry. The location features underground caverns, vast trampoline caves and of course, the worlds fastest zipline. Watch the video below for an idea of what you might be getting yourself into. So if you think you have nerves of steel, why not take on the 100mph zipline whilst enjoying unrivalled views of Snowdonia? We know it’s definitely on our list of places to visit this year! Images form ZipWorld, Video via The Lad Bible
Who is ready for Japan’s latest idea? This is what happens when you mix a spa and a theme park together. It’s also good to hear they are already looking to build it!
So at a recent gathering to celebrate Christmas Eve, a few friends decided to ambush Lloyd with a few Nerf guns. In Lloyd’s Drunken state his only answer was to go onto Amazon and purchase the biggest gun he could find and retaliate! (In 2-3 working days…). Well the gun finally arrived and since everyone Lloyd wanted to get revenge on had gone home 4 days ago we had a bit of a test run to see how it performed. Remember kids, don’t drink and Shop. It gets surprisingly elaborate!
Over the next few uploads we are going to be uploading a few stories with a few bits of media that took that extra bit of effort to capture. Since we know it’s likely most people reading this will be travelling themselves or planning to travel soon we thought we would share some tips below on the thought process we go through behind making our shots. The Setup We use only a few items when taking our pictures on our travels. A surprising amount of our pictures and videos are caught using an iPhone (6S or 7) teamed up with a [link] TRIPOD [ /link], and for the days we remember or plan ahead we also have a Canon 500D SLR camera with a [link] Gorillapod [ /link]. Sometimes we will take the SLR with us with a few spare batteries and accessories, such as walking around seeing [link ]the