School that spent 500,000 giving its pupils iPads admits that HALF are now broken

School that spent 500,000 giving its pupils iPads admits that HALF are now broken Honywood Community Science School gave iPad2 to its 1,200 pupils a year agoAdmits half of the costly devices have been broken By Hannah Roberts PUBLISHED: 00:42 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 1 January 2013 A school which gave out iPads to every pupil in hope of improving their education has admitted that just a year later half the costly devices have been broken. Honywood Community Science School dished out iPad2 tablets to its 1,200 pupils a year ago, at vast cost to the taxpayer.

How we spent 300m shopping online yesterday as the turkey was cooking: Retailers struggle to cope with demand

How we spent 300m shopping online yesterday as the turkey was cooking: Retailers struggle to cope with demand | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 26 December 2012 Families spent an estimated 300million shopping online on Christmas Day morning as they shunned traditional activities to bag a bargain. Retailers struggled to keep up with demand as thousands logged on to buy cut-price tablet computers, smartphones and Kindle e-books

Christmas shoppers snap up one tablet computer EVERY SECOND with sales already up 1,000% on last year

Christmas shoppers snap up one tablet computer EVERY SECOND with sales already up 1,000% on last year Retailers brand 2012 the 'tablet Christmas'Frenzy put down to greater choice and wider price range | UPDATED: 13:25 GMT, 9 December 2012 Staggering demand for computer tablets has seen British shoppers buy one every second as the rush for Christmas gifts goes into overdrive. Some shops are reporting sales of tablets like the iPad and Google Nexus 7 are up by 1,000 per cent from last year, leading retailers to brand 2012 the 'tablet Christmas'. The frenzy began last week on Cyber Monday when a tablet was sold every second, and it is forecasted demand will continue to be high during the countdown to Christmas

Kid-friendly Kindle: Amazon launches subscription service for children"s games, videos and books

Amazon targets three-year-olds with subscription service for children’s games, videos and books on KindleKindle FreeTime Unlimited service will be available in the next few weeks as part of an automatic software updateAimed at kids aged 3 to 8, the service will cost $4.99 per month for one childYoungsters won't be able to make payments within applicationsNew service will only be available in the US | UPDATED: 00:06 GMT, 6 December 2012 Children as young as three are Amazon's latest target market for its Kindle Fire tablet computer.