Happy National Technology Day!

Happy National Technology Day!

Published January 6, 2021

Technology Affects us all and Enables us to Deliver the Latest Voucher Codes.

National Technology Day on January 6th recognizes the impact that technology has had and how it has changed the world for the better. It looks at what the future holds for technology and how everyday items which we take for granted are made possible and able to advance because of the incredible technology. Imagine the world without technology, imagine how we would deal with a pandemic in a world without technology?

No online shopping, no working from home, no social media, no Zoom calls ... the list is endless. We have become dependent on and hooked on technology in our daily lives from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed. The world we live in thrives and relies on it.

Some aspects of technology could be argued as destructive to everyday life such as social media and video games but think of the advances in healthcare and computing that have saved lives and help protect us from dangers such as terrorists and tidal waves.

How We Use Technology During Lockdown?

When Covid-19 hit many of us turned to online shopping to avoid socialising to protect ourselves from the virus. Most of us who work on computers were able to switch to online working pretty quickly with the help of the fast internet and Zoom calls. Something that has remained pretty unchanged since! A lot of us go straight from working online to online entertainment, whether it’s Netflix or gaming or checking social media.

We are able to home school our kids using Google Classroom that teachers can upload work to and accessing online education apps. We can also, answer pretty much all of the questions our kids ask us just by searching Google.

There were undoubtedly certain companies that lost and certain companies that gained during lockdown. In a nutshell companies that had a online technology or a website that delivered thrived, those that didn’t bombed. The high street came to a standstill with the exception of food stores (essential shopping) while non-essential retail went into decline. If anything highlighted the power of technology Covid-19 did.

Products such as iPads, TVS, Smart Phones, gaming devices such as the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox all sold out. And home gyms went through the roof including brands like Peloton whose cardio machines such as the Peloton bike and Peloton treadmill sold out in days! All supported by technology. What would we have done without them?

The demand for online technology was so huge in fact that the surge in broadband traffic in the first lockdown sparked a completely unprecedented move on YouTube who had to downgrade their streaming resolution to preserve bandwidth.

But most importantly it was the healthcare technology used by the NHS to save along with the advances in track and trace which allowed us to be notified of a potential contamination that far took home the prize for best use of tech!

But on a lighter note given lockdown is unfortunately still part of our lives let’s look at the best technology products to buy to keep us going through this lockdown as voted for by the team at Voucher Shares.

Voucher Shares top 5 Technology Products

  1. Smart TV in HD and Netflix – If you did a poll I bet people would rather give up drinking than Netflix, after all we ran out of things to watch on Netfix but we didn’t run out of wine. AO.com and Currys.com off the best in TVs that we have to offer. Check out the latest AO.com voucher codes and Currys voucher codes. But if you’re more of a wine person you may prefer to get the latest Majestic wine voucher codes.

    TV Currys

  2. Nintendo Switch – if you have kids you’ll probably have one of these! But with Animal Kingdom recently being voted by Oxford University as good for mental health maybe you do too? They sold out last lockdown and they seem to have sold out this time too but you can still buy Nintendo Switch games and also, sign up for the wait list on AO.com and Currys.com.

    nintendo switch

  3. Amazon Music – Not sure about you but music certainly helps keep me saine and even more so during lockdown so Amazon Music was a must for me. Amazon Music are offering 3 months unlimited music for free. Discover the latest Amazon Music voucher codes and deals here on Voucher Shares.

    Amazon music

  4. Amazon Audible – Being able to read a book anytime anyplace anywhere, what is not to like? With Amazon Audible you can. And you can even incorporate into your home schooling if you have kids. Check out the latest Amazon Audible Voucher codes, deals and offers.


  5. Gigaclear Fast Broadband – Gigaclear offers super fast game-changing broadband speeds for your home especially if you live in the country. Their high-quality, full fibre broadband solution means a fast, reliable connection to your home so you can work flexibly, stream seamlessly and get the latest entertainment. We ALL need this right now! Prices start from £39 per month. Check the latest Gigaclear voucher codes and offers here on Voucher Shares now.


So whatever you use technology for take a moment to think about it, pay it gratitude and raise a glass to more advances that will help us through the coming months and years.

Miranda Coombes

Miranda Coombes, mother of 2, passionate about the environment,

keen horse rider, marathon runner and a business owner

More blogs from Miranda:

The Best Cheap Home Gym Equipment to Buy for Our New Years’ Resolutions 2021

Best Christmas Sale Grabs from FatFace, Pure Electric, Best Gym Equipment, Made & Zavetti

The Best Cyber Monday Deals on TVs, Nintendo Switch Games and More

Black Friday 2020 Has Landed! Check out the Best Black Friday Sale Deals

Best Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday Deals 2020


More from Voucher Shares Community Blog

Voucher Shares Community

THE destination for the very latest voucher codes, deals, offers, advice and tips direct from our editors, guest bloggers and members. Want to get involved? Please do! You’re what makes our site great!

New Year, New You, New Lockdown - look after yourself

New Year, New You, New Lockdown - look after yourself

‘New year, new me’. We may say it, but do we mean it? Well this year there really is no excuse, after all we have very little else to focus on right now other than ourselves!

New Lockdown limits our options even further. Do the workout, meditate, yoga it out, and most importantly on my personal list this year, continue focusing on self care. >>>

Happy New Year from Voucher Shares!

Happy New Year from Voucher Shares!

As the majority of us will not be able to go out to our favourite spots this New Years Eve, we have 10 ideas to help make meeting 2021 from the comfort of your own home more exciting >>>

The Best Cheap Home Gym Equipment to Buy for Our New Years’ Resolutions 2021

The Best Cheap Home Gym Equipment to Buy for Our New Years’ Resolutions 2021

2021 cannot come soon enough for most of us after an exceptionally challenging 2020 which has forced all of us to look at our lives and make huge changes. If one positive has come out of it it’s realising how adaptable we are to change and ultimately if we can turn this into a positive when it comes to making new year resolutions it becomes really powerful >>>