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  • Google I/O 2015: What to expect from the keynote and more

    26 May 2015, 7:14 pm by: Elyse Betters

    It's that time of year again. The Google I/O 2015 annual developer conference is scheduled to kick off in San Francisco on 28 May. Tickets already went on sale in March and were priced around $900 for general admission or $300 for academic admission....
  • WhatsApp explained: 8 tips and tricks you likely had no clue about and more

    26 May 2015, 5:48 pm by: Elyse Betters

    There's always a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering new apps. WhatsApp is no different. Although it's wickedly popular and extremely easy to get started using right away, the messenger does have a few quirks that aren't immediately obvious...
  • Hands-on: Garmin Forerunner 225 review: Heart-rate from your wrist (finally!)

    26 May 2015, 2:30 pm by: Mike Lowe

    Finally Garmin has taken the plunge and released its first running watch with a built-in heart-rate sensor, the Forerunner 225. We got to handle one at CES Asia to see whether it's the one everyone's been waiting for. The Forerunner 225 isn't the device...
  • Periscope arrives on Android: What’s new and improved?

    26 May 2015, 1:50 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Twitter-owned Periscope has launched for Android devices. The fresh live-streaming app brings many of the same features from the popular iOS counterpart, but it also contains new features, including the ability to return to a broadcast after being…
  • Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?

    26 May 2015, 1:21 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google isn't going to let Apple steal your attention, not even for one second, so it outlined a new plan of attack last summer that aims to keep you tied to Android...even from behind the wheel. Jump forward to today, and the company has just started...
  • Asus ZenPad 8 photo leaks, reveals iPad style 4:3 screen ahead of Computex next week

    26 May 2015, 11:28 am by: Luke Edwards

    The latest Asus ZenPad appears to have leaked in official press renders, ahead of its expected official reveal at Computex next week. The Asus ZenPad 8, as it's thought to be, appears to feature a 4:3 aspect ratio screen like that found on Apple's iPads...
  • Microsoft’s Cortana is coming to Android and iPhone, get a sneak peek now

    26 May 2015, 10:35 am by: Luke Edwards

    Microsoft has officially announced that its smart assistant, Cortana, will be arriving on iPhone and Android devices soon. Cortana will be available in app form for iOS and Android where it will work with all the same questions it responds to on Microsoft...
  • 6 things you didn't know you could do with a smarthome

    26 May 2015, 10:30 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    There are numerous elements that contribute to a smarthome from heating and lighting to connected speakers and cameras. It will depend on how much of your house has been transformed into a smart one as to how much you will be able to do with it, but...
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Play Sets explored: First up, Twilight of the Republic (gallery)

    26 May 2015, 9:00 am by: Rik Henderson

    We must admit that although we liked the last two Disney Infinity games, especially 2.0 with the Marvel tie-in, we strongly believe the third in the series will be the best. And that's almost exclusively for one reason alone: Star Wars. Disney Infinity...
  • Instant smartphone battery life boost anyone? Android M expected to deliver free power enhancements

    26 May 2015, 8:20 am by: Luke Edwards

    With Google I/O 2015 due to kick-off on Thursday, the latest Android M update is beginning the leak. The word on the interwebs is that Google is focusing on enhancing your Android device's battery and RAM usage. According to Android Police sources, Google...
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review: Budget beauty

    26 May 2015, 8:00 am by: Chris Hall

    Microsoft's Lumia launch plans continue to run at full speed, most recently resulting in two affordable handsets: the Lumia 640 and its phablet-sized XL cousin. It's the latter device, the Lumia 640 XL, with its 5.7-inch screen and aggressive price point,...
  • Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

    26 May 2015, 6:58 am by: Stuart Miles

    As we walk back to the hotel from dinner at a nearby restaurant it suddenly dawns on us that we don't have our room key. Having travelled to numerous hotels around the world, the key, now normally a card, is a stable addition to our back pocket. Tonight...
  • How is Google Maps ‘traffic alerts’ better than current ‘traffic conditions’?

    26 May 2015, 6:01 am by: Luke Edwards

    Google Maps has been offering "traffic conditions" within its app for sometime now. While those different road colours showed traffic, like red for congested, the latest "traffic alerts" does even more. Previously it was possible to see if there was traffic...
  • Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Sony Xperia Z3: What's the difference?

    26 May 2015, 5:00 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Sony has quietly announced a new flagship, the Xperia Z3+ smartphone, which is identical to the Xperia Z4 handset that launched in Japan in April. The device was rumoured for several months, first as the Z4 and then more recently as the Z3+ so the launch...
  • Sony Xperia Z3+ announced: The worldwide version of Japan’s Xperia Z4

    26 May 2015, 5:00 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Sony has officially announced the Xperia Z3+, which is the rest of the world's version of the Xperia Z4 that was quietly launched in Japan in April. The Japanese company's latest flagship will offer the same specs as the Xperia Z4 but it will be known...
  • Sony Xperia Z3+ is slimmer, lighter and more refined (hands-on)

    26 May 2015, 5:00 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Sony has officially announced the successor to its flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone - which will be known as the Xperia Z3+ everywhere except Japan, where it was very quietly released previously as the Xperia Z4. Same device, different name, and while...
  • Amazon agrees to pay UK taxes, but will shoppers be getting the bill?

    26 May 2015, 4:52 am by: Luke Edwards

    Amazon has announced that it will begin paying European taxes at last. But will that mean the company simply hikes its prices to cover the cost, leaving us out of pocket anyway? Until now Amazon has been paying its European tax in one country, Luxembourg,...
  • How will Qualcomm technologies improve Daimler, Mercedes and other connected cars in the future?

    26 May 2015, 4:47 am by: Rik Henderson

    As a partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team, Qualcomm works closely with them to help ensure their cars are amongst the most connected in the sport. The team has dominated F1 this year and communication technologies are key to that success....
  • The weird and wonderful tech of CES Asia 2015

    26 May 2015, 4:30 am by: Mike Lowe

    Tech shows always deliver a host of the weird and wonderful. This year the Consumer Electronics Show has ventured over to China for the first time, with the inaugural CES Asia showing off a variety of products and concepts from international and Asian...
  • These three guys are now in control of all-things design at Apple

    25 May 2015, 7:04 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Jony Ive has a new job at Apple. He's been bumped up from "Senior Vice President of Design" to "Chief Design Officer". It's an entirely new position at the Cupertino company, and it's one that apparently includes handing off all managerial duties for...
  • A buyer's guide to smartphone selfie sticks: Which one should you get and why?

    25 May 2015, 4:58 pm by: Elyse Betters

    So, you're thinking about buying a selfie stick... It's okay. We won't tell anybody. But, if you're going to hop on this "in" trend, you might as well do it right. If you think you can just go to Amazon.com, then pick any top-rated one, and that's it...
  • Audi R8 e-tron in pictures: The all-electric driverless supercar of the future?

    25 May 2015, 6:15 am by: Mike Lowe

    The Audi R8 e-tron, the all-electric supercar that we've been dubbing as Iron Man's car since its announcement back in March, is hankering for some extra attention. At CES Asia 2015, it was unveiled on stage at Audi's pre-show keynote in its driverless...
  • CES Asia 2015: We're here at the CEA's inaugural Chinese tech show

    25 May 2015, 4:00 am by: Mike Lowe

    It was only a matter of time before CES - that's the consumer electronics show, the largest of its kind - spread its wings and ventured to exhibit in China. The sister show to the annual Las Vegas jamboree every January, the inaugural show in Shanghai...
  • Watch this dude set a Guinness World Record with a real-life hoverboard

    22 May 2015, 7:50 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Hoverboards are a thing. We're not talking about that Back to the Future Part II-themed marketing stunt from last year. We're talking about real-life hoverboards. A guy named Catalin Alexandru Duru built one recently and actually flew it 905 feet over...
  • Apple TV subscription service: When will it launch and what might it offer?

    22 May 2015, 6:09 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Sometimes there are so many Apple rumours going around that they're difficult to keep straight, such as the latest information surrounding the Apple TV set-top box and its upcoming, so-called subscription TV streaming service. The Apple TV is overdue...

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