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  • Xbox One FIFA 14 bundle available for £329, standalone Xbox One for £310

    24 April 2014, 8:33 am by: Rik Henderson

    It's only been just over five months since the Xbox One launched in the UK and in that time, while it has sold in impressive numbers, its main rival, the PS4, has sold even more. Two million more, to be precise. Retailers are therefore chopping the price...
  • Apple could use curved glass front on iPhone 6, says report

    24 April 2014, 7:14 am by: Rik Henderson

    Much has been said and written about the iPhone 6 already. According to rumours already out in the wild, it will feature a larger, 4.7-inch display in order to compete with Android flagship smartphones, and the rear of the phone will feature rounded edges,...
  • Philips Fidelio E2 review

    24 April 2014, 7:00 am by: Mike Lowe

    We've seen boat loads of Bluetooth speakers in recent times, with the trend for portable single units being a more common trend. Philips, on the other hand, has delivered a more classic stereo bookshelf speaker system: the Fidelio E2, codenamed BTS5700....
  • 4K tablets getting closer, Japanese Display Inc unveils 10.1-inch 3840 x 2160 IPS panel

    24 April 2014, 6:20 am by: Rik Henderson

    In the television world, 4K UHD TVs are the next evolutionary step for the technology. However, when it comes to tablet devices, manufacturers are still dabbling with Full HD or slightly higher resolutions. Bar Panasonic's 20-inch professional Toughpad...
  • Lost Andy Warhol original artworks found on Commodore Amiga floppy disks from 1985

    24 April 2014, 3:54 am by: Rik Henderson

    Still have a pile of old floppy disks decaying in the corner? You should find a way to check what's on them as a series of original and previously unseen Andy Warhol artworks have been found on some Amiga floppies laying dormant since 1985 in the archives...
  • Fashionably Apple: Who is Angela Ahrendts - and why is Apple hiring fashion execs?

    23 April 2014, 7:44 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple is about to become a whole lot more fashionable.  During its second-quarter 2014 results, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced that Angela Ahrendts, the former CEO of Burberry, will join Apple next week (presumably starting on 28 April). Ahrendts...
  • Skylanders Trap Team preview: In-game characters can finally enter the real world

    23 April 2014, 7:01 pm by: Rik Henderson

    Each year the Skylanders team come up with some new innovations to sate the appetites of an enormous global army of fans and in 2014 they might have just pulled off the greatest yet. The Skylanders shtick has always been to combine physical toys with...
  • Apple TV could soon feature Siri, hints iOS 7.1 code

    23 April 2014, 6:25 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple's set-top box might soon feature Siri, it's claimed. 9to5Mac has reported that Apple is working to include support for Siri on Apple TV. Siri, a virtual personal assistant, is a feature currently limited to Apple's mobile devices, but it recently...
  • Apple reports $45.6M revenue and 43.7M iPhone sales for Q2 2014

    23 April 2014, 5:10 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple has announced its second-quarter 2014 results, reporting earnings of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per share, on $45.6 billion in revenue. Although the Cupertino-based company didn't release any new products during its second quarter, which ended in...
  • Facebook surpasses 1 billion monthly active mobile users during Q1 2014

    23 April 2014, 4:50 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Facebook has announced its first-quarter 2014 results, subsequently revealing it had 1.28 billion monthly active users and over 1 billion monthly active mobile users during the quarter. The social network therefore crossed the 1 billion milestone, in...
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app releases, letting you control a PC from Windows Phone 8.1…

    23 April 2014, 3:17 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Microsoft began letting you control a desktop PC from an Android or iOS device last year, and now it has announced Windows Phone users will soon receive the same support. The Redmond-based company revealed today it is rolling out a preview version of...
  • Google Street View now lets you travel up to 7 years back in time

    23 April 2014, 2:11 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google Street View has added a new feature that lets you rewind time and reminisce, sans the DeLorean. Street View, the 7-year-old Google service within Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from streets around the globe, has compiled...
  • Uber 100 project celebrates ride service's Beijing launch and 100-cities milestone

    23 April 2014, 1:12 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Uber has launched in Beijing, meaning it is now available in 100 cities around the globe. And to celebrate, the transportation network company has unveiled a special webpage that shares your Uber stories. As of last summer, Uber - founded in San Francisco...
  • Sony unveils FMP-X5 4K Media Player, lets older Bravia owners stream HEVC Netflix 4K

    23 April 2014, 12:25 pm by: Luke Edwards

    Early adopters of Sony's 4K TV range might be upset they can't stream 4K Netflix because of the HEVC codec. Sony has announced that it will be selling a box that now streams HEVC to the older screens. Users will have to shell out €399 for the FMP-X5...
  • Watch Dogs preview: Four hours of play in the defining open-world game of 2014

    23 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Mike Lowe

    When Watch Dogs was delayed back in November 2013 it single-handedly postponed next-gen gaming for many. Faces drooped, hearts sank, and there was a lingering question as to whether the hype machine had set the bar of expectation beyond even the game's...
  • Bitcasa adds Chromecast support to Android app, stream your cloud videos and pics to TV

    23 April 2014, 10:46 am by: Rik Henderson

    Cloud storage company Bitcasa has added native Google Chromecast support to its Android application, enabling you to stream video and pictures stored in your cloud locker to your TV via the dongle. The updated Android app is available from Google Play now...
  • Amazon Prime Instant and HBO sign multi-year agreement, HBO Go coming to Fire TV

    23 April 2014, 10:18 am by: Rik Henderson

    Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers will soon be able to watch entire series from the HBO back catalogue as part of the video on demand service, although only in the US. As Sky holds the rights for HBO content in the UK, it doesn't seem like the same...
  • Samsung WW9000 smart washing machine offers full LCD touchscreen, smartphone-like controls

    23 April 2014, 9:55 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Samsung has announced a new washing machine and as far as a machine to clean your clothes go, it looks pretty good. The Samsung WW9000 design has been completely stripped back offering just two buttons on the front of the appliance, along with a full...
  • Motorola Moto E tipped for May release to replace Moto G

    23 April 2014, 9:41 am by: Rik Henderson

    Motorola will allegedly replace the Moto G this May with a new device, most likely called the Moto E. Portuguese website Tecnoblog claims to have been sent a document by a local mobile operator that reveals details on the new phone. It's definitely in...
  • Viber iPhone iOS 7 styled redesign sets it up nicely for the VoIP battle ahead

    23 April 2014, 8:06 am by: Rik Henderson

    Viber has pushed out a major redesign for the iOS version of its app that better suits iOS 7 and sets it up nicely as competition in the messaging and VoIP sector grows stronger. Mostly designed for iPhone, but also works on iPad and iPod touch, the new...
  • Best smartphones to look forward to in 2014

    23 April 2014, 8:04 am by: Chris Hall

    With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing. We've rounded up the best smartphones for...
  • Toshiba Chromebook review

    23 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Stuart Miles

    Toshiba is the latest company to enter the Chromebook market with the aptly named Toshiba Chromebook. It's a larger device than most Chromebooks that have gone before it, offering a 13.3-inch screen in the familiar budget laptop format. Only the HP Pavilion...
  • Samsung Galaxy K pictured ahead of announcement again, slimmer than SGS4 Zoom

    23 April 2014, 7:10 am by: Rik Henderson

    The launch event for what is believed to be the successor for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will take place on Tuesday 29 April in Singapore but if the latest leaked photos are anything to go by, there will be little left to reveal. Two pictures were posted...
  • Apple Q2 FY14 earnings call: What to expect and how to listen in

    23 April 2014, 5:47 am by: Rik Henderson

    Apple will host its Q2 FY14 earnings call tonight and while share prices in the Cupertino company have risen in expectation, analysts predict that sales of products won't be as spectacular as in previous years. In particular, sales of the iPad will have...
  • Sky Store Buy & Keep service now available, buy the HD film get a DVD

    23 April 2014, 4:35 am by: Rik Henderson

    Sky has started the roll out of its Sky Store Buy & Keep service. From today, connected Sky+HD customers will be able to purchase digital versions of movies in high definition to download to their boxes and receive an additional DVD copy in the post....

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