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  • 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...
  • 61 of the best Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge wallpapers we've found

    22 May 2015, 4:26 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Wallpapers... Ugh. We love them, but we also hate them only because it's so difficult to find the perfect one, especially if you own a brand new handset, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. It's almost sacrilegious to display some low-res...
  • Apple might be building a version of iOS 9 that's just for old iOS devices

    22 May 2015, 1:07 pm by: Elyse Betters

    You'll be happy to learn that iOS 9 won't grind your old iPhone or iPad to a halt when it rolls out next autumn. Most rumours have indicated the next major version of iOS will focus on performance and stability, rather than new and fancy features, but...
  • Best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases: Protect your Samsung smartphone

    22 May 2015, 10:43 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Samsung Galaxy S6 is a beautiful looking device and one that really steps it up in terms of design compared to its predecessors. There is a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 16-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera, all within a stunning...
  • Android M could bring native fingerprint authentication

    22 May 2015, 10:21 am by: Chris Hall

    Rumours about Android M are circulating and with Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference, fast approaching it's expected that details of the new version of the operating system will soon get announced. BuzzFeed News is reporting that a native...
  • Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

    22 May 2015, 8:53 am by: Stuart Miles

    Land Rover has created a "Trophy wagon" to show off the Webb Ellis Cup ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015 in September. The vehicle, which is a customised Defender 110 station wagon, has been modified by the company's Special Vehicle Operations team to...
  • Volkswagen Polo GTI first drive: Fun meets maturity

    22 May 2015, 8:00 am by: Joe Simpson

    A hot hatchback exists to provide excitement, performance and effervescence to the driving experience that regular, lesser power models lack. But Volkswagen's hot hatches mix this with a more mature, softly spoken approach than some of its rivals. For...
  • Best iPhone 6 cases: Treat your Apple device

    22 May 2015, 7:47 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Apple's iPhone 6 features a beautiful aluminium body, super slim design and the company's latest A8 processor under the hood. It's a good looking device and probably one that you'd rather not cover with a case, but a little bit of protection is always...
  • 20th Century Fox: UHD and HDR home viewing for all new movies

    22 May 2015, 7:33 am by: Chris Hall

    The business of home entertainment is ever changing and 20th Century Fox looks to be doing its bit to make sure the future is glorious. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that 20th Century Fox is making a commitment to Ultra High Definition and High Dynamic...
  • Inside Vertu: Welcome to the world of luxury smartphones

    22 May 2015, 6:28 am by: Chris Hall

    Nestled in the rolling hills of Hampshire, some 40 miles outside London, sits the headquarters of Vertu.  Established during Nokia's halcyon days in 1998, Vertu was sold in 2012 to a private equity firm. It makes luxury phones by hand, costing more than...
  • Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

    22 May 2015, 5:49 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 to envy. We've rounded up the best smartphones...
  • Uber self-driving cars hit the roads, Johnny Cabs may one day be a thing

    22 May 2015, 5:15 am by: Chris Hall

    Uber had previously stated its intention to develop autonomous vechicles, basing itself in Pittburgh. Those cars are now hitting the roads. Uber located its Uber Advanced Technologies Center in the Pennsylvania city, with the aim of one day of having...
  • Sphero Darkside: The toy that proves the machines are taking over

    22 May 2015, 4:49 am by: Chris Hall

    Sphero, basking in the glory of the Star Wars BB-8 afterglow, has a new connected toy called Darkside. With a name that pays homage to Star Wars, the new toy is the naughty alter-ego of the existing Sphero Ollie. Sphero says that Darkside is a robot that...
  • Motorola Moto X (2015) release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    21 May 2015, 8:01 pm by: Elyse Betters

    It looks like Motorola will launch a third-generation Moto X sometime this year. The Moto X is an Android smartphone developed and manufactured by Motorola Mobility. It first released in 2013, shortly after Google had acquired Motorola. It was then…
  • This is Adobe's mobile retouching app that will replace Photoshop Touch

    21 May 2015, 6:13 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Adobe plans to remove Photoshop Touch from app stores, but it's already hard at work on something new that will be able to retouch your photos while on the go. Adobe's $10 photo editor for iPad and Android tablets, which can still be found on the iOS...
  • Why aren't all USB cables like this?

    21 May 2015, 6:07 pm by: Stuart Miles

    Why has nobody ever thought of this before? That's the question we've been left asking ourselves after seeing a new USB cable that ditches the need for it to be the right way up. While USB-C promises to work regardless of which way you put it into the...
  • Apple iOS 9 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    21 May 2015, 4:46 pm by: Elyse Betters

    It's been months since Apple rolled out iOS 8 to consumers, meaning the Cupertino-based company is likely at work on the next version of its mobile operating system, thought to be called iOS 9. There's not much known about iOS 9 at this point, as Apple...
  • WWDC 2015: Here's what to expect from Apple in June

    21 May 2015, 3:19 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference from 8 June to 12 June in San Francisco, where it is expected to hold a keynote and make announcements that'll guide the schedule for the remainder of the week. The company used past keynotes...
  • What is Google Brillo and when will it arrive?

    21 May 2015, 2:05 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Just last week Qualcomm was announcing a plan to get its chips into smart devices designed for the Internet of Things, and now Google is reportedly developing an operating system that they can run. It is allegedly gearing up to release the new software...
  • Sony Multi-room Audio: Hi-Res music but it will cost you (hands-on)

    21 May 2015, 12:36 pm by: Britta O'Boyle

    Sony announced a move into the multi-room audio at CES 2015 at the beginning of the year but the products haven't been made available until now. The multi-room line-up includes everything from wireless speakers and sound bars to TV base speakers, AV…

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