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  • 10 questions raised in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

    17 April 2015, 7:42 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Disney and Lucasfilm almost broke the internet yesterday, when it unleashed the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during an annual fan convention held in California. The two-minute long clip answered a few questions raised from the first...
  • Microsoft to add Office universal apps to Windows 10 phone preview this month

    17 April 2015, 4:50 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Microsoft will soon release Office apps described as “universal” for smartphones running the Windows 10 preview. Microsoft rolled out universal apps for tablets in February with the Windows 10 technical preview, while the Desktop IT pro and developer...
  • LG G4 leak reveals phone might be based on Snapdragon 808 instead of 810

    17 April 2015, 3:20 pm by: Elyse Betters

    It looks like LG hasn't given its LG G4 a top-of-the-line processor, and in doing so, the company might be gearing up to launch a flagship that won't break the piggy bank. LG, like most smartphone manufacturers, consistently works at improving its flagship...
  • Star Wars: Battlefront game premieres at fan convention, watch the trailer here

    17 April 2015, 1:39 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Publisher Electronic Arts and Swedish developer Dice has unveiled the next version of their Star Wars-themed multiplayer shooter while at the annual Star Wars Celebration fan convention held in California. The new Star Wars: Battlefront game is set in...
  • Apple Pay explained: What is it, and how does it work?

    17 April 2015, 1:05 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Alongside the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Apple also showed off Apple Pay. It's similar to Google Wallet in that it tries to replace your physical wallet. Although many rumours and reports have long-talked about an Apple...
  • Best smartphones 2015: The best phones available to buy today

    17 April 2015, 10:50 am by: Chris Hall

    So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2015, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update...
  • See inside your home anytime, anywhere with these smarthome cameras

    17 April 2015, 7:49 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    A smarthome consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smarthome cool team – the camera. Smart cameras will not only...
  • Apple Watch's special aluminium alloy could form iPhone 6S unibody

    17 April 2015, 6:01 am by: Chris Hall

    The Apple Watch comes in three different materials - aluminium, stainless steel and gold. Apple could be planning to use its new Watch aluminium alloy for the body of the next-gen iPhone 6S. The report comes from Taiwan's Economic Daily News, so is far...
  • What next? Samsung's Conor Pierce talks future phones, Tizen and why the Apple Watch launch is good…

    17 April 2015, 5:30 am by: Rik Henderson

    In the days of leaks, rumour and speculation, few details about sought after kit can be kept quiet before the official unveiling. Such was the case for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge flagship smartphones. So much gossip flew around prior to Unpacked...
  • R2-D2 Boeing Dreamliner proves the Star Wars bandwagon knows no limits

    17 April 2015, 5:17 am by: Chris Hall

    We've seen the toys, mugs, pajamas, and dinner plate set. We've used the water bottle, dressed in the costume, watched the films at the cinema (twice), own the VHS edition(s), own the DVDs, own the Blu-rays. But at least we now know there's no boundary...
  • Vector Luna smartwatch: Simple, subtle and sexy

    17 April 2015, 4:19 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    The Vector Luna smartwatch was announced in March at Baselworld 2015, alongside its rectangular-faced brother, the Vector Meridian, and several other smartwatches from luxury watch manufacturers including Tag Heuer. At first you might think 'not another...
  • Microsoft Band review: Heaps of potential offset by design downfall

    17 April 2015, 4:00 am by: Rik Henderson

    Like Apple, Microsoft arrived to the wearables party late – albeit in slightly different fashion. Instead of a smartwatch, the Windows maker has released the Microsoft Band, a fitness tracker with some smartwatch-like functions, but still a device...
  • Sitting is reportedly the new smoking: This standing desk setup could save your life

    17 April 2015, 2:30 am by: Luke Edwards

    Avoid heart disease, lose weight, feel more awake - all simply by standing. There are respected studies that point to sitting as the cause of poor health with some even calling it the new smoking. But fear not, a cure is already here. For those that...
  • Tidal teams up with Soundiiz to let you transfer playlists from Spotify and more

    16 April 2015, 7:39 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Tidal, the new streaming service owned by Jay Z and his famous pals, has partnered with another company in order to make it super easy for you to ditch Spotify. Tidal's new partnership is with Soundiiz, a service that lets you transfer playlists from...
  • 7 new things revealed during the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel

    16 April 2015, 6:12 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Disney and Lucasfilm have premiered the much-anticipated second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during this year's annual Star Wars Celebration fan event, which also featured a discussion panel with cast and crew from the film. The panel was...
  • Google's Works with Cardboard aims to certify VR viewers and optimise app experiences

    16 April 2015, 4:10 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google wants you to know it's investing in virtual reality compatibility. The company's Cardboard VR viewer, which launched last year, has inspired a whole range of budget VR viewers made out of affordable materials, and in an attempt to make them work...
  • Here's the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    16 April 2015, 2:07 pm by: Elyse Betters

    It's finally here! Disney and Lucasfilm have premiered the much-anticipated second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the upcoming seventh installment in George Lucas' epic space saga. The two-minute long clip is a teaser trailer - just like the...
  • Twitter teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch exclusive Star Wars emoji

    16 April 2015, 1:50 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Today almost seems like May the Fourth, because not only is Disney expected to release new footage and the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, but Twitter has also partnered with both Disney and Lucasfilm to launch custom...
  • Watch the Star Wars Celebration live stream: Episode VII panel, teasers, and more

    16 April 2015, 12:45 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Disney has announced that this year's annual Star Wars Celebration fan event will be live streamed from California's Anaheim Convention Center via Starwars.com, and it's expected to premiere footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as a second...
  • Samsung TouchWiz review: A deep dive into the Samsung Galaxy S6 software

    16 April 2015, 10:03 am by: Chris Hall

    TouchWiz sits over the top of Android in Samsung's devices. The latest to join this party is the Samsung Galaxy S6, which ushers in a range of changes over its predecessor, the Galaxy S5.  Samsung isn't as openly formulaic as HTC when it comes to talking...
  • Smart heating is here: Five reasons to invest

    16 April 2015, 9:30 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Smart heating is the umbrella term used for the latest heating set ups that not only allow you to control the temperature throughout your home from your smartphone, but some will also automatically learn and adjust to your weekly or daily routines. The...
  • Field Trip updated to include Android Wear, take your tourist guide with you on your wrist

    16 April 2015, 9:00 am by: Rik Henderson

    Google's Niantic Labs has updated its Field Trip tourist guide app to also work on Android Wear smartwatches. You can now check out the exploration app on your wrist. The Field Trip app has been around for several years now, but originally for Android...
  • Want to find your Android phone? Now you can simply Google 'Find my phone'

    16 April 2015, 8:09 am by: Luke Edwards

    Now finding your phone is easier than ever thanks to Google integration of search for Android devices. Google now allows you type into the search bar "Find my phone" and without even hitting enter it will be displayed on a map immediately. In our…
  • Twelve South BaseLift for MacBook review: Upstanding support

    16 April 2015, 8:00 am by: Mike Lowe

    A MacBook is an almost perfectly designed product, right? So why would it need an attachment to raise its position? According to Twelve South, the accessory company that designs for Apple products, the BaseLift is here to make for a better typing…
  • You can now get your free EE Power bar and swap it for newly charged ones in store

    16 April 2015, 7:01 am by: Luke Edwards

    EE announced its free portable charger scheme at the beginning of April and said it was "coming soon", but it is now available to all of its network and broadband customers. The EE Power incentive launches today to offer a free portable Power Bar charger...

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