Oculus VR headset gets compressed
We are not into Fantastic Voyage/Honey, I Shrunk The Kids territory just yet but Oculus has shown off its new – and smaller! – virtual reality headset. It is not expected to go on sale until next year but along with the...
June 12, 2015
Apple still top in tablets, but overall sales are falling
Global tablet shipments fell 5.9% year-on-year to 47.1m units in the first quarter of 2015, according to research firm IDC. It’s the second consecutive quarter to record such a decline. Apple accounted for 26.8% of those...
May 1, 2015
Now you can 3D-print your own Paul McCartney
Good news for Paul McCartney fans with 3D printers – admittedly, rather a niche demographic. The star has published an official 3D-printable figurine file on his website, using a 3D scan taken during the process of making...
March 19, 2015
New smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, Firefox…
This week sees the mobile industry gather in Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress expo, with new smartphones from Samsung and HTC hogging the limelight this weekend ahead of the show. In fact, Samsung announced...
March 3, 2015
Pebble Time smartwatch: $7.7m of Kickstarter orders in 15 hours
Pebble was the company that ignited the smartwatch market back in 2012, when it raised $10.3m on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to make its first e-paper screened device. Yesterday, it returned to the site for a new model,...
February 26, 2015
More than 720k Android Wear smartwatches shipped in 2014
Apple’s first smartwatch is on the way in April, but several of its rivals released devices last year, running Google’s Android Wear software. So how did they sell? Not a clue. But Canalys has some estimates for how many...
February 12, 2015
More than 1bn Android smartphones were shipped in 2014
Last week’s financial results from Apple and Samsung were the cue for analysts and research firms to push out their estimates for smartphone shipments and market share in 2014. Strategy Analytics is one of the analyses...
February 2, 2015
eMarketer predicts there’ll be 1bn tablet users in 2015
Sales of tablets have been slowing, spooking a consumer-electronics market that saw these devices as a huge new growth area. Even so, research firm eMarketer thinks there’ll be a large audience of tablet users this year:...
January 20, 2015
Microsoft has now shipped 10m Xbox One consoles
Microsoft provided an update yesterday on shipments of its Xbox One games console, reporting that “shortly, we will have sold in to retailers more than 10 million Xbox One consoles”. So this isn’t sales to actual people,...
November 17, 2014
Is Will.i.am’s new Puls smartwatch any good? The Verge says… no
Will.i.am is very excited about his new Puls smartwatch, but will gadget buyers be as enthusiastic? One of the first technology sites to review the device, The Verge, is distinctly unimpressed. “I got a chance to use an...
November 10, 2014
Why Apple canned the iPod Classic: ‘We couldn’t get the parts’
Apple recently quietly retired its iPod Classic device, although it didn’t announce the move at the time, nor has it given the gadget much of a send-off. Last night, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained the reasoning for axing...
October 28, 2014
New iPads for Apple as WatchKit platform prepares to debut
Apple held its latest product launch last night, although it wasn’t as glitzy an affair as the recent iPhones / Watch / U2 happening. On the agenda last night were new iPads – slimmer, faster and with Touch ID finger-print...
October 18, 2014