Archive | Devices

Almost every team member has at least 3 primary mobile handsets! In this category, we profile devices and related wireless infrastructure.

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Hive Releases New Connected Home Products

Last year British Gas subsidiary Hive released a range of connected home products such as its smart thermostat, giving a simple yet powerful way to control various automation aspects of your home. The firm also said it would launch a range of lightbulbs, motion sensors (for doors and windows) and a “smart plug”. It’s great to see new products from Hive, […]

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News: Wearable Sales to Increase 18.4% in 2016

When I worked at British Telecom’s research division at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk back in 1996, several colleagues were involved in early wearables projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Thad Starner, one of most well known wearables researchers at MIT and closely involved with BT, later went on to play a key role in the Google Glass project. Those were the early days […]

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Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi Finish 2015 with Above Average Year-Over-Year Growth, as Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Surpass 1.4 Billion for the Year, According to IDC

Every year, sales of smartphones rise as people ditch their feature phones and purchase the latest all-singing, all-dancing mobiles. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that smartphone shipments in 2015 passed the 1.4 billion mark, breaking new records. Despite saturation in many countries, there’s still a lot of room for growth in emerging market such as India an […]

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Critical Kit: Google Chromecast

If you want to stream or mirror content from a mobile phone, tablet or laptop to your television, there are several options available right now. Apple users might like the latest Apple TV as they can use AirPlay, with the added benefit of being able to watch TV shows and movies on the device itself as well as […]

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dokiWatch: a promising smartwatch for children

Wearables come in all shapes and sizes these days. Smartwatches are still the most instantly recognisable and popular wearables among adults, but there haven’t been many products designed with children in mind. A Hong Kong-based company called Doki Technologies recently provided a glimpse at dokiWatch, billed as the world’s most advanced and complete wearable phone and locator for kids […]

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Smart Home take-up and behaviour: Strategy Analytics survey

  The International CES has proven again this year that there’s a huge interest in smart home technology, with tech companies and device makers showing their latest connected devices. There is a huge opportunity for smart homes, but consumers are perhaps not yet fully convinced about the benefits. Reflecting this, the Consumer Technology Association has […]

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The best pre-show announcements of CES 2016

The Consumer Electronics Show 2016 officially starts today, but there have already been dozens of pre-show product announcements, press releases and YouTube videos to whet our appetite. Let’s take an quick look at just a few of the early announcements so far… Smartphones Huawei On January 5, 2016, the Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) will unveil the Huawei […]

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Critical Kit: Apple iPad Pro

Some people love Apple’s products. Just as many hate them. But it’s pretty hard to argue that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro isn’t the best (certainly the most powerful) iPad you can buy. And no doubt many of our readers will have received or given one this Christmas. The super-sized tablet has also received largely favourable reviews thanks in […]

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Happy Christmas from Mobile Industry Review: Technology moves in on Christmas Traditions

Happy Christmas! The jolly team over at Intersperience have just furnished us with some very interesting statistics regarding the UK’s experiences with technology and digital devices over the festive season. For many people, Christmas is the time of year when they will receive a new smartphone, tablet or other gadget, and that special day is invariably peppered with the chimes and […]

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