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News: inventor of email, Ray Tomlinson, dies aged 74

Email is one of those incredibly useful communication tools that we all take for granted. It has become so prevalent, for business and for personal use, that we tend to forget there was a time without it. Over the weekend, the sad news came that the inventor of email, Raymond Tomlinson, died at the age of 74 from a suspected heart attack. Tomlinson […]

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Devices Opinion

Smartwatches now outsell Swiss watches…

Anyone who doubted 2015 was the year of the smartwatch will be proven wrong by figures from Strategy Analytics, which showed in the first months of the year shipments of smartwatches just beat those of Swiss swatches. The figures reveal that smartwatches sold 8.1 a heady million units, compared with 7.9 million units for Swiss watches. That’s quite an […]

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Critical Kit: Ulo wireless security camera

“And now for something completely different” as Monty Python used to say. How about an “Interactive Home Monitoring Owl”?! Browsing YouTube’s recommendations recently, I stumbled across one of those Amazing Gadgets You Won’t Believe videos, and one of the featured products was the Ulo wireless security camera, by designer Vivien Muller. Most security cameras tend to look rather […]

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Roundup of the month – 5 things you may have missed

February has been a busy month in the mobile industry, with most of the important announcements and news coming during last week’s Mobile World Congress. You can’t fail to have noticed high profile news such as a raft of new smartphones, gadgets, and advancements in mobile tech in general, but as always there have been lots of […]

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Hottest (non-smartphone) gadgets at Mobile World World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 has now come to a close. There were lots of new product announcements and interesting new devices on show at the event in Barcelona this week. There’s always a great deal of hubbub surrounding the major products unveiled during the week, such as LG’s G5 smartphone and Samsung’s new Galaxy S7, but there were […]

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Top stories from day 1 of Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress is now in full swing, with many of the major product announcements and news stories happening on Sunday and Monday. The big name phone companies unveiled new smartphones (and many more mobile devices, accessories, laptops and gadgets, not forgetting mobile network technologies) in what looks like another bumper year of faster and sexier devices. Is […]

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Samsung and LG just announced new flagship smartphones

On Sunday, the first (unofficial) day of Mobile World Congress 2016, Samsung and LG both revealed their latest all-singing, all-dancing devices to the world. LG G5 LG debuted the G5, the first time it’s attempted a modular smartphone, and featuring a “sleek, metal uni-body featuring a Slide-out Battery and a Modular Type design that gives a greater smartphone […]

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UK companies in force at Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 is set to kick off in just a few days, and this year will see more than 50 British companies at the event located in the “GREAT Britain Pavilion” section comprising more than a thousand square metres of exhibition space across Hall 6, Hall 7 and Hall 8.1. The Pavilion will be home […]

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Who will reign at Mobile World Congress?

Each year Mobile World Congress kicks off on the Sunday before the main show starts, with lots of high-profile events where new devices and technologies are revealed. Samsung has traditionally booked large venues at the show to launch their latest products and this year is no exception. Both Samsung and Huawei will be revealing new flagship […]

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Education Goes High-Tech

Anyone over 40 years old probably remembers a time when the most hi-tech devices at school were the scientific calculators used in mathematics class, or perhaps one of the early PCs used by the computer or IT faculty (if your school even had one). Even at university back in my day (early 1990’s), very few people owned a mobile phone and […]

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Opinion

Opinion: driverless cars might be the ultimate mobile device (but I would never buy one)

In a slight change to the usual format, today’s “Apps to Watch” has been jettisoned in favour of something I hope will be a more compelling read. You may have noticed over the past year or two that driverless cars (also known as autonomous vehicles) are receiving an increasing amount of press coverage lately, with tech companies […]

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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, […]