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Apple Event 2016

17 March 2016

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple will officially hold its March event this coming Monday, the 21st. Apple has a lot up its sleeve. The biggest and most highly anticipated announcement is expected to be the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE is expected to return Apple to the 4-inch iPhone market and feature a design…

Facebook listens in on you.

27 May 2014

Well Facebook have finally stepped over the mark and are planning to include a feature to monitor in on your phones microphone! Yes you heard me right, i did not believe it at first and thought, hold on this is May we are in right not April? Read below for more information from the BBC…

Apple iPad Mini

03 February 2013

The iPad Mini launch comes as no great shock, but as the reviews roll in, what remains surprising is how Apple has reacted to the 7-inch tablet hype. The charge towards smaller tablet form factors, led by the Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, has finally been endorsed by Apple. Apple iPad Mini: Build Lighter and thinner than…

Dell XPS 10

31 January 2013

Dell has gone all Windows RT with its new XPS 10 tablet. Looking a bit like a carbon fibre version of the Asus Transformer range of tablets, the XPS 10 features a detachable keyboard so you can work with or without it. Playing about with the XPS 10, the small chiclet keyboard responded well and, crucially, so did…

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator

15 January 2013

This input device looks more like a big button than like a traditional mouse. In addition to pushing it down, you can also twist it, pull up on, and even tilt it. These extra axes of control take some getting used to, but they come in very handy when navigating 3D environments. And I should…

Apple iPhone 5

13 September 2012

What does it look like? The Apple iPhone 5 looks a lot like the iPhone 4S but it’s thinner, by 18 per cent, and lighter, by 20 per cent. The screen is taller too, at 4-inches corner to corner, but the phone, held in portrait mode, is the same width. Instead of a glass back, the iPhone…

The technology behind the BBC Olympics coverage

27 July 2012

The Olympic Games on home soil will be the final instalment of the most operationally challenging period in the BBC Olympics history, and the broadcaster’s chief technology officer (CTO) John Linwood told Computer Weekly’s CW500 Club about the “terrifying” challenge of providing live coverage of all events at the Olympics, thinking the unthinkable and balancing this with…

O2 Mobile wallet app

24 July 2012

O2 Mobile network has launched a smartphone app that allows users to transfer up to £500 via text message. It also allows customers to “digitise” their debit and credit cards to speed up purchases from online stores. The firm also intends to allow users of phones with near-field communication (NFC) chips to make contactless payments in high…

Rural broadband on hold

15 June 2012

The government has paid consultants nearly £3m to help civil servants select companies to build a rural broadband network, only for the scheme to become trapped in a deadlock with Brussels. The Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) process, under which the government has promised to spend £830m eliminating broadband black spots and bringing superfast speeds to…