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UK budget spring 2015: Internet of Things, 100Mbps broadband for all, free Wi-Fi

UK budget spring 2015: Internet of Things, 100Mbps broadband for all, free Wi-Fi

By 18 March 2015

The British government has delivered a pre-election budget that further strengthens its measures to support technology in the UK. It will be chancellor George Osborne's last budget before the nation votes on the next government, so there are several... >>

Microsoft Band coming to UK 15 April: We have a play with one of the first in the country

Microsoft Band coming to UK 15 April: We have a play with one of the first in the country

By 17 March 2015

Microsoft is finally ready to expand the reach of its fitness tracker and smartband to outside of North America, with the UK the next country to get the device. And because the Microsoft Band has been updated a few times since launch, adding new features... >>

Apple TV subscription service could launch in September

Apple TV subscription service could launch in September

By 17 March 2015

It's been reported for some time that Apple is working on an enhanced channel offering for Apple TV. The Wall Street Journal has now provided more detail, citing sources familiar with the matter. We'd seen previous rumours that Apple was talking to... >>

Chromecast will play and pause using your TV's remote

Chromecast will play and pause using your TV's remote

By 17 March 2015

Chromecast. Every time you think it has reached the limit of its capabilities, it goes and does something new. The latest feature to emerge from the depths of Reddit, is that Chromecast will play and pause using your TV's remote control.  For anyone... >>

This 3D printer synthesises molecules that normally take chemists years to craft

This 3D printer synthesises molecules that normally take chemists years to craft

By 16 March 2015

Just when you've thought about all the ways 3D printing could revolutionise industries across the world, something new pops up and pretty much blows your mind, such as a new 3D printer from a chemist at the University of Illinois. Martin Burke has published... >>

Samsung live streamed a woman giving birth in virtual reality, and here's the video

Samsung live streamed a woman giving birth in virtual reality, and here's the video

By 16 March 2015

Samsung is, um, trying new things, in an attempt to get people interested in virtual reality. It has documented Jason and Alison Larke and the birth of their third child. The whole idea apparently came about after Jason discovered his job as a contract... >>

Breitling just entered the smartwatch game with its B55 Connected

Breitling just entered the smartwatch game with its B55 Connected

By 13 March 2015

Switzerland-based Breitling is a company that primarily designs and manufactures chronometer watches, but it's latest offering is something a bit different. It has finally introduced a smartwatch (or, rather, a "connected watch") called B55 Connected.... >>

A Google engineer turned a Star Wars toy into this awesome speeder bike quadcopter

A Google engineer turned a Star Wars toy into this awesome speeder bike quadcopter

By 13 March 2015

What you're about to see will make your inner Star Wars-obsessed child amazed. Adam Woodworth is a lifelong aviation nut who studied aerospace engineering at MIT and has been flying radio-controlled gadgets since he was a kid. Woodworth is also a hardware... >>

USB Type-C is here: Faster charging, quicker data, smaller mobiles and the death of AC laptop chargers

USB Type-C is here: Faster charging, quicker data, smaller mobiles and the death of AC laptop chargers

By 13 March 2015

At last, the new USB Type-C connector is ready for mass production. It will come with reversible ends, featuring the same small connector on either end. But it means so much more for new smartphones, tablets and even laptops. The new Type-C will mean... >>

Swatch looking to make normal watch line-up smarter… but not completely smart

Swatch looking to make normal watch line-up smarter… but not completely smart

By 13 March 2015

Swatch has followed up on news of its first smartwatch, the Touch Zero One - a device designed for beach volleyball players - with an announcement that it plans to introduce new, smarter technology to its entire incoming line-up of watches. However, rather... >>