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'Smart coffee' via iPad: We make our favourite cup using a Saeco GranBaristo Avanti Bluetooth prototype

'Smart coffee' via iPad: We make our favourite cup using a Saeco GranBaristo Avanti Bluetooth prototype

By 9 September 2013

Coffee is a fiddly business. The wrong beans, too much milk, not enough foam, bad crema, and all that stuff. We all have our favourite cup and now Philips has revealed a way it thinks you can get it just right each and every time. The answer? An iPad... >>

Ricoh Theta hands-on: we explore Ricoh's 360-degree, app-controllable camera

Ricoh Theta hands-on: we explore Ricoh's 360-degree, app-controllable camera

By 7 September 2013

The Ricoh Theta is a camera with a single purpose: it takes 360-degree panoramas and stitches them into spherical, navigable files within a few seconds. But there's no screen on this device, just two protruding wide-angle lenses that make it look like... >>

Spotify Connect takes on AirPlay, dozens of speakers to support new streaming option

Spotify Connect takes on AirPlay, dozens of speakers to support new streaming option

By 3 September 2013

Spotify is to take on Sonos and Apple's AirPlay offering with a new feature it is rolling out in the coming weeks. Called Spotify Connect, a new button within the company's iPhone and iPad apps (an Android version is coming very quickly soon after) will... >>

A week in reviews: 26 - 30 August

A week in reviews: 26 - 30 August

By 31 August 2013

The final Bank Holiday of the summer is behind us, the sun setting earlier each day, and September is just about to begin. But on the cusp of summer's end we've tested so much cool tech this week that you'll have that summery smile back on your face in... >>

Sprinkle Islands review
5 out of 5

Sprinkle Islands review

By 29 August 2013

Did you ever play Sprinkle? It's the game where you use a water cannon mounted on a crane to adjust its height and angle to fight fires, move obstacles, spin wheels and do a host of different things to solve puzzles throughout increasingly difficult levels.... >>

A week in reviews: 12 - 16 August

A week in reviews: 12 - 16 August

By 17 August 2013

It's been a mad week - by which we mean a mad-fun week, chock-full of review products from many corners of tech. From visiting Iceland to explore the landscape in which Joseph Kosinski's movie Oblivion was shot - with a Fujifilm X-M1 in tow, no less... >>

Plants vs Zombies 2 review
5 out of 5

Plants vs Zombies 2 review

By 15 August 2013

Plants vs Zombies is one of the most popular gaming apps ever released. And for good reason: it's so good that you'll want to eat your own brain. Popcap, the title's developer, has been gobbled up by publishing giant EA since the original game's app-format... >>

Octonauts to your iPads! Official CBeebies app brings kids' favourites to iOS, Android and Kindle

Octonauts to your iPads! Official CBeebies app brings kids' favourites to iOS, Android and Kindle

By 15 August 2013

The BBC has launched an official CBeebies app, called CBeebies Playtime, that features a number of hit characters from the dedicated children's channel. The app offers a basic discovery interface and is highly interactive, taking advantage of many of... >>

We will spend $75 billion on apps in 2017, 75 per cent of that on in-app purchases

We will spend $75 billion on apps in 2017, 75 per cent of that on in-app purchases

By 14 August 2013

A report has been published that claims the app market will be worth $75 billion a year by 2017, that's £48.57 billion. And a vast majority of that revenue will be generated by in-app purchases. Analytics firm Juniper Research has conducted a study into... >>

PlayStation All-Stars Island for iPhone, iPad and Android breaks Sackboy and Nathan Drake out of Sony exclusivity

PlayStation All-Stars Island for iPhone, iPad and Android breaks Sackboy and Nathan Drake out of Sony exclusivity

By 9 August 2013

Sony is bringing some of its most-loved gaming IPs to iOS and Android in the shape of endless-running game PlayStation All-Stars Island. Nathan Drake, the hero of the Uncharted series, Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet, Cole McGrath from the first two InFamous... >>