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Microsoft Q2 2015 earnings: Surface and cloud sales are up, while Xbox sales are down

Microsoft Q2 2015 earnings: Surface and cloud sales are up, while Xbox sales are down

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Microsoft ended 2014 with a bang. Kind of.The company beat analysts’ expectations of $26.3 billion in revenue with $26.5 billion in revenue for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015. Revenue is therefore up 7.9 per cent year over year, compared... >>

12-inch MacBook Air parts spotted, is this Apple's next laptop?

12-inch MacBook Air parts spotted, is this Apple's next laptop?

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Leaked photos have given us more evidence that Apple could be building a 12-inch MacBook Air to be released later this year.Fresh "spy shots" of what is claimed to be the rear casing and new logo of the supposed new ultra-small, ultra-thin laptop have... >>

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 preview is now out, with Cortana on the desktop and more

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 preview is now out, with Cortana on the desktop and more

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Just days after its Windows 10 event, Microsoft has announced that some of the new features it demoed are now available for Windows Insiders.The latest Windows 10 preview, called build 9926, doesn't include everything Microsoft showed off on 21 January,... >>

How to get the new Windows 10 on your PC, tablet, phone or Xbox One

How to get the new Windows 10 on your PC, tablet, phone or Xbox One

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Microsoft has pulled the covers back even more for Windows 10 detailing new features and tricks.It has also detailed, for the first time, that the operating system will be replacing Windows Phone 8, and coming to the Xbox to create a single OS for all... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 new features: Cortana, universal apps, Spartan browser, and more

Microsoft Windows 10 new features: Cortana, universal apps, Spartan browser, and more

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Microsoft is holding an event to show off new features that'll get consumers talking about Windows 10.Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, demonstrated both productivity features and universal apps on stage,... >>

Microsoft Surface Hub is an 84-inch 4K tablet, basically

Microsoft Surface Hub is an 84-inch 4K tablet, basically

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During its Windows 10 media briefing, Microsoft unveiled an 84-inch interactive screen that doubles as a touchscreen computer and 4K TV.The Surface Hub is part of the company's Perceptive Pixel program and has all manner of control systems with which... >>

You'll be able to stream and play your Xbox One games on any Windows 10 PC or tablet

You'll be able to stream and play your Xbox One games on any Windows 10 PC or tablet

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One of the features of the PS4 that many have cited as a reason why the console is better than the Xbox One is Remote Play, the ability to stream PlayStation 4 games to devices such as the PS Vita, PS Vita TV and Sony Xperia phones and tablets. However,... >>

Windows 10 will be free, spells the death of Windows Phone

Windows 10 will be free, spells the death of Windows Phone

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Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be offered as a free download to customers using Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Phone 8.1.Announced during its Windows 10 media briefing, the free upgrade will be available to all of those customers - 200... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 media briefing live stream, watch it right here

Microsoft Windows 10 media briefing live stream, watch it right here

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Microsoft will be unveiling its latest PC operating system today during a press event in Seattle and Pocket-lint is one of the few sites given official access to the live webcast of the Windows 10 media briefing.The company's CEO Satya Nadella will be... >>

Mouse-Box is a complete computer with wireless charging that only needs a screen

Mouse-Box is a complete computer with wireless charging that only needs a screen

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Sure, computers are getting smaller but what if you could remove your computer completely and just use the mouse and screen? That's what Mouse-Box is here to do with a complete PC built into a mouse.The idea behind Mouse-Box isn't simply to provide more... >>

This is the Apple iMac that could have been: Apple Lisa gets modernised

This is the Apple iMac that could have been: Apple Lisa gets modernised

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The Apple iMac has always been in the limelight as every new model recreates desktop computer design. We've gone from a square box all the way to a metallic slither of 5K resolution. But what if the original shape had remained?This is what German tech... >>

How to remotely access your PC or Mac on iPhone or iPad for free using Chrome Remote Desktop

How to remotely access your PC or Mac on iPhone or iPad for free using Chrome Remote Desktop

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As we revealed earlier, Google has finally released a version of its Chrome Remote Desktop application for iOS, giving iPad and iPhone owners the same level of access to their desktop PCs or Macs as Android device owners have had for a while.There are... >>

Ex-Google engineers made a tablet that looks just like Microsoft's Surface but runs Android

Ex-Google engineers made a tablet that looks just like Microsoft's Surface but runs Android

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Three ex-Google senior engineers have joined forces to develop a new product that looks nearly identical to the Microsoft Surface and runs a modified version of Android. Why? Because they "couldn't stand the drawbacks of the tablets and laptops" on the... >>

EE added a whopping 5.7m customers this year, and that’s before EE TV arrived

EE added a whopping 5.7m customers this year, and that’s before EE TV arrived

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EE, referred to as the UK's largest mobile operator, is living up to its name with a whopping 5.7 million customers added to the 4G network in 2014.EE TV, which allows families to stream from a TV box to up to four mobile devices at once, wasn't even... >>

Dramatic Apple MacBook Air 12-inch redesign rumoured

Dramatic Apple MacBook Air 12-inch redesign rumoured

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Apple's next MacBook Air could see a dramatic redesign with a new 12-inch model becoming the lightest and most portable MacBook Air yet.Revealed by 9to5Mac, who has reportedly garnered the information from sources within Apple who have been using the... >>

Razer Forge TV turns your existing TV into an Android TV and adds PC game streaming to boot

Razer Forge TV turns your existing TV into an Android TV and adds PC game streaming to boot

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A lot of hope was placed on the shoulders of the humble Android console a couple of years back, with Ouya perhaps the biggest name is trying to offer a cheaper alternative to dedicated games machines from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. However, they seemed... >>

Three’s free roaming to expand to Spain too, here are the countries you can use your phone for free

Three’s free roaming to expand to Spain too, here are the countries you can use your phone for free

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UK mobile operator Three has announced that it will extending its Feel At Home free roaming incentive to include Spain and New Zealand from 1 April. The company has been praised on allowing its customers to use their data, talk minutes and text plans... >>

Asus Transformer Book Chi series pictures and hands-on: T300, T100, and T90

Asus Transformer Book Chi series pictures and hands-on: T300, T100, and T90

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Asus has unveiled a few Windows 8.1-powered devices at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. They're 2-in-1s under the Transformer Book Chi series.Jonney Shih, CEO of Asus, called the new laptops the "ultimate dream machine" and repeatedly compared them to Apple's MacBook... >>

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook pictures and hands-on

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook pictures and hands-on

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Lenovo has a new ultrabook that it showed off at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. It's called the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon.Described as a 14-inch performance ultrabook with a super bright FHD display, PCIe solid state drive, fifth-generation Intel Core processors,... >>

Lenovo adds 14-inch Yoga 3 laptop and tablet combo to join 11-inch model for larger flexibility

Lenovo adds 14-inch Yoga 3 laptop and tablet combo to join 11-inch model for larger flexibility

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Lenovo has introduced a new 14-inch version of its Yoga 3 laptop cum tablet combination device, with a previously announced 11-inch model hitting the shelves first.It comes with a backlit screen yet is only 18.3mm in thickness when closed, ensuring that... >>

Asus Transformer Book Chi goes to war against the MacBook Air

Asus Transformer Book Chi goes to war against the MacBook Air

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"Our Chi is thinner than Air," said Jonney Shih, CEO of Asus as the Transformer Book Chi was announced at CES 2015.If the name sounds familiar, that's because it was unveiled at Computex in June 2014, but now it seems there's a full family of Transformer... >>

Acer Intel RealSense laptops mean Minority Report gesture controls are here

Acer Intel RealSense laptops mean Minority Report gesture controls are here

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Acer has announced from CES 2015 in Las Vegas that it will be releasing new laptops this month that use Intel RealSense 3D cameras for gesture controls.Like the film Minority Report, that's had us dreaming about gesture controls ever since, users will... >>

Lenovo shows off 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon alongside new touchscreen ultrabooks and more

Lenovo shows off 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon alongside new touchscreen ultrabooks and more

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Lenovo is at CES 2015, where it just announced a tonne of new devices including new touchscreen ultrabooks.The first ultrabook is the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It's described as a 14-inch performance ultrabook with a super bright FHD display, PCIe solid... >>

Acer Chromebook 15 is big and Googley (hands-on)

Acer Chromebook 15 is big and Googley (hands-on)

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Acer has continued its push into the world of Chromebook with yet another model, this time a rather large 15.6-inch offering for those that want to enjoy more screen.Acer's goal, according to the company, is to offer a big screen Chrome OS experience... >>

The Lacie Mirror: Yet another attempt to make the hard drive sexy

The Lacie Mirror: Yet another attempt to make the hard drive sexy

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Hard drives, we all need them, but damn they can be boring. To combat this tedium, Lacie has teamed up with French industrial designer Pauline Deltour to use Makassar ebony wood and Corning Gorilla Glass to jazz up its latest offering, called the Lacie... >>

Acer Chromebook 15 takes Chrome OS large with 15.6-inch display

Acer Chromebook 15 takes Chrome OS large with 15.6-inch display

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Acer is pushing into larger Chromebook territory with the Chromebook 15, sporting a 15.6-inch display. Launched at CES 2015, the new Chromebook gives you 27 per cent more space to get productive over the more common 13.3-inch models. The new model will... >>

The new Ativ One 7 is Samsung's first all-in-one, curved-screen desktop (with no 4K)

The new Ativ One 7 is Samsung's first all-in-one, curved-screen desktop (with no 4K)

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Alongside a new-and-improved Ativ Book 9, Samsung has unveiled the Ativ One 7. It's the company's first all-in-one, curved-screen desktop.The 27-inch desktop could be mistaken for something out of Samsung's monitor or TV lineups, but it's different in... >>

Samsung's Ativ Book 9 is now a 12.2-inch fanless laptop

Samsung's Ativ Book 9 is now a 12.2-inch fanless laptop

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Samsung updated its Windows 8.1-powered Ativ Book 9 at CES 2014, and now it has given the laptop another boost ahead of CES 2015.The new Ativ Book 9 has a more compact 12.2-inch screen and shed some weight too, coming in at 2.1 pounds (0.9 kg). The display,... >>

Windows 10 could come with new Spartan web browser, not IE 12

Windows 10 could come with new Spartan web browser, not IE 12

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Microsoft is supposedly developing a completely new web browser, codenamed Spartan.Spartan will launch around the same time Windows 10 is set to debut, transitioning Microsoft away from Internet Explorer, according to ZDNet. The new web browser is not... >>

How to improve your Wi-Fi at home

How to improve your Wi-Fi at home

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With more and more of our entertainment lives requiring an internet connection, making sure your are well connected in your home is becoming more and more important.While US home owners can enjoy wooden frame constructed houses and plasterboard stud walls,... >>

Why's my Mac taking my iPhone calls? How to turn off Apple Continuity

Why's my Mac taking my iPhone calls? How to turn off Apple Continuity

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Continuity in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite brings effortless tethering as well as the ability to pass app activities between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. It is a really clever feature, but can startle some at first and frustrate others merely confused as to... >>

HP's Chromebook 14 now comes with a 1080p touchscreen

HP's Chromebook 14 now comes with a 1080p touchscreen

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Those of you who just bought a Chromebook for Christmas might be upset about what HP just quietly launched: a 14-inch Chromebook with a 1080p touchscreen.That's right. You can now get an HD touchscreen Chromebook from HP, and that's not even the best... >>

Google is close to launching 'OK Google' always-on voice commands for Chromebooks

Google is close to launching 'OK Google' always-on voice commands for Chromebooks

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You can now say "OK Google" to your Chromebook. Well, people running early release software can anyway.The latest early release of Chrome OS has an always-on feature that allows users to jump into voice command mode. All they have to do is get the release... >>

Microsoft is working on a service for streaming apps and games to Windows devices

Microsoft is working on a service for streaming apps and games to Windows devices

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Microsoft is developing a better way to compete with Google and its cloud-based apps and operating system. The company is building a experimental service for streaming apps and games on Windows, it's claimed.ZDNet has reported that Microsoft's Azure-based... >>

It looks like BT is about to buy EE for £12.5bn as it enters exclusive negotiations

It looks like BT is about to buy EE for £12.5bn as it enters exclusive negotiations

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There has been a lot of talk about BT bidding for a network operator with O2 and EE in the running. Now it's been announced that BT is entering exclusive negotiation talks with EE ahead of what will likely be its buyout.EE is made up of Deutsche Telekom... >>

You’ll never believe how much Seagate’s 8TB hard drives cost

You’ll never believe how much Seagate’s 8TB hard drives cost

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Seagate is never satisfied with the hard drives out there and has yet again broken the mould and created a new type of HDD, saving everyone money.This new hard drive uses Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology to cram even more data onto each platter... >>

Microsoft will show off Windows 10 features for consumers at January event

Microsoft will show off Windows 10 features for consumers at January event

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With the new year fast approaching, Microsoft is likely adding the final touches to Windows 10 and planning press events for the upcoming software. In fact, the company has just announced an event for 21 January."We will be holding an event here on Microsoft’s... >>

Famous garage where first Apple computers were built is a 'myth', says Steve Wozniak

Famous garage where first Apple computers were built is a 'myth', says Steve Wozniak

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We hate to break it to you, Apple fanboys and fangirls, but your world is about to shatter.The ever-chatty Steve Wozniak - you know, the guy who co-founded Apple along with Steve Jobs - has just completed another interview with Bloomberg Businessweek,... >>

Imagination Technologies Creator CI20 arrives to take on Raspberry Pi

Imagination Technologies Creator CI20 arrives to take on Raspberry Pi

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Whether you're a developer, hobbyist or just fancy tinkering with a mini computer on a board Imagination Technologies has created the MIPS-based Creator CI20 just for you.Much like the now famous Raspberry Pi this computer on a board offers an entire... >>

E-cigarette bad for digital health, infects computer with virus

E-cigarette bad for digital health, infects computer with virus

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Just when you thought stopping smoking cigarettes and moving to e-cigarettes was the healthy option, they get dangerous too. A recent report has revealed a man's computer was hacked by an e-cigarette when he plugged it in to charge.The e-cigarette, bought... >>

EE to bring 4G, 3G and voice to unconnected areas using micro network

EE to bring 4G, 3G and voice to unconnected areas using micro network

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The mobile network EE has announced that it aims to connect rural areas currently without voice, 3G and 4G services by 2017.Right now there are still pockets of the UK without mobile connectivity. These are largely located in areas far from main antennae... >>

BT in confirmed talks with both EE and O2 for move back into mobile

BT in confirmed talks with both EE and O2 for move back into mobile

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EE has revealed that it too is in talks with BT over the British telecoms company buying the mobile operator's UK business. It was already understood that BT was in talks with O2 to bring it back under its wing, but while it seems certain now that the... >>

Google is giving 1TB of free Google Drive space to new Chromebook buyers

Google is giving 1TB of free Google Drive space to new Chromebook buyers

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The holiday shopping season has officially arrived, and so Google has announced an awesome deal that's exclusive to new Chromebook buyers.In an attempt to snag your interest this Christmas, Google has come up with a deal that'll encourage you to spend... >>

Turn an old Apple iMac into an aquarium yourself, or buy one ready to go

Turn an old Apple iMac into an aquarium yourself, or buy one ready to go

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We've heard of recycling but this is just ingenious. Apple iMacs have been turned into great looking fish tanks and now you can own one.Jake Harms thinks outside of the box, or inside the iMac in this case, and has come up with a brilliant adaptation... >>

Best iPhone accessories and apps to get for Christmas

Best iPhone accessories and apps to get for Christmas

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Christmas is but a hair's breadth away and it's time to decide what to give granny/little Johnny/sis/the cat as an annual token of affection. And that can be a daunting decision, with each year passing making it harder to a) think of what to buy them,... >>