The desktop PC market has been in decline for a number of years as consumers move towards more portable devices, but a new investigation by consumer help group Which? Has found that laptop owners are being overcharged for simple repairs to their devices.
Google Maps has now added London to its list of cities that now feature 3D renderings, so you can now fly through London in all its glory. This new addition allows users to zoom, pan, rotate and tilt throughout the city through Google Maps and Google Earth and has faithfully recreated every building in London in 3D.
We have been reading reports that the new Apple iPhone 6 is about to begin production in Taiwan late this month to be ready for the launch planned in the autumn. The first of the new models is apparently going to be a 4.7 inch, with the widely rumoured 5.5 inch version to begin manufacture in the second week of August this year.
The Federation of Small Businesses has warned the government that the UK’s broadband infrastructure is not fit for purpose and is calling for them to commit to delivering a minimum of 10Mbps for all business premises by 2019.
Quadcopters have become more and more popular over the past couple of years and as the technology has grown, more and more photographers and filmmakers has adopted the medium to use on their projects with stunning results.
An unexpected dramatic slowdown in sales of new tablets has taken the industry completely by surprise due to owners of the devices keeping them far longer than expected. One of the causes of this is possibly due to better and more prolonged battery life, software updates and robustness of the tablet itself, which has resulted in owners happier to use their tablets far longer than was first anticipated, much longer than smartphones for example.
Heathrow Airport officials are warning passengers travelling to the US with electronic gadgets in their hand luggage that they must ensure that all their devices are charged or face having them confiscated. Details were posted on the airports website and official Facebook page and comes after a request from the US that ‘certain overseas airports’ implement enhanced security protocols over fears of terrorist threats.
If the rumors are true, Apple are said to be in the process of producing a brand new sized MacBook Air for release this winter. The company already manufactures an 11 inch and a 13 inch MacBook Air, but it is said that a new laptop with a 12 inch screen will strengthen their position in the super light small to medium notebook range.
It seems like every man and his dog is producing a smartwatch these days, but are the masses really ready for a wearable device? If history is anything to go by then the answer is no. Smartwatches have been around since the early 80’s and have had nowhere near the success as mobile phones, tablets and laptops have had during this time, so what makes the manufacturers so keen to reintroduce this technology.
Google sees wearable technology in its future This year was one of the first years for a good while, where focus was not on Google Glass, due to the fact it’s officially on its way. But it doesn’t there was no wearable technology being showcased and no attention grabbing products, in fact, at a time when many companies are scaling back what the offer, Google are expanding even further, from watches, to televisions and gaming set-top boxes to cars, is there nothing Google won’t try their hand at? (more…)