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Android Q: everything you need to know about Google’s update

Google took the wraps off the next version of Android 10 Q at its IO developer conference in California this week, introducing a whole range of new features, gestures, AI and privacy advances. Android Q doesn’t yet have a full name, but it marks a shift-change in Google’s attitudes to how things should work on a smartphone. […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Technology | Read More »

Huawei P30 Pro review: game-changing camera, stellar battery life

uawei’s latest top-end phone, the P30 Pro, has a genuinely groundbreaking new quad camera system on the back with amazing low-light performance and the first 5x optical zoom enabling a practically spycam-like 50x digital zoom. The new £900 phone, from the firm that continues to be at the centre of a political storm, has the familiar […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Technology | Read More »

Best true wireless earbuds: AirPods, Samsung, Jabra and Anker compared and ranked

It wasn’t long ago that true wireless earbuds, those that don’t need any wires even between the earphones, weren’t very good. Solid connectivity was a challenge, dropouts were infuriatingly common and battery life was woeful. But they all offered that taste of freedom from wires that is like a ratchet – once you’ve experienced tangle-free […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Technology | Read More »

Facebook cofounder calls for company to break up over ‘unprecedented’ power

A cofounder of Facebook has called for the government to break up the company, warning that Mark Zuckerberg’s power is “unprecedented and un-American”. Chris Hughes, who helped established Facebook after meeting Zuckerberg at Harvard, wrote in the New York Times that Facebook’s acquisition of rival platforms had given Zuckerberg unparalleled power over speech and that, from the early days of Facebook, […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Technology | Read More »

Meng Wanzhou: Huawei CFO seeks halt to extradition after Trump comments

Huawei’s chief financial officer intends to seek a stay on extradition proceedings, in part based on statements by Donald Trump about the case that her lawyers say disqualifies the United States from pursuing the matter in Canada. Meng Wanzhou, 47, who faces charges related to Iran sanctions violations, was appearing at a Vancouver courthouse on Wednesday to […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Technology | Read More »

My data security is better than yours: tech CEOs throw shade in privacy wars

Privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services,” declared Sundar Pichai, the chief executive officer of Google, in a New York Times op-ed this week. “Privacy must be equally available to everyone in the world.” Pichai’s column, published in conjunction with Google’s annual developer conference, […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Technology | Read More »

Silk Road: Ross Ulbricht files appeal against convictions and sentencing

Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of running the online drug emporium Silk Road, has appealed against his conviction and sentence, according to court documents filed on Thursday. In February, a jury in a federal court in Manhattan found Ulbricht, who went by the alias “Dread Pirate Roberts”, guilty on seven counts related to the drug […]

June 7th, 2015 | Posted in Internet,Technology | Read More »

Six important video games you’ll never see in a hall of fame

It is undoubtedly good news. The Strong museum of Play in Rochester, New York, has opened a World Video Game Hall of Fame to celebrate titles that have had a huge impact on the medium. The six initial inductees are clearly deserving of their inclusion. Pong, Pac-Man, Tetris, Super Mario Bros., Doom and World of […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in Technology | Read More »

Facebook video could ‘eclipse’ YouTube if it tackles piracy says Fullscreen boss

Facebook’s native video features have the potential to “eclipse” YouTube according to the boss of multi-channel network Fullscreen – but only if the social network tackles the issue of videos being uploaded without the permission of their creators. Fullscreen is one of the MCNs that has built a big audience on YouTube, with its network […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in Computers,Internet,Technology | Read More »

Your Instagram feed is about to be invaded by more ads

Instagram is opening up its advertising to all businesses regardless of size to expand its money-making efforts, meaning more ads in user feeds. The company also said that it was going to expand its advertising targeting features based on user interests, age, gender and demographic, using the photos they take as well as integration with […]

June 4th, 2015 | Posted in Internet,Mobiles,Technology | Read More »