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Wearable tech market set for Christmas boom

1 hour ago  by Sam Pudwell
Wearable tech market set for Christmas boom
New research by Samsung Electronics has shown that the value of the wearable market in the UK, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands is set to hit £924.2 million by the end of the year.

Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay, now let's get on with making phones'

1 hour ago  by Paul Cooper
Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay, now let's get on with making phones'
Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced his sexual orientation in the hope that it would help others struggling with their identity, but has asked that it not become an unnecessary focus for media attention.

Sony hopes to boost falling Xperia sales with new head of mobile division

1 hour ago  by Barclay Ballard
Sony hopes to boost falling Xperia sales with new head of mobile division
The Japanese firm has announced that senior vice president Hiroki Totoki will take over from the current head of Sony Mobile next month, with the aim of returning the business to profit.

UK police predict gang crime before it strikes, Minority Report-style

2 hours ago  by Alex Hamilton
UK police predict gang crime before it strikes, Minority Report-style
London's police forces are trialling big data software designed to pin-point gang members in the city most likely to commit violent crimes.

Microsoft's 'Band' is a fitness tracker / smartwatch, do you want one?

2 hours ago  by Alysia Judge
Microsoft's 'Band' is a fitness tracker / smartwatch, do you want one?
Simply called Band, Microsoft has dived head first into the wearable technology peleton with the launch of its first smart fitness bracelet. Can it compete with the likes of FitBit and Samsung?

Reviews

Dell Optiplex 3020 Micro review

27 Oct 2014  by James Morris
Dell Optiplex 3020 Micro review
Dell's Optiplex 3020 Micro packs a decent amount of PC power into a tiny chassis, and it's reasonably priced, too.

Nokia Lumia 735 review: A top budget smartphone for selfies

21 Oct 2014  by Sandra Vogel
Nokia Lumia 735 review: A top budget smartphone for selfies
While the Lumia 735 might look like just another Windows Phone, it sports some nice features, won’t break the bank and should really appeal to selfie fans.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: Beautifully built, but too expensive

13 Oct 2014  by Sandra Vogel
Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: Beautifully built, but too expensive
There are two new iPhones on the block, both bigger than we’ve seen before, but is the larger of the two – the iPhone 6 Plus – worth the extra outlay?

HTC One M8 for Windows review

11 Oct 2014  by Brian Fagioli
HTC One M8 for Windows review
HTC has produced a new version of its much praised M8 flagship running Windows Phone. So how does it compare to its Android sibling, or indeed Nokia's Lumia range?

Gigaset QV830 review: A sterling budget Android tablet

09 Oct 2014  by Wayne Williams
Gigaset QV830 review: A sterling budget Android tablet
If you can’t afford a top dollar tablet, or you want a cheap second slate, then the Gigaset QV830 could fit the bill nicely.

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Seven LinkedIn profile tips for career success

57 minutes ago  by Anton Dominique
Seven LinkedIn profile tips for career success
From Richard Branson to Alan Sugar, the most successful business people of our time use LinkedIn. Here's our tips on how to make a premium quality profile as good as theirs.

If next generation firewalls don't evolve, they'll soon be irrelevant

1 hour ago  by Sean Newman
If next generation firewalls don't evolve, they'll soon be irrelevant
While NGFWs continue to be a vital part of an organisation's protection, they were designed for a time before advanced targeted threats started attacking our enterprises, which often go undetected.

What's the big deal about Apple Pay?

3 hours ago  by Guy Wright
What's the big deal about Apple Pay?
iPod, iMac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and now this? I don’t understand why people are so hyped up about giving Apple even more of their money than they already get.

Keep up to date with the news easily via The Week

5 hours ago  by Sandra Vogel
Keep up to date with the news easily via The Week
The Week is a print magazine that summarises what’s been going on in the UK and abroad. Well, it’s not only print – there are apps too.

Tech or treat! Techie costume ideas for Halloween 2014

22 hours ago  by Alysia Judge
Tech or treat! Techie costume ideas for Halloween 2014
Tech or treat! Halloween costume ideas are hard to come by, so we've put together a list of frightening samples for your inner tech geek. Happy Halloween!

Deals

Daily Deals: Asus MemoPad ME173X Tablet PC

29 Oct 2014  by Alvin Cheeseman
Daily Deals: Asus MemoPad ME173X Tablet PC
Need a new tablet but don't want to break the bank? You've come to right place. Ebuyer is offering this Android tablet for a knockdown £79.98.

Daily Deals: Asus dual-band AC750 router and USB adapter for £21.99

28 Oct 2014  by Alvin Cheeseman
Daily Deals: Asus dual-band AC750 router and USB adapter for £21.99
With this tasty deal from dabs.com, you can upgrade your home network to the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, reaching 433 Mbps in its 5 GHz band.

Daily Deals: HP 15-g093sa 15.6'' Laptop (in purple)

27 Oct 2014  by Tom Phelan
Daily Deals: HP 15-g093sa 15.6'' Laptop (in purple)
Here's a nifty looking laptop, suitable for everyday computing and entertainment, and in a colour that's bound to stand. PC World are kindly offering a tasty deal on this HP device.

Daily tech deal: £100 off HP TouchSmart touchscreen laptop

24 Oct 2014  by Louisa Benson
Daily tech deal: £100 off HP TouchSmart touchscreen laptop
PC World has the HP TouchSmart 15-g091sa AMD A4-6210 15.6in Touchscreen Laptop for a low £379.99 with free delivery. This normally retails for £480.

Tech deals: Save 42% on Corsair Hydro Series liquid cooler

21 Oct 2014  by Louisa Benson
Tech deals: Save 42% on Corsair Hydro Series liquid cooler
Amazon has the Corsair Hydro Series H100i 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler for a low £82.67 with free delivery thrown in on top.

Blog

FOCUS 14: Renée James expresses IoT security concerns and Condoleezza Rice tells Obama to explain himself

27 Oct 2014  by Aatif Sulleyman
FOCUS 14: Renée James expresses IoT security concerns and Condoleezza Rice tells Obama to explain himself
Headlining FOCUS 14 are two women who are recognised and respected the world over. One is a leading role model for women in tech, the other is probably more feared than anything else.

Should you ban smartphones in your business?

24 Oct 2014  by Brian Fagioli
Should you ban smartphones in your business?
Employees are becoming increasingly distracted by their smartphones in the workplace - so should you ban them in your business?

Forget the iPad Air 2, the most impressive thing Apple launched was a PC

22 Oct 2014  by Rob Enderle
Forget the iPad Air 2, the most impressive thing Apple launched was a PC
When Apple starts showcasing that the whole “PC is Dead thing” is BS you have to stand up and listen and they certainly caught my attention.

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014: As it happened

20 Oct 2014  by Team ITPP
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014: As it happened
The agenda looks very pretty indeed, featuring the likes of Michael Acton Smith, Neelie Kroes, Waze, Raspberry Pi, a couple of Tech City celebs and some of the most promising startups around.

The Apple iPad Air 2 is proof that tablets are dying

20 Oct 2014  by Wayne Williams
The Apple iPad Air 2 is proof that tablets are dying
Tablet sales are slowing, and a large chunk of the reason for that can be laid squarely at Apple’s door, or at least that's what Wayne Williams thinks.