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James Laird
James Laird

James stumbled out of Goldsmiths College with a shiny English degree in 2011, joining ITProPortal as a reporter in May 2012 following spells at various local newspapers in London. Now a senior staff writer with an unhealthy interest in enterprise tech and gadgetry, he is particularly fond of mobile, startups, and hardware, as well as enjoying a love/hate relationship with big data. Noted in the office for his Loyd Grossman-esque transatlantic drawl and fondness of gastronomy, James is rarely impressed by eBook readers.

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The UK's best HTC One M8 deals revealed

26 Mar 2014  by James Laird
The UK's best HTC One M8 deals revealed
Anyone who fancies a new toy can now hit the high street and get their hands on HTC's new flagship smartphone, the One M8, but should savvy buyers be looking? We roundup all the best deals for the M8.

Hands on with the HTC One M8: New smartphone puts Android and HTC back in the picture

25 Mar 2014  by James Laird
Hands on with the HTC One M8: New smartphone puts Android and HTC back in the picture
The HTC One M8 isn't the most radical update I've even seen, but it does carry a few significant changes. We get hands on with the world's newest high-end Android smartphone.

What to expect from the HTC One M8: Will the new flagship be a comeback phone?

24 Mar 2014  by James Laird
What to expect from the HTC One M8: Will the new flagship be a comeback phone?
Nothing is set in stone, but based on recent leaks, rumours, and a little bit of educated guesswork, here's what we're expecting from the new HTC One.

Twitter's 8th birthday: We revisit our hilarious #FirstTweet moments

21 Mar 2014  by James Laird
Twitter's 8th birthday: We revisit our hilarious #FirstTweet moments
Celebrating its eighth birthday, everyone's favourite bird-themed social network, Twitter, has unveiled a new tool allowing users to relive their first ever tweet. We relive our first time.

The future of wearable technology: Mainstream adoption predicted within 10 years

18 Mar 2014  by James Laird
The future of wearable technology: Mainstream adoption predicted within 10 years
Opening the Wearable Technology Show, Intel chief evangelist and futurist Steve Power Brown outlined three key trends he predicts will accelerate the development of the wearables market.

From 5G to Edward Snowden: What I learned at CeBIT 2014

17 Mar 2014  by James Laird
From 5G to Edward Snowden: What I learned at CeBIT 2014
We're still catching up on sleep following a busy week at CeBIT, but now that the dust has started to settle, it's time to reflect on what we learned at this year's conference.