There is still the odd zombie shooter, and zombies jumping up on you in virtual reality is very, very frightening. Beyond slaughtering undead hordes, are there more constructive applications of virtual reality technology? Yes, and the possibilities are endless....
It's not hard to see why new Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies could shake up everything from marketing and gaming to commerce and education. But while one offers a closed and fully immersive experience and the other is open and only partly immersive, does either have a chance of moving beyond the hype to enter the mainstream?
What's clear from MWC is that, to detract from the huge buzz around wearables, phone companies are now having to grab attention with quirks like a dual-edged screen (Samsung) or 1TB of storage (Microsoft).
The big news to emerge from the leak is that Nexus 5 has LTE 4G capability and an improved camera with its addition of OIS. The absence of these features on Nexus 4 held it back from being the ultimate Android phone available by a long shot.
Recently I branched out to Windows Phone 8 after a Nokia Lumia 928 came my way. Was it going to be a chance to relive the days of working with Windows mobile? In a word "no". I am in disbelief. I am staggered that this operating system exists in 2013.
From super-fast processors to Near Field Communication capabilities, these smartphones boast a raft of new features designed to make your life better. But they also come with a hefty price tag; what is the point in spending big on mobile handsets if you are not going to take advantage of their capabilities?
HTC recently released their latest Android based smartphone, the HTC One. One of the the features that HTC were really pushing was the new camera and its features, including a new one called HTC Zoe. In order to show how well the camera works with Zoe, I went on a walking tour of East London to check out what it could do.
Oh my goodness it is Christmas already. Where the summer and autumn went I have only a vague idea; it feels at once an eternity and a moment since we first nervously opened the hatch of our big old van on Leather Lane back in June.
My first taste of magic was when I was five years old but it didn't really make an impact on me until I saw David Blaine when I was 12. Seeing his TV special gave me an instant epiphany. I wanted to become a magician. I never knew magic could be so personal, so interactive and so cool.
For a patent case that dragged on for more than a year, starting with the Apple suit against Samsung in a San Jose, Calif. District Court in April 2011, the verdict came out surprisingly quick: the nine member jury took just around three days of deliberations to decide on over 700 questions on various technical matters.
Photography has always been a huge part of my life. I grew up on a remote farm in West Sussex so I was constantly surrounded by beautiful scenery and landscapes, inspiring me to capture my surroundings from a very young age.
How can you tell when a company has "arrived" in the world of consumer electronics? It's not just about getting great reviews in blogs and magazines - what arguably matters most is the respect and fear of your peers.
Thanks to Social Media, voice of customers are just begun to be heard - but not by brands but by other Social Media users (to leave brands with no choice other than genuinely get involved). Now it's the time to wait and see how Carphone Warehouse and HTC are going to resolve this issue.
Community has always been a huge part of my life. I grew up in Hackney and was part of a really tight-knit, multicultural community with no frills. I'm from a working-class background; my dad was originally a bus conductor and my mother was a nursery assistant, so they were both pretty important to our neighbourhood. It was a place where everyone knew everyone. Hackney wasn't as gentrified as it is now. Houses were filled with families and there weren't many young professionals within the community. In a way, being working-class made us even closer, everyone looked out for each other.
Have you ever declined an invitation because your battery symbol has just gone from yellow to red? Do you obsessively check the little green gauge to ensure that you are not wasting excessive power? How about that snakes-nest of chargers you travel with, just in case? If you're anything like me then you're a constant prisoner to your phone's very limited power-supply.
The HTC One X has lived a short life as the King of Android phones. We all expected the S3 to be similar but we also expected Samsung to go that extra mile and it seems they've done just that.