Low-cost 'feature' smartwatches, supporting only functions baked in by the manufacturer and lacking flashy designs, may be the push needed to help smartwatches go mainstream. Without it, the market might remain limp-wristed for a long time to come.
Various cats have been set amongst the pigeons in Berlin this week. Consumer electronics trade show IFA has been the launch pad for some exciting smartphone unveilings, including flagship and top-end mobiles from Samsung, Sony and Microsoft. ..
When Apple released its first iPad in 2010 it had a pretty obvious advantage over its competition - there simply wasn't any. Sure, Microsoft and friends brought out the first Tablet PC way back in 2002, but nobody wanted one. It was clunky, ran Windows and had a stylus.
With World Cup mania underway fans everwhere need to keep track of their smartphone. Cybercrime has become a pandemic and smartphone theft is where it all begins.
The key to starting to unlock a young person's potential really can be as simple as treating them as such - not succumbing to stereotypes and really listening to them. It may sound obvious but it is a large part of the reason why three in four young people supported by The Trust move into work, education or training.
Don't get me wrong, the S5 is a good phone, but so was the S4 and S3 before it. Ultimately, Samsung's new flagship is symptomatic of an industry that seems to have plateaued and is now churning out evolutionary rather than revolutionary updates to increasingly jaded consumers.
The annual pilgramage to CES this year created quite an impression. The big themes were relentless connectivity and tracking, the concept of the Internet of Everything from Cisco, basically the intersection of humans, objects and technology and finally wearable technology.
Move over Apple, Samsung, Tesla and whichever else gee whiz company that comes instantly to your mind when you think about the tech sector.
The Apple vs Samsung war that went on to grab the headlines for long seems like an amateur fight when compared to this one. This one's happening totally in the ring. And, it's between many on either side! What broke out around Halloween seems to pack a lot of tricks, but no treats, unless you are a corporate lawyer on either side.
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.
People still like to go shopping. They don't even buy all their groceries online, yet in theory most people would probably prefer to have their washing up liquid delivered rather than spending time personally fetching it from the supermarket.
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?
The Samsung SSD 840 EVO line-up is available in five capacities: 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB, as well as the three different kits (see above). For this review we had the 1TB model. The drive is fast, very fast and work's very well indeed. In fact it is the fastest SSD I have ever tried. There are a number of really great features with the drive too!
The latest wearable technologies and internet access being delivered on everyday products are for the most part revolutionary. While I anticipate a slow uptake in purchase of this new technology for now, most everyday items will offer us connectivity to the web in the near future and subsequently fit into the environment we live in. Life automation is truly alive and kicking.
Both Samsung and Somersby target Apple's Achilles heel - its wildly enthusiastic staff and a fan base that both companies portray as naïve at best, gullible at worst, taking both the product and themselves far, far too seriously.
How could a company as big as Samsung get its most important product launch of the year so terribly wrong? Can a bad launch damage end sales or is the device itself the only thing that matters? And what does a misguided production like this have to tell us about the management culture and mindset within Samsung?