Why Voice Search Is Key to the Future of Mobile (and Facebook)

Jason Mander | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

That Facebook is betting big on mobile voice search is a sign of how search behaviours are set to evolve. Already, 80% of internet users have a smartphone and, in many demographics and markets, mobiles have moved ahead of PCs/laptops as the most common or important way of accessing the internet.

Diary of a Digital Detoxer

Minnie Stephenson | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech
Minnie Stephenson

I decided it was time to go phone-free and enter a digital detox rehab retreat. I was going for a Five News 'story'. In truth, from the enthusiasm my editor, Cristina, sent me out the door with, it was clear she thought I was desperately in need of going cold turkey.

Nicky Morgan Backs Wifi Blackspots To Stop Mobiles Disrupting Lessons

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Politics

Nearly three quarters of the public think that mobile phones should be confiscated from school pupils during lessons, according to new Survation/HuffP...

iPhone 6s Review: This Phone Is The Ultimate Movie Sequel

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech

The iPhone 6s is here and almost immediately we've hit a problem. According to Apple's 'It's a small world after all' style advertising, 'The ...

When Apple Say Everything's Changed, It Hasn't

Sammy Sultan | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech
Sammy Sultan

Apple are aware of what people are saying. I've been saying it myself for a couple of years- that their new products are virtually the same as the old ones. New generations come and the differences are subtle, not drastic.

Smartphones Epitomise Wasteful Consumerism. But Is There Another Way?

Bas van Abel | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech
Bas van Abel

They're the tangible expression of the breakneck pace of technological change - a pocket-sized device more powerful than the desktop computers of 20 years ago, helping to connect people in ways that were unimaginable even a couple of decades back.

Don't Want An iPhone? Google's New Devices Could Be The Answer

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech

Google is holding a live event this evening where the company is expected to unveil two brand-new smartphones, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. These...

Someone Used A ROBOT To Queue For The iPhone 6s

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Tech

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have both gone on sale today with expectations that Apple's new smartphones could smash the records set by the previo...

This Man's Flat Got Robbed And He Watched The Whole Thing On His Smartphone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Tech

When Danny Wheeler installed a smart home security camera in his living room the last thing he imagined (indeed hoped) was that it would ever be put t...

Free Will vs Notifications: Who Will Win?

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Data concerning our daily use of Smartphones comes thick and fast, each survey suggesting even greater use than before. The recent report from Deloitte on the use of the Smartphone contained staggering statistics. F

Want An iPhone 6s Plus? You're Going To Be Waiting A WHILE

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech

Delivery times for the iPhone 6s Plus have now hit 3-4 weeks just a few days after both the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders went live on t...

Who Will Rule "the Internet of Things"?

Jana Bakunina | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Tech
Jana Bakunina

A subject of science fiction just a couple of years ago, "internet of things" or "IoT", referring to connected devices, collecting data and interacting with users and each other, is now entering mainstream consumer vocabulary.

Gadget Fest: Smartphone and Smartwatch Highlights From IFA 2015

Rob Kerr | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Tech
Rob Kerr

IFA 2015, the yearly and unashamedly geeky consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, is drawing to a close and has seen a raft of impressive gadget launches. Highlights include new smartphones and smartwatches from the likes of Sony, Samsung, and Huawei. Here's a quick round up of those most likely to dominate this year's Christmas wishlists...

This 'Mission Impossible-Type' Phone Can Be Unlocked Using Just Your Eyes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

The Axon Elite is the world's first smartphone that can be unlocked using just your eyes. China's telecommunications firm ZTE unveiled its latest m...

Phone Addiction Is Killing Our Eyes, But This Tech Could Stop That

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Tech

Screen time -- a known sleep disruptor -- is something none of us can escape. Even the most reluctant Instagrammer wants to know if their #nofilter im...

Apple and Samsung Need to Make Their Smartphones Rugged and Fit for Purpose

Monty Munford | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

Five years on from a seminal report that laid out in plain terms how smartphones were fragile objects that should be handled with absolute care, nothing has changed; they still break too easily.

Aren't You Fed Up Of Being Tired, Frazzled And Glued To Your Phone?

Poorna Bell | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

We're stressed, we feel over-worked and arranging to meet up with friends feels more like a chore than the fun evening out it's mean to be. Personally, I think these are several symptoms of our increasing tech addiction.

Meet The World's First 4K Smartphone

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

Sony's latest smartphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium, is the world first 4K smartphone giving users the opportunity to capture footage in "ultra-high defin...

Have We Hit Communication Overload?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

There is so much technological noise out there right now; so many apps; so many upgrades; so many content providers; so many packages, bundles and choices. In this new world, where we have so many technological options, it's easy to find our eyes glazing over.

Using Your Phone In Public Is Much Ruder Than You Might Think

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

Go out of the office during lunch and the likelihood is that you're ironically entering a more socially isolated space than you were to begin with. ...

Our iPhone Batteries Could Soon Last For (Wait For It) A Whole Week

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Tech

Panic induced charger-finding-runs to revive iPhones on their deathbed, could soon become less frequent if a new type of battery from tech company Int...

So, Your Phone Lock Patterns Are Scarily Easy To Guess

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Tech

If you use a pattern to lock your phone, the chances are it probably starts in a corner and uses only four nodes according to new research from the No...

THIS Is The BlackBerry Android Phone Everyone's Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Tech

Remember BlackBerry? That company that made a phone you might have used at University or as a work phone you desperately never wanted. Well even th...

Photos People Store On Their Phones Are Predictably Grim, Weird And Offensive To Watermelons (NSFW)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We've all been there, scrolling through someone else's phone and coming across something that offends the eyes and either a) makes you gag or b) makes...

iPhone 6s Rumours: Get Set for the Return of the Apple Queue

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Following the cycle of previous years, the iPhone 6s (or possibly the iPhone 7) should hit the shelves in September. A leaked email suggests the new iPhone will go on sale on 25 September, with pre-orders accepted from the 18 September.