Consumer Technology

The company that gave us the smartphone as we know it may even become the first company to extend AR beyond sight, for the mass market. With the new airpods, the internet of things enabled HomeKit and the upcoming smart speaker HomePod, Apple can build augmented reality into a true ecosystem.
There's a funny thing going on, here. The more mysterious and abstract computing becomes, the more we revere it and, not coincidentally, the more power it has. And the more power it has, the more power we afford to the people who take on the role as its gatekeepers.
One of the five already exists, Apple Watch, and the new naming is consistent with their new naming nomenclature, Apple Music and Apple Watch were the birth of "Apple X" and its time to upgrade the rest of the family.
The devices that let us engage with the AR/VR worlds are only part of the equation. Yes, those devices must create a great user experience. But we must understand how people will want to engage; with what they'll want to engage; where they'll want to engage; how they'll want to engage; and for how long.
Data outages are already crippling for businesses and consumers alike, but imagine the impact of a cloud failure in 2020; cars losing control, smart homes crashing and no access to your personal data. An IT apocalypse.
I'm from the corporate tech world, by which I mean that we don't make robots that can light barbecues - although a few of our staff might work on such creations in their spare time. I'm part of an organisation which, I think, has all the traits I listed above: great staff, a strong leadership team and a personality.
Imagine sitting on the sofa next to your significant other, and instead of one of you having to suffer through the other's favorite show - you are each watching a completely different program. Same TV, two different shows. If that sounds awesome, it's because it is.
While access to the internet is one thing - the government is working to grant 90% of premises across the UK with broadband speeds of at least 2Mbps - education has been overlooked. We need better education so that consumers know about these costs and can make an informed decision.
We've launched a campaign that will empower people and could help save them money. We want Ofcom to lean on broadband providers to send out reminders before contracts end - rather than keeping quiet and letting contracts roll over. Collectively, Brits are chucking £1.1billion down the drain each year by staying loyal.
The HP Touchpad made a surprise return to UK stores today, after a firesale that saw all of the 16gb models sold-out in August