Last month, I bought a Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatch. It's been on my wrist every day over the past few weeks, replacing my usual traditional watch that tells the time and shows me the date. Of course, a digital smartwatch can do a lot more than just that, one of the reasons why people buy them. You want to check your heartbeat? Count how many steps you take walking, or running or hiking? Track your sleeping time? The Gear 2 Neo does all of that and more. I'd argue, though, that dedicated … [Read more...] about Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatch – some initial impressions
I speak and write quite a bit these days about wearable technology, a topic I have a keen interest in. While the overall tech is a major part of my interest, it's also largely about how people use it, especially in one area that's getting a lot of attention - smartwatches. As I don't have one myself, I've been thinking about which one to get. It surely is hard to talk about a device with even a little credibility if you don't use one yourself. After spending time these past few weeks in … [Read more...] about Putting a Samsung Gear 2 Neo to the test
I don't think many people would disagree that Apple creates some of the most beautifully-made products in their range of mobile devices. None currently is more desirable than the iPhone, a smartphone that is held in high esteem by the millions of people around the world who have used one or more of the evolving models since the first-generation device was launched in 2007. The iPhone and Apple's iOS operating system, together with smartphones running Google's Android operating system, … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 review: Is this the most desirable smartphone in the world?
TV chat shows can be great platforms to introduce a new product, create interest in going to the cinema and see a hot movie, or any manner of things celebrity guests talk about and likely to attract a big audience. In today's sharing society, you also want to extend the reach of a topic and its wow factor by building buzz online. A cool product that played a big part in the latest The Graham Norton Show last night - undoubtedly the preeminent TV chat show in the UK, broadcast every Friday … [Read more...] about Broadcasting the wow factor
Whether Canadian mobile technology company BlackBerry has a viable future or not is still a big unknown. The company fell from grace during this year as sales of its smartphones plummeted in the face of competition from Apple and Android devices, plus a collapse in confidence in the company, in the brand and in its leadership, and a knock-on effect on its lucrative software and services business. The cost was catastrophic. Calling BlackBerry "a company in crisis" would be an … [Read more...] about The thrill and heartache of BlackBerry: employee perspectives
A story that's all over the news web today is about Amazon's plans to start a delivery service that will get your package directly to your door straight from an Amazon fulfilment centre via a drone pilotless aircraft. No middlemen - no postal service, no couriers - just Amazon. And delivery within 30 minutes. Known as Amazon Prime Air, the service looks to be in an advanced planning stage - drones have been made and at least one test flight carried out - with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos saying that … [Read more...] about Amazon’s drone delivery service: not science fiction
Today, UK mobile operator EE is launching what it describes as "the world's fastest 4G network" in part of London. The company says that the network – running LTE Advanced technology, capable of reaching 300Mbps speeds – will initially cover London’s Tech City, with companies in the area being selected to access it first. One significant metric EE quotes in its press release is this: EE predicts data usage will rise by 750% over next three years That means more content creation, … [Read more...] about For wearable technologies, bandwidth matters (and other things)
One of the banes of modern computer life is booting up, the process that happens to your computer when you switch it on. On my office desktop computer running 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate, it takes well over five minutes from the moment I turn the machine on to the moment when realistically I can start using it. That's well over the average time in the UK - and significantly more than the global average - according to Soluto, an Israeli software and web service company whose business is all … [Read more...] about Increase your computer satisfaction with Soluto’s anti-frustration service