Samsung Galaxy S4 unveiled

So late last night, at midnight in fact, Samsung finally unveiled the new Galaxy S4 over in the States, complete with an array of software features. But first, let’s look at the hardware, which came down pretty much as all the rumours suggested it would... more

End of the line for Google Reader

The final chapter has been announced for Google’s web feed aggregator Reader, with the service scheduled for closure on the first day of July. Google announced the move on its official blog page, as part of a number of “spring cleaning” measures, including the retirement.. more

Andy Rubin is no longer chief Android

Andy Rubin, the name that is synonymous with Google’s mobile OS – and the person that first brought Android to Google when he visited the company in 2004 – has stepped down as the head of Android. In a blog post, Google CEO Larry Page.. more

Hotmail and Outlook issue resolved

If you’re a Microsoft webmail user, you may have noticed a problem with your email account this morning – but that issue has now apparently been resolved. Bugbears first popped up at 9pm last night, PST US time – which is 5am in the morning.. more

Don’t have an “iPaddy”

The latest term to be added to the tech world by the Daily Mail (yes, that paper with its finger on the pulse of technology) is the “iPaddy”. It sounds like a betting app for iOS, but in fact, this is a term which refers.. more

Asus Transformer AiO coming to UK

Asus has announced that its Transformer AiO all-in-one PC will be out in the UK next month, with pricing starting at £999. The idea is that this is a convertible all-in-one, so that the display comes away from the PC chassis and can be carried.. more

Netflix declares Virgin Media fastest ISP

Netflix has released its latest ISP Speed Index, and declared Virgin Media to be the fastest provider in the UK at the moment. In the figures for February 2013, Virgin Media managed an average of 2.37Mbps when it came to streaming Netflix video over fixed.. more

Tomb Raider is number one game

Lara Croft is back, and the reboot of Tomb Raider from Square Enix has unsurprisingly gone straight in at number one in the UK all-format game chart. It’s the biggest launch of the year so far, with week one sales figures that blasted past Aliens:.. more

Douglas Adams gets Google doodle

Sci-fi humour author Douglas Adams has been remembered with a Google doodle today, and this one is an interactive affair. Adams was most famous for his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books, a trilogy (in five parts, of course). These starred Arthur Dent and an.. more

Wireless charging for iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4?

It seems that for their next flagship smartphones, both Apple and Samsung are going to adopt wireless charging technology in some form. This is already used by several manufacturers, for example, Nokia with its Lumia 920 phone. Essentially, the tech allows owners to charge their.. more

Facebook rejigs news feed

Facebook has made a major alteration to its site layout, and this time the social network is overhauling the news feed. The redesign involves a “fresh look” for stories posted in the feed, with bigger and bolder pictures being the primary element of the tinkering... more

Dishonored grabs Best Game BAFTA

The British Academy Games Awards took place on Tuesday night, and the somewhat unexpected winner of the coveted Best Game title for last year was Dishonored. It was widely thought that Journey, which has been critically acclaimed in every corner of the PlayStation gaming universe,.. more

SimCity launches to furore in US

The new SimCity game has kicked off over in the States, but gremlins are running amok on the servers, as folks complain of a long wait to even get into the game. Not that we have to worry about that yet, seeing as the UK.. more

Microsoft continues to struggle with Windows 8

Windows 8 adoption figures from last month, compiled by Net Applications, don’t paint a pretty picture for Microsoft. In fact, adoption slowed again over February – Net Applications pegs Windows 8 as having a 2.67 per cent market share on desktop, up just 0.41 per.. more

Samsung Galaxy S4 will feature eye-scrolling

The next Samsung Galaxy phone, the S4, is due be unveiled next week, and apparently the handset will do something very different from the average smartphone – namely, it will track your eyes and intelligently scroll. Rumours have obviously been flying about regarding what the.. more

Currys and PC World to sell Surface

Microsoft is expanding its retail reach in the UK, with Currys and PC World moving ahead and now selling its tablet PC (with optional detachable keyboard) the Surface RT. The Surface RT, as the name suggests, runs Windows RT, the cut-down version of Microsoft’s desktop.. more

Crysis 3 stays at number one

Crysis 3 is still the best-selling video game in the UK, according to Chart Track’s all-format chart. The shooter saw sales drop by over 40 per cent, but with no new entries hitting the top ten this week, it stayed at number one. FIFA 13.. more

Wii Mini coming March 22nd

Nintendo is following up the release of the Wii U console with a miniature, budget version of the old Wii – the Wii Mini. The classic console will be out in just three weeks’ time, and while the UK price isn’t confirmed yet, the Canadian.. more

Google Chrome’s audio detecting tabs

Google’s popular Chrome browser will soon get a novel ability – its tabs will indicate a noisy web page. And some web pages can be pretty noisy, with blaring adverts at seemingly twice the volume they should be (just like the good old TV ads)... more

EE brings 4G LTE to 9 more cities

EE, currently the only network to offer a 4G LTE service in the UK, has announced the expansion of its coverage, with nine towns and cities being added. Those places are: Barnsley, Chorley, Coventry, Newport, Preston, Rotherham, Telford, Walsall and Watford. So if you happen.. more