Apple is now taking pre-orders for its HomePod smart speaker. Among other features, it comes with a strong focus on high-fidelity audio, touch controls and Apple's smart assistant Siri built-in.
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A member of the IT crowd for 17 years, I have a passion for technology that started with Windows 95 and a Nokia 3210. Hence, I still have endless patience and a penchant for 2-bit computer games.
My home is embarrassingly reminiscent of an Apple Store. I love travel, writing, photography, movies and Doc Brown.
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AI or human eye; Twitter has been training a neural network to impersonate the human eye, recognising faces, animals, text and other objects to tailor image previews and avoid awkward auto-cropping.
One of the UK's 'big four' networks has announced "landline killer" broadband packages. The service is delivered over its 4G network, rather than traditional fixed lines, but comes at quite a premium.
In an announcement timed to coincide with its' 5th birthday and IFA 2017, Philips' lighting division has announced 'Philips Hue Entertainment', a new service dubbed as "surround sound for the eyes"
A Wi-Fi chipset used in both Android and Apple devices has been exploited by researchers to upload and execute arbitrary code. An iOS patch has been issued but Android users have been left waiting.
It was 25 years ago that Microsoft released Windows 3.1 and laid the foundation for the future of its operating systems. Today, Neowin pays homage to Microsoft's last 16-bit operating system.
Porn peddling website YouPorn has joined forces with HackerOne to help the firm identify software vulnerabilities on its platform, with a maximum reward of $25,000 for the most serious weaknesses.
LG says users of its UltraFine 5K monitors need to move either the monitor or their Wi-Fi router in order to prevent display problems, though an LG repair/replacement program is now available.
A hotel fell victim to hackers who managed to take control of its electronic key system, making it impossible for guests to access their rooms. A ransom of €1,500 was paid to restore the system.
Satellite TV provider Sky has announced plans to offer its subscription TV service via broadband next year for some customers, a notable departure from its traditional satellite delivery model.
The updated malware not only made it onto the Google Play store, but has been downloaded 'several million times' as part of specially crafted applications designed to infect a user's device.
Mozilla is undergoing a major re-brand that includes a new logo, colour palette and style guide, all of which it hopes will identify it as an evolving, open, healthy and accessible internet brand
AT&T announced just yesterday that it shut down its 2G network on the 1st January. A move which had been announced 4 years ago, it paves the way for the LTE to 5G transition when it arrives.
A Tesla driver was stranded 6 miles from home last week after testing Tesla's keyless driving feature. As he found out, the system only works if you have phone signal. And the desert doesn't have any.
Recognising safety concerns surrounding lithium-ion battery fires, scientists have developed a battery with a 'built-in' fire extinguisher at its core, enabling fires to be put out in just 0.4 seconds