Monthly Archives: May 2014

Microsoft plans to launch a Smartwatch

It's been leaked that Microsoft is planning to launch a new smartwatch that will be compatible with iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. Forbes has reported that the watch will reportedly have heart rate monitoring capabilities and a two-day battery life, relying on technology used by Xbox Kinect engineers to enable the watch to track its wearer's heart [...]

Microsoft plans to launch a Smartwatch 2014-05-30T09:07:50+00:00

Apple acquires Beats Music for $3bn

The long rumoured deal between Apple and Beats Music was finally confirmed today at an initial cost of $2.6bn, with around $400m being invested over the coming years. Apple’s acquisition of Beats Music, includes the subscription music streaming service and the headphones division named Beats headphones, this will see co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine [...]

Apple acquires Beats Music for $3bn 2014-05-29T16:32:40+00:00

Mozilla Firefox OS Flame smartphone available for preorder

After years of talking about a Firefox OS Flame phone, it was announced yesterday that preorders had opened via everbuying.com. It has been revealed that Mozilla partnered with independent design house and manufacturer T2Mobile to manufacture the phone.  The phone will run on Mozilla’s own Firefox OS, which uses web-based apps instead of native apps - [...]

Mozilla Firefox OS Flame smartphone available for preorder 2014-05-28T13:59:39+00:00

Samsung developing standalone Smartwatch

It was revealed last week that Samsung is reportedly working on a smartwatch that doesn't need to sync with a smartphone in order to work. With many speculating that this will be launched in June or July this year. The Wall Street Journal has reported that the South Korean manufacturer is in talks with various telecommunications carriers that would [...]

Samsung developing standalone Smartwatch 2014-05-27T10:17:50+00:00

Ebay suffers cyber-attack affecting millions of customers

Ebay, the auction site which has over 233 million customers worldwide and more than 14 million in the UK has been compromised due to a cyber-attack. While the company have urged customers to change their passwords in order to remain safe on the site, the financial arm of the site, PayPal, has released statements detailing [...]

Ebay suffers cyber-attack affecting millions of customers 2014-05-22T14:36:10+00:00

Linaro builds version of 64-bit Android 4.4 for developers

The Linux development group Linaro has built a version of the Google 64-bit Android operating system for developers to use now, ahead of its release to allow them to write and test applications. Though not a full integrated operating system, Linaro’s version will allow developers to write and test apps ready for when it is [...]

Linaro builds version of 64-bit Android 4.4 for developers 2014-05-21T14:13:24+00:00

YouTube to buy game streaming start-up, Twitch

It has been reported by sources such as Variety and The Wall Street Journal that Google’s YouTube; the video streaming giant, will buy out the popular game streaming start-up, Twitch for $1 billion. With Twitch having more than 45 million monthly visitors and traffic beating Google in some instances during peak times, it will clearly [...]

YouTube to buy game streaming start-up, Twitch 2014-05-19T09:04:09+00:00

Introducing the Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet

Xiaomi unveiled their first tablet the Mi Pad, in Beijing this Thursday.  The company was founded in 2010, and quickly established itself in China's saturated mobile marketplace, recently becoming the country's third largest smartphone vendor.  The Mi Pad tablet is strikingly similar in design to the Apple iPad mini, with an identical 7.9-inch screen, 4:3 aspect ratio and 2,048 x 1,536 resolution. [...]

Introducing the Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet 2014-05-16T15:26:15+00:00