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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 - [...]

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. [...]