Tech and Gadgets Archive

Amazon’s Prime Air drone

A video shows the craft taking off from a warehouse and making a 13-minute flight to deliver the package in a garden. Online shopping giant Amazon says it has successfully delivered its first package to a customer using a drone. ‘Richard B‘ is one of two people taking part...

Uber – artificial intelligence lab

Uber launches artificial intelligence lab   Ride-sharing service Uber has acquired a New York-based artificial intelligence start-up which it hopes can speed up its progress in creating self-driving cars. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will see Uber gain 15 specialist researchers who will form a new...

Apple MacBook vs. Microsoft Surface

Apple is stalling for time with its new MacBooks — and Microsoft knows it With its new Surface Studio desktop PC, unveiled last week, Microsoft did something unimaginable: It upstaged Apple. The machine’s sharp, super thin screen, smart design, and innovative click wheel led Business Insider’s Steve...

Kodak Ektra phone hands-on review

Hands-on with Kodak’s £449 Ektra – the camera maker’s first phone Kodak’s camera set to rival Google Pixel XL and the iPhone 7, phone goes on sale in December and will cost £449 Camera maker Kodak is making a new play: the Android smartphone market. The American...

Wirelessly powered drone

Wirelessly powered drone enables indefinite flight time   A drone capable of being powered by wireless induction, allowing it to stay airborne indefinitely, has been demonstrated by Imperial College London scientists.   The device uses inductive coupling, a concept initially demonstrated by inventor Nikola Tesla over 100...

PSVR Review Round-Up

PSVR Review Round-Up: A Comfortable Headset Plagued With Stuttering Issues   The embargo has lifted and reviews are starting to roll in for PlayStation VR, the first mainstream VR headset that attaches to a console, the PS4, rather than a PC. The hope for Sony is that...

Pebble 2 Review

Pebble 2 Review: Feel Your Heart Beat With The Seven-Day Smartwatch Pebble, the start-up that arguably kickstarted the current generation of smartwatches, has a new watch available. Given the number of models that have been released, you might be surprised to find that only now are we...

Gear S3 smartwatch – closer look

Samsung goes to the extreme with its Gear S3 smartwatch Samsung is toughening up its line of wearables with the new Gear S3. The company unveiled its latest smartwatch on Wednesday at IFA 2016, Europe’s annual gadget convention. The Gear S3 is the company’s follow-up device to...

Cellebrite-master phone crackers

Meeting Cellebrite – Israel’s master phone crackers   It’s an Israeli company that helps police forces gain access to data on the mobile phones of suspected criminals. Cellebrite was in the headlines earlier this year when it was rumoured to have helped the FBI to crack an...

iPhone 7 Plus Review

iPhone 7 Plus Review: Save Your Money For The iPhone 8 (Or A Chinese Phone) Instead   One of my favorite smartphone developments of 2016 is that the leading phonemakers in the world, after experimenting with tacky and garish colors for a few years, have realized that,...