Apple should fear new, ruthless Google
I/O 2013 suggests Google will become the biggest company in tech.
TomTom Rider v4 2013
TomTom's fourth generation bike sat nav is the most expensive product in its portfolio, but sadly it disappoints...
What is the future for broadcast television?
Google claims YouTube has already beaten traditional TV, but has it?
The Cash Cow is Dying: Mobile Networks Face Bleak Future
4G will revolutionise tech, but rip apart mobile networks' businesses...
The Next Spec War Must Be Battery Life
Technology's next great innovation must be battery life, or reap the consequences.
Profits Don’t Mask Apple’s Need to Innovate
Ignore the dollar signs, Apple needs to get back to doing what it does best...
Google I/O 2013: what to expect
The official unveiling of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will be just the tip of the iceberg at I/O 2013...
Why Microsoft is backtracking with Windows 8.1 Blue
Microsoft pitching Windows 8 as Windows 7 is actually smart...
EU Antitrust Probe Will Make Android Leaner & Meaner
Microsoft-led pressure group may simply create a a stronger mobile rival...
Whisper it: the PS4 & Xbox 720 are not about gaming
Microsoft and Sony are taking a big risk with their next-gen consoles...
Making sense of media: what to use and when
Shall we publish it? Post it? Print it? Tweet it? Or Pin it? The technologies that PRs should know how to use and when its best to use them
iPad At 3: How Simplicity Changed Computing
It was predicted to flop, but a focus on simplicity saw the iPad change the world...
Legacy – Technology’s Gift to Innovation
Why the traps of technology's past are crucial to the progress of its future...
Why Buy A Flagship Android Smartphone?
With a £600 RPP it's impossible to justify buying a Samsung Galaxy S4. Or is it?
Can Windows Blue make users care about Windows 8?
A new form of Windows 8 update may finally see this revolutionary OS excite the masses
Why Google won’t merge Chrome OS & Android
No merging of Chrome OS and Android? Apparent stupidity could actually disguise a cunning plan...
If you're looking for a portable speaker that can withstand the trials of outdoor life, the Braven BRV-1 could be the perfect travelling companion.
The Food Source: Great Tech-spectations
As consumers cut back on non-essential spending, technology can act as a strong differentiator.
What iOS 7 Features Apple Needs to Catch Android
After two years of stagnation and bitter legal battles it is time for Apple to get back into the fight with iOS 7.
4G & Phablets Pressurise Hollywood to Move On
Movie studios must grasp the mobile video revolution while file sharing slumps...
Is Matias Duarte the man to make or break Android?
Matias Duarte might not have the god-like image of Jony Ive, but he's had almost as much impact on the mobile tech we use today...
D-Link DIR-845L Cloud Router
The fastest dedicated 802.11n dual band router I have seen and strong value for money too...
4G Auction Fallout: Finding the Best Network For You
The UK's 4G auction is over, but who came out on top?
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 3
B&O's BeoLab 3 speakers are brilliant, but their asking price is plain ridiculous.
Bang & Olufsen Playmaker
B&O makes an AirPort Express rival that supports DLNA, but gets it wrong...
Nexus 4 & Galaxy Note 2: Living with a Big Screen Phone
What was living with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Google Nexus 4 really like? After owning every model of iPhone and getting itchy feet I ask the question: does size really matter?
A portable Bluetooth speaker, speakerphone and battery pack in one for under £100? Yes it's good.
In Bloom: Spotify rival promises streaming Nirvana
Bloom fm might be about to crack the streaming music sector, a market previously dominated by Spotify... I investigate for Wired UK
Dell Investment Sees Microsoft Go Backwards to Move Forwards
Microsoft has to reinvent the PC if it is to succeed in a post-PC world.
It’s Mine: crime prevention now cheap as (micro) chips
Advancements in pet chipping may well protect all our precious possessions and at a minimal price...
BlackBerry is the New Palm (& that’s a good thing)
Far from an insult, BlackBerry 10's similarity to WebOS is what offers it a ray of hope.
Down with downtime – Is the internet a basic human right?
The key to improving internet access is making ISPs more accountable.
Ferrari by Logic3 Scuderia FS1
Ferrari lends its brand to another Logic3 speaker dock, but is that enough?
Death by 1000 Clicks: Goodbye High Street Tech
The collapse of Jessops, HMV and Blockbuster was both inevitable and overdue.
It Is Time to Embrace Big Screen Phones
Criticism directed at the new wave of 5in smartphones is outdated and short-sighted.
Pioneer XW-SMA3 Portable AirPlay Speaker
Portable with lots of wireless connectivity, but audio could be more dynamic.
BB10, Ubuntu, Firefox, Tizen, Sailfish… Is there room for another mobile OS?
Five serious contenders want a crack at iOS, Android and Windows Phone in 2013.
Guide: Software to Break Free of Ecosystems
Stuck in Apple, Google or Microsoft hell? Break free with these independent solutions.
Carbon Audio Zooka
An early Kickstarter success story, this is a portable speaker cum tablet holder.
Japan and Out – The End of a Tech Powerhouse
There's been a significant shift in power at the tech top table. I explain where the balance now lies...
2012 Has Taken a Bite Out of Apple
The year Apple lost its cool? Maybe not - but it's been a tough one. I explain why...
Google Maps Will Force Apple to Collaborate
Apple's quest for independence has suffered a fatal blow.
Burnt Bridges: Apple’s Rise Now Sees It Stand Alone
Apple has made too many enemies getting to number 1.
Air Multiplier technology makes its way into the companies first heater, with mixed results.
Scandyna SmallPod Active Bluetooth Speakers
Danish audio specialist adds amplification & Bluetooth to its popular speaker range.
Google Has Fumbled Its Phone Revolution
A weak supply chain is wrecking the potential of the Google Nexus 4, a game-changing device.
Apple Doesn’t Need a Television
Making televisions is a fool's errand and the real solution is already here.
Half Life: Get Used to Shorter Product Cycles
Product life cycles are getting shorter, but is it good or bad for the consumer?
The Best Windows 8 Accessories
In the run up to Windows 8's 26 October release we look at the best to date...
Genelec 8020B Bi-Amplified Speaker System
Semi-professional speakers for the audiophile not prepared to break the bank.
Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650
An exclusive review of the first Windows 8 touchpad on the market.
RIP Symbian: The Cautionary Tale of a Fallen Giant
Lessons must be learnt from the sad collapse of a titan.
iRobot Roomba 620
Flagship cleaning performance breaks a new price barrier, but there are omissions.
Why Apple, Google & Microsoft Suddenly Want to Control Everything
Established partnerships & business practices are going out the window.
Linksys EA6500 802.11ac router
The Linksys EA6500 is simply the best 802.11ac router currently on the market.
Tech’s Biggest Cases of Humble Pie
Tim Cook's humble apology for Apple Maps isn't the first by a tech giant and won't be the last.
Netgear R6300 802.11ac Router
It is expensive & ugly, but the Netgear R6300 router delivers groundbreaking performance.
Netgear R6300 802.11ac Router
It is expensive & ugly, but the Netgear R6300 router delivers groundbreaking performance.
ios6apocalypse: Maps May Drive Apple Round the Bend
iOS Maps could be a bigger threat to Apple than Google or Microsoft...
Creative Sound BlasterAxx SBX 20
Creative's first tower speaker range integrates hands-free calls and noise cancelling.
Western Digital My Net N900 Central
Part NAS, part router, the flagship in WD's new networking range is a real contender.
Genelec 6010A Active Speaker System
The professional studio brand goes mainstream with stunning results.
Apple AirPort Express (2012)
Four years in the making Apple's latest tiny router features integrated AirPlay and AirPrint technology...
Will Apple Become A Trillion Dollar Company?
At $623bn Apple is now the most valuable company is history. Is this the beginning of the end or just the start?
Sony CMT-V758BTiP Dock
Sony uses 'Magnetic Fluid' to create an ultra thin Apple dock & CD player. Is it?
D-Link Cloud Gigabit Router N600 (DIR-826L)
The flagship router for the new mydlink Cloud platform has us scratching our heads.
Has The Apple Rumour Mill Gone Too Far?
Anticipation kills sales while a new rival gets the hang of hype.
How will mobile networks cope during the Olympics?
With a massive influx of people, all toting mobile phones and tablets, how will the mobile data networks keep pace?
Microsoft Reborn: The Beast of Redmond Rises
Record Q4 revenue ahead of next gen products suggests Microsoft is back.
O2 Blackout: Mobile Networks Are Damaging Tech Innovation
Forget Microsoft versus Apple versus Google, the real villains are your telcos.
Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi Router
Cisco shows us the future of routers is in the Cloud and we like it...
Nexus 7 Begins Google’s Ruthless Partner Cull
News Analysis: Why Google is deliberately pricing smaller partners out of the Android tablet sector.
Jawbone Big Jambox
An enlarged Jambox portable speaker with call conferencing proves bigger isn't always better.
Disgo Tablet 8104 – £150 Android 4.0 tablet
Is a £150 10.1in Android ICS tablet too good to be true?
Internet bullying is a (sad) fact of life
Are legislators' attempts to curb trolling misjudged and should we all grow thicker skins?
Buffalo AirStation 1750 802.11ac Router
Next generation Wi-Fi has arrived and it is very, very fast.
AOC E2251FWU 22in USB Monitor
A USB powered 22in Full HD monitor. Smart, yes. Practical? We're not so sure.
Audyssey Lower East Coast Audio Dock Air (AirPlay)
Do you want a small AirPlay dock with huge performance? You should...
Audio Pro LV2e Wireless Speakers
High quality, wireless, room-filling audio has never been easier to achieve.
Popcorn Hour A-300
Extensive format support and playback suggest this should be a brilliant media player, so what are the flaws?
Netgear WNDR4500 N900 Dual Gigabit Wireless Router
The best dual band router we have used, but there's a snag...
Cloud Computing and the Consumer
Even if consumers don't know what cloud computing is, they're probably using it.
The Dropbox Effect
We all love Dropbox, but how did it become the default cloud-based storage solution?
[The Guardian] My Big Break in Journalism
This article is not written by me, rather I am a part of it giving career advice to aspiring journalists for an article in the Guardian.
Tripleton Enigma E2 Secure Phone
The world's most secure mobile phone looks, but doesn't come, cheap.
Logitech Mini Boombox
A price-busting portable speaker with tonnes of functionality, but there's a but...
Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5
Siri reignited interest in speech recognition, now the company behind Siri has released its...
Looking Through Google Project Glass
Google has given us a glimpse of the future with Project Glass. How realistic is it?
Audyssey South of Market
An audacious name for an audacious dock. Superb performance, flexibility and keen pricing make this a real contender.
Apple TV (2012, 1080p model) [Wired UK]
My review for Wired UK points out how Apple TV is the glue which holds the Apple universe together.
[BBC Future] Titanic Anniversary: The Myth of the Unsinkable Ship
Design and technology innovations may have revolutionised ship safety in the 100 years since the Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage, but no-one will dare repeat the foolhardy boast
The Scotsman: Myths & Miracles of Social Media
My articles about social media for The Scotsman in the run up to Digital Scotland
Logitech UE Air AirPlay Dock
Two newcomers to the world of premium docks combine to teach the sector something new...
Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air Soundbar
Klipsch enters the premium AirPlay speaker market, and finds the competition tough.
House of Marley Bag of Rhythm iPhone/iPod dock
The House of Marley enters the hugely competitive dock sector. Could you be loved?
NAD VISO 1 Wireless Digital Music System
NAD's first Apple dock is stylish and sounds great, but is that enough?
Three Web Cube
Broadband in a box. A saviour for sufferers of slow fixed line broadband connections?
Belkin ScreenCast WiDi Adaptor
Bring wireless HDMI to any TV when this adaptor is combined with an Intel WiDi laptop.
The Paperless Office: Why it never happened
We've been talking about the paperless office for decades, so why is it still just a dream?
AOC d2357Ph Passive 3D Monitor
An ultra thin, 23in, Full HD 3D monitor for £200 sounds like a great deal, but do you really need that extra dimension?
Is Apple TV Apple’s Most Important Product?
Strange but true: 3rd generation iPad and Apple TVs will be announced next month. You should be more excited about the latter...
AOC i2353Fh 23in IPS LED Monitor
The world's thinnest IPS monitor also has a budget price. Can this be the best of both worlds?
Cheap Imitation: The Risk of Windows on ARM
Why Microsoft's plans for Windows on ARM risk going horribly wrong.
Monitor Audio i-deck 200
Producing audiophile sound quality for a budget price may sound too good to be true, but it isn't...
Can Loewe marry design prowess and acoustic bliss with this premium CD playing iPod dock?
Amphion+Nuforce Helium 410 System
One of the best 2.0 systems money can buy, which means a. lot. of money.
Orange Tahiti Android Tablet
Orange has a new approach to selling tablets which is both a bargain and a rip-off. Why?
Big Brother: How ACTA Brings SOPA’s Threat to a Global Scale
Most people have never heard of ACTA, but it could soon change the Internet - forever.
Libratone Live AirPlay Speaker
Beautifully designed, individual, intuitive and excellent sound quality, so why does this AirPlay speaker fractionally miss the mark?
2012: The Crunch Year For RIM
Weekly takeover rumours, plummeting results and the exit of both co-CEOs suggest RIM needs a rethink.
Teac NS-X1 AirPlay Speaker Dock
Slim, affordable, stylish and AirPlay equipped so why does it all go so horribly wrong?
Why Microsoft Is Turning Into Apple
A raft of company decisions show its focus is changing dramatically, but why and is it a good thing?
Inside Intel’s battle to keep Stephen Hawking talking
My write-up for Wired of the battle fought to keep Stephen Hawking in contact with the world.
Why Ultrabooks Are Enforced Common Sense
The Ultrabook is an Intel intervention for the wayward PC industry... and crucially, it might just work.
The Biggest Winners & Losers In 2012
I take a look ahead at who will rise and who will fall over the next 12 months.
Synology DiskStation DS411slim
Critics lambaste the value of NAS with 2.5in drives, but Synology has shown how to make a corker.
The Biggest Tech Stories of 2011 & Why
We take a look at the 10 biggest tech stories of 2011 and round-up the rest in what proved a year of shocks.
How Technology Changed Christmas
Our desire for technology is insatiable, but that creates both pleasures and problems...
The Gadgets NOT to Buy This Christmas
The festive season is a minefield of ageing and immature products. I tell you what you should avoid and what will prove a sound investment.
Sony Tablet P
Sony has created a radical dual screen, clamshell Android tablet. Can it possibly work?
There’s an App for That: Spotify’s Ambitious Battle Plan
Why a seemingly small announcement could prove to be a defining moment in the music industry.
Kobo Vox e-book reader
The Amazon Kindle Fire and the Apple iPad 2 could do with some competition. Sadly this isn't it...
Geemarc CL8400 Mobile Phone for Hearing/Visually Impaired
The perfect Christmas present for elderly relatives? With its ampliﬁed ringer and large, readable text, everyone knows someone who could beneﬁt from this thoughtfully made phone...
Is It The End of the Gadget Gold Rush?
As Christmas approaches the tech sector is struggling, but technology itself is as much to blame as the economy.
D-Link DIR-645 SmartBeam router
Home full of WiFi blackspots? D-Link has found a breakthrough technology to boost 802.11n.
Hamstrung: Why Google Music & iTunes Match Give Rivals A Chance
Could the lack of streaming services from the tech giants actually prove a good thing?
Travel speakers are usually rubbish, but what about a 400g travel speaker with 15W output, 60 hour battery life and anodised aluminium construction to deal with the rough and tumble? Now we're talking...
Flash, It Saved Everyone of Us
Why the beginning of the end for Flash should be respected, not celebrated.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active
Keep fit and healthy with a smartphone that proves size matters less than style and smarts.
The Breakthrough In Britain’s 4G Broadband Bedlam
We expose the chaos in Britain's move to 4G services and see light at the end of the tunnel...
ACS T15 Universal Fit Monitors
If you've always wanted premium earphones, but couldn't afford/justify the cost now there's no excuse...
Why October 2011 Was The Biggest Month In Phone History
How every major player made tremendous changes all at the same time and what it means...
Synology DiskStation DS712+
Can Synology bring break neck performance to NAS without breaking the bank?
Forced Medication: Why Google Hasn’t Taken To Tablets
Why the search giant has found the going much harder than smartphones...
D-Link Wireless N HD Media Router 1000 (DIR-657)
Can D-Link's stylish router capitalise on a wealth of proprietary technologies to make media streaming more reliable around the home?
History Repeating: The Misguided Smartphone Spec War
Why specification battle between today's cutting edge handsets must to stop...
Three MiFi HSPA+ (Huawei E586)
Three has released the first HSPA+ device in the UK. Do the theoretical benefits translate into real ones?
Back to the Future: Why the 3GS Matters More Than the iPhone 4S
Tim Cook's biggest announcement was missed last night. Apple is going mass market and it is the iPhone 3GS which holds the key.
Scotsman: The Future’s Calling
Intrigued by what technology has to offer the business traveller traveller of tomorrow? You'll enjoy my feature from last week's special report in the Scotsman. Science fiction is fast becoming science fact...
Fire Sale: Why Amazon Is After Everyone But Apple
Jeff Bezos didn't make the Kindle Fire to attack the iPad, he made it to attack everything else.
Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker
Well built, small and powerful, so why doesn't the new Bose SoundLink Mobile Speaker quite work?
Has Facebook Just Changed the Internet?
Radical new features introduced at the company's F8 annual conference could have far reaching affects.
Exclusive: Vuzix Wrap 1200 Video Eyewear review
Video glasses may be our future, but we investigate whether they are ready to be our present...
Reimagining Microsoft: The Risks & Rewards of Windows 8
Could Microsoft leap to the forefront of innovation after being pushed into a corner?
Updated: Orange Monte Carlo (ZTE Skate)
The Orange San Francisco was the smartphone bargain of the year... until now.
Yahoo! The Google That Never Was
After another CEO's head rolls I look at where it all went wrong for Yahoo!
BBC Focus Ultimate Gadget Guide 2011
Each year I write a number of features for the BBC Focus Ultimate Gadget Guide. Here are some excerpts.
Synology DiskStation DS211j
'Exciting' is not usually associated with networked attached storage, but it is now Synology has bought a full featured NAS to a truly mainstream price point.
2011: The Year Everyone Copied Apple
Technology advances at a breakneck pace, but true innovation has never been more lacking.
Bose Companion 20
This 2.0 speaker setup is one of the first Bose products I've seen that actually lives up to its billing.
Perception Versus Reality: What Now For Apple?
The resignation of Steve Jobs as Apple CEO sees the company lose much more than a boss, but the future is still bright.
Right Place, Wrong Time: How HP Blew Its Mobile Vision
Hewlett Packard is ending its PC, tablet and smartphone businesses showing money is not always the answer.
The Art of War: Why Google Bought Motorola
How Google's $12.5bn purchase will help regain control of its fragmented platform and protect its partners.