Technology

Size matters: Bitter Bezos takes swipe at Musk over SpaceX rocket landing

Amazon’s founder and owner of space privateer firm Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, decided that Elon Musk’s big moment – vertically landing the 48m SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket after delivering satellites into orbit – was too good a moment to pass up the opportunity for some backhanded compliments on Twitter. After an ecstatic Musk took to Twitter to boast about going ... Read More »

Don’t let tech ruin your Christmas – get these necessaries

A checklist for an angst-free Christmas filled with technology fun, to avoid the frustration of lacking a vital component Christmas is meant to be a time of joy, but if you lack the correct cable you could end up having a terrible time. Photograph: Martin Barraud/Ocean/Corbis Agadget-filled Christmas is one of the best types of holiday season, but when the ... Read More »

2015, the year in games: Rainbow Six Siege, Fallout 4

12 months in which the video game industry finally started to represent women both in-game and in development To say the video game industry hasn’t always been a model of inclusion and diversity is a bit like noticing that the sea’s wet or that Jeremy Hunt needs to be lowered quietly into a septic tank; it’s so blindingly obvious it’s ... Read More »

Robot looks after residents at Italian care home – in pictures

A care home in Florence is pioneering the use of a robot as a carer for its 20 elderly residents. Robot-Era is coordinated by the Robotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa as part of the world’s largest experiment ever carried out using service robots, which involves 160 people in real-world environments over four years. Robot-Era prepares to ... Read More »

Cards Against Humanity gives its entire Chinese workforce a holiday

In the run-up to the holiday season, the makers of popular (if controversial) party game Cards Against Humanity offered a special promotion: eight small, mystery presents delivered over the month of December. The company has a history of offering unexpected items for sale: in 2014, to celebrate Black Friday, it gave customers the chance to purchase a literal box of ... Read More »

Five of the best (and smallest) computer accessories, from pocket drives to charging hubs

Accessories evolved … The Samsung Portable SSD T1 storage device weighs just 30g and is similar to a credit card in size COMPUTERS do not look like they used to, so it’s only fitting that computer accessories have evolved too. From enormous amounts of storage you can slip into a pocket to plug-and-play devices that let you charge and connect ... Read More »

Review: New Apple MacBook Pro adds Force Touch and more speed

Touch sensitive … Apple’s latest MacBook Pro adds a Force Touch trackpad. FORCEFULLY poking a new computer seems wrong. It’s what Apple implores you to do with the trackpad of its new MacBook Pro, however, as it has added Force Touch to its most powerful portable computer. The new feature is a hand-me-down from the super slender MacBook and it’s ... Read More »

Review: New Apple MacBook Pro adds Force Touch and more speed

FORCEFULLY poking a new computer seems wrong. It’s what Apple implores you to do with the trackpad of its new MacBook Pro, however, as it has added Force Touch to its most powerful portable computer. The new feature is a hand-me-down from the super slender MacBook and it’s just as useful on its bigger brother. FORCE PHONES: Apple’s newest technology ... Read More »

Gmail now offers a function to ‘unsend’ emails

I really shouldn’t have sent that email. In hindsight it’s not that funny. GOOGLE has unveiled a new function that will come as welcome news to those who are prone to feeling remorse after sending certain emails. Gmail has announced it has added an “Undo Send” function as a formal setting to the web-based version of the service. “Undo Send ... Read More »

What Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks of the Steve Jobs trailer

IT WOULD be a strange feeling watching a Hollywood actor playing you in a film, just ask Steve Wozniak. The co-founder of Apple saw himself portrayed by Seth Rogen when the trailer for the highly-anticipated biopic, Steve Jobs, was released on Wednesday. The clip shows Wozniak confronting Jobs about taking sole credit for a number of their joint creations. After ... Read More »