Google spend £30.8 million on Fossil’s smartwatch technology

Watchmaker Fossil Group and Google have announced an agreement worth more than £30 million ($40 million). The agreement will see Google acquiring some of Fossil’s smartwatch technology as well as some of the team behind creating the technology. The new product line is based on technology that has evolved on …

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Microsoft pledge £385 million for affordable housing

Microsoft have announced that they will spend £385 million ($500 million) to combat homelessness in Seattle and offset the lack of affordable housing in the area. The tech giant is doing its bit in their home state as real estate prices skyrocket. As more and more talented individuals flock to …

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Apple replaced 10 times as many batteries as expected in 2018

Apple replaced 11 million batteries in 2018, more than 10 times the amount they would have normally replaced, according to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber. The influx of battery replacements is down to the new cut price battery replacement programme. Following backlash from the revelation that older devices are ‘slowed down’ …

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£18 million funding awarded for immersive experiences

Government and industry funding of £18 million has been awarded to help develop immersive experiences. The projects will cover virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality which will be tested on real audiences. The projects will develop in three areas: performance, visitor experience and sports entertainment. Performance will see organisations …

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How to set up an Amazon Echo device

Smart home devices have been growing in popularity over the last few years. It is estimated that the number of active UK households in the smart home market will rise to 10.8 million by 2022. That being said, it isn’t a given that every house has a smart device, such …

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11 skills that are dying out as technology advances

It’s no secret that technology is advancing at an incredible rate. Some of the biggest companies in the world are only a few years old, there’s an app for just about everything and we’re rarely without a device in our hands. With our lives becoming undeniably easier, what do we …

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Samsung at CES 2019

Whilst any announcements of the next Galaxy phone will be held off until Mobile World Congress in February, that hasn’t stopped Samsung at Consumer Electronics Show. CES 2019 is underway in Las Vegas, with over 180,000 delegates in attendance, more than four thousand exhibiting companies and one thousand speakers over …

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