Meet Simon: the world’s first ‘smartphone’ turns 20

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Mobile phones, Smartphones Leave a Comment

OK, so the term 'smartphone' wasn't actually around when IBM released the Simon in August of 1994, but it was easily the smartest mobile phone of its day. The Simon Personal Communicator was was a handheld, touchscreen mobile phone, designed and engineered by IBM and the American cellular company Belself. It was the first gadget…

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10 great retro gadgets up for grabs on eBay

Gerald Lynch Features, Gadgets, Retro gear, Tech Digest news, Top tens 5 Comments

Smartphones, tablets, 3D TVs; who needs em? Back in my day it wasn't about whether or not your mobile could multi-task, but rather if it would fit in your rucksack without the weight of it snapping your spine in two….

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Interview: Betfair TV CEO Simon Miller on online gambling and the future of internet-connected TVs

Gerald Lynch Features, Gaming, HDTV, Internet, Interview, Sport, Tech Digest news, Websites 6 Comments

Fancy a quick flutter on the footie? Thanks to Betfair's recent debut on the Yahoo! TV Widget engine, gamblers can place bets from the comfort of their armchair. But what does this mean for the traditional high-street based bookie? Is…

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