Huawei blames ‘jealousy’ for cybersecurity criticism

Jealousy could be behind some of the criticism of Huawei in the West, the Chinese technology giant has suggested. The firm said it had a “sound record” of cybersecurity and warned continuing “groundless suspicion” would damage the whole technology industry as it begins to roll out 5G, the next generation communication technology. Several countries –…

Wingate and Finchley’s FC Artificial Intelligence coach earns draw in landmark game

Wingate and Finchley FC have seen the first results of their move to incorporate artificial intelligence into the coaching set-up with a 1-1 draw in the Isthmian League Premier Division. Earlier in the year, the north London side announced their decision to use the Amazon Echo system, and it debuted in the relegation clash against…

5 things to see at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed – including Tesla Model 3, Ford Mustang GT

Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the world’s largest automotive garden party, set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport (and…

Vox Pop: the voice search revolution and how to make your business stand out

Tim Butler, founder of Innovation Visual, talks about how improved accuracy and convenience are ensuring massive growth for voice search and how businesses need to adapt to compete Voice Search is beginning to revolutionise search marketing. Google recently announced that 20% of searches on its mobile app and Android services are now carried out by…

WIN! WIN! WIN! THREE COPIES OF HUMANS VS COMPUTERS TO GIVE AWAY

Our lives are increasingly tracked and monitored by software. In this brave new world, humans can’t cope with information overload. Instead, governments and companies rely on computers to automatically detect fraud, predict behaviour and enforce laws. Clever marketing tricks us into believing that phones, TV sets and even cars are somehow smart. Yet all those…

Is this the sexiest electric car so far? Jaguar Land Rover unveils E-type Zero and pledges to go all electric by 2020

Forget the Nissan Leaf or even the Tesla Model 3. Jaguar Land Rover is launching an electric version of its classic 1960s E-type and we want one. Now. The electric Jaguar E-type called the E-type Zero Roadster is based on a 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster and features a cutting-edge electric powertrain for 0-60mph in just…

Top 5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi tech toys unveiled as Force Friday II kicks off with BB-9E launch

As the global Force Friday II celebration kicks off around the world, fans in Australia were the first to officially unveil BB-9E, a new dark side character from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi film. Stores across Australia opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans seeking new Star Wars: The Last Jedi products, and attendees got to…

Nest adds intelligent indoor security cam, Nest Cam IQ

Best known for its intelligent heating devices, Google-owned Nest Labs, Inc. (www.nest.com) has branched out with this nicely designed Nest Cam IQ indoor security camera (see above). Claiming best-in-class imaging and intelligent features, the Nest Cam IQ is smart enough to differentiate between a person and a pet and can alert you accordingly without having…

Adventurer Chris Ramsey to undertake 10,000 mile Mongol Rally in Nissan LEAF electric car

As if driving the 10,000 mile Mongol Rally in a regular petrol/diesel car isn't difficult enough, one bright spark is set to undertake the adventure in Nissan's top selling electric vehicle this Summer. Scotsman Chris Ramsey of Electric Vehicle (EV) company, Plug In Adventures, will make the gruelling journey from Goodwood in the UK through…

Top 7 accessories for your iPad/tablet – including iBeani, Omoton Bluetooth keyboard, Zilong tablet stand

So you've got an iPad or an Android tablet but want to do more with it? Chris Price looks at some products which will make your tablet even more useful around the house and outside including several stands, a wireless keyboard, glass screen protector, and even a sturdy car mount.  iBeani From £24.99 While other…

YouGov site reveals how people rate each of Trump’s tweets

Heaven help us. As if the guy doesn't get enough publicity for his frankly insane social media activity, YouGov has unveiled a new website – TweetIndex.YouGov.com – showing how people rate each of Donald Trump’s tweets. YouGov TweetIndex is a new site that shows how the public reacts to a tweet’s content. To showcase the service, YouGov…

5 of the top Social Media Marketing trends to watch closely

According to InternetWorldStats.com, by the end of 2016 there were 7.3 billion people on the planet and an Internet penetration rate of 50.1 percent. One third of the people on the Internet are active social media users. Social media continues to be more important than ever for businesses. The following are five trends that will…

Huawei announces high-end £550 camera phone, the P10, at Barcelona Metronom gallery

Last night at Barcelona's Metronom gallery Huawei  unveiled its latest high-end smartphone, the P10. Billed as the smartphone of choice for digital photography, the P10 - like its predecessor, the P9 - boasts two rear cameras as well as a front facing camera, all with Leica optics. Whereas the P9 had two 12MP lenses, this…

Samsung report warns businesses to ‘wake up’ to digital technology

A new report commissioned by Samsung which examines the impact that changes in society and technology will have upon the future of the workplace, warns that businesses have three years to embrace digital technologies or risk getting left behind. The report claims that businesses must adjust to the fast changing digital landscape in which a…

SpotCam announces home security and monitoring solution for £159

Cloud-based video solutions startup SpotCam announces the SpotCam Sense, an all-in-one home monitoring and security solution. Like the Blink security system reviewed here, the SpotCam Sense will record video footage if it senses movement, say from an intruder. However, unlike Blink which records in 720p, the Spotcam offers full HD 1080p, covering an entire room…

B&W to introduce new P7 Wireless headphones in September

British loudspeaker company Bowers & Wilkins has announced the P7 Wireless headphones. Available from this September for £319.99, the P7 Wireless builds on the dual success of the original P7 and the award-winning P5 Wireless.  Thanks to the acoustic advances made with the original P7 drive units, sound performance is, claims the manufacturer, even better than…

Nissan to bring real-world autonomous driving tests to British streets

It's not just Volvo which is planning real-world demonstrations of autonomous driving cars - see here. Nissan is also planning to test self-driving cars out on our streets next month. Showcasing next-generation technology using the Nissan Leaf, the on-road demonstrations will take place in London, enabling the vehicles and their passengers to cover a diverse city…

New Jaguar F-Type offers raft of in-car tech including GoPro video app for sharing drives

Announced today (10/1/17), the new Jaguar F-TYPE sports car promises a state-of-the-art infotainment system complete with ReRun app that combines vehicle data with GoPro video. Every F-TYPE now features the Touch Pro infotainment system. This include  intelligent navigation functions such as Share ETA and online services such as real-time traffic and live weather reports .…

5 interesting things to experience at CES 2017, including smart smells, robots and fertility trackers!

  CES kicks off this week in Las Vegas. The world's largest technology expo, it promises thousands of new and exciting products from manufacturers right across the globe. And while the show has already caused some controversy this year with the organiser Gary Shapiro claiming the UK government is not doing enough to help its…

How do I keep my property safe? Top 5 high tech security products including MasterLock Smartpadlocks

Thanks to wireless technology it's now easier and cheaper than ever before to protect your home with the latest hi-tech security products. Chris Price reports MasterLock Bluetooth Smartpadlocks £69-£89 Gone are the days of having to remember your padlock key at the gym. MasterLock has introduced two smart padlocks (pictured above) which enable you to…

What is 5G and why do I need it? 5 things you should know about the proposed mobile phone technology

Japan's NTT Docomo's ambitious 5G launch plans include live streaming of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo While many areas of the UK still haven’t got 4G coverage, mobile phone companies are already gearing up for the fifth generation of mobile phone technology which will make our data connections even…

5 products we expect to see at MWC 2016 – including Samsung Galaxy S7 and Microsoft Lumia 750

The nicely coloured Microsoft Lumia 750 could be launched at this year's MWC. Without doubt Mobile World Congress, or MWC, is one of the world’s largest gatherings for the mobile industry. Due to take place in Barcelona from 22-25 February, it usually sees the major manufacturers (with the exception of Apple…

Detroit Motor Show: Audi h-tron quattro concept Hydrogen Car unveiled

Unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show, this is the beautiful looking Audi h-tron quattro concept. A hydrogen-powered SUV, the h-tron quattro is closely related to Audi's e-tron quattro all electric concept car, first showcased at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Apart from displaying the possibilities of fuel cell technology, the concept SUV boasts an impressive 600 km…

2016: What’s around the corner for digital payments? Apple Pay, Bitcoin, Pingit and more

  Apple Pay, one of the latest forms of digital payment via your mobile, is slowly gaining acceptance Mobile payments, biometrics and crypto currencies. These were just some of the emerging trends discussed at the recent Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar at London's Royal Society. Tech Digest’s Chris Price reports The way…

Sensors working overtime: Bosch’s big plans for the Internet of Things

Tech Digest's Chris Price visited Bosch’s recently opened Research and Development Facility near Stuttgart, Germany to see how the latest sensors are shaping the Internet of Things (iOT) revolution Think Bosch and what comes to mind? Probably one of the company’s dishwashers or maybe its range of popular power tools. But actually the German company,…

Aurabox launches Bluetooth speaker with LED light and smart light bulb, Aurabulb

Two new products from Divoom (no I've never heard of them either, but these products looks interesting). First off is the AuraBox, a Bluetooth speaker with added light functionalities (pictured above). It's available from Amazon priced at £69.99. Featuring an integrated LED light board, the AuraBox can be used to create fun light themes alongside listening…

Ted Baker & Quella launch these beautiful racer bikes from £1995

Bike envy has been taken to a new level, with the launch of made-to-order model by Ted Baker and small artisan bicycle firm Quella. The two British companies have teamed up to create the Italian-inspired racer, which is available in "Redfinn, Bluetail or Greengill" colour from £1995. The stylishly retro bicycles feature a unique copper-plated design over a fine steel…

BBC micro:bit computer – free to every year 7 child in UK from October

The BBC has unveiled the micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer (pictured above) with built-in motion detection, compass and Bluetooth technology, which is to be given free to every child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK from October. That's approximately 1 million units. A collaboration between 29 partners, including Lancaster University,  Barclays, Samsung and The…

Keep kids entertained this summer with these Top 10 Outdoor Toys – including Razor Crazy Cart, NERF Zombie Strike Doominator

Summer holidays are looming which can only mean one thing for parents. Bored Kids. So Fun Kids Radio's Bex Lindsay and toyologist (yes that is really a qualification) Peter Jenkinson have got together to give us the Outdoor Playtime Awards 2015, as judged by a panel of 25 kids, or mini toy-minators, and headed by six…

Google to add ‘buy button’. More announcements at I/O developer conference to follow

Google's I/O developer conference starts this morning in California and we're expecting some pretty big announcements including Android M 6.0, the breaking out of Google+'s Photos app into a standalone entity, new Android Wear hardware, a new Chromecast, and perhaps some news about Google's VR initiative. However, the big news that's broken already is that Google is…