Amazon Echo and Google Home to offer voice calling?

Could Amazon Echo and Google Home be about to offer voice calling via their smart speakers? That's what website Wearable reckons and it certainly makes sense. Although not officially confirmed, the story comes from the Wall Street Journal's sources. Apparently both companies are looking to offer VOIP (voice over internet protocol) calls via the smart…

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…

Video Gaming Market hits Doncaster and and London

Into retro games and gaming memorabilia? This month sees the return of the Video Game Market in Doncaster, followed by the London Gaming Market in Russell Square, London in April. Returning for its fourth year, the Video Game Market is the UK’s largest market-style event, presenting visitors with over 180 tables heaving with collectibles, retro-gaming…

eUnited wins Call of Duty World League (CWL) round in Atlanta

After an action-packed competition, The CWL Atlanta Open has wrapped and a relatively new team, eUnited, has come out on top. The talented Call of Duty teams which took part continue their journey toward the 2017 Call of Duty World League (CWL) Championship Presented by PlayStation®4.  Teams OpTiC Gaming, Team EnVyUs and Luminosity Gaming rounded…

One in three UK retailers don’t have mobile shopping app

Image: Parsonage Retail Park, Wigan  A new report launched today reveals that a third (32%) of the UK’s top retailers don’t have a mobile shopping app. The report, called the State of Digital Commerce, which was commissioned by Episerver, examines the retail and ecommerce trends set to shape 2017. It highlights that nearly…

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&O Play announces Beoplay4 wireless headphones

B&O PLAY is pleased to introduce Beoplay H4, a new pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones designed by Jakob Wagner. Made using some of the finest materials, the headphones feature soft lambskin ear cushions as well as a lambskin covered headband. The inside of the ear cushion is made of memory foam that adapts to the…

TomTom extends Fitness Tracker range

TomTom Sports has extended its Fitness Tracker range with the launch of the new TomTom Touch Cardio. The TomTom Touch Cardio monitors your heart rate, tracks your steps, calories burned, sleep and active time. The TomTom Touch Cardio boasts a new design for everyday wear. It comes after the successful launch of the TomTom Touch Cardio…

Six of the best accessories for the Amazon Echo smart speaker

Chris Price looks at some of the best accessories you can buy for the latest voice controlled speaker and multimedia device, the Amazon Echo.  A hands-free speaker you can control with your voice, the Amazon Echo is fast becoming 2017's must have gadget. The idea is that rather than having to press buttons to control…

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…