Kevin Lynch Q+A: Author of Steve Jobs A Biographic Portrait

Chris Price talks to former Tech Digest contributor Kevin Lynch about his latest book on Apple Founder Steve Jobs... What was the most interesting thing you found out about Steve Jobs while researching this book? That Jobs should primarily be regarded as a design hero rather than perhaps a business hero. So many of the…

Automotive alliance partners with Google for in-car Android

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi sign global multi-year agreement with Google to equip vehicles with intelligent infotainment systems The Alliance will utilize Android, world’s most popular operating system, to offer customers a new array of services including Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play Store These services will be combined with Alliance Intelligent Cloud based…

10 surprising ways that driverless cars could change the world

With driverless, or autonomous, cars set to arrive on UK roads by 2021 according to the government, they are predicted to change the face of personal mobility forever. Undoubtedly, they'll make our roads safer, give us more free time and make our journeys faster. But what are the less predictable consequences of driverless cars?  Select…

Nest Hello Video Doorbell now available in UK for £229

Google owned Nest Labs has announced that the Nest Hello video doorbell will be available to buy in Europe from today (May 31st, 2018) Following the lead of Ring with its video doorbell, Nest Hello notifies you when a guest is at the door via your mobile phone, even when you are not at home.…

Technology dominates Top 100 World’s Most Valuable Brands. Google and Apple remain top.

Bingeing on Netflix box sets, sharing stories on Facebook and downloading content from Apple’s iTunes and Alibaba’s Ali Picture have contributed to a record year for tech brands in the 2018 BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released today by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown. Eight out of the Top 10 are technology or tech-related brands. This category continues to dominate the rankings with Google and Apple retaining…

Volvo embeds Google Assistant, Google Play Store and Google Maps in next gen infotainment system

Scandinavian car company Volvo Cars is working with Google to embed the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, based on Google’s Android operating system. It's hoped that Volvo Cars’ intended partnership with Google will further enhance the way Volvo customers engage with 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…

The top 3 pros and cons of using Waze instead of Google Maps

Navigation apps are an essential tool nowadays, providing most people with a solution to crucial commutes within different areas. Waze and Google Maps are among the top and most popular navigation apps which can be used on iOS and Android for free. Waze was designed in 2013 by an Israeli company. However, it was bought…

London’s Shoreditch is world’s most expensive tech district

ClubRooms in Shoreditch. Image: http://www.shoreditch-officespace.co.uk According to a survey by estate agent Knight Frank, Shoreditch is now the most expensive tech district in the world, with intense demand for office space pushing rents higher than those in Mid-Market, San Francisco, and almost double those in Brooklyn, New York. The 2018 Global Cities report, which…

Google, Apple and Snapchat take gongs at Wearable Awards

Zappar (above) won an award for best AR/VR company at the Wearable Awards Google, Apple and Snapchat were just some of the winners announced at the fourth annual Wearable Awards this morning by organisers of the Wearable Technology Show, which is currently taking place at ExCeL in London. Tech giants Google,…