Essay: How Will IoT Transform the World?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a modern concept which, as many scientists believe, is going to transform the world. In simple terms, it is an idea that all devices can be connected via the web, ranging from your regular cellphone to more unpredictable things like eyeglasses or a teapot. Companies all around the world…

Twitter putting “Buy” buttons directly on to tweets

Twitter is testing new functionality that could add "buy" buttons direct to tweets - making it easier to buy stuff over the network. At the moment, the links are only being tested with a handful of US users and a handful of retailers - but if successful could see it roll out to everyone. Here's…

Shaving Science: Tech Digest visits Gillette's R+D centre

Every morning dozens of men visit the Gillette Research and Development Labs in Reading just to shave. There they are watched by scientists through two way mirrors in little booths to see how exactly how they perform the act. "Everyone…

Amazon: Do your weekly big shop with us online!

If you're looking to buy something online, it's likely that your first port of call will be giant e-tailer Amazon, especially if you're after a good read or electrical items. But how about for your groceries? Well, from now…

Sony prep the RDH-SK8iP iPod dock for noisy teenagers

Sony have launched the RDH-SK8iP iPod dock, aiming it squarely at fashion conscious teens who love their music loud. Codenamed the "SK8", this isn't an audiophiles kit, but rather a bass-belting bruiser. It will of course be a step up…

Sony launch CMT-MX550i hi-fi

Sony are looking to spruce up your tunes with a little help from their latest hi-fi system, the CMT-MX550i. Tech Digest got have a play about with it yesterday and came away suitably impressed by its lush tones and sleek…