Frenzy for the phone that costs 1,000 dollars
Has Apple finally gone over the top? Can innovation go too far? Later today, on the 10th birthday of the original iPhone, it will launch the iPhone X, the world’s most advanced mobile.
‘Indestructible’ phone returns after 17 years
It has a month-long battery life. Its most advanced features are a camera, a colour screen, and the classic game Snake. Would we all be better off if we swapped our iPhone for a Nokia 3310?
iPhone: ‘the greatest product in history’
Is the iPhone really the most influential gadget of all time? Many believe so. But as the iPhone 7 was launched yesterday, others have argued history is full of far more significant inventions.
City introduces teenage mobile phone curfew
A Japanese city is so concerned that its youngsters are smartphone addicts that it has proposed a 9pm curfew. Many are worried by our digital dependency, but are the fears overblown?
Tech ushers in new era for New Year resolutions
Every New Year’s Day we promise ourselves to become fitter, healthier and more productive. Invariably we fail. But could a new wave of ‘lifelogging’ apps spark a resolution revolution?
‘Selfie’ beats ‘twerk’ to become word of the year
Linguists at Oxford Dictionaries have chosen ‘selfie’ as their word of the year for 2013, citing a 17,000% increase in its popularity. Why are we so obsessed with taking photos of ourselves?
Glastonbury Festival rides live music wave
As the biggest music festival of the British summer begins, fans who are usually plugged into iPods prepare to merge into a joyful, outdoor crowd. Is this why live concerts are booming?
Apple and Google face off in battle of the maps
From this week on, Google Maps has been removed from every Apple phone and replaced with a homegrown alternative. With mapping technology blossoming, are paper maps now obsolete?
Price index gives glimpse of a changing society
An imaginary ‘shopping basket’ used by the British government to track the prices of commonly bought items has just been updated. The changing list shows just how far modern society has come.
Futuristic technology turns phones into ‘friends’
With apps measuring everything from calories to sleep patterns, smartphones are becoming ever more intimate with their users. Are we in danger of falling in love with machines?
Blackberry blackout leaves millions fuming
Users of RIM's iconic smartphone were cut off from internet services for three days. It's a huge blow for the embattled manufacturer – but could being cut off actually be a good thing?