News and comment on what's happening in the technology industry, and the direction it's heading.
Cows now have their own wearable technology in the form of a tail-attached Moocall sensor, which sends text messages and email alerts when they are about to give birth.
The annual Superbrands survey shows America's tech giants continuing to dominate the business market, though consumers prefer older and more comforting brands.
Ergonomic keyboards help avert typing strains, and the Freestyle 2 will appeal to people who want to keep their hands working correctly. The main drawback - at least for me - is that it doesn't have mechanical keys....
Samsung Electronics is starting trials with Arqiva in the UK and Verizon in the USA to offer 5G fixed wireless broadband at gigabit-per-second speeds
People have been fending off hackers for decades, but things are much harder now that governments and government-sponsored hackers are fishing for data. Tech Solidarity has published a list of suggestions that aim to improve security without requiring any special technical skills.
Avantis launched an Android-based ClassVR virtual reality headset at last week's BETT exhibition in London. It's selling them in boxes of eight.
Microsoft and Intel ensured that the PC industry made a decent showing at the annual BETT 2017 educational technology exhibition in London's docklands, but robots like Pepper probably made more friends...
Mesh networks are a novel way to get good Wi-Fi connectivity in buildings that suffer from "not spots". They're already available from several firms in the USA, but BT's Whole Home Wi-Fi is one of the first to appear in the UK
End of year report: Microsoft's free upgrade to Windows 10 got the operating system off to a fast start, but growth soon stalled. Future progress will depend on a flat PC market and commercial upgrades that enterprises may put off for another couple of years.
It's hard to keep New Year resolutions aimed at self-improvement, but I've done a much better in the past year, thanks to wearing a Microsoft Band 2.
The Surface Studio is selling better than expected, according to Digitimes, but it's still very far from being a mass-market product. However, it could have other benefits for both Microsoft and the PC industry...
If your smart wallet is lost or stolen, you can locate or track it with a smartphone. That's a cool idea, and it has attracted several crowd-funded projects such as Cashew, Ekster, SmartWallet, Walli, Wallor and Woolet. However, small, standalone trackers like TrackR's may do the job cheaper, and they're less risky purchases.
The latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report shows an increase in the use of anti-virus software following the introduction of Windows Defender, and highlights the extra security improvements in Windows 10
The world's first business computer was developed by the Lyons' tea-shop company, based on the University of Cambridge's EDSAC. A plaque has now been installed in Hammersmith, west London, where LEO started running in 1951.