Beleaguered UK retailer HMV announced yesterday that they have called in the administrators, with 4,500 jobs at risk if the company can’t be rescued by a buyer. The news comes in the same week as another famous UK retailer Jessops entered administration and closed all of its stores last Friday. It’s been a tough time [...]
Microsoft is setting it sights on taking on music streaming service Spotify with its own Xbox Music streaming service. The new service, which launches tomorrow on Xbox 360, will then be rolled out to Windows 8, their newly announced Surface tablet and Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft’s greatest challenge with this month’s release of Windows 8 is making its new app marketplace a success. In order to get as many apps on board, software developers will need to re-write their applications to take advantage of the new touchy, feely operating system – something that takes time and money. But many developers [...]
Along with a new iPhone 5, Apple unveiled facelifts to their entire iPod range including a new iPod Touch, iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano at yesterday’s iPhone 5 launch in San Francisco.
Sony’s apocalyptic fall from grace over the last 5 years has been startling. In the late 90’s and early naughties the Japanese tech giant couldn’t make a wrong move. It went from success story to success story – but more recently they have begun to fall behind their rivals time and time again. In the [...]
We love our shiny new tech toys, but how about the old ones? Electronic gadget disposal is fast becoming a big environmental issue and now European Union has decided to tame the beast. According to a new plan recently approved by European Union, electronics retailers are now under legal obligation to accept electronic waste for [...]
What’s the worst thing about Spotify? It doesn’t pay that much to artists. No. It’s devaluing music? No. It’s the fact that the service is pretty poor when it come to music discovery. There’s so much music, that often, it’s hard to find the hidden gems – sure you can use your friends recommendations – [...]
Tech the Halls and spice up this year’s Christmas celebrations with a few gadgets bound to get at least a few people in the festive mood. It may not be a 21st party but with so many people to keep entertained, why not turn to technology to compliment the Turkey?