James Walker

379 Added | 2 Magazines | 4 Likes | 7 Followers | @Ilmiont | I am interested in general technology, programming, PC gaming, reading and writing. I am Technology Editor-at-Large for Digital Journal.

Net neutrality: Battles are being won, but the war's still raging

<b>Net Neutrality — Keeping the Internet open</b><p>Before diving into the state of net neutrality legislation, it helps to be sure of what "net neutrality" …

Microsoft explains why it's still building Windows 10 Mobile

Earlier this year, Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of Windows and Devices, said smartphones aren't a "priority" for the company …

Google's latest HTTPS report shows the web is getting more secure

HTTPS encrypts the connection between your computer and the web server. This prevents attackers from intercepting data transfers and extracting …

New language game teaches you 1,000 words in a few hours of play

Space Polyglot is based on an experiment completed in Bulgaria a few decades ago. Led by renowned Bulgarian scientist Dr. Georgi Lozanov, the study …

Google says the EU doesn't understand how people shop online

When searching on Google for products to buy, shopping results appear as sponsored links at the top of the search results page. This attracted the …

Huawei's Mate 9 phablet fills the gap left by Samsung's Note 7

Huawei introduced the Mate 9 at a global event today. The phone's 5.9-inch display makes it one of the biggest on the market, even larger than the …

Hackers can turn 'rogue' webcam into 'a full-fledged spying tool'

The camera is designed to be part of a home surveillance system. It can operate as a remote-controllable security camera or be used as a baby …

Vine's co-founders launch new livestreaming app called HYPE

HYPE has been built by a small team in New York City over the course of a year. It's led by Colin Kroll and Rus Yusupov, the people behind Vine. Vine …

Google giving $50 Play Store credit to delayed Pixel purchasers

TechCrunch reports that Google is making up for the delays by sending customers $50 Play Store vouchers to spend on apps, games, movies and music …

Facebook bans car insurer from using data to calculate premiums

This morning, Admiral Insurance announced an innovative new service called firstcarquote. The company said it would analyse the Facebook accounts of …

Apple's MacBook Pro has no SD card slot because it's 'cumbersome'

Apple marketing executive Phil Schiller made the comments during an interview with The Independent. He discussed the development of the new MacBook …

Microsoft's Slack rival is finally here

Teams was introduced at a special event in New York today. Microsoft describes it as a "chat-based workspace" that enables teams to communicate and …

Alcatel launches the first Windows 10 phone with virtual reality

Alcatel introduced the phone with Microsoft today. After a series of leaks in the past few months, the device is finally ready for the public. It is …

Citizen Journalism

$100 Meizu M5 brings an octa-core processor to the low-end

The M5 was announced by Meizu yesterday. The phone has a curved shape finished in a polycarbonate cover. The design isn't particularly inspiring, …

Controversy over Google's disclosure of bug in Microsoft Windows

Google revealed the threat yesterday, ten days after finding it inside the Windows kernel. The company explained that a security sandbox escape in …

Google Chrome now runs 15 percent faster on Windows

The changes were detailed in a post on the Chromium blog, a site that provides information on the open-source browser engine behind Chrome. Starting …

Review: Inateck BH1105M — resonant earphones for budget buyers

The BH1105M is an incremental upgrade of the original BH1105 I reviewed earlier this year. Inateck sent along the new version for a comparison of …

Microsoft removes 90,000 apps from the Windows Store

Microsoft began informing developers about the impending change to app age ratings earlier this year. It came about as the Windows Store was forced …

New ARM GPU to bring VR to low-end phones by 2018

Virtual reality is only accessible to owners of high-end smartphones using today's technology. The powerful hardware required to support VR headsets …

Twitter to let you block out the trolls by muting words

The Next Web reports the feature was spotted by observant users on Sunday when it began showing up in Twitter's iOS app. It appears as a new pane …

Barnes & Noble is building a new Nook tablet powered by Android

Barnes & Noble's Nook devices were originally designed to take on the Amazon Kindle in the rush to digital books. The company's products failed to …

Apple has designed 'detailed mockups' of iMessage for Android

Apple fans who use Android phones have long requested the company bring iMessage to the platform. The app is a favourite amongst iPhone users, …

HTC launches Vivepaper, the first immersive VR reading experience

As Upload VR reports, Vivepaper was created in collaboration with publisher Condé Nast's Chinese division. It features content from several of Condé …

Apple unveils its new 'groundbreaking' MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro is long overdue. Apple's neglect of its high-end PCs hasn't gone unnoticed by customers and critics. Today, the company caught up …

Six second video service Vine is closing down

The company made the surprise announcement in a blog post today. Vine launched in 2013 with a new concept for videos that enabled it to become an …

Xiaomi's new phone is possibly the most striking ever built

The Mi MIX has a ceramic body designed by French artist Philippe Starck. Its 6.4-inch display pushes it firmly into tablet territory, although Xiaomi …

Review: Inateck BR1003 — bring Bluetooth to any device with a 3.5mm jack

Bluetooth audio is on the rise, thanks in no small part to Apple's removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. Although most mobile devices can …

Microsoft's Surface Dial is a radical new take on PC peripherals

Surface Dial is designed to complement Windows 10's existing creative tools. It offers a more intuitive way to navigate drawing canvasses while also …

Microsoft announces the Windows 10 'Creators Update'

The Creators Update will be the third significant Windows 10 feature release since the platform's launch in 2015. In August, Microsoft launched the …

Microsoft's Surface Studio is the company's first desktop PC

The Surface Studio is the latest PC to come out of Microsoft's rapidly growing Surface hardware division. Following in the footsteps of the Surface …