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Sky Q hands on: Will Sky's next generation of TV be worth it?

This year will mark a decade and a half since Sky+ was first unveiled to the world, so it is high time for an upgrade: While Sky has added on-demand services, high-definition and smartphone apps, the basic format of Sky has remained very recognisable.<p>In November, the company unveiled Sky Q, its new …

Sky opens 'Q' TV orders to everyone

Sky is back with a revamped TV platform called Sky Q, which introduces a series of new set-top boxes and a much-needed software overhaul. Until now, orders have been limited to UK customers with a Sky broadband package, however starting today the platform is available to everyone. So if you have an …

Sky gets exclusive Formula 1 TV rights from 2019

The BBC's decision to abandon its Formula 1 coverage has paved the way for an exclusive TV deal with Sky. Starting in 2019, Sky Sports will be the only place where Brits can watch each championship race. If you're a motorsport fan, that means you'll need a subscription to watch every blistering lap …

TV Stations

The future of TV, as Sky sees it - virtual reality and beyond

Telecoms giant reveals how it's launching an attack in Silicon Valley to compete with the likes of Netflix<p>"Some people out here think Sky is just a cycling team,” jokes Emma Lloyd in the back of a heavyweight SUV powering between meetings along the 101 highway in northern California.<p>As Sky’s …

Silicon Valley

Top L.A. hospital using HealthKit to monitor 80,000 patients

Apple’s ambitions as a mobile health company took a giant leap forward over the weekend, as HealthKit was connected to more than 80,000 patient files at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.<p>This means that Cedars-Sinai doctors now have the ability to take iOS Health data into account when …

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Co.Design talked to a slew of experts about how design is changing the way we experience cities, from where we live to how we eat.<p>Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. But chances are, the cities of the future won’t look …

CES

CES 2015: The home of the future, available today

We've been hearing about the promise of the connected home, or the "Internet of Things," for years. At this CES, one thing became clear: The connected home of the future is achievable today. Qualcomm's smart home, for example, was a mock-up showing how tech could change the way we live. Unlike past …

Home Automation

Three of the Coolest Uses for Intel's 3D Camera at CES 2015

3D is here to stay. Well, probably not with TV’s, but instead with a number of technologies that can better interact with three-dimensional space, such as 3D printing and depth-sensing cameras. In fact, Intel’s RealSense camera has easily been the company’s greatest bullet point this CES, instead …

The rise and fall of fitness trackers

Looking ahead to 2015, wearable technology's most successful gaggle of gadgets to date is set to lose steam to the smartwatch.<p>"I'm personally a little skeptical of the smartwatch category."<p>Fitbit CEO Mike Park

Wearable Tech

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers You Can Buy Today

On the surface, it seems like they all do the exact same thing: count your calories, measure how far you've run, and monitor your sleep. But there are a few areas where some fitness bands succeed over others.<p>Here's a look at some of the best ones you can buy today and how they compare.

Fitness Technology

Finally, a Smartwatch That Doesn’t Look Like a Geek Watch

Withings proves that you don't have to sacrifice fashion for a "smart" watch.<p>It is widely acknowledged that most smartwatches are ugly. It’s as though a group of hardware manufacturers formed a consortium and set a range of ugliness standards for these ultra-geeky watches.<p>But last week another …

Withings Activité Fitness Tracking Watch Review

Wearable tech has seemed on a fairly straightforward path throughout the course of its initial development – from the step counter, to the fitness band, to the smartwatch. But the wrist has long been a home for a more refined and storied piece of tech: The wristwatch. And while smartwatches attempt …

10 Cool Wearables Worth Checking Out Now

<b>Wearables At CES Unveiled</b><p>At CES Unveiled New York, held on Nov. 11 by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), media members and attendees got to …

Gear & Gadgets

The Smart Products Consumers Do (and Don’t) Want

No one wants an internet-connected wine bottle. Or a “smart” baby diaper, no matter what sort of data it collects. According to new market research, consumers are most interested in the Internet of Things when it helps them save money, or more easily control their other household appliances.<p>What …

Bitcoin and the Economy of Things

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — The Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection of unique computing devices within objects that might not otherwise …

Internet Of Things 'Overhyped,' Say IT Execs

IT executives expect the IoT to impact their businesses, although they're not sure how, finds CompTIA survey.<p>10 Smart Tech Toys For Kids<p>(Click image …

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Now Includes Sugared Water

When Steve Jobs lured John Sculley to run Apple, he asked the CEO of Pepsi if he really wanted to sell "sugared water" for the rest of his life, or change the world at Apple. We all know how that went, but ironically, in January 2015, Coca Cola will be releasing an update to their Freestyle app and …

Internet of Things

Paypal Launches an App for Pebble Smartwatches

PayPal announced today that users of the service who also own a Pebble smartwatch can now download a special app to make payments directly from the device.<p>Announced in a blog post, the company said the app allows users to make payments at local retailers, restaurants or anywhere else that accepts …

What’s next for connected devices? This data on app downloads could provide the answer

As wearables such as smartwatches, health and activity trackers collect contextual data about people’s behaviour and preferences, human lives are …

Apple Watch Is All About Behavior Design, Which Apps Will Get It Right?

“Apple Watch is the most personal device we’ve ever created,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Flint Center last month. He went on to bullet the much-anticipated wearable as “an extremely precise and customizable timepiece… an intimate way to connect and communicate… [and] a comprehensive health and …

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.<p>Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design. Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. And as part of our Wearables Week, his firm generated a series of concepts based …

Wearable Tech

Why T-Mobile wants to give you a wireless router for free

If you're a T-Mobile customer, your company just gave you a very unexpected gift at yesterday's UnCarrier event: a wireless router. Yes, a fully functioning, magenta-branded, ASUS-built router, which can do essentially everything your current router can do -- and if yours is old, this will likely …

Internet of Things: Batteries Not Required

LOS ANGELES -- Batteries are the bane of mobile devices and sensors. As a power source they're sometimes unreliable. They must be charged and/or …

How to Keep Your Car from Becoming a High-Tech Death Trap

What if driving your car exposed you to the tender mercies of online criminals the same way that using a credit card at Target last fall or trusting personal information to a Heartbleed-compromised site did?<p><b>You may already be exposed</b><p>Last year, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek …

The 3 ways the Internet of things will unfold

The Internet of things is hot. Practically every tech vendor is using the label for some of its products. Cisco Systems and PwC both predict that the …

Internet of Things

If Samsung buys SmartThings, it’s a win for both

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Samsung is in talks to purchase SmartThings, the smart home startup that has …