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Tata's plans to close British Steel pension fund lambasted by MP

Stephen Kinnock says it would be an ‘absolute disgrace’ if scheme was closed before Tata made £60m payment next year<p>Tata Steel has been lambasted for considering closing its UK pension scheme before making a £60m payment scheduled for next year.<p>Stephen Kinnock, the Labour MP for Aberavon, said it …

Great Britain

Can Android Wear’s Virtual Watch Faces Become Apps For Fashion?

Google’s virtual watch face store is officially open for business. And just like apps, you can design and sell your own.<p>For years, anyone has been able to develop and market an app for Android smartphones. Now, that same idea is coming to your smartwatch, as Google announced Wednesday that anyone …

The top 24 iPhone apps on early adopter homescreens

The smartphone homescreen is among the world’s most valuable digital real estate. App-makers’ fortunes are often tied to how many active users they can attract and retain, so getting on your homescreen—where you’ll potentially see their icons dozens of times per day—is the holy grail.<p>Homescreen, a …

Google Glass review: useful – but overpriced and socially awkward

At £1,000, Google’s smartglasses are an expensive curiosity, Samuel Gibbs discovered. But the biggest price was being a social pariah<p>A lot of unkind things have been written about Google Glass recently. The internet-connected smartglasses are certainly an early attempt to stake out a piece of the …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: The 5 Best Reasons To Buy One

As part of an ongoing buying guide for confused shoppers this holiday season, I’ll be summing-up the best of the latest handsets. Knowing which handset to buy this year means selecting from a number of excellent devices, this is what this guide is for – you can read last week’s Nexus 6 guide here. …

Making sense of wearables

Convincing the world of the viability of a wearable-driven future rests upon wearables freeing themselves from the shackles of their predecessors<p>We have seen the new category of “wearable technology” generate great hype and headlines over the past few years. There was the initial hysteria over the …

Virtual Reality

Sony Sacrifice Marketshare For Smartphone Success

Sony’s Android smartphones and tablets have proven to be well-received by the critics, but sales are not backing up the reviews. With the Mobile Division’s lower than expected results dragging down Sony’s overall financial performance, the Japanese company is rethinking its approach to the …

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Sales Fall, While Apple Sees The Same Problem With The iPad

Much has been written recently about Samsung’s failure to sell as many Galaxy S5s as predicted. Of course, producing more phones than you can sell is a problem in anyone’s book, but the decline in interest around the S5 is a problem that will befall all smartphones eventually. Apple has dodged the …