Tony Brennand

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Topsy lets you search every tweet ever sent

Social analytics firm Topsy today announced the launch of its new search engine for tweets. The company claims to have indexed every one of the 425 billion tweets sent since Twitter launched in 2006, so it's simple to instantly trace the origins of #FollowFridays, or check out the public's reaction …

Samsung announces the Galaxy Gear smartwatch

After giving as an accidental glimpse prior to today's big event, Samsung has finally revealed its new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. First impressions: it's big, but up on stage at IFA today it looks very little like the prototype watch VentureBeat leaked last week. The basic shape is the same, but, …

Manchester United still baffled by Ander Herrera transfer farce

Manchester United's failed attempt to sign Ander Herrera is not the only time the Premier League champions have experienced bizarre tactics at the top end of the market during a difficult, complicated transfer window that has brought fierce criticism on the club.<p>United's information is that earlier …

Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later?

If you are in the market for a cutting-edge smartphone today, which should you choose? Every platform and manufacturer has its partisans, but the three front-runners are clearly the Google Nexus 4, the soon-to-be released Samsung Galaxy 4 and (at the moment) the iPhone 5. Adding to the confusion …

Why text messages could be the future for charities

In January more than 300 residents on the Aylesbury estate in south London, Europe's largest social housing project, found out about job …