Is Apple's CarPlay, its system for iOS in cars, any good? Not right now it isn't, says Michelle Fitzsimmons. While the interface is nice enough Siri is largely useless, there aren't enough apps and the functionality is extremely basic.
Acer dumps 'the unprofitable stuff'
Acer is moving upmarket, changing its focus from commodity PCs to more interesting products such as the Liquid Leap. The big challenge isn't the tech, though: it's the brand image. According to Product Marketing Director John Miedema, "you'll still see a lot of people not considering Acer or still buying the Apple product because it's Apple."
Given the choice between Google's Nexus 5 and the CyanogenMod-powered and terribly named OnePlus One, which should you go for? John McCann puts them head to head in OnePlus One vs Google Nexus 5 to discover just how much Android bang you can get for your smartphone buck.
Remember the independent ISPs? Ultimately, they were all absorbed by the big six. TechRadar spoke to a collection of internet gurus and ex-CEOs of ISPs to find out why the independent ISP disappeared and what that means for you. Read more
Facebook had more than a few surprises for the web and mobile during the F8 conference held in San Francisco. Three in particular are going to add recognisable, Facebook-friendly functionality to many of your favourite apps. Read more
TVs have never been better and prices never more reasonable. Take a look at the latest HD flagship TVs (that's HD, not 4K) from Sony and Samsung, and you immediately see how fortunes can change year to year. Read more
Your mobile phone already knows where you are, how you're holding it, what you're saying to it and how fast you're moving. Yet with ongoing improvements in mobile sensor technology, this is only the beginning of the era of self-aware devices and continuous data logging. There's much, more to come. Read more
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