By | Nov 1, 2019 at 12:47 pm
A 32,000 strong Facebook group has officially moved to a paid app, and now charges a membership fee of $5 a month or $35 a year, boasting 3,000 paying members in just two weeks. It's a success that points to a potential future in subscription models for engaged online communities
By | Oct 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm
This week, Amazon announced its latest ebook reader, and while there have been plenty of Kindle models over the last decade, this one was a first - a Kindle dedicated entirely to children. Can the device encourage children to read more, and put down the iPad?
By | Aug 8, 2019 at 7:17 am
Why was the prize pool for the Fortnite World Cup more than ten times the size of that for the FIFA eWorld Cup? We looked at the stats and spoke to an expert to find out why the build-and-shoot-'em-up game is more lucrative than a sim of the world's favorite ball sport.
By | Jul 31, 2019 at 6:32 am
Big tech companies are finally tackling accessibility in a meaningful way. Check out these assistive technology examples to see exactly how, from adaptive controllers for the disabled to Apple AirPods with hearing aid capabilities.
By | Jun 24, 2019 at 11:31 am
Chicago has launched a pilot program bringing e-scooters to the city, and the regulations in place on the tech companies launching the new means of transportation are a perfect example of citizen-focused tech policy.
By | Jun 14, 2019 at 11:02 am
Jordan Peterson's new social media platform, Thinkspot, is premised on the idea that regular social media sites censor conservative views and encourage liberal groupthink through destroying debate. But the internet hardly needs or warrants a new free speech social media site.
By | Aug 7, 2019 at 11:08 am
While fitness trackers, smartwatches and augmented reality glasses grab the headlines, a more discreet type of wearable tech has been quietly innovating behind the scenes – the hearing aid. We explain how the latest updates put hearing aids at the cutting edge of wearable tech.
By | Jul 26, 2019 at 9:23 am
Foldable smartphones have had trouble in the early stages, but does that mean flexible screen technology isn't viable? We talk to a consumer tech testing expert to find out why the technology's bad start doesn't mean the future isn't bright.
By | May 23, 2019 at 2:10 pm
A new report out from the social network writing site Wattpad makes the case for Gen Z's embrace of "JOMO," defined as the joy of missing out, and the antithesis of modern social media's FOMO-powered all-you-can-click strategy.
By | Jul 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm
The human body is built to endure a lot, but the negative effects of technology could be too much for some unhealthy people to endure. Take a look at our in-depth analysis of exactly how bad technology is for your body and what you can do to prevent any long term damage.
By | May 16, 2019 at 9:25 am
Technology is making us worse drivers across the board. Whether it's big screens on dashboards, or phones in hand, we're all far too distracted at the wheel. But, the same tech that is a distraction today might stop us driving altogether in the not-too-distant future.
By | May 18, 2019 at 9:30 am
Brexit is the spectre looming on the horizon for the British tech scene — with potential impacts on investment, diversity, and much more. We spoke to Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates to find out exactly how the Brexit will play out for the British tech industry.
By | May 9, 2019 at 9:43 am
With constant news stories about tech companies breaking the law, or acting in morally dubious ways, Tech.co spoke to Ali Shah, the ICO’s new head of technology policy to find out how big tech companies can restore the trust of their users.
By | Apr 26, 2019 at 4:59 am
Video games are never far from controversy, whether it's the anarchic Grand Theft Auto, or the latest teen-addicting multiplayer game. However, are countries ever right to completely ban video games? And if they are, where should the lines be drawn?
By | Apr 15, 2019 at 9:47 am
Apple likes to boast of the clean energy it and its suppliers use in manufacturing. However, Apple's overall social responsibility record is distinctly patchy and inconsistent.