David Nield

David Nield

Dave is a freelance journalist from Manchester in the north-west of England. He's been writing about technology since the days of Windows 95 and the Pentium processor, and you can find his work on a variety of different tech sites. Outside of the world of apps and gadgets he enjoys long walks in the countryside and the occasional game of football (also known as soccer).

Apple Pay is about to expand outside the U.S.

We should be hearing a lot more about iOS and OS X at WWDC 2015 tomorrow, and reports suggest one of the announcements will be a U.K. launch of the Apple Pay platform — but is it already struggling?
Home Theater

Amazon Echo adds support for reading audiobooks

If you've got both an Audible account and an Amazon Echo, you can now listen to audiobooks using the smart device. Is Amazon getting ready for a full launch for the hardware in the near future?
Social Media

Tumblr takes on the Reddit AMA with Answer Time

Get closer to the big name users on Tumblr with the site's new Answer Time feature. It's designed to be "as direct and honest as if you are talking with a friend" according to Tumblr.

Google now reporting every self-driving car accident

Google is lifting the lid a little on its ongoing autonomous car trials. The company is going to produce monthly reports detailing various real-world scenarios and any scrapes on the road.

Apple confirms Watch OS update tweaks heart rate monitoring

The fact that your Apple Watch now takes heart rate readings less often than it used to is actually a feature not a bug, according to an updated support document on the Apple website.

OnePlus chief confirms OnePlus 2 plans and release schedule

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of the OnePlus 2 smartphone? It turns out that it won't be launching at tomorrow's scheduled event, but the mobile should be on sale within the next few months.

Mystery woman dumps $200K Apple-1 computer at recycling depot

It's another lesson in being careful when you're clearing out your garage. A Silicon Valley recycling firm is trying to trace a woman who left behind a rare Apple-1 computer at their depot.

HomeKit devices finally arriving next week, according to reports

Apple's smart-home revolution has been a long time coming, but a new report says the first HomeKit-compatible devices are going to hit the market next week, just in time for WWDC 2015.

Your Uber driver could soon know exactly where you are

Uber is making some changes to its privacy policies, and one of them gives it extra permissions to track your location — added convenience or added creepiness? Here's what you need to know.

Project Tango coming to smartphones thanks to Qualcomm

The innovative 3D mapping technology could power the augmented- and virtual-reality experiences of the future, and it's coming to a reference smartphone device before the end of the year.

Fitbit trackers prove the most popular, but the Apple Watch also appeals

A new consumer survey reveals just how many of us are wearing fitness trackers, the brands that we prefer, and how habits might change with the launch of the Apple Watch as an alternative.

Take a look at the new Google Photos app launching this week

Google is spinning its Photo app out of Google+ and adding some interesting new features on top — check out a bunch of leaked screenshots from the new service, courtesy of Android Police.