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).

Spanish group campaigns to bring accents back to the Web

Internet shorthand is part of the way we communicate with one another now, but a nonprofit organization in Spain wants to see more done to preserve accents and meaning on social media.

US and China reportedly working on cybersecurity peace treaty

Representatives from the United States and China are busy trying to come to an agreement over cybersecurity warfare — but don't expect the hacking and surveillance to stop completely.

Hitachi puts AI boss in charge to boost productivity

Here's something else that AI-powered programs might be able to do better than human beings can, if the results of a trial run in Japan are to be believed — order factory workers around.

Why one dev has pulled his iOS 9 ad blocker from the App Store

Safari for iOS 9 includes new support for ad-blocking technology — and high-profile developer Marco Arment isn't the only one agonizing over the ethics of blocking adverts on the mobile Web.

The Apple Car might be appearing sooner than we thought

According to reports in The Guardian, Apple executives have met with the California DMV over permits for a self-driving car — and permits would require details of the vehicle in question.

Google promising ‘new treats’ on Sept. 29

You might want to clear a space in your diary on Tuesday, Sept. 29: Google is holding a media event at which it's expected to unveil a new Nexus or two and an updated Chromecast device.

And the most popular iPhone 6S model in preorders is …

Demand for the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus appears to be brisk, with the larger rose gold model apparently a particular favorite — based on changing shipping times worldwide, at least.

Google has plans for a lot more of its self-driving cars

Google's self-driving car program remains a small-scale scheme because of road regulations and the limitations of the technology, but a company executive has revealed bigger plans for the future.

Tinder adds a ‘Super Like’ for those people you’re really into

Tinder now lets you express your admiration for a potential match in even stronger terms, with a new Super Like button — but you only get to use one of these new swipes every 24 hours.
Cool Tech

Drone pilot arrested after buzzing past an LAPD helicopter

Stories of drones causing problems for the emergency services seem to be on the rise, and the latest pilot to get himself into trouble had a near miss with a police helicopter in California.

Hey Siri and Live Photos respect user privacy, Apple says

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus bring with them a couple of new features that may have you worried about the data that's being collected by Apple, but the company wants to put your mind at rest.
Social Media

Facebook wants to make it easier for you to support causes

If you like changing your Facebook profile picture to support causes, campaigns or sports teams, you'll like this: The site wants to let you revert back to your old image automatically.