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).

Specs and pictures leak out for Samsung’s next pair of Galaxy phablets

Spoiler alert! Find out what the next pair of Samsung devices will look like and the specs they're going to be carrying thanks to leaked information that appeared online this weekend.


China orders Samsung to ditch the bloatware from its devices

As the result of losing a lawsuit in China, Samsung is giving users the option to uninstall preloaded apps from its phones — lets hope the practice extends to other OEMs and countries too.


Microsoft HoloLens will be in the hands of developers within a year

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been chatting to the BBC about the future direction of the company, and confirmed that businesses and enterprise customers will get HoloLens kit first.


Police arrest boss of failed Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange

The Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange finally shuttered its doors over a year ago, but the repercussions haven't stopped yet, and the site's ex-CEO has now been detained by the Japanese police.


Facebook uses Lollapalooza to test a new live-streaming feature

If you can't get to Lollapalooza this weekend, Facebook has you covered: The world's biggest social network is testing a new Snapchat-style feature for streaming posts from live events.

Social Media

If you’re waiting for Windows 10, watch out for this email scam

Scammers will try almost anything to get their malware onto your machine — including offering you a free upgrade to Windows 10. Here's how to spot the troublesome email and avoid it.


Wrestling legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper has died at age 61

Tributes have been pouring in for the late "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who began his WWE career as a villain in 1984, but in the 30 years since became one of the most well-loved characters in the sport.

Movies & TV

OnePlus 2 invites and official app go live

The wait is almost over for those who like the OnePlus mix of power, style and price — the OnePlus 2 is launching tomorrow but the official launch event app and invite system are live now.


Nintendo working on a sleep-monitoring gadget that sits by your bed

Nintendo has said it wants to get beyond the video game market, but what will that look like? A bedside sleep-tracking device, according to new patent applications that have come to light.

Health & Fitness

Master GTA V with this incredible fan-made map

Where game developers don't have time to provide extra features, fans can fill in the gaps: Witness this incredible map of the Grand Theft Auto V universe, complete with street names.


Ask Stephen Hawking anything during his first ever reddit AMA

It's been a troubled few months for reddit, but the site is falling back on one of its most popular online events to boost morale: An Ask Me Anything session with physicist Stephen Hawking.


Google celebrates Chromecast’s 2nd birthday with free movie rentals

A free movie rental from Google Play is one of the promotional offers you can pick up as Google celebrates another birthday for its dinky streaming dongle — here's how you can claim yours.

Home Theater

Why you might soon be able to edit your tweets, thanks to Kim Kardashian

Do you ever wish you could go back and edit your tweets? If you do, you're not alone, and Twitter has hinted it's thinking about adding the feature — thanks to some celebrity star power.

Social Media

Google Glass 2.0 news: Enterprise Edition may have a foldable hinge and ruggedized body

All eyes are on Google as it gets ready to release the second version of its Glass eyewear, and rumors suggest that the new device is going to have a focus on business use, and not be available to general consumers at all.


Watch a pro surfer fight off a shark attack

You're unlikely to see anything as dramatic as this during the weekend: Australian surfer Mick Fanning has fought off a shark attack in the water, and it was all captured on camera.