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).

Google is finally ready to launch Android Pay

We continue to wait for Android Pay to arrive to take on Apple Pay, but insider leaks and tips from Google itself suggest there's a specific launch date coming up in less than two weeks.

Google adding personalized hurricane warnings to its search results

The search giant has added some extra personalization features to its platform, giving you more accurate advice and up-to-the-minute forecasts whenever you run a search for a storm.

Popcorn Time says Hollywood is far too greedy

Internet users are turning to illegal means for their movie and television fixes because the authorized alternatives are hampered by restrictions and high prices, say some of the Popcorn Time team.

Arro is the latest cab-hailing app to try and topple Uber

Watch out, Uber, the competitors are coming. Arro just launched in New York City with a promise not to rely on surge pricing during busy periods, and the app is coming to more cities soon.
Cool Tech

FAA’s new app lays down the rules for drone flights

Wonder no longer about whether you're allowed to fly a drone in your current location, because the FAA's new mobile app will tell you exactly where the nearby prohibited areas are.

How a track stand can confuse Google’s self-driving car

If you really want to cause problems for an autonomous vehicle trundling around your local streets, try performing a track stand on your bike — here's one encounter reported by a cyclist.

YouTube subscriptions are coming

Rumors of a YouTube subscription service have been rumbling in the background all year, but a new report suggests a revamped version of Music Key and a separate plan are launching soon.
Home Theater

Apple and TV companies still haggling over online streaming

As well as new iPhones next month, we might be getting a new Apple TV complete with a Nintendo Wii-like remote — but negotiations over a streaming service are still stalling.
Home Theater

Netflix’s high-definition DRM cracked for the first time

It's reported that torrenters now have access to a 4K Breaking Bad episode, coming in at close to 18GB, after pirates were able to overcome the latest Netflix copy protection technology.

“One more thing …” now belongs to Swatch

So far we've yet to see any serious smartwatch play from Swiss manufacturer Swatch, but in the meantime they've gone ahead and trademarked a phrase that's very Apple in its connotations.

Apple’s latest hire is another piece in the jigsaw for the Apple Car

The rumors that Apple is building something that fits in with self-driving car technology refuse to go away, and the company's recent hires are a good indication of its future plans.

Android Pay tipped to launch this Wednesday

With Apple Pay already out in the wild and Samsung Pay hitting the U.S. in September, mobile payment fans have more choices than ever — and inside sources suggest Android Pay is imminent too.