Simon Hill

Simon Hill

Simon is an experienced freelance writer and editor covering technology and entertainment with a focus on mobile and video games. He spent several years working in the games industry and lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two kids.

Robots sent into schools to inspire students to code

A new education program called Teach Wonder was launched this month in more than 150 American schools. Wonder Workshop deployed its Dash and Dot robots into 150 US schools to inspire kids to learn to code.

Cool Tech

The Swiss Army Knife of phone tools, PK’s K’isauve is a battery, SSD, cable in one

The PK K'isuave is a handy gadget that can charge up your smartphone and provide extra storage which you can access at lightning speeds thanks to the USB 3.1 support. It's waterproof and rugged too.

Mobile

Did your phone get Lollipop yet? Here are 10 useful tips for Android 5.0

Believe it or not, there are hidden depths to Google's latest platform update and these Android 5.0 Lollipop tips are designed to help you unlock them. We'll help you discover little known features and help you better acquaint yourself with Android 5.0.

Mobile

5 common Moto 360 problems, and how to solve them

The circular Motorola 360 may make the most of Android Wear and represent a hit for Motorola, but it isn't a perfect smartwatch. Here are some of the most commonly reported Moto 360 problems with a few potential solutions for rectifying the issues.

Wearables

Don’t blow $17,000 on an Apple Watch Edition, buy this tech instead

The tech world is full of tempting delights with terrifying price tags. On that note the most expensive Apple Watch will cost you $17,000. We decided to take a look at what else that amount of cash could get you.

Buying Guides

Thermal imaging doesn’t just illuminate the dark, it now lets you turn dumb objects smart

Metaio has been showing off a series of demos designed to showcase the potential of augmented reality technology. Thermal touch has real potential as a an alternative control scheme for wearables that doesn't rely on direct interactions with your device.

Cool Tech

This robot can dance like Michael Jackson, and we can’t stop watching

This programmable robot from Spanish manufacturer, BQ, is designed to inspire the next generation of mechanical engineers, and we have video of it slaying the dance floor like Michael Jackson.

Mobile

Ford’s e-bike knows when you’re tired of pedaling, takes over

Ford's new e-bike may be aimed at the commercial sector, but we want to hop on for a ride. It syncs with your phone and the handlebars vibrate to indicate which way to turn.

Cool Tech

With a Kevlar back and room for up to 464GB, Saygus's V2 doesn't mess around

The Saygus V2 has a spec list fit to make the most hardened Android geek drool with anticipation. We went hands on with it at MWC in Barcelona

  • Pros: Huge storage , Rugged , Great cameras , Fingerprint sensor
  • Cons: Older processor , Quite chunky

This portable battery can charge your gadgets forever, if you have water and salt

We spoke to Bjorn Westerholm, CEO of MyFC about his new portable fuel cell charger for mobile devices. It's a green solution with recycled materials, powered by water and salt, and an eye-catching product that could turn charging on its head.

Mobile

For $110, this Android smartphone is worth a risk

Android smartphones just keep on getting cheaper. The Chinese Mlais M9 combines an octa-core processor, a 5-inch display, and an 8-megapixel camera for just $110. Can it be as good…

  • Pros: Good performance , Decent battery life , No bloatware…
  • Cons: No notification LED light , Questionable camera performance…

This $50 cube streams anything on your phone to any TV

The SlimPort Nano-Console is a clever way of transforming your phone into a game console and a set top box. It also allows you to charge it up and there's a handy touch pad…

  • Pros: Easy to use , Screen mirroring , Low latency for gaming…
  • Cons: Limited compatibility , Aesthetic design , Remote takes…

Defang your keys: This liquid makes your phone screen as hard as sapphire

Kristall's Liquid Screen Protector applies with a few wipes and makes your screen as hard as sapphire glass.

Mobile

We dive into the mid-range with Sony's Xperia M4 Aqua

The M4 Aqua offers most of the benefits of Sony's flagship Xperia range, but without the high-end price tag. It's plastic, but slick enough to make it a tempting prospect for most…

  • Pros: Fast processor , Waterproof , Decent battery life , Great…
  • Cons: Plastic body , Screen resolution

Can a tablet be too light? Sony's featherweight Xperia Z4 almost made us wonder

We got up close and personal with the stunningly svelte Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. This premium powerhouse really packs a punch, and it looks gorgeous.

  • Pros: Super svelte , Lightning fast , Long battery life…
  • Cons: Too light