Apple VR headset won’t use controllers – it’ll use your eyes and hands


The long-rumored Apple VR headset is expected to launch later this year, and when it does it might arrive without one accessory that pretty much every rival device relies on: controllers.While devices like the Meta Quest Pro and its predecessor the Oculus Quest 2 do offer handset-free hand-tracking options, their controllers are still the main way that users interact with the virtual world;...

‘Unsightly’ 5G phone mast refused


Plans to install an 'unsightly' 5G mobile phone mast in a "leafy street" have been turned down.CK Hutchison Networks Limited wanted permission from Gloucester City Council to place the 52ft (15m) pole in Kingscroft Road.Councillor Declan Wilson, along with residents raised, concerns about the potential site for the phone mast at the junction with Green Lane.Now planning chiefs have...

Spotify price hike looks more likely than ever after CEO comments around layoffs


Music streaming giant Spotify has announced it would be cutting 6% of its staff, with around 600 employees in total departing the company.Spotify’s move is the latest in series of mass layoffs at large tech firms, with Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook parent Meta, and Google parent Alphabet all having recently announced job cuts in response to the current economic downturn....

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2023) review: a productivity beast that’s not for everyone


The Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2023) is both surprising and completely expected. Apple took us all by surprise by announcing it, along with the MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023) and Mac mini (2023), via a couple of press releases at the tail end of January 2023. A glitzy Tim Cook-led launch at the company's Cupertino headquarters this was not.However, while the...

Google parent Letter to cut 12,000 jobs


Google's parent company Alphabet will cut 12,000 jobs, in the latest staff redundancies to hit the tech industry.Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said he took "full responsibility" for the cuts, in an internal email.The cuts will affect 6% of Alphabet's workforce worldwide, in teams including recruitment and engineering.This comes days after Microsoft announced 10,000 jobs would be lost,...

Apple reveals new HomePod 2 wireless speaker erected for Dolby Atmos

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Apple has eventually unveiled the HomePod 2, its coming-generation wireless speaker. It features a veritably analogous design to the first Apple HomePod from 2018, but with a redesigned speaker system that is indeed more geared towards Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio. It'll launch at$ 299/£ 299/AU$ 479. It's available to order moment, and will be released on Friday, February...

Super-powerful MacBook Pro and Mac mini arrive with new Apple M2 Pro & Max chips

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Super-powerful MacBook Pro and Mac mini arrive with new Apple M2 Pro & Max chipsApple has quietly launched the MacBook Pro 16-inch (2023) and MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023), alongside powerful M2 Pro and M2 Max chips - follow-ups to the M1 Pro and M1 Max.According to Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, "Today the MacBook Pro gets even better. With...

Samsung needs to do away with its Plus phones after the Galaxy S23

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We're almost certainly just days away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, but I have one major concern ahead of the big Unpacked event - and it's Plus-shaped.I've always struggled with the Plus-branded Galaxy S phones. I understand why the Plus exists - in theory, it's an option for those who want a device the size of an Galaxy S22 Ultra,...

U.S. judge rules Apple Watch violate Masimo’s pulse oximeter patent

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U.S. judge rules Apple Watch violate Masimo's pulse oximeter patent A U.S. judge has ruled that Apple had violate one of Masimo Corp's pulse oximeter patents by importing and selling certain Apple Watches with light-based pulse oximetry functionality and components, Masimo said on Tuesday. The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) will now consider whether to implement an import ban on...

Apple supplier BOE now has plans in place for a new mega factory in Vietnam.

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Apple supplier BOE now has plans in place for a new mega factory in Vietnam. Chinese display maker BOE Technology Group Co Ltd, a supplier of both Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, plans to invest a substantial sum to build two factories in Vietnam, two people familiar with the matter said. The investment may total up to $400 million,...