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12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display slated for spring launch

According to sources at the Wall Street Journal, Apple will likely launch a 12-inch MacBook Air with a Retina display during Q2 of this year. The rumored model could well be the surprise guest at the keynote scheduled for Monday, March 9, where the Cupertino firm is expected to launch the Apple Watch.


Shaken not stirred: Google adds cocktails to search results

In an attempt to demonstrate just how smart its knowledge graph has become and to prevent arguments in bars, Google is adding ‘live' cocktail recipes to its search results.


Could your next iPhone be water resistant?

Apple has filed an application with the US patent and Trademark Office detailing a method for "shielding electronics from moisture."


Watches, robots suitcases: mobile gadget highlights

Tech companies showcased countless connected gadgets at the world's biggest wireless telecom fair, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which wrapped up on Thursday.


Firefox OS and Ubuntu Touch: the emergence of alternative mobile platforms

While Android and iOS together account for over 96% of the smartphones sold worldwide according to IDC, a few open-source mobile operating systems are attempting to challenge their hegemony. The most established among them, Firefox OS and Ubuntu Touch, continue to add new partnerships with device makers and operators, namely to bring their systems to emerging markets.


Done your homework? How to track your kids by smartphone

Is your toddler being mean to his baby sister while you're out of the room? Is your eight-year-old making unauthorised detours to the sweetshop after school?


EU delays end to mobile roaming charges to at least 2018

EU member states on Wednesday delayed abolishing mobile phone roaming charges from the end of this year until at least 2018, but insisted customers would still get a fair deal.


Four innovative wearables introduced at MWC 2015

Smartphones and tablets may still claim most of the attention at Mobile World Congress, but wearables are stealing more of the spotlight than ever before. Ahead of the official debut of the Apple Watch later this month, several tech brands took advantage of the event in Barcelona to reveal their own smartwatches and wearable trackers.


Tech trend: tablets posing as notebooks

Introduced at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress, Sony's new Xperia Z4 Tablet appears to be a worthy successor to the brand's former VAIO notebook range. The device is the latest in a growing offer of mobile terminals sold with work-focused software and removable keyboards, features that position them as viable replacements for traditional notebooks.


Sony Playstation 4 to release virtual reality headset in 2016

Sony has set the release date for its virtual reality headset Project Morpheus as Spring 2016.