If reports are to be believed, handsets like the HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, which look like smaller versions of flagship smartphones but with lesser specifications, are failing to attract consumers.
Business analytics firm First Insight released a report on wearable technologies in which 15 new and soon-to-be-released gadgets were picked apart and put back together in an advanced gamification mechanism to find out what it takes to have the edge in the increasingly competitive industry.
The launch of the eagerly awaited next generation of the company's set-top-box that allows consumers to cut the TV viewing cord, download film, watch TV on demand and access a host of apps might not go on sale until 2015 due to problems with US cable companies.
The mobile payments market is about to get interesting. Square, the company that allows virtually anyone with a smartphone to accept credit card payments, has unveiled a new card reader that will work with the chip-embedded cards that are commonplace across Europe and that will finally be coming to US consumers' wallets in 2015.