CEO: Tim Cook launches the Apple Watch. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

It’s early on Tuesday afternoon, and the crowds of guests and journalists who earlier packed the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, in the Californ(...)

 Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch. Photograph: EPA/Monica Davey

It’s not often that new eras in technology have definite dates of birth, but there is every chance when the history of wearable computing is written, (...)

The new Apple Watch is displayed at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts  in Cupertino, California. Photograph: Getty 3:27

In what was one of the most keenly anticipated tech events in recent years, Apple chief executive Tim Cook yesterday unveiled a host of new devices an(...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) with U2’s Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr during the Apple product launch at the Flint Center in California. Photograph: Getty

It might have been the biggest technology launch event in years, but Bono and U2 were more than just a closing musical act when they took the stage at(...)

Apple is uniquely positioned to deal with all those incumbents who previously stymied the widespread adoption of mobile payments. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

The age-old process of paying for things has had an appealing simplicity throughout human history, marked by relatively few fundamental changes – the (...)

Jennifer Lawrence, one of the most  high-profile female celebrites  whose  private images were  hacked and leaked online last week. Photograph: Monica Almeida/ The New York Times

The theft and leaking of huge numbers of private images of various female celebrities last weekend, with Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence (above)(...)

Jeff Bezos, chief executive  of Amazon: “Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon, and Twitch has built a platform that brings together tens of millions of people.” Photographer: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

For years now, we have heard how the really big video game releases, the Grand Theft Autos and Halos, rival the big Hollywood blockbusters in terms of(...)

Lots of tech companies have forced us to realise the truth of the maxim that “if you’re not paying for a product, you’re not the customer, you are the product”

Last week, like millions of others, I had to install a smartphone app I really didn’t want to download. A friend had sent me a message about meeting f(...)

CEO and president of Samsung JK Shin presenting the Samsung Galaxy S5. The company’s last quarterly results showed an alarming slump. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

It seems like only last week that Samsung was seen as the indomitable giant of the consumer technology space, the company that basically owned all the(...)

Dr Sheik Umar Khan told a BBC reporter: “Even with the full kit we put on we’re at risk. I’m afraid for my life, because I cherish my life.” Photograph: Reuters/Umaru Fofana

The Ebola pandemic raging in west Africa is the most deadly to date, with about 700 people having succumbed to the virus. It is already significantly(...)