James Park, chief executive  of Fitbit: Wall Street reacted badly to Fitbit’s first product launch since last year’s initial public offering, sending its shares down by as much as 13 per cent by early afternoon after the Blaze was unveiled. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

As the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show opens today in Las Vegas, a plethora of pre-show press conferences mixed car firms with t(...)

Members of the Nottingham Forest team from 1977 to 1979 pose with their two European Cups ahead of the premiere of I Believe in Miracles. Photo: Getty Images

They say it’s often better to give gifts at Christmas than to receive them. While that’s a nice sentiment, there is nothing quite as stressful as a l(...)

The homescreen of an Apple Watch smartwatch. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Apple, which launched the Apple Watch in June, is within striking distance of leader Fitbit in the wearable devices market, market research firm IDC s(...)

Wearable tech devices that can track users’ heart rate
Strong Q2 results for Fitbit

Fitness tech firm Fitbit outperformed expectations in its second quarter results released this week. The California firm, which manufactures wearab(...)

Fitbit’s Flex is  an “electronic coach”. The firm offers bracelets and clip-on devices which monitor your physical activity, especially steps taken, pace and heart rate. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty

The Tudor Queen, Elizabeth 1st, was reputedly among the first in the world to wear a clock on her body, an “armlet” received as a new year gift in 157(...)

Fingleton ‘did not read’ files Michael Fingleton, former head of Irish Nationwide, argued that he should not be liable to repay a €5.5 million(...)

People wait in front of the Apple Store in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district to get a glimpse of the new Apple Watch. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Consumers in Australia flocked to Apple’s store in Sydney on Friday to get the world’s first up-close look at the tech giant’s smartwatch, which the c(...)

It’s the new year, so inevitably, that means there are resolutions to be made and fitness regimes to implement. So maybe you need to start looking at (...)

To deal with concerns that a bigger phone will make typing with one hand difficult, some changes to the design of the iPhones’ user interface will allow people to type or use apps with just one hand.

When Apple wants to make a big splash, it returns to its history. Thirty years ago at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, a roomy auditorium in (...)

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Whistle  There’s so much wearable technology around, with smartphone-paired hardware like Jawbone’s Up, Nike’s FuelBand and Fitbit’s Fl(...)