Festival fun: the South By Southwest music, film and technology festival in Austin earlier this year – “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for the city which attracts musicians and software coders, political liberals and start-up entrepreneurs. Photograph: Darrell Craig Harris/Getty Images

Austin revels in its kooky status and the Texan capital’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for musicians and softwar(...)

Swatch chief executive Nick Hayek: said new watches might allow the wearer to count the number of steps they take and calories they burn. Photograph: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with smart features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big te(...)

 Lenovo reported a 23 per cent surge in first-quarter profit as the maker of personal computers gained a greater portion of the global market. Photo: Bloomberg

Lenovo reported a 23 per cent surge in first-quarter profit as the world’s largest maker of personal computers gained a greater portion of the global (...)

A source said Apple expects to ship 50 million units of its new smartwatch within the first year of the product’s release. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple’s first smartwatch in July, a source familiar with the matter said, as the US tech gi(...)

On April 3rd 1973 Martin Cooper, then general manager of Motorola’s communications system division, placed the first ever call from a mobile phone. Wh(...)

Lenovo chairman and chief executive  Yang Yuanqing speaks during a news conference announcing the company’s annual results in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Lenovo, the world’s fourth-biggest smartphone vendor, saw net profit grow 29 per cent for the business year ended March, as strong smartphone sales he(...)

Profits at Microsoft’s Irish division fell last year, despite an increase in turnover, accounts for the company showed.  Photograph: Getty

Profits at Microsoft’s Irish division fell last year, despite an increase in turnover, accounts for the company showed. Pretax profit fo(...)

When SOL Republic was founded almost three years ago, it was with one aim in mind: to improve headphones for music lovers without costing the e(...)

The deal with Lenovo to buy Motorola will net Google a stake of almost 6 per cent in the firm. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Internet search company Google will own a 5.94 per cent stake in China’s Lenovo Group worth $750 million once Lenovo’s deal to buy Google’s Motorola h(...)

Samsung  will unveil a new version of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone later this month. Photo: Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics will unveil a new version of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone this month, but expectations are low that features such as a bigger (...)