Virtual reality will become more popular this year. Photograph: iStock

Each year, I look ahead at what’s new in consumer technology to guide you through what you might expect to buy – and what will most likely be a fad. (...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, waves before speaking during the Apple World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco

The Worldwide Developers Conference hosted by Apple each year is like a rock concert. Fans who pay $1,600 (€1,420) a ticket come ready to admire the p(...)

Hyundai and Uber’s all-electric  air taxi at CES 2020. They have agreed to pony up €1.4 billion to fund it. Photograph:  David Becker/Getty Images

Artificial humans, robot taxis and 8K TVs are grabbing the headlines at CES, as the show tries to stay ahead of trends and remain relevant in a fast-m(...)

Attendees wait to ask a question of a Google Assistant at a giant “Hey Google” gumball machine game at CES 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Robyn Beck / AFP

Politicians and privacy campaigners have called for Google’s $2.1bn deal for Fitbit to be blocked, over fears the search giant will feed its growing h(...)

Apple is the margin-leading premium player when it comes to smartphones. But at its annual hardware launch event, the iPhone maker unveiled an aggress(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook pictured at Wednesday’s  product launch event in Cupertino, California  Photograph: The New York Times

A year ago, Apple made a daring bet with the iPhone X: that customers would pay as much as $1,000 (€860) for a giant leap forward in smartphone techno(...)

Light’s L16:  the $1,700-device is a little larger than a smartphone and can create images of up to 52 megapixels

Light, a Silicon Valley start-up behind a cameras-in-a-camera product, has raised $30 million from Alphabet’s venture capital arm in a challenge to ph(...)

One band or two? Apple is getting an unexpected bonus as buyers pay for more than just the Watch

Nearly 20 per cent of Apple Watch buyers are not only shelling out hundreds of dollars for the timepiece but are springing for a spare band too, givin(...)

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(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook said that the company’s new mobile payment service, Apple Pay, which lets customer buy products from select merchants with their phones, was in its “first inning” and the company would consider adding new features.

Apple quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 per cent rise(...)

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