Apple overtakes Samsung as top smartphone seller, Motorola unveils £149 5G smartphone

For the first time ever, Apple has unseated Samsung—and all other smartphone manufacturers—to lead in worldwide smartphone shipments. In 2023, Apple shipped 234.6 million iPhones, capturing 20.1% market share and growing 3.7% year over year, according to IDC data. Samsung had led global smartphone unit sales for 13 years, since 2010. Every other top smartphone…

CES 2024: Samsung AI fridge recommends recipes, Asus to launch smart glasses

The Consumer Electrics Show (CES) is one of the biggest tech events in the world and the 2024 event has certainly thrown up some interesting products and concepts already... Held in Las Vegas, the first CES happened in 1967, and over the years thousands of products have been unveiled at the show - including satellite…

TikTok gives special status to celebs, Chinese EV boasts range of 650 miles

TikTok has given special status to certain high-profile accounts, with moderators in Europe encouraged to be more lenient with content posted by people including Russell Brand, according to internal messages seen by the Guardian. The demand to be less stringent has also been underlined in meetings with moderators, the Guardian has been told. Documents suggest that…

Tesla unveils new version of humanoid robot, E3 cancelled forever

Tesla has debuted a new version of its humanoid robot that can squat without falling over and pick up an egg without breaking it. Elon Musk’s electric car company has teased updates to the company’s Optimus automaton in a video posted on Twitter. In a demonstration video, Tesla’s robotics division showed off what it called…

AI agreement reached, Apple faces lawsuit over ‘throttled phones’ claim

28 governments signed up to the 'Bletchley declaration' on the first day of the AI safety summit at Bletchley Park (pictured above) World leaders have a "responsibility" to address the dangers of artificial intelligence, Rishi Sunak has told the UK's first AI safety summit. The prime minister said AI offered "transformative"…

Clearview AI wins facial recognition appeal, EE launches new digital platform

A company that enables its clients to search a database of billions of images scraped from the internet for matches to a particular face has won an appeal against the UK's privacy watchdog. Last year, Clearview AI was fined more than £7.5m by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for unlawfully storing facial images. Jack Mulcaire,…

Apple reveals new iPhone 15 line-up with prices starting from £799

Last night Apple revealed the latest addition to its iPhone line-up - the iPhone 15 - with prices starting at £100 less than last year's models.  The new iPhone features a significant redesign to its screen, replacing the “notch” at the top of the phone with the “dynamic island” used on its current Pro models.…