UK churches will be used to boost WiFi and mobile coverage

UK churches will be used to boost WiFi and mobile coverage
They used to be the buzzing hub of social communities, but churches in England are set to play a very different role in the 21st century after plans were revealed to use their spires to improve WiFi and mobile phone signals.Around two-thirds of Anglican churches and English parishes are in rural areas, which are renowned for their patchy mobile coverage, so their locations at the…

Google Pixel sales showing steady growth

Google Pixel sales showing steady growth
If the company was looking for a strong competitor against the iPhone, then Google is likely to be pretty pleased with the most recent sales results for its Pixel and Pixel 2.According to figures from market intelligence firm International Data Corporation, Google shipped 3.9 million of the phones during 2017, which was double the number recorded for 2016.However, the Pixel did only launch during the…

Samsung beats Apple in worldwide smartphone sales

Samsung beats Apple in worldwide smartphone sales
There was quite surprising news for tech fans this week, as it was revealed that Samsung had beaten Apple when it came to the number of smartphones shipped last year.According to research firm TrendForce, Samsung ended 2017 with a 21.9 per cent share of the global market for such devices, having shipped more than 310 million units during the 12-month period.However, Apple's iPhone could only…

How old smartphones could boost electric vehicles

How old smartphones could boost electric vehicles
The millions of old smartphones languishing in people's drawers and cupboards all over the world could be put to good use in the manufacture of batteries for electric cars, experts have said.Demand for green vehicles is currently booming and their batteries require cobalt, over half of which is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo.However, political instabilities in the African nation are leading to less…

Are Aussies the most smartphone-savvy people in the world?

Are Aussies the most smartphone-savvy people in the world?
It should be no surprise to find out that we Aussies love our phones. Ask around, and you'll hear plenty of people professing that they can't live without their handset. However, it turns out this is not normal around the world. In fact, Australia is the most smartphone-savvy nation on Earth.This all comes from research from Deloitte, which just published its 'Technology, Media and Telecommunications…

How much will the Galaxy S9 cost?

How much will the Galaxy S9 cost?
How much are you willing to drop on a phone? Some people might prefer to err on the cheaper side of things, while others are comfortable putting down over $1,000 to purchase the latest flagship handset. Contracts allow that cost to be spread across a year or two, but buying a high-end smartphone is still a pretty expensive activity these days.If you thought the $1,829…

Oppo R11s launches in Australia

Oppo R11s launches in Australia
One of the main issues for most people who'd like to purchase an iPhone is the cost. With the iPhone X coming with the hefty price tag of $1,829, a large number of Apple-loving Aussies will have had to go without. However, there are still options out there, such as the brand new Oppo R11s.You might be wondering what a relatively small Chinese brand has…