Technology and gaming

Watch these lucky gamers get first dibs on Nintendo Switch

But what do they think of the new console – and the Mario Kart game?!

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Pogba becomes the first Premier League player to get his own Twitter emoji

Paul Pogba has become the first Premier League player to get his own official Twitter emoji. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Everything you need to know about the first Nintendo Switch games

So now we know – the Nintendo Switch will be here on March 3 for £280, complete with a host of games available at launch and throughout the year.

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Giant arms, virtual cow-milking and a struggling translator: What everyone's saying about Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s innovative new console, the Switch, has been announced for a March 3 release at an event in Tokyo. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Nintendo Switch: When it will be released, what you can do with it and how much it will cost

Nintendo’s new Switch console, which alternates between a home and mobile gaming system, will go on sale in the UK on March 3, the gaming giant has said.

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Instagram to begin placing video ads within its Stories feature

Instagram Stories will soon contain adverts interspersed between the videos and photos of people you follow.

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Android Wear 2.0: Google's next-generation smartwatches are on their way

Android Wear 2.0, the new version of Google’s smartwatch operating system software, will launch in early February.

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Alphabet has killed off its solar-powered drone project

Google parent company Alphabet has revealed its solar-powered, internet signal-carrying drone project, Titan, has been closed.

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Using autofill could give away more information than you intend

Using autofill – the feature that enables you to save time when entering details into online forms – could be supplying websites with more information than you intend.

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Your Windows PC could soon lock itself when you step away from it

Your Windows 10 PC might soon have the ability to know when you’ve stepped away from it and automatically lock itself when you do. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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HTC sparks new smartphone war as it announces AI-powered U Ultra and U Play

HTC’s new smartphones contain artificial intelligence that can learn a user’s phone habits and support them, the technology giant has said.

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Could Apple be working on a pair of mixed reality smart glasses?

Could Apple’s next big innovation be in the world of smart glasses?

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Is the Windows 10 blue screen of death changing?

Microsoft users familiar with the sinking feeling that comes from being confronted with the “blue screen of death” that is the backdrop to error messages could be in for a surprise in the future, thanks to a colour change. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The classic Stylophone synth is making a comeback

One of the most recognisable synthesiser’s in history, the Stylophone, is making a comeback in 2017.

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Check out the view with this drone footage on Ireland's highest peak

Not many of us get the chance to see the view from the tallest mountain.

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Spotify offers Barack Obama the chance to become its 'President of Playlists'

There’s only two weeks left of Barack Obama’s presidential term before Donald Trump is sworn into office, leaving Obama a free man with a helluva lot of free time. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Volkswagen has unveiled the all-electric minibus of the future

Volkswagen has teased a futuristic concept of its iconic two-tone minibus. It’s called the I.D Buzz and it looks genuinely glorious.

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A newsreader said ‘Alexa ordered me a doll’s house’ and everyone’s Amazon Echos tried to buy them doll's houses

You might want to turn down your TV if you’ve got an Amazon Echo, because you could risk getting some surprise deliveries. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Facebookers have hijacked a shop opening page and its pretty funny

Facebookers have hijacked a shop opening page and its pretty funny

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Yes, SatNav jeans are a thing now and they could be the future of how you get home

Forget Ubers and night Tube, the year is 2017 and the way to get home after a night out is by listening to what your jeans are telling you.

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It might not be too late to get a free Windows 10 upgrade on your PC after all

Many believed that the end of the general free period to download the first major upgrade Windows 10 ended last year, but that seems not to be the case.

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4 pieces of tech from CES 2017 that you just have to see for yourselves

Sadly, we couldn’t all be at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

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Think Polaroid cameras were only cool in the 80s? Think again

When you think of the hottest, most cutting-edge tech, your mind might not immediately jump to Polaroid cameras.

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What could the original iPhone actually do?

As the iPhone turns 10, its current version is among the most advanced devices around – enabling users to take high quality photos, post to social media and pay for goods instantly using their fingerprint.

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12 things that happened before you got your first iPhone

As hard as it is to remember, there was actually a time when everyone didn’t have an iPhone.

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10 years of iPhone: How Apple changed the mobile phone forever

The iPhone, one of the most recognisable and defining gadgets of the modern age, is marking its 10th anniversary since unveiling.

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This bracelet tracks how much alcohol is in your bloodstream and it's kind of genius

A new type of wearable tech has been unveiled at CES 2017.

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