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November 27, 2015 1:03 PM Black Friday's 'first responders' lured by tech, toy deals

As early shoppers — the retail world's First Responders — poured into stores for the annual frenzy of Black Friday across the country, electronic, movie and toy deals appeared to be top lure for holiday consumers. Many came hoping to scoop up great deals. Others, turning out as early as Thursday, came for the buzz of holiday music and excited crowds 14

November 27, 2015 3:06 AM LG's spending billions to make more OLED things

LG's OLED 4K TVs are jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but the price still isn't anywhere near the level it needs to be for mass consumer adoption. Hopefully the company's new manufacturing plant can help that a bit thanks to economies of scale. A Reuters report says that the South Korean firm is spending some $8.71 billion (around 10 trillion Korean won) on a new manufacturing 18

November 25, 2015 7:28 PM The World Is Flat: Black Friday and the Ever-Shrinking Cost of Tablets

Tablets: They used to be the hippest and most-high tech device on the market. But not anymore. Yes, the iPad is still more expensive than an above-average PC, but you can buy some if its cheaper competitors for less than a family dinner at Applebee’s. These devices don’t have the same sort of power or memory a good laptop has. But if you’re looking 24

November 25, 2015 4:07 PM Samsung Galaxy S7: Biggest problem with the Galaxy S6 may finally be solved

However, for all their glory there was something major missing from the S6 and S6 edge – expandable storage. Samsung's phones have always included a memory boosting microSD slot but the smartphone firm left this key feature out of their 2015 flagships. Now it seems the Korean tech giant may have realised its error and could bring the expandable memory 28

November 25, 2015 12:53 PM PMQs review: Jeremy Corbyn hammers David Cameron on green energy – but skips Syria

“Why I'm leaving Labour”, as Owen Hatherley remarked a few days ago, appears to be the new “why I’m leaving London”. However, aside from a few high(ish) profile departures, the bigger story is the net increase in membership of 90,000 that Labour has enjoyed since Jeremy Corbyn became leader. Indeed, the last few weeks have got me seriously considering 15

November 25, 2015 12:01 AM At your convenience: 26 per cent of Britons use mobile phone on toilet

MORE than one in four Brits use their mobile phone while on the toilet, according to research. The study shows more than two-thirds of Brits consider themselves multi-taskers with some spending a third of the day attempting to juggle at least two things at once. Researchers found that when it comes to doubling up Brits can’t leave their tech alone, no matter 12

November 24, 2015 11:28 AM Xiaomi event witnesses release of Redmi Note 3 budget flagship, but not Mi 5

As expected, Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi launched the successor to its popular Redmi Note 2 smartphone, called the Redmi Note 3 at its 24 November event held in China. The USP of the new handset is its metal body, 4000 mAh battery and fingerprint recognition technology. Along with the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi has launched the Mi Pad 2 and Mi Air Purifier 12

November 20, 2015 2:33 PM Autumn Statement: What Osborne needs to do to keep small businesses happy

The chancellor will reveal the government's economic plans on Wednesday 25 November - here's are the policies entrepreneurs want to see announced... On Wednesday 25 November, chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne will reveal the government’s updated plans for the economy in the 2015 Autumn Statement. With widespread speculation that Osborne could 14

November 20, 2015 12:30 PM PlayStation confirms major new feature coming the to PS4

PLAYSTATION is working on a PS2 emulator for PS4 – bringing classic games to the new console. Xbox has done it, now Sony is planning to give fans the chance to play classic games. The Japanese tech giant has confirmed that it's working on a PS2 emulator for the PS4. This will allow PlayStation users to dust off old titles sitting under their TVs and play them on the next-gen 24

November 19, 2015 3:16 PM Shooting attack in West Bank wounds 6 Israelis

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say six Israelis have been wounded in a shooting attack in the West Bank. The attack was the latest in a two month-long outburst of Israeli-Palestinian violence. Earlier Thursday, two Israelis were killed in a Palestinian stabbing attack in Tel Aviv. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the shooter opened fire on an Israeli 13