On this week’s podcast: Nokia readies its first Android handset; Microsoft tells XP users to buy a new PC; HP cuts off free updates for out of warranty servers; and James Dyson invests £5 million in a robotics lab for Imperial College London. In hot hardware of the week, Tranquil PC’s fanless NUC chassis, the Abel H2-5, tries to keep its cool.
On this week’s podcast: we examine the first major update to Windows 8.1; Satya Nadella takes the hot seat at Microsoft; Sony considers selling off its VAIO laptop brand; and we discuss plans to introduce coding to the UK school curriculum. In hot hardware of the week, Asus’ dual-personality hybrid, the Transformer Book Trio, attempts to unite Windows and Android.
On this week’s podcast: the UK government abandons Office for open-source; Apple admits disappointing sales of the iPhone 5c; Sky’s parental control filter oversteps the mark; and Sony and Microsoft push consoles as educational tools. In hot hardware of the week, we take a closer look at Dell’s business tablet, the Venue 11 Pro.