Apple bashes Google Glass, tablets kill PCs #TechTalk

The latest broadband, mobile and TV news from broadbandchoices.co.uk. TODAY: Tim Cook casts doubt on the sales potential of Google Glass and tablets could be outselling PCs within a couple more years.

Apple takes a swipe at Google Glass

The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, has knocked rival Google's "risky" approach to wearable technology with its Google Glass 'smart' glasses.

Although wearable tech was described by Cook as being "ripe for exploration", he claimed it was "hard to see" the broad appeal of an augmented pair of spectacles.

Read the full story: TechRadar

Tablets to eclipse PC sales

Sales of tablets will overtake those of PCs within the next two years. According to new figures from technology market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC), devices like the Apple iPad will be outselling laptops by the end of this year and by 2015 could top all PC sales combined.

Read the full story: V3.co.uk

BBC iPlayer adds radio downloads

The BBC has made its radio programmes available to download from its catch-up service BBC iPlayer. Listeners will now have seven days to download their favourite radio shows, 30 days to store shows before opening them and, once opened, seven days to listen to them.

Read the full story: The Daily Telegraph

Plusnet launches fibre optic for business

Broadband and phone provider Plusnet has today launched a superfast fibre optic broadband service for business customers. Plusnet Business Fibre offers speeds of up to 76Mb and is available from £10 per month on a 24-month contract.

Read the full story: ISPreview

Sony Xperia to be sold without charger

The latest Sony Xperia smartphone will be sold by O2 without a charger when it hits the shelves later this week. O2 will provide customers who buy a Sony

Xperia SP with only a USB to micro-USB cable as part of a scheme to help reduce the environmental impact of buying a mobile.

Read the full story: broadbandchoices

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