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A remote controller actuator. What could be greater?

So, I’m pretty geeky guy with the home automation gadgets. I started off with a Nest thermostat, which a lot of even my non-geeky friends are getting into. It’s a simple and clever way to save cash on your heating bills. Put simply, it knows when you’re not …

Firefox OS dies off

Way back in 2013 (was it really that long?!) we got our first look at the ZTE Open, a smartphone running on a whole new operating system from Mozilla – Firefox OS. Today, just four years later, the entire connected devices division have been laid off and the …

Firefox OS now a dead duck on smartphones

Well, that went well didn’t it? The Firefox OS looks to be getting killed off on smartphones. It’s just days since they were promoting the fact that you can develop for it easily. Sadly the OS, like many contenders in the mobile space, was just no match for …

Grab the opening hours for anywhere, just head to your pocket.

The people at OpenHours have sent me a missive about their new Android and iOS apps for checking the opening times of stores, banks, restaurants and more. You can give their website a spin now and put in something like “TSB Birmingham“. It’ll then tell you how long …

MWC – Firefox OS, a full demo

The Android OS is represented this year by just a few guys in Android outfits. They’re running around and generally hugging random strangers. I always find that a little weird, because without the suits you’d be batting them away with a spade. The OS itself is, of course, …

MWC – ZTE Open hands-on

Following our earlier story we now have more details and (of course) up-close hands-on shots of the Firefox-powered ZTE Open. It’s to be launched across Spain, Venezuela and Colombia in “mid-2013″ and, although the specs aren’t something you’d perhaps get excited about it’s intentionally aimed at those switching …

Google redefines “open”

Papers marked as “Confidential” have popped into the limelight today as part of court papers submitted by Google. It seems to reveal that companies who adhere to the Google specs are able to put phones and tablets on sale first. One section reveals how Google attempts to ramp …