#Apple launch event, September 2015 – Hey Siri, are we getting close? – an annotated infographic

Ahead of yet another major Apple event, we pontificate on what shiny new delights the Cupertino computing conglomerate might bedazzle us with. Wednesday’s 09-09-15 launch event (taking date scheduling tips from that other Apple, mayhaps?) will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. As it happens, this is the same venue where the late Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple II computer waaaaay back in 1977. The circle remains unbroken. This time around, the company has a veritable “slew” of new products (what a terribly unattractive word “slew” is), making this week’s event possibly Apple’s biggest to … Continue reading #Apple launch event, September 2015 – Hey Siri, are we getting close? – an annotated infographic

E&T news weekly #60 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

Ooh, la la. Back from its French-style, month-long August holiday, our weekly news picks yawns, stretches and comes to life once more. Friday September 4 2015  Rebecca Northfield, assistant features editor Contactless payment jacket fashioned for Barclaycard A fashion firm has come up with the idea of a jacket that you can use to contactlessly pay for things, because that’s what we all need in our lives. Lyle & Scott, based in London, has worked with Barclaycard and created a fashionable contactless payment jacket for all you busy men out there who can’t be bothered to reach into your bags … Continue reading E&T news weekly #60 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week