Today in tech: Tech makes us happy, the laser turns 50


Tech makes women happy

Women gain the most benefits in terms of happiness and wellbeing when it comes to using tech, according to a BCS study. Telegraph

Another iPad rival?

Google is the latest company to ready a product to go head to head with Apple's iPad, as a Verizon executive has confirmed that the comms giant is working with Google on a tablet device. PC Pro

Sony unveils new memory tech

Sony's new Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX memory cards offer a massive speed boast and are designed to tempt people away from SD cards. Expert Reviews

Happy birthday to the laser

The laser will be half a century old come Sunday, following the first demo of the tech all those years ago at a lab in the US. BBC

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.