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  • Skinny Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 launched

    31 October 2014, 10:28 am by: Leigh Geary

    A couple of new Galaxy handsets have been shoved out today and they’ll be available in China in November with UK availability to be “announced in due course”. Samsung have sent us some rather “different” product shots too.. Samsung are highlighting…
  • Andy Rubin leaves Google

    31 October 2014, 8:14 am by: Leigh Geary

    I’ll lay money on the fact that a lot of you know who Andy Rubin is, even if you’re not quite sure why. He’s one of the people responsible for creating Android and was the former CEO at Danger. He left the Android division in March last year but had…
  • Get yourself a pussy tracker

    31 October 2014, 8:13 am by: Leigh Geary

    You know those loving, soft cats that come and sit on your lap, wanting some fuss? Yeah, our cat isn’t one of those. If she does see fit to come near you she’ll either just meow or she’ll suddenly pounce on you for no good reason and rip your arm to…
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact unboxing and initial impressions

    31 October 2014, 7:05 am by: Garry Clark

    It is here. The day I’ve been waiting for. My newly acquired Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has arrived. Although I had to wait a little longer than I would’ve liked (due to issues with the shipping companies), it’s here now. So, let’s find out if it was…
  • Got a shop? Want to sell easier? Try Shopify.

    31 October 2014, 6:37 am by: Leigh Geary

    Point of sale systems (POS) have come a long way from the big, heavy cash registers that businesses used to have. Many businesses are jumping for the mobile systems nowadays and you’ll all probably be familiar with the mobile card payment machines. If your…
  • A smart home hub with a twist

    31 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Leigh Geary

    Being friendly goes a long way with me. There’s a lady called Justine Mrsich. She works for Lages & Associates and she emailed to tell us about this thing, the new link-U Hybrid Connection SmartCam. It’s one of those IndieGoGo campaigns, so initially I…
  • Samsung down. Windows Phone down. Latest figures are a little uncomfortable

    31 October 2014, 6:26 am by: Leigh Geary

    This last quarter –  Q3 – has seen the operating profits at Samsung Electronics hit $3.8 billion. Whilst that may sound like a high number it’s a 60% year-on-year drop and their Mobile division have seen a huge 73.9% drop in profits. Revenue from their…
  • Google Cardboard review

    31 October 2014, 5:32 am by: Leigh Geary

    After almost a month, my Google Cardboard has turned up. This self-assembled version was ordered some time ago from dx.com and cost just over £2 in the end. Oh yes. I’m reviewing some cardboard construction that costs less than a pint of beer. I think…
  • Podcast 115 – including the man on the street

    31 October 2014, 4:00 am by: James Pearce

    Welcome to episode 115 of our little podcast. Where we chat about what we’ve up to in the week, what we’ve bought and our thoughts on the latest news. Joining me this week were Dan and Matteo. Matteo was our special guest this week and he was literally the…
  • Podcast 115 – Listen in live

    30 October 2014, 2:30 pm by: James Pearce

    Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan and Matteo, topics this week will be about Matteo at DroidCon in London, the Moto X price drop, the two new phones from Oppo, some new smartwatch news and…
  • Hello Moto, now part of Lenovo

    30 October 2014, 9:10 am by: Leigh Geary

    We’ve known about this particular change-of-hands for a while now, but various legal approvals and boxes needed to be ticked before it could be rubber-stamped. Motorola Mobility today becomes part of Lenovo, who have already given us some rather tasty…
  • EE crank up the speed even further. 4G+ live in London now

    30 October 2014, 7:41 am by: Leigh Geary

    Remember that “4G on steroids” that Vodafone announced a couple of weeks back? Well now it’s the turn of EE, who are deploying the 4G+, aka LTE-A in London (Vodafone are calling it 4.5G). It’s now live at 150 sites across the capital and, if you’ve…
  • Microsoft announce the Microsoft Band

    30 October 2014, 5:00 am by: James Pearce

    The rumours surrounding Microsoft making a wearable of some sort have been floating around the web for a while now. Last night Microsoft finally announced it, the Microsoft Band which is a fitness and sleep tracker for Windows Phone 8.1, iOS 7 or 8 and Android…
  • The Shanda Geak 2 smartwatch boasts crazy battery life

    29 October 2014, 12:35 pm by: James Pearce

    Shanda are a well known Chinese company, who have a watch hardware division called Geak. So it makes sense that their 2nd smartwatch will be called the Shanda Geak 2. So far nothing of any huge interest to us UK residents, but there are two things of interest…
  • Oppo R5 appears. Smashes slimness records.

    29 October 2014, 10:35 am by: Leigh Geary

    Oppo are on a roll today. Their new flagship, the N3, has just been formalized and now we’ve got this, the Oppo R5. It’s made using “reinforced industrial grade aluminum alloy” and it’s also hand-crafted in ceramic too. However, the big selling point…
  • Oppo N3 announced. Comes with spinny, remotely controlled camera.

    29 October 2014, 10:17 am by: Leigh Geary

    Oppo have just announced the N3 and, as we expected, the camera spins round. Not only that, but there’s a Bluetooth remote control which lets you move the camera remotely and snap photos. You can also use this to listen to some tunes. Built using…
  • LG UK announce Android Lollipop for the G3

    29 October 2014, 8:16 am by: James Pearce

    It’s that time of the year at the moment. Where Android device manufacturers get hassled about whether or not they are going to update every last product in their portfolio ever, to the latest version of Android. LG however have tweeted out something that…
  • Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge

    29 October 2014, 6:51 am by: Tom Ranson

    A few weeks ago news spread out across the digital waves about three new products from Fitbit, well now they’ve gone and unveiled them publicly. First up is the Charge, the ‘basic’ activity tracker. This device tracks all the things your standard Fitbit…
  • Get your hands in your pocket, unzip and release.. the tunes. thumbsUp! Zip Earphones reviewed

    29 October 2014, 6:39 am by: Leigh Geary

    I sometimes find reviews of headphones a little tricky. I mean, they’re not the most complicated of things to describe. Back in the day we used to have headphones that looked like this. At the time we thought we were cool with our Sony Walkman cassette…
  • Oh no. Another great deal. Lenovo Yoga Tablet going cheap.

    29 October 2014, 5:40 am by: Leigh Geary

    It’s that time of year when you should be thinking of gifts for others. Kids are making lists, your wife or girlfriend wants something “special” that you’ve “put thought into” but somehow you find yourself in the gadget shops on your lunch break,…

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