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  • Loom to join Dropbox and shut down cloud photo service in May

    17 April 2014, 3:28 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Dropbox has acquired a cloud-based storage and management service for photos and videos called Loom. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Loom, which was still a beta service as of mid-2013, is a San Francisco-based startup comprised of an...
  • Facebook's Nearby Friends feature in US lets you find and track friends on a map and vice versa

    17 April 2014, 2:20 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Possibly a little late to the game, though never too late, Facebook's apps have introduced a Find-My-Friends-like feature in the US called Nearby Friends. But the company has repeatedly stressed one thing about this new feature: it's optional. "Nearby...
  • Flickr apps updated with Instagram-like filters, HD video capture, and more

    17 April 2014, 1:12 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Flickr 3.0 is here. And it brings an overhauled experience to the Flickr photo app for iOS and Android. Apart from the obvious visual changes, Flickr has introduced some fancy features including Instagram-like editing options for photos and videos. You...
  • Watch Dogs game release to get eBook sequel tie-in on same day

    17 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Rik Henderson

    Watch Dogs will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC from 27 May and its one of the most eagerly anticipated games for all platforms. And has been for some time. Since E3 2012, where it was first teased from inside a cupboard (of sorts),...
  • Don't have Sky? Here's how to watch the Easter weekend Premier League crunch matches

    17 April 2014, 10:22 am by: Rik Henderson

    This Easter bank holiday weekend there are five football matches being shown live on Sky Sports HD that will help determine who ends the long season as champions of the Premier League and who will be in fourth and therefore bag the last Champions League...
  • Sony Xperia Z2 review

    17 April 2014, 9:50 am by: Chris Hall

    Sony is in a funny place with its smartphones, pumping out a flagship device refresh every six months, rather than on a yearly cycle like most of its rivals. This sees the Sony Xperia Z2 landing seven months after the Z1's September launch, offering much...
  • LED street lights make Jersey brighter for cheaper, rest of the UK to follow starting in London

    17 April 2014, 9:30 am by: Luke Edwards

    It seems crazy that LED lighting, which is now in most gadgets, hasn't made it into street lights. Jersey is pioneering LED street lights that have halved the energy bills on the island. That means brighter light, for cheaper, lighting up pedestrians...
  • Sonos tests software to turn its music streaming system completely wireless

    17 April 2014, 9:18 am by: Rik Henderson

    Sonos is testing software that will make your Sonos wireless home music system truly wireless. At present, you need to have one component - either a Bridge or one of the speakers - connected by LAN cable to a router. However, advanced Wi-Fi software...
  • Background defocus: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Google Camera app

    17 April 2014, 8:57 am by: Chris Hall

    The latest battle in the war of smartphone cameras appears to be for background defocus supremacy. HTC launched the HTC One (M8) with a second sensor for depth detection, perhaps the largest offensive in the bokeh wars. Samsung and Sony both offer…
  • Nokia recalls Lumia 2520 tablet chargers, danger of electric shock

    17 April 2014, 8:10 am by: Luke Edwards

    Nokia has sent out a warning notice to its Lumia 2520 tablet users as the chargers may be faulty and could cause electric shock. 30,000 chargers have been identified as hazardous to users in Europe including the UK.  This also includes 600 travel chargers...
  • Google’s modular Project Ara phone to arrive by January 2015

    17 April 2014, 7:45 am by: Luke Edwards

    The last smartphone you ever buy may be snapped up this January. Google's modular Ara smartphone, which lets users slip upgrades in when they need them, should be hitting shelves in time for the January sales. Ara is essentially an exoskeleton that allows...
  • Toyota fuel cell cars will be on sale in Europe next year, 500 miles on a tank

    17 April 2014, 6:51 am by: Luke Edwards

    Toyota has officially confirmed that it will begin selling its fuel cell cars in Europe in 2015. The car will closely resemble the FCV concept shown in the photo and will fit into the mid-sized saloon category, like the current Avensis. Numbers will…
  • Sky+ HD footy remotes pictures and hands-on: Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City - who will win the title?

    17 April 2014, 6:48 am by: Rik Henderson

    Sky announced its line-up of football club remote controls last week and now we've had a chance to see them in action. We're nearing the end of one of the most exciting Premiership seasons in recent memory, with three teams still in with a realistic chance...
  • Tonino Lamborghini in-ear headphones designed for high-quality sound, even during sport

    17 April 2014, 6:31 am by: Luke Edwards

    Tonino Lamborghini is the same brand that brought us the Antares luxury phones. Now the son of Lamborghini cars owner is moving into earphones with a new range to cover all needs. At the top end of the new range is the Quantum HL-01 in-ears. These are...
  • Leaked iPhone 6 battery picture adds further weight to larger handset rumours

    17 April 2014, 5:32 am by: Rik Henderson

    Rumours that Apple's iPhone 6 handset will be the company's largest phone yet are coming from all angles. An image of what is claimed to be the front panel of the device emerged online a couple of days ago, now a picture of batteries purportedly designed...
  • LG G3 allegedly spotted in the wild, polycarbonate Quad HD mock-up drawn up from report

    17 April 2014, 5:31 am by: Luke Edwards

    The LG G3 has leaked again, this time with an alleged first-hand look at the device in its polycarbonate shell and with that highly anticipated Quad HD display. An insider source claims to have seen the device before revealing details to Bulgarian tech...
  • Samsung and Amazon join forces to offer free Kindle books to Galaxy owners

    17 April 2014, 4:51 am by: Luke Edwards

    Samsung and Amazon have just announced a partnership that will bring a dedicated Kindle app to Galaxy devices, with free books. Samsung Book Deals is the name of the offering that will mean everyone will have access to 12 free ebooks a year. By everyone...
  • PS4 1.70 update detailed as Sony reveals 7 million consoles sold

    17 April 2014, 4:28 am by: Rik Henderson

    Sony has revealed the main features that will be part of the PlayStation 4 system software update coming soon. Version 1.70 will add the SHAREfactory application that, like Xbox One's Upload Studio, gives much more control over editing game clips before...
  • Hitman Go hits iTunes App Store for iPad and iPhone

    17 April 2014, 4:00 am by: Rik Henderson

    Hitman Go launches for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch today and while remaining true in tone to Square Enix's hugely successful franchise, mobile device owners will find its casual gaming-centric style more suited for bus or train journeys. The concept is...
  • Hitman Go review

    17 April 2014, 4:00 am by: Rik Henderson

    Square Enix has been clever in utilising its rich heritage of intellectual properties in the last couple of years. Not only has it managed to breathe new life into old characters and franchises, such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the Tomb Raider reboot,...
  • Microsoft's app stores add the first universal apps for Windows and Windows Phone

    16 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Ever want to pay one price for a game - and then play that game on your phone, tablet, and PC? Well, now you can. Microsoft has approved the first universal apps for Windows and Windows Phone. As spotted by PC World, the first universal apps (two of them...
  • Website of the day: Selfeed

    16 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Ian Hughes

    It’s the word that just won’t go away, especially now that it’s been recognised by the Oxford English Dictionary, and was voted word of the year last year: Selfie - NOUN (plural selfies) informal A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically...
  • Bing's homepage adds personalised cards to take on Google Now

    16 April 2014, 6:53 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Microsoft wants you to know that Bing is just as powerful as Google. And it's not talking about search; it's talking about serving up information that matters to you. Bing has rolled out a new feature for the homepage: personalised cards. You've heard...
  • Dual Lens SDK for HTC One (M8) releases, opening up the Duo Camera to devs

    16 April 2014, 5:55 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Your HTC One (M8) might soon boast a bunch more camera tricks beyond bokeh and pseudo-3D. The HTC One (M8) has two cameras. And HTC wants you to know what they're capable of doing (apart from gimmicky features). The best way to demonstrate the Duo Camera's...
  • Leaked LG G3 retail box reveals trendy gold colour for flagship phone

    16 April 2014, 4:50 pm by: Elyse Betters

    LG's next flagship will be a golden-hued smartphone, it's claimed. All the best smartphones at the moment - including the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5, and HTC One - are available in some short of gold shade. And it appears LG also wants to embrace this flashy...

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