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  • Dyson's new air multiplier humidifer has ultraviolet light that kills most bacteria

    19 October 2014, 7:01 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Dyson has a new humidifier that uses the company's Air Multiplier technology to distribute air as well as ultraviolet cleansing to kill bacteria in water. More specifically, the Dyson humidfier can kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria in water and promises...
  • OS X Yosemite tips and tricks: See what your Mac can do now

    18 October 2014, 4:39 pm by: Stuart Miles

    Mac OS X Yosemite is out and with it you get a host of new features to master. While the new desktop operating system looks roughly the same there are plenty of new tips and tricks to learn. We've worked our way through the operating system to try and...
  • A week in reviews 13 - 17 October: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3 and loads more

    18 October 2014, 5:00 am by: Mike Lowe

    October is a busy month in the world of tech and this week we've published no less than a 14 full reviews. That's two a day you lucky so and sos. And that's not even counting Apple's and Google's big news in the iPad Air 2 and Nexus 6 and 9 announcements....
  • Apple iCloud Photo Library in Beta explained: What is it and how does it work?

    17 October 2014, 6:49 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple confirmed iCloud Photo Library will be available to everyone next week via an update to iOS 8, and that the software upgrade will include the Camera Roll it nixed last month. If you're confused about how iCloud Photo Library works, which includes...
  • Nexus 9 starts at £319 if you pre-order from Google or Amazon

    17 October 2014, 3:57 pm by: Rik Henderson

    Amazon.co.uk has listed all the models of the HTC-made Google Nexus 9 tablet for pre-order under its pre-order guarantee scheme and is taking a gamble on prices starting at £319 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model. UPDATE: The Google Play Store has also...
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop's hidden Easter egg has already been spotted

    17 October 2014, 2:23 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Although Android 5.0 Lollipop isn't even publicly available yet for consumers, its Easter egg has been found by a developer. Google has always hidden mini features or gags in each version of Android, and these treats are often referred to as Easter eggs....
  • This $250,000 Savelli Android phone makes Vertu look like pocket money

    17 October 2014, 1:11 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Got $250,000 to spare? Then you might want to consider buying a jewel-encrusted Android phone from Savelli. Savelli makes expensive phones with 18-carat gold casings encrusted with diamonds, sapphires, or emeralds. You can also add other luxury finishes...
  • F1 2014 review

    17 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Steve Boxer

    Making Formula One games is a famously thankless task - mainly due to the fact that world's most-watched sport is a licensing minefield. Because all the track banners, minor sponsors' logos on cars and the like have to be true-to-life, it's simply…
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection will need a 20GB day one patch for multiplayer

    17 October 2014, 11:08 am by: Rik Henderson

    The release version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which went gold today and will be in shops in the UK on 11 November, will take that little bit longer before you can play it as it will require a day one patch that weighs in at 20GB. Dan Ayoub...
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Fun time in phablet town

    17 October 2014, 9:14 am by: Chris Hall

    The Apple iPhone 6 steps into phablet territory with the iPhone 6 Plus, a smartphone with a 5.5-inch display. Some suspect this is to appeal to Asian markets and it's certainly a break from iPhones of the past.  When it comes to big-screen phones there...
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop: When is it coming to my phone?

    17 October 2014, 8:14 am by: Chris Hall

    Google has launched Android 5.0 Lollipop, making its debut on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices, announced today.  The new devices will be available from early November 2014, but the real question is when will Android 5.0 Lollipop will appear on your...
  • 'I'm sorry, I'm on the train': Railways found to be mobile blackspots

    17 October 2014, 7:51 am by: Chris Hall

    If you spend a lot of time on commuter trains around London, you'll know the frustrations you face when trying to use your mobile devices. Now, thanks to research by Global Wireless Solutions, we can put a figure on just how bad cellular connections are...
  • Mo Glow is the coolest part of PlayStation's Movember sponsorship

    17 October 2014, 6:44 am by: Chris Hall

    PlayStation has announced that it's sponsoring Movember in 2014, but the thing we're really interested in is giving your DualShock 4 controller a mo makeover. Called the Mo Glow, PlayStation will be offering a limited edition vinyl to stick over the rear...
  • Zwipe and Mastercard combine to announce first contactless payment card with a fingerprint sensor

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

    Apple Pay might mean that UK iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners will soon be able to use their Touch ID fingerprint sensors to approve payments, while Samsung Galaxy S5 and owners of other biometric sensor-enhanced Android devices are already benefiting from...
  • Amazon Fire HD 7 review

    17 October 2014, 5:30 am by: Rik Henderson

    Timing is everything and in the case of the Fire HD 7 tablet, Amazon has been dealt a particularly unlucky slice of it. Had the Fire HD arrived in our hands before we had a chance to play with the Tesco Hudl 2, we'd be impressed by the refresh to Amazon's...
  • Apple iPad mini 3 adds TouchID, but makes the old model more appealing (hands-on)

    17 October 2014, 4:54 am by: Chris Hall

    The iPad mini 3 saw itself updated at Apple's special event. But where the iPad Air 2 got plenty of investigation, the "new" iPad mini 3 was skirted over rather quickly. It got itself one screen, with blink-and-you'll-miss-it coverage, before the attention...
  • Snap! Could Nexus Player Gamepad’s uncanny similarity to OnLive controller mean app is inbound?

    17 October 2014, 4:48 am by: Rik Henderson

    Google announced its Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV-rivalling Nexus Player set-top-box a couple of days ago but with few details at the time. It has since labelled it a "console" as while it is able to play media files and stream video and music content...
  • New Google Chromecast coming but most users won’t notice the difference

    17 October 2014, 4:16 am by: Rik Henderson

    Even though it is about to enter the video streaming market again with its Nexus Player set-top-box, Google is not abandoning the Chromecast - far from it, there's a new one in-bound. According to a filing at the Federal Communications Commission, the...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

    17 October 2014, 3:30 am by: Mike Lowe

    Big phones, phablets, or whatever term you want to call them - the big-screen category is here to stay. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 represents not only the most crucial big-screen device from the Korean company for a couple of years but, sub-genres brushed...
  • Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?

    16 October 2014, 6:59 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple's iCloud Drive is one of the coolest new features to come from the company in a long time. Those of you who updated to iOS 8 probably noticed a little pop-up window that asked you to activate iCloud Drive, a new feature that Apple introduced at...
  • Go get it! Apple OS X Yosemite download now available

    16 October 2014, 5:49 pm by: Elyse Betters

    As promised during its event held in Cupertino, Apple has released OS X Yosemite to the public. Apple first introduced the successor to OS X Mavericks at WWDC 2014 in June, when it highlighted the software's flatter and translucent design and smarter...
  • iPad Air 2 vs Nexus 9: Battle of the brand new tablets

    16 October 2014, 5:39 pm by: Chris Hall

    Two days, two new tablets. Who'd of thought that would happen? Apple has announced the new iPad Air 2 hot on the heels of Google announcing the Nexus 9, its latest pure Android device. The Nexus 9 steps into new territory for Google and Android, while...
  • Watch Apple show off iMac Retina 5K and iPad Air 2 in new advert videos

    16 October 2014, 5:24 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple has just posted three videos to YouTube that it first aired during a special event in Cupertino on Thursday morning. The videos highlight two new products that Apple debuted: iPad Air 2 and iMac with Retina 5K display. While two of the videos are...
  • Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp

    16 October 2014, 4:36 pm by: Stuart Miles

    Apple has updated its iMac range to create a flagship model that delivers a crisp 5K image. The move, which well and truly takes it from the spare computer to a powerhouse for professionals, signals Apple's intent to deliver a "Retina display" on all...
  • Apple iPad showdown: Which tablet is best for you?

    16 October 2014, 4:23 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple just unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, rounding off its iPad lineup with a total of five models. They're all available at different price points, and each one has a distinct set of features. With so many options to comb through, coupled with...

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