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  • Website of the day: Brompton Dock

    27 August 2014, 8:00 pm by: Ian Hughes

    It’s fair to say that the world has gone cycling crazy. You can credit the Olympics, the Tour de France, environmental awareness, fitness concerns, whatever. It doesn’t matter what the explanation is, more people than ever are getting around on two...
  • Want to win a Moto 360 smartwatch? Download this app and maybe you will

    27 August 2014, 7:23 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch is expected to launch next week, but that hasn't stopped the company from kicking off a giveaway contest in the US. Motorola has announced that it will give exactly 20 US residents a Moto 360 smartwatch. They don't have...
  • Ricoh's Pentax K-S1 SLR to launch in September, and you can get it in fabric colour options

    27 August 2014, 6:01 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Ricoh Imaging UK has introduced another SLR camera: the Pentax K-S1. Featuring what Rocho described as a "lightweight, compact and portable" body, the K-S1 uniquely comes in 12 different colour variations ranging from black, blue, and white as standard...
  • Want to see who reads your tweets? Twitter's Analytics Dashboard reveals all

    27 August 2014, 5:37 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Twitter no longer just favours verified users: starting today, anyone can track tweets. Twitter introduced an analytics feature last month, but it limited the feature to anyone with a blue check on their profile. But now the company has opened the feature...
  • Original BioShock finally coming to iOS tonight, but it will cost you

    27 August 2014, 4:24 pm by: Elyse Betters

    The original BioShock is coming to your iPhone. More specifically, you'll be able to download and start playing the game tonight. According to Mashable, the popular first-person shooter video game, which 2K Boston developed and released for Xbox 360 in...
  • California Governor signs law mandating 'kill switch' on all smartphones sold in state

    27 August 2014, 3:29 pm by: Elyse Betters

    California's Governor signed a unique bill earlier this week that requires all future smartphones sold in the state to have a default feature nicknamed "kill switch". Jerry Brown mandated Monday that every smartphone sold in California after 1 July 2015...
  • Apple's iWatch wearable to show up at September event, could work with HomeKit?

    27 August 2014, 2:23 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple's rumoured iWatch will debut alongside two new iPhones on 9 September, it's claimed. It's been widely reported that the iWatch will show up at Apple's next event. But now Recode, which has an impeccable track record when it comes to Apple rumours,...
  • Dropbox Pro now costs £7.99 a month for 1TB of space, the same as Google Drive

    27 August 2014, 1:08 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Dropbox Pro just got a little more...well, pro. And affordable. Dropbox has introduced new Dropbox Pro features such as passwords and expiration dates for shared links. It even added a remote swipe functionality and cheaper, more unified plans. All of...
  • You’ll never believe these pictures were drawn on a Surface Pro 3

    27 August 2014, 12:14 pm by: Rik Henderson

    To celebrate the launch of its Surface Pro 3 tablet, Microsoft commissioned renowned ballpoint pen artist James Mylne to recreate three of the famous paintings hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in London, using just the tablet and its included...
  • Finally we're getting the Gauntlet game we've been waiting for since the 80s

    27 August 2014, 11:43 am by: Rik Henderson

    Warner Bros' remake of Gauntlet has been given the new release date of 23 September, which represents a push back of a few weeks, but considering the walkthrough video Warner Bros has just released, the wait looks to be well worth it. Indeed, we've been...
  • Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition is almost here

    27 August 2014, 8:36 am by: Luke Edwards

    Huawei is expected to announce that its latest smartphone will be bringing a super strong sapphire screen, soon. The Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition should not only sport the second strongest material on the planet protecting its screen but should...
  • Standard smartphone cameras set for a boost, Toshiba unveils 20MP CMOS sensor for all

    27 August 2014, 6:14 am by: Rik Henderson

    Toshiba has announced an enhanced smartphone camera image sensor that should spark a rise in general mobile camera performance. The 1/2.4-inch 20-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor enables 6mm z-height camera modules for smartphones and tablets. The company...
  • Philips TVs first to declare love for Spotify Connect, TP Vision first manufacturer to include it

    27 August 2014, 5:32 am by: Rik Henderson

    TP Vision has announced ahead of the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin that its Philips TVs powered by Android will feature Spotify Connect support. It claims to be the first manufacturer to bring the service to Smart TVs, so users can stream...
  • London’s hybrid buses to wirelessly recharge at stops

    27 August 2014, 5:03 am by: Luke Edwards

    Hybrid London buses that use batteries and a motor will now start recharging at stops, wirelessly. The inductive charge should mean the engine won't need to be used as much, or at all. The inductive charging, built into the bus stops, will be trialled...
  • Samsung Level Over headphones review

    27 August 2014, 5:00 am by: Mike Lowe

    Headphones are everywhere right now, from established brand names to apparent armies of newcomers busying the market. So when a big name like Samsung releases a new flagship series of headphones boasting "superior HD organic sound" - whatever that means...
  • Do you have an HP laptop power cord with LS-15 on it? If so, you may be at risk

    27 August 2014, 4:58 am by: Rik Henderson

    HP is recalling six million power cords it distributed with its notebook computers between September 2010 and June 2012 after 29 isolated cases of similar cords overheating, melting or charring resulting in claims of burns and property damage. The recall...
  • HTC Nexus X tablet shown with 192-core Nvidia 64-bit Tegra K1 processor

    27 August 2014, 4:43 am by: Luke Edwards

    The new Nexus X tablet, made by HTC, has leaked showing its 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 innards. The tablets appeared on a CPU-Z report running the Tegra K1 Denver at 2.5GHz. The chip was previously rumoured to appear on HTC's Nexus tablet. This processor...
  • Twitch hit by DDoS attack right after Amazon announced purchase

    27 August 2014, 4:17 am by: Luke Edwards

    Amazon announced yesterday that it bought Twitch. This has clearly rubbed some people the wrong way as the site has been hit by a denial of service attack. Amazon announced its purchase of the gaming video streaming service for almost £600 million. Now...
  • Kobo Aura H2O is the eBook reader you can drop in the swimming pool

    27 August 2014, 4:09 am by: Rik Henderson

    Kobo has announced a new version of its top-end eBook reader that you can read near the pool or sea without fear of dropping it. The Kobo Aura H2O is waterproof for up to 30 minutes in one metre of water, so will survive a dunking. It is IP67 certified...
  • Jabra Sport Pulse uses clinical grade HR sensor and O2 metre to personally train you

    27 August 2014, 3:00 am by: Luke Edwards

    Jabra has unveiled its latest wireless earbuds that are made with sports in mind featuring a built-in heart rate monitor and aerobic capacity measure. Unlike other devices on the market this heart rate monitor is medical grade meaning it's super accurate....
  • HTC to launch Desire 510, a 4.7-inch budget phone running Android 4.4

    27 August 2014, 2:00 am by: Elyse Betters

    HTC has announced what it describes as the company's "most affordable" LTE smartphone: the HTC Desire 510. Featuring a Qualcomm quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragan 410 processor, the Desire 510 promises to deliver smooth graphics and fast browsing capabilities....
  • IFA 2014: All the devices and gadgets we expect to see

    26 August 2014, 9:10 pm by: Elyse Betters

    IFA is very nearly upon us. Companies use the annual trade fair to showcase new product launches, including everything from televisions to smartphones. It's also where the world's tech giants prepare to do battle: innovations are unveiled and cards are...
  • Website of the day: OnTheRoofs

    26 August 2014, 8:00 pm by: Ian Hughes

    Do you remember the names Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov? They’re the two Russian thrill seekers who climbed the incredible Shanghai Tower last year and posted a video of their exploits. It got millions of hits online and established the pair...
  • Gmail adds Hangouts tab so you can message friends and email at the same time

    26 August 2014, 7:02 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Gmail now comes with Hangouts. Google has updated Gmail across all devices - even the web - so that it includes a new Hangouts tab. This tab will show you which of your friends are online and offline, and you can simply tap or click their name to start...
  • Huawei to launch a sapphire edition of Ascend P7 phone?

    26 August 2014, 5:22 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Huawei is expected to become the first Chinese brand to offer a smartphone with a sapphire screeen, as it is preparing to launch a sapphire edition of the Ascend P7 next month. Engadget didn't reveal pricing in its report but said Huawei confirmed the...

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