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  • 30 Nokia phones over three decades: Best and the worst, in pictures

    24 October 2014, 7:47 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Microsoft has announced it will ditch the Nokia brand name from new Lumia smartphones. It is, to say the least, an end of an era. Although Nokia's phone business was acquired by Microsoft less than a year ago, it was part of a Finnish company with a long...
  • Apple plans to relaunch Beats Music as part of iTunes in 2015

    24 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    You might be using iTunes next year to stream your favourite tracks instead of buying them, thanks to Beats Music, it's claimed. In a report largely about how iTunes' digital music sales have slumped roughly 14 per cent worldwide since last year, The...
  • Nest acquires Revolv, maker of smart home automation hub

    24 October 2014, 3:18 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google-owned Nest has announced it acquired a company that makes smarthome automation devices: Revolv. Although the terms of the acquisition deal were not disclosed, several reports have claimed Nest only wanted the Revolv team for its experience and...
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop: When is it coming to my phone?

    24 October 2014, 11:46 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...
  • Happy 13th birthday Apple iPod: Here's a look back at its life so far

    24 October 2014, 11:18 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Thirteen years ago this week, Apple shook up the music industry with the launch of the first generation of iPod and while it may have come with a physical scroll wheel, huge hold switch and a FireWire port with cover, it made listening to music on the...
  • Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet

    24 October 2014, 10:45 am by: Chris Hall

    Google calls the Nexus 9 a tablet for mover and makers, perhaps an indicator that the new Nexus tablet is going to be pitched at productivity, rather than just portable entertainment. Built by HTC, the Nexus 9 breaks new ground for Android with a 4:3...
  • You’ll have to wait until 2015 for Xbox One screenshot feature

    24 October 2014, 10:40 am by: Rik Henderson

    Even though Microsoft has been prolific in updating the basic system experience of the Xbox One, with monthly firmware releases adding multiple new features each time, one of the more basic wants from the community is taking a little longer than originally...
  • High-tech Virgin Atlantic 787 takes off for the first time, superfast Wi-Fi on board

    24 October 2014, 10:12 am by: Rik Henderson

    Virgin Atlantic's latest plane, a 787 Dreamliner, made its first public flight yesterday and to illustrate one of its high tech talents, the airline streamed a live gig from the plane online while it was in the air over the Atlantic Ocean. The aircraft...
  • Nikon D750 review: Tilt-angle tricks

    24 October 2014, 9:20 am by: Mike Lowe

    The camera market is changing and the Nikon D750 is the epitome of that. A full-frame DSLR with a tilt-angle screen? People wouldn't have even considered that not so many years ago because the technology just wasn't nearly up to it. So why now? The…
  • Amazon Fire TV review

    24 October 2014, 8:25 am by: Elyse Betters

    When we first encountered the Amazon Fire TV and wrote our original review, it was a US product only. Since then though it has made it onto the UK market too and, with hindsight and time on its side, the UK version has implemented some of the things missing...
  • Android Wear state of the nation: New software, new devices

    24 October 2014, 8:10 am by: Chris Hall

    Android Wear so far has been interesting, if not really raising itself to "must have" status. As we knew it would, the pace of change is rapid, with the first generation of devices now almost forgotten. There's been respectable change of step in the past...
  • The Queen enters the Twitter age, sends her first tweet from London's Science Museum

    24 October 2014, 6:57 am by: Rik Henderson

    The Queen sent her first tweet this morning as she opened a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London. Using a sited iPad, Her Majesty wrote a post for the British Monarchy Twitter account (@BritishMonarchy), before signing off at the end: "It is...
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows review: Same genes, different DNA

    24 October 2014, 6:45 am by: Chris Hall

    When the HTC One (M8) for Windows was announced, there was something of a cheer. It's no secret that we think the HTC One is one of the best handsets of the year thanks in no small part to its solid design, now available to a Windows Phone 8.1 market...
  • It’s official, your next Nokia Lumia phone won’t be a Nokia at all… name ditched

    24 October 2014, 6:16 am by: Rik Henderson

    Microsoft has officially confirmed that it is dropping the Nokia branding for future Lumia Windows Phone releases. Instead they will be called Microsoft Lumia phones. It's perhaps the least surprising revelation of recent times, but marks a significant...
  • Sony MDR-1A review: A-class over-ear headphones

    24 October 2014, 5:40 am by: Mike Lowe

    It was two years ago we were first introduced to the Sony MDR range, headed-up by the self-proclaimed "prestige" MDR-1R headphones. We had to hand it to Sony, though, despite sounding almost pompous they were very impressive over-ears, delivering quality...
  • LG G4 could have LG's own mobile processor on-board not Qualcomm, but first up LG G3 Screen

    24 October 2014, 5:21 am by: Rik Henderson

    LG has announced its first own-made mobile application processor, the Nuclun, which is octa-core and features LTE-A Cat.6 network capability for access to the superspeed 4G services being introduced in the UK by networks such as EE and Vodafone. It is...
  • All the Android Wear watches in photos, Moto 360, G Watch R, ZenWatch, SmartWatch 3 and more

    24 October 2014, 5:08 am by: Luke Edwards

    Android Wear is out the door and staking its smartwatch claim, recently boosted with Android Wear updates and the confirmation of dates for the latest two devices - the LG G Watch R and the Sony SmartWatch 3 - both of which are available in November....
  • Nike and Apple working together on future wearable projects, even after death of the FuelBand

    24 October 2014, 4:41 am by: Rik Henderson

    Nike CEO Mark Parker has revealed that even though the sports wear brand discontinued its FuelBand fitness tracker earlier in the year, it is still working on ideas for wearable technology products in the future. And they could involve the help of Apple....
  • BBC connected red button finally available on BBC co-funded YouView... but not TalkTalk yet

    24 October 2014, 4:12 am by: Rik Henderson

    YouView users can finally use the BBC's latest connected red button services. And the jazzed-up BBC iPlayer service has arrived on the platform too. Virgin Media's TiVo boxes were the first to get the connected red button at the end of 2012, while Smart...
  • Etsy debuts free Square-like credit card reader for real-world sellers

    23 October 2014, 6:50 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Etsy has launched a free credit card reader, in an attempt to hook sellers who want to complete transactions in the real world. The reader, which is similar to Square's credit card reader, works with Android and iOS devices. Sellers must use the Etsy...
  • Amazon Q3 2014: Dark times ahead as losses widen to $437 million

    23 October 2014, 5:08 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Amazon has reported third-quarter earnings, and it's clear the company hasn't been doing well. The company posted a net loss of $437 million, or 95 cents a share, and revenue of $20.58 billion, meaning it just barely missed expectations of $20.84 billion...
  • Microsoft Q1 2015: Surface Pro 3 fuels Surface sales, up 127 per cent

    23 October 2014, 4:55 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Microsoft has reported its fiscal first-quarter results, and it looks as though things are improving for the company. More specifically, it posted $4.5 billion in net income on $23.20 billion in revenue for the quarter that ended on 30 September. Wall...
  • Android Wear first big update: What's new and different?

    23 October 2014, 4:21 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google has released the first big update to Android Wear, and the software is essentially trying to get rid of your phone. The update includes offline storage for your music, direct Bluetooth pairing, and GPS support. Although these features might not...
  • Facebook Rooms app wants to bring old-school anonymous forum chats into 2014

    23 October 2014, 1:44 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Facebook has announced a new app from the Facebook Creative Labs team. It's called Rooms. In an attempt to inject some nostalgia into how we communicate, Facebook has essentially launched a forums app. The company, through a blog post, described the early...
  • Google to sell Project Ara smartphone modules through online store

    23 October 2014, 1:06 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Project Ara smartphone modules will sell through a Play Store-like marketplace, where developers can also list their own modular parts for sale, according to a Google executive. Google announced Project Ara in October 2013. It's an effort that will allow...

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