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  • Office for Android now available but potentially costly: Here are seven alternatives

    29 January 2015, 4:47 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Microsoft Office has been available to Apple iPhone users since June last year, allowing you to create and edit documents and do more with a paid Office 365 subscription, and now Microsoft has finally announced the same for Android tablet users. Office...
  • Send Money in Gmail reaches UK to make sending and recieving money simpler

    29 January 2015, 4:45 am by: Luke Edwards

    When Google launched Send Money in Gmail in the US, UK dwellers could have been forgiven for feeling jealous. Now the easy way to pay is coming to the UK. Yay. Send Money in Gmail does what the name suggests allowing people to sign into their Gmail account...
  • Let's talk about the Samsung Galaxy S Edge

    29 January 2015, 4:26 am by: Chris Hall

    Samsung is readying a new flagship smartphone, the SGS6, and we believe that we will see it at Mobile World Congress in March.  However the last big launch for Samsung introduced not one, but two models: the Note 4 and the Note Edge. It's the latter...
  • Microsoft Office hits Android tablets with Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    29 January 2015, 4:17 am by: Luke Edwards

    Microsoft has announced the next distribution of its Office software on Android tablets as it upgrades from Preview of Office. Android now has Word for Android tablet, Excel for Android tablet and PowerPoint for Android tablet available to download, for...
  • Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones review: Premium performance

    29 January 2015, 4:00 am by: Chris Hall

    Although Bluetooth isn't a new technology, there has been a renewed interest in Bluetooth devices of late, with a push towards quality that's seeing some of the more established audio brands producing a wider range of wireless audio devices than ever...
  • Samsung confirms Galaxy S6 will ditch the plastic for other materials

    29 January 2015, 3:45 am by: Rik Henderson

    Generally financial reports from companies can be a pretty dull affair. Unless a manufacturer makes a significant loss or is stockpiling so much cash that it will effect the products somewhere down the line, there's not much to be gleaned from a balance...
  • Huawei to reveal new wearables and tablets at MWC 2015

    29 January 2015, 12:47 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Huawei has announced its brand strategy for 2015 during a media trip to its head quarters in Shenzen, China and a presentation has revealed the company will be introducing new wearables and tablets at Mobile World Congress in 2015. A focus will be put...
  • Drones for Good: 19 ways drones will improve our lives

    28 January 2015, 8:10 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Who knew drones could be useful for something other than having fun? You’ve seen drones for taking pictures. You’ve seen drones for getting access to hard-to-reach areas. You’ve seen drones for delivering stuff. You’ve seen drones for monitoring....
  • Qualcomm all but confirms that Samsung Galaxy S6 won't use the Snapdragon 810 processor

    28 January 2015, 5:41 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Don't expect the Samsung Galaxy S6 to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chip, or at least that's what you get after reading between the lines of Qualcomm's Q1 2015 earnings results. Buried in the quarterly statement is a comment that sales of the…
  • 20 per cent of the world's population is now on Facebook

    28 January 2015, 4:36 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Almost 1.4 billion people are now on Facebook, the social network has confirmed. To put that into perspective: 20 per cent of the world's population is now updating status' and liking listicles' about ways to save you time. As for the more business-focused...
  • All-female Ghostbusters cast revealed: Here are the 4 actresses set to star in reboot

    28 January 2015, 4:11 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Director Paul Feig has cast four women to fight off something strange in his upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones will all star in the film, though casting…
  • Kia Sorento (2015) first drive: Savvy 7-seater

    28 January 2015, 3:40 pm by: Mike Lowe

    Can a SUV ever be a truly exciting drive? Now in its third generation, the Kia Sorento has had more than just a facelift to bring it up to date, and while its new body and wheelbase is never going to feel like a Ferrari on the road, for carting around...
  • Super Bowl 2015: Facebook launches an 'experience' hub with live scores, posts, and photos

    28 January 2015, 2:35 pm by: Elyse Betters

    With Super Bowl 2015 mere days away, Facebook decided it was time to uncloak a dedicated hub just for the big game. "This year, we’re introducing a new Super Bowl experience to give fans one place to connect in real time as they watch the Seattle Seahawks...
  • Want to show respect for the dead? Using .rip as a web domain is one way, apparently

    28 January 2015, 1:59 pm by: Elyse Betters

    This could soon become a thing: using a web domain to show your respect for the dead. According to Domain Name Wire, a news source for the domain name industry, a bunch of new domains are releasing, and among them is one that could allow people to honour...
  • Super Bowl 2015 commercial round-up: All the adverts, teasers, and online clips

    28 January 2015, 1:27 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Super Bowl 2015 is less than a week away. It is therefore time to scope out all the big-budget adverts scheduled to air during the big game that's between American Football Conference champion New England Patriots and National Football Conference champion...
  • This paper-thin battery can be folded 200,000 times and still keep its charge

    28 January 2015, 11:26 am by: Luke Edwards

    Flexible gadgets are about to become more mainstream than ever thanks to a bendy battery that's as thin as paper and is here to redefine "cutting edge". Jenax's J.Flex battery is a bit like paper in size and can be folded, screwed up or twisted all while...
  • Sony ditches Music Unlimited in favour of Spotify, will offer Spotify streaming over PS4 games too

    28 January 2015, 10:57 am by: Rik Henderson

    Sony has announced the death of its own music streaming service, Music Unlimited. Instead it is partnering with Spotify to offer its streaming platform to PlayStation console and Xperia phone and tablet users. Called PlayStation Music, the new hub will...
  • LG G Flex 2 release date revealed, pre-register your interest now

    28 January 2015, 10:00 am by: Rik Henderson

    Although there are rumours that other manufacturers - specifically Samsung - are avoiding the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor for now, LG is cracking on with its first phone to feature the new chipset and Carphone Warehouse has launched its...
  • Project Cars preview: Gran Turismo for a new generation

    28 January 2015, 10:00 am by: Rik Henderson

    There have been a lot of driving games lately, especially on the build up to the Christmas period last year, so Project Cars has a tricky task to stand out amongst the triple-A titles on the PS4 and Xbox One. But stand out it does, at least from the couple...
  • Robot-body upgrade anyone? A worm has had its mind put into a Lego robot

    28 January 2015, 8:48 am by: Luke Edwards

    It's finally happened, the mind of a living organism has been put into the body of a man-made robot. Specifically a Lego robot has been made that now thinks like a worm. The OpenWorm project has mapped connections between a worm's 302 neurons and simulated...
  • Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

    28 January 2015, 7:41 am by: Luke Edwards

    While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution. Big technology companies, and now car companies...
  • Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year

    28 January 2015, 7:16 am by: Luke Edwards

    Battery developments that speed up charging are great but ones that go green at the same time are even better. So this battery that can be recharged using water should make some serious waves. Japanese company Fuji Pigment has developed an aluminium-air...
  • HTC One M8 owners in Europe will get Android 5.0 Lollipop today

    28 January 2015, 6:41 am by: Chris Hall

    It's Lollipop day for HTC One owners in Europe, as the roll-out of the latest software from HTC and Google starts today. Confirmed on Twitter by Jeff Gordon, senior global online communications manager at HTC, the tweet simply suggested that M8 owners...
  • Get an Amazon Fire Phone for just £99

    28 January 2015, 5:55 am by: Rik Henderson

    Amazon has dramatically slashed the price of its first smartphone to just £99 for the 32GB version, £149 for the 64GB model. That's a drop of up to £330 pounds on the original launch prices (for the 64GB phone). There is a catch or two though; the...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 to be accessory king? E Ink display and more add-ons tipped

    28 January 2015, 5:54 am by: Luke Edwards

    Samsung may be releasing accessories with extra offerings rather than cramming them all into the next flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone. According to Polish blog Android.com/pl the S6 will have E Ink display add-ons, blood sugar and heart rate sensors and...

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