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  • Google Indian invite hints at Android One launch a week after iPhone 6 and iOS 8

    1 September 2014, 12:20 pm by: Rik Henderson

    More than two months have passed since Google announced its Android One initiative but it is now likely the smartphones created using the basic, stock Android operating system will make their debut in India in a couple of weeks. Google has sent diary...
  • In this digital age, are we all password-ed out? Take this quiz to find out

    1 September 2014, 11:59 am by: Pocket-lint Promotion

    How much time do you think you spend every day just to unlock your smartphones to text or take a selfie? How tied to the hip are you with your passwords? Is there no faster, better, more unique way out there?  Take this simple quiz and find out! 1. How...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    1 September 2014, 11:31 am by: Luke Edwards

    Consumer electronics show IFA takes place in Berlin in September and it looks like this year's show will be a busy one for South Korean giant Samsung. The company is holding its Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event on Wednesday 3 September, with the invites...
  • Why LeapFrog LeapTV games console should be number one on many kids' Christmas lists

    1 September 2014, 11:14 am by: Rik Henderson

    LeapFrog has become quite a force in gadgetry for young children, with well-thought-out intuitive kids' versions of some of the biggest tech trends around. It has kids' versions of handheld games consoles and tablet devices in its range, and recently...
  • You've been 'swatted', gamer getting 25 years for terrorism is also hoax

    1 September 2014, 9:07 am by: Rik Henderson

    A story that swept the internet claiming that a Louisiana teen has been handed a jail sentence of 25 years to life for taking part in "swatting" is a hoax in itself. Although many have reported on it and tweeted about it as if it were real. It claimed...
  • Vodafone latest to ditch Phones4u as partner, just EE and Virgin Media left

    1 September 2014, 8:19 am by: Rik Henderson

    Phones4u has been left reeling after Vodafone is the latest big name network to announce it will not be renewing its partnership. Having already lost O2 in January, the UK high street retailer can now only offer its customers contracts from EE (T-Mobile...
  • Acer Aspire S3 review (2014)

    1 September 2014, 7:00 am by: Andrew Williams

    Slim, light, good-looking laptops are great. If you spend half your life rushing between places with more work to do than is strictly healthy then a decent one is exactly what you'll need. But to fit the MacBook Air-style blueprint in a Windows 8.1 form...
  • IFA 2014: All the devices and gadgets we expect to see

    1 September 2014, 6:43 am by: Elyse Betters

    IFA is very nearly upon us. Companies use the annual show 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 put...
  • Samsung Smart Home lets you S Voice control your home, SDK coming soon

    1 September 2014, 5:48 am by: Chris Hall

    Samsung has announced an expansion of its Smart Home portfolio at IFA 2014. Samsung Smart Home was announced at CES 2014, and launched in April, with the aim of tying together your domestic appliances and your home environment to give you smartphone…
  • Personalise your PS4 and PS Vita with Sony's new themes option, coming soon

    1 September 2014, 4:57 am by: Rik Henderson

    You will soon be able to customise the backgrounds on your PS4 and/or PS Vita consoles as Sony is bringing personalisation themes to the platforms. Announced during the company's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, the new feature will come as part...
  • Samsung comes up with the ideal soundbar for a curved TV

    1 September 2014, 4:23 am by: Rik Henderson

    During the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin this week Samsung will publicly show its sound solution for those that plump for a curved TV. It's a soundbar and it's also curved. The Samsung Curved Soundbar (designated HW-H7500 and HW-H7501,...
  • Website of the day: Water.org

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

    The ice bucket challenge. What a thing. There’s no way you could’ve missed it, unless you’ve been on Pluto for the past month, and it’s showing no signs of going anywhere soon. It’s possibly the most successful online charity activity we’ve...
  • A week in reviews: 25 - 29 August

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

    As September looms, that means the IFA trade show is incoming, so keep eyes on the site next week for all the latest coverage. We expect big things from Samsung, Sony and the usual suspects. But as we wrap up the month of August, we've got a spread of...
  • Getting started with Hyperlapse app by Instagram: What it is, how to use it, and examples

    29 August 2014, 8:22 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Before the Instagram team debuted Hyperlapse, creating a time-lapse video with your smartphone was both tedious and, to be honest, hard. Hyperlapse is an iOS-only standalone app that launched earlier this week. According to a report from Wired, the app...
  • Don't expect to get an Apple iWatch in your Christmas stocking this year

    29 August 2014, 6:58 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple will supposedly unveil the iWatch on 9 September. But the most recent report has claimed it won't ship until 2015. According to tech website Recode, which cited unnamed sources in the position to know, Apple's upcoming "wearable device" (note that...
  • Nokia Here to launch on Android as Samsung Galaxy exclusive, will power Gear S maps too

    29 August 2014, 6:04 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Nokia has announced that its Here mapping app will be available as an Anroid beta app just for Samsung Galaxy smartphones. This news follows an announcement from yesterday, when Nokia said it had partnered with Samsung to also bring the Here app to…
  • Say goodbye to Microsoft's MSN Messenger, shutting down after 15 years

    29 August 2014, 4:42 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Microsoft plans to shut down 15-year-old MSN Messenger for good this autumn. MSN Messenger is a well-known instant messaging client by Microsoft (rebranded as Windows Live Messenger in 2005). Even though the client supposedly had over 330 million monthly...
  • Tesla Motors to build charging posts in 120 Chinese cities, part of rapid global expansion

    29 August 2014, 3:43 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Almost one month after Tesla Motors published infographic maps to show its rapid global expansion over the next year, the company has made a significant adjustment to those plans: it will build electric car charging facilities in 120 Chinese cities. If...
  • Samsung Gear S smartwatch wearers to get Nike+ Running app

    29 August 2014, 2:30 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Samsung and Nike have announced a new version of the Nike+ Running app just for Samsung Gear S smartwatch. The Gear S offers Bluetooth and GPS connectivity, so runners can leave their phones at home but still map their runs, track progress, and view metrics...
  • Top 5 geeky ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos

    29 August 2014, 1:28 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Everyone from celebrities to your neighbors have completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But these ones are probably the geekiest on the internet, so far. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is still going strong. People all over the globe are posting videos...
  • O2 Refresh offers next day delivery on handsets ordered before 10pm

    29 August 2014, 11:37 am by: Chris Hall

    O2 recently sweetened the deal a little on its O2 Refresh plans, now offering free next day delivery on your shiny new smartphone. Not only will it deliver next day, but you can order up to 10pm. That means you can stumble home from drinks after work,...
  • Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL to get first major refresh, wider 3D viewing angles promised

    29 August 2014, 11:12 am by: Rik Henderson

    Nintendo has announced new models of its 3DS handheld consoles, the 3DS and 3DS XL. Called "New 3DS" and "New 3DS XL", the consoles will feature more buttons than before, but their major technical enhancement comes with the 3D screen. It will have wider...
  • 15 incredible Un Petit Monde Disney Infinity pics by Kurt Moses

    29 August 2014, 10:40 am by: Rik Henderson

    The Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack will be available from 19 September for all major consoles, including Xbox One and PS4. However, what if you or your child isn’t that bothered by The Avengers or Spider-Man and you or they just...
  • K'Nex Bloodhound claims Guinness World Record; real Bloodhound SSC eyes 1000mph target for 2016

    29 August 2014, 10:04 am by: Chris Hall

    This life-sized K'Nex replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car was today unveiled by Richard Noble, OBE and former world land speed record holder, at Brooklands Museum in Surrey. The model, measured by the National Physical Laboratory and confirmed by...
  • Win: One of 64 unique HTC One (M8) Phunk Studio smartphones

    29 August 2014, 9:19 am by: Pocket-lint

    HTC has teamed up with design power house Phunk to create a limited edition version of the HTC One (M8) handset and Pocket-lint is offering you the chance to win one of the bespoke handsets. The campaign, which launches today, will see 64 bespoke handsets...

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