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  • Samsung Z1 Tizen-powered phone might finally appear on 18 January

    22 December 2014, 10:19 am by: Elyse Betters

    You might not have to wait much longer for Samsung to finally release a smartphone powered by its own Tizen software, it's claimed. According to The Korea Economic Daily, which quoted a Samsung official, the South Korea-based company will launch the Z1...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    22 December 2014, 9:11 am by: Elyse Betters

    A new year is fast approaching, and that means a whole new round of flagship devices from manufacturers is coming too. Samsung, for instance, is likely readying the Galaxy S6 as you read this, and the speculation is mounting about what it may or may not...
  • Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat

    22 December 2014, 8:20 am by: Chris Hall

    Android Auto is a focus of Google, with recent news that Android M might be a more robust Android Auto offering, designed specifically for car integration. The report from Reuters, citing unnamed sources, says that Google's plan is to step beyond…
  • Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2015

    22 December 2014, 7:30 am by: Luke Edwards

    To hear watch without smart in front of it will soon be indicative of an heirloom description. With even luxury watch brands embracing smartwatches 2015 is clearly the year of intelligent wrist jewelry. But what can we expect to come in this burgeoning...
  • 9 free Android apps you must download first

    22 December 2014, 6:59 am by: Chris Hall

    If you're the proud owner of a brand new Android device (or just looking for inspiration), then one of the first things you'll be wanting to do is get some great apps. Although all phones will do a lot in their naked form, it's the apps that really dress...
  • Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

    22 December 2014, 6:33 am by: Chris Hall

    With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing to envy. We've rounded up the best smartphones...
  • Asus teases next-gen ZenFone 2, promises to show you what others can't see

    22 December 2014, 6:25 am by: Chris Hall

    Asus has released a trailer on Facebook for its forthcoming ZenFone 2, which will be announced at CES 2015. The company previously confirmed it would be launching new handsets at the Las Vegas tradeshow. The ZenFone was originally announced in 2014,…
  • SwiftKey's Frozen theme adds Disney magic to your keyboard, doesn't predict song lyrics

    22 December 2014, 5:48 am by: Chris Hall

    SwiftKey has added a selection of Frozen themes to its store so you can bring some Disney magic to your Android keyboard. Each of the themes cost £1.49, but that's a small price to pay to have Anna, Elsa, and the crew as your backdrop. Swiping over the...
  • Best Galaxy S5 cases: Great protection for your Samsung smartphone

    22 December 2014, 5:41 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Samsung's Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display 16-megapixel rear snapper and heart rate sensor, as well as a 2800mAh battery and powerful Snapdragon 801 processor. It's Samsung's current flagship smartphone and if it is also your current...
  • Future chargers now: Belt battery, sole power shoes and more

    22 December 2014, 4:20 am by: Luke Edwards

    The future of power is a strange one. Already we're starting to see ways of transmitting electricity like you would with Wi-Fi over the air and battery breakthroughs for longer life cells are happening regularly. But we're still a long way off from…
  • How Virgin Atlantic gave the passengers of flight VS11 a tech Christmas to remember

    21 December 2014, 10:31 pm by: Rik Henderson

    The 17.35 Virgin Atlantic flight from London Heathrow to Boston four days before Christmas turned out to be particularly eventful for the 243 passengers. And in a very good way. Not only was each and every one of them handed an 8-inch quad-core Windows...
  • Google is close to launching 'OK Google' always-on voice commands for Chromebooks

    19 December 2014, 8:16 pm by: Elyse Betters

    You can now say "OK Google" to your Chromebook. Well, people running early release software can anyway. The latest early release of Chrome OS has an always-on feature that allows users to jump into voice command mode. All they have to do is get the release...
  • 49 wonderful Christmas movies you can stream right now (including a few odd ones)

    19 December 2014, 5:34 pm by: Elyse Betters

    If you're anything like us, you plan to watch roughly a thousand Christmas films during the month of December. There are tonnes of films to choose from, after all, including cult classics, cute newbies, and of course the occasional oddballs that you…
  • Instagram follower purge knocks Justin Bieber off his throne: Here are the accounts most affected

    19 December 2014, 4:47 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Stop the presses! Kim Kardashian just lost 1.3 million followers in what is being described as the Great Instagram Purge of 2014 or even the Instagram Rapture. In an attempt to delete inactive accounts, Instagram is removing millions of accounts believed...
  • Sony Pictures hack: Here's everything we know about the massive attack so far

    19 December 2014, 3:12 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Sony Pictures Entertainment was the victim of devastating cyber attack in late November and early December that involved the release of stolen data including multiple yet-to-be-released films and personal employee information like social security numbers...
  • Facebook gives Messenger holiday-inspired features and launches an app just for stickers

    19 December 2014, 2:30 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Facebook has a few Christmas gifts for you. The social network has announced it is rolling out "fun holiday" features for Messenger. They include a festive frame for New Year's Eve selfies taken with the Messenger app, as well as snow globe chat heads,...
  • FiftyThree Pencil now lets you start sketching in Paper and finish in Adobe apps

    19 December 2014, 1:44 pm by: Elyse Betters

    FiftyThree has just announced another part of its plan with Adobe to continue offering Creative Cloud integration. FiftyThree makes the popular Paper drawing app, as well as a Bluetooth stylus called Pencil, and it wants to hook users of both products...
  • Volvo wants to connect cyclists and cars together through helmet tech to prevent accidents

    19 December 2014, 10:06 am by: Rik Henderson

    Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has previously demonstrated in-car cyclist collision detection systems to help prevent accidents on the road. Now it's about to publicly show a piece of technology for bike riders that could further improve safety. With...
  • Amazon Prime Instant Video now streaming in 4K Ultra HD in UK too

    19 December 2014, 7:56 am by: Rik Henderson

    Amazon has followed Netflix in offering some of its streamed video content in 4K to Prime members. And it's now made it to the UK too. As mentioned at the beginning of last month by the company's vice president of Amazon Digital Video, Michael Paull,...
  • CES 2015: The best TVs, tablets, smartphones and tech to expect at the world’s largest trade show

    19 December 2014, 6:47 am by: Elyse Betters

    The world's largest consumer electronics trade show opens its doors on 6 January, less than a month away, and although we don't expect any truly groundbreaking technology launches, there will be plenty of cool kit unveiled for the very first time.…
  • What does Sony's CES 2015 teaser trailer reveal? Xperia Z4? OLED TV? Lollipop?

    19 December 2014, 6:42 am by: Rik Henderson

    Sony has posted a video online teasing one or two things it plans to show at CES 2015. Titled "Welcome to the New World", the video is mainly imagery of girls and ladies, well, doing stuff - including a heavily pregnant woman. And in that regard could...
  • Best tablets 2014: The best tablets available to buy today

    19 December 2014, 6:22 am by: Luke Edwards

    If you're looking for the best tablets of 2014, then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest tablets from 7-inches and up, to help you reach a decision on buying the right device for you.   Our list of the top tablets covers...
  • Take a look inside the $70 million LA mansion Minecraft paid for, it'll blow you away

    19 December 2014, 5:41 am by: Rik Henderson

    When Markus "Notch" Persson sold Minecraft developer Mojang to Microsoft for $2.5 billion (£1.6 billion) earlier this year he made a personal fortune. And why not? After all, he created a fascinating game with a community base that grows every year....
  • Toshiba teases new superthin tablet or 2-in-1 for CES 2015... or is it a TV remote?

    19 December 2014, 4:09 am by: Rik Henderson

    Toshiba has taken to Twitter to tease a new device to be launched in Las Vegas during the CES consumer electronics trade show. Simply posting a picture under the tweet "Keep on Clickin'" with the date of "06.01.2015" on the image, Toshiba UK confirms...
  • Don’t worry if you nod off during Doctor Who Christmas special, this wristband will record it for…

    19 December 2014, 3:52 am by: Rik Henderson

    Virgin Media has teamed with a couple of schoolboy inventors to come up with KipstR wristband, a 3D-printed device that will automatically set a Virgin Media TiVo box to record when the wearer falls asleep. Designed as part of Virgin Media's Switched...

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