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HTC Sense 6.0 update for HTC One (M7) hits the UK

HTC Sense 6.0 update for HTC One (M7) hits the UK

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Those in the UK waiting for the HTC Sense 6.0 update for the original HTC One - today is your lucky day, as the update is rolling out now. Hitting other global territories prior to Blighty, the update brings the HTC One up to Sense 6.0, sitting on Android... >>

World Cup delivered: How the internet can deliver your World Cup experience

World Cup delivered: How the internet can deliver your World Cup experience

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The FIFA World Cup 2014 is on us, as we settle down for a month of global footballing action beamed from Brazil, right to your front room. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful game, spot new talent and just go football crazy. And the internet... >>

Uber embraces black cabs with UberTAXI option, claims 850 per cent jump in sign-ups

Uber embraces black cabs with UberTAXI option, claims 850 per cent jump in sign-ups

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Uber has added an option for those users in London that makes it possible to hail a black taxi through the popular cab service app. There has been growing upset over recent months about apps like Uber not being held to the same standards as London's... >>

SwiftKey is now free, forever

SwiftKey is now free, forever

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SwiftKey, the chart-topping keyboard app for Android, is now free, forever. Shifting from a paid app to a freemium app, all Android users will now be able to take advantage of one of the best smart keyboards out there without spending a penny. Instead... >>

Following the #WorldCup on Twitter: Soccer Edition, hashflags, and more

Following the #WorldCup on Twitter: Soccer Edition, hashflags, and more

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If you're a fan of football and a fan of Twitter, then there's a lot in stock for you over the coming month, with the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on Thursday 12 June.  Eagle-eyed smartphone users might have noticed an update to the Twitter... >>

Watch the E3 2014 Nintendo Digital Event: No Mario, but there is some Smash Bros

Watch the E3 2014 Nintendo Digital Event: No Mario, but there is some Smash Bros

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If you want to catch-up on everything that Nintendo has to talk about at E3, then we have the "live" feed for you right here.  It's actually a Digital Event - there's no real life press conference - but it's still worth tuning in to see what Nintendo... >>

Audi A3 Cabriolet review
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Audi A3 Cabriolet review

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Launched on a new platform in 2013, the Audi A3 has now made its way to the Cabriolet model, giving you the chance to drop the top and enjoy the thrill of al fresco driving. The A3 Cabriolet makes a departure from previous models, switching from the hatchback-style... >>

What to expect from Samsung's Galaxy Tab S launch

What to expect from Samsung's Galaxy Tab S launch

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In May Samsung sent out invites to the Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014 event, to be held in New York on Thursday 12 June. We've seen a number of leaks since that invitation went out, and Samsung's invitation clearly draws attention to tablets, and to colour. ... >>

Netflix adds Post-Play feature to Android, Chromecast coming soon

Netflix adds Post-Play feature to Android, Chromecast coming soon

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Netflix has added the Post-Play feature to its Android app, making it even easier to binge on your favourite TV shows. The Post-Play feature lets you roll straight into the next episode of a TV series, so you don't have to hit play; you can just sit there... >>

Life's a beach… and then your app-ordered mojito arrives

Life's a beach… and then your app-ordered mojito arrives

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Apps are everywhere these days, and if you happen to be lying on the beach at the Hillside Beach Club, on Kalemya Bay in Turkey, you'll be in for a treat. Boasting a world's first (we haven't verified this claim), Hillside Beach Club has a Beach Order... >>

iPad to give England the FIFA World Cup edge

iPad to give England the FIFA World Cup edge

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Roy Hodgson isn't scared to turn to technology to help the England team in the World Cup finals it seems, with news emerging that iPads are being handed out to the team to provide intelligence on opponents. The iPads are reportedly loaded with special... >>

Samsung 4K tablet prototype spotted, unlikely to see the real world

Samsung 4K tablet prototype spotted, unlikely to see the real world

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A Samsung 12-inch tablet sporting a 4K display has been used as a demonstration device at a Qualcomm event at the French Open in Paris. Used to showcase LTE broadcast at the event, the device was spotted and photographed by TechRadar, who then report... >>

Tinder Moments adds Snapchat-like feature for 24-hour picture fun

Tinder Moments adds Snapchat-like feature for 24-hour picture fun

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Tinder has set the dating world on fire - as well as becoming one of the most popular team sports we've seen for a while - but things are getting more visual with Tinder Moments. Moments will let you share pictures with your Tinder matches, and like the... >>

Project Tango Development Kit puts a 3D-mapping Nvidia K1 tablet in your hands

Project Tango Development Kit puts a 3D-mapping Nvidia K1 tablet in your hands

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Launched initially in an experimental state, the unveiling of the Nvidia-powered Project Tango Development Kit starts to move Project Tango towards the real world. Project Tango is designed to give mobile devices a better understanding of the 3D space... >>

Apple could be about to kill the 3.5mm headphone socket with Lightning headphones

Apple could be about to kill the 3.5mm headphone socket with Lightning headphones

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Apple could be about to make the 3.5mm headphone socket on its devices redundant, with the recent unveiling of a Lightning module for headphones. At a WWDC session on "Designing Accessories for iOS and OS X", Robert Walsh, manager of platform accessories... >>

D-Day landings being recreated on Twitter in real time, 70 years on

D-Day landings being recreated on Twitter in real time, 70 years on

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The 6th of June 1944 was a momentous turning point in the events of the Second World War, and 70 years on, Twitter is being used for a thoroughly modern re-living of D-Day. The National Archives, which is home to the UK government's official archive... >>

Asus MeMO Pad and Fonepad pictures and hands-on at Computex 2014

Asus MeMO Pad and Fonepad pictures and hands-on at Computex 2014

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Asus used Computex 2014 to launch the latest in its MeMO and Fonepad lines. Pocket-lint had the opportunity to get hands-on with the new devices. The Fonepad 8 comes in four colours white, black, red, and gold. Before you dismiss the gold one as too bling,... >>

Vertu Signature Touch has B&O speakers, Hasselblad camera, £6750 price tag

Vertu Signature Touch has B&O speakers, Hasselblad camera, £6750 price tag

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Vertu has announced a new luxury handset, the Vertu Signature Touch. Unlike some super-luxury smartphones, however, the Signature Touch looks impressive on the spec sheet too. Stealing the headlines are the Bang & Olufsen tuned speakers, along with Dolby... >>

HTC One (E8) brings you M8 guts in a plastic wrapper

HTC One (E8) brings you M8 guts in a plastic wrapper

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HTC has officially announced the E8 variant of the HTC One. Previously doing the rounds as the HTC One (M8) Ace, the E8 takes most of the M8's goodness and puts in a polycarbonate shell, designed to be more affordable.  The polycarbonate body is said... >>

HTC One (E8) vs HTC One (M8): What's the difference?

HTC One (E8) vs HTC One (M8): What's the difference?

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HTC has announced a new variant of the HTC One, this time labelled the E8. It was previously known as the HTC One (M8) Ace prior to launch, a plastic-bodied version of HTC's flagship phone. Launching initially in China, we're expecting to see the E8... >>

OS X Yosemite makes your Mac and iPhone best friends, adds caller ID, calling from Mac, and more

OS X Yosemite makes your Mac and iPhone best friends, adds caller ID, calling from Mac, and more

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Apple has introduced new features in OS X Yosemite to give you greater continuity between your Mac and your iPhone. Detailing the new features at WWDC in San Francisco, the new awareness that Yosemite brings will bridge the divide between PC and mobile... >>

Tonino Lamborghini Antares pictures and hands-on

Tonino Lamborghini Antares pictures and hands-on

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The Tonino Lamborghini Antares smartphone is now available to buy in the UK, exclusively from Selfridges and Carphone Warehouse. It's a snip at £2,500, marking this out as a plaything for the super-rich, rather than a device that will sit atop the list... >>

Tonino Lamborghini Antares smartphone exclusively available at Selfridges, yours for £2,500

Tonino Lamborghini Antares smartphone exclusively available at Selfridges, yours for £2,500

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The luxury Tonino Lamborghini Antares smartphone is now available in the UK, exclusively at Selfridges and Carphone Warehouse, for a princely £2,500. Designed with plenty of drama, the luxury brand today explained the difficulty in forming the stainless... >>

Apple acquires Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion

Apple acquires Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion

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Apple has today confirmed the acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics, taking both the music streaming service and the headphone and speaker hardware business. The acquisition will cost Apple $3 billion, of which $2.6 billion is the purchase... >>

Chromecast is now available in Australia, Belgium, Japan, Korea, Portugal and Switzerland

Chromecast is now available in Australia, Belgium, Japan, Korea, Portugal and Switzerland

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It's time to celebrate, Chromecast fans, as the connected HDMI dongle is now available in more countries internationally. Google has announced Chromecast availability for Australia, Belgium, Japan, Korea, Portugal and Switzerland. Google's Chromecast... >>