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Google introduces handwriting for web searches on tablets and smartphones

Google introduces handwriting for web searches on tablets and smartphones

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You can now scribble your search words when using Google on a smartphone or tablet, after the internet company introduced handwriting as a new method of input.Users need to head to the settings menu and then enable the handwriting option, then after that... >>

More early iPad and iPhone prototype images emerge

More early iPad and iPhone prototype images emerge

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The court proceedings between Apple and Samsung have again thrown up more early prototype images of the iPad – complete with kickstand – but this time we also get an insight into what the iPhone 4 might have been, too. From the images we can see... >>

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

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Customers who sign up to the TalkTalk Plus broadband and phone plan will now receive a free YouView set-top-box as part of their on-going subscriptions.The box, which enables users to catch-up with shows from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well... >>

RIM working on BlackBerry 10 photo filtering suite to rival Instagram

RIM working on BlackBerry 10 photo filtering suite to rival Instagram

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RIM is working on its own version of Instagram that will come preloaded on BlackBerry 10 devices.Rather than a downloadable app, the software will be part of all BlackBerry 10 devices as standard and could even be rolled out before then as an update to... >>

Sony LT30p Mint review reveals specs, new flagship handset expected

Sony LT30p Mint review reveals specs, new flagship handset expected

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Details including screenshots of Sony’s next flagship phone have emerged after Mobile-Review seemingly got its hands on the unreleased handset and conducted an early review. The Sony LT30p Mint will be the flag bearer for Sony in Q3, with an expected... >>

Is Sky about to take on Netflix in its own back yard through Roku investment?

Is Sky about to take on Netflix in its own back yard through Roku investment?

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Roku, the TV box provider that offers access to web streaming services such as Netflix, has received a cash investment of $45 million.The financial backing comes from, among others, News Corporation and BSkyB, which, when combined with the launch of... >>

Facebook and HTC phone to be here by mid-2013

Facebook and HTC phone to be here by mid-2013

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HTC and Facebook have begun working on a new phone that will run a new operating system created by the social networking giant. The two companies are aiming for a mid-2013 arrival date as Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg attempts to capitalise on more... >>

LG targets 4G markets after publishing Q2 financial losses

LG targets 4G markets after publishing Q2 financial losses

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LG is to invest even more heavily in 4G phones as it tries to combat declining sales in its mobile division.The Korean manufacturer has published its results for Q2 of 2012, which show it operated at a loss of $49.48 million US (£32 million). This was... >>

Lego fan creates Street Fighter II figurines

Lego fan creates Street Fighter II figurines

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The characters from gaming classic Street Fighter II have been given a Lego makeover - but before you get too excited, these aren’t for sale.Created by Lego enthusiast and Street Fighter II fan, Julian Fong, all your favourites are here including Ryu,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S III Holiday Inn app offers remote hotel Olympic experience

Samsung Galaxy S III Holiday Inn app offers remote hotel Olympic experience

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Forty rooms at the Holiday Inn in Stratford, next to the London 2012 Olympic arena, have been made compatible with a new app available exclusively to Samsung Galaxy S III users.Once downloaded, the app will enable guests to control their room’s TV,... >>

Nintendo losing millions as gamers wait for Wii U

Nintendo losing millions as gamers wait for Wii U

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Nintendo is continuing to haemorrhage money despite an increase in Nintendo 3DS hardware and software sales. The Japanese gaming giant has released its first-quarter financial results for the period ending June 30 2012. Though the number of Nintendo... >>

Codgio Cube uses your phone and a QR coded die for daily news quiz fun

Codgio Cube uses your phone and a QR coded die for daily news quiz fun

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Using a QR coded die and a smartphone app, Codigo Cube is the latest way of proving you are superior to your friends in terms of trivia knowledge.The came uses a QR coded die which, after downloading the Codigo app, can be scanned using your phone’s... >>

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity UK release date and price: 31 August, £599

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity UK release date and price: 31 August, £599

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One for the diary, Android tablet fans. The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity will be arriving on UK shores from 31 August and will be available from Amazon for £599.99.Having been unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February 2012, the UK was originally... >>

O2 rolls out free Wi-Fi across London for one and all

O2 rolls out free Wi-Fi across London for one and all

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Londoners now have even more Wi-Fi hotspots to log on to, thanks to a mass roll out by O2 - and best of all it’s free and available to anyone, no matter what network you’re with.O2 had announced these plans earlier in the year, but in the week that... >>

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR compact camera uses apps for smartphone compatibility

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR compact camera uses apps for smartphone compatibility

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Fujifilm is to release its latest travel zoom compact camera in September. The FinePix F800EXR, which updates the FinePix F770EXR, will also work in tandem with your smartphone or tablet using Wireless Image Transfer, enabling not only geo-tagging of... >>

Febreze vacuum leaves your carpet clean and odour free

Febreze vacuum leaves your carpet clean and odour free

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Vacuum cleaner manufacturer Bissell has teamed up with air-freshener specialist Febreze to reveal its filtered vacuum range.The Bissell Floors & More vacuum range does the usual hoovering up of dust and grime from your carpets and rugs, but it also leaves... >>

Martin Scorsese stars in latest Siri ad for the iPhone 4S (video)

Martin Scorsese stars in latest Siri ad for the iPhone 4S (video)

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Legendary director Martin Scorsese has become the latest celebrity to appear in one of Apple’s promotional Siri adverts. Seen sitting in the back of a cab barking orders at both his iPhone and driver intermittently, the Raging Bull, Goodfellas and... >>

Resurrected Polaroid brand now used on 3D TVs, docks and clocks

Resurrected Polaroid brand now used on 3D TVs, docks and clocks

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Iconic camera manufacturer Polaroid is branching out into 3D TVs, media players and audio equipment after agreeing to a partnership with Asda.The joint venture will see a range of Polaroid products sold both through ASDA’s high street retail stores... >>

iPhone 5 gets 21 September release date?

iPhone 5 gets 21 September release date?

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Accessory makers for Apple devices have been told that the new iPhone 5 will be available to buy from 21 September 2012.French blog site App4phone.fr says a large Chinese accessory-maker has been told directly by Apple to be prepared for this date. While... >>

Peugeot and Citroën cars to feature TomTom mapping services

Peugeot and Citroën cars to feature TomTom mapping services

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Peugeot and Citroën cars’ infotainment systems will feature TomTom maps and traffic services after PSA Peugeot Citroën agreed a deal with the navigation provider. Drivers will have access to maps for more than 30 countries throughout Europe and Latin... >>

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming to both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the S II

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming to both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the S II

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While an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III appeared something of a shoo-in, it seems the manufacturer is also showing some love for its predecessor.According to the blog SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy S II will also be... >>

Ofcom gears up for 4G auction but we won't be able to use it until late 2013

Ofcom gears up for 4G auction but we won't be able to use it until late 2013

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Ofcom says we will all (well 98 per cent of the UK at least) be using 4G services in the second half of 2013, as it gears up for the auction between the major operators for the super-fast network.The regulatory authority has laid out the criteria for... >>

World's best glasses-free 3D tech demoed this summer in selected bars

World's best glasses-free 3D tech demoed this summer in selected bars

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We could soon be experiencing glasses-free 3D screens that will enable more than one person to watch the screen without fear of distorting the image.If you’ve ever tried to watch a 3D screen that doesn’t require you to wear glasses then you’ll know... >>

Moving trashcan uses Kinect to catch your rubbish

Moving trashcan uses Kinect to catch your rubbish

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The art of throwing a screwed-up piece of paper into a trashcan just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a new moving bin that wheels itself over to where the rubbish is going to land. The Smart Trashbox is the work of Japanese inventor Modder FRP, who... >>

Thomson Airways to name plane after member of public following Twitter campaign

Thomson Airways to name plane after member of public following Twitter campaign

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Keep your eyes peeled and your Twitter account open for a chance to have an aircraft named after you. Thomson Airways is running a viral social network campaign in a bid to find a name for its first 787 Dreamliner. The public is being asked to keep a... >>

Amazon preps 5 or 6 tablet SKUs for retailers

Amazon preps 5 or 6 tablet SKUs for retailers

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Amazon is expanding its portfolio of products as it looks to tackle the mobile market head on. The online retailer is said currently to be working on five or six tablet SKUs (stock-keeping units) of different sizes. However, rather than screen sizes,... >>

No Ice Cream Sandwich for HTC Desire HD - upgrade officially cancelled... again

No Ice Cream Sandwich for HTC Desire HD - upgrade officially cancelled... again

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Bad news for HTC Desire HD users as it appears the handset won’t be getting an Ice Cream Sandwich update anytime soon. A document from Canadian mobile network Telus reveals the HTC Desire HD, which sports a large 4.3-inch display and 1GHz processor,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S III hits 10 million sales in just two months

Samsung Galaxy S III hits 10 million sales in just two months

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There are sure to be happy faces at Samsung HQ after the manufacturer announced it had sold more than 10 million of its flagship Galaxy S III devices in just two months.The figures were revealed by Samsung president Shin Jong-kyun to Korean news agency... >>

World Lego map to be built outside London's Southbank Centre

World Lego map to be built outside London's Southbank Centre

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Head down to London’s Southbank and you could bear witness to Big Ben (well, the Houses of Parliament), the Empire State Building and Taj Mahal all built from Lego.A world map featuring some of the globe’s most iconic landmarks will be constructed... >>

New iPhone 5 in production, sources claim

New iPhone 5 in production, sources claim

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More reports have surfaced suggesting that the iPhone 5 is already in production in China. However, rather than the next-gen iPhone being crafted by Foxconn, it now appears that Apple could instead be turning to it’s other manufacturing partner, Pegatron. According... >>

iPhone 5 headphone port to be moved, as mini dock connector rumours persist

iPhone 5 headphone port to be moved, as mini dock connector rumours persist

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The new iPhone 5 could see the headphone port moved from the top of the phone to the bottom of the device, to sit beside a mini dock connector.According to Reuters, the device will see an end to Apple’s wider dock connector as the manufacturer aims... >>

Nexus 7 16GB sold out after customers shun Google's cloud service

Nexus 7 16GB sold out after customers shun Google's cloud service

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Customers can no longer order the 16GB Nexus 7 from the Google Play store after demand for the device surpassed the number available. Any orders made via Google’s online store up to 20 July will be fulfilled, but any customers who try to place an order... >>

Google buys email client Sparrow, with Gmail set to benefit

Google buys email client Sparrow, with Gmail set to benefit

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Google has bought Sparrow, the email client used by many iOS and Mac users. Though details of the acquisition remain under wraps the Sparrow team has released an official announcement confirming the news. “We're excited to announce that Sparrow has... >>

Asus confirms Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Transformer Pad, Transformer Pad Prime and Transformer Pad Infinity

Asus confirms Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Transformer Pad, Transformer Pad Prime and Transformer Pad Infinity

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Asus has told its customers that the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be available on selected Transformer devices.Though the manufacturer names only three - the Asus Transformed Pad, Asus Transformer Pad Prime and Asus Transformer Pad Infinity... >>

London 2012 tweets to be turned into London Eye lightshow with Daley Thompson unveil

London 2012 tweets to be turned into London Eye lightshow with Daley Thompson unveil

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For the duration of the London 2012 Olympics, EDF Energy will be gathering up tweets about the games before projecting them on to the London Eye as part of a nightly lightshow.The first show will be unveiled by Olympic gold medal decathlete Daley Thompson,... >>

World's first sound activated cinema ad to be played before The Dark Knight Rises

World's first sound activated cinema ad to be played before The Dark Knight Rises

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Cinema-goers are going to be encouraged to make as much noise as possible before The Dark Knight film begins at five selected cinemas across the UK.Men’s deodorant brand Lynx will be showing the world’s first-ever sound-activated cinema ad with audiences... >>

TomTom and CoPilot combat London 2012 traffic congestion with map updates

TomTom and CoPilot combat London 2012 traffic congestion with map updates

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With London’s traffic likely to be thrown into chaos during the London 2012 Olympics, mapping specialists TomTom and CoPilot are updating their navigation providers to help users avoid congestion hot spots.TomTom has set aside a task force to continually... >>

Sky Go now on Samsung Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note

Sky Go now on Samsung Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note

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Three more Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich handsets can now be used to watch Sky channels on the move, after Sky Go was made accessible on the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Galaxy Note.It means a total of 11 Android handsets... >>

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming to HTC One Series

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming to HTC One Series

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HTC has confirmed that it's HTC One Series - including the One X, One S and One XL - will be getting a Google Jelly Bean update.Though it’s unclear as to when the upgrade to Android 4.1 will take place, the Taiwanese manufacturer has released an official... >>

iTunes Movies in the Cloud now available in 37 countries, including the UK

iTunes Movies in the Cloud now available in 37 countries, including the UK

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UK and Ireland users will now be able to pull their purchased movies from iTunes in the Cloud to all their compatible devices, as Apple rolls the service out to 37 new countries.It’s the first time non-US iTunes users have been privy to the service... >>

Nexus 7 delays after delivery address debacle

Nexus 7 delays after delivery address debacle

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Some customers who have ordered the Nexus 7 may be in for a longer wait than anticipated after it emerged an issue had arisen with incomplete delivery addresses.According to Expert Reviews, customers who were initially told by email that their tablet... >>

Nokia: Something amazing is coming 7 September

Nokia: Something amazing is coming 7 September

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Place your bets! A sign has been unveiled at Nokia’s flagship Helsinki store with the words “Something Amazing is coming…7.9.2012”. So what do we think that "something" is?The smart money is on a Windows Phone 8 device, but following Nokia’s... >>

Mac users to get SkyDrive with Office 2011 update

Mac users to get SkyDrive with Office 2011 update

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Any hope that Mac users would get Office 2013 at the same time as it arrives on PCs have been dashed by Microsoft.But before Mac owners start writing a strongly worded email to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, there is some good news - namely that they will... >>

Sony Walkman E470 brings a touch of colour to your audio experience

Sony Walkman E470 brings a touch of colour to your audio experience

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Sony has unveiled a colourful range of MP3 players as it looks to introduce its Walkman range to a younger audience.With a waistline of just 7mm, the Sony Walkman E470 Series is available in six colours: red, bronze, lime green, turquoise, pink and black... >>

Nokia publishes its Q2 financial results as CEO speaks of transition period

Nokia publishes its Q2 financial results as CEO speaks of transition period

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Nokia has released its financial results for Q2, revealing that it sold 4 million Lumia devices and 73 million mobile phones in total during that period. Though the number sold of Lumia devices – the Finnish manufacturer’s flagship range – increased... >>

iPhone controlled mini Ferrari Enzo arriving this August

iPhone controlled mini Ferrari Enzo arriving this August

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A mere £80 for a Ferrari Enzo? We’ll have some of that, thank you very much - even if it is 1/16th the size of an actual Ferrari and needs to be controlled via an iPhone app. Painted in the iconic red, despite its size the remote-controlled Ferrari... >>

The Dark Knight Rises comes to Virgin Media in app form

The Dark Knight Rises comes to Virgin Media in app form

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To coincide with the much-anticipated film, Virgin Media has released its The Dark Knight Rises app for its TiVo live TV and catch-up service.Batman fans will be able to watch trailers and clips from all three films of the Bat trilogy that stars Christian... >>

Music2Text bringing tracks to your phone via SMS

Music2Text bringing tracks to your phone via SMS

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Music2Text is introducing a new way of downloading music using the old school tool that is texting. Music fans can simply text a name of a song to Music2Text and so long as the track is in its database it will be sent as a download to their phone.The... >>

YouTube introduces face blurring tool

YouTube introduces face blurring tool

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YouTube has now made it possible to blur people’s faces when you upload content to the video-sharing website.The Face Blurring tool can be administered with one press of a button and makes the subject's face unidentifiable. The technology will appeal... >>

Early iPad mock-ups emerge during Apple and Samsung patent dispute

Early iPad mock-ups emerge during Apple and Samsung patent dispute

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If there’s one good thing to come out of Apple and Samsung’s playground patent spat, it’s that we’ve been given an insight into the design process of both manufacturing giants. Take these early iPad mock-ups for example.With Apple creative Jonathan... >>