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Microsoft: Sorry for European Surface delays, here's a gift card

Microsoft: Sorry for European Surface delays, here's a gift card

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Microsoft has apologised to European customers who had pre-ordered the new Surface tablet for an October 26 delivery, only to be left disappointed and empty-handed. As a means of making it up to them, Microsoft will give every customer who was affected... >>

EE 4G network now live in the UK

EE 4G network now live in the UK

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The UK can now enjoy 4G network speeds on its mobile devices, so long as you're a customer of EE. Oh and residing in one of 11 UK cities. The service, which brings the fastest network speeds the UK has seen, has gone live in London, Bristol, Birmingham,... >>

BBC iPlayer now on Sky+

BBC iPlayer now on Sky+

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The BBC iPlayer is now available to Sky customers through their Sky+ boxes, joining other terrestrial catch-up services from ITV and Channel Five. Viewers will be able to catch up on their favourite BBC shows, such as Doctor Who and Strictly Come Dancing,... >>

Google Play to sell music in the UK from 13 November

Google Play to sell music in the UK from 13 November

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Google is to start selling music on its Google Play Store, providing an iTunes equivalent for Android devices, in the UK and Europe. From 13 November, customers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to buy tracks direct from their Android... >>

Snug Headphones emblazoned with classic 'I Love New York' logo

Snug Headphones emblazoned with classic 'I Love New York' logo

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Fans of New York can now express their affection for the Big Apple by donning the Snug I Love New York headphones, complete with iconic logo. With New York preparing itself for Hurricane Sandy, Snug - a British company - has secured licensing for the... >>

EXCLUSIVE: O2 secures Nexus 4 for one month, celebrates by giving away LG TVs

EXCLUSIVE: O2 secures Nexus 4 for one month, celebrates by giving away LG TVs

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O2 will be the only UK operator selling the Nexus 4 for the first month of the handset going on sale, with the first 100 customers to buy the phone each receiving a free LG television. The exclusive deal was confirmed to Pocket-lint by O2 and will see... >>

Google Nexus 4 now official, available 13 November

Google Nexus 4 now official, available 13 November

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The Google Nexus 4 has been officially confirmed by LG and Google, despite Google’s decision to postpone its New York press event following the threat posed by Hurricane Sandy. The handset, which is available from next month, will run on an update Android... >>

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch now on sale in UK retailers

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch now on sale in UK retailers

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UK consumers can now get their hands on Nook’s line of E Ink eReader devices, with the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch arriving in major retail stores.  The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight features an E Ink display with a built-in reading... >>

New ITV Player goes live, rent archive footage ad-free

New ITV Player goes live, rent archive footage ad-free

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ITV’s decision to offer paid for content ad-free on its ITV Player service has come into effect, allowing consumers to rent shows from the TV channel’s archives, as well as still being able to catch up on recent shows for free. Episodes from classic... >>

Philips hue LED bulb illuminates your home via your smartphone or tablet

Philips hue LED bulb illuminates your home via your smartphone or tablet

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Philips has unveiled a new light bulb that could revolutionise the way in which we illuminate our homes, by enabling you to pick and choose the colour, brightness levels and time they should switch on and off, all through your mobile device. The Philips... >>

Nexus 4 found in San Francisco bar, Google sent on wild goose chase to retrieve

Nexus 4 found in San Francisco bar, Google sent on wild goose chase to retrieve

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What is it about flagship phones turning up in bars before their official launch? The Nexus 4 is the latest handset to be found in a drinking establishment, supposedly left in the San Francisco bar by a Google employee. The Nexus 4, made by LG, was scheduled... >>

Vodafone launches global NFC service in a bid to increase contactless payments via mobile

Vodafone launches global NFC service in a bid to increase contactless payments via mobile

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Contactless payments with your mobile phone could soon become far more common, after Vodafone announced it was launching a global NFC service. The operator has chosen Gemalto, a digital security firm, to help it deploy NFC services to various Vodafone... >>

Nexus 4 manual leaked on LG's official website, reveals wireless charging

Nexus 4 manual leaked on LG's official website, reveals wireless charging

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Further clues to what we can expect from the Nexus 4 have emerged, after the phone’s manual appeared on LG’s official UK and Australian websites. Google has been forced to postpone its Nexus event in New York, following the impending arrival of Hurricane... >>

Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers

Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers

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Sony is offering its US Reader Store customers the chance to chat with authors as well as each other, online in a virtual book club.  Each month the Sony Readers Book Club will designate an eBook for all participants to read. They will then be given... >>

Apple plans online streaming radio service for early 2013

Apple plans online streaming radio service for early 2013

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Apple is said to be in advanced talks with major record labels about introducing a new online radio streaming service. It’s thought a deal could be struck by mid-November, with the service launching early next year.  According to Bloomberg, the service... >>

Nokia no longer top 5 smartphone manufacturer, as Samsung and Apple march on

Nokia no longer top 5 smartphone manufacturer, as Samsung and Apple march on

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Nokia’s precarious position in the smartphone market has been confirmed after its falling out of the top five list of smartphone manufacturers.  According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) and based on the latest Q3 financial reports, Nokia... >>

Nexus 10 photos posted to Google+ by Google chief

Nexus 10 photos posted to Google+ by Google chief

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Two photographs allegedly taken with the yet to be announced Nexus 10 tablet have been posted on Google+. Vic Gundotra, senior vice-president of engineering at Google, has listed the two images on his Google+ profile page. While he makes no immediate... >>

Windows 8 Store will sell adult-rated games in UK, after Microsoft reverses decision

Windows 8 Store will sell adult-rated games in UK, after Microsoft reverses decision

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Games such as Skyrim, Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Max Payne will be available to buy through the Windows 8 Store after all, following Microsoft’s decision to relax what content could and couldn’t be sold in the UK.  Previously, Windows App... >>

Vodafone launches 4G Promise, knocks 70 per cent off existing contract for customers who upgrade

Vodafone launches 4G Promise, knocks 70 per cent off existing contract for customers who upgrade

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Vodafone will attempt to persuade its customers to upgrade to its 4G network next spring by knocking 70 per cent off their remaining contract.  The Vodafone 4G Promise will see customers exchange any phone they have on an existing contract (so long as... >>

Apple publishes Samsung apology on its site... But doesn't apologise

Apple publishes Samsung apology on its site... But doesn't apologise

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Apple has published what can only be described as a non-apology to Samsung, despite the UK court ruling that that the Galaxy Tab range did not copy the iPad.  Following the ruling, Apple was told it would have to run a public notice on its website for... >>

Samsung posts record profits, 58 million handsets shipped

Samsung posts record profits, 58 million handsets shipped

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For the fourth consecutive quarter Samsung has posted record profits, this time a whopping $7.4 billion (£460 billion).  This figure means Samsung’s profits have doubled from this time last year. A large part of this is down to the success of Samsung’s... >>

Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update now available for unlocked phones

Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update now available for unlocked phones

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Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update to unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III handsets, fulfilling its promise to unhappy customers. The update is available both via Kies and over-the-air (OTA), though there are reports of queues... >>

LG to ditch Google in favour of Open webOS Smart TV

LG to ditch Google in favour of Open webOS Smart TV

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It would appear LG has all but given up on Google’s sluggish venture into Smart TVs, instead turning its attention to a new Open webOS platform. According to webOS Nation, LG has been working with Gram (formerly Palm) as it looks to re-establish its... >>

iPad mini: Where to get it

iPad mini: Where to get it

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So you’ve seen it (or at least read about it) and now you want it. So where exactly can you get hold of the iPad mini? While some retailers and operators have been forthcoming in the fact that they will be stocking the iPad mini, with others it’s... >>

iPad mini and iPad 4 confirmed to work on EE 4G in UK

iPad mini and iPad 4 confirmed to work on EE 4G in UK

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EE has announced that both the new iPad mini and the iPad 4 will be available on its 4G network when the two Apple devices arrive next month. It may not come as the biggest surprise – EE is the only UK network currently capable of providing 4G network... >>