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Libratone Zipp is the AirPlay speaker that doesn't need a Wi-Fi network

Libratone Zipp is the AirPlay speaker that doesn't need a Wi-Fi network

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The Libratone Zipp wireless speaker has been unveiled and claims to be the “first and only device” to stream music from iOS products without the need for a Wi-Fi network.  Instead the speaker – available in eight striking colours – creates its... >>

Texas Instruments to turn its back on smartphones and tablets

Texas Instruments to turn its back on smartphones and tablets

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Texas Instruments has announced that it plans to move away from the mobile space, to focus instead on “embedded systems” for a “wider market”. The admission came during an investor meeting of Texas Instruments (TI), broadcast as a webcast. The... >>

The Times to allow search engines to show first two sentences from its articles

The Times to allow search engines to show first two sentences from its articles

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The Times is to allow search engines to preview the first two lines of its articles from its website for the first time since implementing a paywall in July 2010.  It means potential new readers will be able to “try before they buy”, getting a snippet... >>

One Mememto, the digital camera app that lets you take one photo and one photo only

One Mememto, the digital camera app that lets you take one photo and one photo only

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A camera app that lets you take only one photo before becoming defunct, might not sound appealing, but should you choose to download One Memento for the iPhone or iPad your one image will be stored in an exclusive online gallery. It’s all part of a... >>

Secret DJ app puts you in control of the music at your local bar or pub

Secret DJ app puts you in control of the music at your local bar or pub

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A new app is giving revellers the chance to choose what music gets played at their local bar or pub.  The Secret DJ app provides more than 1,000 tracks with users able to select what gets played on the venue's sound system with a few virtual key presses.... >>

Photo of the HTC One X+ leaked on Twitter

Photo of the HTC One X+ leaked on Twitter

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Another leak of the yet to be revealed HTC One X+ has emerged, again on Twitter - only this time we actually get a glimpse of what the phone will purportedly look like. The pic with was tweeted by @evleaks with the words “HTC One X+ for T-Mobile USA”.... >>

Samsung working on its own web browser for Galaxy range

Samsung working on its own web browser for Galaxy range

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Reports claim Samsung is working on its own open-source WebKit browser that will be implemented in future Galaxy devices. According to the Electronic Times in Korea, the manufacturer has been looking to recruit WebKit developers to begin working at Samsung’s... >>

Apple iCloud storage to be downgraded to 5GB from 30 September

Apple iCloud storage to be downgraded to 5GB from 30 September

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If you’re an Apple iCloud subscriber you’ll need to check that your storage capacity hasn’t exceeded 5GB. As of 30 September, the cloud storage service will be limited to 5GB unless users upgrade. An email has been sent to subscribers informing... >>

Google Street View becomes...Ocean View with underwater maps of the sea

Google Street View becomes...Ocean View with underwater maps of the sea

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It’s now possible to explore the bottom of the ocean without so much as getting your big toe wet. Google has teamed up with The Catlin Seaview Survey to create a Street View experience for six prominent sea spots.  Sites in Hawaii, the Philippines... >>

O2 and HTC to sell phone without a charger, in deliberate ploy to be more green

O2 and HTC to sell phone without a charger, in deliberate ploy to be more green

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O2 and HTC will begin selling a new, as yet unannounced, phone before the end of the year without a charger in the box as part of a pilot scheme to reduce the number of “wasted” chargers in circulation. According to O2, 70 per cent of customers who... >>

The washing machine that's round, stylish and on our wish list

The washing machine that's round, stylish and on our wish list

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Washing machines just got cool, thanks to a new model from Bauknecht that tears up the rulebook on how kitchen appliances should look. Bauknecht, the European brand of Whirlpool, commissioned German designer Arman Emami to come up with something different... >>

Nintendo Wii U will be region locked

Nintendo Wii U will be region locked

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Nintendo has confirmed that its Wii U console will be locked to specific regions, meaning gamers won’t be able to buy titles on the cheap from other countries.  The Japanese company told CVG that each Wii U would be region locked and that no games... >>

WHSmith turns its high street stores into Wi-Fi hotspots

WHSmith turns its high street stores into Wi-Fi hotspots

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WHSmith is turning 603 of its high street stores into Wi-Fi hotspots after joining forces with The Cloud. Available now, customers who breeze through the stores will be able to log on for free with full access to the web via their smartphone, laptop or... >>

MySpace: The comeback starts here with Justin Timberlake and a redesign (video)

MySpace: The comeback starts here with Justin Timberlake and a redesign (video)

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Remember when MySpace was the go-to social networking site? Now we bet you can’t even remember your password for it. Well that could change if a Justin Timberlake and friends planned redesign catches the hearts and imagination of both new and former... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 lands in UK on 1 October

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 lands in UK on 1 October

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One for your diaries, Galaxy fans. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be available to buy in the UK from 1 October, the manufacturer has revealed.  The handset, which incorporates a huge 5.55-inch display, can be purchased from Monday from the Samsung Brand... >>

Ryder Cup 2012 live streams added to Sky Sports iPad app

Ryder Cup 2012 live streams added to Sky Sports iPad app

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Fans of golf’s Ryder Cup and the UEFA Champions League will now be able to watch double the action on their iPad, thanks to an update to the Sky Sports app. The update introduces the second split-screen experience, allowing golf and footie supporters... >>

iPhone 5 shortage - thinner display to blame

iPhone 5 shortage - thinner display to blame

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Five million units sold in just three days is great business no matter how you look at it, but according to reports Apple could have sold far more iPhone 5’s on its opening weekend had it not been for a shortage of display panels. The iPhone 5 uses,... >>

Apple Maps is better than Google Maps....in China at least

Apple Maps is better than Google Maps....in China at least

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Apple Maps might be taking a panning in the western world, but according to users in China, the new mapping solution is far better than anything Google has produced there. Blogger Anthony Drendel has written a comparison piece in relation to the two mapping... >>

Google Maps app for iOS ready to go... Oh no it isn't, says Schmidt

Google Maps app for iOS ready to go... Oh no it isn't, says Schmidt

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Apple’s launch of its new iOS 6 platform has received criticism over its new mapping functionality, with users bemoaning the lack of Google Maps. However, there’s growing speculation that an iOS 6 version of Google Maps has already been submitted... >>

HTC One X 5 to be the Google Nexus 5

HTC One X 5 to be the Google Nexus 5

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Speculation is mounting that the next Google Nexus 5 will in fact be the HTC One X 5. GSMArena.com has received a tip saying the 5-inch display-sporting Android handset will be made by HTC, and has even been passed on some specs.  According to the tip-off,... >>

Download the Opera Pioneer CarBrowser App for in-car web surfing

Download the Opera Pioneer CarBrowser App for in-car web surfing

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Opera Software has made its Pioneer CarBrowser app available for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, an application that works in tandem with Pioneer’s built-in touchscreen displays for an in-car web browsing experience.  The app itself is powered by Opera... >>

Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 device to be unveiled on 25 September?

Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 device to be unveiled on 25 September?

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Further details of Huawei’s first foray into the world of Windows Phone 8 have emerged, with some suggesting the Huawei Ascend W1 could get its big unveil as early as 25 September.  Huawei has been very open about its plans to launch Windows Phone... >>

iPhone 5: Five million sold in just three days

iPhone 5: Five million sold in just three days

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Apple has announced that it has sold over five million new iPhone 5 devices in just three days. The handset only went on sale on 21 September, but already Apple CEO Tim Cook has been crowing about the success of the iPhone 5 and with good reason. “Demand... >>

Samsung NaviBot S, the robotic vacuum cleaner

Samsung NaviBot S, the robotic vacuum cleaner

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Samsung’s latest robotic vacuum cleaner is now available, ensuring the hoovering remains as easy as pressing a button.  The Samsung NaviBot S is disc-like in shape and uses the manufacturer’s Visionary Mapping Plus system to learn the logistics of... >>

Apple recruiting ex Google employees to work on iOS maps

Apple recruiting ex Google employees to work on iOS maps

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Apple is actively hiring former Google employees who worked on Google Maps software,according to reports. The Cupertino outfit is looking to turn around negative opinion surrounding its new iOS 6 Maps and sources have told TechCrunch that these plans... >>