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Android ITV Player app now exclusive to Samsung, other devices miss out

Android ITV Player app now exclusive to Samsung, other devices miss out

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Samsung has partnered with ITV to make the Android ITV Player app exclusive to Samsung smartphones and tablets until 31 August. The app brings the last 30 days of ITV catch-up content to your mobile. This means you can watch the likes of Coronation Street... >>

Barclays switches to voice recognition for phone banking

Barclays switches to voice recognition for phone banking

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Barclays Wealth is to start using a voice recognition system developed by the company behind Apple's Siri for its phone banking. Called Nuance FreeSpeech, it can check to see if a person is who they say they are, via voice recognition, and then inform... >>

Windows Phone 8 adds full resolution photo and video SkyDrive backup

Windows Phone 8 adds full resolution photo and video SkyDrive backup

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Windows Phone 8 now supports proper full-resolution photo and video back-up. Any shots you take can be instantly uploaded and saved to the cloud in their original form.  The improved SkyDrive support is now available worldwide. You do need to activate... >>

Flagship Sony Xperia A appears in FCC filing

Flagship Sony Xperia A appears in FCC filing

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It appears the Xperia Z isn't Sony's last hurrah for 2013, with the Xperia A making an appearance in seeking approval from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The phone boasts a 5-inch screen which is 1080p as you would expect.  It also... >>

App of the day: House of the Dead Overkill - The Lost Reels review

App of the day: House of the Dead Overkill - The Lost Reels review

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House of the Dead has moved its lightgun-based arcade gameplay over to the smartphone. Bringing back memories of pound coin swallowing afternoons spent in arcades, it captures most of the fun of previous games in a handset sized package. There is a bit... >>

EA says Wii U isn't powerful enough for next-gen games

EA says Wii U isn't powerful enough for next-gen games

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Nintendo's Wii U console could miss out on next-generation gaming content from EA because of its lack of power. The new console, which has experienced relatively poor sales since launch, is unlikey to match the PS4 or Xbox 720 for power when they arrive.... >>

Downloadify Chrome plug-in let you download tracks from Spotify for free, but loophole has closed

Downloadify Chrome plug-in let you download tracks from Spotify for free, but loophole has closed

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Downloadify, a plug-in for Google's Chrome web browser, made it possible to download and store tracks from your Spotify account. It worked by creating a DRM-free back-up of any track you played in Spotify on your computer. But as soon as it became popular... >>

Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update almost ready

Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update almost ready

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Sony's Xperia S has had its Jelly Bean update certified and should be getting the new version of the software in just a few days. The update appeared on the North American PTCRB website, the wireless authentication forum, which is usually a good indicator... >>

Sony looks towards its own Galaxy S4 Zoom rival

Sony looks towards its own Galaxy S4 Zoom rival

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Sony could be planning its own smartphone super camera to take on the likes of the rumoured Galaxy S4 zoom. The phone, which will match the quality of conventional digital compact cameras, is codenamed "Honami" and should use a large 1/1.6 sized sensor. ... >>

Nokia global press event to add colour to your life: New Nokia Asha planned?

Nokia global press event to add colour to your life: New Nokia Asha planned?

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Nokia has posted a teaser on its Conversations blog for a press event being held in New Delhi tomorrow. The 9 May launch asks: "Ready to add some colour to your week?" A picture is also included of what we presume is part of a phone in Nokia's bright-yellow... >>

New look Google Maps inbound

New look Google Maps inbound

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Google is planning a rethink for its Maps user interface. The new look will put the map itself at the centre of the web page, with all other information displayed in floating windows on top. It will mean full-screen maps, no sidebar and a much cleaner... >>

Angry Birds to support cross platform saving

Angry Birds to support cross platform saving

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Rovio has introduced a new system that allows you to sync your Angry Birds progress across multiple devices. Called Rovio Accounts, the cloud-based system is getting a staggered roll out across different countries and Rovio titles. It will launch first... >>

BlackBerry Q10 now comes in gold...for £1.5k

BlackBerry Q10 now comes in gold...for £1.5k

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Fans of the exclusive will enjoy the £1,597 BlackBerry Q10 being put together by Goldgenie. The company, which is known for its outlandish treatment of conventional smartphones, has previously launched the likes of a white gold iPhone 5, priced at just... >>

McLaren MP4-12C Spider pictures and hands-on

McLaren MP4-12C Spider pictures and hands-on

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The McLaren MP4-12C is a car that, despite being a complete and utter technical marvel, has lacked some of the special stuff that makes a supercar truly super. Traditionally the car fantasies of every 8-year-old have started with the letter F and ended... >>

iPad mini with Retina display inbound,  production starts this summer

iPad mini with Retina display inbound, production starts this summer

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Apple is set to start production of a Retina display-toting iPad mini this June or July, according to analysts. The iPad mini is probably Apple's biggest selling tablet and will have played a big part in Apple's whopping 19.5 million tablet sales last... >>

Acer Iconia A1 unveiled, B1 pricing and availability confirmed

Acer Iconia A1 unveiled, B1 pricing and availability confirmed

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Acer has announced the Iconia A1 tablet. The new slate features a 7.9-inch IPS LED-backlit display and is priced at £145 in Wi-Fi only form, right in line with the Nexus 7. It uses a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, which again, is right in line with the... >>

BBC IllumiRoom rival in the works, its own take on possible Xbox 720 tech

BBC IllumiRoom rival in the works, its own take on possible Xbox 720 tech

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The BBC has its own take on Microsoft's IllumiRoom technology dubbed "surround video". The project has been in development since 2006 in the BBC's R&D laboratories. Rather than using a pair of lenses, like Microsoft's IllumiRoom tech, the BBC uses a single... >>

IBM creates world's smallest animated movie, made from single atoms

IBM creates world's smallest animated movie, made from single atoms

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IBM has created the world's smallest stop motion movie by animating a set of single atoms. The video showcases IBM's research lab's ability to manipulate single atoms. Put together like a stop motion animation - albeit one made entirely from individual... >>

Samsung Galaxy S4 approved for use by US defence, other Knox devices to follow

Samsung Galaxy S4 approved for use by US defence, other Knox devices to follow

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The US Department of Defense has approved Samsung's Knox-enabled products for use in government departments. The Knox security suite was supposed to debut with the Galaxy S4, but has subsequently been delayed until an undisclosed date. Samsung Knox and... >>

World's slimmest Android phone planned, just 5.6mm thick

World's slimmest Android phone planned, just 5.6mm thick

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A Chinese phone manufacturer could be the first to release an Android handset that is just 5.6mm thick. The new phone, called the X5, which would be the slimmest Android handset in the world, is being put together by UMeox, a relatively unknown Chinese... >>

App of the day: Hills of Glory 3D review (Android)

App of the day: Hills of Glory 3D review (Android)

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Tower defence games are ten a penny on Android, but few are as fun or as exciting as Hills of Glory 3D. Set in the Second World War, the app tasks you with defending a bunker from increasingly tough waves of enemies.  You use a combination of swiping... >>

Star Trek in real life, the Starfleet gadgets you can buy today

Star Trek in real life, the Starfleet gadgets you can buy today

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Star Trek Into Darkness premieres in London tomorrow, 2 May, and as such, we thought it might be fun to take a look at how some of the classic gadgets from the franchise have made their way into real life. Amazingly, things that seemed light years ahead... >>

Mini Cooper S Paceman
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Mini Cooper S Paceman

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Right now, there are more than ten different types of Mini to choose from, all of which build on that now iconic shape of the original 2001 launch model. The latest, the Mini Paceman, definitely falls into the "Mini that isn't mini" category. Designed... >>

Vine updated with front-facing camera support

Vine updated with front-facing camera support

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Vine has added front-facing camera support to its iOS app. All you need to do is hit an icon in the bottom left of the camera section of the app to switch to your smartphone's front camera. On top of this, Vine has also updated itself with the ability... >>

Jawbone UP platform announced, iOS app now integrates with Runkeeper

Jawbone UP platform announced, iOS app now integrates with Runkeeper

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Jawbone has announced the Up Platform for iOS alongside 10 applications which now integrate with the Up app. The idea is that you can use Jawbone with some of your other favourite fitness apps alongside the Up's own iOS app. RunKeeper and MapMyFitness... >>