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WWDC 2013 date announced for June, Apple to unveil iOS 7?

WWDC 2013 date announced for June, Apple to unveil iOS 7?

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Apple has just announced that this year's WWDC conference will take place between 10 and 14 June. WWDC is traditionally used by Apple to announce new versions of its mobile and desktop software, with iOS 6 and Mountain Lion release dates and walkthroughs... >>

Beyonce bans press photographers from tour, after bad Super Bowl social image experience

Beyonce bans press photographers from tour, after bad Super Bowl social image experience

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Beyonce has prevented the press from photographing her upcoming Mrs Carter world tour after images of the pop star in unflattering positions flooded social networks. The photographs - taken during her Super Bowl performance - show a muscular Beyonce pulling... >>

Speaker brand KEF brings its audio knowhow to headphones, unveiling M500 and M200 sets

Speaker brand KEF brings its audio knowhow to headphones, unveiling M500 and M200 sets

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KEF has announced its first foray into the world of headphones. The high-end audio manufacturer has launched the M500, a set of over-ear headphones, and the M200, which are in-ear. Both use plenty of aluminium and high-quality materials to bring you the... >>

HP launches its first Chromebook, the Pavilion 14

HP launches its first Chromebook, the Pavilion 14

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HP is the latest manufacturer to enter into the world of affordable Chromebooks with the Pavilion 14. The laptop features a 14-inch display with HP BrightView tech. What does this mean? Basically, that the screen is easier to read and brighter than most,... >>

Nokia Asha 210 official, Qwerty keyboard Symbian fun on a budget

Nokia Asha 210 official, Qwerty keyboard Symbian fun on a budget

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Nokia has unveiled the Asha 210 Qwerty keyboard handset running on Symbian OS and packing colourful Lumia style looks. The phone, which has a full keyboard, benefits from built-in What's App integration that requires no annual fee to keep it running.... >>

Facebook puts mobile first with new redesigned Pages layout

Facebook puts mobile first with new redesigned Pages layout

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Facebook's mobile-centric approach continues with a newly redesigned Facebook Pages layout. The new look, which has been designed specifically for mobile, includes changes such as a stripped-back, simpler layout better suited to smartphones. As well... >>

Forget Lytro, the FocusTwist iOS app lets your refocus pics on your smartphone

Forget Lytro, the FocusTwist iOS app lets your refocus pics on your smartphone

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Some of you may remember the Lytro camera, which allowed you to snap images and then select which part of a shot was in focus, now iPhone users are about to get the very same. The FocusTwist app lets you take a picture and then adjust focus after you... >>

Talking R2-D2 pizza cutter helps you feel the force while you eat

Talking R2-D2 pizza cutter helps you feel the force while you eat

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Food and force fans will enjoy this Star Wars-themed R2-D2 pizza cutter, which emits all sorts of droid bleeps and bloops as you cut yourself a slice. Around the edge of the cutter's handle are R2D2-style graphics, with a speaker up top for sounds. The... >>

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What makes a good vacuum cleaner? For us, it is anything that gets the mundane task of doing the cleaning done with as little fuss as possible. No amount of clever industrial design and good looks can make up for the fact that ultimately a vacuum has... >>

Formula E, the electric Formula One, adds LA to its 2014 race calendar

Formula E, the electric Formula One, adds LA to its 2014 race calendar

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Formula E, the up and coming electric version of Formula One, has just added two new dates to its race diary. Both Los Angeles and Miami will play host to the 140 mph electric car races in 2014.  The new electric car racing, which is to host its first... >>

Fujitsu smartphone posts near Samsung Galaxy S4-beating benchmark

Fujitsu smartphone posts near Samsung Galaxy S4-beating benchmark

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A rumoured Fujitsu smartphone has delivered a AnTuTu benchmark score of 25,458, close to that of the current leader, Samsung's Galaxy S4. The handset, which uses a Snapdragon CPU clocked in a 1.7GHz and runs on Android 4.2.2, could be sadly destined... >>

Acer 8-inch Windows 8 tablet in the works

Acer 8-inch Windows 8 tablet in the works

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Acer's Windows 8 tablet plans have leaked in the form of the 8-inch Iconia W3. The as yet unreleased tablet could be the first of the new lower screen size and resolution devices running Windows 8 after Microsoft relaxed its hardware requirements for... >>

Acer to reveal Star Trek Into Darkness convertible laptop on 3 May

Acer to reveal Star Trek Into Darkness convertible laptop on 3 May

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Acer has teased a new convertible laptop for a 3 May reveal, which looks to be based around the yet to be released Star Trek Into Darkness movie. The teaser trailer, which sees Kirk and chums falling off of things alongside an Acer laptop, gives a few... >>

Nike Free 5.0+ pictures and hands-on

Nike Free 5.0+ pictures and hands-on

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Nike's Free range of trainers has kept muscular free-running combat trouser types backflipping off monuments for a good while now. The latest, the Free 5.0, promise to be more flexible and supportive than ever before, all the while looking good and incorporating... >>

New VW iBeetle unveiled, ultimate iPhone-compatible car

New VW iBeetle unveiled, ultimate iPhone-compatible car

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Volkswagen has unveiled the iBeetle at the Shanghai motor show. The car, which features a built-in dock for the iPhone 5, will go on sale in 2014. It marks the first true collaboration between Apple and an automotive manufacturer, with the entirety of... >>

Samsung Galaxy S4's Gorilla Glass 3 screen is nearly invincible

Samsung Galaxy S4's Gorilla Glass 3 screen is nearly invincible

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 uses Gorilla Glass 3, the latest version of the ultra-tough display glass, to bring a near scratch-proof display to the phone. SamMobile has posted a scratch test which shows the new handset in action and, we have to say, we are... >>

Daft Punk breaks Spotify streaming record with new Get Lucky single

Daft Punk breaks Spotify streaming record with new Get Lucky single

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Daft Punk's new single. Get Lucky, has broken all previous Spotify streaming records, managing an undisclosed number of plays. The track, which features on Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories, will be the first single the band has released from... >>

LG 84-inch 4K touchscreen TV could bring iPad Retina display looks and features to your living room

LG 84-inch 4K touchscreen TV could bring iPad Retina display looks and features to your living room

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LG's flagship 4K UHD TV, the 84LM960V, could be released in touchscreen form, Pocket-lint has learnt. Demonstrated to us at LG's television production plant in South Korea was a touch-enabled 84-inch Ultra HD display. And the most stunning part is that... >>

LG curved OLED TVs to launch later this year

LG curved OLED TVs to launch later this year

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LG's curved OLED TV technology will be going on sale later in 2013. The company first demoed the televisions, which are curved to mimic the spherical shape of the human eye, at CES in Las Vegas earlier this year.  An LG executive, speaking to Pocket-lint... >>

LG Optimus G2 in the works, headed to UK in Q3

LG Optimus G2 in the works, headed to UK in Q3

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LG is planning to release an as yet unannounced Optimus G2 in the UK later this year, Pocket-lint has learnt. The phone, which will likely be designed to take on the Galaxy S4 from rival manufacturer Samsung, should be the first Optimus G range handset... >>

Adobe Lightroom 5 public beta announced, 50 new software tweaks included

Adobe Lightroom 5 public beta announced, 50 new software tweaks included

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Adobe has unveiled the latest version of its Lightroom photo editing software in the form of a public beta. Lightroom 5 incorporates a wide range of changes to the previous software, all designed to speed up your workflow and help with photo editing.... >>

Purple Samsung Galaxy S3 coming to Sprint

Purple Samsung Galaxy S3 coming to Sprint

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Samsung really does want all the glory this week. First the Galaxy Mega, then the special-edition garnet red Galaxy Tab 2 and SGS 3 Mini and now, a Sprint exclusive purple version of the Galaxy S3. Samsung's top-of-the-line handset is available in Amethyst... >>

Twitter pushes Trends function out to 160 additional cities

Twitter pushes Trends function out to 160 additional cities

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Twitter has boosted the number of cities that can take advantage of its Trends function. The location-based technology lets you see what people are talking about on Twitter in your area. There have been 160 new cities added, including 10 new UK locations.... >>

Asus Fonepad UK pre-orders and availability announced

Asus Fonepad UK pre-orders and availability announced

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The Asus Fonepad first appeared at Mobile World Congress in February. The giant phone and tablet combo, which has a huge 7-inch screen as well as the ability to make calls, is priced at just £179.  Pre-orders for the tablet will start on 12 April at... >>

Official GTA soundtracks available on Spotify and iTunes

Official GTA soundtracks available on Spotify and iTunes

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Grand Theft Auto has always been known for its soundtracks. Since the days of GTA III, the series has been using in-game radio stations to deliver proper chart hits. Now those radio stations have been put together and made available on both Spotify and... >>