Archive for Hunter Skipworth

Red Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy S3 Mini on sale at Carphone Warehouse

Red Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy S3 Mini on sale at Carphone Warehouse

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Carphone Warehouse is to stock a special-edition red version of both the Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The phone and tablet will ship in the same garnet red colour that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is available in. For those interested, the Galaxy Tab... >>

In-app purchases unlawful? Free to play games under investigation by OFT

In-app purchases unlawful? Free to play games under investigation by OFT

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The Office of Fair Trading is conducting an enquiry into the lawfulness of free to play games. The main issues relate to the way in-app purchases and similar schemes are marketed towards children. "As part of the investigation, the OFT has written to... >>

Top Bitcoin exchange halts trading to allow markets to recover

Top Bitcoin exchange halts trading to allow markets to recover

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Bitcoin has been grabbing all the headlines of late, with the web-based currency's rocky trading record causing all sorts of losses for investors. Now, Mt. Gox, the main Bitcoin trading exchange, has halted trading. The exchange explains that it needs... >>

A2B bikes Hybrid/24 pictures and hands-on

A2B bikes Hybrid/24 pictures and hands-on

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The idea of a hybrid bike might seem slightly silly to the devout two-wheelers. For the most part, they take all the effort out of cycling, some replacing the need to pedal altogether. Why ride a bike then? Why not just purchase a scooter? The main reason... >>

Huawei Ascend G510 comes to UK with Vodafone, 4.5-inch and 1.2GHz dual-core processor

Huawei Ascend G510 comes to UK with Vodafone, 4.5-inch and 1.2GHz dual-core processor

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Huawei's Ascend G510 will launch on 12 April on Vodafone. The new handset, which will cost £130 on pay as you go or £13 a month, provides a good combination of value for money and performance. For the money, the G510 is fairly impressive. It has a big... >>

Google Glass Explorer Edition shipping next month

Google Glass Explorer Edition shipping next month

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Google has confirmed that the Explorer Edition of its Google Glass tech will be sent out in May. The $1,500 (£975) glasses, which let you record video and interact with the internet, should arrive in time for Google I/O next month. Google still remains... >>

App of the day: Badland review (iPhone)

App of the day: Badland review (iPhone)

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Some apps are all about looks but don't deliver any gameplay; others look awful but can be addictive as hell. The real winners are those which combine both: Badlands is one of those apps. Released recently on iOS for iPhone and iPad, it has received praise... >>

Nissan to build social media powered Juke with helicopter attached to roof

Nissan to build social media powered Juke with helicopter attached to roof

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Nissan has some seriously big plans for its Juke. First there was the Juke R, a GT-R powered supercar version of its conventional production car and now this, the as yet unnamed Juke. Why is it not yet named? Because Nissan wants Twitter users to christen... >>

Norman Foster to redesign Apple's retail stores

Norman Foster to redesign Apple's retail stores

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Norman Foster's architecture firm is to turn its hand to Apple's vast retail network in order to refresh the store's design. Foster + Partners has previously helped build the likes of the jaw-dropping McLaren Technology Centre, which we recently visited.... >>

ZTE Geek appears with new 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ chip inside

ZTE Geek appears with new 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ chip inside

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Out from the shadows has popped the rather unfortunately named ZTE Geek with - and this is crucial - a 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ chip inside.  Spotted at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, the Geek was sitting at ZTE's booth. The phone runs on Android... >>

iPad 5 fascia pic leaked, looks like a larger iPad mini

iPad 5 fascia pic leaked, looks like a larger iPad mini

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Apple has been keeping quiet for the past few months, no doubt cooking up some sort of super gadget in order to firmly switch the limelight back on to Cupertino and away from Samsung.  According to blog Nowhereelse, it looks like this might be it. The... >>

Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay H6 pictures and hands-on

Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay H6 pictures and hands-on

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B&O has further extended its BeoPlay range with a new set of premium headphones, the H6. The over-ear cans are designed to bring maximum comfort and audio quality while providing a decent level of sound isolation. The key here though is that they mix... >>

Evernote Smart Notebook pictures and hands-on

Evernote Smart Notebook pictures and hands-on

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Evernote has collaborated with Moleskine to produce the rather clever Smart Notebook. Designed to help you catalogue and store any written notes you might have, the book promises to change the way we jot things down. It isn't without its faults and the... >>

Samsung announces mid-range Galaxy Win handset with 4.7-inch screen

Samsung announces mid-range Galaxy Win handset with 4.7-inch screen

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Samsung has announced a new mid-range handset in the form of the 1.2 GHz quad-core Galaxy Win. The phone, which looks very similar to the Galaxy S4 albeit with a slightly slower processor, is the latest device to come out of Samsung's doors. It boasts... >>

Rumoured Xbox 720 launch event planned for May

Rumoured Xbox 720 launch event planned for May

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The Xbox 720 could be making an appearance as early as May this year. Rumours point to a Microsoft planned event originally pencilled in for April now being pushed back a month. A story on CVG had pointed to April for the Xbox 720 launch, with the domain... >>

iOS 7 concept imagines what life would be like if iOS was perfect

iOS 7 concept imagines what life would be like if iOS was perfect

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Not much is known about exactly what Apple's inbound iOS 7 will do to smartphones and tablets, but one Apple fan has created a concept video showing a dream list of changes which, though subtle, could turn iOS into a near-perfect user experience. Clever... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 now on sale in the UK

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 now on sale in the UK

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 has gone on sale in the UK at the company's own Experience Store in Westfield Stratford City. The tablet, which sits between small form factor devices like the Nexus 7 and larger iPad sized slates, also includes the S Pen found... >>

British Library to store every UK website... ever

British Library to store every UK website... ever

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The British Library, along with four others, will form a set of "legal deposit libraries" that will carry a complete back-up of everything posted on the internet from the UK.  This will include Facebook status updates and Twitter posts, as well as an... >>

The Matrix-inspired animation created using 500 Vega smartphones (video)

The Matrix-inspired animation created using 500 Vega smartphones (video)

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Stop motion on mobile is nothing new, the likes of Vine have made it possible for quite some time now. What is new is a 500 smartphone stop-motion video. Inspired by the Matrix and put together by Korean smartphone manufacturer Pantech, the video uses... >>

Samsung profits expected to double on last year's in latest earnings call

Samsung profits expected to double on last year's in latest earnings call

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One of the knock-on effects of Samsung's stratospheric rise to fame is cash. Lots of cash. Samsung is expecting a 53 per cent rise in Q1 profits over the same period last year, with a total of $7.7 billion. That huge operating profit figure comes from... >>

What is Facebook Home? And how to get it on your existing Android phone

What is Facebook Home? And how to get it on your existing Android phone

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Facebook and its partners have announced the HTC First, making a U-turn on something it said it would never do: launch a Facebook phone. It won't be for everyone, but Facebook does hope to tempt you in with a clever Android user interface tweak. And... >>

Skyscraper to be transformed into 401ft game of Pong

Skyscraper to be transformed into 401ft game of Pong

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Most memories of Pong consist of headache-inducing five-hour play sessions on fuzzy 1970s television screens. Now the game is about to get its name in lights, with a 500 LED light version mounted on the side of a building in Philadelphia. The building-sized... >>

Bill Gates original CV revealed, was happy to accept any salary

Bill Gates original CV revealed, was happy to accept any salary

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Bill Gates currently ranks second on the Forbes 2013 rich list, with $67 billion in the bank. One peek at his university CV, however, and you would think otherwise. Shown at a meeting at Seattle's Living Computer Museum, the resumé of 18-year-old Gates... >>

Kobo Arc gets Jelly Bean-shaped refresh, update available now

Kobo Arc gets Jelly Bean-shaped refresh, update available now

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Kobo Arc owners who connect to a Wi-Fi network should find a little surprise waiting for them in the form of a Jelly Bean update. Included with the update is face unlock, Jelly Bean's swipe-down notifications area, and Google Now, which itself just got... >>

Google Search Android update adds new Google Now features

Google Search Android update adds new Google Now features

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Google has updated its Google Search app for Android, bringing with it new Google Now features. Users now get real time package tracking, provided the relevant parcel carrier supports it. Also improved is the speed at which search results are delivered.... >>