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Windows Phone 8 Twitter app gets translation function

Windows Phone 8 Twitter app gets translation function

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Twitter has incorporated a clever translation function through its Windows Phone 8 app. It's now possible to read a Tweet in a foreign language and have it instantly translated straight back into English. Irritatingly, the Tweet isn't instantly translated,... >>

British Airways planning clever electronic bag tags to speed up check in

British Airways planning clever electronic bag tags to speed up check in

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British Airways has paired up with Designworks to produce clever electronic baggage tags that feature a display which can be updated via your smartphone. Using what looks to be an e-paper display, you beam your details over to the baggage tags via NFC... >>

CoPilot iOS and Android app update helps you dodge data charges

CoPilot iOS and Android app update helps you dodge data charges

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CoPilot has pushed out an update for its iOS and Android satnav app that allows you to control when the app will access the internet. You can choose to navigate offline, switching off the CoPilot Live features for when you don't need them, to save data.... >>

EE brings 4G to 11 new locations, including Aldershot, Basingstoke and Warrington

EE brings 4G to 11 new locations, including Aldershot, Basingstoke and Warrington

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EE has pushed its high-speed 4G mobile phone network to 11 new towns. EE will flip the 4G switch on Aldershot, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bracknell, Hitchin, Horsham, Leatherhead, Letchworth, Stevenage, Warrington and Weston-super-Mare from today. EE says... >>

Samsung announces curved OLED TV availability, time to get saving

Samsung announces curved OLED TV availability, time to get saving

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Samsung has launched a production version of its Curved OLED TV which it demoed in prototype form at CES this year. Unveiled at an event in Seoul, the television looks to be available only in Korea for the time being, at a price of 15 million Korean won,... >>

Red HTC One announced, Phones 4u exclusive from mid-July

Red HTC One announced, Phones 4u exclusive from mid-July

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This year's best-looking Android phone just got even sexier, in the form of a Phones 4u exclusive HTC One in red. The handset is wrapped in what's called "Glamour Red" and offset with black panel gaps. All the same HTC One functions are there, so you... >>

Sharp first in line for 4K THX certification with Aquos Ultra

Sharp first in line for 4K THX certification with Aquos Ultra

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Sharp has unveiled the Aquos Ultra, its own ultra-high-end 70-inch 4K TV which the company claims to be the only THX-certified 4K set available. Gaining THX certification isn't easy, with Sharp claiming a total of "400 rigorous performance tests" in... >>

Huawei Ascend W2 appears in hands-on

Huawei Ascend W2 appears in hands-on

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Huawei's rumoured Ascend W2, which appeared in a leaked press image last month, has now been photographed in real life. The phone is designed to be a value for money Windows Phone from Huawei and will be the second WP8 device the company has produced.... >>

Microsoft signs marketing deal with Telefonica to push Windows Phone 8 handsets

Microsoft signs marketing deal with Telefonica to push Windows Phone 8 handsets

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Microsoft has signed a one-year contract with telecoms giant Telefonica to try to push sales of Windows Phone 8-powered phones across Europe and South America. Currently sitting in third place behind Android and iOS, Windows Phone 8 needs to grow market... >>

New electric car world speed record set by Drayson Racing, 204.2mph on batteries

New electric car world speed record set by Drayson Racing, 204.2mph on batteries

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A new world record has been set by an electric car designed by Drayson Racing. Managing a top speed of 204.2mph at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire, the Lola B12 69/EV is now the fastest electric car in the world. Previous records were held by the General Electric... >>

Onkyo announces CS-255DAB mini system with iPhone 5 connectivity

Onkyo announces CS-255DAB mini system with iPhone 5 connectivity

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Onkyo has announced a value for money iPhone 5 compatible mini hi-fi called the CS-255DAB. The new system features Apple-certified connectivity for the iPhone 5 as well as older models. And, of course, it plays CDs. A USB direct input allows you to playback... >>

Sky Go and On Demand getting major update: New look, channels and features

Sky Go and On Demand getting major update: New look, channels and features

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Sky Go is due to get a major update later this summer, which will see a new-look design implemented across apps. As well as the redesign, Sky will be bringing four new catch-up TV channels and the ability to use Sky Go Extra for free for Sky Multiroom... >>

Adidas Springblade unveiled, run like a gazelle on 1 August

Adidas Springblade unveiled, run like a gazelle on 1 August

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Adidas has released images of the previously teased Springblade trainer. The shoe features a set of 16 blades on the sole, all at different lengths, designed to propel you forward and speed up your running. They are quite unlike any set of trainers we... >>

Runkeeper and MyFitnessPal join forces

Runkeeper and MyFitnessPal join forces

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Runkeeper has finally integrated MyFitnessPal into its app, meaning you can now follow every single element of your fitness from one single place. The same applies the other way round, so any exercise done through Runkeeper will automatically update the... >>

Sony begins pushing out Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 upgrade

Sony begins pushing out Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 upgrade

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Sony has made good on its promise to upgrade the Xperia Z smartphone to the latest version of Android. Starting today, Xperia Z users should find Android 4.2.2 being pushed to their devices. One of the notable weak points of the Xperia Z, the smartphone... >>

Motorola X phone appears in new advertising campaign

Motorola X phone appears in new advertising campaign

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An image of what is said to be the unreleased Motorola X phone has appeared in advertising material put together for the company. Rumours point to 1 August for a brand relaunch with the Moto X being the flagship handset unveiled alongside. No good brand... >>

Company of Heroes 2 review
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Company of Heroes 2 review

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Company of Heroes was released in 2006, followed by two add-on packs and some of the highest critical acclaim heap on any strategy game. It remains a classic and developer Relic has quite a responsibility to deliver a sequel that can match the first.... >>

Adobe shifts Photoshop.com images to Adobe Revel

Adobe shifts Photoshop.com images to Adobe Revel

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Adobe's popular Photoshop.com service, which allows you to store, edit and share images, can now shift pictures across to Adobe Revel if required. Now your pictures will appear in a new Revel-based library entitled either Photoshop.com, if you already... >>

Sharp DK-KP85PH all-in-one Hi-Fi system announced

Sharp DK-KP85PH all-in-one Hi-Fi system announced

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Sharp has launched a new all-in-one hi-fi system, the DK-KP85PH, which is both Bluetooth and iPhone and iPad compatible. The unit uses two 25 Watt digital amplifiers with speakers mounted either side of a central CD unit. It reminds us of the Bang & Olufsen... >>

Zapp payment service lets you buy things using your mobile phone number

Zapp payment service lets you buy things using your mobile phone number

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A soon to be launched app called Zapp hopes to streamline the way mobile payments are managed. Vocalink, which is believed to be owned by a range of high street lenders, is looking to re-invent the way consumers make instant payments using the Zapp app.... >>

HTC One running Windows Phone 8 planned

HTC One running Windows Phone 8 planned

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HTC could be planning a Windows Phone 8-powered One variant that uses the GDR3 update for the operating system. Rumours point to a device based very closely on the HTC One's design, but not an exact copy. Display size is said to be between 4 to 5 inches,... >>

Garmin Monterra brings a slice of Android to your GPS

Garmin Monterra brings a slice of Android to your GPS

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Garmin has launched the Android-powered Monterra GPS. The Wi-Fi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS combines Android with Garmin's mapping technology. The Wi-Fi connection allows you to download apps from Google Play, with Garmin hoping developers will build... >>

Hype Machine gets Sonos Labs integration

Hype Machine gets Sonos Labs integration

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The Hype Machine, one of the premier online destinations for music blogging, has been integrated directly into Sonos Labs. For those not yet in the know, Sonos Labs is a means for developers to create and submit functionality to Sonos for devices. The... >>

ITN app relaunched for iPhone and iPad

ITN app relaunched for iPhone and iPad

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Television news channel ITN has pushed out a redesigned iOS app to bring it in line with its new-look website. Available free on both iPhone and iPad, the app is more a wrapper for the video-heavy ITN website launched in July 2012. ITN's older 2009 app... >>

HP Slate21 all-in-one tablet launched, desktop PC-sized Android device... and less than $400

HP Slate21 all-in-one tablet launched, desktop PC-sized Android device... and less than $400

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HP has announced the Slate21, a bumper-sized Android tablet that can fold to stand like a desktop PC. Running on Android 4.2.2, it's one of the first significant forays by HP into the world of Android. The device uses Nvidia's ultra powerful Tegra 4... >>