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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 companies... >>

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.Apple... >>

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 BeoPlay,... >>

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 should... >>

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.You... >>

App of the day: SkyDrive review (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)

App of the day: SkyDrive review (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)

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Microsoft's SkyDrive, a potential Dropbox beater, has now made its way on to iOS. The app is compatible with both iPhone and iPad and offers many different ways to back up and view various forms of media.Until now, Apple has prevented Microsoft from updating... >>

Citroen DS3 Cabriolet
4.5 stars

Citroen DS3 Cabriolet

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In a world obsessed with the cult of retro, the Citroen DS3 stands out against the likes of the Fiat 500 and Mini. Its looks would make even Marty McFly do a double take, with a futuristic design that is as eye-catching as it is functional.You see the... >>

Amazon AutoRip now supports vinyl

Amazon AutoRip now supports vinyl

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Amazon's AutoRip functionality which gives you a free digital copy of any CD you might buy, has now been extended to vinyl.If you opt for an AutoRip-compatible vinyl record on Amazon, a digital file will instantly be added to your Amazon Cloud Player... >>

Tesco Clubcard TV in content deal with BBC Worldwide

Tesco Clubcard TV in content deal with BBC Worldwide

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Tesco's Clubcard TV service, which provides free on-demand movies and television to Clubcard users, has signed a content deal with BBC Worldwide.The deal means that Clubcard TV will include shows from chefs such as Antonio Carluccio, Ken Hom and Gary... >>

Evernote 5 for Android launched, new camera and Smart Notebook announced

Evernote 5 for Android launched, new camera and Smart Notebook announced

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Evernote 5 has been launched, bringing with it a rather clever twist on the traditional Evernote camera. Using Evernote-designed stickers and the improved app, photographing work will now log the image in a big, browsable Smart Notebook, for you to view... >>

Firefox 20 announced for desktop, Android update also released

Firefox 20 announced for desktop, Android update also released

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Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox browser, Firefox 20, which incorporates new privacy  features as well as a redesigned download manager.Along with the browser update, Firefox has also launched a new version of its Android app. The update... >>

New version of Nexus 7 to go on sale in July, claim sources

New version of Nexus 7 to go on sale in July, claim sources

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Google is to release an update to its Nexus 7 tablet in July, according to rumours. Powered by a Qualcomm chip, the new tablet will be similarly priced to the current affordable version.A couple of sources told Reuters the tablet was inbound, which suggests... >>

The most iconic mobile phones in history, celebrating 40 years since the first call

The most iconic mobile phones in history, celebrating 40 years since the first call

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Forty years ago today, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first call on a handheld mobile phone to his rival, Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, from a street corner in New York. "As I walked down the street while talking on the phone,... >>

Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf
4.0 stars

Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf

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The hot hatch falls into two distinct categories: understated and exaggerated. Think Golf GTI or Vauxhall Astra VXR, each has its merits and they are clearly targeted at different markets, but crucially both are about adding some fun to your driving.For... >>

EE to launch 4G-enabled taxis in London and Birmingham

EE to launch 4G-enabled taxis in London and Birmingham

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Special 4G-enabled black taxis will begin cruising the streets of London and Birmingham from 2 April,  bringing speedy connections to commuters via in-cab Wi-Fi on EE's 4G network.You could use your mobile phone, but if speed is what you need, hopping... >>

Apple iPad mini without US trademark

Apple iPad mini without US trademark

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Apple's iPad mini has failed to receive its US trademark after it was deemed a "merely descriptive" name for the device. Apple has until July to try to persuade the patent office otherwise. The issue is that the "mini" part of the new iPad's name doesn't... >>

PS4 used to power Unreal Engine 4 in ultimate tech demo

PS4 used to power Unreal Engine 4 in ultimate tech demo

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Not everything about the PS4 launch had our jaws hitting the floor. That graphical jump from PS2 to PS3 wasn't quite there, until now. The absolutely stunning Unreal Engine 4 tech demo released a few months ago has now made its debut on PS4, showing us... >>

Phonepad pictures and hands-on

Phonepad pictures and hands-on

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Many have tried but none have succeeded in creating what Phonepad has managed. Combining tablet and phone, this is the first dockable screen we have come across which lets you control your smartphone like a tablet. Heck, they've even thrown in a game... >>

Windows 8 hardware specification change suggests 7-inch tablets planned

Windows 8 hardware specification change suggests 7-inch tablets planned

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A tweak to the Windows 8 hardware certification guidelines suggests that 7-inch WP8 tablets could be just around the corner. This would mean Microsoft is hoping to take on the world of affordable tablets, like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD.The hardware... >>

App of the day: The Croods review (iPhone and Android)

App of the day: The Croods review (iPhone and Android)

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Rovio, the studio behind the much-loved Angry Birds, has now applied a bit of its magic touch to a movie tie-in app. The Croods app, which launched alongside the Dreamworks-produced animation, is rather good. As you would expect from a Rovio title, The... >>

Fiat Panda 4x4
4.5 stars

Fiat Panda 4x4

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The Fiat Panda 4x4 has a real go-anywhere, do-anything feel about it. A light clutch, raised suspension and fairly impressive traction even with a tiny TwinAir engine, make it genuinely feel like a capable off-road vehicle.Fiat has been making some excellent... >>

4oD hits Samsung Smart TVs

4oD hits Samsung Smart TVs

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Channel 4's on-demand video service 4oD has now arrived on Samsung Smart TVs. Launching on Samsung Apps, the smart TV-based app store, it brings with it 30 days of catch up as well as access to the 4oD content archive of classic shows.This means programmes... >>

RetroN 5 console gives ultimate retro gaming fix, plays SNES, NES, GBA and Sega cartridges

RetroN 5 console gives ultimate retro gaming fix, plays SNES, NES, GBA and Sega cartridges

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If you fancy dusting off some old cartridges, taking Sonic for a spin, or giving Mario a run about, then the RetroN 5 could be for you.Designed to let you play games created for five of your favourite retro games consoles, the clever box has five slots... >>

FAA could allow electronic devices to be used during takeoff and landing

FAA could allow electronic devices to be used during takeoff and landing

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America's FAA could be the first aviation authority to allow for the return of tablets and eReaders to aircraft during takeoff and landing if reports coming out of the US are to be believed. At the moment, as frequent flyers will happily agree, pretty... >>

Nissan pairs with YouTube to launch dedicated web racing channel

Nissan pairs with YouTube to launch dedicated web racing channel

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In a YouTube first, Nissan is to launch its own dedicated racing channel, partnering with the video-streaming site and even bringing YouTube branding to its racing team. Called Nismo.TV, Nissan hopes it will changed the way that people engage with motorsport.... >>

Google Chrome World Wide Maze will turn your website into a game

Google Chrome World Wide Maze will turn your website into a game

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In what has to be the ultimate way to bring your website to life, Google has put together a Chrome browser game, controlled by your smartphone, that can turn any web page into a maze.Think of it like Marble Madness, but with any website of your choice.... >>

Google Now headed to iPhone and iPad, if Apple allows it?

Google Now headed to iPhone and iPad, if Apple allows it?

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It appears all those rumours about Google Now heading to iOS were true. Speaking at the Big Tent Activate Summit in Delhi, Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, all but confirmed its existence. The event is being run by Google, the Indian consultancy... >>

Microsoft Windows Blue demo details new update features (video)

Microsoft Windows Blue demo details new update features (video)

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The rumoured Windows 8 update codenamed Blue has all but been confirmed in a leaked video. Designed to show updates to the Fresh Paint app for Windows Blue, Microsoft's chief technical strategy officer Eric Rudder talks about Blue and his plans for it.The... >>

Which Samsung Galaxy S4 will you get? Processor variants listed by country

Which Samsung Galaxy S4 will you get? Processor variants listed by country

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 could be getting an 8-core variant in the UK after all. A list put together by Sammobile reveals which countries will be getting what version of the phone, and some will get both.For those who don't know, Samsung announced the Galaxy... >>

BenQ projector can be controlled with iPhone or iPad

BenQ projector can be controlled with iPhone or iPad

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BenQ has launched a small portable projector which is able to hook up with your iPhone and iPad. Called the GP10, the 1.5kg 720p capable device uses an Ultra-Lite LED projector which uses a clever short throw projection tech, which means you need to be... >>

Olympus launches VH-520, hi-tech on a budget

Olympus launches VH-520, hi-tech on a budget

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Olympus has announced the VH-520, hoping to bring clever low-light tech and image processing to a budget camera. At £129.99, the VH-520 includes iHS technologies that let you snap colourful low-noise pictures in any lighting condition.The camera also... >>