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Sony Xperia Z2 tipped for February launch with 5.2-inch display

Sony Xperia Z2 tipped for February launch with 5.2-inch display

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Sony will announce the next-generation Xperia Z2 at Mobile World Congress in February, according to AndroidSaS. It's not clear how reliable a source the publication is for Sony news, but it was given a retweet on Twitter by EvLeaks, who is an often correct... >>

Google acquiring company behind Nest thermostat for $3.2 billion

Google acquiring company behind Nest thermostat for $3.2 billion

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Google has announced on Monday that it is acquiring the makers of the Nest thermostat for $3.2 billion. Nest has been at the forefront of home automation since it launched to rave reviews in 2011, enabling users save money on heating and cooling thanks... >>

Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in London, S5 Mini and S5 Zoom to follow

Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in London, S5 Mini and S5 Zoom to follow

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We hope you don't mind spoilers, as SamMobile has a few key details about Samsung's Galaxy S5, one of the most anticipated devices of 2014.According to the publication, Samsung will make the Galaxy S5 available in both metallic and plastic models - similar... >>

Microsoft, GoPro partner for action channel on Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Microsoft, GoPro partner for action channel on Xbox 360 and Xbox One

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GoPro has announced a partnership with Microsoft to launch a GoPro channel on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, giving action fanatics their daily fix.The company, in a demo at CES 2014, said it wasn't sure when the channel would land (spring or summer), but... >>

PC sales saw worst decline ever in 2013, according to analyst

PC sales saw worst decline ever in 2013, according to analyst

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Research firm Gartner says the PC market saw its worst decline yet in 2013, as customers looked to smartphones and tablets for electronic comfort.The fourth quarter, a traditionally rampant buying time for PCs, dipped more than 6.9 per cent in 2013 compared... >>

Apple, Samsung's CEOs will meet in February in hope of settling patent dispute

Apple, Samsung's CEOs will meet in February in hope of settling patent dispute

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Apple and Samsung are trying to avoid going to court, yet again.A US court filing on Wednesday showed that the two rivals will attend a mediation session on 19 February to discuss potential settlement options. If the two can't come to terms, they will... >>

BlackBerry isn't giving up on Qwerty keyboard handsets, will put focus on them

BlackBerry isn't giving up on Qwerty keyboard handsets, will put focus on them

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While other smartphone manufacturers move on from Qwerty keyboards and stick with the on-screen feature, BlackBerry is going back to its roots. In an interview with Recode, Blackberry CEO John Chen said the company's upcoming handsets would focus on... >>

Samsung will ship 105-inch curved and 85-inch bendable 4K UHDTVs in latter 2014

Samsung will ship 105-inch curved and 85-inch bendable 4K UHDTVs in latter 2014

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Samsung has announced that its 105-inch curved 4K UHDTV and its 85-inch bendable 4K UHDTV will be available to customers in the second half of 2014. It may be a tad surprising that the televisions are almost ready to hit homes, considering Samsung... >>

Samsung reportedly planning cheaper Galaxy Note 3 Neo with hexa-core processor

Samsung reportedly planning cheaper Galaxy Note 3 Neo with hexa-core processor

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Samsung has plans to release a cheaper Galaxy Note 3 in an effort to appeal to customers on a budget. While the cheap factor might not be too interesting, the processor that is found inside within the handset is. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo will feature an... >>

Let it begin: Alleged iPhone 6 frame leaks packing ultra-thin look

Let it begin: Alleged iPhone 6 frame leaks packing ultra-thin look

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The iPhone 5S has only been on the market since September, but that's not going to stop the iPhone 6 rumours from flowing. A duo of photos of what some believe to be the iPhone 6 have leaked on to Chinese social network Weibo. We are unable to verify... >>

T-Mobile US will pay you to come to its network

T-Mobile US will pay you to come to its network

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T-Mobile US CEO John Legere announced on-stage at CES 2014 in Las Vegas that T-Mobile will pay customers to come to its network. With its new "Get Out of Jail Free Card" programme, T-Mobile will eliminate an obstacle for people wanting to switch from... >>

Apple reportedly facing manufacturing issues with iWatch

Apple reportedly facing manufacturing issues with iWatch

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Apple is having issues building its long-awaited smartwatch, according to The Information. Screen technology, battery problems and bumps in manufacturing are said to be delaying wearable device, at a time when almost every other technology company on... >>

Intel debuts SD card-sized computer called Edison (video)

Intel debuts SD card-sized computer called Edison (video)

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A research team at Intel has developed an SD card-sized computer that has a long-ranging list of use cases, including with computers, phones, coffee makers, coffee cups. Dubbed the Edison, the tiny computer was shown on stage at CES 2014 ahead of its... >>

Yahoo acquires Aviate to better surface information at the moment it's useful

Yahoo acquires Aviate to better surface information at the moment it's useful

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Yahoo has acquired Aviate, an app for Android that reorganises your homescreen to be relevant to your surroundings. It uses Wi-Fi, GPS, Accelerometer and Time, surfacing information at the moment it’s useful. On stage at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Yahoo... >>

Yahoo launches News Digest app for iPhone, delivers news twice a day

Yahoo launches News Digest app for iPhone, delivers news twice a day

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Yahoo has unveiled a new News Digest app at CES 2014 that aims to quickly inform readers of the most important bits of the day. It pulls in information from several sources, and is picked algorithmically and by hand from Yahoo editors.News Digest is... >>

Audi unveils stylish laser headlights at CES, will come to production cars

Audi unveils stylish laser headlights at CES, will come to production cars

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Audi has packed its concept hybrid Audi Sport quattro car with laser headlights at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, not only bringing a cool new look, but to help you navigate dark roads a little bit better.Using reflected and refracted laser lights for high beams... >>

Hands-on: Audi Smart Display 10.2-inch tablet to control your radio from the backseat (video)

Hands-on: Audi Smart Display 10.2-inch tablet to control your radio from the backseat (video)

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German car maker Audi has debuted its 10.2-inch Smart Display tablet at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, which it hopes will lead to a better in-car experience.It connects to an Audi via Wi-Fi, letting passengers in both the front and back seats control the car's... >>

Watch the Samsung CES 2014 press conference right here (update - now with added Michael Bay gaffe)

Watch the Samsung CES 2014 press conference right here (update - now with added Michael Bay gaffe)

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UPDATE: The show might be over, but the entire stream (bar one specific event) is now available to watch in catch-up below. We've also got the clip (via CNET) of Michael Bay's now infamous meltdown. We haven't seen anything quite as funny for some time.... >>

Xperia Z1S is Sony's flagship in the US, coming to T-Mobile this month

Xperia Z1S is Sony's flagship in the US, coming to T-Mobile this month

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Sony is once again trying to bolster its line-up in the US. A year after the introduction of the Xperia Z, the company has announced another waterproof phone for the States - the Xperia Z1S. Essentially, it's the US version of the Xperia Z1 with a few... >>

Sony 2014 4K TV line-up offers 4K Netflix

Sony 2014 4K TV line-up offers 4K Netflix

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Netflix CEO Reed  has announced that LG isn't the only company to support the movie-streaming services's 4K offering. Sony's new range of nine 4K televisions will also offer Netflix 4K support.Taking the stage at Sony's press event at CES 2014, Hastings also... >>

Sony announces 4K camcorder for the home, priced at only $2,000

Sony announces 4K camcorder for the home, priced at only $2,000

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Recording 4K has been reserved for pros in recent years, but Sony wants to put it in the hands of home film-makers.The company has announced the AX100 camcorder at CES 2014, its first compact 4K handcam that records at a 3840x2160 resolution with help... >>

Sony A5000 mirrorless camera, coming in March for $600

Sony A5000 mirrorless camera, coming in March for $600

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Sony is killing off its NEX camera brand, but don't think there'll be a gaping hole in its camera line up. At CES 2014 the  company announced a new A5000 mirrorless camera with a 20-megapixel APS-C sensor.In typical Sony fashion it's a small camera,... >>

Panasonic introduces multi-room speaker systems with Qualcomm AllPlay support

Panasonic introduces multi-room speaker systems with Qualcomm AllPlay support

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Panasonic has announced new multi-room speaker systems that uses Qualcomm's AllPlay. The AllPlay solution  - during CES 2014 in Las Vegas - will allow you to beam music from your mobile device, over the network and into the speakers. The line-up consists... >>

Asus will bring PadFone X to the US through AT&T

Asus will bring PadFone X to the US through AT&T

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Asus announced at CES 2014 that it will be bringing the PadFone X to the US in partnership with AT&T. There's no word on when the PadFone X will be available or its price, but AT&T has confirmed it will be the exclusive partner for the device. The PadFone... >>

Asus introduces 13.3-inch Transformer Book Duet Windows/Android tablet-laptop hybrid

Asus introduces 13.3-inch Transformer Book Duet Windows/Android tablet-laptop hybrid

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Asus has revealed a 13.3-inch hybrid at CES 2014 that runs both Windows and Android, while at the same time serving as either a laptop or tablet. Essentially, the Transformer Book Duet is a portable version of the Transformer Book Trio introduced in June. If... >>

Samsung launches next-gen Ativ Book9 notebook and Ativ One7 all-in-one

Samsung launches next-gen Ativ Book9 notebook and Ativ One7 all-in-one

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Samsung has taken the wraps off its next-generation Ativ Book9 at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Release date and pricing haven't been revealed, but it will be available in Solid Black, according to the company.The 15.6-inch notebook with a 1920x1080 screen resolution... >>

Samsung announces 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro

Samsung announces 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro

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Samsung has officially announced the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, opening up a tablet size it's not produced previously.The 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro features a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution display, S-Pen, LTE capabilities, 8-megapixel... >>

Polaroid Socialmatic camera confirmed for 2014 launch, aimed at those who like to share

Polaroid Socialmatic camera confirmed for 2014 launch, aimed at those who like to share

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Polaroid has announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas that its Socialmatic instant camera will be brought to market in 2014, capable of being able to not only instantly share photos on social networks like Instagram, but also print photos digitally through... >>

Xbox One sales in 2013 topped 3 million worldwide

Xbox One sales in 2013 topped 3 million worldwide

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Microsoft has announced its Xbox One console topped 3 million sales in 13 countries before the end of 2013.The next-generation console launched on 22 November in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the UK,... >>

LG announces LG G Flex in US on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile for Q1 2014

LG announces LG G Flex in US on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile for Q1 2014

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LG says its LG G Flex curved smartphone will go on sale in the US during the first quarter on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile.The US launch of the curved smartphone  - announced at CES 2014 - follows its launch in parts of Asia and plans for the UK. It's not... >>

Samsung banner outs Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro a few hours early (updated)

Samsung banner outs Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro a few hours early (updated)

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A giant banner outside the Las Vegas convention centre confirms our suspicions: Samsung has plans to launch a new Galaxy Note tablet at CES 2014, and it will be called the Galaxy Note Pro. The banner snapped by Android Central doesn't give a specific... >>

HP launches its second Android all-in-one desktop

HP launches its second Android all-in-one desktop

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Hewlett-Packard has taken the wraps off its Slate 21 Pro all-in-one desktop at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. But instead of choosing Windows 8.1 or even ChromeOS for the desktop's software, the company has opted for Android."Chrome doesn't allow for a lot... >>

LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, compatible with iOS and Android

LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, compatible with iOS and Android

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LG has taken the wraps off a few details surrounding its Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, ahead of its press event on Monday morning at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Details are still scant, but LG does confirm on its South Korean blog that the Lifeband Touch... >>

Nvidia working to make cars more intelligent with new 'Super Chip'

Nvidia working to make cars more intelligent with new 'Super Chip'

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Nvidia has announced a car-focused version of its new Tegra K1 "Super Chip" at CES in Las Vegas on Sunday night. The new processor has the functionality to be placed in cars, in an effort to make your ride more futuristic.The chip will bring better graphics... >>

Roku moves beyond just set-top boxes, will now come bundled with some HDTVs

Roku moves beyond just set-top boxes, will now come bundled with some HDTVs

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Roku has announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas that along with its set-top boxes, the company will begin placing its software in television sets as part of a Roku TV platform. The move for more marketshare comes after selling 8 million set-top box units,... >>

Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor comes with 192 cuda-cores, beats PS3 and Xbox 360 in performance

Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor comes with 192 cuda-cores, beats PS3 and Xbox 360 in performance

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Nvidia has revealed the Tegra K1 "Super Chip" at CES 2014, its next-generation flagship mobile processor, replacing the Tegra 4 and boasting better graphic performance than the PS3 and Xbox 360. The Tegra K1 will not only be found in Android smartphones... >>

LG teases WebOS interface ahead of official Monday reveal

LG teases WebOS interface ahead of official Monday reveal

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LG has confirmed the user interface for its WebOS-line of televisions at CES 2014, without revealing too many details.The company posted a quick teaser on its South Korean blog on Sunday evening. It said webOS will be found on more than 70 per cent of... >>

Kolibree aims for a healthier mouth with world's first Bluetooth-connected toothbrush

Kolibree aims for a healthier mouth with world's first Bluetooth-connected toothbrush

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If you thought the connected fork at CES last year wasn't enough to meet your tech needs, you're in luck. Kolibree has taken to the tradeshow in 2014 to unveil the world's first connected electric toothbrush.It will hit the market in Q3 2014 aiming to... >>

Valve's first 12 Steam Machines partners revealed: Alienware, Gigabyte and more

Valve's first 12 Steam Machines partners revealed: Alienware, Gigabyte and more

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Valve's big press event at CES 2014 isn't happening until Monday afternoon, but that isn't stopping Engadget from dropping a bit of information early.The publication has revealed the 12 companies that will be making third-party Steam Machines during 2014.... >>

Tablet or desktop? Lenovo releases 19.5-inch Android all-in-one

Tablet or desktop? Lenovo releases 19.5-inch Android all-in-one

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Lenovo has announced an all-in-one Android computer, dubbed the N308, during CES 2014. It makes us wonder: should we call this a desktop or just a really big tablet?The 19.5-inch touchscreen machine runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2, with a Nvidia Tegra quad-core... >>

Lenovo unveils 28-inch 4K monitor with Android KitKat built-in

Lenovo unveils 28-inch 4K monitor with Android KitKat built-in

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With 4K content on the rise, Lenovo has taken the wraps off two new 4K monitors at CES 2014 in Las Vegas - with one having Android built-in.The ThinkVision Pro2840m is the basic of the two. It will be available in April 2014 for $799 (£487), carrying... >>

Lacie bumps up the speed with Thunderbolt 2 drive, also unveils 1TB drive for iOS devices

Lacie bumps up the speed with Thunderbolt 2 drive, also unveils 1TB drive for iOS devices

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Lacie has taken the wraps off the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 drive at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, aimed at professionals working with big files. The company has one of the first Thunderbolt 2 peripherals on its hands with the Little Big Disk, boasting transfer... >>

Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad X1 Carbon with plenty more battery and 'Adaptive Keyboard'

Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad X1 Carbon with plenty more battery and 'Adaptive Keyboard'

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Lenovo has unveiled its third-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.It is being called the lightest 14-inch ultrabook on the market, weighing 2.8lbs while being "virtually indestructible". It's built from carbon fibre, which Lenovo says... >>

Apple acquires company behind SnappyCam, to improve iPhone's camera

Apple acquires company behind SnappyCam, to improve iPhone's camera

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Apple has acquired SnappyLabs, the company behind SnappyCam, an app for the iPhone that can take full-resolution photos at 20 to 30 frames per second.TechCrunch first reported the deal, and it was later confirmed by Apple in the boilerplate statement... >>

LG unveils 65, 79, 84 and 98-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TVs, along with 105-inch curved behemoth

LG unveils 65, 79, 84 and 98-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TVs, along with 105-inch curved behemoth

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It's not CES without a load of new television sets, and you bet LG isn't going to be left out of the fray. The company has revealed its line of Ultra HD LED TV models at CES 2014 this week.LG is bragging most about its 105-inch curved 4K Ultra HDTV (model... >>

Griffin introduces wireless PowerMate Bluetooth, streamlining routine tasks

Griffin introduces wireless PowerMate Bluetooth, streamlining routine tasks

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Griffin has announced the PowerMate Bluetooth, a wireless version of its PowerMate accessory that can execute key commands to streamline routine tasks.Now with the Bluetooth version of the PowerMate, you get a more stylish look on your desk instead of... >>

Google acquires company behind popular Timely alarm clock

Google acquires company behind popular Timely alarm clock

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Google has acquired Bitspin, maker of the Timely alarm clock app on Android. Timely has an average rating of 4.5 stars on Google Play, and is quite popular among those looking to wake up on time.Google has yet to confirm the acquisition, but Bitspin made... >>

Pebble teases 'something special' for CES next week

Pebble teases 'something special' for CES next week

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The smartwatch fanatics over at Pebble have begun to hype their spot at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week. In a posting on the Pebble website, the company teases "something special".In typical secrecy, the company doesn't come out and tell us what to expect.... >>

Polaroid announces affordable line of 4K televisions

Polaroid announces affordable line of 4K televisions

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Polaroid has announced a new line of 4K televisions, aimed to be on the more affordable side for customers. Details are slim, but the company plans to show off the 4K line further at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week.Polaroid plans to launch screen sizes... >>

Google in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

Google in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

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Google had a successful year, with more profits, more products, rising stock price and a stronghold on the mobile OS market worldwide, but 2014 is on the horizon, so what's in store for the next 12 months?Here are our predictions for what to expect from... >>