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Smartphone manners: The etiquette of using your favourite gadget politely

Smartphone manners: The etiquette of using your favourite gadget politely

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Recent figures from Ofcom revealed that over 90 per cent of the UK now uses a smartphone. But are we using them in the right way? Other figures from that same study showed that people have opinions on the right and wrong ways to use smartphones. Do you... >>

9 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

9 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

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Mobile World Congress 2015 has shown us that bigger batteries aren't always going to keep coming. Samsung opted for smaller power cells in its Galaxy S6 than the previous generation – in favour of faster charging. But some people want to avoid charging... >>

Asus ZenFone Max packs in a whopping 5,000mAh battery

Asus ZenFone Max packs in a whopping 5,000mAh battery

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The Asus ZenFone Max has been announced as a real treat for those that are into longer battery life from a larger battery. The Max packs a hefty 5,000mAh battery unit. We wrote a feature on smartphones with batteries larger than 3,000mAh and even these... >>

UK smartphone addiction at all time high, you won't believe how many selfies were taken

UK smartphone addiction at all time high, you won't believe how many selfies were taken

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A new report from Ofcom has revealed the UK as a nation of phone addicts. For the first time smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular way to get online. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Smartphone use in general has jumped up a notch.... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartwatch: Ready to drool at these pictures?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartwatch: Ready to drool at these pictures?

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When Samsung completely redesigned its flagship smartphone and came up with the Galaxy S6 edge, it was clear the handset was going to give Apple's iPhone 6 a run for its money. But what about the Apple Watch? Samsung still has a long way to go on watch... >>

Apple Watch Epoca takes decadent to a new level, Russian leader level to be exact

Apple Watch Epoca takes decadent to a new level, Russian leader level to be exact

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If a normal Apple Watch is becoming far too common for you then the Epocha range from luxury maker Caviar might draw your wrist in. Caviar, famed for paying tribute to Russian leaders on modified iPhones, has done it again. The Apple Watch Epocha line... >>

Bang & Olufsen BeoLink Multiroom turns B&O products into a super sound system

Bang & Olufsen BeoLink Multiroom turns B&O products into a super sound system

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Bang & Olufsen has announced its new BeoLink Multiroom offering which aims to connect its products, for music that follows a user round the home. The idea behind the BeoLink Multiroom is to turn older B&O products into a modern audio solution akin to... >>

Game Drive for Xbox could be the easiest gaming storage expansion yet

Game Drive for Xbox could be the easiest gaming storage expansion yet

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Seagate has cleverly waited for Gamescom 2015 to kick off before announcing its new Game Drive for Xbox. Game Drive for Xbox is an external hard drive that should make expanding your console's storage capacity super-simple. With plenty of games now available... >>

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL flagship leak: 2K, USB Type-C, 20MP PureView camera and more

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL flagship leak: 2K, USB Type-C, 20MP PureView camera and more

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Microsoft is expected to release a new flagship smartphone when it launches Windows 10 on smartphones later this year. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, thought to be the flagship, has leaked in photos online. The leak comes from a Chinese source that sent... >>

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is official: £429, out today in the US

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is official: £429, out today in the US

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BlackBerry fans it's time to get excited, a new version of the Passport is here and it's looking good. The BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition brings design improvements on the original Passport, and is available from today in the US and in the coming... >>

Huawei Mate 8 leaks in video showing fingerprint reader and metal build

Huawei Mate 8 leaks in video showing fingerprint reader and metal build

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The latest Huawei flagship smartphone may have just leaked in a video showing off the handset before its release. Huawei has announced that it will be unveiling a new smartphone on 2 September. The leak was from serial leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer, the... >>

The best looking Apple Watch you’ll ever see but likely never own, in pictures

The best looking Apple Watch you’ll ever see but likely never own, in pictures

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The Apple Watch is a design focused bit of kit. Even for those not that bothered by gadgets it's been something they're hearing about and even want. But the latest variant on the Apple Watch theme has got to be the best yet. The design was done by hand... >>

Windows 10 smartphones: Is your Lumia getting the upgrade?

Windows 10 smartphones: Is your Lumia getting the upgrade?

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Windows has now released its latest OS in Windows 10. But it's held off on the mobile version for now. Microsoft has now detailed which smartphones will be getting the new Windows 10 update later in the year.   Windows 10 for Lumia smartphones will... >>

What is HitchBOT and why was it murdered?

What is HitchBOT and why was it murdered?

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A robot has been murdered for hitchhiking. HitchBOT has met its end at the hands of humans, despite loving them to the bitter end. HitchBOT was a robot created by Ontario makers at Ryerson University who wanted to see how far it would travel. The robot... >>

Selfie fans, rejoice: Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is here with 13MP Exmor RS selfie camera

Selfie fans, rejoice: Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is here with 13MP Exmor RS selfie camera

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Smartphone manufacturers are starting to up the megapixels on their selfie cameras with more at 5-megapixels than ever. Sony has gone to the next level with its Xperia C5 Ultra packing a 13-megapixel Exmor RS powered selfie snapper with HDR. But it's... >>

Sony Xperia M5 official: 21.5MP camera and 64-bit octa-core make mid-range powerful

Sony Xperia M5 official: 21.5MP camera and 64-bit octa-core make mid-range powerful

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Sony has just taken the wraps of its new mid range smartphone, the Xperia M5. Despite being a handset aimed at the mid range the specs are impressive.  Power-wise there's a 2GHz 64-bit MediaTek octa-core processor backed by 3GB of RAM. There's also 16GB... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge Plus leak in impressive photo and specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge Plus leak in impressive photo and specs

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and an S6 edge Plus are close to being revealed as the biggest leak yet has revealed details. Leakster Evan Blass, better known as @evleaks, has revealed not only specs but also a photo showing off the new smartphones. The Galaxy... >>

You'll never believe how big gadgets used to be: Then and now in pictures

You'll never believe how big gadgets used to be: Then and now in pictures

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Modern technology has propelled us forward to create smaller and smaller gadgets especially since the microchip appeared. Sure phones are growing in screen size now but you'll be amazed how they are still smaller than their historical counterparts. And... >>

No more ‘Use By’ dates: Smart Cap detects when food is on the turn

No more ‘Use By’ dates: Smart Cap detects when food is on the turn

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When you're shopping for milk in the future you won't be looking at "Use By" dates but rather checking actual quality using a smart lid. The Smart Cap was developed by engineers at the University of Berkeley. The 3D printed cap is able to detect when... >>

The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel

The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel

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The extremely exciting EM Drive, which could offer high-speed propulsion without fuel, has been confirmed as a working invention. The drive, which has been compared to Star Trek's impulse drive, was said to be impossible when British inventor Roger Shawyer... >>

Updated: Stagefright bug may have someone controlling your Android phone right now without you even knowing

Updated: Stagefright bug may have someone controlling your Android phone right now without you even knowing

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Quite possibly the worst Android bug that's ever existed has been discovered. It could mean the end for you smartphone. All an attacker would need to remotely access your smartphone is your phone number. The weakness comes from a part of the Android OS... >>

Intel 3D XPoint memory 1,000 times faster than flash and could mean 8K gaming

Intel 3D XPoint memory 1,000 times faster than flash and could mean 8K gaming

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For the first time in 25 years a new memory category has been created by Intel, and it's 1,000 times faster than Nand. Intel says its new 3D XPoint memory has already started going into production. On top of being faster than current Nand flash memory... >>

Samsung’s new camera sensor could make the Galaxy Note 5 snapper the best out there

Samsung’s new camera sensor could make the Galaxy Note 5 snapper the best out there

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Samsung has announced what it says is the industry's first 1.0μm pixel 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor for smartphone cameras. It sounds like this could be shown off first in Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 which is expected to be unveiled in August. But what... >>

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

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Nokia is alive and well after selling its mobile business to Microsoft. It is now almost ready to fully reveal a new product called Ozo. But what is Ozo? At the moment all Nokia is giving away is a launch webpage with a countdown timer, some glimpses... >>

Motorola Moto X Play: Serious cameras for your money (hands-on)

Motorola Moto X Play: Serious cameras for your money (hands-on)

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Motorola has launched a second variant of the Moto X Style smartphone in this third generation, the Moto X Play. The Moto X Play is an affordable variant of the Moto X Style that is designed to offer high-end specs for an affordable price. The Moto X... >>