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Google Chrome 17 guesses your desires

Google Chrome 17 guesses your desires

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Not content with unleashing the Android version of its popular browser, Google has also found time this week to reveal the 17th stable iteration of Google Chrome for your desktop. Yep, Google Chrome 17 is here - about three and a half years since the... >>

Windows 8 Consumer Preview goes live 29 February

Windows 8 Consumer Preview goes live 29 February

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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview, ie, the first time that Joe and Joanna Public will be able to take Microsoft's new baby for a spin, will go live on 29 February. The launch date has been confirmed courtesy of a Mobile World Congress invite which is set... >>

White HTC Sensation XE landing 20 February

White HTC Sensation XE landing 20 February

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Bored of white phone releases yet? No? Well that's good then, as we've news of yet another one coming your way courtesy of the HTC Sensation XE. The HTC Sensation XE launched back in September, packing Beats Audio and an ambition to sail the HTC flagship.... >>

iPad 3 leaked pictures suggest improved battery and better camera

iPad 3 leaked pictures suggest improved battery and better camera

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Images of what is purported to be the back cover for the next-generation iPad 3 have leaked online. We know, we know - more often than not these leaked manufacturing shots end up being little more than images of knock-off devices that are more iPed than... >>

Google Drive coming to take on Dropbox and iCloud

Google Drive coming to take on Dropbox and iCloud

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Google is all set to launch a cloud-based storage solution to rival the likes of Dropbox and Apple's iCloud. That's according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cites our old pals "people familiar with the matter" as having knowledge of the... >>

Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury

Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury

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Amazon's global assault continues with the news that the e-retail giant has signed a deal with Viacom - meaning a wealth of new content is now available for the Seattle-based company to stream. Stream in the US, that is - remember, we don't get any Amazon... >>

TomTom Fair Pay Insurance to reward good drivers

TomTom Fair Pay Insurance to reward good drivers

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TomTom is to jump into the car insurance game. Not by offering policies, you understand, but by teaming up with broker Motaquote and providing the technology behind a new insurance product, which bases premiums on driving behaviour. So, rather than being... >>

Sigma SD1, DP1 and DP2 Merrill honours Foveon sensor

Sigma SD1, DP1 and DP2 Merrill honours Foveon sensor

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In what has been an absolute bumper week for camera launches ahead of the big CP+ photography expo in Japan, Sigma has unleashed its new kit - or rather a new twist on some old favourites. First up, the Japanese company has the re-branded its flagship... >>

Olympus SZ-31MR sails the compact superzoom flagship

Olympus SZ-31MR sails the compact superzoom flagship

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Along with the official launch of the OM-D and the unveiling of the Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras, Olympus has also found time to announce the successor to its SZ-30MR super-zoom compact - the Olympus SZ-31MR. Packing the same 16-megapixel backlit sensor... >>

Motorola Motoluxe February launch for the UK

Motorola Motoluxe February launch for the UK

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Motorola kicked off 2012 by announcing the arrival of both the Motorola Defy Mini and Motorola Motoluxe budget Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) handsets, and the latter is landing in the UK this month. The Motorola Motoluxe has a 4-inch touchscreen display.... >>

Microsoft OneNote lands on Android

Microsoft OneNote lands on Android

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OneNote for Android has finally arrived, following the iOS version launched last year. The app, which is included in the Office Hub on Windows Phone 7, allows SkyDrive and desktop OneNote users to keep up-to-date with all their office-based shenanigans... >>

3G PlayStation Vita priced up by Vodafone

3G PlayStation Vita priced up by Vodafone

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Vodafone has come clean with the price and bundle details for the 3G version of the PlayStation Vita, the next-gen handheld console from Sony that is landing in the UK later this month. The phone network, which is the "preferred provider" for the 3G version... >>

Logitech Touch Mouse M600 scrolls in

Logitech Touch Mouse M600 scrolls in

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Logitech has taken the covers off its latest assault on your desktop - the Logitech Touch Mouse M600. When Apple announced the Magic Trackpad in 2010, many people thought it could spell the end for the simple mouse. If anything though, Apple's new peripheral... >>

LG Optimus Vu to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note (video)

LG Optimus Vu to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note (video)

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LG has teased its latest Android smartphone, the LG Optimus Vu, by way of a bizarre promo video that doesn't really tell us anything other than the device's aspect ratio. It is said to be a 5-inch screen, so will automatically go up against the likes... >>

Hottest PlayStation Vita games for launch and beyond

Hottest PlayStation Vita games for launch and beyond

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Sony's latest entry into the handheld console market, the PlayStation Vita, arrives in the UK and the US on 22 February. And Sony has brought to the table a console capable of making some pretty big waves (check out our full review here). It boasts a... >>

Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in

Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in

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Hot on the heels of the Pentax Optio WG2-GPS and the Canon PowerShot D20, Olympus has unleashed the TG-820 and TG-620 Tough duo - the latest wannabes for the compact camera hard gang. These sturdy compacts boast the usual array of 'proof features, including... >>

YouView on course for spring launch

YouView on course for spring launch

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YouView - the much-delayed free TV service funded by a consortium that includes the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV, as well as ISPs Arqiva, TalkTalk and BT - is on course for a scheduled spring launch. That's according to TalkTalk CEO, Dido Harding,... >>

Nokia Belle update now ringing

Nokia Belle update now ringing

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Nokia Belle, possibly the last hurrah of the Symbian OS, is now available to download for an array of handsets from the Finnish manufacturer. Previously called Symbian Belle, before Nokia banned all use of the "S" word, Nokia Belle is the second major... >>

Samsung Tocco Lite 2 lands for social tweens

Samsung Tocco Lite 2 lands for social tweens

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Ladies and gentleman, it's the news that you've all been waiting for. The follow up to one of the most successful phones in Samsung's history has just been made official. That's right.....the Samsung Tocco Lite 2 is hitting shops in March. What? What... >>

Nokia Lumia 900 also all-white

Nokia Lumia 900 also all-white

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Among all the excitement on Monday with the news that Nokia Lumia 800 would be hitting the shops, all dressed in white, it almost went unnoticed that Nokia posted a promo picture of the Lumia 800's bigger brother - the Nokia Lumia 900 - also sporting... >>

Kid friendly IE9 browser lands for Safe Internet Day 2012

Kid friendly IE9 browser lands for Safe Internet Day 2012

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Microsoft has once again teamed up with he Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) to release a version of IE9 that is safe for kids to use. The browser has one-click access for Windows users to useful sites such as CEOP.police.uk and... >>

Toshiba AT200, world's thinnest 10-inch tab, available in the UK now

Toshiba AT200, world's thinnest 10-inch tab, available in the UK now

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The Toshiba AT200 - the tablet the Japanese company claims is the thinnest 10.1-inch slate in the world (and who are we to argue?) - has landed in the UK and is available from Carphone Warehouse. The super-slim 7.7mm tab, which goes by the name of the... >>

Apple iTV detailed by Best Buy

Apple iTV detailed by Best Buy

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There is a saying that if you wish for something long enough it becomes true and that's probably what Best Buy is hoping for after it conducted a survey concerning the rumoured Apple iTV platform. US tech site The Verge reported on a leak that saw the superstore... >>

Google Doodle celebrates the life of Charles Dickens

Google Doodle celebrates the life of Charles Dickens

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Google has hit us with a double whammy this morning. Not only does its most recent Doodle celebrate the life of someone that we've actually heard of for a change - Charles Dickens - it is also in recognition of what we'd call an actual milestone; it would... >>

Canon PowerShot A series announced for entry-level fun

Canon PowerShot A series announced for entry-level fun

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You know what today needed? Six more cameras, that's what. Luckily, Canon thought so too and has announced the arrival of its new PowerShot A series comprising of the following entry to mid-level compacts: The Canon PowerShot A810, the Canon PowerShot... >>