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Microsoft: Next version of Windows is Windows 10, not Windows 9

Microsoft: Next version of Windows is Windows 10, not Windows 9

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Microsoft has introduced the next version of Windows in San Francisco. It is called Windows 10."Windows is at a Threshold and now it's time for a new Windows," announced Terry Myerson, chief of Windows, at a press event. "Our new Windows must be built... >>

See in the dark using your iPhone with Seek Thermal imaging

See in the dark using your iPhone with Seek Thermal imaging

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Thermal imaging was once a treat reserved for those in the military, or perhaps the odd rich paintball fan. Now it's becoming affordable on the iPhone thanks to Seek Thermal.The hardware add-on allows you to turn any iPhone into a thermal imaging camera.... >>

HP's new Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets is both colourful and affordable

HP's new Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets is both colourful and affordable

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Hewlett-Packard has announced a colourful lineup of HP Stream laptops and tablets. And not only do they run Windows, but they're also affordable.Set to release just in time for the holiday shopping season, HP's Stream series includes two new laptop computers... >>

Apple iMac could update with Retina display and faster processors, to launch next month?

Apple iMac could update with Retina display and faster processors, to launch next month?

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Apple is supposedly testing a new version of the iMac, and it has a Retina display.According to 9to5Mac, which has a good track record with Apple rumours, both unnamed sources and references in OS X Yosemite betas have indicated Apple is currently developing... >>

Finally! Adobe Creative Cloud is coming to Chrome OS: Here's how to get it

Finally! Adobe Creative Cloud is coming to Chrome OS: Here's how to get it

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Chromebook owners will soon have access to a set of software services previously limited to Mac and Windows PC owners: Adobe Creative Cloud.Because Creative Cloud is like a virtualised environment, many Chromebook owners have expected they would one day... >>

Microsoft might make Windows 9 upgrade free to Windows 8 users after all

Microsoft might make Windows 9 upgrade free to Windows 8 users after all

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Microsoft has confirmed once and for all that Windows 9 will be a free software upgrade, it's claimed.Several reports have gone back and forth in recent months, asserting Microsoft might or might not charge for the upgrade to Windows 9. But now, according... >>

How Wembley and EE plan to create the high tech stadium of the future

How Wembley and EE plan to create the high tech stadium of the future

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It's been a few months since EE signed a sponsorship and technological partnership with England's national stadium Wembley and while it has been no slouch in introducing enough communications tech to service 1.6TB of downloads and 0.9TB of uploads in... >>

Wembley Stadium arch turned into giant Hue-style mood lighting system that'll react to goals

Wembley Stadium arch turned into giant Hue-style mood lighting system that'll react to goals

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As part of its ongoing partnership with Wembley Stadium, EE has jointly installed an LED lighting system in the arch above the venue's skyline which was switched on tonight to show how it can be used in future.The arch is just part of the many technological... >>

EE agrees deal to buy 58 Phones 4u stores, saves further 359 jobs

EE agrees deal to buy 58 Phones 4u stores, saves further 359 jobs

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Mobile phone operator EE has struck a deal with Phones 4u's administrators PwC to buy 58 of the Phones 4u stores currently closed in the UK. This follows Vodafone's announcement on Friday that it is purchasing and rebranding 140 Phones 4u shops located... >>

Devolo dLAN 500 review: Starter Pack extends home Wi-Fi network with ease
4.0 stars

Devolo dLAN 500 review: Starter Pack extends home Wi-Fi network with ease

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Having recently moved house, we came across a problem: the Wi-Fi signal from our otherwise impressive Virgin Media Superhub 2 wouldn't reach the back bedroom. No internet in bed - that's a serious modern day dilemma.But the solution to boost our Wi-Fi... >>

Virgin Atlantic to offer Gogo's speedy in-flight Wi-Fi service

Virgin Atlantic to offer Gogo's speedy in-flight Wi-Fi service

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Virgin Atlantic is set to become the first European carrier to offer Gogo connectivity.More interesting however is that Gogo’s 2Ku system will be available in all Virgin Atlantic aircraft, essenially providing passengers with in-flight Wi-Fi service... >>

What is Apple's Family Sharing feature for iOS 8, and why should you care?

What is Apple's Family Sharing feature for iOS 8, and why should you care?

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Apple has a new feature that promises to not only save you money but also make it easier for your family to share everything, from apps to music.The feature is called Family Sharing, and it works across both iOS devices and Macs. Available for consumers... >>

EE refreshes 4G SIM only plans, now from less than £10 a month

EE refreshes 4G SIM only plans, now from less than £10 a month

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EE has rejigged its prices for its SIM only 4G data plans, offering 4G contracts from as little as £9.99 a month.That will get you 250 talk time minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data, but for those with bigger internet and download appetites, a... >>

Logitech G910 Orion Spark is mother of gaming keyboards, docks with iPhone and Android for stats

Logitech G910 Orion Spark is mother of gaming keyboards, docks with iPhone and Android for stats

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Logitech has announced a gaming keyboard it believes provides the perfect response and customisation for even the pickiest of PC gamers.The Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard utilises proprietary Romer-G mechanical switches, which the company... >>

SwiftKey keyboard for iOS 8 explored: How does it differ?

SwiftKey keyboard for iOS 8 explored: How does it differ?

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With the launch of iOS 8, Apple has introduced the ability to add third party keyboards to your iPhone and iPad. If you've got tired of the Apple keyboard compared to what your Android brothers and sisters use, now might be a good time to change it.That's... >>

Microsoft to hold Windows event on 30 September, could unveil Windows 9 preview?

Microsoft to hold Windows event on 30 September, could unveil Windows 9 preview?

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Microsoft will show off the next version of Windows at a press event later this month.The Redmond-based company sent invites to the media on 15 September, announcing a Windows event scheduled for 30 September in San Franscico. The invites indicated Microsoft... >>

Google Chrome 64-bit browser for Mac to release as update in November

Google Chrome 64-bit browser for Mac to release as update in November

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Following the release of a 64-bit Chrome browser for Windows, Google has announced a 64-bit version for Mac.Google in August pushed its Chrome browser for Windows into the 64-bit software era, with the launch of Chrome 37. The update made Google's browser... >>

Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix shows off fingerprint scanner, slimmer design, variety of keyboard docks

Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix shows off fingerprint scanner, slimmer design, variety of keyboard docks

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The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix name isn't a brand new concept, with the first model unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2013. But fast-forward some 20 months to the Intel Developers Forum 2014 and the second generation model has shown face. And it... >>

Hands-on: HP Pavilion x2: 2-in-1 pushes screen gloss to excess

Hands-on: HP Pavilion x2: 2-in-1 pushes screen gloss to excess

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There's a whole lot of choice out there when it comes to laptops and 2-in-1 devices, so the smallest of misjudged design decisions can be costly. Although we rather liked the look of the HP Pavilion x2 - and have been even more impressed by the company's... >>

Hands-on: HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch desktop-replacement 2-in-1s show off Intel Core M slim form factor

Hands-on: HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch desktop-replacement 2-in-1s show off Intel Core M slim form factor

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Before now we've seen some tablet-style desktop replacements that, let's face it, have been so big and bulky that they had little appeal. But in the latest HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch models the company has created a viable desktop-replacement home office... >>

Hands-on: Gigabyte Brix Gaming packs discrete graphics into palm-sized pocket PC

Hands-on: Gigabyte Brix Gaming packs discrete graphics into palm-sized pocket PC

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We last caught sight of the Gigabyte Brix pocket PC at last year's Intel Developer Forum. For 2014 the company has introduced a new, higher-power model named the Gigabyte Brix Gaming.No prizes for guessing what it's designed for. Yep, gaming - glorious... >>

Windows 9 Threshold design possibly revealed in several screenshot leaks

Windows 9 Threshold design possibly revealed in several screenshot leaks

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Many reports have claimed to show off the next version of Windows in recent months, but a new leak might be the biggest one yet.Two German websites, called Computer Base and WinFuture, have published about 20 screenshots that reportedly show off a leaked... >>

Vine and Evernote are among first Android apps for Chrome OS to land in Web Store

Vine and Evernote are among first Android apps for Chrome OS to land in Web Store

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The first Android apps for Chromebook are now available.Android apps like Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine have landed in the Chrome Web Store, essentially making your Chromebook more of an 'on-the-go' machine than you ever thought possible:... >>

Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 12 is the laptop replacement with a tablet twist

Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 12 is the laptop replacement with a tablet twist

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The Acer Aspire Switch family continues to grow, with the forthcoming Switch 12 showcasing not only a number of varied position options, but it's one of the first devices to feature Intel Core M technology. That means a fanless design, which in turn opens... >>

The war on passwords: Intel wants biometrics to replace the traditional password

The war on passwords: Intel wants biometrics to replace the traditional password

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Passwords are a brilliant and useful aspect of security, but they're also a pain in the ass. Forgetting one, having another phished or hacked, needing to use a different new one when trying to reset an account. Multiple sighs ensue when that replacement... >>

Intel envisions a wireless future: WiGig and wireless charging to 'eliminate all cables by end of 2015'

Intel envisions a wireless future: WiGig and wireless charging to 'eliminate all cables by end of 2015'

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Intel outlined its vision for a wire-free future at its Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. But rather than this being a distant concept, the technology is just around the corner and, the company believes, will be in place by the end of 2015. On... >>

Gigabyte P34G v2 review
4.0 stars

Gigabyte P34G v2 review

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Gaming laptops are usually chunky beasts - the sort of thing that will give you shoulder ache and win you odd looks should you dare to take them out of the house. The Gigabyte P34G v2, however, is something quite different.It has serious gaming power,... >>

Acer Aspire Switch 11 hands-on: Hybrid offers multiple positions and uses

Acer Aspire Switch 11 hands-on: Hybrid offers multiple positions and uses

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Acer announced the Aspire Switch 11 during its press conference at IFA 2014, bringing another multi-positional laptop-meets-tablet device to its portfolio.We got our hands on the new 2-in-1 notebook series at the show to see what the 11.6-inch model... >>

Hands-on: Asus EeeBook X205 review

Hands-on: Asus EeeBook X205 review

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Budget laptops are ruling laptop volume sales at the moment, thanks to Chromebook, and that's been enough to make Asus take note. The company's new EeeBook X205 is a reimagination of the 2007 Eee PC in a refreshed format, some seven years on. If you're... >>

Hands-on: Asus ZenBook UX305 review

Hands-on: Asus ZenBook UX305 review

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As laptop makers eye up the future of the market, there's been a divide between the high-end and the affordable budget ranges that has seen the middle section squeezed in different ways. Those laptops near but in excess of £1,000 aren't selling like... >>

Chromebook tips and tricks: Getting the most out of your Chrome OS machine

Chromebook tips and tricks: Getting the most out of your Chrome OS machine

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Google announced in early May that it had an entirely new lineup of Intel-powered Chromebooks in the works from Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Acer, Toshiba, HP, and LG. They're all set to launch this year too, meaning there is bound to be a lot more Chrome OS users... >>

Chrome OS adds handy features: multi-user login, Settings window, and more

Chrome OS adds handy features: multi-user login, Settings window, and more

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Google has updated Chrome OS to version 37, adding a tonne of new features that'll make your Chromebook feel and look more like a full-fledged computer.The most notable new feature is support for multi-user login, meaning more than one user can now sign... >>

The Asus Eee PC returns, and no it's not 2007

The Asus Eee PC returns, and no it's not 2007

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Back once again like the renegade master. That's right, the Eee PC, the device that kickstarted the netbook craze is back, but this time with a lot more power. Seven years after Asus first introduced the Eee PC, the company has announced that it will... >>

Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 laptop transforms into five modes

Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 laptop transforms into five modes

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Toshiba, in its myriad IFA-timed announcements, has revealed a new laptop called Satellite Radius 11 which is capable of transforming to suit the user's needs.We say transform but really it means it works as a laptop or tablet is various positions. All... >>

Toshiba Chromebook 2 brings Skullcandy sound and 11 hour battery

Toshiba Chromebook 2 brings Skullcandy sound and 11 hour battery

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Toshiba has just announced its latest Chromebook 2 laptop to succeed last year's model. It's coming with plenty of improvements to give Windows laptops and Macs a bit of serious Google powered competition.The Toshiba Chromebook 2 is a 13.3-inch laptop... >>

Greenpeace to tech industry: Be more like Apple

Greenpeace to tech industry: Be more like Apple

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Greenpeace has criticised Samsung, Microsoft, Amazon and others for not doing enough to create green gadgets saying they should act more like Apple. In a new report out ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, the environmental organisation says Samsung... >>

Logitech Bluetooth keyboard dock lets you easily switch from tablet, to smartphone to PC

Logitech Bluetooth keyboard dock lets you easily switch from tablet, to smartphone to PC

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Logitech has announced a new Bluetooth keyboard dock designed to support users of multiple devices.The Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 allows you to connect up to three devices via Bluetooth and lets you switch between them using a dial.The... >>

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD is the cloud in your pocket

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD is the cloud in your pocket

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Toshiba has announced the Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD, an external drive that will allow you to wirelessly store your content locally. Bringing the advantage of SSD - it will be nice and quiet, better protected from drops, as well as power efficient... >>

Acer Aspire S3 review (2014)
4.0 stars

Acer Aspire S3 review (2014)

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Slim, light, good-looking laptops are great. If you spend half your life rushing between places with more work to do than is strictly healthy then a decent one is exactly what you'll need. But to fit the MacBook Air-style blueprint in a Windows 8.1 form... >>

Do you have an HP laptop power cord with LS-15 on it? If so, you may be at risk (update)

Do you have an HP laptop power cord with LS-15 on it? If so, you may be at risk (update)

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UPDATE: Pocket-lint has been told that the UK may also be affected and that the recall is global. If you have a lead with "LS-15" on it and you bought your laptop between September 2010 and June 2012, you should also check with HP if it needs to be recalled,... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

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Microsoft Surface is one of those products lines that's neither quite here nor there. But the Surface Pro 3 looks to change that, by refreshing the range in a new, larger 12-inch model that Microsoft has referred to as a "laptop killer".Cleaner cut marketing... >>

This is Acer's new Chromebox: It's called CXI and launches next month

This is Acer's new Chromebox: It's called CXI and launches next month

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Acer has unveiled a new desktop system that starts at $180. Called Chromebox CXI, it is basically a budget computer running Google's Chrome OS operating system.Chromeboxes are the desktop equivalent to Chromebook laptops. In fact, Acer said the Chromebox... >>

LA Clippers' owner Steve Ballmer exits Microsoft's board, six months after CEO retirement

LA Clippers' owner Steve Ballmer exits Microsoft's board, six months after CEO retirement

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Steve Ballmer has written a letter to Microsoft's CEO, explaining that his new Los Angeles Clippers purchase will probably keep him so busy in the coming years that he has no choice but to leave the company's Board of Directors. Ballmer's resignation... >>

Lenovo launches affordable laptop with good specs for only £229

Lenovo launches affordable laptop with good specs for only £229

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Lenovo has announced its latest affordable laptop, the B50-30 is available now for just £229.The Lenovo B50-30 comes with the Windows 8 operating system with enough power to offer smooth use, despite that impressive price.The screen is an anti-glare... >>

HP Stream 14 is a Windows 8.1 Chromebook rival, with 100GB of OneDrive storage

HP Stream 14 is a Windows 8.1 Chromebook rival, with 100GB of OneDrive storage

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Microsoft's first Chromebook competitor is expected to be a Windows PC called HP Stream 14. It'll even come with 100 GB of OneDrive cloud storage for two years.The HP Stream 14 will not only offer cloud storage, just like a Chromebook, it will be lower-priced... >>

Microsoft might launch Windows 9 Threshold preview this autumn

Microsoft might launch Windows 9 Threshold preview this autumn

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You can expect the next major version of the Windows operating system to debut as a "technology preview" in September or October of this year, it's claimed.According to ZDNet, a technology site with a good track record when it comes to Windows rumours,... >>

EE customers complain about 50p queue-jump charge for customer service

EE customers complain about 50p queue-jump charge for customer service

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EE introduced a customer service queue-jump for those willing to pay a flat fee of 50p. This has been running for a week and now customer dissatisfaction is beginning to appear.Some customers, especially those who have been with EE for some time, feel... >>