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What does Android L stand for? Lollipop or liquorice?

What does Android L stand for? Lollipop or liquorice?

By 14 October 2014

Google is getting ready to unleash its latest Android L operating system, but what in the heck does the L actually stand for? Although there have been many leaks and reports and likely even a lot of misinformation about the latest sweets-themed OS name,... >>

Eight tips for recording better video with your smartphone

Eight tips for recording better video with your smartphone

By 14 October 2014

Thanks to smartphones, recording video has never been so easy or effortless. Everyone has a powerful video camera in their pocket: a smartphone. And with a little practice and access to a few key tips, even you - yes, you - can start recording great footage,... >>

Sony Xperia Z3 review: Third time's a charm
5 out of 5

Sony Xperia Z3 review: Third time's a charm

By 14 October 2014

Sony has revised and updated its flagship smartphone more times than any rival in recent years, with the Xperia Z3 model arriving just six months after the previous Z2 hit the shelves. The Sony Xperia Z3 sticks very much to the lines laid by its predecessors,... >>

Google Nexus 6 (Nexus X) rumours, release date and everything you need to know

Google Nexus 6 (Nexus X) rumours, release date and everything you need to know

By 14 October 2014

Google is due to release the next generation of its Nexus smartphone series that's being called the Nexus 6 or Nexus X. As was the case in previous years Google is running a tight ship with few rumours escaping. But lucky for us there have been enough... >>

Best network for roaming: Costs and incentives

Best network for roaming: Costs and incentives

By 14 October 2014

Vodafone has announced its 4G customers will now be able to get LTE speeds in a further 19 countries worldwide, bringing the total to 23 after Greece, Spain and Portugal were introduced earlier this year. Travelling abroad and using your phone as normal... >>

Vertu for Bentley is the smartphone for those with very deep pockets

Vertu for Bentley is the smartphone for those with very deep pockets

By 14 October 2014

Vertu, the luxury smartphone manufacturer, has teamed up with the luxury car brand Bentley to create - you guessed it - a super luxury smartphone. The Vertu for Bentley phone, to get this out of the way, is a jaw-dropping £10,700. So what do you get... >>

Smartphones worldwide to be used as the biggest telescope ever created, you can take part

Smartphones worldwide to be used as the biggest telescope ever created, you can take part

By 14 October 2014

Scientists at the University of California Irvine are launching an app which will work on mobiles worldwide to generate the most powerful telescope in the world. The app, called Crayfis, stands for Cosmic Rays Found In Smartphones. It will use images... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

By 14 October 2014

While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution. Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

New battery charges to 70% in 2 minutes and has a life span 10 times longer than yours

New battery charges to 70% in 2 minutes and has a life span 10 times longer than yours

By 14 October 2014

Battery developments are appearing thick and fast these days as everyone scrambles to create the perfect system. The latest is a battery that will live for 2 years and when charging can get to 70 per cent capacity with just 2 minutes plugged in. The fast... >>

Happy you can use electronics on take off and landing? You might not be able to much longer

Happy you can use electronics on take off and landing? You might not be able to much longer

By 13 October 2014

It's been a while since the restrictions on using electronic devices during take off and landing on an aircraft were lifted, but if flight attendants in the US get their way, the ban will be reinstated. The Association of Flight Attendants is taking... >>