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A week in reviews: 7 - 11 July

A week in reviews: 7 - 11 July

By 12 July 2014

It's been a raucous week of cars, phones and more. We've given the BMW i8 hybrid supercar its first drive in Scotland, and have also been checking out the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron over in Vienna - more on the latter next week. But it's phones that have... >>

ZTE Nubia N7 smartphone with 535ppi screen and Snapdragon 801 announced

ZTE Nubia N7 smartphone with 535ppi screen and Snapdragon 801 announced

By 11 July 2014

ZTE has announced a new flagship smartphone with specs to make your eyes water. The LG G3 had better watch its button-clad back. The ZTE Nubia N7 has an impressive 535ppi screen thanks to its 2560 x 1440 resolution on the 5.5-inch display. But it’s... >>

Your next smartphone could smash rocks, as sapphire glass tests show

Your next smartphone could smash rocks, as sapphire glass tests show

By 11 July 2014

Japanese electronics manufacturer Kyocera has released a video showing off just how strong its sapphire glass screens really are – smashing rock. The sapphire glass cover is included in a test against a standard screen. When dropped on a small rock... >>

Samsung goes Galaxy crazy with app store relaunch for its smartphones and tablets

Samsung goes Galaxy crazy with app store relaunch for its smartphones and tablets

By 11 July 2014

Samsung has relaunched its own app store, renaming it Samsung Galaxy Apps and adding a few new features, such as exclusive applications for its Galaxy devices. The new store replaces Samsung Apps entirely and its set out differently, with sections being... >>

Apple iPhone 6 leaks, casing shown off in black and silver

Apple iPhone 6 leaks, casing shown off in black and silver

By 10 July 2014

Apple's iPhone 6 is so close we can almost smell the metal being machined right now. We can see the results too with the latest leaks, which show the rear casing of the iPhone 6 in black and silver. The leaked photos come from Russian iPhone seller Feld... >>

Factory resetting a phone isn’t enough, here's how to stop your data being recovered after selling

Factory resetting a phone isn’t enough, here's how to stop your data being recovered after selling

By 10 July 2014

The old factory reset option in Android phones appears to be less secure than it appears. A software company has shown just how insecure this method is after recovering information from phones it bought second-hand on eBay. The study was carried out by... >>

Get three times more battery life by using sand

Get three times more battery life by using sand

By 10 July 2014

Scientists have come up with an alternative type of lithium-ion battery that uses sand to achieve three times better performance than current efforts. The battery is still lithium-ion like that found in your smartphone, but it uses sand instead of graphite... >>

Nokia Lumia 930 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse: Here are the hottest deals

Nokia Lumia 930 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse: Here are the hottest deals

By 10 July 2014

The Lumia 930 will be on sale on 17 July, bringing the very latest from Microsoft Devices, Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan into a new flagship handset. The Lumia 930 offers a 5-inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, 20-megapixel PureView... >>

101 Best cakes for geeks

101 Best cakes for geeks

By 10 July 2014

It's our editor Chris Hall's birthday today so to celebrate we thought we'd present him with not one cake but 101 of them. And what's better, they are all geek-based (and probably flour and eggs and that). So we've collected the finest we've seen and... >>

You must now charge your device before any flight into or out of UK, following US advice

You must now charge your device before any flight into or out of UK, following US advice

By 10 July 2014

All travelers must now ensure their electronic devices are charged enough to power on before boarding any flight into or out of the UK. In response to an alleged terror threat from last week, the US had ordered overseas airports with direct flights to... >>