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Bill Gates buys 200 litres of fake poo

Bill Gates buys 200 litres of fake poo

By Danny Brogan

No it’s not April Fools' Day - Bill Gates really is investing in 200 litres of fake poo. However worry not, the Microsoft boss hasn’t lost his marbles or is planning some kind of prank at Apple HQ (as far as we know), it’s all part of a charity... Read more

Pre-order LG Optimus 4X HD from Phones 4u now for 27 August arrival

Pre-order LG Optimus 4X HD from Phones 4u now for 27 August arrival

By Danny Brogan

Phones 4u has begun taking pre-orders on the LG Optimus 4X HD as it gears up for the phone’s arrival on 27 August. As an extra incentive (for some) the first 50 people to submit their pre-orders will receive tickets for them and a friend to see Cheryl... Read more

iPhone 5 pre-orders to begin on 12 September reveal day

iPhone 5 pre-orders to begin on 12 September reveal day

By Danny Brogan

There have been more hints that Apple will unveil its next-gen iPhone 5 on 12 September, with the Cupertino outfit set to begin taking pre-orders on the same day.According to iMore, customers can place their orders on the day of the reveal, with devices... Read more

iPhone 5 motherboard spotted, but what does it tell us?

iPhone 5 motherboard spotted, but what does it tell us?

By Danny Brogan

Photos have cropped up which purportedly show the motherboard of the next iPhone 5. A user has posted the images on the WeiPhone forum, while analysts have begun speculating on what clues they provide.The biggest hint the motherboard images suggest is... Read more

BeBook unveils the Pure, the world's thinnest E Ink eReader

BeBook unveils the Pure, the world's thinnest E Ink eReader

By Danny Brogan

The lack of a touchscreen might put off some, but if you’re on the lookout for an eReader device that won’t break the bank, then the BeBook Pure at £69 could be worth a look.The BeBook Pure is the thinnest ever E Ink eReader, measuring a svelte 8mm,... Read more

Lego map of the world completed outside Southbank Centre

Lego map of the world completed outside Southbank Centre

By Danny Brogan

A map of the world made up entirely of Lego has been completed. Located outside the Southbank Centre in London, the creation was put together by members of the public during a three-week period that coincided with the London 2012 Olympic Games.More than... Read more

Nook tablet and eReader prices reduced in anticipation of iPad mini arrival?

Nook tablet and eReader prices reduced in anticipation of iPad mini arrival?

By Danny Brogan

Barnes & Noble has slashed the US prices of its Nook tablet and eReader devices in a move that some are interpreting as a safeguard approach to the rumoured arrivals of an iPad mini and Kindle Fire 2.The Nook tablet 8GB version is now available for $179,... Read more

Samsung Series 7 Gamer notebook gets refresh and yellow paintjob

Samsung Series 7 Gamer notebook gets refresh and yellow paintjob

By Danny Brogan

Samsung has certainly made sure you’ll notice the latest update to its Series 7 Gamer 3D notebook, by emblazoning it in a garish yellow. However, it’s not just the paintwork that has been revamped by Samsung, with the manufacturer beefing up a number... Read more

Withings Health Companion app monitors weight, activity, heart and even sleep

Withings Health Companion app monitors weight, activity, heart and even sleep

By Danny Brogan

The Withings Health Companion app has arrived on the iOS platform to help iPhone and iPad users lose weight, become fitter or simply improve their sleep patterns.With the Olympics hopefully starting a fitness surge among the public, the Withings Health... Read more

Lords of Football game lets you control players' on and off field behaviour

Lords of Football game lets you control players' on and off field behaviour

By Danny Brogan

A football simulator game is about to hit stores that lets PC gamers control the antics of players both on and off the pitch. Be it attending that new nightclub or going home with the wrong woman, the decisions you make in Lords of Football will have... Read more

Proporta's phone charger can fit into your wallet, literally

Proporta's phone charger can fit into your wallet, literally

By Danny Brogan

Proporta’s TurboCharger Pocket Power is for that moment you absolutely need to send a text or make a quick call but have run out of battery. Next to running out of toilet roll and being 10p short for a carton of milk, little is more frustrating than... Read more

iPhone 5 battery spotted, higher capacity to support LTE

iPhone 5 battery spotted, higher capacity to support LTE

By Danny Brogan

More iPhone 5 speculation as images of the handset’s battery appear with a capacity increase up to 1440 mAh.Though the battery’s capacity looks set to be (marginally) bigger than the previous iPhone models – the iPhone 4S has a 1430 mAh and the... Read more

YouView gets influx of movies with Now TV arrival

YouView gets influx of movies with Now TV arrival

By Danny Brogan

Movie fans may now have the perfect excuse to sign up to YouView after Now TV went live on the on-demand TV service.With a range of titles to choose from in the Sky Movies film catalogue, the Now TV app can be found on the YouView homepage with customers... Read more

HTC One X gets Android update, but still no sign of Jelly Bean

HTC One X gets Android update, but still no sign of Jelly Bean

By Danny Brogan

HTC One X users can now update their handset to a new version of Android that will bring a host of new features and improvements. However, the update in question is Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than the sought after Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Before... Read more

Gyrobike's Gyrowheel looks set to retire bike stabilisers for good

Gyrobike's Gyrowheel looks set to retire bike stabilisers for good

By Danny Brogan

What was once a rite of passage looks set to become a thing of a past, as the Gyrowheel replaces stabilisers as the new method of teaching children how to ride a bike.Available separately or as part of the 3-in-1 Gyrobike, the Gyrowheel teaches kids to... Read more

The £30,000 speakers that took five years to construct

The £30,000 speakers that took five years to construct

By Danny Brogan

Naim Audio’s latest Ovator S-800 loudspeakers took five years of research to build - which might help explain why a pair comes with a an eye-watering £30,000 price tag. The speakers were unveiled at the Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show and will... Read more

Beats headphones sales soar during the Olympics proving guerilla marketing works

Beats headphones sales soar during the Olympics proving guerilla marketing works

By Danny Brogan

Dr Dre has shown that it’s not just the Brits who are winning at this summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games. According to John Lewis, sales for the hip-hop mogul’s headphones have increased by 116 per cent.Following an alleged guerrilla campaign that... Read more

Nike celebrates the Olympics with gold Nike+ SportWatch GPS Special Edition

Nike celebrates the Olympics with gold Nike+ SportWatch GPS Special Edition

By Danny Brogan

Nike is celebrating the London 2012 Olympic Games by unveiling a special-edition gold version of its Nike+ SportWatch GPS.It has all he same functionality as the original Nike+ SportWatch, with a high-vis backlit LCD display and GPS functionality powered... Read more

Walkers crisp packets use Blippar augmented reality app to display weather forecast

Walkers crisp packets use Blippar augmented reality app to display weather forecast

By Danny Brogan

Walkers is using augmented reality app Blippar on its crisp packets to enable potato snack fans to check the weather forecast using their phone.Download the free Blippar app and throughout August and September all Walkers crisp packets will beam both... Read more

 Thermal Targeted Proximity Messaging: The next big thing in advertising

Thermal Targeted Proximity Messaging: The next big thing in advertising

By Danny Brogan

Next time the sun is shining and you’ve logged on to one of O2’s free public Wi-Fi hotspots in central London don’t be surprised if you have the sudden urge to buy an ice cream.O2 has joined forces with Unilever to promote its Wall’s Ice Cream... Read more

Ford cars to sync with Roximity's location-based deal finder iPhone app

Ford cars to sync with Roximity's location-based deal finder iPhone app

By Danny Brogan

Roximity, the iPhone app that finds the best deals for you based on your current location, has landed a major coup after Ford confirmed it was making the app compatible with its in-car Sync AppLink solution.It means Ford drivers will be alerted to deals... Read more

Sony Xperia Tablet pops up again

Sony Xperia Tablet pops up again

By Danny Brogan

The Sony Xperia Tablet has made another appearance this time in the form of official press shots - albeit leaked ones.The photos give a better insight into what we can expect from the Android tablet device – and the first to come under the Xperia banner... Read more

Lenovo reveals details of its Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2

Lenovo reveals details of its Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2

By Danny Brogan

We knew one was on the cards and now Lenovo has confirmed that it will indeed be launching a Windows 8 tablet when Microsoft’s new operating system debuts in October.The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (the original Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet ran Android) will... Read more

Samsung perfume-emitting phone patented

Samsung perfume-emitting phone patented

By Danny Brogan

A mobile phone that gives off perfume-scented vapours? As far as features go it’s not on the top of our wish list. However, this hasn’t stopped Samsung applying for a patent for a phone that does just this.The patent, along with conceptual image,... Read more

Next Nikon Coolpix compact camera rumoured to run Android

Next Nikon Coolpix compact camera rumoured to run Android

By Danny Brogan

Nikon’s next Coolpix compact camera could well run Google’s Android operating system and might even be with us as early as 22 August.The Nikon Coolpix S800 (some are speculating that it will actually be the S800c) is rumoured to have access to all... Read more

Google Voice Search app coming to iPhone and iPad

Google Voice Search app coming to iPhone and iPad

By Danny Brogan

Siri has a rival, with Google Voice Search set to arrive in the Apple App Store, allowing iPhone and iPad users to ask their device questions such as: “What movies are playing this weekend?”Google will then display a list of results, which in this... Read more

Nikon Coolpix L610 compact camera with 14x zoom turns beginners into pros

Nikon Coolpix L610 compact camera with 14x zoom turns beginners into pros

By Danny Brogan

Nikon has added to its Coolpix range with the L610, which has enough features to keep the keenest of camera fans enthused, with a few helping hands for photography novices. The compact camera comes with a 16-megapixel backlit CMOS image sensor, which... Read more

Xbox Live Gold members can watch Kaiser Chiefs charity gig online

Xbox Live Gold members can watch Kaiser Chiefs charity gig online

By Danny Brogan

British indie band the Kaiser Chiefs will close Microsoft’s Xbox Live Summer Stadium campaign with a private gig that can be viewed only by Xbox Live Gold members.Gamers of this status will be able to watch the group perform tracks such as Ruby, Oh... Read more

Energenie protective case doubles iPhone's battery life

Energenie protective case doubles iPhone's battery life

By Danny Brogan

You know the drill, you need to make a phone call on your iPhone and bam, the battery has run out. Energenie is the latest company to offer a solution with its iPhone 4/4S Chargegenie Sleevecharger.Clip your iPhone into the Sleevecharger case and not... Read more

Robotic smartphone dock unleashed by Romotive

Robotic smartphone dock unleashed by Romotive

By Danny Brogan

Romotive has released a smartphone docking station, but rather than streaming your music or charging up battery levels like other run-of-the-mill docks, this bad boy turns your smartphone into a robot.Compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPod Touch, Motorola... Read more

Mountain Lion draining Mac's battery power?

Mountain Lion draining Mac's battery power?

By Danny Brogan

Some Macbook users are reporting that the battery life of their portable computers has dramatically reduced since installing Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion.Wired has tested the claims using a Macbook Pro with Retina display and it too found it lost about... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to arrive with Ice Cream Sandwich, not Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to arrive with Ice Cream Sandwich, not Jelly Bean

By Danny Brogan

It's all Galaxy Note 2 rumours today, but those hoping that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be the most up-to-date handset out there when it launches soon could well be disappointed.It looks as though the new "phablet" will be rolled out with Android 4.0... Read more

Samsung lets the Galaxy Note 2 leak... again?

Samsung lets the Galaxy Note 2 leak... again?

By Danny Brogan

An image of a Samsung phone has been posted on the manufacturer's official Pakistan Facebook page before being quickly taken down. Many are now speculating it was actually a glimpse of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2.Just to add to the confusion, the picture... Read more

iPhone 5 dock connector to be just 9-pins

iPhone 5 dock connector to be just 9-pins

By Danny Brogan

One of the key changes expected in the new iPhone 5 is a smaller dock connector. According to the latest reports we could be looking at a dock that houses just nine pins.A reference to “9Pin” has been found in the iOS 6 beta and, assuming it is referring... Read more

Microsoft job adverts reveal Surface 2 tablets and more

Microsoft job adverts reveal Surface 2 tablets and more

By Danny Brogan

It would seem Microsoft has inadvertently revealed that work on its Surface 2 tablets has already begun, after posting a number of job adverts online. Despite Microsoft’s first-generation tablet devices - the Microsoft Surface for Windows RT and the... Read more

iPhone 5 will have taller screen, tests suggest five rows of icons on the homescreen

iPhone 5 will have taller screen, tests suggest five rows of icons on the homescreen

By Danny Brogan

A team of would-be developers have tweaked Apple’s iOS in an attempt to prove once and for all that the next-gen iPhone 5 will feature a taller display.The team at 9to5mac are convinced that the resolution of the iPhone 5 will be 1136 x 640 and made... Read more

Apple set to buy The Fancy, as it looks to take on Pinterest

Apple set to buy The Fancy, as it looks to take on Pinterest

By Danny Brogan

Apple is said to be in negotiations about buying The Fancy, as the Cupertino company looks for new ways to entice its iTunes customers into spending money at other e-tailers. For a cut, of course. The Fancy is an app that is similar to Pinterest in that... Read more

Madden NFL 13 will store 6,000 voice commands with Kinect

Madden NFL 13 will store 6,000 voice commands with Kinect

By Danny Brogan

The next instalment of the John Madden franchise on the Xbox 360 will utilise “over 6,000 voice commands” as players can bark commands and administer plays with just the sound of their voice.Beginners will be able to play Madden NFL 13 on the Xbox... Read more

Mio treats satnav users to lifetime of map upgrades with six new devices

Mio treats satnav users to lifetime of map upgrades with six new devices

By Danny Brogan

Navigations specialists Mio has unveiled six new in-car satnav devices, some of which come with a lifetime supply of map upgrades.In addition, the two flagship devices, the Mio Spirit 697 LM (£169.99) and 695 LM (£119.99) features the Find My Car facility... Read more

HP's Windows 8 tablet spotted on manufacturer's own blog for a second time

HP's Windows 8 tablet spotted on manufacturer's own blog for a second time

By Danny Brogan

We know one’s coming and now HP might have inadvertently given us a second glance of its Windows 8 HP tablet, dubbed the Slate 8.Seen on HP’s Make it Matter site, a picture has emerged of woman in a white coat (we presume of the medical profession)... Read more

HTC to take on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with five-inch display flagship phone

HTC to take on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with five-inch display flagship phone

By Danny Brogan

HTC is prepping a five-inch display handset in time for a September or October launch.The unnamed phone’s display will be HTC’s biggest yet and will have a 1080p resolution. That’s right folks, this five-incher will be high-definition.According... Read more

No YouTube app for Apple's iOS 6

No YouTube app for Apple's iOS 6

By Danny Brogan

Apple’s licence with YouTube has ended, meaning the pre-embedded app won't appear on iOS 6. Since the very first iPhone, users have had on-press access to the video-sharing website, but Apple is said to have taken the decision to move away from integrating... Read more

Windows Phone sales rise 277 per cent in a year, but still owns less than 4 per cent of smartphone market

Windows Phone sales rise 277 per cent in a year, but still owns less than 4 per cent of smartphone market

By Danny Brogan

The popularity of Windows Phone continues to grow, and that’s even before the arrival of Windows Phone 8 later this year.However, such was the gap in the market share that Microsoft’s smartphone operating system still accounts for only 3.2 per cent... Read more

Denon home and portable speakers provide audio streaming for Apple, Android and Windows devices

Denon home and portable speakers provide audio streaming for Apple, Android and Windows devices

By Danny Brogan

Denon has unveiled two docking speakers that can stream your music no matter whether you’re an iPhone, Android or Windows user.Though both the Denon Cocoon Home and Cocoon Portable speaker docks are optimised for iOS devices – the dock is only compatible... Read more

Samsung Galaxy family to get mass Jelly Bean roll out, including Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy family to get mass Jelly Bean roll out, including Samsung Galaxy S III

By Danny Brogan

Samsung is said to be putting the finishing touches to its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III, while the manufacturer has also been pushing the improved OS for other Galaxy devices.According to SamMobile.com, tests for the Samsung... Read more

FA Cup back on Facebook as opening match is live streamed - David Seaman, Ray Parlour and other stars to play

FA Cup back on Facebook as opening match is live streamed - David Seaman, Ray Parlour and other stars to play

By Danny Brogan

Facebook will broadcast a live stream of the Extra Preliminary Round FA Cup tie between Wembley FC and Langford FC.The stream will go out simultaneously on ESPN, with viewers able to get a glimpse of a host of former stars as they turn out for Wembley... Read more

Curiosity rover lands on Mars and sends tweet from out of this world

Curiosity rover lands on Mars and sends tweet from out of this world

By Danny Brogan

As far as Twitter firsts go, sending the first tweet from another planet is right up there. Nasa’s Curiosity rover has landed on Mars and as well as beaming down some photos to Earth, it also posted a number of tweets. The first tweet that confirmed... Read more

Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices will be revealed early September

Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices will be revealed early September

By Danny Brogan

Nokia will unveil a host of Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices at its Nokia World event in September reports Bloomberg before then going on sale in time for the Christmas rush.Nokia is relying heavily on Windows Phone 8 proving a success as it looks to regain... Read more

Zynga and Hasbro revitalises board game market with Cityville Monopoly and more

Zynga and Hasbro revitalises board game market with Cityville Monopoly and more

By Danny Brogan

Zynga has gone all old school after revealing plans to convert some of its gaming titles into physical board games in partnership with Hasbro.One of the first to get the treatment will be Cityville, which is to become Cityville Monopoly in its board game... Read more

Steve Jobs was open to an iPad mini, internal email reveals

Steve Jobs was open to an iPad mini, internal email reveals

By Danny Brogan

Internal emails among Apple staff have been made public during the manufacturer’s patency trial with Samsung, and they suggest former CEO Steve Jobs was open to the idea of an iPad mini after all.It’s long been thought that Jobs, who died in October... Read more