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Terra Motors to launch electric scooter with built in iPhone connection
Terra Motors to launch electric scooter with built in iPhone connection By Hunter Skipworth

A Japanese scooter manufacturer is to launch a new model which features a dedicated iPhone connection and dock, turning your mobile phone into a data read-out for the bike.Called the A4000i, the electric scooter uses the iPhone's data connection to gather... Read more

Lotus Elise S review
5.0 stars Lotus Elise S review By Hunter Skipworth

It was with a fair amount of trepidation that we set out on a near 1,000 mile road trip in the Elise S. The car isn’t exactly known for its refinement and this being our first time behind the wheel of Lotus’s most iconic car, we figured 15 hours on... Read more

Motorola X appears in another leaked shot, this time a close up of its back
Motorola X appears in another leaked shot, this time a close up of its back By Hunter Skipworth

The Motorola X is next in line for the leak treatment, not quite managing to steal the crown from the Lumia 1020, which pretty much ended up not needing a product launch.Pictures of the back of the phone have appeared on Chinese microblogging website... Read more

LG launches two new Ultra HD sets, LA9700 coming to the UK soon
LG launches two new Ultra HD sets, LA9700 coming to the UK soon By Hunter Skipworth

LG has announced a pair of new Ultra HD LED TVs. The new LA9700 TV will be going on sale in 55-inch and 65-inch versions, both crammed full of LG's latest 4K tech.That means LG's Tru-Ultra HD engine for image clarity and upscaling, Nano LED backlighting... Read more

Nokia Lumia 1020 full resolution image samples, see the camera in action with 100 per cent crops
Nokia Lumia 1020 full resolution image samples, see the camera in action with 100 per cent crops By Hunter Skipworth

Nokia has published pictures taken with the Lumia 1020's 41-megapixel sensor. The images, which consist of various sights and sounds around New York, show just what camera is capable of.Most impressive are the arial photographs of New York, especially... Read more

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Lumia 925: What's the difference?
Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Lumia 925: What's the difference? By Hunter Skipworth

After months of speculation, including a stint under the moniker "EOS", the Nokia Lumia 1020 is now a reality. And with its launch, the company now has a pair of flagship Windows Phone 8 handsets on offer, with the recently released Lumia 925 in shops... Read more

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: What's the difference?
Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: What's the difference? By Hunter Skipworth

It may well be a fairly new category - the camera phone with the emphasis on "camera" - but we've had two recent examples from two big manufacturers, so this is where the Nokia Lumia 1020 will be fighting its biggest battle. Both it and the Samsung Galaxy... Read more

Nokia Lumia 1020 official: 41-megapixel, release date and price revealed
Nokia Lumia 1020 official: 41-megapixel, release date and price revealed By Hunter Skipworth

The Nokia Lumia 1020 has arrived complete with 41-megapixel sensor in tow. The phone, which is the spiritual successor to the PureView 808, albeit running Windows Phone 8, boasts the most advanced imaging tech we have ever seen in a smartphone.On top... Read more

Full Nokia Lumia 1020 spec sheet leaked, 41-megapixel camera inbound
Full Nokia Lumia 1020 spec sheet leaked, 41-megapixel camera inbound By Hunter Skipworth

Nokia really isn't great at keeping a lid on things. The Lumia 1020, which is due to be announced later today, has just had its entire spec sheet leaked. Rumours of a 41-megapixel camera appear to have been confirmed, with the new handset also featuring... Read more

iOS 7 colour scheme draws on Apple's classic logo
iOS 7 colour scheme draws on Apple's classic logo By Hunter Skipworth

Apple's new iOS 7 operating system represents a drastic departure from the company's traditional design ethos. It boasts a much more bold colour scheme full of simple primary colours, but some aren't convinced by the new look.While Apple itself hasn't confirmed... Read more

Skype 4.0 fix for Android released, problems solved
Skype 4.0 fix for Android released, problems solved By Hunter Skipworth

Skype has released a fix for the 4.0 update for its Android app, promising a host of changes which should greatly improve its mobile video calling experience. A post on the Skype blog with the header "We heard you" details all the new updates that users... Read more

SteelSeries Apex gaming keyboard is the fastest in the world
SteelSeries Apex gaming keyboard is the fastest in the world By Hunter Skipworth

SteelSeries has announced the world's fastest keyboard. The Apex ships with the fastest response times ever seen in a keyboard, meaning you can game quicker than the competition.Perfectly suited to the likes of real time strategy games, the £67.99 keyboard... Read more

Nissan planning Tesla-style quick charging at dealerships
Nissan planning Tesla-style quick charging at dealerships By Hunter Skipworth

Nissan is to implement special quick-charging stations in dealerships for its Leaf electric car. The stations, which will be in the US only for the time being, allow you an 80 per cent battery recharge in just half an hour.Tesla implements a similar... Read more

GTA V gameplay walkthrough released: Who needs PS4 or Xbox One?
GTA V gameplay walkthrough released: Who needs PS4 or Xbox One? By Hunter Skipworth

Rockstar games has released the first ever gameplay video for Grand Theft Auto 5. It shows exactly how the new game will work, with its three playable characters that you can instantly switch between.The trailer, which shows just how incredible the scope... Read more

Pictures of Nokia Windows tablet show Lumia slate in action
Pictures of Nokia Windows tablet show Lumia slate in action By Hunter Skipworth

Pictures of the long-rumoured Nokia Windows 8 tablet have appeared online. The images show the Lumia Tablet's design to be similar to that of Lumia smartphones, alongside a fairly predictable set of specifications.If rumours are to true, the tablet will... Read more

Developing games for both Xbox One and PS4 a challenge says Bethesda
Developing games for both Xbox One and PS4 a challenge says Bethesda By Hunter Skipworth

Bethesda, the developer behind the Elder Scrolls series of games, has revealed that cross-platform developing for the Xbox One and PS4 isn't as straightforward as previously hoped.Both consoles share very similar internal specifications, which you would... Read more

Sky Sports for iPad app updated with new Ashes specific event centre
Sky Sports for iPad app updated with new Ashes specific event centre By Hunter Skipworth

Sky is to further bolster its iPad app offering with a new Ashes section so you can get the ultimate second-screen experience while watching the cricket. The app launches today, just in time for the Ashes, and features a lot of the clever stats and multi-camera... Read more

Financial Conduct Authority says claiming for a lost mobile phone is almost impossible
Financial Conduct Authority says claiming for a lost mobile phone is almost impossible By Hunter Skipworth

The Financial Conduct Authority has said that claiming for a lost mobile phone is virtually impossible in the UK, citing unfair tactics and too many policy exemptions.The FCA is to impose a fine on one insurance firm next month and has also explained... Read more

EE brings 4G to 11 new locations, including Aldershot, Basingstoke and Warrington
EE brings 4G to 11 new locations, including Aldershot, Basingstoke and Warrington By Hunter Skipworth

EE has pushed its high-speed 4G mobile phone network to 11 new towns. EE will flip the 4G switch on Aldershot, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bracknell, Hitchin, Horsham, Leatherhead, Letchworth, Stevenage, Warrington and Weston-super-Mare from today.EE says... Read more

Samsung announces curved OLED TV availability, time to get saving
Samsung announces curved OLED TV availability, time to get saving By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung has launched a production version of its Curved OLED TV which it demoed in prototype form at CES this year. Unveiled at an event in Seoul, the television looks to be available only in Korea for the time being, at a price of 15 million Korean won,... Read more

Red HTC One announced, Phones 4u exclusive from mid-July
Red HTC One announced, Phones 4u exclusive from mid-July By Hunter Skipworth

This year's best-looking Android phone just got even sexier, in the form of a Phones 4u exclusive HTC One in red. The handset is wrapped in what's called "Glamour Red" and offset with black panel gaps.All the same HTC One functions are there, so you get... Read more

Microsoft signs marketing deal with Telefonica to push Windows Phone 8 handsets
Microsoft signs marketing deal with Telefonica to push Windows Phone 8 handsets By Hunter Skipworth

Microsoft has signed a one-year contract with telecoms giant Telefonica to try to push sales of Windows Phone 8-powered phones across Europe and South America.Currently sitting in third place behind Android and iOS, Windows Phone 8 needs to grow market... Read more

New electric car world speed record set by Drayson Racing, 204.2mph on batteries
New electric car world speed record set by Drayson Racing, 204.2mph on batteries By Hunter Skipworth

A new world record has been set by an electric car designed by Drayson Racing. Managing a top speed of 204.2mph at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire, the Lola B12 69/EV is now the fastest electric car in the world.Previous records were held by the General Electric... Read more

Sky Go and On Demand getting major update: New look, channels and features
Sky Go and On Demand getting major update: New look, channels and features By Hunter Skipworth

Sky Go is due to get a major update later this summer, which will see a new-look design implemented across apps. As well as the redesign, Sky will be bringing four new catch-up TV channels and the ability to use Sky Go Extra for free for Sky Multiroom... Read more

Motorola X phone appears in new advertising campaign
Motorola X phone appears in new advertising campaign By Hunter Skipworth

An image of what is said to be the unreleased Motorola X phone has appeared in advertising material put together for the company. Rumours point to 1 August for a brand relaunch with the Moto X being the flagship handset unveiled alongside.No good brand... Read more

Company of Heroes 2 review
4.0 stars Company of Heroes 2 review By Hunter Skipworth

Company of Heroes was released in 2006, followed by two add-on packs and some of the highest critical acclaim heap on any strategy game.It remains a classic and developer Relic has quite a responsibility to deliver a sequel that can match the first.... Read more

Zapp payment service lets you buy things using your mobile phone number
Zapp payment service lets you buy things using your mobile phone number By Hunter Skipworth

A soon to be launched app called Zapp hopes to streamline the way mobile payments are managed. Vocalink, which is believed to be owned by a range of high street lenders, is looking to re-invent the way consumers make instant payments using the Zapp app.Planned... Read more

HTC One running Windows Phone 8 planned
HTC One running Windows Phone 8 planned By Hunter Skipworth

HTC could be planning a Windows Phone 8-powered One variant that uses the GDR3 update for the operating system. Rumours point to a device based very closely on the HTC One's design, but not an exact copy.Display size is said to be between 4 to 5 inches,... Read more

Garmin Monterra brings a slice of Android to your GPS
Garmin Monterra brings a slice of Android to your GPS By Hunter Skipworth

Garmin has launched the Android-powered Monterra GPS. The Wi-Fi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS combines Android with Garmin's mapping technology.The Wi-Fi connection allows you to download apps from Google Play, with Garmin hoping developers will build... Read more

HP Slate21 all-in-one tablet launched, desktop PC-sized Android device... and less than $400
HP Slate21 all-in-one tablet launched, desktop PC-sized Android device... and less than $400 By Hunter Skipworth

HP has announced the Slate21, a bumper-sized Android tablet that can fold to stand like a desktop PC. Running on Android 4.2.2, it's one of the first significant forays by HP into the world of Android.The device uses Nvidia's ultra powerful Tegra 4 processor... Read more

Facebook planning Flipboard-style reader for mobiles
Facebook planning Flipboard-style reader for mobiles By Hunter Skipworth

Further details have emerged of Facebook's long-rumoured Google Reader replacement, said to be an attempt to create a Flipboard-style service specifically for mobiles.Called Reader, recent versions of the project are looking fairly similar to Flipboard's... Read more

Citroen C4 Picasso review
4.5 stars Citroen C4 Picasso review By Hunter Skipworth

The idea of an MPV being exciting is one which very few believe is actually possible. With the new C4 Picasso, Citroen hopes to change that. Dynamic styling, a 12-inch HD screen and an extremely bright interior with 5.3 metres square of glass, all put... Read more

Microsoft was planning Amazon and eBay rival called Project Brazil
Microsoft was planning Amazon and eBay rival called Project Brazil By Hunter Skipworth

Details of a Microsoft designed marketplace called Project Brazil which never came to fruition have appeared online. Revealed by The Wall Street Journal, the Amazon rival was actually very close to release, but stumbled at the last minute.The plan was... Read more

Xbox engineer explains Xbox One that could have been
Xbox engineer explains Xbox One that could have been By Hunter Skipworth

An Xbox One engineer has spoken at length about the console that would have been released to the public had Microsoft not made it's massive U-turn over game trade-ins and internet connectivity.The explanation, posted on Pastebin under the title "heartbroken... Read more

Tesla Model S can swap its battery faster than you can fuel your car
Tesla Model S can swap its battery faster than you can fuel your car By Hunter Skipworth

Tesla has demoed an innovative battery swapping system for its Model S electric car that enables depleted batteries to be removed and swapped for a new one quicker than you could put petrol in a car.The 90-second process involves removing the baseplate... Read more

Rumoured pictures of iPhone 5S show redesign unlikely
Rumoured pictures of iPhone 5S show redesign unlikely By Hunter Skipworth

More rumoured pictures of the unreleased iPhone 5S appear to show that Apple will stick to tradition and not change the design of its next handset. The images show both the internals and back plate of the handset, with the latter illustrating how the... Read more

Instagram video: Everything you need to know
Instagram video: Everything you need to know By Hunter Skipworth

Instagram has just done the inevitable and pushed out an update for its app that includes video. It's a move that comes as no surprise, particularly given the recent successes of Twitter's own Vine app.So how does it work? While it's a fairly basic tweak,... Read more

Sony Xperia ZU screens leak, show Snapdragon 800 processor and 6.4-inch screen
Sony Xperia ZU screens leak, show Snapdragon 800 processor and 6.4-inch screen By Hunter Skipworth

Screenshots taken from the rumoured Sony Xperia ZU smartphone appear to confirm the rumour 6.4-inch display size of the still to be released device. On top of that, they show it will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, with a 2.2 GHz clock speed... Read more

Denon CEOL Piccolo review
4.5 stars Denon CEOL Piccolo review By Hunter Skipworth

Denon's CEOL Piccolo is quite unlike anything else the company offers. It throws out the CD drive to save on size and a lot of the conventional connectivity that you find on bigger AV receivers. Instead what you get is a thoroughly modern way of powering... Read more

The Walking Dead exclusive to Lovefilm Instant in the UK
The Walking Dead exclusive to Lovefilm Instant in the UK By Hunter Skipworth

The Walking Dead might be available on Netflix in the US, but it looks like Lovefilm has managed to nab the UK rights, giving the service more content brownie points over its rival.Series one of The Walking Dead will be available to stream from today... Read more

O2 launching Talk to the Hand phone gloves made from old mobiles
O2 launching Talk to the Hand phone gloves made from old mobiles By Hunter Skipworth

O2 has collaborated with artist Sean Miles to create a set of what it calls Talk to the Hand gloves produced entirely from recycled mobile phone parts. The project put together by Sean Miles uses old Pineider and Miu Miu gloves and old O2 recycled handsets... Read more

LG confirms Snapdragon 800 processors bound for LG Optimus successor
LG confirms Snapdragon 800 processors bound for LG Optimus successor By Hunter Skipworth

LG has confirmed that it will be using Qualcomm's top of the line Snapdragon 800 processor in the yet to be announced Optimus G series replacement.The chipset, which is about as powerful as it gets in the world of smartphones right now, has yet to appear... Read more

App of the day: Classic Winnie the Pooh review (iPhone and iPad)
App of the day: Classic Winnie the Pooh review (iPhone and iPad) By Hunter Skipworth

Winnie the Pooh for many is the iconic childhood read. A. A. Milne's beautiful stories remain, even to this day, perfect reading material for your kids.With this iPad and iPhone app, the world of Winnie the Pooh has been brought to life. Animated versions... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active photographed in Arctic blue
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active photographed in Arctic blue By Hunter Skipworth

Pictures of the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S4 Active have appeared on China's Weibo social network. The phone is due to launch on AT&T on 21 June, with it pegged for a UK launch at an event in London on 20 June.The phone - which is like a Samsung Galaxy... Read more

Casio Edifice Infiniti Red Bull Racing 2013 watches pictures and hands-on
Casio Edifice Infiniti Red Bull Racing 2013 watches pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

Just launched is the Casio Edifice 2013 range of Formula One-inspired watches. Combining F1-style design with Casio's best timepieces, the Edifice watches make a change from the company's usual digital display-centric looks.Casio Edifice has been working... Read more

Tech 21 Impactology case for Samsung Galaxy S4 pictures and hands-on
Tech 21 Impactology case for Samsung Galaxy S4 pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

The Samsung Galaxy S4's 5-inch 1080p display is about as good as it gets when it comes to smartphone displays. Despite having Gorilla Glass 4 to keep it safe, a decent drop will still result in a smashed screen and a hefty repair bill from Samsung.Plenty... Read more

Pink Floyd catalogue added to Spotify after 1 million plays of "Wish you were here"
Pink Floyd catalogue added to Spotify after 1 million plays of "Wish you were here" By Hunter Skipworth

You might remember that Pink Floyd had promised to add its entire catalogue to Spotify if fans listened to the iconic "Wish you were here" track 1 million times.The song was added to Spotify only on Friday and has taken just four days to achieve 1 million... Read more

100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car
100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car By Hunter Skipworth

The concept of a driverless car is very exciting to some and totally boring to others. For long motorway slogs, we can think of nothing better, but cutting back through B-roads and heel-toeing around a race track, might not be quite as exciting.BMW recently... Read more

Sharp launches 90-inch Aquos LED TV, biggest on sale in Europe
Sharp launches 90-inch Aquos LED TV, biggest on sale in Europe By Hunter Skipworth

Sharp has announced the 90-inch LC-L90LE757 LED TV, which is the biggest commercially available LED TV set on sale in Europe. The 3D set is over 1.2 metres tall and uses a cutting-edge Xgen 3D panel.The television is of course Full HD, with a 1080p panel... Read more

HTC Desire 200 leaks, looks tiny compared to HTC One
HTC Desire 200 leaks, looks tiny compared to HTC One By Hunter Skipworth

The latest in HTC current generation of smartphones has leaked and it's a pocket-sized offering. The HTC Desire 200 appears to combine some of the HTC One's looks, with touches of metal and plastic as well as glass. The phone appears to be closer to a... Read more

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