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Gran Turismo 6 concept footage appears, more cars and tracks to enjoy

Gran Turismo 6 concept footage appears, more cars and tracks to enjoy

By Hunter Skipworth

More footage of the now official Gran Turismo 6 has been revealed. The video features a range of tracks and venues including Silverstone, as well as new vehicles such as the Tesla Model S and the iconic Audi Quattro.Graphically, it appears to be pushing... Read more

Samsung unveils Retina Macbook beating Ultrabook display, new UHD TVs

Samsung unveils Retina Macbook beating Ultrabook display, new UHD TVs

By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung has announced plans for a brand new super-high-resolution 13.3-inch display for Ultrabooks. The screen, which boasts a 3200 x 1800 resolution panel, beats even the Chromebook Pixel for pixel density.The 3200 x 1800 makes the 15-inch Retina Macbook... Read more

Barnes and Noble bringing web browser and email to Simple Touch eReaders

Barnes and Noble bringing web browser and email to Simple Touch eReaders

By Hunter Skipworth

A leaked memo shows Barnes & Noble plans to bring both email and web browsing to its Simple Touch eReader line up. The updates, planned for release on 1 June this year, will be coming to the Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight.Competitor... Read more

Pinterest redesign brings more info to what you pin

Pinterest redesign brings more info to what you pin

By Hunter Skipworth

Pinterest has been given a fairly significant redesign in an attempt to bring an increased amount of information to each pin posted to the service. It works with a number of websites, so you can now see extra info on topics such as movies, recipes and... Read more

Twitter for Google Glass is confirmed, as well as Facebook and other apps

Twitter for Google Glass is confirmed, as well as Facebook and other apps

By Hunter Skipworth

Twitter has launched an application for Google Glass. The new app allows you to post photos directly from the clever Google-made glasses, to Twitter. On top of posting pictures, the app also includes a proper notification system which will bring any... Read more

Audi R8 V10 Plus pictures and hands-on

Audi R8 V10 Plus pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

The Audi R8 V10 Plus is the latest incarnation of Audi's iconic two-seater sports car. The new V10 plus boasts a much improved gearbox, carbon ceramic brakes and the most incredible-looking turn indicators we have ever seen on a vehicle. It also implements... Read more

Google Now update brings live public transport info and reminders

Google Now update brings live public transport info and reminders

By Hunter Skipworth

Google has updated its Google Search app, adding live public transport information and reminder cards for Google Now. The updates to Google Now are already live, with the update available in Google Play.The Reminders feature works by hooking up with... Read more

BlackBerry Q5 vs BlackBerry Q10: What's the difference?

BlackBerry Q5 vs BlackBerry Q10: What's the difference?

By Hunter Skipworth

BlackBerry has announced the Q5, a new mid-ranged handset which should replace the Curve in its Qwerty keyboard-packing form.So there are now two Qwerty keyboard handsets that run BlackBerry 10: the Q10 and the Q5. But which should you choose? How do... Read more

BlackBerry Q5 confirmed for sale in the UK

BlackBerry Q5 confirmed for sale in the UK

By Hunter Skipworth

BlackBerry's Q5 has been confirmed for sale in the UK by Phones 4u. The phone, which is planned for release from July, will be the first mid-range handset to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system.While Phones 4u didn't go into date or price specifics,... Read more

Lotus Evora S IPS
4.0 stars

Lotus Evora S IPS

By Hunter Skipworth

The Lotus Evora is a strange car. Having spent well over 1,000 miles in one, driving every possible surface, from tracks to the streets of Soho, we still can't quite get our heads round it.When Lotus designed the Evora, it wanted a car to take on the... Read more

BlackBerry Q5 pictures and hands-on

BlackBerry Q5 pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

BlackBerry has just announced the Q5, a mid-range Qwerty keyboard handset designed for emerging markets and those after something cheaper than the Q10 or Z10 flagship products.Long rumoured as the R10, the new phone should replace the Curve in BlackBerry's... Read more

BBM coming to iOS and Android this summer

BBM coming to iOS and Android this summer

By Hunter Skipworth

BlackBerry's BBM messaging service is finally coming to Android and iOS. The long-rumoured release of BBM on handsets other than BlackBerry's own was announced by CEO Thorsten Heins on stage at the BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Florida"We are... Read more

BlackBerry launches BBM Channels, a new way for brands to use BBM

BlackBerry launches BBM Channels, a new way for brands to use BBM

By Hunter Skipworth

BlackBerry has given BBM a radical rethink. The service, which has traditionally formed the basis of chat for its hardcore fans, will now have Facebook Pages-style channels.BBM Channels works by giving brands an updateable page which can be shared within... Read more

BlackBerry conducts first phone to car video call via BB10-powered Bentley

BlackBerry conducts first phone to car video call via BB10-powered Bentley

By Hunter Skipworth

Remember the crazy QNX-powered Bentley Continental GTC at CES? BlackBerry brought it out on stage at the BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Florida, to show off one of its new functions.The car, which has an entertainment system powered entirely by... Read more

Skype coming to BlackBerry Z10 after BlackBerry 10.1 update

Skype coming to BlackBerry Z10 after BlackBerry 10.1 update

By Hunter Skipworth

Skype is coming to the BlackBerry Z10. Announced at BlackBerry Live, the app will arrive as part of a new BlackBerry 10.1 update for the handset which will hit some devices from today, with further roll-out expected by carriers at the end of this week.The... Read more

BlackBerry Q5 announced, Qwerty keyboard phone on a budget

BlackBerry Q5 announced, Qwerty keyboard phone on a budget

By Hunter Skipworth

BlackBerry has launched the Qwerty keyboard-packing Q5 handset at the BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Florida. The new phone, which is aimed at emerging markets and those on a budget, has long been rumoured as the BlackBerry R10.The Q5 name makes... Read more

BlackBerry testing 5-inch Z10 redesign to take on Galaxy S4

BlackBerry testing 5-inch Z10 redesign to take on Galaxy S4

By Hunter Skipworth

BlackBerry is planning to launch a redesigned Z10 with a bigger 5-inch display in order to take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and other flagship Android phones.The new handset, which is currently in testing in Canada, could replace the current... Read more

BlackBerry Q10: Where can I get it?

BlackBerry Q10: Where can I get it?

By Hunter Skipworth

The BlackBerry Q10 is now on sale. For many, it is the BlackBerry 10 handset they have long been waiting for; the Z10 is certainly fun and brings BlackBerry up to date with the competition, but without a QWERTY keyboard it loses part of what a BlackBerry... Read more

White BlackBerry Q10 on sale at Carphone Warehouse

White BlackBerry Q10 on sale at Carphone Warehouse

By Hunter Skipworth

The coveted white BlackBerry Q10 is now on sale at the Carphone Warehouse and Selfridges. The phone, which is also available in black, is the first Qwerty keyboard-packing handset to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system.It isn't the first time BlackBerry... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom a reality, confirmed by Bluetooth SIG

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom a reality, confirmed by Bluetooth SIG

By Hunter Skipworth

The Galaxy S4 Zoom rumours have stepped up a notch following the much-anticipated phone-come-camera being listed by Bluetooth SIG, the special interest group responsible for managing all Bluetooth device classifications worldwide.It's described as "Samsung... Read more

Nokia Lumia 928 video shows new camera image stabilisation tech in action

Nokia Lumia 928 video shows new camera image stabilisation tech in action

By Hunter Skipworth

Nokia has unveiled a new video of its Lumia 928 showing the camera's image stabilisation technology in action.Attaching the phone to a remote-control helicopter, the Lumia 928 turns out fairly wobble-free image- despite being flown about. We can't be... Read more

iPad Smart Cover could switch off pacemakers

iPad Smart Cover could switch off pacemakers

By Hunter Skipworth

The magnets inside iPad Smart Covers could switch off pacemakers if the findings of a 14-year-old's scientific experiments turn out to be true. While putting together a science fair project Gianna Chien made the discovery and should be presenting her... Read more

My first iPhone sparks controversy, 1stFone mobile aimed at 4-year-olds

My first iPhone sparks controversy, 1stFone mobile aimed at 4-year-olds

By Hunter Skipworth

A mobile phone has been launched that is designed specifically for very young children, effectively their own version of their parents' iPhones.The handset, called the 1stFone, has no access to the internet or text messaging and can be used only to make... Read more

Nike vs Adidas: Trainer technology, does it really work?

Nike vs Adidas: Trainer technology, does it really work?

By Hunter Skipworth

Nike and Adidas both have some clever trainer technology which they say can make all the difference to the way you run: Adidas has the Boost range or trainers, Nike has the Free. Both Nike and Adidas's offerings are loaded with tech buzzwords and potentially... Read more

Nokia portable USB charger invokes the spirit of Lego

Nokia portable USB charger invokes the spirit of Lego

By Hunter Skipworth

Nokia's DC-18 universal portable USB charger could be the best-looking way ever to bring power to your smartphone. Combining a bit of Lego styling with colourful Lumia design, the 1720 mAh charger should keep your phone ticking over that little bit longer.On... Read more

Android ITV Player app now exclusive to Samsung, other devices miss out

Android ITV Player app now exclusive to Samsung, other devices miss out

By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung has partnered with ITV to make the Android ITV Player app exclusive to Samsung smartphones and tablets until 31 August. The app brings the last 30 days of ITV catch-up content to your mobile. This means you can watch the likes of Coronation Street... Read more

Barclays switches to voice recognition for phone banking

Barclays switches to voice recognition for phone banking

By Hunter Skipworth

Barclays Wealth is to start using a voice recognition system developed by the company behind Apple's Siri for its phone banking. Called Nuance FreeSpeech, it can check to see if a person is who they say they are, via voice recognition, and then inform... Read more

Windows Phone 8 adds full resolution photo and video SkyDrive backup

Windows Phone 8 adds full resolution photo and video SkyDrive backup

By Hunter Skipworth

Windows Phone 8 now supports proper full-resolution photo and video back-up. Any shots you take can be instantly uploaded and saved to the cloud in their original form. The improved SkyDrive support is now available worldwide. You do need to activate... Read more

Flagship Sony Xperia A appears in FCC filing

Flagship Sony Xperia A appears in FCC filing

By Hunter Skipworth

It appears the Xperia Z isn't Sony's last hurrah for 2013, with the Xperia A making an appearance in seeking approval from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The phone boasts a 5-inch screen which is 1080p as you would expect. It also features... Read more

App of the day: House of the Dead Overkill - The Lost Reels review

App of the day: House of the Dead Overkill - The Lost Reels review

By Hunter Skipworth

House of the Dead has moved its lightgun-based arcade gameplay over to the smartphone. Bringing back memories of pound coin swallowing afternoons spent in arcades, it captures most of the fun of previous games in a handset sized package.There is a bit... Read more

EA says Wii U isn't powerful enough for next-gen games

EA says Wii U isn't powerful enough for next-gen games

By Hunter Skipworth

Nintendo's Wii U console could miss out on next-generation gaming content from EA because of its lack of power. The new console, which has experienced relatively poor sales since launch, is unlikey to match the PS4 or Xbox 720 for power when they arrive.EA's... Read more

Downloadify Chrome plug-in let you download tracks from Spotify for free, but loophole has closed

Downloadify Chrome plug-in let you download tracks from Spotify for free, but loophole has closed

By Hunter Skipworth

Downloadify, a plug-in for Google's Chrome web browser, made it possible to download and store tracks from your Spotify account. It worked by creating a DRM-free back-up of any track you played in Spotify on your computer.But as soon as it became popular... Read more

Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update almost ready

Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update almost ready

By Hunter Skipworth

Sony's Xperia S has had its Jelly Bean update certified and should be getting the new version of the software in just a few days.The update appeared on the North American PTCRB website, the wireless authentication forum, which is usually a good indicator... Read more

Sony looks towards its own Galaxy S4 Zoom rival

Sony looks towards its own Galaxy S4 Zoom rival

By Hunter Skipworth

Sony could be planning its own smartphone super camera to take on the likes of the rumoured Galaxy S4 zoom. The phone, which will match the quality of conventional digital compact cameras, is codenamed "Honami" and should use a large 1/1.6 sized sensor. That... Read more

Nokia global press event to add colour to your life: New Nokia Asha planned?

Nokia global press event to add colour to your life: New Nokia Asha planned?

By Hunter Skipworth

Nokia has posted a teaser on its Conversations blog for a press event being held in New Delhi tomorrow. The 9 May launch asks: "Ready to add some colour to your week?" A picture is also included of what we presume is part of a phone in Nokia's bright-yellow... Read more

New look Google Maps inbound

New look Google Maps inbound

By Hunter Skipworth

Google is planning a rethink for its Maps user interface. The new look will put the map itself at the centre of the web page, with all other information displayed in floating windows on top.It will mean full-screen maps, no sidebar and a much cleaner... Read more

Angry Birds to support cross platform saving

Angry Birds to support cross platform saving

By Hunter Skipworth

Rovio has introduced a new system that allows you to sync your Angry Birds progress across multiple devices. Called Rovio Accounts, the cloud-based system is getting a staggered roll out across different countries and Rovio titles.It will launch first... Read more

BlackBerry Q10 now comes in gold...for £1.5k

BlackBerry Q10 now comes in gold...for £1.5k

By Hunter Skipworth

Fans of the exclusive will enjoy the £1,597 BlackBerry Q10 being put together by Goldgenie. The company, which is known for its outlandish treatment of conventional smartphones, has previously launched the likes of a white gold iPhone 5, priced at just... Read more

McLaren MP4-12C Spider pictures and hands-on

McLaren MP4-12C Spider pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

The McLaren MP4-12C is a car that, despite being a complete and utter technical marvel, has lacked some of the special stuff that makes a supercar truly super. Traditionally the car fantasies of every 8-year-old have started with the letter F and ended... Read more

iPad mini with Retina display inbound,  production starts this summer

iPad mini with Retina display inbound, production starts this summer

By Hunter Skipworth

Apple is set to start production of a Retina display-toting iPad mini this June or July, according to analysts. The iPad mini is probably Apple's biggest selling tablet and will have played a big part in Apple's whopping 19.5 million tablet sales last... Read more

Acer Iconia A1 unveiled, B1 pricing and availability confirmed

Acer Iconia A1 unveiled, B1 pricing and availability confirmed

By Hunter Skipworth

Acer has announced the Iconia A1 tablet. The new slate features a 7.9-inch IPS LED-backlit display and is priced at £145 in Wi-Fi only form, right in line with the Nexus 7.It uses a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, which again, is right in line with the Nexus... Read more

BBC IllumiRoom rival in the works, its own take on possible Xbox 720 tech

BBC IllumiRoom rival in the works, its own take on possible Xbox 720 tech

By Hunter Skipworth

The BBC has its own take on Microsoft's IllumiRoom technology dubbed "surround video". The project has been in development since 2006 in the BBC's R&D laboratories.Rather than using a pair of lenses, like Microsoft's IllumiRoom tech, the BBC uses a single... Read more

IBM creates world's smallest animated movie, made from single atoms

IBM creates world's smallest animated movie, made from single atoms

By Hunter Skipworth

IBM has created the world's smallest stop motion movie by animating a set of single atoms. The video showcases IBM's research lab's ability to manipulate single atoms.Put together like a stop motion animation - albeit one made entirely from individual... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 approved for use by US defence, other Knox devices to follow

Samsung Galaxy S4 approved for use by US defence, other Knox devices to follow

By Hunter Skipworth

The US Department of Defense has approved Samsung's Knox-enabled products for use in government departments. The Knox security suite was supposed to debut with the Galaxy S4, but has subsequently been delayed until an undisclosed date.Samsung Knox and... Read more

World's slimmest Android phone planned, just 5.6mm thick

World's slimmest Android phone planned, just 5.6mm thick

By Hunter Skipworth

A Chinese phone manufacturer could be the first to release an Android handset that is just 5.6mm thick. The new phone, called the X5, which would be the slimmest Android handset in the world, is being put together by UMeox, a relatively unknown Chinese... Read more

App of the day: Hills of Glory 3D review (Android)

App of the day: Hills of Glory 3D review (Android)

By Hunter Skipworth

Tower defence games are ten a penny on Android, but few are as fun or as exciting as Hills of Glory 3D. Set in the Second World War, the app tasks you with defending a bunker from increasingly tough waves of enemies. You use a combination of swiping... Read more

Mini Cooper S Paceman
3.5 stars

Mini Cooper S Paceman

By Hunter Skipworth

Right now, there are more than ten different types of Mini to choose from, all of which build on that now iconic shape of the original 2001 launch model. The latest, the Mini Paceman, definitely falls into the "Mini that isn't mini" category. Designed... Read more

Vine updated with front-facing camera support

Vine updated with front-facing camera support

By Hunter Skipworth

Vine has added front-facing camera support to its iOS app. All you need to do is hit an icon in the bottom left of the camera section of the app to switch to your smartphone's front camera.On top of this, Vine has also updated itself with the ability... Read more

Jawbone UP platform announced, iOS app now integrates with Runkeeper

Jawbone UP platform announced, iOS app now integrates with Runkeeper

By Hunter Skipworth

Jawbone has announced the Up Platform for iOS alongside 10 applications which now integrate with the Up app. The idea is that you can use Jawbone with some of your other favourite fitness apps alongside the Up's own iOS app.RunKeeper and MapMyFitness... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 goes Gangnam style for India launch, get ready to cringe

Samsung Galaxy S4 goes Gangnam style for India launch, get ready to cringe

By Hunter Skipworth

Prepare to witness the most cringeworthy piece of smartphone advertising ever conceived. Samsung has reworked the iconic YouTube Psy Gangnam Style track with Galaxy S4 lyrics for the Indian SGS4 launch.It doesn't surprise us, Samsung's New York Galaxy... Read more