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LG G3 vs HTC One (M8)

The battle of the flagships continue, and after pitting LG’s latest and greatest against the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2, it’s now time to round out the collection by comparing the LG device to the latest HTC flagship. Both smartphones have a lot to offer, and while there might be a …

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Goooooold! Beats rewards World Cup winners with 24-karat headphones

The German champions may only get one World Cup trophy, but thanks to Beats Electronics, the team members will each get a complimentary pair of 24-karat gold Beats Pro headphones.<p>Having previously become the hit advertiser of the World Cup with its “Game Before the Game” ad (despite being banned …

Windows Phone 8.1 Hits Lumia Devices with Cyan Update

As promised at its Build 2014 conference, Microsoft is pushing Windows Phone 8.1 to Lumia devices alongside its Cyan firmware update.<p>All Lumia hardware running Windows Phone 8 should be eligible for the upgrade, although Microsoft stresses that it will be available for its full range “in the coming …

cPulse Is An Android Smartphone Case That Packs 128 Multicoloured And Programable LED Lights

As smartphone makers look to bring innovation even to the backside of our phones, adding all sorts of extra functionality to otherwise dormant real-estate, it’s perhaps no surprise to see third-party case-makers think along similar lines. But Codlight’s cPulse, which kicks off its Kickstarter …

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Microsoft Hits Go On Windows Phone 8.1 For Lumia Handsets

Starting today, Nokia Lumia handsets running Windows Phone 8 will begin to receive Windows Phone 8.1 along with a Nokia-sourced updated called Cyan. Microsoft recently purchased Nokia’s hardware assets. The 8.1 update will land in pieces, depending on the carrier in question.<p>Windows Phone 8.1, …

HTC upheaval continues with two more senior resignations

The Taiwanese company's chiefs of marketing and operations are resigning<p>This time last summer, Fred Liu and Ben Ho were still stepping up to higher ranks within HTC to fill the void left by departing top-level executives. Now, according to a <i>Bloomberg</i> report, they're emulating their predecessors by …

Apple is refused Touch ID trademark by USPTO – has six months to respond

<i>Patently Apple</i> reports that the US Patent & Trademark Office has refused Apple’s application for a trademark in Touch ID. The decision – made in May but only now made public – is because another company already holds a trademark for Kronos Touch ID, and there is a “likelihood of confusion” given …

Google forms Project Zero, a group aiming to stop zero-day attacks

Google is watching. For zero-day attacks, that is.<p>The tech giant has launched a research group called Project Zero, intending to “significantly reduce the number of people harmed by targeted attacks,” according to a blog post today from Google “researcher herder” Chris Evans.<p>The group is hiring and …