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Peter Capaldi says a woman Doctor Who 'next time' is a good idea

Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi reckons the time could be right for a woman to take over.<p>With a woman playing the Doctor's enemy Missy in the most recent series of Doctor Who, speculation has been rife of late, that the next person to take on the lead role might be a woman.<p>Current Doctor Peter …

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Apple Watch has 8GB of storage, but you can't use it all yet

If you're planning to listen to music on the Apple Watch while you go running, you may need to keep your expectations in check. Apple tells <i>9to5Mac</i> that the wearable has 8GB of built-in storage (twice as much as a typical Android Wear watch), but that there are set limits on how much media you can …

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HTC's bigger, flatter One E9 smartphone poses for the camera (update: specs)

If you thought HTC's One M9 was just too small or too bulky, you'll be glad to hear that the company has something bigger in store... yes, literally. Chinese regulators recently spoiled the surprise for the One E9, a 5.5-inch cousin to the 5-inch M9 that ditches the curved metal back for a flatter …

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LaCie's latest portable drive is (almost) ideal for your new MacBook

Dead set on snagging one of those extra-slim MacBooks, but won't make the leap until you have an easy way to back up your files? LaCie has your back. It just unveiled a new version of its Porsche Design Mobile Drive that uses the same USB Type-C port as Apple's latest portable (and eventually, …

Apple invests $50 million to get more minorities working in tech

Just like Intel, Apple is also pledging millions of dollars to various initiatives in an effort to make its workforce a lot more diverse than it has been these past years. When its diversity report was published in 2014, Tim Cook promised to be "innovative in advancing diversity," and now Apple's …

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Apple's Sales Figures Prove A Sad Fact: There's Still No PC As Desirable As A Mac

Mac sales make up just a tenth of Apple's revenue, but they’ve received a significant amount of attention following the company’s quarterly report yesterday, both from analysts and from the CEO Tim Cook himself.<p>Cook’s motivation for highlighting this old product line during the earnings call was …

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Raspberry Pi modded into a $160 cellphone

Remember how happy you were when you got your Raspberry Pi project to do, well, <i>anything</i>? Programming savant and photographer David Hunt has merely created a working cellphone with his, complete with video proof (below). The PiPhone consists of a bunch of off-the-shelf parts, like a PiTFT …

Which? Technology news roundup, 28 March 2014

<b>This week saw the launch of a new HTC smartphone, the HTC One (M8). It comes with an improved camera, new gesture controls and a general specs</b> …


Facebook acquires Oculus for $2 billion

Facebook just took one step closer to making the world of <i>Ready Player One</i> a reality by acquiring Oculus for $2 billion.<p>Oculus is the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset that’s coming soon to PCs and to Android devices. The company counts <i>Doom</i> creator John Carmack as an employee, …

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HTC Blinkfeed coming to other Android devices soon

Buried among all the interesting details about the new HTC One (M8) was a little line about HTC’s vision for some of its proprietary apps. A few days ago HTC published some of its apps onto the Google Play Store including Blinkfeed. The move allows HTC to update some of its core apps without the …

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HTC One (M8) Developer Edition available in gold or gunmetal gray

Aside from the carrier-locked options available for those interested in the HTC One (M8), HTC also announced yesterday that it will release both a Google Play Edition and a Developer Edition. The former is available now on Google Play with an estimated shipping timeframe of 2-3 weeks, while the …


Google will require ‘Powered by Android’ branding on newer devices

<i>Despite Google’s dominance in the mobile world, there’s a distinct lack of Android branding found on most Android devices — something Google is now reportedly starting to address.</i><p>Let’s face it, mobile operating systems seem to be in a very different position from desktop OSes when it comes to …

Mobile Technology

HTC president: Samsung devices are for those that want cheap plastic

HTC is no stranger when it comes to poking fun at its fiercest competitor. When the Galaxy S5 was first announced, HTC said that “buyers remorse” would be coming soon to GS5 customers and later HTC’s North American president Jason Mackenzie retweeted an image likening the Galaxy S5 to a …


Philips announces Android powered 4K TV

Towards the end of last year we were pretty sure that Google would be dropping the Google TV brand, after all the project hadn’t really proven to be that successful. It seems that we may have been right, as Philips has just announced a new line-up of Android powered televisions, which will be based …


Themer Beta updated, introduces icon pack support

Themer is without a doubt the easiest way to bring a unique look to your Android device, but it’s far from perfect. While there are a wide range of user-created homescreens available in Themer, the level of individualized customization that you can bring to these individual themes is relatively …


Will Oppo and OnePlus bring back the ‘wow’ factor to mobile devices?

In the last month we’ve seen the introduction of next-gen Android flagships from well-known Android manufacturers Sony, Samsung and HTC. Although all three devices offer solid specs and several other features that set them apart from their predecessors, we can’t help but feel that the “WOW” factor …

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Samsung “Smart Bulb” lights communicate with your Android devices

Earlier this week LG announced their new Smart Lamp light bulbs, designed for easy control from a mobile device. It seems that Samsung thought it would be a bright idea to follow with their own light bulb announcement this week as well <i>(sorry… couldn’t resist)</i>.<p>Simply called the “Smart Bulb”, …

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