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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 …

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 …

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, …

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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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Android Wear updates reportedly on the way: new gestures, Wi-Fi support and more

With the Pebble 2 and Apple Watch both just around the corner, competition is about to heat up for Android Wear. Thankfully Google isn’t content to hold still, as we continue to see new watches like the Huawei Watch and LG Urbane. On the software front, Google has equally ambitious plans.<p>A new …

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy Note 4 quick look

Buy the Galaxy S6 at Amazon<p>Buy the Galaxy Note 4 at Amazon<p>Samsung’s Galaxy Note line has grown from a niche product at the time of its introduction, to its latest member, the Galaxy Note 4, being dubbed as “Samsung’s true flagship.” That said, the company’s original S series flagship line has been …

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Moto 360 arrives to Moto Maker

In March we learned that Motorola would be bringing Moto Maker customization to the Moto 360. Nearly half way through the month, Motorola has now delivered on that promise.<p>Unlike the Moto X, the Moto Maker Moto 360 option doesn’t give you the ability to chose customized materials and accent colors, …

You can enter Amazon’s $25,000 sweepstakes by downloading just one app

If you think about it, you can buy just about anything you’d like from Amazon. So wouldn’t it be awesome to win $25,000 to spend on whatever you’d like? That may be possible, thanks to a new sweepstakes put on by the company. To help bolster its Appstore installs, Amazon is giving out a $25,000 …

Deal: Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2 S on sale for $188 through March 17th

If you’re looking for an unlocked Android smartphone without breaking the bank, Alcatel might have a deal for you. The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2 S is currently on sale for only $188.29 until next Tuesday, March 17th. The device is usually sold for $268.99 off-contract, so we’d say this is a pretty …

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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> …

Portal is on its way to Android, at least as an Nvidia exclusive

If you consider yourself well versed in modern gaming culture, odds are you’ve played or at the very least heard all about Portal. The FPS/puzzle game puts the player in the position of navigating through deadly experiments, opening portals and solving puzzles. Up until now, the only way to play …

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, …

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 …

Oppo Find 7a (1080p) up for pre-order starting April 7th

Just last week, Oppo officially announced the Find 7, revealing that the handset will be offered in two different versions: one with a 1080p display and another with a massively impressive QHD resolution. At the time, Oppo also revealed that the 1080p model would arrive on the scene first, at the …

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HTC One (M8) Developer Edition available in your choice of Amber 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 …

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Google reportedly 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 …

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Here’s a coupon code to grab two new HTC One (M8)s for $140

If you’ve been impressed with the new HTC One (M8) and can’t wait to get your hands on one, then here’s a deal with Verizon that you really should know about.<p>As well as already offering a ridiculous sounding “buy one get one free” offer on the new HTC One (M8), existing Verizon coupon codes are …

LG G2 Mini to begin rolling out in April, starting with Russia and its neighbors

Just ahead of MWC in February, LG officially took the wraps off the LG G2 Mini, a smaller and less-spec-heavy alternative to its G2 flagship device. At the time, LG also revealed that the handset would arrive first to Russia and its neighboring countries with a target of March, with global plans to …

HTC president: Samsung devices are for those that want cheap plastic, HTC aims to deliver more

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 …

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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 companies like Oppo and OnePlus bring back the ‘wow’ factor to the smartphone market?

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 introduces “Smart Bulb” lights that last 10 years and communicates 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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