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Microsoft may be planning new campaign to entice businesses with Lumia devices

Leaked documents suggest Microsoft is planning to offer premium Lumia hardware and accessories to businesses as part of a trial offer in a bid to …

Windows 10

Microsoft threw Bing and MSN under the bus to promote Windows 10 in China

At the time, we reported that Terry Myerson — the Windows chief — had won.<p>The MSN group, which used to be part of Qi Lu's online services team, is now part of the Windows team.<p>That's important because there's a years-long battle within Microsoft over the default home page in Microsoft's web browser …

Windows 10

Microsoft buys Double Labs, the startup behind Android lockscreen app Echo

Microsoft has bought Double Labs, a startup that developed Echo Notification Lockscreen, a free lockscreen app for Android.<p>Microsoft confirmed the deal to VentureBeat today following a report on the news from Business Insider.<p>Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The startup appears to have been …

Google Play

Android to roll out massive update to deal with 'hijack bug' | tech

Did you hear about that scary Android bug that was discovered last week that lets hackers take over your phone with a single text? Well, Google's …

Android News

MIT researchers create an algorithm that removes digicam photo reflections

Professional photographers understand the complexities of compensating for errant reflections when shooting a scene through a window. But what about the rest of us who are using arguably less than stellar equipment for the same kinds of shots?<p>MIT researchers are getting ready to present a new …

NTT DoCoMo unveils smartphone with iris scan security

Move over Knock Codes and fingerprint scanners, Japan’s NTT DoCoMo has unveiled its new Arrows NX F-04G smartphone that uses iris scanning as its security method of choice. The novel smartphone was announced on Wednesday in Tokyo and was developed by Fujitsu.<p>Not only can the iris scanner be used to …

Gionee Elife E8 will pack a 23MP camera that can take photos in 100MP resolution

<b>Gionee’s</b> <b>Elife E8</b> smartphone has been making the rounds of late. The device has now been certified by Chinese certification database TENAA, giving us …

LG Watch Urbane review: big, bold and a bit gaudy

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Watch Urbane is a big, chunky watch, here pictured on a medium-sized wrist and a small wrist.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/13/1431531503295/884446ec-dc09-4dcb-ae66-0c81aa1a2145-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs …

Massive iPhone 6S Leak Reveals 11 New Features

In all honesty, I’m surprised it took this long. Nine months have passed since the iPhone 6 launch for the first major iPhone 6S leak to emerge, but finally it is here – and it’s a doozy.<p>The leak comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a rock solid track record on Apple leaks in …

This is how much earth is excavated to mine beach-ball-sized amount of diamonds

7.6 million carats of diamonds were extracted from the Koffiefontein Mine (Dillon Marsh)<p>This startling image shows the vast expanse of earth which …