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Launching a hardware startup? The stars are aligned in your favor

<b>Solid</b> Launching a hardware startup is more difficult than springing software upon the world – all a coder needs, after all, is a keyboard and a …

Your smartphone's best app? Battery life, say 89% of Britons

What do people want from a new smartphone? More than camera quality, processor speed or brand name, what they really want is long battery life, according to a new survey.<p>When asked about the importance of features, 89% cited battery life as "important", with only 11% citing it as "neutral" or "not …

Apple apps made to run on Android devices

<b>Android and Apple apps have been shown running side-by-side on the same devices thanks to software developed by US computer scientists.</b><p>The software, called Cider, has been created by postgraduate researchers at Columbia University.<p>Cider lets Android gadget owners mix and match the Android and iOS …

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LG’s First WP 8.1 Device Leaks, Looks Sexy Slim and Buttonless

Back before WP 8 was even announced, LG stepped out of the WP game officially; preferring to seek their fortunes in the Android space. Since then …

LG: Smartwatch? Pah! We'll measure your heart rate through your EARS

Fitness is the new fad among mobe-makers: first Samsung started to measure your heart rate through its smartwatches and now LG has announced …

Europe's shock Google privacy ruling: The end of history? Don't be daft

<b>Comment</b> Anyone familiar with <i>The Day Today</i>'s "IT'S WAR" episode will know how much the media love to create an imaginary threat. Channel 4 had its own …

Firefox’s adoption of closed-source DRM breaks my heart

I understand the pressure to support commercial video – but the browser makers can do more to defend free and open software<p>Future versions of the open-source Firefox browser will include closed-source digital rights management (DRM) from Adobe, the Mozilla project’s chief technology officer, …

iPhone 6 dummy compared to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5

We’ve seen a couple of alleged iPhone 6 dummies but this one is the most complete yet. Better still, the photos show it next to the current iPhone 5s …

French software developers are all beautiful women

Development tools outfit PC Soft has given the world a look at software developers in its native France, and most appear to be beautiful young women …

LG G3 leaks in high-res live images, shows ultra-thin bezels

It seems like when we brought you the news about the upcoming LG G3 smartphone with our exclusive coverage a couple of days ago we opened some sort …

Nokia Lumia 520 takes on a bullet, saves police officer’s life

Nokia Lumia 520 is the real hero of the day! The smartphone has saved a police officer’s life when a bullet was fired at him.<p>The police officer is …

Viber practically gives its user data away

Are you a Viber user? Well you may want to be a little more careful about what you say over the popular smartphone messaging service.<p>New reports …

Bevy of tech behemoths aim to plug the next Heartbleed with DOLLARS

Tech's biggest names have vowed to pour cash into crucial open-source projects that glue the web together – and hopefully kill off any dire bugs that …

OnePlus One is official, runs custom CyanogenMod 11S

Finally after months of teasing and releasing details one bit at a time, OnePlus announces the One - its first Android smartphone.<p>In terms of …

Reddit downgrades technology community after censorship

<b>Social news site Reddit has downgraded the status of its "technology" section after a censorship row.</b><p>The category is no longer a "default subreddit", meaning it stops being one of two dozen communities promoted to new account holders.<p>It follows a report by the Daily Dot that revealed headlines …

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OnePlus One 4K video sample is out, camera compared to a DSLR

Following some great camera samples taken with the upcoming OnePlus One 13MP camera, photographer Martin Mal has published a comparison pitting the …

Smart headphones could be the smartglasses for the rest of us

What if your headphones were smart enough to know where you are, which direction you are facing and could play 3D sounds capable of giving you directions – without the need for a screen or glasses strapped to your face?<p>The Intelligent Headset from Danish audio specialists GN can do just that using …

Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast

<b>Review</b> The Kingston DataTraveler microDuo is a convenient flash storage device that features a full-size USB interface at one end and micro USB at …

Don't let no-hire pact suit witnesses call Steve Jobs a bullyboy, plead Apple and Google

The tech firms at the heart of the "no-hire pact" class action suit has asked the court to exclude certain evidence by witnesses as to whether or not …

What John Chen actually said in his Reuters interview

<b>UPDATED: Reuters reached out to explain things. They claim the original quote from their story is accurate and was part of a bigger off-camera</b> …

Version 1.0.5.16 of Sailfish OS is now available for download to users of Jolla smartphones.

Jolla released update 5 for its Sailfish OS. Dubbed Paarlampi, the new firmware brings new functionality to the OS, and addresses quite a few of its …

Firefox OS 2.0 screenshots leak, give preview of upcoming design changes

Interested in getting a peek at a design makeover that’s coming soon to a mobile operating system? Of course you are!<p>Several screenshots that …

Nokia X review: Under cover

Introduction<p>The Nokia X is one of the Finns' first ever smartphones to run Android and yet it may not be the Android phone you've been looking for. …

Google invests in Silicon Valley robot-maker Savioke

<b>Google is taking a stake in a Silicon Valley-based robotics company that has yet to reveal its first product.</b><p>Savioke's work may be under wraps, but it has announced plans to begin customer trials of a service industry-targeted machine this year.<p>Google has acquired eight other robotics companies …

Stuart Parkin awarded prestigious Millennium technology prize

British physicist wins award for breakthrough in magnetic disk drive storage capacity, heralding era of cloud computing<p>British scientist Prof Stuart Parkin has won the 2014 Millennium technology prize worth €1m (£824,400) for research that has led to a phenomenal increase in the storage capacity of …

Wookiee! CHEWIE'S BACK in Star Wars Ep VII – blab Hollywood 'sources'

Whispers surrounding the mysterious newest instalment of the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise have hinted that actor Peter Mayhew may be onboard to reprise his …

Sony Xperia Z2 overview: Revised model takes first place in Mobile rankings

Introduction<p>Supplanting the Nokia 808 Pureview at 77 points and achieving the new number 1 position, the Sony Xperia Z2 achieved the highest DxOMark …

LAVA introduces midrange Iris Pro 20 smartphone

New Delhi's LAVA has just outed its new Iris Pro 20 smartphone, which fits a 4.7" screen in a slender 7.7mm body that weighs in at just 112 grams.<p>The …

Google Glass – Wearable tech but would you wear it?

Peanut butter. Flour. Baking soda. I am standing in a supermarket in San Francisco reading off the ingredients for a recipe. But it is no crumpled piece of paper or smart phone I am looking at. Rather the list is projected just above my right eye.<p>I am pacing the aisles while wearing Google Glass, …

Samsung researchers claim graphene breakthrough

Researchers claim that their discovery could unlock the next era of consumer electronic technology<p>Samsung researchers have developed a new method of synthesising graphene, which they claim could accelerate the commercialisation of the so-called 'miracle material', for use in electronic …