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10 of the best Tony Benn quotes - as picked by our readers

Tony Benn was known as an eloquent and inspirational speaker. Here are ten of his most memorable quotes, as picked by Guardian readers<p>1) “If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.”<p>Tony Benn was interviewed in Sicko, Michael Moore’s documentary film about the …

Sony Smartwatch 2 review: a second screen for your Android phone

The new wrist computer is slim, waterproof and lasts at least three days on a single charge<p>The Sony Smartwatch 2 is the third iteration of Sony’s smartwatch platform that acts as a second screen for almost any Android 4.0 smartphone.<p>With its upgraded interface, slim hardware and waterproof body, …

PS4: five new things we've learned

Sony recently posted an extensive frequently asked questions (FAQ) list for the PS4 ahead of its November debut, explaining several facts about the PS4 we didn’t already know.<p>Here are five of the most important facts we’ve learned from the FAQ.<p><b>You will be able to log into two machines simultaneously</b><p>…

Nexus 5: Google launches Android 'Kitkat' smartphone

Successor to the popular Nexus 4 smartphone arrives with the latest Android version 4.4 ‘Kitkat’<p>Google has just announced the release of its latest flagship Android smartphone, the 5in Nexus 5 that comes running the next iteration of Android 4.4 “Kitkat”.<p>With a 5in full HD screen and high-end …

Add a streaming device to your old TV for a multi-channel world

Devices such as Roku 3 enable streaming content on your television. Here's our guide<p>If you only ever watch catch-up to avoid paying a TV licence, being totally out-of-synch with watercooler conversations (not to mention TV Twittering) is probably only worth enduring if the idea of subsidising the …

PS4 or Xbox One? A parent's guide This month sees the launch of two next-gen consoles – here is a guide to help parents in the latest battle in the gaming war. http://gu.com/p/3k659

Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won

ComScore research shows that while Apple suffered a PR disaster over maps, Google lost 23m iPhone users in the US<p>Apple's maps have turned out to be a hit with iPhone and iPad users in the US - despite the roasting that they were given when they first appeared in September 2012.<p>But Google - which …

PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii – games for a generation

I was sitting in the reception area of the Guardian's old building in Farringdon. It was 2005. I'd been called there by the newspaper's technology editors Bobbie Johnson and Neil McIntosh; they had this idea of running a games blog, something to tie in with the new generation of consoles, the …

Xbox One: five things we've learned about its user options

From the beginning, Microsoft made something very clear about Xbox One: it wants complete control of your home entertainment. During the controversial announcement event in May, Don Mattrick (remember him?) stepped on to the stage to tell us: "Today we put you at the centre of a new generation in …

Motorola Moto G review – the best budget smartphone is just £135

The Moto G is Motorola’s first UK smartphone since becoming a Google-owned company, and it is probably the best budget phone going.<p>Motorola set out to “disrupt” the smartphone market with the Moto G. It wanted to make a phone that was feature packed, behaved like a premium phone, but at a price …

Wii U Party: discovering the joy of family gaming It might be a bit of a mess, but if the right people are at the party, the games package provides hours of entertainment. http://gu.com/p/3kg3n

PS4 sells 1m in US, despite mixed reviews and technical issues

The next generation of video game consoles has got off to a seemingly rousing start. Sony claimed on Sunday that it had sold 1m PlayStation 4s after the machine's North American launch on 15 November – an achievement largely predicted by strong global pre-order figures. The consumer electronics …

Microsoft Xbox One review roundup: powerful, but not the finished article

Is Microsoft's next-gen console a worthy competitor for Sony's PlayStation 4? First reviews praise its entertainment potential<p>Microsoft's Xbox One console goes on sale at midnight on 22 November in the UK, as part of its wider global launch. It's going head-to-head with Sony's PlayStation 4 – as …

Xbox One: hands-on review - video

3 out of 5 stars.<p>The user interface is a huge improvement over the 360, and Kinect now works well, but Microsoft's latest games console is playing catchup against Sony's PlayStation 4<p>Published: 21 Nov 2013<p>Keith Stuart and Jon Blyth from Official Xbox Magazine playthrough the new Xbox One console's …

PS4 vs Xbox One: everything you need to know

This is where we currently stand. The PlayStation 4 is out in North America, the Xbox One has now arrived in major territories throughout the world. Now all that's left (unless you're in one of the less fortunate countries still further down the release calendar) is the European and Australian …

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The surprising story of Sony's first Walkman

"Adventures in Tech" reveals how Sony's groundbreaking Walkman was actually a slightly tweaked version of an existing Sony device.<p>The Walkman is -- quite rightly -- held up as one of history's most groundbreaking gadgets. But did you know that Sony's greatest invention was actually a …

Televisions

PlayStation Vita Slim hits UK on February 7; US release unknown

Sony is bringing its slender handheld console to Brits, but there's no word yet on a US release date.<p>Sony is trying to give its PlayStation Vita handheld a shot in the arm with a new Slim version. The fresh, slender games machine is already out in Japan, but is making its way to the UK on February …

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Galaxy S5 fans, here is why the S3 was more important (video)

Apple called Samsung's early phones 'slavish' copies, but the S3 saw the company blossom into a major innovator. Adventures in Tech explains.<p>With invites for Samsung's 'Unpacked' event sent out, we're likely only a few weeks away from getting our first official look at Samsung's long-awaited Galaxy …

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Chromecast - a TV game changer?

<b>The internet and TV is the marriage that has continually been put on hold.</b><p>Back in 2012 I speculated that the long-awaited digital union would finally be consummated in British living-rooms that year - and yet viewers remained largely unmoved. Literally - the latest Ofcom figures showed that most of …

Smart TV

iOS 7.1 makes everything faster — including your battery drain

iOS 7.1 may have only been released this week, but it’s already got it’s own “gate”-worthy issue: battery life is abysmal. Reports on Twitter and Apple’s support discussion forums indicate that users are seeing significant drain on their batteries after installing the new update.<p>[tweet …

US government to relinquish control of Internet address system

The US Commerce Department will hand over control of the Internet’s domain name system to a 'multi-stakeholder' community<p>The United States government has announced it is ready to relinquish control of some of the most important technical functions of the Internet.<p>In September 2015, the US Commerce …

Net Neutrality

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum denies 'careless' reports

<b>WhatsApp founder Jan Koum has spoken out against "careless and inaccurate" reports about possible changes to the messaging app's privacy policies.</b><p>In a blog post, Mr Koum sought to reassure users that Facebook's $19bn (£11bn) purchase of the firm would not change core principles.<p>"Respect for your …

Privacy

The games pushing consoles to their limits

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at two blockbuster games designed for the next generation of consoles.<p>Sony Playstation 4's InFamous: Second Son is a third person, "sandbox" game set in a totalitarian Seattle, where humans with superpowers are feared. The main character possesses the power to adopt …

Metal Gear