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Apple's iPad Air cheaper to make than iPad 3

The iPad Air costs less to make than its predecessor and is bringing Apple higher profits, data shows<p>The iPad Air cost $42 less to manufacture than the iPad 3 bringing Apple higher profits, according to a teardown by IHS.<p>The cheapest version of the iPad Air, 16GB without cellular connection, cost …

Karma's shareable hotspot service to support Sprint LTE

While Karma had a good idea when it launched its shareable hotspot service last year, it had to rely on Clearwire's WiMAX data -- not what we'd share with others when the technology is on its way out. The company is catching up, however, with a new deal to use Sprint's LTE. The upgrade gives the …

Apple To Increase iPhone 5S Production With New Suppliers

The iPhone 5S has become an incredibly popular smartphone for Apple, the handset was very hard to get hold of for the first month, and supplies of …

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The World’s Largest iPhone Dock, Yours For $6,900

The Wall of Sound 2.0 is apparently the world’s largest iPhone dock, the device measures 1000mm tall by 1700mm wide by 400mm thick and it weighs in …

LUMOback Sensor Launches in the UK to Help Improve Posture

Back in June of 2012, a new project turned up on Kickstarter seeking funding called the LUMOback. This device is a sensor that uses Bluetooth to …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Android 4.4 KitKat Verified Boot Feature Could Hinder Modders And Custom ROMS

Within its latest Android 4.4 KitKat release Google has included a new experimental feature called Verified Boot which has been designed to prevent …

Apple Shuts Down iPhone 5S Stock Tracking Website

A couple of weeks ago we told you about a website that would check the stock of Apple’s iPhone 5S in Apple stores, the website was called Apple …

Onkyo CTI300 Headphones Are Designed for iOS Devices

Onkyo makes a number of audio products ranging from home theater receivers to headphones among other things. The company has announced two new sets …

Fancy yourself as a Jedi? Star Wars open auditions start in UK - Pocket-lint

Disney is looking for two people to star in a yet-to-be named movie and is starting a round of open auditions in the UK in Bristol on 9 November. The …

Doxie Flip is a battery-powered, flatbed-style portable scanner that costs $149

When it comes to portable scanners, Doxie already has a little something for most everyone. But there's nothing wrong with adding yet another one to its lineup, right? Today, the company is announcing the Doxie Flip, a wireless scanning device that bears a flatbed appearance and remains as easily …

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

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 BBC makes you froth at the mouth.<p>However, if your name isn't Richard Littlejohn and …

Microsoft has begun shortlisting replacements for outgoing CEO Steven Ballmer. http://www.t3.com/news/microsoft-begins-shortlisting-ballmers-replacement

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has said that the company should spin off its Xbox and advertising divisions, calling them 'distractions'. Do you think it would be a good idea for Microsoft to spin off its Xbox division? http://www.t3.com/news/microsoft-co-founder-spin-off-xbox

Instapaper now looks much better on your iPad

Instapaper's likely working just fine on your iDevice, but its latest update brings more oomph to the iPad. Although it doesn't get a complete overhaul, the upgraded app has notched a fluffed up interface for Apple's slate, along with the capability to better parse and organize videos. Betaworks' …

Report: Nexus 5 coming to T-Mobile November 20

The new Nexus 5 will run on AT&T(s t), Sprint(s s) and T-Mobile’s(s tmus) networks, though so far only Sprint has announced a November 8 release …

Internet Explorer goes Anime with Inori Aizawa, its new official mascot - Pocket-lint

Meet Inori Aizawa, the personification of Internet Explorer, according to her Facebook page. This video shows her in action against the dark side of …

Zero Motorcycles unveils 2014 e-bike lineup, including the high-powered Zero SR (video)

Fall is well underway, which means it's time for Zero Motorcycles to give its e-motorbike range a tune-up. The highlight for many will be the Zero SR: the red-hued, $16,995 flagship produces both 24 percent more power and 56 percent more torque than the Zero S, which takes it to 60MPH in a brisk …

Onkyo's latest headphones add iOS controls to their posh copper cables

Does the choice of metal inside a headphone cable have much discernible impact on sound quality? It's a debate we'd struggle to contribute to, with ears as bruised as ours, but Onkyo clearly believes that such things matter. Its latest over-ears (the ES-CTI300) and in-ears (IE-CTI300) come with 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

Microsoft offering Killer Instinct free on Xbox One to some longtime fans (update)

Today is apparently the day where Microsoft turns into Oprah: You get a copy of <i>Killer Instinct</i> on Xbox One! And you get a copy of <i>Killer Instinct</i> on Xbox One! And just like Oprah, Microsoft's dispersal of said free game is seemingly at random. According to the official Xbox Twitter account, the …

Samsung Galaxy S5 to have 2560 x 1440 display, Galaxy S6 4K UHD screen? - Pocket-lint

Samsung has revealed its smartphone display road map and it is looking to implement massive leaps in the resolution of its screens in the next two …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 screen to boast a 2560 x 1440 resolution? | Trusted Reviews

<b>The Samsung Galaxy S5 screen could boast a staggering 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, Samsung itself has hinted.</b><p>With the manufacturer today looking to …

Polaroid Kids Tablet 2 comes loaded with apps from Cartoon Network, Disney and Marvel

A kid-friendly tablet often isn't enough by itself to keep little tykes happy -- you have to get the content they want, too. Polaroid is counting on this formula to lure parents to its newly available Kids Tablet 2. The 7-inch slate comes preloaded with the full versions of 70-plus apps and e-books …

Call of Duty: Ghosts sales top $1bn on first day

Call of Duty: Ghosts made more than £621 million from sales on its first day in stores<p>Call of Duty: Ghosts made more than $1 billion (£621m) from its first day of sale.<p>The tenth game in the series launched worldwide on Tuesday and retail stores bought more than £621 million worth of products, which …

Pebble smartwatch to offer more iOS notifications, enable gesture-based controls

Just a couple weeks ago, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky told us that his company is solely focused on cranking out new software to improve the watch's user experience. Today he's making good on the promise by announcing <i>two</i> enhancements to the product's ecosystem: an iOS 7-compatible app and a new …

A new SDK and full iOS 7 notification support make me want a Pebble smartwatch

After a successful Kickstarter campaign and retail partnership, the Pebble smartwatch is taking its next step forward. And it’s a big one. The …

7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

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