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Nintendo 2DS hands-on introduction – video

Guardian games editor Keith Stuart gets to grips with the latest Nintendo handheld, this time a stripped-down version of the 3DS, designed as a budget-friendly option for younger gamers. But the re-positioning of the buttons has some possibly unintended advantages for gamers with big hands

Official Facebook app for Windows 8.1 now available

Windows 8 is getting a big name app addition today: Facebook. Microsoft teased plans for an official Facebook app earlier this year at its Build developer event, and the launch coincides with the Windows 8.1 update that's also making its debut today. The app looks just like what you'd expect from a …

Nexus 5 accessories listing hints at 30 October release date

Amazon's Italian site has listed a protective case for the Nexus 5 with a 30 October release date, suggesting that this may be the day we see the …

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Wearable devices: where fashion and technology collide

The news that Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts is leaving the luxury goods firm to join technology giant Apple is a sign of things to come, says Sophie Curtis.<p>Ahrendts has been with Burberry for almost a decade, and has been credited with turning it into a globally recognised brand. In her …

Sharp converts TV plant to make more low-power IGZO smartphone displays

Sharp's IGZO displays make regular appearances at global trade shows, but have been less easy to spot in western devices, hardly ever leaving domestic Japanese market. That could soon change, as the company is ramping up production of smartphone-sized screens, at the cost of TV output. The <i>Wall</i> …

Behind the scenes at Apple and Google: in pictures - Telegraph

Apple Surpassing Android With Businesses Writing Custom Mobile Apps

When it comes to supporting mobile devices, businesses tend to allow both iOS and Android devices.<p>The latest report from Good Technology shows a …

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Possible move to A7 chip/Touch ID will boost appeal of iPad in the enterprise sector, says analyst

Deutsche Bank’s Chris Whitmore argues in an investment note that Apple’s expected use of the 64-bit A7 chip will make the iPad a much more appealing proposition for the enterprise market.<p>Enhanced security & 64-bit architecture should drive enterprise penetration We believe enhanced security …

MotoMaker scores iPhone transfer tool, ships Moto X with your data inside

Transferring contacts and data to a new phone is always a pain, but Motorola is trying to make the process a little easier. Now, users can order a new Moto X with their existing contacts baked into the phone <i>before</i> it ships, thanks to MotoMaker's new Migrate tool. The migration helper pops up at the …

LG's G Pad 8.3 available today in the US for $349.99

LG's G Pad 8.3 tablet is going on sale in the US today for $349.99. The G Pad 8.3 is a small, well-built Android tablet sized perfectly to compete with the iPad mini, but when it was first announced back in early September, LG wasn't ready to disclose exactly when it would ship or at what price. …

Twitter Plans to Revamp Its Private Messaging Product

Twitter’s entire premise is based on publicness. “Join the conversation in the global town square!” the company likes to say.<p>But, over the past year, …

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Yup, Nokia's designing a watch too (update: video)

Plenty of companies have been noodling around with the idea of wearable tech, but Nokia's always offered up some of the most eye-popping concepts. The latest application to reach the Patent and Trademark Office, however, is a little more practical: a modular watch that you can customize to your …

Is Facebook The World's Largest Open Source Company?

Quick question: which is the largest open source company on Earth? That’s easy, right? It’s clearly Red Hat. After all, the company pulls in over $1 billion each year selling services around open-source software like Linux and JBoss.<p>But as I’ve argued before, such a distinction fits a very …

Windows 8.1 now available to download

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update is now available to download. Windows 8 users will see a notification in the Windows Store with a prompt to upgrade to the new operating system. Microsoft has added a number of improvements with this update, including built-in Bing search, smart SkyDrive syncing, and …

Verizon posts $2.23B profit, adds 1.1M wireless connections

While its customer growth has slowed dramatically from a year ago, the number of new customers the carrier boasts likely compares favorably to its competitors.<p>Verizon managed to keep the customer growth flowing in the third quarter despite increased pressure from the likes of T-Mobile.<p>The New York …

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