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Why The Next iPhone Should Have A Bigger Screen

Is the iPhone too small? One designer thinks so, and he may have a point.<p>What will the next iPhone look like when it is released in September after its first major redesign in two years? In a new concept, Sam Beckett, an independent concept designer, imagines a next-gen iPhone Air with a 4.7-inch, …

Concept Video Shows a 13-Inch 'iPad Pro' Running a Full Version of OS X

A concept video of a 13-inch "iPad Pro" running a full version of OS X has been posted by Italian consulting company SET Solution (via <i>Funky Space Monkey</i>). The iPad in the video is depicted as having a large form factor with very thin bezels, and is shown displaying OS X Mountain Lion with touch …

Two new reported Galaxy S5 features could blow Apple out of the water

We all expect that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 will be a terrific device with top-notch specifications but a new report in <i>The Korea Herald</i> suggests that it …

iPhone 6 Said to Adopt 'Bezel-Free' Display

Apple's iPhone 6 will reportedly gain a "bezel-free" display when it launches later this year, according to a report from <i>The Korea Herald</i> focusing on both the next-generation iPhone and Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone.<p><i>Mockup of iPhone 5s compared to larger bezel-free 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch</i> …

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Downing Street police porn arrests

Armed officers responsible for guarding Downing Street arrested over allegations that they exchanged hard-core porn on their smartphones while on duty<p>Armed police from the Diplomatic Protection Group responsible for guarding Downing Street are being investigated over allegations that they swapped …

Downing Street

iPhone 6

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 launched on September 19th, 2014 alongside the iPhone 6 Plus, which features a larger 5.5" display. Apple plans on making both …

Why a 5-inch iPhone 6 is far more important than a 13-inch iPad Pro

iPhone 6. 2014 has only just begun and it seems like 5-inch iPhone and 13-inch iPad Pro rumors are already getting a lot of attention and generating …

Samsung Appears To Have Started Blocking Third-Party Accessories Starting With KitKat On The Note 3, But There Is A Root Solution [Update: Samsung Responds]

We heard rumors a number of months ago that Samsung was mulling a plan to begin restricting the functionality of uncertified accessories like cases …

First look: Audi's Android-powered Smart Display

ZTE Nubia 5S and 5S Mini hands-on

Happy New Year, you’re fired. HP to cut more jobs than expected

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: HP<p>Hewlett-Packard(s hpq) which has been slimming down to fighting weight is cutting more jobs than it had expected. In …

Evidence suggests a 12.2-inch Samsung Android Note Pro tablet in the works

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Samsung appears ready to try a bigger Android(s goog) slate in 2014, perhaps a tablet that can suffice as a …

Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth

It's time we made money do what we want, rather than letting it diminish and degrade us<p>The house across the street has just gone on sale for £850,000. A bog-standard, late-Victorian, ex-council terrace house in the rough part of Islington, with a yard billed as a garden, costs as much as a street …

Samsung Galaxy S5 concept video borrows iPhone 5s features

A new concept video for the Samsung Galaxy S5 shows what Samsung’s next phone could be like if it takes a couple features from the iPhone 5s and iterates on them.<p>The major focus of the new concept video is what the video creators Rozetked call Reach ID. The idea of Reach ID is very similar to …

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Apple bought Catch and Broadmap in 2013, beefs up its note-taking, cartographical chops

Apple's bought plenty of companies this year, and while the number they bought is known, all the names are not. Today comes secondary confirmation of two more firms acquired by Tim Cook, as <i>9to5Mac</i> and <i>AllThingsD</i> cite unnamed sources that BroadMap and Catch were taken into the Cupertino fold earlier …

Osborne won't rule out lowering benefit cap

George Osborne has refused to rule out lowering the benefit cap in the next parliament.<p>The chancellor predicted the controversial decision to cap …

Syria falls apart... but Britain offers no places at all to refugees

Britain was accused of failing in its responsibility to Syria today, after Amnesty International criticised its failure to offer a single place to …

Google Play edition Galaxy S4 also receiving Android 4.4 update

The other shoe drops<p>Following up on confirmed reports that the Google Play edition HTC One was receiving its update to Android 4.4, the GPe Galaxy S4 …

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Note 2 Android 4.3 “final” firmware leaks, rollout possibly this week

Galaxy Note 2 users, fret no more: your serving of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is finally heading your way.<p>According to <i>Sam Mobile</i>’s usually reliable insider, the Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) may arrive as soon as this week. In fact, there’s a good chance that Samsung will …

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Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100 and GT-N7105) Android 4.3 update kicks off

Samsung has begun updating both international versions of the Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100 and GT-N7105) to Android 4.3, a change that brings a slew of new features and improvements to the user experience. This is the first time the Galaxy Note 2 has received a major firmware update – the device …

Android News

Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7105) officially getting Android 4.3

Hopefully this update will go a little smoother than the Galaxy S III update. The Galaxy Note II (GT-N7105) is now getting the Android 4.3 in Nordic …

Galaxy S5 may arrive with a 64-bit processor, report says

A new report from South Korea says that Samsung and ARM have “fine-tuned” their plan to equip the Galaxy S5 smartphone expected to be launched next year with a 64-bit processor.<p>While the news is certainly not surprising, it’s not official either, as it’s based on sources familiar with the matter …

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Strong winds and heavy rain tear through the Italian island of Sardinia

Flash flooding on the Italian holiday island of Sardinia has left at least 14 people dead and ten missing.<p>Heavy rain caused swollen rivers to break their banks sweeping away cars and inundating homes.<p>The worst affected was In and around the city of Olbia in the northeast of the island as winds of …

IKEA executives questioned over snooping claims

French police are questioning top executives of the Swedish furniture chain IKEA after allegations that the company illegally used police files to spy on staff and customers.<p>The arrests of the chief executive officer of IKEA France, Stefan Vanoverbeke, his predecessor, and the chief financial …

Deadly explosions rock Iranian embassy in Beirut

At least 23 people have been killed, 146 wounded and six buildings damaged in the Iranian embassy compound in Beirut after twin explosions.<p>One police source says two rockets were fired towards the area, in the southern part of the Lebanese capital, while another source said the explosions were a …

Italy declares state of emergency in Sardinia after deadly floods

Italian authorities have declared a state of emergency in Sardinia after a cyclone struck the Mediterranean island.<p>At least 18 people are known to have died and thousands have been moved from their homes after winds of up to 125 kilometres an hour and sheets of rain brought devastation. Several …

Belgium: two dead in Total oil refinery blast in Antwerp

Two subcontractors working for French oil company Total have been killed in an explosion at a refinery in the Belgian city of Antwerp.<p>Another person reported as missing was found safe.<p>The company said the blast happened in a steam system of a unit producing petrol.<p>The refinery was evacuated, and …