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SIM-free Sony Xperia Z2 UK pricing and availability confirmed

SIM-free Sony Xperia Z2 UK pricing and availability confirmed

12 March, 2014 | comments (61)

At the end of February, the first pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2 began at £564, but back then it was noted that official pricing is yet to be confirmed. And today we have the real deal as Clove UK has listed Sony's flagship at £540. The...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Galaxy S5's ISOCELL camera advantages demoed on video

Galaxy S5's ISOCELL camera advantages demoed on video

12 March, 2014 | comments (64)

Samsung has been working on its ISOCELL tech for a while now and the new camera technology is ready for primetime – it's used in the main camera of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is bound to sell in the tens of millions. What's ISOCELL anyway? It...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


This gold and diamond encrusted iPhone 5 can be yours for $1M

This gold and diamond encrusted iPhone 5 can be yours for $1M

11 March, 2014 | comments (48)

The Alchemist London team proves they have the philosopher's stone by turning an iPhone 5 (not 5s) into gold – a one-off gadget worth $1 million / £600K. The millionaire's gadget takes 5 months of handcrafting to produce and there will be only two...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


2014 week 9 in review: the news that you might have missed

2014 week 9 in review: the news that you might have missed

08 March, 2014 | comments (10)

Going through last week's headlines you almost couldn't find a title without the word MWC somewhere in it. This week took on a different tone, as regional release dates and prices have taken the place of the bevy of new device announcements we saw...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia 808 and Retina iPad appear, Android rises

Counterclockwise: Nokia 808 and Retina iPad appear, Android rises

08 March, 2014 | comments (23)

With the Mobile World Congress over, it's time to go back to Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. Few as in five or less, but as we'll see this small period of time is a millennium in...

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Game over: Samsung to pay Apple $930M, sales ban denied

Game over: Samsung to pay Apple $930M, sales ban denied

06 March, 2014 | comments (237)

Apple vs Samsung largest-scale patent lawsuit, taking place in the US, is now over. Apple was awarded just under $930 million in damages, but its request for judge Koh to ban the infringing products was denied. This means that Samsung is free to...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Misc


2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

22 February, 2014 | comments (3)

The MWC starts this Monday officially, but plenty of makers have invited the press to Sunday events. Some makers didn’t even wait that much and already announced new devices. And as the gadgets inch to official status, the leaks become more common...

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Counterclockwise: flagships, awards and failed joint ventures

Counterclockwise: flagships, awards and failed joint ventures

22 February, 2014 | comments (18)

Counterclockwise is a weekly article that reminisces about the good – and not so good – old times. We look back what happened in tech history on this week of the year. And what used to happen is the Mobile World Congress. The MWC has been...

Tags: Misc


Google I/O kicks off June 25 in San Francisco

Google I/O kicks off June 25 in San Francisco

20 February, 2014 | comments (6)

Google's I/O Developers Conference is coming on June 25 through June 26. It will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The news was shared by Google's SVP Sundar Pichai. Google has changed the registration process, so you...

Tags: Google, Android, Misc


2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

16 February, 2014 | comments (8)

We're 8 days away from the next Mobile World Congress and as you can imagine, this week's news was overwhelmed with leaks. Still, there were a couple of high-profile launches for products that just couldn’t wait any more. The first of those...

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US Federal law proposes 'kill switches' for smartphones

US Federal law proposes 'kill switches' for smartphones

15 February, 2014 | comments (116)

The ability to remotely wipe your data has been available on smartphones for quite some time now, however, a new proposed law would make this technology mandatory on all new cell phones if it's passed. In fact, the new proposed law takes it a...

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Counterclockwise: Nokia embraces WP, Bada causes waves

Counterclockwise: Nokia embraces WP, Bada causes waves

15 February, 2014 | comments (17)

The weeks before the Mobile World Congress are either a rollercoaster of leaks or they embody the expression "the calm before the storm". The second week of February historically seems to have been mostly the latter, with events that foreshadow...

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Samsung and Apple fail to reach out of court agreement

Samsung and Apple fail to reach out of court agreement

14 February, 2014 | comments (63)

Earlier in January, Reuters reported that Samsung Mobile division and Apple CEOs have agreed to conduct a meeting where they would attempt to reach an out-of-court agreement. One month later, reports are coming in that the JK Shin and Tim Cook have...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Misc


ARM announces Cortex-A17 mid-range processor

ARM announces Cortex-A17 mid-range processor

11 February, 2014 | comments (21)

ARM has unveiled a new mobile processor - the Cortex-A17. It's the successor of the popular Cortex-A9 and offers 60% performance boost and supports big.LITTLE task switching. The latter will allow Cortex-A17 cores to be paired with other Cortex...

Tags: ARM, Misc


HTC ends 2013 with an operating loss, but net profit

HTC ends 2013 with an operating loss, but net profit

10 February, 2014 | comments (60)

HTC has just posted its financial report for Q4 of 2013 showing it made a profit of $10.3 million thanks to selling its remaining stake in Beats Electornics. Take that out and you see a quarterly operating loss of $52.7 million - a second...

Tags: HTC, Misc


Counterclockwise: RIP Symbian, Toshiba amazes, iPhone hits 16GB

Counterclockwise: RIP Symbian, Toshiba amazes, iPhone hits 16GB

09 February, 2014 | comments (41)

The first week of February has traditionally been a very interesting week – a little event known as the Mobile World Congress used to start in the middle of the month back then (not at the end like now) and the rumor mill went in overdrive those few...

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2014 week 6 in review: the news that you might have missed

2014 week 6 in review: the news that you might have missed

08 February, 2014 | comments (3)

This week saw several major shifts in the tech world, the repercussions of which will be felt for years to come, even if they will barely have an impact on this year's mobile world. The rumor mill has also been quite busy with talk of the flagships...

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Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella

Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella

04 February, 2014 | comments (56)

Meet Satya Nadella - the new CEO of Microsoft. He's the third ever CEO of the company since it was founded in 1975, following Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates. His new position is effective immediately. Formerly, Nadella has been in charge of...

Tags: Microsoft, Misc


Headline stuff week 5: Stroll down memory lane

Headline stuff week 5: Stroll down memory lane

02 February, 2014 | comments (18)

This week has been a bit boring – at least compared to the exciting events at the end of January in some of the recent years. We spend a lot of time looking forward (the latest tech, leaked upcoming devices) but we've decided that once a week we'll...

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2014 week 5 in review: the news that you might have missed

2014 week 5 in review: the news that you might have missed

01 February, 2014 | comments (10)

It’s been a busy week with events ranging from small (pre-orders and such) to large (the sale of a cornerstone company). Here's the week in review with all the must-know events of the past few days. The big news, of course, is that Google...

Tags: Misc