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Startup announces phone case that harvests power wirelessly

Sending electricity wirelessly and safely, has been a pipe dream for scientists and researchers for over 100 years. While in the past few we’ve seen some attempts with the rather inefficient induction charging mechanisms for our smartphones, one startup has an alternative: harvesting excess WiFi and radio signals. As a …

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TSST TB050PA Portable Charger Review

The TB050PA is another portable charger from Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST). It is essentially a lower capacity version of the TB100PA, with a smaller 5,000 mAh capacity. This means it is also cheaper at £24.99 – but is it worth buying ahead of its bigger brother? TSST have a made …

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OnePlus and Cyanogen are officially parting ways

The rift between Cyanogen and OnePlus in recent months has been very evident, with all signs pointing towards the two companies going their separate ways by the time the OnePlus Two rolls around. Now the companies have officially stated their intentions to part ways. However, those of you who own …

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Samsung warns of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge RAM problem

Samsung has warned users that a small percentage of both the Galaxy  S6 and S6 Edge flagship devices are currently experiencing performance issues due to the RAM being mismanaged. Both devices make use of 3GB DDR4 RAM, but due to poor memory management in the software, only up to 400MB …

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The HTC One M9 is getting RAW photo support

HTC is hoping to beef up its One M9 camera software a bit more by adding in support for RAW photos. Since its release, reviewers have picked up on the HTC One M9’s slightly lacking camera so the company has been at work making software updates to try and bump …

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TAG Heuer’s Swiss smartwatch to cost $1400/£900

LVMH, is a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate, has announced pricing of TAG Heuer’s upcoming smartwatch, which it is developing in collaboration with Intel and Google. The first smart timepiece from a Swiss watchmaker will surprisingly not be too expensive because the product is primarily aimed at younger audience. TAG Heuer’s smartwatch will …

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No more cats: AMD reconsiders ultra-low-power CPU roadmap

Advanced Micro Devices first revealed plans to develop special low-power/low-cost x86 micro-architectures in mid-2007 in a bid to compete for ultra-portable and inexpensive devices. The micro-architectures got their names – Bobcat, Jaguar and Puma – from cats to emphasize their agility and efficiency. Eight years later AMD abandons development of …

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The LG G4 is available to pre-order in the UK

LG announced its latest flagship device yesterday, dubbed the LG G4 and it is already available to pre-order here in the UK as long as you don’t mind going SIM-free. The device can be pre-purchased off contract ahead of the official release next month. Retailer Unlocked-Mobiles is already taking in …

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MSI unveils Prestige series laptops: performance meets business features

MicroStar International on Wednesday introduced its new family of mobile computers that was designed to wed performance, quality and relative portability necessary for road warriors. Modern notebooks have rather strict positioning: there are ultra-thin business laptops with limited performance, there are extremely advanced gaming or workstations notebooks with limited transportability …

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The LG G4 has been announced

The LG G4 has been officially announced today, featuring a leather back, a long-lasting battery and a slightly different processor to the one we were expecting. it seems that even LG didn’t want to deal with the Snapdragon 810’s heat issues and opted for the six-core Snapdragon 808 instead. LG …

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Average selling price of Apple iPhone rises to $659

Despite of strong U.S. dollar, Apple managed to increase average selling price of its iPhone smartphones to $659 in its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015. The increase is a result of strong demand for more expensive high-capacity models as well as iPhone 6 Plus. During the quarter, …

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Google admits interest in Nexus devices has dwindled

Google has admitted that sales of its most recent Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet, have been sluggish, lowering the company’s revenue a bit. Google commented on this during its first-quarter earnings call, during which the company noted a “decline” in sales of Nexus devices. So far, …

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