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Replace your iPhone 5 camera with Ladibird

If you are unhappy with the quality of your iPhone 5 camera then a new product dubbed ‘Ladibird’ might be the answer. A trio, Adam Latip, Surekha Yadav and Hansheng Chui have created the Ladibird case to enhance the image quality from the Apple smartphone. The design features a mirrorless …

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Medion launches ERAZER X7825 gaming notebook

Medion has been in the consumer hardware business for quite a while and is now branching out with a range of gaming notebooks. In a press release, the company has announced the ERAZER X7825 gaming notebook. The X7825 comes equipped with an Intel Core i7-4700MQ clocked at 2.4GHz, 8GB of …

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Half of UK afraid to be without a mobile phone

A study of mobile phone use has highlighted that more than half of the UK population claim to suffer from ‘Nomophobia’ – the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. This includes having no signal, running out of battery or losing sight of your phone. The term Nomophobia is …

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Spire is making tablets now

Spire, best known among enthusiasts for its above average coolers and power supplies, is now entering the highly competitive tablet game, with its new nine-inch Bliss touch screen device. Described as having “powerful features,” and set to cost £100, this one will be going head to head with the more …

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Ubuntu Edge falls short in crowdfunding campaign

British developer Canonical managed to break crowdfunding records on the site Indiegogo but still failed to reach the goal by around £12.8 million. Many big organisations jumped into the crowdfunding offers and even Bloomberg donated £51,000 to the cause. CTO Mark Shuttleworth said that everyone will get their money back …

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UK considering ban on car key fob style mobile phones

UK officials are considering banning the sale of mobile phones which are designed to look like car key fobs. The BBC reported today that they had been speaking with a government spokesman. The issue is being discussed with the National Trading Standards Board and the Serious Organised Crime Agency. The …

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LG develop 2560×1440 5.5 inch display

Screen technology is improving all the time and the latest development from LG looks set to target ultra high end smartphones in the coming years. They have detailed their ultra slim LTPS-based LCD display which they are calling Quad HD. It appears to be the highest resolution mobile display produced …

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Firefox OS smartphone sells out

We reported on the Firefox OS smartphone before and the latest news indicates a great success for the initial run of sales. The Firefox OS smartphone went on sale for £59.99 in the UK and $79.99 in the US, it was released on the website on Friday and sales were …

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Samsung rumoured to release Galaxy Gear in September

The latest rumours to hit the net suggest that Samsung are planning to release a wristwatch style device called the Galaxy Gear, next month. The device can make phone calls, handle email and surf the web according to two people ‘familiar with the matter‘. The Galaxy Gear will be powered …

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Motorola Skip – unlock your MotoX with a belt clip

Protecting a mobile phone with a password is often necessary, if a little annoying. If like me you hate using codes to protect devices then the new belt clip from Motorola called the ‘Skip’ will be interesting. The Motorola Skip is a new device that uses NFC. You can unlock …

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Android has never looked stronger

The battle for smartphone and tablet sales is never ending. With the news this week that Blackberry may be about to give up completely we take a quick look at the overall marketplace. The Blackberry handset is still selling as well as Apple did when they launched their App store, …

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Turn your iPhone into an outdoor GPS with TopoCharger

GPS units are fading in popularity thanks to the improvement with smartphone mapping systems, however they still are not built to guide a user around forests and trails. The new Trimble TopoCharger is designed to change your iPhone into a fully fledged outdoor GPS system. The TopoCharger from Trimble Outdoors …

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Nokia Lumia 625 now available in the UK

Nokia today announced the UK availability of the Nokia Lumia 625 smartphone offering affordable 4G connectivity through a large 4.7” screen for a leading entertainment experience. The key features of the Nokia Lumia 625 include: Choice of 5 semi-transparent changeable shells – available in orange, bright green, yellow, white and black A …

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ZTE Firefox OS smartphone to hit US and UK eBay

ZTE will be selling their new Firefox OS smartphone soon via Ebay stores in America and the United Kingdom. The smartphone will mean that consumers can buy an affordable smartphone based completely on open Web standards. The phone ships unlocked and will cost £59.99 in the UK and $79.99 in …

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Blackberry struggles to find a strategy – up for sale

You can tell when a company becomes hopelessly lost. Things it once took for granted, like leadership and innovation, become nervous half-choices and an urge to copy answers from the kid you’re sitting next to. Blackberry had it all, but those days are long gone. What next for the old …

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Vietnamese BlackBerry Z30 video leaks

A five minute video is the latest in a series of leaks of the upcoming BlackBerry flagship model to hit the web. This particular video is in Vietnamese. The new smartphone, originally called the Blackberry A10 is said to rest at the top of the mobile phone range. Blackberry are …

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New iPhones will be called 5S and 5C say Macotakara

A Japanese website say they have confirmation that Apple will be calling their new iPhone the iPhone 5S, and that Apple’s rumoured low cost iPhone will be known as the iPhone 5C. Macotakara are saying they know ‘sources in Asia’ have confirmed the names are correct. The ‘C’ moniker is …

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New iPhone may be released within a month

The latest news from AllThingsD would suggest that Apple may introduce the follow up to the iPhone 5 at a special event held on September 10th. This is almost a full year after Apple introduced the iPhone 5 at a media event in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Arts Center on …

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Asus will make next Google Nexus 10

Asus were the manufacturer of the original Nexus 7, and the redesigned model which was released earlier this year however Samsung were responsible for the bigger Nexus 10 model. Asus bid for manufacturing of the new model, and they won, aiming to release the Nexus 10 in time for Christmas …

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LG G2 specs and price detailed

Many people are waiting on the new G2 phone from LG. At their event in New York the company highlighted the features of the watch, calling the G2 ‘The most ambitious phone in history’. Key features of the LG G2 are a new edge to edge display (‘near zero bezel’), …

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LG Announces G2 Smartphone

LG has officially announced its new flagship smartphone, the G2. The flagship device will run Android 4.2.2 at launch. The South Korean company’s flagship device will feature a 5.2″ 1080P screen that provides over 400 pixels-per-inch (PPI) and an IPS panel. Hardware powering the device includes Qualcomm’s 2.26GHz, quad-core Snapdragon …

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Vodafone to Launch 4G Service on August 29th

Vodafone has announced that its 4G services will start rolling out on August 29th to London customers, and by the year’s end to twelve other cities. The move sees Vodafone’s roll-out date coinciding with that set by competitor O2. But the British telecommunications giant could be hoping to install its …

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