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Project Ara modular phone coming to consumers next year

Several years ago, the internet became obsessed with the idea of ‘Phonebloks’, a modular smartphone concept that later went on to become ‘Project Ara’. While there have been some delays, this year we will get to see a brand new Ara development kit and after a long wait, the first consumer-ready modular …

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It looks like Siri is coming to OS X this year

Since its first launch, Apple’s digital assistant, Siri, has been kept on the iOS platform and while there have been murmurs of it heading to Macs in the past, it never quite panned out. However, this year things seem to be a little different as a leaked screenshot from Apple’s …

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Google wants help naming Android N

Over the years, Google has had no problem coming up with names for its many different flavours of Android, we’ve had Gingerbread, Froyo, Ice Cream Sandwhich and even KitKat but this year, the company wants a little public input before coming up with a final name for Android N. At …

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Microsoft is now selling the Nokia brand to Foxconn

Microsoft initially bought out Nokia’s mobile phone division a couple of years back to bolster its own smartphone efforts. However, Windows Phone still hasn’t seen a ton of growth and now the company is changing directions again by selling the rights to the Nokia brand name and transferring around 4,500 …

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Apple appears to be making a push for wireless charging

Apple isn’t very good at keeping a lid on its future product plans these days but today’s news doesn’t really come from any ‘leak’ or anonymous source. Instead, today’s information has been deduced from Apple’s public hiring tactics as it turns out that the company has recently brought on quite …

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The FCC has revealed the Moto G (2016) a little early

Motorola has been gearing up to announce a new smartphone this year but now it looks like it has been beaten to the punch by none other than the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission has just certified two upcoming Motorola smartphones for sale in the US, which are currently expected …

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Three and O2 merger denied by European anti-trust head

Europe’s antitrust commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has rejected the bid by British mobile operators O2 and Three, to merge together into one giant entity. Citing “significant competition concerns,” with regards to the move, Vestager was also backed by British regulator OfCom, which agreed that it would be bad for consumers. Although …

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Apple isn’t allowed to sell used iPhones in India

Apple has been blocked from importing or selling refurbished iPhones in India. The company had requested approval to sell some of its older, used devices at a cheaper price in India earlier this year but has been rejected for the second time. Apple tried to obtain approval last year but …

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Samsung to ditch microUSB for USB-C on Galaxy Note 6

Quite a few smartphone makers are jumping over to USB Type-C, leaving Micro-USB behind and it looks like Samsung might be the latest to do so as rumours surrounding the Galaxy Note 6 have begun circulating, suggesting that Samsung will be adopting the new standard later this year. This is …

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Asus ROG GL552VW Laptop Review

So you fancy an Asus Republic Of Gamers laptop but you don’t much fancy spending £1,500 on your new purchase. We feel your pain, but honestly can’t you trim your expectations? Surely you know an Asus ROG laptop is an expensive proposition? Well no, not necessarily. The new Asus ROG …

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HTC is reportedly working on two Android N Nexus devices

While HTC is mostly making headlines with its virtual reality headset these days, the company still has a strong presence in the Android smartphone market. We have been hearing murmurs that HTC is currently signed on to build multiple Nexus devices for Google, perhaps for several years, but this week, …

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EE wants total UK 4G coverage by 2020

EE was the first network in the UK to begin rolling out 4G connectivity to its customers and over the next few years, it hopes to ensure total coverage across the country. Over the next three and a half years, EE, the UK’s largest network, will be expanding its 4G …

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Apple wants all WatchOS apps to be native after June

When Apple first announced the Apple Watch, the device could not run many of its own native apps. Instead, apps had to connect back to an iPhone through Bluetooth in order to borrow processing power. However, eventually Apple got WatchOS to a point where developers could run apps natively, without …

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Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies stores shut down in China

Apple has found itself unable to sell both ebooks and films over in China, after a government regulator took issue with the iBooks and iTunes movie stores. Right now, it is being reported that China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is behind the block on two …

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EU issues formal antitrust complaint against Android

Earlier this week we got news that the European Commission was in the final stages of its Android antitrust investigation, taking on formal complaints from companies that feel that Google has abused its market position with the Android OS. The process went quicker than expected as the commission has notified …

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Someone got Counter-Strike running on a Android smartphone

You can do a lot with smart devices these days and while it is always interesting to see Minecraft or Half-Life running on a smartwatch, it is obviously not particularly playable. However, you can play Counter-Strike 1.6 now on an Android smartphone, with all of the necessary controls and everything. …

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Android N to bring ‘3D Touch’ pressure display features

As the Android N developer preview continues, we have been learning more and more about what to expect from Google’s latest operating system. Last year, Apple introduced ‘3D Touch’ with the iPhone 6S, a way of using a pressure sensitive display for different touch screen commands and now it looks …

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