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CES 2013 – all the hottest devices from day two – Samsung re-invents the TV, Sony brings back the Walkman and more

Day two of CES – the world’s biggest gadget show – is the time when the big companies unveil their latest wares to journalists and bloggers. This year, with no real presence from Microsoft I(or Apple for that matter who never go to the show) the spotlight fell on Samsung and Sony and both have delivered intriguing new products. Samsung …

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AshleyCES 2013 – all the hottest devices from day two – Samsung re-invents the TV, Sony brings back the Walkman and more
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CES 2013 – Onkyo debuts its first ever headphones range

Japanese company Onkyo has always been big in home cinema and hi-fi and it has rustled up a pretty impressive iPhone dock or two. Now it is having a crack at a new market – headphones. At CES it took the wraps off a new range designed to be paired up with smartphones and take personal listenting to a new …

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AshleyCES 2013 – Onkyo debuts its first ever headphones range
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CES 2013 – Panasonic’s HX-A100 wearable camera

I wondered how long it would be before a major consumer electronics player got in with a wearable camera that enables the user to record their every step, and true to form Panasonic has got in there first. Announced at the company’s event at CES in Las Vegas this morning the HX-A100 Wearable Camcorder is designed to let users easily …

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CES 2013 – all the hottest devices from day one – Lenovo’s uber tablet, two huge phones, new Canon camera and more

So CES 2013 is finally under way. Well it actually kicks off in earnest tonight (UK time) with a lot of the big guys (Sony, Samsung etc al) unveiling their key new 2013 products. A few companies, including some biggies, have already broken ranks and tipped us off about their latest gizmos. Here then are the best 12 products we …

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AshleyCES 2013 – all the hottest devices from day one – Lenovo’s uber tablet, two huge phones, new Canon camera and more
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CES 2013 key trend #1 Phones get even bigger. The Phablet hits six inches, nope make that seven

Those far eastern companies do love a competition or two. A few years back LG, Samsung and their Chinese rivals were all about creating the biggest Plasma TV. One would unveil a 70inch beast at a trade show only for their rival to hit back with an 80 inch screen at the next and so it went on. Then it …

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AshleyCES 2013 key trend #1 Phones get even bigger. The Phablet hits six inches, nope make that seven
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CES 2013: It is gadgets week at Brandish

Aaah Las Vegas. Think Sin City and you are probably picturing Elvis in his jump suited burger-addicted 70s prime, Tom Jones cooking up a storm for the laydeez and a thousand British boxing hopefuls returning home with their tales between their legs. Vegas is, on a slightly less glamorous tip, the home of the convention and every week in every …

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AshleyCES 2013: It is gadgets week at Brandish
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The MP3 player is dying, but vinyl record sales are through the roof

Got an MP3 player? Chances are you don’t use it a great deal as it has been kind of superseded by the Swiss Army Knife of gadgets – the smartphone. With Spotify on mobile devices as well as the seamless integration of iTunes on the iPhone, there doesn’t really appear to be much of a need for standalone MP3 players. …

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AshleyThe MP3 player is dying, but vinyl record sales are through the roof
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10 things we changed our minds about in 2012 – from red trousers to big phones

We are British, and let’s face it we can be fickle. We might have a thing for an underdog one year, but the minute they start realising their potential and being successful we enjoy nothing more than taking them down a peg or two. Here then are ten things we changed our mind about in 2012. These are things that …

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Ashley10 things we changed our minds about in 2012 – from red trousers to big phones
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Brandish Christmas List #14 Paul Smith Snow Globe £149

I wouldn’t normally recommend paying £149 for a snow globe, but then this one might just be worth it. It is a limited edition Paul Smith Snow Globe which features the iconic Paul Smith ‘Love’ symbol. Sure it looks very cool, but the big question is – is there a market for collectable snow globes? The answer is most definitely …

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AshleyBrandish Christmas List #14 Paul Smith Snow Globe £149
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2012’s 21 hottest gadgets – iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, I’m Watch and more

Our pals over at Tech Digest have seen an awful lot of gadgets this year. They have checked out the latest Smart TVs, weighed up whether the iPad mini is worth the extra dosh over the Google Nexus 7 and snapped away on the latest cameras. So we asked them to help us come up with the year’s 21 best …

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Ashley2012’s 21 hottest gadgets – iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, I’m Watch and more
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Christmas shopping for men; your complete guide – gadgets, jumpers, scarves, randoms…

Over the last few weeks we have been ultra busy putting together a series of guides which may prove very useful if you are buying presents. Here then is the full list Gadgets Top weirdest gadgets and gifts Best gadgets for under £200 The ultimate tech Xmas present Retro gadgets that are actually very cool Best Android phones Best PC …

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AshleyChristmas shopping for men; your complete guide – gadgets, jumpers, scarves, randoms…
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The best selling items this Christmas in the US so far – North Face Coats, the iPad 2 (!?) and your worst fashion nightmare

Yep according to industry fashion bible WWD the big story in retail in the US in the last couple of weeks has been the revival of, wait for it, Ugg boots. Yep the surprisingly comfy, yet utterly hideous boots are once again a huge hit with the guys and gals across the Pond. Haven’t they (or at least the women) …

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AshleyThe best selling items this Christmas in the US so far – North Face Coats, the iPad 2 (!?) and your worst fashion nightmare
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Stocking fillers – 2012’s 20 weirdest gadgets and gifts

Ever wanted a pair of sunglasses that can shoot video? A USB based hand warming system? Or even a cushion that can moonlight as a remote control? Nope me neither. But I sure love reading about them. Here then are 2012’s weirdest gadgets. Some are actually quite cool, others are borderline useful, but all are just plain weird. Stockists under …

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AshleyStocking fillers – 2012’s 20 weirdest gadgets and gifts
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Apple’s new version of iTunes lands today – but are you still using it?

Well of course die hard Mac heads are still on board and there are obviously still millions of people across the globe who use it as their main source of music, but two things are crystal clear. Firstly that at the moment iTunes is a bit of a mess that’s slow to load and not easy to operate. Secondly that …

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AshleyApple’s new version of iTunes lands today – but are you still using it?
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5 reasons to put the new 2012 Apple iMac at the top of your Christmas list

Hoping to bag a new computer this Christmas? If you put style and functionality on equal footing when it comes to picking your gadgetry, you’ll be looking to pop one of Apple’s new 2012 iMac models at the top of your wishlist.  Though many feared the futuristic-looking new machines wouldn’t hit stores in time for the holidays, Apple today confirmed …

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Gerald Lynch5 reasons to put the new 2012 Apple iMac at the top of your Christmas list
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Brandish Christmas List #10 Sparta RX PLUS Cross-Bar Electric Bike

Electric cycles, or E-Bikes as they are commonly known, are big sellers in cycling-friendly parts of Europe like Germany and Holland. As for the UK it is still early days. One company that is doing its best to get more Britons on to E-bikes is JustEBikes. It has a large range of models and on its websites you’ll find a …

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AshleyBrandish Christmas List #10 Sparta RX PLUS Cross-Bar Electric Bike
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C.Vox – the sound system in a £65 jacket hits the High Street

Intelligent clothing, or wearable gadgets are big news at the moment and only likely to become mainstream next year. we especially like these Bluetooth gloves – brilliant idea. Now smart clothing is hitting the High Street courtesy of Debenhams (?!) which has just unveiled the C.VOX range which are outwerwear that include built in headphones, speakers and control system that …

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AshleyC.Vox – the sound system in a £65 jacket hits the High Street
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21 of the best gadgets for under £200

We talked to the gadget experts at TechDigest and Shiny Shiny as well as a few of our techy chums on Facebook and Twitter and have puled together what we think is the ultimate list of gadgets for under £200. All are on sale in the UK at the moment. There’s no phones included, but we have plenty of tablets, …

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The 8 retro gadgets that you actually might want to own – Crosley, Fujifilm, Timex and more

A few years ago retro gadgets seemed like quite a fun idea. Oh how we chuckled when we saw that iPhone case made to resemble a 1970s Motorola brick. And yep I loved all those games consoles styled like ones I had a few decades ago yet stacked out with contemporary processors and graphics cards. Somewhere along the line though …

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AshleyThe 8 retro gadgets that you actually might want to own – Crosley, Fujifilm, Timex and more