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Top 10 vintage gadgets (Part Two): including Fuji X-M1 digital camera, Marshall Stanmore speaker, Teac LP-R500 record deck

Part Two of our Top Vintage Gadgets. Click here for Part One of our Vintage Gadget feature.  5. Fujifilm X-M1 Compact System Camera  £418 There seem to be no shortage of great vintage looking cameras around at the moment, but this one is the pick of the bunch – at least in terms of looks (also worth checking out the …

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Seven of the best tablets available for under £100

There are an astronomical number of tablets that you can go out and buy right now. Some are expensive, other are cheap. Some are brilliant, other are worse than useless. A lot of people don’t want to spend a lot of money on a tablet, mainly because they won’t use it for very much. But when it comes to shopping …

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Tom PritchardSeven of the best tablets available for under £100
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The 10 best headphones available

Headphones are one of those things that generally relies on your personal preference, for starters you’re preferring to use overhead headphones rather than earbuds and you have to pick something that suits how you listen to your music. Buying them can be a chore, especially since expense doesn’t always equal quality. To help out, we’ve put together a list of …

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Tom PritchardThe 10 best headphones available

Samsung has two new smartphones on the way

  According to reports Kim Hyun-joon, senior vice president of Samsung Mobile, has told investors and analysts that a large-screen Samsung phone will be revealed in the coming months, along with a model made from “new materials”. Presumably the large screened phone will be the Galaxy Note 4, which is expected to be announced next month, while the phone made …

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Tom PritchardSamsung has two new smartphones on the way

GoGlove is a wearable Bluetooth remote for your phone

There are times when using your phone the way the manufacturer intended just isn’t possible, especially when you’re doing some form of sport or exercise. Well meet GoGlove, a glove that connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and lets you control your device’s music with a tap of your fingers. How it works is simple, each of the glove’s fingertips …

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Tom PritchardGoGlove is a wearable Bluetooth remote for your phone
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Samsung has announced release dates for the Galaxy S5 Mini and the Galaxy Young 2

Samsung has announced that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will be released in the UK on the 7th August, with the Galaxy Young 2 coming the following week Available in Gold, White, Black, and Blue, the S5 Mini will also come with a 720p 4.5-inch AMOLED display, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD expansion, an 8MP camera, a …

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Tom PritchardSamsung has announced release dates for the Galaxy S5 Mini and the Galaxy Young 2

The next Samsung smartwatch might be the Gear S

Samsung has filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office for the phrase “Samsung Gear S”, and although the patent doesn’t specify any details other than that, it could be a hint that the phrase will be used to name a Samsung smartwatch at some point in the future. Samsung hasn’t shared any information about the patent, other that …

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Tom PritchardThe next Samsung smartwatch might be the Gear S
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The 10 best wearable gadgets

Wearable technology has exploded into popularity in the last couple of years, and it’s not really surprising to see why. Who wouldn’t want to have technology as part of themselves rather than as a separate device you have to use with your hands? It’s still early days, and a lot of the really amazing tech is either expensive or isn’t …

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The 10 best smartwatches available now

Buying a smartwatch can be a far more arduous process that buying a phone or a tablet, simply because there are so many available and it’s difficult to tell which ones are actually worth buying or not. Plus a lot of them look rather tacky, which doesn’t help. To ensure you know exactly what to buy, we have compiled a …

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Tom PritchardThe 10 best smartwatches available now

Everything we know about the Sony Xperia Z3

The Xperia Z2 may have only just been released, and you can our video review here, but that doesn’t mean Sony hasn’t started work on the next model. We don’t know all that much about the Xperia Z3, but what we do know has been rather enlightening. The interesting part is that the phone is rumoured to land around the …

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Tom PritchardEverything we know about the Sony Xperia Z3

Apple has apparently bought an e-book recommendation service

According to reports from TechCrunch Apple has bought BookLamp, an e-book recommendation service that has been referred to as “Pandora for books”. Presumably, this is to help Apple’s iBooks to compete with Amazon’s Kindle store. The deal itself apparently cost Apple between $10 (£5.8) million and $15 (£8.3) million. Apple, as usual, has refused to make any confirmation or denial …

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Tom PritchardApple has apparently bought an e-book recommendation service

Alcatel OneTouch Pop S3 review

Some of you might not know who Alcatel are, and I wouldn’t blame you because most of their widely used products are either wireless 3G dongles or the low end phones you borrow when your phone has been sent off for repair. But like anyone who is anyone, it has released its own budget smartphone — the Alcatel OneTouch Pop S3. …

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Tom PritchardAlcatel OneTouch Pop S3 review

The next generation of lithium batteries might double your phone’s battery life

Lithium batteries, also known as lithium ion batteries, are the kind of batteries found in all mobile devices, are currently limited by the “ion” part of the battery, which in turn causes a lot of wasted potential energy. Fortunately researchers at Stanford university have developed a new battery with denser, more efficient lithium in the battery’s anode, meaning it’ll be …

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Tom PritchardThe next generation of lithium batteries might double your phone’s battery life

Is Apple finally embracing NFC for the iPhone 6?

One of the things Apple’s ever-popular handsets has been missing in recent years is built-in NFC, but that might be changing according to a leaked photo from Nowhereelse.fr. Presumably the iPhone 6 will be including NFC to function alongside its rumoured digital iWallet, which makes a lot of sense if they want to let iPhone users buy items with their …

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Tom PritchardIs Apple finally embracing NFC for the iPhone 6?
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The top 10 budget (sub £200) smartphones available now

One of the big trends of 2014 has been the rise of the budget smartphone. Whereas once you had no choice but to pay top dollar for state of the art mobiles, now, thanks to an influx of new phone brands and some nifty re-positioning by some of the major players, you can grab a very impressive mobile for under £200. …

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Tom PritchardThe top 10 budget (sub £200) smartphones available now
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Could the Nexus 6 be a phablet made by Motorola?

Despite Google selling Motorola to Lenova earlier this year, reports say that Motorola is still responsible for manufacturing the Nexus 6 for the tech giant, a 5.9-inch phablet aptly codenamed Shamu. Android Police, the original publisher of this rumour, also claims that the Nexus 6 will come with a fingerprint scanner and will go on sale some time in November. …

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Tom PritchardCould the Nexus 6 be a phablet made by Motorola?
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The 10 best Smartphones available now

Smartphones are everywhere, and while lots of people are looking to see what the future will bring we’ve decided that since the second half of the year has just begun, we should look back and find the best smartphones from the past few months. So here you go, 10 of the best smartphones currently available for you to buy.

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Tom PritchardThe 10 best Smartphones available now

Transport for London will accept contactless payments from 16th September

After a successful trial run, Transport for London is bringing contactless payments to its entire transport network from 16th September. That includes the buses, Underground, Overground, and DLR routes. Like the Oyster cards (which will continue to work), the new contactless system will automatically work out the cheapest fair available when you clock in and out of your transportation of …

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Tom PritchardTransport for London will accept contactless payments from 16th September

More Samsung Galaxy Alpha info leaks

Yesterday we saw images of what might be the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and today more information has emerged about the upcoming handset courtesy of SamMobile. According to the site, the Galaxy Alpha will have the same 4.8-inch 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED screen as the Galaxy S3, a fingerprint scanner, 32GB of internal storage (microSD expansion is apparently not included), and will …

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Lechal: smart shoes that give directions without having to look at a screen

One of the many great things about smartphones is that pretty much all of them have some sort of GPS navigation built in, so you’re never likely to get lost. But in the age of first world problems having to pull out your phone to look at a screen is a big of a pain. Enter Lechal, smart shoes that …

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Tom PritchardLechal: smart shoes that give directions without having to look at a screen