BBC trialling live 4G streaming during the Commonwealth Games

The BBC’s Research and Development Team has announced that it will be trialling new ways of broadcasting television content as part of its coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in order to help shape the future of BBC television. One of the main focuses will be on broadcasting the Games live over EE’s 4G network. Unlike conventional streaming, which requires …

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The top five rumours about the Apple iPhone 6

Apple’s much anticipated new handset, referred to as the iPhone 6, is expected to be released sometime later this year, so not surprisingly the internet has been filled with leaks and rumours on what the new device will feature. To help you out, here are the top five things we think we know about the iPhone 6. Image from Mac …

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BlackBerry unveils its own Siri-like voice assistant.

BlackBerry has announced that version 10.3 of its mobile operating system will include a voice assistant aptly named BlackBerry Assistant. They might be a little late to the party now that Siri, Google Now, and Cortana all exist, but it’s better late than never. BlackBerry Assistant’s features will include setting voice reminders, and searching through your email and calendar. All …

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Tom PritchardBlackBerry unveils its own Siri-like voice assistant.
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3D printed ice cream is a deliciously difficult achievement

We might be able to 3D print things like sweets and chocolate, but where’s the challenge there? Well students from MIT have gone and solved the problem of 3D printing one of life’s more volatile treats: ice cream. By using a home ice cream maker and a Solidoodle 3D printer, the trio managed to build a device that is not only able …

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Tom Pritchard3D printed ice cream is a deliciously difficult achievement

Three customers will soon have free Wi-Fi on the London Underground

Three has announced that it will follow in the footsteps of competitors EE, Vodafone, and O2, but giving its customers free access to Wi-Fi via the Virgin Media Wi-Fi network that was set up for the 2012 Olympics. According to TechRadar the service will be available at the end of the month, and will let Three customers connect to Wi-Fi …

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Tom PritchardThree customers will soon have free Wi-Fi on the London Underground

Photos of the BlackBerry Passport running Android Apps leak

There’s another thing we can add to the list of what we know about the BlackBerry Passport, now that pictures have leaked of it running Android apps. We knew that future BlackBerry phones would be running Android apps thanks to a deal with Amazon, but this is the first time we’ve actually seen them in action. Fortunately, despite the oddly proportioned screen, …

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Tom PritchardPhotos of the BlackBerry Passport running Android Apps leak
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10 games to look out for: Call of Duty, Assassin Creed, FIFA

Whether you’re the owner of an XBOX, a PS4 or are still playing games on your good old PC, it’s always exciting when there’s the prospect of a new game to get your hands on. With so many out there, however, we’ve narrowed it down to our ultimate top 10 to look out for over the coming months. Call of …

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Paul Crouch10 games to look out for: Call of Duty, Assassin Creed, FIFA

BarkCam helps you take better pictures of your dog

Anyone who’s ever tried to take a picture of a dog (or any household pet for that matter) will know that it isn’t as easy as you might think. They fidget, look around, and never quite stay in the adorable pose you want to capture. BarkCam helps change that, so that your dog’s attention stays focussed on you when you …

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Apple has solved the 5.5-inch iPhone 6′s battery woes

Reports have indicated that Apple has been faced with some serious problems ensuring the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was thin enough to match its standards without sacrificing the device’s battery life. But apparently that has been solved thanks to a partnership with Taiwanese firm Simplo, which has provided a battery thin and powerful enough to ensure the phone is released on time. …

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Tom PritchardApple has solved the 5.5-inch iPhone 6′s battery woes

Did Amazon leak the iPhone 6′s specs and release date?

The above screenshot was apparently taken from Amazon Japan, detailing the release date and specifications of the upcoming iPhone 6. We don’t know if its real, or if it is that the information is accurate (it could be an elaborate fake), but it seems to match what we’ve heard from rumours and leaks over the past few months. Take that whatever …

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Tom PritchardDid Amazon leak the iPhone 6′s specs and release date?

Turn your smartphone into an e-ink Kindle with Inkcase Plus

The thing about smartphone displays is that they tend to use up and awful lot of juice, which makes them a bit impractical fore reading for long periods of time.  E-ink display, on the other hand, don’t use anywhere near as much, making them ideal for the very same thing. So why not have both? You can with Inkcase Plus. …

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Tom PritchardTurn your smartphone into an e-ink Kindle with Inkcase Plus
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Can you go swimming with your mobile phone? #SwimmingWeek

A few years ago the concept of anyone taking a dip with their mobile phone tucked in their budgie smugglers would seem ludicrous. But not any more. Both Samsung and Sony have made a huge deal out of their fact that their recent high-end smartphones are not only splashproof but will keep working when you take them for a dip. …

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Tom PritchardCan you go swimming with your mobile phone? #SwimmingWeek

Chinese iPhone 6 clones are already on sale

Why bother waiting for the iPhone 6 to launch, when you can just buy a cheap knock-off from China? The much anticipated handset hasn’t even been announced yet, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying to sell fake versions on Chinese retail websites like Taobao. How much are they? Around £18, so don’t expect a two-year warranty. The fakes look …

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Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Rumour has it that Samsung will be unveiling a new Galaxy smartphone in the coming weeks, one that will hit the market before Apple’s much anticipated iPhone 6. We don’t know much, but this is everything we do know about. The hardware Unsurprisingly for a phone that is more than likely meant to directly compete with the iPhone, and like …

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Tom PritchardEverything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

This iPhone 6 photo apparently came from the factory

This is a new leaked photo of the iPhone 6, supposedly coming  straight from the Foxconn factory where they’re supposedly being made. We’ve seen dummy models, and mock-ups, and pictures of what is supposed to be the case, but this is the first picture we’ve seen claiming to be the finished device. The image was obtained by KitGuru, and as …

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Tom PritchardThis iPhone 6 photo apparently came from the factory

What we know about the BlackBerry Passport

With a zero per cent market share in the UK and being totally overwhelmed by the competition can’t make things easy for BlackBerry, but they’re persevering through thick and thin to deliver their unique brand of smartphones. Announced last month, the Passport is the company’s latest offering — but what do we actually know about it? The hardware A brief attempt …

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10 issues Apple needs to address, and fast

Some people people out there might argue that Apple are in the business of innovation, and that everything it does is to advance new technology. Those people would be wrong. Regardless of the ideologies that people within Apple might have it is, first and foremost, a business, and like any business its actions are always in the pursuit of profit. It’s …

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Tom Pritchard10 issues Apple needs to address, and fast
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Is Apple having problems with its big screen iPhone 6?

From the sounds of things, the much rumoured 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 is causing Apple a whole host of problems, problems that might well see the phone released in very limited quantities or delayed until next year. The report comes from Ming-Ch-Kuo, an analyst from KGI Securities, who believes that if the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is realeased at …

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The first London Black Cab has gone cashless – payment by Barclays Ping app

Ian Cable, a London taxi driver, has taken a revolutionary step of becoming the London taxi to be completely cashless. From today until Friday, he will not be accepting cash payments. Instead, Cable will encourage his passengers to pay via Barclays’ Pingit app as part of a trial to introduce mobile payments to taxis. Cable has been a taxi driver for 23 years, and said …

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Tom PritchardThe first London Black Cab has gone cashless – payment by Barclays Ping app