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

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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 …

PopJam Wants to be a Child-Friendly Version of Instagram

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Let’s face it, social networks aren’t really designed around accommodating children, yet go to the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and you’ll find that there are large numbers of children under the age of 13 who have accounts that they use regularly. The problem, according to Michael Acton Smith, chief executive of Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy, is that …

This Much We Know: The Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 was released almost a year ago now, and the rumour mill has started throwing information about the next Galaxy Note device at us.  So what do we know about the Galaxy Note 4 so far? 1. Announcement and Release Image from Android Headlines There are a number of sources that claim Samsung is planning on announcing and releasing …

The Top Five Smartwatches – Pebble, Samsung, LG and more

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If the rumours and leaks are to be believed, then Apple has been hard at work at creating its own smartwatch that will likely go on sale later this year. Unlike the iPhone, which arrived early on in the days of the transition towards smartphones, the iWatch seems to be a little bit late to the party. Smartwatches have been readily …

The real Ford Focus ST beats a virtual one at Goodwood FoS

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So which is faster – a real car, or a simulated version of one? Well now we know, kind of, for the former Stig, Ben Collins, managed to drive the new Ford Focus ST to victory against a computerised simulation of a Ford Focus ST at Goodwood Festival of Speed at the weekend. Just hours after making its global debut, …

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini unveiled – UK launch summer

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Everyone knew it was in the pipeline and now it has landed. Samsung has today taken the wraps of the small (coughs) version of the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 mini. Except of course it isn’t really that mini is it! With a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display it is still bigger than the iPhone 5S. Samsung claims that the …

Apple’s iWatch – reports say production starts in July

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It has been a fairly big day for Apple iWatch rumours. Though today’s story comes from a suprising and rather credible source – news agency Reuters. It says that Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc. will be mass producing Apple’s long-rumored smartwatch and that production will begin in July. The watch will apparently sport a conventional design though the face will protrude …

The eight best camera phones on sale now

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Promotional Post for EE. Nowadays most smartphones on the market have a pretty decent camera built-in, but today we’re taking a look at some of the more high-end devices that promise to bring professional grade photography straight to your handset.

The changing face of TVs

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TVs have certainly changed a bit in our life times. Remember when the telly was just an ugly and heavy black box that sat unloved in the corner of the room? Some of you may even remember when they were squarish rather than the much wider, more cinematic, 16 x 9 shape they are today. Certainly one thing that is …

Pink Floyd finally lands on Spotify – Wish You Were Here first

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There is a small but rather impressive list of bands who haven’t yet made their music available to streaming service Spotify. The Beatles top the list, alongside Led Zep and Oasis. but one band who up until now had resisted making their music available on the service have finally changed their mind. In a short period of time (hopefully, more …

Jack White’s amazing working Record Booth – video

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Record Booths, basically mini recording studios where you went in to sing your songs and came out with a newly pressed bit of vinyl, were all the rage in the 40s and 50s. These days, with cassettes and digital recording, not so much. In fact they pretty much disappeared in the 1970s, So it is so amazing that Jack White …