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Apple’s dilemma – Five reasons tablets/iPad aren’t on your Christmas list

After a period of significant growth the tablet market had descended into a slump, with the market predicted to grow by a mere 14 per cent by the end of the year. For reference, the tablet market grew by 71 per cent in 2013, and 79 per cent in 2012. Comparing UK tablet sales from the first three months of …

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Tom PritchardApple’s dilemma – Five reasons tablets/iPad aren’t on your Christmas list

The top 10 Xbox games of 2014 so far

We’re half way through the year, and we’ve seen some great releases for both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. We decided to look back and find you the ten top Xbox games from 2014 to make sure you didn’t miss a thing. 1. Wolfenstein: The New Order The Wolfenstein series returns to top form with the latest instalment of …

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Tom PritchardThe top 10 Xbox games of 2014 so far

Microsoft CEO confirms that Windows will merge into one OS

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that all versions of windows will soon merge into one operating system that will be available on all devices. “We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes. We will unify our stores, commerce and developer platforms to drive a more …

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Tom PritchardMicrosoft CEO confirms that Windows will merge into one OS

This digital tattoo can be used to unlock your Moto X

It’s a bit of a pain using passcodes, or patterns, or even pictures of your face to unlock your phone, but it’s definitely better than leaving it open for the world to access. Fortunately Motorola has developed a temporary  so-called digital tattoo that your phone could scan to unlock. Tattoo might not be the right word, since it’s actually a …

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Tom PritchardThis digital tattoo can be used to unlock your Moto X

Microsoft’s next Nokia is a budget Lumia 530

Now that Microsoft own Nokia, it’s no surprise that they’re pushing it to create more Lumia devices and help to spread the Windows Phone brand. Their first release? A budget Lumia 530 that will cost a mere €85 (around £67), which is astoundingly cheap. So what does this budget Lumia come with, can’t be that great for less than £70 can …

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Tom PritchardMicrosoft’s next Nokia is a budget Lumia 530
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HTC Desire 610 review — a mid-range pocket pleaser?

HTC seems to be covering all of its bases when it comes to releasing new smartphones, and the Desire 610 is definitely meant to cover the middle ground. At £240 SIM-free it was never going to be able to compete with the likes of the HTC One M8, but that’s clearly not what HTC was going for when it designed it. …

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Tom PritchardHTC Desire 610 review — a mid-range pocket pleaser?

NVIDIA launches SHIELD tablet, the most advanced mobile gaming system yet

NVIDIA has launched the latest SHIELD tablet, a mobile gaming device that can be used with a wireless gaming controller. Designed to be the most advanced mobile gaming system specifically for gamers, the SHIELD tablet promises to offer an unparalleled mobile gaming experience. The SHIELD includes the most powerful mobile processor released so far the 192 core NVIDIA Tegra-K1 GPU that …

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Tom PritchardNVIDIA launches SHIELD tablet, the most advanced mobile gaming system yet
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This tiny gadget, the pd.Id, will tell you if your drink has been spiked

Drink spiking is a serious issue, and one of the major concerns is that someone could slip you something if you can take your eyes off your drink for even a second. While there have been a number of things released that are designed to either prevent that from happening, or let you know if it has, they are often only …

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Tom PritchardThis tiny gadget, the pd.Id, will tell you if your drink has been spiked

A gesture controlled digital canvas is art for the 21st century

Paintings are a little bit old fashioned aren’t they? Still pictures that don’t do anything? Where’s the fun in that? Don’t get me started on how much room they all take up. Well if you have a few hundred pounds to spare, you can buy yourself a digital canvas. Not only will it store artwork in one display, you can …

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Tom PritchardA gesture controlled digital canvas is art for the 21st century

This stylish watch beams the time onto your hand

Watches are useful, but do you ever feel like glancing at a watch-face is a little archaic for the modern world? Well for those of you who hold that opinion, there is a solution:  Ritot the watch that projects the current time onto your hand. The watch contains a miniature pico projector that can project the time in up to …

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Tom PritchardThis stylish watch beams the time onto your hand

Another potential iPhone 6 case has leaked

There are that many iPhone 6 leaks happening right now it’s become impossible to keep track of what might be real and what isn’t. We’ve already seen one contender for the title of “what the iPhone 6′s case looks like”, and now we have another that looks quite a bit different. As you can see in the picture below, the …

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Tom PritchardAnother potential iPhone 6 case has leaked

HTC’s Smartwatch might have leaked in an official video

Yesterday we saw the first glimpse of HTC’s smartwatch in the form of an artist’s reproduction, and today we have a glimpse of something that looks awfully similar thanks to a behind-the-scenes video from HTC Source. The glimpse we have looks pretty much the same as the leaked reproduction, though it looks like it has a plastic strap rather than a …

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Tom PritchardHTC’s Smartwatch might have leaked in an official video

Recon’s “Google Glass for sport” has a finalised design

Recon’s answer to Google Glass isn’t out yet, but the folks in charge have released details of the finalised design in anticipation of the 25th September launch date. So what’s new? the HUD’s brainbox is now angled slightly upwards to improve the display’s viewing angle and camera orientation, and the ergonomics have been tweaked so it’s an all round better fit. …

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Tom PritchardRecon’s “Google Glass for sport” has a finalised design
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The Galaxy Note 4′s UV sensor will say when you’re getting too much sun

If leaks are to be believed, the UV sensor that is coming bundled with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 will inform users on the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. Functioning with the phone’s S Health app, the phone can give a numerical reading of how harmful the current conditions are. 0-2 is low risk, 3-5 is moderate, 5-7 is high, …

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Tom PritchardThe Galaxy Note 4′s UV sensor will say when you’re getting too much sun
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Details of HTC’s “One Wear” smartwatch leak

  Everyone’s getting into the business of smartwatches these days, and it’s a surprise that HTC has got so far without any leak or announcements. That’s not the case anymore, now that prolific leaker @evleaks has given us our first glimpse at HTC’s One Wear smartwatch. Above is an artist’s reproduction of the watch, showing off the square face and …

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Tom PritchardDetails of HTC’s “One Wear” smartwatch leak
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Huawei announces the Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition

  Huawei, Arsenal’s official smartphone partner, has announced the Arsenal Edition of its Ascend P7 smartphone, a perfect choice for any die-hard fan of the team. The 4G handset will come in a sleek black finish with the eponymous cub’s crest mounted on the phone’s rear. Since it’s an Arsenal themed handset, it will come with a true Arsenal experience …

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Tom PritchardHuawei announces the Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition

This jacket lets you listen to your headphones without muffled sound

For those of you with a penchant for hoodies, owning a pair of headphones is a no-win scenario. On one hand you could wear them under your hood, but that’s uncomfortable and annoying. On the other you can wear them over your hood, but at the cost of listening to slightly muffled music. That’s no longer going to be a …

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Tom PritchardThis jacket lets you listen to your headphones without muffled sound

The sapphire glass iPhone 6 screen isn’t quite indestructible

Forget what you’ve read on the internet about sapphire glass being indestructible. A torture test of the supposed display proves that, while it’s far superior to the GorillaGlass display on the iPhone 5S, sapphire glass can still be damaged. The below video shows what is supposed to be an iPhone 6 screen going up against the ultimate scratching tool: sandpaper. …

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Tom PritchardThe sapphire glass iPhone 6 screen isn’t quite indestructible

Five of the best waterproof speakers #SwimmingWeek

Whether its for enhancing your time lounging by the pool, standing in the shower, or sailing across the expanses of the sea, there are a lot of reasons why you’d want to get your hands on a pair of waterproof speakers. You might not be planning on dunking your speakers into the water for extended periods of time, but it’s nice …

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Tom PritchardFive of the best waterproof speakers #SwimmingWeek

HattrickWear is a ridiculous budget alternative to Google Glass

Let’s be honest, the £1,000 price tag attached to Google Glass is far more than most people would be able to afford, and it also makes you look a bit daft. Fortunately you can now get yourself some even stupider looking augmented reality for a fraction of the price. HattrickWear is an extension for your hat that you can pug …

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Tom PritchardHattrickWear is a ridiculous budget alternative to Google Glass