Archos Helium 50

Archos Helium 50 review – a generic 4G Android saved by its screen

With thanks to Archos for the handset Better known in the UK for its audio and video players, French firm Archos has been making smartphones in Europe for quite a while. The Helium 50 is one of two phones in its first ever 4G LTE offering: a mid-range black plastic slab running Android Jelly Bean.…

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Holly BrockwellArchos Helium 50 review – a generic 4G Android saved by its screen

Battle of the 20s: the 20MP Sony Xperia Z2 and Nokia Lumia 930 cameras go head-to-head #PhotoWeek

At the culmination of #PhotoWeek, we’re pitching two rival flagship phones with 20-megapixel cameras against each other in an epic duel of flash and film. Who’s fastest? Who’s brightest? Who takes the best selfies? It’s the waterproof Android Sony Xperia Z2 vs the weighty Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 930 in a fight to the photo…

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Holly BrockwellBattle of the 20s: the 20MP Sony Xperia Z2 and Nokia Lumia 930 cameras go head-to-head #PhotoWeek

Sony unveils Xperia T3 smartphone – UK launch in July

A bit of a surprise this morning as Sony has announced the Xperia T3, a 5.3-inch smartphone which it is billing as the thinnest in its category. The phone comes in at 150.7 x 77 x 7 mm and weighs 148 grams. Is essentially a bit of a revamp of the Xperia Z2, though of…

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Ashley NorrisSony unveils Xperia T3 smartphone – UK launch in July
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New iPhone case lights up to show your friends' mood

We thought we couldn't know any more about what our friends are doing at any given moment, thanks to the world of social media, but The Feeling Skin has now created a social network based on emotion, complete with a smartphone case that lights up to tell you what mood your friends are in. The…

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Hayley MinnNew iPhone case lights up to show your friends' mood

Will anyone really buy a Tesco smartphone?

Tesco is set to launch its own branded smartphone by the end of the year, according to a radio interview with the supermarket's Chief Executive, Philip Clarke. According to reports today, the Tesco phone will be running a version of Google's Android OS and will come with a number of Tesco services already installed, much…

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Becca CaddyWill anyone really buy a Tesco smartphone?

VIDEO: Best camera phones 2014: Samsung K Zoom, Galaxy S5, Nokia 1020

Nowadays every smartphone has a pretty decent camera built-in, but in our latest video we take a look at some of the more high-end devices that promise to bring professional grade photography to your handset. Samsung K Zoom The Samsung K Zoom was only officially unveiled this week. When it comes to its new specifications,…

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Becca CaddyVIDEO: Best camera phones 2014: Samsung K Zoom, Galaxy S5, Nokia 1020

These new mock up photos could put iPhone 6 rumours to rest

While no one knows exactly what the new Apple iPhone 6 will look like, this new mock up that's been released by 86Digi, has apparently been made by the official iPhone 6 schematics. Rumoured to be unveiled between now and the autumn, the new phone looks even sleeker than the iPhone 5, with a 4.7-inch…

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Hayley MinnThese new mock up photos could put iPhone 6 rumours to rest

Tinitell: the world's smallest phone to keep kids safe

The world's smallest mobile phone has been created, measuring in at just 32mm wide. Originally designed for children, so that parents can know where their child is at all times; Tinitell looks like it could also be completely useful for when us adults don't fancy taking our expensive iPhones to the front of the stage…

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Hayley MinnTinitell: the world's smallest phone to keep kids safe

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a camera/smartphone mash-up

Today Samsung unveiled a new smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom. The device is packing a professional grade camera, which suggests the tech giant is taking another stab at creating a camera/smartphone hybrid that we all actually want following the disappointing effort with the S4 zoom last year. When it comes to the handset's…

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Becca CaddyThe Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a camera/smartphone mash-up

Project Ara: All you need to know about Google's phone for the future

Last October Google announced that a dedicated team had started working on an exciting modular and fully-customisable smartphone that could well change the way we look at the mobile phone industry for good. Code-named Project Ara, the smartphone will consist of one framework and a series of separate sections. The thinking behind it is that…

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Becca CaddyProject Ara: All you need to know about Google's phone for the future

Samsung unveils Galaxy Ace Style, a budget phone for social teens

This week Samsung launched a low-end handset called the Galaxy Ace Style. The curvy, affordable device is designed for young social media addicts and looks set to compete directly with Motorola's Moto G. Powered by Google's Android 4.4 KitKat, it features a 1.2GHz dual core processor for seamless multi-tasking and fast app responses. It also…

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Becca CaddySamsung unveils Galaxy Ace Style, a budget phone for social teens

Turns out your phone already has a heart rate sensor like the Galaxy S5's

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The new Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed full of new and very enticing features, but the one that's excited us health and fitness tech fans here at Shiny Shiny the most has to be the built-in heart rate sensor. But…

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Becca CaddyTurns out your phone already has a heart rate sensor like the Galaxy S5's

This could be what the new iPhone 6 looks like (maybe)

No one knows for sure what the newest iphone - rumoured to be unveiled in a few months - will look like, but there are plenty of design concepts already online and these from iCulture are our favourites so far. Teaming up with Martin Hajeck, iCulture has published a series of photos showing off a…

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Becca CaddyThis could be what the new iPhone 6 looks like (maybe)

HTC unveils the new One M8 with depth-sensing camera

It's been one of the worst kept secrets in the world of tech, but today HTC made the announcement of its latest flagship handset, the HTC One M8, official. The newest iteration of the One is marginally bigger than its predecessor, with a 5" full HD resolution screen. However, the thing that has us most…

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Becca CaddyHTC unveils the new One M8 with depth-sensing camera

The Ember case will make your night out photos look WAY better

Although the cameras built into our iPhones are slowly evolving with each model, we can still all agree that night time photos look REALLY lame. If you don't put the flash on then you're left with dark, indistinguishable blurs and if you do you're left with an unflattering image that makes everyone look much more…

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Becca CaddyThe Ember case will make your night out photos look WAY better

Cortana: Microsoft's Siri clone is a friendly circle

Microsoft's new voice-activated personal assistant, called Cortana, is expected in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update and The Verge got its hands on a set of leaked images that reveal the Siri clone is a small, blue animated circle (nothing like the AI woman also called Cortana who features in the Halo game series). Although…

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Becca CaddyCortana: Microsoft's Siri clone is a friendly circle

Ellen DeGeneres officially wins at selfies with star-studded Oscars photo

Ellen DeGeneres has managed to break the record for most retweets EVER with this awesome star-studded selfie taken at last night's Oscars. If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014 So far the tweet has had more than two and a half million retweets and counting,…

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Becca CaddyEllen DeGeneres officially wins at selfies with star-studded Oscars photo

MWC 2014: The best smartphones and tablets you've missed so far

So far we've been focusing on the newest wearable devices and smartwatches from the big names at Mobile World Congress, but let's not forget about the stars of the show: the mobile phones. Here's our rundown of the best smartphones and tablets that have been unveiled this week: Huawei wants you to be better at…

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Becca CaddyMWC 2014: The best smartphones and tablets you've missed so far

Surprising nobody, it turns out that landline phones are dying fast

A new survey has confirmed what we all assumed was the case anyway: that nobody really uses landlines any more... and those who do are all really old. The survey, carried out by cable.co.uk, spoke to 4000 people and found that 62% of UK consumers under 45 years old never use their home landline. Conversely,…

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James O'MalleySurprising nobody, it turns out that landline phones are dying fast

What phones do Sherlock and Watson use?

Finally the greatest mystery of all has been solved! I'm talking of course, about the case of the ambiguous phones. One fan of the BBC's Sherlock reboot has finally figured out what phones all of the main cast of the series use. Now it's just a case of figuring out how to make them all…

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James O'MalleyWhat phones do Sherlock and Watson use?