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Stocking-filler smartphones: 10 phones for under £150 this Christmas

Holly Brockwell Android, Buying Guides, Gadgets & Apps, Google, Microsoft, Premium, ShinyShiny Awards 2014 1 Comment

Moto G 4G, £149.99 Widely hailed as one of the greatest budget smartphones of recent years, the Moto G's upgrade to 4G LTE only reinforced its credentials. This basic but slick KitKat handset comes in black or white, has a 4.5-inch HD screen, a 1.3MP front-facing camera and 5MP main, and 8GB of internal…

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Follow your feet: super-smart Google Maps shoes will tell you where to go

Sadie Hale Gadgets & Apps, Google Leave a Comment

Finding your way around unfamiliar territory just got even easier with these new smart shoes from Indian start-up Ducere Technologies. Its snazzy-looking Lechal smart shoes incorporate Bluetooth technology and Google Maps into a special insole which will fit most shoes. Linked up to a smartphone app, the insoles will then emit a buzz in either the left…

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MindRDR: This Google Glass app lets you take photos and share them – just by thinking

Sadie Hale Gadgets & Apps, Google Leave a Comment

The ability to mind-read is fast becoming a reality, thanks to a brand new app for Google Glass, which allows you to take photos and share them using only your brainwaves. Called MindRDR, the app was developed by London-based user experience company This Place and requires the NeuroSky EEG Biosensor to work. It's this additional sensor, which…

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Google Glass is now available to the public, but will anyone buy it?

Becca Caddy Google, Wearables Leave a Comment

Today Google has launched its highly-anticipated eyewear device, Google Glass, to the masses. But how many will cough up the cash for the controversial new wearable? If you weren't one of the "chosen ones" (officially known as Explorers) to trial Glass early AND didn't get up in time for the exclusive 24 hour sale, then…

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Google's Gmail could be getting a massive interface overhaul

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Gmail may finally be getting a radical new overhaul of its layout, if images from Geek are anything to go by. The most noticeable difference is the fly-in menu system on the left, in place of the annoying tab system it has at the moment. The new layout also includes a collapsible Hangouts section, which…

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Google Now to bring annoying ad retargeting to your daily life

Becca Caddy Google, Shopping, Smart Shopping Leave a Comment

Ever been shopping online to then see the same shoes you were thinking of buying appear on EVERY web page you visit for the next week? Well that's called retargeting and not only is it really annoying, but (in our personal experience) it never makes us go back and buy the shoes. In fact, we…

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

Becca Caddy Features, Google, Phones Leave a Comment

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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5 Google Glass alternatives: GlassUp, LaForge Acis, WeOn Glasses

Becca Caddy Google, Wearables Leave a Comment

For one day only this week anyone (well, anyone in the US with cash to burn) could get their hands on a pair of Google Glass. However, with such a small window to buy them, a large price tag and a lot of criticism about how they look, we bet a lot of early adopters…

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Google teases us with Project Ara modular smartphone details

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Remember Project Ara? It's Google's big plan to create a modular smartphone, which would allow people to pick and choose exactly how their mobile phone would look and operate based on a series of blocks, or modules. Well the Google team has released a new video all about Project Ara and the people behind it,…

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ASOS and Nike team up for a Google+ Hangout you can buy from

Becca Caddy Fashion, Google Leave a Comment

Tomorrow it's the 27th birthday of Nike's iconic Air Max trainers and to celebrate ASOS and Nike are teaming up to wow us all with a Google+ Hangout that'll feature tips about the best ways to style your sneakers. It sounds like a solid social media plan that's bound to draw in a few Nike…

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Google takes to Google+ to defend Google Glass

Becca Caddy Google, Wearables Leave a Comment

It seems Google has finally had enough of people criticising its new Glass wearable device and has taken to its Google+ Google Glass page (of course) to explain why it's awesome and not creepy/stalkery/lame. A post called Top 10 Google Glass Myths discusses a number of top myths, like Glass is the ultimate distraction from…

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Google Nexus 7 tablet lands in the UK – Nexus 4 mobi gets a price cut

Ashley Norris Android, Gadgets & Apps, Google, Tablet PCs Leave a Comment

Some big-ish news from Google today which today brings the Nexus 7 tablet to the UK while at the same time announcing a price cut on its, Nexus 4 handset. The tablet comes in two flavours - a 16GB model will set you back £199, while the 32GB model is a still very competitive £239.…

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Google Music vs Spotify – which is best for UK listeners?

Ashley Norris Audio, Google, Music, Spotify, Top Stories 2 Comments

The big news this morning is that Google Music, which was announced in the spring and has been working in the US for several months now, has become available in the UK and other European countries. You can sign up now and get a month for free and then pay an intro rate of £7.99…

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Will you be buying the Google Chromecast?

Ashley Norris Google, TVs and Home Cinema Leave a Comment

It has been hailed as a smart move by Google, but will you be investing in one? The Google Chromecast, which debuted yesterday is a dongle that plugs into your TV's HDMI socket and enables you to stream video content from a number of devices to your screen. It is apparently compatible with Android and…

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