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Google announces the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet

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They've been rumoured for a very long time, and despite us having to wait for a month after all the other big announcements Google has finally unveiled it's new Nexus models: The Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone, and the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet. The announcement also marked the official launch of Android 5.0 a.k.a Lollipop, which…

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A new motion controlled app could make it even easier to use our phones

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A team of computer scientists from ETH Zurich has created a motion controlled app that finally makes it possible to operate a smartphone using gestures. (Just not the kind of gestures you might make when it's run out of charge for the third time today...) The controls include pointing, spreading the fingers, pinching, and everyone’s…

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A Nexus 6 benchmark claims it’s more powerful than any other Android device

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We've been hearing a lot about what the Nexus 6 might be including, and benchmark tests are proving to be a valuable source of information. One that's been spotted recently, however, shows off that the Nexus 6 might end up being seriously powerful. More powerful than the likes of the LG G3 and the Galaxy…

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The Xperia Z3X looks like an absolute beast, if it’s real

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At IFA we were introduced to the Xperia Z3 and the Z3 Compact. At 5.2-inches the Z3 is firmly settled in phablet territory, but it seems Sony may go one step further by releasing a 6.2-inch Xperia Z3X, a mighty impressive phone with some incredibly specs. We've heard about the possibility of a Sony phablet…

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Five situations in which we’d like to taste and smell with our phones (and three we really wouldn’t)

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This week Adrian Cheok, professor of pervasive computing at City University London and the inventor of the Scentee, a Japanese iPhone attachment that emits pre-programmed scent, revealed that he's working on technology that will allow our smartphones to transmit taste and smell electronically. Considering how much of our youths we spent excitedly waiting for the…

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Google’s modular phone will let you swap modules while it’s still on

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The idea of a modular phone has been floating around for years, a phone with hardware that can be customised to suit you. Google's Project Ara is one such device, and it was recently revealed that the modules can be changed while the phone is still on. The display and CPU are exceptions to that,…

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The best place to unbox a waterproof smartphone? Underwater, obviously

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A lot of people might be wary about testing the capabilities of a waterproof smartphone, which is hardly surprising given how expensive they are. You don't want to end up with a £400 brick because you decided to throw it into a swimming pool do you? The folks at Carphone Warehouse were less wary, instead…

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Unlike the iPhone 6 Plus, the Portal smartphone is supposed to bend

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As anyone who's ever dropped a phone will attest to, smartphones are incredible fragile creatures. Gone are the days where you could throw a Nokia phone around like a rag-doll to find that it doesn't have a scratch on it. It's not quite the same, but the Portal smartphone isn't going to shatter when you…

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Vodafone Smart 4 review – A competent starter smartphone let down by its camera

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With thanks to Vodafone for the handset. The Vodafone Smart 4 is one of the lower-end phones in the Smart 4 range, one step above the entry-level Smart 4 Mini. As with the EE Kestrel and most network-branded phones, it’s actually made by a Chinese manufacturer that isn’t widely known here: Yulong. The name might…

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The Galaxy Note Edge will be a limited edition concept

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When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note Edge at IFA they commented about how it was going to be available in 'limited markets'. Today it has been confirmed that this is indeed the case, and the phone itself will only be available in limited numbers. Samsung reportedly only expects to sell around one million Galaxy Note…

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Mock-ups of Motorola’s ‘Shamu’ (Nexus 6) device show off how big it might be

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There have been plenty of rumours surrounding Motorola's mysterious new phone code-named 'Shamu'. Some say it's the next Nexus phone, others say it's something else entirely. These mock-ups (below), if real, come from 9to5Google and apparently show off the device and seemingly corroborate the idea that Shamu is the new Nexus. 9t05Google says that it…

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The BlackBerry Passport has been officially revealed

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We knew the BlackBerry passport was coming, in fact we knew almost everything about it thanks to the tireless work of the online rumour mill. Now after many long months, we finally get to see the device officially shown off to the world by BlackBerry itself. The phone comes with a 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440…

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Samsung reveals the UK release date for the Galaxy Note 4

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Yesterday we revealed that it is possible to pre-order the Galaxy Note 4 right now and it indicated that the Galaxy note 4 would be released around the 13th October. Today Samsung has revealed an exact release date for the upcoming phone, it will actually be getting released in the UK on the 10th October. That is excellent…

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