Chip off the old block. Native Union offers luxury marble iPhone 6 cases

Is this the craziest iPhone case ever? We're used to kitchen floors, work surfaces and walls being made out of marble but iPhone cases, that's something else. Called the CLIC Marble, it is apparently the first iPhone 6 case cut from real marble. Designed by Native Union who are known for their luxury products, it is made out…

Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones come in 3 new colours to match your iPhone 6

Beats have just released their Solo 2 Wireless headphones in three new colours: Silver Gold Space Grey Do they ring a bell? Yep, the exact same colours as the iPhone 6. Beats don't mention the similarity in their press release, but it'd be a pretty huge coincidence, especially given that they're owned by Apple. They look pretty good,…

The BlackBerry Leap website reads like the answer to a Buzzfeed quiz

BlackBerry is releasing a new phone, the BlackBerry Leap, in the UK this month. It costs £199 and is clearly aimed at young people – the type who want to be magnates. Not so much the ones who used BlackBerry Messenger to organise the London riots. The Leap website is written in a backslapping, overly familiar we-understand-you tone that…

A gold-plated Samsung Galaxy S6 is… not that much more expensive than a regular one

Vietnamese company Karalux specialise in gold-plating things, including roses, bits of cars, and tech. Having previously gold-plated an iPhone 6, they've now turned their attention to the newly-released Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Unlike the gold version available at Harrods, it's not just gold-coloured, but actually coated with 24K gold. The process sounds pretty involved:…

The Galaxy S6 ad we think Samsung should have made

We recently wrote about Samsung's video for the Galaxy S6, starring James Corden. As we commented at the time, he seemed like a curious choice of spokesman for a flagship phone - to which many people asked us what we'd do instead. We went away and thought about it, and here's the Galaxy S6 advert…

LG’s target consumer is begging to be made into a meme

The leaked LG G4 microsite contains this memorable image of the target consumer for LG's new flagship phone: We'll call him Rupert. Rupert has a beige jacket with the world's largest pockets, which he keeps in an armoire alongside his gilet and red trouser collection. His hair is artfully tousled, unlike his girlfriend Arabella's, which resembles…

LG’s leaked its own phone: first official photos of the LG G4

Accidental blunder or PR stunt? A microsite for the new LG G4 Android flagship briefly went up on the 11th April and was outed by Evan Blass, known as @evleaks on Twitter. The images pretty closely match the cover photo LG has been using on Facebook, which suggests they're legit: Images by Android Explained, who grabbed them…
Mobile devices are increasingly being used for shopping, both in store and online.

Mobile devices will be used for one in seven transactions by 2024, study says

New research suggests that UK shoppers will be spending £53.6bn a year using smartphones and tablets within the next decade. The number of in-store transactions conducted using mobile devices will leap from 3% in 2014 to 13.7% in 2024, according to the study, conducted by Barclays. As The Telegraph reports, an increasing number of shops,…