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Apple’s latest patent wants to put TouchID in the touchscreen

As time goes on people are getting less and less accepting of physical buttons and large bezels on their phones, and Apple's TouchID/homescreen button is among the worst offenders. Solution? Take that button and integrate it into the touchscreen instead. Published by the US Patent and Trademark Office last week, the patent is titled 'Fingerprint Sensor…
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The Jolla Tablet now has a bigger battery and more storage

Back in November we told you about the Jolla Tablet, the first ever crowdfunded tablet. Impressively Jolla managed to raise over $1 million within two days, and it looks like that money has been put to use upgrading the tablet. The new Jolla is similar to the original, but the device's battery and storage have…

The Spectre 13 x360 is a brand new HP laptop/tablet hybrid

Dedicated tablets seem to be dying a death these days, but laptop/tablet hybrids really seem to be coming into their own. Now, just weeks after the waves of announcements at CES, a brand new one has started popping up around the web. Meet the HP Spectre 13 x360. At first glance it looks remarkably like…

The iPad’s smart cover might be about to get even smarter

The smart cover is a must have accessory for every iPad owner, and according to a new patent discovered by Apple Insider it could get even more useful than ever before. Called 'Device Input Modes With Corresponding User Interfaces', the patent describes a number of new features that the smart cover could bring to the iPad. Features…

Microsoft is still working on Windows RT

All the Microsoft news might be focussed on Windows 10 right now, but other little bits and pieces have been revealed by the tech giant. One of them is that Microsoft isn't ditching Windows RT, and still has at least one future update planned. Windows RT was originally released as a cut down version of…

Onda claims to have built a tablet running Android and Windows side-by-side

There are countless Chinese companies out there building smartphones and tablets, but not many of them actually get much recognition here in the UK. Chinese company Onda claims that it has developed a device none of us can actually ignore: a tablet supposedly running Windows 8.1 and Android KitKat side-by-side. The V919 3G air, as…

Your guide to Xiaomi – the world’s most valuable startup

Xiaomi (pronounced a bit like 'show me', but 'show' is as in 'shower') is a Beijing-based electronics company that is currently the world's 3rd largest smartphone distributor. As of the end of 2014, it's also the world's most valuable start-up, valued at over $43 billion. Xiaomi was founded in June 2010, and by August it…

The SONICable promises to charge your phone faster than ever before

We all love our phones, and while we do everything within our power to make sure they don't die on us we still have to face the inevitable recharging sessions. But what if you could recharge your phone a lot more quickly? That's the idea behind SONICable, and its designers promise that it will be…

The Remix ultra-tablet runs Android, but looks like a Surface

Tablets were once touted as the device that would make the laptop obsolete, but that never happened. Perhaps it was because the tablet OSs wasn't really suited to usurping the likes of Windows and OSX. But what if you had a mobile OS that looked and behaved like something you'd find on a desktop? I'm…