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Moto G 2nd gen down in price

Fancy a good deal? Check out the Moto G for a possible pre-Christmas gift to yourself or someone else. It’s the 5″ 2nd generation model with 8GB storage and dual SIM. You can get it for just £119.95 at the moment and, if you hunt around the

Moto G 4G, now on Three

Fancy a go on the Moto G 4G? How about getting your 4G fix from Three for no extra cost per month? The new Motorola handset is now available from the network with prices starting at just £16 a month, and there’s no up-front cost on that. If

Deal reached on UK “hotspots”.

It’s 2014 people. Granted, it won’t be for much longer, but let’s stay in the moment. I take a regular route to and from work. On my drive there’s always a section of the motorway that simply has no signal, so I have to tell callers, “I’m

In the UK? Looking to get Google Glass cheap?

Come on now, let’s not panic. We’ve still got a whole week until Christmas. Plenty of time. No need to … wait… that’s not very long at all is it? How about a cheap deal on the Google Glass Explorer Edition? Head over to Google Play and

LG G3 handsets receiving Lollipop right now

First it was Vodafone-supplied G3’s, now it looks like unlocked handsets are also receiving the update to Lollipop. We’ve received a number of emails and tweets to say that handsets have updated, but handsets from other networks don’t appear to have the new version just yet unfortunately.

Misfit Flash Review

Just a few weeks ago I reviewed the Misfit Shine, a personal tracker that also, if you want, can double as a necklace. Now we have the Misfit Flash and here’s a look at how this one works. It’s a small device around the size of a

Now talk to your boiler

I know. We’ve now got to the point where we’re having to have a discussion with our own central heating. Thanks to Google Now working with those Nest thermostats, you can simply pick up your phone and say, “tweak my temperature to 22″. You’ll then hear your

BT in talks to purchase EE

The fight, we thought, was between O2 and EE for the pot of money being waved around by BT. There was also some discussion that Three were possibly going to make a surprise outside purchase of either one to consolidate their holdings. It seemed to make sense

Quad-core 1.5GHz for less than £94

Remember my review of the Rocomo GT-I9500? well, I’ve been on the hunt for cheap Android kit again and this time the 5″ Elephone P6000 has caught my eye. It’s on presale at the moment but will cost you just $169.99, which works out at around £108.60.

That’s it, I’m jacking it in

Seriously? I’ve spent about 12 years writing about smartphones. It all started off with the Microsoft Smartphone, then Windows Mobile, then Windows Phone and now it’s all seemingly going around in a big fat circle with Windows 10 Mobile. That’s not my beef though. I’m not even

Mohawk – TurboCharger 8000 Emergency Charger review

This is less than £30 my friends, and inside there’s a fat 8000 mAh battery. I say “fat” because of the capacity, not necessarily the size, although it is about as chunky as my wallet used to be before I had a house and child. It’s another

I can see a MIPOW RAINBOW

Remember out MIPOW PLAYBULB Review? Put simply, it’s a light bulb with a Bluetooth speaker inside. Not only that, but you can also control the brightness of the bulb with your phone. Now MIPOW have gone one further, releasing a new product called PLAYBULB Rainbow. This is

Drivers fined for snapping photos whilst driving

Picture the scene. You’ve been held up in traffic for ages. You’ve got sunburn from the brake lights of the car in front. Eventually, after shuffling along on the motorway for what seems like hours, you see the cause of your misery. A truck, on it’s side

Coolsmartphone Podcast 120 – The one without James

You really won’t believe it folks, but yes, we managed to actually record a podcast while James was away. I’ve got a little tear in my eye and the pride is pretty overwhelming, I have to say. This week we used Google Hangouts instead of Skype, so

Orange Wednesdays – It’s all over

A lot of people chose EE and, previously, Orange, because of the Orange Wednesdays offer. It gave you two seats in your local cinema for the price of one and, if you got enough codes, you could take the entire family for half the price. EE continued

Festive Fun apps to keep you entertained

OK, it’s that time of year already. Your bank account looks like a wasteland, there’s pine needles everywhere and that roll of sticky tape has mysteriously disappeared just when you need it. What apps do you need to ensure things go smoothly? Well, the Google Santa Tracker

Coolsmartphone Podcast 120 – Watch live

Look, it’s raining and it’s cold outside. You really don’t want to be out there. Get yourself comfy for the live “as it happens” recording of our 120th podcast. We’ll be going live at 8.30PM tonight and it’ll then be available tomorrow morning after we’ve removed all

Vodafone extends 4G roaming destinations

This morning I walked through driving rain, freezing winds and complete darkness at 6.30AM. It was a delightful walk and just made me smile inside and out. However, if you want to swap this beautiful wind, snow, rain and hail for some horrible sunshine and irritating sandy

Buy the OnePlus One, invite-free

Buying yourself a present this Christmas is going to be a bit of a theme here at Coolsmartphone I think :) The OnePlus One handset, which we handled here, has a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, Android 4.4 (Cyanogen), Adreno 330 GPI and either 16GB or 64GB of storage.

Buy a gift for yourself this Christmas

It’s that time of year again, so we’re on the hunt for deals and bargains on the internet. One that caught my eye, purely as a cheeky gift for myself, was this Hibsan Nano quadcopter. Bigger (and more expensive) versions equipped with cameras have been making the