Gears Archive

HTC to launch the first Marshmallow device

OK, quick version. The next version of Android is going to be called Marshmallow. More voice interaction is coming, meaning that we’ll be chatting to our phones more and additional third-party apps will be able to use Google voice commands. Your apps should be able to ask

Five reasons why you need a reading app

I’m not a massive fan of this time of year. The nights here in the UK are getting longer and the days are getting shorter, so I usually like to book a winter break – even if it’s a quick weekend away. Whether it’s a skiing holiday,

Go fix your own phone – Fairphone 2 launched

Right, headline figures for you. This is a phone with a 5″ Full HD display, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel selfie shooter, dual SIM and Android 5.1. Inside it runs a Qualcomm® Snapdragon 801 (Quad-Core 2.26 GHz) with 2GB RAM and there’s 32 GB of storage.

iPhone sales smash expectations

As expected, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets positively flew off the shelves. Despite reports of slightly smaller queues and perhaps less frenzied activity outside of stores, new sales records were broken and 13 million handsets have been sold just three days after launch. The handset,

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ – Review

Well isn’t this a beautiful looking thing? Everytime I show this to somebody there is an audible “wow”. You could perhaps put the slowest, cheapest CPU and memory in here and people would still be amazed by looks alone. I have the gold version here from giffgaff

All the iPhone 6s and 6s deals – Right here

As you know, this weekend people will be rushing out to get the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. It went on sale yesterday so here is a rundown of the offers, pricing and additional value added extras available on the various UK networks. Vodafone If you decide

Vodafone WiFi calling available… shortly

If you’re inside and don’t have much coverage, a WiFi hotspot could be your saviour. Provided you’re a Vodafone user and you’re using the correct phone, the network will soon be letting you make calls via WiFi. The system, which launches in the autumn, will be accessible

Speak in your own voice with clever Ford in-car tech

A minor bug-bear for us Brits can be the fact that we have to force technology to speak to us in proper English. If you use Word, you’ll need to fiddle around to switch it to “English UK” and we have to put up with devices called

aLLreLi Dual Port USB Travel Charger – Review

Boosting your battery back up is a daily task. Here we have a charger from aLLreLi. It’s ideal for travellers as there’s a stack of slot-in interchangeable plugs in the box. Here in the UK I’m obviously using the UK adapter, but you get the EU plug,

Here it comes – The JACKLEO TANK JL552. Hang tight..

We love Jackleo for a number of reasons. Firstly, they sometimes don’t spell their company name correctly. Secondly, they send us pictures of people marching and thirdly, they send us press releases which are absolutely bonkers. Today they want to tell us about the JACKLEO TANK JL552,

Picpal – Selfie sharing and merging, no matter where you are!

Taking a selfie. It’s a term that seems to have taken the world by surprise and, whether you’re at the beach, in the pub or at a restaurant, you’ll see people grouping together to take that all-important selfie shot. What’s great about this, of course, is that

A week with the Huawei P8

James reviewed the handset in May but I wanted to add my own throughts because, at the end of the day, this is a phone which costs less than £350 SIM free. You can get it for less than that on Amazon and you can pay buttons

Yale smart locks let you secure your home from your phone

Locking your house is something you still do with a key. However, when you’re locking your car you’ll probably zap it with a clever fob. Why, then, don’t we have something similar for our homes? Yale, those people who’ve been making locks and keys for quite some

Garmin adds sensor information to your videos with the VIRB XE

Garmin really don’t you to just go out and buy one of those GoPro cameras. They know a lot of people will, so they’re trying everything to get you to .. errmm.. not. Their new Garmin VIRB XE has something extra. It’s called “G-Metrix”, which adds information

Fancy a holographic smartphone for less than £80?

No 4G on this one, but you do get a 5.5″ screen, 32GB of on-board storage, 2GB RAM and an octa-core MediaTek 2 GHz CPU running the show. It runs Android 4.2 but, for $118.49 (which is around £76.22), we’re prepared to forgive the slightly older OS.

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