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Jolla announce the Jolla Tablet

Crowd funding is a great concept, from projects that can include a tub of potato salad right through to a flying bicycle there are some grand ideas out there that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. One project that could certainly be viewed as promising is the

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Review

It’s all the fault of Samsung.  We had a tablet market and a phone market with a rather clear distinction between the two.  Phones were small, tablets were large and in between we had the Dell Streak with its immense 5” screen that everyone looked at and

New 999 mobile location system could help save lives

Have you ever been unfortunate enough to have to dial 999 from your mobile? 60,000 people per day or 22 million a year call the emergency services from a mobile telephone (is it me or is that number absolutely vast?) and it is pretty much nailed on

Android Lollipop – A Picture Special

So, finally the rumours can have been put to bed, the speculation and conjecture can stop for, as we all now know, Android L is actually Android Lollipop.  We had the initial developer version back in May with another update being issued late last week. Like many, a

Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Mobile now available on Android

Back in the dark distant past, when the world seemed like it was in black and white I spent my time whiling away the hours playing some classic games.  One of those titles was Chris Sawyer’s Roller Coaster Tycoon.  Creating your own theme park complete with epic

Google Nexus Player announced

Along with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 announced yesterday, Google also told us about a brand new device called the Nexus Player. The Nexus Player is an Android TV device that has a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor at its heart, has onboard wi-fi and connects

bac<, tackling technology related aches and pains.

Back pain, neck pain and poor posture.  The majority of us have suffered at one time or another with some kind of aches and pains relating to not sitting at a computer correctly.  In the workplace there are the standard posters telling us how to sit correctly

Motorola & Google announce the Nexus 6

Its big, its very big and now its official. The long rumoured and multi leaked Nexus 6 does exist and it is the 5.9″ monster that has long been touted. It’s the first device to launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop and it packs a pretty hefty punch

Android L is Android 5.0 Lollipop

After much speculation Google has finally confirmed the name of Android L as Android 5.0 Lollipop. Now live on the Android.com website is a full overview of the new OS. Material Design A bold, colorful, and responsive UI design for consistent, intuitive experiences across all your devices Responsive, natural

Android 5.0 Confirmed in new “Sweet Treats” video

The name of the new release of Google’s Android mobile operating system has long been something for conjecture. Guesses range from Lemon meringue pie to Lollipop to Liquorice taking in Lion Bar and Lava cake along the way. Well in typical Google fashion a video has been

Samsung Galaxy 4.4.4 Update dates leak

On what may be the eve of the launch of Android 5.0 a roadmap has leaked from Samsung detailing when selected models from the Galaxy range should be getting the 4.4.4 update. Certain models have of course already received theirs however this will come as welcome news

Take a look at the Nexus 6

Retirement is supposed to be a time where you down tools, put your feet up and relax. Clearly this message has not got through to serial leaker Evan Blass who retired from leaking earlier this year as he has taken to Twitter to post a render of

The new Vodafone SmartTab 4G……huddling with the Hudl?

Hot on the heels of the latest 8″ tablet launch from Tesco, the Hudl 2 (initial impressions from James here), comes a brand new 4G own brand tablet from Vodafone. The Vodafone SmartTab 4G is a device that is its name suggests comes 4G ready.  It has an

RHA MA 750i Earphones Review

RHA have been producing quality products from their Glasgow headquarters for a number of years now.  From their entry level MA350‘s to the more expensive MA600i’s, every product has so far oozed excellence from start to finish. Prior to the recent launch of the brand new high

RHA Announce new T10i Earphones

Regular readers will be aware of my love for almost any product that has been produced by RHA. From their budget MA150 earphones to the more high end MA600i‘s the product range offers faithful audio reproduction and quality.  In fact almost a year after reviewing them, the MA600i’s

Flying high or crash and burn? You decide…..

Its just a normal run of the mill day.  Get up, make the kids breakfast, have a shower, check if that pesky direct debit was actually paid, drop the kids off at school, book that private jet to Paris, head off to work. What, you don’t book

Sky launches new Sky Service app

British Sky Broadcasting, the satellite broadcaster for the United Kingdom have launched another app to compliment their growing suite. The new app, available on iOS and Android gives an easy way to view and manage your account, make changes to things such as Pin number, engineer bookings

LG to Bundle BBM with all new Android handsets

Blackberry haven’t fared too well in the handset game in recent times which is in direct contradiction to their newest partner LG. An announcement made by Blackberry today confirms that the two companies are teaming up in order to bring BBM to all new LG Android handsets

Spigen SGP Neo Hybrid Nexus 5 Case Review

Google’s flagship handset has been with us for a while now and some quality Nexus 5 accessories made by third party manufacturers are beginning to filter through. One such accessory hoping to be added to the must have list is the Spigen SGP Neo Hybrid case and

Lenovo Ideatab S6000 10″ Tablet review

Here’s a challenge for you.  Name one, just one, 10” Android powered tablet that is worth the time and effort, let alone the money, of investing in. Take 10 minutes for a think and a quick internet search and come back when you have drawn the same