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Hello Moto, now part of Lenovo

We’ve known about this particular change-of-hands for a while now, but various legal approvals and boxes needed to be ticked before it could be rubber-stamped. Motorola Mobility today becomes part of Lenovo, who have already given us some rather tasty devices this year like the S850 and

Microsoft announce the Microsoft Band

The rumours surrounding Microsoft making a wearable of some sort have been floating around the web for a while now. Last night Microsoft finally announced it, the Microsoft Band which is a fitness and sleep tracker for Windows Phone 8.1, iOS 7 or 8 and Android 4.3

The Shanda Geak 2 smartwatch boasts crazy battery life

Shanda are a well known Chinese company, who have a watch hardware division called Geak. So it makes sense that their 2nd smartwatch will be called the Shanda Geak 2. So far nothing of any huge interest to us UK residents, but there are two things of

Oppo R5 appears. Smashes slimness records.

Oppo are on a roll today. Their new flagship, the N3, has just been formalized and now we’ve got this, the Oppo R5. It’s made using “reinforced industrial grade aluminum alloy” and it’s also hand-crafted in ceramic too. However, the big selling point here is the thickness

Oppo N3 announced. Comes with spinny, remotely controlled camera.

Oppo have just announced the N3 and, as we expected, the camera spins round. Not only that, but there’s a Bluetooth remote control which lets you move the camera remotely and snap photos. You can also use this to listen to some tunes. Built using industrial-grade aluminium,

LG UK announce Android Lollipop for the G3

It’s that time of the year at the moment. Where Android device manufacturers get hassled about whether or not they are going to update every last product in their portfolio ever, to the latest version of Android. LG however have tweeted out something that all UK G3

Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge

A few weeks ago news spread out across the digital waves about three new products from Fitbit, well now they’ve gone and unveiled them publicly. First up is the Charge, the ‘basic’ activity tracker. This device tracks all the things your standard Fitbit tracker will right now:

Oh no. Another great deal. Lenovo Yoga Tablet going cheap.

It’s that time of year when you should be thinking of gifts for others. Kids are making lists, your wife or girlfriend wants something “special” that you’ve “put thought into” but somehow you find yourself in the gadget shops on your lunch break, staring at the deals

Moto X 24 hour flash sale

Ever since the Nexus 6 announcement, some of the Android faithful over here in the UK have been holding their breath as they waited for the UK pricing of the $649 phablet to be announced. At today’s exchange rates, that would equate to the £400 region which

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 – Review

Lenovo are capable of big things, they are involved in many different areas of modern day mobile technology. Be it phones, Android tablets, Windows tablets, hybrid laptops, Chromebooks and even just plain old laptops and desktop PCs. Each and every year they push out new and updated

Lenovo Tab S8 unboxing

  Well here we have my first Intel powered Android device, in the form of the brand New Lenovo Tab S8. I picked this little beauty up in PC World for £149.99. It pretty much went on sale a few days ago. The device is so new

Quick flick: This is Inbox – Gmail revamped

OK. Right off the bat, it would probably be better to set expectations. This does not replace email. This does not make the underlying issues about email and the tonnage an average user receives in one day just go away. Having said that, the new Inbox app

Nexus 9 Amazon preorders pushed back

Those of you who listen to our weekly podcast will undoubtable know that I have a Nexus 9 on order with Amazon for delivery in the 4th November. Well just to keep things interesting I received an email today informing me that this preorder is now being

LG announce availability of the G Watch R

The original LG G Watch was a great “mark 1″ device for Android Wear, it just showed the world how Android Wear works and didn’t get bogged down with the design or anything like fancy buttons. I liked the original, but I ditched mine for a Pebble

Podcast 114 – Listen in live

Welcome to the live edition of our podcast, this is the listen in live post which will become live at about 7.30pm tonight. There will be a Play button below. Topics this week will revolve around the Nexus pre-orders, the devices we’ve been using this week and

Google Helps iPhone Owners Make the Switch to Android

There are several reasons why some iPhone users might want to change to an Android based Smartphone but is it as easy as it sounds? There’s a common belief that it’s difficult to switch from an iOS device to Android, and this perception might put off those

Google Unveils ‘Google Inbox’

In a bit of a surprise announcement today, Google decided to announce a new product of theirs’. “Years in the making”, Google says that Inbox, though developed by the Gmail team, is a whole new way to send and receive emails. For many of us, dealing with email has

Three show off the HTC RE Camera

The new viewfinder-less pipe-cam from HTC will be available soon and Three are already getting the marketing wheels turning with one of their hands-on videos. The camera, which can display a preview of your footage onto your smartphone, is an easy to use click-and-go affair. We’ve got

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