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CES – Alcatel announce iOS/ Android smartwatch

Yes, it’s me again with yet another smartwatch announcement. This time at least it’s from a phone manufacturer rather than a watch maker, Alcatel I choose you. The new Alcatel Watch, yes seriously that is its name, features a round display with a semi-functional outer ring and then …

CES – Next onto the stage, the ZenFone 2

With a catchy codename of ZE551ML this is perhaps better revealed using a rather beautiful introduction by the ASUS PR department, who tell us.. It’s an engineering marvel in the palm of your hand. The ASUS ZenFone 2 features all-new ergonomic luxe design with graceful curved case, ultra-slim …

CES – ASUS announce Zenfone Zoom

ASUS have just wrapped up their CES event in Las Vegas and one stand-out phone was the Zenfone Zoom. This might actually remind you of the Nokia Lumia 1020 from the back… Who could forget that iconic design? The Zenfone Zoom is focussed (excuse the pun) on the …

CES – Nokia 215 announced. Welcome back, Microsoft smartphone

Anyone remember Microsoft Smartphone 2002? How about the Orange SPV? It was a honest-to-goodness phone, with a numeric keypad and a colour screen running a Microsoft mobile OS. Now, just 13 years later, Microsoft have announced their most affordable internet-ready smartphone which runs… err.. the Nokia Series 30+ …

CES – Acer H7550ST. Yes, it’s a projector, but wait…

A projector isn’t something you’ll see covered a great deal here. Yes, there’s projectors that you can connect your phone to etc, but this puppy is really quite interesting because inside there’s a Chromecast dongle. Acer have strapped one inside of this so that you can watch Netflix, …

CES – The rumours

Although we do see a few launches of new phones at CES, a lot of companies tend to hold off until the more mobile-centric event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Despite this, we’re hearing that a number of manufacturers will be announcing new phones in the next …

CES – Jade Liquid S Announed

Remember my look at the Acer Liquid Jade ? The camera wasn’t exactly great but I definitely liked the styling in my mini review and subsequent video overview. Now, a newer version, packing a more powerful front camera (5 megapixel instead of 2 megapixel) but the same resolution …

Welcome back, here’s what you’ve missed

This week is going to be pretty busy, that’s for sure. International CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, kicked off yesterday. Over the years it’s been the launch-pad for devices like the HD TV, DVD, OLED TV and driverless car tech. As usual we’ll be bringing you all the …

CES – Liquid Z410 4G Smartphone announced. Mid-range and cheap.

Let’s get to the nitty-gritty shall we? You’re gonna be seeing a stack of CES-related announcements this week as the big tech show kicks off in Las Vegas. This is the first of many, the Acer Liquid Z410. It’s got a 4.5″ 245 ppi screen, it’s 64-bit and …

HTC start 2015 with some big promises

We’re a little light on detail, but Jeff Gordon – top Comms Manager at HTC – is promising some exciting new gadgets this year. As you can see above, he’s promising some “big things” that’ll “blow you away”. Let’s hope it’s not just a new large phone with …

First all stainless-steel smartwatch from Burg to launch at CES

  Dutch lifestyle designer and trendsetter, Hermen van den Burg announced yesterday that as part of the BURG Smatwatch Collection 2015 they are launching the worlds first all stainless steel smartwatch, the BURG® 27, at CES in January. Available in Stainless Steel, Rose Gold Stainless Steel IP, and Black Stainless Steel IP, …

Yahoo! buys Aviate, promises continued development

Yahoo! have announced today that they have acquired Aviate, the context-aware smart launcher for Android. The deal was announced by Marissa Mayer during the Yahoo! keynote at CES, and posts were made shortly after on both the Yahoo! and Aviate blogs. Aviate launched their product into closed beta to …

Sony Smartwear announced

Whilst Sony did announce the new Z1 compact, they have also continued the trend of CES 2014 by announcing more wearable tech to go with their Smartwatch 2. The new Smartband and Core are similar in idea to the LG Lifeband but aren’t just about fitness and like the …

New Metal Pebble watch announced at CES

Pebble have announced a second model at CES tonight – the Steel Pebble. Containing the same internals as the first Pebble, the outside has had a complete overhaul. Out goes the plastic case, and in comes stainless steel, Corning Gorilla glass and a tricolour LED. Importantly the new …

LG announces wearable technology

LG today announced a pair of wearable technology; the Lifeband Touch and the Heart Rate Earphones.   The Lifeband Touch is a wearable band that clips onto your wrist in a similar way to the Jawbone Up or Nike Fuelband. It is designed to monitor the users activity …

Tough on microbes, gentle on primates

Hands up who washes their hands after using their smartphone? What about, who uses an antibacterial screen cleaner or wipe on their smartphone or tablet? Anyone, anyone at all? Given that the average smartphone has more germs on it than the average toilet seat it might be worth …