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Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium: The Trio Topped Out With a New 4K Display Beast

Today at IFA, Sony unscrewed the cap on three new Xperia smartphones: the anticipated Z5 and Z5 Compact, but also a brand new addition to the Xperia family, the flagship Z5 Premium. After plenty of talk about who would be first to launch a smartphone with a 4K screen, it looks like Sony’s gone and done it, with a screen that has double the pixel density of the iPhone 6 Plus — despite being the same size. Read More >>

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The Story of How I Sold Myself on eBay, and Ended Up Editing Giz UK

OK, it wasn't as straight-forward as the headline implies, but this little-known (mostly because I lie) story describes how I got my foot in the tech-blogging door and ended up launching and editing the very site you're reading this on. Read More >>

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Ask Giz UK Anything* You’d Like, pt. IV (Updated)

As it's been a verylongtime since our last AMA, and as we have some big(gish) news concerning the site, do jump into the comments for the next two hours (12:30 - 2:30pm, today and today only) and ask away. Read More >>

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Another Giz UK AMA is Coming…Tomorrow!

I'm a bit embarrassed at how long it's been since we last had an AMA on Giz UK. For the uninitiated, this is where we rip off Reddit (no cheap shots from the commenting proles about how we already do that everyday, please) with our own Ask Me Anything. Read More >>

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iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders are Now Live

Get those credit cards ready, because pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are now live, so you can grab the phone of your choice, for delivery next Friday. Read More >>

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Apple’s iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Watch Event: What Did You Make of the News?

You've had close to a day to process last night's Apple announcements, so tell us: what do you think of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and Watch? For a reminder of everything Apple showed off, see below: Read More >>

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Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Everything You Need to Know

As expected, Apple's launched not one, but two iPhone 6 smartphones tonight. There's the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and the catchily named phablet-sized phone? That's the iPhone 6 Plus. All that marketing money, and that's the best they can manage, eh? Read More >>

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The Apple Watch Is Here, and Here’s What You Need to Know

Apple has just lifted the lid on what we were all anticipating (some of us more than, err, others). What could be described as an iPod Nano stuck on a wristband, the square screen is matched by a rectangular bezel, but round UI. Read More >>

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iCloud Hack? Intel Says its RealSense Technology Answers Security Woes

With Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledging that last week's celebrity nudepics' leakage was at the hands of compromised iCloud accounts, our eyes are naturally roaming for more secure ways of locking up our data. Speaking to Intel's April Natividad, who manages the global marketing for smartphone and tablets, the onus isn't just on the users to choose complex passwords -- the hardware and software providers need to look at ways beyond the traditional password input. Read More >>

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Are You Guys Really Sniping Over Selfies?

LG lobs a swift one at its South Korean cousin on Twitter, over yesterday's Note 4 unveiling. Selfie-sniping. Ugh. [@LGJordan -- thanks, Jack!] Read More >>

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IFA 2014: All the Gadgets, All the Tech, All the Things

Gerald and I are back in Berlin for another IFA trade show extravaganza; for the uninitiated, it's up there with Vegas' CES and Barcelona's MWC as being one of the biggest dates in the tech calendar. With announcements from some of the major manufacturers today, check out what's in store for the coming months: Read More >>

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Panasonic Raises Technics Brand From the Dead

This IFA is full of surprises, with Panasonic announcing today that the Technics audio brand is re-entering European stores. Time to dust off your vinyl and celebrate with an all-nighter. Just for your neighbours' pleasure. Read More >>

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EE’s New PAYG Deals Start at £1 a Week

Man alive EE is packing some punches following cries that its 4G tariffs were too expensive; the network has just introduced the UK's first £1 PAYG deal, which includes 4G for no extra charge. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #36 — Lucky, Lucky Timing (Win a Braun Watch)

Those photos we are sometimes lucky enough to snap in a split-second of opportunity are moments where we're reminded how much we like photography. For this week's challenge, we want you to arm yourself with your camera, and try and capture something extraordinary in that brief moment of chance. Read More >>

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Eastbourne Pier is on Fire

One of England's most beautiful piers is currently in flames. East Sussex's Eastbourne Pier, built in the 1870s, burst into flames around 5pm today and is sadly looking unsalvageable. Head to the BBC for a video. [Image Credit: @BarryBard] Read More >>