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The Xperia Z2 and M2 are Sony’s Most Entertaining Smartphones Yet

With better visual and audio technology than its predecessors, you'd be hard-pushed to find a better viewing experience than on the Xperia Z2 from Sony. And for its money, the Xperia M2 just can't be beaten -- especially when you hear about the bundled movies and Music Unlimited offer. Read More >>

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Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet From Sony Aren’t the Only Sequels Better Than the Original

It's hard work improving on an original, but with the just-announced Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet, Sony has more than exceeded last year's blockbusters. Much like Aliens, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Nirvana's Nevermind...or McDonald's chicken McNuggets. Read More >>

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HTC’s Peter Chou in Bizarre Hunt for Hot Spanish Motorbike Dude

HTC's CEO Peter Chou has a funny story for you. He got stuck in traffic during Mobile World Congress, on his way to an important meeting. A passing motorcyclist rescued him from his taxi hell and whisked him to his destination. Peter wants to hook up with this man again and shower him with free stuff. Read More >>

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Will it? Won’t it? Nvidia Sends Out Mixed Messages Over Shield UK Release

The Nvidia Shield has been doing the rounds for a few months in the US, a well-received PC/Android gaming handheld, equipped with a clamshell touchscreen and full-size gamepad controls. Still awaiting a UK release, it seems Nvidia is still uncertain when it comes to getting the handheld into the paws of Blighty's gamers. Read More >>

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Motorola Smartwatch Coming This Year, and it Won’t be Ugly Like the Rest

Motorola's come out with a rather ballsy claim about its future smartwatch, claiming the current examples of the format are "extremely ugly" and that it's working on building one that's more of of a "style item" than the clunkers built by Samsung, Sony and the rest. Read More >>

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Poor Taste LG Promo Says Mobiles Cause Brain Tumours, Infertility and Cataracts

LG has blamed "cultural differences" for the lack of riotous laughter regarding its promotional stickers for the Knock Code system, claiming the light-hearted references to phone radiation causing brain tumours were just a... joke. Oh, we get it now! Ha ha! Cancer! Read More >>

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Was Chart Position Fixing the Real Reason Behind Flappy Bird Disappearing?

Though Flappy Bird had already been available for some months, it experienced an unprecedented boom in user numbers from the start of 2014 onwards. It reportedly made developer Dong Nguyen a small fortune, making it all the more incredible that he abruptly pulled the app from stores. According to WildTangent's Sean Vanderdasson (Senior Vice President, Games Service), something fishy was going on. Read More >>

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At Least BlackBerry Has Enough Sense Not to be Looking at Wearable Tech

There's one hardware company out there that's not thinking about cobbling together a crappy smartwatch -- BlackBerry. Current CEO John Chen issued a pretty firm "no" when asked of any movement in the wearables market, saying there are currently no plans to created any sort of black leather BB business watch. [Engadget] Read More >>

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Octa-Core Exynos Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Appear in Some Regions

Samsung's Galaxy S5 was announced as running on Qualcomm's quad-core next-gen Snapdragon 801 chipset, but there will be an alternative configuration. An S5 model running on the company's own Exynos eight-core processor was outed in a Samsung-made infographic, although it's since been quietly edited away. [Samsung Tomorrow via AC] Read More >>

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“Classic” QWERTY BlackBerry Q20 and Z3 Remind Us BB’s Still Going

Despite its many financial struggles, BlackBerry has managed to join in with the fun at Mobile World Congress this week, revealing two now models -- the QWERTY Q20 for old-school fans and the new all-touch Z3 for emerging markets. Read More >>

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Visa is Exploring Biometric Payment Systems

Apple's iPhone 5S has a fingerprint scanner, and now Samsung's revealed a print-reading Galaxy S5. Each allows for payments to be verified using a swipe of your digits. Is this the possible future of all transactions? Perhaps, and Visa is now exploring the area too to ensure it will be ready for the possible sea-change. Read More >>

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HTC’s “Stylish” Smartwatch Will be Ready by the End of 2014

You'd think struggling smartphone maker HTC would have better things to blow its R&D money on than another smartwatch no one's going to be the slightest bit interested in, but no. It's pushing on with its plans and should have one or more wearables ready by Christmas. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit Hands-On: Now This is Cool

I'm not much of a fitness fanatic. In fact, as I advance in years, I'm turning into a proper lard-arse. But the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit is so gorgeous and (from my brief test) so responsive, I might have to nab one and a gym membership to go along with it. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Hands-On: Fingerprint Scanning Flagship Does Just Enough

Upgrading in just a few key areas, and following in the iPhone's footsteps with the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner, the Samsung Galaxy S5 doesn't immediately impress. But that's not to say it isn't a good phone. Quite the opposite -- my brief play with the handset leads me to believe it may be their best yet, despite a few flaws. Read More >>

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Wow, 200,000,000 People Own Samsung Galaxy S Devices

That's according to Samsung boss J K Shin, revealed at tonight's Unpacked 5 Galaxy S5 launch event. Not surprising really -- with the Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 Plus, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Zoom, to name just a few in the range, Samsung nearly has a separate Galaxy S device for each of those 200 million. Read More >>