shooting challenge
Shooting Challenge #32 -- Seeing Red (Win a Nexus 7)

It’s no great secret that I’m a huge fan of black and white photography and almost all of my photographic output is in monochrome. On occasions, I like to challenge myself and inject a bit of colour into my photographs. Read More >>

review
Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Less is So Much More

If you can say one thing about Samsung's Galaxy S line of smartphones, it's that they consistently pair some of the best hardware with inexplicable software. The S5 scales back Samsung's bells and whistles, which helps make it easily the best Galaxy phone yet. If only they'd gone even further. Read More >>

apps of the week
The Week's Best Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone Apps

Curating apps isn't as easy as you might think. Some weeks can have so many new releases that I have trouble deciding what to include, while others have so few that I struggle to actually fill up the list. Fortunately this week is a good week, and a lot of incredibly cool stuff has been released. Enjoy. Read More >>

announcements
Go Say Hello to Kotaku UK Right Now

Like gaming? Or just want a glimpse at what Giz UK's redesign will resemble within the coming weeks? Go check out Kotaku UK, which just launched this morning. Take a look at the site on your mobile and tablet, too. Pretty. Read More >>

collection
12 of the Best Cases to Guard Your Samsung Galaxy S5

Along with one of the biggest phone releases this year, the Samsung Galaxy S5, the usual flurry of cases are also being announced to defend your new pocket pal. With a more solid design than its predecessor and the inclusion of a waterproof and dustproof rating of IP67, there is no question that the S5 is a durable phone -- but will that stop an errant key or coin creating what might-as-well-be the Grand Canyon on the back of your phone? Read More >>

movies
Everything We Know So Far About Star Wars: Episode VII

When it was announced that Disney would be making more Star Wars films some people celebrated, and others died a little inside as they anticipated Jar Jar 2.0. Now that filming on Episode VII has begun, how much do we actually know about this film? Read More >>

energy
How Britain's Wind Turbine Controversy Blows Oop Narth

Energy production always manages to cause a great deal of tension in this country, and certain people in power are even trying their very best to get on-shore wind farms banned. I live in Rochdale, which is roughly ten miles north of Manchester, the home of the largest on-shore wind farm in the country – Scout Moor. Read More >>

apps of the week
The Week's Best Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone Apps

I'm a big fan of sarcasm; if it was possible to have super-human sarcastic abilities then that's what I'd get in a nuclear accident. The problem is that sarcasm relies on tone of voice more than anything, so it's impossible to denote sarcasm 100 per cent of the time. Sarcastic, or douchenozzle? You will never know. On an unrelated note, here's your weekly dose of mobile appery. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon Fire TV Hands On: The Fastest Smart TV You've Ever Met

Amazon pitched its Fire TV as a streaming device to end all streaming devices. The company touted its simple and effective search, and its open ecosystem boasting enough apps to burn your eyes out. We spent some time messing with the Fire TV and found that for the most part, it makes good on those promises. Read More >>

review
HTC One 2014 (M8) Review: Don't Let its Familiarity Put You Off

Sighted more times in the wild than Bigfoot, the HTC One (M8) already feels like an old pal, even though it’s only officially been revealed today. That feeling of familiarity however is also down to how similar this year’s HTC flagship is to last year’s model. 2014’s HTC One is an undeniable beauty, but not the revolutionary revelation its predecessor was. Read More >>

review
Google Chromecast UK Review: Eyes Land on the Stream

Better late than never, eh Google? After waiting the best part of a year for the Google Chromecast media streaming dongle to cross the Atlantic, the thumb-sized device is now finally available in UK stores. Has it been worth the wait? Read More >>

money
What is the New £1 Coin's iSIS Security System?

There's a new £1 coin headed to your pockets by 2017, and though its twelve-sided, threepence-piece shape evokes a time when a washboard was considered a legitimate musical instrument, it's actually the most high-tech coin of all time. So what's so special about this iSIS security stuff? Read More >>

apps of the week
The Week's Best Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone Apps

I've noticed an abominable trend in recent months, one that should fill people with rage: photography apps that are being updated to include iPad compatibility. It's bad enough that we have to deal with idiots taking photos with the native iPad camera app without developers encouraging them as well. It certainly makes my job harder when trying to find some decent new apps: Read More >>

phones
Everything We Know So Far About the 2014 HTC One M8

HTC's MWC showing this year was a bit of washout. But that's OK -- we know it's saving its big guns for its own super-secret March 25th unveiling. But what will be revealed as 2014's flagship HTC smartphone? The HTC One...er...Two? Here are the whispers we've heard about the forthcoming sequel to last year's best Android phone. Read More >>

battlemodo
The Netflix vs. Amazon Video vs. Now TV Battlemodo: Which Streaming Service is Best?

Cheap isn't always cheerful -- and in the world of streaming video, that's especially true. Although, on the face of it, there's several different near-identical video streaming services you can plonk a couple of quid down for, not all were created equal. Read More >>

shooting challenge
Shooting Challenge #30 -- The Sound Of Music (Win Spotify Premium Codes)

I'll not lie to you, music is one of the most important things in my life; yes even more important that TV, tech, videogames and photography! For me, re-interpreting other people's words in a visual format is really creative and can be a lot of fun too. Read More >>

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