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Project Tango Teardown: Google's Crazy Camera System (Oh, and a Phone)

Google's Project Tango isn't coming to stores near you any time soon. You wouldn't even know what to do with it if it did. Still, the folks at iFixit got their hands on one and tore it apart. What's inside? Mostly a tonne of crazy cameras, with a phone almost as an afterthought. Read More >>

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Google's Project Ara Lego-For-Phones System is Launching in January of 2015

Google has gone into more detail about its bonkers Project Ara modular mobile system, using a specific developers conference for the hardware format to update us on its plans for letting us clonk together our dream phones out of various components. Read More >>

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Mushrooms Can Mine the Gold From Your Old Mobile Phones

Crack open your old phone, and you'll find lots of circuits and no lack of precious metals. "In 100,000 phones, it's estimated that there is 2.4 kilograms of gold, more than 900 kilograms of copper, 25 kilograms of silver, and more," according to Motherboard. Could a safer and and cheaper method of recovering that metal come by way of fungi? Read More >>

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EE Channels Glastonbury's Hippy Spirit With Festival Power Bar Charger

The modern festival experience is an exercise in compromise. On the one hand, you've got a load of great bands spread across a dozen or more stages to enjoy. On the other, your social-media-Instagram-selfie-posting addiction means that, in order to digitally document the occasion with a limited smartphone battery life, you have to juggle charging station queues with down-the-front freak outs. This wasn't the future the original Glastonbury hippies fought for, or something. Read More >>

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Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: The Ultimate Voice Control Showdown

Windows Phone 8.1 is here, and with it comes not only with a notification centre but a brand new Halo-style voice assistant. But how does Cortana shape up against her competitors, who have a year or two of experience on her? Surprisingly well. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom to "Kapture the Moment" at April 29th Event

If you like your smartphones with a side helping of optical zoom, Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom was the frankenphone for you -- provided you had pockets big enough to fit it in. Samsung's second stab at smashing the worlds of phones and dedicated camera equipment together now looks set to be revealed this month, with the company planning to "Kapture the Moment" at an April 29th press event. Read More >>

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LG G3 to Bring 2K Smartphone Screens to the Mainstream

Aside from a few niche Chinese manufacturers that have looked to go beyond the confines of the 1080p display in a smartphone, such as Oppo with the Find 7, the 2K phone screen has so far eluded the mainstream. But LG's next flagship, the rumoured LG G3, will land with an eye-popping screen that will make Full HD displays look archaic. Read More >>

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A Motorola Moto G for £99.99 is Your "Best Budget Handset" Deal of a Day

Phones are an expensive habit, but if you ferret around, you'll find some decent deals. Before you know it, you'll have a drawer filled with chargers and leads from your vast array of broken handsets, looking like lifeless robot eels, all waiting to be untangled by you
while you turn the air blue. Read More >>

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BlackBerry Boss Hints at Hardware Exit Unless the Money Starts Coming in

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has hinted that the company may exit the handset business unless there's a dramatic turnaround in the near future, saying: "If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset business." Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Hits UK Stores Today

While we're not expecting iPhone-like round-the-block queues for it, Samsung's latest and (arguably) greatest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, goes on sale around the world today. It's had a mixed, but mostly positive reception. Expect to pay around £570 for the phone SIM-free, or upwards of £40 a month with the phone free on two-year contracts. Read More >>

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O2 4G Coverage Now Reaches a Third of the UK Population

Since launching in August last year, O2's 4G rollout has continued at a pace. The network has today announced that its masts' coverage reaches one third of the UK population, with over a million 4G customers across 191 towns and cities. Read More >>

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If the Samsung Galaxy S5 Doesn't Tempt You, Maybe its Included Freebies Will

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 ready to hit stores, Samsung's making one final push to gain your custom. It has just revealed the premium "content gifts" it's offering alongside the handset, and they're not to be sniffed at. Read More >>

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Super-Creepy Phone Shop Worker Convicted of Stealing Customers' Nude Photos

What's the worst experience you've had in a phone shop? A disinterested worker, unable to get you the tariff you want perhaps? Sure, that's frustrating. But that's nothing compared to having a gross shop worker take your phone in for "repairs", only later to find he'd been getting off on your private photos. Read More >>

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Samsung's 2014 Rumoured to Involve Showing a Galaxy Note 4 at IFA

Samsung would appear to be sticking to its winning product lines and the timelines in which it updates them and makes everything half an inch or so bigger, with rumours from its homeland claiming the Galaxy Note 4 will appear at the IFA tech event as did its forefathers. Read More >>

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Sony Xperia Z2 UK Release Date is Set for May Day

Sony's impressive waterproof flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2, finally has a release date after being first revealed at MWC 2013. Carphone Warehouse is the first phone retailer to announce its pricing and release plans, selling the phone from May 1st -- two weeks ahead of the competition. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Meta-Review: A Worthy Upgrade, Even With Some Muddy Areas

We're still working on our Samsung Galaxy S5 review, but to tease your palate, see below for a smörgåsbord of thoughts from the first wave of reviews for Samsung's latest flagship. Read More >>

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