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Turn Your Car's Cup Holders Into a Wireless Smartphone Charger

Your car's cup holders were originally designed to hold beverages, but odds are most of us have repurposed them to hold our smartphones instead. So Zens has created a simple slotted insert that turns cup holders into chargers if your smartphone supports wireless charging. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Might Actually be Pretty Good According to New Leak

Now, we know we like to take the odd dig at Samsung's never-ending array of Galaxy handsets, but the latest sneak peak at the rumoured Galaxy S5 Mini points towards a budget-orientated flagship-spinoff that (providing the pricing is right) might ...whisper it... actually be pretty good. Read More >>

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Rumour: Apple Eyeing Up Low Power Chip Maker for iPhone 6 Battery Boost

Ropey battery life is one of the complaints most regularly thrown at Apple's iPhone, and while the line has improved in this respect in recent times, many still long for a full day's unrestricted use before being tethered to a plug socket. Apple's rumoured latest purchase may address that problem for the iPhone 6. Read More >>

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Rumour: HTC One M8 Will Get a Mini Mate in May

It's arguably the best smartphone the company has ever made, so it's unsurprising HTC is looking to capitalise on the praise being heaped onto the HTC One M8 with a Mini version. We'd heard previously that it was on its way, but what's surprising is quite how quickly that HTC is looking to turn it around -- a May launch in the UK is being reported. Read More >>

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BlackBerry on a "Sounder Financial Footing" Despite Enormous £3.5bn Loss

BlackBerry boss John Chen was surprisingly upbeat while revealing his company managed to lose £3.5bn last year, claiming that the most recent quarter was actually a little better than expected -- and hinting that bringing BBM to the desktop may be the next disaster-aversion therapy to come. Read More >>

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What's Your Favourite Movie or TV Plot That Would be Obsolete Today?

Technology's so great. All this communication capability can put you in touch with your friends and family, no matter where in the world they are. Which blows a giant hole through most of the movie and TV plots written up until, say, the late 1990s. What's your favourite storyline that would never exist in a world with cell phones and internet? Read More >>

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BlackBerry Death Rattle: We're Bringing Back the Bold

In a move that is equal parts admirable and bleak (but mostly bleak), BlackBerry has chosen to valiantly fight the imminent march of time. Instead of trying to build the next Big Thing, the company is going back to what it know works best: 2011, specifically. Say hello to the Bold. Again. Read More >>

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Report: A Pair of Bigger, Sharper iPhone 6 Smartphones Will Land in September

Apple is said to be preparing not one, but two new iPhone handsets this year, aiming for a September unveiling. Could the iPhone 6 be available in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes? Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Goes Up for Pre-Order Today at Phones 4 U and Carphone Warehouse

With HTC having shown its hand with the HTC One M8, and Sony's Xperia Z2 also long having been revealed, we've now got a clear look at the Samsung Galaxy S5's Android competition. And if you still feel the latest Galaxy flagship comes out on top, you'll be able to pre-order it from today. Read More >>

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The Most Ethical Phone in the World is Back in Production

The most popular phones in the world — the Samsungs, Apples, HTCs and Sonys — aren’t always manufactured in the most ethical ways. Tantalum, for example, is an integral ingredient in the capacitors inside your smartphone; it’s a rare element that is only found in high densities in a few places on the earth’s crust. One of those places is Congo, where armed conflict and civil war means tantalum mining is a deadly, slave-driven process. Read More >>

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Don't Crack That Shiny New HTC One M8 Screen as it's a Pain to Fix

The HTC One M8 may well be HTC's best-ever smartphone, but you'd better keep it cocooned in bubble wrap -- the latest teardown from the iFixit team shows that the new flagship Android device will be incredibly difficult to carry out DIY repairs on. Read More >>

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EE's Own-Brand Kestrel is an Affordable 4G Smartphone for Knaves

If our Jud is after a 4G handset, but hasn't made enough money down 'pit to afford a flagship device from one of the top manufacturers, EE's new own-branded Kestrel, coming in at £99.99 on PAYG deals, may ruffle his feathers. Read More >>

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Inside the New HTC One Duo Camera: A Whole New Way to Shoot

There's been a tonne of speculation about the HTC One M8's strange new camera. With one large lens on the back and a slightly smaller one just above it, no one quite knew what to think. Is it just a 3D camera? Is one telephoto and one wide? Is it a light field camera like the Lytro? None of the above. Read More >>

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Get a Galaxy Note 3 for £399.98 With Your "Any Colour, as Long as it's Black" Deal of the Day

You might be a drug dealer or someone who has a countless sexual partners or, indeed, you might have just broken your phone after dropping it down the loo while drunk. Either way: you need a new phone. Read More >>

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The HTC One (M8) Leak-Fest Continues with a 14 Minute Video Hands-On

It's not set to be officially revealed by HTC until tomorrow afternoon, but if you can't manage to wait another day to find out all there is to know about 2014's HTC One, AKA the M8, look no further than this video. At 14 minutes long, it apparently lays bare every aspect of the unreleased phone. Read More >>

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Six Cameras and Gesture Input May be Amazon's Smartphone USP

A tech industry analyst who has form for getting things right when projecting what the tech giants are planning to launch has outlined his thoughts on Amazon's future smartphone, suggesting it might be a surprisingly high-end model with SIX separate cameras to enable some sort of gesture input. Read More >>

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