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The Pope Has Chosen Android

This, my friends, may be the end of the smartphone fanboy wars. I can give my two pence. The rest of the tech community can give theirs. But God Almighty himself, through his appointed papal mouthpiece, has picked a winner.

Dymo Labelwriter 450 Is Your Oh-Shit-I've-Labelled-the-Cat Deal of the Day

By Andy Dawson on at

Labelmania. That's what they're calling it. It's a bit like Bieber Fever, only slightly more low-key and very much more (completely?) about the application of sticky labels to things. DVDs, coffee mugs, wayward children, they can all be more clearly-identified with the help of a sturdy labelmaker, and right now you can get one for next to nothing with the current Dymo cashback promotion.

I Want to Ride On This Wacky Little Planet

By Jesus Diaz on at

Joergen Geerds, Dan Finkler and Mark Sevenoff got six Sony Ericsson Xperia phones, combined them with a special panoramic mount and then recorded an 360-degree videopanorama of their ride in Moab, Utah, USA. The result is beautiful, especially the Little Planet view.

Double-O Snooze: Why the Gadgets in James Bond Films Don't Excite Us Anymore

By Bulent Yusuf on at

The title and casting for the new James Bond film, Skyfall, has finally been announced. Enough time has passed so that everyone has forgotten the travesty that was Quantum of Solace, so we're now eagerly looking forward to seeing James Bond back on the big screen, encountering a new threat to world peace and giving it a swift kick to the goolies. One thing we're not excited about, however, are the gadgets.

Sony and Ericsson's Marriage Is Over

By Sam Gibbs on at

Sony-only phones are coming back. The Japanese electronics giant has announced that it will acquire Ericsson's share of Sony Ericsson partnership bringing it into the Sony 'platform of network-connected' products.