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Nexus 4 Burning Up and Smashing its Battery After Android 4.4 KitKat Update

The KitKat release for Google and LG's older Nexus 4 phone is now live, with users able to upgrade to the very newest Android release right now. But it's not going down well with some, who claim the phone's now going berserk, draining its battery in an hour and becoming seriously hot to the touch. Read More >>

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Google Glass 2 Spec Includes Prescription Lens Compatibility, Mono Earbud

Google's about to upgrade its Google Glass hardware with new features, and the satisfied nerds already in possession of a pair of the tech-specs will be able to swap their existing Glass for a new one later this year. Read More >>

networks
EE's Six-Month Smartphone "Swap" 4G Upgrade Deal...Isn't That Much of a Deal

EE and its T-Mobile/Orange buddies are now offering smartphone nuts an easy way to upgrade to the newest phone through a plan it calls 'Swap', letting you buy a new 4G model for a one-off fee as soon as six months into a contract. Read More >>

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You'll Be Able to Upgrade From PS3 Games to PS4 Games For Just £10

Sony announced yesterday that it'll be running an upgrade scheme that lets you buy and play games on your PS3, and then get a 'heavily discounted' upgrade to the PS4 version at a later date. It turns out that means just £10 will see you upgraded, at least as far as Call of Duty: Ghosts is concerned. Read More >>

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Android 4.3 Leaked for Nexus 4, Nearly Fully Working

A version of Android 4.3 has come out of Google via slightly odd means, thanks to a Google staff member selling a Nexus 4 with a near-final version of the OS update onboard. The code's been extracted and released and, bar a missing radio, would appear to be a virtually complete version of the next version of Android. If you'd like to give it a whirl, all you need can be found over at Android Police. [Android Central via MoDaCo] Read More >>

computers
Raspberry Pi Camera Board on Sale Today

The Raspberry Pi team has finalised the hardware and software required to gets its official camera board up and running, with the 1080p capture tool now ready for home enthusiasts to enjoy plugging in and trying to get bloody working. Read More >>

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O2 Separates Phone From Minutes to Satisfy Upgrade Cravings

The new O2 Refresh contract option from the mobile network sees it offer customers a separate contract for their calling plan and mobile phone, making it less of a fiddle to switch handsets mid-contract. Read More >>

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Would You Pay a Small Amount for Yearly Windows Upgrades?

Microsoft's rumoured to be pulling 'an Apple', shifting from big product updates every three or so years, to a more rapid, yearly refresh cycle. The rumours currently focus on 'Blue', which is supposed to be a sort of feature-pack upgrade that Microsoft would sell though its online store, a bit like Apple does with OS X 10.x updates. But would you be up for paying a small amount, say £25, for that kind of thing every year? Read More >>

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No New Raspberry Pi Models in 2013, Just Optimisations for the Original

One of the key drivers behind the Raspberry Pi project has said there won't be any new spec Pi hardware this year, as he doesn't want to abandon current users and make them feel like they've already been gazumped by newer models. What an amazing rarity in the tech world. Read More >>

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It's Got So Bad, RIM's Basically Bribing People to Shift to BlackBerry 10

RIM's basically bet the house on the success of BlackBerry 10 -- if it doesn't succeed, we could see RIM and the BlackBerry as we know and loathe it going the way of Palm, and we all know that didn't end well. So, RIM's not taking any chances; it's basically bribing businesses to go with BlackBerry 10. Read More >>

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Yahoo Ditches BlackBerry for... Literally Anything But BlackBerry

Yahoo's high-profile new lady boss has decided to quicken the company's move away from BlackBerry, letting its staff upgrade to an iPhone 5, a couple of Android models or even something running Windows Phone 8. Yes, RIM, even a Nokia running Windows Phone 8 is seen as a better choice than a BlackBerry now. Read More >>

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Buy Windows 7 Now; Get Windows 8 for £14.99 This October

If you're holding off buying a new desktop or laptop to make sure you get Windows 8 onboard, there's really not much point in waiting any more. Microsoft will let all recent and future Windows 7 hardware buyers upgrade to W8 Pro for £14.99. Read More >>

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Virgin Media Downloads Broken? Users Complain About Corruptions After Superhub Upgrade

Virgin has recently released an update for the firmware that powers its Superhub modem, with several users reporting new problems with downloads as a result. Are these the usual teething problems, or some wider issue breaking the internet of the nation? Read More >>

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Samsung Goes Back to the Capacitive Drawing Board, Updates Galaxy Note 10.1 to Quad-Core and Adds Stylus Slot

Samsung has slightly tinkered with the larger version of the Galaxy Note it'll soon be releasing, adding an oh-so-important slot for the company's S Pen sensitive stylus and taking the opportunity to enhance the internals of the tablet, too. Read More >>

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Current Windows Phones May Not Be Getting Upgraded After All

Earlier this week, a Microsoft spokesman announced that all Windows Phone 7 devices would be getting the upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Today developer evangelist Nino Silva acknowledged that he, uh, misspoke. Apparently he confusing was application compatibility with device upgrades and cleared things up on his blog today. Read More >>

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Every Windows Phone Ever Might Get the Windows Phone 8 Upgrade

If your phone is running Windows Phone 7, you'll be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 when it comes out. Yes, even if your handset was among the first to market. Hey Android, are you listening? That's how you do upgrades. Read More >>

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