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  1. Updated: Patches required after major intel chip bug found

    Details emerged last night of a major security snaffu in current and previous generation intel x86 processors (CPUs) along with those of some other manufacturers. This has resulted in Microsoft, Linux, Google and Apple needing to immediately make available kernel patches which are expected to cause between 5 and 30% performance degradation on most devices.

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  2. FIGHT: Hauwei, LG, Samsung

    In the fourth of our comparison articles, I've compared the newly announced Hauwei Note 10 and Note 10 Pro to our (OK, my) old favourite the LG V30 and the "king" of Samsungs, the Galaxy Note 8.

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  3. LG V30 - have LG just smashed it out the park?

    LG's V series phones have previously been select-market-only premium models, but with the V30 it seems this might be about to change. Read on to find out why LG might just have launched their best phone ever...

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  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched

    It's finally happened. Samsung yesterday launched the much-leaked Galaxy Note 8. Is this just a bigger S8; is it worth the wait; will it's battery explode?

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  5. Nokia 8 released

    HMD Global, the new owners of the Nokia brand, today announced the Nokia 8, "a high performance, beautifully crafted smartphone, designed with content creators in mind".

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  6. Honor goes upmarket with the launch of the 5.7-inch Honor 8 Pro

    Honor today announced the arrival of its latest, and arguably most impressive phone yet: The Honor 8 Pro. It marks the start of a new line of phones from the trendy startup that’s part of Huawei’s ever growing empire. Jonathan Morris of jmcomms.com published the following:

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  7. Samsung Galaxy S8 Launched

    After what has been the longest, least secure lead-up to a phone launch, Samsung have finally taken the covers off (sorry, Unboxed) their Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones. And the biggest news? Guess what, all the rumours were true!

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  8. The Nokia 3310 returns

    Nokia (or at least HMD) have released the Nokia 3310 at MWC2017. It's not quite the same phone as we all remember from the late '90s, so what exactly is this handset?

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  9. LG G6 launched

    LG have finally launched the much-leaked G6 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. This handset has been subject to many leaks and teasers; indeed LG have virtually shown us the entire handset in a number of official teaser videos. So which of the rumoured specs are true, and which anticipated features didn't make it in to the final decive?

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  10. BT incerasing their prices AGAIN .... 3rd time in 18 months!

    BT is hiking prices for broadband and some calls and is to begin charging TV customers £3.50 for BT Sport.

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  11. Sales Up. Profits Down

    Market intelligence company GfK have given an overview of how mobile sales (not shipped) went for 2015. Fair to say, it makes for interesting reading....

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  12. Gibson - Launch Trainer Bluetooth Earphones

    Gibson continues to expand out of it's traditional guitar market. This time, they've tied up with Usain Bolt to launch the Trainer Ti100 earphones, which are sufficiently different to be worth a look at.

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  13. Cambridge Audio Launch New Wireless Speakers

    Cambridge Audio has a fine pedigree in home HiFi and home cinema, so it's definitely worth noting when they release two new wireless speakers.

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  14. Parallels Launch Access 3.0

    You may remember that we spent some time reviewing Parallels Desktop and Access last year and were suitably impressed. Well, it's come to that time of year and they've upgraded their remote desktop programme.....

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  15. Yamaha Release New High End AV Receivers

    Following on from last month's launch of new affordable receivers, Yamaha is following it up with the launch of their new high end Aventage range, with prices starting at just £550.

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  16. Sony Launch Two Class Leading Compact Cameras

    It's no secret that the digital compact camera is suffering a slow death as more and more people use their mobile phones to take snaps. It's fair to say that many top end mobiles can take better photos than the compact cameras they're replacing.

    The top end of digital compacts do continue to prosper though, offering a combination of bigger sensors, better lenses and faster auto-focus which entice enthusiasts and professionals alike. That's why we're excited that Sony has launched two new RX series cameras.

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  17. Yamaha Launch Two New Soundbars

    Yamaha were pioneers in creating the Soundbar long before they became a must have for many flat screen TV owners. Using that heritage, and dominance at the top end of the market, Yamaha have launched two new affordable soundbars.

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  18. Tado Introduces Cooling to the Smart Home

    There's a lot of talk about smart homes and controlling your heating, but little mention of cooling. Given summer's (finally) coming, Tado have made a timely announcement about launching the first device to make any air conditioning smart.

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  19. Dell Launches New Micro Desktop

    There used to be a time when having a computer in you pocket was a euphemism for a mobile phone. These days you really can have pocket size desktop computers which fit in your pocket.

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  20. BQ LAUNCHES the new AQUARIS E5 HD UBUNTU EDITION

    In February of this year, BQ, the European technology company, launched the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, the world´s first smartphone featuring the Ubuntu operating system.

    This latest model, the Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition, marks the second handset collaboration between Canonical and BQ; now working together on the launch of a convergent device.

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  21. Go Drive a Ford in new Car Sharing Scheme

    Car sharing is very popular in busy cities across the world. Many inhabitants don't bother owning a car if the public transport is good, but every now and again, you still need a car.

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  22. Doing a Factory Reset on Android Handsets is Not Secure

    What to do with an old handset? Most people, especially on this site, either sell their old handsets, or give them to someone they know. Google and the manufacturers have told us to do factory resets before doing so, to make sure that your personal information is wiped from the phone, and your details are secure. Turns out, that's not quite true.

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  23. What's new from Doro Primo range, a phone for the blind + a £99 smartphone

    We went along to London to hear about the latest developments from Doro, the phone that specialises in producing feature phones for senior citizens, and has also entered the smartphone arena. Now it has two new devices, including a phone designed exclusively for the blind.

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  24. Watching 3D Films Make You Smarter

    I grew up with my parents telling me that watching TV and films rotted my brain, so we were particularly excited to hear scientists claim that watching 3D films can actually make you smarter!

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  25. The £20 Smartphone is here!

    There's been a lot of talk about making smartphones more affordable in developing markets with offerings using Mozilla's Firefox OS and Google offering the Android One program, but did you ever think you'd benefit from it yourself whilst picking up some corn flakes?

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