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LG makes its own mobile chips

LG has announced that it is getting into the mobile chips business: Rather than just making phones and buying the innards from elsewhere, the South Korean firm has come up with its first mobile application processor. Here's how the company describes the new processor: "NUCLUN (pronounced NOO-klun) was designed using ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology for efficient…

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Nobody wants an Amazon FirePhone – Amazon takes a big financial hit

Poor Amazon - it put so much effort into the Fire Phone, but it seems that not many people actually want one. The company has just announced it is taking a $170m hit "primarily related to Fire phone inventory valuation and supplier commitment costs." The news comes courtesy of Recode, which has been digging through…

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Microsoft launches three Android apps (!)

How about this for some unexpected news? Despite having Windows Phone to attend to, Microsoft has dipped its toe into Android waters by launching three new Android apps - including one which will give your phone a new lock screen. The apps come out of "Microsoft Garage", which seems to be a "skunk works" type…

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Top 5 reasons why Android is better than iPhone

Okay, so you've seen our reasons why iPhone is better than Android, but that isn't really fair, is it? So to balance things out here's our top 5 reasons why Android is better than iPhone. 1) Greater customisation Don't like the way your homescreen looks? Then why not change how…

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The top 5 reasons why iPhone is better than Android

So which do you prefer? iPhone or Android? It's a war as old as... well not quite time itself, but it is certainly one that has been waging since 2008, which is basically forever in the tech world. So read on to find out 5 reasons why iPhone is better than Android. …

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The XKCD face is the best watchface for the Moto 360

You know XKCD, right? The brilliant webcomic from Randall Munroe. If you don't know the name, you'll no-doubt recognise some of the most famous comics. Anyway - a while back Randall posted this combination clock widget/cartoon, which shows what time it is around the world by using a map. Some time later Motorola brought out…

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Amazon Fire TV now shipping in the UK

Amazon has announced that its streaming Set-Top-Box, the Fire TV is now being shipped out to customers in the UK. The box, which has been available for pre-order for a few weeks now, is Amazon's answer to the likes of Apple TV, and offers all of Amazon's streaming services, as well as iPlayer, Netflix and…

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Android Lollipop will be coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

To the surprise of no one, it seems that the next iteration of Android, Lollipop, will be coming to Samsung's latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. Other outlets have called the tweet below a "hint" - but let's be honest, this isn't a subtle shift in language hinting vaguely at something more following a long…

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Samsung quietly upgrades the Galaxy S5

Though Samsung is making a big noise at the moment about the Galaxy Note 4, the company hasn't forgotten about the Galaxy S5, and has made some hardware upgrades with no fanfare whatsoever. According to CDRinfo, the S5 'Plus' as it is being called is identical to the normal S5 in almost every way -…

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Flappy Bird found hiding in Android Lollipop

How about this? Hidden in the depths of the next version of Google's Android operating system is a clone of the wildly popular Flappy Bird. As one developer uncovered, tapping on the version number in the "About" menu in settings, triggered the game: Unlike regular Flappy Bird, the bird has been replaced with an Android…

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James O'MalleyFlappy Bird found hiding in Android Lollipop