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Water may soon be used to charge your phone

Smartphones and water are not normally best buddies – as anyone who has dropped their handset in the loo can attest – but that all may change soon thanks to some clever scientists. It seems that researchers at MIT (aka the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) could well have have found a way to harness the power of water to charge …

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Stuart O'ConnorWater may soon be used to charge your phone
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HTC One Mini 2 Review: The M8’s little brother shrinks in its shadow

The trend for releasing a smaller, more budget-friendly version of a flagship phone continues with the confusingly named HTC One Mini 2, which is to the One M8 what the One Mini was to the original One. Yes, this is a hugely confusing situation, and it’s not helped by the fact that the M8 and Mini 2 look extremely similar, …

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Holly BrockwellHTC One Mini 2 Review: The M8’s little brother shrinks in its shadow
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Three makes 0800 numbers free on SIM-only plans

It’s always been somewhat puzzling that we have to pay to dial a freecall number from a mobile phone. Those 0800 numbers are free to call from a landline, so why not from a mobile too? From June 2015, Ofcom will bring in new rules that will include requiring 0800 to be free from mobiles too, but UK mobile operator …

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Stuart O'ConnorThree makes 0800 numbers free on SIM-only plans
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Mobile signal boost for UK national parks

Have you ever been frustrated when, on a day out to a British national park, you haven’t been able to download the latest cat video, or find out what Kim Kardashian is up to, thanks to a lack of mobile phone signal? Well, fret no longer. The BBC reports that England’s national parks are to get improved mobile phone coverage …

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Stuart O'ConnorMobile signal boost for UK national parks
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Sony announce “Selfie”-centric Xperia C3

Sony has announced a new phone that specialises in taking Selfies. Narcissists will love it almost as much as they love themselves. The Xperia C3 has been built with selfies in mind: front-facing camera is an unusually generous 5 megapixels, and it has been given a wide-angle lens, giving the camera an 80 degree field of vision. This means you …

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James O'MalleySony announce “Selfie”-centric Xperia C3