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Opinion: Has The Mobile Tech World Lost Its Ability To Really Innovate?

Apple’s innovative use of the touchscreen was one the main reasons why Apple took the mobile world by storm and became the tech goliath we all know and love. But with Apple apparently preparing a new iPhone just four months after the release of the last – has Apple and many other tech giants lost their ability to really innovate in the mobile space, and are they just going through the motions?

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Next Xbox Specs Leak Online, As Sony Declares It Won’t Be First To Release PS4

As E3 and GDC draws closer rumours about the next Xbox and PS4 have really begun to gather pace with a spate of leaks appearing online almost daily, with the latest rumour supposedly uncovering the proposed specifications for the next Xbox. VGleaks (who? Precisely.) believe they’ve unearthed the full spec list for Microsoft’s next console, […]

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Sony Xperia Z Tablet To Launch Alongside Smartphone? 10-inch HD Screen, Quad-Core CPU?

2012 was a bad year for Sony for a number of reasons; the tech giant posted a full-year loss of 56.7bn yen ($5.7bn; £3.5bn) in May and has continued to lose money over subsequent quarters, but 2013 – thankfully –  looks like Sony has got it’s mojo back as last week they announced a brand-new flagship […]

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Blockbuster UK Follows HMV & Jessops And Goes Into Administration

In what is one of the bleakest weeks in UK high street history, DVD rental firm Blockbuster has become the latest UK retailer to go into administration. The chain, which has 528 stores and employs 4,190 staff, is the latest retailer to fall foul of increased competition online and has called accountancy firm Deloitte, the […]

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Administrators Call Time On Struggling Retailer HMV, Job Losses Expected

Beleaguered UK retailer HMV announced yesterday that they have called in the administrators, with 4,500 jobs at risk if the company can’t be rescued by a buyer. The news comes in the same week as another famous UK retailer Jessops entered administration and closed all of its stores last Friday. It’s been a tough time […]

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CES 2013: The Weird And Wonderful Technology We Saw At CES 2013

CES, the world’s biggest tech show, is packed to the rafters with amazing pieces of new technology, but it’s also the dumping ground for a lot of oddball creations from more fringe technology outfits. Here’s a run through of some of the more unusual pieces of tech that caught our eye at this year’s show. […]

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Surface Pro Hands-On

Microsoft’s first attempt at an iPad-killing-tablet was a big fat fail. Well, that might not be entirely true, but for a tablet that cost around the same price as a Retina display iPad it was poorly specced, way overpriced and just didn’t give consumers enough of a reason to ditch Android or Apple. Why The […]

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CES 2013: TVs, TVs and more, you guessed it, TVs

CES 2013: TVs, TVs and more, you guessed it, TVs

OLED TVs have been promised for years and each time CES comes around the world’s top TV manufacturers say “they’re coming, no really they’re coming” well apparently this year is different: they’re finally available to buy – if you have very deep pockets, of course. Apparently LG has begun taking orders for its 55-inch 1080p display […]

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