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Maze Blade 4G is a superb affordable smartphone [Review]

There was a time, not so long ago, when all you could get for £100 was a feature phone or one based on an antiquated operating system. Nowadays, the increasing competition in the far-east and in mainland China has caused

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Who catches the IMSI catchers? Researchers demonstrate Stingray detection kit

 IMSI catchers, devices used to spoof cell towers and intercept communications, are one of the most resented open secrets of law enforcement. Strict non-disclosure agreements prevent them from being acknowledged as existing, let alone being used — but researchers think

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Study claims compression tights don’t reduce fatigue

When one of our muscles vibrates, a contraction of that muscle is triggered – and that contraction uses energy. Therefore, the thinking goes that the more we keep our muscles from vibrating, the less fatigued we’ll get. That’s why many

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Study claims compression tights don’t reduce fatigue

When one of our muscles vibrates, a contraction of that muscle is triggered – and that contraction uses energy. Therefore, the thinking goes that the more we keep our muscles from vibrating, the less fatigued we’ll get. That’s why many

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Cisco and IBM team up to boost their security products

Cisco and IBM have announced a new partnership that will see both companies integrate their security services, products and threat intelligence in an effort to bolster their cybersecurity offerings. Both companies already have sizable security businesses and the partnership will

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The Essential Phone vs. iPhone 7

Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s The Essential Phone joins a crowded field of smartphones including the Google Pixel and OnePlus lineups that are already competing for the same Android enthusiast base of customers. Let’s see how they compare to Apple’s behemoth

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The Essential Phone vs. iPhone 7

Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s The Essential Phone joins a crowded field of smartphones including the Google Pixel and OnePlus lineups that are already competing for the same Android enthusiast base of customers. Let’s see how they compare to Apple’s behemoth

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Is it the end of the line for the iPad mini?

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference starts on Monday, and while it’s traditionally been a software show, there have been rumours we’ll see some exciting new hardware this year too. What we probably won’t see however, is a new iPad mini. The

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Sherpa turns Instagram’s best photos into a travel guide

 There are a number of places to find travel inspiration – Pinterest, Google Destinations, travel blogs or media sites like Condé Nast’s Traveler, among others. But a new application called Sherpa launching this week believes that some of the best

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Lorem raises $1.1M to connect small businesses and web developers for quick assistance

 When small and medium businesses want to build a website, they can take advantage of easy-to-use web tools like Squarespace — but who do they turn to when they need more technical help? New York City startup Lorem Technologies is

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Watch this nimble robot make quick work of odd shapes

Take a moment and think about all the things you picked up today: perhaps a coffee mug, your keys, a toothbrush, a spoon or fork. Now think about how much mental energy you put into each of those activities. Very

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Watch this nimble robot make quick work of odd shapes

Take a moment and think about all the things you picked up today: perhaps a coffee mug, your keys, a toothbrush, a spoon or fork. Now think about how much mental energy you put into each of those activities. Very

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Motorola unveils Moto Z2 Play and new Moto Mods

There are not a lot of smartphones nowadays that offer support for hardware add-ons. The just-unveiled Essential Phone is among the few that have this feature, and so is the new Motorola Moto Z2 Play. The Moto Z2 Play is

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Nokia 6, 5 and 3 will get Android O update

For a newcomer, it is reassuring to know that HMD Global cares about software updates. The company has announced that the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3, which were unveiled earlier this year, will all receive an update to

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Google submits plans for huge new London HQ

Following their work on Google’s new Mountain View headquarters, BIG and Heatherwick Studio have joined forces once again to collaborate on another office for the tech giant, this time in King’s Cross, London. Planning has been submitted to the local

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Google submits plans for huge new London HQ

Following their work on Google’s new Mountain View headquarters, BIG and Heatherwick Studio have joined forces once again to collaborate on another office for the tech giant, this time in King’s Cross, London. Planning has been submitted to the local

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Nintendo’s Switch Online service will cost $20 per year and launch in 2018

 Important news for Switch owners, Nintendo has spoken up to confirm a number of details around the online service for its new console. Online is an essential component to gaming these days, and the Switch service will grant subscribers access to

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This is the OnePlus 5 and its packaging

Rarely does a phone — or even a company — generate quite as much interest as the OnePlus 5. The upcoming flagship killer is hotly anticipated, and the mood among the almost cult-like following is reaching fever pitch. Of course,

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OneLogin suffers serious security breach — attackers access data and decryption keys

Password management service OneLogin has fallen victim to a serious attack. The company says that it “detected unauthorized access to OneLogin data in our US data region” — this was blocked, but not before the attacker gained access to AWS

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Delivery drone patent packs a parachute into a shipping label

Commercial delivery drones are already taking flight, but before the system really gets off the ground, there are plenty of big-picture details to sort out. Recent patents are starting to fill in some of those blanks, with companies working on

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