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Review: Android 5.0 Lollipop 

Review: Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android fans: Lollipop is the tasty update you've been waiting for.
Intel's Edison PC will be the size of a coat button by 2016 

Intel's Edison PC will be the size of a coat button by 2016

Your nano PC is about to get really, really embarrassed.
LED carpets make flooring interactive 

LED carpets make flooring interactive

Philips' glowing Luminous carpets look set to add some funk beneath your footsteps.
The smart screen of the future touches you back 

The smart screen of the future touches you back

It looks real, it sounds real. But could it feel real? Here’s why the next gen of touchscreens won’t feel like glass.
Hands-on Preview: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 

Hands-on Preview: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Third time's the charm - we go hands on with Microsoft's gorgeous reinvention of its tablet-laptop hybrid.
iOS 8 gives apps more power than ever  

iOS 8 gives apps more power than ever

iOS isn’t about to morph into an Android clone. There's change afoot but Apple’s loyal fans have nothing to fear.
Real conversations with in-game characters coming to E3 2014 

Real conversations with in-game characters coming to E3 2014

Fus Ro Dah! Voice experts Nuance want to take gamer chat to new levels.
Hands-on preview: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom 

Hands-on preview: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

We've had a play with Samsung's new smartphone-plus-10x-zoom-camera hybrid - here's our initial verdict.
Hands-on preview: Acer Liquid Leap smartband 

Hands-on preview: Acer Liquid Leap smartband

Acer's first smartband keeps it simple and is due this summer - but does it offer anything new?
Six reasons to upgrade: HTC One (M8) vs HTC One 

Six reasons to upgrade: HTC One (M8) vs HTC One

HTC One looking shabby all of a sudden? Here’s six new things the (M8) does brilliantly (and three reasons it might not be for you).
Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 17, 18 and 19 speakers go wireless 

Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 17, 18 and 19 speakers go wireless

B&O is promising to deliver "Immaculate Wireless Sound" with its trio of tasty speakers and sub – and yes, they look as bonkers as ever.
Hands-on preview: Sony's a7 and a7r cameras 

Hands-on preview: Sony's a7 and a7r cameras

We have a first fondle with the Alpha phoenix cams rising from the ashes of Sony's NEX system camera series.
New pressure-sensitive keyboard and Music Kit are the best things about Microsoft Surface 2 

New pressure-sensitive keyboard and Music Kit are the best things about Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft's super-slim keyboard cover now packs 1092 sensors - and does much more than just typing.
Hands-on: Ford's AppLink in-car smartphone functionality 

Hands-on: Ford's AppLink in-car smartphone functionality

Hooking up Spotify to Ford cars via your phone is old news – but Ford's announced a whole heap of nifty voice-controlled apps. And we've had a play
Hands-on preview: LG G Pad 8.3 

Hands-on preview: LG G Pad 8.3

LG's best ever tablet wants to knock chunks out of the iPad Mini and new Nexus 7 with first-rate specs, but it's the build quality that impressed us most at IFA.
Hands-on preview: Qualcomm Toq 

Hands-on preview: Qualcomm Toq

Samsung's Galaxy Gear wasn't the only smartwatch being shown off at IFA, chip-maker Qualcomm has had its own stab at tech wristwear – and it's lovely.
Hands-on preview: 3Doodler, the 3D printing pen 

Hands-on preview: 3Doodler, the 3D printing pen

We have an early play with the world's first 3D printing pen at IFA – and regress to five year olds clapping and grinning in the process.
Hands-on preview: LG G2 

Hands-on preview: LG G2

We get up close and personal with the superphone that LG says will make life good for all people, all around the world. Bold claims, but how does it fare on first look?
B&O BeoLab 14 surround sound system launched and on sale today 

B&O BeoLab 14 surround sound system launched and on sale today

Begone chunky floorstanding beasts – Bang & Olufsen's flower-inspired speakers and sculptural sub are here to take your place.
Preview: BlackBerry, Z10 

Preview: BlackBerry, Z10

After rumours, delays, leaks and death knells, the BlackBerry Z10 has finally landed hoping to sucker punch its way back to the top.

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