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LG G2 Mini shipping in the UK from April 30 for £250

The LG G2 Mini was first launched back in February as Mobile World Congress was getting underway and one UK retailer today drops word that it will begin shipping it from April 30. The folks at Clove Technology will have them ready to send you from this Wednesday priced at £250 inclusive of VAT.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Damon Wayans, developer …

The longtime actor and director has turned his production skills to Android apps

To be perfectly honest, I didn’t know what he was doing there either. Why was Damon Wayans, the actor, writer, director, producer (and member of the legendary family) at the Samsung Developers Conference in December? Celebrity appearances (paid or otherwise) are nothing new at tech events — see Lopez, Jennifer; Kutcher, Ashton; Wilde, Olivia; and i.am, Will to name but a few. So  [Read More…]

Apple v. Motorola brought back from the dead for another round

A U.S. appeals court has revived previously-dismissed patent cases which Apple and Motorola Mobility had brought against each other. The cases had originally been consolidated in the Northern Illinois District of the U.S. District Court before being thrown out in June 2012 due to lack of evidence on both sides. Despite reviving Motorola’s case, the appeals court ruled that Motorola could not press for a sales ban on Apple’s products despite any patent infringement, due to  [Read More…]

Home Connect from BSH will connect all your appliances to your mobile device

At the annual IFA Global Press Conference today, home appliances manufacturer BSH pulled the wraps off its new connected home solution. Home Connect brings connectivity to the appliances in your home to smartphones and tablets, but perhaps more importantly it will be an open standard. This means that Home Connect will be compatible with multiple different brands, and it will be run as a separate company.

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Nest now available from Google Play Store

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Google today added a new device to the Google Play Store, introducing its Nest Learning Thermostat. Priced at $ 249.99, the device ships within 1-2 business days. To help celebrate Earth Day, Google will plant a tree for every Nest Thermostat sold today (April 22) on Google Play. To learn more about the Nest or purchase one, head to the Play Store today!

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From the Editor’s Desk: Process all the things

As we continue to search for the best smartphone camera, let’s take a minute and enjoy the damn pictures

When, exactly, did we become so damn cynical about smartphone cameras? In my lifetime we’ve gone from Polaroids and those point-and-shoots with the crazy five- or six-shot (I don’t remember how many) flashes to friggin’ computers with 4- or 16- or even 20-megapixel shooters in our pockets. We’re able to take multiple pictures, select, edit and then  [Read More…]

Verizon and AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 to be available from Staples starting Sunday

If you’re in the market for a Samsung Galaxy S5 and just couldn’t decide where to get it, or you happen to need to pick up some toner at the same time, might we suggest Staples? Starting next week, you’ll be able to purchase the latest and greatest from Samsung from the office supplies and more store, specifically on April 20th (as that’s Easter day, we hope this also entails getting a chocolate Galaxy S5).

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Galaxy S5 now available from Ting for $597

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available practically everywhere now, and from the major carriers in the U.S., but is also now making its way to prepaid carrier Ting. You’ll be getting the same phone that’s available everywhere else — this model’s obviously similar to the Sprint one as Ting runs on that network — but with a bit lower bill than your standard postpaid carrier.

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From the Editor’s Desk: GS5 & Fire TV

Our reviews are coming, and I can’t wait to read them, too

For all the writing I have to do in this job, I still love editing. That’s how I started in the publishing biz — actually, I started as an agate clerk, compiling the night’s sports scores and standings — and I still enjoy getting my hands on someone else’s priceless prose and helping to make it as good as we can make it. And so  [Read More…]

HTC One M8 is now available at retail from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon

Verizon had the retail store lock down on the new HTC One M8 since the initial release, but now those of you with AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint can get in on the brick-and-mortar sales fun as well. T-Mobile’s availability kicks off tomorrow. The HTC One M8 is now available for purchase in carriers stores that aren’t sporting a big red checkmark.

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