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96% of the 300m smartphones sold in Q2 were Android or iOS

96% of the 300m smartphones sold in Q2 were Android or iOS

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Global smartphone shipments reach 301.3 million in the second quarter.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:50AM
Intel develops in-ear fitness tracker

Intel develops in-ear fitness tracker

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Intel has teamed up with SMS audio, the company owned by rapper 50 Cent, to develop headphones designed for fitness and health.

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:34AM
Tesco Hudl bug means future users can recover your deleted files

Tesco Hudl bug means future users can recover your deleted files

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Data saved to a Tesco Hudl tablet is vulnerable to recovery, even after a factory reset, according to new research.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:10AM
BLOG: Can the MOBA make it on consoles?

BLOG: Can the MOBA make it on consoles?

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PC gaming's most dominant genre of the moment is making a bigger leap onto consoles next year with Smite heading to Xbox One - but can the MOBA make it ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:04AM

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Samsung to expand IoT offering with acquisition of SmartThings

Samsung to expand IoT offering with acquisition of SmartThings

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Samsung has reportedly paid $200 million for the two-year-old company SmartThings, in a bid to expand into the Internet of Things market.

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 15th 2014 at 10:34AM
Entatech announces agreement with iWalk USA

Entatech announces agreement with iWalk USA

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Distributor Entatech UK Ltd has announced a new distribution agreement with US consumer electronics vendor iWalk.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 15th 2014 at 10:30AM
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Maplin owner unfazed by Dixons Carphone competition

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The new owner of tech retail chain Maplin is unafraid of the recent merger between Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse - and the increased competition it could bring.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 15th 2014 at 8:48AM
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor release date confirmed

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor release date confirmed

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World of Warcraft (WoW): Warlords of Draenor - one of the biggest PC game releases this year - has been given a release date of November 13th.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 14th 2014 at 7:59PM

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Lenovo now selling more smartphones than PCs

Lenovo now selling more smartphones than PCs

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Although its latest figures indicate Lenovo is still the market leader for PCs, the firm is now selling more smartphone than computers.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 14th 2014 at 12:48PM
Samsung continues to mock Apple with airport poster campaign

Samsung continues to mock Apple with airport poster campaign

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Samsung has posted adverts around power outlets at airports publicising the Galaxy S5’s Ultra Power Saving Mode, and ridiculing the iPhone’s battery life.

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 14th 2014 at 12:42PM
Nadella and Zuckerberg take part in ice bucket charity stunt

Nadella and Zuckerberg take part in ice bucket charity stunt

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As part of a campaign to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, received an ice-cold bucket of water over his head.

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 14th 2014 at 11:46AM
Amazon.com launches mobile card payment device for retailers

Amazon.com launches mobile card payment device for retailers

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Amazon.com has launched Amazon Local Register - a card reader and mobile app that lets retailers accept payments from a smartphone or tablet.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 14th 2014 at 11:39AM

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Westcoast celebrates 30th birthday by offering the chance to win Las Vegas trip

Westcoast celebrates 30th birthday by offering the chance to win Las Vegas trip

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This year distributor Westcoast is celebrating 30 years of trading.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 14th 2014 at 11:32AM
Cisco to cut 6,000 jobs as profits slide

Cisco to cut 6,000 jobs as profits slide

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Networking giant Cisco plans to cut 6,000 jobs - around eight per cent of its work force - after it announced a dip in profits as part of its FY ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 14th 2014 at 11:07AM
Book your tickets for PCR Woman of the Year

Book your tickets for PCR Woman of the Year

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Tickets are now available for PCR Woman of the Year –  a new award ceremony and networking event celebrating leading women in the tech industry, following on from the success ...

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Aug 14th 2014 at 11:00AM
Intel develops wearables to help fight Parkinson's

Intel develops wearables to help fight Parkinson's

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Intel and the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s Research have teamed up, aiming to track and monitor those affected by the disease with wearable tech.

Jade Burke
by Jade Burke
on Aug 14th 2014 at 10:53AM

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Thomson strikes kids' tablet deal

Thomson strikes kids' tablet deal

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UK travel firm Thomson has partnered with children's media company Whipper Snapper to create entertainment pods featuring Kurio Android tablets in its High Street superstores.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 14th 2014 at 10:51AM
Distributor Deals of the Week: August 14th, 2014

Distributor Deals of the Week: August 14th, 2014

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Northamber, Entatech and Spire Technology present their best deals to UK retailers.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 14th 2014 at 10:39AM
Metal Gear Solid V leads new wave of PC game announcements

Metal Gear Solid V leads new wave of PC game announcements

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released on PC the same day it launches on consoles - the first title in the series to do so.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 14th 2014 at 10:25AM
Finally - a USB cable that can connect upside-down

Finally - a USB cable that can connect upside-down

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The days of fiddling about trying to get a USB cable to connect to your computing device the right way round - first time - are almost over.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 14th 2014 at 10:08AM