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There's been more and more discussion about wearable tech and especially smartwatches lately. Apple's Apple Watch certainly threw some more fuel to the fire when many tech journalists rushed out their reviews of the device. Many of the reviews of the Apple's device made a big deal about ...
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Didn't think about this being possible - but it makes great sense
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In the last twelve months alone, some of the most aspirational companies from Android’s humble beginnings have transitioned into Enterprise – notably Divide being bought by Google, and Geeksphone teaming with Silent Circle to create Blackphone. 
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Situated at the University of Edinburgh’s Advanced Computing Facility at Easter Bush, it was officially “open for science” in March of this year, but is set to receive £10 million of work for future-proofing. 
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The latest version of Android – at least, until Android “L” emerges in the autumn – increases in one month from a 17.9% share to a 20% share.
Google has published its latest Android platform stats, for August 2014 - based on active devices interacting with Google Play. The main takeaway point is
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A few days before it completed its move to Microsoft back in February, Nokia – after many rumours – finally embraced Android with new X, X+ and XL phones. Well, it seems Microsoft has now performed an about turn.

http://www.electronicsweekly.com/eyes-on-android/phones/microsoft-turns-android-nokia-x-smartphones-2014-07/
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A great glimpse of the future!
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Doing Android wrong makes me distrust your product's future. Time after time I keep running to this same issue: hardware companies don't get Android. Companies building expensive products are either completely failing in their mobile app strategy across the board or put all their efforts to ...
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The big takeaway for this portable bit of kit is that it comes with 3G connectivity to be a phone in its own right, rather than just being a notification device for the smartphone in your pocket.
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Apparently, each Scorpius slot-car is controlled by a wireless 2.4GHz controller with an embedded nRF24L01+ chip that communicates with a similar decoder under the hood of the car. It also communicates with a similarly nRF24L01+ based USB wireless PC dongle that is used to manage and set-up races, and reconfigure car and track firmware ‘over-the-air’. 
How good is this? It is a question, not a statement - I genuinely don't know what to make of this bit of retro-futurism. It certainly sounds fun. Nordic Sm
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Researchers at the University of Southampton have helped to develop a system for gathering evidence and information during disaster situations.

http://www.electronicsweekly.com/university-electronics/university-of-southampton/verily-crowdsources-truth-amid-disinformation-2014-07/
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Electronics Weekly dropped in to the Pi factory in Pencoed, South Wales, did a lot of filming on the factory floor, and had a chat with Clai

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Barnes & Noble: Microsoft using patents to cripple Android competition
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Barnes & Noble has asked the Department of Justice to investigate Microsoft's patent lawsuits and partnerships, claiming that they r

Bitdefender launches anti-theft mobile security for Android devices
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Software allows users to lock, locate or wipe device via SMS

The Android Fragmentation Mess–and How to Fix It | Techland | TIME.com
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On Friday, Verizon Wireless will begin selling the Droid RAZR, a new Motorola phone based on Google's Android operating system. In multiple

iOS and Android Near 15% of All Web Purchases - Forbes
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Apple's iOS and Google's Android are nearing 15% of the web purchase market. No, that's not that the two operating systems are 15% of all th

Let electronic music play on (Gadget Master)
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Ahead of October/November's imminent competition post, here is a roundup of some music related posts on Gadget Master.