Huawei Honor 5x comes to the UK, Honor 7 Premium coming soon

Huawei Honor 5x comes to the UK, Honor 7 Premium coming soon

It isn't only in the US the Huawei's sub-brand Honor is coming on strong. In Europe, it is putting its best and most recent foot forward. The Honor 5x, which just launched in the US to relative success, at least according to honor, is also now available in the UK as well from Huawei's official store on Vmall. But not only that, Huawei will soon be making a reprise of its Honor 7 flagship. Now called the Honor 7 Premium, the smartphone will feature more storage and a fast charger out of the box.

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Tim Cook: Apple Music on Android is just the beginning

Tim Cook: Apple Music on Android is just the beginning

If you're an Android user with a certain acquired taste for some of Apple's services and were surprised, even elated, at the recent Apple Music app update, here's some more good news. Apple might be bringing a whole lot more of its services to its rival platform. This was revealed by no less than chief executive Tim Cook himself at a company-wide town hall meeting. So unless Cook is thwarted by a company upheaval, you can probably expect popular services like iCloud and Apple Pay to come to Android in the, hopefully near, future.

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Apple discourages SC from hearing Samsung’s patent review case

Apple discourages SC from hearing Samsung’s patent review case

Apple has finally and formally reacted to Samsung's attempt to bring the patent tug of war between the two companies to the US Supreme Court. In an opposition brief filed by Apple's lawyers, Cupertino tries to dissuade the court from even giving Samsung's case the time of day. It's main argument is that despite the seemingly high-profile nature of the case and the half a dozen or so amici briefs filed in support, the matter is "legally unexceptional". Apple, however, might be facing a more difficult time proving that.

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HTC Vive Pre user manual details first steps with VR headset

HTC Vive Pre user manual details first steps with VR headset

The HTC Vive Pre headset, one of the newer virtual reality products that take users to different worlds, has been detailed in its user manual. The manual is available now from HTC's own website, and it brings with it all the details new users will need to know to get started. Among the more boring details, including things like putting it on, the user manual details how to arrange your room to accommodate VR gaming.

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WhatsApp group chats handle up to 256 users with new update

WhatsApp group chats handle up to 256 users with new update

WhatsApp for iOS and Android has been blessed with a small update. The company didn’t make any formal announcements about them, but with the change comes a higher limit for group chats — namely, instead of being limited to 100 users, group chats can now have up to 256 users. The same upper limit doesn't seem to be available on other platforms yet, but will likely be showing up in the near future.

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Continental to NHTSA: 5m cars may have faulty airbags

Continental to NHTSA: 5m cars may have faulty airbags

The Takata airbag debacle is still underway, but when it rains, it pours. Continental Automotive Systems has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of potentially faulty electronic airbag systems that could result in airbags deploying when they shouldn’t or failing to deploy when they should. According to the supplier, 5 million vehicles feature the potentially faulty systems.

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Intel exceeded its workforce diversity goal in 2015

Intel exceeded its workforce diversity goal in 2015

This week, Intel released its 2015 Annual Diversity Report, and it paints a picture a little brighter than that of many companies. Intel had previously set its focus on diversity, going so far as to set a specific goal, and it was able to announce that it was successful. The company went into details about how it managed to succeed in its ambitions, and also set its sights on something even more ambitious. By 2020, the company aims to have “full representation” across its workforce.

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Smart soccer ball works with app to improve game skills

Smart soccer ball works with app to improve game skills

Trying to improve your soccer skills, but finding the process difficult? A new smart soccer ball aims to help with that, integrating smart technology into a ball that, when used alongside a related mobile app, gathers and provides data showing skill details. The company behind the soccer ball also envisions third-party training apps that will work with its model.

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Report: Foxconn named preferred bidder by Sharp

Report: Foxconn named preferred bidder by Sharp

Foxconn has prevailed in its hopeful bid to buy Japanese company Sharp, according to a new report. We heard rumbles about such plans in late January, and now sources have surfaced claiming Sharp Corporation has selected Foxconn of Taiwan as the preferred bidder. If the sources are correct, Foxconn is willing to fork out the Yen equivalent of $5.9 billion for Sharp, which has struggled to compete in a market dominated by bigger players.

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Nintendo nixes its ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker project

Nintendo nixes its ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker project

Think back to the fall of 2014, and you might remember mention of a sleep tracker Nintendo had in the works. The company had announced plans to develop a device that would track someone’s sleep data and how fatigued they are, something that would perhaps rest on a bed stand rather being on your wrist. Not much has been said about it since, and almost as quietly as it had announced it, Nintendo has shelved the project.

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Instagram keeps secretly testing the fix for its big problem

Instagram keeps secretly testing the fix for its big problem

Instagram's multiple accounts iOS app release begins now, sort of. What you're going to see, if you're super lucky, is the option to add multiple accounts to your single Instagram app. This was revealed as an option for the Beta users on Android not too long ago - now iOS users will be given the same opportunity. And lucky you, so very lucky, are you... if you get to use it. The roll out for now seems entirely random.

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Ghostbusters 2016 photos shared en masse

Ghostbusters 2016 photos shared en masse

This week the folks at Sony Pictures have released a collection of photos and screen grabs from the new Ghostbusters film for 2016. This is the one with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. That's the lineup. So you'll find a few guest-stars from the original film - maybe a few old-school Ghostbusters, and of course Chris Hemsworth. He'll be sitting up front at the desk, looking like a secretary, just like our old pal Janine from the last couple of movies.

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