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HTC One max Review

HTC One max Review

HTC should've had a best-seller with the HTC One. The metal-bodied phone was the go-to recommendation for Android fans in the know, and that it didn't get the attention of Samsung's Galaxy range is arguably more about marketing than anything else. HTC followed Samsung's example in distilling the brand for a smaller version, in the shape of the HTC One mini, and has now scaled things up with the HTC One max. A 5.9-inch display, metal body, and UltraPixel camera technology are arguably ingredients for the perfect phablet, but has HTC baked the One max badly? Read on for our full review.

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Sonos PLAY:1 official: Streaming speaker happy by the bath

Sonos PLAY:1 official: Streaming speaker happy by the bath

Sonos new baby, the PLAY:1, for its wireless streaming range doesn't come as a great surprise - we showed you exactly what it looks like last week - but the $199.99 bathroom-friendly speaker is certainly welcome. On sale from today, the $200 entry-level option to Sonos whole-home audio range serves a few roles in the line-up: a more affordable model for smaller rooms and first-time buyers; a cheaper way to set up a stereo pair; and as the perfect rear surround speaker accompaniment to the Sonos PLAYBAR we reviewed in March.

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Apple files ebook price-fix appeal

Apple files ebook price-fix appeal

Apple has officially filed its appeal against the ebook trial verdict that saw it found guilty of colluding with publishers to artificially price-fix downloads. The filing, made to the US District Court in the Southern District of New York on October 3rd, sees Apple appealing not only the ruling but Judge Denise Cote's proposed injunctions, which included long-lasting restrictions on how it could negotiate media deals as well as forced monitoring by an external watchdog.

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Grand Theft Auto Online issues update as soon as tomorrow

Grand Theft Auto Online issues update as soon as tomorrow

As the Grand Theft Auto Online universe continues its less-than-perfect launch week, the folks at Rockstar Games have issued a note that suggests a full-on software update will be brought on as early as tomorrow. This update will bring about a host of fixes for the game for issues that have popped up over the past several days, these issues including log-in errors for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 right off the bat. And not the bat you see in the upper-right-hand corner of the title image you're seeing here.

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Grand Theft Auto Online cash packs frozen as Rockstar battles servers

Grand Theft Auto Online cash packs frozen as Rockstar battles servers

Rockstar has disabled Grand Theft Auto Online currency purchases and massaged the PlayStation Network servers so as to bring the GTA5 multiplayer environment back online, but the cloud-based missions still struggle to hold up to the eager gamers. "For the time being and until we have been able to get everybody access to GTA Online and things are running smoothly, we have disabled the option of purchasable GTA$ cash packs" Rockstar said today, as it battles greater-than-expected demand for the online environment.

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HTC One Max rumor round-up: not just another clone of One

HTC One Max rumor round-up: not just another clone of One

There's little that isn't known about the upcoming device called HTC One Max, with a variety of up-close photos, specification lists, and this week even a set of camera samples pushed to the web by play-testers. What's interesting about this particular machine isn't it's basic specifications - they're set to essentially replicate those of the HTC One save a larger area for the 1080 x 1920 pixels to spread up front - it's the back side of this beast we're interested in.

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iPhone 5s Review

iPhone 5s Review

We've come to expect evolution not revolution from the "S" update to Apple's iPhone range, but the iPhone 5s could be enough to buck that trend. Inside the familiar metal casing beats a new processor, the Apple A7, making the iPhone 5s the first smartphone - and iOS 7 the first smartphone platform - to transition to 64-bit; the home button has lost its square sigil but gained a biometric sensor that might be the first to actually convince owners to use it; and the camera may still be 8-megapixels in resolution on paper, but those pixels - and the way Apple uses them - are quantifiably better than before. Does that make the iPhone 5s the automatic choice in smartphones? Read on for our full review.

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Xbox One “red ring of death” chip heat precautions detailed

Xbox One “red ring of death” chip heat precautions detailed

Microsoft has loosed a few extra details on the Xbox One's core architecture, outlining the ambitious 5bn component chip at the heart of the next-gen console, and explaining the ways it aims to avoid a repeat of the "red ring of death" plague that affected the Xbox 360. Speaking today at Stanford University, Microsoft chip architect John Sell described the multiple redundancies that had been factored into the AMD-powered Xbox One brain, VentureBeat reports, and how those redundancies will help avoid not only bricked consoles but wastage on the production line.

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