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The Most Affordable Vertu Fashion Phone

The Most Affordable Vertu Fashion Phone

Are your eyes set on a Vertu phone, but your bank account is about five or six zeros short?  Constellation is a new line of fashion phones, getting its name from Lockheed airplane.  The series consist of three different handsets with exactly the same spec and features.  However, they differ in weight and material.  The body of fancier of the three is made from 18-carat gold, while the other two models are made of polished and satin steel.  The back is covered with stylish leather, offered in a variety of colors.  If you like, you can custom order the keypad to be made from fluorescent ceramics.

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Vertu supply problem infuriates rich show-offs

Vertu supply problem infuriates rich show-offs

I have to confess, I scoffed a little when first seeing Vertu's luxury cellphones.  "Who would buy a tarted-up Nokia with sub-par features," I quipped, sipping cheap cooking brandy from an old yogurt pot, "they must have more money than sense!"

I guess that brandy must have dulled my predictive foresight, however, because with sales doubling this year over last there simple aren't enough precious-metal clad mobiles to go around.  All that, despite the most basic Vertu handset costing upwards of $5000.

Ironically they've a new handset out next month that is expected to boost sales further.  My concern, which I would happily voice if asked to join their board, would be that the cachet is a sizeable part of the charm, and that with too many models they run the risk of flooding the market and turning off the fashionistas.  But then what do I know - it's not even midday in some timezones and I'm already half-cut on sherry trifle.

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Lenovo won’t sell any more small Windows tablets in US

Lenovo won’t sell any more small Windows tablets in US

Windows tablets outside of the Surface are typically a hit-and-miss proposition, but few do it as well as Lenovo. Recently, Lenovo made overtures that in the US, some of their Windows-based tablets will be hard to come by. Though they won’t be dropping tablets (or Windows) altogether, they won’t be releasing any new smaller Windows tablets in the US.

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Aereo calls for #ProtectMyAntenna protest

Aereo calls for #ProtectMyAntenna protest

Aereo may have faced a huge set-back in the US Supreme Court and been forced to shut down services over the weekend, but the TV-challenging upstart isn't taking it lying down, turning to users to form a citizen campaign to try to rescue the technology. In a message to customers today, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia laid out the next stage of his plan to save cloud-based antennas, though it won't be an easy journey.

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Amazon Prime Air shot down by anti-drone FAA

Amazon Prime Air shot down by anti-drone FAA

The FAA has shut down Amazon's ambitions to deliver packages by drone, reiterating that it will take legal action if Prime Air or any other delivery scheme tries to operate in the guise of a hobby aircraft. Confusion around the status of drones had flourished earlier this year, when courts overturned a $10,000 fine handed out by the Federal Aviation Administration to a pilot, but the agency is aiming to make it crystal clear that its stance hasn't changed.

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What’s the big deal with Amazon’s Fire Phone?

What’s the big deal with Amazon’s Fire Phone?

Amazon's Fire Phone is proving divisive, with the 3D smartphone encountering both curiosity and criticism for its unusual interface and underwhelming pricing structure. Rather than shaking up the smartphone industry, Amazon's "little bit different" was an even easier way to shop from the company's own store. Missed the big event? Confused about what makes the Fire Phone special - or worthy of mockery? We've got you covered.

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Supreme Court rules on two important patent cases

Supreme Court rules on two important patent cases

When it comes to patent litigation, the exhaustive list of who’s suing who is tough to keep track of. That may change a bit, though, as two Supreme Court decisions put big roadblocks up for patent trolls. In putting a stop to vague or misleading patent holdings, the Supreme Court sets the stage for various battles to possibly end prematurely.

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The $4.5m Monster Trucks running gold mines

The $4.5m Monster Trucks running gold mines

I'll confess, my attention wasn't entirely on Ford's top-secret 2015 F-150 prototype when I saw the clandestine trucks in action at the Cortez gold mine. After all, it's hard to concentrate when multistory monster-trucks are roaming a near-Martian landscape. Roughly $4.5m apiece, they're the sort of heavy machinery most of us never come into contact with, so join me on a photo-tour of these big-wheeled behemoths.

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