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LG G3 hands-on: Quad HD and Lasers for 2014′s flagship

LG G3 hands-on: Quad HD and Lasers for 2014′s flagship

The LG G3 has been officially revealed, and while the headline specs - the 5.5-inch QHD 2560 x 1440 display, the 13-megapixel camera - have been leaked, what's really interesting about the new flagship are the details. LG has pushed the hardware of course (this time around, the phone even gets lasers), but after lingering criticisms it overlooks usability in the process, this time the feature rush is more considered. Read on for some first-impressions.

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Qualcomm ultrasound pen goes skinny for phablets

Qualcomm ultrasound pen goes skinny for phablets

Qualcomm has slimmed down its ultrasound pen, making the sonic stylus potentially fit inside a Galaxy Note 3-scale smartphone for more portable use. The pen, which uses sound tracking to deliver a tablet stylus with better accuracy than the average digitizer, has been trimmed in its latest iteration, now sized to fit inside the silo in a phone rather than in a tablet portfolio.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 805: Hands-on and benchmarked

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805: Hands-on and benchmarked

Qualcomm is readying the Snapdragon 805, and with new processors - and the superlatives to go along with them - proliferating, it’s trying to address the question of whether the new chip is the “Next Big Thing” or not. I caught up with Qualcomm to find out what makes the Snapdragon 805 special, to run some early benchmarks ahead of the first commercial devices arriving later in the year, and to see if its advances in 4K, CPU/GPU performance, camera tech, and more add up to a chip worth having.

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Steam In-Home Streaming hands-on

Steam In-Home Streaming hands-on

If NVIDIA SHIELD didn’t convince you that streaming a game from your high-powered PC to a slightly smaller PC was amazing, Steam’s vision might. Released just today out of Beta, Steam In-Home Streaming allows you to play any game you own on Steam on one computer as long as you’ve got a computer with the right requirements on and connected to the same network.

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Surface Pro 3 hands-on

Surface Pro 3 hands-on

Microsoft is aiming for third-time lucky with its tablet ambitions, unveiling the Surface Pro 3 this morning. Rather than the smaller Windows 8 slate many expected, the Surface Pro 3 actually got bigger, with a new 12-inch display and a redesigned keyboard and pen which Microsoft argues makes it the only real hybrid for content consumption and creation. Read on for some first-impressions.

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2015 Ford F-150: Up-close with Ford’s new uber-truck

2015 Ford F-150: Up-close with Ford’s new uber-truck

Ford is taking a big chance on the 2015 F-150 truck. Completely redesigned for the new model year, the F-150 certainly more than looks the part, with plenty of design cues from the meaty Atlas concept, but under the paintwork is a new aluminum alloy body on top of a high-strength steel fully-boxed ladder frame. It's a stark departure from the F-150 of old; we caught up with the new truck to see what Ford has done.

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HTC One mini 2 hands-on: One M8 gets a baby brother

HTC One mini 2 hands-on: One M8 gets a baby brother

HTC's One M8 has got itself a little brother, the HTC One mini 2, distilling the style and some of the specifications of the flagship Android phone into a more affordable, smaller device for the midrange. Headed to stores in just a few weeks time, the One mini 2 wraps a 4.5-inch 720p HD display in a smooth metal casing, though unlike the One M8 it lacks the Duo Sense camera system. Read on for our first-impressions.

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I took Lamborghini’s Aventador on the track (& only just survived)

I took Lamborghini’s Aventador on the track (& only just survived)

The promise of 700 horsepower is throbbing ominously behind me, audible even through the crash helmet, eager to show me what $400,000 worth of Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 can do when faced with an open track and an eager right foot. I know I should be checking the GoPro cameras suction-cupped to the windshield one last time, or memorizing the dashboard so I can tell you what hand-stitched Italian leather smells like, but all I can do is grip the contoured wheel and stare at the pace car ahead of me. Then the world clicks into hyperspeed.

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Moto E hands-on: Is Motorola the new mass-market king?

Moto E hands-on: Is Motorola the new mass-market king?

Motorola has big small hopes for the new Moto E. Most affordable smartphone in the company's line-up, the $129 Android handset aims to differentiate itself not with the fattest spec sheet, or the most distinctive design, but by actually listening to the target audience rather than telling them what they want. In the Android arms-race it's an unusual strategy, but Motorola has evidence it can work with the Moto G. Read on for our first impressions.

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Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Multi Play update adds duo-DJ’ing

Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Multi Play update adds duo-DJ’ing

Jawbone’s MINI JAMBOX is getting friendly, with new software allowing two of the portable, battery-powered speakers to easily pair up for room-filling sound, while giving two people the chance to collaborate as communal DJs. Released today, the new firmware enables Multipoint in the MINI JAMBOX’s Bluetooth Smart Ready stack: put a couple of the speakers near each other, hold down all three of the buttons on both, and after a few seconds they link up and spread whatever’s playing between both. I caught up with Jawbone to find out more.

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