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Deepening the mystery: Snapchat has 'plans' for Windows Phone app

Windows Phone is known to have a substantial app gap when compared to rival platforms like iOS and Android. One of the most notable absences is Snapchat who have continually refused to come to Windows but an unexpected tweet has suggested that may change.

New powerful Xiaomi smartphone tipped for release next quarter

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi is rumored to be gearing up to launch a new smartphone in the coming months that uses the same processor as the LG G4. The brand is still relatively unknown in Europe and the U.S. but has seen great success in China.

ZTE launches a new powerful Android smartphone

Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has released its new Android flagship smartphone. Although the brand is relatively obscure in Western markets, this phone is a serious contender to the "conventional" flagship smartphones of 2015 and comes in three variants.

Is your S6 crawling along? Samsung admits it might, here is why

Samsung has admitted that a major software defect on its new flagship handset, the Galaxy S6, is causing some phones to run excruciatingly slowly when compared with the stated specifications. A fix is on the way but some users aren't happy.

Microsoft wants 1 billion devices running Windows 10 in two years

Microsoft has announced it is aiming to get Windows 10 running on a billion different devices within the first two to three years of the new operating system's launch, encompassing devices ranging from small-screen phones to extensive TVs.

The leather-backed LG G4 is here with impressive specs

LG has officially unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone for 2015, the G4. After weeks of embarrassing leaks about the phone on LG's own website that have revealed most details, the powerful device has finally been revealed in London and New York.

Windows 10 for Phones update fixes some major issues

Microsoft has released a new version of Windows 10 for Phones to Windows Insiders. Build 10052 fixes some major issues in the release from a couple of weeks ago and may encourage more Windows Phone users to try out the new software.

Sony unveils the Xperia Z4: Uncannily like the Xperia Z3

Sony has announced the Xperia Z4, its flagship Android smartphone for this year. It uses a design that is almost identical to its predecessor though with the only notable changes being some of the internals.

The OnePlus Two could be shown off in just two days

Niche smartphone brand OnePlus has sent out invites to a press event on Monday where it is expected that the company's new handset, the OnePlus Two, will be unveiled with updated hardware and improved internals.

Microsoft unveils yet another budget Lumia Windows Phone

Microsoft has added another low-cost entry-level smartphone to its growing range of Lumia Windows Phone devices. The Lumia 540 Dual Sim packs in some decent hardware, a slim body and capable camera while still costing less than $150.

1 million Apple Watches were sold in the U.S. on Friday

An online retail analysis firm has concluded that almost a million Apple Watches were sold in the US alone on Friday when pre-orders opened. Shipping estimates on the watch are now stretching back to July for new orders.

Leak reveals LG's leather-clad G4 smartphone in all its colours

A dedicated microsite to the upcoming LG G4 has been uncovered online. On it, the flagship smartphone is pictured in full for the first time and is shown to be something unique and clad in a variety of different colours of leather.

Leak reveals LG's leather-clad G4 smartphone in all its colours

A dedicated microsite to the upcoming LG G4 has been uncovered online. On it, the flagship smartphone is pictured in full for the first time and is shown to be something unique and clad in a variety of different colours of leather.

Windows 'Redstone' coming 2016: What you need to know

Details have emerged of Microsoft's future upgrade plans for Windows beyond the launch of Windows 10 this summer. The company will release two updates for the OS in 2016. They are currently in development under the codename "Redstone."

Samsung paid 500 people to pose as fans at China Galaxy S6 launch

Samsung is alleged to have paid 500 people to pose as fake fans at the Chinese launch of its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Android flagship smartphones on Friday. This means that over half the attending crowd of 1,000 were paid to be there.

5 things you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 release

With the launch date of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 only three weeks away, consumers across the globe are paying close attention to every detail of the Android flagship of the year. Here are five things you should know about the Galaxy S6.

Microsoft reveals the Lumia 430: A low-cost Windows Phone

Microsoft has added another low-cost Windows Phone to its growing range. The Lumia 430 is the most affordable Lumia smartphone to-date at only $70 but still offers a full smartphone experience.

Microsoft China posts Windows 9 launch teaser

Earlier today, Microsoft China wrote a post on its Weibo page that not only confirms that the "Windows 9" name is intended for the next version of the company's operating system but also that it will be "coming soon."

Commercial rocket launches space station supply capsule

Accomac - Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket took off Sunday from a NASA facility on the Virginia coast, carrying more than 3,500 pounds of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.

Lumia 930 could launch next week and cheaper than expected

The awaited new flagship Windows Phone 8.1 handset from Nokia, the Lumia 930, has been tipped to launch earlier and at a cheaper price than previously thought.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date could be September 3rd

The successor to Samsung's successful Note 3 phablet device, the Note 4, could be with us in a little over three months according to a Samsung insider.

Google Glass now for sale to anyone in the US

Google has officially made the Explorer Edition of its iconic Google Glass wearable computer available for purchase to anyone living in the US for a $1,500 price tag after a successful trial sale last month.

Windows Phone 8.1 launching June 24th

A page on the Microsoft Support website appears to confirm that Windows Phone 8.1 will begin deploying on June 24th after being formally announced with a developer preview at Microsoft BUILD last month.

Bitcoin debit card nearly a reality

The first ever debit card to allow the transaction of Bitcoins in stores is set to hit the US market very soon, facilitating the usage of Bitcoin in more traditional, everyday scenarios where currency is used.

Ferrari, 'fed up' being second, unveil 2014 Formula One car

Milan - Former world champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen on Saturday helped unveil Ferrari's new F14-T car that the Italian team hopes to power to Formula One glory this year.

BlackBerry launching $2,400 phone

BlackBerry has been having a hard time selling its new Z10 phones, but now it plans on releasing a phone that will sell for $2,400.

Playstation 4 sells 1 million consoles in 24 hours

Sony's PlayStation 4 got off to a very strong start, selling 1 million consoles in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours.

NASA: New space station crew members to launch September 25

NASA Television has announced it will provide live extensive coverage of the launch of three crew members of Expedition 37-38 tomorrow as they travel to the International Space Station. The launch will be from Kazakhstan tomorrow.

Video: People sleep on the streets, queuing for iPhone 5S in NYC

New York - There was a launch in New York City of the iPhone 5S. People slept on the streets for hours, waiting in line, for the new technology.

Apple launches two iPhones simultaneously for the first time

Cupertino - Apple is scheduled to release two iPhone models simultaneously later in September, a first in the device's six-year history. It looks like the rumors do hold true as they reflect in a lower cost iPhone 5C model and the premium iPhone 5S model.
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Digital Journal CEO Chris Hogg (left) and Digital Journal CMO Sabaa Quao chronicle the action at the Four Seasons Toronto launch
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Four Seasons Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Toronto, Dimitrios Zarikos, at the launch of the new hotel in Toronto.
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At the launch for the new Four Seasons Toronto, chairman/founder Isadore Sharp (left) stands beside Regional Vice President and Four Seasons Toronto GM Dimitrios Zarikos (middle), and chef Daniel Boulud (in white)
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The new Four Seasons Toronto
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The ribbon has been cut at Four Seasons Toronto in Yorkville
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At the new Four Seasons Toronto launch, Digital Journal CEO Chris Hogg (right) watches the action with Digital Journal CMO and head of the company's /newsrooms division, Sabaa Quao
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Global TV's Sean O'Shea was one of many reporters on the scene for the launch of Four Seasons Toronto. Beside him is Halla Rafati, PR director Four Seasons Toronto
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Regional Vice President and Four Seasons Toronto GM, Dimitrios Zarikos, takes the stage at the opening of the new hotel
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The new Four Seasons Toronto
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Four Seasons founder Isadore Sharp (in hat) stands beside GM of Four Seasons Toronto Dimitrios Zarikos (right) and other staffers
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