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Nintendo has a new plan: Mobile games and new consoles

During a press conference today, Nintendo revealed that it is finally going to enter the mobile gaming market in partnership with DeNA, releasing games featuring Nintendo characters to smartphones. A new console, "Project NX", is also in the works.

Watch out Siri: Microsoft Cortana comes to iOS, Android this year

Microsoft is going to bring its Cortana voice-controlled digital assistant in an enhanced form to iPhones and Android devices later this year after the launch of Windows 10, directly competing with Siri and Google Now already included on the platforms.

Samsung receives over 20 million pre-orders for new flagships

Tech giant Samsung has received pre-order requests numbering in excess of 20 million for its new flagship Android smartphones unveiled just a week ago in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress.

Wirelessly charge your phone on your desk with new IKEA furniture

The Swedish furniture giant Ikea has announced that it is launching a new range of household furniture items with wireless charging functionality built in, making it easy to add power to your devices.

Researchers achieve 1Tb/sec 5G speeds in lab

Researchers developing the 5G mobile network technology that will eventually replace 4G have managed to transfer data at a massive 1 Tb/sec in experimental lab conditions, blowing away previous estimates of the potential speed of our future mobiles.

TV ad for 'world's thinnest phone' banned for objectifying women

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a TV advert for the "world's thinnest phone" should be banned for objectifying women owing to its strong usage of sexually suggestive scenes.

Lebara Mobile creates Lebara Talk app for the migrant community

European mobile network Lebara is beginning to expand its reach into other regions with the launch of a new free voice and messaging app, Lebara Talk, in its quest to become a "digital hub" for separated families.

Dramatic fall in phone theft as kill switches installed

Smartphone thefts have fallen dramatically in three major cities across the world after manufacturers began adding remote "kill switches" so users can disable stolen devices, according to reports.

Custom gold-backed, diamond-adorned iPhone 6 costs $3.5 million

A custom-made iPhone 6 produced by Goldgenie is available to buy now for $3.5 million, finished in 24 carat gold or platinum and with other prestigious options available, just in case your iPhone wasn't flashy enough already.

Mobile rewards platform Freecharge raises $80m in funding

Mobile transactions firm Freecharge has raised $80 million from new investors to help fuel its growth. The company enables users to get free rewards such as food or entertainment by simply paying phone bills through its mobile app.

BMW patches flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock cars

German car manufacturer BMW has patched a flaw in software used across its product family of cars that would have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of other peoples' cars. Over 2.2 million cars have been affected.

Snapchat introduces 'Discover' in new update

Snapchat released a new update Tuesday which included the new Discover feature, which allows content creators to share information through stories on the Snapchat platform.

AT&T claims Title II status to avoid FTC data throttling suit

AT&T is attempting to use its status as a common carrier mobile voice provider to overcome a ruling by the FTC that would prevent it from throttling the mobile data speeds of its "unlimited" customers.

What you need to know about the beefed-up Facebook Graph

Have you ever tried to track down an old Facebook conversation, only to send up lost in your own timeline? What if you could find it by simply typing in a few keywords from the relevant status updates?

MoboRobo offers all-in-one package for managing mobile devices

In today’s day and age, it’s become the norm to own a smart phone or tablet. These devices are so crucial to our day-to-day, allowing us to check emails, message others, and watch videos while on-the-go.

Making cellphone batteries last longer

As mobile and wearable tech becomes more commonplace and sophisticated, one of the frustrations that consumers face is a lack of battery power. But now physicists have come up with a new way to make more powerful cellphone batteries.

Rejuvenating the British High Street

From pot plants and garden supplies, to food and magazines, the array of items that can be purchased online and the general ease that accompanies online shopping has resulted in an ecommerce surge.

New legislation could eradicate UK mobile black areas

The UK's mobile phone networks could be forced to allow connected devices to switch between themselves as part of new proposed legislation seeking to eradicate mobile blackspots.

Op-Ed: Firedrive takes the complication out of the cloud

Firedrive CEO Joseph Turner said in June, ”Users are increasingly conducting both personal and professional communications from their mobile devices."

UK tourist gets £12,000 phone bill after downloading TV abroad

A British O2 customer had a nasty case of bill-shock recently after returning from a holiday abroad to find a data charge of £12,500, accumulated by downloading two TV programmes.

Hold the phone! iOS8 updates nixed

The day the iOS 8.0.1 was released, it was almost immediately pulled. Complaints over dropped calls flooded in, and some users say they completely lost service which their fingerprint sensor was disabled.

Major updates to Galaxy Note 4: What to expect

Now that the dust is starting to settle on the Galaxy S5 hype, it's time to churn up the rumor mill for the Galaxy Note 4—America's favorite oversized smartphone.

The story of fashion trucks, the new American shopping craze

Walking along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on a Tuesday or Thursday lets you experience a new, growing all-American trend: fashion trucks. Parked by the side of the road, you can find a full boutique and dressing room inside. Here, we look at their success.

Apple fans' tight pants are bending the iPhone 6 Plus

Apple's larger screen for the iPhone 6 models has come at the cost of rigidity, according to reports of users who have purchased the new flagship device and are noting the phone has bent while being carried in pant pockets.

Australia follows EU, U.S. in allowing mobile devices in-flight

Sydney - Passengers on Qantas and Virgin Australia from Tuesday will be allowed to use mobile electronic devices in-flight with limited restrictions after a relaxation of the rules by the country's aviation authority.

The Mobile Data Effect: Why advertisers moved online, and how Resonate is bringing them back Commissioned

Few things can be as difficult as marketing. Firms want to know how to reach, intrigue, and persuade consumers, all without breaking the bank. To accomplish this, brands need to know where the consumers are and what they want.

Bill passed in California will require cellphone kill switches

The California state Legislature passed a bill on Monday that would require kill switches to be added to smartphones, in a move that will make The Golden State the first in the country to create such a requirement.

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S offers strong tablet competition Special

As the tablet market continues to grow and everything is inevitably compared to the iPad, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S comes out as a strong contender.

Apple's iWatch set for November 14th release, says report

On Wednesday, a new report generated substantial buzz across the tech blogosphere with regard to one of the most eagerly anticipated new tech gadgets of the year — Apple's long-rumored iWatch.

Montreal entrepreneur Steve Danson on the growing integration of mobile advertising and platforms Commissioned

Mobile advertising is beginning to have a strong impact on consumers. In this report, Steve Danson, Montreal entrepreneur, breaks down what you need to know about this growing trend.
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