Motorola is helping people enjoy the summer with a sizzling summer sale. Following the launch of the latest generation of Moto X, the earlier generation is currently on offer at a brilliant price, plus a reduction on the latest Moto E. Starting at 23.59pm on Thursday 6th August and ending at 23.59pm on Monday 31st August*, there’s plenty of time to grab a bargain on Moto X 2ndGen and Moto E 2nd Gen devices.
● Save £155.00 on Moto X handsets, with prices starting from £240.00 with free shipping
● Save £10.00 on Moto E 2nd Gen handsets, with prices starting from £99.00 with free shipping
The Moto X 2nd Gen smartphone boasts a vivid 5.2” full HD display, voice controls and the latest version of Android (Lollipop). Its super-speedy quad core processor delivers seamless multi-tasking so users can enjoy the web, apps, videos and more. You can even design your own Moto X with Moto Maker. Choose from a wide variety of colours and materials including wood and leather, software options and even add your own signature to make sure your phone truly reflects your personality.
The Moto E 2nd Gen smartphone comes with 4G speed, a 4.5-inch qHD display, rear and front-facing cameras, the latest Android™ software (Lollipop), and even more customisation options to tailor the handset to your own personal style.
So why not treat yourself to one of these great deals this August*?
Visit www.motorola.co.uk for further information. To take advantage of these offers, customers must apply the promotional codes at checkout to see their discount*. For the Moto X 2nd Gen, use promo code UKSUMMERSALE1 and for Moto E 2nd Gen, use code UKSUMMERSALE2.
*only whilst stocks last
I really want to make sure that you do not overlook this camera. Many advise the purchase on a DSLR or Interchangeable Lens Camera, only to find that you just use one lens, more often than not, the kit lens. What you get with the Sony RX10ii is a bridge camera, with a fixed lens. However, this is an impressive piece of glass and has a constant f2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. Sony also included a stacked image sensor on this second gen RX10. This equates to DRAM being stacked on the sensor, resulting is a 5x faster readout than conventional models.
OK, enough of the tech talk. This new beast of a camera delivers 4K internal video recording, a gorgeous lens, microphone input and headphone monitoring output too. Everything you need to capture extremely high quality video. The lens resolves a lot of detail too, so your videos have the potential to exceed the quality of a DSLR with a larger sensor costing twice the price. Add to this high speed frame rate capture (so you can do those crazy slo-mo videos), plus a decent 20-megapixel camera and it is a very compelling proposition. Stay locked to The Geekanoids Channel for indoor & outdoor 4K video tests soon.
I anticipate that this will be an ever evolving article, which I will update from time-to-time with advice and any developments that come from Apple.
A short while ago I awoke to a partially melted Apple USB-to-Lightning cable. This resulted in some plastic peeling off the cable and adhering to my skin. In addition, plenty of phone calls to and from Apple took place. Check out my initial video below.
Following on from the initial phone calls, I was amazed at Apples initial response. Their engineers had stated that this was caused by "external sources". This almost rendered me speechless, but I pushed for a resolution and detail this in the video below.
For the safety of others, I will be following this up with Apple further. I want it taken seriously, as this could have been so much worse and could of course happen to others.
This is where you come in … please use the comment system below or use our contact page to share you experiences with Apple cables and related products. Have you had this happen to you? Get in touch and we will feature as many as we can.
Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and world leader in storage solutions, today introduced the new, redesigned My Passport® Ultra portable hard drives and My Passport for Mac drives. With the My Passport line now in its 7th generation, the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives are now available in capacities up to 3 TB and in four stylish colours - Classic Black, Brilliant White, Wild Berry and Noble Blue. WD is also introducing a new optional accessory – WD Grip Pack – a soft band, available in a variety of colours, which encircles the drive, offering consumers an easy way to personalise their My Passport drives.
“With more photos being taken than ever before, it’s critical to have a high capacity, reliable external storage solution that you can carry everywhere,” said Tony Tate, general manager and vice president of Content Storage Solutions at WD. “The latest generation My Passport drives deliver an easier automatic back-up experience, hardware-based encryption for security and higher capacities than ever before. Consumers can keep all their content in their pockets, while expressing their personal styles with the colours and WD Grip Pack.”
My Passport Ultra portable drives come in 3 TB, 2 TB, 1 TB and 500 GB capacities and feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption – delivering a high level of security with no impact to write-speed or CPU activity. If your My Passport Ultra falls into the wrong hands, the 256-bit AES hardware encryption protects users’ files, folders, photos, videos and music with a password known only to them. USB 3.0 compatibility provides fast data transfer rates of up to 5 gigabits per second, while being backwardly compatible with USB 2.0. My Passport for Mac portable drives are available in capacities of 3 TB, 2 TB, 1 TB and also feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption with USB 3.0 connectivity.
Sold separately, the WD Grip Pack accessory for My Passport Ultra is available in five colours (smoke, slate, grape, sky and fuchsia) and, when wrapped around one of the four colours of My Passport Ultra drives, enables consumers to create a total of twenty possible colour combinations. The WD Grip Pack comes with a colour-matched 18-inch flat USB 3.0 cable, creating a stylish complete solution.
My Passport Ultra’s built-in WD Backup software is a simple-to-use application with focus on reducing frustration when setting up a backup plan to preserve data. Since 31% of devices have had malware at some point, having your data safely backed up onto a secondary device like a My Passport drive is critical to preserving precious data.
Pricing and Availability
My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable drives are available today in the WD store at wdstore.co.uk and at select retailers, including Amazon (My Passport Ultra: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W8XXRPM, My Passport Ultra for Mac: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WJOVDYM) and distributors. My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac have a Manufacturer’s Suggest Retail Price (MSRP) ranging from £59.99 up to £159.00 depending on capacity (3 TB capacity available next month). Both the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac will offer a 3-year limited warranty. Terms and conditions of WD’s limited warranty may be found at support.wdc.com/warranty. WD Grip Pack accessories will be available in June and will have an MSRP of £9.99.
1. 3 TB will be available next month
2. Colours only available on the My Passport Ultra
3. Password must be set in order to use encryption.
Mobile devices are the gaming public's favourite way to play these days, with millions, if not billions, of people across the world enjoying using their smartphones and tablets to game. Of all of these devices, the majority run on Google's Android operating system, a fast, sleek OS that has won over the hearts of mobile users thanks to its great levels of functionality, great for all manner of tasks, including gaming. So which are the best games that run on Android?
Long plotlines and gameplay that facilitates the dipping in and out of the game - great for mobile users on the go - RPGs are very popular on Android. Dungeon Hunter 5, where players take on the role of a bounty hunter hoping to reunify a war-torn land, bears close semblance to the Diablo series, whilst 80 Days, a more literature-like title based around Jules Verne's "Around The World in 80 Days" is great for players who enjoy getting truly lost in character and story.
Play For Cash
The truest, newest kind of casual game, titles in which players can earn money playing have proved very popular with the gaming public in the past decade. If you enjoy games such as bingo, try out Coral, a lovely, rather lucrative site where players can socialise, play and take advantage of all manner of promotions released each day. If paid-for isn't your purview, try the completely free, very highly regarded Roulette Royale - Casino. Play with bots or with friends, competing for bragging rights and leader board places!
There will always be a large audience of people who get their kicks from blowing stuff up, and Android caters very well for this clique. World Of Tanks Blitz is completely free, yet features all the tanks, graphics and physics that we've come to love in the PC version, plus 7 vs. 7 multiplayer! For those that enjoy contemporary combat, definitely download Modern Combat 5: Blackout, another title that's completely free. Awesome fire fights and console quality rendering, plus the choice to play either a single player campaign or a multiplayer match, makes this a true classic.
Passing time on the commute was never so much fun with titles such as Threes! Where, players move numbered tiles, adding them up in order to make larger multiples of three. Very addictive. Finally, The Room Two, a game from Fireproof Games that has players following a trail of cryptic letters provided by a scientist.
Do you know any other games that Android lovers simply must download? Let us know what they are in the comments section!
Paying proper attention to videogames is, as it should be, the number one concern of many dedicated gamers in the UK. As every proper player knows, you can spend hours glued to the screen, forsaking human comforts as you battle through the demands of Call of Duty.
But wait! It need not be this way. Oh, we’re not saying you should spend a minute less online, but now, you can do it in comfort and style. Consider these valuable accessories to truly up your game…
A really good chair
As office workers know, sitting in the wrong chair at the wrong height for a long time can affect your health, giving you back ache and a poor posture. But though if you’re sitting at a desk playing from your laptop a good ergonomic office chair is a good option, what you really need is a special gaming chair. The X-Rocker Wireless II Gaming Chair features surround sound, a sub woofer, and wireless capability, for a fantastic multi media experience.
Something to keep your energy up
Of course, ultimately the best thing for anyone is a healthy home cooked meal, cooked from scratch, but let’s face it: During a tricky moment in Zelda it’s essential that you don’t stir from your chair. You could call for a pizza, but even answering the door takes valuable time. The answer lies in grabbing an energy boosting health drink which can just sit by the console sp you can sip and improve concentration without affecting your score.
The right outfit
When you’re sitting at home and no-one can see you, it’s fine to just slob out in any old t shirt and trackie bottom, right? Wrong. As motivational coaches up an down the country will tell you, it’s important to dress for success and for these reason we recommend wearing the right clothing for the job. Like this Mario-style t-shirt. It will help you assume the character of your favourite, er character, and once you are in the correct mindset of a plump Italian plumber, success is (almost) absolutely guaranteed.
The best speakers
Sound on games has evolved beyond the loveable bleeps and beeps of the past which could be turned off when they got too annoying with not much effect on play into a fully integrated part of the gaming experience. We love these Harmon Kardon sound sticks because they look totally sci fi and we think that they’re like something Dr Who would have, if Dr Who needed perfect sound to enjoy his MMORPG properly. Aesthetics aside, the speakers perform really well and are easy to install.
Well, that’s our list of favourites. What are your gaming essentials? Do you agree that these are all you need for a good night in or would you add anything?
Luxembourg—24th April, 2015—Ever had a moment when you ran out of something and needed a quick way to get more? Or have you headed to work when inspiration struck and remembered something you would like to add to your shopping list? Amazon customers with an Apple Watch can simply tap the Amazon shopping app on the watch to purchase items in seconds, or save an idea for later.
Starting today, the award-winning Amazon shopping app is available on Apple Watch in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, US and UK. Designed for the on-the-go customer, the shopping app offers a tailored Amazon experience, offering voice search and quick tap features including 1-Click purchase and save to Wish List.
“This is still day-one for wearable devices. And we are excited to offer new ways for our customers to get quick glimpses of information they need from Amazon through Apple Watch,” said Paul Cousineau, Director of Mobile Shopping. “There are times when it might not be convenient to get your phone out of your pocket. So we worked to distil the best parts of the Amazon shopping experience into fast and simple access points from your wrist. Customers can use voice search, 1-Click purchasing, and find all of the key pieces of product information they need. We can’t wait to see how our customers respond.”
The Amazon app for Apple Watch includes the following features:
Search the Amazon Catalogue: The Amazon shopping app allows customers with an Apple Watch to search the Amazon catalogue and find at-a-glance product information such as product name, price, shipping information, product images and star ratings.
1-Click Purchase: With the 1-Click purchase feature on millions of eligible items, customers can conveniently go from search to purchase in seconds, making it even easier to order familiar items.
Add to Wish List: Customers can quickly and easily add any item to their Wish List.
Save a Shopping Idea: Simply say it and save it. It’s that easy to make a note and save it for later.
Get More Information from iPhone: If Amazon customers want additional search results or more product information while shopping, they can simply use Handoff and open the search or product detail page in the Amazon shopping app on their iPhone.
The Amazon shopping app for Apple Watch is a companion to the Amazon mobile shopping app for iPhone. Customers can update to the latest version of the Amazon app on iPhone and the Amazon icon will automatically be available on their Apple Watch. Customers can learn more by visiting www.amazon.ca/iphoneapp for Canada, http://www.amazon.fr/iphoneapp for France, http://www.amazon.de/iphoneapp for Germany, http://www.amazon.co.jp/iphoneapp for Japan, www.amazon.com/iphoneapp for US and http://www.amazon.co.uk/iphoneapp for UK.
The Light Gold Moto 360 Smartwatch is now available for customers to pre-order online from O2 - the only high street store to stock the exclusive colour.
The stunning stainless steel with a light gold colour finish smartwatch and has the look of traditional wristwatch, with the round face and 18mm band giving a comfortable and familiar fit whilst showcasing cutting edge tech.
Those who pre-order before 10pm on 20 April will receive their Light Gold Moto 360 from 21 April, before it becomes available to buy from O2 stores on 23 April.
The Moto 360 is now available in Light Gold for £249.99. To find out more information and to pre-order, visit http://o2.uk/Moto360Gold.
CalypsoCrystal have just launched details of their beautiful charging station Timeless Tempo and a fashionable watch bag Timeless Moment.
Both come in premium Italian leather and in four different colors. All of them already available. Perfect for a stylish everyday charge.
If you want to prepare early for the delivery of your new Apple Watch you can get 26% off the 129 USD/EUR retail price with the early bird code “calypsotime".
"A striking curved and metal-bodied smartphone that not only looks and feels great, but also sounds amazing thanks to HTC Boomsound™
London, 1st March, 2015 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today announced the HTC One M8s. Packed with a host of fantastic features that make it a joy to use, the HTC One M8s sports a beautiful all-metal curved body and a stunning 5” Full HD screen made from Corning® Gorilla® Glass to provide a tough, damage-resistant display.
“The HTC One M8s combines the quality ergonomics and design of the award-winning HTC One M8 with great sound and photo features to deliver an outstanding user-experience at a premium level,” said Peter Frølund, UK and Ireland Vice-President, HTC. “What really sets the HTC One M8s apart is its design and build. We created the smartphone with comfort in mind – it’s not only a pleasure to look at, but also feels great and fits perfectly into the hand.”
Next-level imaging and sound
The HTC One M8s features excellent imaging options, with a 5MP front facing camera built for brilliant selfies as well as a 13MP main camera that enables those with an eye for photography to capture shots in fine detail. Also included is HTC Eye™ Experience, which offers a host of tools to transform images and push the boundaries of the way people use their smartphone camera.
An outstanding audio experience is once again delivered through the well-known HTC Boomsound™, with two front-facing stereo speakers providing crisp sound to music lovers and movie buffs. These features are supported by a 2840 mAh battery and super-efficient Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615 Octa-Core processor, ensuring impressive speed and long-lasting battery-life that allows plenty of time to browse, stream, listen, text and talk.
Running on the latest iteration of Android Lollipop 5.0, and HTC’s proprietary Sense 6.0 software, the HTC One M8s offers a slick and seamless experience packed with fantastic features. The popular HTC BlinkFeed™ returns, creating a live home screen where users can immediately access their favourite social content and the latest news all in one place. Adding even more to this ease of use is Motion Launch™, which intelligently provides instant access to the HTC One M8s – for example, users can answer a call simply by lifting the smartphone to their ear. Similarly, HTC Switch makes it quick and easy to move all content and information over from another Android phone or iPhone so you’re up and running in no time.
The HTC One M8s offers vast amounts of on-phone storage space for all your essential files and tracks thanks to its generous 16GB internal memory. This is boosted by a micro SD slot that allows users to add a 128GB microSD™ card, making the smartphone perfect for anyone with large collections of photos, music or videos.
The HTC One M8s will initially be available in Gunmetal Grey at mobile operators and major retailers in the UK, as well as htc.com from the beginning of April.
Gadget Show Live is returning to the NEC, Birmingham this April and it’s jam-packed with the coolest technology to entertain the whole family this Easter.
Running across the first week of the Easter holidays from Wednesday 8th April to Sunday 12th April, Gadget Show Live takes the concept of Channel Five’s hit television show and packs it into five days of unlimited access to the latest and greatest technology.
Over 200 companies including Panasonic, Phillips, HP, eBuyer, Dyson, Jeep, and GAME, will be showcasing the most amazing gadgets and gizmos in the UK – from TVs, games, toys and tablets, to cameras, in car tech and smart household gadgets.
· Check out the latest UK innovations with the British Inventors Project
· Race against the presenters in our Active Zone
· Build your own robot and watch them compete in the Robo Challenge
· Watch in awe at the quality of the brand new 4K TV from Panasonic
· Test out the Sprout computer from HP
· Check your balancing skills on a Segway, an electronic skateboard and a Turbo Wheel on the Gadget Wheels Test Track
· Come dressed as Jason Bradbury on Saturday 11th April for your chance to win a £1000 gadget prize bundle
The Super Theatre
See the Gadget Show presenters, Jason, Jon, Ortis and Amy in the Super Theatre in a one hour long live show. Watch them test out the latest technology in wacky ways with plenty of presenter challenges, audience interaction and the chance to win a staggering £4,000 worth of gadgets in every performance!
The Game Zone
Head over to the Game Zone and get the chance to take part in free to play gaming tournaments over the week! Test out the latest games releases, try out an Indie game not yet on the market and see one of the energetic Game Zone sessions hosted by We Got Game!
Test out some of the latest wearable tech on the high street in the Active Zone. The latest fitness trackers, action cameras and personal transport devices will be available to test out. And visitors can even head down to the Gadget Wheels Test Track to try out some of the personal transport devices on our indoor test track.
Kids Tech Toy Trail
Kids of all ages will love the Kids Tech Toy Trail, bringing to life the latest tech based toys and games, with the opportunity to test out cool new products including the chance to see your kids drawings come to live with the Crayola Colour Alive courtesy of Vivid Toys.
The British Inventor’s Project
Gadget Show Live isn’t just about experiencing the hottest technology, but encouraging the brilliant inventors that make it all possible. Visit the British Inventors’ Project in association with the Design Council: Spark to see the very best technological designs homegrown in the UK.
Don’t miss the exclusive offers
If you want to test the latest gadgets before taking them home, Gadget Show Live is the place to be. Enjoy exclusive offers from well-known brands and unique technology companies throughout the show, as well as the exclusive opportunity to try before you buy.
The Gadget Show Live runs from Wednesday 8th April to Sunday 12th April 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham.
Tickets are on sale now at www.gadgetshowlive.net