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5 REALLY Simple Ways To Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer

Easy ways to keep your phone going longer – a light-hearted look at options to ensure the battery lasts longer while out and about. 1. Turn down the screen brightness Okay, so you might struggle to see your phone screen on a bright day – but you could try shielding it with your hand. And it could help your phone battery last that crucial little bit longer. You could also try making your screen timeout – when the display goes dark…

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RIP Betamax – Sony will finally kill off Betamax video cassettes in 2016

You might have thought the Betamax video format died a long time ago, but it turns out that Sony has continued to sell the cassettes – that is until next year. The Japanese electronics company has announced that it will stop shipping Betamax video cassettes in March 2016. The format was originally developed in 1975, but ultimately lost out to VHS video cassettes in the 1980s. At its peak, around 50 million Betamax cassettes were sold in 1984 while Betamax video recording equipment sold…

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Playstation processor guides space probe to Pluto (composite photo. Pluto - Nasa. Playstation - Evan-Amos own work – public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Surely, the BEST video ‘game’ ever….PlutoFlyBy

Pluto space probe guided by processing unit found in original Playstation games console. The New Horizons spacecraft has travelled 3 BILLION miles to take spectacular photos of the distant dwarf planet having left Earth in 2006. And all the time, it’s been guided by a MIPS R3000 CPU – the same processing unit used in the original Sony Playstation, albeit it radition-hardened To be honest, that’s pretty awesome – especially when you realise the spacecraft is the size of a grand piano. But according…

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Sony And Samsung Make Cash Off Apple iPhone, Reports

Parts made by smartphone rivals Samsung and Sony are reportedly inside the iPhone. Sony’s reported $20 per iPhone Sony is the world’s largest supplier of image sensors in digital cameras and, according to the respected Wall Street Journal, two Sony-made image sensors and related parts are contained in each iPhone 6. It reportedly generates as much as $20 (£13.10) per phone for Sony. Sony-built components are also in Samsung’s Galaxy S6, according to the same recent report. Samsung-made chips inside iPhones?…

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Tech turkeys or ahead of their time? Betamax and 4 other gadgets that didn’t quite make it

1. Sony Betamax video Japanese electronics giant Sony fought hard to convince us that its Betamax video system was better than the rival VHS back in the late 1970s and into the 1980s. But the cheaper VHS system won the day – although you might be surprised to know that Betamax continued in production until the end of 2002. (Original image by Bettenburg at de.wikipedia (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons) 2. LaserDiscs Also known as DiscoVision in the…

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Which phones will get Android 5.0 Lollipop first?

Google has unveiled its latest version of its mobile operating (o/s) system – Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s been given a visual and technical makeover – which Google says will give users a more intuitive, faster and consistent experience across devices. For example, Google says that with Lollipop it’s easier to pick up where you left off on one device so songs, photos, apps and even recent searches can be immediately accessed on another Android Lollipop device. There’s also a consistent design across devices, which Google has…

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Could shouting charge your mobile phone in future?

If you have ever shouted at your mobile phone, it could actually do some good in the future. Using sound to charge a mobile phone could become a reality, according to new research. A team from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and mobile phone maker Nokia have created an energy-harvesting prototype – a nanogenerator – that could be used to charge a mobile phone using everyday background noise. That could be traffic, music or even our own voices. The…

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VOTE: What’s the best smartphone?

Are you an Apple phone fan or perhaps love your Samsung or Sony? We’d love to know what you think is the best smartphone. Just click your favourite below – and we’ll let you know which phone won the smartphone battle. What's the best smartphone? Interesting links: Check out these smartphone and mobile phone accessories Have a look at what people are saying on Facebook Incredible value microSD memory cards <a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/8082313/”>What’s the best smartphone?</a> Please follow and like us…

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