5G mobile connections coming in 2020 says London Mayor

According to Boris Johnson, the London mayor, London will get its first taste of hyper-fast 5G mobile connection speeds in 2020. The future network is all part of a long-term plan for the city's growing infrastructure needs.

Amazon to launch credit card reader to compete with Square, leaked papers suggest

Amazon appears to be getting ready to launch its own credit card reader for mobile payments next month. The device is expected to retail for $10 and offer a payment-on-the-go service similar to Square and PayPal Here.

UK police to demand phones are handed over after traffic accidents

In the UK, police officers attending traffic accidents could seize mobile devices, so they can be checked for evidence of use at the time of the crash. It's hoped the new rules could help reduce mobile-related accidents on the…
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Organic power: Nokia charges Lumia 930 with 800 potatoes and apples

It may only come in handy if you happen to be near a grocery store (and you have some copper wire and nails in your bag), but Nokia and artist Caleb Charland still had fun demonstrating how a load of potatoes and apples can be used to…

Lyft finally hits the road in New York City, though not quite in the way it’d hoped

Lyft has finally arrived in New York City, though its service doesn't quite follow the startup's usual peer-to-peer model that allows regular folk with their own cars to offer paid-for lifts to other people.

18 annoying problems with the Nexus 7, and how to fix them

If you’re a Nexus 7 owner and you’ve run into some trouble, or if you’re sitting on the fence about splashing out on Google’s 7-inch tablet then you might be interested in this look at the most common Google Nexus 7 problems…
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Is the Motorola Shamu the next Nexus phone?

If you're not tempted by the iPhone 6, how about a Motorola-made Nexus 6 with a 5.9-inch display and a fingerprint sensor? Such a device, codenamed Shamu, is rumored to be on the way.

Apple snaps up BookLamp to boost its ebook offerings

Is Apple about to revamp its ebook service? The company has confirmed its purchased a small startup called BookLamp, which deals in analyzing the DNA of ebooks and reading recommendations.

Turn your selfie into an emoji with the new iPhone app imoji

A new iPhone app called (what else) imoji, lets you turn your selfies or other beloved images into stickers you can text to your friends. Take a selfie or upload a photo of your choice, edit it and turn it into a sticker you can include in…

This sensor turns your iPad into a 3D scanner, but get ready to practice

We try out Occipital’s new Structure Sensor, a device that you mount to your iPad so it can 3D scan objects.

There’s a new app for Selfies from the makers of WordPress

Are you a keen selfie snapper? A new Android app just released by WordPress developer Automattic aims to make sharing photos of yourself easy and fun, and you can try it out right away.