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Windows Phone and Blackberry head for extinction, leaving the smartphone market to Android and iOS

The mobile operating system market is a two-horse race now, and it's likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future.

Android Nougat release date very likely August 22

Nexus users could be getting Android 7.0 Nougat very soon. For everyone else, it'll be months away, if you ever get it.

Inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Here's what's inside Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

Nvidia's 'VR ready' notebook GPUs are another small step to making VR mainstream

Nvidia brings its latest desktop GTX 10-series GPUs to laptops, and it aims to bring VR to the gaming masses.

Here's why the headphone jack will be almost extinct in a decade

Like it or not, the humble 3.5 mm headphone jack is on the way out, and there's nothing we can do about it.

Intel's fastest ever processor, coming this fall

The new 7th generation Kaby Lake processors are powerful enough to play Overwatch without needing a GPU.

Which Android smartphones get updated the fastest and crash the least?

There are a lot of different Android smartphones out there from dozens of different vendors. How do you pick the best? How about looking at how rapidly they get updated and how often they crash?

Lenovo unveils two VR-ready Windows 10-powered desktop PCs

Lenovo brings virtual reality to the desktop with two VR-ready Windows 10-powered desktop PCs.

New iPads are coming, claims report, but "revolutionary" new iPads won't come until 2018

A report claims that Apple is planning on both upgrading its existing iPad lineup, and adding a new size into the mix. However, if you're holding your breath for a "revolutionary" iPad, you could be waiting while.

Every day carry (EDC) pocket tools and gadgets

My pockets are always crammed with bits of kit. Here are just a few of the things that I carry around with me on a day-to-day basis.

Why Apple likes to keep secrets (and why it has a lot of secrets to keep)

Apple doesn't like to talk about what it's doing until it has products ready to roll, and spending on research and development suggests the Cupertino powerhouse is keeping a lot of stuff under wraps.

Three simple steps for keeping your Android smartphone or tablet secure

Despite there being well over a billion Android devices currently in use, when it comes to security it seems that most owners are left confused and bewildered.

Why Apple doesn't care that flagship Android smartphones are better than the iPhone

Apple's iPhone 7 seems set to lag far behind flagship Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the Note 7, but there's a very good reason why Apple doesn't care.

How to charge up your smartphone using a friend's smartphone

Here's how to make a cable that allows you to recharge your smartphone's battery from almost any other charged device. Never let your devices go flat again!

High-performance storage for PC and Mac (August 2016)

While cloud storage has appeared just in time to offer free (or at least cheap) and easy access to gigabytes of storage space, many like to keep their data close to hand. Here are some of the best storage devices money can buy that will help you keep your data safe and organized.

Looking to build or upgrade a PC? Here are the best hardware components

There's a lot of great PC hardware out there. Let's take a look at the best of the best.

Speedtest uncovers the fastest ISPs and mobile carriers

Thanks to hundreds of millions of users worldwide carrying out over 8 million tests a day, Speedtest uncovers the fastest ISP and mobile carriers in the US.

Backblaze highlights most reliable hard drive models

With more than 250 petabytes of data stored on more than 68,000 hard drives, cloud backup and storage service provider Backblaze knows a thing or two about hard drives.

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