Technology 

Nokia 3310 to be rebooted again? Retro phone may return with a new feature and £49 price

Nokia’s charming 3310 was the phone everyone was talking about at last year’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. Whilst LG, Huawei and Sony where unveiling state of the art devices, Nokia opted for something a little less flash but one that was packed with nostalgia. The new 3310 was an instant success with the basic, and very cheap, phone selling out across the UK. And that’s no surprise with this updated classic including a host of extras over the original 3310 – which first launched back in 2000. The…

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CES 2018 gets serious about health, wellness and medical tech – CNET

When “health tech” first started popping up at CES a few years ago, it was mostly centered on step counters, digital workout coaches and heart-rate trackers. These days, of course, that technology is widely available in consumer wearables from the likes of Fitbit, Garmin and Apple. But the devices we saw at the 2018 iteration of the world’s biggest electronics show raised the bar for health, fitness, wellness and medical technology in some surprising new ways — and for an audience that reaches far beyond runners and gym addicts.  This…

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Nokia Sleep Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Nokia’s $100 sleep sensor wants to analyze your slumber.  Nokia Nokia’s new mattress pad wants to change the way you sleep.  The Nokia Sleep, available for $100 starting in early 2018, is a Wi-Fi-enabled device that sits under your mattress and is supposed to give all sorts of stats about your sleep (roughly £75/AU$125, converted). Nokia purchased health and home security accessory company Withings in 2016; it officially rebranded Withings products to Nokia in 2017. Nokia says its Sleep sensor will track your sleep, including how long you sleep, how restfully you…

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Android Oreo update – Could surprise smartphone BEAT Samsung and OnePlus to next release?

Android Oreo 8.0 first launch back in August last year, but many Samsung and OnePlus fans are still waiting for the big update to launch on their devices. Android Oreo 8.0 includes a slew of new features, including support for picture-in-picture video playback, Bluetooth 5.0 and wide colour gamuts. The latest version of Google’s popular mobile OS also introduced notification dots on app icons and new battery-saving optimisations. The big update is available right now on Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices, and it has also rolled out to some devices…

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WhatsApp for Blackberry is NOT dead after all – but there’s a catch

WhatsApp dropped support for a number of mobile phone platforms on December 31 2017. The Facebook-owned app previously said support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older devices would stop at the end of 2017. However, as 2018 has kicked into gear users of BlackBerry 10 devices may have found that WhatsApp is still working on their smartphones. And in a boost to BlackBerry 10 users, WhatsApp confirmed the chat app will continue working on these devices – for the time being. In a statement to CrackBerry,…

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Samsung Galaxy S9, Note 9, and Google Pixel 3 release date REVEALED in devastating leak

A devastating new leak may have revealed the launch dates of some of the most powerful Android smartphones planned for 2018. The latest slew of flagship handsets are set to be powered by the Qualcomm SnapDragon 845 processor, which was announced earlier this month. Samsung is widely-tipped to have an exclusivity deal on the new chipset for the first few months of the year. But in the months to follow, the cutting-edge silicon will likely power a number of top-end smartphones, including HTC U12, LG G7, and OnePlus 6. Unfortunately,…

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Lifestyle 

WhatsApp NOT WORKING? There could be a VERY good reason why

WhatsApp dropped support for a number of ageing mobile phone platforms yesterday, December 31st 2017. If WhatsApp on your mobile phone is not functioning as expected this morning, it’s very possible that this is the reason why. BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older, are all affected by the change on December 31st. WhatsApp had originally told users that support for these ageing mobile platforms would be dropped by the end of 2016. But as the end of 2016 drew close, WhatsApp updated the information listed on its…

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WhatsApp to stop working TODAY: Check chat app will still work on your phone in 2018

WhatsApp will stop working for a number of users from today, the Facebook-owned messenger has confirmed. The hugely-successful chat app will today drop support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older versions. WhatsApp had originally told users that support for these ageing mobile platforms would be dropped by the end of 2016. But as the end of 2016 drew close, WhatsApp updated the information listed on its website, informing users that the deadline had been pushed back to June 30, 2017. A further update extended the deadline…

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The 6 most important phones of 2017 – CNET

Slim bezels. All-screen designs. Portrait photos galore.  The phone world in 2017 made these traits mainstream. Devices got faster, cameras took better low-light photos and more handsets than ever added wireless charging, which will help put public charging stations in higher demand.  Meanwhile, while some top-of-the-line phones pushed prices to nosebleed heights, those propping up the budget end of the spectrum kept costs in check while still delivering quality specs and speeds. In sum, it’s been a great year for phones. Here’s a fond look back at the phones that…

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Galaxy S9 release – New image may prove Samsung will have a big advantage over iPhone X

The Galaxy S9 looks set to be Samsung’s first big launch of 2018. This next generation smartphone could arrive as earlier as February with Samsung expected to unveil all at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This major event opens its doors on February 26 with many of the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturers, such as LG, Nokia and Huawei,  also likely to reveal shiny new devices. Rumours suggest that the Galaxy S9 will bring minor improvements to this popular flagship range and this won’t be a radical upgrade. Like the Galaxy…

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