Angry Birds Star Wars II coming 19 September, featuring Skylanders-style Telepods to put into the game

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As teased at the end of last week, Rovio has announced Angry Birds Star Wars II and it is bigger and more innovative than any of the former games in the franchise. It won't be available until 19 September, but the developer and publisher has revealed that it will be based on the prequel Star Wars movies and feature a wider ...

Motorola Nexus smartphone will take time, says Google boss

Motorola is not ‘physically’ ready to be given the remit of developing a Nexus smartphone, according to Google’s commander-in-chief Larry Page. In an interview with CNN’s Fortune, the typically press-shy CEO said it’s simply too early for Motorola, which was acquired by Google in May in a landmark $12.5 billion deal, to produce a Nexus device. When asked if other Android manufacturers ...

iWatch won’t set sales charts alight, says analyst

Sales of the Apple iWatch will be modest compared with the company’s other product lines, an analyst predicts, despite claims that wearable tech is the next big thing. Apple’s first-ever venture into wearable technology was greeted in some quarters as just the fillip the company needs after recording its first drop in profits for a decade during the first quarter ...

Robo & Bobo, a Windows Phone 8 puzzle game sneak peak

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Robo & Bobo is a new Windows Phone 8 game that is just about clearing certification and should be live in the Windows Phone Store in the next few days. We've been playing with a beta version of the game and found Robo & Bobo to be a challenging, richly animated puzzle game for our Windows Phone 8 devices. The story ...

Samsung puts phone capabilities in a 16mp Galaxy Camera to create the Samsung S4 Zoom

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Galaxy Note III to be unveiled on September 4 with 5.7″ display

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The next generation Galaxy Note phablet from Samsung is one of the most anticipated devices of the year, so understandably rumors about it aren't hard to come by. According to latest report the Galaxy Note III will be announced two days before IFA 2013 kicks off - on September 4. The report also says Samsung Galaxy Note III is said to ...

Apple iWatch: new trademark filings revealed

Apple appears to be making a concerted effort to trademark the iWatch brand around the globe, with the Cupertino company filing applications in three more countries. Law firms in Mexico, Taiwan and Turkey have all submitted plans from Apple to the relevant authorities to ensure it has first dibs on the iWatch name. Those moves come after it was revealed Tim Cook ...

Motorola DROID MAXX for Verizon press image leaks out

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Alleged press photo of the Motorola DROID MAXX for Verizon Wireless has made the rounds. The press photo appears to be in line with the Motorola DROID Ultra, whose live image we saw a few days back. The design the upcoming DROID MAXX looks like an evolution of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD family of smartphones. The smaller screen bezel, ...

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Lumia 925: What's the difference?

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After months of speculation, including a stint under the moniker 'EOS', the Nokia Lumia 1020 is now a reality. And with its launch, the company now has a pair of flagship Windows Phone 8 handsets on offer, with the recently released Lumia 925 in shops already. So, which is the one to go for? On paper there is a lot more ...

Sony Xperia Z Ultra UK release date revealed… sort of

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We've already seen the Sony Xperia Z Ultra 6.4-inch monster in the flesh, and Three has made claims to stocking it, but we haven't previously been given an official release date bar 'early September'. Now two UK online retailers have listed the date that they will start to ship the new Android device. It's just a shame that they differ. Expansys ...