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LG G Watch 2 could arrive at IFA 2014 with a premium new look

Who's afraid of the big bad iWatch? A lot of people, it seems. The latest word is that LG is hoping to get in ahead of Apple's rumoured wearable by firing out a second LG G Watch, just two months after the debut of the first.The Korea Times claims that LG's second smartwatch, which will include a Qualcomm processor, is already well into development and is aiming for IFA 2014 - in just over two we ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 3 days ago, 4:56am CDT

Microsoft pulls download link for Windows 8.1 update

Microsoft's latest update process has been marred with problems affecting customers across a number of operating systems.So much so that Microsoft has apparently pulled the August Update for Windows 8.1, formerly called Windows 8.1 Update 2.Users trying to download it will be greeted with the message: "The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable".A number of other downloads ha ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 3 days ago, 4:46am CDT



iPhone 6 could debut a new USB-to-Lightning cable that's reversible at both ends

Apple is likely to introduce a new Lightning cable which is reversible at both ends, according to a new leak.Sonny Dickson, the man who revealed the iPhone 5C in all its glory last year, posted a photo of a new cable showing a USB end that could slot into the power adapter or computer either way up.The new cable looks like it has a thinner, floating centre that could come to the aid of gadget users fed up with ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 4 days ago, 10:29am CDT

Week in Gaming: The best of Gamescom: Silent Hills, Tearaway Unfolded and more

It was the best of times. It was the wurst of times. It was Gamescom 2014, and the German gaming expo has just wrapped for another year. Is it just us or was this year's show actually better than E3? There were more surprises, better trailers, some interesting updates on the consoles, and a lot more people braving the show floor.Ok, that last one might be your personal idea of hell, but we're hearing no complaints about all the other stuff. The ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 4 days ago, 5:43am CDT

Inflame: Exclusive: Tomb Raider proves word 'exclusive' has lost all meaning

The games world was, not for the first time, thrown into confusion, anger, confused anger and bewilderment this week, after Microsoft claimed to have some sort of "exclusive" on the next Tomb Raider game. There then followed some meetings and interviews in which it turned out it might not be exclusive to Xbox One. It might be exclusive to Xbox One and Xbox 360, as in, exclusive to the Xbox brotherhood. And just for Christmas. And maybe a w ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 4 days ago, 5:01am CDT

Google Now wants to take you on an impromptu Field Trip

Google has integrated a relatively unknown app called Field Trip into its ever-improving Google Now personal assistant. The under-the-radar Field Trip app, which launched back in 2012, is a product of Google's Niantic labs and notifies smartphone users of local points of interest. Its raison d'être is to showcase cool, hidden places whenever you're in the vicinity. Field Trip runs in the backgro ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 5 days ago, 10:11am CDT

No queue jumping please, we're British! EE angers users with 50p priority charge

Mobile network EE has provoked anger by introducing a priority customer service line that allows users customers to jump to the front of the queue for a flat rate of 50 pence. When calling through to EE's customer service line, an automated message now entices callers to move straight through to a representative, rather than wait in line.In June this year Ofcom named and shamed EE as the UK's most- ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 5 days ago, 9:38am CDT

Round up: Best of TechRadar Pro: Tableau Software, Chromebook problems and top iPad business apps

Untapped talent: the business case for an autistic workforceWhen trying to formulate a game-changing plan or a crucial business breakthrough, organisations need all the sharp minds they can get.As such, widening the recruitment net to cover new talent pools is a key strategy for many major firms, including software giant SAP, which is seeking to tap into the autistic community to uncover fresh talent. We spoke to ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 6 days ago, 6:01pm CDT

Blip: FAA drops kibosh on 'planesharing' apps for private pilots

Is there anything the Federal Aviation Administration hates more than commercial drones? Actually, "planesharing" apps might fit that bill.A new crop of start-ups - including companies like AirPooler and Flytenow - proposed to make it easier for private plane operators to arrange to ferry users around in exchange for gas money. But the FAA has put the kibosh on those and similar services - even low-tech versions, says TechCrunch.The Administration's decision is based on ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 6 days ago, 5:29pm CDT

Blip: Uber is testing a moving service for lazy users in two cities

Uber long ago became more than an app-based cab service, at various times offering alternative promotions ranging from ice cream and Christmas tree delivery to an on-wheels kitten adoption service.Now they're expanding further by testing a moving service - called UberMovers - in Atlanta and Nashville this weekend.By teaming up with moving service Bellhops, Uber is able to send two professional movers with ge ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 6 days ago, 5:14pm CDT

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