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BT buys EE for £12.5 billion

It’s official. After months of talk and lots of rumours, BT has announced that they are going to buy EE for £12.5 billion. In an announcement, BT said it intends to provide customers with “innovative, seamless services that combine the power of fibre broadband with wi-fi and advanced mobile capabilities.” What this actually means is that BT now has a profitable way of up selling mobile products. Great news for BT, but how this will impact consumers and the market remains to be seen.
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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 will be curved

Take a look at the image above. It’s Samsung’s teaser image for their Galaxy Unpacked event which will take place on March 1st at 12:30PM ET (6:30PM CET) ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it gives something very important away – their next flagship will have a curved screen.

If it does (have a curved screen), the next flagship will probably use the same technology as found in the Galaxy Note Edge, a powerful and capable handset that lacks the class of the LG G Flex.

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Roth Oli RA1 review

Roth OLi RA1 speakers review

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What we have in the Roth OLi RA1 speakers are a pair of speakers that punch beyond their modest price tag, delivering audio quality that’s really rather good. Stick to a sound level on the sociable side and you’re going to be blown away by the quality of these speakers for the price. In nutshell, we highly recommend them.

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Apple earnings

Apple announces insane earnings for the holiday period

Love Apple or hate Apple, they sure know how to make money and in their most recent earnings report they announced something astonishing: For the December quarter, Apple generated $74.6 (£49.5) billion in sales. To put that into perspective, that’s more than Google made in the whole of 2014 and more than Google and Microsoft made combined. And if you throw Amazon into that mix, Apple still made more money in one quarter than those 3 companies did in a whole year.

But let us not dwell on how far ahead Apple is than other technology companies. That would be unfair of us. Instead, let’s focus on the figures of Apple’s announcement:

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Blinkbox is no longer a Tesco product

For a few months now Tesco has been trying to rid itself of Blinkbox, a video-on-demand service that they bought an 80% stake in just three years ago. Since then, Blinkbox has struggled to compete with other video-on-demand services and different models like Netflix and Now TV.

Earlier this month, Tesco managed to offload Blinkbox Movies to TalkTalk, but that left their other Blinkbox products – Music and Books – in limbo.

The fate of Blinkbox Music and Books has not been known, until now.

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HTC One Mini 3

HTC needs to nail the HTC One Mini 3…

…or risk losing customers to Sony in 2015.

All people ever seem to talk about these days is the top-tier smartphones; the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G3, HTC One M8…

…there’s just no love for smaller, mid-range handsets. Which is a shame, because smartphones with a display size of between 4 and 4.7-inches are the sweet spot for most people; comfortable to hold with one hand, yet large enough to get stuff done.

Which brings me onto HTC.

The original HTC One and the follow-up One M8 were spectacular top-tier smartphones, but their smaller brethren – the One Mini and One Mini 2 – weren’t  anywhere near as good. They were slower, thicker and not as well put together – in every way, they were obsolete.

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HTC One M9

HTC M9 to be launched in March

We have some good news HTC One M7 and M8 owners – HTC will reportedly launch its flagship One M9 smartphone in March alongside a new wearable device which we already know “isn’t a smartwatch” (according to HTC).

The HTC M9 as it’s codenamed will reportedly feature a 20-megapixel rear camera and an UltraPixel front-facing camera, as well as 4GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It will also reportedly feature Dolby 5.1 audio technology and a slightly larger display than the M8, if you believe the rumours.

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iPad Pro / Air Plus to get stylus?

Microsoft’s Surface and Samsung’s Galaxy Note have proven that there are still benefits to a stylus for your average mobile device user. But could Apple be preparing to take the unprecedented step of launching the rumoured iPad Pro / Air Plus / whatever it might be called with a stylus of its very own?

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities believes so. Ming-Chi Kuo is widely regarded as one of the most accurate Apple analysts in the world – having already predicted the Apple Watch and other products – and his reasoning behind believing Apple will launch a stylus this year is pretty sound.

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