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Andi Sykes

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Andi Sykes it the founder of Gizchina.com. When he isn't writing about gadgets he is usually found in one of the many "phone cities" dotted around China.

BlackBerry officially unveils the low-cost Q5

Blackberry are looking to cash-in with their new low-cost Qwerty smartphone. The Blackberry Q5 was unveiled by CEO Thorsten Heins on Tuesday in Orlando. The...

Sony Xperia S39h Leaked, but Headed to China Only

The Sony range of Xperia phones will soon be joined by a new budget minded device, if these leaked photos and rumored specifications are found to...

Sony Team Up with the University of Nottingham to Treat Lazy...

Researchers at Nottingham University are planning to combat lazy eye in Children with adapted Sony Playstation 3 games and special shutter glasses.

Popcap finally releasing ‘Plants vs. Zobmies 2: It’s About Time’

Game developer PopCap have announced that long awaited Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be released this July.

Blackberry R10 is a budget Q10 with promising specs

More leaked photos along with purported specs hint at an entry-level QWERTY Blackberry R10 launch next week, essentially a cheaper variant of the Q10.

Apple’s Tablet Market Share Slips, Samsung on the Rise

After holding the crown for so long, Apple is now slipping in the tablet market, while Samsung, Asus, Amazon and other Android tablet makers catch up.

Xbox 720 Might Not Necessarily Require Always-On Connection

The latest rumors claim the Xbox 720 won't need a constant internet connection to play games and could feature DVR like recording features as well.

Snapdragon 800 production to being in May

Qualcomm announced today in Beijing that the Snapdragon 800 will go in to production from late May, ZTE are rumoured to be the first phone brand to use it.

Samsung Developing Thought Controlled Mobile Devices

Samsung are working with researchers in Texas to create a working interface for future thought controlled mobile devices.

Windows 8.1 could let PC’s boot directly to desktop

Source code found in Windows 8.1 Blue hints at a new feature to allow users to boot directly to the desktop, as opposed to booting directly into the new UI.

Napster.FM to Bring Free Music Streaming to the Masses

Remember in the good old day's of dial-up Internet connections? When the Internet was booming and music piracy went by the name of Napster?...

iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S and Budget iPhone Delayed (Rumor)

Today's big Apple news is that 3 of their most anticipated products have been delayed due to various technical reasons. Well delayed might not...

Google in hot water with the EU over Android

Google are facing anti-trust allegations from French group Fairsearch over the use of Google apps in Android.

Redesigned Google Play and Babel leaks turn up

It's no secret that Google is working on unifying it's chat and message services in to something called Babel, and the Play Store could...

Google looking to buy WhatsApp for $1B

A quick check of the calendar confirms that we are well past April 1st for this Google/WhatsApp Rumour to be an April Fools! So...

Advances in Nuclear Fusion Could see Rockets Reaching Mars in Days...

NASA funded researchers are working on nuclear fusion technology, which could considerably speed up space travel and reduce costs in the future.

High Resolution Nexus 7 Update Coming in July?

Sources close to Google and Asus claim the updated, high resolution Nexus 7 tablet will feature an iPad Mini-like design and could launch in July.

Amazon Hires Ex-Windows Phone Exec, Amazon Phone in the Works?

Are Amazon working on their very own Android smartphone? Hiring an ex-Windows Phone exec who claims he is working on "something secret" suggests yes.

Reports say iOS 7 is Behind Schedule but Will be the...

New reports have surfaced claiming that Apple are running behind schedule with iOS 7 due to some very large changes coming to the mobile OS.

Google Updates Android Dashboard to Count Active Users

If you're an Android app developer, Google has a very handy tool for you called Android Dashboard. The tool has been around for a...

Samsung to launch Galaxy S4 Mini this week?

Sammobile is reporting that Samsung will announce the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini later this week with a launch date scheduled for around the end...

Facebook Home Custom Android OS to Launch at April 4th Event

If a new rumor is to be believed, Facebook's upcoming April 4th event will be focused on the social network giants first foray in...

Ouya Kickstarter Orders Already Shipping, Will Hit Retail on June 4th

The Ouya Android game console will officially go on sale from June 4th in Canada the US and the UK priced at $99.99.

Apple Posts “Why you’ll Love iPad” Page

Apple has now created a new iPad page highlighting the features of both the iPad and iPad mini on their website. The new page...

Samsung Building an Arsenal of Patents

Samsung has been busy stocking up on patents all last year and now has more than any other mobile tech company.

Flipboard 2.0 for iOS Lets You Become an Editor

Faster search and improved loading times aren't the only improvements found in Flipboard 2.0. Now you can read, curate and share virtual magazine creations.

Duck Retro Hunt Brings 8-bit Duck Blasting to Your Mobile

Duck Retro Hunt promises to bring you some of the classic 8-bit shooter fun from the NES directly to your Android and iOS devices.

Full Range of Samsung Galaxy S4 Accessories Unveiled

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is more than just the new flagship phone from Sammy, it's also the first major push by manufacturer to get...

HTC Launches Desire Q and P Smartphones in China

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HTC has launched two new entry level Android 4.1 Jelly Bean dual-core smartphones for the Chinese market, the HTC Desire Q and P.

Sony Xperia Z Bug Makes it Easy to Get Past...

The Sony Xperia Z may have recovered from it's random death bug, but now a security bug has surfaced that makes it easy to get past the lockscreen.

Google Working on a Smart-watch to Rival Apple and Samsung?

Sources close to Google are reporting that the search giant is currently working on an Android powered smart-watch to rival Samsung and Apple.

Signal Snowboards Creates First 3D Printed Snowboard

3d printers sure open up a lot of doors for designers. With that in mind, Signal Snowboards has successfully created the world's first 3D printed snowboard.

Sony Announces Fix for Bug that Shutdowns the Xperia Z

A number of unlucky Sony Xperia Z phone owners have been struck with a problematic bug which apparently kills the new phone for no...

Leaked Prototype Xiaomi Mi3 Turns Up

Those of you not familiar with the Chinese phone scene might not be aware of Beijing based phone start-up Xiaomi. The phone is currently...

Fujitsu Develops System for Checking Your Pulse via Camera

The boffins at Fujitsu have have been scratching their heads trying to think of a better purpose for those front facing cameras on our...

Google Plans to Combine All of Its Chat Services into Google...

Many aren't too keen on the purported name for Google's rumored integrated chat system, but there is no denying that Google Babble is simply a great...

Gmail Update Allows Jelly Bean Users to Reply to Emails from...

Google has rolled out an update for the Gmail app so that now includs new actionable notifications for Jelly Bean phones and tablets. Basically the...

Looking for a Low-Cost Alternative to High-end Android Devices? Check out...

We all like to have the latest greatest, feature-packed smartphone, but with high pricing and hefty carriers contracts it isn't always possible. Now there...

Protesters Hope to Protect Your Privacy by Banning Google Glass

Are you worried that with all those pairs of Google Glasses heading to the high streets of every major city you will no longer...

Apple Posts Lame Excuses Why the iPhone is Better than the...

Apple has launched another half hearted attack at the Samsung and their new Galaxy S4. Apple claims iPhone is still the world's best smartphone.

Galaxy S4 software updates could trickle down to S3 and Note...

Impressed by the new Galaxy S4 software features? If so, good news. Samsung indicates some of these features could end up on older Samsung flagships.

Galaxy S4 gets its own Bluetooth game controller

Samsung's Unpacked featured the all new Galaxy S4, plus a bundle full of new accessories for the new phone. One of these special accessories...

Vivo XPlay is a Snapdragon 600 Monster

Chinese phone maker Vivo has a whole new beast ready to launch. Introducing the quad-core Snapdragon 600 Xplay, with 13MP camera and a 3400mAh battery.

Google Now Headed to iOS and PC’s?

Google Now is one of Jelly Bean's great features, but this might not be the case for much longer as rumours suggest a PC and iOS version is on the way!

What Does Samsung Have Planned for the Galaxy S4 Unpacked Event?

With the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch due on Thursday, we decided to take a quick look at what will possibly be appearing on the new flagship phone.

It Looks Like Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 Will Arrive on...

Let's hope this isn't some cruel elaborate April Fools day prank but the entry level Nokia Lumia 520 and mid-range Nokia Lumia 720 are...

Start-up Glass Up Aims to Bring Google Glass Features to the...

Fancy a pair of Google Glasses but don't fancy spending $1500? Then Italian based start-up Glass UP many have something for you. Costing just $299,...

No Firefox Browser for iOS Coming Anytime Soon

Mozilla have stated they don't plan to bring Firefox to iOS until Apple relax strict rules regarding custom coded rendering engines.

Dreambox is a 3D Printer Vending Machine

Vending machines are super useful. You can grab a cold coke on a hot day, tasty snack in-between meals and, if you're in Japan,...

Samsung Galaxy S3 Bug Allows You to Bypass the Lock Screen

A smartphone is as sacred as your diary, and much like your diary you want might want to keep all your personal details, private...