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Andi Sykes

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.

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

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

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Signal Snowboards Creates First 3D Printed Snowboard

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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.

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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 apparent reason. While some owners report that resetting their phone fixes the issue, others haven’t been so fortunate. The issue has become such a problem that Sony have posted a statement saying that a fix is ...

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Leaked Prototype Xiaomi Mi3 Turns Up

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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 making waves across China with the Mi2, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 phone with 2GB RAM and 720p display. As the Mi2 has been on-sale since October, the company now looks to be getting a new flagship ...

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Fujitsu Develops System for Checking Your Pulse via Camera

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The boffins at Fujitsu have have been scratching their heads trying to think of a better purpose for those front facing cameras on our smartphones, tablets and laptops. What they have come up with is a new imaging system which can calculate your pulse and help monitor health. The system measures the amount of green light, which is absorbed by ...

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

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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 idea. If you use Google’s various chat services — which include Hangouts, Messenger, Google Voice or Google Drive’s chat function — you might find incompatibility between the services quite annoying. Luckily this might not be the ...

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Gmail Update Allows Jelly Bean Users to Reply to Emails from Notification Bar

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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 update offers users a number of new features from inside the Android notification window, rather than actually having to open the Gmail app itself. Deleting, archiving and replying to emails from the Gmail app will ...

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

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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 is a gleam of hope thanks to Florida-based smartphone maker Blu. Blu isn’t a household name like Apple or Samsung (yet), but the phone manufacturer has been shipping phones to happy customers since 2009 and have ...

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Protesters Hope to Protect Your Privacy by Banning Google Glass

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Are you worried that with all those pairs of Google Glasses heading to the high streets of every major city you will no longer be able to pick your nose in public without it being posted to Facebook? Scared that your friend will record your every word to blackmail you? Or do you just not want to live in a ...

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Apple Posts Lame Excuses Why the iPhone is Better than the Galaxy S4

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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.

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Galaxy S4 software updates could trickle down to S3 and Note 2

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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.

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Galaxy S4 gets its own Bluetooth game controller

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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 is the Xbox inspired wireless Bluetooth game controller. Those who were at the launch event describe the S4’s game controller as “hollow’ and “cheap”, not really encouraging comments and it get’s worse. Apparently the wireless add-on ...

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Vivo XPlay is a Snapdragon 600 Monster

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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.

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Google Now Headed to iOS and PC’s?

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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!

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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.

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