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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.

It Looks Like Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 Will Arrive on April 1st

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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 currently on pre-order in the UK for a April 1st launch. The 520 is priced at £159.98 while the Lumia 720 is more at $294.98. Both phones run Windows’ mobile and are available in a range ...

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

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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, the Glass Up glasses promise to bring users of iOS, Android and even Windows Phone 8 operating systems similar features as Google’s devices but in a much less stylish package. The geeky specs pack a ...

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No Firefox Browser for iOS Coming Anytime Soon

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

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Dreambox is a 3D Printer Vending Machine

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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, discard lingerie when the need arises. But what about for those times you need something a little out of the ordinary, like those times you need a custom made candle stick holder, prototype suspension linkage or ...

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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 messages, saucy apps and photos to yourself. Thankfully most phone users can simply set up a password protected lock screen and your secrets will be safe, but owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 aren’t so lucky. ...

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Next iPad coming April, iPhone 5S as soon as August

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Sources close to Apple suggest the iPhone 5S and iPad 5 could be revealed in only a matter of months. Are you ready for the next generation of iDevices?

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Ultrapixel Camera Could Make its Way on to Mid-Range HTC Phones

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Could HTC's Ultrapixel technology make it's way in to mid-range phones? HTC seems to suggest this will happen down the road.

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Windows Phone Update Hinted at in Microsoft Job Posting

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A recent job posting at Microsoft hints at a major Windows Phone updated for the holidays this year. Could this be Windows Phone Blue?

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Renders Revealed to be Bogus

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Purported Samsung Galaxy S4 renders turn out to be website renders from French phone reseller Expansys.

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Samsung gets a $450 Million Dropped from Apple Patent Battle

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Samsung will be breathing a sigh of relief, as Judge Lucy Koh has amended the $1 Billion figure it has been ordered to pay Apple.

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China planes to grow broadband coverage by 70%

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China plans to introduce 180,000 addition 3G base stations to bring broadband connectivity to rural Chinese schools and villages.

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Samsung Wallet Takes on Google and Apple’s Mobile Payment Apps

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The new Samsung Wallet app may look like a good idea on the surface, but do we really need a payment app that will complete with Google Wallet?

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Japan’s Blackjack Dealing Robot Shows Off the Future Of Gambling

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Do you own a busy gambling den and/or casino? Are your staff taking unnecessary “bathroom, breaks”, taking winnings for themselves or cheating the system? Perhaps you just want a more secure, calculating system with little chance of human error? Then what you need is Yaskawa Motoman Robotics new SDA10F blackjack dealing robot. The sophisticated robot uses its own vision system ...

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Samsung not interested in Firefox OS

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Samsung have announced that they are not interested in making a Firefox OS phone, and are backing Tizen with everything they've got.

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ZTE V98 Window’s 8 Tablet is Pretty Impressive

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ZTE have unveiled their first Windows 8 slate. Named the ZTE V98, it packs an Intel Atom CPU, 10.1-inch display and looks rather good!

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