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UK Competition and Markets Authority to investigate NVIDIA takeover of Arm

UK Competition and Markets Authority to investigate NVIDIA takeover of Arm

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has asked interested parties to comment on the potential impact of the planned $40 billion NVIDIA Corporation takeover of UK-based chip designer Arm Limited. A formal investigation is expected later this year.
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Record drop for global smartphone production in 2020

Record drop for global smartphone production in 2020

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic caused global smartphone production to drop 11% year-on-year in 2020, reaching 1.25 billion units, according to figures from market research company TrendForce.
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Annual Ofcom report reveals mobile coverage hits and misses

Annual Ofcom report reveals mobile coverage hits and misses

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published its annual 'Connected Nations' report, analysing the availability of mobile communications and broadband services across the country.
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UK bans Huawei from 5G networks after 2027

UK bans Huawei from 5G networks after 2027

No new equipment to be installed after September 2021

The UK government has published more details of its plans to force the removal of Huawei equipment from any 5G networks operating in the country. This decision was originally announced in January.
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UK and Europe push for customer 'right to repair'

UK and Europe push for customer 'right to repair'

Top companies criticised for "dodging their environmental responsibilities"

The UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee has published a report on Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy. It says the UK is "lagging behind other nations in embedding a circular economy of use, reuse and recycle for small electronics".
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Whatever happened to all my tech?

Whatever happened to all my tech?

Mark Bridge revisits his mobile technology reviews

Mark Bridge writes:

I've been taking a look back at the devices I've written about during the past few years. Some are still faithful companions, others... well, let's just say my faith was misplaced.
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Predictions for 2016: Network Function Virtualisation, 4G throttling and video calling

Mark Windle, head of marketing at OpenCloud, predicts that this year’s reduction in the number of traditional telecoms operators in some countries will provide an opportunity for other operators to innovate and capture market share in 2016.

He says next year will be a year of rapid change for telecoms… whether it’s MVNO disruption, competitive tariff pricing or simply defence from the ‘dark art’ of hacking.

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Kapture review: the audio-recording wristband

Kapture review: the audio-recording wristband

A 'recording watch' that links to your smartphone

Mark Bridge writes:

The most memorable moments in life often go unrecorded. You don't have your camera in your hands. Your finger is still hovering over the 'pause' button on your audio recorder. Or you were simply too busy experiencing whatever was happening. It's all about the one that got away.

That's where Kapture can help.

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Making mobile websites work better

Making mobile websites work better

Device detection and responsive design explained

Mark Bridge writes:

James Rosewell shows me a colourful roll of paper that's the width of an iPhone but well over three metres long. When I look closer, I can see it's a printed copy of the Wall Street Journal's mobile website. That's a lot of scrolling to do... and a pretty unfriendly user experience for anyone reading the news online. Why does it work so badly?

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Podcast transcript: O2 counts on 3, Microsoft counts to 10 and Apple counts its profits

Here’s an edited transcript of our new monthly podcast, broadcast on 30th January 2015.

[Iain Graham]: Hello, it's Friday 30th January 2015. Welcome to this month's edition of The Fonecast. That’s right, you heard correctly: we’ve temporarily moved to a monthly format. If you’d like to join 51Degrees in sponsoring the podcast and returning us to weekly programmes, please get in touch via our website. Now, on with the show.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones revealed at Mobile World Congress 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones revealed at Mobile World Congress 2016

Samsung Electronics has revealed its new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Android smartphones in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2016.

Both are equipped with a ‘Dual Pixel’ camera for faster autofocus, are waterproof (IP68 rating), are equipped with wireless charging technology and have a microSD memory card slot.

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Reviewing our 2015 mobile industry predictions... and looking forward to 2016

Podcast - 15th January 2016

Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge return to review their mobile industry predictions from last year. Which mergers, partnerships and developments did they forecast correctly... and which didn’t work out as planned?

Later in the programme, the team anticipates some of the topics that will be hitting the headlines during 2016.

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Hello Moto, goodbye Motorola

Hello Moto, goodbye Motorola

Lenovo will stop branding mobile phones as 'Motorola' later this year, according to a report on CNET.

Apparently the mobile phones will now be described as 'Moto by Lenovo', although the Motorola name will remain as a division of Lenovo.

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Finnish mobile manufacturer Jolla secures new financing

Finnish mobile manufacturer Jolla secures new financing

Finnish mobile company Jolla says it has completed its latest investment round and has secured new financing for the company.

It follows an announcement in November, when co-founder Antti Saarnio described the company as being in a “death valley”.

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Apple appoints Jeff Williams as new COO

First Chief Operating Officer since Tim Cook

Apple has named Jeff Williams as its new Chief Operating Officer.

The role was previously held by Tim Cook until his promotion to CEO in 2011.

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