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Chinese Android phones contain in-built hacker 'backdoor'

Smartphones from a major Chinese manufacturer have a security flaw that was deliberately introduced and allows hackers full control of the device. The “CoolReaper” backdoor was found in the software that powers at least 24 models More »

Scissr dating app: the new Tinder for lesbians

It’s being tipped as the lesbian equivalent of Grindr, but “classier”, a dating app “for lesbians, by lesbians”: introducing, the none-too-subtly named, Scissr. The free app, which will be available on iOS and Android, will fill More »

Time will tell: only 1% of Britons own a smartwatch

Apple, Google and even Microsoft do not usually face a battle in getting consumers to use their products, but 2015 could bring just such a challenge. Each of the technology giants will have a smartwatch available More »

Functional Android

For anyone who is used to functional programming in a language such as Scala or F#, programming on Android can feel a bit like going back to the bad old days of programming. This ... More »

'China’s Apple' Xiaomi banned from selling phones in India

China’s rising tech star Xiaomi has hit a snag in its plan to challenge Apple and Samsung. Its expansion into the fast growing Indian smartphone market has been halted by a patent dispute. The Delhi High More »

Review: CoPilot Premium sat nav app

Review: CoPilot Premium sat nav app

If you're reading Tech Radar you've surely got a smartphone in your hands now, reading this, or it's warming the front area of your jeans. And guess what? Your Android or iThing's combination of GPS tracking, chips and apps makes it an ideal platform for satnav. You will, of course, ...

Review: GoPro Hero4 Black

Review: GoPro Hero4 Black

Introduction and featuresThe action camera market is expanding at blinding speed, and the best known name in this sector is GoPro. GoPro cameras feature extensively at sports events and they're used by broadcasters like the BBC to capture spectacular wildlife footage.• Check out the latest camera reviews and news ...

Review: UPDATED: Nexus 9

Review: UPDATED: Nexus 9

Introduction and designUpdate: Nexus 9 has been updated to Android Lollipop 5.0.1 and Google's magnetic keyboard accessory has launched. The review reflects these changes. Google's Nexus 9 has been designed by HTC to be the Goldilocks of pure Android tablets and, for the most part, it succeeds at being "just ...

Review: Updated: OnePlus One

Review: Updated: OnePlus One

IntroductionThe Google Nexus 4, the Google Nexus 5, the Motorola Moto G, and now the OnePlus One; this 5.5-inch bolt from out of the blue (well, China) joins an exclusive list of smartphones that offer an awful lot of smartphone for not a lot of money.But having used the OnePlus ...

Review: Epson WorkForce WF-2660

Review: Epson WorkForce WF-2660

Introduction and designAfter debuting Epson's new PrecisionCore printhead technology in the popular WorkForce WF-3640, the company is bringing the same laser-like print quality to the affordable yet feature-rich WF-2660 ($149.99 /£96/AU$183) for small business.The WF-2660 is more suitable for an office that doesn't print many pages or photos per month, ...

Review: Samsung ProXpress C2670FW

Review: Samsung ProXpress C2670FW

Overview and specsSamsung's C2670FW - an all-in-one office printer, copier, scanner, fax - is making a play to be the printer that everyone on your team can use. With an MSRP of $699.99 (about £445/AU$852), toner running $108.99 (about £69/AU$133) for black, and $101.99 (about £65/AU$124) each for Cyan, Yellow, ...

Review: Updated: LG Chromebase

Review: Updated: LG Chromebase

Introduction and designThe growing popularity of inexpensive Chromebooks has at least one computer maker asking, "Can the lightning strike again on the desktop?" LG is among the first to test those waters with its LG Chromebase, an all-in-one PC that uses Chrome OS as its operating system.With a starting price ...

Chinese Android phones contain in-built hacker 'backdoor'

Smartphones from a major Chinese manufacturer have a security flaw that was deliberately introduced and allows hackers full control of the device. The “CoolReaper” backdoor was found in the software that powers at least 24 models made by Coolpad, which is now the world’s sixth-biggest smartphone producer according to Canalys. The ...