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Google 'loses' thousands of Gmail users' data

The Gadget Show  Tuesday 01 March 2011

Google 'loses' thousands of Gmail users' data It hasn't been the best week so far for some Gmail users

Nearly 40,000 Gmail users woke up yesterday morning to find their email accounts had been wiped clean by a mystery bug on the internet giant’s servers.The affected users were able to log into their accounts as normal, but when they did were greeted by a completely empty inbox and contacts list, and even received a welcome message from Google as if the account was brand new.Initially, up to 150,...

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Tablet market to be worth $35bn by 2012

The Gadget Show  Tuesday 01 March 2011

Tablet market to be worth $35bn by 2012 The BlackBerry PlayBook - one of the many tablets set to go on sale soon

Many people remain unconvinced by the concept of tablets, yet the slate industry seems to be rolling on regardless, to the extent that JP Morgan expects it to be worth $35bn by next year. That’s a lot of coin for a market that really only kicked into life with the iPad’s launch a year ago. Yet such has been the Apple tablet’s success that a whole raft of pretenders to the throne have shot onto …

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Samsung Galaxy S II launch date: confusion reigns

The Gadget Show  Monday 28 February 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II launch date: confusion reigns Your guess is as good as ours

Samsung’s Galaxy S II smartphone was unquestionably one of the highlights of this year’s Mobile World Congress, and there seems a chance we’ll be seeing it on the shelves sooner than we expected.Several online retailers are now offering the Galaxy S II on pre-order, but while there seems to be a general consensus on price, predicted launch date is another matter.Currently the most optimistic of…

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First Nintendo 3DS stocks sell out in hours

The Gadget Show  Monday 28 February 2011

First Nintendo 3DS stocks sell out in hours Selling like 3D hotcakes

We’ve been calling the Nintendo 3DS one of our most anticipated gadgets of 2011, and it seems we’re not alone.The 3D gaming handheld has just gone on sale over in Japan, and eager gamers have descended on their favourite electronics emporiums in their droves, nearly wiping out the entire 400,000-unit launch stock in a single day.Reports spoke of queues up to 2,000 people long at some venues, al…

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Android market now selling ebooks

The Gadget Show  Monday 28 February 2011

Android market now selling ebooks It's raining books - in the US

Google’s Android Market has been expanded to offer the ability to buy ebooks, with music and movies soon to follow.So far the Books feature is only available in the US, and only on devices running Android 3.0 Honeycomb – which at present means just the Motorola Xoom tablet. But we’re sure it won’t stay that way for long.In the meantime, the lucky few will see a new tab labelled ‘Books’ at the…

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Archos announces budget Arnova tablets

The Gadget Show  Monday 28 February 2011

Archos announces budget Arnova tablets An affordable tablet for the masses

Just last week we wrote about the Archos Arnova bedside radio, and now we have a range of budget-busting tablets from the French gadget maker bearing the same name.The Android-powered Arnova comes in three screen sizes – 7in, 8in and 10in – and all three models come with a choice of resistive or capacitive touchscreens depending on how much you’re willing to spend.And it’s a cost-cutting pl…

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Samsung launches sleek Notebook Series 9 laptop

The Gadget Show  Friday 25 February 2011

Samsung launches sleek Notebook Series 9 laptop Thinner than a MacBook Air

Apple may be getting all the headlines thanks to its new MacBook Pro lineup, but it’s not the only company dishing up some tasty new laptops this week.Samsung has just released its Notebook Series 9 over in Korea, and the mention of Apple is appropriate, as this stylish new addition to the laptop scene has the wafer-thin MacBook Air firmly in its sights.It even trumps its Apple rival by being j…

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Next-gen smartphone prices revealed

The Gadget Show  Friday 25 February 2011

Next-gen smartphone prices revealed Yours for £520 SIM-free

We saw a lot of exciting new phones at Mobile World Congress last week, but for the most part it’ll still be a good few months until we start seeing them on the shelves.However, that hasn’t stopped a few online retailers from starting to put the latest smartphone contenders up for pre-order, giving us a clearer picture of just what we’ll be required to pay down the line.One of the highlights of…

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IQ Alarm makes you work for your snooze

The Gadget Show  Friday 25 February 2011

IQ Alarm makes you work for your snooze Only the clever get to sleep...

If you’re looking to spice up your morning wake-up routine, the IQ Alarm Clock could be just the thing for you.While your average alarm clock requires little more than a swat of the arm in the direction of the Snooze button to be silenced, the IQ Alarm needs a little more persuasion.Before you’re able to return peacefully to the land of nod, you’re required to answer up to three questions, the …

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Apple outs new MacBook Pros

The Gadget Show  Friday 25 February 2011

Apple outs new MacBook Pros More powerful, faster and with the new Thunderbolt tech on board

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro range of laptops with a significant power boost and the introduction of the all-new Thunderbolt connection standard.Available in 13in, 15in and 17in screen sizes, the rebooted MacBook Pros come with a dedicated FaceTime feature for the first time, as well as speedier processors.The 13in model comes with a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, while it’s qua…

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