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UK sales for 2013 surge to $5.6bn, bringing its corporation tax arrangements back into the spotlight

The Google campus at its headquarters in Mountain View, California

Lenovo jumps to the top table with $2.9bn Motorola purchase from Google

The suprise sale allows Google to drop a struggling part of their business and lets Lenovo leapfrog their way to third place in smartphone sales

Google and Samsung strengthen ties with global patent deal

The two companies have largely been on the same side in the patent wars

Google to buy start-up Nest Labs for $3.2 bn

All-cash deal is the second largest in Google's history after the $12.5 billion acquisition of mobile phone maker Motorola in 2012

Best smartphones of 2013: the iPhone 5s, Motorola Moto G, and more than one Nokia

Our roundup of the best tech of 2013 continues with the best smartphones...

Nokia Asha 503 review: a gem of smartphone with a battery that lasts weeks

David Phelan takes Nokia’s latest affordable phone for a spin

'SmartWig': Sony files patent for computerised hair piece

The patent filing describes how the device could be used to monitor users' health, give directions or just help out with a slide-show presentation

Motorola Moto G: a £135 smartphone to boost the budget market

Low-cost handset offers a 4.5-inch screen with a 720p resolution and 8GB or 16GB of memory

Moto G details leaked - £160 from 13 November

The forthcoming Motorola Moto G smartphone has briefly appeared on Amazon UK, leaking even more information.

Jim Armitage: Blackberry deal - lifeline is nothing more than ugly break-up

After two years of rapidly worsening misery, capped with one of the most sensational profit warnings in recent corporate history last week, Blackberry shareholders have been thrown a lifeline. Albeit one that’s frayed to a thread and covered in a noxious mould.

Video: Apple's new iPhones 'more breakable' than previous generation (but still tougher than the Samsung Galaxy)

The iPhone 5s and 5c were found to be less resistant to drops and spills than previous generations according to warranty provider SquareTrade

New iPhone products are due to launch at 5pm 10 September

iPhone news round-up: Four most exciting features of the iPhone 5S

What can we really expect from this afternoon's iPhone launch?

Moto X: Google's 'always on' phone that offers you Google Glass for cheap

The new handset is trained to recognise its owner's voice and answer queries, make calls and search the web

Major mobile manufacturers admit to using environmentally disastrous tin

Nokia, Sony, Motorola, LG and Blackberry all admit the possibility of using tin from the island of Bangka, an environmental danger spot

A leaked advertisement from Canadian telecoms Rogers has revealed more details about the Moto X – the upcoming handset to be produced by Google-owned Motorola.

Moto X: Leaked ad shows off Google Glass style always on voice commands

Users activate Google Now with the command 'OK Moto X'

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Hands-on review: Huawei Ascend P6

David Phelan reviews the world’s slimmest smartphone

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