News The logo of Samsung Electronics is displayed on a glass door at their headquarters in Seoul on November 6, 2013. Samsung Electronics promised better shareholder returns, dismissed fears over smartphone market saturation and signalled a more aggressive acquisitions policy Wednesday at a rare analysts' briefing to boost its flagging stock price.

Samsung has announced plans to open 60 of its own branded stores in Britain and six other European countries, in a bid to challenge Apple's successful retail store approach.

Apple: the 2.8 million sq ft 'Spaceship' campus, due to open in 2016, has drawn comparisons with the Death Star in Star Wars. It will house around 14,200 employees and cost an estimated $5bn (£3.25bn) to build. It will also contain a 1,000-seat auditorium, a gym and 300,000sq ft of 'research' space

Cathedrals to an internet age: Google’s new Kings Cross HQ is among the more outlandish designs by online giants

Not so much vaulted ceilings and soaring towers, the British headquarters that Google means to build just north of Kings Cross Station will be more of a soil-hugging affair. To be made of steel, glass and laminated timber with designs meant to echo the industrial heritage of the area, the building will rise only to 11 storeys at its highest but will stretch 330 metres from end to end. That’s longer that the Shard is tall.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook takes the stage during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 in San Francisco, California June 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Apple applies for iWatch trademark in Japan

Move indicates company's intent to create a smartwatch

Samsung sells nearly half of all smartphones bought in Europe

Google's stranglehold over the smartphone market in Europe is tightening as the internet giant's Android operating system now has more than a 70 per cent share.

BlackBerry shares take a dive after surprise loss

Investors punished BlackBerry yesterday, driving its shares down by about 20 per cent even before the US stock market opened after the company posted a surprise quarterly loss.

Sony fires the big guns at Samsung with the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra

New phablet sized handset expands the Xperia range and challenges Samsung's Note series

Apple patent win over Samsung

Apple has won its latest court battle with Samsung after a Japanese court ruled that the South Korean firm had infringed on its US rival’s patent for a “bounce-back” feature used on tablet and smartphone models.

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Lords of the dance: Jay-Z announcing his new album

The Magna Carta Holy Grail of promotion? Samsung tie-up means Jay-Z's new album will go platinum before it is even released

Jay-Z’s forthcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail is set go platinum before its official release thanks to a deal with Samsung.

Screencap of the YouTube video courtesy of ClearPlex shows the drone and the gun

Viral video straps colt .45 handgun to a home-use drone

The set-up was created to advertise a range of protective smartphone screens

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The Holy Grail? Yeezus? Why are rap’s power players obsessed with religious allusions? Gillian Orr takes a pew

American rapper Jay-Z performs during the Heineken Open'er Festival in Gdynia, northern Poland, July 5, 2008. Picture taken July 5, 2008. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND)

Biggest star in the Galaxy – Jay Z to give away 1 million albums on Samsung’s smartphones

Magna Carta Holy Grail will be available to users for three, three days before public release

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Will Apple hit back at Samsung with phablets and a $99 mini iPhone?

Leaked plans suggest that iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screen sizes are in the works, as well as cheaper, colourful handsets

New Galaxy S4 Zoom straps a 16 megapixel camera onto the back of an S4 Mini

Samsung's new handset has 10x optical zoom and a new twisting Zoom Ring that shares photos

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