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The Z1 Compact offers identical hardware to the S1, but shrinks the screen from 5 inches to 4.3 - David Phelan gives us the first full UK review

A passenger enjoys the in-flight entertainment

BA in-flight entertainment scales new heights

David Phelan takes flight with the latest entertainment on-board BA

A week with: The latest hybrid laptops

There are more hybrid laptops on the market than ever before. Here we test four of the latest contenders

Bill Gates shows off the original Microsoft smart watch - the Fossil SPOT - in 2003. Reuters/Jeff Christensen

Microsoft smart watch to be built by team behind Surface tablet

Development for the upcoming device have been moved to the Surface team responsible for Microsoft's latest tablets

Microsoft have shown off a new touchscreen that mimics how physical objects feel by offering ‘tactile feedback’ to users

Microsoft shows off 3D touchscreen that 'touches' back

Microsoft have shown off a new touchscreen that mimics how physical objects feel by offering ‘tactile feedback’ to users.

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.

Gaming reviews: The Yawhg; XCOM: Enemy Unknown; Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

The Yawhg

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Wyrmling's Workshop

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Blackberry shares tumble 20% after surprise quarterly loss

Canadian company blamed part of losses on Venezuelan currency restrictions

Huawei Ascend P6

A Week With: The Huawei Ascend P6 and Y300 smartphones

A new name it's worth learning to pronounce

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.

The 10 Best running watches

These devices won't just give you the time of your jog – but calories burned, your heart rate and the route taken.

Deliriously expensive: the Garmin Edge 810 is aimed at serious road cyclists

A week with: Garmin Edge 810 bike satnav

Price: £379.99
Screen: 2.6-inch touchscreen
Battery life: 17 hours
Maps: Built in mapping and Ordinance Survey compatible
Connectivity: Automatic Bluetooth syncin

The new Pro models come in both silver and black

Sony's new VAIO Pro models challenge Apple for Ultrabook supremacy

11-inch and 13-inch models are lighter than the MacBook Air, but build quality suffers

Let's start a love plane: Virgin gets fruity at flirty thousand feet

The airline is encouraging passengers to send each other drinks and saucy messages in-flight. This is mile-high madness

Lomography smartphone film scanner

Helpful hardware reviews for iPad, iPhone and Android: Logitech keyboard, Alupen stylus, Lomography scanner and Tinké

For many tasks, however obscure, there is, as they say, an app for that. But what of the many hardware additions available for iPhone, iPad and Android handsets? Here's a quick guide to the stand-outs.

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