Simon Hill(287 posts)

Simon is an experienced tech writer with a background in game development. He writes for various websites and magazines about the world of tech and entertainment. He uses Android every day and is currently permanently attached to his Nexus 7.




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Tech giants war for Christmas: Samsung, Microsoft, Google and Apple spend billions

by: Simon HillOctober 15, 2012
The advertising assault to capture your Christmas cash and secure a place as the must-have item this holiday season has begun. According to analysts, this Christmas is set to be the biggest yet because there are so many new products launching.
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Amazon makes no profit on Kindle device sales

by: Simon HillOctober 12, 2012
The outspoken Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, revealed yesterday that Amazon makes no profit on Kindle devices. He explained in a BBC interview that the aim is to get Amazon’s tablets and e-readers into as many hands as possible and then generate profit by selling content.
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HD Voice comes to Rogers and Fido, supported devices revealed

by: Simon HillOctober 12, 2012
Canadian carriers Rogers and Fido are now offering HD Voice. In simple terms it means better call quality, as the name suggests.
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OnLive a bargain at $4.8 million

by: Simon HillOctober 11, 2012
The cloud gaming service OnLive was in a pretty bad way in the lead up to its acquisition. There were mounting debts heading for the $20 million mark and disappointed investors like HTC were not about to pour more money in. In the end OnLive took a bankruptcy alternative that allowed it to liquidate its assets. In effect there were mass lay-offs and the assets were sold to venture capitalist Gary Lauder for $4.8 million.
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Verizon’s 2G and 3G CDMA networks to be phased out by 2021

by: Simon HillOctober 11, 2012
Verizon Wireless is giving several years notice that its 2G and 3G CDMA network will be gone by 2021. As more and more people move onto the new 4G LTE networks we’ll see more of the old 2G and 3G networks disappearing.
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LG Mach brings QWERTY keyboard to Sprint

by: Simon HillOctober 10, 2012
Anyone looking for a physical QWERTY keyboard on an entry-level Android smartphone? The LG Mach on Sprint could be just what you need.
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Huawei and ZTE under threat after U.S. government espionage claims

by: Simon HillOctober 10, 2012
Last week a report from the U.S. House Intelligence Committee accused Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE of being a threat to national security. Both companies were quick to deny the claims, but a number of complaints have emerged in the days following the report and suspicions of Chinese espionage will be investigated further.
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UK government backs 5G research

by: Simon HillOctober 9, 2012
The UK government has teamed up with Samsung, Huawei and others to help fund a 5G research centre at the University of Surrey.
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Wild Blood hack and slash RPG out on Android

by: Simon HillOctober 9, 2012
The Wild Blood RPG from Gameloft has been released for Android. It casts you as Sir Lancelot in a hack and slash adventure. Find out how it measures up as we take a quick look.
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Google and Apple spend more on patents than on R&D

by: Simon HillOctober 8, 2012
In 2011 Google and Apple both spent more money on patents than they did on research and development. The result is stifling innovation instead of encouraging it and, as usual, we, the consumers, have to suffer the consequences in terms of higher prices and limited features.
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