UK government plans to let people deposit cheques by phone

It's common here in the United States for customers of some banks to deposit cheques (or checks as we say) by snapping a photo with a smartphone and have the funds entered into an account within a day or two. The government of the United Kingdom is currently devising a plan that would make it possible for Brits to have the same option. The UK Payments Council had originally planned to phase out cheques by 2018 but reversed course...

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Sprint begins selling Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini, Samsung Galaxy Mega, and LG G2 – HTC One Max next up

Alongside Sprint's plan to overhaul its 4G LTE network and deliver a far more efficient and faster experience on certain phones, Sprint has a trio of new devices launching today to take advantage of those changes, and one big device to follow later. The large HTC One Max smartphone is scheduled to arrive at Sprint later this year for $249.99. Though the exact release day is unclear, Sprint today is starting to sell the following...

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CyanogenMod-powered Oppo N1 likely arriving internationally next month

Oppo, a Chinese smartphone vendor looking to raise its profile outside of Asia, will soon release a smartphone with two different takes on Android and a single camera that can be rotated to face the back or front of the device.  A recent presentation regarding popular Android ROM CyanogenMod, which will be one of the firmware options for Oppo N1 buyers to load on their devices, reveals that the phone will launch at some point in late...

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VeryKool BlackPearl – Video Review

Lisa over at MobileTech Review reviews the VeryKool s470 "Black Pearl" unlocked GSM Android smartphone. The VeryKool s470 is a dual SIM phone and features a 4.7-inch IPS HD display, it's powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, 1.3 GB of available internal storage expandable via microSD card, 8-megapixel camera on the back, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2,000 mAh battery and run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It's...

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1440p Displays Coming Soon to a Device Near You

In the continuing chase for all thing digital to be crisper and more lifelike than well...life itself soon 1080p devices will be considered old and outdated. According to a report from GSM Arena Chinese manufacturer Vivo is currently producing a smart phone that has a whopping 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution! These spec mean that this device will be a 1440p display and it's ppi will be some where just north of 525ppi. While I know specs...

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The next BIG thing!

So with iOS 7 coming, Key Lime Pie on the horizon and Windows 8.1 all looming I was wondering what could make, or break their respective releases... For Apple, the thing that will make or break them over the next year or so will be the following, the displays need to be a bit bigger, seriously, that screen may have been ok last year or even the first half of this year but not for any longer. The screen needed become massive or...

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