It's OK, you can come out now. Halloween is over, all the trick-or-treaters are gone, and we hid all the really cool gadgets from the zombies. Let's all relax. It's November and Google has some treats it hopes will make it onto your Christmas wishlist. That's right, the Google Nexus 5 has finally made its official debut and it comes wielding KitKat-flavoured software.
We feel pretty good about the new Nexus, declaring it to be "a top contender for best phone" and "a solid piece of hardware that's unbelieveable affordable." Marc Flores even declares that "there's really nothing to dislike about the handset."
With prices starting at Crazy Low, you'll get a 2.26GHz quad-core processor for your money, with 2GB of RAM, a top notch graphics chip and a decent 2300mAh. It's just, as John McCann says, a real shame about the disappointing 8MP camera.
Speaking of things that are a shame, this was the week that Panasonic finally admitted that it's retiring its plasma TV production plant. RIP deep, deep blacks. But don't despair, TV fans: Steve May says it's time to embrace the era of the Ultra HD OLED TV. Bring it on.
Panasonic has called time on the plasma TV. After months of will-they-won't-they, the company officially announced that it won't make any more plasma sets. RIP Plasma, long live 4K OLED TV, we say. Read more
The NSA data pilfering scandal is rumbling on with the revalation this week that government agencies in the US and UK may have tapped into Google and Yahoo's data centres. Allegedly, the NSA has "infiltrated the fribre optic links that connect Google and Yahoo's global data centres". Google and Yahoo deny being aware of the backdoor entrance to user data, and the NSA says the assertions are "not true". But with documents and anonymous coborration to contend with, who can be sure? Read more
It may not be slated for release until late November, but Apple fans are already getting antsy about possible shortages. Production delays look like they are to blame, with suppliers struggling to meet demand for the high-resolution Retina display. Talk is turning to the severe, with Santa reportedly struggling to lay his hands on enough of the tiny tablet to tick everyone off the nice list. Read more
And more woe for the fruity phone maker - Apple has admitted that some iPhone 5S handsets have a battery default that sucks the power out more quickly than it's supposed to. Never fear: not many handsets are affected and Apple's replacing the ones that are. Read more
Here's your chance to get your hands on the best QWERTY keyboard phone on the market, the BlackBerry Q10. As well as a brand new handset, the kind folk over at BlackBerry have also bundled in accessories including a case and external battery pack to make sure your new handset is well protected and even longer lasting.
If you're looking for a 7-inch tablet, we'll put it like this: there is no better alternative on the market right now. Great screen, top apps and impressive battery life. It's light, it's bright, it's fun and it's thin. You just can't beat its value for money.
This is Apple's best ever iPhone - and we were surprised how much we enjoyed using it given that it's a relatively minor upgrade from the iPhone 5. With a 64-bit processor on board and the impressive iOS 7 it's an iPhone on steroids, while the improved camera is capable of taking excellent shots.
With increased battery life, RAM, storage and improved graphics, there's never been a better time to invest in a Windows tablet. Effortlessly switching between laptop and tablet modes, you're effectively getting two devices in one.
Get an iPhone 5S with unlimited calls, texts and 5GB of 4G data for £37 p/m
This exclusive deal from Carphone Warehouse means you can snag yourself one of the latest iPhone handsets on contract with a generous tariff offering unlimited calls, texts and 5GB of 4G data for only £37 per month.
Be sure to use the discount code RRP5S to get a free handset too, or it will cost you £89.99 for the deal. We think this is the best offer we can find for the new iPhone, so if you are looking to upgrade then this is the best value for money out there. You also have the choice of which colour you prefer, be it silver, gold or grey.
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Launching in November from the makers of TechRadar, Science Uncovered explains how the world around you works and provides in-depth coverage of the latest scientifc discoveries. Experience some of the exciting content we've got in store with a free sample issue - Plus don't miss out on our limited launch offer which allows you to try three issues for just £3!