As Mad Men's Joan put it: "one minute you're on top of the world, the next minute some secretary's running you over with a lawn mower." This week the mower seemed to be heading straight for Mario, but Nintendo isn't the only tech giant hitting hard times: as we discovered, the Chinese are coming and smartphone firms should be scared. Boo!
The rumours were true: Huawei's going after high-end Android handsets with the Ascend P7, which was officially launched this week in Paris. It's good, says John McCann, but it's not quite good enough: while it isn't exactly poorly equipped, "it's not in the same league as the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 or Sony Xperia Z2."
Last year LG released a phone in Japan called the LG Isai which ended up having almost identical specs to the LG G2, including the same screen, processor, RAM and camera. Now the company has unveiled the LG Isai FL - and there's a good chance that it's giving us a look at what to expect from the LG G3. Read more
Microsoft has sent out invitations to a "small gathering" on May 20, suggesting that the company is gearing up to show off the long-rumoured Surface Mini for the first time. It should lay to rest speculation around what could be Microsoft's first pint-sized Surface, which is expected to be a note-taking device with a 7 or 8-inch display. Read more
Now we know why the PS4 controller has an always-on lightbar: because of Project Morpheus. Sony's virtual reality superteam ensured the tracking light was put into the controller - though everyone had to keep quiet about its purpose. Read more
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