V3 readers were most excited last week to watch the upcoming Sony Xperia Z in action. First unveiled at CES earlier in January, the Xperia Z is a 5in quad-core smartphone running Android Jelly Bean.
We popped along to the Sony offices last week to put the ‘waterproof’ claims to the test by dunking the handset in a jar of water, and you can see the results in our video test below.
Also popular was the news that Microsoft is due to whack up the pricing for its latest Windows 8 OS from next month. Current US upgrades cost $40, but this is set to jump to $200 from February. Although Microsoft has yet to confirm UK pricing, if it stays in line with the US, the cost here will leap from £25 to £125.
We also met up with General Electric’s software research vice president, who revealed that the firm is set to recruit hundreds of UK software engineers and data scientists in the coming months, as part of its "internet of things" strategy drive.
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