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When it comes to big name brands in the world of consumer electronics, the UK doesn't leap to the top of the list. The power still lies with South Korea, China, Japan and the United States.
But were still a key player - especially when compared to other European countries. The UK has the largest technology market of any country in Europe with £8 billion spent each year. That accounts for almost 15% of the £140 billion spent throughout Europe annually.
The technology sector and investment is growing too. It currently contributes 12% of GDP and results in 600,000 direct jobs in the country. Companies like ARM are evidence that Britain's technology industry can still play a key role in designing components found in the international giants products.
A smartphone cover boasting bullet-proof casing has become the latest mobile protection product to be launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Makers Tech21 said the Impact Shield is made from an advanced impact material currently used in Military Grade Bullet Proof glass and the cockpits of fighter jets.
Properties in the material even enable it to "self-heal" over time if the phone is scratched or bumped, they said.
Sony has introduced a new water-resistant smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that can survive being submerged in water for up to 30 minutes.
The Android-powered Xperia Z, which will be available to buy within the next few months, also features a 13-megapixel camera - for high-quality underwater shots, perhaps?
Samsung's announcements are getting surreal: a fridge that is a baby monitor and an oven that cooks two separate meals at two temperatures.
Samsung have announced T-Commerce. It allows someone watching a television show to find out what a character is wearing and to buy it directly.
Samsung has announced that their television sets will be updateable in the future so that people do not need to keep buying a new one.
A British technology company is showcasing a tea-making invention that it claims can rival the traditional kettle and tea bag approach.
The user has the option of selecting the strength and flavour of their tea and the beverage is ready in just two minutes, according to its inventors.
The robotic tea-maker is being unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, California this week.
A British-made tablet PC that is as thin and flexible as a sheet of paper is due to be unveiled to the world at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The prototype has been developed by Plastic Logic, in partnership with Intel and Queen's University, who say it will "revolutionise" the PC market.
The PaperTab on display at the Nevada technology show, which opens tomorrow, has a 10.7" plastic display, a flexible touch screen and is powered by an Intel processor.
Roel Vertegaal, Director of Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab, said: “Within five to ten years, most computers, from ultra-notebooks to tablets, will look and feel just like these sheets of printed color paper.”
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