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27 incredible iPhone photos, bringing movies and TV shows into the real world

27 incredible iPhone photos, bringing movies and TV shows into the real world

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Photographer François Dourlen has carved a niche for himself in producing some incredible images using an iPhone. However, his pictures aren't great because they were taken with the device's camera, rather that they feature the phone in some very inventive... >>

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

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Google wants to do to hardware what apps did to software. By creating a phone that can have each component changed, Google believes it will drive down hardware pricing while allowing users to pick and choose what they want. That's what Google's Project... >>

17 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

17 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

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If you're anything like us, you probably can't wait for the day you can go to the store and easily (and cheaply) buy a robot to clean your house, wait on you, and do whatever you want. We know that day is a long way off, but technology is getting better... >>

10 things you can do with a 1TB PS4 other than game

10 things you can do with a 1TB PS4 other than game

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Sony has had huge success with the PlayStation 4 since its launch two years ago, trouncing rival Xbox One in sales figures globally. But while it has been considered the ultimate current gen games machine - even by Sony with its "this is for the players"... >>

How to get the best Wi-Fi signal, using particle accelerator physics

How to get the best Wi-Fi signal, using particle accelerator physics

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Finding the best Wi-Fi signal should not be difficult and certainly isn't rocket science. But it is particle physics. Using the smarts of particle accelerator maths you can now find the best possible Wi-Fi router position for your home. Since electromagnetic... >>

18 examples of Photoshop madness: How designers around the world see the same woman

18 examples of Photoshop madness: How designers around the world see the same woman

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We've seen plenty of examples of awful Photoshop manipulation in the past, but Superdrug's "Perceptions of Perfection" experiment reveals some shocking truths. It has been known for quite some time that different designers around the world dramatically... >>

Apple Car: What's the story so far?

Apple Car: What's the story so far?

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You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector. That's right. Apple is working on... >>

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

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Samsung has been creating smartwatches for years. But only now does it have stark competition from Apple's Watch, LG, Sony, Asus, and others. Can focusing on it's own operating system and adding 4G connectivity (standalone) help it lead the way? We've... >>

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2015: Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01, Moto 360 2, Samsung Gear S2 and more

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2015: Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01, Moto 360 2, Samsung Gear S2 and more

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands are embracing smartwatches and this year has already had some exciting announcements with their launches anticipated, while... >>

Apple TV subscription service: What's the story so far?

Apple TV subscription service: What's the story so far?

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Sometimes there are so many Apple rumours going around that they're difficult to keep straight, such as the latest information surrounding the Apple TV set-top box and its upcoming, so-called subscription TV streaming service. The Apple TV due for an... >>

14 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

14 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

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It's easy to find famous or interesting people to follow on all sorts of social networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Vine, but Snapchat is the exception. It's not even remotely close to easy. To add Snapchatters on Snapchat, you have... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus vs Galaxy Note 5 vs Google Nexus 6: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus vs Galaxy Note 5 vs Google Nexus 6: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced two new flagship phablets - the Galaxy S6 edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5. Both devices have been the subject of rumours for several months and now they have finally arrived sporting some pretty decent specs. But how do they hold... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus vs Galaxy Note 5 vs Motorola Moto X Style: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus vs Galaxy Note 5 vs Motorola Moto X Style: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced two new flagship phablets just two weeks after Motorola introduced us to two new Moto X handsets, one of which sits well within the phablet territory. Although Samsung isn't bringing its Galaxy Note 5 to the UK just yet, its partner... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced a bigger version of its stunning Galaxy S6 edge smartphone during an event in London, where the successor to its Note 4 was also unveiled. The Galaxy S6 edge Plus will take pride of place as the new flagship phablet for Samsung after... >>

Samsung Galaxy 6 edge Plus vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy 6 edge Plus vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced a bigger version of the beautiful Galaxy S6 edge smartphone that was announced back in March at Mobile World Congress. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus has been the subject of rumours for several months, and it is every bit as good... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced its new Galaxy Note smartphone, alongside a larger version of its Galaxy 6 edge that was introduced back in March at Mobile World Congress. Consumer electronics show IFA is normally the launch platform for the annual Note update,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced not just one but two new phablets - a larger version of its Galaxy S6 edge and the successor to its popular Note 4. Although they were heavily rumoured beforehand, it is still unusual for Samsung to announce two similarly sized... >>

Samsung Pay: Use your phone with every payment terminal, not just NFC, here's how it works

Samsung Pay: Use your phone with every payment terminal, not just NFC, here's how it works

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Samsung is soon to unleash its own contactless payment system to rival Apple's, which will first be available in the US and Korea, and on the newly announced Galaxy S6 edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 supersized smartphones. In the way it works it is similar... >>

Which is the fastest broadband internet provider? Netflix reveals quickest in the world right now

Which is the fastest broadband internet provider? Netflix reveals quickest in the world right now

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When searching for the fastest internet service provider it can be a daunting task. Sure, the ISPs will tell you how fast they are, but does that actually translate into those speeds in the real world? Not always. Stepping outside of its remit as purely... >>

10 incredible Star Wars props you could own... including a Stormtrooper helmet worth £60K

10 incredible Star Wars props you could own... including a Stormtrooper helmet worth £60K

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One of the world's largest auctions of film and TV memorabilia will take place on 23 September in the UK and it is crammed with iconic props from some of the biggest action and science fiction franchises. There will be items from the James Bond films,... >>

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

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As long as there have been digital music files there has been digital music piracy, with services like Napster becoming massive around a decade ago simply because the music industry couldn't keep up with the illegal distribution of its content. However,... >>

What is the Nebia shower? Save money, intensify showers, help the planet

What is the Nebia shower? Save money, intensify showers, help the planet

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Nebia aims to reinvent the shower, something which hasn't changed for over a century. The new shower will not only feel better but should save 70 per cent of the water a current shower uses. That means saving you money and helping the environment. Nebia... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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We've heard that before Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 5, or maybe even at the same time, it will be supersizing its current Android flagship smartphone. There has been word on the street that a Plus-sized version of the Galaxy S6 edge is on its way.... >>

OnePlus 2: Here’s how to reserve yours

OnePlus 2: Here’s how to reserve yours

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Buying a OnePlus smatphone is no simple matter. For a start there are no shops and on top of that you can't even buy online without an invite. The OnePlus 2 has now launched, going on sale today (11 August), and much like the first OnePlus smartphone... >>

OnePlus 2 software: 7 features you must check out

OnePlus 2 software: 7 features you must check out

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OnePlus announced the successor to its popular OnePlus One smartphone earlier this month. The new handset has been described as the "flagship killer" for 2016 and it will be available through an invite-only system for £239 from today, 11 August. Aside... >>