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Now TV 4K box and "more" to be announced on 29 June

Now TV 4K box and "more" to be announced on 29 June

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Sky has sent out press invites to an event on 29 June where the new Now TV box will be unveiled. However, the new set-top-box, already revealed to be 4K-ready, will not be the only announcement. The invite states that there will be "so much more than... >>

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

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Apple has said things are changing for its App Store, and, in response, Google might change its app store too.  A lot of these new changes pertain to app developers - but all of the changes speak volumes about what's happening in the world of apps,... >>

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

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A pilot scheme has been launched by both Twitter and Transport for London to notify travellers about severe delays to train and Tube services. Customers can opt in to receive instant notifications when there are delays to services. That way they can find... >>

Move over Tesco, Amazon starts to deliver groceries daily in UK

Move over Tesco, Amazon starts to deliver groceries daily in UK

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Amazon has launched Amazon Fresh, its online groceries shopping service, in London. Fresh food and supplies can be ordered in 69 central and east London postcodes, with Amazon Prime members able to get their weekly shop from the retailer. There are over... >>

Periscope tips and tricks

Periscope tips and tricks

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Broadcasting is so in right now. Apps like Snapchat let you publish videos in real-time for the world to see, for instance, and then there's social networks like Facebook, which have added live-streaming tools for its users. Because these types of streaming... >>

Honeywell Water Leak and Freeze Detector explained

Honeywell Water Leak and Freeze Detector explained

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Small issues can develop into major problems if they aren't dealt quickly. Spilling red wine on a cream carpet for example, isn't something you want to leave unattended for too long. While in this case it wouldn't be catastrophic if you did, aside from... >>

Turtle Beach HyperSound Glass speakers direct sound so only you can hear the awesome

Turtle Beach HyperSound Glass speakers direct sound so only you can hear the awesome

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Turtle Beach has created a set of glass speakers aptly named HyperSound Glass that use ultrasonic audio to deliver sound directly, without filling the room. That means you can only hear them loud if you're sat directly in front of them - ideal for gamers.... >>

Phab2 Pro: First Lenovo Project Tango smartphone leaks to Google AR fan joy

Phab2 Pro: First Lenovo Project Tango smartphone leaks to Google AR fan joy

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Project Tango is Google's attempt to make augmented reality something that works well on phones and tablets. This means dedicated hardware built by manufacturers to support the platform. This hardware has already been officially announced by Lenovo as... >>

1-Up! Official Nintendo Vans sneakers in pictures: Mario Bros meets ‘boarder cool

1-Up! Official Nintendo Vans sneakers in pictures: Mario Bros meets ‘boarder cool

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We don't make a habit out of shooting product boxes. But when there's one as cool as the NES-styled one that the new official Nintendo Vans sneakers come in, well, it's hard to resist. Look at it! What is within is where the real magic happens, though.... >>

Withings Body Cardio measures body fat, muscle density and more to enhance cardiovasular health

Withings Body Cardio measures body fat, muscle density and more to enhance cardiovasular health

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Withings has just unveiled what it's calling the "world's most advanced connected scale", dubbed Body Cardio. The reason for that name is because this scale offers a view into the user's cardiovascular health. This is done by offering a combination of... >>

Magic Leap headset, the future of AR, glimpsed in patent pictures

Magic Leap headset, the future of AR, glimpsed in patent pictures

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The future of augmented reality, and perhaps the death of screens, is likely Magic Leap. This is a Google and Qualcomm backed company that has created a way of projecting light into the eye for a seamless blend of reality and the virtual. And now its... >>

Worldwide access, top-level security: Hotspot Shield Elite VPN lifetime subscription is 59 per cent off

Worldwide access, top-level security: Hotspot Shield Elite VPN lifetime subscription is 59 per cent off

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Modern Web access has become nearly ubiquitous, and enabled us to transition more and more of our lives into the digital realm. But if you don’t take steps to secure your data, you’re left open to attacks from hackers ready to compromise your privacy... >>

Build the next great iOS app with this coding mastery bundle

Build the next great iOS app with this coding mastery bundle

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Some people dream of tropical getaways, sipping cocktails on the beach with those cute little umbrellas, while for others the idea of paradise is developing a game-changing iOS app that captures the adoration of the digital world. If you’re among the... >>

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

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Google has released yet another iOS app. The unique thing about this app is that it can convert Live Photos into shareable GIFs and movie montages. The app is called Motion Stills, and it essentially gives iPhone owners new ways to play with and share Live... >>

This is what the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy sound like

This is what the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy sound like

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Contrary to popular belief, space is noisy. It's a cacophony of stellar music. Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have not only captured sounds of some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy but have also published their research... >>

Mattel celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary with amazing Barbie set

Mattel celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary with amazing Barbie set

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Mattel has just given youngster Trekkies a major treat: Star Trek Barbies. Anyone who is a fan of the CBS-owned sci-fi franchise will know that 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek series. To celebrate that anniversary, CBS Consumer... >>

SLR camera quality photos on your smartphone, the metalens is coming

SLR camera quality photos on your smartphone, the metalens is coming

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Strapping a massive lens case attachment to your smartphone still won't have you snapping on the level of an SLR, but that soon may not be an issue. Something called a metalens promises to enhance smaller cameras with staggering quality. The metalens... >>

Samsung 4K HDR TV choices for 2016: KS9000, KS8000, KS7500 and KS7000 compared

Samsung 4K HDR TV choices for 2016: KS9000, KS8000, KS7500 and KS7000 compared

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Samsung announced a new generation of SUHD televisions at CES 2016 at the beginning of the year and now has a full selection of TVs for you to choose from, in a wide of sizes and prices. The top-end screens use Quantum Dot displays meaning a layer of... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing. We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Android N preview: Everything you need to know about Android 7.0

Android N preview: Everything you need to know about Android 7.0

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Android has been making some big moves recently, redesigning and adding functionality to the mobile operating system to make it more capable and more competitive. With the advent of Lollipop, Android moved to a state that felt like it was complete. It... >>

Life-drawing at the Royal Academy with an iPad Pro

Life-drawing at the Royal Academy with an iPad Pro

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As the model in front of us drops her dressing gown to reveal her naked body, we realise the enormity of what we are about to do. We've drawn before, the odd doodle here and there, but never at a life-drawing class, and certainly not in the famous Life... >>

OnePlus 3 specs all but confirmed in detailed leak, here’s what to expect

OnePlus 3 specs all but confirmed in detailed leak, here’s what to expect

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Despite the OnePlus CEO showing of pictures taken with the OnePlus 3 and an official release date already dished out, the leaks keep flowing. The latest has all but completely revealed the OnePlus 3 specs. Spotted by Hungarian site Napidroid, the GFXBench... >>

FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed

FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed

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Electronic Arts has released a teaser trailer for the next FIFA game and the biggest revelation so far is that the graphics have been completely overhauled. That's because FIFA 17 has been rebuilt from the ground up using the Frostbite graphics engine,... >>

Suunto Spartan Ultra multisport GPS watch dares you to find a sport it can’t track

Suunto Spartan Ultra multisport GPS watch dares you to find a sport it can’t track

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Suunto has updated its multisport watch line with a new do-it-all device that promises to track everything you're doing. The Suunto Spartan Ultra epitomises everything the Finnish company stands for. Suunto, meaning "bearing, heading or direction" has... >>

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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Project Ara is Google's vision for making truly customisable smartphones. If there's one thing we know from the current smartphone market, it's that there's no such thing as a "one size fits all", but having a device with bits you can swap out and replace... >>