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Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

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The arrival of VR hand controllers has led to a rash of virtual reality shooter games so we were pleasantly surprised to find something different on the Computex show floor this year. Revresh offered us a try of its ParaParachute VR skydiving experience,... >>

Apple Car to hit roads from 2020 says Tesla’s Elon Musk, but no Google car

Apple Car to hit roads from 2020 says Tesla’s Elon Musk, but no Google car

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The Apple Car is still not an official project for the mighty company but thanks to plenty of rumours and leaks it's almost certainly something Apple is working on. Now Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has chimed in saying he expects Apple Cars on the road from... >>

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

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Virtual reality is steadily coming into its own with a slew of new products on show this year at Computex. And some are not what you'd expect. Prior to this year’s show, three companies, HP, gaming giant MSI and mini PC maker Zotac, announced a new... >>

Google ‘off the record’ mode will keep your search history private

Google ‘off the record’ mode will keep your search history private

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Google has confirmed that it will be offering more advanced privacy settings that keep search history private. Speaking at the Code Conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke about the new settings, among other Nexus upgrades, which would allow users... >>

20 crazy inventions, you won't believe what you're about to see

20 crazy inventions, you won't believe what you're about to see

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Some inventions are better than others, then there are some that should never have seen the light of day. Well, maybe they should, if just to make us laugh. From solar bikinis to a nose worn stylus, these are here to shock. Designers the world over have... >>

Apple Store to use stunning photovoltaic glass floor to be 100% solar powered

Apple Store to use stunning photovoltaic glass floor to be 100% solar powered

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Apple was reported as spending a hefty 500 per cent more on solar and now we know why, it's installing a floor that will harvest the power of the sun. The Apple San Francisco Store will have a new solar glass walkway installed by OnyxSolar that is able... >>

OnePlus Loop VR starts shipping early: Is your free headset on its way?

OnePlus Loop VR starts shipping early: Is your free headset on its way?

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A little over a week ago, OnePlus announced that it was giving away 30,000 Loop VR headsets, its own version of the Samsung Gear VR, for free. All you had to do is fill in the details on the site and pay a nominal shipping fee. However, as expected, it... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6/7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 6/7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung's Galaxy Note device is expected to launch in August, adding another smartphone to the company's 2016 flagship portfolio. By default, the next Note should be called the Note 6. Rumour has it Samsung will be skipping the 6 and heading straight... >>

Microsoft opens HoloLens platform to combine third party VR and AR

Microsoft opens HoloLens platform to combine third party VR and AR

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Microsoft has announced that its HoloLens platform is going to be opened up to the masses so that others can create their own devices. Microsoft has also said these devices are just months away from becoming a reality we can own. At Computex, Microsoft... >>

Oculus Rift: Price, shipping date and everything you need to know

Oculus Rift: Price, shipping date and everything you need to know

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Oculus Rift was a long time coming but it's actually a real-life consumer headset these days. Oculus Rift, made for everyone rather than just developers, is available for the price of $599 or £499. Orders are limited to one headset per person at this... >>

OnePlus 3 official announcement and release dates are here

OnePlus 3 official announcement and release dates are here

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OnePlus fans, it's time to start getting excited as we're now officially just two weeks away from the OnePlus 3 reveal. OnePlus has officially announced that it will hold its OnePlus 3 launch event on 14 June. OnePlus has said that a VR launch event... >>

BBC micro:bit now available for pre-order, get your kids into coding

BBC micro:bit now available for pre-order, get your kids into coding

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The BBC micro:bit is now available for pre-order from element14, the tech company that also distributes the Raspberry Pi in the UK. It was previously distributed to schools to help children learn the basics of coding, but is now starting to roll out... >>

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

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Developer VD-dev Games has been creating titles for handhelds for many years, but seldom for home consoles or PC. Now it's unveiled its next major project, driving game Rise: Race the Future, and it's confirmed as coming to the Nintendo NX - possibly... >>

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: Make your Apple device last longer

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: Make your Apple device last longer

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There are numerous cases available to help protect your Apple iPhone 6S from the official options to ones that are a little more exciting. We have rounded up some of our favourites in our best iPhone 6S cases feature. This feature however, is all about... >>

Asus Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini debut at Computex 2016

Asus Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini debut at Computex 2016

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Alongside the powerful Transformer 3 Pro, Asus also launched the Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini at this year’s Computex in Taiwan. The Transformer 3 is a super thin 2-in-1 at just 6.9 mm thick and weighs in at 695g. With the keyboard dock you’re... >>

iPhone 7 leaks in Rose Gold, starting at 32GB minimum

iPhone 7 leaks in Rose Gold, starting at 32GB minimum

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As sure as England is to have rain in the summer, the iPhone 7 is going to get a Rose Gold variant – and now it's leaked. The rear casing of what's claimed to be an iPhone 7, and looks like previous leaks, has appeared online in Rose Gold. The leak,... >>

Turn your GoPro into a 3D camera using this £35 Vitrima lens case

Turn your GoPro into a 3D camera using this £35 Vitrima lens case

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If you've already splashed out on a GoPro but like the idea of capturing 3D footage, there's now an affordable way to do it – the Vitrima. The Vitrima is a waterproof GoPro case that features a split with two mirrors in the front. This means that the... >>

How to get free data, texts, and calls

How to get free data, texts, and calls

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Mobile plans aren't exactly cheap.  However, mobile carrier FreedomPop, which launched in the UK last year after first debuting in the US, is offering customers voice calls, texts, and mobile data at no cost.  More specifically, you can get 200 minutes,... >>

Intel 7th gen Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake processors are coming this year

Intel 7th gen Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake processors are coming this year

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Intel has officially announced its next generation of advanced processors that it's calling Kaby Lake. The Intel 7th gen Kaby Lake processors will go into production in the next few months and begin to ship before the end of the year. They will appear... >>

Asus Zenbo: Who is the handy robot helper?

Asus Zenbo: Who is the handy robot helper?

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Asus pulled a rabbit out of the hat at its pre-Computex press conference, showing off its first venture into robotics with the ever-so-cute Zenbo. The diminutive household robot joined Johnny Shih, Asus' chairman, onstage and made quite the impression... >>

Twitter tips and tricks

Twitter tips and tricks

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Twitter isn't exactly the most user-friendly social network to use. People who aren't familiar with the symbols # and @ or even terminology like retweet and DM probably see Twitter as some sort of alien spawn they'll never understand. But it doesn't have... >>

13 iPhone battery tips and tricks

13 iPhone battery tips and tricks

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Smartphones are great dates: they look good and they are patient with you while you take photos, reply to emails, browse the internet and respond to messages. The flaw almost all of them have however, is they don't have the stamina to last all day and... >>

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

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It might come as a surprise to Sony Mobile fans, but the company's next flagship isn't going to be called the Xperia Z6. Sony announced a new range of smartphones at MWC 2016 called the X Series, as well as confirming in a statement that the "Z line... >>

Nokia goes Android: What do we want to see?

Nokia goes Android: What do we want to see?

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Nokia is back, announcing that it's going to be embracing Android and producing a number of smartphones and tablets over the coming years. Nokia's story has more twists and turns than a mountain pass, with an equal number of ups and downs. The announcement... >>

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

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Since GoPro launched its latest camera range in the GoPro Hero4 the photos being created are stunning. With it comes new 4K video speeds of 30 frames per second, a rear touchscreen display and two times faster image processing. The camera remains largely... >>