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What is Apple CarPlay and which cars support it?

What is Apple CarPlay and which cars support it?

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Apple has officially begun its foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space by offering a product called CarPlay. It connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling uninterrupted access to and interaction with Apple's ecosystem... >>

Amazon Echo 2 is likely coming and will be the size of a beer can

Amazon Echo 2 is likely coming and will be the size of a beer can

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Amazon is reportedly fast at work on creating a successor to its popular Echo, but it isn't giving the connected speaker a simple design or software update, it's overhauling the whole body to make it smaller, portable even. According to The Wall Street... >>

Apple's Night Shift in iOS 9.3 beta stops display light from keeping you up at night

Apple's Night Shift in iOS 9.3 beta stops display light from keeping you up at night

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Apple has dropped a new iOS beta, called 9.3, and the most notable thing about it is a new "Night Shift" feature. Night Shift is basically a night mode for iOS devices, as it reduces the amount of blue light iPhones and iPads emit during the evening... >>

Get a car without buying alone, Ford introduces app controlled shared car leasing

Get a car without buying alone, Ford introduces app controlled shared car leasing

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Ford has announced a new scheme that will allow people to get access to a car without having to buy or lease it outright themselves. The Ford Credit Link will let groups share a car and split the lease cost, all controlled via an app. While this story... >>

HTC Vive pre-orders open 29 February, will it beat the Rift for price?

HTC Vive pre-orders open 29 February, will it beat the Rift for price?

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HTC will open pre-orders for its Vive virtual reality headset on 29 February. Cher Wang, chief executive of HTC, told the Telegraph during an interview that the company will start to take orders on the leap year day, but has so far kept shtum over its... >>

Best cars of CES 2016: BMW, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Faraday Future and more

Best cars of CES 2016: BMW, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Faraday Future and more

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It's often said that in recent years CES has become as much of a car show as it is a tech show. With the auto industry desperate to attract new consumers and drive extra profit by making their cars more of a connected device - indeed the interface is... >>

Oculus to offer more affordable headsets than Rift with future Gear VR models

Oculus to offer more affordable headsets than Rift with future Gear VR models

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Oculus will continue to develop affordable VR headsets like the Gear VR going forward as it believes that there are two different types of consumer interested in the future of the technology. The final release model of the Samsung Gear VR went on sale... >>

Griffin Travel Power Bank tops up Apple Watch right from your keychain

Griffin Travel Power Bank tops up Apple Watch right from your keychain

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Let's face it: the Apple Watch's day-long battery just isn't enough. Griffin seems to thinks so as well, because at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, it unveiled a new accessory that hangs from your keychain and packs 800mAh of extra power specifically for the Apple... >>

What have we become? Some of the best weird and wonderful gadgets of CES

What have we become? Some of the best weird and wonderful gadgets of CES

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CES isn't always just about the gadgets that are going to change your life, help you enjoy television in a better way, or make you lust after the latest state of the art smartphone. Oh no, it's about pushing what is possible with technology, whether that's... >>

Best of CES 2016: The 10 best gadgets and concepts

Best of CES 2016: The 10 best gadgets and concepts

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The Consumer Electronics Show takes place annually at the beginning of January in Las Vegas and with it comes announcements of thousands of new and exciting gadgets and products. This year's show was no different with some fabulous launches taking place... >>

Best TVs of CES 2016: LG, Samsung, Panasonic and more

Best TVs of CES 2016: LG, Samsung, Panasonic and more

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Television has always been a big part of the Consumer Electronics Show hosted annually in Las Vegas. CES 2016 kicked off at the beginning of January, giving manufacturers the chance to show off their latest innovations in televisions, presenting the devices... >>

Is there anything better than being put into Fallout 4 by Intel?

Is there anything better than being put into Fallout 4 by Intel?

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While wandering the massive halls of the CES trade show in Las Vegas each year, we often find some weird and wonderful tech demos or gadgets. However, with our ongoing love of Fallout 4 there was only one thing at this year's show that stole our award... >>

Best smarthome and IoT gadgets of CES 2016: Samsung, LG and more

Best smarthome and IoT gadgets of CES 2016: Samsung, LG and more

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Alongside televisions, cameras and thousands of other gadgety wonderments, smarthome devices have very much become a significant part of the CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas. There are plenty of home sensors and connected appliances on show at... >>

Extreme autonomous cars: Ford self-driving takes to the snow

Extreme autonomous cars: Ford self-driving takes to the snow

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It seems like only yesterday the idea of self-driving cars was a glimmer of a hope. Now there are not only cars already on the road that could basically self-drive, if it were legalised, but there's more. Ford has taken its smart cars into the snow. Ford... >>

Ford cars will read your wearable and adjust settings when you're sleepy or stressed

Ford cars will read your wearable and adjust settings when you're sleepy or stressed

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Ford has announced plans to integrate its cars with wearable technology for a smarter, safer driving experience. As part of Ford Smart Mobility an Automative Wearables Experience lab has been opened to begin working on helping cars and wearables communicate.... >>

Lego Education WeDo 2.0 brings Lego robots to the classroom

Lego Education WeDo 2.0 brings Lego robots to the classroom

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Your kids could be about to start playing with Lego at school after the company has launched an educational toy box that encourages robotic code learning. Best seen as a more approachable version of Lego Mindstorms, Lego Education WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on,... >>

Pico Brew: A home brewing machine that makes beer making as easy as baking a loaf of bread

Pico Brew: A home brewing machine that makes beer making as easy as baking a loaf of bread

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You'll soon be able to brew beer from your favourite breweries from around the world at home thanks to a new invention called the Pico Brew. The counter top device is a fully automated brewing appliance that is able to brew batches of 5-litre kegs in... >>

AiraWear Smart Comfort hoodie will give you a massage on the go

AiraWear Smart Comfort hoodie will give you a massage on the go

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If you've every thought about getting a massage while waiting for the bus, or even while sat in the pub, AiraWear is here to help. The AiraWear Smart Comfort hoodie, shown off at CES 2016, looks light and comfortable like a normal zip-up hoodie at a... >>

Motorola through the ages: DynaTac, RAZR, Droid and more

Motorola through the ages: DynaTac, RAZR, Droid and more

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Everybody on the planet probably knows the Motorola name, it's the iconic brand that created the first ever mobile phone. Now it's going out of existence on products. Motorola Mobility, the consumer division of the company, was bought by Google in 2012... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Transporter Refueled, Sherlock...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Transporter Refueled, Sherlock...

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Another week and another delicious collection of movies and TV shows awaits you on streaming services. Thanks to the rapidly expanding line-up of video content to stream through services, apps and channels, you need never be bored again. And Pocket-lint... >>

RIP Motorola and thanks for giving us the first ever mobile phone

RIP Motorola and thanks for giving us the first ever mobile phone

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It's the end of the line for Motorola as the name is set to slip off the face of the earth once and for all. Motorola Mobility, which was bought by Google in 2012 and then Lenovo in 2014, will be phased out in favour of the new "Lenovo by Moto" name.... >>

Microsoft Lumia 650 specs and design are here, could be the last Lumia

Microsoft Lumia 650 specs and design are here, could be the last Lumia

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Microsoft has already confirmed the Lumia 650 is coming and now specs and design have also been disclosed. Despite being a mid-range handset this could be an historic smartphone as it may be the last in the Lumia line before Microsoft hands-off to its... >>

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2016: Lenovo, HP and more

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2016: Lenovo, HP and more

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The Consumer Electronics Show marks the launch, or at least announcement, of thousands of devices and products. These range from activity trackers and smartphones to TVs and laptops, with all sorts in between. This year's show saw several laptops announced... >>

Best headphones and speakers of CES 2016: B&O, Naim, Philips and more

Best headphones and speakers of CES 2016: B&O, Naim, Philips and more

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CES 2016 always has a huge range of audio and visual delights, with headphones and speakers of all shapes and sizing wanting to entertain your ears. We paced the showfloor, picking out some of the most exciting new headphones and speakers coming your... >>

Project Tango hits smartphones, Lenovo and Google announce 3D scanning handset

Project Tango hits smartphones, Lenovo and Google announce 3D scanning handset

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Google's Project Tango, which captures 3D images of the real world and converts them into virtual, is coming to a smartphone made by Lenovo. This is the first time a manufacturer and Google have been linked for a consumer smartphone with Project Tango.... >>