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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... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution. Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

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Scientists are all working hard to find the Holy Grail of batteries and it looks like solid state could be a contender. A recent paper from researchers at MIT, working with Samsung, details a new type of battery. This solid-state powerhouse will last... >>

This is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, expect an IFA appearance

This is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, expect an IFA appearance

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The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact appears to have leaked in promotional photos of the handset. While Sony is expected to unveil its next flagship in the Xperia Z5 at IFA, from 2 September, the Compact hasn't leaked much. These leaked photos come via Dutch site... >>

iPhone users can now use WhatsApp on the web: Here's how to set it up

iPhone users can now use WhatsApp on the web: Here's how to set it up

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been ignoring iPhone users for a while. Sure, there's a WhatsApp app for iPhone. But the web client, which has been available for months and works with other mobile platforms like Android and BlackBerry, has never supported... >>

Bing's Android app has a new feature that's just like Google Now on Tap

Bing's Android app has a new feature that's just like Google Now on Tap

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Microsoft has added a new feature described as "snapshots on tap" within it's Bing Search app for Android - and as you might've guessed already, it works very similarly to Google's Now on Tap feature coming with Android Marshmallow this autumn. Google... >>

Learn JavaScript, C, HTML5 and more with 99 per cent off an 8-course coding bundle

Learn JavaScript, C, HTML5 and more with 99 per cent off an 8-course coding bundle

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If you’ve ever thought about learning how to code, you won’t want to pass up this amazing deal on the Coding 101 Bundle. We’ve packed it with eight great courses each worth up to $1,099 (£702) on their own, and we’ve made the entire bundle just... >>

Android Wear can now Google Translate your conversations: This is how it works

Android Wear can now Google Translate your conversations: This is how it works

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The world is a big place, and it's filled with people who speak many, many different languages. That can sometimes cause problems for you should you want to travel or even strike up a conversation with someone new. You never know if someone will understand... >>

Android Wear watch faces are now interactive: Here's what they can do

Android Wear watch faces are now interactive: Here's what they can do

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Google has announced that Android Wear is updating to include support for interactive watch faces. The idea is that - with just a tap - your watch face will now be able to change design, reveal more information, or even launch an app. With this type of... >>

Giphy just launched an app that lets you easily make GIFs on your iPhone

Giphy just launched an app that lets you easily make GIFs on your iPhone

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Everybody loves GIFs. But making them is another story. We're always looking for an easier and better and faster way to make GIFs, but that search might end today. A new app has just released - and it aims to streamline the GIF-making process. Giphy is... >>

Huawei unveils a new Honor smartphone, but it's the 7i not the expected 7

Huawei unveils a new Honor smartphone, but it's the 7i not the expected 7

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Although it is heavily tipped that Huawei sub-brand Honor will launch a new phone next week - thought to be the Honor 7 - it's actually announced a device ahead of the press event. And the name of it could confuse matters dramatically. A handset was launched... >>

Lytro goes open source for VR capture and more

Lytro goes open source for VR capture and more

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Lytro, the name behind light field photography, has just generously dished out all its tech to everyone, by becoming open source. This means anyone can now use the Illum camera and first-gen camera smarts to create anything their imaginations allow. This... >>

LeapFrog takes the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition head-on with the Epic Android tablet for little’uns

LeapFrog takes the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition head-on with the Epic Android tablet for little’uns

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Children's gadget and toy brand LeapFrog has responded to Amazon's entry into the kids tablet market with an Android device of its own. The LeapFrog Epic is designed specifically to be customised and can adapt to suit children as they age and become interested... >>

Huawei Mate8 leak suggests it could be the highlight of IFA

Huawei Mate8 leak suggests it could be the highlight of IFA

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Huawei is getting ready to launch its new Mate8 smartphone at the IFA tradeshow on 2 September. Officially, invites for a Huawei event, with the name 8 on the invite, have already gone out. Now a leak has revealed more of what we can expect from the phone... >>

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

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As drones begin to fill the skies so too do videos of their antics. If shows like You've Been Framed have taught us anything it's that seeing expensive things get destroyed is funny. So seeing pricey drones getting plucked out of the air by not-so-natural... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Standard, affordable 2.7K video drone, out now

DJI Phantom 3 Standard, affordable 2.7K video drone, out now

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Famed drone creator DJI has begun selling its latest flying contraption, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard. The idea behind the Standard model is to offer the high quality of the Phantom drone without the high price. Current Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced... >>

Ministry of Sound has always been ‘about the sound as well as the music’ as it sets up for quality Bluetooth speaker release

Ministry of Sound has always been ‘about the sound as well as the music’ as it sets up for quality Bluetooth speaker release

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Ministry of Sound has been moving more and more into the quality end of the audio speaker and headphone market of late, with the Audio S Plus portable Bluetooth speaker being a particular recent highlight. However, it won't end there. Indeed, the company... >>

Sony SmartBand 2 adds heart rate tracking to the mix

Sony SmartBand 2 adds heart rate tracking to the mix

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Sony has announced a second generation activity and fitness tracker that maintains the core design and abilities of its first, but adds a heart rate tracker to more accurately judge pulse and cardio information. The Sony SmartBand 2 looks almost identical... >>

Do you want to test the next PS4 firmware update ahead of release?

Do you want to test the next PS4 firmware update ahead of release?

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One of the areas Microsoft has been strongest in the current generation console battle is in growing its Xbox One operating system and user experience rapidly, even opening up the process for feedback by the gaming community ahead of each official patch.... >>

Apple iPhone 6S leaks in bend test video, guess what happens

Apple iPhone 6S leaks in bend test video, guess what happens

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Once again the purported Apple iPhone 6S rear plate has appeared online, this time undergoing a proper bend test. The apparent rear plate of the iPhone 6S, which is in the hands of YouTubers Unbox Therapy, has undergone more tests than their first video.... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: White water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Pocket-lint Extreme: White water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

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"Listen up, or you'll get hurt." Those might not have been the exact words from Rich our raft instructor at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, as team Pocket-lint huddled around him, but it is the main gist of what he had been saying over the last 20... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: Mountain biking

Pocket-lint Extreme: Mountain biking

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What's happening around you right now? Turn around and you'll be able to quickly see, however the same might not be the case when you are bombing through the forest on your mountain bike. On a recent trip to Bracknell Forest's MTB trail we used the Kodak... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: Ziplining across Wembley Stadium

Pocket-lint Extreme: Ziplining across Wembley Stadium

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Going to Wembley Stadium is an exciting trip on its own. But going, not to watch football but to zipline across the stadium, is even more exhilarating. We were invited to take the plunge across one of the world's most famous football pitches. What better... >>

Sony goes Metal Gear Solid mad: MGSV Xperia and Walkman devices in-bound

Sony goes Metal Gear Solid mad: MGSV Xperia and Walkman devices in-bound

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Having already announced a special edition 1TB PlayStation 4 decked out in Metal Gear Solid motifs and colour schemes, Sony is now turning its attention to other devices. In Japan you will soon be able to buy special Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain... >>

New Sky Movies features at the heart of latest Sky+HD software update

New Sky Movies features at the heart of latest Sky+HD software update

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Sky has continued its commitment to upgrading its software and EPG every three months with new features designed to make navigation quicker and simpler. The latest update, rolling out from today, is focused on Sky Movies, with a number of key additions... >>