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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... >>

Breathing batteries can make smartphones last all week on a charge

Breathing batteries can make smartphones last all week on a charge

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Another day, another battery breakthrough. This time it's lithium-air batteries that have had an advancement which could mean cells that last five times longer than current ones. Dr Kyeongjae Cho and his team at Dallas University have discovered a new... >>

Ultimate Ears UE Roll 2: Rock 'n' roll reprisal

Ultimate Ears UE Roll 2: Rock 'n' roll reprisal

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The UE Roll, the discus-shaped rugged Bluetooth speaker, is back for round two. The UE Roll 2 takes the same dinky shape as the original waterproof speaker, but crams in 15 per cent more sound and better wireless range to 100-feet, according to the company.... >>

Olympus TG-Tracker 4K camera tracks your location, speed and much more

Olympus TG-Tracker 4K camera tracks your location, speed and much more

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Olympus has announced its latest action camera in the Olympus Tough range and it records all-manner of extra data to go along with the footage. As well as film in 4K, the Olympus TG-Tracker measures altitude, depth, air and water temperature, geo-location,... >>

Eight lighting tips for your home: An expert shares her design secrets

Eight lighting tips for your home: An expert shares her design secrets

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Walk into a room, flick a switch, and your room is normally filled with light. Is it the right light though? Could it be designed to help your health and well-being? Are there any rules or recommendations you should follow when installing new lights... >>

Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Goodbye physical keys and hello OLED touch bar?

Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Goodbye physical keys and hello OLED touch bar?

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The next update to Apple's MacBook Pro line could be one of the most significant so far. Reportedly, Apple is ditching the function keys in favour of a new OLED display touch bar. While Apple will no doubt roll out updates to its MacBook Pro line this... >>

Lenovo trademarks Moto Z modular phone ahead of possible 9 June event

Lenovo trademarks Moto Z modular phone ahead of possible 9 June event

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Lenovo might have more than a Project Tango phone to launch next month. The company is holding a Tech World event on 9 June, and it's expected to announced a consumer Project Tango-enabled smartphone at that event. But it appears as though Lenovo could... >>

Pebble is announcing something today - what could it be?

Pebble is announcing something today - what could it be?

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Pebble has something up its sleeve, apparently. That's what the company wants us to think after it sent email invitations to the media with a GIF of the word "OMG" spelt out in LED lights on a circuit board of some sort. The caption with the invitation... >>

Spotify's Family Plan is much cheaper now: Here's what you need to know

Spotify's Family Plan is much cheaper now: Here's what you need to know

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Spotify has upgraded its family plan pricing in order to match not only Apple Music but also Google Play Music. The music-streaming service now charges $14.99 a month for up to six Premium accounts per family. Apple Music's family plan similarly costs... >>

Watch Xiaomi tease first Mi Drone in new video ahead of 25 May launch

Watch Xiaomi tease first Mi Drone in new video ahead of 25 May launch

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Xiaomi quietly revealed a few days ago it was about to unveil a drone, and now the Chinese company has posted a teaser video for the product. The drone will be the company's first, and it's thought to be called Mi Drone. We know this because Xiaomi published... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content launching throughout 2016. There has been a buzz around virtual reality (VR) for the past few years. Some of this has come from the lengthy development of devices like... >>

OnePlus Loop VR headset is completely free but out of stock (update)

OnePlus Loop VR headset is completely free but out of stock (update)

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Yesterday, 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 wasn't long before... >>

Samsung Gear Fit 2 official looking photos leak, reveal split screen and more

Samsung Gear Fit 2 official looking photos leak, reveal split screen and more

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The Samsung Gear Fit 2 has leaked, again, this time in seemingly official images showing off the wearable from plenty of angles. So far the Gear Fit 2 has leaked in a render and in images through Samsung's official site. While the device is almost certainly... >>

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

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While wearables and smartphones are offering more ways to track health than ever, there's still a place for the powerful and accurate GPS sports watch. Sports watches are actually learning from the new kit and becoming smarter. Plenty now go beyond GPS... >>

Drunk too often? The BACtrack wearable will let you know

Drunk too often? The BACtrack wearable will let you know

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BACtrack Skyn is a new wrist-based wearable that can measure the level of alcohol in your blood. It's smart enough to know if you've been drinking too much, without being invasive. The wristband won't require you to breath all over it, like lots of current... >>

Win an iPad Pro worth £500 with Travelex Supercard!

Win an iPad Pro worth £500 with Travelex Supercard!

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Travelex, the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist, has teamed up with Pocket-lint to offer you the chance to win a brand new 32GB iPad Pro, worth £500, to celebrate the summer launch of Supercard. Supercard from Travelex will provide a new... >>

iPhone 7 photographed, camera lens is mind-boggling

iPhone 7 photographed, camera lens is mind-boggling

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The Apple iPhone 7, the current Holy Grail of leaks, has appeared in apparent real world photos showing it clearly at last. We say at last, the phone is due out until September, so this is pretty early leakage. Apple's iPhone 7 is the handset that's allegedly... >>

Get money off a Lumsing fast charger with Quick Charge 2.0 that will have your battery back to full power within 80 minutes

Get money off a Lumsing fast charger with Quick Charge 2.0 that will have your battery back to full power within 80 minutes

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We're not sure about you, but for us here at Pocket-lint we can never find enough chargers in the house or office for all our gadgets. It doesn't have to be that way though. The Lumsing Quick Charge 2.0 40W Multi-Port USB Desktop Charger is a five USB... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

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Freeview Play is an incredible useful tool that gives you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide and choose catch-up shows to play automatically. Just find the show listed in the last seven days, click on it and it'll open... >>

The classic SNES Controller gets an upgrade: The Bluetooth SNES30 and smartphone holder

The classic SNES Controller gets an upgrade: The Bluetooth SNES30 and smartphone holder

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No matter how advanced entertainment technology may be, there’s little argument amongst gamers as to what controller still reigns supreme. The pre-millennial golden era of video games delivered one of the greatest gaming controllers ever made: the Super... >>

Build a career in IT security with the Ethical Hacker Professional Certification Package

Build a career in IT security with the Ethical Hacker Professional Certification Package

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Imagine getting paid to hack into a company’s network and expose their security flaws. The idea behind ethical hacking is brilliant, beating malicious data thieves to the digital punch by identifying and correcting structural weaknesses from within.... >>

Xiaomi is getting into drones now, will launch first 'Mi Drone' next week

Xiaomi is getting into drones now, will launch first 'Mi Drone' next week

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Xiaomi's been a busy little bee lately, but that isn't stopping the Chinese company from announcing yet another product in a whole new segment. 9to5Google noticed that Xiaomi has started teasing a launch event on its official forum. The company published... >>

Google and Levi's smart jacket to go on sale next year - watch what it can do

Google and Levi's smart jacket to go on sale next year - watch what it can do

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Google just gave us an update on its partnership with Levi's while at Google I/O 2016, confirming that a smart jacket is coming next year. At last year's developer conference, Google introduced a new technology called Project Jacquard and said it was... >>

Google will launch a Project Ara modular phone for consumers in 2017

Google will launch a Project Ara modular phone for consumers in 2017

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Google's Project Ara modular smartphone venture is alive and well. In fact, it'll get a consumer launch next year. Blaise Bertrand, the head of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, announced at Google I/O 2016 that a new developer phone will... >>

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

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After the huge success of The Walking Dead, another TV series based on a Robert Kirkman comic book, Outcast was commissioned - this time by Fox International. The 10-episode first season will start in the UK on Fox on 7 June but you can watch the pilot... >>