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Huge leak spills HTC One M10 specs, Quad HD display and 12MP UltraPixel camera rumoured

Huge leak spills HTC One M10 specs, Quad HD display and 12MP UltraPixel camera rumoured

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We've been waiting for the interwebs to turn a trick on HTC and deliver some juicy gossip on the forthcoming HTC One M10, codenamed Perfume. With very little being said about the device, it was only recently that we started to hear anything about HTC's... >>

Guide to smart heating: Why upgrading your thermostat is a good idea

Guide to smart heating: Why upgrading your thermostat is a good idea

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Did you know that the heating and cooling of buildings accounts for over 33 per cent of the world’s energy usage? That’s a larger share than that of the entire global transportation industry. There are two primary reasons why heating uses so much... >>

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

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It was just over a week ago that Microsoft was recalling power adapters for its Surface Pro tablets and now Apple is also issuing a recall. Apple is recalling certain AC power wall plug adapters. The company cites that "In very rare cases, affected... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: What's the rumoured difference?

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It's been almost a year since Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge flagship smartphones. The two devices surprised everyone with their lovely metal designs, superb cameras and excellent power, leading to high expectations for their successors.... >>

OnePlus X now available without an invite too

OnePlus X now available without an invite too

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After making its flagship phone available to buy without needing an invite, OnePlus has now opened up orders for the OnePlus X too. "As we continue to move our business forward we will never stop looking for exciting new ways to reinvent ourselves. That's... >>

The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today

The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today

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Video effects artist Nick DenBoer has created possibly one of the weirdest, most disturbing remixes of a famous film yet. The Chickening is his own adaptation of Stanley Kubrik's The Shining and, while stunningly, maddeningly brilliant, once seen it'll... >>

Haier now makes wearables: Haierwatch smartwatch and H-Band activity trackers

Haier now makes wearables: Haierwatch smartwatch and H-Band activity trackers

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Haier has announced, ahead of Mobile World Congress, that it will begin manufacturing and selling wearables. Specifically it's going to launch a smartwatch called HaierWatch and an activity tracker that doubles as a Bluetooth headset, called H-Band. Haier... >>

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... >>

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

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Each year Lego unveils its new sets that combine top name franchises and in-house brands. For families though, there’s a tension between block building creativity and the product becoming a way to get children into other franchises. At this year’s... >>

Darpa is working on a $60m chip to connect human brains to computers, directly

Darpa is working on a $60m chip to connect human brains to computers, directly

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Whether you're the paranoid type, that thinks brain implants ultimately mean government mind control, or an excited futurist, the reality is coming. Darpa has committed $60 million to creating an interface for the human brain and machines that will be... >>

Google just beat Facebook to the punch at teaching a computer to master Go

Google just beat Facebook to the punch at teaching a computer to master Go

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Ouch. Facebook is probably hating on Google so much right now. Okay, here's what's up: Google published a blog post today as well as the fancy video below, which is narrated by Demis Hassabis, a British researcher from Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence... >>

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

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So, drone racing is like a legit thing now. The Drone Racing League - a sports and media company trying to bring drone racing to mass appeal - has announced its first racing season: a series of six courses, which include various challenging locations,... >>

Whoa! Most of Facebook’s 1B daily active users log on from mobile devices

Whoa! Most of Facebook’s 1B daily active users log on from mobile devices

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Facebook has just posted its earning results for the quarter and the year, and the standout bits are that it smashed financial records and has on average 1.04 billion daily active users - most of which log on from mobile devices. Facebook said it earned... >>

Sundance 2016: 17 most anticipated indie films premiering at the festival

Sundance 2016: 17 most anticipated indie films premiering at the festival

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If you're in the mood to scope out some exceptional, upcoming independent films, you have come to the right place. The Sundance Film Festival, which is organised by the Sundance Institute, is the largest independent film festival in the US. It takes place... >>

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

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A smarthome consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smarthome cool team - the camera. Smarthome cameras will not only... >>

Best language and translation apps

Best language and translation apps

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The world is a big place, full of people who speak hundreds of different languages so if you need to speak to someone in China, but only know English, you might run into a few problems. There are a couple of options available to you when it comes to... >>

New Hive smarthome kit is here: Active Plug, Motion Sensor, Window and Door Sensor launch

New Hive smarthome kit is here: Active Plug, Motion Sensor, Window and Door Sensor launch

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Hive has released a host of new smarthome products to buy from as early as today which promise to make your home more connected. Available to buy from now is the Hive Active Plug, and from February the Window and Door Sensor plus Motion Sensor. All... >>

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

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It doesn't matter what profession you are in, many of us need a practical bag for work and for some that means carrying a laptop, tablet or some other form of tech around with you on a daily basis. Just because you need to carry a laptop, doesn't mean... >>

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

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Flying Gadgets, the toy company that introduced the X-Voice voice-controlled drone last year, is bringing another unique quadcopter to the UK later this year, the X-Water. It can fly both above and below water, while filming 720p video. What's more, it... >>

Ex-Google exec Hugo Barra reveals Xiaomi Mi 5 release date

Ex-Google exec Hugo Barra reveals Xiaomi Mi 5 release date

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The Xiaomi Mi 5 is officially due to be unveiled on 24 February, according to Hugo Barra. After many rumours of the new Xiaomi handset the company's own Hugo Barra has taken to Twitter to confirm the announcement date. The former Google Nexus exec who... >>

Does Safari keep crashing on your iPhone? Here's how to fix it

Does Safari keep crashing on your iPhone? Here's how to fix it

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If you've noticed that Safari on your iPhone keeps crashing today, don't panic you aren't alone. A number of Safari users are reporting that they are having difficulty using the default browser. They say it is repeatedly crashing when launched for the... >>

Amazon Prime Music continues assault on Apple Music with ad-free radio stations and lyrics

Amazon Prime Music continues assault on Apple Music with ad-free radio stations and lyrics

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Although Amazon's streaming music service is playing catch-up in the amount of content it offers in comparison with rivals, it has added a couple of new features for UK Prime members that might make them think twice about continuing with their Apple Music... >>

Steampunk porn: Jetbike, Wolverine claws, garden bunker and more, in pictures

Steampunk porn: Jetbike, Wolverine claws, garden bunker and more, in pictures

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Colin Furze is a modern day midlands da Vinci, if Leonardo rode a BMX and had a welding super power. The result of this YouTube star's creations are some seriously fun, probably unsafe and completely awesome looking inventions. From a bicycle that hurtles... >>

Amazon Prime Now delivers within an hour of ordering, in Liverpool

Amazon Prime Now delivers within an hour of ordering, in Liverpool

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Amazon might already offered same day collection at many of its pick up points but it is now going one better. Amazon Prime Now is a new service that will deliver orders in one hour for a fee. While this started in the Manhattan area, it's now available in... >>

Stay protected online with ZenMate VPN: Lifetime Premium Subscription

Stay protected online with ZenMate VPN: Lifetime Premium Subscription

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For all its wondrous benefits, the internet can be a security nightmare for the unprepared. Protecting your sensitive information online can sometimes feel like a full-time job, but with private network services like ZenMate VPN, you can guard your online... >>