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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... >>

BlackBerry Venice: The story so far on the Android BlackBerry

BlackBerry Venice: The story so far on the Android BlackBerry

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BlackBerry is going Android, or at least that's what all the latest rumours are claiming. It's been reported that the Canadian phone maker is working on at least two Android smartphones, but the one we're talking about here is currently going by the... >>

EE TV update adds search, personalisation, photo and video playback, more

EE TV update adds search, personalisation, photo and video playback, more

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EE has announced its biggest update to EE TV since the launch of the service in late-2014. The update brings more flexibility and personalisation to EE's TV service, which is one of the most dynamic TV offerings currently available. One of the biggest... >>

Intel’s future vision: Robot butlers, fashion wearables, super-fast SSD and RealSense prevail at IDF 2015

Intel’s future vision: Robot butlers, fashion wearables, super-fast SSD and RealSense prevail at IDF 2015

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At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 it's all go this year: we've seen automated robot butlers, Fossil unveiling a glimpse of its forthcoming fashion smart wearables, Razer jumping on board Intel's RealSense technology in its new Twitch-friendly camera,... >>

How Intel wants to change BMX and action sports: Accurate trick-tracking could come to pro competitions by 2016

How Intel wants to change BMX and action sports: Accurate trick-tracking could come to pro competitions by 2016

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At a developer forum you don't expect to watch BMX pros front-flipping over a ramp. But that's exactly what we were treated to on the third floor of the Moscone Centre in San Francisco at the Intel Developer Conference (IDF) 2015. And not just "because... >>

You can now buy special 'Drone Munition' shotgun shells to take down drones

You can now buy special 'Drone Munition' shotgun shells to take down drones

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We get it. Some people hate drones. Like, really hate them. So much so that an Idaho-based ammunition manufacturer has announced a new product just for them. It's called Drone Munition. We're not joking. It's a specialised shotgun shell designed to take... >>

Samsung Gear S2: Get a brief look at the watch's interface in teaser vid

Samsung Gear S2: Get a brief look at the watch's interface in teaser vid

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Samsung wants to get you pumped for the Gear S2, so it has just released a version of the promo video it showed off at an event last week. It basically teases the watch's interface and a few watch-optimised apps. Many people are already excited about... >>

Back up unlimited data and access it from any device

Back up unlimited data and access it from any device

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We're always on the hunt for an awesome backup system for our vital photos, videos, and documents. For us, that means a system we don't have to think about constantly, making updates or buying more space. We've found just that in SkyHub - and we're sharing... >>

Final Fantasy VII has finally arrived for iPhone and iPad

Final Fantasy VII has finally arrived for iPhone and iPad

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The seventh installment in the Final Fantasy role-playing video game series has just been ported to iOS, but the new mobile game is not the highly-anticipated remake that was announced at E3 2015 in June. The game has just landed in the App Store for... >>

Amazon to ditch game and book trade-ins

Amazon to ditch game and book trade-ins

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Amazon has been offering trade-ins for books and games for many years now, but as of the end of August it will be closing the service for good. Previously, owners of games and books could get credit on Amazon for their used items, with the amount determined... >>

We've only just got Windows 10 and Microsoft has announced the next update already

We've only just got Windows 10 and Microsoft has announced the next update already

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Windows 10 has only been available to PC owners for a few weeks but Microsoft is already planning for the next big update. It's even revealed a couple of the main features a new version will offer. When it devised Windows 10, the software giant wanted... >>

Electric Aston Martin Rapide confirmed: 800hp AWD supercar gunning for Tesla

Electric Aston Martin Rapide confirmed: 800hp AWD supercar gunning for Tesla

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Tesla may have got a head start on electric supercars but now Aston Martin has confirmed it's joining the race. The Aston Martin Rapide should be an 800hp electric supercar, due soon. Speaking to Automotive News, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer revealed... >>

Free Wi-Fi in UK streets for Virgin Media customers from September

Free Wi-Fi in UK streets for Virgin Media customers from September

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Virgin Media is to offer free Wi-Fi in public places around the UK, including streets in towns and cities, as it will use customers' Super Hub and Super Hub 2 routers as hotspots. Connection to them will be through a new smartphone app. In a scheme similar... >>

No, these aren’t milkshakes, they’re LG’s new Bluetooth speakers

No, these aren’t milkshakes, they’re LG’s new Bluetooth speakers

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LG is never one to remain tight-lipped on the build up to a major convention and its pre-IFA plans offer no exceptions. It has announced that it will be debuting two new Bluetooth speakers at the show in Berlin at the beginning of September, the Music... >>