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Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet can survive insane conditions

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet can survive insane conditions

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Panasonic has carved something of a niche for itself over the years in supplying rugged tablet devices for extreme workplaces but it now faces serious rivalry from Dell as the US firm wants to muscle in on the action. Joining an existing line-up of super... >>

Toshiba in serious trouble as CEO quits over $1.2 billion accounting scandal

Toshiba in serious trouble as CEO quits over $1.2 billion accounting scandal

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Hisao Tanaka, the CEO and president of Toshiba, has resigned after the company was found to have overstated its operating profits for the last six years, to the tune of $1.2 billion (£780 million). He and two others in senior management, vice-chairman... >>

Save 75 per cent on a lifetime of secure password management from SplashID Pro

Save 75 per cent on a lifetime of secure password management from SplashID Pro

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You can have an easy-to-remember password or you can have a secure password, but you usually can't have both. Which, if your usual online routine includes pressing "forgot password" every day, you probably already know. The good news? We're about to make... >>

BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon

BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon

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BT begins the first large-scale trials of its G.fast broadband technology in August, which is the first step, it says, to introducing up to 500Mbps ultrafast speeds across the UK in future. It will start to roll out the new technology in the country from... >>

First new Windows 10 phones tipped to be Lumia 950 and 950 XL, specifications leaked

First new Windows 10 phones tipped to be Lumia 950 and 950 XL, specifications leaked

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Until now the phones believed to launch as the first new Windows 10 handsets went by the codenames Talkman and Cityman. They have also been tagged as the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL by several rumours. However, a new source claims that Microsoft will skip... >>

Why does Twitter look so dull and where have the background pictures gone?

Why does Twitter look so dull and where have the background pictures gone?

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After years of allowing its users to choose their own backgrounds for the browser version of Twitter the social network has removed custom background images from "home", "notifications" and user tweet feeds. Even preset Twitter backgrounds can no longer... >>

GoPro now lets amateur filmmakers make money off their GoPro videos

GoPro now lets amateur filmmakers make money off their GoPro videos

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GoPro is an interesting company. It chiefly makes action cameras, but there's also a side business, in which GoPro is essentially working toward becoming a content company. It has content channels on a variety of platforms, including YouTube and Xbox... >>

New Instagram update just made the desktop website a lot more useful

New Instagram update just made the desktop website a lot more useful

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Let's say you want to look at Kim Kardashian's Instagram profile. Prior to today, you could find her profile one of two ways: search "Kim Kardashian Instagram" on Google.com from any mobile device or computer, or open the mobile app and search her name... >>

Znaps is a new adapter that makes your phone's plug-in port magnetic

Znaps is a new adapter that makes your phone's plug-in port magnetic

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Imagine it's dark and you grab your iPhone to charge it. Even though you can't see a thing, your charging cable easily slips into the Lightning port. In fact, it fastens itself because the port and your cable are magnetised. It's a simple trick - and... >>

Will the iPhone 6S start at 32GB instead of 16GB?

Will the iPhone 6S start at 32GB instead of 16GB?

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Most people have a love-hate relationship with 16GB iPhones. They're the cheapest, base-model iPhones, but on the other hand, they're annoying to use on a regular basis. Between all the selfies you snap and apps you download and other media you like to... >>

Android M unlikely to be Android 6.0, rather 5.2

Android M unlikely to be Android 6.0, rather 5.2

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The next version of Android is currently known by the codename Android M, but it's expected to get an official name as well as a version number before it actually rolls out later this year. Although everybody believes Android M will officially be called... >>

Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go

Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go

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Dashcams are pretty much standard in Russia, but the dashboard camera is slowly making its way to the UK too, and one of the companies that is letting you record your journeys on the road, is Asus. We took the company's latest dashcam offering out for... >>

Ashley Madison members are safe as site manages to silence hackers, but for how long?

Ashley Madison members are safe as site manages to silence hackers, but for how long?

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Avid Life, the company behind the dating website, Ashley Madison, that was hacked yesterday, has claimed that it has managed to get all published versions of its members list pulled from the internet. Ashley Madison is a website dedicated to people... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

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Samsung has officially announced the successor to its Galaxy Tab S tablet after numerous leaks of the device first appeared in May. The Galaxy Tab S2 arrives just over a year after the original was revealed and it will be available to buy from August.... >>

Top children's tablets: 8 devices your kids will love

Top children's tablets: 8 devices your kids will love

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Finding the best tablet for your child isn’t simply a matter of comparing technical stats. Operating system features for safety and ease of use, as well as bespoke learning tools are just as important. Equally, the device needs to engage children in... >>

Save 90 per cent on this Node.js course and build 10 apps from scratch

Save 90 per cent on this Node.js course and build 10 apps from scratch

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Whether you're new to programming or just want to add a new skill to your portfolio, you've probably heard that learning Node.js is the way to go. The technology is gaining popularity among programmers working on large-scale web applications, quickly... >>

LG Bello II won’t set the world alight but won’t break the bank either

LG Bello II won’t set the world alight but won’t break the bank either

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LG continues down its path of offering smartphone for all tastes with the LG Bello II. It is an entry-level 5-inch smartphone that is more aimed at emerging markets than mature ones, but the 5-megapixel "selfie" camera on the front puts it aside from... >>

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus? Amazing leaked pictures reveal all

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus? Amazing leaked pictures reveal all

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Considering the wealth of rumours that have been flying around over the last couple of months, Samsung is widely expected to reveal a larger version of its Galaxy S6 edge flagship smartphone sometime soon, and a series of hands-on pictures that allegedly... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 finally official after months of leaks, just 5.6mm thin

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 finally official after months of leaks, just 5.6mm thin

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The announcement of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is hardly a big surprise, given that leaked images showing the device first surfaced in May, but now it has been officially revealed and you will be able to buy one from August. There will be two sizes available,... >>

Honda CR-V 2015 review: Tech-tweaked SUV

Honda CR-V 2015 review: Tech-tweaked SUV

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Honda is looking at having a big year in 2015. You can't help but have noticed the new Type-R or NSX that will be hitting the roads in 2015, leading the charge in a complete refresh of the company's cars.  The new Honda CR-V, first off the blocks, is... >>

The Ashes: How Sky Sports brings the series to your TV, tablet or smartphone

The Ashes: How Sky Sports brings the series to your TV, tablet or smartphone

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Cricket is all about statistics, something that Sky Sports recognises and prioritises in its coverage of the sport and The Ashes specifically. The latest iteration of the Sky Sports app has a dedicated section for the England versus Australia series... >>

Samsung Gear A release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear A release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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Samsung has released several smartwatches in the past, but it's working on a new one that will stand out from the rest because it has a round face, physical controls like a crown, and runs Samsung's own Tizen operating system. All this information is... >>

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

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Tesla Motors has just unveiled new upgrades for its Model S car line-up. The electric carmaker also announced a new single-motor Model S as well as revealed a new Roadster is coming. Wow. So much new stuff. Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, dumped all this and... >>

Amazon's Fresh service might soon start delivering groceries in the UK

Amazon's Fresh service might soon start delivering groceries in the UK

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Amazon operates a fancy grocery delivery service in the US called Amazon Fresh, and according to two new reports, it's about to expand to the UK. AmazonFresh has been live in a some US cities for a couple of years now, including Los Angeles, San Francisco,... >>

Microsoft's Cortana app for Android leaks out early, in beta form

Microsoft's Cortana app for Android leaks out early, in beta form

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You can now use Cortana on an Android device - but not officially. Microsoft confirmed earlier this year that its smart assistant, Cortana, would soon arrive for Android devices. Cortana is native to the Windows 10 platform, but Microsoft said it would... >>