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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... >>

Apple's Tim Cook doesn't dismiss VR, internet goes berserk

Apple's Tim Cook doesn't dismiss VR, internet goes berserk

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Chief Tim Cook made a comment today during Apple's conference call, and now the world is running with it. Here's the backstory: Apple posted its quarterly earnings today, smashing records once again. During the financial Q1 2016 earnings call afterward,... >>

Apple posts largest quarterly profit ever: 74.7M iPhones sold, 1B active devices, and more

Apple posts largest quarterly profit ever: 74.7M iPhones sold, 1B active devices, and more

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Apple had another amazing holiday quarter. Here's the thing: the company's last three months of the year usually balloon because it's when consumers buy all sorts of new Apple devices for the Christmas season. Apple posted a record $18 billion in profit... >>

Is this the new face of Lego?

Is this the new face of Lego?

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If you asked someone to describe what Lego looks like they would probably answer with something along the lines of a series of bricks that you put together to build buildings, vehicles, and the such like. That image is likely to change though when they... >>

Barclays will finally support Apple Pay on iPhone within two months

Barclays will finally support Apple Pay on iPhone within two months

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Barclays bank customers will be able to use Apple Pay on their iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch smartwatches within the next two months. The bank replied to an email from Oli Foster-Burnell, a customer who asked why it still hadn't added Apple Pay support,... >>

HTC One M10 exists, perhaps with A9-alike design

HTC One M10 exists, perhaps with A9-alike design

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It was only a few days ago that we mused on the lack of HTC One M10 leaks. Well hold on to your hats, as we've just seen a trickle of information on HTC's next flagship handset. While we have a good idea of Samsung's plans for the Galaxy S7 devices and... >>

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

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Smart clothes are the next step beyond wearables. Despite smart watches and activity trackers just beginning to become popular, smart clothing is already starting to appear. So far there are already items of smart clothing available including t-shirts... >>

What is VR? Virtual reality explained

What is VR? Virtual reality explained

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Virtual reality, or VR, is the latest buzzword in the wonderful world of technology. Don't be fooled into thinking it is a new technology though, it isn't, but that's not to say it isn't something to get excited about. For those who are wondering what... >>

Best tech toys for Christmas 2016: Drones, cameras, smartwatches and more

Best tech toys for Christmas 2016: Drones, cameras, smartwatches and more

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It might seem strange talking about toys your kids will likely want come the end of 2016 already, but each January London plays host to the UK's biggest toy trade fair and that means we get to see upcoming goodies almost 11 months in advance. We spend... >>

BBC Three Online takes over from broadcast on 16 February, here's what's available

BBC Three Online takes over from broadcast on 16 February, here's what's available

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It has been known for more than a year that the BBC planned to change BBC Three from a broadcast channel into a zone on BBC iPlayer, but the BBC Trust would always have the final say. Now it has approved the proposal and the changeover from a broadcast... >>

Ted Baker SS16: Sexy cases, funky headphones

Ted Baker SS16: Sexy cases, funky headphones

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Ted Baker is well known as a clothing brand but pretty dresses and whacky shirts aren't the only thing it dabbles in. It has its fingers in all sorts of pies from bedding and lingerie to crockery and there are a few cases and headphones thrown in... >>