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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... >>

HTC One M10, dubbed HTC O2, leaks: Snapdragon 820, QHD and waterproof

HTC One M10, dubbed HTC O2, leaks: Snapdragon 820, QHD and waterproof

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A new flagship HTC One appears to have leaked under the name HTC O2, or HTC One M10. The device is reportedly going to pack some high-end specs. The leaks come from sources of Chinese sites MyDrivers and Mobile-dad. These claim the handset will be unveiled in... >>

This is the BlackBerry Venice slider phone, coming in November and with Google Play Store

This is the BlackBerry Venice slider phone, coming in November and with Google Play Store

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When BlackBerry executive Ron Louks held up a previously announced slider phone at Mobile World Congress earlier this year it took many if not all by surprise. It was only a tease - wasn't even named - but represented an interesting new direction for... >>

FiftyThree is finally bringing its popular Paper drawing app to iPhone

FiftyThree is finally bringing its popular Paper drawing app to iPhone

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Soon, you'll be able to create gorgeous works of art...with your iPhone. Everyone knows the iPad is a great device for sketching, especially when paired with the robust Paper app and Pencil stylus from FiftyThree. But the iPhone on the other hand isn't... >>

Fotokite Phi is a leashed drone that's gesture-controlled and carries a GoPro

Fotokite Phi is a leashed drone that's gesture-controlled and carries a GoPro

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Even we'll admit that drones can be intimidating. They're difficult to steer, cumbersome to transport, and often super expensive. The list of negatives goes on further, but despite all that, we still love and can't get enough of them. For instance, when... >>

BBC iPlayer to embrace Ultra HD as part of the Beeb's 'long term plans'

BBC iPlayer to embrace Ultra HD as part of the Beeb's 'long term plans'

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The BBC iPlayer platform is looking to offer Ultra HD video streams in the future but the 4K TV market isn't big enough yet to make it a priority. Pocket-lint met the head of BBC iPlayer, Dan Taylor-Watt, at New Broadcasting House in London to check... >>

BBC iPlayer brings new features to mobile and TV, you can now start a live show from the beginning

BBC iPlayer brings new features to mobile and TV, you can now start a live show from the beginning

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The BBC is in the processing of pushing out updates to its TV, set-top-box and mobile applications that add a few key new features, with different new abilities coming to different platforms. One of the key new features is Live Restart, which is rolling... >>

Twitchers and YouTubers, the Razer RealSense Camera's auto background removal will enhance your broadcasts

Twitchers and YouTubers, the Razer RealSense Camera's auto background removal will enhance your broadcasts

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Razer is well known in gaming for its PCs, laptops and peripherals. Now, with the power of Intel RealSense, its created the Razer RealSense Camera, which uses the depth-sensing technology to auto remove backgrounds. No need for green screen, no need for... >>

Google Hangouts now has its own website for videos calls and messaging

Google Hangouts now has its own website for videos calls and messaging

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Although there are already a hundred different ways to access the Hangouts video-calling service, Google has apparently decided you need yet another way. It has launched an all-new Google Hangouts website. You can still start a Hangout from Gmail, your... >>

Pre-order the SKEYE Mini Drone and save 34 per cent

Pre-order the SKEYE Mini Drone and save 34 per cent

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We always want you to be the first to have the coolest and newest gadgets, which is why we’re letting you know that the insanely fun SKEYE Mini Drone with an HD camera is coming in September. And you can pre-order it now and save 34 per cent when it... >>

Google's OnHub smart Wi-Fi router might actually excite you

Google's OnHub smart Wi-Fi router might actually excite you

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We've all been there. Your internet isn't working at home, so you resort to unplugging and then re-plugging in your Wi-Fi router. Maybe that'll do the trick... or maybe it won't. It's just one of life's mysteries. But Google has developed a new product... >>

Fossil Android Wear smartwatch to arrive October, powered by Intel technology

Fossil Android Wear smartwatch to arrive October, powered by Intel technology

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Intel and Fossil Group announced a partnership in September 2014, and now we're seeing the fruits of that as tangible product at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015. Yep, Fossil will release its first fashion smartwatch, an as-yet-unnamed Android Wear... >>

Cortana is always listening with new Wake-On-Voice tech, even when Windows 10 is sleeping

Cortana is always listening with new Wake-On-Voice tech, even when Windows 10 is sleeping

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"Hey Cortana". Windows 10's built-in assistant is the go-to voice-controlled interface in Microsoft's operating system. And she's just about to get a whole lot smarter. Shown at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 in San Francisco, Intel demonstrated... >>

Windows Surface Mobile 'Juggernaut Alpha' leaks: QHD, 4GB, wireless charging, 21MP PureView and more

Windows Surface Mobile 'Juggernaut Alpha' leaks: QHD, 4GB, wireless charging, 21MP PureView and more

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What's claimed to be the rumoured Windows Surface Phone has leaked online under the codename "Juggernaut Alpha" which should ship as "Surface Mobile". And as the codename suggests it should knock over any competition in its path. Rumours of a Surface... >>

Scooby Doo trailer shows how Lego Dimensions is taking toys to life to a new level

Scooby Doo trailer shows how Lego Dimensions is taking toys to life to a new level

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As momentum builds towards next month’s launch of Lego Dimensions, a new trailer focusing on Scooby-Doo underlines the multiple franchises available in the Starter Pack along with a staring role for Shaggy and Scooby. Scooby-Doo is one of the 14 brands... >>

Misfit unveils Speedo Shine, the water wearable for swimmers

Misfit unveils Speedo Shine, the water wearable for swimmers

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Misfit, best known for its Shine activity tracker, has teamed up with Speedo to create its first water-specific wearable. The Misfit Speedo wants to make swimming data collection easy. The Speedo branded tracker will not only track swimming but will work... >>

27 incredible iPhone photos, bringing movies and TV shows into the real world

27 incredible iPhone photos, bringing movies and TV shows into the real world

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Photographer François Dourlen has carved a niche for himself in producing some incredible images using an iPhone. However, his pictures aren't great because they were taken with the device's camera, rather that they feature the phone in some very inventive... >>