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Gigaset to enter smartphone race

Gigaset to enter smartphone race

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Gigaset, a name normally associated with landline phones, is to enter the smartphone race, the CEO of the company confirmed to Pocket-lint. Understanding that it takes more than just any old product to launch into a highly competitive market, the company... >>

Twitter update can kill your battery and run up huge data bills

Twitter update can kill your battery and run up huge data bills

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If there's one thing we love about Twitter, it's the simplicity. That is about to change, following CEO Dick Costolo's quitting, and your phone may pay for it. The latest addition to Twitter is autoplay videos and GIFS. Now native videos, Vines and GIFs... >>

Learn how to program for microcontrollers with the Arduino Starter Kit and course bundle

Learn how to program for microcontrollers with the Arduino Starter Kit and course bundle

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If you've ever been interested in building your own interactive microcontroller projects, now's your chance. This Arduino starter kit bundle makes it easy to get started—no electronics background or soldering experience required, now running at 85 per... >>

New DS 5 first drive: Just don't call it a Citroën

New DS 5 first drive: Just don't call it a Citroën

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The Citroën DS is heralded as a design classic. It was revolutionary at its 1955 launch, some 60 years ago. Looking to reclaim the premium heyday of French motoring, Citroën has split out DS Automobiles as a separate branch, offering a premium take... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution. Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

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Flexible batteries are coming, wearables demand it. But will the first to arrive be built from the ancient Japanese art of Kirigami? Much like Origami the art of Kirigami involves cutting and folding of paper. When applied to batteries this results in... >>

OnePlus 2 confirmed to get 8-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1

OnePlus 2 confirmed to get 8-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1

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OnePlus has officially confirmed that its new OnePlus 2 smartphone will come packing a Snapdragon 810 processor. Rumours have been darting between processors, likely because OnePlus hadn't picked one until now, according to its blog. OnePlus has now decided... >>

Netflix upgrades site for first time in 4 years: Here’s what you need to know

Netflix upgrades site for first time in 4 years: Here’s what you need to know

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If you've logged onto your Netflix account via a web browser anytime recently, you may have noticed a change. For the first time in four years Netflix has updated its website. That sounds like a long time to go without an update but if it ain't broke... >>

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate preview: Cor blimey guv'nor

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate preview: Cor blimey guv'nor

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Assassin's Creed is one of those staples. A gaming meat and two veg as we Brits might say. Only this year's title, Syndicate, comes with more than a splash of meaty gravy on the side. And if you wonder why the heck we're writing in British colloquialisms... >>

Gioteck FL Series hands-on: Multi-functional gaming headsets that double as Bluetooth speakers

Gioteck FL Series hands-on: Multi-functional gaming headsets that double as Bluetooth speakers

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Gioteck is at E3 2015 in Los Angeles, where it has unveiled a new range of headsets called the FL Series. Pocket-lint got a chance to see some of the headsets within the range in person at the show. We were told the different models on display weren't... >>

Mad Max preview: A game that echoes the movie

Mad Max preview: A game that echoes the movie

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Unveiled at last year's E3 expo, Mad Max the game was one of the titles we were most looking forward to playing this year. However, having seen Mad Max: Fury Road at the cinema we suspect the game will divide the critics in a similar way to that movie.... >>

Canon PowerShot G3 X: Superzoom packs 1-inch punch of sensor power (hands-on)

Canon PowerShot G3 X: Superzoom packs 1-inch punch of sensor power (hands-on)

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Compact cameras are getting bigger, beefier and more advanced as the smartphone revolution takes over the lower-end of the market. We've already seen a handful of superzoom models with a 1-inch sensor at their core, but now it's Canon's turn to step up... >>

Best sports and driving games of E3 2015: FIFA 16, Forza 6, Mario Tennis and more

Best sports and driving games of E3 2015: FIFA 16, Forza 6, Mario Tennis and more

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The latest genre (or genres, technically) to get our focus for an E3 2015 round-up feature is sports and driving games, which we have lumped together because most driving games are essentially motorsport titles and therefore seem a good fit. We've seen... >>

No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why

No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why

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At the start of the week Spotify updated its app with "minor improvements" but what it didn't say at the time was that it had changed the green on the logo, used for some time, to a different green, sparking outrage and hysteria on Twitter and Facebook.... >>

iPhone Photography Awards: The amazing winning pictures

iPhone Photography Awards: The amazing winning pictures

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The winners of the 8th annual iPhone Photography Awards have been announced and wow, are some of the shots absolutely stunning. Founded in 2007 soon after the iPhone first launched, the awards looks to reward photographers who've ditched their camera... >>

Ricoh GR II compact camera brings upgraded processing, large image sensor and smartphone support

Ricoh GR II compact camera brings upgraded processing, large image sensor and smartphone support

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Ricoh has taken the wraps of its latest compact camera dubbed the GR II. This compact system camera features a large 16.9-megapixel APS-C size CMOS image sensor for the best possible quality and 1080p video. That's combined with the GR Engine V for processing.... >>

Best E3 2015 game trailers: Star Fox Zero, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fallout 4 and more

Best E3 2015 game trailers: Star Fox Zero, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fallout 4 and more

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Giants from the gaming industry are descending on LA this week to show off the latest efforts at video game trade show E3 as they look to tease us with what's in store over the coming year. Whether it is the blood soaked action of Doom or the stealth... >>

Skylanders SuperChargers preview: A toy-tastic addition to the series

Skylanders SuperChargers preview: A toy-tastic addition to the series

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Activision has revealed more of its new Skylanders game at E3: Skylanders SuperChargers adds vehicle and character team-ups both in toy and video-game form. As before the game uses toy figurines to access characters within the game. Additionally a range... >>

The Division multiplayer preview: Dark Zone delights

The Division multiplayer preview: Dark Zone delights

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Tom Clancy's The Division, the duck-and-cover third-person tactical shooter set in a virus-ridden future, is already an E3 stalwart. First shown back in 2013 to critical acclaim, we originally thought the title would be playable at 2014's show and make... >>

See inside your home anytime, anywhere with these smarthome cameras

See inside your home anytime, anywhere with these smarthome cameras

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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. Smart cameras will not only... >>

Nest Cam is now official: Dropcam gets redesigned

Nest Cam is now official: Dropcam gets redesigned

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Nest has today announced Nest Cam, its redeveloped version of Dropcam. However, Nest has added a lot of enhancements to the new Nest Cam. Firstly, the design is more versatile, using a zinc alloy stand, with new mounting options, including a standard... >>

Second-generation Nest Protect announced

Second-generation Nest Protect announced

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A second generation Nest Protect has been introduced today, as Nest announced sweeping updates to its connected home devices. The second-gen Nest Protect comes with added sensors, to make it better at detecting fast and slow burning fires. Using what... >>

Halo 5 on HoloLens hands-on: A gaming match made in Heaven?

Halo 5 on HoloLens hands-on: A gaming match made in Heaven?

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One of the best received demonstrations during Microsoft’s E3 press conference involved a device we tried out for the first time at the Build developers conference last month: HoloLens. The company showed how it could be used to add an all-new element... >>

HTC One M9 Ink hands-on: We've come a long way since the HTC Tattoo

HTC One M9 Ink hands-on: We've come a long way since the HTC Tattoo

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HTC has teamed up with Jourdan Dunn to create a body art inspired, limited edition of the HTC One M9. Dunn is known as a fashion icon and supermodel - something that the HTC One also aspires to - and has worked with artist Cally-Jo to come up with the... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) vs Amazon Kindle Voyage: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) vs Amazon Kindle Voyage: What's the difference?

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Amazon has announced an updated version of its Kindle Paperwhite ereader for 2015. The last Paperwhite released by the company was back in 2013 so improvements have been made, while keeping the price down. Since the Paperwhite of 2013 we've seen the release... >>