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Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

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Snapchat has pushed an update to its iOS app that lets you attach emoji to objects in video snaps. With this new functionality, you can do things like add a smirking kitty emoji to an actual cat's face in a video. It'll stick to the cat and follow it... >>

What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

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Magic Leap is the future of augmented reality. It is everything Minority Report style controllers envisaged and more. It is the death of the screen. All those things are pretty big statements but they're all things Magic Leap could represent. With over... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 camera to be company's best yet for low light snaps

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 camera to be company's best yet for low light snaps

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Samsung is reportedly working on a new camera for its smartphones that will blow away the competition. The camera, which could appear in the Galaxy Note 6, will be more like a stand-alone camera than a smartphone snapper. Samsung has quietly been moving... >>

Apple announces new MacBook line-up, rose gold version added

Apple announces new MacBook line-up, rose gold version added

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As widely rumoured Apple has announced a refresh to its MacBook range, with upgraded Intel processors, improved graphics performance, faster flash storage and longer battery life. It has also added a rose gold model to the superslim laptop line-up. The... >>

Parents should not let their kids play Hitman and here's why

Parents should not let their kids play Hitman and here's why

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Getting the most from videogames with your family is no easy matter. Games are complex, long and offer a range of experiences not always evident from the first few minutes. However, with a little research you can find the right games to play and easily... >>

Forget fingerprint readers, your brainprint is 100 per cent accurate

Forget fingerprint readers, your brainprint is 100 per cent accurate

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As smartphones have become crammed full of our sensitive data, security has improved with fingerprint readers and even iris scanning. But it's brainprint scanning that's the future of truly secure lives. Scientists at Bingham University have been working... >>

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world
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HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world

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We've been waiting for the consumer version of HTC Vive – the company's virtual reality (VR) system – to land in our living rooms for some time. It's hard to describe the heightened feeling of excitement that accompanies the launch of a brand new... >>

Dlodlo V One: Is VR about to get fashionable?

Dlodlo V One: Is VR about to get fashionable?

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Dlodlo might not be a company that's easy to spell correctly, or pronounce, but it is one that is doing its best to make virtual reality fashionable. Let's face it, the current VR options aren't exactly the prettiest. The likes of HTC Vive and Oculus... >>

Anki Overdrive v1.3 update makes it better for families, here's why

Anki Overdrive v1.3 update makes it better for families, here's why

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Anki Overdrive launched last year and freed slot car racing from its slots. At the same time it turned simple racing into augmented video game battles. Its premise is simple, connect the flexible track to make a circuit and the robot cars will automatically... >>

Super engines are coming from 3D printed ceramics breakthrough

Super engines are coming from 3D printed ceramics breakthrough

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Scientists have made a breakthrough with the material, ceramic, which could mean car, jet plane and spaceship engines that are better than ever. Ceramics are amazing, they can withstand extreme temperatures and are largely impervious to friction and scratching.... >>

Leaked PS4K "NEO" specifications suggest better processor and graphics for PS4.5

Leaked PS4K "NEO" specifications suggest better processor and graphics for PS4.5

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Rumours of a new PlayStation 4 model are building momentum with the latest report suggesting that the upgraded machine will feature a faster processor and better graphics chip. Gaming website Giant Bomb claims to have received details on what is being... >>

Sony PlayStation 4K: What is PS4.5, when is it coming and how will it affect VR?

Sony PlayStation 4K: What is PS4.5, when is it coming and how will it affect VR?

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It might not seem that long ago but it was back in 2013 when Sony first gave us the PlayStation 4. Time for an update? It's early for a console but developers are talking about a PlayStation 4.5, PS4K or NEO, that's being developed right now. According... >>

WWDC 2016 announced for 13 June by Apple, following Siri tease

WWDC 2016 announced for 13 June by Apple, following Siri tease

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Apple has officially announced when it will hold WWDC 2016, following a tease via Siri. The Cupertino-based company's Worldwide Developers Conference will start 13 June. The annual event's kick-off date was first revealed through Siri, Apple's virtual assistant. 9to5Mac... >>

Netflix added a record 6.74 million new subscribers in Q1 2016

Netflix added a record 6.74 million new subscribers in Q1 2016

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Netflix recently added more than 130 countries to its world service map, and now it's revealing the effect of that expansion: a record number of new subs. The video-streaming service just posted its first-quarter results for 2016. And buried between a... >>

YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio

YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio

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YouTube doesn't just want you to experience all angles of scene; it wants you to do so as the action unfolds. Google-owned YouTube first launched support for 360-degree videos in early 2015, but now, just in time for the Coachella music festival in the... >>

Tesla now offers 1-month free Autopilot trial to Model S and X owners

Tesla now offers 1-month free Autopilot trial to Model S and X owners

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Those of you who didn't buy the Autopilot upgrade with your new Model S or Model X can now snag the option as a $3,000 in-car purchase after first testing a 1-month free trial that Tesla has quietly started offering. When configuring your Model S or Model... >>

Autonomous car self-drives 1200 miles through Chinese traffic, voice commands used

Autonomous car self-drives 1200 miles through Chinese traffic, voice commands used

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As self-driving car tests go a 1200 mile trek across the congested roads of China has to be one of the most challenging. Despite those possible difficulties the self-driving car completed the epic journey. The autonomous car was being tested as part of... >>

Motorola Moto G (2016) leaks in clear, revealing photos

Motorola Moto G (2016) leaks in clear, revealing photos

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Lenovo owned Motorola may soon reveal a new Moto G for 2016 after leaked photos show the handset is already made. The leaked photos appeared through Chinese social networks showing the handset in black. The Moto G for 2016, possibly influenced by a Lenovo... >>

Panasonic Lumix GX80 review: Small in scale, big on features
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Panasonic Lumix GX80 review: Small in scale, big on features

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With the Lumix GF8 absent from British shores, we were beginning to wonder if Panasonic had bailed on the smaller-scale and more affordable compact system camera concept. But that's not the case, as the latest Lumix GX80 (or GX85 in the USA) stands to... >>

Hoverboard and jetpack spawn extreme Flyboard Air

Hoverboard and jetpack spawn extreme Flyboard Air

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Any self-respecting hoverboard fan knows for a board to work on water "you need power", meaning the jet powered Flyboard Air can go anywhere. Zapata Racing has been working on jet-powered hoverboard style devices for a while but this is the first time... >>

HTC Sense 8.0 vs Sense 7.0: New features tweaks and changes reviewed

HTC Sense 8.0 vs Sense 7.0: New features tweaks and changes reviewed

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The HTC 10 brings with it a new version of Sense that's moved a fair distance from the experience on HTC's previous flagship device, the HTC One M9, with a change in software emphasis. We've been tracking the changes in Sense for a number of years, but... >>

Peggy smart clothes peg detects rain, tells your phone so you can bring wash in

Peggy smart clothes peg detects rain, tells your phone so you can bring wash in

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Now smart home devices can even help us stay one step ahead of nature. The latest is a clothes peg named Peggy from Omo that can detect rain. The Omo Peggy clips onto a clothesline like any other peg, albeit larger, and uses light, temperature and humidity... >>

Save the planet by doing nothing different to usual, here's how

Save the planet by doing nothing different to usual, here's how

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Now is your chance to help save the planet. When a huge company like Apple gets involved it's a sign now is a good time to help push for a better future. And you can, using apps. Apple has teamed up with charity WWF and 24 developers to help make a difference... >>

Monthly Amazon Prime subscription now available in US, coming to UK?

Monthly Amazon Prime subscription now available in US, coming to UK?

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Amazon has finally added a separate payment option for its Prime membership other than having to pay for the whole shebang in one yearly lump. In the US, subscribers can now choose to pay monthly for the service too. Hopefully, a similar scheme will also... >>

Passenger plane hits alleged drone at landing, police on the hunt for pilot

Passenger plane hits alleged drone at landing, police on the hunt for pilot

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The Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that the Metropolitan Police are investigating a possible incident with a drone at Heathrow airport. This follows reports that a drone smashed into a passenger plane. The A320 aircraft was landing at Heathrow... >>