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Ouch... Microsoft only sold 4.5 million Lumia phones last fiscal quarter

Ouch... Microsoft only sold 4.5 million Lumia phones last fiscal quarter

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Microsoft just released its earnings report for the last quarter, and the major takeaway is that Windows Phone sales were beyond bleak, while Surface revenue performed pretty decently. It also beat analysts' expectations. For its 2016 fiscal year second-quarter,... >>

Tesla likely to unveil two Model 3 cars in March, including a crossover

Tesla likely to unveil two Model 3 cars in March, including a crossover

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What's better than a Tesla? Two Teslas. Tesla has said it plans to show its Model 3 - a critical car that is expected to make Tesla more affordable to middle-class car buyers - in March, and now we're hearing from the rumour mill that the electric-vehicle... >>

Huge leak spills HTC One M10 specs, Quad HD display and 12MP UltraPixel camera rumoured

Huge leak spills HTC One M10 specs, Quad HD display and 12MP UltraPixel camera rumoured

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We've been waiting for the interwebs to turn a trick on HTC and deliver some juicy gossip on the forthcoming HTC One M10, codenamed Perfume. With very little being said about the device, it was only recently that we started to hear anything about HTC's... >>

Guide to smart heating: Why upgrading your thermostat is a good idea

Guide to smart heating: Why upgrading your thermostat is a good idea

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Did you know that the heating and cooling of buildings accounts for over 33 per cent of the world’s energy usage? That’s a larger share than that of the entire global transportation industry. There are two primary reasons why heating uses so much... >>

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

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It was just over a week ago that Microsoft was recalling power adapters for its Surface Pro tablets and now Apple is also issuing a recall. Apple is recalling certain AC power wall plug adapters. The company cites that "In very rare cases, affected... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: What's the rumoured difference?

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It's been almost a year since Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge flagship smartphones. The two devices surprised everyone with their lovely metal designs, superb cameras and excellent power, leading to high expectations for their successors.... >>

OnePlus X now available without an invite too

OnePlus X now available without an invite too

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After making its flagship phone available to buy without needing an invite, OnePlus has now opened up orders for the OnePlus X too. "As we continue to move our business forward we will never stop looking for exciting new ways to reinvent ourselves. That's... >>

The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today

The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today

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Video effects artist Nick DenBoer has created possibly one of the weirdest, most disturbing remixes of a famous film yet. The Chickening is his own adaptation of Stanley Kubrik's The Shining and, while stunningly, maddeningly brilliant, once seen it'll... >>

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

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The Nissan Leaf is now 5-years-old and there's a new version on the road in 2016, this time boasting a 30kWh battery and bringing with it a claim of 155 miles of range. Nissan is talking some impressive figures when it comes to the Leaf. The car has sold... >>

Haier now makes wearables: Haierwatch smartwatch and H-Band activity trackers

Haier now makes wearables: Haierwatch smartwatch and H-Band activity trackers

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Haier has announced, ahead of Mobile World Congress, that it will begin manufacturing and selling wearables. Specifically it's going to launch a smartwatch called HaierWatch and an activity tracker that doubles as a Bluetooth headset, called H-Band. Haier... >>

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

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While wearables and smartphones are offering more ways to track health than ever, there's still a place for the powerful and accurate GPS sports watch. Sports watches are actually learning from the new kit and becoming smarter. Plenty now go beyond GPS... >>

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

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Each year Lego unveils its new sets that combine top name franchises and in-house brands. For families though, there’s a tension between block building creativity and the product becoming a way to get children into other franchises. At this year’s... >>

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

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

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After years of betas, prototypes and demos, virtual reality is here. There are five main ways to enjoy virtual reality - or VR - at the moment. Each device is aimed at different markets, with a variety of different prices to suit different budgets, all... >>

Darpa is working on a $60m chip to connect human brains to computers, directly

Darpa is working on a $60m chip to connect human brains to computers, directly

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Whether you're the paranoid type, that thinks brain implants ultimately mean government mind control, or an excited futurist, the reality is coming. Darpa has committed $60 million to creating an interface for the human brain and machines that will be... >>

Huawei Mate 8 review: Big beauty
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Huawei Mate 8 review: Big beauty

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Not so long ago the idea of a 6-inch phone sounded like a bonkers one. Now it's the norm for many, helped along by the iPhone 6S Plus, and with devices as powerful and refined as the Huawei Mate 8 also coming to market it's perhaps a more appealing concept... >>

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... >>