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Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter now shipping, customers told

Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter now shipping, customers told

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Apple’s new Lightning to 30-pin adapter has begun shipping, with some customers who were first to pre-order the accessory being told to expect delivery of the item as early as this week. MacRumors is reporting that it’s received word from Australia... >>

Audi A3 app lets you get inside the car through your iPad

Audi A3 app lets you get inside the car through your iPad

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iPad users interested in buying the new Audi A3 can now take a closer look at the car through their tablet device. The Audi A3 app enables users to explore the inside of the vehicle, seeing all the interiors with a 360-degree visualiser that works in... >>

The "magic carpet" that sends an alert after a fall (video)

The "magic carpet" that sends an alert after a fall (video)

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Nursing homes in the UK could soon be fitted with carpets that use optical fibres to alert staff when someone has fallen and needs assistance. Dubbed the “magic carpet”, it uses technology that works by embedding a series of optical fibres into a... >>

Huawei and ZTE pose security threat according to US Intelligence report

Huawei and ZTE pose security threat according to US Intelligence report

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US Intelligence has conducted an 11-month investigation into Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, concluding that both should be shut out of the US market. In a document, drafted by the US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee, both Huawei and... >>

HiWave Endfire wireless Bluetooth Speaker plays music for 100 hours straight

HiWave Endfire wireless Bluetooth Speaker plays music for 100 hours straight

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A new wireless Bluetooth speaker that can provide up to 100 hours of music playback from a single charge has been unveiled by HiWave Technologies. The HiWave Endfire is currently only a prototype but can already be paired up to PCs, smartphones and tablets... >>

iPhone 5 purple lens flare is normal, claims Apple

iPhone 5 purple lens flare is normal, claims Apple

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Apple has officially responded to claims that the new iPhone 5’s camera leaves a purple lens flare on some photos when it is pointed to, or near, a bright light, such as the sun. After some customers contacted Apple to complain about the issue, the... >>

Amazon tried to buy Netflix for $12 million in the late 1990s

Amazon tried to buy Netflix for $12 million in the late 1990s

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Amazon offered $12 million to buy Netflix in the 1990’s but was turned down by the video streaming company, according to a new book about to go on sale.  “Netflixed” claims Jim Bezos, Amazon CEO, originally met Netflix founders Reed Hastings and... >>

Motorola kills off Webtop software, no more Motorola Atrix

Motorola kills off Webtop software, no more Motorola Atrix

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Motorola has announced it is no longer investing time and resources into its Webtop technology, the software that enabled a smartphone to recreate a laptop experience by plugging into the back of a lapdock. The manufacturer has admitted that a lack of... >>

Star Trek fans to be 'beamed up' by augmented reality app - no need for Scotty

Star Trek fans to be 'beamed up' by augmented reality app - no need for Scotty

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Star Trek fans will be able to follow in their heroes’ footsteps by being “beamed up” at this month’s Destination Star Trek London, with a new free augmented reality app.  The ‘Beam Me Up App’ has been launched by CBS Action specifically... >>

Nokia Lumia 920 advert mocks the iPhone for its lack of colour (video)

Nokia Lumia 920 advert mocks the iPhone for its lack of colour (video)

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Nokia has become the latest manufacturer – after Samsung and Motorola - to run an advert that mocks the iPhone 5, this time having a dig at its lack of colour. The Nokia Lumia 920 is just around the corner, and while the Finnish manufacturer's hero... >>

Robot takes place of sick child in US school

Robot takes place of sick child in US school

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A seven-year-old boy too sick to attend school is keeping up with lessons and his classmates by sending a robot in his place.  The VGo robot - or “Roboswot” as it has been dubbed - uses a webcam to give Devon Carrow-Sperduti a virtual presence in... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite sold out... next batch not here until November

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite sold out... next batch not here until November

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Amazon is reporting delays of four to six weeks for orders placed now for its Kindle Paperwhite eReaders. According to the US Amazon site: “Due to popular demand, orders placed today are expected to ship in four to six weeks. Limited to two per customer.” ... >>

Nissan unveils a self-driving car... not quite Knight Rider

Nissan unveils a self-driving car... not quite Knight Rider

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Nissan has revealed an electric car that is able to drive itself unaided, at the Ceatec 2012 event in Tokyo. Though the Nissan NSC-2015 is still only a concept, it works, and provides a glimpse at what the future might hold for car travel. Part of Nissan’s... >>

Motorola acquires face-recognition experts Viewdle

Motorola acquires face-recognition experts Viewdle

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Motorola devices look set to feature improved face-recognition technology, after the manufacturer acquired Viewdle in a deal said to be worth between $30 million and $40 million. The acquisition was confirmed by Motorola in a written statement to TechCrunch,... >>

Red5's Remote Control Pillow must be the comfiest TV remote ever

Red5's Remote Control Pillow must be the comfiest TV remote ever

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A cushion that doubles up as a remote control for your television has arrived that will surely make calls of “Where is the blasted remote?” a thing of the past. Red5’s Remote Control Pillow is a fully functional TV remote, enabling couch potatoes... >>

Nokia Lumia 510 spotted in leaked video - Windows Phone 7.8 alive and kicking

Nokia Lumia 510 spotted in leaked video - Windows Phone 7.8 alive and kicking

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The Nokia Lumia 510, a cheaper alternative to the Finnish manufacturer's more flagship Windows Phone devices, has been spotted in a blurry video. Despite Windows Phone 8 being around the corner, the Nokia Lumia 510 looks set to run Windows Phone 7.8 –... >>

Qualcomm: With AllJoyn apps you'll be able to buy items you see on TV using your smartphone

Qualcomm: With AllJoyn apps you'll be able to buy items you see on TV using your smartphone

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App developers are working with a technology that will enable consumers to buy the very same products they are seeing on their television instantly from their mobile phone or tablet. AllJoyn is a peer-to-peer (P2P) communication tool developed by Qualcomm... >>

Pogoplug cloud backup service arrives in UK with a whopping 100GB of storage

Pogoplug cloud backup service arrives in UK with a whopping 100GB of storage

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Popular US cloud back-up service Pogoplug has arrived in the UK and it’s bringing with it an impressive 100GB of storage for just £19.99 a year. Documents, multimedia files and photos can all be backed up on the go via a mobile device such as a smartphone,... >>

Samsung invite hints at mini Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung invite hints at mini Samsung Galaxy S III

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Samsung has issued a press invitation to what some are saying will be the unveiling of a small version of its flagship Samsung Galaxy S III phone. The invite is for an unveiling at Samsung’s Mobile Store in Frankfurt on 11 October with the words (in... >>

Logitech shows off the Harmony Touch TV remote, complete with mini touchscreen interface

Logitech shows off the Harmony Touch TV remote, complete with mini touchscreen interface

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Logitech has unveiled its latest TV remote, introducing a mini touchscreen interface that enables you to tap, swipe and scroll your way through your favourite channels. The Logitech Harmony Touch looks like a standard remote, bar the pièce de résistance that... >>

BBC cuts back on Red Button services, but is 'in no way demise of BBC Red Button'

BBC cuts back on Red Button services, but is 'in no way demise of BBC Red Button'

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The BBC is reducing its video component of BBC Red Button from five streams to one on Sky, FreeSat and Virgin Media, in a move that is sure to irk subscribers.  The reduction will take place on 15 October and will mean Sky, FreeSat and Virgin Media customers... >>

Foldable Bluetooth keyboard that can fit in your pocket looks for Kickstarter funding

Foldable Bluetooth keyboard that can fit in your pocket looks for Kickstarter funding

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A Kickstarter project claims to have developed the world’s smallest folding mobile Bluetooth keyboard - so small, in fact, that it can fit in your pocket. Compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices, the keyboard features a five-way foldable hinge... >>

PlayStation: A PS3 and PS Vita bundle could happen this Christmas

PlayStation: A PS3 and PS Vita bundle could happen this Christmas

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A PlayStation 3 and PS Vita combo could be on Christmas wish lists this year, after the company admitted it was something it was considering. In an interview with CVG, Fergal Gara, managing director of PlayStation UK, said a single package of both the... >>

Hardcore porn coming to Xbox 360 with Internet Explorer update

Hardcore porn coming to Xbox 360 with Internet Explorer update

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Microsoft has been forced to admit that the inclusion of Internet Explorer on future Xbox 360 consoles will mean gamers can access, erm, adult material. The discrepancy was highlighted when YouPorn.com blogged victoriously about it, claiming that gamers... >>

Blurb: Make money from your blog by turning it into an eBook

Blurb: Make money from your blog by turning it into an eBook

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Bloggers, amateur photographers and would-be storytellers are being given the opportunity to turn their work into interactive eBooks available on the iOS platform. What's more, they might be able to make money from their endeavours.  Blurb, a San Francisco-based... >>