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11 gadgets and tech toys every Back to the Future fan should own

11 gadgets and tech toys every Back to the Future fan should own

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The date of 21 October 2015 is finally upon us. Those of you who have seen Back to the Future II will immediately recognise what we're talking about - as it's when Marty (played by Michael J Fox) and Doc Brown (played by Christopher Llyod) travelled 30... >>

Watch Google X test air delivery with a real-life Project Wing drone

Watch Google X test air delivery with a real-life Project Wing drone

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Videos of drones flying around and dropping off packages are pretty sweet. Amirite? Well, Google confirmed last year that it was developing a drone-based delivery program called Project Wing. The Google X team at Google had been working on Project Wing... >>

Lyft to offer NYC customers free DeLorean rides on Back to the Future Day

Lyft to offer NYC customers free DeLorean rides on Back to the Future Day

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Next Wednesday is going to be a pretty awesome day for Back to the Future fans - and that's especially true for the diehards living in New York City. It'll be 21 October 2015. If you're a fan of the blockbuster film series, you'll immediately recognise... >>

Project Fi: 9 things to know about Google's new mobile network

Project Fi: 9 things to know about Google's new mobile network

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Google has launched its very own mobile network in the US. Although the company hasn't suddenly invested in the costly infrastructure required to become a T-Mobile-like network operator overnight, it has partnered with some of the biggest carriers and... >>

Get your invite! Google's giving instant access to Project Fi for next 24 hours

Get your invite! Google's giving instant access to Project Fi for next 24 hours

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Google is handing out free "instant" invites for its Project Fi wireless network.Project Fi first debuted last April. It doesn't require a contract, has no termination fees, and will refund unused data. It's also all about keeping you connected to the... >>

Lenovo launches Yoga 900 convertible and Yoga Home 900 AIO, both with W10

Lenovo launches Yoga 900 convertible and Yoga Home 900 AIO, both with W10

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Lenovo has announced two new Windows 10 PCs: a convertible laptop called Yoga 900, and an all-in-one called Yoga Home 900. Starting off with the Yoga 900, it is the latest in Yoga's line of convertible laptops. It features a quad HD, 13-inch display,... >>

US wants to make all consumers register their drone purchases with DoT

US wants to make all consumers register their drone purchases with DoT

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We've officially reached peak drone... in the US, anyway. According to a report from NBC News, the US federal government will soon announce a plan that'll require anyone who buys a drone in the states to register that unmanned aircraft with the Department... >>

Amazon might be making these augmented reality smart glasses

Amazon might be making these augmented reality smart glasses

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Amazon isn't just an online retailer... It is a hardware-maker too. In recent years, it has launched tablets, ereaders, set-top boxes, speakers, and HDMI dongles, and it even dabbled a bit in the smartphone sector with the ill-conceived Fire phone. Despite... >>

BlackBerry posts official 'Introducing Priv' video to YouTube, watch it here

BlackBerry posts official 'Introducing Priv' video to YouTube, watch it here

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BlackBerry's next device could make or break the company. When you think of smartphones, you likely think of Android, Apple, and Windows phones. BlackBerry comes in at a very distant fourth. But that might soon change, because BlackBerry is going Android.... >>

Pebble Time smartwatches are getting Nuance-powered voice dictation

Pebble Time smartwatches are getting Nuance-powered voice dictation

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You'll soon be able to control Pebble's latest lineup of devices with your voice. The company has announced a new Dictation API, which is powered by Nuance voice recognition, and with this new set of tools, developers will be able to create voice-command-friendly... >>

Bethesda made a live-action trailer for Fallout 4, watch it here

Bethesda made a live-action trailer for Fallout 4, watch it here

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In less than a month, you'll be able to shut out the world and get lost in the post-apocalyptic RPG nightmare of Fallout 4. To get you pumped for the game's release, developer Bethesda has premiered a live-action trailer.Live-action trailers are a bit... >>

YouTube Gaming now supports Android live streaming and paid subscriptions

YouTube Gaming now supports Android live streaming and paid subscriptions

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Google-owned YouTube has updated its YouTube Gaming service in order to better compete with Twitch. As part of that update, the app will now offer the ability to stream live video and gameplay from Android phones. Google launched its YouTube Gaming initiative... >>

Dropbox Paper is a Google Docs-like text editor that doubles as a chat room

Dropbox Paper is a Google Docs-like text editor that doubles as a chat room

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Dropbox is taking its collaborative, Google Docs-like tool, called Notes, which has been in beta since earlier this year, and renaming it Paper while also expanding the beta, though you still need an invite to try it. As part of the web app's expansion,... >>

Chromecast 2 review: Make any TV smart, effortlessly
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Chromecast 2 review: Make any TV smart, effortlessly

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When Google launched the first Chromecast back in 2013, we quickly picked up the affordable HDMI dongle for several friends and family members. After all, it's an inexpensive and incredibly handy way to wirelessly "cast" content to a TV and access smart... >>

Tesla's autopilot mode: When is it coming and what can it do?

Tesla's autopilot mode: When is it coming and what can it do?

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If you own a relatively-new Model S or are itching to get a Model X, you'll be glad to know that after this week both cars will be capable of enabling some of the fancy autopilot features that Tesla first showed off last autumn. A software update, called... >>

Netflix is close to having 70 million subscribers worldwide

Netflix is close to having 70 million subscribers worldwide

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Netflix is growing - and fast. But in the last 90-day period, the streaming service added more subscribers internationally than it did domestically. We know this because the company just announced its third quarter earnings, reporting $1.74 billion in... >>

Motorola and Verizon will unveil new Droids in New York later this month

Motorola and Verizon will unveil new Droids in New York later this month

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Six years after the original Droid smartphone debuted, Motorola has announced it'll once again expand the Droid series. Motorola and Verizon Wireless have sent out press invites for a joint event in New York City. It'll take place on 27 October and will... >>

Virgin Media solves the public superfast Wi-Fi problem by putting it under your feet

Virgin Media solves the public superfast Wi-Fi problem by putting it under your feet

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Virgin Media isn't the first company to offer free Wi-Fi to the public, but that hasn't stopped it from "paving the way" and using alternative solutions to deliver reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi to residents in Chesham. Literally. The company has announced... >>

Facebook is making a real-time news notification app called Notify, see it here

Facebook is making a real-time news notification app called Notify, see it here

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Facebook isn't just a social network or a public company. It's an app developer. It's therefore not unusual for Facebook to launch apps that undercut the competition or put its services front and center on your device. Facebook's latest app, for instance,... >>

View the world in VR: Google Street View now works with Cardboard

View the world in VR: Google Street View now works with Cardboard

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Google is making an effort to show how successful Cardboard has become since launching last year, as it just announced interesting developments for the virtual-reality platform, including new Street View functionality. Google gave developers at its I/O... >>

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

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Nissan wants you to know that it isn't ignoring the self-driving car trend - especially with companies like Google beginning to test autonomous vehicle prototypes and Tesla rolling out autopilot functionality to its sedans. The carmaker first announced... >>

Coding Sphero: SPRK version now out in UK, teaches kids to program robots

Coding Sphero: SPRK version now out in UK, teaches kids to program robots

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The company that makes the Sphero robot ball, as well as Ollie and the official BB-8 droid for the next Star Wars film, has just launched a new kind of toy in the UK. It's designed to teach kids about robot programming. Unveiled earlier this year, the... >>

Tag Heuer Connected Android Wear watch teased, coming 9 November

Tag Heuer Connected Android Wear watch teased, coming 9 November

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Luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer used Twitter today to not only give the world a first look at its upcoming Android Wear smartwatch, but also to provide us with a link to a countdown on its website, which ticks down to 9 November. The company's tweet includes... >>

Pepsi might be making a mid-range Android phone called P1

Pepsi might be making a mid-range Android phone called P1

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There's no other way to put this: Pepsi - the refreshments company that makes sweet, addicting, totally-bad-for-you sugary drinks that rival Coke products - is developing an Android smartphone. According to Android Headlines, specs and a leaked image... >>

Elon Musk: Apple has only hired fired Tesla engineers for its car project

Elon Musk: Apple has only hired fired Tesla engineers for its car project

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Elon Musk certainly knows how to garner press attention. When he's not hyping up Tesla products via Twitter, he's being rather blunt during interviews, and his latest talk with German newspaper Handelsblatt is a perfect example. The CEO recently made... >>