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Google's OnHub smart Wi-Fi router might actually excite you

Google's OnHub smart Wi-Fi router might actually excite you

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We've all been there. Your internet isn't working at home, so you resort to unplugging and then re-plugging in your Wi-Fi router. Maybe that'll do the trick... or maybe it won't. It's just one of life's mysteries. But Google has developed a new product... >>

17 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

17 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

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If you're anything like us, you probably can't wait for the day you can go to the store and easily (and cheaply) buy a robot to clean your house, wait on you, and do whatever you want. We know that day is a long way off, but technology is getting better... >>

Tado has new zoned-heating and AC smart controls, will show them at IFA

Tado has new zoned-heating and AC smart controls, will show them at IFA

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German company Tado has announced new remote controls for radiators and floor heaters, and it plans to showcase these zoned-heating products at this year’s IFA show in Berlin. Zoned heating lets you heat individual rooms or floors in your house. The... >>

Apple Car: What's the story so far?

Apple Car: What's the story so far?

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You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector. That's right. Apple is working on... >>

Watch Google tease 'What's M Gonna Be?' in jingly video about Android M

Watch Google tease 'What's M Gonna Be?' in jingly video about Android M

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Google is majorly teasing Android M, with a new video posted to YouTube. Nat and Lo is a YouTube channel from two Google employees, and they make videos about various developments and special projects at Google. Their latest video, for instance, takes... >>

Apple TV subscription service: What's the story so far?

Apple TV subscription service: What's the story so far?

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Sometimes there are so many Apple rumours going around that they're difficult to keep straight, such as the latest information surrounding the Apple TV set-top box and its upcoming, so-called subscription TV streaming service. The Apple TV due for an... >>

This is the Samsung Gear S2

This is the Samsung Gear S2

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Samsung has shown off its first round watch ... via a fashion lookbook. Hours after revealing it will unveil the Gear S2 in September before IFA, Samsung has released images from a fashion-focused photo shoot that show off the new smartphones it announced... >>

14 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

14 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

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It's easy to find famous or interesting people to follow on all sorts of social networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Vine, but Snapchat is the exception. It's not even remotely close to easy. To add Snapchatters on Snapchat, you have... >>

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter is now out for Android

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter is now out for Android

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Bethesda has made its new mobile game - Fallout Shelter, which is part of the Fallout universe -  now available in the Google Play Store for Android devices. The post-nuclear title first debuted at E3 2015 in June, and one month later, Bethesda confirmed... >>

OnePlus 2 hands-on: The 'flagship killer' has arrived, and it's a beaut

OnePlus 2 hands-on: The 'flagship killer' has arrived, and it's a beaut

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OnePlus unveiled it's second flagship smartphone: the OnePlus 2 in San Francisco earlier this month and as from today, 11 August, the device is available to buy - well, if you have an invite. First of all...this phone is the real deal. We've just spent... >>

Facebook knows if you're a 'haha' or 'lol' type of person

Facebook knows if you're a 'haha' or 'lol' type of person

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Haha. Lol. Hehe. There are many ways to express laughter when chatting online...or posting on Facebook. In fact, according to a blog post from the Facebook research team, Facebook has been analysing posts and comments posted on Facebook in order to identify... >>

Concorde 2.0 by Airbus could fly from London to New York in just one hour

Concorde 2.0 by Airbus could fly from London to New York in just one hour

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Airbus has been granted a patent for a new hypersonic passenger jet that could drastically speed up airline travel. Like, by a lot. If you thought the Concorde was cool because it could fly from London to New York in about 3 hours and 30 minutes, you'll... >>

Next Apple event for new iPhones and Apple TV possibly set for 9 September

Next Apple event for new iPhones and Apple TV possibly set for 9 September

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In two months, we might have new iPhones, a new Apple TV, and a new iPad.  If you know anything about Apple's release cycles for products, you're already aware that the company likely has an iPhone event scheduled for sometime in September, but it's... >>

iOS 9's new wallpapers: Here are the high-res downloadable versions

iOS 9's new wallpapers: Here are the high-res downloadable versions

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The next major update to iOS is expected to publicly release in about two months, but you can already get your hands on the software's whole new set of high-resolution, colourful wallpapers. The fifth developer beta of iOS 9 released earlier this week,... >>

E1 is a 4K camera with interchangeable lenses - but it's like the size of a GoPro

E1 is a 4K camera with interchangeable lenses - but it's like the size of a GoPro

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A startup camera company has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for what it has described as the world's smallest 4K UHD camera - and the camera itself, which is called the E1, looks pretty amazing. Las Vegas-based Z Camera has unveiled a micro four-thirds... >>

Polar made an affordable wrist wearable with an OHR sensor, coming soon

Polar made an affordable wrist wearable with an OHR sensor, coming soon

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Polar has confirmed it is working on a new fitness wearable for consumers, and you can expect it to arrive shortly.  The upcoming device will feature a built-in optical heart rate monitor. Keep in mind Polar specialises in heart-rate monitors that you... >>

Your iPhone will soon know to use cellular data whenever Wi-Fi is weak

Your iPhone will soon know to use cellular data whenever Wi-Fi is weak

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Apple has listened to our Wi-Fi woes and come up with a solution that'll stop your iPhone from latching onto weak signals. Hallelujah! Imagine you're connected to the Wi-Fi in your house, then you go outside to mow the lawn, and while doing that, you... >>

Apple ResearchKit launches in the UK: Here's everything you need to know

Apple ResearchKit launches in the UK: Here's everything you need to know

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Apple wants to turn iPhones from across the world into devices that collect scientific data for medical research. The company started achieving that goal by introducing ResearchKit during its Spring Forward event in March. While at the event, Apple didn't... >>

iOS 9 wallpapers: Make your iPhone look brand new

iOS 9 wallpapers: Make your iPhone look brand new

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The fifth developer beta of iOS 9 has released, along with a whole new set of colourful wallpapers. Beta releases are fun because they give us an early look at what to expect this autumn, when the latest version of iOS, called iOS 9, is expected to roll... >>

Microsoft Translator lets you do real-time voice translations on your smartwatch and phone

Microsoft Translator lets you do real-time voice translations on your smartwatch and phone

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Microsoft Translator is probably one of the coolest apps we've seen in a long time, because it pretty much breaks down any language barrier you may face when traveling across the world. The all-new app has just arrived for Apple Watch and Android Wear,... >>

This is what Tesla's disturbing 'solid metal snake' charger looks like

This is what Tesla's disturbing 'solid metal snake' charger looks like

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Tesla announced earlier this year that it was developing an automatic charging system that moved much like a "solid metal snake" - and now the electric car maker has revealed how it actually looks and works. And it's disturbing. The idea behind the charger... >>

What is Microsoft Sway and could it replace PowerPoint one day?

What is Microsoft Sway and could it replace PowerPoint one day?

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Microsoft has dropped the "preview" label from Sway and launched it for everyone to use, along with a new Windows 10 desktop app for the product and a slew of new features and ways to share stuff. Microsoft has described Sway as a "digital storytelling... >>

Adidas buys European fitness app startup Runtastic, will remain as is for now

Adidas buys European fitness app startup Runtastic, will remain as is for now

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Adidas has bought Runtastic, a European mobile fitness startup. In a blog post confirming the acquisition, Runtastic said it had a lot of knowledge in regards to apps and digital technology, but with Adidas, there’s nothing it couldn't do when it comes... >>

DJI adds a 'Standard' model to Phantom 3 line of consumer drones

DJI adds a 'Standard' model to Phantom 3 line of consumer drones

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DJI is well-known for its Phantom 3 consumer drones, and today it has added a new low-end model to the line. It's called the DJI Phantom 3 Standard, and it costs $799. In comparison, the top-of-the-line Phantom 3 Professional costs $1,250, while the mid-range... >>

EE recalls some Power Bars due to fire risk: Is yours one of them?

EE recalls some Power Bars due to fire risk: Is yours one of them?

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If you own an EE Power Bar, you should immediately check its model number, because EE has recalled 500,000 units that could explode and catch fire. EE announced a free portable charger scheme at the beginning of April and said it would available to all... >>