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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... >>

Graava action cam is more like a sensor-loaded smart cam that can edit your vids

Graava action cam is more like a sensor-loaded smart cam that can edit your vids

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There's a new camera available that's being billed as an action camera, but it's probably more like a smart camera, because it's equipped with enough technology to record and edit what you might think is memorable. Called Graava, the new action camera... >>

Microsoft made a full QWERTY chatpad for Xbox One, can pre-order it now

Microsoft made a full QWERTY chatpad for Xbox One, can pre-order it now

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Microsoft has announced during Gamescom 2015 that you'll soon be able to buy a new keyboard peripheral from the company that attaches to your Xbox One controller and allows you to easily type while gaming. It's called the Xbox One chatpad - and yes, it's... >>

Lexus Slide hoverboard: New videos show how it was made and really works

Lexus Slide hoverboard: New videos show how it was made and really works

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Lexus has finally shown the world how its hoverboard actually works. Lexus announced last week that its Slide hoverboard would arrive on 5 August. And now, just one day before Slide was supposed to arrive, the luxury car maker has posted two new videos... >>

How to turn your smartphone into a 3D-holographic display, for under £5

How to turn your smartphone into a 3D-holographic display, for under £5

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Someone on YouTube has just posted a video demonstrating how anyone can turn their smartphone into a 3D-holographic display using basic household supplies. The internet is truly a wonderful place. So, you need graph paper, a CD case, tape/super glue,... >>

This Swiss timepiece lets you attach an Apple Watch to make a double-sided watch

This Swiss timepiece lets you attach an Apple Watch to make a double-sided watch

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What's better than an Apple Watch? A double-sided Apple Watch. No? Just us? Well, it doesn't matter anyway, because such a thing doesn't exist. However, California-based Nico Gerard has launched a new luxury timepiece that lets you attach an Apple Watch... >>

You can now reserve the liquid-metal Turing Phone: Here's what you need to know

You can now reserve the liquid-metal Turing Phone: Here's what you need to know

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If you have been dreaming about owning a liquidmetal phone for years, you should check out the new Turing Phone. It's just become available for pre-order, and apart from being stronger than steel, it's aiming to be the most secure smartphone ever. That's... >>

PlayStation Now game-streaming service officially goes live for PS TV and PS Vita

PlayStation Now game-streaming service officially goes live for PS TV and PS Vita

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Sony's PlayStation Now game-streaming service is officially available for the PS TV micro-console and PS Vita handheld console, following an open beta that first launched in October. Although the service is only now premiering for those devices, it was... >>

Siri might soon transcribe your voicemails so you won't have to sit and listen to them

Siri might soon transcribe your voicemails so you won't have to sit and listen to them

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Imagine you have a voicemail waiting for you, but instead of listening to the message, you read it. Apple has envisioned this and is using Siri to make such functionality come to fruition. According to Business Insider, Apple is testing a new voicemail... >>

33 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

33 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

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Twitter can be a powerful tool. It can educate you, help enlighten you, make you laugh, and pretty much just keep you in-the-know. But you have to follow the right people/accounts. Otherwise, your Twitter feed can easily fill up with boring, useless tweets,... >>

Goldgenie's 24ct gold HTC One M9 now comes with a Cecil the Lion engraving for charity

Goldgenie's 24ct gold HTC One M9 now comes with a Cecil the Lion engraving for charity

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Goldgenie is now among the masses outraged by what happened to Cecil. In response to the murder of Cecil the Lion outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, Goldgenie - a company that specialises in customising handsets - has announced a new service that... >>

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

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You've probably heard that Google Glass is dead. Well, it isn't. It's alive and well and supposedly headed toward a second version that'll be released sometime this year. A new FCC filing supposedly for the device has even revealed what it will likely... >>

Angry Birds 2 hands-on: Same game you know and love but with a few new changes

Angry Birds 2 hands-on: Same game you know and love but with a few new changes

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Rovio has finally launched the official sequel to Angry Birds. We've seen several Angry Birds spin-offs over the years, but this game is different from them all. It's supposed to be the original game loaded with all-new features and other enticing elements.... >>

Top Gear's hosts are back - but for new car show with Amazon Prime

Top Gear's hosts are back - but for new car show with Amazon Prime

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The popular trio from Top Gear are reuniting for a new car show. Amazon has announced that it signed up Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May for a show that will go into production shortly and will be exclusively available through Amazon's... >>