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Lexus made an actual hoverboard, and this is what it looks like

Lexus made an actual hoverboard, and this is what it looks like

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Luxury car maker Lexus has created a real-life, rideable hoverboard. The company has announced that it partnered with experts in super conductive technology in order to create what it described as "one of the most advanced hoverboards ever developed".... >>

Forget helicopters, the US Army is going with real-life hoverbikes

Forget helicopters, the US Army is going with real-life hoverbikes

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The US Department of Defense has struck a deal with UK-based Malloy Aeronautics to develop and build hoverbike vehicles in the States. Malloy's current Hoverbike prototype, which is a one-third scale model, is meant to act like a helicopter, but better.... >>

Google Play Music now free to use: Here's how it works

Google Play Music now free to use: Here's how it works

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Google has announced that its streaming music service, called Google Play Music, is now free to use, meaning you won't need a subscription in order to listen. But you will be subjected to adverts. Just like how the free versions of Spotify and Pandora... >>

Google created a wristband that tracks your health for clinical trials

Google created a wristband that tracks your health for clinical trials

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Google has a group dedicated to life sciences, and it has recently been working on wristband device that's all about health tracking. But the wristband won't be marketed as a consumer device. Bloomberg has reported that Google's wristband, which has just... >>

Instagram reimagines how you search and explore: What's different?

Instagram reimagines how you search and explore: What's different?

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Instagram has been upgraded with a new Explore page and search tools. We've combed through all the changes and explained everything below, with the purpose of making it easier for you to leverage the new features and easily search people, places, and... >>

49 of the coolest Android Wear watch faces you can download right now

49 of the coolest Android Wear watch faces you can download right now

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Looking for a new Android Wear watch face? Well, you've come to the right place. Thanks to Google's dedicated Google Play Store hub specifically for finding Android Wear watch faces, they are now easier than ever to find and download, with over 1,500... >>

Sony's thin 4K Android TVs now have prices, and they're up for pre-order

Sony's thin 4K Android TVs now have prices, and they're up for pre-order

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It has been six months since Sony unveiled its 4K Android TV sets at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, and now the company has finally announced pricing for the sets and put them up for sale (well, pre-order). The cheapest model is the X900C. It costs $2,499 (converts... >>

Pebble Time is now available for pre-order globally

Pebble Time is now available for pre-order globally

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If you didn't buy the Pebble Time via Kickstarter after it unveiled a few of months ago, now's your chance. Best Buy has begun accepting pre-orders for the Pebble Time - and it's the only place where those of you who didn't pledge any money on Kickstarter... >>

Turtle Beach's new lineup of gaming headsets for Xbox One, PS4, and PCs (eyes-on)

Turtle Beach's new lineup of gaming headsets for Xbox One, PS4, and PCs (eyes-on)

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Turtle Beach returned to E3 with new headsets for PC and console gamers, so of course Pocket-lint stopped by the company's huge booth on the show floor to see it had on display and behind closed doors. Starting off with the Ear Force Stealth 420X and... >>

Nyko has Xbox One gamers covered with its new Data Bank enclosure, Type Pad keyboard, and more (hands-on)

Nyko has Xbox One gamers covered with its new Data Bank enclosure, Type Pad keyboard, and more (hands-on)

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Nyko went to E3 2015 with a new lineup of peripherals, and because the company is ridiculously good at making useful and brilliant gaming accessories we actually need, we decided to stop by its stand to check out the new versions of the Nyko Data Bank... >>

E3 2015: The entire show floor in pictures

E3 2015: The entire show floor in pictures

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E3 2015 is now over, and wow - what a week. Pocket-lint attended the conference in Los Angeles and saw everything from Charles Martinet (the dude who voices many of the characters in Super Mario) to tonnes of yet-to-be-released hardware on the show floor... >>

Vuzix iWear 720: A VR headset that's like putting a 130-inch TV in front of your face

Vuzix iWear 720: A VR headset that's like putting a 130-inch TV in front of your face

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The Vuzix iWear 720 unveiled earlier this year and made several heads turn at CES 2015 in January, so of course Pocket-lint leapt at the chance to give the virtual reality headset a try while at E3 2015 in Los Angeles this past week. The iWear 720 is... >>

Gioteck FL Series hands-on: Multi-functional gaming headsets that double as Bluetooth speakers

Gioteck FL Series hands-on: Multi-functional gaming headsets that double as Bluetooth speakers

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Gioteck is at E3 2015 in Los Angeles, where it has unveiled a new range of headsets called the FL Series. Pocket-lint got a chance to see some of the headsets within the range in person at the show. We were told the different models on display weren't... >>

Rock Band 4 preview: Freestyle guitar solos and the new Mad Catz controllers (hands-on)

Rock Band 4 preview: Freestyle guitar solos and the new Mad Catz controllers (hands-on)

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Harmonix and Mad Catz are at E3 2015 in Los Angeles, where they are showing off the fruits of their new partnership: Rock Band 4 with all-new controllers. We met with Daniel Sussman, who has been with Harmonix since 2001 and now serves as a product manager,... >>

Sony PS4 to get Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 exclusive beta in August, first map packs

Sony PS4 to get Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 exclusive beta in August, first map packs

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Sony has just dubbed itself the new home of Call of Duty, after announcing a partnership with Activision. The company has announced that the next entry within the franchise, called Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, will launch first as an exclusive beta for... >>

Destiny's next expansion, The Taken King, due this September

Destiny's next expansion, The Taken King, due this September

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Sony is currently holding its press conference at E3 2015, where it has announced Destiny's next expansion pack. Called The Taken King, Sony said the expansion will launch on 15 September. With it, gamers will be able to complete an all-new adventure... >>

The Last Guardian hasn't been canned, it's coming to PS4 in 2016

The Last Guardian hasn't been canned, it's coming to PS4 in 2016

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Team ICO still hasn't given up on The Last Guardian. The upcoming game - which was first teased more than eight years ago - is currently in development and has suffered from numerous delays over the years. This old trailer from 2009, for instance, indicates... >>

For Honor: Watch the first trailer for the medieval battler from Ubisoft

For Honor: Watch the first trailer for the medieval battler from Ubisoft

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Ubisoft is now having a turn at E3 2015 and kicking things off with a new IP in a new genre. The company also premiered the game's first trailer during its press conference, which we've embedded below. The medieval multiplayer battler, which is headed... >>

Unravel is EA's new puzzle game, and it stars a cute ball of yarn

Unravel is EA's new puzzle game, and it stars a cute ball of yarn

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EA is in the middle of holding its much-anticipated event at E3 2015, and among the many announcements being made, it has unveiled a new game called Unravel. The game stars a creature named Yarny, who is made of - you guessed - yarn. The yarn actually... >>

BioWare's Mass Effect: Andromeda due by holiday 2016, here's the first trailer

BioWare's Mass Effect: Andromeda due by holiday 2016, here's the first trailer

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During the EA keynote at E3 2015, BioWare decided to shed some more light on its next Mass Effect. The game is titled Mass Effect: Andromeda. BioWare has promised to deliver it by the holidays in 2016. The company previously teased that the game would... >>

Watch the EA keynote at E3 2015 right here

Watch the EA keynote at E3 2015 right here

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EA is about to hold one of the most anticipated keynotes at E3 2015. The gaming conference of the year has officially kicked off in Los Angeles, with plenty of trailers and announcements from Bethesda and Microsoft. Next up, we have Electronic Arts. You... >>

Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept will become a reality in 2016 with SpaceX pod races

Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept will become a reality in 2016 with SpaceX pod races

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SpaceX has announced something called a "Hyperloop pod competition". It's based on a high-speed transportation concept that the company's founder, Elon Musk, first teased in January. He basically dreamed up a network of pneumatic tubes that aerodynamic... >>

Microsoft's new Elite Controller for Xbox One is fully customisable, has swappable parts

Microsoft's new Elite Controller for Xbox One is fully customisable, has swappable parts

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Microsoft is currently holding a media event at E3, where it has unveiled new trailers and other things, such as a fresh Xbox gamepad. The most unique thing about the controller, which is called Elite, is that it gives gamers more customisatbility. In... >>

What is Oculus Touch and how does it work with the new Oculus Rift?

What is Oculus Touch and how does it work with the new Oculus Rift?

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So, the consumer model of the Oculus Rift is coming. We know that because Oculus VR, the company that makes Rift, unveiled the new headset while at an event in San Francisco on 12 June. But during the show, it introduced something else that's new: Oculus... >>

NASA just uploaded its first 4K 60fps space video to YouTube

NASA just uploaded its first 4K 60fps space video to YouTube

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NASA + 4K videos = awesome. As if videos of outer space weren't amazing enough to watch, NASA has decided to start publishing some to YouTube captured in 4K resolution and at 60 frames per second. Yeah. Gorgeous. We know. "The view of life in space is... >>