Archive for Luke Edwards

Honor 7 review: Brilliance on a budget
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Honor 7 review: Brilliance on a budget

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When we say "affordable smartphone" you probably think of plastic, low spec, and a bunch of compromises. But the mid-range is changing drastically with phones like the OnePlus 2 offering near top-end specs at low-end prices. Now Honor, a derivative company... >>

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 wants to take you and your bike off-road

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 wants to take you and your bike off-road

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Garmin's latest Edge Explore 1000 cycle computer is made for tracking data, guidance and to keep you safe too. The Edge Explore 1000 is aimed at touring and adventure cyclists that like to get off the roads and explore paths less travelled. And since... >>

Is WileyFox the British OnePlus?

Is WileyFox the British OnePlus?

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Wileyfox is a new smartphone brand that's backed by the same guys that brought us Kazam. Who? Another budget handset manufacturer. So is this version any better? Everyone is trying to be the next OnePlus, offering great specs for very little money. From... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, 950 XL, Band expected at 19 October launch event

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, 950 XL, Band expected at 19 October launch event

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The rumour mill is strongly suggesting Microsoft will be holding a hardware launch event in October that will see the Surface Pro 4, Band 2 and two new Lumias launched. The event's timing and content were leaked by Chinese site WPDang. The Verge confirmed... >>

This iPhone 6 lasts an entire week, and yours could too

This iPhone 6 lasts an entire week, and yours could too

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Most iPhone 6 owners will be lucky to get a full day on a charge, but there is hope. One modified iPhone 6 lasts an entire week, thanks to hydrogen fuel cells. Essentially the modified iPhone 6 uses a miniaturised version of a hydrogen fuel cell system... >>

Apple’s iPhone 6S appears to be packing an improved 12MP camera

Apple’s iPhone 6S appears to be packing an improved 12MP camera

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Apple looks set to improve its camera in the next iPhone. Rumours of a 12-megapixel sensor with improved lens add to leaks that also suggest the new snapper. The latest rumour pointing towards the upgraded snapper comes from a source of Business Insider... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus: Where can I get it?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus: Where can I get it?

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is here for those that want a larger sized version of Samsung's flagship smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is a whopping 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution. Under the hood is the same... >>

Real-life first-person shooter takes to Chatroulette, the result is amazing

Real-life first-person shooter takes to Chatroulette, the result is amazing

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There have been a few real-life videos of first-person shooter games, but nothing like this. The creative geniuses at RealmPictures have created an entire gaming world, including zombies, weapons and boss baddies. But rather than just making a video,... >>

Is Samsung’s 18.4-inch 'Tahoe' Android tablet a size too far?

Is Samsung’s 18.4-inch 'Tahoe' Android tablet a size too far?

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Just when we thought tablets had become all they could be, a leak suggests Samsung wants to shake things up. A giant 18.4-inch Android tablet codenamed Tahoe has leaked from Samsung, according to SamMobile. The mega-tablet, named SM-T670, will apparently... >>

Apple iPhone 6S leak: Due 18 September, pre-order from 11th

Apple iPhone 6S leak: Due 18 September, pre-order from 11th

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The next generation Apple iPhone 6S release date has leaked many times and now it's appeared again in the most convincing leak yet. According to the leak the iPhone 6S will be available to pre-order from 11 September for a release date of 18 September.... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: When is it coming to my phone?

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: When is it coming to my phone?

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Google has announced that its next mobile operating system update will be called Andorid 6.0 Marshmallow. As is tradition, Google will release new Nexus devices with the latest OS preloaded, first. These are expected to arrive in the forms of new Nexus... >>

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

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Since GoPro launched its latest camera range in the GoPro Hero4 the photos being created are stunning. With it comes new 4K video speeds of 30 frames per second, a rear touchscreen display and two times faster image processing. The camera remains largely... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution. Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

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Scientists are all working hard to find the Holy Grail of batteries and it looks like solid state could be a contender. A recent paper from researchers at MIT, working with Samsung, details a new type of battery. This solid-state powerhouse will last... >>

This is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, expect an IFA appearance

This is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, expect an IFA appearance

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The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact appears to have leaked in promotional photos of the handset. While Sony is expected to unveil its next flagship in the Xperia Z5 at IFA, from 2 September, the Compact hasn't leaked much. These leaked photos come via Dutch site... >>

Lytro goes open source for VR capture and more

Lytro goes open source for VR capture and more

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Lytro, the name behind light field photography, has just generously dished out all its tech to everyone, by becoming open source. This means anyone can now use the Illum camera and first-gen camera smarts to create anything their imaginations allow. This... >>

Huawei Mate8 leak suggests it could be the highlight of IFA

Huawei Mate8 leak suggests it could be the highlight of IFA

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Huawei is getting ready to launch its new Mate8 smartphone at the IFA tradeshow on 2 September. Officially, invites for a Huawei event, with the name 8 on the invite, have already gone out. Now a leak has revealed more of what we can expect from the phone... >>

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

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As drones begin to fill the skies so too do videos of their antics. If shows like You've Been Framed have taught us anything it's that seeing expensive things get destroyed is funny. So seeing pricey drones getting plucked out of the air by not-so-natural... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Standard, affordable 2.7K video drone, out now

DJI Phantom 3 Standard, affordable 2.7K video drone, out now

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Famed drone creator DJI has begun selling its latest flying contraption, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard. The idea behind the Standard model is to offer the high quality of the Phantom drone without the high price. Current Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced... >>

Apple iPhone 6S leaks in bend test video, guess what happens

Apple iPhone 6S leaks in bend test video, guess what happens

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Once again the purported Apple iPhone 6S rear plate has appeared online, this time undergoing a proper bend test. The apparent rear plate of the iPhone 6S, which is in the hands of YouTubers Unbox Therapy, has undergone more tests than their first video.... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: Ziplining across Wembley Stadium

Pocket-lint Extreme: Ziplining across Wembley Stadium

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Going to Wembley Stadium is an exciting trip on its own. But going, not to watch football but to zipline across the stadium, is even more exhilarating. We were invited to take the plunge across one of the world's most famous football pitches. What better... >>

Electric Aston Martin Rapide confirmed: 800hp AWD supercar gunning for Tesla

Electric Aston Martin Rapide confirmed: 800hp AWD supercar gunning for Tesla

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Tesla may have got a head start on electric supercars but now Aston Martin has confirmed it's joining the race. The Aston Martin Rapide should be an 800hp electric supercar, due soon. Speaking to Automotive News, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer revealed... >>

HTC One M10, dubbed HTC O2, leaks: Snapdragon 820, QHD and waterproof

HTC One M10, dubbed HTC O2, leaks: Snapdragon 820, QHD and waterproof

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A new flagship HTC One appears to have leaked under the name HTC O2, or HTC One M10. The device is reportedly going to pack some high-end specs. The leaks come from sources of Chinese sites MyDrivers and Mobile-dad. These claim the handset will be unveiled in... >>

Windows Surface Mobile 'Juggernaut Alpha' leaks: QHD, 4GB, wireless charging, 21MP PureView and more

Windows Surface Mobile 'Juggernaut Alpha' leaks: QHD, 4GB, wireless charging, 21MP PureView and more

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What's claimed to be the rumoured Windows Surface Phone has leaked online under the codename "Juggernaut Alpha" which should ship as "Surface Mobile". And as the codename suggests it should knock over any competition in its path. Rumours of a Surface... >>

Misfit unveils Speedo Shine, the water wearable for swimmers

Misfit unveils Speedo Shine, the water wearable for swimmers

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Misfit, best known for its Shine activity tracker, has teamed up with Speedo to create its first water-specific wearable. The Misfit Speedo wants to make swimming data collection easy. The Speedo branded tracker will not only track swimming but will work... >>