Archive for Luke Edwards

You'll never believe how big gadgets used to be: Then and now in pictures

You'll never believe how big gadgets used to be: Then and now in pictures

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Modern technology has propelled us forward to create smaller and smaller gadgets especially since the microchip appeared. Sure phones are growing in screen size now but you'll be amazed how they are still smaller than their historical counterparts. And... >>

No more ‘Use By’ dates: Smart Cap detects when food is on the turn

No more ‘Use By’ dates: Smart Cap detects when food is on the turn

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When you're shopping for milk in the future you won't be looking at "Use By" dates but rather checking actual quality using a smart lid. The Smart Cap was developed by engineers at the University of Berkeley. The 3D printed cap is able to detect when... >>

The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel

The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel

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The extremely exciting EM Drive, which could offer high-speed propulsion without fuel, has been confirmed as a working invention. The drive, which has been compared to Star Trek's impulse drive, was said to be impossible when British inventor Roger Shawyer... >>

Updated: Stagefright bug may have someone controlling your Android phone right now without you even knowing

Updated: Stagefright bug may have someone controlling your Android phone right now without you even knowing

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Quite possibly the worst Android bug that's ever existed has been discovered. It could mean the end for you smartphone. All an attacker would need to remotely access your smartphone is your phone number. The weakness comes from a part of the Android OS... >>

Intel 3D XPoint memory 1,000 times faster than flash and could mean 8K gaming

Intel 3D XPoint memory 1,000 times faster than flash and could mean 8K gaming

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For the first time in 25 years a new memory category has been created by Intel, and it's 1,000 times faster than Nand. Intel says its new 3D XPoint memory has already started going into production. On top of being faster than current Nand flash memory... >>

Samsung’s new camera sensor could make the Galaxy Note 5 snapper the best out there

Samsung’s new camera sensor could make the Galaxy Note 5 snapper the best out there

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Samsung has announced what it says is the industry's first 1.0μm pixel 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor for smartphone cameras. It sounds like this could be shown off first in Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 which is expected to be unveiled in August. But what... >>

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

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Nokia is alive and well after selling its mobile business to Microsoft. It is now almost ready to fully reveal a new product called Ozo. But what is Ozo? At the moment all Nokia is giving away is a launch webpage with a countdown timer, some glimpses... >>

Motorola Moto X Play: Serious cameras for your money (hands-on)

Motorola Moto X Play: Serious cameras for your money (hands-on)

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Motorola has launched a second variant of the Moto X Style smartphone in this third generation, the Moto X Play. The Moto X Play is an affordable variant of the Moto X Style that is designed to offer high-end specs for an affordable price. The Moto X... >>

Motorola Moto X Style: All the power without the hefty price (hands-on)

Motorola Moto X Style: All the power without the hefty price (hands-on)

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Motorola has revealed its third-generation Moto X smartphone to much excitement. And it's got a new name, the Moto X Style. The latest Moto X Style takes the specs to a new level that should appeal to even more people, while remaining affordable. But... >>

HSBC comes to Apple Pay in the UK, better late than never

HSBC comes to Apple Pay in the UK, better late than never

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HSBC has joined the ranks of UK banks taking part in Apple Pay. Initially HSBC wasn't appearing as a partner of Apple when Apple Pay launched in the UK. Following a lot of bad reactions on Twitter the bank has now announced it will be available on Apple... >>

4K Sky TV should arrive in the smart SkyQ box: Here’s what you need to know

4K Sky TV should arrive in the smart SkyQ box: Here’s what you need to know

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Sky appears to be working overtime to get its new SkyQ box released to bring 4K UHD broadcast TV to everyone. At the moment anyone who has splashed out on a 4K television is limited when it comes to content. There's Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video... >>

Moto G 2015 leaks ahead of expected reveal at Motorola launch later today

Moto G 2015 leaks ahead of expected reveal at Motorola launch later today

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The third generation of Motorola's Moto G has leaked in the most revealing photos yet. Many of the specs we can expect to hear unveiled later today appear in the leak. The photos show the Moto G as well as its packaging, along with specification information.... >>

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra with stunning bezel-free display and selfie camera flash leaked

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra with stunning bezel-free display and selfie camera flash leaked

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Sony has been the victim of many leaks this last year and now it's Xperia C5 Ultra has joined the list. The leaked manual of the handset has appeared on Xperiablog where it shows the handset with a stunning bezel-free display. Previous rumours pointed... >>

OnePlus 2 VR event: Use Google cardboard to watch the event in VR

OnePlus 2 VR event: Use Google cardboard to watch the event in VR

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If you bought Google's Carboard VR headset and have simply used it to collect dust ever since, now is the time to dig it out. OnePlus is all set to launch its new smartphone tonight, and it's going to do it in VR using Carboard. While OnePlus is selling... >>

How to appoint an heir on Facebook for when you die

How to appoint an heir on Facebook for when you die

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It might be a bit of a morbid subject but thinking about your digital legacy after you die is something people are starting to do. Specifically Facebook has released its latest updates to allow for account management in the event of a user's death. The... >>

Own a Nike+ Fuelband? Here’s how to get money for it from Nike

Own a Nike+ Fuelband? Here’s how to get money for it from Nike

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Nike and Apple have been in court for a while over the Nike+ Fuelband and now have agreed to terms that can make you money. The two-year class action lawsuit was over the accuracy of the Fuelband. While Apple and Nike still haven't admitted fault they... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 leaks in gold, details S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 leaks in gold, details S Pen

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The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 5 appears to have leaked, again, this time sporting a gold coloured frame. The next generation of Note is expected to be released early this year to give Samsung a head start on Apple's expected iPhone 6S and 6S... >>

OnePlus 2: Here’s how to reserve yours now

OnePlus 2: Here’s how to reserve yours now

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Buying a OnePlus smatphone is no simple matter. For a start there are no shops and on top of that you can't even buy online without an invite. The OnePlus 2 has now launched and much like the first OnePlus smartphone it will be an invite only event.... >>

This monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone, say goodbye to wire clutter

This monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone, say goodbye to wire clutter

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Samsung has unveiled what it says is the world's first monitor that can wirelessly charge a smartphone. The SE370 looks like a normal, but very futuristic, monitor and comes in 23.6-inch or 27-inch variants. But what makes this special is the stand which... >>

53 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

53 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

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Adobe's Photoshop reached the ripe old age of 25 on 19 February. What better way to commemorate the age of the photo editing master than a collection of photos where the people at the helm of the edit suite didn't know what they were doing? We've compiled... >>

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

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As long as there have been digital music files there has been digital music piracy, with services like Napster becoming massive around a decade ago simply because the music industry couldn't keep up with the illegal distribution of its content. However,... >>

Nobody wants to be first to remove their Facebook rainbow profile photo: Why is it such an issue?

Nobody wants to be first to remove their Facebook rainbow profile photo: Why is it such an issue?

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This year in support of Pride, Facebook offered a filter to add rainbow colours to anyone's profile picture. But with Pride almost a week ago, people are starting to question if it's ok to change profile picture again. Nobody wants to go first, nobody... >>

Best tennis gadgets and tech to make you a better player

Best tennis gadgets and tech to make you a better player

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After watching Wimbledon, countless Brits will be taking to their local courts for at least a week before getting bored again. After seeing the professionals, then realising one's own ability, it can be a bit deflating. But with this kit you could be... >>

Strava and Garmin team-up for Strava Live Segments

Strava and Garmin team-up for Strava Live Segments

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Strava has shot to fame in the world of cycling and running. Now it's made friends with Garmin to add another layer of awesome to the hardware company's cycling kit. Strava Live Segments will feature on the Garmin Edge 520, making it the first to receive... >>

Sony starts its own crowdfunding platform for new gadget ideas

Sony starts its own crowdfunding platform for new gadget ideas

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Sony has announced that it will be launching its own version of Kickstarter dubbed First Flight. This will be exclusively for Sony products. The idea behind First Flight is to help push new products from Sony while also allowing the public to pre-order... >>