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Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

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Every year Hyundai and Kia hold their R&D Idea Festival. This is where engineers have the opportunity to create what they see as the future of vehicles.This year ten entries made it to the final presentation stage after just six months of development... >>

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

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Boeing, in search of lighter materials for its planes, has come up with the world's lightest metal. The Microlattice is not only the lightest metal ever made but has also broken records for strength.The idea is to one-day use this material in planes to... >>

Is cinema moving to YouTube? Paramount Vault YouTube channel offers free movies

Is cinema moving to YouTube? Paramount Vault YouTube channel offers free movies

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Paramount, one of the biggest studios in Hollywood, has started a YouTube channel with free movies.The Paramount Vault is a free to view YouTube channel with hundreds of movies available to stream at the click of the play button. These are sectioned into... >>

Swytch app lets you have more than one phone number with your single SIM

Swytch app lets you have more than one phone number with your single SIM

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Swytch wants to let anybody have multiple phone lines all through one smartphone. It does this with its app that means with one SIM a phone can support many UK numbers.The Swytch app is the hub for up to five numbers with all calls made and taken over... >>

Harry Potter books get new animated life for Apple iBooks Store release

Harry Potter books get new animated life for Apple iBooks Store release

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If you've not read Harry Potter or simply need an excuse to do it again, the new Apple iBooks Store release of the series could be perfect for you.Apple has announced that the entire seven book Harry Potter series will be released in the iBooks Store... >>

Light L16 Camera wants to beat DSLR with its 16 lenses and 52-megapixel shots

Light L16 Camera wants to beat DSLR with its 16 lenses and 52-megapixel shots

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Light is a photography company that was founded to make photography better and it may just do that with its L16 Camera.The Light L16 Camera was designed to battle the trade-off between a large DSLR for quality and compact camera for portability. It purports... >>

Spectre x2 is HP's thinnest 2-in-1 ever and it's powerful too

Spectre x2 is HP's thinnest 2-in-1 ever and it's powerful too

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Following Microsoft's big unveil of its Windows 10 hardware last night, HP has held an event to reveal its new offerings. One of these is a new Spectre x2 laptop that converts into a tablet.The Spectre x2 is the thinnest 2-in-1 convertible PC the company... >>

Windows 10 smartphones: Is your Lumia getting the upgrade?

Windows 10 smartphones: Is your Lumia getting the upgrade?

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Windows has now released its latest OS in Windows 10. But it's held off on the mobile version for now. Microsoft has now detailed which smartphones will be getting the new Windows 10 update later in the year.  Windows 10 for Lumia smartphones will... >>

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display: What's the difference?

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Microsoft says that its first ever laptop, the Surface Book, is the most powerful 13-inch laptop ever made. Apple may have something to say about that.The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display is the company's most powerful laptop creation, aimed at power... >>

Microsoft Surface Book: Everything you need to know about the world's fastest laptop

Microsoft Surface Book: Everything you need to know about the world's fastest laptop

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Microsoft has unveiled it's first ever laptop built by the company, the Surface Book.Microsoft say this is the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made and is twice as fast as the MacBook Pro.But it's about more than power, it's more than a laptop, the screen... >>

Microsoft Lumia 550 official: What's the story?

Microsoft Lumia 550 official: What's the story?

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Microsoft has taken to the stage at its October 2015 launch event to unveil a wide range of Windows 10 hardware. We've seen the launch of the new Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones, buy they are joined by a more affordable entry-level handset, the Lumia... >>

Microsoft Band 2 revealed: Here's everything you need to know

Microsoft Band 2 revealed: Here's everything you need to know

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Microsoft has announced a new version of its fitness tracker during a special launch event in New York.Called simply Microsoft Band again, the new device has several new features and a different design. There are also new sensors and better integration... >>

Microsoft HoloLens gets $3,000 price and Project X-Ray mixed reality game revealed

Microsoft HoloLens gets $3,000 price and Project X-Ray mixed reality game revealed

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Microsoft has revealed a new development for its augmented reality HoloLens headset. It has also revealed a price tag for the headset, and it's not cheap at $3,000. But it is due in the first quarter of 2016, so you've got time to start saving.Microsoft... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Standard vs Advanced vs Professional : What’s the difference?

DJI Phantom 3 Standard vs Advanced vs Professional : What’s the difference?

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DJI drones are some of the best known available right now, they're also some of the best full stop. The Phantom series are now in their third generation and have split off into three levels. But which is right for you?The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is the... >>

How to watch the Microsoft October 2015 launch event

How to watch the Microsoft October 2015 launch event

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On Tuesday 6 October Microsoft is holding an event where it is expected to reveal a host of new hardware, as well as marking the official launch of Windows 10 for Mobile.Microsoft will be pushing its Windows 10 platform hard, showing how seamless it can... >>

This is the Roku 4, bringing 4K UHD and a remote that can't be lost

This is the Roku 4, bringing 4K UHD and a remote that can't be lost

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The Roku 4 has been unveiled and as the name suggests it'll be packing 4K video playback.Another new feature is a remote that should never be lost down the back of the sofa again. The Roku 4 remote can let you know where it is at the touch of a button... >>

IMAX with Laser: Transporting you to childlike awe

IMAX with Laser: Transporting you to childlike awe

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The famed bastion of immersive cinema, IMAX, has shown off its first UK laser system at The Empire cinema in Leicester Square. We went along for a full demo and screening to see if this is the future of cinema.Short answer: it is.The new IMAX with Laser... >>

Nest Weave makes Yale Linus smartphone controlled lock possible

Nest Weave makes Yale Linus smartphone controlled lock possible

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Nest has announced that as part of its Works with Nest system a new protocol will be introduced that makes everything more smart and secure. Enter the smart Linus lock from Yale that you can control with your smartphone.Nest Weave is the new system that... >>

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL completely revealed on official store

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL completely revealed on official store

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Microsoft is holding an event on 6 October where it is expected to launch a slew of new hardware including the latest Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones.With just a few days to go it looks like Microsoft has let the cat out of its own proverbial bag.... >>

Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01 smartwatch gets release date, price and OS announced

Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01 smartwatch gets release date, price and OS announced

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If you thought Apple Watch was luxury, wait until the classic luxury watch makers start revealing their kit. And that wait won't be too long now as Tag Heuer has announced its Carrera Wearable 01 smartwatch will be unveiled on 9 November.The Tag Heuer... >>

Everything you need to know about the Tesla Model X, the safest SUV ever

Everything you need to know about the Tesla Model X, the safest SUV ever

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Tesla is not only about luxury performance cars. It's an electric SUV provider too. But in typical Tesla style this can't just be an SUV with electric drive. It goes way above and beyond.The Tesla Model X is fast, the top end can hit 60mph from standing... >>

Chromecast Audio explained: What is the new Chromecast with Spotify?

Chromecast Audio explained: What is the new Chromecast with Spotify?

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Google has launched a new version of its streaming hardware: Chromecast Audio. The idea here is to offer a way to turn any speaker or audio playing device into a smart connected wireless audio system.The dedicated hardware is made purely for audio and... >>

Watch the Google Nexus live stream

Watch the Google Nexus live stream

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The Google Nexus launch is one of the biggest gadget events of the year, and is Android fans chance to see what a pure Android experience looks like without the additional input from manufacturers like LG, Huawei, HTC or Sony.This year is certainly no... >>

15 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

15 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

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Some smartphone releases this year have shown us that bigger batteries aren't always going to keep coming. Samsung opted for smaller power cells in its Galaxy S6 than the previous generation – in favour of faster charging. Apple's iPhone 6S Plus has... >>

New OnePlus phone due before Christmas, about design not specs

New OnePlus phone due before Christmas, about design not specs

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OnePlus is definitely releasing a new phone this year. It looks like the handset won't be all about power like its predecessors though, with a focus more on design.The new OnePlus phone, possibly called Mini, was confirmed by the company's co-found Carl... >>

BMW X1 2015 first drive: Second-gen SUV makes off-road easy

BMW X1 2015 first drive: Second-gen SUV makes off-road easy

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BMW already has an X1 on the road. So what's special about this year's model, now in its second-generation 2015 form? Well, it's been redesigned from the ground up and wants to go off-road more than ever.Whereas the original X1 was built on the basic... >>

Fossil, like Tag Heuer, teams up with Intel and Google for range of wearables

Fossil, like Tag Heuer, teams up with Intel and Google for range of wearables

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Fossil, the well-established fashion brand, has just announced three new smartwatch devices it's created with Google and Intel. We first heard about these back in August but now know the device are being called Fossil Q.Since Fossil is fashion focused... >>

This is the Nexus 6P, incredible official leak reveals all

This is the Nexus 6P, incredible official leak reveals all

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The next Nexus 6P, made by Huawei, has been leaking a lot of late as the expected release date approaches. Now the most official looking information and pictures yet have appeared revealing everything.The leaked slides appeared on Imgur and look like... >>

London tube trains use braking energy to power entire Underground station

London tube trains use braking energy to power entire Underground station

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Transport for London has announced a plan to make its tube train system even more efficient by recycling braking energy.The plan is to harvest wasted braking energy from Victoria line trains. Captured energy could be enough to power the entire Holborn... >>

Spectre Bond cars, in photos: Jaguar CX75, Aston Martin DB10, Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender

Spectre Bond cars, in photos: Jaguar CX75, Aston Martin DB10, Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender

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The next James Bond film, Spectre, is set to arrive before the end of 2015 this October. Aside from the usual action, fashionable posing and suave behaviour the things we really want to see are the cars.Jaguar Land Rover has been working with the Bond... >>

Selfies kill more people than sharks, no really

Selfies kill more people than sharks, no really

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The humble selfie has developed into something so popular the word has made it into the dictionary. But it turns out the selfie photo craze isn't quite so harmless, in fact it's killing more people than sharks.Despite being thought of as one of the most... >>

iPhone 6S Plus gallery appears, check out the new camera in these illuminating photos

iPhone 6S Plus gallery appears, check out the new camera in these illuminating photos

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Apple's almighty new iPhone 6S Plus has already been given the unveil treatment, but not arrived in many hands. One set of hands that got a unit has managed to show off the camera in a photo gallery.The photos, above, were taken by Brad Mangin for Sports... >>

Microsoft Lumia 550 leak shows Windows 10 coming to budget phones too

Microsoft Lumia 550 leak shows Windows 10 coming to budget phones too

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Images have leaked of what's claimed to be the new Lumia 550 from Microsoft showing off the latest Windows 10 operating system.The shot of the smartphone was leaked by Russian website onetile which also revealed a host of specs for the handset. Since... >>

OnePlus Mini incoming: Is that a depth sensing dual camera on the rear?

OnePlus Mini incoming: Is that a depth sensing dual camera on the rear?

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The acclaimed OnePlus 2 has only recently been revealed and already the company appears to be following up with a smaller version, the OnePlus Mini.The handset leaked on Chinese site Mobile-Dad in an image that reveals plenty about the device. This is... >>

Star Wars Stamp Collection, in pictures: Get them while you can

Star Wars Stamp Collection, in pictures: Get them while you can

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The Star Wars Stamp Collection from Royal Mail is officially a thing. While Star Wars fans and stamp collectors are two different grades of geek, these special stickies are going to be hard for both camps to resist.The Star War stamps will come in 12... >>

Microsoft Band 2 may fix comfort issues with curved screen, flexible strap and more

Microsoft Band 2 may fix comfort issues with curved screen, flexible strap and more

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The new Microsoft Band 2, expected soon, has leaked in render form showing off what we may see appear soon. And it's improving in all the right areas.The problem with the first Microsoft Band, for many, was comfort. The large flat screen and hard battery-filled... >>

Apple’s self-driving car rolls on, meeting held with autonomous driving officials

Apple’s self-driving car rolls on, meeting held with autonomous driving officials

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The rumour of Apple's self-driving car has just had some serious weight added to its authenticity after executives reportedly met with California autonomous driving officials.According to a report by The Guardian Apple's senior legal counsel, Mike Maletic,... >>

Cloaking devices are real, here are the best science has created

Cloaking devices are real, here are the best science has created

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Science fiction was once the only place cloaking devices existed, on a Klingon ship in Star Trek or as a literal cloak in Harry Potter. Now science has managed to make them a reality.While we can't yet don an item of clothing that will make us entirely... >>

Invisibility cloak created to hide micro objects, could make larger objects invisible

Invisibility cloak created to hide micro objects, could make larger objects invisible

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The Holy Grail of covert ops and pranks alike, invisibility, is still yet to be cracked. But scientists have been making discoveries more and more of late. The most recent discovering is able to hide micro object and, scientist say, could be scaled up.The... >>

This is the Google Chromecast 2 and it looks bonkers

This is the Google Chromecast 2 and it looks bonkers

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The second generation of Google's Chromecast appears to have leaked revealing details that suggest we can expect a big upgrade.The Chromecast 2 details were leaked to 9to5google which says the device was simply referred to as the "new Chromecast". So... >>

iPad mini 4 teardown: Double RAM, but guess how Apple made it so thin? Smaller battery and more

iPad mini 4 teardown: Double RAM, but guess how Apple made it so thin? Smaller battery and more

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The Apple iPad mini 4 has been torn part from part in the inevitable teardown from the guys over at iFixit. As ever they've made some interesting discoveries.The iPad mini 4 is thinner than its predecessor at 6.1mm rather than 7.5mm. One of the reasons... >>

Make an entire house from the giant Wasp BigDelta 3D printer, nearly for free

Make an entire house from the giant Wasp BigDelta 3D printer, nearly for free

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The Wasp (World's Advanced Saving Project) BigDelta 3D printer is a 40-foot beast that aims to tackle the problem of disaster relief by making new houses.Not only is the mighty delta 3D printer aiming to produce houses from 3D printing but it should do... >>

What’s new in Amazon Fire OS 5 Bellini?

What’s new in Amazon Fire OS 5 Bellini?

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Amazon has just announced its latest refresh to all things Fire. From a new set of tablets to a new Fire TV platform, it's all change. But at the heart of it is the new Fire OS 5 Bellini.The new operating system brings an enhanced user interface, integration... >>

Putting the Sharp in TV, 8K screens coming this October

Putting the Sharp in TV, 8K screens coming this October

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Sharp has announced that it will begin selling its 8K televisions from this October. While this is exciting for the future of TV, it's a treat reserved for the rich.The 85-inch Sharp LV-85001 8K television will cost a hefty $133,000 which is about £86,000... >>

Timex launches Metropolitan+ analogue smartwatch to track activity in style

Timex launches Metropolitan+ analogue smartwatch to track activity in style

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Watch manufacturer Timex has announced its first connected smartwatch, sort of. The Timex Metropolitan+ is a classic faced analogue watch with activity tracking technology.The activity tracking is transmitted via Bluetooth to a connected smartphone. This... >>

Thunder Power Sedan EV: 400 mile range, fast-charging, Tesla quick and features the future of interiors

Thunder Power Sedan EV: 400 mile range, fast-charging, Tesla quick and features the future of interiors

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Thunder Power may not be a car manufacturer you recognise yet, but it should be soon. At the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 the manufacturer has revealed its first all electric Sedan.The Taiwanese Thunder Power Sedan isn’t just an electric car, it uses next-generation... >>

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3: What's the difference?

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Apple has unveiled its largest most powerful tablet yet in the iPad Pro. It has an optional physical keyboard case and a stylus called the Apple Pencil, setting it directly against Microsoft's Surface Pro 3.Apple has even got Microsoft to adapt its Office... >>

5 things you can do on the Apple iPad Pro

5 things you can do on the Apple iPad Pro

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Apple has unveiled its largest and most advanced iPad yet in the iPad Pro. But it's not just about size and smarts, there are other brand new features too.So are these new features, including Apple's first Stylus and official keyboard case, enough to... >>

Apple iPad Pro unveiled as the company's biggest iPad ever

Apple iPad Pro unveiled as the company's biggest iPad ever

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Apple has at last unveiled it iPad Pro, the biggest iPad yet at 12.9-inch.This is the most powerful iOS device yet at 1.8 times faster than the iPad Air 2. The 64-bit A9X offers double the graphics speed as well as double read and write speed to storage.... >>

We're here at Apple's iPhone 6S special event

We're here at Apple's iPhone 6S special event

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We've touched down in Cupertino and have arrived at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts ready for Apple's 9 September launch event.This year we were surprised not to be at the usual Moscone West venue. But now we're here we can see why the change... >>