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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update today

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update today

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Samsung has officially announced the release of its latest Android update for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will begin to roll out from today, 15 February. Samsung has confirmed the beginning of this rollout and said that... >>

Mattel View-Master 2.0 takes Google Cardboard VR to another level

Mattel View-Master 2.0 takes Google Cardboard VR to another level

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Toy maker Mattel took its 75 year old View-Master and recently reinvented it to work like Google cardboard. Now it's got an upgraded model on the way to enhance that even futher.The first Mattel View-Master VR viewer allowed phone owners to mount their... >>

Microsoft Lumia 650 official: Windows 10 slim build for slim wallets

Microsoft Lumia 650 official: Windows 10 slim build for slim wallets

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Microsoft has officially taken the covers off its latest Lumia 650 smartphone that will be putting its Windows 10 operating system into more pockets. Microsoft has already released its Lumia 950, 950 XL and 550, but the 650 is the first handset for 2016.... >>

Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety
3.5 stars

Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety

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Gibson has come a long way beyond just its guitar-making origins. Now with high-quality audio subsidiaries like Onkyo under its belt it's using the brand name to offer a wider range of products - Trainer being a range of audio offerings that are being... >>

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

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The London Bike Show, also home to adventure and triathlon, is back for 2016 to show off all the latest gadget innovations for the active types. Apart from a whole host of carbon, lycra and carbs the show is also home to gadgets that help make adventuring... >>

Asics buys Runkeeper: Expect a one-stop shop for run tracking soon

Asics buys Runkeeper: Expect a one-stop shop for run tracking soon

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Asics, the running trainer company, has just bought FitnessKeeper, the company that owns GPS tracking app Runkeeper. Currently Runkeeper has over 33 million registered users who track their runs with it. The app is on both iOS and Android smartphones... >>

These kicks produce charge, smartphone battery life may soon be a worry of the past

These kicks produce charge, smartphone battery life may soon be a worry of the past

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Footwear that produces power, by harvesting the kinetic energy of walking. Many have tried and produced little to show for it, until now. A breakthrough has created shoes that can produce high-energy simply from walking. Scientists at the University of... >>

Kia Sportage (2016) review: All the extras, for less
4.5 stars

Kia Sportage (2016) review: All the extras, for less

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Kia hit its best year for sales ever in 2015 and it's followed that with its fourth-generation of the Sportage. With sights aimed high, this SUV crossover offers more extras than ever and aims to impress with the first model refresh since 2010. The SUV... >>

34 best Olloclip photos: You’ll be amazed what a phone camera can do

34 best Olloclip photos: You’ll be amazed what a phone camera can do

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Olloclip has been around for years as a means to enhance the camera on iPhones and now Samsung Galaxy S devices too. The result is that some seriously jaw-dropped photos are appearing online, which we've collected here. Olloclip has plenty of offerings... >>

Motorola Moto X and Moto G for 2016 leaks show metal unibody

Motorola Moto X and Moto G for 2016 leaks show metal unibody

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Motorola leaks have been coming fairly steadily when you consider we're not expecting to see a new 2016 Moto X or Moto G for sometime. Yet here's another leak, complete with photos. The leaked photos come from Hong Kong showing off a wide variation of... >>

Star Trek TV series for 2017 will make it great again

Star Trek TV series for 2017 will make it great again

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Following the popularity of the new Star Trek movies, the almost defunct TV series has been given a green light to start a new run. The last Star Trek series, Enterprise, lasted just four seasons and ever since Star Trek for TV has been left on the... >>

Are the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Always On displays a good or bad thing?

Are the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Always On displays a good or bad thing?

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LG has just officially announced a feature of the G5 in the form of an Always On display. Samsung is also expected to launch this tech in its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The LG announcement comes in the form of a GIF (below) posted on the company's... >>

3Doodler Start is here to make 3D drawing child safe

3Doodler Start is here to make 3D drawing child safe

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3Doodler, the company behind the first 3D printing pen, is back with a model aimed specifically at children. The 3Doodler Start, as it's called, is designed to be super simple so that children can use and enjoy it easily. The original 3Doodler involved... >>

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

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Google is not only working on driverless cars without steering wheels or pedals, but with wireless charging too. According to a leaked FCC filing, Google wants its self-driving cars to recharge without wires. This could mean cars that never need to stop... >>

4K Blu-ray is here, Samsung player on sale today with UHD movie

4K Blu-ray is here, Samsung player on sale today with UHD movie

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It's been a long time since we wrote with excitement about a Blu-ray player, but that time is here once more with the first 4K Blu-ray player going on sale today. Samsung has beaten the other manufacturers to the punch with the release of its UBD-K8500... >>

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

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Google's autonomous cars have been getting plenty of US testing and now they look set to begin driving trials in the UK. The UK government is currently in talks with Google about testing the self-driving cars on the roads of the UK. Deputy mayor for... >>

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

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The NFL is one of the most advanced field sports in the world when it comes to technology. So the biggest event of the year for the sport, the Super Bowl, is the pinnacle of field based gadgetry. A lot of the technologies you've probably got on you right... >>

Vaio Phone Biz brings Windows 10 to the business brigade

Vaio Phone Biz brings Windows 10 to the business brigade

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Vaio has already returned, without Sony, to launch new laptops and now it's unveiled a Windows 10 phone called Phone Biz. The Vaio Phone Biz aims to bring the Windows 10 for Mobile operating system to business users. This is the company's first Windows... >>

New Fitbit Alta brings personalisation options and reminder alerts

New Fitbit Alta brings personalisation options and reminder alerts

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Fitbit, one of the original activity tracker brands, has announced its new Alta bracelet. This wearable is slimmer than most, offers personalisation and new features. Like most activity trackers the Alta will cover the basics like step tracking, calories... >>

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings new story content

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings new story content

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Star Wars and Lego is a mix made in the heavens and it'll be descending to us earthlings in a new form soon. A Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens game has been announced. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the game which will arrive... >>

Could the next Nexus phone be a Pixel phone?

Could the next Nexus phone be a Pixel phone?

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Google could be set to change the way its Nexus phones are made, taking control from hardware manufacturers. That could mean that the next Nexus could be more like a Pixel, with Google exerting end-to-end control. Until now the Nexus smartphones have... >>

Samsung Gear VR camera will capture 360-degree video for virtual reality

Samsung Gear VR camera will capture 360-degree video for virtual reality

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Samsung has been rumoured as another company that will offer a 360-degree camera rig for virtual reality video, and now it's here. The Samsung Gear 360 has been revealed by Sam Mobile with an expected unveil from Samsung at MWC at its 21 February Unpacked... >>

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

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UPDATE: BlackBerry has since issued a statement on its official blog saying: "...we want to also make very clear our ongoing commitment to the BlackBerry 10 platform...". It goes on to say: "consumer and enterprise fans of our workhorse BlackBerry 10... >>

Star Wars IX to be filmed in space? Hollywood's love of realism is out of this world

Star Wars IX to be filmed in space? Hollywood's love of realism is out of this world

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The next instalment of Star Wars could actually be filmed, at least in part, in space. The most recent Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, featured lots of realism with as few visual effects as possible, as was the vision of its director J.J. Abrams. Apparently... >>

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

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It was just over a week ago that Microsoft was recalling power adapters for its Surface Pro tablets and now Apple is also issuing a recall. Apple is recalling certain AC power wall plug adapters. The company cites that "In very rare cases, affected... >>