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Acer Iconia One 8: Super-cheap Android tablet for children and newbs

Acer Iconia One 8: Super-cheap Android tablet for children and newbs

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Acer has unveiled a new tablet at CES in Las Vegas this year which aims to rock the affordable tablet world with its compact 8-inch form. Meet the Acer Iconia One 8. The Iconia One 8 is aimed at families meaning it's nice and simple for children and beginners... >>

Nvidia 'GeForce GTX VR Ready' marking to verify PCs capable of virtual reality

Nvidia 'GeForce GTX VR Ready' marking to verify PCs capable of virtual reality

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Nvidia has announced from CES in Las Vegas that it will be spearheading a programme designed to make it more obvious which machines are virtual reality ready for gaming. PC and notebook makers as well as graphics card manufacturers are in on the scheme... >>

Mark Zuckerberg plans to make Iron Man’s Jarvis AI a reality in 2016

Mark Zuckerberg plans to make Iron Man’s Jarvis AI a reality in 2016

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Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he plans to create a home artificial intelligence system. Zuck made the announcement on Facebook, of course, where he said the home AI is going to be a bit like Iron's Man's Jarvis. Apart from letting... >>

Samsung adds Dolby Atmos overhead sound to a soundbar

Samsung adds Dolby Atmos overhead sound to a soundbar

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For the first time Samsung has added Dolby Atmos to a soundbar in its range of audio systems for the home. Samsung has announced the HW-K950 Soundbar in time for CES 2016 where the new system will be shown off. We say system as, yes, you guess it, this... >>

Lenovo makes modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet: Add-on battery, projector, 3D scanner and more

Lenovo makes modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet: Add-on battery, projector, 3D scanner and more

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Just when you thought tablets were reaching the end of ways to find innovation, along comes Lenovo with a new modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet. Modular means this tablet is able to use attachments to enhance the way it performs. While it will work as a tablet... >>

Best extreme sports videos that will wow you: Hoverboard, wave-surfing dirt bike and more

Best extreme sports videos that will wow you: Hoverboard, wave-surfing dirt bike and more

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Since off-piste skiers strapped massive video cameras to their heads in the eighties to fly down Chamonix mountains, the thirst for extreme sports has deepened. When the GoPro arrived, this was taken to the next level. Now nearly every extreme sporting... >>

Tech then and now: Hilarious pictures of how gadgets have changed us for the worse

Tech then and now: Hilarious pictures of how gadgets have changed us for the worse

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The internet came along and changed our lives. Smartphones and super slim televisions are now standard the world over. But it wasn't always that way, oh no, it was better once. Better how? We hear you ask. In plenty of ways. We lived happy lives before... >>

LG SmartThinQ Hub streams music, shows smarthome notifications and displays reminders

LG SmartThinQ Hub streams music, shows smarthome notifications and displays reminders

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LG has announced its newest smart home device before showing it off at CES 2016, meet the SmartThinQ Hub. The LG SmartThinQ Hub looks a lot like a metallic speaker. It is this, and can stream music over Wi-Fi from radio stations, or anything else via... >>

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: Deep dynamics set a new pace
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Garmin Forerunner 630 review: Deep dynamics set a new pace

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When it comes to GPS running watches the Garmin Forerunner range has been leading the race for wrists for years. In 2013 the Forerunner 620 was a big jump forward in the range thanks to a colour touchscreen, Wi-Fi and running dynamics. In a bid to further... >>

Touch your ear to take calls, track fitness with a belt and more from Samsung C-Lab at CES 2016

Touch your ear to take calls, track fitness with a belt and more from Samsung C-Lab at CES 2016

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Samsung is set to begin showing off the latest batch of employee creative projects that are part of its Creative Lab, or C-Lab. C-Lab, formed in 2012, is part of Samsung's push to allow its employees to "nurture their own creative business ideas", according... >>

Boxing Day sales 2015: Best deals and sales in the UK

Boxing Day sales 2015: Best deals and sales in the UK

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Just as the Christmas buying frenzy comes to a close and everyone exchanges gifts it's time to kick-off all over again. Yup, it's one of the most famous sales of the year – the Boxing Day sales. To take the effort out of hunting around the internet,... >>

HTC One X9 official: Affordable high-end specs

HTC One X9 official: Affordable high-end specs

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HTC has officially outed its new One X9 smartphone ahead of Christmas, yup one day ahead. The Asian manufacturer has chosen Christmas Eve to announce that its new One X9 is coming to take on the affordable yet powerful handset manufacturers like Huawei... >>

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... >>

Samsung A9 announced as 6-inch beauty-beast combo

Samsung A9 announced as 6-inch beauty-beast combo

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Samsung has announced a new member in its A class family of smartphones, the biggest of the lot is the new A9. The Samsung A9 was announced in China where it will initially be exclusively available. The A9 handset comes in at a near-tablet like 6-inches.... >>

Laser upgrade coming to London’s ‘Boris Bike’ cycle hire scheme

Laser upgrade coming to London’s ‘Boris Bike’ cycle hire scheme

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Remember the Blaze Laserlights that appeared on Kickstarter back in January 2014? Now they're going to be installed on London's cycle hire bikes. London's "Boris Bikes" as they're affectionately known after mayor Boris Johnson got them up and running,... >>

Motorola Moto X (2016) leaked heat pipe suggests overclocking

Motorola Moto X (2016) leaked heat pipe suggests overclocking

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The Motorola Moto X for 2016 has apparently leaked for the second time in a photo showing off the internals of the phone. The fourth generation Moto X handset was shown off on Chinese site Techweb which allegedly attained it from an internal source. The... >>

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Jurassic World and more

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Jurassic World and more

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When that magical time of year arrives where houses start to become light shows of decorations you'd be forgiven for feeling left out, stood there in normal non-flashing clothes. That's one reason why Christmas jumpers are such a great idea. Another is... >>

Plex streaming now free on Xbox One and PS4

Plex streaming now free on Xbox One and PS4

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Media streaming service Plex has announced that gamers using consoles to stream movies, music and TV can now do so for free. Until now anyone using Plex on Xbox or PlayStation had to pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee. This was either $5 per month... >>

LG curved smartphone incoming to take on the Galaxy S6 edge

LG curved smartphone incoming to take on the Galaxy S6 edge

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LG is set to release its G5 in 2016 but it looks like the Korean company is also planning a new curved smartphone. Could this be LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge? According to serial leakster Evan Blass, better known for his Twitter handle @evleaks,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 in pictures, the future of Android smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S7 in pictures, the future of Android smartphones

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is beginning to leak ahead of its expected appearance in 2016. With those leaks inevitably come images of the highly anticipated handset. From patent images to renders to manufacture-level models, plenty of images of the phone have... >>

Want to name Android N? You could pick Google's new mobile OS title

Want to name Android N? You could pick Google's new mobile OS title

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The Android operating system name is always a point of excited discussion ahead of its reveal. The next name might be talked about even before it gets decided, as you could be the one choosing. Google SVP Sundar Pichai, speaking at Delhi University, suggested... >>

This is a real, working lightsaber made of pure flame

This is a real, working lightsaber made of pure flame

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If you've already seen the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, or you're still gagging to go, this should appeal. It's a real ligthsaber. Well, it's not technically a lightsaber as the sword part isn't made of light. But it's close. This homemade lightsaber... >>

Netflix Socks know when you fall asleep and pause your show, really

Netflix Socks know when you fall asleep and pause your show, really

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It might sound like an idea that gets revealed on April Fools' Day but this is actually real. Netflix has created socks that detect when you fall asleep so they can pause what you're watching. We've all been there, dozing off while desperately trying... >>

Streamz smart headphones run Android to play high def audio wirelessly, no phone needed

Streamz smart headphones run Android to play high def audio wirelessly, no phone needed

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Streamz are headphones like no other, they're smart in and of themselves thanks to built-in Android. The Streamz over-ear headphones want to make listening to music wirelessly a direct-to-internet experience, ditching the phone. The headphones have up... >>

Is this the new Motorola Moto X for 2016?

Is this the new Motorola Moto X for 2016?

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Motorola may have had its next Moto X leaked ahead of its expected appearance in 2016. The claimed next-gen Moto X has appeared on Chinese website Wapvnet after being sent in by an anonymous source. Since Motorola has previously released its other Moto... >>