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Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection

Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection

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Philips has announced the latest creation in its Ambilight range. Unlike it predecessors the AmbiLux uses pico projectors to extend the TV image onto the wall behind it. Where the previous Ambilight effort simply created a halo of light this new creation... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The affordable 2.7k camera-toting drone, in pictures

DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The affordable 2.7k camera-toting drone, in pictures

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DJI has shown off its latest Phantom 3 Standard drone at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The new quadcopter is supposed to offer many of the professional smarts of its Advanced and Professional siblings in the range, but without the cost. The £650 drone comes with... >>

Philips AmbiLux TV uses nine rear projectors to turn your wall into a mega screen

Philips AmbiLux TV uses nine rear projectors to turn your wall into a mega screen

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Philips has announced a world first in its AmbiLux TV projection system. This uses nine pico projectors to bring the wall behind the television to life. The 65-inch 4K television uses its built-in Ambilight projection system to project the onscreen image,... >>

Onkyo W800BT finally bring us quality truly wireless Bluetooth earphones

Onkyo W800BT finally bring us quality truly wireless Bluetooth earphones

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Onkyo has announced its new W800BT earphones from IFA 2015. These are what we hope for when we read "wireless earphones", they are actually wire-free. The Bluetooth earphones use independently working left and right earbuds that don't even have a wire... >>

Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced

Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced

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Philips has taken the wraps off its latest E6 Fidelio wireless surround cinema speakers at IFA 2015 and announced its Izzy multi-room system. The Fidelio E6 follows on from the E5 system using the same wireless smarts to dot speakers about a room for... >>

New Nest announced: Third-gen is thinner, higher resolution and more

New Nest announced: Third-gen is thinner, higher resolution and more

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Nest, the smart thermostat backed by Google, now comes in an upgraded third-generation version. The latest Nest has managed to lose some girth making it thinner than ever. Despite this slimming down it's also managed to cram in an improved display. The... >>

Hyundai Tucson first drive: Attractive affordable adventure with all the trimmings

Hyundai Tucson first drive: Attractive affordable adventure with all the trimmings

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The compact SUV is fast becoming one of the more popular choices of car for families and adventurers alike. With Asian manufacturers producing higher specced vehicles at affordable prices it's little wonder the Chelsea tractor has become a common inner... >>

Watch blood-pumping Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic sequence now

Watch blood-pumping Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic sequence now

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Halo 5: Guardians is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games for Xbox One owners and now a new taster has been revealed. The cinematic opening sequence of the game has been released to watch now. Showing off the major Spartan characters, the scene... >>

Land Rover has invented an invisible trailer, sort of

Land Rover has invented an invisible trailer, sort of

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Land Rover seems to be constantly revealing new futuristic inventions of late, and its most recent creation wants to use invisibility to help drivers. The Land Rover Transparent Trailer isn't, as the name suggests, really see-through. Rather it uses clever... >>

Honor 7 review: Brilliance on a budget
4.5 stars

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.... >>

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... >>

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.... >>