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Haier now makes wearables: Haierwatch smartwatch and H-Band activity trackers

Haier now makes wearables: Haierwatch smartwatch and H-Band activity trackers

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Haier has announced, ahead of Mobile World Congress, that it will begin manufacturing and selling wearables. Specifically it's going to launch a smartwatch called HaierWatch and an activity tracker that doubles as a Bluetooth headset, called H-Band. Haier... >>

Darpa is working on a $60m chip to connect human brains to computers, directly

Darpa is working on a $60m chip to connect human brains to computers, directly

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Whether you're the paranoid type, that thinks brain implants ultimately mean government mind control, or an excited futurist, the reality is coming. Darpa has committed $60 million to creating an interface for the human brain and machines that will be... >>

New Hive smarthome kit is here: Active Plug, Motion Sensor, Window and Door Sensor launch

New Hive smarthome kit is here: Active Plug, Motion Sensor, Window and Door Sensor launch

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Hive has released a host of new smarthome products to buy from as early as today which promise to make your home more connected. Available to buy from now is the Hive Active Plug, and from February the Window and Door Sensor plus Motion Sensor. All... >>

Ex-Google exec Hugo Barra reveals Xiaomi Mi 5 release date

Ex-Google exec Hugo Barra reveals Xiaomi Mi 5 release date

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The Xiaomi Mi 5 is officially due to be unveiled on 24 February, according to Hugo Barra. After many rumours of the new Xiaomi handset the company's own Hugo Barra has taken to Twitter to confirm the announcement date. The former Google Nexus exec who... >>

Steampunk porn: Jetbike, Wolverine claws, garden bunker and more, in pictures

Steampunk porn: Jetbike, Wolverine claws, garden bunker and more, in pictures

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Colin Furze is a modern day midlands da Vinci, if Leonardo rode a BMX and had a welding super power. The result of this YouTube star's creations are some seriously fun, probably unsafe and completely awesome looking inventions. From a bicycle that hurtles... >>

Half-life fan quits job to make sequel, Prospekt due out on Steam in February

Half-life fan quits job to make sequel, Prospekt due out on Steam in February

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Half-life 3 might be one of the most eagerly anticipated game releases of all time. All that pressure could be one of the reasons the game series creator Valve hasn't got round to making it yet. Sick of waiting, one fan has made his own sequel. Richard... >>

Best Windows 10 laptops to look forward to in 2016

Best Windows 10 laptops to look forward to in 2016

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Microsoft has gone all in for its Windows 10 operating system. It's even created its own hardware with its first laptop - the Surface Book. Plenty of partners have followed the lead with their own Windows 10 laptops with even more coming soon. That's... >>

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

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It's not Black Friday, it's not Cyber Monday, it's not even as if Christmas was that recent anymore yet still amazon is having a sale of sorts.For today only, Friday 22 January, the online retailer is offering £10 off orders placed for over £50.So... >>

OnePlus 2 or OnePlus X hand delivered within an hour or it's free

OnePlus 2 or OnePlus X hand delivered within an hour or it's free

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OnePlus has announced that its OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X smartphones will arrive in a 60-minute delivery or, if it takes longer, the phone is free. The marketing stunt is the result of a partnership between OnePlus and Henchman, a personal concierge service.... >>

Apple iPhone 6C with 4-inch display leaked in video

Apple iPhone 6C with 4-inch display leaked in video

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Apple may be near ready to unveil a smaller iPhone 6C, if a newly leaked video is accurate. The smaller Apple iPhone 6C has already appeared online numerous times but this is the first where it's been shown off so clearly in a video. The YouTube treat... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro power cables replaced, overheating danger discovered

Microsoft Surface Pro power cables replaced, overheating danger discovered

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Microsoft has announced that owners of older model Surface Pro tablets will be able to get replacement charger cables for free, due to overheating concerns. According to Microsoft the AC charger cables bundled with early Surface Pro models have been overheating... >>

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

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Ford has shown off what it's developing behind closed doors at its relatively new Innovation Centre in Palo Alto. As part of the car company's push to become more software focused the centre was built two years ago. Since then developments have advanced... >>

Best cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2016, in pictures

Best cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2016, in pictures

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The annual Detroit Auto Show is here for 2016 and with self-driving autonomous cars, intelligent smart car systems, and of course electric sports cars, gadget and motor lovers are about to get a glimpse of the awesome future. We've trawled the show floor... >>

Ford Lego cars are here: Mustang and F-150 Raptor in pictures

Ford Lego cars are here: Mustang and F-150 Raptor in pictures

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Ford has just taken the wraps off its latest creation in conjunction with Lego Speed Champions, a Mustang and an F-150 Raptor. The Lego model cars are, as Ford describes, for kids of all ages. Both will be available with accessory kits too. The Ford Lego... >>

Get a car without buying alone, Ford introduces app controlled shared car leasing

Get a car without buying alone, Ford introduces app controlled shared car leasing

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Ford has announced a new scheme that will allow people to get access to a car without having to buy or lease it outright themselves. The Ford Credit Link will let groups share a car and split the lease cost, all controlled via an app. While this story... >>

Ford cars will read your wearable and adjust settings when you're sleepy or stressed

Ford cars will read your wearable and adjust settings when you're sleepy or stressed

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Ford has announced plans to integrate its cars with wearable technology for a smarter, safer driving experience. As part of Ford Smart Mobility an Automative Wearables Experience lab has been opened to begin working on helping cars and wearables communicate.... >>

Extreme autonomous cars: Ford self-driving takes to the snow

Extreme autonomous cars: Ford self-driving takes to the snow

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It seems like only yesterday the idea of self-driving cars was a glimmer of a hope. Now there are not only cars already on the road that could basically self-drive, if it were legalised, but there's more. Ford has taken its smart cars into the snow. Ford... >>

AiraWear Smart Comfort hoodie will give you a massage on the go

AiraWear Smart Comfort hoodie will give you a massage on the go

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If you've every thought about getting a massage while waiting for the bus, or even while sat in the pub, AiraWear is here to help. The AiraWear Smart Comfort hoodie, shown off at CES 2016, looks light and comfortable like a normal zip-up hoodie at a... >>

Motorola through the ages: DynaTac, RAZR, Droid and more

Motorola through the ages: DynaTac, RAZR, Droid and more

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Everybody on the planet probably knows the Motorola name, it's the iconic brand that created the first ever mobile phone. Now it's going out of existence on products. Motorola Mobility, the consumer division of the company, was bought by Google in 2012... >>

RIP Motorola and thanks for giving us the first ever mobile phone

RIP Motorola and thanks for giving us the first ever mobile phone

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It's the end of the line for Motorola as the name is set to slip off the face of the earth once and for all. Motorola Mobility, which was bought by Google in 2012 and then Lenovo in 2014, will be phased out in favour of the new "Lenovo by Moto" name.... >>

Microsoft Lumia 650 specs and design are here, could be the last Lumia

Microsoft Lumia 650 specs and design are here, could be the last Lumia

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Microsoft has already confirmed the Lumia 650 is coming and now specs and design have also been disclosed. Despite being a mid-range handset this could be an historic smartphone as it may be the last in the Lumia line before Microsoft hands-off to its... >>

Project Tango hits smartphones, Lenovo and Google announce 3D scanning handset

Project Tango hits smartphones, Lenovo and Google announce 3D scanning handset

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Google's Project Tango, which captures 3D images of the real world and converts them into virtual, is coming to a smartphone made by Lenovo. This is the first time a manufacturer and Google have been linked for a consumer smartphone with Project Tango.... >>

Kuai earphones track heart rate, movement, store music, connect to ANT+ and coach, all minus a phone

Kuai earphones track heart rate, movement, store music, connect to ANT+ and coach, all minus a phone

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The Holy Grail of sports tracking may have landed with the Kuai earphones. Unlike other offerings so far this offers everything in one package, without the need to carry a phone. We've already seen heart rate monitoring headphones, earphones that store... >>

Best drones of CES 2016: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

Best drones of CES 2016: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

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Drones may once have been a term associated with mindless machines and flying kill-bots, but now its fast becoming about fun. Quadcopters equipped with cameras are growing more and more popular.From the likes of DJI to Parrot, every drone manufacturer... >>

Ehang 184 drone will fly you anywhere, no pilot needed

Ehang 184 drone will fly you anywhere, no pilot needed

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There are drones and then there are drones that can fly people, well there's only one actually, the Ehang 184.Shown off at CES 2016 in Las Vegas the quadcopter is built large enough to carry a human passenger, with no controls or pilot.The Ehang 184,... >>