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Apple Watch teardown: Could measure your blood oxygen, battery loses to Android Wear and more

Apple Watch teardown: Could measure your blood oxygen, battery loses to Android Wear and more

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The Apple Watch has been sliced and diced by iFixit which has given the smartwatch its teardown treatment. The results reveal an oxygen sensor that's not used, a battery that can't compete with Android Wear, and more. The iFixit teardown revealed that... >>

Next Samsung Gear smartwatch will be round, OS teased by Samsung

Next Samsung Gear smartwatch will be round, OS teased by Samsung

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Samsung has officially dangled a glance at its next Gear smartwatch and it's going to be round. Samsung announced the launch of a new SDK on its website with a link for developers who want to apply to get involved. But rather than just words it also teased... >>

Ford Go!Drive car sharing: Super affordable motor equivalent of 'Boris bikes' (hands-on)

Ford Go!Drive car sharing: Super affordable motor equivalent of 'Boris bikes' (hands-on)

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Ford now lets Londoners use its cars on a casual basis. Anyone can walk up to a Go!Drive Ford car, use the registered app to unlock and drive away, leaving it at any other bay they want. Just like the "Boris bikes" work, but without the worry of rain.... >>

Asus announces £120 sports fitness VivoWatch with whopping 10-day battery, due May

Asus announces £120 sports fitness VivoWatch with whopping 10-day battery, due May

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Asus has already impressed with its sleek ZenWatch and it's not stopping there. The new Asus VivoWatch takes on sporting needs while offering another attractive design and impressive 10-day battery. Most smartwatches these days will last two days, if... >>

LG G4 video unveils LG 4.0 UX features: Quick Shot camera, Ringtone ID and more

LG G4 video unveils LG 4.0 UX features: Quick Shot camera, Ringtone ID and more

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LG certainly isn't saving much for the big unveil of its G4 smartphone on 29 April with video teasers being released regularly. The latest shows off some LG 4.0 UX features. The LG 4.0 UX is the new interface that will be skinned over the top of Android... >>

Elephone dual-boot Android 5.0 and Windows 10 smartphone packs 4GB RAM and 2K screen

Elephone dual-boot Android 5.0 and Windows 10 smartphone packs 4GB RAM and 2K screen

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A new smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Elephone will come with both Android 5.0 Lollipop and Windows 10 dual-boot and pack some impressive specs. The smartphone will come from a manufacturer with a history of making handsets available to the UK and... >>

Hoover Wizard lets you control your entire smart kitchen from your phone and PC

Hoover Wizard lets you control your entire smart kitchen from your phone and PC

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Hoover has unleashed its new Wizard range of smart kitchen appliances to let you control it all from your smartphone. Long gone are the days of Hoover just making vacuum cleaners, it's got its sights set on the kitchen now. The Wizard range is Wi-Fi controlled... >>

Bezel-free Oppo R7 should appear on 20 May with R7 Plus, as world's thinnest phone

Bezel-free Oppo R7 should appear on 20 May with R7 Plus, as world's thinnest phone

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Oppo has already had its new R7 leaked several times to show off the near bezel-free display and super thin form. Now the rumour mill has more details including a 20 May unveil date and another R7 plus handset. According to Chinese sources of The Binary... >>

Microsoft Band update tracks your cycling using Strava and offers more Health options

Microsoft Band update tracks your cycling using Strava and offers more Health options

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The Microsoft Band is packed with hardware potential and it looks like Microsoft wants to use that by keeping the software updated. It's announced an update that will make cycle tracking possible. The latest Microsoft Band update will allow wearers to... >>

'Game over man!' Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe confirmed for GTA drama

'Game over man!' Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe confirmed for GTA drama

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The much anticipated BBC documentary drama about Grand Theft Auto has Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe confirmed as stars. The working title for the documentary is "Game Changer". Bill Paxton, of eighties action film fame including Aliens, will star as... >>

Garmin VIRB XE: Extreme video and data in one package (hands-on)

Garmin VIRB XE: Extreme video and data in one package (hands-on)

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Garmin has unveiled its latest action camera in the VIRB X and top-end VIRB XE. It's a world apart from its first VIRB and aims to take on GoPro for the top spot in the action cameras market. But how can Garmin top GoPro? It's all about sensors. Data... >>

Tesla to unveil new super batteries at 30 April event: Time to go off grid?

Tesla to unveil new super batteries at 30 April event: Time to go off grid?

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Tesla head honcho Elon Musk announced on twitter that he'd be unveiling new products at a 30 April event. It appears these will be next generation batteries. Jeff Evanson, Tesla investor relations, says we can expect to see a pair of new batteries unveiled... >>

3D printing: Everything you need to know and when it'll be affordable

3D printing: Everything you need to know and when it'll be affordable

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The hyperbole around 3D printing, with talk of revolution and a new age, is getting ridiculous. Will 3D printing really impact our world more than the internet? If so, when will we be able to afford it? And more importantly how will 3D printing make such... >>

Oppo R7 leaks with ridiculously thin near bezel-free design

Oppo R7 leaks with ridiculously thin near bezel-free design

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The Oppo R7 has been a while coming as the follow-up to the Oppo R5 and now it's leaked in a clear video. The video, on Mobile-Dad, allegedly shows off the Oppo R7 with a near bezel-free edging and super slim form. According to the rumour mill the R7... >>

LG G4 release date 29 April, confirmed by LG

LG G4 release date 29 April, confirmed by LG

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The LG G4 will be released on 29 April in Korea, LG has confirmed to Pocket-lint. LG will unveil the G4 at its official event on 28 April and will begin selling the handset the next day, in Korea at least. This may also be the international release... >>

Was the Dr Sergio Canavero head transplant news all a Metal Gear Solid promo stunt?

Was the Dr Sergio Canavero head transplant news all a Metal Gear Solid promo stunt?

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The internet can be a fun place, no less so than gaming forums keen to join the dots in such a way that you have to question not only certain stories, but even your very own existence.  The latest plausible, but also crackpot theory, is that Doctor Sergio... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 to launch in late July, says AMD

Microsoft Windows 10 to launch in late July, says AMD

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The release of Windows 10 has been eagerly awaited for far too long and only now is a date finally being teased. According to AMD, Microsoft's Windows 10 will become available to the public from late July this year. AMD CEO, Lisa Su, revealed the date... >>

Nokia smartphones to make comeback in 2016, virtual reality tech coming too

Nokia smartphones to make comeback in 2016, virtual reality tech coming too

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Nokia is planning to make a comeback with smartphones in 2016 and it's bringing virtual reality too. According to sources of Re/code, Nokia Technologies, which remains after Microsoft bought Nokia smartphones, has big plans. The sources say not only... >>

New BMW 7 Series shown off: Remote park from outside car, gesture controls and more

New BMW 7 Series shown off: Remote park from outside car, gesture controls and more

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BMW has announced details for its new 7 Series car including remote parking from outside the car and gesture controls within. The BMW announcement makes the 7 Series the first luxury car in the world that can be parked from outside the vehicle, says BMW.... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 is official: slimmer, 64-bit octa-core and more, out this summer

Sony Xperia Z4 is official: slimmer, 64-bit octa-core and more, out this summer

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It's official, Sony has quietly unveiled its Xperia Z4 smartphone in Japan. The Sony Xperia Z4 was delayed for release at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, says Sony in Japan. Hence the quiet release. So what's new? The Sony Xperia Z4 will come with... >>

Sony HDR 4K Bravia TVs up for pre-order today, to ship in May

Sony HDR 4K Bravia TVs up for pre-order today, to ship in May

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Sony has released two new 4K Bravia TVs for pre-order that come with high dynamic range (HDR) support. HDR is a relatively new offering that promises to add to the current range of brightness levels on screen. While 4K content was slow to appear after... >>

Sitting is reportedly the new smoking: This standing desk setup could save your life

Sitting is reportedly the new smoking: This standing desk setup could save your life

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Avoid heart disease, lose weight, feel more awake - all simply by standing. There are respected studies that point to sitting as the cause of poor health with some even calling it the new smoking. But fear not, a cure is already here. For those that... >>

Want to find your Android phone? Now you can simply Google 'Find my phone'

Want to find your Android phone? Now you can simply Google 'Find my phone'

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Now finding your phone is easier than ever thanks to Google integration of search for Android devices. Google now allows you type into the search bar "Find my phone" and without even hitting enter it will be displayed on a map immediately. In our experience,... >>

You can now get your free EE Power bar and swap it for newly charged ones in store

You can now get your free EE Power bar and swap it for newly charged ones in store

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EE announced its free portable charger scheme at the beginning of April and said it was "coming soon", but it is now available to all of its network and broadband customers. The EE Power incentive launches today to offer a free portable Power Bar charger... >>

Reading Game of Thrones seem like an effort? Have it read to you on Scribd

Reading Game of Thrones seem like an effort? Have it read to you on Scribd

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Game of Thrones in its HBO TV form is undeniable genius, but it all comes from books that are hailed as brilliant. Yet reading them all might seem like a lot of time and effort when you could just watch the show. Scribd will read them for you. Scribd... >>