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Google's Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

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Google wants to do to hardware what apps did to software. By creating a phone that can have each component changed, Google believes it will drive down hardware pricing while allowing users to pick and choose what they want. That's what Google's Project... >>

Watch Boston Dynamics humanoid Atlas robot take a walk in the woods, looking like a ninja

Watch Boston Dynamics humanoid Atlas robot take a walk in the woods, looking like a ninja

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If you go down to the woods today you could be in for a big surprise, especially if you're near Boston Dynamics' testing grounds. The robot development company has unleashed its Atlas humanoid robot on the world in outdoor tests. The 6-foot Atlas humanoid... >>

Apple Music Festival line-up teased: Pharrell, Disclosure, One Direction and more

Apple Music Festival line-up teased: Pharrell, Disclosure, One Direction and more

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Following the Apple Music and Beats 1 launch there was always going to be a special attention given to this year's Apple Music Festival. Especially as the old iTunes Festival name has been ditched. Now the line-up has been partially announced and it shouldn't... >>

How to get the best Wi-Fi signal, using particle accelerator physics

How to get the best Wi-Fi signal, using particle accelerator physics

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Finding the best Wi-Fi signal should not be difficult and certainly isn't rocket science. But it is particle physics. Using the smarts of particle accelerator maths you can now find the best possible Wi-Fi router position for your home. Since electromagnetic... >>

This could be the first photo of the new LG Nexus 5

This could be the first photo of the new LG Nexus 5

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For the next Nexus we will have to start using the plural, Nexii. Google is reportedly set to unveil a large Huawei Nexus and a smaller LG Nexus. The latter of the two appears to have leaked here. This photo of the LG Nexus 5 (2015) appeared on the G+... >>

Get ready for The Rugby Championship with new England Rugby Sky+HD remote

Get ready for The Rugby Championship with new England Rugby Sky+HD remote

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Rugby fans may be getting excited already, with The Rugby Championship approaching. But that hasn't stopped Sky risking over exciting them by releasing a special England Rugby remote. At the bottom of the black and white remote is an icon showing the... >>

Dell Chromebook 13 announced: Intel Core i5, 12-hour battery, business secure and more

Dell Chromebook 13 announced: Intel Core i5, 12-hour battery, business secure and more

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Dell has teamed up with Google to create its latest Chromebook 13. The plan was to create a sleek design that's powerful enough for business use. The design is aimed at the premium end with a carbon fibre weave cover, magnesium alloy palm rest and aluminium... >>

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

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Samsung has been creating smartwatches for years. But only now does it have stark competition from Apple's Watch, LG, Sony, Asus, and others. Can focusing on it's own operating system and adding 4G connectivity (standalone) help it lead the way? We've... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 Plus leaks showing fingerprint reader and potential 4K display

Sony Xperia Z5 Plus leaks showing fingerprint reader and potential 4K display

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It's that time of year again, with IFA approaching in September, Sony is traditionally getting ready to reveal a new Xperia flagship smartphone. Now render images of what are claimed to be the Sony Xperia Z5+ have leaked in what appears to be an official... >>

Huawei Ascend Mate 7S event invites go out for IFA in September

Huawei Ascend Mate 7S event invites go out for IFA in September

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Huawei has begun sending out invites to a launch event at the IFA trade show in Berlin on 2 September. The invites feature a 3D "S" along with details of timings. What this "S" represents is still unclear. This could be an entirely new line called Ascend... >>

England roads to wirelessly charge cars as they drive

England roads to wirelessly charge cars as they drive

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Highways England has announced that it will create roads made to wirelessly charge cars as they drive. The plan is to encourage electric vehicles by building infrastructure that will support their use. Imagine never having to charge or refuel your car,... >>

Which is the fastest broadband internet provider? Netflix reveals quickest in the world right now

Which is the fastest broadband internet provider? Netflix reveals quickest in the world right now

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When searching for the fastest internet service provider it can be a daunting task. Sure, the ISPs will tell you how fast they are, but does that actually translate into those speeds in the real world? Not always. Stepping outside of its remit as purely... >>

LG Nexus leaks: 5.2-inch screen, metal frame, fingerprint sensor and more

LG Nexus leaks: 5.2-inch screen, metal frame, fingerprint sensor and more

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It's looking more and more likely that Huawei won't be the sole manufacturer of the next Nexus smartphone. Now more has leaked on an LG variant that may be a slightly more affordable, smaller model. This may be the Nexus 5 (2015) handset. The LG Nexus... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 to feature world’s first holographic smartphone display?

Samsung Galaxy S7 to feature world’s first holographic smartphone display?

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Samsung may be working on a holographic display for its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7. The Korean company has put in a patent for a smartphone screen that's capable of displaying objects in mid-air, holographically. The patent shows a phone... >>

What is the Nebia shower? Save money, intensify showers, help the planet

What is the Nebia shower? Save money, intensify showers, help the planet

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Nebia aims to reinvent the shower, something which hasn't changed for over a century. The new shower will not only feel better but should save 70 per cent of the water a current shower uses. That means saving you money and helping the environment. Nebia... >>

Touchjet Wave turns your TV into a giant touchscreen Android machine

Touchjet Wave turns your TV into a giant touchscreen Android machine

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Imagine using your television as a giant touchscreen with all the apps and smarts of Android. That's what Touchjet Wave aims to let you do. Launched today on Indiegogo the Wave is the second product from Touchjet which has already released a touchscreen... >>

Apple iPhone 6S leaks in video showing new build to stop bending

Apple iPhone 6S leaks in video showing new build to stop bending

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The Apple iPhone 6S appears to be coming soon after it leaked, in part, recently. The rear plate of what's claimed to be the iPhone 6S has been shown off in a video on the YouTube channel, UnboxTherapy. Specifically it was revealed to have some strengthening... >>

Electrolux HP+ wearable concept projects on the hand to make learning fun

Electrolux HP+ wearable concept projects on the hand to make learning fun

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The idea of making the world into a giant game, to help children learn, is far from new – but making it a wearable projector is certainly novel. The Electrolux HP+ is a concept design that's in the runnings of the Electrolux Design Lab competition for... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus gets certification ahead of expected Thursday unveiling

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus gets certification ahead of expected Thursday unveiling

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Samsung is holding its Unpacked event this Thursday 13 August where it's expected to reveal the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus smartphones. Now mere rumours have been upgraded to certifications. The Malaysian certification body, SIRIM, has just... >>

OnePlus 2: Here’s how to reserve yours

OnePlus 2: Here’s how to reserve yours

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Buying a OnePlus smatphone is no simple matter. For a start there are no shops and on top of that you can't even buy online without an invite. The OnePlus 2 has now launched, going on sale today (11 August), and much like the first OnePlus smartphone... >>

Apple iPhone 6S and iPad Pro launch date should be 9 September, sales start 18 September

Apple iPhone 6S and iPad Pro launch date should be 9 September, sales start 18 September

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It looks like the wait for the next Apple iPhone, be it 6S or 7, won't be long. The launch date is expected on 9 September with sales beginning the following 18 September. And a new iPad is set to appear too. According to BuzzFeed's "sources familiar... >>

Nano ‘yolk’ batteries triple current capacity and charge full in six minutes

Nano ‘yolk’ batteries triple current capacity and charge full in six minutes

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Scientists at MIT have cracked a new type of battery that should blow current offerings out of their ionic waters. The "yolk" and "shell" batteries make use of nanoparticles to allow for greater expansion and contraction. The result is a battery that... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 leaks, packaging and all: QHD, 4GB RAM and more

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 leaks, packaging and all: QHD, 4GB RAM and more

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There are product leaks and there are products leaks, and this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the spill-all type of leak. Ahead of the Samsung Unpacked event this Thursday 13 August, where the Galaxy Note 5 is expected to appear, the handset has leaked in a... >>

PawSquad lets you visit the vet from your couch at home, goodbye pet box

PawSquad lets you visit the vet from your couch at home, goodbye pet box

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Taking a pet to the vet is a nightmare for most. Loading a cat into a box is like battling nature itself. That's why PawSquad wants to shake-up the vet-pet dynamic by going online. The online vet service, being dubbed "veterinary Skype", has launched... >>

Huawei Nexus smartphone revealed in video: Fingerprint reader, USB-C and more

Huawei Nexus smartphone revealed in video: Fingerprint reader, USB-C and more

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The Huawei Nexus smartphone appears to be the next major handset release from Google, following rumours. Now a video has leaked. The video, which claims to show off the Huawei Nexus, was shared by serial leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer, also known as the... >>