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Microsoft HoloLens Minecraft shown off with stunning augmented reality 3D at E3 2015 (video)

Microsoft HoloLens Minecraft shown off with stunning augmented reality 3D at E3 2015 (video)

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Microsoft has shown off a new demo of its augmented reality headset HoloLens, playing Minecraft. The demo took place on stage at the Microsoft keynote from the E3 2015 press conference.The Minecraft demo showed a player interacting with normal Minecraft... >>

Microsoft embraces early access gaming with Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One

Microsoft embraces early access gaming with Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One

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Microsoft has announced at its keynote event at E3 2015 that it will introduce a new scheme for game trials.Xbox Game Preview is a system that will allow gamers to download and try titles before they decide to buy, or not to buy. The game will still be... >>

Watch the Microsoft Xbox E3 2015 keynote right here

Watch the Microsoft Xbox E3 2015 keynote right here

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It's almost time to see one of the most eagerly anticipated keynotes from E3 2015, Microsoft's offering to the show.The gaming event of the year has kicked off in LA with plenty of trailers and announcements from Bethesda. Next up is Microsoft with all... >>

Guess how much an Iron Man Samsung Galaxy S6 edge just sold for? Clue: more than your car

Guess how much an Iron Man Samsung Galaxy S6 edge just sold for? Clue: more than your car

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Remember that awesome special edition Samsung Galaxy S6 edge with Iron Man looks? That's officially been released and one has sold at auction with a price that's more shocking than we could have imagined.Of course anything Iron Man is going to be expensive.... >>

StarVR offers double the field of view Oculus Rift can, plus dual QHD displays

StarVR offers double the field of view Oculus Rift can, plus dual QHD displays

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The race for virtual reality gaming headsets claiming a space on your face is well and truly on and StarVR is a promising new contender.StarVR is the product of game creator Starbreeze buying hardware startup InfinitEye. Starbreeze you may know as the... >>

Stop remembering numbered pin codes, Emoji Passcode is the future

Stop remembering numbered pin codes, Emoji Passcode is the future

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Passwords are still the main way to login into websites, banking apps and even home security. That could all change with the introduction of Emoji Passcode technology.Why replace numbers with images? The brain remembers images better than digits. So a... >>

These stunning Xbox One controllers were created to celebrate Ford’s Le Mans return

These stunning Xbox One controllers were created to celebrate Ford’s Le Mans return

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Turn 10 Studios has just taken the wraps off a new range of Xbox One controllers that'll get car fans engine's revving.The one of a kind controllers were designed to celebrate Ford's return to Le Mans with its Ford GT race car. The last time Ford was... >>

Selfie sticks used to deliver the news soon

Selfie sticks used to deliver the news soon

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It's official, the world has gone selfie stick crazy. Now even the news is going to start using selfie sticks.Sky News Australia is set to begin using selfie sticks to transmit news from its broadcasters. The idea is to allow one journalist to report... >>

Origami battery is paper-thin and can use dirty water to create power

Origami battery is paper-thin and can use dirty water to create power

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The holy grail of technological developments these days is battery life. A recently discovered origami battery may be setting a new standard soon.The origami battery, developed by Seokheun Choi at Binghampton University, is a bacteria powered battery... >>

Electric planes are coming, this is the electric aeroplane engine of the future

Electric planes are coming, this is the electric aeroplane engine of the future

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Before the roads are filled with electric cars, the skies may be already humming with green-energy planes.Siemens says it has unveiled the world's first electric commercial aeroplane engine. It is thought that fuel guzzling, environmentally damaging jet... >>

Dishonored 2 trailer reveals exciting details, Dishonored to get PS4 and Xbox One releases

Dishonored 2 trailer reveals exciting details, Dishonored to get PS4 and Xbox One releases

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Bethesda unveiled its Dishonored 2 trailer to kick off the E3 gaming conference in LA. It also revealed that the first Dishonored game will be getting a makeover for PS4 and Xbox One releases this year.While playing Dishonored again in stunning next-gen... >>

This door handle actually kills germs, rather than spreading them

This door handle actually kills germs, rather than spreading them

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Some inventions are the perfect blend of simplicity and brilliance. The self-santising door handle is exactly that.While we've seen designs for this idea in the past this is the first time we've spotted a working model.The idea behind the door handle... >>

Parrot unveils affordable new minidrones for land, air and even sea

Parrot unveils affordable new minidrones for land, air and even sea

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Parrot has just unveiled a veritable army of new minidrones. These are now on the French version of the Parrot website.The 13 new minidrones are affordable and there should be one for every situation. One such situation, that's new, is water.The Parrot... >>

We train with the Brownlee brothers at the Human Performance Lab using the gadgets of the future

We train with the Brownlee brothers at the Human Performance Lab using the gadgets of the future

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Science in sport is now becoming more important than ever as athletes reach peak performance. But the tech developed for the pros can even help us normal folk to get fitter. We visited the GSK Human Performance Lab, while Olympic medal-winning triathletes... >>

Sony Xperia Z3+ is now available for pre-order, out 26 June

Sony Xperia Z3+ is now available for pre-order, out 26 June

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The Sony Xperia Z3+ is available to pre-order now for those eager to get their hands on it first.The new flagship smartphone from Sony will be available for pre-order exclusively from Carphone Warehouse, according to the company. Pre-orders begin today... >>

Steam summer sale begins: GTA V, Lego Jurassic World, Tales from the Borderlands and more

Steam summer sale begins: GTA V, Lego Jurassic World, Tales from the Borderlands and more

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The sun has got his hat on so it's time for Steam to lure us back inside with insanely good game sales.The Steam summer sale has kicked off with huge savings on games you were probably going to buy anyway.The big name leading the way is GTA V, if you've... >>

HP Sprout can now 3D scan and print: Real-world object cloning just got easy

HP Sprout can now 3D scan and print: Real-world object cloning just got easy

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The HP Sprout can now be used to capture the real world in 3D to make copying objects simple.Using Sprout's RealSense cameras, capable of depth sensing, the Sprout is able to scan objects. This works with a new 3D Capture Stage accessory which acts as... >>

Your next BlackBerry could be running Android, later this year

Your next BlackBerry could be running Android, later this year

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BlackBerry could be about to change tack with a new device that features the Android operating system.Until now BlackBerry devices have coming running BlackBerry's own OS. The move to Android could open up its appeal for those that want both Android and... >>

What's new in Apple watchOS 2? 11 cool new features to look forward to

What's new in Apple watchOS 2? 11 cool new features to look forward to

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Apple has announced a new version of its Apple Watch operating system dubbed watchOS 2.The new watchOS 2 now offers new time piece functions, better comms, health and fitness, maps, Siri and even more control for developers.The full watchOS 2 update will... >>

Apple Pay coming to the UK in July, over 250,000 locations

Apple Pay coming to the UK in July, over 250,000 locations

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Apple Pay is arriving in the UK this July. It will launch with 8 banks including HSBC, Natwest, Santander and brands like M&S, Boots and Nandos, to name a few.Over 250,000 locations will support Apple Pay in the UK right from its launch in July.Transport... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 active official: Tough phone with flagship specs coming 12 June

Samsung Galaxy S6 active official: Tough phone with flagship specs coming 12 June

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 active is bringing toughness to the S6 without scrimping on specs, despite a very different look.AT&T has revealed the Samsung Galaxy S6 active on its website where it will be available from 12 June.So what makes the S6 active different... >>

No need to buy Splatoon, now you can play it in Minecraft

No need to buy Splatoon, now you can play it in Minecraft

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Minecraft is already an immensely popular game. Splatoon has been received with much praise. Now the two are coming together to win the internet.One of the great things about Minecraft is its ability to be modified. One Minecraft tinkerer has taken advantage... >>

Apple Pay set to hit the UK in the next two months

Apple Pay set to hit the UK in the next two months

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Apple is reportedly going to announce its Apple Pay service in the UK from its World Wide Developer Conference, starting tonight.Apple is also expected to announce a UK launch date of two months time. Apple Pay is already available in the US.Until now... >>

Apple music streaming service expected to be announced at WWDC 2015 today

Apple music streaming service expected to be announced at WWDC 2015 today

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Apple is set to unveil its own music streaming service, to tackle the likes of Spotify, later today from its World Wide Developer Conference.According to Sony Music CEO Doug Morris, Apple's announcement will come later today. This will be the first music... >>

Boost your battery by 800 per cent, using the Batteriser

Boost your battery by 800 per cent, using the Batteriser

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Every battery you have ever thrown out still had life in it. That's what the makers of Batteriser claim. And they know how to bring those batteries back to life.The Silicon Valley start-up, Batteroo, has created the Batteriser to essentially rewire a... >>

Honda Civic Type-R 2015 first drive: A track car for the road

Honda Civic Type-R 2015 first drive: A track car for the road

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For the first time in 7 years Honda has updated its Civic Type-R. But this isn't just an update, this is a reinvention to deliver more power and handling than any Civic Type-R before it.There are a lot of accolades for the 2015 Honda Civic Type-R. According... >>

Microsoft WiFi wants to keep you connected, even if you're on iPhone or Android

Microsoft WiFi wants to keep you connected, even if you're on iPhone or Android

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Microsoft has officially confirmed that it is working on a service called Microsoft WiFi which aims to offer international WiFi access.Initially Microsoft WiFi was leaked after VentureBeat found a website with the same name. Since then Microsoft has confirmed... >>

Motorola Moto X 2015 leaks in video showing impressive specs, wood back and metal frame

Motorola Moto X 2015 leaks in video showing impressive specs, wood back and metal frame

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The latest Motorola Moto X for 2015 appears to have leaked in a video. The third generation Moto X seems to feature a wooden back and metallic frame.The video, leaked by YouTube account Total Tech, blurs the phone partially. This was apparently done in... >>

London police to have more cameras worn than any other force in the world

London police to have more cameras worn than any other force in the world

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London Metropolitan Police is about to become the police force with most officers wearing cameras, in the world.Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that London police will be given around 20,000 cameras to be worn by officers. The cameras have... >>

The world’s thinnest tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 leaks again

The world’s thinnest tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 leaks again

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Samsung looks to be hard at work on its new tablet which could be the world's thinnest.The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 leaked last month in photos showing it with the metal frame of the Galaxy S6. Now specs for the tablet have appeared online including dimensions... >>

Why are we seeing ads on Netflix? Should we be worried?

Why are we seeing ads on Netflix? Should we be worried?

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Adverts on Netflix are starting to appear for more and more users. Initially trailers were run at the end of shows, now they're appearing before them also.Obviously people paying for the Netflix service have taken to the interwebs to explode with outrage.... >>

Thunderbolt 3 explained: Double speed, USB 3.1 friendly, dual 4K support and more

Thunderbolt 3 explained: Double speed, USB 3.1 friendly, dual 4K support and more

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During Intel's press event at Computex 2015 in Taiwan, Thunderbolt 3 has been announced as the company's fastest, most connected port yet. But what exactly does that mean? And how does it stand up to USB 3.1?Well, it stands head and shoulders above it... >>

BMW Drive Now car sharing: An affordable way to have a car in the city (hands-on)

BMW Drive Now car sharing: An affordable way to have a car in the city (hands-on)

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Getting access to a car in a city isn't always easy or affordable. Car sharing services are now launching that allow for short-term car use, without costing an arm and a leg. BMW offers its Drive Now service in London and worldwide.We signed up to Drive... >>

Jawbone UP2 hits the UK: Smaller and more intelligent than ever

Jawbone UP2 hits the UK: Smaller and more intelligent than ever

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Jawbone has unveiled its new activity tracker, the UP2, to the UK where it is now available to buy.Jawbone has been a little complicated of late with the flagship UP3 already out in the US. This was delayed as the company tried to create a waterproof... >>

Forget Project Ara, Blocks will let you make your own Android smartwatch

Forget Project Ara, Blocks will let you make your own Android smartwatch

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Blocks Wearables, which is creating a modular smartwatch, has been at it a while now but finally details are being released ahead of its crowd-funding kick-off.Blocks, a watch that will allow for part-swapping upgrades, has been shown off in more detail... >>

QiLaunch Wear predictive interface wants to save you time and smartwatch battery life

QiLaunch Wear predictive interface wants to save you time and smartwatch battery life

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Tapping and swiping down through menus is still a time consuming issue for most smartwatches. Sure, voice control is a thing, but in public who ever uses it? Quantum Interface reckons it has the solution.The Texas based Quantum Interface has created QiLaunch... >>

Here’s how Siri can fix your Apple Messages bug right now

Here’s how Siri can fix your Apple Messages bug right now

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If you're struggling with the now infamous Apple Messages bug on your iPhone, fret no more there is a work around.Apple has already announced it is working on a fix for the bug after reports of the app crashing and even total phone restarts being needed.... >>

Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01: The luxury brand smartwatch has a name

Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01: The luxury brand smartwatch has a name

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Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01 could be the name of the first smartwatch from Tag.The luxury watchmaker already announced that it was teaming up with Google and Intel to create its first smartwatch. Since then few details have emerged ahead of its expected... >>

This tiny origami drone wants to fold into your body and dissolve when done

This tiny origami drone wants to fold into your body and dissolve when done

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As if flying drones weren't creepy enough, MIT has just unveiled a tiny bot it wants to send into your body.The magnetically powered drone is 1.7cm long but will, one day, be small enough to move about inside your body.The current model is still very... >>

Google Project Jacquard wants to turn your clothes into touch controls

Google Project Jacquard wants to turn your clothes into touch controls

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The future of smart clothing is about to get a jumpstart from Google. Project Jacquard is the latest idea from the big G which aims to turn clothes into touch controls.Jacquard has created a material that is woven, which is touch sensitive. This could... >>

Google and GoPro's Jump will bring stunning VR video to everyone on YouTube

Google and GoPro's Jump will bring stunning VR video to everyone on YouTube

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Virtual reality video is finally about to go mainstream as Google teams up with GoPro. The result is Jump.Jump uses a 16 GoPro Hero4 camera rig to capture 3D video and images for an immersive VR experience.Once the video is shot it takes thousands of... >>

Meet Now on Tap: Google Now just got way smarter on Android M

Meet Now on Tap: Google Now just got way smarter on Android M

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Google Now is all about context and the new, Now on Tap feature in Android M makes it smarter than ever.The idea is that Android will know what you're doing on your smart device so you can get more information by simply asking or tapping.Some examples... >>

Android Pay for Android M detailed: Fingerprint payments, tap to pay, due this summer

Android Pay for Android M detailed: Fingerprint payments, tap to pay, due this summer

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Google I/O 2015 has kicked off and as expected Android M has taken the lead. Apart from a host of reveals on the new OS, Google has also talked specifically about its mobile payment system, Android Pay.Google Android Pay will work at over 700,000 US... >>

Watch the Google I/O 2015 keynote livestream right here

Watch the Google I/O 2015 keynote livestream right here

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Google I/O is about to kick-off again with big announcements expected from the Moscone Centre West in San Francisco.The main keynote speech, which should include the most exciting announcements, will begin at 5:30pm BST today.As this is a developer event,... >>

Forget all other drones so far, GoPro is making its own for 2016

Forget all other drones so far, GoPro is making its own for 2016

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When GoPro creates something it does so to perfection. So the announcement that it's going to make its own drone is very exciting indeed.GoPro CEO Nick Woodman announced at the Code Conference that the company is currently working on a drone. The plan... >>

OnePlus Two launch could be 1 June, event scheduled

OnePlus Two launch could be 1 June, event scheduled

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OnePlus, the Chinese phone manufacturer, has announced on Twitter it will "shake up the tech industry" with a 1 June bombshell. So what could be so groundbreaking that OnePlus is bold enough to publicly claim it will change the business it's in?The tweet... >>

Asus ZenPad 8 photo leaks, reveals iPad style 4:3 screen ahead of Computex next week

Asus ZenPad 8 photo leaks, reveals iPad style 4:3 screen ahead of Computex next week

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The latest Asus ZenPad appears to have leaked in official press renders, ahead of its expected official reveal at Computex next week.The Asus ZenPad 8, as it's thought to be, appears to feature a 4:3 aspect ratio screen like that found on Apple's iPads... >>

Microsoft’s Cortana is coming to Android and iPhone, get a sneak peek now

Microsoft’s Cortana is coming to Android and iPhone, get a sneak peek now

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Microsoft has officially announced that its smart assistant, Cortana, will be arriving on iPhone and Android devices soon.Cortana will be available in app form for iOS and Android where it will work with all the same questions it responds to on Microsoft... >>

Instant smartphone battery life boost anyone? Android M expected to deliver free power enhancements

Instant smartphone battery life boost anyone? Android M expected to deliver free power enhancements

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With Google I/O 2015 due to kick-off on Thursday, the latest Android M update is beginning the leak. The word on the interwebs is that Google is focusing on enhancing your Android device's battery and RAM usage.According to Android Police sources, Google... >>

How is Google Maps ‘traffic alerts’ better than current ‘traffic conditions’?

How is Google Maps ‘traffic alerts’ better than current ‘traffic conditions’?

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Google Maps has been offering "traffic conditions" within its app for sometime now. While those different road colours showed traffic, like red for congested, the latest "traffic alerts" does even more.Previously it was possible to see if there was traffic... >>