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Amazon agrees to pay UK taxes, but will shoppers be getting the bill?

Amazon agrees to pay UK taxes, but will shoppers be getting the bill?

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Amazon has announced that it will begin paying European taxes at last. But will that mean the company simply hikes its prices to cover the cost, leaving us out of pocket anyway?Until now Amazon has been paying its European tax in one country, Luxembourg,... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick price drops to £25: Happy National Streaming Day

Amazon Fire TV Stick price drops to £25: Happy National Streaming Day

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Today is National Streaming Day. It appears Amazon wants to celebrate that by offering a price drop on its Fire TV Stick, now at £25.The Amazon Fire TV Stick was previously £35 and has dropped the £10 today without a word about National Steaming Day... >>

Calorie counting just got easy, Situ smart scale even tracks vitamin intake

Calorie counting just got easy, Situ smart scale even tracks vitamin intake

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We got our hands on the Situ Bluetooth smart scale to see just how it can help you lose weight, get healthier and make being food conscious easy.The idea behind the kickstarted Situ is to offer clear and accurate measurements of what you're putting into... >>

World exclusive Tomorrowland video explains why it's best viewed in IMAX

World exclusive Tomorrowland video explains why it's best viewed in IMAX

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Tomorrowland is Disney's latest live action movie all about, you guessed it, the future. To fit in with that theme it's been shot and edited to look better on one of the most high-tech cinemas in the world, IMAX.We've secured a short video feature with... >>

KFC offers paper-thin Bluetooth keyboard on meal tray, greasy phone screen be gone

KFC offers paper-thin Bluetooth keyboard on meal tray, greasy phone screen be gone

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KFC has done away with paper tray mats and replaced them with its Tray Typer, a Bluetooth keyboard that's just 0.4mm thin.The Tray Typer connects to a customer's phone so they can type messages or tweet about their meal, of course, without getting greasy... >>

LG’s new OLED TV is under 1mm thin, sticks to wall like a fridge magnet

LG’s new OLED TV is under 1mm thin, sticks to wall like a fridge magnet

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If you thought televisions were super thin already, you've seen nothing yet. LG Display just showed off a TV that's under 1mm thin.The OLED TV was shown as a proof of concept at a press event in Korea. The 55-inch TV was a meagre 0.97mm thick and weighed... >>

Apple fans rejoice, the official iPhone dock is back and it’s packing Lightning

Apple fans rejoice, the official iPhone dock is back and it’s packing Lightning

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Apple has released a Lighting iPhone dock that's available now.Anyone who owned an iPhone before 2012 will appreciate the return of the iPhone dock. This used to be an Apple accessory that allowed iPhone users to charge while viewing their phone upright... >>

Apple unveils more affordable iMac with Retina 5K, drops price of current model

Apple unveils more affordable iMac with Retina 5K, drops price of current model

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Apple has announced a more affordable version of its 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K as well as dropping the price on its top-end model.The new iMac will offer the same 5,120 x 2,880 resolution as the current model but will start at about £1,600. The top-end... >>

New 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2015) gets Force Touch and spec boost

New 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2015) gets Force Touch and spec boost

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Apple has launched its updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display for 2015.The new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display will come with the Force Touch trackpad that was introduced on the latest 12-inch MacBook and appears on the 13-inch MacBook... >>

Stand-up gadgets: Tech to get you fit by doing very little at all

Stand-up gadgets: Tech to get you fit by doing very little at all

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If we told you there was a way to get fitter, lose weight and even strengthen muscle by doing pretty much nothing, would you believe it? Well, yes, you probably would as the headline clearly gives away standing as the secret.Time for some science. According... >>

This bionic lens could give you 3 times better vision than 20/20

This bionic lens could give you 3 times better vision than 20/20

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The jump from standard definition to high definition may not be reserved for screens alone for much longer. A new bionic contact lens could enhance perfect 20/20 vision by three times more quality.The Ocumetics Bionic Lens creator Dr Garth Webb, says... >>

Meet the LG G4c, the smaller sibling of the G4 that's LTE quick

Meet the LG G4c, the smaller sibling of the G4 that's LTE quick

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LG has announced a new model in the G4 line-up called the LG G4c. Much like Apple did with its iPhone 5c, this G4c is LG's more affordable version of its G4 flagship. But it's also smaller and has lower specs.The LG G4c is a 5-inch smartphone, making... >>

LG G4 too pricey? The LG G4 Stylus is affordable and larger

LG G4 too pricey? The LG G4 Stylus is affordable and larger

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LG has announced that the G4 won't be alone for long after its release, a new G4 Stylus model is on its way. This should be a more affordable model despite coming with a capacitive pen and larger screen.As the name suggests the G4 Stylus will come with... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may arrive earlier than usual, in July along with Samsung Pay

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may arrive earlier than usual, in July along with Samsung Pay

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UPDATE: Samsung caught wind of the rumours reported in the story below, surrounding the Note 5 launch and moved to deny that there will be an early launch.The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will inevitably arrive this year, but sooner than you might think. A... >>

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: Electric modernised-classic with fighter jet sound

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: Electric modernised-classic with fighter jet sound

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We've ridden electric motorcycles before. Instant torque without paying for petrol leaves a feeling of exhilarated joy - but there's always been something missing. Riding the Harley-Davidson LiveWire, its first electric bike, revealed what that was: the... >>

Bezel-free Sony Lavender smartphone leaks, is this the gorgeous future of phones?

Bezel-free Sony Lavender smartphone leaks, is this the gorgeous future of phones?

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Smartphones without bezels just look better. That's why the latest leaked Sony smartphone, dubbed Lavender, excites us with its bezel-free display.The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge arrived to a lot of love because of its ability to look bezel-free at the edges.... >>

Another day, another Steve Jobs film: Trailer for Fassbender movie revealed

Another day, another Steve Jobs film: Trailer for Fassbender movie revealed

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The first Steve Jobs biopic movie starring Ashton Kutcher only came out in 2013 and already another attempt is being made. After the first was met without a lot of love, surely this movie has to be a hit? The first trailer is here and it looks promising.The... >>

Iron Man Samsung Galaxy S6 edge officially teased for international release soon

Iron Man Samsung Galaxy S6 edge officially teased for international release soon

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If you've seen the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie you'll probably have noticed plenty of Samsung Galaxy S6 placements. That partnership with Marvel has gone even further with an Iron Man special edition Galaxy S6 edge, due soon.The tease of an Iron Man... >>

Google self-driving cars to hit the public roads this summer

Google self-driving cars to hit the public roads this summer

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Google has announced that the general public will be driving on roads with its self-driving cars from this summer.Despite recent news of reported accidents with its autonomous vehicles, Google is confidently moving forward. The public of Mountain View... >>

Incredible Trekkie flat goes on sale, you can boldly go buy it

Incredible Trekkie flat goes on sale, you can boldly go buy it

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To all you Star Trek fans, a rare gem has appeared on our long-range scanners – a flat that's kitted out for the ultimate Trekkie.The Star Trek inspired flat is designed entirely to look like the inside of the USS Voyager space ship. Although for non-super... >>

Intel reveals tech of the future: Skin data transfers, autonomous drones and more

Intel reveals tech of the future: Skin data transfers, autonomous drones and more

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Intel shows off what it's working on for the not-too distant future at its yearly event: Intel Future Showcase. We went along to see what it is we can expect in the future of tech.Intel had plenty on display from its own brand of wireless charging, that... >>

Hub+ is the gorgeous USB-C adapter for MacBook that adds ports, doubles as charger

Hub+ is the gorgeous USB-C adapter for MacBook that adds ports, doubles as charger

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If you're going to be an owner of the new Apple MacBook you may be looking for an adapter to turn that single USB-C port into more. The Hub+ is a new offering on Kickstarter that is smashing its goal.At the moment the new MacBook will not allow more than... >>

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is all set to start rolling out this summer with HDR and HFR

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is all set to start rolling out this summer with HDR and HFR

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The Blu-Ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced that 4K ultra high definition Blu-ray will become a reality from this summer.The BDA has announced that the discs will not only be able to store UHD quality video at 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, but they will... >>

IMAX laser projectors and 12-channel surround sound to arrive in UK by summer

IMAX laser projectors and 12-channel surround sound to arrive in UK by summer

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IMAX will introduce its first laser projectors into the UK, alongside a new 12-channel surround sound system, at the end of this summer.IMAX senior executive VP Greg Foster told Pocket-lint that the first UK cinema to receive the IMAX laser projectors... >>

Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap?

Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap?

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Garmin has finally joined the competition in offering a sports GPS watch that tracks heart rate using optics built-into the watch rather than a connected chest strap. The Garmin Forerunner 225 will be the company's first optical HR watch.Pocket-lint previously... >>

Google Map Maker editing put on hold as the big G struggles to keep up

Google Map Maker editing put on hold as the big G struggles to keep up

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Google Map Maker, which lets the public edit Google Maps, has been disabled officially.Google has issued a statement making it clear that allowing the public to edit Google Maps is proving to be a problem. It claims this is a matter of resources since... >>

Everything Lego is awesome! Including Lego Google Street View

Everything Lego is awesome! Including Lego Google Street View

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Lego is awesome, this is true. Making real world things into Lego versions is awesome too, just look at Lego Star Wars or the Lego Simpsons house. And now we have a Lego version of Google Street View, Lego Brick View, that turns areas on a map into Lego,... >>

Google's self-driving car crash: Is media coverage just hype or should we know more?

Google's self-driving car crash: Is media coverage just hype or should we know more?

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UPDATE: Google has announced, via Backchannel, that it's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents in the last 6 years, none of which were the fault of the self-driving cars.Self-driving cars are currently being tested in the US where 4 of the 48 on... >>

Tesla Model S P85D first drive: Luxury meets insane acceleration and handling

Tesla Model S P85D first drive: Luxury meets insane acceleration and handling

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Insane Mode. We knew the Tesla Model S P85D was going to be exciting after seeing the word Insane as an option, but we didn't know the half of it. We went up in a stunt plane recently and pulled 5G. The P85D was more exciting.Writing this with shaky... >>

This is the 3Doodler 2.0, out now: Is it for fun or function?

This is the 3Doodler 2.0, out now: Is it for fun or function?

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The 3Doodler 3D printing pen was one of the first in the world, after graduating from Kickstarter. Following its success, a smaller, lighter and more efficient model is here in the 3Doodler 2.0.The 3Doodler 2.0 has shrunk drastically since the first... >>

Star Trek Holodeck finally real: The Void mixes VR with LARP for gaming heaven

Star Trek Holodeck finally real: The Void mixes VR with LARP for gaming heaven

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Imagine virtual reality finally being exciting? That's what The Void aims to achieve by merging real world and virtual environments for a live action role playing event. The result is fully immersive gaming like nothing we've seen before.Using a VR headset... >>

Huawei Mate 8 could be the best phablet of the year

Huawei Mate 8 could be the best phablet of the year

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The Huawei Mate 8 has leaked on a roadmap showing it will arrive as soon as next month, with June as the listed date. It could rock the phablet world.The leaked roadmap appeared on Mobile-dad without a source that can be checked so we're taking that June... >>

This is how your classic timepiece will become a smartwatch

This is how your classic timepiece will become a smartwatch

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Smartwatches are creating enough of a stir in the classic watch world to get timepiece creators to pay attention. The latest classic watch to get the smart treatment is IWC Schaffausen with its smart strap upgrade.IWC Connect has been announced as a... >>

Would you eat in a restaurant with plates made for Instagram food photos?

Would you eat in a restaurant with plates made for Instagram food photos?

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If you're a fan of food photos and want to impress your Instagram followers you may need to head to Israel to try Foodography.A Tel Aviv restaurant called Catit, in conjunction with the Carmel Winery, has created a meal experience that puts as much importance... >>

What is the LG G4c and does it really deserve that G4 name?

What is the LG G4c and does it really deserve that G4 name?

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The LG G4 has arrived to lead the way as the flagship smartphone for LG. It looks like it will have at least one follower in tow after a smaller LG G4c smartphone leaked online.The LG G3 had a smaller, more affordable version called the LG G3 s. This... >>

Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940 XL concept renders look stunning in aluminium

Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940 XL concept renders look stunning in aluminium

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After Microsoft executive vice president Stephen Elop announced a new Lumia would be arriving this year renders have been doing the rounds. The latest mock-ups of what we could see soon are of the Lumia 940 (codenamed Talkman) and 940 XL (codenamed Cityman),... >>

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

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Idea Bank is the Uber of cash, sending an ATM deposit machine to you, built into the back of a BMW i3.The thinking behind Idea Bank is to offer cash deposits, on call, anywhere a person needs it.This could be great for pop-up restaurants and bars or festivals... >>

Incredible Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens photos published in Vanity Fair, looking very nice indeed

Incredible Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens photos published in Vanity Fair, looking very nice indeed

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Following the official Star Wars Day on May the fourth (be with you) new, amazingly detailed photos of the upcoming movie have appeared.The images, taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens,... >>

HTC One M9e spotted with One M9+ specs but more affordable plastic build

HTC One M9e spotted with One M9+ specs but more affordable plastic build

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A new HTC One M9 variant has leaked dubbed the One M9e, and it's packing specs to rival the other models but should be cheaper.So far we've seen HTC unveil the One M9 back in March followed by the One M9+ in April. This new handset appeared on Chinese... >>

Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge is amazing, but here's what all the Avengers would look like as Samsung phones

Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge is amazing, but here's what all the Avengers would look like as Samsung phones

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We've already revealed that Samsung could be launching a special edition Galaxy S6 and/or Galaxy S6 edge in Iron Man colours soon. But we don't want it to stop there. Neither, it seems, does Samsung fan Classico.He has created a stack of mock-ups of... >>

Star Wars 48-hour marathon to hit Sky on May the 4th in UK first

Star Wars 48-hour marathon to hit Sky on May the 4th in UK first

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Sky has announced that Star Wars will be shown in its entirety over a 48-hour marathon that kicks off on, of course, May the 4th. Yes it's written that way because it's the official Star Wars Day - may the force be with you and all that.All six films... >>

Strap on the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour from Avengers: Age of Ultron in AR at IMAX cinemas

Strap on the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour from Avengers: Age of Ultron in AR at IMAX cinemas

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As if going to see Avengers: Age of Ultron at IMAX wasn't enough, now you can experience the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour in augmented reality too.The Hulkbuster armour, spoiler alert, is used by Tony Stark AKA Iron Man to take on the Hulk. It's essentially... >>

The Last of Us mini series lets non-gamers enjoy it as a show

The Last of Us mini series lets non-gamers enjoy it as a show

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If you're not a fan of watching people play games, we understand. But when it comes to The Last of Us things are different. That game is so cinematic that a well executed playthrough could be as good as a TV show.That's why a super fan has edited and... >>

Shazam a song just by asking your smart device what's playing

Shazam a song just by asking your smart device what's playing

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Today is the day that 'Shazam' became a verb in the eyes of Google. Now you can simply ask your smart device what song is playing and it will tell you.Google has announced that its voice controlled service will respond to the term 'Shazam'. So if you... >>

Apple 12-inch iPad Pro render leaks, expected with 15-inch Retina MacBook at WWDC 2015

Apple 12-inch iPad Pro render leaks, expected with 15-inch Retina MacBook at WWDC 2015

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Apple has long been rumoured to release a larger 12-inch iPad Pro tablet with nothing appearing for a while, until now. A recent leak shows off an early render of the tablet making it the largest Apple has ever made.The iPad Pro is expected to receive... >>

What is Tesla Powerwall? Why you need a 10kWh lithium-ion battery in your home

What is Tesla Powerwall? Why you need a 10kWh lithium-ion battery in your home

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Tesla Energy has announced its new home battery system called the Powerwall.The Tesla Powerwall battery, which can be placed at homes or in businesses, stores solar energy. The idea is to make people less reliant on the power grid as well as offering... >>

11 best electric and hybrid supercars: Over 1,300hp from an electric? It's here

11 best electric and hybrid supercars: Over 1,300hp from an electric? It's here

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Electric and hybrid supercars are well and truly here. Hypercar level hybrids from Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren are already plastering the walls of many teenage boys' bedrooms the world over. So what's next?There's even more excitement to come with new... >>

Microsoft HoloLens video shows amazing holographic future is near

Microsoft HoloLens video shows amazing holographic future is near

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If you didn't think Microsoft HoloLens would be on the top of your Christmas list soon, you will after seeing this new video.At the Microsoft Build Developer Conference 2015 the company showed off its holographic augmented reality HoloLens headset in... >>

Fingerprint scanner in smartphone screen could appear in Vivo Xplay5S

Fingerprint scanner in smartphone screen could appear in Vivo Xplay5S

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Remember when those apps were out that pretended you could unlock your smartphone using your fingerprint? Now you may be able to just as they did, by placing your finger on the screen.According to Chinese site Weibo the next Vivo Xplay5S smartphone will... >>

Marvel and Netflix five-show plan explained: Daredevil, Iron Fist, The Defenders and more

Marvel and Netflix five-show plan explained: Daredevil, Iron Fist, The Defenders and more

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Marvel has big plans and it looks like Netflix is going to remain its show-sharing partner to achieve them.Daredevil has already launched on Netflix with the first season getting a lot of critical acclaim. A second series is planned but there's plenty... >>