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Boxing Day sales 2015: Best deals and sales in the UK

Boxing Day sales 2015: Best deals and sales in the UK

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Just as the Christmas buying frenzy comes to a close and everyone exchanges gifts it's time to kick-off all over again. Yup, it's one of the most famous sales of the year – the Boxing Day sales. To take the effort out of hunting around the internet,... >>

HTC One X9 official: Affordable high-end specs

HTC One X9 official: Affordable high-end specs

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HTC has officially outed its new One X9 smartphone ahead of Christmas, yup one day ahead. The Asian manufacturer has chosen Christmas Eve to announce that its new One X9 is coming to take on the affordable yet powerful handset manufacturers like Huawei... >>

Samsung A9 announced as 6-inch beauty-beast combo

Samsung A9 announced as 6-inch beauty-beast combo

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Samsung has announced a new member in its A class family of smartphones, the biggest of the lot is the new A9. The Samsung A9 was announced in China where it will initially be exclusively available. The A9 handset comes in at a near-tablet like 6-inches.... >>

Laser upgrade coming to London’s ‘Boris Bike’ cycle hire scheme

Laser upgrade coming to London’s ‘Boris Bike’ cycle hire scheme

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Remember the Blaze Laserlights that appeared on Kickstarter back in January 2014? Now they're going to be installed on London's cycle hire bikes. London's "Boris Bikes" as they're affectionately known after mayor Boris Johnson got them up and running,... >>

Motorola Moto X (2016) leaked heat pipe suggests overclocking

Motorola Moto X (2016) leaked heat pipe suggests overclocking

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The Motorola Moto X for 2016 has apparently leaked for the second time in a photo showing off the internals of the phone. The fourth generation Moto X handset was shown off on Chinese site Techweb which allegedly attained it from an internal source. The... >>

Plex streaming now free on Xbox One and PS4

Plex streaming now free on Xbox One and PS4

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Media streaming service Plex has announced that gamers using consoles to stream movies, music and TV can now do so for free. Until now anyone using Plex on Xbox or PlayStation had to pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee. This was either $5 per month... >>

LG curved smartphone incoming to take on the Galaxy S6 edge

LG curved smartphone incoming to take on the Galaxy S6 edge

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LG is set to release its G5 in 2016 but it looks like the Korean company is also planning a new curved smartphone. Could this be LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge? According to serial leakster Evan Blass, better known for his Twitter handle @evleaks,... >>

Want to name Android N? You could pick Google's new mobile OS title

Want to name Android N? You could pick Google's new mobile OS title

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The Android operating system name is always a point of excited discussion ahead of its reveal. The next name might be talked about even before it gets decided, as you could be the one choosing. Google SVP Sundar Pichai, speaking at Delhi University, suggested... >>

This is a real, working lightsaber made of pure flame

This is a real, working lightsaber made of pure flame

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If you've already seen the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, or you're still gagging to go, this should appeal. It's a real ligthsaber. Well, it's not technically a lightsaber as the sword part isn't made of light. But it's close. This homemade lightsaber... >>

Netflix Socks know when you fall asleep and pause your show, really

Netflix Socks know when you fall asleep and pause your show, really

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It might sound like an idea that gets revealed on April Fools' Day but this is actually real. Netflix has created socks that detect when you fall asleep so they can pause what you're watching. We've all been there, dozing off while desperately trying... >>

Streamz smart headphones run Android to play high def audio wirelessly, no phone needed

Streamz smart headphones run Android to play high def audio wirelessly, no phone needed

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Streamz are headphones like no other, they're smart in and of themselves thanks to built-in Android.The Streamz over-ear headphones want to make listening to music wirelessly a direct-to-internet experience, ditching the phone. The headphones have up... >>

Is this the new Motorola Moto X for 2016?

Is this the new Motorola Moto X for 2016?

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Motorola may have had its next Moto X leaked ahead of its expected appearance in 2016. The claimed next-gen Moto X has appeared on Chinese website Wapvnet after being sent in by an anonymous source. Since Motorola has previously released its other Moto... >>

Netflix upgraded: How does new encoding tech affect you?

Netflix upgraded: How does new encoding tech affect you?

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Netflix has done it again, helping to change the internet with its algorithm writing smarts. This time it's changed the way videos stream, to cut down on file size and therefore required bandwidth, while improving quality. The new Netflix algorithms... >>

OnePlus 2 Mini leaks with specs worthy of a flagship smartphone

OnePlus 2 Mini leaks with specs worthy of a flagship smartphone

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OnePlus may be on the verge of finally unveiling its first compact handset in the OnePlus 2 Mini. So far the Chinese manufacturer has released its OnePlus, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X. While these have been a success, the system of invite only buying is being... >>

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

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Formula E is the electric future of car racing. When the international competition started in September 2014 in Beijing it ushered in a new competitive platform that pushes electric car technology to another level. In the same way that F1 tech filters... >>

Jaguar returns to racing: Shows off stunning Formula E electric racecar

Jaguar returns to racing: Shows off stunning Formula E electric racecar

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will be returning to racing with a Jaguar team in the all-electric Formula E Championship, starting autumn 2016. Jaguar will enter the third season of the Formula E Championship with its team in order to test new technologies... >>

Hydrogen fuel cells let drones fly for hours rather than minutes

Hydrogen fuel cells let drones fly for hours rather than minutes

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Drones are tiptop toys as well as useful camera play-things. While they're great gifts at Christmas, a lot of time is often spent charging them. This should be about to change thanks to hydrogen fuel cells. Making the shift from fun toys to useful tools... >>

Land's End review: Glimpsing the future of VR gaming
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Land's End review: Glimpsing the future of VR gaming

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As exclusive games go Land's End takes the crown. To play it you need to have a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge or Note 4 smartphone. You then need to also own a Samsung Gear VR headset. But it's oh so worth it because Land's End is one of the most immersive... >>

GoPro Karma is the action cam company’s first drone, coming 2016

GoPro Karma is the action cam company’s first drone, coming 2016

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GoPro is making its own drone that will feature its world-renowned camera tech. This is definitely happening, it's going to be called Karma and it's coming in 2016. GoPro already teased its first flying drone back in October, but now it's also revealed... >>

OnePlus 3 leaks in renders with Snapdragon 820 and 1080p screen

OnePlus 3 leaks in renders with Snapdragon 820 and 1080p screen

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We've only just had the OnePlus X revealed and the OnePlus 2 hasn't been out long, yet already the rumour mill for the OnePlus 3 has begun to churn. The source of the OnePlus 3 leak is Chinese website mobile-dad in conjunction with a site called brokeupleaks.... >>

13 best Christmas decorations every geek should own

13 best Christmas decorations every geek should own

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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, that big red suited anti-burglar is sizing up your chimney. But without decorations he may sleigh on by. And without suitably geeky decorations he might not know what sort of high tech kit to leave you. So... >>

Microsoft Xbox 360: 10 best custom console mods

Microsoft Xbox 360: 10 best custom console mods

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Microsoft's Xbox One is flying off the shelves while its predecessor, the Xbox 360, is collecting dust at the ripe old age of over a decade. That's right it's been over an entire decade since Microsoft released the Xbox 360. Feel old yet? Over the years... >>

Spotify may release new albums to paying subscribers only

Spotify may release new albums to paying subscribers only

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Currently Spotify artists must offer all their music as a bundle to paying subscribers. This may change as the company is reportedly testing out a way for artists to withhold songs from everyone.This reported move comes from a source of The Wall Street... >>

Watch Sky on Xbox One from today: TV from Sky app arrives to give that Sky Go experience

Watch Sky on Xbox One from today: TV from Sky app arrives to give that Sky Go experience

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Sky and Microsoft have teamed up to offer the almighty TV from Sky app on the console from today in the UK, at last. This means that Xbox One owners with a Sky Go Extra or Sky Multiscreen subscription will now be able to watch live shows and on demand... >>

This gadget needs no battery, it's powered by Wi-Fi

This gadget needs no battery, it's powered by Wi-Fi

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Imagine a future where battery life isn't about how fast a gadget charges or how long it lasts, as everything runs without batteries. While that's still a long way off, one gadget has been developed that runs off radio waves for power. A temperature sensor... >>