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Sent to the doghouse? Not so bad if it’s Samsung’s £20,000 pooch pad with hot tub

Sent to the doghouse? Not so bad if it’s Samsung’s £20,000 pooch pad with hot tub

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Samsung has unveiled a £20,000 doghouse at Crufts this week which is probably more kitted out than a lot of humans' homes. The Samsung Dream Doghouse comes with all the tech a dog could hope for including an entertainment wall that uses a Galaxy Tab... >>

Apple Watch developers have spent weeks at Apple HQ to fine-tune their smartwatch apps

Apple Watch developers have spent weeks at Apple HQ to fine-tune their smartwatch apps

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Apple isn't taking any chances when it comes to its imminent Watch release. The company has reportedly been allowing app creators to test and perfect their software on the Watch at Apple headquarters. Apple has scheduled an event on 9 March where it is... >>

The year of VR continues as Vuzix brings its IWear 720 to eyes and ears

The year of VR continues as Vuzix brings its IWear 720 to eyes and ears

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Virtual reality is well and truly becoming a reality for 2015 with numerous headsets unveiled, the latest being the Vuzix iWear 720. HTC unveiled its Vive headset at Mobile World Congress this week for a late 2015 release and Oculus announced plans... >>

Reebok Pumps are back with new ZPump Fusion

Reebok Pumps are back with new ZPump Fusion

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The iconic Reebok Pump is back in a big way with the new ZPump Fusion. A Squeeze of that now well-known bubble and air fills the kicks for a super comfy fit. While this is a new take on the pumps they've never really left us since they first launched... >>

Athena laser stops cars over a mile away, and works like the Death Star

Athena laser stops cars over a mile away, and works like the Death Star

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The future was always going to have lasers used as weapons, science fiction has told us so. Now sci-fi is science fact at last as Lockheed Martin has shown off its Athena laser capable of stopping a car from over a mile away. By stopping a car we mean... >>

Become a Hobbit and face off with Smaug in Oculus VR thanks to Weta

Become a Hobbit and face off with Smaug in Oculus VR thanks to Weta

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If you’ve seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and the big screen didn't feel immersive enough there's hope. Weta Digital, the special effects team behind The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films, has created a VR experience for Oculus Rift. The... >>

World’s first power meter for running is here to make you faster, meet Stryd

World’s first power meter for running is here to make you faster, meet Stryd

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Professional athletes improve performance by measuring their efforts, analysing data and targeting how to train. Thanks to wearables we can start to do this but not as effectively as possible, until now. Stryd is a new wearable that offers runners the... >>

HBO streaming service, HBO Now, should hit Apple TV with new Game of Thrones in April

HBO streaming service, HBO Now, should hit Apple TV with new Game of Thrones in April

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HBO is reportedly in talks with Apple to make Apple TV one of its launch platforms for its highly anticipated stand-alone streaming service, HBO Now. HBO Now is expected to debut in April with the new series of Game of Thrones. This comes from sources... >>

Larger 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro delayed until September

Larger 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro delayed until September

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Apple is reportedly planning to release a larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but not as soon as expected with delays expected to result in a September release. According to sources of Bloomberg, described as familiar with Apple's plans, the company is making... >>

Calling all GDC goers: Pick up your free Razer Nabu X smartband today

Calling all GDC goers: Pick up your free Razer Nabu X smartband today

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Razer is obviously feeling generous as it's announced it will be giving away its Nabu X smartbands at the Game Developers Conference 2015 from today until 6 March. If you're a developer planning to attend GDC in San Francisco this year be sure to swing... >>

Microsoft Spartan shown off with Cortana changing the way we browse the web (video)

Microsoft Spartan shown off with Cortana changing the way we browse the web (video)

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Microsoft announced its new browser at Mobile World Congress, which it calls Spartan. It's not going to replace Internet Explorer 11 just yet but shows a glimpse of how the future of web browsing can look. And it looks like the future will be a breeze.... >>

Audi R8 2015 to come with Bang & Olufsen 13-speaker surround sound system

Audi R8 2015 to come with Bang & Olufsen 13-speaker surround sound system

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Bang & Olufsen has created a sound system tailored to work perfectly in the new 2015 Audi R8. It can even cancel the vehicle noise for a more immersive audio experience. The Bang & Olufsen sound system was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show... >>

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

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Cab giant Uber is apparently near to closing a deal with mapping company deCarta. While it claims this will help it to fine tune its mapping tech for driver positioning there could be a lot more to it. Uber has reportedly opened a robotics facility in... >>

Best smartwatches and wearables of MWC 2015: Pebble, LG, Huawei and more

Best smartwatches and wearables of MWC 2015: Pebble, LG, Huawei and more

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This year at Mobile World Congress the show floor has been well and truly taken over by wearables. Smartwatches are fast becoming almost as important as smartphones as far as manufacturers are concerned. And what better place to show them off than at... >>

These invisibility glasses will stop machines recognising and tagging you

These invisibility glasses will stop machines recognising and tagging you

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Privacy is a big thing in 2015 so what better way to start than by showing off a pair of invisibility glasses at Mobile World Congress? Yes you read that right, invisibility glasses. No, not like Harry Potter's cloak. These are more for the intrepid machine... >>

WeaselPecker: Why the internet is a mad, mad place (gallery)

WeaselPecker: Why the internet is a mad, mad place (gallery)

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When a weasel rides a woodpecker this internet goes mad, apparently. Could this be another hit like The Dress viral? A photo was captured on Monday of what turned out to be a tiny weasel attacking a woodpecker. But the photo was timed so well it looked... >>

Apple iPhone 6S to add Force Touch for new depth of control?

Apple iPhone 6S to add Force Touch for new depth of control?

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Apple is expected to add the Force Touch controls found on the Apple Watch to its next iPhone 6S. The rumour has started amid the Mobile World Congress announcements from other manufacturers. It suggests that Apple, unfaltering, is powering ahead with... >>

Honda unveils hybrid NSX to many gasps, check out those pictures (gallery)

Honda unveils hybrid NSX to many gasps, check out those pictures (gallery)

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Guess how long it's been since the first Honda NSX caused jaws all over the world to hit the floor? 25 years. Yup, we feel old too. But now it's back with the looks and power of a modern hyper-car, including a hybrid drive system. The 2015 Honda NSX now... >>

BlackBerry Leap is the 5-inch HD touchscreen smartphone you didn’t see coming

BlackBerry Leap is the 5-inch HD touchscreen smartphone you didn’t see coming

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A new BlackBerry has been announced from Mobile World Congress 2015, dubbed the Leap it's a 5-inch HD touchscreen handset that aims to impress. BlackBerry says the Leap boasts the features of a hero device, including 4G connectivity, with the price of... >>

Polar adds MyFitnessPal integration to iOS Flow app, Android incoming

Polar adds MyFitnessPal integration to iOS Flow app, Android incoming

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Polar has announced that its users will now be able to integrate their activity tracking directly with the MyFitnessPal app. MyFitnessPal is useful for tracking daily diet, including calorie intake thanks to its huge food database that works via a scan... >>

Xiaomi Yi is the £41 alternative to GoPro that offers 1080p at 60fps

Xiaomi Yi is the £41 alternative to GoPro that offers 1080p at 60fps

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Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has announced its own action camera that it's selling at a staggering 399 CNY which is about £41. Despite being £320 less than the GoPro Hero4 Black Edition doesn't fall down on specs. The Xiaomi Yi can manage full 1080p... >>

Android Pay is real, get ready to carry your cards in your phone

Android Pay is real, get ready to carry your cards in your phone

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Rumours of Android Pay have now been upgraded to official as Sundar Pichai, Google's SVP of product, has announced Android Pay is coming. As suspected Google has opted to create an API for Android Pay. This will mean third-party developers should be able... >>

Google Project Ara gets August international release date: Gaming controller module revealed

Google Project Ara gets August international release date: Gaming controller module revealed

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Google Project Ara will be making its way to the world from August, Yezz has told Pocket-lint at Mobile World Congress 2015. It's also shown off its gaming controller module, along with many more, which you can see in our photo gallery above. Project... >>

MyFord Mobile app lets you check car charge remotely, set temperature before entering

MyFord Mobile app lets you check car charge remotely, set temperature before entering

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Ford has announced its new MyFord Mobile app at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The MyFord Mobile app is built to help make Ford's electric cars more remote controlled. The app is able to readout data from the car while the user is away. Checking... >>

Forget fingerprint reading, Fujitsu unveils iris tracking for smartphone authentication

Forget fingerprint reading, Fujitsu unveils iris tracking for smartphone authentication

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Just when you thought fingerprint reading was as cool as security tech could get Fujitsu goes and reveals its iris authentication tech. Fujitsu has announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it has managed to create a smart eye tracking device... >>