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Samsung Galaxy S7 could offer weeklong battery life

Samsung Galaxy S7 could offer weeklong battery life

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Samsung has recently made a breakthrough in battery tech that could see its new Galaxy S7 keep running for a full five days on a charge. Samsung's research and development arm recently announced that it had made a breakthrough with current lithium-ion... >>

Tap to pay from any bank using bPay wristband, fob or sticker

Tap to pay from any bank using bPay wristband, fob or sticker

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Barclaycard has released new ways for customers to use tap to pay. Now not only can wireless payments be made from cards but also from a wristband, key ring fob or sticker. The bPay wearables will work with any bank. This is thanks to a multi-platform... >>

Pick up a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini for £100 this weekend only

Pick up a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini for £100 this weekend only

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The price of powerful smartphones is dropping more and more dramatically, but this latest deal is just silly. For this weekend you'll be able to snap up a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini for just £100. That's on Pay As You Go meaning there are no other commitments.... >>

El Capitan code suggests Apple 21.5-inch iMac with 4K screen

El Capitan code suggests Apple 21.5-inch iMac with 4K screen

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Apple may be preparing a new 4K iMac for the 21.5-inch range. Currently Apple has its 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display dazzling eyes with its high resolution screen. But the smaller 21.5-inch iMac hasn't had a screen update in some time. Code in the... >>

What’s going on with Apple Music? Taylor Swift, Pharrell, Dre, Elton John and more explained

What’s going on with Apple Music? Taylor Swift, Pharrell, Dre, Elton John and more explained

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Apple Music is about to launch on 30 June and already it's getting plenty of attention. So far we've had the Taylor Swift event, and now Pharrell Williams and Elton John confirmed for radio shows. The Apple Music service will be accessible via an app... >>

Builders beware, Hadrian the robot bricklayer can knock up a house in two days

Builders beware, Hadrian the robot bricklayer can knock up a house in two days

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The time of robots taking human jobs is well and truly here thanks to a robot bricklayer that can build a house shell in just two days. Hadrian the robot, named after the famous Roman defensive wall, was created by Australian aeronautical engineer, Mark... >>

Consoles beware: Flitchio Android gaming controller case has you in its sights (hands-on)

Consoles beware: Flitchio Android gaming controller case has you in its sights (hands-on)

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The hype around mobile gaming taking on consoles has been reaching deafening heights. But who really prefers smartphone gaming over consoles? Flitchio is a smartphone case-cum-controller that wants to make gaming on the go as fun as at home. Until now... >>

Qi wireless charging is about to get much faster

Qi wireless charging is about to get much faster

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Wireless charging is wonderfully convenient, doing away with the need to fiddle with cables and plug your device in. But it's slow, and with modern phones offering fast charging, wireless power is the weak alternative. However, the Wireless Power Consortium... >>

Atom Bank will be the UK’s first bank without its own branch, just an app

Atom Bank will be the UK’s first bank without its own branch, just an app

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The UK is about to get its first bank which doesn't have its own branch, but runs entirely from an app. Atom Bank is that app. At the moment the cutting edge banking service has simply been granted the right to operate in the UK. The app should launch... >>

Your next television could be rolled out like clingfilm, micron thin screen could even be used in clothing

Your next television could be rolled out like clingfilm, micron thin screen could even be used in clothing

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If you thought current televisions were thin, you've seen nothing yet. A new display has been developed that's just microns thin, by comparison a human hair is 100-microns thick. This display discovery isn't just about televisions or phones though, this... >>

Apple iPhone could be in for an OLED flexible display upgrade

Apple iPhone could be in for an OLED flexible display upgrade

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Apple has been toying with flexible displays for sometime, if patent documents are anything to go by. Now it appears the company will be adding not only flexible but OLED screens to its iPhones from 2018. According to sources of Business Korea, display... >>

Gmail adds ‘Undo Send’ button, here's how to turn it on

Gmail adds ‘Undo Send’ button, here's how to turn it on

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Making an error on an email, replying to all by mistake or saying something you want to take back, are no longer permanent fails. Google has added an "Undo Send" feature to its Gmail on the web. Now if you've sent something you regret you can simply hit... >>

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone available in Europe, if you get an invite

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone available in Europe, if you get an invite

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Fans of Ubuntu phones are about to have another thing to get excited about, the new MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone. The MX4 Ubuntu Edition, built by Chinese manufacturer Meizu, has been available to Chinese developers since May but is only now launching... >>

This is the Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition console, up for pre-order

This is the Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition console, up for pre-order

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Just as the E3 2015 gaming convention comes to a close Microsoft has announced a last minute treat. It has unveiled a special Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition console package. The console is being released to celebrate the tenth anniversary... >>

Jabra Sport Coach: Nearly a personal trainer in your ears (hands-on)

Jabra Sport Coach: Nearly a personal trainer in your ears (hands-on)

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Jabra has unveiled its latest sports wireless earbuds, the Sport Coach. This is the follow-up to the Sport Pulse which impressed the tech world last year. The new in-ears don't feature the heart rate monitor of the Pulse which drops the price considerably.... >>

Cyclists rejoice, new Ford cars can see round corners and spot you at junctions

Cyclists rejoice, new Ford cars can see round corners and spot you at junctions

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Ford has just announced a new feature on its cars that could help cyclists be far safer at junctions. Their new cars can see round corners. While this isn't brand new tech it's "new in segment" for Ford - hitting the mainstream should mean safer roads,... >>

Apple iPhone 7 may get rid of home button and put Touch ID in the screen

Apple iPhone 7 may get rid of home button and put Touch ID in the screen

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The Apple iPhone 7 may do away with the home button at last, but not its fingerprint sensor. Android devices have been appearing without home buttons for some time now. But Apple being Apple it isn't just going to copy. It looks like Apple will be turning... >>

Pepper, the emotion reading robot that feels, sells out in 60-seconds

Pepper, the emotion reading robot that feels, sells out in 60-seconds

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Pepper is a Japanese humanoid robot which is able to sense emotion and exhibit its own feelings. After going on sale in Japan, the robot made by Softbank was sold out in just a minute. Granted there were only 1,000 to be bought but they are not cheap.... >>

Taylor Swift complaint gets artists paid for Apple Music free trial

Taylor Swift complaint gets artists paid for Apple Music free trial

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After Apple announced that its new Apple Music streaming service would offer a three-month free trial, the world rejoiced. But there was more to it than met the eye. According to an open letter written by Taylor Swift to Apple, artists would be the ones... >>

Say goodbye to last train worries: London Night Tube detailed by TfL

Say goodbye to last train worries: London Night Tube detailed by TfL

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Transport for London has just officially detailed its plans for the new 24-hour tube service. The TfL will be a night service on underground trains from Saturday 12 September. This will run all night on Fridays and Saturdays. Trains will not run as frequently... >>

Amazon paying authors based on page reads: Is it a good or bad thing?

Amazon paying authors based on page reads: Is it a good or bad thing?

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Amazon has announced that it will begin paying its authors based on the number of pages read, rather than books sold. From 1 July Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library authors will no longer be paid for each title downloaded, but rather... >>

This amazing battery uses light, even indoors, for direct power

This amazing battery uses light, even indoors, for direct power

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A fascinating new battery discovery has been made by a team of Indian researchers. Rather than using light to power a lithium-ion battery, this battery uses light directly for energy. The light-powered battery is so sensitive it can even run using the... >>

New Sony 1TB PS4 Ultimate Player Edition unveiled for release soon

New Sony 1TB PS4 Ultimate Player Edition unveiled for release soon

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E3 2015 is all wrapped up, but the gaming reveals have not. Sony has just announced a new PS4 that will have double the storage of the current model. The new Sony 1TB PS4 Ultimate Player Edition is the same as the current model in every way, except this... >>

Beats Solo headphones: $16.90 in parts, 30% weight is metal added solely to feel heavier

Beats Solo headphones: $16.90 in parts, 30% weight is metal added solely to feel heavier

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Beats headphones are extremely well marketed, which is why you see them everywhere. But you don't hear everything there is to know about them. A recent teardown by Medium has found that 30 per cent of the weight in Solo headphones is actually from four... >>

These are the Formula 1 cars of the future that could change everything

These are the Formula 1 cars of the future that could change everything

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Formula 1 is about breaking boundaries and stunning fans. According to Dutch designer Andries van Overbeeke F1 has lost its way. But he's ready to show it the correct course once more. The problem, Overbeeke says, is that Formula 1 has too many rigid... >>