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5 great features the Samsung Galaxy View offers

5 great features the Samsung Galaxy View offers

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Samsung is officially pushing new ground with tablets thanks to its massive Galaxy View. This 18.4-inch tablet isn't something that's been available on the market before but once again Samsung assures us it'll be wanted – just as it did with the first... >>

BeeLine bike compass: Cycling made fun again

BeeLine bike compass: Cycling made fun again

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Since the advent of sat nav, even on bikes, getting anywhere efficiently is no longer an issue. The problem is we've lost our ability to enjoy the journey, and remember it. This is where the BeeLine bike compass spins up to change everything. At it's... >>

Amazon's new Kindle is a bit of all white

Amazon's new Kindle is a bit of all white

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Amazon has revealed a new version of its Kindle with a festive feel just in time for Christmas. Yes, this Kindle is snowy white. Apart from being white the new Kindle is the same as the current black model in terms of specs and offerings. That means the... >>

Free phone use aboard at last, roaming charges officially scrapped

Free phone use aboard at last, roaming charges officially scrapped

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It's been a long time coming but at last the charges for using your phone abroad are being ditched. A ban on data roaming charges will take effect from 15 June 2017, just in time for summer holidays then. The European Parliament has made the ruling that... >>

Drone crash takes down power in hundreds of homes

Drone crash takes down power in hundreds of homes

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If you thought drones were simply an annoying noisy nuisance, you haven't seen the half of it. Now a drone has taken out power in an entire neighbourhood. The LA Times has reported that a drone crashed into wires on a street in Sunset Boulevard, cutting... >>

Real tractor beam shown off moving objects through the air

Real tractor beam shown off moving objects through the air

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The days of using Star Trek images to depict tractor beams are over, the real thing is here. Scientists in Spain have shown off a real, working tractor beam moving objects through the air. The Public University of Navarre has created a sonic tractor beam... >>

EE reveals 5G plans for 1Gbps connection in the UK, and more

EE reveals 5G plans for 1Gbps connection in the UK, and more

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EE has unveiled its plans for a better-connected future in the UK. From working with businesses to enhancing connectivity, EE has high hopes for the UK's future. The company reckons 4G value is estimated at £8.9bn. And it's growing. So there's plenty... >>

Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday'

Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday'

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Garmin has taken its Vivosmart activity tracker line to a new level in the Vivosmart HR. The new tracker, as the name suggests, now offers heart rate measurements. While the older bands were famed for all year battery, this will offer five days for that... >>

AuraVisor makes VR totally wireless and affordable at last

AuraVisor makes VR totally wireless and affordable at last

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AuraVisor has come along to steal the virtual reality crown from the competition by offering totally wireless immersion. The VR headset is a crowd-funded project initially and will sell for £300 when at full price. That gets you 1080p screens, built... >>

Oppo Neo 7 gives you 5MP selfies, 4G and decent design for less

Oppo Neo 7 gives you 5MP selfies, 4G and decent design for less

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Oppo has announced it latest smartphone which is firmly aimed at the affordable end of the market, the Neo 7. The latest phone from the Chinese manufacturer leverages the country's ability to make handsets for really low prices. This isn't a phone that's... >>

Official Fallout Beer you can drink while playing Fallout 4 arrives just in time

Official Fallout Beer you can drink while playing Fallout 4 arrives just in time

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Fallout and beer might be a combination you've tried before, button-bashing away the long gaming hours while staying tipsy-hydrated. But you've never done it with an official beer. Now Bethesda and Carlsberg have teamed up to create a Fallout specific... >>

TalkTalk hack: Everything you need to know

TalkTalk hack: Everything you need to know

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TalkTalk, the phone and broadband provider has been hacked – again. The hack, that occurred on Wednesday 21 October is part of an ongoing issue for TalkTalk as hacking the company has now happened several times. A massive breach also occurred in February.... >>

Sony to integrate YouView into Bravia TVs for 17,000 films and shows

Sony to integrate YouView into Bravia TVs for 17,000 films and shows

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Sony has announced a partnership with TV platform YouView that will put its services in Sony Bravia televisions. The YouView update will be a software rollout that happens over the air on all Bravia televisions that are compatible. This will begin rolling... >>

Sony PS4 to get colour faceplates on 18 November, here are the personalisation options

Sony PS4 to get colour faceplates on 18 November, here are the personalisation options

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Sony has announced that PS4 owners are no longer stuck with one colour of console. It will be releasing a selection of varying coloured faceplates that allow for console customisation. Sony says initially, from 18 November, it will release four plates... >>

Garmin Forerunner 630 is a runner's dream, smarter and more connected than ever

Garmin Forerunner 630 is a runner's dream, smarter and more connected than ever

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Garmin has announced its Forerunner 630 GPS watch as its most cutting-edge running watch yet. The round-faced, colour touchscreen Forerunner 630 boasts more running dynamics than its predecessor and is also smart connected for notifications. Despite its... >>

Sony PS4 500GB console price drops to £300 in UK, €350 in rest of Europe

Sony PS4 500GB console price drops to £300 in UK, €350 in rest of Europe

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Sony has announced a price drop for its PS4 for those buying in the UK and Europe. It will now be priced at £299.99 or €349.99 for the console and a controller. That now puts Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One head-to-head at nearly the same price... >>

Misfit Shine 2 slims down, keeps looks, upgrades tracking and alert smarts

Misfit Shine 2 slims down, keeps looks, upgrades tracking and alert smarts

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Misfit already set the bar high for activity tracker design with its Shine, now it's taking that further for the Shine 2. The Shine 2 tracks steps, calories, distance, sleep and can tag activities including swimming, tennis, football and more. The Shine... >>

When’s a coffee shop not just a coffee shop? When it’s a Starbucks smart tech wine bar

When’s a coffee shop not just a coffee shop? When it’s a Starbucks smart tech wine bar

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Starbucks has opened a new shop in the theatre district of London that aims to test out, and show off, just how technologically advanced it can be. The new high-tech Starbucks has been unveiled as a testbed for future technology. The most impressive of... >>

Bose aims at Sonos with SoundTouch 10 speaker, adds Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to next-gen multi-room speakers

Bose aims at Sonos with SoundTouch 10 speaker, adds Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to next-gen multi-room speakers

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Bose has announced a new update to its SoundTouch speaker range and others that will offer multi-room listening and more. It has also unveiled a new, entry-level SoundTouch 10 speaker. The new generation system allows for streaming via single speakers... >>

Polar offers its first optical hear rate monitor in A360 fitness tracker

Polar offers its first optical hear rate monitor in A360 fitness tracker

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Polar is well known for sticking to its chest straps when it comes to heart rate monitoring. But it appears to have changed its mind and now offers optical heart rate monitoring in its new A360 fitness tracker. The Polar A360 comes with a colour display... >>

Libratone goes multi-room with new Zipp wireless speakers

Libratone goes multi-room with new Zipp wireless speakers

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Libratone has unveiled a new line of its Zipp speakers which are designed to support multi-room listening via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The new system, dubbed SoundSpaces, wants to offer more than traditional multi-room offerings from the likes of Sonos.... >>

Happy 30th birthday NES: These are the weirdest Nintendo games and products ever unleashed

Happy 30th birthday NES: These are the weirdest Nintendo games and products ever unleashed

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The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, has hit the ripe old age of 30 today. Happy birthday NES. Now, as is traditional with any birthday, the aging centre of attention needs to be embarrassed by its past. Nintendo has had plenty of success over the... >>

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

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Music streaming has really taken off over the last couple of years, even more so in the last 12 months. There are a huge number of services available delivering all-you-can-eat tracks that are accessible to all.  Probably the most famous of the legal... >>

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

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Every year Hyundai and Kia hold their R&D Idea Festival. This is where engineers have the opportunity to create what they see as the future of vehicles. This year ten entries made it to the final presentation stage after just six months of development... >>

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

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Boeing, in search of lighter materials for its planes, has come up with the world's lightest metal. The Microlattice is not only the lightest metal ever made but has also broken records for strength. The idea is to one-day use this material in planes... >>