Archive for Luke Edwards

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

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Since GoPro launched its latest camera range in the GoPro Hero4 the photos being created are stunning. With it comes new 4K video speeds of 30 frames per second, a rear touchscreen display and two times faster image processing. The camera remains largely... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution. Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

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Scientists are all working hard to find the Holy Grail of batteries and it looks like solid state could be a contender. A recent paper from researchers at MIT, working with Samsung, details a new type of battery. This solid-state powerhouse will last... >>

This is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, expect an IFA appearance

This is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, expect an IFA appearance

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The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact appears to have leaked in promotional photos of the handset. While Sony is expected to unveil its next flagship in the Xperia Z5 at IFA, from 2 September, the Compact hasn't leaked much. These leaked photos come via Dutch site... >>

Lytro goes open source for VR capture and more

Lytro goes open source for VR capture and more

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Lytro, the name behind light field photography, has just generously dished out all its tech to everyone, by becoming open source. This means anyone can now use the Illum camera and first-gen camera smarts to create anything their imaginations allow. This... >>

Huawei Mate8 leak suggests it could be the highlight of IFA

Huawei Mate8 leak suggests it could be the highlight of IFA

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Huawei is getting ready to launch its new Mate8 smartphone at the IFA tradeshow on 2 September. Officially, invites for a Huawei event, with the name 8 on the invite, have already gone out. Now a leak has revealed more of what we can expect from the phone... >>

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

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As drones begin to fill the skies so too do videos of their antics. If shows like You've Been Framed have taught us anything it's that seeing expensive things get destroyed is funny. So seeing pricey drones getting plucked out of the air by not-so-natural... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Standard, affordable 2.7K video drone, out now

DJI Phantom 3 Standard, affordable 2.7K video drone, out now

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Famed drone creator DJI has begun selling its latest flying contraption, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard. The idea behind the Standard model is to offer the high quality of the Phantom drone without the high price. Current Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced... >>

Apple iPhone 6S leaks in bend test video, guess what happens

Apple iPhone 6S leaks in bend test video, guess what happens

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Once again the purported Apple iPhone 6S rear plate has appeared online, this time undergoing a proper bend test. The apparent rear plate of the iPhone 6S, which is in the hands of YouTubers Unbox Therapy, has undergone more tests than their first video.... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: Ziplining across Wembley Stadium

Pocket-lint Extreme: Ziplining across Wembley Stadium

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Going to Wembley Stadium is an exciting trip on its own. But going, not to watch football but to zipline across the stadium, is even more exhilarating. We were invited to take the plunge across one of the world's most famous football pitches. What better... >>

Electric Aston Martin Rapide confirmed: 800hp AWD supercar gunning for Tesla

Electric Aston Martin Rapide confirmed: 800hp AWD supercar gunning for Tesla

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Tesla may have got a head start on electric supercars but now Aston Martin has confirmed it's joining the race. The Aston Martin Rapide should be an 800hp electric supercar, due soon. Speaking to Automotive News, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer revealed... >>

HTC One M10, dubbed HTC O2, leaks: Snapdragon 820, QHD and waterproof

HTC One M10, dubbed HTC O2, leaks: Snapdragon 820, QHD and waterproof

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A new flagship HTC One appears to have leaked under the name HTC O2, or HTC One M10. The device is reportedly going to pack some high-end specs. The leaks come from sources of Chinese sites MyDrivers and Mobile-dad. These claim the handset will be unveiled in... >>

Windows Surface Mobile 'Juggernaut Alpha' leaks: QHD, 4GB, wireless charging, 21MP PureView and more

Windows Surface Mobile 'Juggernaut Alpha' leaks: QHD, 4GB, wireless charging, 21MP PureView and more

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What's claimed to be the rumoured Windows Surface Phone has leaked online under the codename "Juggernaut Alpha" which should ship as "Surface Mobile". And as the codename suggests it should knock over any competition in its path. Rumours of a Surface... >>

Misfit unveils Speedo Shine, the water wearable for swimmers

Misfit unveils Speedo Shine, the water wearable for swimmers

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Misfit, best known for its Shine activity tracker, has teamed up with Speedo to create its first water-specific wearable. The Misfit Speedo wants to make swimming data collection easy. The Speedo branded tracker will not only track swimming but will work... >>

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

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Google wants to do to hardware what apps did to software. By creating a phone that can have each component changed, Google believes it will drive down hardware pricing while allowing users to pick and choose what they want. That's what Google's Project... >>

Watch Boston Dynamics humanoid Atlas robot take a walk in the woods, looking like a ninja

Watch Boston Dynamics humanoid Atlas robot take a walk in the woods, looking like a ninja

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If you go down to the woods today you could be in for a big surprise, especially if you're near Boston Dynamics' testing grounds. The robot development company has unleashed its Atlas humanoid robot on the world in outdoor tests. The 6-foot Atlas humanoid... >>

Apple Music Festival line-up teased: Pharrell, Disclosure, One Direction and more

Apple Music Festival line-up teased: Pharrell, Disclosure, One Direction and more

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Following the Apple Music and Beats 1 launch there was always going to be a special attention given to this year's Apple Music Festival. Especially as the old iTunes Festival name has been ditched. Now the line-up has been partially announced and it shouldn't... >>

How to get the best Wi-Fi signal, using particle accelerator physics

How to get the best Wi-Fi signal, using particle accelerator physics

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Finding the best Wi-Fi signal should not be difficult and certainly isn't rocket science. But it is particle physics. Using the smarts of particle accelerator maths you can now find the best possible Wi-Fi router position for your home. Since electromagnetic... >>

This could be the first photo of the new LG Nexus 5

This could be the first photo of the new LG Nexus 5

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For the next Nexus we will have to start using the plural, Nexii. Google is reportedly set to unveil a large Huawei Nexus and a smaller LG Nexus. The latter of the two appears to have leaked here. This photo of the LG Nexus 5 (2015) appeared on the G+... >>

Get ready for The Rugby Championship with new England Rugby Sky+HD remote

Get ready for The Rugby Championship with new England Rugby Sky+HD remote

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Rugby fans may be getting excited already, with The Rugby Championship approaching. But that hasn't stopped Sky risking over exciting them by releasing a special England Rugby remote. At the bottom of the black and white remote is an icon showing the... >>

Dell Chromebook 13 announced: Intel Core i5, 12-hour battery, business secure and more

Dell Chromebook 13 announced: Intel Core i5, 12-hour battery, business secure and more

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Dell has teamed up with Google to create its latest Chromebook 13. The plan was to create a sleek design that's powerful enough for business use. The design is aimed at the premium end with a carbon fibre weave cover, magnesium alloy palm rest and aluminium... >>

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

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Samsung has been creating smartwatches for years. But only now does it have stark competition from Apple's Watch, LG, Sony, Asus, and others. Can focusing on it's own operating system and adding 4G connectivity (standalone) help it lead the way? We've... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 Plus leaks showing fingerprint reader and potential 4K display

Sony Xperia Z5 Plus leaks showing fingerprint reader and potential 4K display

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It's that time of year again, with IFA approaching in September, Sony is traditionally getting ready to reveal a new Xperia flagship smartphone. Now render images of what are claimed to be the Sony Xperia Z5+ have leaked in what appears to be an official... >>

Huawei Ascend Mate 7S event invites go out for IFA in September

Huawei Ascend Mate 7S event invites go out for IFA in September

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Huawei has begun sending out invites to a launch event at the IFA trade show in Berlin on 2 September. The invites feature a 3D "S" along with details of timings. What this "S" represents is still unclear. This could be an entirely new line called Ascend... >>

England roads to wirelessly charge cars as they drive

England roads to wirelessly charge cars as they drive

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Highways England has announced that it will create roads made to wirelessly charge cars as they drive. The plan is to encourage electric vehicles by building infrastructure that will support their use. Imagine never having to charge or refuel your car,... >>