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Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Goodbye physical keys and hello OLED touch bar?

Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Goodbye physical keys and hello OLED touch bar?

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The next update to Apple's MacBook Pro line could be one of the most significant so far. Reportedly, Apple is ditching the function keys in favour of a new OLED display touch bar. While Apple will no doubt roll out updates to its MacBook Pro line this... >>

Samsung Gear Fit 2 official looking photos leak, reveal split screen and more

Samsung Gear Fit 2 official looking photos leak, reveal split screen and more

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The Samsung Gear Fit 2 has leaked, again, this time in seemingly official images showing off the wearable from plenty of angles. So far the Gear Fit 2 has leaked in a render and in images through Samsung's official site. While the device is almost certainly... >>

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

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While wearables and smartphones are offering more ways to track health than ever, there's still a place for the powerful and accurate GPS sports watch. Sports watches are actually learning from the new kit and becoming smarter. Plenty now go beyond GPS... >>

Drunk too often? The BACtrack wearable will let you know

Drunk too often? The BACtrack wearable will let you know

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BACtrack Skyn is a new wrist-based wearable that can measure the level of alcohol in your blood. It's smart enough to know if you've been drinking too much, without being invasive. The wristband won't require you to breath all over it, like lots of current... >>

iPhone 7 photographed, camera lens is mind-boggling

iPhone 7 photographed, camera lens is mind-boggling

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The Apple iPhone 7, the current Holy Grail of leaks, has appeared in apparent real world photos showing it clearly at last. We say at last, the phone is due out until September, so this is pretty early leakage. Apple's iPhone 7 is the handset that's allegedly... >>

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... >>

Impossible Project I-1 camera brings Polaroid-style instant photos bang up to date

Impossible Project I-1 camera brings Polaroid-style instant photos bang up to date

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Impossible Project has redesigned the instant camera for the digital age and the result is the I-1. After rescuing the original Polaroid factory and all its cameras, the Impossible Project company has unveiled its own modern take on instant photography.... >>

Xiaomi Mi Max takes its name seriously with 6.44-inch mega display

Xiaomi Mi Max takes its name seriously with 6.44-inch mega display

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Xiaomi has unveiled its latest and largest smartphone in the Xiaomi Mi Max. The 6.44-inch smartphone is even bigger than the company's Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phablet phones. While there are three spec variants for the device we'll focus on the top end... >>

What is Elon Musk’s 700mph Hyperloop? The subsonic train explained

What is Elon Musk’s 700mph Hyperloop? The subsonic train explained

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Tesla and SpaceX's Elon Musk has started the building revolution for a new train system dubbed Hyperloop. It will mean getting from London to Edinburgh or LA to San Francisco in under 30 minutes. But what is it and how does it work? The Hyperloop is... >>

Hyperloop passive magnetic levitation system will help pods hit 760mph

Hyperloop passive magnetic levitation system will help pods hit 760mph

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Hyperloop is becoming the term synonymous with the most major advances in what we once knew as the train. This will see eco-friendly powered tube-based pods that can travel at speeds of up to 760mph, in this case thanks to passive magnetic levitation.... >>

Now you can Periscope directly from your drone in the sky

Now you can Periscope directly from your drone in the sky

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Periscope, the live video streaming service, has announced a number of updates including a cool drone partnership with DJI. Now you'll be able to broadcast live from your drone as it flies. Periscope says that users will not only be able to transmit live... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 in pictures: Renders, and leaked photos gallery

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 in pictures: Renders, and leaked photos gallery

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The Samsung Galaxy Note series has had a strong following since it first pioneered the phablet. After a period where the Note 5 skipped release in some countries, Samsung is expected to come back swinging with an international Note 6 release. The Samsung... >>

HoloFlex is the world’s first flexible holographic smartphone

HoloFlex is the world’s first flexible holographic smartphone

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The HoloFlex is the closest thing we've had so far to a holographic truly flexible phone. Move the display to see 3D objects from different angles and bend the phone to change the angle further. What's the catch? This display, created by Queen's University... >>

Toyota cracks magnesium batteries for longer lasting smaller devices

Toyota cracks magnesium batteries for longer lasting smaller devices

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Scientists working at Toyota Research Institute North America have cracked magnesium as a material for batteries. This is a very big deal as it means lots of advances in battery tech. By using magnesium, which doesn't degrade like lithium-ion, the battery... >>

The best action cam photos in the world: Jaw, meet floor

The best action cam photos in the world: Jaw, meet floor

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It's been many years since the first skier strapped a shoulder camera to his helmet and threw himself down a mountain. In that time action cameras have shrunk, flying has become cheaper and now everyone is sharing super shots. From GoPro to Sony to Rollei,... >>

Apple Car autonomous drive testing at land bought for trials

Apple Car autonomous drive testing at land bought for trials

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The Apple Car, much like the fabled Apple Television, has been talked about in whispers and rumours for sometime, but this one now looks real. Tim Cook has already teased the project and his company has now bought land to start testing it too. The Apple... >>

Your Vodafone mobile now works in 40 countries for free

Your Vodafone mobile now works in 40 countries for free

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Vodafone has announced that it will be joining Three and Tesco Mobile in offering free roaming to its customers. That means you'll be able to use your smartphone abroad without paying extra charges. Roaming charges are due to be scrapped completely in... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active tough phone is real, shown off in pictures

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active tough phone is real, shown off in pictures

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A rugged alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S7 has appeared online in photos following leaks that said it might be incoming. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active offers a tough rubberised alternative to the flagship smartphone. Photos of the S7 Active leaked out... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Lite not tight on specs: 5.8-inch screen, 4G RAM and more

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Lite not tight on specs: 5.8-inch screen, 4G RAM and more

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 may not arrive alone but as part of a trio, including an affordable Lite model. The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Lite should accompany the main handset and potentially a curved variant too. That Lite name usually means a smaller screen... >>

Smart contact lenses: What's the story so far?

Smart contact lenses: What's the story so far?

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Smart contact lenses are coming. They are the part-scary, part-exciting future tech that will bring augmented reality to the fore. Imagine always having a way of overlaying images onto the real world and capture everything as you see it. Follow glowing... >>

Land Rover is working on its own smartphone, due out in 2017

Land Rover is working on its own smartphone, due out in 2017

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Just when you thought you couldn't afford a Land Rover, the company has started work on its own smartphone that will, hopefully, be more attainable. Jaguar Land Rover has teamed up with the British company, Bullitt Group, who has worked with JCB and Caterpillar... >>

Netflix now lets you cap streams in tiers, save data but keep quality

Netflix now lets you cap streams in tiers, save data but keep quality

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Netflix has introduced a new feature to its mobile app that will allow greater control of data usage when streaming over networks. The new Netflix tool will allow you to decide how much data is used up per hour of streaming. While the app did previously... >>

Sony smart contact lens will record everything you see, with the blink of an eye

Sony smart contact lens will record everything you see, with the blink of an eye

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Sony appears to be working on a smart contact lens that is able to record what the wearer is seeing. A patent was filed for the tech innovation that would help augmented reality take a quantum leap forward. While this is still at the patent stage, if... >>

11 best drone quadcopters to buy now: Parrot, DJI, Hubsan and more

11 best drone quadcopters to buy now: Parrot, DJI, Hubsan and more

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Drones are filling the headlines as well as the skies these days. From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks or shipping drugs into prisons – they're everywhere. But they're not... >>

Siri creators have come up with Viv, an AI that could kill the keyboard at last

Siri creators have come up with Viv, an AI that could kill the keyboard at last

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Viv is what Siri should have been. It comes from the Siri creators and is a super smart AI that could not only kill the keyboard but can change human-machine interactions forever. Viv is designed to finally let people ask for what they want and have it... >>