Archive for Luke Edwards

Now you can turn any plant into a phone and tablet battery charger

Now you can turn any plant into a phone and tablet battery charger

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Charge your phone using leaves, nature’s solar panels, thanks to a new smart plant pot called Bioo. The Bioo, currently on Indiegogo, is able to harness the energy gathering process of photosynthesis in order to create power. You can then plug your... >>

World’s first HDR display smartphone, the Sony Xperia X Premium leaks

World’s first HDR display smartphone, the Sony Xperia X Premium leaks

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Sony has already wowed the world with its Xperia X Performance smartphone which sports a 4K screen, yet it may already have an HDR upgrade. The Sony Xperia X Premium is being leaked as the world's first HDR smartphone which is set to be the brightest... >>

What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

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Magic Leap is the future of augmented reality. It is everything Minority Report style controllers envisaged and more. It is the death of the screen. All those things are pretty big statements but they're all things Magic Leap could represent. With over... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 camera to be company's best yet for low light snaps

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 camera to be company's best yet for low light snaps

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Samsung is reportedly working on a new camera for its smartphones that will blow away the competition. The camera, which could appear in the Galaxy Note 6, will be more like a stand-alone camera than a smartphone snapper. Samsung has quietly been moving... >>

Forget fingerprint readers, your brainprint is 100 per cent accurate

Forget fingerprint readers, your brainprint is 100 per cent accurate

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As smartphones have become crammed full of our sensitive data, security has improved with fingerprint readers and even iris scanning. But it's brainprint scanning that's the future of truly secure lives. Scientists at Bingham University have been working... >>

Super engines are coming from 3D printed ceramics breakthrough

Super engines are coming from 3D printed ceramics breakthrough

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Scientists have made a breakthrough with the material, ceramic, which could mean car, jet plane and spaceship engines that are better than ever. Ceramics are amazing, they can withstand extreme temperatures and are largely impervious to friction and scratching.... >>

Sony PlayStation 4K: What is PS4.5, when is it coming and how will it affect VR?

Sony PlayStation 4K: What is PS4.5, when is it coming and how will it affect VR?

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It might not seem that long ago but it was back in 2013 when Sony first gave us the PlayStation 4. Time for an update? It's early for a console but developers are talking about a PlayStation 4.5, PS4K or NEO, that's being developed right now. According... >>

Autonomous car self-drives 1200 miles through Chinese traffic, voice commands used

Autonomous car self-drives 1200 miles through Chinese traffic, voice commands used

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As self-driving car tests go a 1200 mile trek across the congested roads of China has to be one of the most challenging. Despite those possible difficulties the self-driving car completed the epic journey. The autonomous car was being tested as part of... >>

Motorola Moto G (2016) leaks in clear, revealing photos

Motorola Moto G (2016) leaks in clear, revealing photos

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Lenovo owned Motorola may soon reveal a new Moto G for 2016 after leaked photos show the handset is already made. The leaked photos appeared through Chinese social networks showing the handset in black. The Moto G for 2016, possibly influenced by a Lenovo... >>

Hoverboard and jetpack spawn extreme Flyboard Air

Hoverboard and jetpack spawn extreme Flyboard Air

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Any self-respecting hoverboard fan knows for a board to work on water "you need power", meaning the jet powered Flyboard Air can go anywhere. Zapata Racing has been working on jet-powered hoverboard style devices for a while but this is the first time... >>

Peggy smart clothes peg detects rain, tells your phone so you can bring wash in

Peggy smart clothes peg detects rain, tells your phone so you can bring wash in

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Now smart home devices can even help us stay one step ahead of nature. The latest is a clothes peg named Peggy from Omo that can detect rain. The Omo Peggy clips onto a clothesline like any other peg, albeit larger, and uses light, temperature and humidity... >>

Save the planet by doing nothing different to usual, here's how

Save the planet by doing nothing different to usual, here's how

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Now is your chance to help save the planet. When a huge company like Apple gets involved it's a sign now is a good time to help push for a better future. And you can, using apps. Apple has teamed up with charity WWF and 24 developers to help make a difference... >>

Passenger plane hits alleged drone at landing, police on the hunt for pilot

Passenger plane hits alleged drone at landing, police on the hunt for pilot

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The Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that the Metropolitan Police are investigating a possible incident with a drone at Heathrow airport. This follows reports that a drone smashed into a passenger plane. The A320 aircraft was landing at Heathrow... >>

Sphericam creates live 4K VR video in 360-degrees, as if you were there

Sphericam creates live 4K VR video in 360-degrees, as if you were there

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The future of broadcast is in virtual reality, where viewers feel as if they're really in the action with a 360-degree view. It's Sphericam that's going to help bring that future closer. The Sphericam 2 is a VR camera that, unlike others out there, can... >>

This mattress warns you when someone else is having sex in your bed

This mattress warns you when someone else is having sex in your bed

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In a bid to put an end to infidelity, Spanish matress company Durmet has come up with a mattress that knows when someone else is in your bed. More crucially it can detect sex, that isn't you, and alert you to the apparent adultery. The smart mattress,... >>

Huawei VR headset officially here to take on Samsung Gear VR and LG 360 VR

Huawei VR headset officially here to take on Samsung Gear VR and LG 360 VR

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Huawei has just announced its own virtual reality headset at its Chinese P9 smartphone launch event. This will look similar to the Samsung Gear VR and work much like the LG 360 VR headset. The Huawei VR headset connects directly to the P9 phone via... >>

GoPro brings more stats to your action videos, BMW, Polar and more on the list

GoPro brings more stats to your action videos, BMW, Polar and more on the list

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GoPro has announced its Developer Program which allows other companies to make GoPro cameras do anything they need. It will also mean GoPro can take advantage of other hardware and sensors. Big names like BMW and Polar have already announced cars and... >>

This is why C-3PO has a red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is why C-3PO has a red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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If you've seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens you'll remember that an old favourite character, the protocol droid C-3PO, is sporting a new red arm. What you likely didn't know is why. The film did draw attention to the arm with C-3PO even talking about... >>

Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here

Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here

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Ever wondered what you'd see if you looked up while passing under the legs of the skirt-wearing Titan at Braavos? Now you can as the entire Game of Thrones introduction sequence has been rendered in 360-degrees for a virtual reality experience. Fans of... >>

Texting in cinemas could be allowed soon: Here's why that's good

Texting in cinemas could be allowed soon: Here's why that's good

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For some, a trip to the cinema is a chance to escape the real world and be enveloped by another universe. According to one of the biggest cinema chains in the world, AMC, being forced to turn off phones to leave the real world is a problem. It may fix... >>

This Batmobile concept is the best we’ve ever seen, please use it Batfleck

This Batmobile concept is the best we’ve ever seen, please use it Batfleck

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Batman is getting a lot of attention right now so this concept car is perfectly timed. The Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice movie is out and doing well, despite critics. One of the best parts is Ben Affleck's Batman, or Batfleck as he's more affectionately... >>

Best films to look forward to in 2016: Here are all the top movie trailers

Best films to look forward to in 2016: Here are all the top movie trailers

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The year 2016 is the year of the superhero movie. Many of the biggest blockbusters are set to be focused on super-powered wonderment. Marvel and DC continue their respective expansions of both universes' big screen outings. But that's not to say the... >>

This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more

This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more

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Tesla has taken the wraps of its updated Model S for 2016 with some, but not all, of the rumoured changes expected. First off there's no 100kW battery option as was rumoured. But there are changes that should make the newer car stand out from the previous... >>

Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue

Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue

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Netflix has begun streaming its High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision content in the UK on selected TV screens, starting with Sony. The enhanced HDR content will be part of the 4K streaming package offering a greater brightness to the video, reports Steve... >>

BBC iPlayer Kids is here to make viewing safer and simpler

BBC iPlayer Kids is here to make viewing safer and simpler

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The BBC has announced its new iPlayer Kids app aimed specifically at delivering CBeebies and CBBC shows directly to children. The app, available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, will have access to over 10,000 episodes to stream or download to watch later.... >>