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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... >>

What is Twitter Project Lightning?

What is Twitter Project Lightning?

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A secret Twitter plan, dubbed Project Lightning, has just been revealed. Project Lightning, according to a BuzzFeed interview with Twitter, is going to change how the platform works. The plan is to offer a live event coverage platform, on Twitter, than... >>

Switching broadband provider just got easy, here’s how

Switching broadband provider just got easy, here’s how

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Broadband is fast becoming the most important connection in our homes. From streaming shows and movies to browsing our social feeds and, of course, streaming music. That connection is under more and more strain. So, upgrading to offer enough speed should... >>

Leaked Sony document reveals 4K HDR Blu-ray player

Leaked Sony document reveals 4K HDR Blu-ray player

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Once again poor old Sony has had more documents leaked, just over quarter of a million this time. While that's bad news for Sony it's revealed some good news for home cinema fans – the company looks like it's working on a next-gen 4K and HDR Blu-ray... >>

Jabra Sport Coach wireless earbuds want to be your cross training coach

Jabra Sport Coach wireless earbuds want to be your cross training coach

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Following on from Jabra's multi-award winning Pulse earbuds come the latest Jabra Sport Coach wireless earbuds. These have built-in motion sensing to offer real-time cross training coaching. The great thing about the first Pulse was its ability to measure... >>

Toshiba crams a stunning 4K screen into its new convertible notebook

Toshiba crams a stunning 4K screen into its new convertible notebook

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It wasn't too long ago that 4K laptops were new, and already they've adapted the tech enough to fit it into a convertible notebook. The new Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 4K Ultra HD Edition is Toshiba's first convertible notebook with such a high-resolution... >>

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a full 1-inch 20MP sensor DSLR with the DxO One

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a full 1-inch 20MP sensor DSLR with the DxO One

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If you want to enhance your iPhone or iPad camera, its now possible with a direct connecting DSLR equivalent. The DxO One is a small camera attachment that fits into the lightning connector of you iPhone or iPad and lets you use the screen like you would... >>

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

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BMW has shown off how it plans to take on Tesla and its Supercharger network with its own version. The BMW charging stations, called Light & Charge, will use LED street lights to power up electric cars. Announced last year, BMW's Light & Charge system... >>

Twitter update can kill your battery and run up huge data bills

Twitter update can kill your battery and run up huge data bills

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If there's one thing we love about Twitter, it's the simplicity. That is about to change, following CEO Dick Costolo's quitting, and your phone may pay for it. The latest addition to Twitter is autoplay videos and GIFS. Now native videos, Vines and GIFs... >>

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... >>

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

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Flexible batteries are coming, wearables demand it. But will the first to arrive be built from the ancient Japanese art of Kirigami? Much like Origami the art of Kirigami involves cutting and folding of paper. When applied to batteries this results in... >>