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Android N could arrive on your phone sooner than you think

Android N could arrive on your phone sooner than you think

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Google's parent company Alphabet is reportedly stepping up its game to make sure operating system updates arrive faster across devices, which should start with Android N. Currently the Android operating system can rollout quickly to gadgets running pure... >>

Samsung Galaxy X roll-out OLED screen shown off, just 0.3mm thin

Samsung Galaxy X roll-out OLED screen shown off, just 0.3mm thin

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Samsung is rumoured to unveil a new smartphone that can fold shut like a wallet thanks to a new super flexible OLED screen. Now the company has shown off that very display at the SID 2016 event in San Francisco. While Samsung uses a flexible OLED in its... >>

New Apple MacBooks may have built-in 4G LTE network connection

New Apple MacBooks may have built-in 4G LTE network connection

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Apple's WWDC is just around the corner and 2016 is due for a refreshed line of MacBook laptops to add to the recently released 12-inch Retina model. This time though it might be more than just a refresh. Apple could introduce independently network connected... >>

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

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Smart clothes are the next step beyond wearables. Despite smart watches and activity trackers just beginning to become popular, smart clothing is already starting to appear. So far there are already items of smart clothing available including t-shirts... >>

LG G Flex 3 slated to make modular appearance at IFA 2016

LG G Flex 3 slated to make modular appearance at IFA 2016

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The LG G Flex 3 has been the source of very few rumours of late, with very little solid information. Now it appears that the G Flex 3 will make an appearance at IFA 2016 this September. The curved LG G Flex 3 will, obviously, be the successor to the... >>

Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him

Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him

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The future of cars might be here, or the future of next-level marketing. A driver was caught, not driving, but sleeping at the wheel of his Tesla Model S as it drove for him. The Tesla Model S Autopilot system works both at speed on motorways and slowly... >>

Brian May makes any smartphone VR ready with his Owl Stereoscope

Brian May makes any smartphone VR ready with his Owl Stereoscope

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Brian May is a legend for being Queen's lead guitarist, but Doctor Brian May is an astrophysicist and former maths teacher with a passion for 3D. This love has birthed his Owl Stereoscope that holds any smartphone, allowing it to become a 3D virtual reality... >>

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

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LG's message in its 2015 televisions was about curved OLED, later releasing flat models to accompany the curved versions. With 2016, the message is still very much about OLED, Ultra HD and HDR, but guess what? The lead model moves to flat instead. OLED... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active official specs leak: 4000mAh battery and more

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active official specs leak: 4000mAh battery and more

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active might not be official yet but that's not stopped plenty of leaks already revealing the look and now the specs of the handset. A complete spec sheet has been shown to Evan Blass at Venture Beat, it's claimed to be an official... >>

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... >>

Breathing batteries can make smartphones last all week on a charge

Breathing batteries can make smartphones last all week on a charge

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Another day, another battery breakthrough. This time it's lithium-air batteries that have had an advancement which could mean cells that last five times longer than current ones. Dr Kyeongjae Cho and his team at Dallas University have discovered a new... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>