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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.... >>

Netflix prices are about to go up for early subscribers, be warned

Netflix prices are about to go up for early subscribers, be warned

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Movie and show streaming service Netflix has announced that it will be putting up its prices soon, for early adopters in the UK. Until recently Netflix subscribers who signed up early were given a pay freeze on their subscription price. That freeze, as... >>

Tesla Model X recalled already, dangerous seating fault couldn’t slip through European tests

Tesla Model X recalled already, dangerous seating fault couldn’t slip through European tests

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The Tesla Model X SUV has had a voluntary recall issued after faults were found in the rear seats that could be dangerous. The fault, found in the third row of seating, means that in a crash there is a chance the seats will fold forward potentially harming... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 should support Snapdragon 823 and 8GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 should support Snapdragon 823 and 8GB of RAM

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 looks set for its big unveil later in the year and it should be well worth the wait. The Note 6 could be the most powerful smartphone ever made. According to rumours from Chinese site Weibo, the Galaxy Note 6 will come sporting... >>

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet 2016 first drive: Comfortably cool

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet 2016 first drive: Comfortably cool

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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is the convertible car for those who want the exhilaration of wind in their hair, while remaining in comfort - a difficult combination to achieve. While the S-Class already offers spa levels of comfort and enough tech... >>

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

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Gaming controllers have evolved through the generations to become the perfect handheld. Now every movement is without thought and the idea of being in discomfort, even after gaming for hours, isn't given much time. But as they all became refined into... >>

HTC 10 official launch video just revealed everything early

HTC 10 official launch video just revealed everything early

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Barely 24 hours are left to go before HTC unveils its new smartphone, the HTC 10, and the official launch video has leaked. The leaked video, slipped out via Reddit, shows off the new HTC 10 in a way that reminds us of many launch events gone before.... >>

Solar panels that also use rain for power could change the world forever

Solar panels that also use rain for power could change the world forever

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Solar power is fast becoming a more energy efficient green power conversion source, but mainly in sunny places. A breakthrough with graphene could extend that reach to muggier climates thanks to rain energy harnessing solar cells. Graphene is a relatively... >>

Tesla Model S for 2016, what to expect from the newest electric supercar

Tesla Model S for 2016, what to expect from the newest electric supercar

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Tesla is expected to unveil an upgraded version of its Model S this week. While the Tesla Model S P90D is still relatively new, the electric car manufacturer is always pushing forward. The new model is expected to arrive at the same time as the Model... >>

This is what happens when your phone isn’t in flight mode on a plane

This is what happens when your phone isn’t in flight mode on a plane

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Doing something because you're told to, without an explanation, can be annoying can't it? That's why we've often put our phones in flight mode on a plane with reticence. But now we know why it's worth doing. According to a report by the Mail Online, mobile... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 should be IP68 water resistant, iris scanner possible

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 should be IP68 water resistant, iris scanner possible

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is set to come with the same IP68 water resistance found on the Galaxy S7, it may also feature an iris scanner. According to sources of the often reliable Sam Mobile, the Galaxy Note 6 should be able to withstand water submersion... >>

Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster first drive: New name, new engine, new limits

Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster first drive: New name, new engine, new limits

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The Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster for 2016 is the rebranding of the light, sporty convertible SLK. While the name has changed, bringing the C-Class influences to the fore, the car still remains true to its driver-focused sporting roots from the SLK birth... >>

New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately

New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately

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Apple has announced that from 19 April anyone will be able to get their hands on new and previously released Hermès straps for the Apple Watch, as they will be sold individually. Until now the only way to sport an Hermès Apple Watch strap was to buy... >>