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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... >>

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 one... >>

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 X... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Apple iPhone 7 may censor your music to stop swearing

Apple iPhone 7 may censor your music to stop swearing

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Apple is working on software capable of automatically censoring swear words out of music and audio books. The feature could appear in the next iOS update or with the launch of the iPhone 7.Apple has a patent for a smart system that's able to use metadata... >>

This is the Huawei P9 Lite, hands-on shots from behind closed doors

This is the Huawei P9 Lite, hands-on shots from behind closed doors

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Huawei has now officially launched its P9 and P9 Plus smartphones, but the rumoured P9 Lite didn't get mentioned at the main event. Now photos of the handset have appeared.The Huawei P9 Lite, which has been rumoured for months now, appeared in hands-on... >>

Is Dyson about to blow away the beauty world with its quiet hair dryer? Hairblade?

Is Dyson about to blow away the beauty world with its quiet hair dryer? Hairblade?

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Dyson, the master of creating suction and blowing products, has announced it is about to enter the world of beauty with its latest technology. Is the quiet Dyson hair dryer going to arrive at last?Back in 2013 we reported on Dyson patents for its own... >>

Samsung contact lens displays will put AR video and cameras in your eyes

Samsung contact lens displays will put AR video and cameras in your eyes

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The ultimate goal of augmented reality is to seamlessly blend the real world and the virtual, which is done best without a headset. Now Samsung has won a patent for a contact lens display that will do that and more.Samsung's contact lens patent, which... >>

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus camera gallery: This is what the dual-lens smartphones can do

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus camera gallery: This is what the dual-lens smartphones can do

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Huawei has taken the smartphone world by storm thanks to its P9 and P9 Plus dual-camera system. This was developed with Leica to create smartphone photos like no others before.The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus feature dual 12-megapixel cameras with an f/0.95... >>

These are the first 4K UHD Blu-rays with HDR and Dolby Atmos you can buy

These are the first 4K UHD Blu-rays with HDR and Dolby Atmos you can buy

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The year of 4K UHD Blu-ray is here in 2016 and it's bringing High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos too.Finally those 4K TVs that were bought in the Christmas sales can really get some use with enhanced picture vibrancy, colours and contras from this new... >>

Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive

Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive

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In a movie set in the a post apocalyptic future, it'll be the Tesla Model 3 that we see dotted about the landscape. That's because this is going to be the first real mass-market electric car that does it all.The Tesla Model 3 was shown off by Elon Musk,... >>

Riding shotgun with Batman: We’ve driven in the Batmobile

Riding shotgun with Batman: We’ve driven in the Batmobile

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When you get a chance to ride in the actual Batmobile you take it, right? We were offered a ride and deliberated, in fear of having to wear the green panties of Robin. The outcome was inevitable, the experience mind-blowing.The new Batmobile, featured... >>

Ripley’s hi-top kicks from Aliens are being made by Reebok

Ripley’s hi-top kicks from Aliens are being made by Reebok

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Reebok has announced that it will be releasing its Alien Stomper hi-top trainers as worn by Ripley in the Aliens movie.The announcement follows Nike's unveil of its Air Mag trainers in real life which previously had only been seen in Back To the Future... >>

Sky Kids app 'Buddies' bring TV and on demand fun to the little ones

Sky Kids app 'Buddies' bring TV and on demand fun to the little ones

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Sky has announced its new Sky Kids app which aims to keep your children entertained. It will be available from 31 March, arriving just in time to help keep them busy over the Easter holiday.The Sky Kids app, available for iPad and some Android tablets,... >>

Huawei Mate S2 reported to feature cutting-edge curved display

Huawei Mate S2 reported to feature cutting-edge curved display

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The affordable yet advanced smartphone manufacturer Huawei may be about to start gunning for Samsung with its first curved display smartphone in the Mate S2.According to reliable supply chain sources, analyst Sun Changxu claims, Huawei is working on the... >>

Get paid £10,000 to build Minecraft worlds as ‘virtual estate builder’

Get paid £10,000 to build Minecraft worlds as ‘virtual estate builder’

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If you fancy yourself a pro-level Minecraft constructor, you could get paid for your handiwork - £10,000 to be exact.The folk over at Elysian Estates', a luxury accommodation website, are looking to hire a Minecraft world builder to recreate ten of their... >>

Microsoft HoloLens may not reach consumers for a while, it has a hot issue to deal with

Microsoft HoloLens may not reach consumers for a while, it has a hot issue to deal with

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Today the Microsoft Build 2016 developer conference kicks off and there is expected to be plenty of HoloLens chat. Despite growing excitement, it could still be a while before we get past the stage of developer-only access to the augmented reality headset.... >>

Flix Premiere brings movies into the home instead of the cinema

Flix Premiere brings movies into the home instead of the cinema

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A new online movie-streaming platform called Flix Premiere aims to bring the cinema experience into the home.Unlike the average streaming offerings, already clogging up app space on myriad devices, Flix Premiere is all about exclusive films that might... >>

Sony PlayStation VR headset may work on PC, watch out Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Sony PlayStation VR headset may work on PC, watch out Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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Sony has officially stated that it is "considering plans" to bring its PlayStation VR headset to PCs as well as its PS4.The virtual reality headset, until now, was expected as Sony's answer to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, which are PC only.However, in... >>

Sky to show Formula 1 in 4K UHD from 2017

Sky to show Formula 1 in 4K UHD from 2017

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Sky has officially confirmed that it will show the Formula 1 race season in 4K Ultra High Definition from next year.The 4K race coverage will be delivered via the latest Sky Q service from Sky. This is available now but won't get used for 4K UHD viewing until... >>

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

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Apps can get boring. Like anything you do on repeat, the monotony of seeing another baby on Facebook, when they all look the same, can get to you. That's where hidden Easter egg gems come in useful.An Easter egg, not to be mistaken for the chocolate kind,... >>

Apple 12-inch MacBook (2016) spotted, Intel Skylake expected soon

Apple 12-inch MacBook (2016) spotted, Intel Skylake expected soon

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Despite no mention at Apple's recent iPhone SE launch, a new 12-inch MacBook for 2016 is expected soon, after being spotted in Mac OS X.It was inevitable that Apple would renew its MacBook for 2016 after it was released in March 2015. As March 2016 comes... >>

Of course you can buy a 24k gold iPhone SE studded with Swarovski crystals

Of course you can buy a 24k gold iPhone SE studded with Swarovski crystals

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Another iPhone release, another chance to cover the handset in precious metals and shiny rocks to sell it for staggering prices. This time Goldgenie has created 24K Gold, Rose Gold and Platinum versions of the iPhone SE. One of them is so fancy it will... >>

Watch out Periscope, YouTube Connect is coming for you

Watch out Periscope, YouTube Connect is coming for you

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Google is reportedly working on a live broadcasting service that will take on Twitter's Periscope. This service is called YouTube Connect.According to sources of VentureBeat, YouTube has committed to building the Connect service not only to take on Twitter's... >>

Newly unveiled Toyota Prius Plug-in uses its solar roof to get hefty 202mpg

Newly unveiled Toyota Prius Plug-in uses its solar roof to get hefty 202mpg

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Toyota has been at the forefront of hybrid vehicles since its Prius was released back in 1997. Now it's got a new version of its plug-in hybrid that's been upgraded with a super efficient engine and the return of that solar power roof to deliver some... >>

World’s first live Minecraft concert will be limited entry, here’s how to get in

World’s first live Minecraft concert will be limited entry, here’s how to get in

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The alt-universe of Minecraft is massive with myriad worlds to explore and people from all walks of life, there's even music. But now, in a claimed world first, there is a going to be a full on concert held in the Minecraft domain.While Minecraft might... >>

Ever wondered what Wi-Fi looks like? These new pictures show it’s stunning

Ever wondered what Wi-Fi looks like? These new pictures show it’s stunning

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Wi-Fi signals are all around us, yet most of us have no clue what they would look like if we could see them. Now that's changed.This is Lightpainting WiFi, a collection created by the Touch Research Project at Newcastle University. The group has been... >>

Sony PlayStation VR bundle is a hit, sells out in just minutes on Amazon

Sony PlayStation VR bundle is a hit, sells out in just minutes on Amazon

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The future of gaming may very well be in virtual reality and Sony is joining the charge with its VR headset that's proving very popular. Within minutes of the PlayStation VR bundle going up for pre-order on Amazon.com, it was sold out.While the PlayStation... >>

Facebook is the latest company to bail on BlackBerry 10

Facebook is the latest company to bail on BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry has lost support for the Facebook app on its platform after the social media company reportedly announced it has abandoned the phone maker.The Facebook app will no longer be supported on BlackBerry devices, reports the BBC.This follows Facebook-owned... >>

LG X Series starts to roll out: LG X cam and LG X screen smartphones coming to UK

LG X Series starts to roll out: LG X cam and LG X screen smartphones coming to UK

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During Mobile World Congress in February, LG announced two new smartphones that are aimed at very specific types of users. The LG X cam and LG X screen have different feature sets for different scenarios.Now they are both starting to hit stores, with... >>

Fast charge your iPad Pro using USB-C adapter, charge from 12-inch MacBook with new Lightning cable

Fast charge your iPad Pro using USB-C adapter, charge from 12-inch MacBook with new Lightning cable

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Apple has not only announced a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro but it's also introduced a new way to charge the iPad Pro faster. Plus there's now a way to siphon power from a 12-inch MacBook to charge up an iPad or iPhone on the move.The new 29W USB-C power adapter... >>

Meet Apple’s Liam, the 29 arm robot that can dismantle an iPhone in minutes

Meet Apple’s Liam, the 29 arm robot that can dismantle an iPhone in minutes

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Apple has unveiled an amazing multi-armed robot called Liam that it's using to help the environment by destroying iPhones.The Liam robot, aka "large inverse assembly machine", will use its 29 arms to dismantle iPhones to bare parts so each section can... >>

What was your first Tweet? It's this easy to find out

What was your first Tweet? It's this easy to find out

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Twitter is 10 years old. Thinking back, can you remember what your first tweet was? Fortunately, Twitter is way ahead of you. Two years ahead of you in fact. To celebrate Twitter's 8th birthday (so 2 years ago), the social network took the initiative,... >>

Want a Netflix Recommended TV? You've got just these two options

Want a Netflix Recommended TV? You've got just these two options

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Netflix has launched a label for televisions it deems up to scratch for the standards it requires, only two manufacturers made the list. So if you want a TV that's perfect for your favourite video streamer you won't have to spend long picking.The idea... >>

Tesla Model 3 should sell out fast, here’s how to guarantee you get one

Tesla Model 3 should sell out fast, here’s how to guarantee you get one

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Tesla is all set to take the wraps off its latest electric car, the Model 3, on 31 March. This will be the first affordable Tesla and as such is expected to sell out fast. But there is a way to make sure you don't miss out.Tesla has published details... >>

Play the hidden basketball game in Facebook Messenger: Here's how to find and share

Play the hidden basketball game in Facebook Messenger: Here's how to find and share

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Facebook Messenger might not be your number one communication app, but a fun Easter egg could have you using it more than ever.Hidden in plain sight on Facebook's Messenger app is a mini game of basketball.Once you're suitably bored of hearing your mate... >>

Telltale Batman game release date and characters revealed

Telltale Batman game release date and characters revealed

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Telltale Games is now a household name for gamers with successful titles like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones already winning fan's hearts. Now the developer is working on a Batman game.Since Telltale is famed for focusing on story over button bashing... >>

New Apple iPad Pro will be most expensive 9.7-inch iPad yet at $599

New Apple iPad Pro will be most expensive 9.7-inch iPad yet at $599

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Apple is due to host an event on Monday 21 March where it's expected to take the wraps off a new iPad. It now looks like we'll see a smaller iPad Pro that's priced at $100 more than the iPad Air 2, placing it at $599. That will make it the priciest iPad... >>

Electric double-decker buses with 180-mile range hit London next month

Electric double-decker buses with 180-mile range hit London next month

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The pure electric double decker buses that were teased last year have been revealed a month ahead of their launch on London routes. TfL says this is the world's first electric double decker bus.London began running electric single decker buses in July... >>

Apple iPhone SE looks like 5S but with 12MP, 4K camera

Apple iPhone SE looks like 5S but with 12MP, 4K camera

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Apple is rumoured to unveil a new iPhone, dubbed SE, at its 21 March event. This is expected to be a 4-inch iPhone like older models and now it is reportedly also designed like the older 5S.Despite rumours that the iPhone SE would like the iPhone 6 but... >>

Aston Martin and F1’s Red Bull are working on the fastest hypercar ever

Aston Martin and F1’s Red Bull are working on the fastest hypercar ever

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Aston Martin is working hard to create the fastest car the world has ever seen with the catchy name AM-RB 001.That name encompasses the company's partnership with F1 Red Bull Racing. The result of this is the Aston logo on the F1 car for the 2016 season,... >>

Vernee Apollo smartphone touts 6GB of RAM, 10-core processor and more

Vernee Apollo smartphone touts 6GB of RAM, 10-core processor and more

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The Vernee Apollo might not be a smartphone or even brand you've heard of before, but it could be a household name soon enough. This could be the most powerful smartphone for 2016.Vernee is a Chinese manufacturer that's not been around for long but is... >>

Huawei P9 confirmed to feature dual cameras, hints at Leica tech

Huawei P9 confirmed to feature dual cameras, hints at Leica tech

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The Huawei P9 launch event is all set to kick off on 6 April after official invites were sent out. Now it looks like the rumoured dual cameras are certain to appear too.Following a series of leaks culminating in a massive reveal on Oppomart yesterday,... >>

Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono is diamond and rose gold level premium

Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono is diamond and rose gold level premium

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If you were a fan of Samsung's Gear S2, you're going to love the overhauled version by luxury specialist de Grisogono.The Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono is the result of the two companies pairing up to release an ultra premium smartwatch in time for... >>

Huawei P9, P9 Max and P9 Lite: Superb specs totally revealed in massive leak

Huawei P9, P9 Max and P9 Lite: Superb specs totally revealed in massive leak

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The eagerly anticipated high-spec but low-price flagship smartphone from Huawei has leaked with all three variants, the P9, P9 Max and P9 Lite.The complete reveal has happened ahead of the expected launch event on 6 April. An invite for this event was... >>