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Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G to bring card-free eSIM enabled smartwatches to the UK

Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G to bring card-free eSIM enabled smartwatches to the UK

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Samsung has announced, ahead of MWC, that it will be bringing its 3G enabled eSIM-toting version of the Gear S2 Classic smartwatch to the UK.Not only does this mean a 3G connected smartwatch from Samsung but, more crucially, it's packing the new eSIM... >>

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

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The smart home is growing but, so far, it's been by one product at a time. Motorola wants to change that by offering a complete line of gear instantly drag your home into the future. And it's calling it VerveLife.The Motorola VerveLife is a range of kit... >>

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

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Electric bikes are growing in number but are still on the fringe of cycling. That could be about to change thanks to the Sondors Thin.Until now electric bikes have been limited to one or two options in major bike shops. They're largely expensive, unattractive... >>

LG unveils new power-efficient sensor to track O2, HR and stress levels, perfect for your next wearable

LG unveils new power-efficient sensor to track O2, HR and stress levels, perfect for your next wearable

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LG Innotek, the research arm of the company, has revealed a new super sensor that's going to enhance biometric data capture. This could be what we'll see in future smartwatches like a new LG Watch Urbane, or future smartphones.The tiny 1mm think sensor... >>

Portal vs Half-Life real world video: Prepare to be gravity gunned away

Portal vs Half-Life real world video: Prepare to be gravity gunned away

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Two of Valve's greatest games have to be Half-Life and Portal. So what better way to combine the two than making a real-world VFX filled video of the two main characters doing battle, over cake?The short film shows what happens when Portal's Chell has... >>

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

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If you're a fan of Star Wars and enjoyed The Force Awakens, you'll likely already have one of Sphero's BB-8 toys or be yearning to get one. Now there's another option, a full scale model of the movie's BB-8 drone you can own.Spin Master is the toy maker... >>

Get a free Chromecast by trying out Spotify Premium

Get a free Chromecast by trying out Spotify Premium

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Spotify has just announced that it will be giving away Google Chromecast devices to users who sign up to its Spotify Premium subscription.According to the music streaming company, Spotify on Chromecast was one of the most requested features by users.... >>

This is the all electric Aston Martin RapidE, 1000bhp expected

This is the all electric Aston Martin RapidE, 1000bhp expected

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Aston Martin has officially taken the wraps of its all electric RapidE sports car, and it looks gorgeous.Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, speaking to Autocar, said there will initially be a model released with 550bhp but suggested a super sport version with... >>

Freedom 251: This is 'the world’s cheapest smartphone' at £2.50, and it’s actually good

Freedom 251: This is 'the world’s cheapest smartphone' at £2.50, and it’s actually good

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The claimed "world's cheapest smartphone" has been unveiled by Ringing Bells as the Freedom 251. The company says the phone is under 500 rupees which is £5, but Indian media claims it'll actually be just 251 rupees, which is about £2.50. Shockingly... >>

Pong was made for the Apple Watch, say goodbye to your battery life

Pong was made for the Apple Watch, say goodbye to your battery life

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Apple is all about minimalist design so what better game to put on its super simple Apple Watch than Pong?Pong was one of the first games ever to go mainstream meaning its basic. As such it certainly fits in the minimal design format with its white ball... >>

Huawei P9 flagship leaks, joining the dual-camera revolution

Huawei P9 flagship leaks, joining the dual-camera revolution

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The latest Huawei flagship smartphone has leaked and it not only looks fantastic but should be packing some bleeding edge tech too.Despite being a more affordable handset option, it looks like Huawei's next flagship will still push the boundaries of... >>

Store 360TB on a coin-sized quartz, for 14 billion years, thanks to 5D lasers

Store 360TB on a coin-sized quartz, for 14 billion years, thanks to 5D lasers

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Superman's parents got it right when they stored all of his home planet Krypton's history on a crystal. Now us earthlings are catching up thanks to a breakthrough that uses five dimensional laser writing on nanostructured glass.The breakthrough was made... >>

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

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Chairs are one of the last things we imagined would become smart, yet Nissan has seen a way to make it so.Inspired by the technology in it self-parking cars Nissan has applied the intelligence to chairs. What may have started as a marketing stunt has... >>

3D printed body parts are here: Jaw dropping? Print a new one

3D printed body parts are here: Jaw dropping? Print a new one

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Science is moving so fast it may soon be able to replace human body parts by simply printing them. Eventually that process will even mean printing directly into the body. For now a big step has been made with 3D printed body parts.The breakthrough has... >>

What's new in the latest Marshmallow Samsung Galaxy edge screen update?

What's new in the latest Marshmallow Samsung Galaxy edge screen update?

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Samsung has announced the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its Galaxy S6 edge and with it comes something new. The edge Screen has been given an update that makes it more useful than ever.The edge screen, built on an open SDK, allows for both Samsung... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update today

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update today

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Samsung has officially announced the release of its latest Android update for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will begin to roll out from today, 15 February.Samsung has confirmed the beginning of this rollout and said that... >>

Mattel View-Master 2.0 takes Google Cardboard VR to another level

Mattel View-Master 2.0 takes Google Cardboard VR to another level

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Toy maker Mattel took its 75 year old View-Master and recently reinvented it to work like Google cardboard. Now it's got an upgraded model on the way to enhance that even futher.The first Mattel View-Master VR viewer allowed phone owners to mount their... >>

Microsoft Lumia 650 official: Windows 10 slim build for slim wallets

Microsoft Lumia 650 official: Windows 10 slim build for slim wallets

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Microsoft has officially taken the covers off its latest Lumia 650 smartphone that will be putting its Windows 10 operating system into more pockets.Microsoft has already released its Lumia 950, 950 XL and 550, but the 650 is the first handset for 2016.... >>

Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety
3.5 stars

Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety

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Gibson has come a long way beyond just its guitar-making origins. Now with high-quality audio subsidiaries like Onkyo under its belt it's using the brand name to offer a wider range of products - Trainer being a range of audio offerings that are being... >>

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

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The London Bike Show, also home to adventure and triathlon, is back for 2016 to show off all the latest gadget innovations for the active types.Apart from a whole host of carbon, lycra and carbs the show is also home to gadgets that help make adventuring... >>

Asics buys Runkeeper: Expect a one-stop shop for run tracking soon

Asics buys Runkeeper: Expect a one-stop shop for run tracking soon

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Asics, the running trainer company, has just bought FitnessKeeper, the company that owns GPS tracking app Runkeeper.Currently Runkeeper has over 33 million registered users who track their runs with it. The app is on both iOS and Android smartphones at... >>

These kicks produce charge, smartphone battery life may soon be a worry of the past

These kicks produce charge, smartphone battery life may soon be a worry of the past

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Footwear that produces power, by harvesting the kinetic energy of walking. Many have tried and produced little to show for it, until now. A breakthrough has created shoes that can produce high-energy simply from walking.Scientists at the University of... >>

Kia Sportage (2016) review: All the extras, for less
4.5 stars

Kia Sportage (2016) review: All the extras, for less

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Kia hit its best year for sales ever in 2015 and it's followed that with its fourth-generation of the Sportage. With sights aimed high, this SUV crossover offers more extras than ever and aims to impress with the first model refresh since 2010.The SUV... >>

34 best Olloclip photos: You’ll be amazed what a phone camera can do

34 best Olloclip photos: You’ll be amazed what a phone camera can do

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Olloclip has been around for years as a means to enhance the camera on iPhones and now Samsung Galaxy S devices too. The result is that some seriously jaw-dropped photos are appearing online, which we've collected here.Olloclip has plenty of offerings... >>

Motorola Moto X and Moto G for 2016 leaks show metal unibody

Motorola Moto X and Moto G for 2016 leaks show metal unibody

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Motorola leaks have been coming fairly steadily when you consider we're not expecting to see a new 2016 Moto X or Moto G for sometime. Yet here's another leak, complete with photos.The leaked photos come from Hong Kong showing off a wide variation of... >>

Star Trek TV series for 2017 will make it great again

Star Trek TV series for 2017 will make it great again

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Following the popularity of the new Star Trek movies, the almost defunct TV series has been given a green light to start a new run.The last Star Trek series, Enterprise, lasted just four seasons and ever since Star Trek for TV has been left on the shelf.... >>

Are the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Always On displays a good or bad thing?

Are the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Always On displays a good or bad thing?

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LG has just officially announced a feature of the G5 in the form of an Always On display. Samsung is also expected to launch this tech in its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.The LG announcement comes in the form of a GIF (below) posted on the company's Facebook... >>

3Doodler Start is here to make 3D drawing child safe

3Doodler Start is here to make 3D drawing child safe

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3Doodler, the company behind the first 3D printing pen, is back with a model aimed specifically at children.The 3Doodler Start, as it's called, is designed to be super simple so that children can use and enjoy it easily. The original 3Doodler involved... >>

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

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Google is not only working on driverless cars without steering wheels or pedals, but with wireless charging too.According to a leaked FCC filing, Google wants its self-driving cars to recharge without wires. This could mean cars that never need to stop... >>

4K Blu-ray is here, Samsung player on sale today with UHD movie

4K Blu-ray is here, Samsung player on sale today with UHD movie

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It's been a long time since we wrote with excitement about a Blu-ray player, but that time is here once more with the first 4K Blu-ray player going on sale today.Samsung has beaten the other manufacturers to the punch with the release of its UBD-K8500... >>

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

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Google's autonomous cars have been getting plenty of US testing and now they look set to begin driving trials in the UK.The UK government is currently in talks with Google about testing the self-driving cars on the roads of the UK. Deputy mayor for transport... >>

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

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The NFL is one of the most advanced field sports in the world when it comes to technology. So the biggest event of the year for the sport, the Super Bowl, is the pinnacle of field based gadgetry.A lot of the technologies you've probably got on you right... >>

Vaio Phone Biz brings Windows 10 to the business brigade

Vaio Phone Biz brings Windows 10 to the business brigade

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Vaio has already returned, without Sony, to launch new laptops and now it's unveiled a Windows 10 phone called Phone Biz.The Vaio Phone Biz aims to bring the Windows 10 for Mobile operating system to business users. This is the company's first Windows... >>

New Fitbit Alta brings personalisation options and reminder alerts

New Fitbit Alta brings personalisation options and reminder alerts

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Fitbit, one of the original activity tracker brands, has announced its new Alta bracelet. This wearable is slimmer than most, offers personalisation and new features.Like most activity trackers the Alta will cover the basics like step tracking, calories... >>

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings new story content

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings new story content

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Star Wars and Lego is a mix made in the heavens and it'll be descending to us earthlings in a new form soon. A Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens game has been announced.Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the game which will arrive... >>

Could the next Nexus phone be a Pixel phone?

Could the next Nexus phone be a Pixel phone?

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Google could be set to change the way its Nexus phones are made, taking control from hardware manufacturers. That could mean that the next Nexus could be more like a Pixel, with Google exerting end-to-end control.Until now the Nexus smartphones have been... >>

Samsung Gear VR camera will capture 360-degree video for virtual reality

Samsung Gear VR camera will capture 360-degree video for virtual reality

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Samsung has been rumoured as another company that will offer a 360-degree camera rig for virtual reality video, and now it's here.The Samsung Gear 360 has been revealed by Sam Mobile with an expected unveil from Samsung at MWC at its 21 February Unpacked... >>

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

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UPDATE: BlackBerry has since issued a statement on its official blog saying: "...we want to also make very clear our ongoing commitment to the BlackBerry 10 platform...". It goes on to say: "consumer and enterprise fans of our workhorse BlackBerry 10... >>

Star Wars IX to be filmed in space? Hollywood's love of realism is out of this world

Star Wars IX to be filmed in space? Hollywood's love of realism is out of this world

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The next instalment of Star Wars could actually be filmed, at least in part, in space.The most recent Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, featured lots of realism with as few visual effects as possible, as was the vision of its director J.J. Abrams. Apparently... >>

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

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It was just over a week ago that Microsoft was recalling power adapters for its Surface Pro tablets and now Apple is also issuing a recall.Apple is recalling certain AC power wall plug adapters. The company cites that "In very rare cases, affected Apple... >>

Haier now makes wearables: Haierwatch smartwatch and H-Band activity trackers

Haier now makes wearables: Haierwatch smartwatch and H-Band activity trackers

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Haier has announced, ahead of Mobile World Congress, that it will begin manufacturing and selling wearables. Specifically it's going to launch a smartwatch called HaierWatch and an activity tracker that doubles as a Bluetooth headset, called H-Band.Haier... >>

Darpa is working on a $60m chip to connect human brains to computers, directly

Darpa is working on a $60m chip to connect human brains to computers, directly

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Whether you're the paranoid type, that thinks brain implants ultimately mean government mind control, or an excited futurist, the reality is coming. Darpa has committed $60 million to creating an interface for the human brain and machines that will be... >>

New Hive smarthome kit is here: Active Plug, Motion Sensor, Window and Door Sensor launch

New Hive smarthome kit is here: Active Plug, Motion Sensor, Window and Door Sensor launch

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Hive has released a host of new smarthome products to buy from as early as today which promise to make your home more connected.Available to buy from now is the Hive Active Plug, and from February the Window and Door Sensor plus Motion Sensor. All... >>

Ex-Google exec Hugo Barra reveals Xiaomi Mi 5 release date

Ex-Google exec Hugo Barra reveals Xiaomi Mi 5 release date

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The Xiaomi Mi 5 is officially due to be unveiled on 24 February, according to Hugo Barra.After many rumours of the new Xiaomi handset the company's own Hugo Barra has taken to Twitter to confirm the announcement date. The former Google Nexus exec who... >>

Steampunk porn: Jetbike, Wolverine claws, garden bunker and more, in pictures

Steampunk porn: Jetbike, Wolverine claws, garden bunker and more, in pictures

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Colin Furze is a modern day midlands da Vinci, if Leonardo rode a BMX and had a welding super power. The result of this YouTube star's creations are some seriously fun, probably unsafe and completely awesome looking inventions.From a bicycle that hurtles... >>

Half-life fan quits job to make sequel, Prospekt due out on Steam in February

Half-life fan quits job to make sequel, Prospekt due out on Steam in February

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Half-life 3 might be one of the most eagerly anticipated game releases of all time. All that pressure could be one of the reasons the game series creator Valve hasn't got round to making it yet. Sick of waiting, one fan has made his own sequel.Richard... >>

OnePlus 2 or OnePlus X hand delivered within an hour or it's free

OnePlus 2 or OnePlus X hand delivered within an hour or it's free

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OnePlus has announced that its OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X smartphones will arrive in a 60-minute delivery or, if it takes longer, the phone is free.The marketing stunt is the result of a partnership between OnePlus and Henchman, a personal concierge service.The... >>

Apple iPhone 6C with 4-inch display leaked in video

Apple iPhone 6C with 4-inch display leaked in video

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Apple may be near ready to unveil a smaller iPhone 6C, if a newly leaked video is accurate.The smaller Apple iPhone 6C has already appeared online numerous times but this is the first where it's been shown off so clearly in a video.The YouTube treat... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro power cables replaced, overheating danger discovered

Microsoft Surface Pro power cables replaced, overheating danger discovered

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Microsoft has announced that owners of older model Surface Pro tablets will be able to get replacement charger cables for free, due to overheating concerns.According to Microsoft the AC charger cables bundled with early Surface Pro models have been overheating... >>

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

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Ford has shown off what it's developing behind closed doors at its relatively new Innovation Centre in Palo Alto.As part of the car company's push to become more software focused the centre was built two years ago. Since then developments have advanced... >>