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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... >>

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... >>

OnePlus 2 confirmed to get 8-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1

OnePlus 2 confirmed to get 8-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1

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OnePlus has officially confirmed that its new OnePlus 2 smartphone will come packing a Snapdragon 810 processor. Rumours have been darting between processors, likely because OnePlus hadn't picked one until now, according to its blog. OnePlus has now decided... >>

Netflix upgrades site for first time in 4 years: Here’s what you need to know

Netflix upgrades site for first time in 4 years: Here’s what you need to know

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If you've logged onto your Netflix account via a web browser anytime recently, you may have noticed a change. For the first time in four years Netflix has updated its website. That sounds like a long time to go without an update but if it ain't broke... >>

Ricoh GR II compact camera brings upgraded processing, large image sensor and smartphone support

Ricoh GR II compact camera brings upgraded processing, large image sensor and smartphone support

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Ricoh has taken the wraps of its latest compact camera dubbed the GR II. This compact system camera features a large 16.9-megapixel APS-C size CMOS image sensor for the best possible quality and 1080p video. That's combined with the GR Engine V for processing.... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) vs Amazon Kindle Voyage: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) vs Amazon Kindle Voyage: What's the difference?

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Amazon has announced an updated version of its Kindle Paperwhite ereader for 2015. The last Paperwhite released by the company was back in 2013 so improvements have been made, while keeping the price down. Since the Paperwhite of 2013 we've seen the release... >>

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 revealed with double resolution display

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 revealed with double resolution display

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Amazon has just announced a new Kindle Paperwhite. The successor to the previous Paperwhite has been upgraded while keeping a low price. The new Kindle Paperwhite has double the resolution that the last offered. That's an impressive 300ppi, putting it... >>

Tesla Model 3 challenges BMW to become your next company car, here's how

Tesla Model 3 challenges BMW to become your next company car, here's how

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Tesla is probably the best known premium electric car offering on the roads right now, but that's about to change. Tesla is going to become affordable. Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, recently announced that the next line of cars will be aimed at everyone. The... >>

You could make money from Amazon deliveries soon

You could make money from Amazon deliveries soon

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Amazon is reportedly preparing an app that will allow anyone to deliver its packages, for money. According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is planning to make package delivery more efficient by using the general public. The idea is that you'll be able... >>

Moto X and Nexus 6 prices plummet, get one while they're still here

Moto X and Nexus 6 prices plummet, get one while they're still here

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Motorola is clearly getting ready to refresh its hardware as prices have just plummeted. The Motorola Moto X and the Nexus 6 have already been dropped in price and now they've had even more slashed off the cost. The price cut for the Moto X is a hefty... >>

Will your autonomous car kill you if it means saving pedestrians?

Will your autonomous car kill you if it means saving pedestrians?

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Self-driving cars are coming. Cars that can make millisecond decisions will hold our lives in their processors. Are we ready for that? A classic philosophical problem posits: You're a train controller with a tram full of children about to crash, you can... >>

Apple Watch available to pick up in store from today

Apple Watch available to pick up in store from today

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The Apple Watch is becoming more available than ever, from today. Anyone can now order an Apple Watch online and pick it up in an Apple Store. Technically you could order in an Apple Store and pick it up right there. Until now the Apple Watch has been... >>