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You could name Android N in Google poll: Napoleon, Nachos and Nougat options

You could name Android N in Google poll: Napoleon, Nachos and Nougat options

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The next iteration of Android 7.0 N has been released in the form of a developer build, much earlier than usual. As such a name hasn't yet been unveiled and it looks like Google wants you to decide. Using the Google Opinion Rewards app the company has... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus dual camera module leak suggests advanced AR and 3D scanning capabilities

Apple iPhone 7 Plus dual camera module leak suggests advanced AR and 3D scanning capabilities

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Apple's iPhone 7 has been kept more or less under wraps, ahead of its expected reveal later in the year around September time, until now. This leak has shown off what's claimed to be a dual camera module intended for the iPhone 7 Plus. Dual cameras are... >>

Experience Star Wars in lightsaber swinging VR soon on the HTC Vive, trailer arrives

Experience Star Wars in lightsaber swinging VR soon on the HTC Vive, trailer arrives

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What's the one thing better than being dazzled by the wonder of Star Wars on the big screen? Being placed into the Star Wars universe thanks to virtual reality. That's what the HTC Vive may be doing soon after a video was released showing off the new... >>

These Microtugs weigh a chocolate bar but moved over a tonne of car

These Microtugs weigh a chocolate bar but moved over a tonne of car

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If the Ant-Man movie has taught us anything it's that ants are super strong. Combining that power, in a robot equivalent, has allowed six bots that weigh just 100g to pull a 1,769kg car. The robot ants were created by Stanford University researchers in... >>

Autonomous cars to hit UK roads in 2017, says government

Autonomous cars to hit UK roads in 2017, says government

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Driverless cars are set to make a huge impact on the UK roads as soon as next year. According to chancellor George Osborne the UK will push ahead with the technology soon. Speaking to The Guardian, Osborne revealed some of what he will be announcing at... >>

Half-Life and Portal movies going ahead says Star Wars director J.J. Abrams

Half-Life and Portal movies going ahead says Star Wars director J.J. Abrams

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The long and eagerly awaited Half-Life and Portal movies are coming and director J.J. Abrams has confirmed more details. Valve's Gabe Newell and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams spoke about a team up back in 2013 but it's only now that confirmation has... >>

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... >>

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

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Since GoPro launched its latest camera range in the GoPro Hero4 the photos being created are stunning. With it comes new 4K video speeds of 30 frames per second, a rear touchscreen display and two times faster image processing. The camera remains largely... >>

Samsung Entrim 4D VR uses nerve signals to make you feel you're really flying

Samsung Entrim 4D VR uses nerve signals to make you feel you're really flying

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While 2016 is the year of virtual reality Samsung is already setting its sights higher for the future with a full 4D VR experience it calls Entrim. Coming from Samsung's secret projects lab, C-Lab, the Entrim 4D unit aims to offer a virtual reality feeling... >>

iPhone battery life not affected by closing apps, so don’t bother says Apple

iPhone battery life not affected by closing apps, so don’t bother says Apple

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Swiping away all those apps on your iPhone so they're not running in the background is a waste of time, apparently. Closing apps via multitasking doesn't actually affect battery life on the iPhone says Apple. The SVP of Apple, Craig Federighi, told a... >>

Fossil Q Motion might be the best-looking activity tracker we’ve ever seen

Fossil Q Motion might be the best-looking activity tracker we’ve ever seen

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Fossil, the accessory specialist, has revealed its latest activity tracking wearable in the Q Motion, and it looks brilliant. But its impressiveness doesn't stop at looks. It looks like Fossil Group's welcoming of the Misfit company into its fold has... >>

New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

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Current lithium-ion batteries may be about to get a much-needed upgrade thanks to a new development for fuel cells. The new batteries should be able to keep smartphones and drones going for over double the time they currently last. It could even be applied... >>

Official: Apple iPhone SE and iPad 3 event date confirmed for 21 March

Official: Apple iPhone SE and iPad 3 event date confirmed for 21 March

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Apple has begun sending out invites for an event it will hold on 21 March 2016. The iPhone SE and iPad Air 3 are expected to be unveiled. Apple is expected to reveal a new iPhone with the same sized screen as the iPhone 5, at 4-inches, but in a more... >>

Tesla Model S race incoming: Electric GT World Series, here to shock

Tesla Model S race incoming: Electric GT World Series, here to shock

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Electric cars are fast permeating the lives and roads of the world. They're also capturing the excited attention of race fans in the all-electric single seater Formula E race series. But that's not enough and now a new Electric GT World Series, that races... >>

BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature

BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature

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BMW is heavily rumoured to be releasing an electric version of its X5 SUV which should be called the BMW i5. Now an official comment suggests this model will come with a Range Extender option. Head of product for BMW, Henrik Wenders, commented to Car... >>

Best Samsung Gear VR Oculus apps 2016

Best Samsung Gear VR Oculus apps 2016

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Samsung and Oculus have released their combined effort to bring virtual reality to your face in the Gear VR. The result is an affordable virtual reality headset combined with the accessibility of the Android platform for apps. Google has already been... >>

HTC could make Google's Nexus phones for the next three years

HTC could make Google's Nexus phones for the next three years

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The Nexus smartphone for 2016 could be manufactured by HTC. That's a rumour that has been circulating for some time, but it could be the beginning of a new partnership spanning the next three years. According to sources of Chinese site MyDrivers, HTC... >>

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016 first drive: The Einstein of luxury cars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016 first drive: The Einstein of luxury cars

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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon is here for 2016 and it's pushing the boundaries of how luxurious and technologically advanced a car can be. The future of self-driving cars is edging closer and vehicle companies are working harder and faster to... >>

Think 4K is good? Wait until you see the 2016 Olympics in 8K with 22.2 sound and VR

Think 4K is good? Wait until you see the 2016 Olympics in 8K with 22.2 sound and VR

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The 2016 Rio Olympics will not only be a showcase for human physical achievement but for tech too. The Olympic Broadcasting Services has confirmed it will record and air 8K video coverage with 22.2 channel surround sound as well as VR. Over 130 hours... >>

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

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To commemorate its 100 years of existence, BMW has shown off its glimpse of the future of driving in the Vision Next 100 car. While BMW has created a prototype of the car it's not something we expect to do much driving, nor to hit the roads anytime soon.... >>

$350m Nintendo Land theme park attraction to bring Mario to life

$350m Nintendo Land theme park attraction to bring Mario to life

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Super Mario World may soon become a real one as a Nintendo Land theme park zone begins construction. Nintendo already granted the rights to use some of its creations to Universal Studios. Now it looks like they're being brought into reality thanks to... >>

Huawei P9 release date leak reveals April launch

Huawei P9 release date leak reveals April launch

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The much anticipated Huawei P9 may at last have a release date in early April. According to the sources of serial leakster Evan Blass the Huawei P9 will get a release date of 5 or 6 April. On that part he's not so sure. The date follows a Tweet where... >>

Garmin Epix review: Life-saving reliability
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Garmin Epix review: Life-saving reliability

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When you venture out into the wild, even if that's just a walk in the not-so-local woods, you want a GPS device you can rely on. Garmin, with years of experience in that area, is a name that generally offers peace of mind. When it comes to the Epix watch... >>

Intel augmented reality headset to merge worlds, real and virtual

Intel augmented reality headset to merge worlds, real and virtual

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Intel is reportedly working on its own augmented reality headset that could be the biggest jump forward yet. The lines between the virtual and real worlds are about to blur. According to sources of the Wall Street Journal, Intel is working on an AR headset... >>

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

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As gadgets become more valuable and we carry even more of them around with us daily, theft is a big problem. But those smart gadgets, and even people, that need to be protected are starting to benefit from a growing smart security tech front-line. From... >>