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Forget Project Ara, Blocks will let you make your own Android smartwatch

Forget Project Ara, Blocks will let you make your own Android smartwatch

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Blocks Wearables, which is creating a modular smartwatch, has been at it a while now but finally details are being released ahead of its crowd-funding kick-off. Blocks, a watch that will allow for part-swapping upgrades, has been shown off in more detail... >>

QiLaunch Wear predictive interface wants to save you time and smartwatch battery life

QiLaunch Wear predictive interface wants to save you time and smartwatch battery life

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Tapping and swiping down through menus is still a time consuming issue for most smartwatches. Sure, voice control is a thing, but in public who ever uses it? Quantum Interface reckons it has the solution. The Texas based Quantum Interface has created... >>

Here’s how Siri can fix your Apple Messages bug right now

Here’s how Siri can fix your Apple Messages bug right now

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If you're struggling with the now infamous Apple Messages bug on your iPhone, fret no more there is a work around. Apple has already announced it is working on a fix for the bug after reports of the app crashing and even total phone restarts being needed.... >>

Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01: The luxury brand smartwatch has a name

Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01: The luxury brand smartwatch has a name

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Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01 could be the name of the first smartwatch from Tag. The luxury watchmaker already announced that it was teaming up with Google and Intel to create its first smartwatch. Since then few details have emerged ahead of its expected... >>

This tiny origami drone wants to fold into your body and dissolve when done

This tiny origami drone wants to fold into your body and dissolve when done

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As if flying drones weren't creepy enough, MIT has just unveiled a tiny bot it wants to send into your body. The magnetically powered drone is 1.7cm long but will, one day, be small enough to move about inside your body. The current model is still very... >>

Google Project Jacquard wants to turn your clothes into touch controls

Google Project Jacquard wants to turn your clothes into touch controls

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The future of smart clothing is about to get a jumpstart from Google. Project Jacquard is the latest idea from the big G which aims to turn clothes into touch controls. Jacquard has created a material that is woven, which is touch sensitive. This could... >>

Google and GoPro's Jump will bring stunning VR video to everyone on YouTube

Google and GoPro's Jump will bring stunning VR video to everyone on YouTube

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Virtual reality video is finally about to go mainstream as Google teams up with GoPro. The result is Jump. Jump uses a 16 GoPro Hero4 camera rig to capture 3D video and images for an immersive VR experience. Once the video is shot it takes thousands of... >>

Meet Now on Tap: Google Now just got way smarter on Android M

Meet Now on Tap: Google Now just got way smarter on Android M

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Google Now is all about context and the new, Now on Tap feature in Android M makes it smarter than ever. The idea is that Android will know what you're doing on your smart device so you can get more information by simply asking or tapping. Some examples... >>

Android Pay for Android M detailed: Fingerprint payments, tap to pay, due this summer

Android Pay for Android M detailed: Fingerprint payments, tap to pay, due this summer

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Google I/O 2015 has kicked off and as expected Android M has taken the lead. Apart from a host of reveals on the new OS, Google has also talked specifically about its mobile payment system, Android Pay. Google Android Pay will work at over 700,000 US... >>

Watch the Google I/O 2015 keynote livestream right here

Watch the Google I/O 2015 keynote livestream right here

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Google I/O is about to kick-off again with big announcements expected from the Moscone Centre West in San Francisco. The main keynote speech, which should include the most exciting announcements, will begin at 5:30pm BST today. As this is a developer... >>

Forget all other drones so far, GoPro is making its own for 2016

Forget all other drones so far, GoPro is making its own for 2016

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When GoPro creates something it does so to perfection. So the announcement that it's going to make its own drone is very exciting indeed. GoPro CEO Nick Woodman announced at the Code Conference that the company is currently working on a drone. The plan... >>

OnePlus Two launch could be 1 June, event scheduled

OnePlus Two launch could be 1 June, event scheduled

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OnePlus, the Chinese phone manufacturer, has announced on Twitter it will "shake up the tech industry" with a 1 June bombshell.  So what could be so groundbreaking that OnePlus is bold enough to publicly claim it will change the business it's in? The... >>

Asus ZenPad 8 photo leaks, reveals iPad style 4:3 screen ahead of Computex next week

Asus ZenPad 8 photo leaks, reveals iPad style 4:3 screen ahead of Computex next week

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The latest Asus ZenPad appears to have leaked in official press renders, ahead of its expected official reveal at Computex next week. The Asus ZenPad 8, as it's thought to be, appears to feature a 4:3 aspect ratio screen like that found on Apple's iPads... >>

Microsoft’s Cortana is coming to Android and iPhone, get a sneak peek now

Microsoft’s Cortana is coming to Android and iPhone, get a sneak peek now

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Microsoft has officially announced that its smart assistant, Cortana, will be arriving on iPhone and Android devices soon. Cortana will be available in app form for iOS and Android where it will work with all the same questions it responds to on Microsoft... >>

Instant smartphone battery life boost anyone? Android M expected to deliver free power enhancements

Instant smartphone battery life boost anyone? Android M expected to deliver free power enhancements

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With Google I/O 2015 due to kick-off on Thursday, the latest Android M update is beginning the leak. The word on the interwebs is that Google is focusing on enhancing your Android device's battery and RAM usage. According to Android Police sources, Google... >>

How is Google Maps ‘traffic alerts’ better than current ‘traffic conditions’?

How is Google Maps ‘traffic alerts’ better than current ‘traffic conditions’?

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Google Maps has been offering "traffic conditions" within its app for sometime now. While those different road colours showed traffic, like red for congested, the latest "traffic alerts" does even more. Previously it was possible to see if there was traffic... >>

Amazon agrees to pay UK taxes, but will shoppers be getting the bill?

Amazon agrees to pay UK taxes, but will shoppers be getting the bill?

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Amazon has announced that it will begin paying European taxes at last. But will that mean the company simply hikes its prices to cover the cost, leaving us out of pocket anyway? Until now Amazon has been paying its European tax in one country, Luxembourg,... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick price drops to £25: Happy National Streaming Day

Amazon Fire TV Stick price drops to £25: Happy National Streaming Day

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Today is National Streaming Day. It appears Amazon wants to celebrate that by offering a price drop on its Fire TV Stick, now at £25. The Amazon Fire TV Stick was previously £35 and has dropped the £10 today without a word about National Steaming Day... >>

Calorie counting just got easy, Situ smart scale even tracks vitamin intake

Calorie counting just got easy, Situ smart scale even tracks vitamin intake

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We got our hands on the Situ Bluetooth smart scale to see just how it can help you lose weight, get healthier and make being food conscious easy. The idea behind the kickstarted Situ is to offer clear and accurate measurements of what you're putting into... >>

World exclusive Tomorrowland video explains why it's best viewed in IMAX

World exclusive Tomorrowland video explains why it's best viewed in IMAX

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Tomorrowland is Disney's latest live action movie all about, you guessed it, the future. To fit in with that theme it's been shot and edited to look better on one of the most high-tech cinemas in the world, IMAX. We've secured a short video feature with... >>

KFC offers paper-thin Bluetooth keyboard on meal tray, greasy phone screen be gone

KFC offers paper-thin Bluetooth keyboard on meal tray, greasy phone screen be gone

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KFC has done away with paper tray mats and replaced them with its Tray Typer, a Bluetooth keyboard that's just 0.4mm thin. The Tray Typer connects to a customer's phone so they can type messages or tweet about their meal, of course, without getting greasy... >>

LG’s new OLED TV is under 1mm thin, sticks to wall like a fridge magnet

LG’s new OLED TV is under 1mm thin, sticks to wall like a fridge magnet

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If you thought televisions were super thin already, you've seen nothing yet. LG Display just showed off a TV that's under 1mm thin. The OLED TV was shown as a proof of concept at a press event in Korea. The 55-inch TV was a meagre 0.97mm thick and weighed... >>

Apple fans rejoice, the official iPhone dock is back and it’s packing Lightning

Apple fans rejoice, the official iPhone dock is back and it’s packing Lightning

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Apple has released a Lighting iPhone dock that's available now. Anyone who owned an iPhone before 2012 will appreciate the return of the iPhone dock. This used to be an Apple accessory that allowed iPhone users to charge while viewing their phone upright... >>

Apple unveils more affordable iMac with Retina 5K, drops price of current model

Apple unveils more affordable iMac with Retina 5K, drops price of current model

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Apple has announced a more affordable version of its 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K as well as dropping the price on its top-end model. The new iMac will offer the same 5,120 x 2,880 resolution as the current model but will start at about £1,600. The top-end... >>

New 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2015) gets Force Touch and spec boost

New 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2015) gets Force Touch and spec boost

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Apple has launched its updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display for 2015. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display will come with the Force Touch trackpad that was introduced on the latest 12-inch MacBook and appears on the 13-inch MacBook... >>