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Huawei VR headset officially here to take on Samsung Gear VR and LG 360 VR

Huawei VR headset officially here to take on Samsung Gear VR and LG 360 VR

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Huawei has just announced its own virtual reality headset at its Chinese P9 smartphone launch event. This will look similar to the Samsung Gear VR and work much like the LG 360 VR headset.The Huawei VR headset connects directly to the P9 phone via a... >>

GoPro brings more stats to your action videos, BMW, Polar and more on the list

GoPro brings more stats to your action videos, BMW, Polar and more on the list

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GoPro has announced its Developer Program which allows other companies to make GoPro cameras do anything they need. It will also mean GoPro can take advantage of other hardware and sensors. Big names like BMW and Polar have already announced cars and... >>

This is why C-3PO has a red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is why C-3PO has a red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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If you've seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens you'll remember that an old favourite character, the protocol droid C-3PO, is sporting a new red arm. What you likely didn't know is why. The film did draw attention to the arm with C-3PO even talking about... >>

Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here

Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here

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Ever wondered what you'd see if you looked up while passing under the legs of the skirt-wearing Titan at Braavos? Now you can as the entire Game of Thrones introduction sequence has been rendered in 360-degrees for a virtual reality experience.Fans of... >>

Texting in cinemas could be allowed soon: Here's why that's good

Texting in cinemas could be allowed soon: Here's why that's good

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For some, a trip to the cinema is a chance to escape the real world and be enveloped by another universe. According to one of the biggest cinema chains in the world, AMC, being forced to turn off phones to leave the real world is a problem. It may fix... >>

This Batmobile concept is the best we’ve ever seen, please use it Batfleck

This Batmobile concept is the best we’ve ever seen, please use it Batfleck

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Batman is getting a lot of attention right now so this concept car is perfectly timed. The Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice movie is out and doing well, despite critics. One of the best parts is Ben Affleck's Batman, or Batfleck as he's more affectionately... >>

This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more

This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more

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Tesla has taken the wraps of its updated Model S for 2016 with some, but not all, of the rumoured changes expected. First off there's no 100kW battery option as was rumoured. But there are changes that should make the newer car stand out from the previous... >>

Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue

Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue

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Netflix has begun streaming its High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision content in the UK on selected TV screens, starting with Sony. The enhanced HDR content will be part of the 4K streaming package offering a greater brightness to the video, reports Steve... >>

BBC iPlayer Kids is here to make viewing safer and simpler

BBC iPlayer Kids is here to make viewing safer and simpler

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The BBC has announced its new iPlayer Kids app aimed specifically at delivering CBeebies and CBBC shows directly to children. The app, available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, will have access to over 10,000 episodes to stream or download to watch later.... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

April Fools' Day 2016: The best stories from around the web

April Fools' Day 2016: The best stories from around the web

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Today is the day to be cautious when sharing exciting new stories from your social media feeds, if you don't want to be labelled the fool this April. April Fools' Day has well and truly taken the internet by storm with big companies like Samsung, Sony,... >>