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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... >>

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

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The annual Detroit Auto Show is here for 2016 and with self-driving autonomous cars, intelligent smart car systems, and of course electric sports cars, gadget and motor lovers are about to get a glimpse of the awesome future.We've trawled the show floor... >>

Ford Lego cars are here: Mustang and F-150 Raptor in pictures

Ford Lego cars are here: Mustang and F-150 Raptor in pictures

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Ford has just taken the wraps off its latest creation in conjunction with Lego Speed Champions, a Mustang and an F-150 Raptor.The Lego model cars are, as Ford describes, for kids of all ages. Both will be available with accessory kits too.The Ford Lego... >>

Get a car without buying alone, Ford introduces app controlled shared car leasing

Get a car without buying alone, Ford introduces app controlled shared car leasing

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Ford has announced a new scheme that will allow people to get access to a car without having to buy or lease it outright themselves. The Ford Credit Link will let groups share a car and split the lease cost, all controlled via an app.While this story... >>

Ford cars will read your wearable and adjust settings when you're sleepy or stressed

Ford cars will read your wearable and adjust settings when you're sleepy or stressed

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Ford has announced plans to integrate its cars with wearable technology for a smarter, safer driving experience.As part of Ford Smart Mobility an Automative Wearables Experience lab has been opened to begin working on helping cars and wearables communicate.... >>

Extreme autonomous cars: Ford self-driving takes to the snow

Extreme autonomous cars: Ford self-driving takes to the snow

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It seems like only yesterday the idea of self-driving cars was a glimmer of a hope. Now there are not only cars already on the road that could basically self-drive, if it were legalised, but there's more. Ford has taken its smart cars into the snow.Ford... >>

AiraWear Smart Comfort hoodie will give you a massage on the go

AiraWear Smart Comfort hoodie will give you a massage on the go

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If you've every thought about getting a massage while waiting for the bus, or even while sat in the pub, AiraWear is here to help.The AiraWear Smart Comfort hoodie, shown off at CES 2016, looks light and comfortable like a normal zip-up hoodie at a... >>

Motorola through the ages: DynaTac, RAZR, Droid and more

Motorola through the ages: DynaTac, RAZR, Droid and more

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Everybody on the planet probably knows the Motorola name, it's the iconic brand that created the first ever mobile phone. Now it's going out of existence on products.Motorola Mobility, the consumer division of the company, was bought by Google in 2012... >>

RIP Motorola and thanks for giving us the first ever mobile phone

RIP Motorola and thanks for giving us the first ever mobile phone

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It's the end of the line for Motorola as the name is set to slip off the face of the earth once and for all.Motorola Mobility, which was bought by Google in 2012 and then Lenovo in 2014, will be phased out in favour of the new "Lenovo by Moto" name.While... >>

Microsoft Lumia 650 specs and design are here, could be the last Lumia

Microsoft Lumia 650 specs and design are here, could be the last Lumia

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Microsoft has already confirmed the Lumia 650 is coming and now specs and design have also been disclosed.Despite being a mid-range handset this could be an historic smartphone as it may be the last in the Lumia line before Microsoft hands-off to its... >>

Project Tango hits smartphones, Lenovo and Google announce 3D scanning handset

Project Tango hits smartphones, Lenovo and Google announce 3D scanning handset

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Google's Project Tango, which captures 3D images of the real world and converts them into virtual, is coming to a smartphone made by Lenovo.This is the first time a manufacturer and Google have been linked for a consumer smartphone with Project Tango.... >>

Kuai earphones track heart rate, movement, store music, connect to ANT+ and coach, all minus a phone

Kuai earphones track heart rate, movement, store music, connect to ANT+ and coach, all minus a phone

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The Holy Grail of sports tracking may have landed with the Kuai earphones. Unlike other offerings so far this offers everything in one package, without the need to carry a phone.We've already seen heart rate monitoring headphones, earphones that store... >>

Best of CES 2016 - Drones: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

Best of CES 2016 - Drones: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

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Drones may once have been a term associated with mindless machines and flying kill-bots, but now its fast becoming about fun. Quadcopters equipped with cameras are growing more and more popular.From the likes of DJI to Parrot, every drone manufacturer... >>

Ehang 184 drone will fly you anywhere, no pilot needed

Ehang 184 drone will fly you anywhere, no pilot needed

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There are drones and then there are drones that can fly people, well there's only one actually, the Ehang 184.Shown off at CES 2016 in Las Vegas the quadcopter is built large enough to carry a human passenger, with no controls or pilot.The Ehang 184,... >>

These are just some of the colours and shapes the revolutionary Mcor Arke can 3D print

These are just some of the colours and shapes the revolutionary Mcor Arke can 3D print

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When it comes to 3D printing news we're pretty selective. But this new creation by Mcor is something that needs shouting about. The Mcor Arke is a full colour desktop 3D printer that looks set to raise the bar in the market.The objects the Mcor Arke can... >>

Philips Fidelio Soundbar crams Dolby Atmos overhead audio into one unit

Philips Fidelio Soundbar crams Dolby Atmos overhead audio into one unit

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Philips has managed to cram the overhead surround sound supremacy of Dolby Atmos into a wire-mess-free soundbar.The Philips Fidelio Soundbar was announced at CES 2016. Samsung also announced a Dolby Atmos soundbar but its unit requires two wireless rear... >>

Razer Nabu Watch is a genius dual-screen, dual-battery activity tracking wearable

Razer Nabu Watch is a genius dual-screen, dual-battery activity tracking wearable

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Razer has taken a different approach to its activity tracking smartwatch. The Nabu Watch has two screens, each drawing on different batteries, to give the perfect blend of watch and smart notification device.Primarily the Nabu is a watch, with time, countdown... >>

Misfit enters audio world with activity tracking wireless earphones, Specter

Misfit enters audio world with activity tracking wireless earphones, Specter

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Misfit has announced that it will be expanding its activity tracking offerings beyond the wrist to your ears with its new Specter.Despite the Bond villainous sounding name the Specter earphones are out to make your life better, day and night, with activity... >>

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

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It's that time of year when fitness is everyone's goal. But getting going and keeping up momentum isn't always easy. Apps and wearables can help make the process a whole lot easier by helping with motivation.Getting fit is not easy. The thought of sitting... >>

Honor 5X offers premium design, affordable prices

Honor 5X offers premium design, affordable prices

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Honor is all about appealing to the kids, meaning the 5X offers everything a younger user could want at a price they can afford.The Honor 5X is already out in China but will now be coming to the US. International availability has not been officially announced... >>

Withings Go uses E Ink display for eight-month activity tracking battery

Withings Go uses E Ink display for eight-month activity tracking battery

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Withings has announced a new activity tracker called Go that aims to be both affordable and still offer plenty of great features like long battery life and sport tracking.The Withings Go is priced at £50 making it far more affordable than some wearables... >>

Nikon D500 DX-format SLR offers D5 performance in a compact body

Nikon D500 DX-format SLR offers D5 performance in a compact body

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Nikon has announced its latest D500 SLR digital camera from CES 2016 in Las Vegas. The company says it packs in the performance of its flagship D5 model while remaining light and compact.The Nikon D500 has the same 153-point autofocus system as the D5... >>

Fossil Q54 Pilot keeps analogue beauty with LED and vibration notifications

Fossil Q54 Pilot keeps analogue beauty with LED and vibration notifications

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The Fossil Q range of smartwatches has grown today after the new analogue faced Fossil Q54 Pilot was announced from CES 2016 is Las Vegas.The new wearable joins the Fossil Q Founder and Q Grant watches in the Q range.The Fossil Q54 Pilot was designed... >>

Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant make Android Wear sparkle

Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant make Android Wear sparkle

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The Huawei Watch arrived with plenty fanfare and now sits among the best of the Android Wear watches despite being rather large for the smaller wrist. It therefore will come as no surprise to some that the Chinese manufacturer has introduced a couple... >>

Remove default Apple apps from iPhone, it’s this easy

Remove default Apple apps from iPhone, it’s this easy

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Apple is all about clean, easy to use minimalism. But the trade off for simplicity is you don't have the freedom you might want. Like the choice of keeping default Apple apps or not.Now a simple fix has been revealed that will let you get shot of those... >>

Misfit Ray is the wrist or neck worn activity tracker for those who want to look good

Misfit Ray is the wrist or neck worn activity tracker for those who want to look good

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Misfit has always been about looking good while tracking health. It's certainly sticking to that with its new design style in the wrist or necklace worn Ray activity tracker.The Misfit Ray is a modular activity tracker that can be worn on different areas... >>

Garmin Varia Vision is a heads-up display for cyclists

Garmin Varia Vision is a heads-up display for cyclists

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You know heads-up displays are finally taking off when Garmin rolls onto the streets with one. That's exactly what the GPS specialist company has just done with its first heads-up display for cyclists, the Varia Vision.Garmin's Varia Vision is a display... >>

HP Spectre x360 refresh brings 4K, OLED and 15-inch options

HP Spectre x360 refresh brings 4K, OLED and 15-inch options

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HP has announced its Spectre x360 family is going to be packing some seriously strong attributes for 2016 including 4K screen, OLED, Bang & Olufsen audio and a larger 15-inch model.The HP Spectre x360 13.3-inch model is back but now with an upgraded OLED... >>

Polar Balance smart scale is here to offer more lifestyle feedback

Polar Balance smart scale is here to offer more lifestyle feedback

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Polar has announced that it will be getting more involved in lifestyle tracking by adding its first smart scale to its offerings in the Polar Balance.Polar Balance isn't just a weighing scale as it offers much more data for the user, in conjunction with... >>

Acer Iconia One 8: Super-cheap Android tablet for children and newbs

Acer Iconia One 8: Super-cheap Android tablet for children and newbs

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Acer has unveiled a new tablet at CES in Las Vegas this year which aims to rock the affordable tablet world with its compact 8-inch form. Meet the Acer Iconia One 8.The Iconia One 8 is aimed at families meaning it's nice and simple for children and beginners... >>

Nvidia 'GeForce GTX VR Ready' marking to verify PCs capable of virtual reality

Nvidia 'GeForce GTX VR Ready' marking to verify PCs capable of virtual reality

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Nvidia has announced from CES in Las Vegas that it will be spearheading a programme designed to make it more obvious which machines are virtual reality ready for gaming.PC and notebook makers as well as graphics card manufacturers are in on the scheme... >>

Mark Zuckerberg plans to make Iron Man’s Jarvis AI a reality in 2016

Mark Zuckerberg plans to make Iron Man’s Jarvis AI a reality in 2016

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Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he plans to create a home artificial intelligence system.Zuck made the announcement on Facebook, of course, where he said the home AI is going to be a bit like Iron's Man's Jarvis. Apart from letting... >>

Samsung adds Dolby Atmos overhead sound to a soundbar

Samsung adds Dolby Atmos overhead sound to a soundbar

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For the first time Samsung has added Dolby Atmos to a soundbar in its range of audio systems for the home.Samsung has announced the HW-K950 Soundbar in time for CES 2016 where the new system will be shown off. We say system as, yes, you guess it, this... >>

Lenovo makes modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet: Add-on battery, projector, 3D scanner and more

Lenovo makes modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet: Add-on battery, projector, 3D scanner and more

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Just when you thought tablets were reaching the end of ways to find innovation, along comes Lenovo with a new modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet.Modular means this tablet is able to use attachments to enhance the way it performs. While it will work as a tablet... >>

Best extreme sports videos that will wow you: Hoverboard, wave-surfing dirt bike and more

Best extreme sports videos that will wow you: Hoverboard, wave-surfing dirt bike and more

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Since off-piste skiers strapped massive video cameras to their heads in the eighties to fly down Chamonix mountains, the thirst for extreme sports has deepened. When the GoPro arrived, this was taken to the next level.Now nearly every extreme sporting... >>

LG SmartThinQ Hub streams music, shows smarthome notifications and displays reminders

LG SmartThinQ Hub streams music, shows smarthome notifications and displays reminders

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LG has announced its newest smart home device before showing it off at CES 2016, meet the SmartThinQ Hub.The LG SmartThinQ Hub looks a lot like a metallic speaker. It is this, and can stream music over Wi-Fi from radio stations, or anything else via a... >>

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: Deep dynamics set a new pace
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Garmin Forerunner 630 review: Deep dynamics set a new pace

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When it comes to GPS running watches the Garmin Forerunner range has been leading the race for wrists for years.In 2013 the Forerunner 620 was a big jump forward in the range thanks to a colour touchscreen, Wi-Fi and running dynamics. In a bid to further... >>

Touch your ear to take calls, track fitness with a belt and more from Samsung C-Lab at CES 2016

Touch your ear to take calls, track fitness with a belt and more from Samsung C-Lab at CES 2016

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Samsung is set to begin showing off the latest batch of employee creative projects that are part of its Creative Lab, or C-Lab.C-Lab, formed in 2012, is part of Samsung's push to allow its employees to "nurture their own creative business ideas", according... >>

Boxing Day sales 2015: Best deals and sales in the UK

Boxing Day sales 2015: Best deals and sales in the UK

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Just as the Christmas buying frenzy comes to a close and everyone exchanges gifts it's time to kick-off all over again. Yup, it's one of the most famous sales of the year – the Boxing Day sales.To take the effort out of hunting around the internet,... >>

HTC One X9 official: Affordable high-end specs

HTC One X9 official: Affordable high-end specs

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HTC has officially outed its new One X9 smartphone ahead of Christmas, yup one day ahead.The Asian manufacturer has chosen Christmas Eve to announce that its new One X9 is coming to take on the affordable yet powerful handset manufacturers like Huawei... >>

Samsung A9 announced as 6-inch beauty-beast combo

Samsung A9 announced as 6-inch beauty-beast combo

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Samsung has announced a new member in its A class family of smartphones, the biggest of the lot is the new A9.The Samsung A9 was announced in China where it will initially be exclusively available.The A9 handset comes in at a near-tablet like 6-inches.... >>

Laser upgrade coming to London’s ‘Boris Bike’ cycle hire scheme

Laser upgrade coming to London’s ‘Boris Bike’ cycle hire scheme

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Remember the Blaze Laserlights that appeared on Kickstarter back in January 2014? Now they're going to be installed on London's cycle hire bikes.London's "Boris Bikes" as they're affectionately known after mayor Boris Johnson got them up and running,... >>

Motorola Moto X (2016) leaked heat pipe suggests overclocking

Motorola Moto X (2016) leaked heat pipe suggests overclocking

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The Motorola Moto X for 2016 has apparently leaked for the second time in a photo showing off the internals of the phone.The fourth generation Moto X handset was shown off on Chinese site Techweb which allegedly attained it from an internal source.The... >>

Plex streaming now free on Xbox One and PS4

Plex streaming now free on Xbox One and PS4

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Media streaming service Plex has announced that gamers using consoles to stream movies, music and TV can now do so for free.Until now anyone using Plex on Xbox or PlayStation had to pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee. This was either $5 per month... >>

LG curved smartphone incoming to take on the Galaxy S6 edge

LG curved smartphone incoming to take on the Galaxy S6 edge

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LG is set to release its G5 in 2016 but it looks like the Korean company is also planning a new curved smartphone. Could this be LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge?According to serial leakster Evan Blass, better known for his Twitter handle @evleaks,... >>

Want to name Android N? You could pick Google's new mobile OS title

Want to name Android N? You could pick Google's new mobile OS title

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The Android operating system name is always a point of excited discussion ahead of its reveal. The next name might be talked about even before it gets decided, as you could be the one choosing.Google SVP Sundar Pichai, speaking at Delhi University, suggested... >>

This is a real, working lightsaber made of pure flame

This is a real, working lightsaber made of pure flame

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If you've already seen the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, or you're still gagging to go, this should appeal. It's a real ligthsaber.Well, it's not technically a lightsaber as the sword part isn't made of light. But it's close. This homemade lightsaber... >>

Netflix Socks know when you fall asleep and pause your show, really

Netflix Socks know when you fall asleep and pause your show, really

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It might sound like an idea that gets revealed on April Fools' Day but this is actually real. Netflix has created socks that detect when you fall asleep so they can pause what you're watching.We've all been there, dozing off while desperately trying to... >>

Streamz smart headphones run Android to play high def audio wirelessly, no phone needed

Streamz smart headphones run Android to play high def audio wirelessly, no phone needed

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Streamz are headphones like no other, they're smart in and of themselves thanks to built-in Android.The Streamz over-ear headphones want to make listening to music wirelessly a direct-to-internet experience, ditching the phone. The headphones have up... >>