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Apple may have cracked indoor GPS, revealed on Indoor Survey app

Apple may have cracked indoor GPS, revealed on Indoor Survey app

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The Holy Grail of positioning, indoor GPS, may have been cracked by Apple and could be on your iPhone soon. According to app developer Steve Troughton-Smith, Apple left its Indoor Survey app out for all to see. This app, he claims, has the ability to... >>

Sky teases next big step: 4K coming 18 November?

Sky teases next big step: 4K coming 18 November?

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Sky has sent out invites to an event on 18 November where it is going to unveil what's next for the broadcaster. The invite simply says "It's time to set your TV free," with the #SetTVFree as the social hashtag for the event. So what could it mean? Industry... >>

Steam Halloween sale: Grab GTA V, The Witcher 3, Bioshock Infinite and more for cheap

Steam Halloween sale: Grab GTA V, The Witcher 3, Bioshock Infinite and more for cheap

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The Steam sale is an event for gamers that sets the hairs on the back of the neck on end. It's a time of year that signifies the start of many hours ahead to be spent button bashing. And now it's here for Halloween. Luckily the Halloween theme doesn't... >>

What is the Motorola Moto X Force ShatterShield screen and how is it unbreakable?

What is the Motorola Moto X Force ShatterShield screen and how is it unbreakable?

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Motorola has quietly announced a new phone that it claims offers the world's first shatterproof screen. Meet the Moto X Force. Motorola says its new phone's screen is completely unbreakable. The company is so confident in the strength of the display that... >>

OnePlus Icons offers premium sound quality for less

OnePlus Icons offers premium sound quality for less

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OnePlus has moved beyond phones into earphones but is taking its pricing philosophy with it. The OnePlus Icons are aiming to offer high quality sound for a low price. OnePlus announced the Icons at its OnePlus X smartphone launch event. The in-earphones... >>

BBC iPlayer is coming to Apple TV soon

BBC iPlayer is coming to Apple TV soon

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The BBC has announced that, for the first time, it will be bringing its BBC iPlayer to the new Apple TV. The new Apple TV is now available for pre-order and the BBC has tweeted that it will be able to offer iPlayer support. Until now Apple has offered... >>

YouTube Red is now live: What is it and is it worth paying for?

YouTube Red is now live: What is it and is it worth paying for?

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YouTube offers a new service that's more than the current open-to-all video player. It's called YouTube Red. YouTube Red is a paid-for subscription service. Essentially, the service is way for people to pay for ad-free peace when watching YouTube videos.... >>

5 great features the Samsung Galaxy View offers

5 great features the Samsung Galaxy View offers

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Samsung is officially pushing new ground with tablets thanks to its massive Galaxy View. This 18.4-inch tablet isn't something that's been available on the market before but once again Samsung assures us it'll be wanted – just as it did with the first... >>

BeeLine bike compass: Cycling made fun again

BeeLine bike compass: Cycling made fun again

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Since the advent of sat nav, even on bikes, getting anywhere efficiently is no longer an issue. The problem is we've lost our ability to enjoy the journey, and remember it. This is where the BeeLine bike compass spins up to change everything. At it's... >>

Amazon's new Kindle is a bit of all white

Amazon's new Kindle is a bit of all white

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Amazon has revealed a new version of its Kindle with a festive feel just in time for Christmas. Yes, this Kindle is snowy white. Apart from being white the new Kindle is the same as the current black model in terms of specs and offerings. That means the... >>

Free phone use aboard at last, roaming charges officially scrapped

Free phone use aboard at last, roaming charges officially scrapped

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It's been a long time coming but at last the charges for using your phone abroad are being ditched. A ban on data roaming charges will take effect from 15 June 2017, just in time for summer holidays then. The European Parliament has made the ruling that... >>

Drone crash takes down power in hundreds of homes

Drone crash takes down power in hundreds of homes

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If you thought drones were simply an annoying noisy nuisance, you haven't seen the half of it. Now a drone has taken out power in an entire neighbourhood. The LA Times has reported that a drone crashed into wires on a street in Sunset Boulevard, cutting... >>

Real tractor beam shown off moving objects through the air

Real tractor beam shown off moving objects through the air

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The days of using Star Trek images to depict tractor beams are over, the real thing is here. Scientists in Spain have shown off a real, working tractor beam moving objects through the air. The Public University of Navarre has created a sonic tractor beam... >>

EE reveals 5G plans for 1Gbps connection in the UK, and more

EE reveals 5G plans for 1Gbps connection in the UK, and more

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EE has unveiled its plans for a better-connected future in the UK. From working with businesses to enhancing connectivity, EE has high hopes for the UK's future. The company reckons 4G value is estimated at £8.9bn. And it's growing. So there's plenty... >>

Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday'

Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday'

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Garmin has taken its Vivosmart activity tracker line to a new level in the Vivosmart HR. The new tracker, as the name suggests, now offers heart rate measurements. While the older bands were famed for all year battery, this will offer five days for that... >>

AuraVisor makes VR totally wireless and affordable at last

AuraVisor makes VR totally wireless and affordable at last

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AuraVisor has come along to steal the virtual reality crown from the competition by offering totally wireless immersion. The VR headset is a crowd-funded project initially and will sell for £300 when at full price. That gets you 1080p screens, built... >>

Oppo Neo 7 gives you 5MP selfies, 4G and decent design for less

Oppo Neo 7 gives you 5MP selfies, 4G and decent design for less

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Oppo has announced it latest smartphone which is firmly aimed at the affordable end of the market, the Neo 7. The latest phone from the Chinese manufacturer leverages the country's ability to make handsets for really low prices. This isn't a phone that's... >>

Official Fallout Beer you can drink while playing Fallout 4 arrives just in time

Official Fallout Beer you can drink while playing Fallout 4 arrives just in time

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Fallout and beer might be a combination you've tried before, button-bashing away the long gaming hours while staying tipsy-hydrated. But you've never done it with an official beer. Now Bethesda and Carlsberg have teamed up to create a Fallout specific... >>

TalkTalk hack: Everything you need to know

TalkTalk hack: Everything you need to know

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TalkTalk, the phone and broadband provider has been hacked – again. The hack, that occurred on Wednesday 21 October is part of an ongoing issue for TalkTalk as hacking the company has now happened several times. A massive breach also occurred in February.... >>

Sony to integrate YouView into Bravia TVs for 17,000 films and shows

Sony to integrate YouView into Bravia TVs for 17,000 films and shows

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Sony has announced a partnership with TV platform YouView that will put its services in Sony Bravia televisions. The YouView update will be a software rollout that happens over the air on all Bravia televisions that are compatible. This will begin rolling... >>

Sony PS4 to get colour faceplates on 18 November, here are the personalisation options

Sony PS4 to get colour faceplates on 18 November, here are the personalisation options

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Sony has announced that PS4 owners are no longer stuck with one colour of console. It will be releasing a selection of varying coloured faceplates that allow for console customisation. Sony says initially, from 18 November, it will release four plates... >>

This is the all electric Aston Martin RapidE, 1000bhp expected

This is the all electric Aston Martin RapidE, 1000bhp expected

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Aston Martin has officially taken the wraps of its all electric RapidE sports car, and it looks gorgeous. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, speaking to Autocar, said there will initially be a model released with 550bhp but suggested a super sport version... >>

What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

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Magic Leap is the future of augmented reality. It is everything Minority Report style controllers envisaged and more. It is the death of the screen. All those things are pretty big statements but they're all things Magic Leap could represent. With over... >>

Garmin Forerunner 630 is a runner's dream, smarter and more connected than ever

Garmin Forerunner 630 is a runner's dream, smarter and more connected than ever

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Garmin has announced its Forerunner 630 GPS watch as its most cutting-edge running watch yet. The round-faced, colour touchscreen Forerunner 630 boasts more running dynamics than its predecessor and is also smart connected for notifications. Despite its... >>

Sony PS4 500GB console price drops to £300 in UK, €350 in rest of Europe

Sony PS4 500GB console price drops to £300 in UK, €350 in rest of Europe

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Sony has announced a price drop for its PS4 for those buying in the UK and Europe. It will now be priced at £299.99 or €349.99 for the console and a controller. That now puts Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One head-to-head at nearly the same price... >>