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Microsoft Lumia 650: Windows 10, quality build on a budget

Microsoft Lumia 650: Windows 10, quality build on a budget

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Windows 10 is well and truly upon us and in case you didn't know Microsoft has made a big deal out of its Lumia phones. Plenty have arrived from the top end Lumia 950 to the Lumia 550. The latest edition is the affordable Lumia 650. Windows 10 is here... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7: Cases, accessories, chargers and more

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7: Cases, accessories, chargers and more

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Samsung has taken the rumour mill down in one fell swoop as it unveiled its latest Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. There was even the company's first 360-degree camera. But it didn't stop there, then came the accessories. Smartphone cases are... >>

Garmin Vivoactive HR with GPS and Vivofit 3 are here to make activity tracking smarter

Garmin Vivoactive HR with GPS and Vivofit 3 are here to make activity tracking smarter

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Garmin has unveiled two new additions to its smartwatch and activity tracking range today, the Vivoactive HR and Vivofit 3. The Vivoactive HR is the company's smartwatch that features GPS, activity tracking, notifications and now heart rate monitoring... >>

LG G5 modular battery attachment looks excitingly sleek in Magic Slot photo leak

LG G5 modular battery attachment looks excitingly sleek in Magic Slot photo leak

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The LG G5 is expected to be revealed on Sunday 21 February as a modular smartphone. Now that's all but confirmed as a photo of a battery module for the LG Magic Slot has leaked – and it looks good. Initial leaked photos showed a huge bulge on the back... >>

Diamond geezer: Archos’ affordable Androids pack stunning specs

Diamond geezer: Archos’ affordable Androids pack stunning specs

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Archos appears to be growing into a seriously impressive smartphone manufacturer with top spec handsets for low prices. Watch out OnePlus, the Diamond range is coming for you. Two new smartphones will be shown off by Archos at MWC next week, each at under... >>

LG G5 will feature awesome B&O Play speaker audio, official

LG G5 will feature awesome B&O Play speaker audio, official

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Despite the LG G5 not being revealed fully until Sunday 21 February, the company has officially announced one detail early. The LG G5 will feature B&O Play audio. LG and Bang & Olufsen's B&O Play arm have been working together to create an audio offering... >>

Volvo says goodbye to car keys, use your phone’s Bluetooth to unlock instead

Volvo says goodbye to car keys, use your phone’s Bluetooth to unlock instead

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Volvo is taking steps to become the first car manufacturer to sell a car without a key. You'll still be able to get in using an app and your smartphone's Bluetooth. Volvo says it will begin rolling out cars without keys this year. Should a buyer want... >>

Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G to bring card-free eSIM enabled smartwatches to the UK

Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G to bring card-free eSIM enabled smartwatches to the UK

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Samsung has announced, ahead of MWC, that it will be bringing its 3G enabled eSIM-toting version of the Gear S2 Classic smartwatch to the UK. Not only does this mean a 3G connected smartwatch from Samsung but, more crucially, it's packing the new eSIM... >>

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

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The smart home is growing but, so far, it's been by one product at a time. Motorola wants to change that by offering a complete line of gear instantly drag your home into the future. And it's calling it VerveLife. The Motorola VerveLife is a range of... >>

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

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Electric bikes are growing in number but are still on the fringe of cycling. That could be about to change thanks to the Sondors Thin. Until now electric bikes have been limited to one or two options in major bike shops. They're largely expensive, unattractive... >>

LG unveils new power-efficient sensor to track O2, HR and stress levels, perfect for your next wearable

LG unveils new power-efficient sensor to track O2, HR and stress levels, perfect for your next wearable

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LG Innotek, the research arm of the company, has revealed a new super sensor that's going to enhance biometric data capture. This could be what we'll see in future smartwatches like a new LG Watch Urbane, or future smartphones. The tiny 1mm think sensor... >>

Portal vs Half-Life real world video: Prepare to be gravity gunned away

Portal vs Half-Life real world video: Prepare to be gravity gunned away

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Two of Valve's greatest games have to be Half-Life and Portal. So what better way to combine the two than making a real-world VFX filled video of the two main characters doing battle, over cake? The short film shows what happens when Portal's Chell has... >>

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

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If you're a fan of Star Wars and enjoyed The Force Awakens, you'll likely already have one of Sphero's BB-8 toys or be yearning to get one. Now there's another option, a full scale model of the movie's BB-8 drone you can own. Spin Master is the toy maker... >>

Get a free Chromecast by trying out Spotify Premium

Get a free Chromecast by trying out Spotify Premium

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Spotify has just announced that it will be giving away Google Chromecast devices to users who sign up to its Spotify Premium subscription. According to the music streaming company, Spotify on Chromecast was one of the most requested features by users.... >>

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... >>

Freedom 251: This is 'the world’s cheapest smartphone' at £2.50, and it’s actually good

Freedom 251: This is 'the world’s cheapest smartphone' at £2.50, and it’s actually good

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The claimed "world's cheapest smartphone" has been unveiled by Ringing Bells as the Freedom 251. The company says the phone is under 500 rupees which is £5, but Indian media claims it'll actually be just 251 rupees, which is about £2.50. Shockingly... >>

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S7 video shows real world use

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S7 video shows real world use

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to be officially revealed in just a few days at MWC on 21 February. The company almost got away with keeping videos of it a secret, until now. A Samsung insider has leaked a video of the Galaxy S7 in use to Android Authority.... >>

Pong was made for the Apple Watch, say goodbye to your battery life

Pong was made for the Apple Watch, say goodbye to your battery life

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Apple is all about minimalist design so what better game to put on its super simple Apple Watch than Pong? Pong was one of the first games ever to go mainstream meaning its basic. As such it certainly fits in the minimal design format with its white ball... >>

Huawei P9 flagship leaks, joining the dual-camera revolution

Huawei P9 flagship leaks, joining the dual-camera revolution

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The latest Huawei flagship smartphone has leaked and it not only looks fantastic but should be packing some bleeding edge tech too. Despite being a more affordable handset option, it looks like Huawei's next flagship will still push the boundaries of... >>

Store 360TB on a coin-sized quartz, for 14 billion years, thanks to 5D lasers

Store 360TB on a coin-sized quartz, for 14 billion years, thanks to 5D lasers

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Superman's parents got it right when they stored all of his home planet Krypton's history on a crystal. Now us earthlings are catching up thanks to a breakthrough that uses five dimensional laser writing on nanostructured glass. The breakthrough was made... >>

LG G5 photos leaked from the wild to reveal metal unibody build

LG G5 photos leaked from the wild to reveal metal unibody build

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Some of the most convincing and clear photos of the LG G5 flagship smartphone so far have leaked revealing a metal build and a rather lumpy design. LG is expected the reveal the G5 at Mobile World Congress on 21 February. Despite LG actually teasing the... >>

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

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Chairs are one of the last things we imagined would become smart, yet Nissan has seen a way to make it so. Inspired by the technology in it self-parking cars Nissan has applied the intelligence to chairs. What may have started as a marketing stunt has... >>

3D printed body parts are here: Jaw dropping? Print a new one

3D printed body parts are here: Jaw dropping? Print a new one

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Science is moving so fast it may soon be able to replace human body parts by simply printing them. Eventually that process will even mean printing directly into the body. For now a big step has been made with 3D printed body parts. The breakthrough has... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could smash world records with 6GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could smash world records with 6GB of RAM

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Samsung hasn't even announced its flagship Galaxy S7 yet and already rumours for the Note 6 are beginning to fly. This smartphone isn't expected to launch until later in the year. The early rumours come from Chinese blog site Weibo. The source isn't clear... >>

What's new in the latest Marshmallow Samsung Galaxy edge screen update?

What's new in the latest Marshmallow Samsung Galaxy edge screen update?

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Samsung has announced the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its Galaxy S6 edge and with it comes something new. The edge Screen has been given an update that makes it more useful than ever. The edge screen, built on an open SDK, allows for both Samsung... >>