Archive for Luke Edwards

Three new BlackBerry smartphones leaked: Slider, Oslo and Porsche Design

Three new BlackBerry smartphones leaked: Slider, Oslo and Porsche Design

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BlackBerry already teased a slider smartphone from MWC last month and now leaks have revealed it alongside two other smartphones. The BlackBerry Slider or Venice, a successor to the current Passport called Oslo, plus a new Porsche Design Blackberry have... >>

Darpa’s Exacto self-steering bullet makes anyone as accurate as a sniper

Darpa’s Exacto self-steering bullet makes anyone as accurate as a sniper

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Darpa has been at it again, making killing machines even easier to use. Now it's created a self-steering bullet that can turn anyone into a sniper. The Exacto programme, which stands for Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, has created the self-steering... >>

Fonkraft: Modular smartphone with 4,100mAh battery, 20MP camera, 192kHz audio and more is here

Fonkraft: Modular smartphone with 4,100mAh battery, 20MP camera, 192kHz audio and more is here

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Fonkraft is the world's first crowd-funded modular smartphone and it's out to impress. Unlike Google's Project Ara this is something everyone can actually buy. Plus it's crowd funded so you can get some impressive specs for very little money. The basic... >>

LG Watch Urbane available now as most expensive Android Wear device yet

LG Watch Urbane available now as most expensive Android Wear device yet

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On the day LG is supposed to announce its G4 smartphone officially, its Watch Urbane has become available. The LG Watch Urbane is listed on Google Play at more than any other Android Wear device. The LG Watch Urbane price is £259 on Google Play. It is... >>

LG G4: What's the story so far?

LG G4: What's the story so far?

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LG has been consistently improving its flagship smartphones over the last few years with its popular G2 and G3 handsets, so there's plenty of expectation swirling around about the LG G4. LG's biggest rivals - HTC and Samsung - revealed their new flagships... >>

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

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The future of driving appears to be electric, with Formula E in full effect, supercars adopting hybrid drive systems and range getting further all the time. Fuel powered engines may have their days numbered. But is it time to make the change to electric?... >>

LG G4 pricing leaks, cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S6

LG G4 pricing leaks, cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S6

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The LG G4 smartphone is set to launch at an event tomorrow and pricing is beginning to leak. The LG G4 will be the flagship smartphone for LG but should still manage to undercut some of the top handsets of the competition, if leaks are correct. The leaked... >>

Apple Watch damage gallery: Here are photos of already broken Apple Watches

Apple Watch damage gallery: Here are photos of already broken Apple Watches

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Apple began dishing out its much-anticipated Watch on Friday 24 April. It's been on the wrists of wearers for one weekend and already photos of broken models are appearing online. The Apple Watch comes in three variants and so far we've seen photos of... >>

Apple works with Pebble to fix apps being rejected for mentioning Pebble in the code

Apple works with Pebble to fix apps being rejected for mentioning Pebble in the code

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UPDATE: Pebble has released a statement saying it's working with Apple to fix the issue and has not been banned.  The full statement reads: "Still a work-in-progress, but we're working with Apple to clear up any misunderstandings to make sure rejections... >>

These are the only places you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch today to walk away with

These are the only places you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch today to walk away with

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If you thought you could walk into an Apple Store from today and walk out sporting an Apple Watch, think again. But that isn't to say there aren't a few shops on the planet that will let this happen. Apple has already announced it will let customers... >>

Android found taking a leak on Apple logo in Google Maps

Android found taking a leak on Apple logo in Google Maps

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The usually cute Android character has been spotted on Google Maps micturating on the Apple logo. The urinating Android was spotted by a friend of Team Android who pointed out this picture appears both in the desktop Google Maps as well as on mobile.... >>

James Bond prefers Samsung to Sony, but may use Xperia Z4 in Spectre for $5 million

James Bond prefers Samsung to Sony, but may use Xperia Z4 in Spectre for $5 million

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The next James Bond film may feature a Sony Xperia Z4, but only because James Bond actor Daniel Craig is getting paid to pretend he likes it. According to leaked Sony emails found on Wikileaks, both Bond actor Daniel Craig and Spectre director Sam Mendes... >>

Marvel and Telltale Games announce team-up for 2017 game

Marvel and Telltale Games announce team-up for 2017 game

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Marvel will team-up with Telltale Games, famed for its Walking Dead and Game of Thrones titles, to create a game series that will appear in 2017. The gaming series is set to appear on both PCs and consoles in 2017 but it's unclear what it will be. The... >>

Apple Watch teardown: Could measure your blood oxygen, battery loses to Android Wear and more

Apple Watch teardown: Could measure your blood oxygen, battery loses to Android Wear and more

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The Apple Watch has been sliced and diced by iFixit which has given the smartwatch its teardown treatment. The results reveal an oxygen sensor that's not used, a battery that can't compete with Android Wear, and more. The iFixit teardown revealed that... >>

Next Samsung Gear smartwatch will be round, OS teased by Samsung

Next Samsung Gear smartwatch will be round, OS teased by Samsung

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Samsung has officially dangled a glance at its next Gear smartwatch and it's going to be round. Samsung announced the launch of a new SDK on its website with a link for developers who want to apply to get involved. But rather than just words it also teased... >>

Ford Go!Drive car sharing: Super affordable motor equivalent of 'Boris bikes' (hands-on)

Ford Go!Drive car sharing: Super affordable motor equivalent of 'Boris bikes' (hands-on)

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Ford now lets Londoners use its cars on a casual basis. Anyone can walk up to a Go!Drive Ford car, use the registered app to unlock and drive away, leaving it at any other bay they want. Just like the "Boris bikes" work, but without the worry of rain.... >>

Asus announces £120 sports fitness VivoWatch with whopping 10-day battery, due May

Asus announces £120 sports fitness VivoWatch with whopping 10-day battery, due May

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Asus has already impressed with its sleek ZenWatch and it's not stopping there. The new Asus VivoWatch takes on sporting needs while offering another attractive design and impressive 10-day battery. Most smartwatches these days will last two days, if... >>

LG G4 video unveils LG 4.0 UX features: Quick Shot camera, Ringtone ID and more

LG G4 video unveils LG 4.0 UX features: Quick Shot camera, Ringtone ID and more

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LG certainly isn't saving much for the big unveil of its G4 smartphone on 29 April with video teasers being released regularly. The latest shows off some LG 4.0 UX features. The LG 4.0 UX is the new interface that will be skinned over the top of Android... >>

Elephone dual-boot Android 5.0 and Windows 10 smartphone packs 4GB RAM and 2K screen

Elephone dual-boot Android 5.0 and Windows 10 smartphone packs 4GB RAM and 2K screen

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A new smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Elephone will come with both Android 5.0 Lollipop and Windows 10 dual-boot and pack some impressive specs. The smartphone will come from a manufacturer with a history of making handsets available to the UK and... >>

Hoover Wizard lets you control your entire smart kitchen from your phone and PC

Hoover Wizard lets you control your entire smart kitchen from your phone and PC

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Hoover has unleashed its new Wizard range of smart kitchen appliances to let you control it all from your smartphone. Long gone are the days of Hoover just making vacuum cleaners, it's got its sights set on the kitchen now. The Wizard range is Wi-Fi controlled... >>

Bezel-free Oppo R7 should appear on 20 May with R7 Plus, as world's thinnest phone

Bezel-free Oppo R7 should appear on 20 May with R7 Plus, as world's thinnest phone

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Oppo has already had its new R7 leaked several times to show off the near bezel-free display and super thin form. Now the rumour mill has more details including a 20 May unveil date and another R7 plus handset. According to Chinese sources of The Binary... >>

Microsoft Band update tracks your cycling using Strava and offers more Health options

Microsoft Band update tracks your cycling using Strava and offers more Health options

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The Microsoft Band is packed with hardware potential and it looks like Microsoft wants to use that by keeping the software updated. It's announced an update that will make cycle tracking possible. The latest Microsoft Band update will allow wearers to... >>

'Game over man!' Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe confirmed for GTA drama

'Game over man!' Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe confirmed for GTA drama

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The much anticipated BBC documentary drama about Grand Theft Auto has Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe confirmed as stars. The working title for the documentary is "Game Changer". Bill Paxton, of eighties action film fame including Aliens, will star as... >>

Garmin VIRB XE: Extreme video and data in one package (hands-on)

Garmin VIRB XE: Extreme video and data in one package (hands-on)

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Garmin has unveiled its latest action camera in the VIRB X and top-end VIRB XE. It's a world apart from its first VIRB and aims to take on GoPro for the top spot in the action cameras market. But how can Garmin top GoPro? It's all about sensors. Data... >>

Tesla to unveil new super batteries at 30 April event: Time to go off grid?

Tesla to unveil new super batteries at 30 April event: Time to go off grid?

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Tesla head honcho Elon Musk announced on twitter that he'd be unveiling new products at a 30 April event. It appears these will be next generation batteries. Jeff Evanson, Tesla investor relations, says we can expect to see a pair of new batteries unveiled... >>