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Polar offers its first optical hear rate monitor in A360 fitness tracker

Polar offers its first optical hear rate monitor in A360 fitness tracker

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Polar is well known for sticking to its chest straps when it comes to heart rate monitoring. But it appears to have changed its mind and now offers optical heart rate monitoring in its new A360 fitness tracker. The Polar A360 comes with a colour display... >>

Libratone goes multi-room with new Zipp wireless speakers

Libratone goes multi-room with new Zipp wireless speakers

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Libratone has unveiled a new line of its Zipp speakers which are designed to support multi-room listening via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The new system, dubbed SoundSpaces, wants to offer more than traditional multi-room offerings from the likes of Sonos.... >>

Happy 30th birthday NES: These are the weirdest Nintendo games and products ever unleashed

Happy 30th birthday NES: These are the weirdest Nintendo games and products ever unleashed

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The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, has hit the ripe old age of 30 today. Happy birthday NES. Now, as is traditional with any birthday, the aging centre of attention needs to be embarrassed by its past. Nintendo has had plenty of success over the... >>

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

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Music streaming has really taken off over the last couple of years, even more so in the last 12 months. There are a huge number of services available delivering all-you-can-eat tracks that are accessible to all.  Probably the most famous of the legal... >>

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

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Every year Hyundai and Kia hold their R&D Idea Festival. This is where engineers have the opportunity to create what they see as the future of vehicles. This year ten entries made it to the final presentation stage after just six months of development... >>

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

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Boeing, in search of lighter materials for its planes, has come up with the world's lightest metal. The Microlattice is not only the lightest metal ever made but has also broken records for strength. The idea is to one-day use this material in planes... >>

Is cinema moving to YouTube? Paramount Vault YouTube channel offers free movies

Is cinema moving to YouTube? Paramount Vault YouTube channel offers free movies

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Paramount, one of the biggest studios in Hollywood, has started a YouTube channel with free movies. The Paramount Vault is a free to view YouTube channel with hundreds of movies available to stream at the click of the play button. These are sectioned... >>

Swytch app lets you have more than one phone number with your single SIM

Swytch app lets you have more than one phone number with your single SIM

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Swytch wants to let anybody have multiple phone lines all through one smartphone. It does this with its app that means with one SIM a phone can support many UK numbers. The Swytch app is the hub for up to five numbers with all calls made and taken over... >>

Harry Potter books get new animated life for Apple iBooks Store release

Harry Potter books get new animated life for Apple iBooks Store release

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If you've not read Harry Potter or simply need an excuse to do it again, the new Apple iBooks Store release of the series could be perfect for you. Apple has announced that the entire seven book Harry Potter series will be released in the iBooks Store... >>

Light L16 Camera wants to beat DSLR with its 16 lenses and 52-megapixel shots

Light L16 Camera wants to beat DSLR with its 16 lenses and 52-megapixel shots

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Light is a photography company that was founded to make photography better and it may just do that with its L16 Camera. The Light L16 Camera was designed to battle the trade-off between a large DSLR for quality and compact camera for portability. It purports... >>

Spectre x2 is HP's thinnest 2-in-1 ever and it's powerful too

Spectre x2 is HP's thinnest 2-in-1 ever and it's powerful too

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Following Microsoft's big unveil of its Windows 10 hardware last night, HP has held an event to reveal its new offerings. One of these is a new Spectre x2 laptop that converts into a tablet. The Spectre x2 is the thinnest 2-in-1 convertible PC the company... >>

Windows 10 smartphones: Is your Lumia getting the upgrade?

Windows 10 smartphones: Is your Lumia getting the upgrade?

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Windows has now released its latest OS in Windows 10. But it's held off on the mobile version for now. Microsoft has now detailed which smartphones will be getting the new Windows 10 update later in the year.   Windows 10 for Lumia smartphones will... >>

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display: What's the difference?

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Microsoft says that its first ever laptop, the Surface Book, is the most powerful 13-inch laptop ever made. Apple may have something to say about that. The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display is the company's most powerful laptop creation, aimed at... >>

Microsoft Surface Book vs Surface Pro 4: What’s the difference?

Microsoft Surface Book vs Surface Pro 4: What’s the difference?

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Microsoft has unveiled its latest weapons in the war of mobile computing, the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book. The Surface Pro 4 is a tablet with keyboard attachment while the Surface Book is a laptop with detachable keyboard. Yup, they do sound like... >>

Microsoft Surface Book: Everything you need to know about the world's fastest laptop

Microsoft Surface Book: Everything you need to know about the world's fastest laptop

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Microsoft has unveiled it's first ever laptop built by the company, the Surface Book. Microsoft say this is the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made and is twice as fast as the MacBook Pro. But it's about more than power, it's more than a laptop, the screen... >>

Microsoft Lumia 550 official: What's the story?

Microsoft Lumia 550 official: What's the story?

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Microsoft has taken to the stage at its October 2015 launch event to unveil a wide range of Windows 10 hardware. We've seen the launch of the new Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones, buy they are joined by a more affordable entry-level handset, the Lumia... >>

Microsoft Band 2 revealed: Here's everything you need to know

Microsoft Band 2 revealed: Here's everything you need to know

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Microsoft has announced a new version of its fitness tracker during a special launch event in New York. Called simply Microsoft Band again, the new device has several new features and a different design. There are also new sensors and better integration... >>

Microsoft HoloLens gets $3,000 price and Project X-Ray mixed reality game revealed

Microsoft HoloLens gets $3,000 price and Project X-Ray mixed reality game revealed

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Microsoft has revealed a new development for its augmented reality HoloLens headset. It has also revealed a price tag for the headset, and it's not cheap at $3,000. But it is due in the first quarter of 2016, so you've got time to start saving. Microsoft... >>

BlackBerry Priv leaks: 64-bit chip capable of 4K video using 18MP camera

BlackBerry Priv leaks: 64-bit chip capable of 4K video using 18MP camera

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The new BlackBerry Priv, the now regularly leaked Android slider, has had arguably the biggest reveal yet. Specs including chip type, software abilities and more have appeared online. The BlackBerry Priv leak has appeared on the n4bb website which has... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Standard vs Advanced vs Professional : What’s the difference?

DJI Phantom 3 Standard vs Advanced vs Professional : What’s the difference?

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DJI drones are some of the best known available right now, they're also some of the best full stop. The Phantom series are now in their third generation and have split off into three levels. But which is right for you? The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is the... >>

How to watch the Microsoft October 2015 launch event

How to watch the Microsoft October 2015 launch event

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On Tuesday 6 October Microsoft is holding an event where it is expected to reveal a host of new hardware, as well as marking the official launch of Windows 10 for Mobile. Microsoft will be pushing its Windows 10 platform hard, showing how seamless it... >>

This is the Roku 4, bringing 4K UHD and a remote that can't be lost

This is the Roku 4, bringing 4K UHD and a remote that can't be lost

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The Roku 4 has been unveiled and as the name suggests it'll be packing 4K video playback. Another new feature is a remote that should never be lost down the back of the sofa again. The Roku 4 remote can let you know where it is at the touch of a button... >>

Logi Circle: Smart filtering video camera could get addictive

Logi Circle: Smart filtering video camera could get addictive

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Logi, formerly Logitech, has unveiled its latest offering for the home in its Circle camera. This smarthome camera is meant for more than simple security. It connects to your phone over the airwaves to show you live video or auto edited clips and more.... >>

IMAX with Laser: Transporting you to childlike awe

IMAX with Laser: Transporting you to childlike awe

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The famed bastion of immersive cinema, IMAX, has shown off its first UK laser system at The Empire cinema in Leicester Square. We went along for a full demo and screening to see if this is the future of cinema. Short answer: it is. The new IMAX with... >>

Nest Weave makes Yale Linus smartphone controlled lock possible

Nest Weave makes Yale Linus smartphone controlled lock possible

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Nest has announced that as part of its Works with Nest system a new protocol will be introduced that makes everything more smart and secure. Enter the smart Linus lock from Yale that you can control with your smartphone. Nest Weave is the new system that... >>