Archive for Max Langridge

Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range

Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range

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German car manufacturer Audi has partnered up with Alta Devices, a subsidiary of Chinese solar-cell producer, Hanergy, to develop a thin solar film layer to be installed in car roofs. Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on... >>

LG V30+ name and logo confirmed, may only offer minor upgrades

LG V30+ name and logo confirmed, may only offer minor upgrades

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As soon as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch is out the way this evening, all eyes will be turning to LG's press conference at IFA on 31 August. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know LG V30 Plus confirmed, released at same time... >>

Meizu announces M6 Note smartphone with dual-lens camera

Meizu announces M6 Note smartphone with dual-lens camera

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has released the M6 Note, a phone that on paper looks like it will will be a more wallet-friendly version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Meizu Pro 6 Plus review: A true alternative flagship?  The M6 Note represents... >>

Motorola Moto X4: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto X4: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Motorola is set to have five phone ranges on shelves before the end of 2017 according to a leak of a company presentation slide. We've already seen the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, as well as the Moto Z2 Play and Moto Z2 Force, but there looks to be a return... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.Big technology and car companies tare all too... >>

Alexa now knows everything about Formula 1

Alexa now knows everything about Formula 1

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Amazon's Alexa smart assistant has recently been updated with an encyclopedic knowledge of Formula 1, and so will be able to answer any questions you may have. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible? The built-in functionality... >>

These Apple iPhone 8 parts further confirm all-screen front

These Apple iPhone 8 parts further confirm all-screen front

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Just when you thought we couldn't see any new images of the iPhone 8 amongst the swaithe of renders and leaked photos, some images purporting to be genuine parts further prove it will have an all-screen front panel. Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get exclusive run of Snapdragon 845, possible module design

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get exclusive run of Snapdragon 845, possible module design

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Samsung is rumoured to be at it again, just like it managed obtained exclusive 'first dibs' on the Snapdragon 835 processor this year, the S9 is expected to be the first to use the next-generation Snapdragon 845 processor as well. Samsung Galaxy S9: What's... >>

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2017: Assassin's Creed Origins, FIFA 18, Star Wars and more

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2017: Assassin's Creed Origins, FIFA 18, Star Wars and more

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This week, the games industry meet en masse in Cologne for the biggest European videogames show, Gamescom.And that means there are plenty of new games trailers released online that you won't have seen before.All of the biggest games for the rest... >>

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant now rolling out to 200 countries worldwide

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant now rolling out to 200 countries worldwide

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Samsung has announced that it's very own Bixby voice assistant is now rolling out to 200 countries worldwide. The assistant currently only supports US English and Korean languages, so there may be a few language barriers to overcome, but it's welcome... >>

Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in

Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in

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It seems Google is ramping up its hardware efforts. Following the news that the company is working on a new Chromebook Pixel and a smaller version of the Google Home smart speaker - along with two new Pixel phones of course, fresh evidence suggests a... >>

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

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Word on the grapevine says that Google will have more than just two new Pixel phones to unveil at its hardware event, expected to take place in October. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know Android Police has... >>

These hands-on pics show the Motorola Moto X4 in the incredibly shiny flesh

These hands-on pics show the Motorola Moto X4 in the incredibly shiny flesh

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We're expecting Motorola to officially unveil the Moto X4 smartphone next week at IFA. The only reason is to the phone in the flesh, as we know practically everything there is to know about it thanks to a leak from Android Authority near the start of... >>

Nokia 9 with big-screen display could be Nokia's second flagship device

Nokia 9 with big-screen display could be Nokia's second flagship device

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The Nokia 8 has only just been launched and, on paper at least, looks set to be a terrific smartphone. However, some may take issue with the screen size. At 5.3-inches, it doesn't exactly keep up with the recent trend of big-screen smartphones. Nokia... >>

VW revives the iconic camper van design with I.D. Buzz, goes on sale in 2022

VW revives the iconic camper van design with I.D. Buzz, goes on sale in 2022

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Volkswagen has confirmed it will put its I.D. Buzz bus concept electric vehicle into full commercial production. The eight-seater vehicle will go on sale in the US, Europe and China in 2022. Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will... >>

Sonos speakers with built-in voice control coming soon

Sonos speakers with built-in voice control coming soon

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Sonos has previously confirmed that it would be integrating Amazon Alexa into its wireless multi-room speakers by way of the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. Now though, it seems the Boston-based speaker company plans to built voice control directly into the... >>

Microsoft announces limited edition Minecraft and Shadow of War Xbox One S consoles

Microsoft announces limited edition Minecraft and Shadow of War Xbox One S consoles

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While the Xbox One X and the One X Project Scorpio Edition may have stolen most of the headlines from Xbox's Gamescom press conference, Microsoft has also shown some love to the Xbox One S, and Minecraft fans will be particularly pleased Xbox One X pre-order... >>

Spotify Free users can now control their music through Google Home

Spotify Free users can now control their music through Google Home

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Spotify has announced that users who subscribe to the free tier of the music streaming service, can now play their songs through the Google Home speaker, complete with voice commands What is Google Home, how does it work and when can you buy it? Voice... >>

Amazon Alexa comes to EE TV for voice-controlled channel hopping

Amazon Alexa comes to EE TV for voice-controlled channel hopping

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If you own an EE TV set-top box, you can now ask Alexa for information on what programmes are on, and even set recordings. The integration of Alexa marks the first time it has been done on a set-top box in the UK. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what... >>

Apple Watch 3 should show its face alongside new iPhone lineup in September

Apple Watch 3 should show its face alongside new iPhone lineup in September

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Chinese news outlet The Economic Daily Times has said that Taiwanese-based Quanta Computing, the manufacturer of MacBooks and the Apple Watch, has ramped up production of the third-generation smartwatch in preparation for launch later this year. Apple... >>

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunning

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunning

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Just two weeks before its official unveiling, an image of the LG V30 has leaked online via reliable tipster Evan Blass. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know The image, posted to his Twitter account, shows the V30 from all sides... >>

Most popular pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Most popular pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

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Millions of photos are uploaded to social media sites every single day. Whether it be pics of your holiday, a newborn baby or a night out with mates, our insatiable desire to share what we get up to is stronger than ever.It's the same with celebrities.... >>

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

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Some images purporting to be the rear panel of the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ1 have appeared on Chinese site Weibo. The rear panels are distinctly different from the Xperia shells we saw leaked last week, which now transpire to be from the XZ1 Compact.... >>

Huawei Mate 10 looks stunning in this leaked render

Huawei Mate 10 looks stunning in this leaked render

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Huawei has always produced phones that comfortably rival the flagships from Apple, Samsung, LG and Sony. The Mate 10 looks set to be no different if this leaked render on Chinese site Weibo is anything to go by. Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?... >>

Google Pixel 2 to be made by HTC, will borrow the U11's squeezable sides

Google Pixel 2 to be made by HTC, will borrow the U11's squeezable sides

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It has been rumoured for some time that the two new Pixel devices will be made by different manufacturers. The smaller Pixel was thought to be made by HTC and that has now been confirmed after it has appeared on the US FCC. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL... >>

Wiser smart heating makes it easy to control your central heating room-by-room

Wiser smart heating makes it easy to control your central heating room-by-room

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Wiser is a completely new brand from British heating company Drayton, which itself is part of Schneider Electric. The new Wiser system has been designed to make controlling the radiators in your home easy, with the overall goal to save you money. Best... >>

Qualcomm reveals its next-generation camera modules and depth-sensing image tech

Qualcomm reveals its next-generation camera modules and depth-sensing image tech

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Qualcomm has revealed details about its camera processing technology and some new camera modules, for smartphones and VR headsets, that will arrive alongside the next flagship Snapdragon processor platform for Android smartphones. LG and Qualcomm are... >>

Motorola VerveCam+ is a compact action cam with live streaming

Motorola VerveCam+ is a compact action cam with live streaming

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Motorola has taken the wraps off the VerveCam+, its first action camera to be sold in the UK. It's been designed to go anywhere with you, whether it be in the water, on ski slopes or climbing rocks and comes with a range of mounting accessories to leave... >>

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro leak reveals swim tracking and offline Spotify support

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro leak reveals swim tracking and offline Spotify support

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Samsung is said to be unveiling more than just the Galaxy Note 8 at its 23 August event in New York. Reliable leaker Evan Blass has obtained information to suggest the South Korean tech giant will unveil a new Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker too. Samsung... >>

Segway KickScooter launches Ninebot electric scooters for speedy commuting

Segway KickScooter launches Ninebot electric scooters for speedy commuting

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Segway, the masters of personal transportation devices, have released a new Ninebot series of scooters, as part of its Segway KickScooter arm. There are two scooters in the series; the ES1 and ES2, with the latter offering a higher top speed and a more... >>

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7SE headphones improve upon an already accomplished formula

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7SE headphones improve upon an already accomplished formula

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Audio Technica has announced the ATH-MSR7E, a Special Edition version of the five star ATH-MSR7. The new model doesn't just come with a new visually stunning navy and gold colour finish, but an improved sound too. Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 review: Neutral... >>

Uber will now let you tip your driver for good service

Uber will now let you tip your driver for good service

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Following a rollout in the US, and complaints from some UK-based drivers, Uber is adding in-app tipping to the ride-hailing service in the UK. The new feature will go live from tomorrow, 15 August. What is Uber and how does it work? While it won't be... >>

LG V30 UX revealed ahead of launch, second screen confirmed

LG V30 UX revealed ahead of launch, second screen confirmed

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LG will unveil the V30 smartphone at IFA in two weeks time, but before the big reveal, the company is drip-feeding information about it. The latest snippet of info relates to the user interface, with LG saying the V30 will come with the very latest UX... >>

Full Motorola X4 specs and press images leak ahead of launch

Full Motorola X4 specs and press images leak ahead of launch

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We've known for some time that Motorola would be releasing a new X-series smartphone sometime this year thanks to a leaked presentation slide. Evan Blass then shared the name Moto X4, which is what we've been using to refer to the upcoming smartphone.... >>

How to use the Asos app to find the right clothes from photos

How to use the Asos app to find the right clothes from photos

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Fashion retail giant Asos has released an update for its mobile app that will let you search for clothes using photos. If you've ever been out and either seen something on the rails in a shop, or someone wearing a t-shirt or pair of trousers that you... >>

Apple iPhone 8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos

Apple iPhone 8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos

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The iPhone turns 10 this year and to commemorate the occasion, industry analysts are expecting Apple to release not the usual two, but three iPhones. We're expecting there to be the regular 'S' incremental updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8's dual camera confirmed in leaked pic

Samsung Galaxy Note 8's dual camera confirmed in leaked pic

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 phablet has been long-rumoured to come with a dual camera, the first for a Samsung smartphone. Now it appears to have been confirmed in a leaked picture from usually reliable leaker Evan Blass. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date,... >>

London Underground to have full 4G mobile network coverage within two years

London Underground to have full 4G mobile network coverage within two years

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to bring full 4G network coverage to the London Underground, meaning passengers can call, text, Instagram, Snapchat and more on their phones whilst travelling beneath the capital.The plan is to have full coverage in... >>

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 may be a completely bezel-free phone

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 may be a completely bezel-free phone

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With so much attention being given to the screens of the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 and LG G6, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi was actually one of the first to produce a bezel-less phone in the Mi Mix. Xiaomi... >>

Samsung will be streaming a live Coldplay concert in VR

Samsung will be streaming a live Coldplay concert in VR

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If you're a Coldplay fan, but haven't been able to get tickets to any of the concerts on the "A Head Full of Dreams" worldwide tour, then Samsung could be your saviour. Samsung Gear VR Consumer Edition review: The stepping-stone to Oculus proper The company... >>

LG says V30 will have the "world's clearest smartphone camera lens"

LG says V30 will have the "world's clearest smartphone camera lens"

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LG has revealed details about the camera on the upcoming V30 smartphone ahead of its official unveiling on 31 August at the IFA trade show in Berlin. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know The South Korean company says the V30 will... >>

Ricoh announces Theta SC Hatsune Miku limited edition

Ricoh announces Theta SC Hatsune Miku limited edition

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Ricoh has launched a limited edition version of its Theta SC 360-degree camera featuring Japanese pop sensation Hatsune Miku, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the character. Ricoh's 360-degree camera lineup adds the £250 Theta SC Hatsune Miku is... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

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Some images purporting to be the Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact have appeared online on Chinese site Digi-wo, and picked up by Slashgear. We haven't heard too much about the phones so far, other than the alleged XZ1 appearing on Geekbench. Sony could... >>

Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 50 speakers are £20,000 of Danish audio heaven

Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 50 speakers are £20,000 of Danish audio heaven

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Danish speaker manufacturer Bang & Olufsen has announced the BeoLab 50 floorstanding speakers, that borrow technology from the company's flagship BeoLab 90. The latter being produced for the company's 90th birthday. The BeoLab 50 was also developed to... >>

Students, get a free pair of Beats headphones with an iPad Pro or Mac

Students, get a free pair of Beats headphones with an iPad Pro or Mac

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It's back to school season, and Apple is feeling generous towards current and prospective university students. As of today, Apple is giving students who buy select Mac and iPads either from an Apple Store or online, a free pair of Beats headphones. Best... >>

Sky Store coming to LG TVs with the very latest film and TV shows

Sky Store coming to LG TVs with the very latest film and TV shows

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LG has announced it will soon be rolling out an update that will add Sky Store as an exclusive feature to its TVs running webOS 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5. Sky Store lets you buy and rent films and TV shows available through Sky, and receive a physical copy... >>

Tile Style and Tile Sport Bluetooth trackers have double the range and Alexa smarts

Tile Style and Tile Sport Bluetooth trackers have double the range and Alexa smarts

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Tile, the company behind the compact Bluetooth trackers that help you find your misplaced keys and wallets, have introduced the Pro Series, with some notable improvements over the current range. Never lose your keys again Land Rover owners, Tile just... >>

Fossil's latest Android Wear smartwatches are now available for pre-order

Fossil's latest Android Wear smartwatches are now available for pre-order

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Fossil's third-generation smartwatches, the Q Explorist and Q Venture are now available to pre-order. The two watches were announced at Baselworld back in March and will come running Android Wear 2.0. Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids,... >>

Best Raspberry Pi cases: Protect your tiny supercomputer

Best Raspberry Pi cases: Protect your tiny supercomputer

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The Raspberry Pi is a marvel of modern computing. The English made device packs some seriously impressive specs onto a board and even gives you change from £40. But where costs have been saved is in protection.If you don't have a case on your Raspberry... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could feature an embedded fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could feature an embedded fingerprint sensor

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Samsung hasn't even released the Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S9, but already we're hearing rumours about next year's Galaxy Note 9. It all revolves around an embedded fingerprint sensor, a touchy subject for both Samsung and Apple right now. Samsung Galaxy... >>