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Leef iBridge is the iPhone and iPad gadget you shouldn't leave home without

Leef iBridge is the iPhone and iPad gadget you shouldn't leave home without

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The amount of storage space on a mobile device often sounds extensive when you first buy it, but if you're like us you'll soon fill it - especially if you are a habitual photo or video taker. And that's usually okay for Android phone or tablet owners... >>

See what it's like to plunge 10,000ft to the ground: Incredible GoPro footage is stuff of nightmares

See what it's like to plunge 10,000ft to the ground: Incredible GoPro footage is stuff of nightmares

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You know those dreams you have where you are falling for what seems like a ridiculously long time but invariably wake up before hitting the ground? Now you can find out what it would be like to finish the fall as incredible footage taken from a falling... >>

52 worst Kindle eBook covers ever: You have to see these shockers

52 worst Kindle eBook covers ever: You have to see these shockers

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There is no doubt that technology has improved people's lives no end. And while book lovers have got cause to complain about the advent of eBook readers and eBooks, in terms of diminishing the sales of hardbacks and paperbacks, there's little doubt that... >>

This is the Sony Xperia Z4... probably

This is the Sony Xperia Z4... probably

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A trio of hands-on pictures of what is claimed to be the Sony Xperia Z4 have appeared online. Posted by Greek website In2mobile, the images are off the Sony "E6553" which is listed in the shot showing some of the system details and is apparently the model... >>

LG G4 user experience and exciting feature set revealed in official teaser video

LG G4 user experience and exciting feature set revealed in official teaser video

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While the LG G4 won't make its full debut until the company's 28 April launch event, LG is taking its traditional approach and revealing some of the phone's features ahead of time. A Korean teaser video for the fourth generation of the manufacturer's... >>

Sony buys OnLive to improve PlayStation Now, OnLive subscriptions cut 30 April

Sony buys OnLive to improve PlayStation Now, OnLive subscriptions cut 30 April

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OnLive is dead. Subscribers have until 30 April to play their games on the cloud service and then the shutters will come down. However, the experiment into cloud gaming has not been in vain as Sony has acquired a large percentage of the assets. Sony has... >>

Some new Nintendo Amiibos will come in card form, normal 3DS to get NFC reader too

Some new Nintendo Amiibos will come in card form, normal 3DS to get NFC reader too

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During Nintendo's Direct broadcast yesterday the company revealed that Amiibos in future won't just come in toy figure form. Some Amiibos, such as characters for a forthcoming Animal Crossing game, will also come on "more portable" cards. In all likelihood... >>

What is Adobe Slate and how does it turn every iPad user into a web designer?

What is Adobe Slate and how does it turn every iPad user into a web designer?

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Adobe continues its expansive rollout of tablet and phone applications with Adobe Slate, its latest iPad app that enables any user to present visually rich stories on the internet, with little or no knowledge of programming or creative design. Like... >>

Why vote for the next Prime Minister when you can shoot them in the face with paint instead?

Why vote for the next Prime Minister when you can shoot them in the face with paint instead?

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UKPaintball has provided the ideal antidote to the incessant whitterings of each of the Prime Ministerial candidates in the build up to the UK general election this May. Its website is hosting an online game where you can battle each of them using paint-based... >>

Worried about lack of Ultra-HD content? The Nikon 1 J5 CSC can record in 4K

Worried about lack of Ultra-HD content? The Nikon 1 J5 CSC can record in 4K

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Nikon has updated its entry-level compact system camera line with the Nikon 1 J5, a step up from last year's model with the addition of 4K video recording. The body has also been redesigned a touch, with a 3-inch tiltable touchscreen monitor flipping... >>

O2 Wifi Extra gives you the strongest connection wherever you go, without having to sign in

O2 Wifi Extra gives you the strongest connection wherever you go, without having to sign in

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No sooner had EE announced an incentive for its customers than O2 follows with its own. O2 customers can now access free Wi-Fi throughout the UK without even having to sign in ever. O2 Wifi Extra is the evolution of the network's free Wi-Fi service,... >>

Are you an EE customer? You'll want to pick up your free EE Power Bar then

Are you an EE customer? You'll want to pick up your free EE Power Bar then

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EE is giving a portable smartphone charger to every customer on its UK network. That includes existing and new customers. The EE Power scheme, which will launch in the "coming weeks", will reward customers with an EE Power Bar when they visit any of... >>

What is HTC’s ‘secret weapon’?

What is HTC’s ‘secret weapon’?

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As well as officially announced a new version of the HTC One M8, HTC has teased another product which is causing a lot of chin stroking as to what it might actually be. The company's chief marketing officer Idris Mootee posted three pictures on his Facebook... >>

Casio Edifice EQB-510D continues to blur lines between smart and sexy

Casio Edifice EQB-510D continues to blur lines between smart and sexy

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After success with its connected G-Shock watches, Casio added Bluetooth Smart technology to its Edifice range at the tail end of last year, on the EQB-500 which we finally got to see in the flesh at CES in January. It has now continued that trend with... >>

Original Xbox plans were to give the console away for free

Original Xbox plans were to give the console away for free

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Microsoft originally planned to give away its first Xbox console for free. Or, at least, charge a nominal up-front free. Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning revealed in an interview for GamesIndustry.biz that Microsoft wanted his development team on board... >>

Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past

Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past

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We've seen fingerprint sensors on phones and tablets, and haptic force-feedback technology on prototype devices on our travels, but Microsoft has come up with something quite different. And it could change the way you search online forever. Utilising... >>

This is what it would look like if Star Wars and Final Fantasy collided

This is what it would look like if Star Wars and Final Fantasy collided

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Japanese games publisher Square Enix has a tradition of releasing collectable action figures of not just its own brands, such as Final Fantasy, but also licensed characters from comic books and movies. Now it has lent its unique creative eye to Star Wars... >>

HTC One M9: What are the best deals?

HTC One M9: What are the best deals?

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HTC officially lifted the lid on its latest flagship Android phone during Mobile World Congress, and the handset has now hit the shelves. The HTC One M9 is a 5-inch device with a 1080p display, octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM. It comes... >>

BlackBerry Leap available for pre-order, costs £200 and ships 24 April

BlackBerry Leap available for pre-order, costs £200 and ships 24 April

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BlackBerry has opened its pre-order pages for its latest BlackBerry 10 OS handset. The BlackBerry Leap came as a bit of a surprise during Mobile World Congress in February but garnered a fair amount of attention even though it is aimed at young and start-up... >>

Spotify on PlayStation Music now available for PS4 and PS3: What does it offer?

Spotify on PlayStation Music now available for PS4 and PS3: What does it offer?

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In January it was announced that Sony was finally closing down its Music Unlimited streaming service in favour of partnering with Spotify to launch an all-new solution and here it is. Spotify on PlayStation Music is now available to download and use on... >>

Wow, this is what F1 2015 looks like on PS4 and Xbox One

Wow, this is what F1 2015 looks like on PS4 and Xbox One

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Codemasters has announced that the long wait for a Formula One game on Xbox One and PS4 is soon to be over. Published by Bandai Namco, F1 2015 will be released on the now current generation consoles in June. In addition, the developer and publisher... >>

All change for Channel 4's on demand service: All 4 for iPad explored

All change for Channel 4's on demand service: All 4 for iPad explored

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Channel 4 is making the biggest changes to its on demand offering since launching 4oD almost nine years ago. For a start, the name is being ditched in favour of "All 4" - representing the fact that it will contain catch-up, on demand and live streams... >>

4oD is dead, long live All 4: Channel 4's new on demand service launches 30 March

4oD is dead, long live All 4: Channel 4's new on demand service launches 30 March

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Channel 4 has announced that it will be rebranding its 4oD catch-up and on demand service All 4 from 30 March, with 3G and 4G streaming for iPad and iPhone just one of the new additions added to its feature set, plus a portal will be available for PC... >>

New CBBC game for iOS and Android was designed by a 12-year-old

New CBBC game for iOS and Android was designed by a 12-year-old

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The BBC has released a new game on iPhone, iPad and Android under the CBBC brand that was designed by a 12-year-old. Escargot Escape Artistes was devised by Hampshire resident Alex, who won the CBBC Appsolute Genius competition, and developed by the... >>

PS4 2.50 Yukimura update arrives tomorrow with a sack of changes

PS4 2.50 Yukimura update arrives tomorrow with a sack of changes

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It takes a little longer for Sony to prepare and rollout system updates for its console than Microsoft, but when they do arrive there are always plenty of interesting new features. Tomorrow, 26 March, PS4 owners will get system software 2.50, codenamed... >>