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Seer: The augmented reality helmet that makes you feel like Iron Man

Seer: The augmented reality helmet that makes you feel like Iron Man

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We've just got as close as possible to experiencing what it must be like to be Tony Stark in his Iron Man suit thanks to a new augmented reality headset due out later this year.  You see, we've just been trying out Seer, a new low-tech augmented reality... >>

LG WebOS 2.0 explored: What's new?

LG WebOS 2.0 explored: What's new?

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LG has announced a new version of its WebOS operating system will grace its 2015 line of televisions bringing with it a host of new improvements and enhancements over the current offering. We've been playing with the new features to see what difference... >>

Guess Connect smartwatch delivers notifications, voice controls and style

Guess Connect smartwatch delivers notifications, voice controls and style

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There's no avoiding the tech juggernaut rampaging across our wrists and Guess is one of the first fashion companies to announce a smartwatch of its own. With Guess Connect, at least, you can get your notifications with style. Guess Connect has come about... >>

HTC Desire 826: UltraPixel comes to the front of HTC's affordable monster (hands-on)

HTC Desire 826: UltraPixel comes to the front of HTC's affordable monster (hands-on)

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We might not have even got the HTC Desire 820 in the UK, but that hasn't stopped HTC announcing the Desire 826 at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, as it makes a quick-step change through one of its most popular devices in Asia. The previous model was launched in... >>

Logitech UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker: bigger scale, bigger sound

Logitech UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker: bigger scale, bigger sound

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Logitech has launched a bigger version of its popular UE Boom Bluetooth speaker at CES in Las Vegas. Dubbed the UE Megaboom, the giant sized version of the original speaker features the same design as the original model but is now around twice the size.... >>

Walkman ZX2: Sony brings back the Walkman, ready for high-resolution audio

Walkman ZX2: Sony brings back the Walkman, ready for high-resolution audio

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No it's not 1988, but that hasn't stopped Sony bringing back the Walkman brand, and in particular a Walkman for music fans keen to keep the audio experience decidedly hi-resolution. The new Walkman NW-ZX2 will pitch itself as a dedicated hi-res compatible... >>

Sony SmartEyeglass Attach! takes on Google Glass

Sony SmartEyeglass Attach! takes on Google Glass

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Sony is to take on Google Glass with a new gadget it is calling SmartEyeglass Attach! - a single lens display module for attaching to regular glasses. The wearable gadget announced by Sony at CES in Las Vegas comes with a software developer kit that will... >>

Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri: Hands-on with the $6,000 stainless steel and leather smartphone

Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri: Hands-on with the $6,000 stainless steel and leather smartphone

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The moment you take the Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri out of its packaging you know you are in for a treat. The latest phone from the Tonino Lamborghini Mobile division, which starts at $6,000, comes in a beautiful glossy black presentation box complete... >>

Sony goes "fashion" with new stainless steel Smartwatch 3 and designer SmartBands

Sony goes "fashion" with new stainless steel Smartwatch 3 and designer SmartBands

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Sony has followed up its SmartWatch 3 launch from 2014 with a new stainless steel version at CES in Las Vegas, while also teaming up with a number of fashion designers to enhance its SmartBand fitness band. The new SmartWatch 3 model, which will be available... >>

A bright idea? Qualcomm creates smart chip for light bulbs to take on Philips Hue

A bright idea? Qualcomm creates smart chip for light bulbs to take on Philips Hue

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Qualcomm has created an all-in-one chip module for the humble light bulb that means any company will be able to step into the Internet of Things arena by making and selling a connected lightbulb. The module was unveiled at CES 2015 in Las Vegas and it... >>

Belkin WeMo sensors will now let you track your house and those that are in it

Belkin WeMo sensors will now let you track your house and those that are in it

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Belkin has launched a range of sensors that will allow you to monitor your home and those that are in it all from afar. The new range of sensors, that span motion sensors, door sensors, and even a keychain that tells you when someone is at home, are due... >>

Struggling to stay on top of the laundry? LG Twin Wash System comes with two drums to ease the load

Struggling to stay on top of the laundry? LG Twin Wash System comes with two drums to ease the load

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According to LG, today's laundry is really a complicated game of chess. This tough battlefield, which isn't just about "colours vs whites" is so hard that it has forced the company to launch a new twin washing machine at CES in Las Vegas to combat this... >>

LG G Flex 2: Smaller, more powerful, more compelling (hands-on)

LG G Flex 2: Smaller, more powerful, more compelling (hands-on)

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When the LG G Flex was first launched it was seen as something of a gimmick, with plenty of questions as to whether we need a curved screen on a phone at all. Not to be deterred by the mixed reception of the original model, LG has released the LG G Flex... >>

Withings Activité Pop: The fun $150 fitness-tracking watch (hands-on)

Withings Activité Pop: The fun $150 fitness-tracking watch (hands-on)

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Withings has followed up its Activité smartwatch with the Activité Pop, a much less expensive version with younger, fresher styling. And we've had a brief play with one at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas.  The new smartwatch, which... >>

Netatmo Welcome home camera plans to keep tabs on your family's coming and goings

Netatmo Welcome home camera plans to keep tabs on your family's coming and goings

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If you're the kind of parent that wants to know when your kids get home and you're still out, then the Netatmo Welcome might be the gadget for the paranoid you. Launched at CES in Las Vegas, the home monitoring camera is designed to sit on your hallway... >>

iKettle maker launches bean-to-cup app-controlled Wi-Fi coffee machine

iKettle maker launches bean-to-cup app-controlled Wi-Fi coffee machine

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iKettle maker Smarter has expanded its range to cater for coffee lovers too by launching a bean-to-cup coffee machine at CES in Las Vegas. The £129 coffee machine, which is due to hit the UK in March, will offer coffee fans the chance to have freshly... >>

Parrot Pot and Parrot H2O: Two new sensors to make sure your plants never die

Parrot Pot and Parrot H2O: Two new sensors to make sure your plants never die

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Parrot has followed-up its Flower Power sensor with two new smarthome products that should ensure your plants never need you to worry about watering them ever again. The gardening gadgets designed for use in your home, come in two guises: a fully automated... >>

Acer Chromebook 15 is big and Googley (hands-on)

Acer Chromebook 15 is big and Googley (hands-on)

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Acer has continued its push into the world of Chromebook with yet another model, this time a rather large 15.6-inch offering for those that want to enjoy more screen. Acer's goal, according to the company, is to offer a big screen Chrome OS experience... >>

The Lacie Mirror: Yet another attempt to make the hard drive sexy

The Lacie Mirror: Yet another attempt to make the hard drive sexy

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Hard drives, we all need them, but damn they can be boring. To combat this tedium, Lacie has teamed up with French industrial designer Pauline Deltour to use Makassar ebony wood and Corning Gorilla Glass to jazz up its latest offering, called the Lacie... >>

How to improve your Wi-Fi at home

How to improve your Wi-Fi at home

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With more and more of our entertainment lives requiring an internet connection, making sure your are well connected in your home is becoming more and more important. While US home owners can enjoy wooden frame constructed houses and plasterboard stud... >>

Vodafone at 30: Before Gordon Gekko, Mungo Park was the man to envy

Vodafone at 30: Before Gordon Gekko, Mungo Park was the man to envy

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In 1984 Mungo Park was likely to be the envy of many. He was 28. He was the head of the London branch of an American investment bank. He owned the first mobile phone sold by Vodafone in the UK that in today's money had cost him over £4,000. "It made... >>

Here are the Pebble apps you should download to your watch right now

Here are the Pebble apps you should download to your watch right now

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This year could be described as the year of the smartwatch, but don't believe for one second that Pebble, one of the most popular watches, has fallen behind the competition. On the contrary, Pebble's app store offers thousands of apps and watch faces... >>

Xbox and PS4 down: Online services affected after DDoS attack over Christmas

Xbox and PS4 down: Online services affected after DDoS attack over Christmas

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Had trouble getting online to pay games on your PS4 or Xbox on Christmas Day? Don't worry you weren't alone. While both Microsoft and Sony have yet to issue statements other than they are fixing issues a group of hackers, dubbed the Lizard Squad, is claiming... >>

The Interview gets its release after all, via Google Play

The Interview gets its release after all, via Google Play

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After all the debate about whether or not The Interview, the controversial film about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un staring James Franco and Seth Rogen, would get a cinema release in the US, Sony has now announced that it has done a deal with Google... >>

Exploring Middle Earth: How Jaunt VR could change the way we watch television

Exploring Middle Earth: How Jaunt VR could change the way we watch television

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It is a pleasant evening in The Shire. Primroses sway in the wind as the sun catches on the green grass of the rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see. Gandalf, tall and commanding but shaggy and dirty, is ambling off into the distance down... >>