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20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

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We all rely heavily on technology these days and why not? Most gadgets are enablers that aid us in our daily lives. Where would we be without our smartphones, tablets, TVs, the internet or an electronic back scratcher?However, overuse of tech can be... >>

World's largest tech companies: 10 biggest earners

World's largest tech companies: 10 biggest earners

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In 2015, the world's largest technology companies reported revenues exceeding one trillion dollars when combined. That's a lot of money. In light of this, we've compiled a list of the top 10 largest technology companies in the world, based on their... >>

Google is giving Project Tango a big expansion: Coming to VR headset?

Google is giving Project Tango a big expansion: Coming to VR headset?

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Google is reportedly getting ready to unveil a standalone headset, and to complement that, it might announce a major Project Tango expansion.Project Tango is a technology that uses cameras and sensors in mobile devices for motion tracking and depth perception.... >>

Best of CES Asia 2016: The weird and the wonderful from the Shanghai show floor

Best of CES Asia 2016: The weird and the wonderful from the Shanghai show floor

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CES Asia opened it doors for the second time in Shanghai this May. And the Chinese version of the world's largest tech show, CES, which is based in Las Vegas, didn't hold back on the weird and the wonderful.Condensing a show as wide-ranging as CES Asia... >>

What is Elon Musk’s 700mph Hyperloop? The subsonic train explained

What is Elon Musk’s 700mph Hyperloop? The subsonic train explained

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Tesla and SpaceX's Elon Musk has started the building revolution for a new train system dubbed Hyperloop. It will mean getting from London to Edinburgh or LA to San Francisco in under 30 minutes. But what is it and how does it work?The Hyperloop is... >>

Hyperloop passive magnetic levitation system will help pods hit 760mph

Hyperloop passive magnetic levitation system will help pods hit 760mph

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Hyperloop is becoming the term synonymous with the most major advances in what we once knew as the train. This will see eco-friendly powered tube-based pods that can travel at speeds of up to 760mph, in this case thanks to passive magnetic levitation.... >>

Apple might be working on official HomeKit app for setting up accessories

Apple might be working on official HomeKit app for setting up accessories

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It would be really cool if Apple launched a HomeKit app alongside iOS 10, and it looks like that might happen.HomeKit is Apple’s framework for home automation. It was first announced at WWDC 2014. Manufacturers can implement HomeKit into their smart... >>

Now you can Periscope directly from your drone in the sky

Now you can Periscope directly from your drone in the sky

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Periscope, the live video streaming service, has announced a number of updates including a cool drone partnership with DJI. Now you'll be able to broadcast live from your drone as it flies.Periscope says that users will not only be able to transmit live... >>

Star Wars meets Bond: Watch this stunning new intro sequence for Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars meets Bond: Watch this stunning new intro sequence for Empire Strikes Back

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Just imagine that, instead of the opening crawl and looming star destroyer, Empire Strikes Back started like a James Bond movie. Can you picture it?Actually, you don't need to, Kurt Rauffer has actually created exactly that. He's directed and edited his... >>

Toyota cracks magnesium batteries for longer lasting smaller devices

Toyota cracks magnesium batteries for longer lasting smaller devices

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Scientists working at Toyota Research Institute North America have cracked magnesium as a material for batteries.This is a very big deal as it means lots of advances in battery tech. By using magnesium, which doesn't degrade like lithium-ion, the battery... >>

EE Power Bars are no more - network won't bring back charger promotion

EE Power Bars are no more - network won't bring back charger promotion

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Remember those free EE Power Bars? Yeah, they're gone for good.EE announced a free portable charger scheme last April and said it would be available to every network and broadband customer. Called the EE Power incentive, it offered a free portable Power... >>

5 fun Raspberry Pi projects you can do with your kids

5 fun Raspberry Pi projects you can do with your kids

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Like the BBC Micro in its day, the Raspberry Pi mini-computer is an accessible way to get children and families into the world of computer hardware and coding/programming.It costs around £30 and is about the size of a credit card. It can be plugged... >>

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit sport new tech to deliver a more natural run

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit sport new tech to deliver a more natural run

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Nike has announced its new Nike Free running shoe range for 2016, ditching the Free 3, 4 and 5 models for a more universal approach that should appeal to a wider audience of runners.While the range now looks to offer separate features for different runners... >>

Siri creators have come up with Viv, an AI that could kill the keyboard at last

Siri creators have come up with Viv, an AI that could kill the keyboard at last

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Viv is what Siri should have been. It comes from the Siri creators and is a super smart AI that could not only kill the keyboard but can change human-machine interactions forever.Viv is designed to finally let people ask for what they want and have it... >>

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

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The point of a juicer isn't just to cram you full of healthy vitamins and minerals to make you feel and look better. It's to make you feel like the king of nature, able to reduce mighty fruit to mere mush in minutes. We say mere mush – we mean nectar... >>

New TomTom Start satnavs go beyond phones, offer average speed camera help

New TomTom Start satnavs go beyond phones, offer average speed camera help

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Splashing out on a satnav these days needs to have justification, thanks to plenty of free mobile alternatives. That's why the new TomTom Start range of satnavs are offering more than ever before.The TomTom Start 42, 52 and 62 all come with free lifetime... >>

Best tech BBQ kit for a flaming good summer

Best tech BBQ kit for a flaming good summer

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Summer is finally upon us and with it comes the primal desire to make fire and cook meat. But the barbeque itself doesn't have to be such an old traditional grill, there's plenty of new tech to make cooking outdoors even better.The art of the barbeque... >>

Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

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Amazon announced the first Kindle in 2007 and since then we have seen seven generations go by. The eighth has now been announced in the form of the Kindle Oasis and it joins the current line-up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyager.All... >>

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

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Will.i.am, the musician who has spent a lot of time and money making ill-conceived tech products, is launching pre-orders for his second smartwatch called the Dial exclusively through Three in the UK.Dial is a voice-activated wearable that runs on an... >>

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

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Amazon has said it is struggling to keep up with demand for its voice-activated speaker system despite its best efforts.The company has posted fiscal first-quarter earnings, reporting net revenue of $29.1 billion, whereas this time last year it recorded... >>

Amazon Kindle: A brief history from the original Kindle to the Kindle Oasis

Amazon Kindle: A brief history from the original Kindle to the Kindle Oasis

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The Amazon Kindle was launched with one real aim: to bring people books. The Kindle was never designed to compete with tablets and sticking to this principle has allowed the Kindle to evolve through to the present day and excel at its task. The Kindle... >>

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, otherwise known as China's Apple, is about to launch the second version of its very affordable wristband.Called the Mi Band 2, it's expected to be a follow-up to the Mi Band, Xiaomi's original wristband that only... >>

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

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Messe Berlin, the organisers behind consumer electronic show IFA that takes place annually in Berlin in September, has launched a new event in Shenzhen called CE China.First thoughts? God help us, not another consumer electronics show. Second thoughts?... >>