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Why buy gadget insurance?

Why buy gadget insurance?

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Why should you shell out for tech and gadget insurance? After all, you might be thinking that providing I’m super-careful and keep a watchful eye on the hundreds of pounds’ worth of phone, tablet, laptop, headphones and/or games consoles and other... >>

Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker helps you find your lost keys and is now smaller than ever before

Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker helps you find your lost keys and is now smaller than ever before

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Tile is a company that knows that we lose or mislay things, that's why it created a range of Bluetooth trackers that you can attach to your everyday items to help you find the again.Tile recently released the Slim, which is a small card that can slip... >>

The weird and wonderful tech of CEATEC 2016: Here are the crazy gadgets you'll be using in future

The weird and wonderful tech of CEATEC 2016: Here are the crazy gadgets you'll be using in future

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Japan’s top tech show, CEATEC, was held this week in Chiba, just outside Tokyo. And although it has always been traditionally known as a consumer electronics event, this year the show’s organisers took a sharp turn and focused on IoT instead.The result... >>

Six reasons to have the Probox2 Air Android TV box in your home

Six reasons to have the Probox2 Air Android TV box in your home

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When it comes to home entertainment, especially the new wave of 4K-enabled products, it gets pretty expensive to kit out your home with equipment. And if you’re in a home with multiple screens, it’s even more so.The Probox2 is the latest Android-based... >>

Uh-oh! A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on a plane

Uh-oh! A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on a plane

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Samsung is facing another huge scandal with its Galaxy Note 7.Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 last month after 92 incidents of the device overheating were reported in the US. The company took a couple weeks to deliver replacement units to customers,... >>

Lumsing's new wall charger offers USB A, USB Type-C, and Quick Charge 3.0

Lumsing's new wall charger offers USB A, USB Type-C, and Quick Charge 3.0

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Most people charge their phones from a computer or the wall charger they received with their phones.But there are other options - including better, faster, more versatile ones. For instance, Lumsing's 48W dual-port Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C wall... >>

80s kids, rejoice! Teddy Ruxpin is back with LCD eyes and more

80s kids, rejoice! Teddy Ruxpin is back with LCD eyes and more

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Breathing new life into old school toys seems to be a growing trend.Earlier this year, Hasbro announced it was bringing back its weird, nostalgic fur beast (aka Furby) as a connected toy with LCD screens for eyes, and now another iconic Hasbro toy is... >>

A Game of Thrones gets digital book makeover

A Game of Thrones gets digital book makeover

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George RR Martin has announced his A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novel series will be republished as digital editions, available exclusively through Apple’s iBooks platform. So far only the first novel, A Game of Thrones, has been given the digital... >>

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

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Nissan, the Japanese carmaker, is now making autonomous chairs.Most people are familiar with waiting in line. In the UK, you do it at the bank. In the US, you do it at the DMV or post office. Queues are a thing everywhere in the world, and almost everyone... >>

Kano is seeking funding for three new coding kits: Camera, Speaker and Pixel

Kano is seeking funding for three new coding kits: Camera, Speaker and Pixel

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Following the success of its Computer kit, British-based coding kit company Kano is back with three new packs to get young minds learning about the way things are made.The three new kits are camera, which lets you build a camera and programming filters,... >>

Watch Elon Musk unveil SpaceX's 'Interplanetary Transport System'

Watch Elon Musk unveil SpaceX's 'Interplanetary Transport System'

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Elon Musk is using Twitter again to get everyone hyped, but this time it's about SpaceX's grand plan to make humans a multiplanetary species.The SpaceX CEO took to the social network to promote a video that shows a concept of SpaceX's new Interplanetary... >>

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

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When we last met AC Worldwide, we saw a couple of superb, Star Wars-licensed Bluetooth speakers in the shape of a Stormtrooper helmet and C-3PO's head respectively. We were also told at the time that they would soon be joined by Darth Vader and Master... >>

Blue Microphones announces the Raspberry, the funkiest mic to use on the move

Blue Microphones announces the Raspberry, the funkiest mic to use on the move

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Blue Microphones has announced its latest addition to its collection of microphones, called the Raspberry.Designed with a compact form, it retains much of the character of Blue mics, with an interesting design, but has been designed with portability in... >>

Eve Energy lets you control any mains-powered device by talking to Siri

Eve Energy lets you control any mains-powered device by talking to Siri

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The Elgato Eve Energy is the company’s latest product in the Eve family of products that work with Apple’s HomeKit connected platform and lays claim to being the world’s first HomeKit-enabled switch and can control any mains-powered device. Apple... >>

Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles

Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles

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Snapchat is going through a period of change, first, it has shortened its name to Snap Inc. and now it’s released its first retail product, Spectacles.The name change is because of the new product, until the new glasses, Snapchat’s only product was... >>

Flybrix is a do-it-yourself flying drone kit that uses Lego pieces

Flybrix is a do-it-yourself flying drone kit that uses Lego pieces

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Ever want to build a drone from scratch? Well, now you can using Lego.Flybrix is offering a unique, do-it-yourself drone kit, which is based on the idea that if you crash your drone, you can rebuild it and make it airborne again within minutes. This... >>

Canary spreads its wings with Flex outdoor security camera

Canary spreads its wings with Flex outdoor security camera

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Canary first launched its current indoor security camera in 2014, promising full HD video recording and to warn you of any activity inside your home, recording it at the same time.But the first Canary cam can only be used indoors, but now there’s a... >>

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

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The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset went on sale in UK stores yesterday, and with it came pricing details for the long-awaited Oculus Touch controllers that are to be made available before Christmas.Pocket-lint has had the pleasure of using the Touch... >>

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 are the BTTF trainers with powerlaces you can actually own

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 are the BTTF trainers with powerlaces you can actually own

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After teasing them back in May, Nike is now ready to put its first mass consumer-ready powerlaced trainers on sale.Like the boots Marty wore in Back to the Future II, the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 sneakers have self-powered laces that tighten around your feet... >>

You can fit more than 26,000 RAW files on this one 1TB SanDisk SD card

You can fit more than 26,000 RAW files on this one 1TB SanDisk SD card

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In this time of rising megapixel counts and 4K video, storage is also rising to keep up. And company's like Western Digital, which owns SanDisk, is having to rip up the rulebooks when it comes to SD card capacities.During Photokina this week it unveiled... >>

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro has finally revealed its first drone: Karma.GoPro Karma ditches the idea of strapping an action camera to your helmet, and instead lets you fly high in the sky, with the purpose of giving you a new perspective and really cool shots of your extreme... >>

What time is the GoPro Karma drone and Hero 5 launch and how can I watch it online?

What time is the GoPro Karma drone and Hero 5 launch and how can I watch it online?

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After many rumours and a long wait, GoPro is finally ready to unleash its first camera-ready drone at a dedicated event near Lake Tahoe in the States.There have been several videos released showing what the GoPro Karma is capable of, but we'll see more... >>

TomTom Via 62 review: Gets you there, but not without a hiccup
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TomTom Via 62 review: Gets you there, but not without a hiccup

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Of all TomTom's satnav offerings, the Via appears to make the most sense. It offers Traffic, meaning it's a full head and shoulders above the entry-level Start model, but it's slimmer and much more affordable than the Go models.Available in two sizes:... >>

Here are all of Apple's adverts and videos from the iPhone 7 event

Here are all of Apple's adverts and videos from the iPhone 7 event

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It's been a whirlwind day for both Apple and Apple fanboys.Apple has wrapped up its iPhone 7 event in San Francisco, CA, where it introduced not only two new iPhone models, but also a second-generation Apple Watch, called Series 2, and new types of headphone... >>

DJI sets 27 September event likely for foldable 'Mavic' drone

DJI sets 27 September event likely for foldable 'Mavic' drone

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DJI has sent invites to the media for a press event, following a series of leaks that seem to suggest it is working on a foldable drone.The drone maker's invite, which is for a 27 September event in New York City, teased things like "adventure at your... >>

Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference?

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The next Sony Xperia flagship has made its debut at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, going by the name XZ.As you might expect, it brings with it Sony's signature OmniBalance design, along with your standard flagship specs. How does it compare... >>

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the difference?

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Sony has announced its next Xperia flagship - the Xperia XZ at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin.The device has leaked several times over the last few months and aside from the name, many of the rumours were accurate, resulting in only a couple... >>

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

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The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a GPS-enabled running watch that comes with wrist-based heart rate monitoring and can be used as a general activity tracking device. Thanks to the built-in GPS, it can track how far, fast and where you are running, while... >>

Garmin Virb Ultra 30: A genuine GoPro Hero competitor

Garmin Virb Ultra 30: A genuine GoPro Hero competitor

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When approached at their stand during the IFA trade show in Berlin, Garmin’s reps proudly told us - when asked - that the company's latest action camera was better than a GoPro. Of course, we were sceptical, until they showed us how it worked and everything... >>

HP Elite Slice: Innovative, modular, mini PC

HP Elite Slice: Innovative, modular, mini PC

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The aim of the HP Elite Slice is to get the PC back onto your desk. Moving on from tower PCs, the Slice wants to put everything in front of you in a slickly designed package.That's what HP told us when we encountered the Elite Slice at Showstoppers at... >>

DJI Osmo Mobile: Make incredible buttery-smooth videos with your smartphone

DJI Osmo Mobile: Make incredible buttery-smooth videos with your smartphone

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DJI, more famous for its range of drones that take to the sky than mobile phone accessories, has released a new version of its Osmo Mobile camera. We went hands and eyes-on with the handheld gimbal system during the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin,... >>

Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner

Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner

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First there was the Viera CZ950V: Panasonic's first 4K OLED television. A TV that we first laid eyes on back in January at the CES 2016 trade show; the very first THX certified 4K OLED, no less; a TV that, despite its £6,000 asking price, sold out its... >>

Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars

Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars

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Panasonic has a brand new 4K UHD Blu-ray player, the UB700, which is pitched a peg lower than its UB900 bigger brother - and perfectly placed to take on the Samsung UBD-K8500 in the €500/£430 price wars.The UB700 is similar to the UB900 with many of... >>

Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye

Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye

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Danish company Skagen, part of the Fossil Group, has shown off its Skagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The new device looks like a typical watch on first look, but it is so much more than that when you look... >>

TomTom Adventurer is the sports watch for your snow sports, hiking and trail running

TomTom Adventurer is the sports watch for your snow sports, hiking and trail running

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TomTom has added a new model to its line-up of sports watches with the TomTom Adventurer.As the name suggests, this is a watch for the great outdoors. Built on the foundation of the new TomTom Spark, it uses a similar design to TomTom's existing line-up... >>

SGNL smart watch strap will let you make calls using your fingertip, like James Bond

SGNL smart watch strap will let you make calls using your fingertip, like James Bond

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If you've been wanting to live that secret agent dream, then now is your time thanks to SGNL, a smart replacement for your watch strap.This smart watch strap will let you take phone calls using your finger, rather than having to use a headset. Using "body... >>

Insta360 Air 360 camera brings wraparound video to Android phones

Insta360 Air 360 camera brings wraparound video to Android phones

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The company behind the Insta360 range of 360-degree cameras for iPhone has announced a dedicated Android version at IFA in Berlin, Germany.Following on from the already available Insta360 nano for the iPhone, the company will offer the new camera specifically... >>

Sony Xperia Projector concept will let you play Candy Crush on the kitchen table

Sony Xperia Projector concept will let you play Candy Crush on the kitchen table

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Sony announced a few concepts at Mobile World Congress in March, including the Xperia Eye, Xperia Agent and the Xperia Projector. The idea behind each was revealed at the show but it wasn't possible to play with any of them or see them in action.Things... >>

Netatmo Smart Radiator Valves offer room-by-room heating control and HomeKit compatibility

Netatmo Smart Radiator Valves offer room-by-room heating control and HomeKit compatibility

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Netatmo has expanded its smarthome portfolio with the addition of Smart Radiator Valves, offering its Smart Connected Thermostat users the ability to control their heating on a room-by-room basis.Designed by Philippe Starck, like the Smart Connected Thermostat,... >>

Sony Xperia XZ camera: New tech explained

Sony Xperia XZ camera: New tech explained

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There's a new Sony camera in town and that means one thing: there's a load of new camera tech on-board too.Having looked to change things up a gear with the Sony Xperia Z5, Sony has announced its 2016 flagship, the Xperia XZ. This phone might look familiar... >>

Lenovo Miix 510 preview: Is that a Surface? No, but it's just as serious and more affordable

Lenovo Miix 510 preview: Is that a Surface? No, but it's just as serious and more affordable

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First glance at the Lenovo Miix 510 and you'll be looking for the Microsoft logo. But no, this isn't the Surface 4, this is the Chinese maker's savvy take on the 2-in-1.We say savvy because the Miix 510 comes with both the keyboard and stylus included... >>

Neato launches Botvac D3 and D5 Connected robot vacuum cleaners, starting at £399

Neato launches Botvac D3 and D5 Connected robot vacuum cleaners, starting at £399

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Neato Robotics has announced not just one, but two new connected robot vacuum cleaners at IFA 2016. The new robots join last year's Botvac Connected model and the standard non-connected D85 robot that will remain available for those that don't want to... >>

Sony FDR-X3000R action cam offers OIS across all modes, including 4K and slow-mo

Sony FDR-X3000R action cam offers OIS across all modes, including 4K and slow-mo

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Sony announced a top-of-the-range compact action camera during its IFA 2016 press conference and it is sure to become a favourite for serious extreme sports enthusiasts.Not only is the Sony FDR-X3000R capable of shooting 4K and high-speed recordings (for... >>

HP Elite Slice is a stylish modular PC that is far from beige, while Pavillon Wave PC looks like a speaker

HP Elite Slice is a stylish modular PC that is far from beige, while Pavillon Wave PC looks like a speaker

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HP has announced the launch of a very cool looking new modular based mini computer that can be adapted and changed depending on your needs and a home desktop computer that looks like a Bluetooth speaker. The modular based PC, called the HP Elite Slice,... >>

The Sony NW-WM1Z is a €3300 Walkman for the audiophile generation

The Sony NW-WM1Z is a €3300 Walkman for the audiophile generation

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Sony's first Walkman launched in 1979 and played a huge part in popularising portable music. The Walkman became an iconic symbol of setting music free, moving it from a record player or bulky tape player into something that was personal and portable.With... >>

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

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Sony has announced a new Xperia Compact at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, adding to its X Series portfolio.The Xperia X Compact launches alongside the flagship Xperia XZ, bringing Sony's smartphone total to six for 2016 alone.How does the new... >>

Sony Xperia Ear wants to be your discreet personal assistant, from November onwards

Sony Xperia Ear wants to be your discreet personal assistant, from November onwards

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At Mobile World Congress early in 2016, Sony showed off a concept "smart product", a Bluetooth headset that wants to be your personal assistant.Sony has pushed forward with this concept, confirming that the Xperia Ear will be available to buy from November... >>

Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

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Sony Mobile has announced another two devices at consumer electronics show IFA, bringing its 2016 smartphone total to six-strong. Yes that's right, there are now that many new Sony smartphones to choose from.The Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact are the... >>