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Anki Overdrive v1.3 update makes it better for families, here's why

Anki Overdrive v1.3 update makes it better for families, here's why

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Anki Overdrive launched last year and freed slot car racing from its slots. At the same time it turned simple racing into augmented video game battles.Its premise is simple, connect the flexible track to make a circuit and the robot cars will automatically... >>

Super engines are coming from 3D printed ceramics breakthrough

Super engines are coming from 3D printed ceramics breakthrough

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Scientists have made a breakthrough with the material, ceramic, which could mean car, jet plane and spaceship engines that are better than ever.Ceramics are amazing, they can withstand extreme temperatures and are largely impervious to friction and scratching.... >>

Hoverboard and jetpack spawn extreme Flyboard Air

Hoverboard and jetpack spawn extreme Flyboard Air

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Any self-respecting hoverboard fan knows for a board to work on water "you need power", meaning the jet powered Flyboard Air can go anywhere.Zapata Racing has been working on jet-powered hoverboard style devices for a while but this is the first time... >>

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

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Philips has revealed the suite of health products it announced at IFA 2015 are now available, with the Health Watch to follow at this year's IFA, costing around €250.The products include the watch, scales and blood pressure monitor, as well as a thermometer,... >>

LG made a new Rolly plastic Bluetooth keyboard you can actually roll up

LG made a new Rolly plastic Bluetooth keyboard you can actually roll up

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Have you ever wanted a Bluetooth keyboard you could roll up and stuff in your pocket (one with five rows of keys instead of four)? Well, LG has you covered.Last year, LG announced a wireless keyboard product, called Rolly, which does exactly that. It... >>

This is why C-3PO has a red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is why C-3PO has a red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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If you've seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens you'll remember that an old favourite character, the protocol droid C-3PO, is sporting a new red arm. What you likely didn't know is why.The film did draw attention to the arm with C-3PO even talking about it,... >>

This Batmobile concept is the best we’ve ever seen, please use it Batfleck

This Batmobile concept is the best we’ve ever seen, please use it Batfleck

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Batman is getting a lot of attention right now so this concept car is perfectly timed.The Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice movie is out and doing well, despite critics. One of the best parts is Ben Affleck's Batman, or Batfleck as he's more affectionately... >>

Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive

Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive

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Amazon has announced its latest Kindle ebook reader, and it's a radical departure from the devices that have come before it.The Kindle Oasis is a complete rethinking from the components up, stripping the Kindle down to its essentials and giving you a... >>

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The 4K HDR badge explained

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The 4K HDR badge explained

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The home cinema and entertainment technology industry sure loves a badge or two. Kit from TVs and Blu-ray players, to amplifiers and speakers all seem to be run through a certification process to give you an idea that they will perform in given circumstances.... >>

Solar panels that also use rain for power could change the world forever

Solar panels that also use rain for power could change the world forever

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Solar power is fast becoming a more energy efficient green power conversion source, but mainly in sunny places. A breakthrough with graphene could extend that reach to muggier climates thanks to rain energy harnessing solar cells.Graphene is a relatively... >>

Vinyl fan? Audio-Technica AT-LP60BT Bluetooth turntable offers cool without the wires

Vinyl fan? Audio-Technica AT-LP60BT Bluetooth turntable offers cool without the wires

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There's no doubt that vinyl record sales are on the up. Okay, so they're nowhere near their heyday in terms of sales volumes, but that doesn't stop vinyl being the cool antithesis to streaming and MP3s. Only to listen to real, tangible records you're... >>

New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately

New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately

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Apple has announced that from 19 April anyone will be able to get their hands on new and previously released Hermès straps for the Apple Watch, as they will be sold individually.Until now the only way to sport an Hermès Apple Watch strap was to buy... >>

You can play old SNES games on an original Game Boy, thanks to Raspberry Pi

You can play old SNES games on an original Game Boy, thanks to Raspberry Pi

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There have been plenty of Raspberry Pi projects that have stood out since the first of the diminutive computers was released, but few have caught the eye quite as must as Wermy's reuse of a Nintendo Game Boy.Taking the original Game Boy shell, he replaced... >>

These are the first 4K UHD Blu-rays with HDR and Dolby Atmos you can buy

These are the first 4K UHD Blu-rays with HDR and Dolby Atmos you can buy

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The year of 4K UHD Blu-ray is here in 2016 and it's bringing High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos too.Finally those 4K TVs that were bought in the Christmas sales can really get some use with enhanced picture vibrancy, colours and contras from this new... >>

You won’t need an iPad on a flight anymore with these massive seat back screens

You won’t need an iPad on a flight anymore with these massive seat back screens

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If you've flown on a Virgin Atlantic or newer British Airways plane recently you'll have noticed that the latest in-flight entertainment systems have big touch-enabled widescreen displays to enjoy films on, even when flying economy. However, compared... >>

Get money off a Lumsing battery pack that can charge your iPhone up to 7 times on a single charge

Get money off a Lumsing battery pack that can charge your iPhone up to 7 times on a single charge

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We've all been there. Gone to make that important phone call only to find out your phone's battery has died. Not me you cry, you've got a battery charger, but wait you've forgot to charge that too. Doh.  But what if that portable battery had enough power... >>

Riding shotgun with Batman: We’ve driven in the Batmobile

Riding shotgun with Batman: We’ve driven in the Batmobile

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When you get a chance to ride in the actual Batmobile you take it, right? We were offered a ride and deliberated, in fear of having to wear the green panties of Robin. The outcome was inevitable, the experience mind-blowing.The new Batmobile, featured... >>

Ripley’s hi-top kicks from Aliens are being made by Reebok

Ripley’s hi-top kicks from Aliens are being made by Reebok

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Reebok has announced that it will be releasing its Alien Stomper hi-top trainers as worn by Ripley in the Aliens movie.The announcement follows Nike's unveil of its Air Mag trainers in real life which previously had only been seen in Back To the Future... >>

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

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Apps can get boring. Like anything you do on repeat, the monotony of seeing another baby on Facebook, when they all look the same, can get to you. That's where hidden Easter egg gems come in useful.An Easter egg, not to be mistaken for the chocolate kind,... >>

The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March

The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March

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OMG. If you were among the lucky few to pre-order the Oculus Rift in January, you'll be beyond happy to know that it should finally arrive on your doorstep by the end of the month. We're not kidding.Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, has tweeted a photo... >>

Ever wondered what Wi-Fi looks like? These new pictures show it’s stunning

Ever wondered what Wi-Fi looks like? These new pictures show it’s stunning

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Wi-Fi signals are all around us, yet most of us have no clue what they would look like if we could see them. Now that's changed.This is Lightpainting WiFi, a collection created by the Touch Research Project at Newcastle University. The group has been... >>

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

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Announced last year, the BBC micro:bit pocket-sized computer is now being delivered to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK.The new computer, which many will see as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi, offers kids the chance to play with dedicated... >>

What is Apple Renew and how does it benefit me? Trade-in and recycle options explored

What is Apple Renew and how does it benefit me? Trade-in and recycle options explored

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Apple is going extra green. And no, that's not a new iPhone colour variant. It's all to do with recycling, with Apple Renew - the company's trade-in and recycling incentive programme - announced proper at the company's iPhone SE and iPad Pro (9.7-inch)... >>

Meet Apple’s Liam, the 29 arm robot that can dismantle an iPhone in minutes

Meet Apple’s Liam, the 29 arm robot that can dismantle an iPhone in minutes

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Apple has unveiled an amazing multi-armed robot called Liam that it's using to help the environment by destroying iPhones.The Liam robot, aka "large inverse assembly machine", will use its 29 arms to dismantle iPhones to bare parts so each section can... >>

Telltale Batman game release date and characters revealed

Telltale Batman game release date and characters revealed

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Telltale Games is now a household name for gamers with successful titles like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones already winning fan's hearts. Now the developer is working on a Batman game.Since Telltale is famed for focusing on story over button bashing... >>

Astell & Kern AK380 is one bonkers but beautiful high-res portable player

Astell & Kern AK380 is one bonkers but beautiful high-res portable player

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We've seen swathes of audio devices in our time, but when it comes to portable audio nothing has ever quite stood out like the bonkers but beautiful looking Astell & Kern AK380.Now this is no Sony Walkman. Crafted from a single block of aluminium, which... >>

Electric double-decker buses with 180-mile range hit London next month

Electric double-decker buses with 180-mile range hit London next month

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The pure electric double decker buses that were teased last year have been revealed a month ahead of their launch on London routes. TfL says this is the world's first electric double decker bus.London began running electric single decker buses in July... >>

Nike is teasing new trainers that self-lace like those Back to the Future kicks

Nike is teasing new trainers that self-lace like those Back to the Future kicks

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Nike plans to sell real-life, self-lacing trainers, according to both teaser a video and a blog post it just published.Although the upcoming shoes don't look like the famous pair worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 film Back to The Future II, they do function... >>

Arion wants to improve your running technique using technology

Arion wants to improve your running technique using technology

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Arion, from ATO Gear, wants to help you change your running technique using technology, giving you more detail about what you're actually doing when you're out pounding the pavement.But this isn't another heart rate monitor or GPS watch, instead it's... >>

These Microtugs weigh a chocolate bar but moved over a tonne of car

These Microtugs weigh a chocolate bar but moved over a tonne of car

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If the Ant-Man movie has taught us anything it's that ants are super strong. Combining that power, in a robot equivalent, has allowed six bots that weigh just 100g to pull a 1,769kg car.The robot ants were created by Stanford University researchers in... >>

Emicro One scooter review: Keeping up with the kids?

Emicro One scooter review: Keeping up with the kids?

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As we push off once again, the motor kicks into action and zoom through the English countryside without a care in the world. We effortlessly pass a man walking his dog. The two young children who have accompanied us on this adventure are doing everything... >>

New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

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Current lithium-ion batteries may be about to get a much-needed upgrade thanks to a new development for fuel cells. The new batteries should be able to keep smartphones and drones going for over double the time they currently last. It could even be applied... >>

You could be watching Star Wars 8 in your own home on its 2017 release day

You could be watching Star Wars 8 in your own home on its 2017 release day

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If Napster founder Sean Parker gets his way, you will be able to watch the latest films from the comfort of your own home on their cinematic release dates.Films like Star Wars: Episode VIII, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Alien: Covenent could be available... >>

Think 4K is good? Wait until you see the 2016 Olympics in 8K with 22.2 sound and VR

Think 4K is good? Wait until you see the 2016 Olympics in 8K with 22.2 sound and VR

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The 2016 Rio Olympics will not only be a showcase for human physical achievement but for tech too. The Olympic Broadcasting Services has confirmed it will record and air 8K video coverage with 22.2 channel surround sound as well as VR.Over 130 hours... >>

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

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Following on from the success of its 3D printed superhero action figures, which sport your own face, Firebox has taken the idea one step further. Now you can get a 3D printed model of yourself in the buff, letting it all hang on out for the world to see.Nudees... >>

Virtuali-Tee AR t-shirts not for the squeamish, will take your kids on a fun, bloody ride

Virtuali-Tee AR t-shirts not for the squeamish, will take your kids on a fun, bloody ride

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Engaging children in educational pursuits is a fickle old game. A popular route to success has been with edgy content from shows like Horrible Histories. Based on the books of the same name these highlight the gruesome side of life in the past, in a way... >>

Don't just watch BBC's Robot Wars, fight your own Hexbug Battlebots at home

Don't just watch BBC's Robot Wars, fight your own Hexbug Battlebots at home

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Robot Wars is no longer confined the the sentimental memories of parents. A new generation of British youngsters will be able to enjoy enjoy the carnage of metal, flywheels and pistons doing battle in a relaunched BBC 2 Robot Wars series coming later... >>

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has explained why there won't be support for Mac with the consumer release of Oculus Rift and, in the process, cheekily criticised Apple.He does leave the door open though, with a hint that Mac support could come in the future.Attending the... >>

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

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As gadgets become more valuable and we carry even more of them around with us daily, theft is a big problem. But those smart gadgets, and even people, that need to be protected are starting to benefit from a growing smart security tech front-line.From... >>

Pull anything into the virtual world for super cheap with this $99 3D laser scanner

Pull anything into the virtual world for super cheap with this $99 3D laser scanner

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Being able to 3D scan objects from the real world into the virtual one has been a relatively expensive process, until now. CowTech Ciclop is a new laser 3D scanner that will cost you only $99.One of the ways this scanner has been able to remain so affordable... >>

Nasa funding quiet supersonic jet, a friendly Concorde for everyone

Nasa funding quiet supersonic jet, a friendly Concorde for everyone

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Nasa has set its sights a little closer to earth for once as it begins plans to help make supersonic airliners a reality once again.The world famous and now retired Concorde was the last supersonic jet to take paying passengers into the air. But it wasn't... >>

HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW: 7 ways it reinvents the office

HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW: 7 ways it reinvents the office

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Small businesses searching for a printer need look no further than HP's Colour LaserJet Pro line.We've recently spent some time with the HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW model, a compact multifunction printer that comes with a strong feature set to... >>

Mountain Athletics from The North Face helps you train for your outdoor adventures

Mountain Athletics from The North Face helps you train for your outdoor adventures

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The North Face is a well-established brand once you're off the beaten track. Since the company's foundation in 1966, it has been associated with some of the toughest events, from polar expeditions to mountain conquests. With the launch of Mountain Athletics,... >>

McDonald's turned its Happy Meal Box into a Cardboard-like VR headset

McDonald's turned its Happy Meal Box into a Cardboard-like VR headset

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Yep. You read that right.McDonald's Happy Meal Boxes have been made into virtual-reality headsets. But don't go rushing over to your nearest Mickey D's just yet, as this promo is limited to one country at the moment (and it's not the US or the UK). Oddly,... >>

New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B brings super specs while still barely denting your wallet

New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B brings super specs while still barely denting your wallet

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The English made Raspberry Pi has reached the third numerical iteration of its builds and with that it's become more powerful than ever, while remaining affordable.The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is still physically tiny at little bigger than a credit... >>

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

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True techies shouldn't have an everyday, run-of-the-mill office.If you consider yourself a computer-savvy individual or even an early adopter, one of the first places you should be exemplifying that is in your home office. Similar to a living room, which... >>

LeEco has a smart mountain bike, and you're going to want one

LeEco has a smart mountain bike, and you're going to want one

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When LeEco called us in to talk about the Le Max Pro - and it's plans for expansion outside of China - we weren't expecting to be spending our time marvelling over a smart bike. But when we found Le Syvrac it only seemed fair to stop and stare.You might... >>