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20 crazy inventions, you won't believe what you're about to see

20 crazy inventions, you won't believe what you're about to see

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Some inventions are better than others, then there are some that should never have seen the light of day. Well, maybe they should, if just to make us laugh.From solar bikinis to a nose worn stylus, these are here to shock. Designers the world over have... >>

Apple Store to use stunning photovoltaic glass floor to be 100% solar powered

Apple Store to use stunning photovoltaic glass floor to be 100% solar powered

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Apple was reported as spending a hefty 500 per cent more on solar and now we know why, it's installing a floor that will harvest the power of the sun.The Apple San Francisco Store will have a new solar glass walkway installed by OnyxSolar that is able... >>

Intel 7th gen Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake processors are coming this year

Intel 7th gen Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake processors are coming this year

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Intel has officially announced its next generation of advanced processors that it's calling Kaby Lake.The Intel 7th gen Kaby Lake processors will go into production in the next few months and begin to ship before the end of the year. They will appear... >>

Asus Zenbo: Who is the handy robot helper?

Asus Zenbo: Who is the handy robot helper?

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Asus pulled a rabbit out of the hat at its pre-Computex press conference, showing off its first venture into robotics with the ever-so-cute Zenbo.The diminutive household robot joined Johnny Shih, Asus' chairman, onstage and made quite the impression... >>

Is Jawbone about to go out of business?

Is Jawbone about to go out of business?

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It looks like Jawbone isn't doing so well.The company, which is known for making both speakers and fitness trackers, is reportedly ending production of all its fitness trackers and wants to sell its speaker business, all of which makes it appear like... >>

World’s largest E Ink display is the USB-powered monitor your eyes have been burning for

World’s largest E Ink display is the USB-powered monitor your eyes have been burning for

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Paperlike is an E Ink monitor designed to act as a secondary display to give your eyes a break from your usual screen.Chinese company Dasung made the screen as what it claims is the world's largest E Ink display at 13.3-inches. Not only that but it's... >>

Tech then and now: Hilarious pictures of how gadgets have changed us for the worse

Tech then and now: Hilarious pictures of how gadgets have changed us for the worse

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The internet came along and changed our lives. Smartphones and super slim televisions are now standard the world over. But it wasn't always that way, oh no, it was better once.Better how? We hear you ask. In plenty of ways. We lived happy lives before... >>

Watch Hugo Barra unbox Xiaomi's first Mi Drone quadcopter via livestream

Watch Hugo Barra unbox Xiaomi's first Mi Drone quadcopter via livestream

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Chinese company Xiaomi entered a new category today: drones.Xiaomi has unveiled its first quadcopter, and it's called Mi Drone. It features a three-axis gimbal, 4K camera with a detachable module, replaceable 5,100mAh battery that provides 27 minutes... >>

Kanex GoPower Mac: USB Type-C portable battery charger for MacBook

Kanex GoPower Mac: USB Type-C portable battery charger for MacBook

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Kanex has been making Apple accessories for quite some time now, but its latest could be seen as a Godsend for all those with 12-inch Retina MacBooks.The Kanex GoPower for Mac is a 15,000mAh portable battery that can fully charge a MacBook and iPhone... >>

ACW Star Wars Bluetooth speakers preview: Joined soon by Vader and Master Chief

ACW Star Wars Bluetooth speakers preview: Joined soon by Vader and Master Chief

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There have been a few Star Wars themed speakers over the years but few quite as visually impressive as the first duo of Bluetooth loudspeakers from British audio firm AC Worldwide.It revealed to Pocket-lint that it will be releasing additional models... >>

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

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Smart clothes are the next step beyond wearables. Despite smart watches and activity trackers just beginning to become popular, smart clothing is already starting to appear.So far there are already items of smart clothing available including t-shirts... >>

LG G Flex 3 slated to make modular appearance at IFA 2016

LG G Flex 3 slated to make modular appearance at IFA 2016

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The LG G Flex 3 has been the source of very few rumours of late, with very little solid information. Now it appears that the G Flex 3 will make an appearance at IFA 2016 this September.The curved LG G Flex 3 will, obviously, be the successor to the self-healing... >>

Gululu is a drink-tracking water bottle with a built-in virtual pet for kids

Gululu is a drink-tracking water bottle with a built-in virtual pet for kids

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Remember Tamagotchi or Giga Pet?Well, one company is hoping to bring back the digital-pet trend, but this time in the form of a water bottle. Bowhead Technology also wants to make the chore of drinking water into a game for kids, so it invented Gululu... >>

Harmony of the Seas: 17 amazing reasons to go on the world's largest cruise ship

Harmony of the Seas: 17 amazing reasons to go on the world's largest cruise ship

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Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas isn't just another cruise ship, it's the largest cruise ship in the world.It isn't all about size though, despite being a whopping 361-metres long, 66.4-metres wide and 227,000 tonnes in weight, it also has to be... >>

Watch Xiaomi tease first Mi Drone in new video ahead of 25 May launch

Watch Xiaomi tease first Mi Drone in new video ahead of 25 May launch

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Xiaomi quietly revealed a few days ago it was about to unveil a drone, and now the Chinese company has posted a teaser video for the product.The drone will be the company's first, and it's thought to be called Mi Drone. We know this because Xiaomi published... >>

Xiaomi is getting into drones now, will launch first 'Mi Drone' next week

Xiaomi is getting into drones now, will launch first 'Mi Drone' next week

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Xiaomi's been a busy little bee lately, but that isn't stopping the Chinese company from announcing yet another product in a whole new segment.9to5Google noticed that Xiaomi has started teasing a launch event on its official forum. The company published... >>

Watch Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man and the story of a real-life Snake bionic arm

Watch Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man and the story of a real-life Snake bionic arm

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Games publisher Konami was so troubled with the plight of double amputee James Young that it has worked on a device to help the 25-year-old.It has built a working bionic arm, designed around the one used by Snake (Big Boss) in Metal Gear Solid 5: The... >>

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... >>

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

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The TomTom MyDrive application for iPhone and Android will now inform you if there is traffic congestion on your commute home or to the office, before you've set off.MyDrive Traffic Checker is a new feature that has been added to the app for free. MyDrive... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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?... >>

Nanowire battery can extend your phone battery life by hundreds of thousands of times

Nanowire battery can extend your phone battery life by hundreds of thousands of times

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Science has done it again. Another battery breakthrough is here to change batteries forever, this time by extending life thanks to nanowires.The battery advancement, made by researchers at the University of California Irvine, means these batteries can... >>

Now you can turn any plant into a phone and tablet battery charger

Now you can turn any plant into a phone and tablet battery charger

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Charge your phone using leaves, nature’s solar panels, thanks to a new smart plant pot called Bioo.The Bioo, currently on Indiegogo, is able to harness the energy gathering process of photosynthesis in order to create power. You can then plug your phone... >>

Samsung UBD-K8500 4K UHD Blu-ray player now available in the UK

Samsung UBD-K8500 4K UHD Blu-ray player now available in the UK

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It's been a while since Samsung showed its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player to the public, at IFA in Germany last autumn in fact, but now it's finally available to buy in the UK.It makes sense considering the discs themselves have only recently gone on... >>

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... >>