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Give a penny to charity every time you use NFC to pay for travel in London

Give a penny to charity every time you use NFC to pay for travel in London

By 29 October 2014

Barclaycard and the Mayor of London have launched an initiative whereby you can donate a penny to London charities every time you use your contactless payment card on the capital's transport services. Penny for London is possible thanks to Barclaycard's... >>

Tractor beam moves glass particles, potential for hoverboards and gravity guns at last

Tractor beam moves glass particles, potential for hoverboards and gravity guns at last

By 27 October 2014

A real world tractor beam has been developed and used by physicists to move glass particles. The tractor beam, which uses a single laser beam, was able to move tiny glass particles at up to 20 centimetres in distance. The beam both attracted and repelled... >>

Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 now official, brand's first fitness tracker

Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 now official, brand's first fitness tracker

By 27 October 2014

Lenovo is the latest tech company to enter the fitness tracker market with its Smartband SW-B100 device, previously revealed in part in an FCC filing at the beginning of the month. Now seemingly official - "seemingly" because product pages have appeared... >>

Oculus Rift gets its first immersive feature film, Banshee Chapter

Oculus Rift gets its first immersive feature film, Banshee Chapter

By 27 October 2014

The future of cinema could be a 360-degree viewing experience if Oculus Rift takes centre stage. The first film has been released that takes advantage of the Oculus hardware, it's called Banshee Chapter. Banshee Chapter itself was originally a horror... >>

High-tech Virgin Atlantic 787 takes off for the first time, superfast Wi-Fi on board

High-tech Virgin Atlantic 787 takes off for the first time, superfast Wi-Fi on board

By 24 October 2014

Virgin Atlantic's latest plane, a 787 Dreamliner, made its first public flight yesterday and to illustrate one of its high tech talents, the airline streamed a live gig from the plane online while it was in the air over the Atlantic Ocean. The aircraft... >>

Android Wear state of the nation: New software, new devices

Android Wear state of the nation: New software, new devices

By 24 October 2014

Android Wear so far has been interesting, if not really raising itself to "must have" status. As we knew it would, the pace of change is rapid, with the first generation of devices now almost forgotten. There's been respectable change of step in the past... >>

All the Android Wear watches in photos, Moto 360, G Watch R, ZenWatch, SmartWatch 3 and more

All the Android Wear watches in photos, Moto 360, G Watch R, ZenWatch, SmartWatch 3 and more

By 24 October 2014

Android Wear is out the door and staking its smartwatch claim, recently boosted with Android Wear updates and the confirmation of dates for the latest two devices - the LG G Watch R and the Sony SmartWatch 3 - both of which are available in November.... >>

Nike and Apple working together on future wearable projects, even after death of the FuelBand

Nike and Apple working together on future wearable projects, even after death of the FuelBand

By 24 October 2014

Nike CEO Mark Parker has revealed that even though the sports wear brand discontinued its FuelBand fitness tracker earlier in the year, it is still working on ideas for wearable technology products in the future. And they could involve the help of Apple.... >>

Android Wear first big update: What's new and different?

Android Wear first big update: What's new and different?

By 23 October 2014

Google has released the first big update to Android Wear, and the software is essentially trying to get rid of your phone. The update includes offline storage for your music, direct Bluetooth pairing, and GPS support. Although these features might not... >>

We've tried the Oculus Rift Interstellar IMAX experience, you can too

We've tried the Oculus Rift Interstellar IMAX experience, you can too

By 23 October 2014

We popped along to the BFI IMAX in London's Waterloo today to try an Oculus Rift experience of the film Interstellar. You can do the same. For one day only the IMAX has an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience set up for anyone to try. The VR trip takes... >>