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Tesla Model 3 to be officially unveiled on 31 March, affordable Tesla incoming

Tesla Model 3 to be officially unveiled on 31 March, affordable Tesla incoming

By Luke Edwards

Tesla has officially announced that it will be taking the wraps of its next generation of electric car, the Model 3, on 31 March.The Tesla Model 3 is expected to be the company's first mass market vehicle that will be produced on a huge scale and be affordable... Read more

You could name Android N in Google poll: Napoleon, Nachos and Nougat options

You could name Android N in Google poll: Napoleon, Nachos and Nougat options

By Luke Edwards

The next iteration of Android 7.0 N has been released in the form of a developer build, much earlier than usual. As such a name hasn't yet been unveiled and it looks like Google wants you to decide.Using the Google Opinion Rewards app the company has... Read more

Experience Star Wars in lightsaber swinging VR soon on the HTC Vive, trailer arrives

Experience Star Wars in lightsaber swinging VR soon on the HTC Vive, trailer arrives

By Luke Edwards

What's the one thing better than being dazzled by the wonder of Star Wars on the big screen? Being placed into the Star Wars universe thanks to virtual reality. That's what the HTC Vive may be doing soon after a video was released showing off the new... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Autonomous cars to hit UK roads in 2017, says government

Autonomous cars to hit UK roads in 2017, says government

By Luke Edwards

Driverless cars are set to make a huge impact on the UK roads as soon as next year. According to chancellor George Osborne the UK will push ahead with the technology soon.Speaking to The Guardian, Osborne revealed some of what he will be announcing at... Read more

Half-Life and Portal movies going ahead says Star Wars director J.J. Abrams

Half-Life and Portal movies going ahead says Star Wars director J.J. Abrams

By Luke Edwards

The long and eagerly awaited Half-Life and Portal movies are coming and director J.J. Abrams has confirmed more details.Valve's Gabe Newell and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams spoke about a team up back in 2013 but it's only now that confirmation has arrived... Read more

Samsung Entrim 4D VR uses nerve signals to make you feel you're really flying

Samsung Entrim 4D VR uses nerve signals to make you feel you're really flying

By Luke Edwards

While 2016 is the year of virtual reality Samsung is already setting its sights higher for the future with a full 4D VR experience it calls Entrim.Coming from Samsung's secret projects lab, C-Lab, the Entrim 4D unit aims to offer a virtual reality feeling... Read more

iPhone battery life not affected by closing apps, so don’t bother says Apple

iPhone battery life not affected by closing apps, so don’t bother says Apple

By Luke Edwards

Swiping away all those apps on your iPhone so they're not running in the background is a waste of time, apparently. Closing apps via multitasking doesn't actually affect battery life on the iPhone says Apple.The SVP of Apple, Craig Federighi, told a 9to5mac... Read more

Fossil Q Motion might be the best-looking activity tracker we’ve ever seen

Fossil Q Motion might be the best-looking activity tracker we’ve ever seen

By Luke Edwards

Fossil, the accessory specialist, has revealed its latest activity tracking wearable in the Q Motion, and it looks brilliant. But its impressiveness doesn't stop at looks.It looks like Fossil Group's welcoming of the Misfit company into its fold has boded... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Official: Apple iPhone SE and iPad 3 event date confirmed for 21 March

Official: Apple iPhone SE and iPad 3 event date confirmed for 21 March

By Luke Edwards

Apple has begun sending out invites for an event it will hold on 21 March 2016. The iPhone SE and iPad Air 3 are expected to be unveiled.Apple is expected to reveal a new iPhone with the same sized screen as the iPhone 5, at 4-inches, but in a more modern... Read more

Tesla Model S race incoming: Electric GT World Series, here to shock

Tesla Model S race incoming: Electric GT World Series, here to shock

By Luke Edwards

Electric cars are fast permeating the lives and roads of the world. They're also capturing the excited attention of race fans in the all-electric single seater Formula E race series. But that's not enough and now a new Electric GT World Series, that races... Read more

BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature

BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature

By Luke Edwards

BMW is heavily rumoured to be releasing an electric version of its X5 SUV which should be called the BMW i5. Now an official comment suggests this model will come with a Range Extender option.Head of product for BMW, Henrik Wenders, commented to Car and... Read more

Best Samsung Gear VR Oculus apps 2016

Best Samsung Gear VR Oculus apps 2016

By Luke Edwards

Samsung and Oculus have released their combined effort to bring virtual reality to your face in the Gear VR. The result is an affordable virtual reality headset combined with the accessibility of the Android platform for apps.Google has already been blazing... Read more

HTC could make Google's Nexus phones for the next three years

HTC could make Google's Nexus phones for the next three years

By Luke Edwards

The Nexus smartphone for 2016 could be manufactured by HTC. That's a rumour that has been circulating for some time, but it could be the beginning of a new partnership spanning the next three years.According to sources of Chinese site MyDrivers, HTC... Read more

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016 first drive: The Einstein of luxury cars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016 first drive: The Einstein of luxury cars

By Luke Edwards

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon is here for 2016 and it's pushing the boundaries of how luxurious and technologically advanced a car can be.The future of self-driving cars is edging closer and vehicle companies are working harder and faster to be... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

By Luke Edwards

To commemorate its 100 years of existence, BMW has shown off its glimpse of the future of driving in the Vision Next 100 car.While BMW has created a prototype of the car it's not something we expect to do much driving, nor to hit the roads anytime soon.... Read more

$350m Nintendo Land theme park attraction to bring Mario to life

$350m Nintendo Land theme park attraction to bring Mario to life

By Luke Edwards

Super Mario World may soon become a real one as a Nintendo Land theme park zone begins construction.Nintendo already granted the rights to use some of its creations to Universal Studios. Now it looks like they're being brought into reality thanks to... Read more

Huawei P9 release date leak reveals April launch

Huawei P9 release date leak reveals April launch

By Luke Edwards

The much anticipated Huawei P9 may at last have a release date in early April.According to the sources of serial leakster Evan Blass the Huawei P9 will get a release date of 5 or 6 April. On that part he's not so sure.The date follows a Tweet where he... Read more

Garmin Epix review: Life-saving reliability
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Garmin Epix review: Life-saving reliability

By Luke Edwards

When you venture out into the wild, even if that's just a walk in the not-so-local woods, you want a GPS device you can rely on. Garmin, with years of experience in that area, is a name that generally offers peace of mind. When it comes to the Epix watch... Read more

Intel augmented reality headset to merge worlds, real and virtual

Intel augmented reality headset to merge worlds, real and virtual

By Luke Edwards

Intel is reportedly working on its own augmented reality headset that could be the biggest jump forward yet. The lines between the virtual and real worlds are about to blur.According to sources of the Wall Street Journal, Intel is working on an AR headset... Read more

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Apple iPhone to get OLED upgrade sooner than expected

Apple iPhone to get OLED upgrade sooner than expected

By Luke Edwards

Rumours of Apple getting an OLED screen upgrade have been floating around with a release from 2018, but it looks like that's not the case. According to more recent murmurings the iPhone 7S will get the first OLED display to hit an Apple smartphone.While... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

24K gold Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge aren’t as pricey as you’d expect

24K gold Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge aren’t as pricey as you’d expect

By Luke Edwards

When a new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge landed it was inevitable someone would be close behind, eager to throw liquid gold all over it. That's happened and you can now lay your bling-craving hands on 24 carat gold Galaxy S7 and S7 edge handsets.So far no surprises... Read more

Amazon Fire Kids Edition and Fire 7-inch chargers deemed dangerous in UK recall

Amazon Fire Kids Edition and Fire 7-inch chargers deemed dangerous in UK recall

By Luke Edwards

Amazon Fire Kids Edition and Fire 7-inch owners beware, your power adapters may be dangerous. Amazon has just issued a UK and Ireland wide recall.The problem applies to power adapters sold in the UK and Ireland since September 2015. Amazon has contacted... Read more

Easily upgrade your car: Spotify, DAB and hands-free with Pure Highway 600

Easily upgrade your car: Spotify, DAB and hands-free with Pure Highway 600

By Luke Edwards

Pure, the digital radio specialist, has unveiled an in-car system that will turn any motor into a digital radio and Spotify friendly machine.The Pure Highway 400 and Highway 600 are plug-and-play units that sit on a car's dashboard and connect to the... Read more

Nasa funding quiet supersonic jet, a friendly Concorde for everyone

Nasa funding quiet supersonic jet, a friendly Concorde for everyone

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

This magical cable charges both iPhone and Android with the same connector

This magical cable charges both iPhone and Android with the same connector

By Luke Edwards

Getting rid of cables completely is the dream. But until that day comes cutting down their number will have to do. That's what one Kickstarter project is doing by combining iPhone and Android chargers into one cable.LMcable claims to be the world's first... Read more

Morgan EV3 is a steampunk dream, plus it's electric

Morgan EV3 is a steampunk dream, plus it's electric

By Luke Edwards

Morgan is a car manufacturer steeped in history that respects the past. So even when going electric it has managed to remain decidedly old school in its stylings with the EV3.The Morgan EV3, revealed as a production model at the Geneva Motor Show 2016,... Read more

Netflix picks a side, stops users enjoying US library with VPNs, Reddit cries out

Netflix picks a side, stops users enjoying US library with VPNs, Reddit cries out

By Luke Edwards

Netflix has increased the aggression with which it attacks work-arounds that allow non-US residents enjoy US content.Now watching shows and movies that are reserved for US residents will be much more difficult for those residing outside of the country.Using... Read more

BlackBerry abandoned by WhatsApp, beginning of the end for BB10?

BlackBerry abandoned by WhatsApp, beginning of the end for BB10?

By Luke Edwards

WhatsApp has announced that it will be stopping support for certain operating systems including BlackBerry's BB10 OS.WhatsApp has said that it will stop supporting certain operating systems as it wants to focus on those used by the majority of people.While... Read more

Android N appears without an app tray, just like iOS: Fans freak out

Android N appears without an app tray, just like iOS: Fans freak out

By Luke Edwards

The next Android operating system from Google is going to be named N as version 7.0, but little else is known about it, until now.A new video, that showed off Google Maps with a movie theme, has been released in time for the Oscars this weekend. But the... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Noveto speaker plays so only you can hear, no headphones needed

Noveto speaker plays so only you can hear, no headphones needed

By Luke Edwards

Noveto has shown off its directional speaker system that it wants to change the world by putting an end to headphones.The idea behind the Noveto speaker is to play audio directly into the ears of a single person without anyone else hearing the sound.Why... Read more

Ford Sync 3 preview: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto complete solution

Ford Sync 3 preview: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto complete solution

By Luke Edwards

Ford has announced that its latest in car infotainment system, Sync 3, will be coming to Europe this July.Initially Sync 3 will appear in limited new cars like the new Kuga, S-Max and Mondeo.Sync 3 isn't all about its own platform, it actually plays nice... Read more

Archos Diamond 2 Note preview: Top specs for low price

Archos Diamond 2 Note preview: Top specs for low price

By Luke Edwards

Archos, often thought of for its lower end gadgets, has made a big impression at MWC 2016 with its new smartphone. The Archos Diamond 2 Note offers some serious specs while sticking to the Archos affordable pricing.The Diamond 2 Plus and Diamond 2 Note... Read more

MyKronoz Swiss-designed smartwatch collection, in pictures

MyKronoz Swiss-designed smartwatch collection, in pictures

By Luke Edwards

MyKronoz, the Swiss smartwatch specialist whose kit is of course designed in Switzerland, has been at MWC 2016 with its many watches. By many we really mean a bunch.MyKronoz may have come seemingly out of nowhere but the start-up has done so with plenty... Read more

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

By Luke Edwards

The future of smart gadget controls is in ultrasound and Elliptic is bringing it to your gadgets in the next few months.Using ultrasonic audio a new control interface has been created that allows gadgets to pick up on gestures from across a room.This... Read more

Netflix second screen and mobile data limiter coming this year, HDR launch show revealed

Netflix second screen and mobile data limiter coming this year, HDR launch show revealed

By Luke Edwards

Netflix has told Pocket-lint, at a private event near MWC 2016, that is plans to launch an update for its mobile app to save on data charges. It will also introduce a second screen function for use on smartphones and tablets while watching on a main... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution

Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has unleashed a new version of its popular and impressive Vivoactive called Vivoactive HR because, you guessed it, this one records heart rate.The Vivoactive HR uses a wrist worn, light-based heart rate monitor to track beats per minute for a more... Read more

Omate Rise preview: Full Android 3G smartwatch with carbon fibre for $280

Omate Rise preview: Full Android 3G smartwatch with carbon fibre for $280

By Luke Edwards

Omate, more well known for children's watches, is making its entrance into the big boys game with an impressive offering. The Omate Rise plans to straddle the boundaries between connectivity, form and price.Omate says the Rise, when it arrives in June,... Read more

Cat S60 preview: Heat vision, Android 6.0 and can take an underwater beating

Cat S60 preview: Heat vision, Android 6.0 and can take an underwater beating

By Luke Edwards

The Cat S60 is a huge leap forward for the company. It's no longer just about being the most tough phone on the planet, it's now about being cutting edge too. As such Cat has crammed in a Flir thermal imaging camera, full Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and... Read more

Haier Watch: Full Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your wrist

Haier Watch: Full Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your wrist

By Luke Edwards

Haier has shown off its new flagship smartwatch that comes packing full Android OS, dubbed simply, Watch.The Haier Watch, shown off at MWC 2016, is due for release in April priced at €200. Its aim is to offer a high quality build and full Android OS... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 650: Windows 10, quality build on a budget

Microsoft Lumia 650: Windows 10, quality build on a budget

By Luke Edwards

Windows 10 is well and truly upon us and in case you didn't know Microsoft has made a big deal out of its Lumia phones. Plenty have arrived from the top end Lumia 950 to the Lumia 550. The latest edition is the affordable Lumia 650.Windows 10 is here... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7: Cases, accessories, chargers and more

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7: Cases, accessories, chargers and more

By Luke Edwards

Samsung has taken the rumour mill down in one fell swoop as it unveiled its latest Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. There was even the company's first 360-degree camera. But it didn't stop there, then came the accessories.Smartphone cases are... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive HR with GPS and Vivofit 3 are here to make activity tracking smarter

Garmin Vivoactive HR with GPS and Vivofit 3 are here to make activity tracking smarter

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has unveiled two new additions to its smartwatch and activity tracking range today, the Vivoactive HR and Vivofit 3.The Vivoactive HR is the company's smartwatch that features GPS, activity tracking, notifications and now heart rate monitoring... Read more

Diamond geezer: Archos’ affordable Androids pack stunning specs

Diamond geezer: Archos’ affordable Androids pack stunning specs

By Luke Edwards

Archos appears to be growing into a seriously impressive smartphone manufacturer with top spec handsets for low prices. Watch out OnePlus, the Diamond range is coming for you.Two new smartphones will be shown off by Archos at MWC next week, each at under... Read more

Volvo says goodbye to car keys, use your phone’s Bluetooth to unlock instead

Volvo says goodbye to car keys, use your phone’s Bluetooth to unlock instead

By Luke Edwards

Volvo is taking steps to become the first car manufacturer to sell a car without a key. You'll still be able to get in using an app and your smartphone's Bluetooth.Volvo says it will begin rolling out cars without keys this year. Should a buyer want a... Read more