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New BlackBerry Android phone, Vienna, may look like this

New BlackBerry Android phone, Vienna, may look like this

By Luke Edwards

The first Android BlackBerry arrived in the Priv recently and hot on its heels could be another Android smartphone with keyboard.The BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, has already confirmed that the company's Android line would be growing beyond the Priv. After... Read more

Fingopay is coming: Dish out dosh with your digit

Fingopay is coming: Dish out dosh with your digit

By Luke Edwards

Paying for things with your finger. It's been a long time coming but may finally be a reality. And it's being called Fingopay.While the name might not be as sci-fi inspiring as we'd hoped the idea of paying by finger is. Notice we didn't use fingerprint,... Read more

Google Maps gets full offline support with navigation, at last

Google Maps gets full offline support with navigation, at last

By Luke Edwards

Google Maps, until now, has offered very basic offline maps but never full support. Today that changes.At last Google has announced that its Map software will now deeply support offline map viewing, search and navigation.Previously it was possible to... Read more

Tag Heuer Connected official: Release date, specs, prices and availability

Tag Heuer Connected official: Release date, specs, prices and availability

By Luke Edwards

Luxury watch brand Tag Heuer has officially taken the wraps off its first ever smartwatch dubbed Connected.The watch is made from lightweight titanium materials and features a large round face, 3D bezel and button to give it a traditional look despite... Read more

First driverless Navya buses to hit the streets in 2016

First driverless Navya buses to hit the streets in 2016

By Luke Edwards

Autonomous vehicles are almost here and it looks like buses could be some of the first to hit the roads. Watch out bus drivers.Swiss start-up BestMile has created a connected electric bus system that allows for buses to drive themselves. These are due... Read more

Watch the Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch launch right here

Watch the Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch launch right here

By Luke Edwards

Tag Heuer, the luxury watch brand, is about to reveal its first smartwatch. The event will be live streamed, below, from 4pm GMT.Rumours have been abound since Tag Heuer took to the stage with Google and Intel to announce they would be teaming up to create... Read more

HTC One X9 leaks with specs to make A9 look old already

HTC One X9 leaks with specs to make A9 look old already

By Luke Edwards

The HTC One A9 is barely out in shops and already the next generation appears to be on its way. A recent leak showed off the HTC One X9 with some very impressive specs.The HTC One X9 leaked in a press image that appeared on China's Weibo. The image appears... Read more

The jetpack is finally here, Iron Man stand aside

The jetpack is finally here, Iron Man stand aside

By Luke Edwards

We've waited a lifetime for someone to finally create a true jetpack and that wait is now over. Meet the JB-9 Jetpack as it takes a lap around the Statue of Liberty in New York.The JB-9 Jetpack is the brainchild of Jetpack Aviation, a project born of... Read more

MyZone tracks fitness effort to make health inspiring again

MyZone tracks fitness effort to make health inspiring again

By Luke Edwards

Professional athletes and laypeople have used heart rate zone training for years. It works. That's why MyZone has been built around that zone training system to help anyone become better than they thought possible.MyZone tracks fitness effort, rather... Read more

This is how an emoji can help stop bullying

This is how an emoji can help stop bullying

By Luke Edwards

Every child with access to a communication gadget knows what an emoji is. That's one of the reasons an emoji has been created to help tackle bullying amoung the young.The campaign called "I Am Witness" was created to draw attention to bullying in a bid... Read more

Sony a68 A-mount camera with 4D focus unveiled

Sony a68 A-mount camera with 4D focus unveiled

By Luke Edwards

Sony has taken the bubblewrap off its new a68 camera that features A-mount lenses and 4D Focus.No, 4D focus doesn't mean an ability to focus beyond time and see the future. Rather it'll offer a hefty 79 autofocus points that should mean perfect focus... Read more

Withings new premium Activité gets affordable and adds MyFitnessPal support

Withings new premium Activité gets affordable and adds MyFitnessPal support

By Luke Edwards

Withings has revealed its next-generation of Activité analogue smartwatch from the WebSummit event in Dublin.Wareable got a shot of the new premium smartwatch. The new Activité appears slim as the previous model but features an all black face. It's... Read more

What is the BBC Store and how is it different to iPlayer?

What is the BBC Store and how is it different to iPlayer?

By Luke Edwards

The BBC has launched a new online shop that is calls the BBC Store. This is a place where episodes of its shows can be downloaded, at a charge.So how is this different to iPlayer? And will people want to pay for things that were free not long ago?Then... Read more

Drive Fallout 4 cars in Forza Motorsport 6

Drive Fallout 4 cars in Forza Motorsport 6

By Luke Edwards

Everybody loves Fallout 4, even the guys over at Forza Motorsport 6. Now Xbox has shown off a Fallout 4 car and teased another that Forza Motorsport 6 owners will soon be able to race.From today Forza Motorsport 6 owners will receive an exclusive Fallout... Read more

Siam 7X offers dual-screens and earprint biometric recogintion

Siam 7X offers dual-screens and earprint biometric recogintion

By Luke Edwards

Siam 7X offers dual-screens and earprint biometric recogintionSiam's 7X is the first US smartphone to offer dual screen technology, front and back. Plus it feature biometric earprint technology.A rear E Ink screen isn't new, as the Russian YotaPhone has... Read more

Autonomous drone can dodge obstacles at 30mph

Autonomous drone can dodge obstacles at 30mph

By Luke Edwards

Scientists at MIT have developed a new drone that can fly autonomously up to 30mph, while dodging obstacles like trees.Sensors like lidar can detect objects, as is the case car mapping tech, but they're expensive and heavy – not ideal for drones. This... Read more

What is Google Project Wing?

What is Google Project Wing?

By Luke Edwards

Google is planning on launching a service, literally, that will deliver items via flying drones. It is calling this Project Wing.Technically this project will be run by the newly named holding company for Google, Alphabet.Amazon is also working on a drone... Read more

Epson Moverio BT-2000 takes humanity a step closer to becoming cyborgs

Epson Moverio BT-2000 takes humanity a step closer to becoming cyborgs

By Luke Edwards

Epson has announced the third generation of its Moverio headset today in the Moverio BT-2000.This new augmented realty headset wants to blend reality and the virtual world to help make life easier. The BT-2000 features a host of sensors, projectors and... Read more

Nuyu Sleep System heats and cool with your body for the perfect night's kip

Nuyu Sleep System heats and cool with your body for the perfect night's kip

By Luke Edwards

Health tracking is all good and well but it's what we do with the data that matters. Sleep tracking is one area where this is tough to do much. Health o Meter Nuyu wants to change that.Tracking light and deep sleep can allow for smart alarms that wake... Read more

Apple may have cracked indoor GPS, revealed on Indoor Survey app

Apple may have cracked indoor GPS, revealed on Indoor Survey app

By Luke Edwards

The Holy Grail of positioning, indoor GPS, may have been cracked by Apple and could be on your iPhone soon.According to app developer Steve Troughton-Smith, Apple left its Indoor Survey app out for all to see. This app, he claims, has the ability to track... Read more

Sky teases next big step: 4K coming 18 November?

Sky teases next big step: 4K coming 18 November?

By Luke Edwards

Sky has sent out invites to an event on 18 November where it is going to unveil what's next for the broadcaster.The invite simply says "It's time to set your TV free," with the #SetTVFree as the social hashtag for the event. So what could it mean?Industry... Read more

Steam Halloween sale: Grab GTA V, The Witcher 3, Bioshock Infinite and more for cheap

Steam Halloween sale: Grab GTA V, The Witcher 3, Bioshock Infinite and more for cheap

By Luke Edwards

The Steam sale is an event for gamers that sets the hairs on the back of the neck on end. It's a time of year that signifies the start of many hours ahead to be spent button bashing. And now it's here for Halloween.Luckily the Halloween theme doesn't... Read more

What is the Motorola Moto X Force ShatterShield screen and how is it unbreakable?

What is the Motorola Moto X Force ShatterShield screen and how is it unbreakable?

By Luke Edwards

Motorola has quietly announced a new phone that it claims offers the world's first shatterproof screen. Meet the Moto X Force.Motorola says its new phone's screen is completely unbreakable. The company is so confident in the strength of the display that... Read more

OnePlus Icons offers premium sound quality for less

OnePlus Icons offers premium sound quality for less

By Luke Edwards

OnePlus has moved beyond phones into earphones but is taking its pricing philosophy with it. The OnePlus Icons are aiming to offer high quality sound for a low price.OnePlus announced the Icons at its OnePlus X smartphone launch event.The in-earphones... Read more

BBC iPlayer is coming to Apple TV soon

BBC iPlayer is coming to Apple TV soon

By Luke Edwards

The BBC has announced that, for the first time, it will be bringing its BBC iPlayer to the new Apple TV.The new Apple TV is now available for pre-order and the BBC has tweeted that it will be able to offer iPlayer support.Until now Apple has offered iPlayer... Read more

YouTube Red is now live: What is it and is it worth paying for?

YouTube Red is now live: What is it and is it worth paying for?

By Luke Edwards

YouTube offers a new service that's more than the current open-to-all video player. It's called YouTube Red.YouTube Red is a paid-for subscription service. Essentially, the service is way for people to pay for ad-free peace when watching YouTube videos.... Read more

5 great features the Samsung Galaxy View offers

5 great features the Samsung Galaxy View offers

By Luke Edwards

Samsung is officially pushing new ground with tablets thanks to its massive Galaxy View. This 18.4-inch tablet isn't something that's been available on the market before but once again Samsung assures us it'll be wanted – just as it did with the first... Read more

BeeLine bike compass: Cycling made fun again

BeeLine bike compass: Cycling made fun again

By Luke Edwards

Since the advent of sat nav, even on bikes, getting anywhere efficiently is no longer an issue. The problem is we've lost our ability to enjoy the journey, and remember it. This is where the BeeLine bike compass spins up to change everything.At it's simplest... Read more

Amazon's new Kindle is a bit of all white

Amazon's new Kindle is a bit of all white

By Luke Edwards

Amazon has revealed a new version of its Kindle with a festive feel just in time for Christmas. Yes, this Kindle is snowy white.Apart from being white the new Kindle is the same as the current black model in terms of specs and offerings.That means the... Read more

Free phone use aboard at last, roaming charges officially scrapped

Free phone use aboard at last, roaming charges officially scrapped

By Luke Edwards

It's been a long time coming but at last the charges for using your phone abroad are being ditched.A ban on data roaming charges will take effect from 15 June 2017, just in time for summer holidays then.The European Parliament has made the ruling that... Read more

Drone crash takes down power in hundreds of homes

Drone crash takes down power in hundreds of homes

By Luke Edwards

If you thought drones were simply an annoying noisy nuisance, you haven't seen the half of it. Now a drone has taken out power in an entire neighbourhood.The LA Times has reported that a drone crashed into wires on a street in Sunset Boulevard, cutting... Read more

Real tractor beam shown off moving objects through the air

Real tractor beam shown off moving objects through the air

By Luke Edwards

The days of using Star Trek images to depict tractor beams are over, the real thing is here.Scientists in Spain have shown off a real, working tractor beam moving objects through the air.The Public University of Navarre has created a sonic tractor beam... Read more

EE reveals 5G plans for 1Gbps connection in the UK, and more

EE reveals 5G plans for 1Gbps connection in the UK, and more

By Luke Edwards

EE has unveiled its plans for a better-connected future in the UK. From working with businesses to enhancing connectivity, EE has high hopes for the UK's future.The company reckons 4G value is estimated at £8.9bn. And it's growing. So there's plenty... Read more

Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday'

Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday'

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has taken its Vivosmart activity tracker line to a new level in the Vivosmart HR.The new tracker, as the name suggests, now offers heart rate measurements. While the older bands were famed for all year battery, this will offer five days for that... Read more

AuraVisor makes VR totally wireless and affordable at last

AuraVisor makes VR totally wireless and affordable at last

By Luke Edwards

AuraVisor has come along to steal the virtual reality crown from the competition by offering totally wireless immersion.The VR headset is a crowd-funded project initially and will sell for £300 when at full price. That gets you 1080p screens, built in... Read more

Oppo Neo 7 gives you 5MP selfies, 4G and decent design for less

Oppo Neo 7 gives you 5MP selfies, 4G and decent design for less

By Luke Edwards

Oppo has announced it latest smartphone which is firmly aimed at the affordable end of the market, the Neo 7.The latest phone from the Chinese manufacturer leverages the country's ability to make handsets for really low prices. This isn't a phone that's... Read more

Official Fallout Beer you can drink while playing Fallout 4 arrives just in time

Official Fallout Beer you can drink while playing Fallout 4 arrives just in time

By Luke Edwards

Fallout and beer might be a combination you've tried before, button-bashing away the long gaming hours while staying tipsy-hydrated. But you've never done it with an official beer.Now Bethesda and Carlsberg have teamed up to create a Fallout specific... Read more

TalkTalk hack: Everything you need to know

TalkTalk hack: Everything you need to know

By Luke Edwards

TalkTalk, the phone and broadband provider has been hacked – again.The hack, that occurred on Wednesday 21 October is part of an ongoing issue for TalkTalk as hacking the company has now happened several times. A massive breach also occurred in February.Many... Read more

Sony to integrate YouView into Bravia TVs for 17,000 films and shows

Sony to integrate YouView into Bravia TVs for 17,000 films and shows

By Luke Edwards

Sony has announced a partnership with TV platform YouView that will put its services in Sony Bravia televisions.The YouView update will be a software rollout that happens over the air on all Bravia televisions that are compatible. This will begin rolling... Read more

Sony PS4 to get colour faceplates on 18 November, here are the personalisation options

Sony PS4 to get colour faceplates on 18 November, here are the personalisation options

By Luke Edwards

Sony has announced that PS4 owners are no longer stuck with one colour of console. It will be releasing a selection of varying coloured faceplates that allow for console customisation.Sony says initially, from 18 November, it will release four plates... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 630 is a runner's dream, smarter and more connected than ever

Garmin Forerunner 630 is a runner's dream, smarter and more connected than ever

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has announced its Forerunner 630 GPS watch as its most cutting-edge running watch yet.The round-faced, colour touchscreen Forerunner 630 boasts more running dynamics than its predecessor and is also smart connected for notifications.Despite its... Read more

Sony PS4 500GB console price drops to £300 in UK, €350 in rest of Europe

Sony PS4 500GB console price drops to £300 in UK, €350 in rest of Europe

By Luke Edwards

Sony has announced a price drop for its PS4 for those buying in the UK and Europe. It will now be priced at £299.99 or €349.99 for the console and a controller.That now puts Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One head-to-head at nearly the same price... Read more

Misfit Shine 2 slims down, keeps looks, upgrades tracking and alert smarts

Misfit Shine 2 slims down, keeps looks, upgrades tracking and alert smarts

By Luke Edwards

Misfit already set the bar high for activity tracker design with its Shine, now it's taking that further for the Shine 2.The Shine 2 tracks steps, calories, distance, sleep and can tag activities including swimming, tennis, football and more.The Shine... Read more

When’s a coffee shop not just a coffee shop? When it’s a Starbucks smart tech wine bar

When’s a coffee shop not just a coffee shop? When it’s a Starbucks smart tech wine bar

By Luke Edwards

Starbucks has opened a new shop in the theatre district of London that aims to test out, and show off, just how technologically advanced it can be.The new high-tech Starbucks has been unveiled as a testbed for future technology. The most impressive of... Read more

Bose aims at Sonos with SoundTouch 10 speaker, adds Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to next-gen multi-room speakers

Bose aims at Sonos with SoundTouch 10 speaker, adds Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to next-gen multi-room speakers

By Luke Edwards

Bose has announced a new update to its SoundTouch speaker range and others that will offer multi-room listening and more. It has also unveiled a new, entry-level SoundTouch 10 speaker.The new generation system allows for streaming via single speakers... Read more

Polar offers its first optical hear rate monitor in A360 fitness tracker

Polar offers its first optical hear rate monitor in A360 fitness tracker

By Luke Edwards

Polar is well known for sticking to its chest straps when it comes to heart rate monitoring. But it appears to have changed its mind and now offers optical heart rate monitoring in its new A360 fitness tracker.The Polar A360 comes with a colour display... Read more

Libratone goes multi-room with new Zipp wireless speakers

Libratone goes multi-room with new Zipp wireless speakers

By Luke Edwards

Libratone has unveiled a new line of its Zipp speakers which are designed to support multi-room listening via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.The new system, dubbed SoundSpaces, wants to offer more than traditional multi-room offerings from the likes of Sonos. This... Read more

Happy 30th birthday NES: These are the weirdest Nintendo games and products ever unleashed

Happy 30th birthday NES: These are the weirdest Nintendo games and products ever unleashed

By Luke Edwards

The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, has hit the ripe old age of 30 today. Happy birthday NES. Now, as is traditional with any birthday, the aging centre of attention needs to be embarrassed by its past.Nintendo has had plenty of success over the... Read more

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

By Luke Edwards

Every year Hyundai and Kia hold their R&D Idea Festival. This is where engineers have the opportunity to create what they see as the future of vehicles.This year ten entries made it to the final presentation stage after just six months of development... Read more

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

By Luke Edwards

Boeing, in search of lighter materials for its planes, has come up with the world's lightest metal. The Microlattice is not only the lightest metal ever made but has also broken records for strength.The idea is to one-day use this material in planes to... Read more