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Best advanced mirrorless compact system camera: If you’re serious about photography you need a serious camera

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Oct 2014

Best advanced mirrorless compact system camera: If you’re serious about photography you need a serious camera

Mirrorless compact system cameras are gaining ground on traditional digital SLRs. The top models now have autofocus systems that can match or even beat the speeds of those in digital SLRs, and many have EVFs (electronic viewfinders) with very high resolution and high refresh rates – they can almost match the visual quality of an SLR’s optical viewfinder, and they can show a much wider...

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This battery takes just a few minutes to charge, and lasts 20 years

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Oct 2014

This battery takes just a few minutes to charge, and lasts 20 years

We were expecting better, not THIS much better Researchers have developed a new lithium ion battery that has a life span of over 20 years. No, we’re not pulling your leg. Not only do these batteries last a long time, but they are also incredibly fast to charge. From empty they will get up to 70% charge in only two minutes. The lithium-ion batteries found...

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Samsung takes a dig at the bendy iPhone 6 Plus with Note 4 stress tests: Don’t bend on me

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Oct 2014

Samsung takes a dig at the bendy iPhone 6 Plus with Note 4 stress tests: Don’t bend on me

Samsung says the Note 4 is unbendable The iPhone 6 Plus has a major problem, besides being laughably massive. According to some users, the phone gets quite easily bent out of shape, and several reports have emerged of the large iPhone 6’s aluminum frame getting warped into bizarre shapes. So just in case there are any misconceptions that the 6 Plus’s phablet rivals suffer from...

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Pebble smartwatch is coming to the UK later this month: Original smartwatch can now be had for £99

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Oct 2014

Pebble smartwatch is coming to the UK later this month: Original smartwatch can now be had for £99

Watch This Space: Pebble, the original Kickstarter-funded smartwatch, will become available in the UK later this month courtesy of Dixons retail stores, Amazon, Firebox and O2 – which is toting an exclusive Cherry Red version. It’s the first time the e-ink smartwatch has been available to buy on these shores and Pebble is firming up its offering in the face of competition from the Apple...

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It’s now legal to rip CDs and DVDs for personal use

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Oct 2014

It’s now legal to rip CDs and DVDs for personal use

Look at all these legal things you can now do Like all good law-abiding citizens, you’ve no doubt been keeping those Limp Bizkit CDs on the shelf until the UK made it legal for you to copy them. Well the great news is that, starting today, you can. It’s now legal to copy CDs, DVDs and ebooks for your own personal use. Creating a backup...

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Microsoft bypasses ‘Windows 9’ to unveil latest operating system. Hands on: Windows 10 review: Microsoft tries to strike a balance for every kind of user

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Oct 2014

Microsoft bypasses ‘Windows 9’ to unveil latest operating system. Hands on: Windows 10 review: Microsoft tries to strike a balance for every kind of user

Our early verdict “Practical productivity improvements designed to win over the desktop and mouse users make the Windows 10 technical preview useful but not exciting.” For Snapping and virtual desktops gives options for arranging windows Command prompt gets familiar keyboard shortcuts Charms bar evolves to fit the desktop Against Nothing new for touch fans Resizing options for the Start menu can be confusing Yes, the...

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Fire Phone: is Amazon’s foray into the smartphone space a success?

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Sep 2014

Fire Phone: is Amazon’s foray into the smartphone space a success?

Verdict “The Fire Phone is a shopping tool for Amazon with some phone features baked in” For Easy Amazon shopping Decent battery life 24/7 live tech support Against Unintuitive UI 720p display Expensive Jumping into a highly competitive space, like the smartphone market, is risky. But if there’s a company out there that could do it with a chance of success, it’s Amazon. Its new...

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The VR race: who’s closest to making VR a reality?

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Sep 2014

The VR race: who’s closest to making VR a reality?

Analysis Virtual reality competes for our attention When it comes to emerging technologies, numerous tech companies appear to be eyeing virtual reality as a veritable New World ripe for plunder. The technology itself, of course, has existed for decades in one form or another; however, it’s only been able to offer little more than novel functionality for consumer-facing markets. But VR technology has evolved dramatically...

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OnePlus wants to start selling the One like a normal company

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Aug 2014

OnePlus wants to start selling the One like a normal company

The OnePlus One really rocks The OnePlus One is one of the coolest new phones on the market, perhaps partially because you need an invitation just to buy one. But OnePlus will prove that exclusivity isn’t the One’s only appeal when it starts selling the phone normally this fall. The company said during a Reddit ask-me-anything Q&A session that it hopes to open the phone...

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Samsung Gear S becomes a proper running watch with Nike+ tie-in

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Aug 2014

Samsung Gear S becomes a proper running watch with Nike+ tie-in

This picture was definitely NOT made in Photoshop Two giant brands collide Samsung and Nike have announced a tie in that will see the newly-announced Gear S imbued with the same powers offered only to dedicated running watches. The new smartwatch from Samsung, which has a larger 2-inch curved screen than its predecessors, is able to offer full integration with the Nike+ app thanks to...

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