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Hands on: Sharp Aquos Crystal review. A sophisticated budget smartphone – from a distance

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Aug 2014

Hands on: Sharp Aquos Crystal review. A sophisticated budget smartphone – from a distance

Our early verdict “Sharp’s first smartphone for the US looks like a fresh new flagship, but its budget leanings come through on first touch.” For Futuristic look Nearly bezel-free display Good price Against Weird front lens placing Plastic screen Feels hollow Little storage At first glance, Sharp has made, well, a sharp smartphone for its first entry into the US market. The Aquos Crystal, borrowing...

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Nvidia cooked up its own AR headset – should Google Glass be worried?

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Aug 2014

Nvidia cooked up its own AR headset – should Google Glass be worried?

Glassholes could soon be a thing of the past Take that, Glassholes! (credit: SlashGear) Google may have gotten there first, but Nvidia could wind up having the last laugh when it comes to improving head-mounted displays thanks new technology that takes the bulkiness out of eyeglass wearables. Nvidia and researchers from the University of North Carolina have teamed up to build Pinlight Displays, a more...

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Google Glass Explorer Edition upgrades to 2GB of RAM in the US and UK. Is it worth the price now?

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Aug 2014

Google Glass Explorer Edition upgrades to 2GB of RAM in the US and UK. Is it worth the price now?

TechRadar’s verdict “Google has created the most sought-after sci-fi-looking gadget that everyone wants to wear at least once. But its uses are currently limited and a Google Glass consumer edition is due out this year. Not everyone will get their money’s worth with this one-of-a-kind novelty.” For Slick, comfortable design Easy-to-take hands-free photos Google Now rocks Head-tracking navigation is surreal Conversation starter Against Outrageously expensive...

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Sony outs its first ever curved 4K TV

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Aug 2014

Sony outs its first ever curved 4K TV

Not to be left out of the fun, Sony has just announced its own curved TV debut, the Bravia S90, ahead of the IFA 2014 trade show. The TV come in 65-inch and 75-inch versions, and arrives with 4K Ultra HD resolution and curved design that hopes to give you a bit more immersion for your money. Unlike Samsung’s Bendable TV, Sony’s is fixed in...

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Nvidia Shield Tablet review: It’s not for everyone, but this tablet stands a fighting chance to win over gamers

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Aug 2014

Nvidia Shield Tablet review: It’s not for everyone, but this tablet stands a fighting chance to win over gamers

TechRadar’s verdict “The Nvidia Shield tablet isn’t as portable as its predecessor, but it’s the tablet the gamers deserve.” For Decently priced Great specs Possible alternative to Steam Machines Against Not as portable as the first Contoller is beefy Page 1 of 2Introduction and performance 1.Introduction and performance 2.Controller, features and verdict Despite its problems, we actually liked Nvidia’s original Shield Android gaming handheld. Our...

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Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

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Aug 2014

Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

Scientists have dreamed of painting solar cells to generate energy on just about any surface, but efficiency has been a problem; researchers were happy to get one percent just a couple of years ago.  At last, though, it looks like viable paint-on power is close at hand.  A team at the University of Sheffield has developed spray-on cells that should be both cheap and capable. ...

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Londoners will enjoy blazing 5G speeds by 2020, promises Boris Johnson

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Jul 2014

Londoners will enjoy blazing 5G speeds by 2020, promises Boris Johnson

Remember when he said London would be a giant WiFi hotspot by 2012? Yeah… Londoners will have access to 5G mobile speeds by 2020, according to Mayor Boris Johnson. As part of a wider plan for London’s infrastructure between now and 2050, Johnson will pledge this week to bring 5G to London in the next six years. That may sound like an ambitious target, with...

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Microsoft linked to eye-tracking VR headset, possibly to one-up Oculus

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Jul 2014

Microsoft linked to eye-tracking VR headset, possibly to one-up Oculus

TechRadar was recently told by sources that Microsoft is still well behind Oculus Rift in terms of its virtual reality plans, and a new report seems to echo that fact – but there’s a possibility that Redmond may soon leap into first place. Microsoft is apparently sniffing around the company behind FOVE, which is claimed to be the world’s first head-mounted eye-tracking display. The creators...

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Eye Robot: Commenters take a look at Google’s smart contact lens plan and don’t like what they see

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Jul 2014

Eye Robot: Commenters take a look at Google’s smart contact lens plan and don’t like what they see

Life changing accessory, or ultimate spying device? Health trackers are the big thing of the moment, the only problem being… most of them are guessing. Some do little more than tell you have far you’ve walked in a particular day, in case you’ve somehow forgotten you went out or had other things on your mind than counting how many steps you took. And you can...

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Military Funds Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Feelings

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Jul 2014

Military Funds Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Feelings

Brain reader: An array of micro-electrodes printed on plastic can record from the brain’s surface. It is 6.5 millimeters on a side. Researcher Jose Carmena has worked for years training macaque monkeys to move computer cursors and robotic limbs with their minds. He does so by implanting electrodes into their brains to monitor neural activity. Now, as part of a sweeping $70 million program funded...

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