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  • This is Acer's new Chromebox: It's called CXI and launches next month

    21 August 2014, 6:02 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Acer has unveiled a new desktop system that starts at $180. Called Chromebox CXI, it is basically a budget computer running Google's Chrome OS operating system. Chromeboxes are the desktop equivalent to Chromebook laptops. In fact, Acer said the Chromebox...
  • Google's driverless car with no steering wheel or brakes is now forced to offer manual controls

    21 August 2014, 4:50 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google's new self-driving car prototypes have hit a bump in the road. They now need to feature manual controls by next month, or else Google will no longer be able to test them in California. Google announced in May that it built a prototype self-driving...
  • You can't steal Yerka Project, a bike that doubles as its own lock

    21 August 2014, 3:22 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Although riding a bicycle is both healthy for the environment and your body, it's extremely tedious when you have to lug around a lock and key. Three engineering students from Chile have developed a unique solution however. It's called Yerka Project,...
  • Destiny launch trailer releases, getting you ready for 9 September

    21 August 2014, 2:23 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Destiny will finally launch in just a few short weeks, and in order to get you pumped, Bungie has released the game's official launch trailer. Destiny is a highly anticipated role-playing, first-person shooter video game that features a "mythic…
  • N64's GoldenEye 007 played by James Bond himself, guess how he fairs?

    21 August 2014, 1:05 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Do you remember the 1997 video game GoldenEye 007? Of course you do. It's hard to forget one of the best-selling Nintendo 64 titles. Well, if you loved it as much as we did (and still do), you'll definitely appreciate what happened recently on The Tonight...
  • Creative Sound Blaster Roar review

    21 August 2014, 12:47 pm by: Mike Lowe

    Creative is one of those companies that doesn't muck around trying to be a super-cool Beats or new-wave trendy Bluetooth speaker company. It relies on what it knows best: delivering quality sound. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar may look small and just...
  • Vax Air Cordless review

    21 August 2014, 11:53 am by: Luke Edwards

    The future of cleaning, some say, is robot vacuum cleaners. But in the present and in our experience those automated robotic vacuums have still got a long way to go for the perfect clean. Until then it's all about perfecting what we do manually, which...
  • Leica M-P rangefinder camera packs full-frame pro specs into a small body

    21 August 2014, 11:31 am by: Luke Edwards

    Leica Camera AG has announced that its new Leica M-P will join its rangefinder models from today. This new compact, multi-lens camera offers photographers the ability to capture moments quickly but unlike the Leica M this new M-P model has a larger 2GB...
  • Xbox One to offer try before you buy with 'Free Day Game' trials

    21 August 2014, 10:17 am by: Luke Edwards

    Microsoft is testing a new Xbox One service that will allow gamers to try a game demo for a day before they decide to buy the full game. The Free Play Day with Gold was spotted in beta by a Reddit user who noticed that Max: The Cure of Brotherhood could...
  • Solid-state batteries offer double the life of lithium-ion, £15,000 electric car could follow

    21 August 2014, 8:41 am by: Luke Edwards

    A Michigan start-up company, Sakti3, claims to have created a solid-state lithium battery which offers far more density than current batteries. It should result in double the battery life of current lithium-ion batteries. This could mean double the time...
  • Assassin's Creed Unity co-op preview: Hands-on with two-player thievery

    21 August 2014, 8:02 am by: Rik Henderson

    We absolutely loved the first outing for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise on next-gen consoles. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was a superb continuation of what we'd seen before (although, technically, it was a prequel). Pirate ships, massive map,...
  • Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay S8 is a wireless music streaming system and soundbar replacement

    21 August 2014, 6:50 am by: Luke Edwards

    Bang & Olufsen, purveyor of premium home entertainment kit, has announced a gorgeous new wireless 2.1 speaker system called BeoPlay S8. The B&O BeoPlay S8 is clearly aimed at those that like the minimalism of wireless speakers but also want high quality...
  • Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone Air leak in clearest photos yet

    21 August 2014, 6:06 am by: Luke Edwards

    Apple is almost certainly set to unveil its iPhone 6 in September with leaked images appearing online more and more regularly. But this is the first time such high quality photos of the constructed device have appeared. The iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch screen...
  • Netflix shows off Oculus Rift VR interface, Philips Hue atmospheric lighting and more

    21 August 2014, 5:36 am by: Luke Edwards

    Netflix has just completed its Hack Day Summer 2014 and some brilliant ideas have bubbled to the surface. Our favourite has to be the use of Oculus Rift for a virtual reality browsing menu. This was called Oculix. Though it's less menu and more entire...
  • Amazon to begin Prime Air Drone delivery testing, in India

    21 August 2014, 4:55 am by: Luke Edwards

    Amazon is really doing it, drones are really going to be making deliveries of your orders in the near future. But first it's off to India for testing. In countries like the US there are so many laws on the land and in the air that testing drones over...
  • Sky takes aim at Netflix with recommendations and Smart Series Link

    21 August 2014, 4:27 am by: Luke Edwards

    Sky has announced a new recommendation engine, not unlike Netflix uses, that aims to offer up showings based on a viewer's likes and dislikes. The recommendation engine comes as part of Sky's latest Electronic Programme Guide update that's rolling out...
  • Website of the day: NomadLIst

    20 August 2014, 8:00 pm by: Ian Hughes

    The cost of living. That’s a phrase that the mainstream media has become almost obsessed with, as they trot out the horror stories about the housing market, unemployment figures, and the price of milk. It’s a scientific formula; a group of set measures...
  • Kuddle app acts like an Instagram for kids, with numerous safeguards built in

    20 August 2014, 7:12 pm by: Elyse Betters

    There are many apps out there, including rip-off and copycat apps, but the latest one turning heads is another Instagram-like app. It's called Kuddle. It's not for you though. It's for your kids. If you're a parent, you've likely wondered what age is...
  • Omate X is a companion watch that works with Android and iOS, preorders start next month

    20 August 2014, 5:57 pm by: Elyse Betters

    A follow-up to the Kickstarter-born Omate TrueSmart has been announced, and it's called Omate X. It's a simpler and more affordable smartwatch that acts as a companion to your smartphone. The Omate X connects to both Android and iOS smartphones via…
  • Vine now lets you import existing videos and edit with new tools

    20 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Viners have long used hacks and tricks to create cool 6-second video clips, but a new app update has just made their ability to create a little easier. Twitter-owned Vine has announced new camera features that allows you to edit videos and import existing...
  • Skype cuts back chat notifications to just the device you're using, rather than all of them

    20 August 2014, 3:45 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Skype doesn't want to bother you with too many notifications across a slew of devices, so it has announced a new feature that limits chat notifications to the one device you're currently using. The new feature is called "active endpoint". And starting...
  • Snapchat Discovery feature might soon deliver news and ads alongside vanishing messages

    20 August 2014, 2:32 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Snapchat wants to begin showing brief television and film clips, news articles, and adverts, it's claimed. According to The Wall Street Journal, Snapchat, a three-year-old ephemeral messaging app most popular for its self-destructing messages feature,...
  • Google's self-driving cars are capable of breaking the speed limit, if necessary

    20 August 2014, 12:56 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google's self-driving cars are designed to break the law. Sort of. Dmitri Dolgov, the moonshot's lead software engineer, told Reuters that Google's self-driving cars attempt to stay within the speed limit, but certin traffic conditions might encourage...
  • Apple iPhone 6 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    20 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Apple is consistently the subject of rumour when it comes to the next iPhone. No sooner has the latest model been released than speculation surrounding the next appears. The iPhone 6 name appeared before the iPhone 5S even launched, with some reports...
  • What will Apple’s iPhone 6 screen resolution be?

    20 August 2014, 10:35 am by: Luke Edwards

    While Apple's reveal of its iPhone 6 in September is being accepted almost as fact, details are still subject to rumour. One area that's had a lot of attention is the screen resolution. So what can we expect? Size jump The iPhone 6 should have Apple's...

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