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  • Torrent fans can now stream directly in a browser without downloading

    30 October 2014, 10:35 am by: Luke Edwards

    If getting free movies by illegally downloading them as a torrent was still too much effort, it's got easier. A website, called Joker, has sprung up offering a free streaming service for torrents. Users simply need to find the torrent link then copy and...
  • Nintendo wants to watch you sleep, and help you do it better

    30 October 2014, 9:52 am by: Luke Edwards

    It looks like gaming giant Nintendo is side-stepping into the life tracking business. Ninty has just announced that it's looking into "quality of life" tech including a sleep and fatigue sensor. Rather than moving into the competitive market of wearables...
  • Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Spotify vs Rdio vs Deezer and more

    30 October 2014, 9:16 am by: Luke Edwards

    When it comes to digital distribution of media, music has always led the way. Napster had the music industry in uproar in 2002 when it was ordered shut down. Now with TV and film being torrented it's all starting up again with Pirate Bay in the sights...
  • Flipboard 3.0, the sequel: iOS and Android apps updated with new look and features

    30 October 2014, 7:19 am by: Rik Henderson

    There was a time when Flipboard was the cutting edge of content aggregation apps, but many have followed since and manufacturers have even baked similar experiences into their phones' user interfaces (we're looking at you HTC). Flipboard, therefore, has...
  • Lenovo Motorola acquisition now official: Hello Leno

    30 October 2014, 7:07 am by: Rik Henderson

    Lenovo has officially completed its $2.91 billion (£1.81 billion) acquisition of Motorola Mobility. The Chinese technology group has bought the mobile devices division of Motorola from Google, which will be run as a wholly owned subsidiary and will...
  • What is Microsoft Health?

    30 October 2014, 6:18 am by: Rik Henderson

    Microsoft has announced its own fitness tracking device, the Microsoft Band, and with it its own version of Apple HealthKit or Google Fit. Health and fitness in the technology field is big business at the moment and seemingly a new battleground for the...
  • Microsoft Band announced with cross-platform Health app

    30 October 2014, 5:17 am by: Luke Edwards

    Microsoft has suddenly announced its first fitness tracker simply called Band. The wearable device is rather ingeniously launching with an open software platform meaning it will work with Microsoft, Mac and Android devices. The Band itself tracks steps...
  • Google Project Ara conference set for January, plus here's a look at a prototype device

    29 October 2014, 8:04 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google's Project Ara is a little more real and tangible today, thanks to a demo video and news of a developers conference. The ATAP group behind Project Ara has announced that the second Project ARA Module Developers Conference will take place in Mountain...
  • EE launches 4G+ service in London, 150Mbps speeds available in the capital

    29 October 2014, 8:01 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Mobile operator EE has announced that 4G+ has been switched on in London. Described as the next step in 4G technology, or LTE-Advanced, 4G+ supposedly delivers mobile data speeds of 150Mbps to smartphones. The technology uses EE’s 2.6GHz high capacity...
  • 3D printing: Everything you need to know and when it'll be affordable

    29 October 2014, 7:42 pm by: Luke Edwards

    The hyperbole around 3D printing, with talk of revolution and a new age, is getting ridiculous. Will 3D printing really impact our world more than the internet? If so, when will we be able to afford it? And more importantly how will 3D printing make such...
  • Farewell plasma TV: The moments that defined flatscreen

    29 October 2014, 5:58 pm by: Elyse Betters

    LG has announced it will no longer make plasma displays, essentially marking the end of an era. With no more major manufacturers outputting plasma displays, many reports and analysts have claimed the technology is now dead. After four decades of ups and...
  • Fujifilm X30 review: Bigger and better, but beleaguered

    29 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Mike Lowe

    It's been a strong year for high-end compact cameras, with well-established manufacturers honing their craft and new additions also appearing. It's made for a bustling market, but one that also makes that purchase decision all the harder. The Fujifilm...
  • Arcam Solo Bar is an audiophile soundbar, fully loaded with connections (hands-on)

    29 October 2014, 3:05 pm by: Chris Hall

    Arcam has poured its audio expertise into the Solo Bar, which the Cambridge-based company is claiming to be a soundbar fit for audiophiles.  It's designed not just to bring audio enhancements to your TV, but to do much of the work that an AV receiver...
  • Five boiling water taps: The hottest thing in your kitchen

    29 October 2014, 1:44 pm by: Britta O'Boyle

    Most people love a cuppa, whether it's tea, coffee or hot chocolate and even if you don't, chances are you still use a kettle to boil water for some purpose or another. There is an even faster way than waiting for the kettle for your pasta or PG Tips...
  • You can now pre-order Google Nexus 6 (or not, sells out within minutes)

    29 October 2014, 1:41 pm by: Elyse Betters

    You can now pre-order the Google Nexus 6, but you better hurry up. The midnight blue version is already sold out online. Google's flagship Android phone costs $649 for the 32GB model and $699 for the 64GB model. You can buy the device in midnight blue...
  • HP Sprout PC offers a built-in projector and touch mat instead of mouse and keyboard

    29 October 2014, 12:34 pm by: Elyse Betters

    HP has a new Windows PC called Sprout. But it's not your typical desktop machine. First and foremost, it features a 23-inch diagonal screen, along with a built-in projector and 20-point capacitive touch mat. The HD DLP projector, which boasts Intel's...
  • HP Multi Jet Fusion could change 3D printing forever: Faster, higher res and multi-coloured

    29 October 2014, 12:30 pm by: Rik Henderson

    HP has revealed its own 3D printer that it believes will revolutionise the market. The Multi Jet Fusion is based on the company's thermal ink jet technology and can print objects at a higher resolution than conventional 3D printers, while attaining ten...
  • Turn your iPad Air 2 into a laptop with Logitech keyboard covers and accessories

    29 October 2014, 11:04 am by: Rik Henderson

    Logitech has announced three keyboard accessories for the iPad Air 2 that help you turn your superslim tablet into a laptop. Essentially new versions of covers and accessories available for other iPads over the years, the range kicks off with a separate,...
  • MAID microwave oven learns your eating habits and suggests your next meal

    29 October 2014, 10:25 am by: Rik Henderson

    The kitchen is an ideal place for smart device innovation, with just about every appliance ripe for a technological boost and connection to the internet. The MAID (Make All Incredible Dishes) Oven is one such device - a microwave oven that will learn...
  • Samsung WW9000 review: Connected washing machine gives app-control a new spin

    29 October 2014, 8:45 am by: Stuart Miles

    A decade ago if someone told you that your washing machine would be connected to the internet so you can control it via your phone you would probably laugh, but by gosh a lot's happened since then. And the Samsung WW9000 is here to show off what's possible....
  • Nintendo turns financial corner as strong Wii U games line-up breathes new life into console

    29 October 2014, 7:49 am by: Rik Henderson

    Nintendo had a great E3 trade show in Los Angeles this summer and that renewed enthusiasm in the industry for its flagging Wii U games console. Now the financial results for the six months ending September 2014 have confirmed that the company has officially...
  • AKG Y50 on-ear headphones review: Budget brilliance

    29 October 2014, 7:45 am by: Mike Lowe

    Every manufacturer seems to be after a slice of the headphones market and AKG's approach with the Y50 on-ears is very savvy indeed. When we started testing the AKG Y50 headphones we assumed they were in the £150 price category based on their finish alone....
  • LeapFrog’s kids console now available, LeapTV brings educational motion gaming to 3-8 year-olds

    29 October 2014, 7:11 am by: Rik Henderson

    LeapFrog's LeapTV games console is now available in the shops. Launched by Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly and her children, the video game system works in a similar way to a Nintendo Wii, with a motion controller and gamepad device, but all games...
  • Give a penny to charity every time you use NFC to pay for travel in London

    29 October 2014, 5:58 am by: Rik Henderson

    Barclaycard and the Mayor of London have launched an initiative whereby you can donate a penny to London charities every time you use your contactless payment card on the capital's transport services. Penny for London is possible thanks to Barclaycard's...
  • The day plasma dies: LG confirms date when it is to cease PDP manufacturer

    29 October 2014, 5:15 am by: Rik Henderson

    It has been expected for a while, with LG suggesting a couple of times over the last two months that it was considering shutting down its plasma TV production, but the company has now confirmed its attentions. And with them, so ends the plasma generation...

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