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Panasonic TX-65DX902B review

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Mar 2016

Panasonic TX-65DX902B review

The future of TV is bright Our Verdict This flagship Ultra HD premium 4K TV heralds a new era in image quality. It also boasts the best in catch-up and on-demand. Expensive… but exceptional. For Astoundingly vibrant 4K HDR picture quality Firefox TV OS and Freeview Play HDCP 2.2 compatibility 4K Netflix and Amazon onboard Against Ultra Local Dimming suffers from backlight halos Standard def...

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Never miss an unmissable moment, thanks to the 4GEE Capture Cam

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Mar 2016

Never miss an unmissable moment, thanks to the 4GEE Capture Cam

Sponsored: Introducing the 4GEE Capture Cam The Capture Cam from EE is the world’s first wearable 4G connected camera – it goes wherever you go. This isn’t any normal camera – far from it. The 4GEE Capture Cam allows you to stream footage direct from your mobile device, thanks to the power of the EE network and live-streaming app Skeegle. The footage you shoot on...

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Google’s smart contact lenses just went from concept to reality

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Aug 2015

Google’s smart contact lenses just went from concept to reality

L is for Life Sciences Last year we learned that Google was embarking on a project to make smart contact lenses for measuring glucose levels. That project led to the formation of a whole health-focused unit, the Life Sciences team, which has just graduated into its own standalone Alphabet company. The contact lens project was one of Google’s “moonshot” projects, leaving little certainty that it...

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A new Windows 10 Mobile preview is available

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Aug 2015

A new Windows 10 Mobile preview is available

Build 10512 Microsoft has made the next version of Windows 10 Mobile available to testers. The updated preview, Build 10512, features improvements to overall performance, as well as interface changes and bug fixes. One of the main interface changes you will notice is the ability to set Lock screen and background images from within the Windows Photos app. Previously, you had to go into settings...

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This could be BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone

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Aug 2015

This could be BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone

Codename Prague becomes Venice The 2010s have not been so kind to BlackBerry, but the company could be close to readying a phone that could put it back on the map. BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone, codenamed “Venice,” might have just made its debut on Twitter. Back in July, we got our first look at a BlackBerry handset running Android. Or, at least, an artist’s rendering...

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Robots are learning how to be stylish

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Aug 2015

Robots are learning how to be stylish

Humans are pretty good at telling when two pieces of furniture “go” together, stylistically-speaking, but the same task is very hard for robots. That’s changing, thanks to a team of computer scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They’ve developed an algorithm that lets a computer recognise the style of an object, drawing on observations about style similarity in art history. It uses factors like...

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Watch the Lexus Hoverboard floating in mid-air in a new teaser

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Jul 2015

Watch the Lexus Hoverboard floating in mid-air in a new teaser

Lexus says it has invented a hoverboard — this we already knew. What we haven’t seen is anyone actually riding it. That’s about to change — although not yet. Lexus has revealed a new teaser for its board, to be ridden by skateboarder Ross McGouran in a full unveiling set for August 5, though the new clip still holds back from showing anyone actually using...

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LG G4’s feature-packed camera will perfect low light photography

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Apr 2015

LG G4’s feature-packed camera will perfect low light photography

The LG G4’s snapper could be a beast We’ve previously heard the LG G4‘s camera could be seriously impressive, but we’ve now got more details that shed light on just how much of an improvement the included snapper will be over its predecessor, the LG G3, thanks in part to a huge six-layer lens. According to reports posted by BusinessKorea, the LG G4 will be...

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Apple iPhone VR headset discovered in recent patent

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Feb 2015

Apple iPhone VR headset discovered in recent patent

Video headset could one day become iOS accessory Virtual reality products continue to make headlines, but it’s anyone’s guess who will eventually dominate the market – but armed with a stack of new patents, Apple is showing a renewed interest in this space. Patently Apple reported Tuesday that Apple has been granted another 41 patents published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO),...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 will have an all-metal body and 5.1-inch display

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Feb 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 will have an all-metal body and 5.1-inch display

And there will be curved display variant Fresh reports have “confirmed” the Samsung Galaxy S6 will sport an all metal body and a 5.1-inch display. The news comes from Bloomberg, which cites “people with direct knowledge of the matter” revealing key details for the Galaxy S6 as well as saying there will be two variants of the flagship. The second model looks to be the...

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