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Five ways Apple could push headphone technology forward

In early May, the tech world was buzzing about a rumor posted on Secret that Apple might make earpods with biometric sensors for heart rate and blood …

EE takes Wi-Fi cows to Glastonbury

Fibreglass cows will allow revellers to log on and upload pictures and videos at key points around the Somerset farm<p>Festival goers at Glastonbury will benefit from super fast wifi for free this year - thanks to a herd of cows.<p>Life-size fibreglass cows, modelled on Worthy Farm's famous dairy herd, …

Acer Chromebook Powered By Nvidia Tegra K1 Details Leaked

Newly leaked specifications have revealed that Acer may soon be launching a new Acer Chromebook powered by a Nvidia quad-core Tegra K1 processor if …

WeChat Now Lets You Recall Sent Messages

WeChat is the latest messaging app to take a leaf out of Snapchat’s “ephemeral” book, introducing a new feature on the WeChat iOS app that lets you recall the last message you sent within two minutes. All you have to do is long-press the message to activate a series of options, click ‘Unsend’ and …

6 ideas we wish Apple would revisit

[avocado-gallery ids=”281581,284678,92026,284680,284679,194547,228679″]<p>Got your own pick?<p>Agree or disagree with us on any of our picks? If there’s a concept, product, or feature you’d like to see Apple take another crack at, let us know in the comments below.

Is a souped-up LG G3 already in the works?

For all the leading-edge hardware that makes up the forthcoming LG G3 , it may not be enough for the hardware-maker. Indeed, before the flagship smartphone has even gone on sale, there are already rumors of a more powerful refresh in the works.<p>Forget that Snapdragon 801 processor stuff -- what LG …

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iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

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New iPhone 6 Photos Leaked By Taiwanese Pop Star

Jimmy Lin is back again. The high profile Taiwanese pop star and racing car driver has leaked the sharpest images yet of the iPhone 6. Lin previously posed with the iPhone 5C on his Weibo account in August, photos that proved to be legitimate when Apple officially launched the handset one month …

Pikichat Is A Deadly Simple Photo Chat App Built In One Week

Pikichat is a new iPhone app to share quirky photos with your friends. It is very reminiscent of Snapchat when it comes to design and branding. But the story behind the app is nothing like Snapchat. Two French engineers went to the countryside and coded this brand new app from the ground-up. After …

High-speed maglev toys are coming in 2015

Takara Tomy promised us that maglev technology would make its way to playsets next year, when we spoke at this year's Tokyo Toy Show. It had two very different toys on hand, one a train that the company claims can reach up to 600 KPH (relative to its scale, at least). To our untrained eyes, all we …

Building the astonishing 1,000 mph Bloodhound SSC rocket car (pictures)

An Uber Driver Was Arrested For Allegedly Kidnapping A 26-Year-Old Woman And Bringing Her To A Motel

The woman says she was picked up Sunday evening by the driver from a West Hollywood nightclub, though police say they believe the ride wasn't arranged through Uber, NBC reports.<p>The woman, who was reportedly intoxicated, said she woke up next to the driver in a motel room after he picked her up. The …

Samsung to expand biometric security, iris scanners could be next

Speaking at an investor forum in Hong Kong, Samsung has been discussing how it sees the future of its Knox security platform and its plans for future biometric security features in smartphones.<p>Although fingerprint scanning technology has only just made its way into the company’s flagship Galaxy S5, …

Adidas app to print Instagram snaps on your shoes

Usually getting your lunch on your shoes means you've had a mishap with the ketchup. But pictures from photo-sharing site Instagram, used by millions to photograph their food, will soon appear on shoes as Adidas reveals a new app to customise your kicks.<p>It doesn't have to be a photo of the wicked …

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Samsung plans to bring biometric security to its low-end phones

The Galaxy S5 was widely tipped to launch with iris-scanning capabilities. When the crunch time came, Samsung played safe with only fingerprint sensor support. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the eye-centric tech is still on the company's radar and could soon debut in new high- and low-end …

Google Launches An Instagram Account

Instagram is so hot that no one can resist joining in. Not even Google . The search giant, in a joint-celebration over the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube (??), has today launched its own Instagram account.<p>So far there is one video post, showing today’s time-sinking Google Doodle. In other …

iPad Air: Gulf becomes the latest airline to carry iPad electronic flight bags

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s flagship air carrier, has become the latest airline to participate in an iPad-based electronic flight bag program. The program will see Gulf Air purchase 355 iPads, to be distributed throughout the airline’s fleet.<p>“We are proud of our existing strategic …

Gmail for Android Now Lets You Save Attachments to Google Drive

The new version of Gmail for Android lets you save an email attachment directly to Google Drive.<p>Other new features include an explanation as to why a …

Hashtag, Selfie and Tweep Have Been Accepted Into the Dictionary

Merriam-Webster has added more than 150 words and definitions to its collegiate dictionary for 2014, with many reflecting the collision of technology …

Razer Blade (2014) review: laptop gaming never looked so good

I feel spoiled. Ever since I started playing games on the new Razer Blade gaming laptop, I've had a tough time enjoying them practically anywhere else. My TV and my desktop PC only display games at 1080p, but the Blade's 14-inch, 3200 x 1800 screen is practically like looking through a window.<p>With …

Xiaomi's Mi3 sold out in 17 minutes in Malaysia

<i>Update: according to official figures, Xiaomi sold 4,000 units in 17 minutes.</i><p>Xiaomi’s first phone in Malaysia went out of stock in less than 20 minutes, but that’s not the most important bit.<p>Xiaomi started selling the $280 Mi3 in Malaysia on May 20th and their web store ran out of units in less …

This treadmill lets you walk in any direction

No, that's not a detached tank tread you're looking at, it's a treadmill -- and it doesn't care which direction you're walking. It's called the Infinadeck, and we found it hiding in a dark corner of the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo. Each of its tank-like treads is covered in a moving belt …

Google: Glass can cause headaches, but it's not our fault

If you poke yourself in the eye with the corner of your iPad, that's likely your fault.<p>If you swallow your Samsung Galaxy S5 during a drunken dare, you surely can't blame anyone else.<p>But what if you buy Google Glass, wear it and discover you get headaches. Whose fault is it then?<p>After Technically …

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Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable brand

Google has usurped Apple as the most valuable brand in the world after three years at the top, according to a new survey<p><b>Google</b> has been named ahead of <b>Apple</b> as the world's most valuable brand, according to a new survey.<p>Apple's brand value fell by 20pc in the past year to just under $148bn (£88bn), …

The new HTC One appears to be getting a bigger, badder cousin

Rumors of a higher-end edition of the HTC One M8, the M8 Prime, have been difficult to pin down; we've seen little in the way of tangible evidence. However, things just got interesting. Frequent tipster @evleaks has posted what's reportedly a 360-degree render of the Prime, showing off a design …

Dubai police use Google Glass to crack down on traffic violators

Applications allow officers to record violators and identify wanted vehicles<p>Police in Dubai have begun using Google Glass as part of an effort to crack down on traffic violations. An official with the emirate's police force confirmed to <i>Gulf News</i> this week that traffic officers are testing the …

Alienware 17 review by TechRadar

Premium gaming laptop Alienware 17 comes under the scrutiny of TechRadar<p>The 17-inch <b>laptop</b> is rare these days. But in the gaming world, the arguably huge form factor is alive and well.<p>With an AMD Radeon HD R9 M290X pushing the pixels behind its 1920 x 1080 anti-glare screen, this version of …

Honda is making a luxury jet with really weird engines

This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

Inspired by studying frozen lakes, the Sure Chill can stay cold for up to 35 days–long enough to get life-saving vaccines to kids still living off the grid.<p>Jenny McCarthy might tell you differently, but vaccines really do save lives. Unicef estimates that 2 to 3 million kids survived in 2011 …

LEAKED: Windows 9 Is Coming Next Year And Will Fix A Lot Of Problems With Windows 8

Tech blog Myce has obtained a leaked internal Microsoft document from a source in China known as FaiKee.<p>The document, first spotted on Myce's website by Windows blog WinBeta, lists both Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 as scheduled for a release preview between Q2 and Q3 2015.<p>Here's a screenshot of …