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Under the hood: discover 13 hidden iPad features

Apple’s tablet has a host of easy-to-miss tricks, many of which work on the iPhone too. We take a tour…<p><b>1. Hey Siri – what’s that song?</b><p>If you’re drawn in by an unfamiliar tune, Siri can tell you what it is. Simply ask: “What song is playing?” Siri will briefly listen to your surroundings then …

Apps

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

Apps

Britain's 10 most dangerous roads for motorcycles

<b>IT'S</b> a statistic you hear all the time: motorcyclists make up 1% of road traffic and yet we acount for 21% of fatal and serious crashes on Britain's …

Top 10

Headwave TĀG Bluetooth Audio for Motorcycle Helmets

The Headwave TĀG transforms your motorcycle helmet into a concert hall. With easy installation, no cables, and strong bass, TĀG produces a superior …

Audiophile

Necksound Wireless Wearable Speaker Offers Headphone Free Audio (video)

Anyone who enjoys listening to music or audio but would prefer to lose the need to wear headphones in certain situations, may be interested in this …

New and Noted: Motorcycle Backpacks

If you spend a significant part of your day on a motorcycle, a good backpack is a must. And a bike-specific pack beats an old hiking rucksack any day.<p>Whether you’re commuting, hitting the trails, heading out for the weekend or meeting your mates at the local, here are five backpacks you should …

Backpacking

Google’s new app makes your iOS Live Photos less shaky and more awesome

Apple’s Live Photos are, by design, something most people don’t really think about. You just take your still photos as you always would, and iOS automatically captures a bit of footage from before and after the photo was taken and turns it into a little animation.<p>Sometimes these animations are</i> …

Mobile Photography

17 iPhone Tricks To Make Your Life Easier

Did you know you could actually correct Siri's pronunciation?<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable …

The $599 ASUS Zenbo robot is just trying to help out around the house

ASUS is going big at Computex this year with the launch of new additions to ZenBook, Transformer and ZenFone lines. But the biggest new piece to the company’s unfortunately named “Zenvolution” puzzle is this bright-eyed little guy who’s something along the lines of a cross between Wall-E and Sico, …

Robotics

Five of the best meditation apps

The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can often feel like they amplify our daily stress.<p>Turning to your smartphone for respite from the digital clutter may feel as …

Apps

mBand – The Wearable Security Ring

Introducing mBand, the wearable security ring. Combining beauty, strength, and security into one stylish piece of bling, this ring is your own …

Jaybird’s Freedom headphones bring Bluetooth earbuds a step closer to mainstream

<b>At a glance</b><p>Wireless<br>• Four-hour battery life<br>• New EQ app<br>• $200<p><b>Pros</b><p>Compact design<br>• Comfortable fit<br>• Good sound<p><b>Cons</b><p>Mediocre battery<br>• Some connectivity issues<p>The search for the perfect pair of Bluetooth earbuds has been a long and largely unfruitful one. After all, an awful lot can go wrong for such a small little …

Consumer Tech

Casio's first Android Wear smartwatch arrives March 25th

You no longer have to choose between Android Wear and a watch that can survive your epic hiking adventures. Casio has revealed that its first smartwatch, the WSD-F10, will be available on March 25th through multiple outlets (including Amazon and the Google Store) for $500. That's a lot to pay when …

Report: Montblanc 'e-Strap' can turn any watch into a smartwatch

Watch companies have a lot to worry about in 2015.<p>It will be the year of the smartwatch, if Apple has anything to say about it, and traditional watch …

Roidmi 2s Smart Car Charger with Bluetooth Audio Receiver

Roidmi 2s smart car charger not only charges your mobile devices, but also steams music from your smartphone or tablet in the car. Like the feature? …

Must-have iPhone accessories (April 2016) | ZDNet

Charging while on the go<p>I use to suffer from battery life anxiety whenever I needed to use my iPhone heavily, but I've overcome that by carrying a …

Gear & Gadgets

Dual-SIM Adapter Options For iPhone 6s And iPhone 6s Plus

Since its release back in 2007, Apple’s iPhone has evolved leaps and bounds, but dual-SIM support has never been on the cards for the Cupertino …

These headphones measure your ears on the fly to create realistic surround sound — and the results are amazing

Headphones as we know them are OK if you want to experience VR, but they're not up to the task to reproduce the surround sound you need for the full experience.<p>Why do you need good surround sound?<p>For one, it's key for the immersive experience you get with VR. Virtual reality developers are using …

Virtual Reality

Build Your Own GSM Base Station For Fun And Profit

Over the last few years, news that police, military, and intelligence organizations use portable cellular phone surveillance devices – colloquially …

Raspberry Pi

Soundhawk | Smart Listening System

At first glance Soundhawk looks like a typical Bluetooth headset, but this little device offers a whole different set of capabilities, boosting your …

Moleskine's Smartpen Digitizes Your Notebooks as You're Writing In Them

Moleskine, makers of some of the most popular paper notebooks in the world, have teamed up with the creators of the Neo Smartpen to make it a lot …

The 13 Best Radar Detectors for Your Car

From bare-bones and budget-friendly to the industry's best, we've found radar and laser detectors to suit all needs and budget.<p>With police continuing to ramp up speeding enforcement year-over-year, it's become harder than ever to avoid those pesky speed traps. We aren't ever ones to encourage …

Audiophile

5 Free Digital Solutions for a Healthier, Happier Brain

There's a growing discussion around how the time we spend behind a screen is damaging our mental and physical well-being. Science consistently points to the effects it has on our sleep, happiness, and productivity, while mindfulness bootcamps and digital diet plans have given way to an entire …

iOS Apps

How to turn any iOS or Android smartphone (or tablet) into a satellite phone

If you venture into places where there's no cellphone coverage, then a satellite phone might be just the thing you need to be able to keep in touch …

Mobile

Hours makes time tracking something everyone should do

Time is our most valuable resource and it is constantly slipping away from us. Similarly, the most valuable corporate resource is their employee’s …

This $18 Smartphone Gadget Turns Your World Into An Augmented Reality First-Person Shooter

Life is just one big game of laser tag with Father.io. I got a chance to play with an early prototype of the company’s Inceptor smartphone dongle and its augmented reality massive multiplayer first-person shooter app. It was a blast.<p>The company is launching on Indiegogo today, aiming to raise …

Augmented Reality

‘The Flame in the Flood’ Is a Cute but Crushing Game About the End of America

The game is an arduous journey featuring starvation and exposure, but that doesn't stop it from looking really pretty.<p>Appearances can be deceptive. <i>The Flame in the Flood</i> looks cute, but spend an hour with it, and your nerves will be shredded. You're Scout, a lone wanderer with a scrawny old dog, …

Trailers

Fans Remastered A 35MM Print Of ‘Star Wars’ And It Looks Amazing

The original, un-cut and un-altered versions of <i>Star Wars</i> episodes 4, 5 and 6 have been a white whale for fans ever since the the 1997 Special Edition home video release. You’ve surely heard that Han shot first, and he did, but history has been scrubbed so many times that kids these days have no …