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Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

 Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build a range of different creations and p

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This small robotic stingray could be the future of biological bots

 What do you get when you smush a bunch off live heart cells, specialized biomaterials, and electrodes into a tiny, stingray-shaped package? If you said “lunch” than you’re wrong. Instead, you get the first example of bioinspired rob

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iPhone X2 release date, news and rumours – is the ‘ugly’ notch finally set to disappear?

APPLE could improve the iPhone X’s most-hated feature with the rumoured iPhone X2 in 2018. The dreaded “notch” that juts out at the top of the new phone’s screen could shrink, according to industry insiders. Last year, Apple show

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These Bluetooth earbuds are perfect for everyday wear

Wireless earbuds are supposed to be convenient — until they come to you loaded with a bunch of uncomfortable buttons, hooks, clickers and who knows what else. But these Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds are just what wireless earphones should be:

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Sky Mobile’s data rollover saved Brits £20m last year – could your network launch the same scheme too?

SKY MOBILE customers have saved over £20 million worth of mobile data since the service launched last year. It’s all thanks to Sky’s Roll plan, which lets customers use a virtual “piggybank” to roll over their unused data each

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Twitter denies mass-snooping on your naked pics, but admits some employees get ‘strict access’ to DMs

TWITTER has denied claims that it regularly reads your private messages sent on the popular social network. The tech giant spoke out after a recent report showed footage that showed alleged Twitter employees talking about how they often browse personal di

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What is Skygofree? New malware reads your WhatsApp messages and can take photos with your selfie camera – here’s how to stay safe

DANGEROUS new spyware can steal your WhatsApp messages and take photos using your smartphone camera without your permission. The invasive malware is called Skygofree, and has been detailed in a worrying new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. Kasper

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VR porn app hack exposed 20,000 randy viewers’ names and download habits, but creators say ‘all back-door intrusions are fully consensual’ now

VIRTUAL reality porn users have had their naughty habits exposed by “ethical” hackers. The stolen information included personal info like names, e-mail addresses, and even porn download details of randy SinVR users. The major leak was revealed

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The self-contained Fusion electric guitar lets you truly rock out

 As a hard-core rocker and roller I find that my gear has to be ready to rock and/or roll at a moment’s notice. There is no telling when I’ll have to lay out a face-melter during jury duty or blast out some Stairway while giving plasma at

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Bad WiFi? These Google products could be ‘shutting down’ your home internet

GOOGLE devices could be the cause of your choppy internet connection at home. Experts say several products – including the Google Home smart speaker and Google Chromecast – are sending “packet bursts” that shut your router down.

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Amazon Echo Spot release date for UK confirmed – we go hands-on with the coolest Alexa speaker yet

BRITS can finally buy the super-compact Amazon Echo Spot smart screen and speaker. The dinky gadget has been available since the end of 2017 in the USA, but it’s only now launching in the UK. The Echo Spot is the second-smallest of Amazon’s

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OnePlus 6 release date rumours revealed as CEO confirms new smartphone’s existence – here’s all you need to know about this budget iPhone rival

ONEPLUS has confirmed that the OnePlus 6 is on the way, but what should we expect to see from this sought-after smartphone? We round up all the key details, including the OnePlus 6 release date, specs – and how much you’re likely to pay for

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KFC Bitcoin Bucket lets you pay for chicken with finger lickin’ cryptocurrency

KFC Canada is flogging a new Bitcoin Bucket that can only be purchased using cryptocurrency. The bucket, which contains real – not virtual – chicken, can be delivered directly to your door, if you’ve got the digital dollars to pay. Ea

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Google’s culture app matches your selfies to famous paintings – and the results are really weird

GOOGLE can help you track down your fine art doppelgänger with an app that matches selfies with famous paintings. The latest update to Google’s Arts & Culture app introduces a new feature that uses computer vision to map your face against people

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How social media companies keeping up dead people’s profiles makes it impossible for relatives to deal with grief – with 50 million on Facebook alone

FACEBOOK serves as a graveyard for an estimated 50 million people, with three million more Facebook users – at the very least – dying every year. The social media site dwarfs the world’s biggest cemetery, Wadi-us-Salaam in Iraq,

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How a special MacBook Air helped keep Star Wars: The Last Jedi script safe from prying eyes

STAR WARS director Rian Johnson went to extreme lengths to protect the script for The Last Jedi. In a interview, he reveals how he wrote the script on a special locked-down version of an Apple MacBook Air that was never connected to the internet. Johnson,

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iPad X concept imagines an epic crossover between Apple tablet and the new iPhone X, but some fans aren’t happy

APPLE’S new iPhone X has a revolutionary, space-age design – but what if the iPad tablet was next in line for a revamp? Dutch designer Martin Hajek has created a stunning series of concept designs for the iPad X, a made-up device that looks

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Cherry’s new low-profile switches may help bring mechanical keyboards to more laptops

 You may not think much about the switches that sit underneath the keycaps of your keyboard, but there are many enthusiasts who really, really care. The trend is clearly going toward slim keyboards — and that’s not lost on Cherry. At CES

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How to take a screenshot on an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S8, Android or Motorola phones or a Mac

TAKING a quick screen shot can be a lifesaver when using tech – from saving important information like flight details into your photo album to grabbing a still of a funny video to send to your pals. But the process on some devices can be more compl

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These wireless earbuds are built for the long haul

As much as wireless earbuds are designed to be convenient, most models lack two primary features that facilitate ease of use: comfort and long battery life. After all, what good is cord-free listening when you A) don’t want to wear them at all, and

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Drunk droning could land you a 6-month jail sentence and $1,000 fine in New Jersey – and UK could follow suit this year

TIPSY drone owners in the USA could face a stint behind bars if a proposed ban on “drunk droning” goes ahead – and the UK could follow suit. New Jersey lawmakers approved a bill by 65-0 that would make it illegal to operate a drone whil

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CES should move to an innovative city

 CES, the yearly bacchanal of tech and innovation, has outgrown its shell. Las Vegas has been home to the event since the late 1970s and, for better or worse, the city has survived and served the influx of technologists who flock to the event each year

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Lishtot’s TestDrop tells you whether water is safe to drink without even touching it

 Consistent access to clean water is something billions lack, and part of that is the inability to check whether one’s water is clean or not. Lishtot could help change this with a tiny device that instantly determines if water is safe to drink j

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Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack was my surprise hit of CES 2018

 Peak Design announced its line of bags on Kickstarter in 2016. It’s my favorite thing at CES 2018. The project raised $6.5 million on Kickstarter and now the company has a full product line designed for photographers and bloggers and people who

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Nintendo announces raft of new and retro titles for Switch (plus new Mario outfits)

 The Switch is getting a bevy of new games that should appeal to a broad variety of players, Nintendo announced today in one of its “Direct” videos. A new Mario Tennis game, updates to Odyssey, some classics and indies, and perhaps most une

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