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Nintimdo RP is a DIY Nintendo Switch clone that plays classic games

 Tim Lindquist is an undergrad at Iowa State University and, if you’re into classic gaming, might just be the man of your dreams. His super-cool Nintimdo RP project is a 3D-printed case for a Raspberry Pi that is designed to simulated the size a

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This clever trick lets you listen to YouTube music on your phone while it’s locked

SICK of YouTube tunes muting when your smartphone screen locks? There’s a simple trick that allows free music to flow uninterrupted, even if you’ve let your phone screen time out. There are two ways to do this, depending on whether you own a

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Analogue’s Super Nt comes with two SNES games, including a ‘Director’s Cut’

 The SNES Classic from Nintendo is pretty great, and it ships with the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 in the box. But Analogue’s amazing Super Nt – a precision engineered reference quality Super Nintendo console that can play the origin

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Google has just solved one of the most frustrating things about buying things online

GOOGLE has launched a new payment button that allows you to breeze through online checkouts without needing to remember or type lines of payment details. Online shoppers may have come close to pulling their hair out while filling in seemingly endless form

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Touchscreen Google Home device evidence spied in official app code

 There’s now more evidence Google is testing a touchscreen Home device. AndroidPolice points to sections of code of the latest Google app that refers to a device that sports a new on-screen interface. The APK teardown of 7.14.15 beta version rev

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Nintendo to release SNES-themed 3DS XL in the U.S.

 Nintendo is going to ride the retro cash cow to the bank. The company recently announced an SNES-themed 3DS XL for Europe and apparently its coming to the States, too. The handheld is available for pre-order for $199 and ships two weeks after the Euro

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Wolf of Wall Street author Jordan Belfort claims crypto-coin get rich quick schemes are ‘biggest scam ever’

THE MACHIAVELLIAN penny-stock broker immortalised by Leonardo DiCaprio in the hit film The Wolf of Wall Street has warned that a new investment craze that sells digital tokens in exchange for cryptocurrencies is “the biggest scam ever”. Severa

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Google Pixel 2 XL screen burn issue which causes annoying ‘ghost icons’ under investigation by tech giant

GOOGLE is investigating reports that its brand new Pixel 2 XL smartphones are suffering unsightly “screen burn”. This phenomenon leaves “ghost icons” burned into the screen and occurs when displays are used for prolonged amounts of

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Jaybird’s Run totally wireless earbuds are wire-free wonders for everyone

 The market for totally wireless earbuds is really maturing fast, with many entries from both new and established companies. Jaybird recently joined the crowd, with its own Run earbuds. The Logitech-owned company has long been a really solid competitor

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Free music cull as Brit record labels ask Google to remove millions of search results in piracy crackdown

A BRITISH music trade body has told Google to remove millions of links that allow people to listen to pirated music. The British Phonographic Institution (BPI), which counts Universal Music UK, Sony Music UK and various independent record labels among its

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Apple reportedly isn’t producing enough iPhone X units for first weekend sales

 According to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is still facing supply chain constraints for the upcoming iPhone X. The company will have around 2 to 3 million units before the launch on November 3rd, which shouldn’t b

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It’s ‘likely’ that we are living in a computer simulation RIGHT NOW, says Professor Brian Cox

CONSPIRACY theorists have long questioned whether humanity is living inside a simulated universe. Now eminent physician Professor Brian Cox has told The Sun Online that it is “very hard to see how we are not”. All that is needed is big enou

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Nintendo nabs two-thirds of monthly game hardware sales thanks to Switch

 Nintendo has managed to lead the industry in video game hardware sales – by a wide margin – for September, which is a very promising sign going into the holiday shopping season. The Nintendo Switch helped this immensely, leading the indu

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Amazon’s original Echo gets a much-needed upgrade

 It’s been nearly two full years since the first Echo was made available to Amazon Prime subscribers. In that time, the company added six new members to the Echo family (seven if you count the Tap, which Amazon kind of, sort of does) — an

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Romeo Power unveils its first consumer power packs

 Romeo Power has just released what looks to be the mobile charging device of my dreams. Its wand-shaped “Saber,” using the company’s proprietary power management technology, is a compact little charger that seems ideal for keeping m

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Hackers seize control of internet-connected ‘butt plugs’ in terrifying demonstration of the vulnerability of smart sex toys

KINK lovers have been warned that a popular brand of internet-connected sex toys is easy to hack. An IT security researcher was able to remotely control a Bluetooth-enabled Hush butt plug and take control of the gadget. Italian researcher Giovanni Mell

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Swedish lock giant Assa Abloy acquires smart lock maker August Home

 The smart home market continues to heat up, and the legacy giants do not want to get locked out: quite literally. This morning, Assa Abloy, the $23 billion Swedish lock giant that owns Yale and many other brands — announced that it is buying

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Kodi box crackdown as Disney, Fox, HBO and BBC launch Hollywood lawsuit

HOLLYWOOD giants have launched an unprecedented lawsuit against a streaming box company that uses Kodi software to beam shows and films to owners’ TVs. Netflix, Amazon, Disney, HBO and BBC Worldwide are among some of the big players looking for mil

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Facebook launches secret second news feed that is full of things you’ve never seen on your normal timeline

HAVE you spotted the alternative news feed that has lay hidden on Facebook? The social network appear to have quietly rolled out a desktop version of its new Explore Feed. Several readers may have noticed a small red rocket icon on their desktop and mo

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This ultra-cute tiny PS4 controller is a great option for children and the small-handed

 If you like playing console games with the younger generation, you may have come across the issue of their tiny hands being unable to perform certain combos, reach certain buttons easily, and so on. While this makes them satisfying opponents, it might

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Garmin’s new Vivosport is an ideal lightweight smart activity tracker

 If you’re looking to get pretty much all the benefits of a smartwatch without a watch, and to track your activity and sport performance with tools that are more than up to the task, Garmin’s Vivosport is a strong option, with a price tag

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Super toothbrush that cleans your teeth in three SECONDS unleashed

ENGINEERS have created the first-ever “smartbrush” that can clean your teeth in less than three seconds. The patented invention by Nicola Nichele, 28, is a motorised mouth guard that cleans all a user’s teeth simultaneously. People will

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Is Google down? Search giant ‘knocked offline’ as panicked web users flock to Twitter to complain

THE nation was plunged into disarray as Google was knocked offline for several minutes this afternoon. The Search giant appeared to suffer a technical glitch as office workers across the nation frantically typed “is Google down?” into their we

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WhatsApp unveils new ‘reveal my location feature’ which could prove VERY embarrassing

YOU can now track your WhatsApp contacts’ whereabouts as they move around the city on a personalised map. The new feature is meant to make it easier to meet up with friends and let loved ones know that you’re safe – as well as broadca

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Lego’s official ‘Women of NASA’ set goes on sale November 1

 Lego has a new set that originated by a member of its Lego Ideas fan-sourced creation platform: The Women of NASA, a package that includes NASA pioneers Nancy Grace Roman, Margeret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jamison, as well as a space shuttle model

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review: The £800 phone might convert an Apple fan but is it worth the dosh?

GOOGLE is bringing out two expensive smartphones that it hopes will convert even the most devoted of Apple fans to its Android operating system. The Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL come with a slew of fantastic features, elegant design and high craftsmanship.

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Amazon adds loads more branded Dash buttons in UK

 Amazon has doubled the total selection of branded Dash buttons available to UK members of its Prime subscription service, to more than 100, just over a year after launching the push-button wi-fi gizmos.Read More

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Amazon’s £4.99 Dash Buttons now deliver products from 100 brands with just one press

AMAZON has doubled the number of Dash buttons, meaning that 100 products from famous brands can now be ordered using these clever little gizmos. Each Dash Button is set up to order one item – and some very weird products are already availa

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Amazon’s £4.99 Dash Buttons now deliver 100 products with just one press

AMAZON has doubled the number of Dash buttons, meaning that more than 100 famous brand products can now be ordered using these clever little gizmos. Each Dash Button is set up to order just one item. All owners need to do is press the button and the produ

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Robots will touch more tenderly when they wear this sensitive skin

 Robots increasingly have to interact with ordinary (that is to say, human-focused) objects and environments, and part of that is imitating the extremely delicate and complex human grip. A new type of electronic skin allows a robot to feel not just the

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The Populele makes it fun/easy to learn the “devil’s guitar”

 As a staunch believer in non-existent superstitions I feel that the ukulele is a very dangerous, sensual instrument that could lead to the ruination of our young people and rend the very fabric of society. That said, I can now play Stand By Me on the

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