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  • Test Centre: The 26 best headphones of 2014

    We review the top 26 headphones you can buy in the UK right now. Get the most for your money with our best headphones for your smartphone or tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to connect Android to TV

    Connecting your Android phone or tablet to your TV is great for sharing photos or watching videos on a bigger screen with better sound. It's not straightforward though, with jargon such as MHL and Slimport, Miracast and more making it hard to know which cable or wireless adaptor to buy. Here we explain everything you need to know to connect Android to TV.

  • News: Iota offers no-fee GPS tracking, thanks to long-range RF and your neighbors' Wi-Fi

    Locating devices to keep track of your stuff (or even your pets or kids) sure are handy, but they have their limits. Trackers that rely on Bluetooth, like Tile and Proximo, have a relatively small range, so once they're more than 150 feet from your cell phone, you can't see them until they're back in range. GPS trackers, like Tagg for pets and HereO and Filip for kids, can be tracked anywhere, but you also need to pay a monthly fee for a cellular connection to send the data from the GPS chip up to the cloud before

  • News: Vision-correcting display nixes your need for eyeglasses

    Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are working on computer screens that would adjust their images to accommodate individual user's visual needs. Think of it as a display that wears the glasses so users don't have to.

  • Feature: Best TV guide apps for Freeview

    Find out what's on with the help of your smartphone or tablet and one of these five great TV guide apps.

  • Opinion: Comic-Con: iPads are mainstream, but there's still digital drama

    I've been reading comics on and off since I was a kid, and I went to college in San Diego, yet I never attended San Diego Comic-Con International until the release of the iPad. I was drawn by the impact that device would have on the comics industry, and sure enough, over the past five years there's been massive change.

  • Devolo unveils Home Control and fastest Powerline ever

    Devolo to show off 1.2Gbps Powerline adapters at September's IFA 2014.

  • News: PlayStation 4 beats Xbox One to 3D Blu-ray movie playback

    Sony began rolling out a new update for PlayStation 4 users on Tuesday that finally brings 3D Blu-ray movie playback to the next-generation gaming console. Sony reminded users via Twitter late Monday that PS4 system software update 1.75 was coming soon, and not eight hours later the update began rolling out in Europe.

  • News: Chromecast deals aplenty as gadget turns one

    To celebrate the Chromecast's first birthday there are some deals to be had including discounts and free Google Music All Access.

  • News: Amazon launches 3D printing store with customizable items

    Amazon wants to bring 3D printing to everyone--even if you don't have the skills to create trinkets and doodads on a 3D printer at home. The online retail giant announced the Amazon 3D Printed Products Store on Monday, which offers more than 200 3D-printed products for purchase.

  • News: Happiest Minds Uses Wearables to Improve Staff Health

    Hate your work place because it gives you no scope for any kind of physical activity? Forever tied to your workstation in that shady corner of the office? Or even worse, convinced that your occasional trip to the coffee machine is more than what your body needs? You probably don’t work at the Happiest Minds campus in Bangalore.

  • News: What drones can do for you

    From a PR standpoint this is not a good time to be a drone. Most mentions of drones in the media are not particularly flattering. You hear about military drones, predator drones, pepper-spray-bullet drones--yes, really--and drones used by creepy guys. Any mention of the word drone is usually followed by the potential threats drones pose to our safety and our privacy.

  • News: Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

    Headphone maker Bose has launched a patent-infringement lawsuit against rival Beats Electronics, which Apple recently agreed to acquire in a US$3 billion deal.

  • Opinion: Gear VR leak shows how Samsung's headset works

    At this point, it seems like a given that Samsung is working on a virtual reality headset, with several reports indicating a partnership with OculusVR.

  • Opinion: Fitness wristbands are officially commodity hardware, lowlighting a bad week for wearables

    When Xiaomi announced its $13 Mi Band on Tuesday, it only underscored the point that activity-tracking wristbands have become commodity hardware, joining cheapo thumb drives and USB cables in the no-name parts bin of consumer electronics.

  • Opinion: Comixology goes DRM-free on select comics

    The major book publishers are still hanging on to anti-copying measures, but smaller publishers and now comics are starting to think twice about locking their readers onto a single platform.

  • Test Centre: 10 best smartwatches 2014

    Wearable technology has burst on to the scene, and smartwatches are the new gadgets that are leading the charge. Here we review and rank the best smartwatches available to buy in the UK in 2014.

  • Violet tracker tracks UV sun exposure and Vitamin D

    New wearable tech wristband/clip tracker monitors your UV sun exposure and Vitamin D levels.

  • Opinion: Why have consumers spent $1 million on Vessyl, an absurd calorie-counting cup?

    The Vessyl calorie-counting cup is probably the most ridiculous, unnecessary gadget I've seen demoed in all my years as a tech journalist--yet somehow, inexplicably, the company behind it has just announced that it's surpassed $1 million in pre-order sales.

  • News: Razer bakes WeChat into feature-packed Nabu smartband, teases U.S. launch

    Razer's upcoming activity tracker--which behaves more like an Android Wear smartwatch than a smartband--is getting WeChat integration as it inches closer to an official U.S. release.

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