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Airships, Hovercraft, Amphibious Caravans, Batmobiles – the weirdest vehicles for sale

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There is a fantastic story that dates from the turn of the century. Back then aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont would parade his new fangled Airship by hovering at roof level along the boulevards of Paris. Then when he’d utterly freaked the passing Parisians out he would tie the ship up and pop into his favourite restaurant for lunch. Hopefully one …

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Another stunning (but mostly completely baffling) watch from Tokyoflash

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We really love Tokyoflash Japan and their genius watches. They look amazing, but can we use them to tell the time? – well nah, but who cares. The company has just released its latest community designed watch, Kisai X, which is apartment based on a concept that the company published on its Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog which was submitted jointly …

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Is this how Apple sees the future? The iWatch that uses holograms

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So an ad for the Apple iWatch has just landed on YouTube. However before you get too excited it is portraying a product that the ad creators don’t think will be on sale until 2019. The gadgets is the much talked about Apple iWatch and this clever video shows how someone might use the gadget to check social media, transfer …

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Your next smartphone? The HTC One looks good and has some innovative features. In UK stores in March

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There’s a big smartphone launch today as Taiwanese maker HTC takes the wraps off its One phone. Usually phone makers save Spring launches for the Mobile World Congress event which is next week in Barcelona,but HTC have gone early to make sure they get maximum publicity for what might be a make or break phone for the company. So what’s …

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Apple’s iWatch – take a look at the gallery of prototypes

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I have already written loads about Apple ‘s iWatch, so if you want the most recent update go here and if you want the background and to take a peek at some of its rivals then check here. Even though it hasn’t been confirmed the iWatch already exists, well in the minds of some very clever designers and Photoshoppers. Here …

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Retro gadgets: ten vintage style record players

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I don’t think it is just me but these days I find that I am increasing playing more vinyl than CDs. Spotify is my main source of music, but every now and then I fancy something that isn’t on the online music service and go and get a record out. There is something wonderful about spinning vinyl again. It demands …

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A sneak preview as to what the Apple iWatch might look like (and it looks stunning)

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Of course, at the moment no one knows what Apple’s iWatch will look like, or even if there will be one. However an iWatch does appear to be on the cards and according to the goss it will sport a revolutionary double curved touch screen. So fair play to the fellas at Yanko Designs who have imagined what the iWatch …

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Big screen tablets just got cheap! Archos unveils 11.6inch Platinum device for just £299

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Some fairly seismic news today from tablet maker Archos. The company has taken the wraps off a trio of new tablets and the star of the show is a top-end model with an 11.6inch screen. Now that’s big. The full iPad is just 9.7. It is also unique-ish. There are some tablets with similar sized screens, but 1, they run …

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Sonos adds surround sound to wireless audio with the Playbar

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For quite some time now Sonos has been the home audio system of choice for discerning types who want music piped wirelessly wherever they wander in their house. It has plenty of rivals like this and this, but has continued to sell in large numbers. As of today it has got even smarter better too for the company has introduced …

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The Apple iWatch takes a step closer to becoming a reality

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A few months ago I wrote about how Apple might be sizing up your wrist for an iWatch. I also profiled the growing number of smart watches that are on sale that use Bluetooth technology to hook up to your phone and deliver social media updates, emails and more. Well The New York Times has been chatting to a couple …

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Valentine’s Day – the stuff he actually wants. Gadgets, clothes and more

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For her – It is Valentine’s Day in less than a week and your bloke is, as we speak, preparing an amazing day which involves chocolates, flowers, a candlelit meal and chapter seven of Fifty Shades of Grey. The last time this level of planning went into anything they called it D-Day.  So shouldn’t you show him how much you …

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Out of the blue – Apple launches a brand new iPad

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In today’s most surprising tech news Apple have launched, wait for it, a new iPad. But before we all get too carried away there’s no new design or extra features to tell you about. The new model, which is aimed at serious iPad users and businesses, comes with a whopping 128 Gigabytes of storage – that is twice the previous …

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All you need to know about Twitter’s hot new app Vine

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Let’s grow BEARDS!!!! #howto with @briggles & @mattknox vine.co/v/b5wWeDZgPhX — Ian Padgham (@origiful) January 24, 2013   On Friday Twitter unveiled what could well be the hottest new app for a very long while. It is called Vine and is a video sharing facility that is iPhone only at the moment. Ok so it doesn’t sound that exciting, but here’s …

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All you need to know about big screen phones aka Phablets – and the seven models that have been released so far

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In 2010 Dell released a new phone with a monster sized five inch screen called the Streak, and it went on to change the way we think about mobile phones. But not in the way that Dell had hoped. The early models were filled with glitches and consumers didn’t really seem ready for a phone with a screen that large. …

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Is Apple now gunning for your (ahem) trainers? iSneakers anyone?

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Kudos to Apple Insider for unearthing a really interesting patent recently filed by Apple. We all know that the company is keen on wearable tech and we have made predictions before about the possibility of an iWatch. The patent though refers to a mart shoes system that would be embedded in the heel of a foot that would include sensors …

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Apple’s iPhone to get even bigger screen. Is the iPhablet (big screen phone) set to follow?

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I remember when I first heard that  Samsung was about to produce a phone with a five inch screen  – the Samsung Galaxy Note. From the moment I saw it I knew that my iPhone’s days were numbered and that I wanted a phone with a screen that size. A year on and I have absolutely zero regrets about buying …

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The 12 gadgets that will shape the year – the very best of CES 2013

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So CES, the world’s biggest consumer electronics show, has been and gone for another year. And what a blast it was too. In some respects it was the most interesting show in a while, largely because it saw a lot of new emerging technologies from smart watches through to high-end 4k TV sets. Along with our pals at Tech Digest …

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CES 2013 – all the hottest devices from day two – Samsung re-invents the TV, Sony brings back the Walkman and more

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Day two of CES – the world’s biggest gadget show – is the time when the big companies unveil their latest wares to journalists and bloggers. This year, with no real presence from Microsoft I(or Apple for that matter who never go to the show) the spotlight fell on Samsung and Sony and both have delivered intriguing new products. Samsung …

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CES 2013 – Onkyo debuts its first ever headphones range

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Japanese company Onkyo has always been big in home cinema and hi-fi and it has rustled up a pretty impressive iPhone dock or two. Now it is having a crack at a new market – headphones. At CES it took the wraps off a new range designed to be paired up with smartphones and take personal listenting to a new …

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