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BBC reality app for new Civilisations show

New BBC reality app Civilisations AR will enable users to explore ancient artefacts based around the UK. The BBC has launched its first augmented reality (AR) app to coincide with a...
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The race to space – four firms that could launch humans into space

The race to space is far from over despite the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic are building rockets to ferry space...
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New wearable MRI scanners could read your thoughts

These wearable MRI scanners can scan the brain and could also help diagnose cancer and other diseases. A new wearable device could revolutionise the diagnosis of brain tumours and heart disease –...
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SpaceX test flight with a sports car – updated with launch video

The first SpaceX test flight featuring the Falcon Heavy rocket included an unusual cargo when it blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre. The Heavy is equipped with three boosters and 27...
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Google is changing the way you see tech

From “OK Google” to “Hey Siri”… there’s a revolution under way in how we use our computers, and even what we consider to be a computer. For technology giant Google, it’s...
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Motion sickness glasses

Do you get ill when travelling? Motion sickness glasses could be the answer. Of course there is a but.....they are for passengers in self-driving cars. A team from the University of Michigan...
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Finding hidden alien life

The possibility of finding hidden alien life is something we are all fascinated by. Now a new approach to spotting alien biology at work could increase the chances of finding life...
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Invisible photography

You need a special microscope to see the images at this invisible photography exhibition. The pictures are about the width of a human hair. Tiny images – about the width of a...
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AI ethics – Microsoft calls for guidelines on artificial intelligence

AI will run most of our daily lives by 2038, according to the tech giant. They argue we need to look at AI ethics sooner rather than later Microsoft executives have warned...
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Nissan Xmotion is more computer than car

Nissan has unveiled a new concept car filled with touchscreens that can be controlled by eye movements and voice controls.  As part of the car giant’s appearance at the North American...
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Passenger drone testing could start this year

A UK start-up is aiming to “transform city transportation from the air” with a drone that is expected to perform test flights with passengers as early as March.  We've previously covered...
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Fine art selfies

The addition to Google’s Arts and Culture app is taking the internet by storm. The new Google tool can tell you which fine art portrait you look like by taking a...
8k tvs

8K TVs are on the way

But are we really ready for 8k TVs? First there was HD, followed by Full HD, then Ultra HD and now prepare yourself for whatever those marketing geniuses come up with...
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Autonomous homes by 2020?

Tech giants Samsung and LG have announced plans to help create autonomous homes. Both companies play to expand the AI they include in home devices along with service robots. We could...
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CES 2018 Day Three Review

Robotic strippers and intelligent toilets. Bizarre gadgets take over. Beyond the main halls of CES is where the tech on show tends to get a bit more outlandish, and frankly more...
flying taxi drone

Your flying taxi will be with you shortly

Flying taxi anyone? Without a pilot? It does sound like something from science fiction but the Velocopter, an all-electric autonomous drone, is pretty close to becoming a working reality. Velocopter are a...
laundry folding machine

Laundry folding machine

Is this machine the best invention ever? One of the worst jobs around the house is dealing with all your laundry. Let’s face it, folding clothes is a pain in the backside,...
xbox controlled army trucks

Xbox controlled army trucks

The ultimate gaming experience?  Xbox controlled army trucks is an actual thing.  Or at least the concept is.  British and American soldiers have taken part in a test of new supply...
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CES Unveiled 2018 – Robots steal the show

Companion bots and an autonomous suitcase were among the highlights at this years CES Unveiled. The traditional curtain-raiser for the main event, the CES Unveiled preview show, was dominated by robots as...
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Electric driverless cars – is the UK ready?

We’ve featured several stories recently on electric driverless cars. The technology used in these vehicles is advancing all the time. Self-driving taxis are now a thing. And you can now catch autonomous...