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Roll-up TV screen invented!

An 18-inch display that can be rolled up like a newspaper has been unveiled by electronics firm LG. The company says it’s a world first and that the display uses cutting-edge technology to achieve such amazing flexibility. LG is showcasing the new rollable display, as well as other innovations, at the CES 2016 international consumer electronics show being held in Las Vegas. “The showroom will highlight the key advantages of OLED, including its superior picture quality and its extreme design…

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5 REALLY Simple Ways To Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer

Easy ways to keep your phone going longer – a light-hearted look at options to ensure the battery lasts longer while out and about. 1. Turn down the screen brightness Okay, so you might struggle to see your phone screen on a bright day – but you could try shielding it with your hand. And it could help your phone battery last that crucial little bit longer. You could also try making your screen timeout – when the display goes dark…

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‘Star Trek and Star Wars’ Tractor Beam Invented!

Eat your heart out Captain Kirk – tractor beam that uses SOUND can hold, move and even rotate objects without physical contact. We’ve all seen tractor beams in science fiction films from Star Trek to Star Wars to pull in smaller ships, but now a UK based team has developed an actual tractor beam that works. A sonic tractor beam Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex, in collaboration with Ultrahaptics, put together 64 miniature loudspeakers to create high-pitch…

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Is Technology Killing The Road Map?

Millions of people in the UK are clueless when it comes to using a road map instead preferring to rely on technology. And the switch has been partially blamed for leaving huge numbers of people simply unable to identify where some of the country’s most famous landmarks are, such as Big Ben in London, according to new research. More than one in 10 (15 per cent) UK adults have never used a road map and 2.5 million of those wouldn’t…

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007 Spectre-acular Gadgets To Delight Any Spy

From 7dayshop.com with love, we present a rundown of 7 Quality gadgets essential for any everyday mission! 1. Memory Stick Keep all those top files and data securely stored and with you at all times.  USB flash drives are compact, easy to use and can 256GB storage capacity. That’s a lot of storage for photos, movies, files, music and more. To see the full range now available at 7dayshop.com, click here or on the photo below. 2. In Car Camera Record all…

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How To Use Electricity In The Air To Power Devices

Way of harvesting energy in the air from wireless and broadcast networks to power low energy devices unveiled. The ‘Freevolt’ technology collects radio frequency energy from networks such as 4G, WiFi and digital TV to power devices such as wearables and sensors that form part of the “internet of things” without needing to plug them in, according to the British entrepreneur who recently demonstrated the system. “It doesn’t require any extra infrastructure. It doesn’t require us to transmit any extra…

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Apple Sells Over 13 MILLION New iPhone 6s & 6s Plus In Just 3 DAYS

Wow! Record sales of latest iPhone models beat previous first weekend sale results by millions of units. Apple boss Tim Cook hailed the figures as “phenomenal” after beating last year’s 10 million unit sales record by more than three million, although several reports have pointed out that the comparison is somewhat distorted by the fact that China was not included in the initial rollout of the iPhone 6. Have You Bought A New Iphone 6S or 6S Plus? Mr Cook…

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Free BBC Micro Bit Computer For Kids Further Delayed

Roll-out of pocket-sized computer won’t now happen until after the half-term holidays, BBC confirms. We’ve previously reported how up to one million of the devices were due to be rolled out to youngsters in the UK from October 2015, with the idea being to introduce a new generation to coding and getting creative with technology – but a power supply issue led to an initial delay into 2016. But “fine tuning” has led to the latest delay, according to BBC Learning Executive…

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The Queen was the first monarch to EMAIL

When the Queen ascended the British throne in 1952, the microchip wasn’t even invented. But that hasn’t stopped her embracing technology, including sending an email way back in 1976! Here’s just 8 of the greatest technological inventions from the past 63 years of her reign – the longest of any British monarch. The Microchip – 1959 We all take it for granted now, but the microchip was not yet invented when Princess Elizabeth became Queen in 1952. It was another 7 years…

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You Might Want To Change Your Phone Lock Screen Pattern…

We’ve heard warnings about passwords like 123456, but people choose similar phone lock screen patterns. Here’s how to improve your security. New research has shown that people gravitate towards simple patterns, which are easy to guess, when it comes to Android smartphone lock screens – which offer an alternative form of security to traditional passwords. Predictable A study of 3,400 user-selected patterns by researcher Marte Løge, a graduate of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, has revealed that 44 percent…

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