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Tech Today: First 5G mobile connection claimed by Qualcomm

Tech Today: First 5G mobile connection claimed by Qualcomm

5G may soon be a reality on mobile phones. Qualcomm has demonstrated mobile internet speeds of 1Gbps using a 5G smartphone chip. The chipset manufacturer claims this is the first working 5G data connection on a mobile device. The fifth generation of the mobile network does ...

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October 17th, 2017

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Tech Today: Continental creates device to help driver transition between autonomous and manned driving

Tech Today: Continental creates device to help driver transition between autonomous and manned driving

Right now, there’s no single way for a vehicle to signal the switch between semi-autonomous and piloted driving modes. Continental believes it’s built the solution. Continental’s Smart Control is an input device meant to help drivers ease through the ...

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October 16th, 2017

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Tech Today: Boeing targets flying taxis, pilotless planes

Tech Today: Boeing targets flying taxis, pilotless planes

Boeing is betting big on automating its flying machines. The aerospace giant is buying Aurora Flight Sciences, a maker of automated drones and aviation parts, in a bid to bring increased automation to airliners, military drones and even personal air taxis. Aurora’s ...

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October 5th, 2017

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Tech Today: Nissan sweat sensing car seats to prevent road accidents

Tech Today: Nissan sweat sensing car seats to prevent road accidents

Nissan has shown off a prototype sweat-sensing car seat which it says could help prevent road accidents. The technology, called Soak, changes colour if perspiration is high in salt, suggesting dehydration. Previous research found that dehydrated drivers were as error-prone ...

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October 3rd, 2017

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Apple unveils iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X (pronounced “ten”)

Apple unveils iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X (pronounced “ten”)

Apple today unveiled the new iPhones, among other products at a press event. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus look a lot like the 7 and 7 Plus, but with a glass back. The 8 still has a single camera while the 8 Plus has a double camera. What’s new is a retina HD display with true ...

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September 12th, 2017

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Take a bite into Android Oreo; latest OS drops for some users

Take a bite into Android Oreo; latest OS drops for some users

Android’s latest operating system, Oreo, is here and ready to replace Nougat. For now, Oreo is rolling out to Google Pixels or Nexus phones, with other Android devices to get it by the end of 2017. A reporter for tech site CNET has already received the update and says the ...

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September 11th, 2017

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Tech Today: Diesel starts selling Android Wear watches

Tech Today: Diesel starts selling Android Wear watches

Popular watchmaker, Diesel, has begun releasing its debut line of Android Wear watches. The watches will all go under the name Diesel On Full Guard, and the first of them is being made available today. This model will have a black case and a brown leather strap and will sell

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August 29th, 2017

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Tech Today: Samsung – Home smart speaker in the works

Tech Today: Samsung – Home smart speaker in the works

Samsung has confirmed it is developing its own voice-controlled “smart speaker” for the home, to rival devices by Amazon and Google. DJ Koh, head of Samsung’s mobile division, told CNBC News that he is already working on it. The company already has a ...

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August 24th, 2017

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Tech Today: Sensor tracks anyone driving into your neighbourhood

Tech Today: Sensor tracks anyone driving into your neighbourhood

A start-up that lets residents monitor who drives in and out of their neighbourhood was among the companies revealed at a Silicon Valley event on Monday. Flock’s sensor, which it offers for $50 a year per house, logs the number plates of every car that drives into a ...

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August 22nd, 2017

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Tech Today: Personal bodyguard app to launch in China

Tech Today: Personal bodyguard app to launch in China

An app is set to launch in a northeast Chinese city that allows anybody – not just the rich and famous – to hire a personal bodyguard. The Jinyiwei app, which is set to launch in September, provides a Uber-like service, and connects individuals and companies ...

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August 21st, 2017

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