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Almost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020

The world is becoming ever more connected, and it’s not going to slow down any time soon. According to a new report from the company Digital TV Research, the number of TV sets connected to the internet will reach 965 million by 2020 – up from 103m at the end of 2010 and the 339m expected by the end of …

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Stuart O'ConnorAlmost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020
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Will laser projection see 3D films finally be a success?

One of the most common complaints about 3D films is that they tend to be too dark – partly due to having to wear those glasses. One solution being worked on is a glasses-free 3D system – which, for most filmgoers, is the preferred option. But in the meantime, a new system from projector maker Christie could make a lot …

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Stuart O'ConnorWill laser projection see 3D films finally be a success?
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Power Wallet adds power to your, er, wallet. Simple really

It must have taken the marketing men quite a while to come up with this one. The Power Wallet is quite simply a wallet with built in power. Or to be precise a lightweight rechargeable 3000mAh battery which it claims can give most smartphones one and a half full charges. Crafted from Saffiano leather, the wallet features hidden battery, integrated …

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Chris PricePower Wallet adds power to your, er, wallet. Simple really
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Meet the world’s most expensive iPhone 6

Do you think £620 is too much to pay for the new iPhone 6? Well then, how about £1.7 million? Apple commissioned luxury designer Alexander Amosu, who previously created a diamond-clad iPhone 2, to make a “blinged-up” version of the company’s new-release handset from solid 18 carat gold. So, £1.7m ($2.7m) … that’s about what it would cost you to …

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Stuart O'ConnorMeet the world’s most expensive iPhone 6
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Contactless payments arrive on London Underground

There is nothing more frustrating than being in a hurry to catch your train on the London Underground only to find you have no money left on your Oyster card, so you have to go and join the massive queue at the ticket machine. Well, from today, that will no longer be a problem. Transport for London has now introduced …

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Stuart O'ConnorContactless payments arrive on London Underground
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Samsung announces WiFi NX1 as rival to DSLR professional camera

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the NX1 camera, which it claims combines cutting edge design, industry leading technology and innovation to create an exceptionally fast compact system camera (CSC). Features include 15FPS continuous AF shooting, a unique Auto Focus (AF) System III with 205 Phase Detection AF points and 28MP APS-C BSI CMOS Sensor for superior image quality. “With the NX1, …

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Chris PriceSamsung announces WiFi NX1 as rival to DSLR professional camera
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Olympus unveils Version Two of retro looking OM-D E-M1

Olympus has released a new version of its retro looking OM-D E-M1 digital camera complete with firmware upgrade, super-fast 40-150mm telephoto zoom lens and 1.4x teleconverter booster. Olympus claims photographers with professional ambitions will be equally pleased with the E-M1’s beautiful new silver casing, new lens and compatible teleconverter. The extremely fast M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO (80-300mm, 35mm equivalent) is …

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Chris PriceOlympus unveils Version Two of retro looking OM-D E-M1
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Sandisk announces 512GB SD memory card

Flash memory card maker SanDisk has created history with an SD card which can hold 512GB of data – the largest capacity ever released. The SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card, which is the size of a postage stamp, has a higher capacity than many standard PC hard drives. The card could potentially hold around 30 hours of high-definition video, …

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Stuart O'ConnorSandisk announces 512GB SD memory card
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Snapchat finally settles ownership dispute

Messaging service SnapChat has privately settled a long-running lawsuit with co-founder Frank Reginald Brown, who had accused chief executive Evan Spiegel and chief technology officer Bobby Murphy of unfairly removing him from the company. Brown – who is better known as Reggie – had said that he had come up with the original idea of images and videos that “disappear” after …

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Stuart O'ConnorSnapchat finally settles ownership dispute
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Getting spooked by the Internet of Things

As our homes get more automated, we’re delegating more and more tasks over to machines. And the machines would never hurt us… right? There’s nothing to worry about? Today I got a taste of what could soon become a regular phenomenon when all of our gadgets are internet connected: It was my very own HAL 9000 moment. I was sitting …

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James O'MalleyGetting spooked by the Internet of Things