WATCH: Amazing paper airplane machine gun

Check out this guy, who has built a gun that automatically folds and launches paper aeroplanes. It is the cleverest thing you'll see all day. If you watch to the end you'll see how it works - essentially each sheet of paper is sent along a production line as it turned into a plane. Even…

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Chromecast updates lets you change the backdrop

Way back in June Google announced a bunch of updates that were coming for its Chromecast - and it appears the changes have finally arrived, with updated apps appearing in the iOS app store and Google Play on Android. The major update is the ability to customise the backdrops that appear on screen when your…

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Another 8 great tips and tricks for iOS 8 users

Yesterday we published eight great tips, tricks and secrets to help you master the new features of iOS 8. And wouldn't you know it, we've managed to dig up another eight for you today ... How to mark all messages as read Isn't it annoying when you have a bunch…

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8 great tips and tricks every iOS 8 user should know

While iOS 7 was mainly concerned with cosmetic upgrades, the new iOS 8 is all about what goes on behind the scenes. Whether you're already up and running with iOS 8, thinking about buying yourself an iPhone 6 or just wondering whether to download iOS 8 for an existing device, here's a selection…

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How to Use E-book Readers and Tablets as Tools for Research

It is often claimed that superficial and occasional readers are more likely to “succumb” to the lures of e-book reading devices, whereas “serious” readers will always prefer printed books. However, studies conducted among e-book users have steadily shown them to be avid readers, who read books in all formats and for a number of reasons,…

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GoPro reveals “HERO4″ lineup

GoPro has announced the latest iteration of its tiny cameras - which can now shoot 4K video. There's three new cameras: Top of the line is the Hero 4 Black, which the company claims doubles the performance of its predecessor - capturing 4K video at 30fps, or 2.7K video at 50fps, or old-fashioned 1080p video…

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European flights no longer need airplane mode

Excellent news for travellers: There's no longer any need to worry about switching off your devices before take-off, in Europe, at least. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced new guidance for airlines, which allows the use of phones, laptops and other devices through-out the flight - with no need to switch off or…

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Oculus unveils Crescent Bay VR headset prototype

Virtual reality company Oculus VR, which was bought by Facebook earlier this year in a deal worth $2 billion, has announced a new prototype version of its flagship Rift headset. The new hardware, named Crescent Bay, features 360 degree tracking, a higher resolution than previous models, lower latency and a built in audio system. Announcing…

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