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3D Printed Octobot Autonomous Soft Robot Created By Harvard Scientists

A research team at Harvard have unveiled a new 3D printed robot they have created which is the very first autonomous entirely soft robot nicknamed the Octobot. The Octobot could revolutionise the way humans interact with machines says the scientists led by Wyss Core Faculty members Robert Wood, Ph.D., and Jennifer Lewis, Sc.D, also Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, respectively. Professor Wood explains : One long-standing vision for…

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HP Omen X Desktop Gaming PC Announced

HP has added another gaming PC to its range with the launch of the HP Omen X desktop PC which comes with a fully customizable chassis and the latest hardware. The new HP Omen X is apparently VR ready and it will come with a choice of Intel Core i5 and i& processors and the latest graphics, these include a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 to a dual AMD Radeon R9 Fury X setup. In a class all their own, video…

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Stop Your Headphone Cable From Breaking, With The JackSavior

If like most smartphone users your headphone cable becomes damaged at the 3.5mm connection end, requiring you to purchase a new set of headphones on a regular basis. You may be interested in a new device designed to help protect your headphone cable from damage whilst in use. JackSavior has been created to provide a smaller, flexible and stronger audio jack extension, which protects your headphones from damage whilst in use. Check out the promotional video below to learn more…

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HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset Price Increases To £759 After Brexit

UK residents who have been considering purchasing the HTC Vive virtual reality headset but as yet have not taken the plunge, will be disappointed to learn that from today onwards it will cost them £70 more than it did last month. HTC has today confirmed that due to currency changes in the value of the GBP since the Brexit result. The company has taken the decision to adjust the price of their HTC Vive hardware in the UK raising the…

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Honor 8 Launches In The UK For £370

The Honor 8 went on sale in the US recently and now it is available in the UK for £369.99 and it is available direct from Honor. The handset is equipped with a 5.2 inch display that has a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it comes with a Kirin 950 processor and 4GB of RAM. Other specifications in the Honor 8 include 32GB of built in storage and a microSD card slot which supports up to…

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Sprint Releases The Android Marshmallow Update For The HTC One E8

Sprint has announced that it is releasing the Android Marshmallow update for the HTC One E8, this update will be welcomed by owners of the device as it is running Android KitKat at the moment. Sprint have said that the Android Marshmallow update is being rolled out to the HTC One E8 and an over the air update and it will be rolled out to all devices by the 29th of August. HTC One E8 software update – version 3.10.651.6…

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Unlocked Moto Z For Pre

The Moto Z and Moto Z Play will launch in the UK next month and now the unlocked versions of both handsets are available to pre-order in the UK. The Moto Z is available for £484.98 including taxes and it comes with a 5.5 inch AMOLED display with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The device also comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM, there is also 32gB of built in storage. Other…

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Netxbit Robin August Update Details Revealed

Earlier today we heard about the new red version of the Nextbit Robin and now the company has released some details about their August software update. The next software update for the Nextbit Robin is coming next month and it is now also available for beta testing. Keeping promises is hot too. When we launched Robin, we promised that we would support videos as well as photos in smart storage. Today our beta testers will receive a software update that…

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XOXX Composer MIDI Digital Music Box (video)

A unique digital music box has been unveiled this week in the form of the XOXX Composer which consists of eight rotating discs that are used to control and create different sounds. Magnets can be attached to the discs at one of the 16 steps to trigger sounds via the companion application. Pitch and volume is controlled using the included sliders and knobs as well as a slider on the side of the system that comes complete with LED and…

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Z Advanced Gaming Mouse Unveiled (video)

Swiftpoint has unveiled a new advanced gaming mouse it has created in the form of Z, which has been equipped with an Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Force Sensor and Tactile Feedback technology making it a “faster, more precise and highly intuitive mouse”, say it’s creators. The Z is the worlds first gaming mouse to pivot, tilt and roll, offering a unique way of clicking buttons, allowing users to access a wealth of different button actions with hardly any movement of their fingers…

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Gigabyte Aero 14 Gaming Laptop Launches Priced From $1599

Those of you patiently waiting for the launch of the new Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming laptop to launch, after being unveiled ahead of Computex 2016 earlier this year. You will be pleased to know that it is now available with systems starting from $1,599. Gigabyte has equipped the gaming laptop with a massive 94.24 Wh battery and powered the system using a Core i7-6700HQ processor that can be supported by either 8 or 16GB of DDR4 2133 memory also offers…

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Sharkoon Shark Zone GK15 Gaming Kit Launches For Affordable €29

Sharkoon has announced the release of a new keyboard and mouse set in the form of the affordable Shark Zone GK15 Gaming Kit which is now available throughout Europe priced at just €29.99. The kit includes a rubber dome gaming keyboard features a 3-block layout with an integrated palm rest and function keys with preset multimedia actions. Together with a number of lighting effects that can be set to illuminate in either red, green or yellow. The keys Sharkoon says…