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Intel’s drones dance in new Disney light show

It turns out fireworks aren’t the only way to light up the sky at night – you can also use drone technology. That’s what Disney has been trialling in a new partnership with Intel’s new Shooting Star lightweight drones, creating a 300 strong choreographed performance called a Starbright Holidays light …

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Apple may be preparing its own Google Glass competitor

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A couple of years back, Google made a big push for augmented reality with Google Glass but unfortunately the project ultimately failed to catch on. Despite Google Glass’s failure, it doesn’t seem to have scarred Apple away from developing a similar device of its own as reports this week claim …

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Tesla buys up autonomous manufacturing specialist

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Tesla has purchased one of the companies that helped it develop the Model 3 affordable electric car, Grohmann Engineering. The German firm is well known for its pedigree in automation and electronics manufacturing and will form the basis for the newly announced Tesla Advanced Automation Germany headquarters. Although Tesla has …

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YouTube now supports High-Dynamic Range content

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If you have upgraded to an Ultra-HD TV in the last year or two, then chances are it supports High-Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, which boosts the colour spectrum and enhances contrast ratios. However, right now, there isn’t a ton of HDR-supported content available, which YouTube hopes to change as the …

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13 streaming sites targeted in UK ISP blocks

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The UK government’s forced ISP-level piracy site blocks are still floating around and it seems that the list of banned sites is still growing as today an additional 13 streaming sites were added to the growing list. This means those using the likes of Virgin Media, BT, Sky, EE, TalkTalk …

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Vodafone’s poor customer service leads to £4.6 million fine

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Vodafone has been hit with a record £4.6 million fine in the UK after failing to provide adequate customer service. According to an extensive investigation carried out by Ofcom, the mobile carrier has breached consumer protection laws on multiple occasions, with poor pay-as-you-go service and failure to address its flawed  …

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Tesla to take on Uber in ride sharing program

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Although there are still plenty of car manufacturers pumping out new designs for human controlled, combustion equipped vehicles, many believe the writing is on the wall for the car industry. Along with being electric, our cars are going to drive us around autonomously and we may not even own them …

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Amazon may bundle internet access with Prime in Europe

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Over the last couple of years, Amazon has been finding new ways to draw people over to its Prime subscription service. Right now, Amazon Prime packs in faster delivery, video streaming, Twitch benefits and eventually, Amazon may also offer its own Prime Internet service. According to reports this week, Amazon …

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Amazon is putting a stop to incentivized reviews

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Amazon has been clamping down on fake product reviews for a while now, even going as far as to file lawsuits against sellers for buying false endorsements. However, now the retailer is turning its attention to ‘incentivized’ reviews as well, outright banning reviews tied to free or discounted products. In …

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Amazon brings Twitch benefits to Prime subscribers

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It has been around two years since Amazon acquired Twitch and in that time, it has mostly been business as usual for the streaming service. However, it looks like Amazon is stepping up its involvement in the gaming world now, not only did the retailer announce three brand new games …

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