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Alaska gets huge helium-filled wind turbine that floats 1,000 feet up

April 8, 2014 - 2:40 pm in Science

What’s that in the sky? A bird? A plane? No, it’s a helium-filled blimp with a giant wind turbine inside. This will soon be the scene above Fairbanks, Alaska as an MIT spin-off called Altaeros launches its floating wind turbine for an 18 month test. The…

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CinemaCon: Universal Pictures Presentation

April 4, 2014 - 2:31 pm in What's hot

Universal showed off a wide arrange of upcoming movies at their CinemaCon 2014 presentation this morning. The studio is coming off of their highest grossing…

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Google’s April Fools’ prank puts Pokemon in the real world

April 1, 2014 - 10:58 pm in News

Screenshot by Nick Statt/CNET An augmented reality Pokemon game utilizing Google Maps sounds too good to be true. Unfortunately, on the eve of April Fools'…

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Watch the Telsa S crush things with its titanium underbody shield

April 1, 2014 - 10:15 pm in Science

Tesla’s normally stellar reputation for safety and durability was put to the test last year when a small number of Model S vehicles burst into flames after running over debris. According to CEO Elon Musk, the fires were a result of unusual underbody damage…

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Nintendo 3DS XL review

March 15, 2014 - 5:40 am in Games

Nintendo's released a jumbo version of its 3DS handheld, just as it did with its earlier DS system. While there's nothing particularly wrong with the 3DS, it hasn't proved especially popular, so Nintendo is hoping to give its no-glasses 3D console a shot in…

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TomTom Start 60 Europe review

March 15, 2014 - 5:37 am in Gadgets

If you've recently bought a new car, there's a good chance it has sat-nav built in. If you own a smart phone, you could easily download an app to do the same job.   Does that mean traditional windscreen-mounted devices have had their day? Absolutely not.…

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Apple iPod nano 7th gen hands-on

March 15, 2014 - 5:22 am in Gadgets

There's a new look for the iPod nano. The seventh generation of Apple's slimline, barely-there mini MP3 player has a screen for putting films, TV programmes and photos in your pocket along with your tunes. Announced alongside the new iPhone 5 and new iPod…

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Best noise cancelling headphones: Top deals in the UK

March 15, 2014 - 5:22 am in Gadgets

Noise cancelling headphones are a great option for frequent flyers because they use electronic circuitry to cancel out background sounds, such as the roar of jet engines and the whoosh of air-conditioning systems. They're also really useful in other environments,…

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Best money-saving tech

March 15, 2014 - 5:09 am in Gadgets

Cutting-edge gadgets have much in common with fresh seafood -- sky-high prices and a second-hand market that has people turning their noses up. So if you're fed up of throwing your hard-earned cash into technology's bottomless money pit, check out CNET UK's…

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Ask HTG: Should I Be Setting Static IP Addresses On My Router?

March 15, 2014 - 2:14 am in Articles

Routers both modern and antiquated allow users to set static IP addresses for devices on the network, but what’s the practical use of static IP addresses for a home user? Read on as we explore when you should, and shouldn’t, assign a static IP. Dear How-To…