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Don’t fear the frictionless economy – for it makes the consumer king

The disappearance of train tickets will be just another step in the remorseless march of convenience. The tide of technology has claimed another victim. No more will the traditional cry of “Tickets, please!” echo through Britain’s railway carriages. Or if it does, it will be met with the puzzled reaction: “What’s a train ticket?” For passengers nationwide will soon – …

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Scientists crush our childhood dreams of becoming Spider-Man

A group of buzz-killing researchers from the University of Cambridge have dashed our childhood dreams by proving that Spider-Man-style wallcrawling is physically impossible. Even if a radioactive spider bite did bestow arachnid abilities upon you, scaling walls would still be out of your reach. The work depicts Jobs in his trademark black turtleneck jumper carrying an early model of his …

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Crowdfunded Ion Belt puts a complete smartphone recharge around your waist

​Portable battery boosters are a great idea. Trouble is you’ve always left them at home when your phone decides to haemorrhage its last 20% of battery and leave you in the lurch. This Kickstarter project is looking to solve that issue, however. The Ion Belt puts a 3,000mAh battery where you can’t forget it – around your waist, keeping your trousers …

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Microsoft is recalling Surface Pro power cables due to fire risks

​​Microsoft is about to launch a voluntary recall on power cables for Surface Pro tablets after identifying them as a potential fire risk. If you own the latest model – the Surface Pro 4 – you have nothing to worry about, but earlier editions could be affected. The work depicts Jobs in his trademark black turtleneck jumper carrying an early model of …

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Fashion brands up the smartwatch game with designer Android Wear watch faces

​Already tired of your smartwatch’s limited array of customisation options? Yeah, us too. Well, Google has partnered with a number of fashion brands to bring a new mix of designer Android Wear watch faces to the mix and bolster those update options slightly. The work depicts Jobs in his trademark black turtleneck jumper carrying an early model of his Apple …

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Domino’s Apple Watch app will tell you when it’s pizza time

​The only thing worse than a hangover is a New Year’s Day hangover, but help is now just a screen tap away for Apple Watch owners. Domino’s Easy Order App for the wearable lets users order a slice of hangover-banishing goodness faster than ever before. The work depicts Jobs in his trademark black turtleneck jumper carrying an early model of …

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What was your favourite robot from the classic series?

The news has everyone reminiscing about Sir Killalot’s wildly inappropriate Eurosmut club banger and and all those amazing machines – but which is your favourite?

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Comcast Tests Gigabit-Speed Internet Service in Philadelphia

Google Fiber, the gigabit-speed Internet service that is slowly rolling out to cities across the country, may soon have some competition from an established service provider. Philadelphia-based Comcast has announced that it is testing a new protocol known as DOCSIS 3.1, which it said has the potential to boost download speeds to the gigabit level. Unlike Google Fiber, which requires …

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Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. said Monday it’s partnering with General Motors Co.

With the investment, Lyft is much smaller than Uber, the giant of the ride-hailing space.Here are some of the major players who are changing the way we get from Point A to Point B. Funding: More than $10 billion from traditional venture investors, institutional lenders and tech giants like Google, Microsoft and China’s Baidu, which see value both in its …

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Lenovo Tapping Google’s Project Tango for First Smartphone

Computer tech company Lenovo is dancing its way into the smartphone market — with Google. Lenovo took the lid off plans for its first consumer mobile device at CES 2016 in Las Vegas this week. “To break new ground in today’s hypercompetitive smartphone and tablet industries, we must take innovation risks — it’s the only way to truly change the …

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