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» Amazon unveils hybrid drone prototype to make deliveries within 30 minutes
29/11/15 21:01 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Retail company’s UAV can fly vertically, like a helicopter, and horizontally like a plane but may still face regulatory obstacles in US, despite safety features Amazon has unveiled a new hybrid delivery drone that can fly both vertically...

» The innovators: oven warms up to 21st century with the ping of things
29/11/15 17:41 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Using computers, probes and cameras, ‘smart’ device’s creators have transformed a backbone of the kitchen that has changed little since Mad Men era For US entrepreneur Matt van Horn, there was one household device that has stubbornly avo...

» Star Wars Battlefront review – the franchise strikes back
29/11/15 07:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
(PS4, Xbox One, PC, Electronic Arts, cert: 16) Despite its mercenary tendencies, EA’s galactic shooter wins the war for your heart in the end After a couple of hours with Star Wars Battlefront , it’s possible to feel a slight disturbance...

» iPad Pro review – the creative future’s looking good
29/11/15 07:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Apple’s big-screen wonder has the specs to match its looks, with huge potential for gamers and artists The first impression of the latest entry to Apple’s tablet range – the iPad Pro (from £679, ) – is of its 5.6 megapixe...

» ARM: Britain's most successful tech company you've never heard of
29/11/15 06:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Without ARM, the iPhone and other smartphones wouldn’t work. Hardly anyone knows it – and that’s just how Cambridge’s ‘Silicon Fen’ company likes it In a loose collection of offices on an underwhelming business park outside of Cambridge ...

» Skoda Superb estate: car review | Martin Love
29/11/15 06:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Snobbery has been replaced by pure envy in Skoda’s new Superb – the greatest car they’ve made yet Price: from £19,785 Top speed: 129mph 0-62mph: 9.9 seconds MPG: up to 76.4 “What’s the best car you’ve driven?” It’s a question I am ...

» Boardman SLR Endurance Disc 9.0: bike review | Martin Love
29/11/15 05:59 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The new range of Boardman bikes has some real gems, and this road bike with disc brakes is one of the stars Last week Chris Boardman, the former pro cyclist, unveiled his new-look range. There is a refreshed logo and there was much talk ...

» Everything to play for as employers turn to video games in recruitment drive
28/11/15 16:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Firms such as Deloitte hope to hire people using smartphone apps – but can they produce accurate results? Job interviews have traditionally been painful affairs, with applicants sitting, sweaty-palmed, in some anteroom wondering whether ...

» Cyber Monday: it's the most wonderful time of year for cyber-attackers
28/11/15 12:09 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Holiday shopping triggers spike in cybercrime, experts say, so ignore dodgy-looking emails and social media posts and verify orders on retailers’ websites This weekend kicks off the busiest shopping season in many parts of the world – an...

» UK shoppers set to spend more than £3bn by Cyber Monday
28/11/15 08:33 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
High streets remain calm on Black Friday as retailers reap benefits of rise in online shopping for pre-Christmas bargains British shoppers are expected to have spent more than £3bn by the time Cyber Monday ends, after the American ...

» Ten of the best apps for doing your Christmas shopping
28/11/15 07:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Keep clear of crowded high streets by shopping from your phone, with some of the best smartphone and tablet apps It’s not that many years since the idea of shopping on your phone – or “m-commerce” as the jargon of the time put it – was l...

» On the road: Ssangyong Tivoli – car review
28/11/15 06:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
‘Passengers, especially young, stupid ones, were constantly asking me to floor it’ This is the new way of things, I start to realise: cars that are cute like Minis or Beetles, but the size of something larger. Such a car – my first encou...

» Children's toy maker Vtech hacked
27/11/15 21:44 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Vtech, a company which specialises in electronic toys and educational material for children, confirmed that it has been hacked.

» Formula E plans robot races
27/11/15 17:40 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Driverless racing cars will compete in major cities around the world from next year, announces Formula E organisers.

» Black Friday spending moves online
27/11/15 16:50 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Black Friday sees an online spending surge on both sides of the Atlantic, although there were still long queues of US consumers hunting for bargains on the High Street.

» Digital images can't be trusted, says war photographer Don McCullin
27/11/15 16:25 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Best known for moving pictures of Vietnam, McCullin says photography has been hijacked by digital cameras and art world One of Britain’s most celebrated and respected photographers has lamented the digital domination of his field, callin...

» Bill Gates to launch clean energy project on sidelines of Paris climate talks
27/11/15 16:17 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Microsoft co-founder will announce multi-billion-dollar Initiative Cleantech on opening day of two-week climate summit alongside Barack Obama Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch a multi-billion-dollar clean energy research and de...

» JK Rowling recalls 'amazing' moment she met her idol Morrissey
27/11/15 15:30 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Harry Potter author remembers the shock of her encounter with the Smiths singer, in a Guardian interview that touches on Twitter trolls and the joy of being an undiscovered writer again JK Rowling has said that she wishes she could go ba...

» VW labour boss says fresh emissions crisis has hit new car orders
27/11/15 14:35 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Works council chief says would-be buyers growing cautious about Volkswagen cars after the carmaker admitted to understating fuel usage and CO2 output Volkswagen is facing slowing orders for new cars, with consumers shunning the carmaker ...

» DJI launches crop-spraying drone
27/11/15 13:30 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Billion dollar drone company DJI is explanding from consumer and camera drones into agriculture

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