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[28 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Get off the sofa

You’ve eaten too much, you’re feeling rather fat, and you need to do something about it. In steps Fitbit Ultra promises to track your movement before displaying it all on the accompanying website for you to digest.
So can something so simple really help you shave off the pounds? Or is it a device you buy during the madness of new year resolutions, and stop using two weeks in to January? To find out, we lived with the Fitbit Ultra for almost a month.
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The Fitbit Ultra is,?essentially?a high-tech …

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[28 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

We like our noise with no noise

We all like noise when it comes to headphones. But only the noise coming out of our earbuds, we’ve no time for ghastly outside noise such as traffic, noisy commuters and helpful people shouting at us when we’re about to walk into a lamp-post.
So, to keep the peace, we thought it best we took the Sony MDR-NC13 noise cancelling headphones for a spin. Noise cancelling tech is becoming ever more common, with advances in technology meaning that the feature is often available in …

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[26 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Spotify rival

Back in October, Pure, the radio specialist, officially announced Pure Music; a streaming service that sees it going head-to-head with Spotify. Although you won’t hear a Pure employee mention the S word, the similarities are obvious and it is impossible not to compare the two. Pure, however is keen to stress that its music streaming platform is built for an already existing ecosystem. That ecosystem is, of course, the numerous internet radio devices that bear the Pure name, as well as its online “Lounge” portal and its mobile …

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[26 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Keep track of your life

Get ready with those new year resolutions. If one of them is going to include trying for a fitter, healthier you in 2012, Jawbone is here to help. Jawbone is best known as the maker of excellent Bluetooth headsets and a great portable speaker, the Jambox.
Its latest innovation is a wristband with built-in motion sensor. The idea is that if you’re trying to be healthy, just being conscious of your daily activity is likely to increase how active you are. The Up aims to be your …

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[23 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Don’t lose face

Personal TV is here. Sort of. If you’re the type of person who endlessly fiddles with a TV’s settings mid-movie to howls of abuse from your co-habitees – largely to undo others’ ruinous work, obviously – Toshiba’s 37UL863 might just be the TV for you.
Using face detection tech from a built-in camera, this lounge-friendly 37-inch LED TV saves preset picture parameters and other customised info, instantly loading them whenever you slump in front of it. Customised settings can include login details and various tweaks in Toshiba Places, a …