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Chrome OS and Chromebooks: Android apps help, but there’s still a long way to go

4 hours ago  by Joe Wilcox
Chrome OS and Chromebooks: Android apps help, but there’s still a long way to go
Last week, we finally saw Android and Chrome OS coming closer together with some mobile apps being made available for Chromebooks – but don’t get too excited just yet.

LG reveals efficient OLED light panels will hit the market in November

6 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
LG reveals efficient OLED light panels will hit the market in November
It has developed panels that offer the same 100 lumens per watt of current LED and fluorescent panels as well as 40,000 hours of life per panel.

MIT develops soft robot ‘tentacle’

6 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
MIT develops soft robot ‘tentacle’
Made entirely out of silicone, the robotic arm moves by pumping air into different segments of the limb and could prove useful in minimally invasive surgeries.

Are the Star Wars X-wing fighter planes really going to be deployed across the US?

9 hours ago  by Zak Thomas
Are the Star Wars X-wing fighter planes really going to be deployed across the US?
Iconic X-wing fighters from the Star Wars film franchise could become a thing of reality, with the US defence department working on a laser weapon for military aircraft.

Tag Heuer announces plans to follow Apple into smartwatch battle

10 hours ago  by Sam Pudwell
Tag Heuer announces plans to follow Apple into smartwatch battle
The Swiss watchmaker recently lost its vice president of global sales to Apple and is seeking revenge by going into direct competition with the tech giant.

Bye-bye Oyster Card? Contactless payments rolled out on London tube network (a year late)

11 hours ago  by Zak Thomas
Bye-bye Oyster Card? Contactless payments rolled out on London tube network (a year late)
This means passengers with a contactless bank card can ditch the Oyster Card system. Transport for London will accept all UK-issued contactless cards.

'Squid skin' invisibility cloaks being developed

11 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
'Squid skin' invisibility cloaks being developed
Researchers at Rice University, Texas, are developing light-sensing camouflage technology that could ultimately lead to the creation of a Harry Potter-esque invisibility cloak.

Is Apple set to revolutionise multiple markets with the iPhone 6, Apple Watch and NFC?

16 hours ago  by Guy Wright
Is Apple set to revolutionise multiple markets with the iPhone 6, Apple Watch and NFC?
Following Cupertino’s big launch event, pundits are beginning to claim that Apple will revolutionise the phablet, smartwatch and NFC markets. We don’t think so…

Transport and technology: How TfL has evolved over the years

16 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Transport and technology: How TfL has evolved over the years
With contactless payment accepted across all London transport services from today, it's time to take a look back at the other enhancements that have made an impact on the city's commuters.

Today’s tech: Phones 4u trouble, Samsung squares off against LG, Apple runs out of iPhone 6 handsets

15 Sep 2014  by Nathan Chai
Today’s tech: Phones 4u trouble, Samsung squares off against LG, Apple runs out of iPhone 6 handsets
The best of ITProPortal news including: Phones 4u has been forced into administration, Samsung and LG continue its bitter rivalry, and good luck getting an iPhone 6 on September 19.

Stanford engineers build ant-sized radio to power the Internet of Things

15 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Stanford engineers build ant-sized radio to power the Internet of Things
Experts believe that the tiny object, just a few millimetres across, could make a big impact in the IoT field, by enabling everyday devices to communicate with each other easily.