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63 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

63 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so. To most questions you'll get a standard... >>

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Flex, Charge HR, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Flex, Charge HR, Blaze and Surge trackers

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Fitbit has been in the activity tracking field a lot longer than many of its competitors and its experience brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much, or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format.... >>

51 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

51 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

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Pericope is one of the latest "must-have" app. It's a live-streaming app that allows you to broadcast whatever you're seeing and hearing to whoever happens to follow you. It's like Snapchat's Story feature, but it's in real-time. Twitter bought Periscope... >>

Flow is a new automation tool just like IFTTT - but Microsoft made it

Flow is a new automation tool just like IFTTT - but Microsoft made it

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Microsoft made an IFTTT-like tool. Unfortunately, it's not quite ready to debut. IFTTT, also known as If This Then That, is a popular tool that allows you to connect web services to get things done in an automated manner. For instance, you could implement... >>

You won't believe how little you'll pay for this 75-inch 4K HDR TV

You won't believe how little you'll pay for this 75-inch 4K HDR TV

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Hisense has released a 75-inch 4K HDR TV for a little under £2,500. The Hisense 75M7900 features all the latest telly tech but for a fraction of the price of rivals. In fact, you'll be hard pressed to find a 55-inch 4K HDR TV for much cheaper, let alone... >>

Huawei Mate 9 could have a 20MP dual camera and blow P9 out of the water

Huawei Mate 9 could have a 20MP dual camera and blow P9 out of the water

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We've only recently seen a couple of flagship Huawei phones launched, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, but there is talk of another device coming from the Chinese company that could overshadow them - at least where the camera is concerned. The Huawei Mate... >>

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

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Since last November, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One. Not all of your old library of games are playable presently, but there are more than 150 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list regularly as each title... >>

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles to expect

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles to expect

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Each June, the games industry travels en masse to Los Angeles for E3, the western world's biggest videogames conference in order to show and see the hottest titles around. Ahead of the event there are always rumours that fly around about specific games,... >>

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

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Will.i.am, the musician who has spent a lot of time and money making ill-conceived tech products, is launching pre-orders for his second smartwatch called the Dial exclusively through Three in the UK. Dial is a voice-activated wearable that runs on an... >>

Eliminate key clutter with KeySmart, now 27 per cent off

Eliminate key clutter with KeySmart, now 27 per cent off

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When you’ve had enough of the pocket-poking bulky mess of your standard key ring, a handy solution is available in KeySmart - an award-winning compact key organizer. For just £15.27 ($22) from Pocket-lint Deals, KeySmart eliminates key clutter once... >>

Periscope now lets you sketch on live streams, and here's how

Periscope now lets you sketch on live streams, and here's how

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Not to be outdone by Snapchat and now Facebook, Periscope has added a live-sketching feature to its iOS app. With this new feature, which Twitter-owned Periscope began testing in early April and has only recently launched for all users of its iOS app,... >>

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

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Amazon has said it is struggling to keep up with demand for its voice-activated speaker system despite its best efforts. The company has posted fiscal first-quarter earnings, reporting net revenue of $29.1 billion, whereas this time last year it recorded... >>

Facebook finally launches FB, IG, and Messenger apps for Windows 10

Facebook finally launches FB, IG, and Messenger apps for Windows 10

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Facebook has finally embraced Windows 10 - roughly 8 months after Microsoft launched the platform. The social network has developed and now launched Windows 10 apps for Facebook and Messenger on desktop. You can access the Facebook app from the Start... >>

Motorola is holding an event in May, possibly for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus

Motorola is holding an event in May, possibly for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has sent invites to the media for an event in India, where the company is expected to unveil two new smartphones. The event will be held in New Delhi on 17 May, and it will likely be for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones.... >>

Instagram demands Littergram app name change, what a load of rubbish

Instagram demands Littergram app name change, what a load of rubbish

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Instagram has sent a letter to the British creator of the anti-litter application Littergram, demanding it change its name. Littergram is a not-for-profit venture started in 2014, which encourages people in Britain to take photos of litter and send them... >>

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

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LG announced the Stylus 2 smartphone at Mobile World Congress back in March and it is now available exclusively through O2 in the UK. The device arrived alongside the X Series of smartphones, as well as the flagship LG G5 and while its specs aren't groundbreaking,... >>

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

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HP has unveiled an addition to its Chromebook range that offers similar spec to the recently released 2016 model of the MacBook. However, it costs almost a third of Apple's computer. The HP Chromebook 13 starts at $499 (£342) while the entry-level superslim... >>

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

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You might have noticed a strange hashtag at the trending charts on Twitter today, at least in the UK. "#EdBallsDay" is riding strong with more than 20,000 tweets today alone. But what is Ed Balls Day and why are so many posting funny comments about it... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing. We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

The Iron Man Civil War Xbox One is the best console you'll never own

The Iron Man Civil War Xbox One is the best console you'll never own

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We've seen plenty of special edition Xbox One consoles in the last couple of years, with a different coloured or designed model coming out with just about every major release, but we can safely say that the customised Iron Man variant is the best. It... >>

Learn how to take better pictures

Learn how to take better pictures

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Have you ever wanted to get more from your camera, or to understand how to actually use it rather than just using the "Automatic" setting all the time?  Udemy's courses are designed to take you through the process of understanding your camera so you... >>

LG Stylus 2 first smartphone with DAB+ radio, now available from O2

LG Stylus 2 first smartphone with DAB+ radio, now available from O2

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The LG Stylus 2 smartphone is now available exclusively through O2 in the UK. The 5.7-inch device is available for no up-front cost on plans priced from £19 a month. It is also available as a pay as you go handset. LG unveiled the device during Mobile... >>

Samsung Gear VR 2 could work without needing a phone

Samsung Gear VR 2 could work without needing a phone

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Samsung has confirmed that it is working on a virtual reality headset that won't need a phone to provide the screen. It could even be completely self-contained, offering wireless VR without needing any separate device or PC at all. The current Samsung... >>

Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Google's Nexus programme gives birth to a pure Android smartphone every year, sometimes two, or perhaps a tablet. The idea behind the Nexus is to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. It's given... >>

Apple iPhone 7: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7: What's the story so far?

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The Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launched in September 2015 and they have since been followed by the smaller iPhone SE, which replaces the iPhone 5S. Rumours started circulating around the Cupertino company's next bigger smartphones - likely to be called... >>