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Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

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EEEK! Android O is almost ready for an official release.We know this because Google has posted the fourth developer preview beta. It includes “near-final system images” for recent Pixel and Nexus devices. That means an official Android O release... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

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The Galaxy Note 8 isn't the only new Samsung phone coming soon.Samsung's much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 will likely be announced on 23 August, but in the meantime, a new leak has suggested we can also expect a ruggedised version of the Galaxy S8 to... >>

Moto Z2 Force leak fully shows off the phone in hands-on images

Moto Z2 Force leak fully shows off the phone in hands-on images

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Lenovo might soon introduce a new phone, dubbed Moto Z2 Force, if new image leaks are deemed to be legit.The new phone would be a successor to last year’s Moto Z Force, a version of the Moto Z modular flagship. Keep in mind this device would be different... >>

Google Pixel 2 might be first the phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

Google Pixel 2 might be first the phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

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Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagships will likely be powered by Qualcomm's follow-up to the Snapdragon 835.The Pixel 2 will reportedly be the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 system on a chip - a rumoured, high-end processor. Keep in... >>

Motorola Moto Z2: What's the story so far?

Motorola Moto Z2: What's the story so far?

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The Motorola Moto Z launched in 2016 as Motorola's first crack at a modular mobile. The Z series was brought in to replace the flagship X series. Now, in 2017, Motorola appears to be looking to reintroduce the X series, but it seems to be keeping the... >>

Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more

Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more

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Having a smarthome isn't just about clever appliances or smartphone-controlled heating, you can also get clever lights too and that doesn't just mean smartphone control, it means all sorts of great features.You switch lights on or off everyday and they... >>

Microsoft is working on a HoloLens 2 headset with a custom AI chip

Microsoft is working on a HoloLens 2 headset with a custom AI chip

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Microsoft is hard at work on the HoloLens 2, and by the sounds of it, it'll pack some fancy new hardware.Microsoft just announced that the next generation of its HoloLens headset will feature custom silicon. More specifically, it'll have an artificial... >>

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

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Casio Edifice has followed last year's Bluetooth connected analogue watch series with a follow-up.Designed in partnership with F1 team Toro Rosso, the Casio Edifice EQB-501, in red or blue fascia detailing, can link with a smartphone to ensure accurate... >>

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

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We're finally into big summer movie season. That means the blockbuster hits are streaming into your local theatres and there are plenty more coming up over the next five months and throughout 2018.There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters,... >>

Best Comic-Con 2017 trailers: Ready Player One, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

Best Comic-Con 2017 trailers: Ready Player One, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

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The San Diego Comic-Con might be over for another year but it left us looking forward to some incredible movies and TV shows that are coming up later this year and long into next.During the convention we were treated to more news and revelations about... >>

Hands-on video shows Lenovo Folio bendable tablet working fully

Hands-on video shows Lenovo Folio bendable tablet working fully

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Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has been working on several tech concepts that will reimagine current gadgets. It recently revealed a bendable laptop during an event in New York that can be rolled to transport. And it has discussed bendy tablet formats in... >>

Xbox One X pre-order details won't be "too much longer"

Xbox One X pre-order details won't be "too much longer"

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Microsoft is soon to announce its pre-order details for the Xbox One X.Xbox boss Phil Spencer replied to a gamer's request on Twitter with confirmation that pre-order info for the new, 4K console won't be "too much longer". Our plan is set for this. ... >>

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

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One of the big features touted by HTC during the launch of its latest flagship smartphone was Alexa integration. The HTC U11 would not only have a new voice assistant on board, it'd have the one most rapidly taking over the world.It took a while to arrive,... >>

Nintendo N64 Classic Mini: Rumours, games and everything you need to know

Nintendo N64 Classic Mini: Rumours, games and everything you need to know

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After the phenomenal success of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in 2016, with stock selling out almost immediately as pre-orders became available, the same seems to have happened again with the follow-up: the SNES Classic Mini.It... >>

29 photos of aliens and monsters from throughout history

29 photos of aliens and monsters from throughout history

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Since the dawn of time, the human race has seen mystery and intrigue around every corner. Mysterious events have been put down to the supernatural, the paranormal and even the extra-terrestrial.One things for sure, there have been a lot of unexplained... >>

Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

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Wondering if Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will ever launch?Well, we now have a new release date, according to The Verge. In an email to customers, Rubin said the phone will start shipping “in a few weeks". That means the phone should arrive sometime... >>

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

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Your next phone could be a modular Facebook speaker phone.Facebook’s secretive lab, Building 8, is considering developing modular smartphones, according to Business Insider. The company filed a patent that was just published, and it includes details... >>

Nintendo trademark officially hints to N64 Classic Mini

Nintendo trademark officially hints to N64 Classic Mini

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As we've suggested before, Nintendo's N64 console could be getting a re-release.The Japanese company recently started stoking nostalgia by making miniaturised, less expensive versions of its original retro consoles. For instance, the NES Classic Edition launched... >>

Olloclip Filmer's Kit wants to enhance your iPhone 7 photos

Olloclip Filmer's Kit wants to enhance your iPhone 7 photos

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Olloclip, renowned for its range of iPhone lenses, has created a limited edition Filmer's Kit in collaborations with Incase.The kit will include over £300 worth of lens and fittings essential, it says, for mobile videography and photography fans, but... >>

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

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HMD's next Nokia device is thought to be a high-end flagship smartphone, and now we know what it looks like.Actual images have popped up on Baidu forums, with the poster claiming they're images of a Nokia 8 prototype. Immediately, we can tell it looks... >>

Drone flying in the UK and US: All the rules and regulations explained

Drone flying in the UK and US: All the rules and regulations explained

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If you want to buy a drone for recreational use, make sure you know all the rules and regulations first.Imagine spending all the money you've saved up on that one super sexy drone you've been eyeing for a while, only to find out that you can't operate... >>

Best cable management solutions: Keep your desk, TV and mobile cables tidy

Best cable management solutions: Keep your desk, TV and mobile cables tidy

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If you're anything like every other human being on earth, you'll likely have (or at some point, had) a giant monster of a messy cables somewhere. Whether it's on the floor near your TV stand, behind your PC, near your bedside table or just in your backpack.... >>

When is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch and can I watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017 online?

When is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch and can I watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017 online?

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Samsung has set a date for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, looking to right the wrongs of the Note 7 and take us forward into a bigger S Pen powered world.There's a lot of anticipation for the Note 8, not only because of the fate the befell its... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR

Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR

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Asus has been a little quiet in the UK recently when it comes to smartphones, while impressing with phones in the US and Asia. That may be all about to change as the company appears to be making a comeback to the UK, listing the Asus Zenfone AR on pre-order... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was a fantastic phone, until the battery issues destroyed its reputation and left it with a legacy of being the only phone to be singled out before boarding a flight.We expected the Note family to die with the Note 7, but there's... >>

LG Q8 is basically a smaller waterproof V20 for Italians

LG Q8 is basically a smaller waterproof V20 for Italians

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There are plenty of great things about Italy: the rich history, the amazing food, the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany, and the LG Q8, which recently popped up on LG Italy's website.The Q family of devices is new to LG, with the company officially announcing... >>

Razer planning a smartphone for hardcore gamers

Razer planning a smartphone for hardcore gamers

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Razer is said to be planning its own mobile phone, designed to cater for its audience of "hardcore gamers", according to sources talking to Bloomberg.The "people familiar with the matter" don't reveal anything in the way of details when it comes to the... >>

Stunning Galaxy Note 8 picture leak shows off Samsung's new phone

Stunning Galaxy Note 8 picture leak shows off Samsung's new phone

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked has been confirmed for 23 August, meaning that the Note 8 is edging ever closer. New leaks and renders have now given us an even better look at what the Note 8 might offer come launch day. Starting at the beginning, BGR managed... >>

Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room

Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room

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Any technology that can immerse you deeper in your home TV and movie viewing is great in our book. The most obvious one would be sound, but Philips has a proprietary technology that glues you to the screen.That technology is Ambilight, and it refers to... >>

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

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Not to be outdone by Amazon, Best Buy is holding its own summer sale.Amazon recently held a Prime Day event, which, to put it mildly, was a huge success and had everyone wondering if Amazon had managed to topple Black Friday, a massive shopping sale extravaganza... >>

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

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Samsung's next Galaxy flagship will arrive in August.We know this because Samsung has tweeted out an invite notice, confirming it will "reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family". The company described the device as "the ultimate multitasking device... >>

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

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We all have our little ticks when it comes to using gadgets.Maybe you like your Mac or Windows desktop to be completely cleared of clutter. Maybe you obsessively close all the open browser tabs on your phone. Or maybe you always force-quit apps on your... >>

What is Elon Musk’s Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

What is Elon Musk’s Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

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Elon Musk has started the building revolution for a new train system.Dubbed Hyperloop, it will allow you to get from London to Edinburgh or LA to San Francisco in under 30 minutes. But what is it and how does it work? Good questions. Musk has likened... >>

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

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OMG.Niantic has announced that it's finally going to release Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go. This is something players (aka trainers) have been begging for like a year. The studio has also detailed how the new feature will work. So, here's everything... >>

CityMapper is launching a night bus service in London this August

CityMapper is launching a night bus service in London this August

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CityMapper, the app-based service to help you navigate various cities around the world, is launching its first commercial bus route in East London following a successful trial. CityMapper to trial its own smart bus transportation service in London The... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: What's the story so far?

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The rumour mill loves an Apple story. It doesn't matter if it's so far fetched it will never see the light of day, or whether it is something that might actually happen, it churns them all out anyway.With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus having both launched... >>

Samsung Pay comes to Gear S3, use your Samsung smartwatch to make payments

Samsung Pay comes to Gear S3, use your Samsung smartwatch to make payments

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Samsung has today made it possible to use the Gear S3 smartwatch with Samsung Pay, the company's alternative contactless payment method to Android Pay and Apple Pay, in the UK. What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported? With... >>

Nissan Leaf takes on Mongol Rally: 10,000 miles in an all-electric vehicle

Nissan Leaf takes on Mongol Rally: 10,000 miles in an all-electric vehicle

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If the idea of trading in your petrol-guzzling car for a planet-friendly all-electric model has appealed to you but range anxiety has stopped you, this is a story that might help you take the leap. Chris Ramsey, founder of Plug In Adventures, set off... >>

Apple iPhone 8 Touch ID sensor has moved again, appears on leaked rear panel

Apple iPhone 8 Touch ID sensor has moved again, appears on leaked rear panel

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Rumours surrounding the iPhone 8's Touch ID sensor are more back and forth than a Federer, Nadal tennis match. Just when we thought it was pretty much certain that the Touch ID sensor would not be moved to back of the phone, a photo of a rear panel shows... >>

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

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Intel was full of beans when it acquired wearables company Basis a few years ago, even telling Pocket-lint that the Basis Peak smartwatch "worked the best" and development on new products would continue apace.However, it has now decided to shut down... >>

Microsoft teased a Cortana-powered thermostat and it's gorgeous

Microsoft teased a Cortana-powered thermostat and it's gorgeous

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Look out, Nest. Microsoft is coming at you with its own Cortana-powered thermostat, and it's super fancy looking.Microsoft has announced it partnered with Johnson Controls on a thermostat called GLAS. The company previewed the upcoming device in a YouTube... >>

LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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LG was one of the first to announce a flagship smartphone in 2017 with the G6. It's a fantastic phone but no smartphone ever has the limelight for long. No sooner does one launch, than its competition announces a rival and all of a sudden, what was brand... >>

Kylie Jenner and new Beats special edition headphones - a match made in heaven?

Kylie Jenner and new Beats special edition headphones - a match made in heaven?

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Beats by Dr Dre has teamed up with French fashion house Balmain to produce a limited edition version of the Beats Studio Wireless over-ear noise-cancelling headphones and Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless in-ear sports headphones, with the entire campaign... >>

Deals of the day: PSN summer sale with more than 50% off

Deals of the day: PSN summer sale with more than 50% off

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Welcome to Pocket-lint deals of the day where we scour the internet to find you the very best deals that are available in the UK today.We will be regularly updating this page, so bookmark it and check back regularly to make sure you don't miss out on... >>

LG V30 confirmed to have Snapdragon 835 in Geekbench listing

LG V30 confirmed to have Snapdragon 835 in Geekbench listing

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LG is expected to unveil its second flagship phone of the year, the V30, on 31 August, a day before the IFA trade show officially kicks off. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know Being a flagship device, it was always thought it... >>

Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about Project Higgs

Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about Project Higgs

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Fitbit is well known in the activity tracking field but it has yet to fully take the leap into the smartwatch world. The Fitbit Blaze was an attempt at bridging the gap between fitness tracker and smartwatch but it isn't an Apple Watch or Android Wear... >>

TfL app will soon let you top up your Oyster

TfL app will soon let you top up your Oyster

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Transport for London already makes it relatively easy to navigate our capital, with the Oyster contactless payment method being particularly useful. From August it will get a whole lot easier, as the TfL app, available for iOS and Android, will get a... >>

48 obsessively neat photos of cables that belong in a modern art gallery

48 obsessively neat photos of cables that belong in a modern art gallery

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There's a certain breed of IT worker who has a deep fetish for all things neat and tidy. The result is a server room with hundreds of cables neatly organised, cable tied and manipulated into perfect angles. Not only is the outcome aesthetically pleasing,... >>