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Amazon will cut prices on Android phones displaying its lock screen ads

Amazon will cut prices on Android phones displaying its lock screen ads

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Amazon has announced it will offer discounts on select Android phones - as long as you agree to view adverts on the phones' lock screens. The online retailer sells other manufacturers’ phones, including the fourth-generation Moto G and Blu R1 HD. In... >>

Windows 10 Anniversary Update release date confirmed, 2 August

Windows 10 Anniversary Update release date confirmed, 2 August

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After a massive leak yesterday, Microsoft has now confirmed the official release date of the next big Windows 10 update. The company announced that the first major update to Windows 10 will become available 2 August. It published a blog post early Tuesday... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung's Galaxy Note device is expected to launch in August, adding another smartphone to the company's 2016 flagship portfolio. By default, the next Note should be called the Note 6 but rumour has it Samsung will be skipping the 6 and heading straight... >>

This is that massive microSD you've been waiting for and it's a hefty 256GB

This is that massive microSD you've been waiting for and it's a hefty 256GB

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When it comes to microSD card news, we normally get bored before writing it, but this boundary jump had to be covered. Western Digital has just revealed its latest SanDisk which is the fastest of its size and capacity on the planet. The Western Digital... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Samsung has already announced two flagship smartphones this year but chances are that won't be the last we hear from the company and its smartphone arm before 2016 is out. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both debuted at Mobile World Congress in March,... >>

What is the Now TV Combo, how much does it cost and when can I get it?

What is the Now TV Combo, how much does it cost and when can I get it?

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Not only has Sky released a new Now TV Smart Box, but it also offers a new contract-free home connectivity package. The Now TV Combo from Sky encompasses a streaming service pass, unlimited broadband and a phone line. Releasing such an all inclusive package... >>

Now TV Smart Box: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Now TV Smart Box: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Sky has unveiled the next stage for Now TV, its internet streaming service that has grown massively over the last couple of years. Not only has it introduced a new package and way to get Now TV, with the Now TV Combo that includes broadband and landline... >>

Apple iPhone 7: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone 7: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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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... >>

Now TV Smart Box official, plus no-contract TV, broadband and phone from £9.99

Now TV Smart Box official, plus no-contract TV, broadband and phone from £9.99

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Sky has officially announced its next Now TV box at an event in London. It also launched the Now TV Combo, which lumps a streaming service pass, unlimited broadband, and a phone line, all without a contract. The combo comes with the new Now TV Smart... >>

That iPhone 7 Force Touch home button replacement appears again

That iPhone 7 Force Touch home button replacement appears again

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Rumours of Apple ditching its physical home button in favour of a Force Touch component have been rife and now more evidence has arrived. Apple reportedly plans to use a solid state capacitive component in the iPhone 7. The latest leak comes from Business... >>

Edit photos like the pros with Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan: 1-year Membership

Edit photos like the pros with Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan: 1-year Membership

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Are you happy with “good enough” photos, or would you like to take spectacular shots worthy of framing every time you reach for your camera? Take your passion to the next level with a year-long membership in the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan,... >>

Twitter scooped up a former Apple designer to lead its VR/AR plans

Twitter scooped up a former Apple designer to lead its VR/AR plans

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Not to be outdone by other tech giants, it looks like Twitter now plans to jump into virtual reality and augmented reality. Just a week after acquiring the machine-learning firm Magic Pony, Twitter has bought the music VR experience startup IXOMOXI and... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update: New features, release date and everything you need to know

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update: New features, release date and everything you need to know

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It's almost anniversary time. During its annual Build developer conference last March, Microsoft demoed the first major update to Windows 10. The company branded the update "Anniversary Update" (because it marks the 1-year anniversary of Windows 10's... >>

This push-button tracker lets you call and locate your kids in real time

This push-button tracker lets you call and locate your kids in real time

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When your children are young, you probably care about tracking their whereabouts and getting ahold of them, but you might not want to give them devices that let them call or access the web without supervision. While there are a few phones and apps out... >>

How to make your bathroom smart

How to make your bathroom smart

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So there you are, standing in front of the bathroom mirror, brushing your teeth absent-mindedly and pondering the meaning of life. But with a small change you could make your bathroom smarter. You could weigh yourself, wash yourself or even brush your... >>

Always wanted a Bose speaker? Now you can get your kids to build one

Always wanted a Bose speaker? Now you can get your kids to build one

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Bose is looking to demystify the world of audio with BoseBuild, a build-it-yourself category of products that will let kids discover what goes into a speaker and figure out how it all works. The BoseBuild kit is all about exploration, providing all the... >>

Kindle's Page Flip lets you skip pages without losing your place

Kindle's Page Flip lets you skip pages without losing your place

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Amazon has introduced a new feature called Page Flip which will allow ebook readers to flip forwards and backwards between pages without losing their place. Page Flip automatically saves the page you're reading, and pins it to the side of the screen while... >>

Wileyfox Spark, Spark+ and Spark X are three new British-designed budget smartphones

Wileyfox Spark, Spark+ and Spark X are three new British-designed budget smartphones

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Wileyfox has just taken the wraps off its latest phones and - just like last year - its smartphone lineup is seeking to shake-up the budget end of the market. Unlike last year however, it opted to release three different versions of a single device family.... >>

New TouchWiz UI shows off Galaxy Note 7's likely software

New TouchWiz UI shows off Galaxy Note 7's likely software

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The latest version of TouchWiz, currently in its beta form, suggests Samsung will introduce yet another visual refresh in its software when the Galaxy Note 7 launches. HDBlog published a video showing off the new beta software in an in-depth walkthrough.... >>

Build a strong IT career with the Linux Complete System Administrator Bundle (over 90 per cent off)

Build a strong IT career with the Linux Complete System Administrator Bundle (over 90 per cent off)

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Overwhelming evidence supports the idea that Linux system administration is one of the most in-demand skills in IT.   The 2015 Linux Jobs Report indicates that 97 per cent of hiring managers prioritize Linux talent in their hiring decisions, while 44... >>

Facebook Slideshow: How to create quick movies from your pics and vids

Facebook Slideshow: How to create quick movies from your pics and vids

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Facebook wants you to share more stuff on Facebook - so it's rolling out a new feature designed to do just that. The social network thinks video is the answer to all its woes. According to The Information, Facebook has experienced a decline in original,... >>

HP made an 11-inch Chromebook with a touchscreen display

HP made an 11-inch Chromebook with a touchscreen display

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Hewlett-Packard is adding the Chromebook 11 G5 to its lineup of Chrome OS-powered machines - and the most interesting thing about this laptop is that it comes with a touch display. This is HP's first Chromebook in the 11-inch range to offer a touchscreen.... >>

The Minecraft movie has a release date, coming in 3D and to IMAX

The Minecraft movie has a release date, coming in 3D and to IMAX

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Minecraft diehards can rejoice! Their movie is just three years away. Mojang has announced an official release date for the game series' first feature film. The developer studio, which Microsoft acquired in 2014 for $2.5 billion, said its Warner Bros-produced... >>

Google Project Bloks: Here’s how a toy system can teach kids to code

Google Project Bloks: Here’s how a toy system can teach kids to code

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Coding isn't a very kid-friendly subject. It's painstaking, requires tonnes of memorisation, and usually results in a lot of time spent sitting in front of a computer. But it doesn't have to be that way - or at least that's what Google believes. The Mountain... >>

Cozmo is the tiny robot with the big brain, from the team behind Anki Overdrive

Cozmo is the tiny robot with the big brain, from the team behind Anki Overdrive

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US toy start-up Anki has had great success with its artificially intelligent, app-controlled driving games over the last couple of years, but it is finally ready to expand its line-up with a departure from its Drive and Overdrive racing systems. Cozmo... >>