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Forget flexible displays, Samsung is moving on to stretchable ones

Forget flexible displays, Samsung is moving on to stretchable ones

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First there was bendable, rollable, and foldable... but now, thanks Samsung, we have stretchable displays.The company has showed off a new display technology at Display Week - and it can stretch like a rubber band or a trampoline. The 9.1-inch stretchable... >>

Remember Beam? No? That's OK, Microsoft calls it Mixer now

Remember Beam? No? That's OK, Microsoft calls it Mixer now

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Microsoft has relaunched its Twitch competitor.The company acquired Beam, a video game live-streaming platform, last August, in response to the popularity of Amazon's Twitch and debut of YouTube Gaming. But, now, it has given Beam a new name: Mixer. In... >>

Android's co-founder might unveil his new Essential phone next week

Android's co-founder might unveil his new Essential phone next week

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Andy Rubin is getting ready to unveil a phone from his new company.Here's the situation: Rubin is a former Google executive who once oversaw the development of Android. He left Google in 2014. In January, he started a new company, called Essential, and... >>

HTC made a new VR headset that pairs with its U11 smartphone

HTC made a new VR headset that pairs with its U11 smartphone

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HTC has unveiled a new VR headset.Called the HTC Link, it is made to work specifically with the company’s latest U11 smartphone. It offers six degrees-of-freedom tracking - something that no other smartphone-based VR headset offers - and it seems to... >>

BBC Store to close, get a refund for any digital TV shows you bought

BBC Store to close, get a refund for any digital TV shows you bought

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The BBC is closing its online digital content store, BBC Store, on 1 November 2017, just two-years after its launch. It is also shutting the cloud content locker so those who bought shows through the service will no longer be able to access their paid-for... >>

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the rumoured difference?

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the rumoured difference?

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OnePlus' next flagship killer has been stealing several headlines over the last few weeks. It is rumoured to arrive some time in June, which will be around seven months after its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T hit shelves. The question is, how much has... >>

Loewe Bild 7.77 is a gorgeous, future-proofed sliver of OLED TV

Loewe Bild 7.77 is a gorgeous, future-proofed sliver of OLED TV

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Loewe has just launched the Bild 7.77 OLED TV. At 77-inches it's the largest screen in the Bild 7 range and will grace your front room with just under two metres of screen. Loewe Bild 9 is £6,990 of pure TV beauty Loewe's iconic minimalist design features... >>

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

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IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, now holds one of the most significant spots on the calendar for international launches and product showcases.The show started in 1924 as a radio show and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's largest.... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s

Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s

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If there's one category that's heating up, it's the 2-in-1 category. Small format notebooks have largely stepped aside for tablets with a lot more power, while weak tablets seem to have given up completely; it's the age of the Pro tablet and there's a... >>

Motorola Moto G5S and G5S Plus with dual-camera on their way according to leaked photos

Motorola Moto G5S and G5S Plus with dual-camera on their way according to leaked photos

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Motorola could be either adding to, or already replacing, the G-series of smartphones. The company only recently launched the G5 and G5 Plus, but images of two new phones, purporting to be the G5S and G5S Plus have appeared online, courtesy of AndroidAndMe.... >>

Acer unveils two Iconia tablets, including Tab 10 with Quantum dot display

Acer unveils two Iconia tablets, including Tab 10 with Quantum dot display

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Following the launch of the Switch 2-in-1s and Swift notebooks, Acer has unveiled two new 10-inch Iconia tablets; the Iconia Tab 10 and Iconia One 10. Acer debuts new 2-in-1s in Switch 3 and 5, and all-new Swift notebooks Both share many of the same specs:... >>

OnePlus 5: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

OnePlus 5: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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OnePlus announced an upgrade to its OnePlus 3 in the form of the OnePlus 3T in November 2016, but that's set to be old news soon as speculation is in full flow for the next "flagship killer".Rumours have picked up significantly over the last few weeks,... >>

OnePlus 5 confirmed to have Snapdragon 835 processor

OnePlus 5 confirmed to have Snapdragon 835 processor

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OnePlus' mission statement has always been to "Never Settle", as it constantly strives to compete with the very best flagship smartphones on the market. The OnePlus 5 looks set to continue that trend following CEO Pete Lau's confirmation that the phone... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

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Microsoft has introduced a new iPad competitorA couple weeks after announcing the new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S, it has announced the successor to the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Pro. So, how does it compare to last year's Apple iPad Pro 12.9? You're... >>

Battlefield 1's next DLC has a female soldier class, due this summer

Battlefield 1's next DLC has a female soldier class, due this summer

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EA Dice has finally realised that Battlefield fans might want to fight online as a woman sometimes.The developer announced it will add a female soldier to Battlefield 1's multiplayer component in its upcoming expansion, In the Name of the Tsar. Set... >>

Ricoh's latest camera is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof

Ricoh's latest camera is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof

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Ricoh has a new compact camera that doesn't mind getting a bit wet, rough, or cold - so it's perfect for outdoor extremists.Or, as Ricoh said, for underwater photography.Called the WG-50, it's described as a digital compact camera with a lightweight body... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro event: What was launched and how to watch

Microsoft Surface Pro event: What was launched and how to watch

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Microsoft held a special event in Shanghai on Tuesday 23 May, which it used to announce three Surface devices.Two of them had been previously revealed at other recent events, the Surface Laptop and Surface Studio, although it was revealed that they will... >>

Game of Thrones season 7: When is it on, how can you watch it, and is there a full trailer yet?

Game of Thrones season 7: When is it on, how can you watch it, and is there a full trailer yet?

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Tired of being the only person who doesn't know who Jon Snow is or what the heck "winter is coming" means?No worries. Now's the time to jump on the Game Of Thrones bandwagon. You have until this summer to catch up on the past six seasons, because HBO... >>

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

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Microsoft has launched Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for one monthly fee. And unlike PlayStation Now, it isn't a cloud service so you don't have to rely on your own broadband... >>

DJI Spark is a very smart, tiny drone that fits in your hand

DJI Spark is a very smart, tiny drone that fits in your hand

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DJI has introduced a brand new drone to the world, and this time, it really is for the masses. The DJI Spark is a small, colourful drone that can take off from your hand.Once it's in the air, you can control it just using hand gestures. In other words:... >>

Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017

Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017

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Sony has revealed its smartphone plans for the rest of 2017 and it is ditching an entire category it has supported for years.It will no longer release what it terms "Premium Standard" handsets - phones like the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact, as released... >>

Garmin Virb 360 continues action cam line with 360-degree 5.7K thrills

Garmin Virb 360 continues action cam line with 360-degree 5.7K thrills

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Garmin has announced its first 360-degree action cam, the water and dust proof Virb 360 that captures all the action around it in up to 5.7K resolution.The Garmin Virb 360 also captures 360-degree audio, to ensure that surround sound systems expand the... >>

Bang & Olufsen's new product is... beer!

Bang & Olufsen's new product is... beer!

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Bang & Olufsen, through its B&O Play brand, has taken an odd swerve with its latest product. It has produced its own beer.Beobrew IPA has been crafted in partnership with Danish microbrewery Mikkeller and is unique in that a Beoplay A1 speaker is used... >>

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

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

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We're finally into big movie season, with Easter now passed. That means the big blockbuster season is in full swing and there are plenty of major motion pictures in cinemas now and coming up over the next eight months.There are returns for some much-loved... >>

Dolby Atmos in a laptop? First impressions of Dolby Atmos Sound System

Dolby Atmos in a laptop? First impressions of Dolby Atmos Sound System

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Huawei has unveiled the MateBook X, its attempt to muscle in on the thin and light laptop space, rivalling devices like the Apple MacBook or the Asus ZenBook 3.There's a number of firsts that you totally expect from Huawei: really thin bezels give you... >>