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Nokia 8 Android phone: Release date, rumours and specs

Nokia 8 Android phone: Release date, rumours and specs

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Nokia is making its way back to smartphones, initially announcing that it's going to be embracing Android and producing a number of devices over the coming years in May 2016, with reaffirmation of its position in December, upon the formation of HMD... >>

This simple text will crash any iPhone, here's how to recover

This simple text will crash any iPhone, here's how to recover

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With every new iOS build there seems to be a way to crash it, breach it or do something else malicious with it.This time, for iOS 10 and all its iterations, iPhone users need to be wary about a couple of simple text messages that are going around. If... >>

Best speakers 2017: Best wireless and Bluetooth speakers for your tunes

Best speakers 2017: Best wireless and Bluetooth speakers for your tunes

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Speakers come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, from larger options that have the power to fill your whole living room and then some, to smaller, portable ones that are great for taking to picnics or moving from room-to-room.Finding the right... >>

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

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Valve is working on a new single-player game set in the Half-Life or Portal universes.During a questions and answer session on Reddit, Valve's founder, Gabe Newell, gave several clues as to what that might be.When asked if Valve was working on "any fully-fledged... >>

New Ford Mustang offers 12-inch all-digital display, smartphone unlocking

New Ford Mustang offers 12-inch all-digital display, smartphone unlocking

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Ford has just unveiled the brand new 2018 Mustang, the latest version of world's best selling sports coupe. While it may have upgrades under the bonnet and in the overall build for improved performance, it's inside where Ford has really gone all out on... >>

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

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Google is getting ready to roll out Android Wear 2.0 to smartwatches.Google has released three major updates to Android Wear in the past two years. In this next version, you can expect a Material Design-themed overhaul, standalone apps, as well as improvements... >>

Google's two LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed, coming 9 Feb

Google's two LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed, coming 9 Feb

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New information has surfaced on Google's upcoming pair of Android Wear 2.0 watches, including the name of the manufacturer.According to Venture Beat's Evan Blass, a usually reliable leaker, Google will unveil its much-rumoured smartwatches on 9 February... >>

It's the Vine-al countdown: Save your Vines now before it's too late

It's the Vine-al countdown: Save your Vines now before it's too late

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Twitter is killing Vine as we know it.The video-sharing mobile app, which burst onto the scene in 2013, giving people the ability to create and post 6-second video clips, will be discontinued and turned into Vine Camera. Although many Vine creators found... >>

When is Android 7.1.1 Nougat coming to my phone?

When is Android 7.1.1 Nougat coming to my phone?

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Every year a major update to Android is released. This year's update is called Android Nougat, following the theme of dessert-inspired names.Unlike previous updates, Nougat was first released to developers with a public preview beta programme, meaning... >>

App Store app prices set to rise 25 percent following Brexit

App Store app prices set to rise 25 percent following Brexit

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Apps in Apple's App Store are going to rise in price by 25 percent following the UK's decision to leave the EU. All price tiers will be affected, meaning a 79p app will now cost 99p and £1.49 apps will rise to £1.79. Even Super Mario Run, which at £7.99... >>

Android Wear 2.0 will launch on 9 February

Android Wear 2.0 will launch on 9 February

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Usually reliable Twitter tipster Evan Blass has confirmed today that Android Wear 2.0 will launch on 9 February. It marries up nicely with an email sent to Android Developers saying the new software would launch in early February. Android Wear 2.0: What's... >>

BT launches Whole Home Wi-Fi to eliminate dead spots

BT launches Whole Home Wi-Fi to eliminate dead spots

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BT has come up with a new Wi-Fi router system, the first of its kind in the UK, which promises to effectively eliminate "dead spots". The system comprises three compact, 165mm discs, each with four built-in antenna which extend the Wi-Fi signal around... >>

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

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Most who have played with a Nintendo Switch so far will agree that it has great potential. It is a clever piece of technology that has a chance of finding a gap in the market and therefore do much better than its predecessor, the Wii U.However, almost... >>

16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

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Snapchat is easy to learn and use -- as long as you have someone to show you the ropes.You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or doodle or filter or sticker or lens over top, and then send the final creation (aka a "snap") to a friend. Or, you... >>

28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

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It's easy to find famous or interesting people to follow on just about every social network, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. But Snapchat is the exception; it doesn't even make it close to easy.To add Snapchatters, you must know their usernames,... >>

Nest is now available in four more European countries

Nest is now available in four more European countries

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Purveyor of connected home products Nest will be saying hallo, servus, ciao and hola to new customers after it announced it is expanding into four European countries. Customers in Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain will now be able to buy the Nest... >>

LG G6: What's the story so far?

LG G6: What's the story so far?

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LG's next flagship smartphone will probably be called the G6, and it will probably appear in the next couple of months.Rumours have already started to appear speculating about what features the successor of last year's modular smartphone will offer,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 edge: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 edge: What's the story so far?

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Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in March 2016 and the two devices received huge amounts of praise for their design, powerful specs and great cameras. No smartphone is perfect though. There will always be a few specs in the rumours that never... >>

LG G6 will use "heat pipes" to make sure the battery doesn't explode

LG G6 will use "heat pipes" to make sure the battery doesn't explode

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LG has said it is taking smartphone safety incredibly seriously, and while the company doesn't explicitly say it's because of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle, we all know it's because of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. LG G6: What's the story so far? Samsung... >>

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

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The Nintendo Switch has been revealed in full. We know the price, release date and the accessories to expect at launch and throughout the year. You can even pre-order the new console yourself.But what about the games? There's a healthy list of titles... >>

Mobile World Congress 2017: Smartphones, smartphones, smartphones to expect

Mobile World Congress 2017: Smartphones, smartphones, smartphones to expect

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With 2017 well under way, the next big smartphone launch platform is Mobile World Congress 2017. We've flittered through CES 2017 - the first big tech event of the year - with very few smartphone announcements.One of the biggest fixtures in the mobile... >>

The creator of Android is making his own high-end smartphone

The creator of Android is making his own high-end smartphone

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Andy Rubin is the man responsible for Android, the world's most used mobile operating system. He sold it to Google in 2005 and then left the company in 2014, but is now planning a comeback to the smartphone industry with his own company and a high-end... >>

Take a tour with President Obama through the White House in VR

Take a tour with President Obama through the White House in VR

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Obama is leaving the White House in the most 2017 way: in VR.He filmed a virtual-reality experience that's basically a tour through the White House. Called The People's House (another name for the White House), it's supposed to be for people who want... >>

25 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

25 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

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If you're anything like us, you probably can't wait for the day you can go to the store and easily (and cheaply) buy a robot to clean your house, wait on you, and do whatever you want.We know that day is a long way off, but technology is getting better... >>

Is LG about to launch a round Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch?

Is LG about to launch a round Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch?

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LG is getting ready to unveil the LG G6 at Mobile World Congress next month, but it looks like that's not all we can expect from the company.An Android Wear device from LG recently passed through the US Federal Communications Commission, and according... >>