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You can now start your Mercedes car via Alexa or Google Assistant

You can now start your Mercedes car via Alexa or Google Assistant

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It's official. Voice assistants are everywhere.They're in our phones, speakers, washing machines, and now, cars. Mercedes-Benz has announced that both Alexa and Google Assistant will work on all of its 2016 and 2017 models released in the US. Apart from... >>

Samsung to roll out software fix for the Galaxy S8's red-tinted screen

Samsung to roll out software fix for the Galaxy S8's red-tinted screen

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Samsung doesn't want people to worry about getting a Galaxy S8 with a red-tinted display, so it's issuing a software fix.There's been reports coming out of South Korea about people getting their new Galaxy S8 phones early, and some of those people have... >>

This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks

This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks

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Microsoft has an event scheduled next month, and it could take the stage to unveil its version of a Google Chromebook.The company is also expected to debut its Windows 10 Cloud operating system at the 2 May event in New York City. Reports have claimed... >>

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

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Call of Duty is going back to its roots, as the next installment in the series will be set during World War II.On Friday, publisher Activision confirmed the Sledgehammer Games-developed, first-person shooter will be called Call of Duty: WWII, and that... >>

Project Scorpio vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

Project Scorpio vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

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This summer, on the eve of the E3 videogames show in June, Microsoft will officially unveil Project Scorpio - its new Xbox console set to be the "most powerful" games machine yet.It's probably not going to be called that, more likely Xbox Scorpio or... >>

Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

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Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right now. A lot of them are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the not-too-distant future, we'll see new designs around... >>

Arsenal first Premier League club with live streaming Alexa Skill, ask it for commentary and more

Arsenal first Premier League club with live streaming Alexa Skill, ask it for commentary and more

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Arsenal have released their own Alexa Skill, for use with Amazon Echo and other Alexa assistant-enabled devices.It is the first Premier League football club to do so and offers all manner of ways for fans to receive information through voice alone.Developed... >>

Samsung The Frame TV will cost €2199 when it launches in May, looks like artwork

Samsung The Frame TV will cost €2199 when it launches in May, looks like artwork

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Samsung quietly announced a new TV called The Frame recently, a television that's designed to blend into your room and look like a piece of artwork when it's not in use, rather than being a big old black rectangle on your wall. We suspect the initial... >>

5 ways to ensure your passwords are always safe

5 ways to ensure your passwords are always safe

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Account hacking is a real and genuine threat, so making sure you have a safe and secure password for all your accounts is an absolute must. We are constantly told to try and avoid using the same password for everything, but remembering so many different... >>

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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For more than a year now, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One or Xbox One S (reviewed here). Not all of your old library of games are playable, but there are well over 350 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pre-order deals, great offers from Carphone Warehouse

Best Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pre-order deals, great offers from Carphone Warehouse

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones will start to ship soon, from 28 April, so are available to pre-order now.Both devices are available on some great pre-order deals too, from Carphone Warehouse in the UK.All S8 and S8 Plus pre-orders... >>

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart wants to make oral care sexy with connected toothbrush

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart wants to make oral care sexy with connected toothbrush

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Philips is preparing to supercharge your oral care with the launch of a new connected toothbrush, the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart.Revealing the new electric toothbrush at the IFA Global Press Conference 2017, the new toothbrush isn't due to launch until... >>

You can now book restaurants through Bookatable directly in Apple Maps

You can now book restaurants through Bookatable directly in Apple Maps

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Since its rocky launch several years ago Apple Maps has come on leaps and bounds. It has added new features and updates regularly and the latest version of the application is almost unrecognisable from the version launched in 2012.One new addition is... >>

GoPro's new Fusion 360-degree camera will fuse six GoPros into one

GoPro's new Fusion 360-degree camera will fuse six GoPros into one

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GoPro has teased a new camera - and it's not an action cam.Fusion is a 360-degree camera that's being introduced just one day after Facebook announced its new 360-degree cameras. The device can shoot 5.2K resolution VR and non-VR videos and photos. It... >>

Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited

Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited

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Apple and Nike have made a new, limited-edition version of the Apple Watch Nike+ watch.Nike has announced that it partnered with Apple to create a Apple Watch Nike+ that combines a Space Grey Apple Watch Series 2 aluminium case with a black and white... >>

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

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Microsoft has announced a “predictable twice-per-year feature" update schedule for Windows 10.After revealing last year that it had two big updates to Windows 10 planned to released in 2017, the first of which is the Creators Update that recently shipped,... >>

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

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Google Home can now recognise each person in your household by their voice and smartly switch to their account and preferences.Those of you with a husband or kids or a roommate will appreciate Google Home's latest update. If you've ever said to the speaker... >>

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

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: 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... >>

This is the future of F1: Renault R.S. 2027 Vision concept looks stunning

This is the future of F1: Renault R.S. 2027 Vision concept looks stunning

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This season's Formula One cars are the most advanced yet and already look futuristic and tech-laden, but Renault predicts that, in 10 years time, things will take more of a turn towards the sorts of vehicles only found in games.The Renault R.S. 2027... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The phones to look forward to in 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The phones to look forward to in 2017

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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... >>

Audi e-tron Sportback is an all-electric A7 on stilts

Audi e-tron Sportback is an all-electric A7 on stilts

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Audi has unveiled its new e-tron Sportback concept at the Shanghai Motor Show, which will be the German car manufacturer's second all-electric vehicle, following the release of the e-tron Quattro SUV due in 2018. All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery... >>

Amazon Video is the first to support Samsung's HDR10 Plus standard

Amazon Video is the first to support Samsung's HDR10 Plus standard

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Samsung has announced that Amazon Video is the first content partner to deliver HDR10 Plus content to Samsung TVs, with content set to arrive on Amazon Prime later this year.HDR10 Plus is an evolution of HDR10 TV technology, and has been developed by... >>

HTC U 'Ocean': What's the story on HTC's next flagship?

HTC U 'Ocean': What's the story on HTC's next flagship?

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With the HTC 10 getting long in the tooth, and 2017 fully underway, it's time to look forward to the next big thing from HTC.HTC has already started making waves, with the launch of the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play. Although the U Ultra has flagship... >>

R.I.P. PINs, your credit cards could soon have fingerprint sensors built in

R.I.P. PINs, your credit cards could soon have fingerprint sensors built in

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With new credit and debit cards more featuring contactless payment chips more often than not these days, you might not have used your PIN code for purchases for a while. However, a large number of retailers still require a PIN for payments over £30... >>

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

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The new Formula One season is fizzing along and it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting for years.Not only do car rules changes promise a closer season - as evidenced in the races so far - the entire shebang is being broadcast in 4K Ultra... >>