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Brace yourself - ginger emoji are in the works

Brace yourself - ginger emoji are in the works

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Equality is a beautiful thing.According to a report by Emojipedia, Unicode Technical Committee members, which collectively and officially decide which type of emoji we get, will meet at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino in late January to consider new... >>

LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

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Forget about Alexa. Google's Assistant is going to be everywhere soon.With Amazon's Alexa appearing in every other gadget these days, it's no surprise to see Google is allowing third-party device makers to integrate its Google Home assistant into their... >>

Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds

Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds

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Tesla's got to be gloating right now.The electric automaker's crash rate has fallen ever since it launched its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Thursday that it's finished a preliminary... >>

LinkedIn has an all-new look, and it made a video about it

LinkedIn has an all-new look, and it made a video about it

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People use LinkedIn, right?The Microsoft-owned company must be exploring ways to spice things up, because it refreshed its entire professional networking site on Thursday. It has an all-new look that simplifies everything and appears to make it much easier... >>

This app just made homework obsolete

This app just made homework obsolete

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Kids these days got it so easy.Don't believe us? Check out Socratic. It lets you cheat on your homework. As in, it lets you take a pic of any problem, including math problems, whether it's an equation or a written question, and it'll not only show you... >>

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

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It's not Black Friday, it's not Cyber Monday, it's not even as if Christmas was that recent anymore yet still Amazon is having a sale of sorts.For today only, Friday 20 January, the online retailer is offering £10 off orders placed for over £50.So... >>

All the Nintendo Switch games: Launch titles and every game for 2017 revealed

All the Nintendo Switch games: Launch titles and every game for 2017 revealed

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Nintendo has officially unveiled its new games console, the Switch.The Nintendo Switch comprises a tablet-style device and docking station, so you can play the same games on your TV at home and when out and about. You slide the unit out of the dock, attach... >>

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, Robot Wars and football hooliganism, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined consoles coming based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

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... >>

Best PS4 games to look forward to in 2017: The Last of Us 2, Red Dead Redemption 2 and more

Best PS4 games to look forward to in 2017: The Last of Us 2, Red Dead Redemption 2 and more

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 Hopefully, you're now the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro, or are still considering whether to make the investment or not. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There... >>

Super Mario Run for Android confirmed for March, pre-registration open

Super Mario Run for Android confirmed for March, pre-registration open

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Having spent the last two weeks as an iOS exclusive, Super Mario Run is soon to launch on Android. Nintendo has tweeted (in Japanese) that it will be available on the platform from March. An exact day is still yet to be revealed.The pre-registration... >>

Fujifilm X-T20 ups resolution, adds touchscreen to mid-level system camera

Fujifilm X-T20 ups resolution, adds touchscreen to mid-level system camera

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The mid-level Fujifilm system camera just got an update: the X-T20. It adds touchscreen control, ups the resolution, adds 4K capture and enhances autofocus compared to its X-T10 predecessor.This DSLR-style mirrorless model has a 24.3-megapixel X-Trans... >>

Fujifilm GFX 50S release date, price and full specification detailed

Fujifilm GFX 50S release date, price and full specification detailed

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The Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless medium format camera has an official release date: 23 February 2017. And with a body-only price of £6,199 it's highly affordable for a medium format camera.The GFX 50S features a huge 43.8 x 32.9mm medium format sensor... >>

Fujifilm X100F revealed: The fixed-lens compact king returns... with a £1249 price tag

Fujifilm X100F revealed: The fixed-lens compact king returns... with a £1249 price tag

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Say hello to the high-end compact king. The Fujifilm X100F is the fixed-lens compact in its fourth-generation form, which brings a new layout, enhanced focus system and 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor to the series.Core to the X100 series is its 35mm f/2.0... >>

These leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 front panels hint at phones' design

These leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 front panels hint at phones' design

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Want to know what Samsung's next flagships might look like?Feast your eyes on the photo above. It's yet another look at the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Well, their front panels anyway. As you can see from the leaked photo, both models appear... >>

LG G6 to be launched on 26 February in the Samsung Galaxy S8 slot

LG G6 to be launched on 26 February in the Samsung Galaxy S8 slot

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The G6 is almost upon us.LG has sent invites to the media for an event to be held in Barcelona, Spain on 26 February, the day before the Mobile World Congress trade show kicks off in the city. This is the slot that Samsung traditionally takes for its... >>

What is Meitu and why is everyone using it?

What is Meitu and why is everyone using it?

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Forget about Prisma. Meitu is the latest photo-editing app to go viral.The Chinese app has been around since 2008, but it landed in the US in early January and already has about 430 million users outside of China. It's been installed on 1.1 billion devices... >>

Leica's new M10 rangefinder brings the M series into the digital age

Leica's new M10 rangefinder brings the M series into the digital age

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Leica has a new M series rangefinder camera, but it's digital. Called the M10, it is Leica’s first interchangeable lens digital rangefinder and the successor to the M240. It features a new 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, Leica’s Maestro II image... >>

Yep, the worst passwords of 2016 were still led by '123456'

Yep, the worst passwords of 2016 were still led by '123456'

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It seems no one got the memo from last year: "123456" doesn't make a good password.Despite pleading from security experts, many of us still use go-to, easy-to-recall passwords for most of our online accounts. Gemalto recently surveyed 9,000 consumers... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung and LG are both set to launch their new flagship smartphones in the next couple of months. Despite LG going for a more innovative route in 2016 with its modular device, ultimately Samsung was the company with the more appealing devices.Will it... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: 26 February, 29 March, 15 April, 18 April, take your pick

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: 26 February, 29 March, 15 April, 18 April, take your pick

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After the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, Samsung is keen to ensure that its next flagship smartphone launch not only goes without hitch, but that it is extra special in every way. That's why it is not expected to be hosting an Unpacked event at this year's Mobile... >>

Sony sends out invites for MWC event, Xperia flagship inbound?

Sony sends out invites for MWC event, Xperia flagship inbound?

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Sony has confirmed its attendance at Mobile World Congress 2017 by sending out official invites to its press conference, the date and time for your diary is Monday 27 February at 8.30am CET (7.30am GMT), the opening day of the show. Sony of course hasn't... >>

Mobile World Congress 2017: Nokia, Sony, Huawei smartphones and more

Mobile World Congress 2017: Nokia, Sony, Huawei smartphones and more

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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... >>

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 driving headlong into 2017 and are full of hope about the year ahead, including the wonderful cinematic treats we have awaiting us.There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters and a few movie debuts. There are plenty of sequels to... >>

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... >>