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Google Home UK release date and price revealed

Google Home UK release date and price revealed

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Google Home, Google's home assistant and rival to the Amazon Echo, is coming to the UK from 6 April.The release date and price were unveiled at an event in London on Tuesday 28 March, where it was also revealed the British edition will offer news briefings... >>

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google is looking to embed itself in your home, in a bid to one-up Amazon.Amazon announced its Echo speaker, complete with its voice-controlled personal assistant called Alexa, back in 2014. Google followed with Home in 2016 - its hands-free smart speaker... >>

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

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Ikea just introduced a "Smart Lighting" collection.The range, which will arrive in UK stores in April, includes energy-efficient LED bulbs, as well as lighting panels and doors. These different products can be managed remotely via an app, called Tradfri,... >>

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

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Andy Rubin - a former Google executive who once oversaw the development of Android - just teased an unknown device.Here's the situation: Rubin, who left Google in 2014 after nine years, announced in January that he was starting a new company, called Essential,... >>

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

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Destiny is officially getting a sequel.Developer Bungie and publisher Activision have announced a sequel to Destiny via Destiny’s official Twitter account. The tweet showed an image of the sequel’s logo - with a numeral two in Helvetica behind the... >>

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

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Apple has released the iOS 10.3 software update for iPhone and iPad, and it introduced a new feature called Find My AirPods.Find My AirPods makes it easier to keep track of the Apple AirPods wireless earphones. It works with AirPods that are connected... >>

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

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Apple has brought its Night Shift mode - which first debuted on iOS devices with iOS 9.3 - to the Mac.With the release of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, anyone who owns a Mac running Sierra can now cut down on the amount of blue light they're exposed to during... >>

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

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WWDC 2017 is now official. It will be held, as always, in June.Each year, Apple puts on a conference in California to showcase new software, software updates, and technologies that developers can leverage in order to make their apps more innovative and... >>

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

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Apple is releasing software updates with two much-requested features.The first update, iOS 10.3, is for iPhone and iPad. It's the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system since it released in September. Apple has been testing iOS 10.3 since... >>

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

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Sony PS4 Pro owners will gain the ability to playback 4K video stored on a USB drive or over a home network, thanks to a software update to the Media Player on the platform.The European PlayStation Blog states that a rollout of the update begins tomorrow,... >>

Quake Champions explained: Everything you should know about the return of the eSports king

Quake Champions explained: Everything you should know about the return of the eSports king

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Without Quake, it's debatable whether the eSports scene as we know it would ever have existed. The seminal 1996 first-person shooter introduced multiplayer action - over a LAN in those days - to the genre, and the rest is history. It was Quake that introduced... >>

Samsung commits to recycle all 4.3 million defunct Galaxy Note 7s

Samsung commits to recycle all 4.3 million defunct Galaxy Note 7s

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Samsung has today announced that it has listened to campaigns and protests urging it to recycle all 4.3 million ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 devices produced and recalled worldwide. Samsung Galaxy Note is dead, bereft of life, it has ceased to be...it is... >>

Samsung's future smartwatch could have world's first rotary dial flexible display

Samsung's future smartwatch could have world's first rotary dial flexible display

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Samsung has filed a patent for a smartwatch with a second, flexible display on the rotary dial going around the outer edge. It would be the first display of its kind to be fitted to a watch, but since it is just a patent for now, we have to take the likelihood... >>

Starcraft Remastered to bring 1998 original back with 4K visuals

Starcraft Remastered to bring 1998 original back with 4K visuals

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Blizzard has announced that Starcraft is to return. It will release a remastered version of the 1998 original with widescreen, 4K graphics and new, comic book style cut screens to tell the story of how the series begun.You won't have too long to wait... >>

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

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Sky started to roll out its long-awaited voice search feature to Sky Q boxes from Wednesday 22 March, and while not everyone will have the software update yet, there are plenty trying out right now.All Sky Q boxes will have the update by the "end of spring"... >>

Connected watches of Baselworld 2017: From hybrid to smart in all shapes and sizes

Connected watches of Baselworld 2017: From hybrid to smart in all shapes and sizes

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Baselworld is a politely divided show. On one hand you have the most exquisite watches ever made, you have heritage and tradition, craftsmanship and some very expensive results.On the other hand, you have a movement to upgrade the watch into something... >>

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

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Facebook lets you send GIFs in Messenger, but there's no native way to use one in a comment on Facebook itself.But that might soon change. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch it will soon begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs in comments.... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak is a video of someone typing really fast

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak is a video of someone typing really fast

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Another day, another Samsung Galaxy S8 leak.As spotted by SamMobile, there’s a new video that shows Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S8. In it, we can see someone testing the phone by rapidly typing and entering random letters from the keyboard.... >>

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

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Six months ago it seemed like we shouldn't expect  new Android Wear hardware, but now, there are several companies announcing watches, with the latest being fashion brands Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger.While at Baselworld 2017, they introduced two Android... >>

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

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Pokemon Go fans have a new quest: Shiny Magikarp.The popular game has an event going on right now that honours water-type Pokemon, and as part of an effort to get people playing Pokemon Go, the app is offering up highly coveted shiny Pokemon. These have... >>

Stacked is a genuine wireless charging solution for iPhone

Stacked is a genuine wireless charging solution for iPhone

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 All smartphones, no matter their size or operating system, suffer from battery life issues. If you use yours constantly while out and about you'll soon find you're out of juice and looking for the nearest wall socket...provided you have you charger... >>

Apple (Product)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are bold, brash and, well, very red

Apple (Product)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are bold, brash and, well, very red

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Apple has released (Product)RED versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to celebrate its continued commitment to the charity.The company has been a significant partner of the charity for many years raising over $130 million to date. This time the... >>

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2017

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2017

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Many will proclaim that optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind.Ultra HD Blu-ray hit the headlines in 2016. With a standardised... >>

Geneva Lab Touring S is all the radio you need in a compact, portable package

Geneva Lab Touring S is all the radio you need in a compact, portable package

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Swiss audio brand Geneva Lab has just unveiled a new range of portable radios called Touring S. They're designed and marketed as an entry level series, but don't scrimp on the features. Being a radio first and foremost, you get both FM and DAB+ tuners;... >>