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BlackBerry DTEK70/Mercury: Release date, specs and what we know so far

BlackBerry DTEK70/Mercury: Release date, specs and what we know so far

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Almost as soon as the BlackBerry Priv - the company's first Android phone - launched in 2015, there were rumours circulating about another Android-powered smartphone. At the time it was codenamed Vienna, which made complete sense following on from the... >>

Google I/O 2017 developer event will be held on 17-19 May

Google I/O 2017 developer event will be held on 17-19 May

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Google has announced, rather cryptically, the location and dates for its annual I/O event. This year's convention will take place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, the same location as 2016. It's a space that's basically in Google's... >>

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2017

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2017

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches.In 2016, we saw Apple launch its second-generation smartwatch, Asus and Samsung their third and... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak details 'infinity' display and more

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak details 'infinity' display and more

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More details on the Samsung Galaxy S8 have leaked out pertaining to its display, assistant, and more.The Guardian has published some "exclusive" details on the upcoming flagship phone, including that it will be available in two different sizes and will... >>

Apple is bringing iOS' Night Shift mode to Macs with Sierra update

Apple is bringing iOS' Night Shift mode to Macs with Sierra update

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If you own a Mac and are looking for ways to reduce your eye strain or even get more sleep at night, you're in luck.Apple’s Night Shift is coming to macOS. It's shown up in the latest 10.12.4 beta of MacOS Sierra for Macs, which is supposed to launch... >>

Huawei Watch 2 might arrive next month with built-in cellular data

Huawei Watch 2 might arrive next month with built-in cellular data

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Android Wear seems to be making a comeback this year.Determined not to be left out of the loop, Huawei is reportedly planning to unveil a newer, sportier Huawei Watch. It'll be called Huawei Watch 2, according to Venture Beat, and you can expect it to... >>

Apple to launch Find My AirPods feature with iOS 10.3 update

Apple to launch Find My AirPods feature with iOS 10.3 update

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Have you seen the new Apple AirPods commercial?The one with the guy basically dancing on buildings and whatnot throughout a city? No? Well, here it is:Okay, so after watching that, if you're anything like us, you probably wondered how the dude didn't... >>

You can now use Google Home to control Belkin and Honeywell devices

You can now use Google Home to control Belkin and Honeywell devices

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Google Home is slowly adding more partners.At launch, you could use the voice-activated speaker to control connected devices from Philips Hue, Nest, and Samsung Smart Things. You could also control services like Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, and... >>

Motorola VerveOnes Music Edition offer an affordable way to go completely wire-free

Motorola VerveOnes Music Edition offer an affordable way to go completely wire-free

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Motorola has announced a cheaper, whiter pair of its VerveLife VerveOnes totally wireless earphones. Called the VerveOnes Music Edition, the latest addition to Motorola's VerveLife range of lifestyle products are aimed at those who are constantly on the... >>

Google's LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed in (slightly blurry) pictures

Google's LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed in (slightly blurry) pictures

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We heard last week that LG was the manufacturer of choice to make the first Android Wear 2.0 watches. Now, we have pictures to show what they are expected to look like.The LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style will allegedly launch on 9 February at a Google... >>

OnePlus 3T available for immediate delivery, no more delays

OnePlus 3T available for immediate delivery, no more delays

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OnePlus has something of a chequered history when it comes to availability of devices. The original OnePlus hype was partly fuelled by low stock and high demand. As a self-imposed new year's resolution, OnePlus wants to change that. Taking to the company... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumoured to have 'first dibs' on new powerful Snapdragon 835 chip

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumoured to have 'first dibs' on new powerful Snapdragon 835 chip

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All eyes are on the Samsung Galaxy S8. It's due to be launched sometime in April and will be Samsung's attempt to regain consumer trust following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Forbes has claimed that the new flagship will be the first phone to feature Qualcomm's... >>

Vertu Constellation is a luxury handmade smartphone with a 5.5-inch sapphire crystal display

Vertu Constellation is a luxury handmade smartphone with a 5.5-inch sapphire crystal display

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Vertu has announced its latest smartphone, the Constellation. Vertu, the British manufacturer of luxury smartphones, caters to a different sort of clientele, a discerning smartphone customer who wants the very best quality and craftsmanship, and is prepared... >>

LG G6 fully (well, partially) revealed in leaked photo - see it here

LG G6 fully (well, partially) revealed in leaked photo - see it here

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LG is still a month away from unveiling its next flagship, but thanks to a new leak, we know what it will look like.The leak, posted by The Verge, only shows the top half of the LG G6. As you can see from the image (above), which appears to be a press... >>

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

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Snapchat is rolling out a new design for iOS and Android users.The update (version 10.0.0), which released on 23 January, not only introduces a quicker way to start chats with friends and groups from anywhere in the app, but also universal search bar... >>

What is Vine Camera and what can it do?

What is Vine Camera and what can it do?

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Twitter took the decision in October 2016 to kill off Vine, the video sharing app. Although, it turns out it hasn't been completely killed off at all. Vine now lives on as Vine Camera, which you can use to create short, 6.5 second clips and either save... >>

Good news, all 2017 Chromebooks will support Android apps

Good news, all 2017 Chromebooks will support Android apps

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Chromebooks have always been a decent, affordable laptop alternative. Yes, you need a constant internet connection for them to work, but if you do, you gain access to all things Google. Well, nearly all things Google. Until now, only select Chromebooks... >>

HTC Halfbeak Under Armour smartwatch: What's the story?

HTC Halfbeak Under Armour smartwatch: What's the story?

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The HTC smartwatch has been often rumoured, but has failed to appear, with dates in 2015 and 2016 slipping by, with HTC staying out of the smartwatch arena.HTC does have some wearable devices however, first showing off the HTC Grip, a sports device that... >>

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

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We've now seen the Nintendo Switch in the flesh and are reasonably impressed. We also know the prices for the console and accessories. Plus the launch games line-up and list of those coming throughout 2017.But there is still one big question we are asked... >>

HTC's smartwatch could be gearing up for launch after yet more pictures leak

HTC's smartwatch could be gearing up for launch after yet more pictures leak

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HTC's upcoming smartwatch could arrive imminently after more pictures have leaked on Chinese site Weibo. Some initial images of the watch, codenamed Halfbeak, appeared on the same site in October 2016, but the latest ones give us our clearest indication... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 will not be unveiled at Mobile World Congress, battery testing to blame

Samsung Galaxy S8 will not be unveiled at Mobile World Congress, battery testing to blame

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 will not be unveiled at Mobile World Congress at the end of February. After months of speculation of will it, won't it?, Samsung's mobile president DJ Koh has given a clear indication that the phone will be subject to more testing... >>

Samsung confirms Note 7 batteries to blame, implements new safety checks

Samsung confirms Note 7 batteries to blame, implements new safety checks

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Samsung has published its official findings of why many of its Note 7 smartphones caught fire or exploded last year and it's as most already thought, the batteries were to blame.The findings were backed up by independent organisations, specifically UL,... >>

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your domestic AI

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your domestic AI

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Google Home isn't just a speaker with built-in Google Search.With it, you can control your smart home devices, cue up a movie on your TV, replace your desktop speakers, and more. To get the most out of your Goole Home, you really need to do a deep-dive... >>

LG G6 might come with Google Assistant (and maybe even Alexa)

LG G6 might come with Google Assistant (and maybe even Alexa)

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LG's next flagship could be getting a coveted feature: Google Assistant.Oh, and maybe Amazon Alexa.Currently, the only phones with Google Assistant are the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. If LG were add Assistant to the upcoming LG G6, it would make LG the... >>

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

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Sonos plans to one day launch a speaker you can control with your voice via Amazon Alexa (and maybe even Google Assistant).It seems like every company is making an Amazon Echo-like speaker, but Sonos isn't your average company. It makes premium speakers... >>