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Goodbye, Facebook Paper, we hardly knew ye

Goodbye, Facebook Paper, we hardly knew ye

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Paper is no more. In Pocket-lint's review of Paper from way back in 2014, we praised the newsreader app and wondered at the time if it was Facebook's best mobile product ever, but we also questioned if it would succeed like Facebook Messenger or crash... >>

Hasbro's Furby is now a connected toy with LCD screens for eyes

Hasbro's Furby is now a connected toy with LCD screens for eyes

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Although it's 2016, Furby is still a thing. Hasbro's weird, nostalgic fur beast has been resurrected with some new tricks. It's now a connected toy, for instance. And it's eyes are full-colour LCD screens. You'll also notice a glowing antenna on its head... >>

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

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Intelligent heating systems are no longer something you find in the homes of the rich and famous, or those a step ahead of the curve. Over the last couple of years smart thermostats have really come into their own and there are now numerous options available,... >>

Android N's official name is Nougat

Android N's official name is Nougat

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After months of teasers and hints, Google has finally announced the official name for Android N. The next major update to the company's mobile operating system will be called Android Nougat.  For the longest time, the common consensus has been that Google... >>

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

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Apple's latest flagship smartphones - the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus - are available all around the world and you can pick up either from multiple retailers. Not much changed in terms of design compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, if you... >>

Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day

Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day

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Amazon launched Amazon Fresh, its online groceries shopping service, in London at the beginning of June. However, only Amazon Prime members within the initial 69 central and east London postcodes could order fresh food and supplies. That has now expanded... >>

12 secret WhatsApp tricks

12 secret WhatsApp tricks

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WhatsApp. Wonderful, wonderful, WhatsApp. The messaging service that made BBM look boring and text messages redundant. Of course there are now heaps of messaging services around, but WhatsApp has had a massive head start on almost all of them, meaning... >>

Amazon Prime Day will offer 1,000s of Black Friday style deals on 12 July

Amazon Prime Day will offer 1,000s of Black Friday style deals on 12 July

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Amazon is to hold is second annual Amazon Prime Day on Tuesday 12 July, where it will discount more than 100,000 products in a Black Friday style sell-off. All deals will be offered to Prime members exclusively and they will be available globally. That... >>

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K TV, all you need to know to help make a purchase decision

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K TV, all you need to know to help make a purchase decision

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A year ago, buying a 4K TV might not have crossed your mind. Content wasn't readily available, prices were high and the technology was only in its early stages. However, just 12 months later everything has changed. If you're in the market for a new television,... >>

Amazing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pic leak shows iris scanner and more

Amazing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pic leak shows iris scanner and more

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A new picture leak, of what is claimed to be the front panel of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7, shows a couple of interesting things. If genuine, it confirms the presence of the iris scanner that has been much-rumoured over the last month or so.... >>

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

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It has been common knowledge that BlackBerry will release two mid-range Android phones this year, most often called by their codenames, Hamburg and Rome. But a new report claims that the former of the two will actually be called the BlackBerry Neon. And... >>

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 earphones show that wireless and class can go together

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 earphones show that wireless and class can go together

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B&O Play, the offshoot brand from Bang & Olufsen, is continuing its release of wireless headphones with the Beoplay H5, the company's first in-ears to cut the cord. The earphones are tethered by a single cable, that keeps them together, but Bluetooth... >>

Experience virtual reality for just $19 with the VR Box Headset

Experience virtual reality for just $19 with the VR Box Headset

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After years of hype, Virtual Reality is finally taking the world by storm. And while there are some great ultra-expensive headset devices on the market, you can take a dazzling leap into the world of VR with a simple, cost-effective contraption which... >>

Samsung's future phones might include a 'Smart Glow' ring for alerts

Samsung's future phones might include a 'Smart Glow' ring for alerts

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Some of Samsung's upcoming smartphones might get a "Smart Glow" feature. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy J2, which will only be available in India, and possibly future devices, such as the Galaxy S8 and Tizen phones, will feature a glowing ring that... >>

Microsoft deal offers US students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4

Microsoft deal offers US students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4

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Microsoft is announcing a massive Xbox One sale, but unfortunately for Brits, it's limited to students in the US. The Redmond-based company recently unveiled a newer, slimmer Xbox One called Xbox One S. It's therefore safe to assume Microsoft is now eager... >>

Amazon will cut prices on Android phones displaying its lock screen ads

Amazon will cut prices on Android phones displaying its lock screen ads

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Amazon has announced it will offer discounts on select Android phones - as long as you agree to view adverts on the phones' lock screens. The online retailer sells other manufacturers’ phones, including the fourth-generation Moto G and Blu R1 HD. In... >>

Windows 10 Anniversary Update release date confirmed, 2 August

Windows 10 Anniversary Update release date confirmed, 2 August

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After a massive leak yesterday, Microsoft has now confirmed the official release date of the next big Windows 10 update. The company announced that the first major update to Windows 10 will become available 2 August. It published a blog post early Tuesday... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung's next Galaxy Note device will be revealed on 2 August, adding another smartphone to the company's 2016 flagship portfolio. By default, the next Note should be called the Note 6 but Samsung has confirmed it will be skipping the 6 and heading... >>

This is that massive microSD you've been waiting for and it's a hefty 256GB

This is that massive microSD you've been waiting for and it's a hefty 256GB

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When it comes to microSD card news, we normally get bored before writing it, but this boundary jump had to be covered. Western Digital has just revealed its latest SanDisk which is the fastest of its size and capacity on the planet. The Western Digital... >>

That iPhone 7 Force Touch home button replacement appears again

That iPhone 7 Force Touch home button replacement appears again

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Rumours of Apple ditching its physical home button in favour of a Force Touch component have been rife and now more evidence has arrived. Apple reportedly plans to use a solid state capacitive component in the iPhone 7. The latest leak comes from Business... >>

Edit photos like the pros with Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan: 1-year Membership

Edit photos like the pros with Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan: 1-year Membership

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Are you happy with “good enough” photos, or would you like to take spectacular shots worthy of framing every time you reach for your camera? Take your passion to the next level with a year-long membership in the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan,... >>

Twitter scooped up a former Apple designer to lead its VR/AR plans

Twitter scooped up a former Apple designer to lead its VR/AR plans

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Not to be outdone by other tech giants, it looks like Twitter now plans to jump into virtual reality and augmented reality. Just a week after acquiring the machine-learning firm Magic Pony, Twitter has bought the music VR experience startup IXOMOXI and... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update: New features, release date and everything you need to know

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update: New features, release date and everything you need to know

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It's almost anniversary time. During its annual Build developer conference last March, Microsoft demoed the first major update to Windows 10. The company branded the update "Anniversary Update" (because it marks the 1-year anniversary of Windows 10's... >>

This push-button tracker lets you call and locate your kids in real time

This push-button tracker lets you call and locate your kids in real time

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When your children are young, you probably care about tracking their whereabouts and getting ahold of them, but you might not want to give them devices that let them call or access the web without supervision. While there are a few phones and apps out... >>

How to make your bathroom smart

How to make your bathroom smart

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So there you are, standing in front of the bathroom mirror, brushing your teeth absent-mindedly and pondering the meaning of life. But with a small change you could make your bathroom smarter. You could weigh yourself, wash yourself or even brush your... >>