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Computex 2017: All the announcements that matter

Computex 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Computex 2017 is officially underway.Companies use the annual Taipei, Taiwan-based technology trade show to show off their latest PC products and components. Last year, everything seemed to be related to virtual reality, with several brands unveiling... >>

Essential made an Amazon Echo-like device called Home, coming soon

Essential made an Amazon Echo-like device called Home, coming soon

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Essential made more than a new Android phone. It also made Home.Essential is a new startup headed by Android co-founder Andy Rubin. The company has been teasing for a while that it had some major announcements in store for 30 May, and while many assumed... >>

Is this a sign Apple will launch new MacBook Pro laptops at WWDC 2017?

Is this a sign Apple will launch new MacBook Pro laptops at WWDC 2017?

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Want more proof that Apple might launch new MacBook Pros in June?Well, if you check out Apple's online store, the free shipping times for the 15-inch MacBook Pro are now estimated for between 6 June to 8 June in the US, rather than the usual same-day... >>

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

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Andy Rubin, one of the original creators of Android, is back with a bang. The Essential Phone looks to give you as much as possible from a device without bogging you down with technology that gets in the way.It's minimalist, durable and has an amazing... >>

Intel will present "the future of cricket" at the ICC Trophy. Drones, bat sensors, VR and more

Intel will present "the future of cricket" at the ICC Trophy. Drones, bat sensors, VR and more

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Intel has announced a few new technological additions to the International Cricket Champions (ICC) Trophy, which starts Thursday 1 June. Chief among the technological advancements Intel will be taking to the tournament, include using the company's Falcon... >>

Intel Core i9 X-Series is a hardcore gamer's delight, with 18-core option

Intel Core i9 X-Series is a hardcore gamer's delight, with 18-core option

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During its Computex keynote, Intel announced a new series of CPUs that sit at the very top of the Skylake family.The Intel Core i9 X-Series is for power users and seriously hardcore PC gamers as it starts at around $1,000 and goes up to a mighty $2,000... >>

Nvidia Max-Q could ensure your next monster gaming laptop has MacBook looks

Nvidia Max-Q could ensure your next monster gaming laptop has MacBook looks

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After announcing a new standard for hardcore gaming PCs last week, tagging them as GeForce GTX Battle Boxes, Nvidia has followed up with a unifying design standard for gaming laptops.Nvidia Max-Q is a design approach that major gaming laptop manufacturers... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

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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... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne tips and tricks: Type and swipe

BlackBerry KeyOne tips and tricks: Type and swipe

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With the KeyOne, BlackBerry Mobile created an Android phone that's unlike any other. The physical keyboard is the most obvious difference, but there's plenty about this phone's software that makes it different to most too. Read our in-depth tips and tricks... >>

The Essential Phone is here: Edge-to-edge display, dual-camera and titanium body

The Essential Phone is here: Edge-to-edge display, dual-camera and titanium body

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Following a tweet that said something big would be announced on 30 May, Essential, the company set up by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has unveiled the Essential Phone. Android's co-founder might unveil his Essential phone next week With a pre-order... >>

Logitech Pop Smart Button now compatible with Apple HomeKit, control your Hue, Sonos and other kit with one tap

Logitech Pop Smart Button now compatible with Apple HomeKit, control your Hue, Sonos and other kit with one tap

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As you add more smart home devices to your abode you soon realise that instead of making life less complicated, they can sometimes do the opposite.That's because each device requires a different app to control it. And even when all linked through a unifying smart... >>

A OnePlus 5 was used to take one of these, which photo is it?

A OnePlus 5 was used to take one of these, which photo is it?

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OnePlus has started teasing its forthcoming new flagship smartphone, with the latest tweet showing a distinct improvement in camera ability.The OnePlus 5 was confirmed by the company previously, and now its official Twitter account has revealed an image... >>

LG and Qualcomm are working together on the Snapdragon 845 processor

LG and Qualcomm are working together on the Snapdragon 845 processor

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The LG G7, LG's 2018 flagship, should return to using the very latest Qualcomm processing chip, the Snapdragon 845, according to a report out of Korea. The news originally comes from Aju Business Daily, via The Investor. Given the LG G6 had to settle... >>

Bargain! Amazon Echo drops to £124, buy yours now save £25

Bargain! Amazon Echo drops to £124, buy yours now save £25

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Amazon has sneakily dropped the price of its Amazon Echo speaker by £25, meaning you can snap one up for £124.99 for a limited time.The Amazon Echo is evolving into the centre of the smarthome, not only letting you ask questions of the Alexa personal... >>

Latest Moto Z2 Play leaks show phone in full, might launch 1 June

Latest Moto Z2 Play leaks show phone in full, might launch 1 June

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Lenovo-owned Motorola is working on a follow-up to the Moto Z Play, and now, thanks to leaks, we're beginning to know more about it.WinFuture has shared new information on the device as well as a few images. We can see three different colour variants... >>

These leaked LG V30 renders reveal a slide-out secondary display

These leaked LG V30 renders reveal a slide-out secondary display

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The LG V30 is likely still a few months away from being official, but thanks to leaked renders, we know how it might look.The premium V30 smartphone is expected to debut this autumn, and according to notable leaker Evan Blass, the original concept for... >>

F1 on the water: How Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR plan to win the America's Cup

F1 on the water: How Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR plan to win the America's Cup

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"It's like Formula 1 on water," Sir Ben Ainslie explains. Ainslie is talking about the America's Cup, a sailing race started by the British in 1851, and remarkably never won by them since.Pocket-lint has travelled to Bermuda, the location of the 35th... >>

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What's the difference?

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The original Amazon Echo lineup of tiered-speaker heights reminded us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta), but now, it's added two more Echo devices to the mix.And they have radically different designs and purposes.Amazon makes a cylindrical,... >>

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

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The wearables market offers a plethora of devices from smartwatches and heart rate measuring headphones to sports watches and activity trackers. There is such a breadth of choice, it's difficult to know where to start, let alone make the right decision... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks: An expert's guide

Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks: An expert's guide

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are Samsung's most ambitious phones yet. While the switch to a 18.5:9 aspect display is likely to be the thing that draws you in, with its luscious infinity curves, there's a whole lot packed into the phone that... >>

64 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

64 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so.To most questions you'll get a standard... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s

Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s

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If there's one category that's heating up, it's the 2-in-1 category. Small format notebooks have largely stepped aside for tablets with a lot more power, while weak tablets seem to have given up completely; it's the age of the Pro tablet and there's a... >>

Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, or Surface Studio?

Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, or Surface Studio?

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Microsoft has recently launched two new Surface machines and rounded out its Surface line to include four device families.While each one has a touchscreen, only three of them are "mobile", as one of them is an eye-catching all-in-one that sits on a desk.... >>

Apple is likely making an AI chip for iPhone called Apple Neural Engine

Apple is likely making an AI chip for iPhone called Apple Neural Engine

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Apple might be developing a new chip to handle artificial intelligence-related tasks on its devices.According to Bloomberg, Apple's dedicated artificial intelligence (AI) chip could be called the Apple Neural Engine, and it would be used to offload... >>