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Bixby, Samsung's smart AI, launches on the Galaxy S8 but only supports US English and Korean

Bixby, Samsung's smart AI, launches on the Galaxy S8 but only supports US English and Korean

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which also debuts the new smart AI service known as Bixby.Bixby is Samsung's answer to Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa, looking to bridge devices and offer smart voice control for a wide range of functions,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ courageously removes home button, conveniently keeps headphone jack

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ courageously removes home button, conveniently keeps headphone jack

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Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at events in London and New York as it outlines its new flagship smartphone position. The new Galaxy S8 comes in two sizes, the regular model offering a 5.8-inch display and the S8+ offering... >>

New Samsung Gear VR is Galaxy S8 compatible, works with Samsung VR content

New Samsung Gear VR is Galaxy S8 compatible, works with Samsung VR content

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Samsung's new Gear VR headset, as unveiled at Mobile World Congress a month ago, is compatible with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.The company revealed its support along with Samsung VR, a new platform that will showcase virtual reality content and provide... >>

Samsung updates Gear 360 VR camera, second gen offers 4K recording

Samsung updates Gear 360 VR camera, second gen offers 4K recording

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Samsung has introduced an all-new Gear 360 virtual reality camera to coincide with the launch of the Samsung VR content platform. It also joins the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones.The new Gear 360 ushers in 4K recording for... >>

O2 enables 4G and Wi-Fi calling: Here’s how to use it

O2 enables 4G and Wi-Fi calling: Here’s how to use it

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Mobile operator O2 is the latest UK network to offer 4G and Wi-Fi calling for its customers. The new service replaces the TU Go app, and means O2 customers with a compatible phone - for now just an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus - can make and receive calls... >>

What’s new in Windows 10 Creators Update? The best new features from the 11 April upgrade

What’s new in Windows 10 Creators Update? The best new features from the 11 April upgrade

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Since mid 2015 we've had Windows 10 in our lives. And rather than giant update packages - like the service packs of old - W10 has taken a more step-by-step update stance.From the 11 April the rollout of the free-to-download Creators Update - the third... >>

Garmin Forerunner 935 is do-it-all activity tracker that will get the most out of your training

Garmin Forerunner 935 is do-it-all activity tracker that will get the most out of your training

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Garmin has introduced the Forerunner 935 as a top-of-the-range, do-it-all fitness and activity tracker. It's been designed to be the only companion you need when training for events such as triathlons, as it caters for running, cycling and swimming exercises.... >>

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained

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Mobile HDR got off to something of a false start. When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7 in 2016, it also announced that it had equipped the super-sized smartphone with an HDR display and that glorious movies would be streamed to your phone for enjoyment... >>

Cinemas could replace projectors with massive Samsung 4K HDR displays

Cinemas could replace projectors with massive Samsung 4K HDR displays

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Samsung is making a play to replace projectors in cinemas. It has announced a 34-foot 4K HDR LED display that is designed specifically for movie theatre use.The Samsung Cinema Screen is LED backlit, so does not need front projection. It can therefore... >>

Humax HB-1100S delivers 200 free channels and Wi-Fi for £99

Humax HB-1100S delivers 200 free channels and Wi-Fi for £99

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If you're already a Freesat user, or have a satellite dish in place and don't fancy forking out large chunks of money of a monthly contract, then the Humax HB-1100S may just peak your interest.Humax could easily be considered experts in the set-top box... >>

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S8, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S8, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

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This Wednesday, 29 March, Samsung will unveil its two latest flagship smartphones; the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.They will be announced on stage at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York and the world will be watching the livestream to get a glimpse... >>

UE Wonderboom is a palm-sized explosion of Bluetooth wonderment

UE Wonderboom is a palm-sized explosion of Bluetooth wonderment

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UE has announced a new Boom model, this time going smaller with the UE Wonderboom.The Wonderboom carries all the hallmarks you'd expect from the family. It's solidly built, waterproof and comes in a range of funky colours - grey, black, red, blue, pink... >>

What is Facebook Stories and how does it work?

What is Facebook Stories and how does it work?

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It's official. Facebook just became Snapchat.You've all seen these types of headlines: Facebook adds Snapchat-like blah blah blah; Facebook continues assault on Snapchat; Facebook is turning into a Snapchat clone; and so on. Those stories aren't lying.... >>

Tinder launches web version so you can 'drag right' from a computer

Tinder launches web version so you can 'drag right' from a computer

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You can now swipe right - or, rather, "drag right" - on Tinder.The dating app has launched a web version of Tinder. Called Tinder Online, it's aimed at developing markets with limited access to 4G smartphones, as well as people who want to toggle between... >>

HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

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One day before Samsung announces its next flagship, the rumour mill has spit out a report on that phone's upcoming, fierce rival: HTC U.HTC may be struggling when compared to Samsung, but that's not stopping it from releasing more standout handsets this... >>

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless combine Bluetooth connectivity and hi-res audio

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless combine Bluetooth connectivity and hi-res audio

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Headphones, and now Bluetooth wireless speaker, manufacturer V-Moda has announced a sequel to the Crossfade Wireless headphones we reviewed in October 2016. Appropriately called the Crossfade 2 Wireless, the new pair of over-ear headphones takes the... >>

Razer upgrades the Blade Pro laptop with THX certification and more powerful CPU

Razer upgrades the Blade Pro laptop with THX certification and more powerful CPU

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If you think the name Razer Blade Pro sounds familiar, it's because the gaming hardware manufacturer only released one in October 2016. Clearly the company immediately thought it could produce something better because it's just announced a new version... >>

Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

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Audio expert Denon has announced the latest addition to its range of high-quality in-ear headphones. The AH-C621R are designed to be compatible with an iPhone or iPad, but that shouldn't deter Android owners. Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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Google has taken on Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it to Google Home... >>

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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It didn't take long for a tech company to copy Amazon Echo.Amazon's voice-activated speaker is a critical success, and so it wasn't surprising when Google introduced its own speaker called Google Home (which is now coming to the UK).Now you just have... >>

What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work?

What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work?

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Google introduced Google Wifi in the US at the end of 2016 and now its own broadband router is coming to the UK.It's a bit different to many other routers in that it can pair with other Google Wifi routers around the home to make a mesh network and therefore... >>

Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

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Google has announced that its Wifi router already available in the US, will be making its way to the UK next month. Simply called Google Wi-Fi, each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style, double-stacked hockey puck that Google described as a "visually... >>

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,... >>