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What is Apple's True Tone display?

What is Apple's True Tone display?

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Apple recently launched a 9.7-inch iPad Pro with a new display technology called True Tone. It works a lot like the white-balance-compensating system found in the iPhone's camera flash, allowing the iPad's screen to determine just the right percentage... >>

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean

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SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 to the International Space Station and has already landed the rocket on a drone ship, marking the first time the company not only sent cargo to the station following a failed resupply mission but also the first time it's successfully... >>

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

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BlackBerry thinks the high-end phone market has gone soft, so it's now dropping down a peg by zeroing in on the mid-range phone market. The National spoke to the CEO of BlackBerry, John Chen, and claimed BlackBerry plans to launch two new Android phones... >>

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

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The Apple iPad Pro was announced in September 2015 after months and months of rumours and speculation. It is no small device with a display size of 12.9-inches in comparison to the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and its smaller brother, the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4,... >>

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

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Apple announced a new addition to its iPad line-up in the form of the iPad Pro 9.7 at an event in March. The smaller iPad Pro was revealed in place of a next-generation Air model and it brings with it a host of features, including Apple Pencil compatibility... >>

Apple’s future MacBook keyboards could get rid of the keys altogether

Apple’s future MacBook keyboards could get rid of the keys altogether

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Apple has filed a patent with the US Patent & Trademark Office that could change the way you interact with its MacBooks forever. It is proposing taking away the physical keyboard and replacing it with a re-configurable, force-sensitive system instead.... >>

This is what happens when your phone isn’t in flight mode on a plane

This is what happens when your phone isn’t in flight mode on a plane

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Doing something because you're told to, without an explanation, can be annoying can't it? That's why we've often put our phones in flight mode on a plane with reticence. But now we know why it's worth doing. According to a report by the Mail Online, mobile... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 should be IP68 water resistant, iris scanner possible

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 should be IP68 water resistant, iris scanner possible

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is set to come with the same IP68 water resistance found on the Galaxy S7, it may also feature an iris scanner. According to sources of the often reliable Sam Mobile, the Galaxy Note 6 should be able to withstand water submersion... >>

HTC 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon confirmed and first OIS selfie pictures leaked

HTC 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon confirmed and first OIS selfie pictures leaked

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With the official launch next Tuesday, 12 April, it comes as no surprise that official teases, leaks and rumours about the HTC 10 flagship smartphone are ramping up. One of the latest comes from the horse's mouth itself. Qualcomm has posted a confirmation... >>

Vinyl fan? Audio-Technica AT-LP60BT Bluetooth turntable offers cool without the wires

Vinyl fan? Audio-Technica AT-LP60BT Bluetooth turntable offers cool without the wires

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There's no doubt that vinyl record sales are on the up. Okay, so they're nowhere near their heyday in terms of sales volumes, but that doesn't stop vinyl being the cool antithesis to streaming and MP3s. Only to listen to real, tangible records you're... >>

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 1TB or more for less than £50

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 1TB or more for less than £50

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Like with the Xbox One, our foremost and perhaps only major gripe about the PlayStation 4 is that the 500GB hard drive of the entry model is hopelessly light on storage capacity, especially considering the mammoth file sizes of some of the best games... >>

Facebook has yet another inbox for hidden messages: Here's how to find it

Facebook has yet another inbox for hidden messages: Here's how to find it

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You could have hidden Facebook messages that you didn't know about and might actually want to read. And, no, we're not talking about Facebook's "Other" tab, which is probably something you've heard about, even though Facebook has purposely made it somewhat... >>

This could be Motorola's 2016 flagship smartphone

This could be Motorola's 2016 flagship smartphone

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It appears as though Lenovo-owned Motorola has been working on a new flagship that'll likely release this year. HelloMotoHK is known for publishing leaked photos of yet-to-be-announced Motorola products, and now it's at it again with what seems to be... >>

Dyson's new V8 cordless vacuum has double the battery life of predecessors

Dyson's new V8 cordless vacuum has double the battery life of predecessors

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Dyson is launching a new cordless vacuum known as the V8. The V8 has a digital motor and lithium-ion batteries, both of which allow the floor-cleaner to deliver more power over a longer runtime. Dyson is positioning this compact machine as something different... >>

Facebook Messenger will soon let you scan profile codes to start chats

Facebook Messenger will soon let you scan profile codes to start chats

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Facebook Messenger is evolving into a new type of messenger that's not just for chatting with friends. Facebook's messaging service can double as a customer service center, digital wallet, cab-hailer, and more. With these types functionality being offered... >>

Tesla took 325,000 Model 3 preorders, says EVs are now mainstream

Tesla took 325,000 Model 3 preorders, says EVs are now mainstream

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Tesla Motors - and the entire EV industry - is having a good week, apparently. Tesla recently unveiled its $35,000 Model 3 and opened up the ability for customers to reserve the electric vehicle. Now, one week after that event, Tesla has reported over... >>

New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately

New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately

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Apple has announced that from 19 April anyone will be able to get their hands on new and previously released Hermès straps for the Apple Watch, as they will be sold individually. Until now the only way to sport an Hermès Apple Watch strap was to buy... >>

Apple iPhone 7 may censor your music to stop swearing

Apple iPhone 7 may censor your music to stop swearing

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Apple is working on software capable of automatically censoring swear words out of music and audio books. The feature could appear in the next iOS update or with the launch of the iPhone 7. Apple has a patent for a smart system that's able to use metadata... >>

This is the Huawei P9 Lite, hands-on shots from behind closed doors

This is the Huawei P9 Lite, hands-on shots from behind closed doors

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Huawei has now officially launched its P9 and P9 Plus smartphones, but the rumoured P9 Lite didn't get mentioned at the main event. Now photos of the handset have appeared. The Huawei P9 Lite, which has been rumoured for months now, appeared in hands-on... >>

Nike Free trainers sport new tech to deliver a more natural run

Nike Free trainers sport new tech to deliver a more natural run

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Nike has announced its new Nike Free running shoe range for 2016, ditching the Free 3, 4 and 5 models for a more universal approach that should appeal to a wider audience of runners. While the range now looks to offer separate features for different... >>

Huawei P9 vs Huawei P9 Plus: What's the difference?

Huawei P9 vs Huawei P9 Plus: What's the difference?

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Huawei has announced two new flagship smartphones - the heavily rumoured P9 and its bigger, badder brother, the P9 Plus.  The two devices are almost identical but there are a couple of differences between them and that's what this feature is all about.... >>

Is Dyson about to blow away the beauty world with its quiet hair dryer? Hairblade?

Is Dyson about to blow away the beauty world with its quiet hair dryer? Hairblade?

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Dyson, the master of creating suction and blowing products, has announced it is about to enter the world of beauty with its latest technology. Is the quiet Dyson hair dryer going to arrive at last? Back in 2013 we reported on Dyson patents for its own... >>

HTC responds to Huawei P9 best camera claims with HTC 10 teaser of its own

HTC responds to Huawei P9 best camera claims with HTC 10 teaser of its own

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HTC will finally unveil the HTC 10 flagship smartphone on 12 April at its "#Powerof10" events around the globe, which is just around the corner. But that hasn't stopped it teasing the device's capabilities on the build up. The latest is in the form of a... >>

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Huawei has slowly established itself as a major player in the smartphone market in recent years, first through volume of devices, then through standout phones. Devices like the Nexus 6P, the excellent Huawei Mate S with a pressure sensitive display... >>

Samsung contact lens displays will put AR video and cameras in your eyes

Samsung contact lens displays will put AR video and cameras in your eyes

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The ultimate goal of augmented reality is to seamlessly blend the real world and the virtual, which is done best without a headset. Now Samsung has won a patent for a contact lens display that will do that and more. Samsung's contact lens patent, which... >>