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Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

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Huawei has rapidly become one of the top manufacturers of smartwatches over the last year or so and its always used Android Wear to run them. However, that could change with its next device. It is tipped to be switching to the Tizen OS that Samsung... >>

Bose's first sound system for small cars will go in the Nissan Micra

Bose's first sound system for small cars will go in the Nissan Micra

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Bose has used the Paris Motor Show to announce the Personal Sound System, designed specifically for small cars and the first recipient will be the Nissan Micra. The system for the Micra comprises six speakers, the placement for which required Bose to... >>

Roku Express vs Google Chromecast 2: What's the difference?

Roku Express vs Google Chromecast 2: What's the difference?

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There are a few choices out there if you are looking for a compact and affordable streaming device, but if you want something that's capable of streaming content from a few different providers (Netflix, Google Play, Hulu, etc), two of the current best... >>

Spotify could be looking to buy SoundCloud

Spotify could be looking to buy SoundCloud

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Swedish music streaming service giant Spotify is in “advanced talks” to take over SoundCloud according to the Financial Times, although neither company has commented on the rumours. While the price Spotify could pay for the service hasn’t been disclosed,... >>

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

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Microsoft has released a video that shows the first 20 minutes of Gears of War 4, taking you through the opening prologue and its initial mission. Rod Ferguson and Matt Searcy from developer The Coalition play through the game's beginning, so you can... >>

Get a free 60-day membership to Audible, the world’s largest audiobook platform

Get a free 60-day membership to Audible, the world’s largest audiobook platform

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We all know reading is important, but finding the time to curl up with a good book can be a challenge. Fortunately, you can still get through your reading list without having to crack open a book, thanks to Audible. The world’s largest provider of audiobooks,... >>

Add an in-demand skill to your resume with the Microsoft Excel Pro Training (89 per cent off)

Add an in-demand skill to your resume with the Microsoft Excel Pro Training (89 per cent off)

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When it comes to building budgets, databases, and the like, businesses rely on Microsoft Excel to get the job done. That’s why becoming proficient with this premier spreadsheet software is a smart move if you’re looking to impress on the job hunt.... >>

Best drones to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

Best drones to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

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Drones are filling the headlines as well as the skies these days. From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks, or shipping drugs into prisons – they're everywhere. But they're not... >>

Meerkat made a Houseparty app that lets you do group video chats

Meerkat made a Houseparty app that lets you do group video chats

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Meerkat is back, with a new app that already has a million users. Shortly before Periscope became known as one of the most popular live-streaming apps on the market, a similar app called Meerkat debuted at SXSW and basically became an overnight sensation,... >>

Amazon's new Fire TV stick is faster and has an Alexa remote (but no 4K)

Amazon's new Fire TV stick is faster and has an Alexa remote (but no 4K)

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Amazon is giving its streaming media stick an update. The company has announced a new Amazon Fire TV streaming media stick with a quad-core processor, rather than the dual-core processor found the last stick, and support for faster Wi-Fi (802.11ac MIMO).... >>

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

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Nissan, the Japanese carmaker, is now making autonomous chairs. Most people are familiar with waiting in line. In the UK, you do it at the bank. In the US, you do it at the DMV or post office. Queues are a thing everywhere in the world, and almost everyone... >>

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

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It might not come as a surprise considering recent BlackBerry handsets have been OEM models made by third-parties, but the company has confirmed that it will no longer make hardware of any kind in-house going forward. As part of its second quarter financial... >>

Huawei Mate 9 renders confirm Leica branded dual camera

Huawei Mate 9 renders confirm Leica branded dual camera

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The dual lens camera on the Huawei Mate 9 has been the subject of much speculation in recent months. First came a leak showing off the dual camera setup, albeit in a different configuration to the Huawei P9, then came the news of a 12-megapixel or 20-megapixel... >>

Use Android Pay and have a Mastercard card? You can travel for free in London throughout October

Use Android Pay and have a Mastercard card? You can travel for free in London throughout October

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Mastercard is once again offering its customers free travel on London’s public transport networks. Mastercard gave Apple Pay users free travel in November 2015 and for October this year, Android Pay users are the lucky ones. The offer will only apply... >>

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

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YouTube has launched a version of its app designed specifically for users on slow data connections or with limiting data caps. YouTube Go has been developed initially for users in India but will then be rolled out wider after a testing period. It is... >>

BlackBerry DTEK60: What's the story so far?

BlackBerry DTEK60: What's the story so far?

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Blackberry is expected to launch two new phones over the next year. One of them is the DTEK60 - formerly referred to as the Argon - and by the sounds of it, this will be the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device with a powerful... >>

You'll finally be able to buy a blast-free, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from 28 October

You'll finally be able to buy a blast-free, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from 28 October

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Samsung will finally, officially sell the Galaxy Note 7 in the UK and Europe from 28 October, as long as safe shipments have arrived and all replacement devices have been issued by then. The company confirmed the new on-sale date in a press release sent... >>

BlackBerry DTEK60 passes through FCC, renders appear online

BlackBerry DTEK60 passes through FCC, renders appear online

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The BlackBerry DTEK60, the company’s 2016 flagship phone, could soon be with us. CrackBerry has found that the phone has arrived with the FCC and WiFi Alliance sites, where it has been registered as the BBA1001 with both, and the DTEK60 at the WiFi... >>

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

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For almost a year now, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One or Xbox One S. Not all of your old library of games are playable, but there are more than 250 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list regularly as new... >>

Kano is seeking funding for three new coding kits: Camera, Speaker and Pixel

Kano is seeking funding for three new coding kits: Camera, Speaker and Pixel

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Following the success of its Computer kit, British-based coding kit company Kano is back with three new packs to get young minds learning about the way things are made. The three new kits are camera, which lets you build a camera and programming filters,... >>

Facebook might launch its Slack-like messenger for all in October

Facebook might launch its Slack-like messenger for all in October

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Facebook has been working on a product to compete with Slack for the past two years, and according to a new report, it might be ready for a commercial launch. Slack is a messenger platform popular among companies and teams, including Pocket-lint. We... >>

Google Pixel XL now fully revealed in another amazing Pixel leak

Google Pixel XL now fully revealed in another amazing Pixel leak

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Shortly after Google Pixel was fully revealed in a leak by VentureBeat, another clear leak surfaced depicting its bigger sibling. Google is planning a major event for 4 October, when it is expected to launch two new flagship Pixel-branded phones and other... >>

Watch Elon Musk unveil SpaceX's 'Interplanetary Transport System'

Watch Elon Musk unveil SpaceX's 'Interplanetary Transport System'

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Elon Musk is using Twitter again to get everyone hyped, but this time it's about SpaceX's grand plan to make humans a multiplanetary species. The SpaceX CEO took to the social network to promote a video that shows a concept of SpaceX's new Interplanetary... >>

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

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

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Amazon's Echo lineup offers tiered-speaker heights that remind us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta). The company makes a cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth speaker called Echo, which doubles as a personal, cloud-based assistant,... >>

Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

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Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker controlled with your voice. It features a personal assistant called Alexa, who will perform various tasks for you and control various systems. There are seven microphones within Echo, all of which feature enhanced noise... >>