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OnePlus 3 makes official appearance with full metal body and specs

OnePlus 3 makes official appearance with full metal body and specs

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The highly anticipated OnePlus 3 smartphone has popped up in an official certification showing off the device's squared-off metallic build. There are plenty of specs confirmed too. The OnePlus 3 has been the source of plenty of rumours as we near its... >>

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explained

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explained

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When it comes to virtual reality Google has already been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them content to view, through YouTube. However, 2016 is going be a far bigger year for VR... >>

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles to expect

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles to expect

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Each June, the games industry travels en masse to Los Angeles for E3, the western world's biggest videogames conference in order to show and see the hottest titles around. Ahead of the event there are always rumours that fly around about specific games,... >>

Xbox E3 2016 Briefing: How to watch it and what to expect for the Xbox One

Xbox E3 2016 Briefing: How to watch it and what to expect for the Xbox One

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Microsoft has announced the time and date for its annual pre-E3 media briefing in Los Angeles. It is traditionally the first to host its press conference on the Monday before the show opens, requiring the world's games press to queue for entry early... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

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Google recently introduced a new product that aims to take on Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. Called Google Assistant, it's basically an extension of Google Now. Google unveiled Google Assistant at its annual Google I/O developer conference in May 2016,... >>

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

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Google has announced it is building a 53,000-square-foot facility near Detroit. The team behind the company's self-driving car project revealed the news via Google+, where it described the new facility as a "self-driving technology development center"... >>

Watch Hugo Barra unbox Xiaomi's first Mi Drone quadcopter via livestream

Watch Hugo Barra unbox Xiaomi's first Mi Drone quadcopter via livestream

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Chinese company Xiaomi entered a new category today: drones. Xiaomi has unveiled its first quadcopter, and it's called Mi Drone. It features a three-axis gimbal, 4K camera with a detachable module, replaceable 5,100mAh battery that provides 27 minutes... >>

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

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There has been plenty of talk of late about an upgraded 4K PlayStation, with rumours suggesting it will debut at E3 next month, but fewer facts have emerged about Microsoft hardware plans. Until now. Kotaku claims that its sources tell it that the company... >>

Samsung Galaxy X roll-out OLED screen shown off, just 0.3mm thin

Samsung Galaxy X roll-out OLED screen shown off, just 0.3mm thin

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Samsung is rumoured to unveil a new smartphone that can fold shut like a wallet thanks to a new super flexible OLED screen. Now the company has shown off that very display at the SID 2016 event in San Francisco. While Samsung uses a flexible OLED in its... >>

New Apple MacBooks may have built-in 4G LTE network connection

New Apple MacBooks may have built-in 4G LTE network connection

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Apple's WWDC is just around the corner and 2016 is due for a refreshed line of MacBook laptops to add to the recently released 12-inch Retina model. This time though it might be more than just a refresh. Apple could introduce independently network connected... >>

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

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Smart clothes are the next step beyond wearables. Despite smart watches and activity trackers just beginning to become popular, smart clothing is already starting to appear. So far there are already items of smart clothing available including t-shirts... >>

OnePlus 3: What's the story so far?

OnePlus 3: What's the story so far?

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OnePlus grabbed headlines when it launched its first smartphone in 2014 for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the OnePlus One delivered flagship specs for significantly less cash than the devices it was pitched against. Secondly, the Chinese company made... >>

LG G Flex 3 slated to make modular appearance at IFA 2016

LG G Flex 3 slated to make modular appearance at IFA 2016

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The LG G Flex 3 has been the source of very few rumours of late, with very little solid information. Now it appears that the G Flex 3 will make an appearance at IFA 2016 this September. The curved LG G Flex 3 will, obviously, be the successor to the... >>

OnePlus 3 release date leaks as 14 June, day after Apple’s WWDC 2016

OnePlus 3 release date leaks as 14 June, day after Apple’s WWDC 2016

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The OnePlus 3 smartphone, which is due to be announced via VR feed, will be unveiled on 14 June, according to a OnePlus leak. That places it the day after Apple's WWDC 2016 event has kicked off. A customer who bought a OnePlus Loop VR headset, which can... >>

Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him

Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him

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The future of cars might be here, or the future of next-level marketing. A driver was caught, not driving, but sleeping at the wheel of his Tesla Model S as it drove for him. The Tesla Model S Autopilot system works both at speed on motorways and slowly... >>

iPhone 7 case designs pictured (updated)

iPhone 7 case designs pictured (updated)

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It has been rumoured for a while that the iPhone 7 will not be a massive revolution in design terms to the iPhone 6 and 6s. Instead, it is said that it will continue the slim, rounded aesthetic we have seen for the last two generations. We've even seen... >>

Will.i.am made these vinyl-inspired earbuds you can only buy from Apple

Will.i.am made these vinyl-inspired earbuds you can only buy from Apple

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Ever want a pricey pair of Bluetooth earphones that are designed to look like vinyl records? Well, now's your chance... Musician Will.i.am has released a pair under his "i.am+" tech brand. They're called EPs, and initial sales of the earphones are exclusive... >>

Google gives its Nexus Player the axe

Google gives its Nexus Player the axe

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Good luck trying to find a Nexus Player after today. Google has quietly stopped direct sales of its set-top box, meaning you'll have to buy it from third-party retailers that still have some stock left. The Nexus Player can no longer be found on the Google... >>

Now Apple is thought to be making an Amazon Echo-like speaker with Siri

Now Apple is thought to be making an Amazon Echo-like speaker with Siri

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Amazon Echo has been doing so well that not only Google wants to copy it but now Apple as well. Amazon recently admitted that it's having trouble keeping Echo in stock due to high demand. It also launched two additional versions of the Bluetooth-enabled... >>

Gululu is a drink-tracking water bottle with a built-in virtual pet for kids

Gululu is a drink-tracking water bottle with a built-in virtual pet for kids

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Remember Tamagotchi or Giga Pet? Well, one company is hoping to bring back the digital-pet trend, but this time in the form of a water bottle. Bowhead Technology also wants to make the chore of drinking water into a game for kids, so it invented Gululu... >>

Brian May makes any smartphone VR ready with his Owl Stereoscope

Brian May makes any smartphone VR ready with his Owl Stereoscope

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Brian May is a legend for being Queen's lead guitarist, but Doctor Brian May is an astrophysicist and former maths teacher with a passion for 3D. This love has birthed his Owl Stereoscope that holds any smartphone, allowing it to become a 3D virtual reality... >>

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 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 ignore the... >>

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced successors to the original Pebble, as well as the Pebble Time. The company revealed three new devices in the form of the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core, the latter of which is a fitness tracker. You can read all out how... >>

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

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LG's message in its 2015 televisions was about curved OLED, later releasing flat models to accompany the curved versions. With 2016, the message is still very much about OLED, Ultra HD and HDR, but guess what? The lead model moves to flat instead. OLED... >>

OnePlus 3 specs leak revealing core hardware

OnePlus 3 specs leak revealing core hardware

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The OnePlus 3 is coming, due to be launched in glorious VR, with the company recently offering free Loop VR headsets to enjoy the show. That announcement confirmed that the phone would be called the OnePlus 3 and that we can expect the launch some time... >>