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Can't tell if you own a beagle or a mutt? There's a Microsoft app for that

Can't tell if you own a beagle or a mutt? There's a Microsoft app for that

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Microsoft has a new app that is capable of recognising and identifying dogs by breed. Seriously. Microsoft's Garage team has been churning out mobile apps left and right lately - probably in an attempt to further the company's new "cloud first, mobile... >>

Instagram now lets you see view counts - but not for every post

Instagram now lets you see view counts - but not for every post

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Instagram has updated in a major way. It didn't add new filters or tools but actually a signifier that tells you how many times people looked at your post. In a blog post, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app announced that its users can now see how... >>

Kanye West made a video game about his mom 'traveling through heaven'

Kanye West made a video game about his mom 'traveling through heaven'

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Kanye West can now add "video game creator" to his long list of titles, which so far includes rapper, director, fashion designer, etc. The musician debuted his latest album, called The life of Pablo, alongside season three of his Yeezy apparel line with... >>

Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

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Sometimes there are so many Apple rumours they're difficult to keep straight, like the latest information surrounding Apple's TV streaming service. The Apple TV was just updated, despite reports from analysts, who repeatedly claim Apple will abandon the... >>

Samsung is launching a Wi-Fi and touchscreen-toting fridge in the UK. Yep, a refrigerator with Wi-Fi

Samsung is launching a Wi-Fi and touchscreen-toting fridge in the UK. Yep, a refrigerator with Wi-Fi

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What's the thing clearly missing from your fridge? And no, it's not a pint of milk. It's Wi-Fi. And cameras. And a touchscreen. Which is exactly what the catchily-named Samsung F-Hub RB38J7755B1 - which is the single-stack UK slant on the double-stack... >>

Apple iPhone 5SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPhone 5SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the rumoured difference?

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Apple is rumoured to have an event scheduled for 15 March, where it is thought the company will unveil the iPhone 5SE, previously known as the iPhone 6C. The iPhone 5SE is expected to launch as the successor to the 4-inch iPhone 5S, bringing a new, smaller... >>

Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more

Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more

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Qualcomm has announced a wearables platform and new system on chip that could potentially solve a couple of the most common complaints for smartwatches. Many Android Wear smartwatches already use the company's Snapdragon 400 chipset, but the newly unveiled... >>

Get a lifetime of Adobe authorized training videos for 85 per cent off

Get a lifetime of Adobe authorized training videos for 85 per cent off

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Adobe’s design and editing tools don’t have to be a mystery any longer! We're making it easy to master Adobe software and get a leg up on the competition during your next job search with 85 per cent off a lifetime subscription to Adobe Train Simple... >>

Pre-order Quantum Break on Xbox One, get Windows 10 PC version for free

Pre-order Quantum Break on Xbox One, get Windows 10 PC version for free

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Quantum Break, the Xbox One game that has been talked about for a couple of years, has finally been given a release date: 5 April. What's more, it's not just coming to Microsoft's console but will also be available for Windows 10 PCs. Microsoft has also... >>

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

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Virtual reality, or VR, is far from a new technology. It has been around for decades, giving users the chance to experience and interact in a world that is separate to their real, everyday lives. This in turn has been used for a variety of reasons, from... >>

iPhone 7 could get super fast modem letting you download a HD movie in seconds

iPhone 7 could get super fast modem letting you download a HD movie in seconds

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The next iPhone could let you download movies in seconds over a wireless LTE connection, if Apple chooses to put Qualcomm's new modem in the iPhone 7. The company - who has provided the modem for the iPhone for a number of years - has announced a new... >>

Samsung Pay coming to UK ‘very soon’, to coincide with Galaxy S7 launch

Samsung Pay coming to UK ‘very soon’, to coincide with Galaxy S7 launch

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Fuelling the march towards the Samsung Galaxy S7 phone launch, the Korean company dangled a Samsung Pay UK release date carrot at its European Forum 2016. Nathalie Oestmann, Head of Samsung Pay Europe, announced on stage that the mobile payment tech will... >>

Fantastic HTC M10 (Perfume) render shows a tasty looking phone

Fantastic HTC M10 (Perfume) render shows a tasty looking phone

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While we continue to wait for further, substantial, leaks surrounding the HTC One M10, XDA Developers Forum contributor hamdir has created a superb mock-up of the phone codenamed Perfume, which we thought was so good we just had to share it. Based on... >>

This is the LG G5: Phone revealed behind new touch-enabled Quick Cover case

This is the LG G5: Phone revealed behind new touch-enabled Quick Cover case

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LG is cracking on with its usual practice of seeding information about upcoming products ahead of the actual event. Like it does each year with IFA and CES, LG is drip feeding images and details about the main product it plans to show at Mobile World... >>

Alcatel will ship its Idol 4S with packaging that doubles as a VR headset

Alcatel will ship its Idol 4S with packaging that doubles as a VR headset

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Alcatel has a new OneTouch-branded phone called the Idol 4S. It isn't too interesting by itself, but it's packaging is totally cool. The 5.5-inch handset is one of the more premium handsets from Alcatel, as the phone comes with a quad HD AMOLED display,... >>

Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music

Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music

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Netflix has announced a new show for children that is set to premiere this summer - and what makes it unique is that the whole thing revolves around covers of iconic songs by The Beatles. The upcoming show, called Beat Bugs, includes 11-minute episodes... >>

Funny or Die got Johnny Depp to star in this epic 50-min spoof on Trump

Funny or Die got Johnny Depp to star in this epic 50-min spoof on Trump

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Donald J Trump doesn't seem to be going away -  so it's finally time for you to learn all you can about the guy who could be calling the shots from the Oval Office come January. But instead of going to Wikipedia, just watch his new biography starring... >>

Twitter didn't add any new users and active ones dropped since last quarter

Twitter didn't add any new users and active ones dropped since last quarter

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Twitter has a serious growth problem. Trigger-happy investors know this as well, because the company's stock has tanked in after-hours trading today, following the release of its fourth quarter earnings. Here's what is happening: Twitter reported its... >>

Tidal will livestream Kanye West's new album debut at Madison Square Garden

Tidal will livestream Kanye West's new album debut at Madison Square Garden

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Just when you were starting to forget about Tidal, it comes rushing forward with a major new exclusive: Kanye West's TLOP. Hip hop mogul Jay Z re-launched a music streaming service called Tidal in 2014, with the purpose of making a difference for artists.... >>

34 best Olloclip photos: You’ll be amazed what a phone camera can do

34 best Olloclip photos: You’ll be amazed what a phone camera can do

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Olloclip has been around for years as a means to enhance the camera on iPhones and now Samsung Galaxy S devices too. The result is that some seriously jaw-dropped photos are appearing online, which we've collected here. Olloclip has plenty of offerings... >>

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

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Samsung's next flagship smartphones have been the subject of many rumours for the last couple of months. The two devices - the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge - are both expected to be revealed on 21 February and there have been plenty of reports claiming... >>

Getflix lets you access restricted streaming globally - for life!

Getflix lets you access restricted streaming globally - for life!

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Unlock the world of global streaming with this great offer for Getflix! Most music and video streaming services use geo-restrictions to limit access to their services, but a solution has been found in Getflix - a smart DNS service which removes the geoblock... >>

17 great gadget gifts for girls

17 great gadget gifts for girls

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There are hundreds of gadgets out there, some much more exciting than others. It could be the latest smartwatch, delivering notifications directly to your wrist, or a quirky external battery pack to keep your devices charged up. Either way, gadgets make... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 cases leak: Wireless charging, keyboard, LED and more

Samsung Galaxy S7 cases leak: Wireless charging, keyboard, LED and more

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Ahead of the impending launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 a whole host of accessories have leaked including a wireless charging battery case called the Backpack Case. The leaks show off the official Samsung cases that will be available for the Galaxy S7... >>

HTC One M10 could launch at 11 April event in London

HTC One M10 could launch at 11 April event in London

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We've been tracking rumours that HTC isn't quite ready to launch its next flagship handset yet and with Mobile World Congress fast approaching, it's not going to make an appearance at the huge mobile trade show. Rumours are now suggesting that the HTC... >>