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You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music

You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music

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Get ready to fire up your Sonos speakers, because the company behind them has just announced a new partnership that adds yet another way for you to stream tunes, custom radio stations, and playlists. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the Xbox Music... >>

Lexus says it'll officially unveil the Slide hoverboard in August

Lexus says it'll officially unveil the Slide hoverboard in August

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Lexus created a real-life, rideable hoverboard and has been teasing it via videos on YouTube for well over a month, but now the luxury car maker is ready to make things official. The company has announced - via another video, naturally - that its hoverboard... >>

No more ‘Use By’ dates: Smart Cap detects when food is on the turn

No more ‘Use By’ dates: Smart Cap detects when food is on the turn

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When you're shopping for milk in the future you won't be looking at "Use By" dates but rather checking actual quality using a smart lid. The Smart Cap was developed by engineers at the University of Berkeley. The 3D printed cap is able to detect when... >>

You'll soon be able to stream Windows 10 games to your Xbox One

You'll soon be able to stream Windows 10 games to your Xbox One

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One of the best features for gamers included in Windows 10 is the ability to stream Xbox One games to a PC or tablet and play them elsewhere in the home. They play without lag and the system works even better than the remote play functionality of the... >>

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG and Motorola: Is it really a 'flagship killer'?

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG and Motorola: Is it really a 'flagship killer'?

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OnePlus recently announced the successor to its popular OnePlus One smartphone, describing the second generation device as another "flagship killer". The company did a brilliant job with the original, offering virtually top-end specs for a low-end price,... >>

Windows 10 first impressions: Should you upgrade or not?

Windows 10 first impressions: Should you upgrade or not?

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Windows 10 is officially here and it’s generating a lot of buzz for a new windows release, especially considering that the basic version is completely free for Windows 8.1 or 7 owners. And it’s difficult to make an argument against a free upgrade.... >>

The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel

The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel

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The extremely exciting EM Drive, which could offer high-speed propulsion without fuel, has been confirmed as a working invention. The drive, which has been compared to Star Trek's impulse drive, was said to be impossible when British inventor Roger Shawyer... >>

Updated: Stagefright bug may have someone controlling your Android phone right now without you even knowing

Updated: Stagefright bug may have someone controlling your Android phone right now without you even knowing

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Quite possibly the worst Android bug that's ever existed has been discovered. It could mean the end for you smartphone. All an attacker would need to remotely access your smartphone is your phone number. The weakness comes from a part of the Android OS... >>

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's what your PC or tablet can do now

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's what your PC or tablet can do now

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Windows 10 is finally here, and it's apparent that Microsoft has been hard at work taking the best features from Windows 7 and 8, while weeding out some of the not-so popular ones. Unfortunately, as it is with every new operating system upgrade, there's... >>

Best Windows 10 apps to download or try right now

Best Windows 10 apps to download or try right now

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Microsoft's Windows 10 is now available and the overall message is that it's cool. But to be frank, it's nothing without apps.  We use desktop apps for messaging, mailing, drawing, editing, writing, mapping, playing, gaming, listening, watching, ordering,... >>

Intel 3D XPoint memory 1,000 times faster than flash and could mean 8K gaming

Intel 3D XPoint memory 1,000 times faster than flash and could mean 8K gaming

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For the first time in 25 years a new memory category has been created by Intel, and it's 1,000 times faster than Nand. Intel says its new 3D XPoint memory has already started going into production. On top of being faster than current Nand flash memory... >>

Samsung’s new camera sensor could make the Galaxy Note 5 snapper the best out there

Samsung’s new camera sensor could make the Galaxy Note 5 snapper the best out there

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Samsung has announced what it says is the industry's first 1.0μm pixel 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor for smartphone cameras. It sounds like this could be shown off first in Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 which is expected to be unveiled in August. But what... >>

Five gadgets you won’t want to go on holiday without

Five gadgets you won’t want to go on holiday without

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Holiday season is here. So what are the best gadgets to travel with? From action-capturing cameras, a satnav to navigate you through Europe and of course, a high quality camera to capture your trip, Pocket-lint are giving you the best recommendations... >>

Downloaded Windows 10? Make sure you do these five things first

Downloaded Windows 10? Make sure you do these five things first

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You've downloaded Windows 10. Now what? The new Microsoft operating system brings in a number of changes over Windows 7 and Windows 8 as you've probably gathered.  There are a couple of good housekeeping tips and tricks that will really supercharge your... >>

How to get your free Windows 10 upgrade

How to get your free Windows 10 upgrade

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Microsoft has started to roll out Windows 10 to PCs today. It will be available on new laptops, desktops and tablets, but also as a free upgrade for a year for any devices currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. That means, from today you will... >>

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

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Nokia is alive and well after selling its mobile business to Microsoft. It is now almost ready to fully reveal a new product called Ozo. But what is Ozo? At the moment all Nokia is giving away is a launch webpage with a countdown timer, some glimpses... >>

9 things about Windows 10 you didn’t know already

9 things about Windows 10 you didn’t know already

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Windows 10 is available to download from today - although, thanks to a staggered rollout, you might have to wait a few days to get it. But while you wait you might want to know about some of the lesser known abilities it will bring to your PC. When you... >>

You can now use 'OK Google' to WhatsApp message your friends by voice

You can now use 'OK Google' to WhatsApp message your friends by voice

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If you use the Google app on Android to text someone, you'll be glad to know the app just got an update that now lets you do the same thing with popular messaging apps like Whatsapp. Just say something like “OK Google, send a Whatsapp message to Taylor."... >>

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

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Windows 10 is finally about to roll out to the public, and by the looks of things, it's a massive improvement to the previous version of Microsoft's operating system. In a nutshell: it's completely refined and packed with new features. If you are thinking... >>

OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

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It's been a big week for smartphones. Motorola has just unveiled its latest Moto X, called the Moto X Play, and OnePlus finally showed off the successor to its immensely-popular OnePlus One flagship. Both devices run Android (well, the OnePlus 2 has Lollipop-based... >>

Moto G 2015 (third-gen) vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

Moto G 2015 (third-gen) vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

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Motorola has been busy - launching not one but three new smartphones at an event in London and New York. It has introduced a new contender to its budget Moto G range, as well as two additions to the Moto X line. Both the Moto G and the Moto X were originally... >>

9 things you can do with Microsoft Edge you couldn’t with Internet Explorer

9 things you can do with Microsoft Edge you couldn’t with Internet Explorer

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Microsoft's new browser, Edge, is finally here and ready to make you forget all about Internet Explorer. Even at first glance, Edge seems like a vast improvement over its predecessor: fast browsing, minimal pop­ups (thanks to a built-in pop­up blocker),... >>

Moto G 2015 (second-gen) vs Moto G 2015 (third-gen): What's the difference?

Moto G 2015 (second-gen) vs Moto G 2015 (third-gen): What's the difference?

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Motorola introduced the first Moto G back in 2013 and it was a delightful device, delivering impressive specs for a low price and consequently causing upheaval in the budget handset world. Since that 4.5-inch original (2013, first-gen), we have seen a... >>

Motorola Moto X Play: Serious cameras for your money (hands-on)

Motorola Moto X Play: Serious cameras for your money (hands-on)

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Motorola has launched a second variant of the Moto X Style smartphone in this third generation, the Moto X Play. The Moto X Play is an affordable variant of the Moto X Style that is designed to offer high-end specs for an affordable price. The Moto X... >>

10 new features you’ll love in Windows 10

10 new features you’ll love in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is now available and the final build is jam packed with a whole range of new and different features that you'll be sure to love. From today, 29 July, you will be able to download the operating system and these are the 10 main things we... >>