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HP made an 11-inch Chromebook with a touchscreen display

HP made an 11-inch Chromebook with a touchscreen display

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Hewlett-Packard is adding the Chromebook 11 G5 to its lineup of Chrome OS-powered machines - and the most interesting thing about this laptop is that it comes with a touch display. This is HP's first Chromebook in the 11-inch range to offer a touchscreen.... >>

The Minecraft movie has a release date, coming in 3D and to IMAX

The Minecraft movie has a release date, coming in 3D and to IMAX

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Minecraft diehards can rejoice! Their movie is just three years away. Mojang has announced an official release date for the game series' first feature film. The developer studio, which Microsoft acquired in 2014 for $2.5 billion, said its Warner Bros-produced... >>

Google Project Bloks: Here’s how a toy system can teach kids to code

Google Project Bloks: Here’s how a toy system can teach kids to code

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Coding isn't a very kid-friendly subject. It's painstaking, requires tonnes of memorisation, and usually results in a lot of time spent sitting in front of a computer. But it doesn't have to be that way - or at least that's what Google believes. The Mountain... >>

Cozmo is the tiny robot with the big brain, from the team behind Anki Overdrive

Cozmo is the tiny robot with the big brain, from the team behind Anki Overdrive

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US toy start-up Anki has had great success with its artificially intelligent, app-controlled driving games over the last couple of years, but it is finally ready to expand its line-up with a departure from its Drive and Overdrive racing systems. Cozmo... >>

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

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Twitter has recently announced a whole raft of tweaks and changes that are coming to the platform soon, but the first to arrive will be #Stickers, the fun photo-changing feature that was trialled with a select few accounts a few months ago. Twitter Stickers... >>

What is HDR, what TVs support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

What is HDR, what TVs support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

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The television industry never stands still, with manufacturers introducing new technologies every year to improve their TVs and convince you that now is the time to upgrade. Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs, we've seen... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 name appears alongside specs: Iris scanner and branding virtually confirmed

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 name appears alongside specs: Iris scanner and branding virtually confirmed

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A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 label leak has been published online by the usually-reliable Evan Blass. It virtually confirms rumours we've been hearing for weeks: Samsung is skipping the Note 6 name. Although it doesn't make sense sequentially, the reasoning... >>

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2016, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update... >>

You can now play Oculus Rift games on HTC Vive (again)

You can now play Oculus Rift games on HTC Vive (again)

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VR specialist Oculus has reversed its position on blocking titles from being ported to work on one of its biggest competitor's headsets.  In the lead up to a new, available update, Oculus had blocked software that allowed HTC Vive owners to play Oculus... >>

Google Pixel phone could be released by end of this year

Google Pixel phone could be released by end of this year

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Google is said to have its own self-made smartphone out by the end of this year. It could even be the previously rumoured Google Pixel phone. A report from the Telegraph cites sources that say the search giant is in talks with mobile network operators.... >>

Amazing iPhone 7 leaked pics again show headphone jack is gone forever

Amazing iPhone 7 leaked pics again show headphone jack is gone forever

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New pictures of the alleged metal casing for the iPhone 7 have emerged which further show the absence of a 3.5mm heaphone jack this time around. Apple has long been rumoured to remove the audio output if favour of using the Lightning connection for... >>

It looks like BlackBerry Hamburg won't even be made by BlackBerry anymore

It looks like BlackBerry Hamburg won't even be made by BlackBerry anymore

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BlackBerry has previously and publicly pulled out of making devices around its own operating system, opting for layering its own security software onto Android going forward. Now though it looks like it won't even make its own phones by heading down the... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Glastonbury 2016, Celebrity Masterchef and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Glastonbury 2016, Celebrity Masterchef and more

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We know the feeling. You're bored with live TV and want something to watch immediately that isn't a soap or the news. These days though, you are spoiled for choice, especially if you have Freeview Play on your TV or set-top-box. Televisions, set-top-boxes... >>

Get lifetime access to over 500,000 vectors, templates, and more - now 33 per cent off

Get lifetime access to over 500,000 vectors, templates, and more - now 33 per cent off

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Finding the right vector to capture an idea or create a lasting impression is important, and access to great stock art eliminates the hassle and headaches of your search. For a limited time, you can pick up a lifetime subscription to the massive vector... >>

This Blackbird adjustable rig can morph into any car for film shoots

This Blackbird adjustable rig can morph into any car for film shoots

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Ever see a car commercial with a small caption that warns something along the lines of "model shown may not match your vehicle exactly"? Well, thanks to the Blackbird, that might no longer be a thing. We all know that getting cars for a movie production... >>

Samsung’s making a Galaxy S7 Olympic Edition - see leaked pic

Samsung’s making a Galaxy S7 Olympic Edition - see leaked pic

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There it is - in all its glory. Samsung is known for making special editions of its flagship phones. It made a Batman edition of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, for instance, and in 2012, it made a limited edition of the Samsung Galaxy S III to celebrate... >>

Is this what Android N's redesigned navigation keys will look like?

Is this what Android N's redesigned navigation keys will look like?

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Google will apparently switch up the look of Android's navigation keys, with the release of Android N later this summer, according to a new report that can't share its primary source. When you look at your Android device, you'll notice software keys that... >>

YouTube launches live mobile streaming: Here's how it works

YouTube launches live mobile streaming: Here's how it works

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Google-owned YouTube is trying to catch up with Facebook Live and Twitter-owned Periscope. It's finally adding a live-stream button to the YouTube mobile app, even though it's already offered the feature in a limited capacity for about 5 years. Shortly... >>

Audi piloted driving: A real-world glimpse into the future of self-driving cars

Audi piloted driving: A real-world glimpse into the future of self-driving cars

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We're sat behind the wheel of "Jack" - a modified Audi A7 concept, adapted for the full Audi piloted driving experience (the company's fancy name for self-driving cars, essentially) - zipping down the Autobahn in Germany at 130kmph. Although we're not... >>

Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster: Most extreme open-top Aston yet (gallery)

Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster: Most extreme open-top Aston yet (gallery)

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Aston Martin has just taken the wraps off its Vantage GT12 Roadster that not only looks powerful, but should take the top-spot as the company's most extreme open-top yet. The bad news is, there's only one. The Vantage GT12 Roadster features a hefty 592hp V12... >>

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: Alfa's super saloon return (gallery)

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: Alfa's super saloon return (gallery)

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Alfa Romeo has chosen the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 to make the UK debut of its new range topper, the Giulia Quadrifoglio. Alfa is positioning the 2017 Giulia as its powerhouse, and rightly so. The top-end beast packs in a turbo-charged 2.9-litre... >>

Netflix finally considering downloads for offline viewing

Netflix finally considering downloads for offline viewing

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A couple of years ago, Netflix told Pocket-lint that offline viewing was very unlikely to ever happen. Licensing of shows and movies was one reason given. Since then, its major rival Amazon Instant Video added offline viewing for some of its content,... >>

Lexus LC 500: Goodwood 2016 sees the concept become reality (gallery)

Lexus LC 500: Goodwood 2016 sees the concept become reality (gallery)

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After Lexus revealed its LF-LC concept it knew it was onto a winner and has since turned it into reality with the LC 500. That car is now being put through its paces, taking on the competition at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016. The Lexus LF-LC dropped... >>

Barclays Contactless Mobile: How to setup, manage and pay with your Android phone

Barclays Contactless Mobile: How to setup, manage and pay with your Android phone

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Whether Barclays was in or out has perhaps been the UK's biggest mobile banking debate. Apple Pay launched and Barclays wasn't on the list. Android Pay was a long time coming, and Barclays wasn't on the list. Barclays has now quietly enabled the contactless... >>

Glastonbury 2016 to be filmed in VR by EE, festival fun in 360-degrees

Glastonbury 2016 to be filmed in VR by EE, festival fun in 360-degrees

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EE has been the technology partner of the Glastonbury Festival for many a year and each time comes up with a new way to integrate its tech into the everyday goings on at Worthy Farm. This year virtual reality is on the rise, so it makes sense that EE... >>