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Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Google I/O 2017 is done and dusted.Google holds an annual developers conference in order to get its developer community up to speed with all the updates it plans to push out to its products. Doing so gives developers a chance to get all their apps, services,... >>

Google Daydream: What does it do, what devices support it and what is standalone Daydream?

Google Daydream: What does it do, what devices support it and what is standalone Daydream?

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When it comes to virtual reality, Google has been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of content to view, through YouTube.In 2016 Google introduced Daydream, a new... >>

Android O: Features, release date and everything you need to know

Android O: Features, release date and everything you need to know

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Following its initial announcements of updates to Photos, Home and Assistant, Google finally got around to Android O at its main I/O 2017 keynote. While there's not a whole lot new visually in Android O, there's plenty that will help improve it in very... >>

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

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Google's I/O developer conference kicked off on 17 May with the company announcing several new features and functions across its range of products from Android O to Google Home.Among the new announcements was Android Go, a new version of Android that... >>

How to get Android O on your phone right now

How to get Android O on your phone right now

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Having just shown it off again at I/O 2017, Google has a public beta of the next version update of Android O available for Pixel and Nexus devices.Google typically announces the Android preview during its Google I/O developer conference held annually... >>

Android Go is Google's latest attempt at optimising budget Android phones

Android Go is Google's latest attempt at optimising budget Android phones

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Google has introduced a new type of Android.It's not like the Android OS you'd find on a high-end smartphone such as the Google Pixel. The important thing to realise here is that Android Go is basically a light version of Android O that's meant for budget,... >>

Standalone Daydream VR is now a reality, Qualcomm, HTC and Lenovo onboard

Standalone Daydream VR is now a reality, Qualcomm, HTC and Lenovo onboard

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Daydream VR has so far been an experience that has run on your smartphone, but now it's making the jump into a standalone headset. Google and Qualcomm have partnered on a standalone Daydream VR headset.Building on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform,... >>

Google Photos gets better at sharing, creates actual photo books

Google Photos gets better at sharing, creates actual photo books

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Google Photos is easily one of the best ways to store and organise your best camera shots in the cloud. It's free, smart, and completely cross-platform. Today, the company announced updates coming to the service, which take the cloud photo storage product... >>

Google Home can now make hands-free phone calls like Amazon Echo

Google Home can now make hands-free phone calls like Amazon Echo

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Google just made Google Home a more compelling rival to Echo.Earlier this month, Amazon launched an Alexa calling service, giving Echo users the ability to phone other Echo users and users of the Alexa app. And if you have the new Echo Show, you can even... >>

Google Home can now give you visual responses on phones and Chromecast

Google Home can now give you visual responses on phones and Chromecast

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Google has announced a number of updates for Google Home at Google I/O 2017, demonstrating how the smart AI device will be able to take advantage of the screens around your house. Not only can you use services like YouTube and Netflix via Chromecast,... >>

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant is officially coming to iPhone

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant is officially coming to iPhone

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Google Assistant is ready to take on Apple’s Siri.It was rumoured that Google planned to roll out Assistant as a separate iOS app, but now, while at the Google I/O developers conference, Google confirmed the speculation. Assistant is becoming a multi-platform... >>

These amazing leaked photos show the real iPhone 8 in all its glory

These amazing leaked photos show the real iPhone 8 in all its glory

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The Apple iPhone 8 has been subject to countless rumours and leaks for the past year or so. The biggest talking point has always been the design, would it feature a bezel-less front screen? Would it have an embedded Touch ID fingerprint sensor? Will... >>

HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets

HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets

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HTC, above and beyond any other manufacturer, has done more than its fair share of popularising Android. HTC was there at the beginning, producing some of the first Android handsets, the first Nexus handset, and launching the first handset that really... >>

Huawei will unveil new 2-in-1 and laptop-style MateBooks on 23 May

Huawei will unveil new 2-in-1 and laptop-style MateBooks on 23 May

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Huawei has confirmed in a tweet that it will be holding a product launch event in Berlin on the 23 May, with new MateBooks set to steal the limelight. Huawei MateBook review: 5-hours of friendship Huawei's MateBook series was introduced at Mobile World... >>

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

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Amazon's Fire tablets continue to offer a popular alternative to the iPad, and with the choices of Android tablets slowly reducing over the past few years, the Fire family has offered affordable tablets that do just about everything you need. But with... >>

Alexa is now available on Fire tablets in the UK

Alexa is now available on Fire tablets in the UK

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Amazon is pushing an update to its Fire tablets enabling the Alexa service in the UK. This has been available in the US since October last year, but now makes its way to users this side of the pond. Alexa will be available on a wide range of Fire tablets,... >>

Amazon now offers an even better Fire tablet for kids

Amazon now offers an even better Fire tablet for kids

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Amazon has updated its Fire tablets and in the process has expanded the Kids Edition to the Fire HD 8, meaning there's now a larger tablet designed specifically for your kids.The updated Fire HD 8 tablet sits at the heart of the package and as the name... >>

Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets get hardware refresh, larger tablet drops to £79.99

Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets get hardware refresh, larger tablet drops to £79.99

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Amazon has made a couple of updates to its family of Kindle Fire tablets, updating the new Fire 7 and dropping the price of the refreshed Fire HD 8.The Fire 7 tablet, that's the smallest of the bunch, has a new display. The dispaly doesn't change in... >>

Galaxy Note 8 to be the first Samsung phone with a dual camera

Galaxy Note 8 to be the first Samsung phone with a dual camera

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have been released to much acclaim, but while they may be an evolution in smartphone technology when it comes to 18.5:9 screen, the camera is the same as the one that featured on the Galaxy S7 Edge. It may have... >>

Motorola's entry-level Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus revealed in spec leak

Motorola's entry-level Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus revealed in spec leak

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Details on the new entry-level Moto E phones from Lenovo-owned Motorola have leaked out. German website Winfuture.de has picked up all the details and shared them for all to see.The biggest change with 2017's model compared to 2016 is the introduction... >>

Olympus Tough TG-5 packs a 12MP sensor and 4K video into a tough-as-nails body

Olympus Tough TG-5 packs a 12MP sensor and 4K video into a tough-as-nails body

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Olympus has updated its rugged Tough range of portable compact cameras with the TG-5. It borrows much of the same technology as 2015's TG-4, but has a few notable upgrades to make it the ideal companion for adrenaline junkies. Olympus TG-4 is a compact... >>

Standalone Google VR headset to debut at I/O?

Standalone Google VR headset to debut at I/O?

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Variety has learned from various sources that Google may unveil a standalone virtual reality headset at its annual I/O conference later today. Google I/O 2017: When is it, where to watch and what to expect? Google's standalone VR/AR headset: What's the... >>

LG V30 will be first LG phone in three years with an OLED screen

LG V30 will be first LG phone in three years with an OLED screen

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LG has been a pioneer when it comes to developing and manufacturing OLED TVs, just take a look at the OLED W7 Wallpaper TV and you'll see just what the company is capable of. But LG's OLED tech has yet to be filtered down to its smartphones, but that... >>

Apple could update its entire MacBook line at WWDC next month

Apple could update its entire MacBook line at WWDC next month

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Apple will debut new hardware WWDC, rather than simply focus on software, according to a new report.Apple typically uses its mostly-annual developers conference to announce new software updates to existing products, giving developers a chance to become... >>

Bragi Dash Pro wireless earbuds offer real-time translation and more

Bragi Dash Pro wireless earbuds offer real-time translation and more

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Bragi has introduced a new version of the Dash.Dash is a pair of wireless earbuds that began on Kickstarter. Called Dash Pro, the latest $329 set works much like the original Dash but is supposed to offer better Bluetooth performance. The first Dash received... >>