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Sonos to support Apple AirPlay 2 in 2018

Sonos to support Apple AirPlay 2 in 2018

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Sonos has used its 4 October event in New York to announce that all of its current speakers, along with the newly announced Sonos One, will be able to download a software update in 2018 that will grant them AirPlay 2 compatibility. Apple Airplay 2: What... >>

HP's new Spectre 13 comes with a fancy paint job and 4K touchscreen

HP's new Spectre 13 comes with a fancy paint job and 4K touchscreen

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HP's Spectre 13 is a laptop with a truly striking design and high-quality build, and now, HP is updating it.The company has unveiled a second generation of the computer. Called the new Spectre 13, it's still 10.4mm thin, but it's also much narrower and... >>

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

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Apple announced iOS 11, the latest iteration of its mobile operating software, at WWDC 2017. Included in iOS 11 is an updated version of AirPlay, Apple's audio and video streaming platform. Conveniently called AirPlay 2, the new version will open up... >>

Alexa voice control now available for Sonos speakers

Alexa voice control now available for Sonos speakers

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Sonos has introduced Amazon Alexa voice control to all its existing speakers. You can now speak to your existing Sonos system through Amazon's Echo devices thanks to a public beta launched today, Tuesday 4 October.You will be prompted to download... >>

Stranger Things: The Game out now for iOS and Android, and it's free!

Stranger Things: The Game out now for iOS and Android, and it's free!

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Netflix and app developer BonusXP have partnered to bring us Stranger Things: The Game for iOS and Android.It's available as a free download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store, with no in-app purchasing required.The game is retro-themed,... >>

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

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Samsung Pay has been active in several countries, including the US and South Korea, for a while and is now available in the UK too.It is a platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register... >>

Abbey Road Studios releases Topline app for emerging musical artists

Abbey Road Studios releases Topline app for emerging musical artists

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The world famous Abbey Road Studios, home to The Beatles, has released its very first mobile app in the form of Topline. It's been designed and developed with young, creative musicians in mind, to help them save their ideas in one convenient place.Abbey... >>

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

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Scuf Gaming, a company the customises and builds stunning, pro games controllers, has partnered with Porsche and Turn 10 Studios to create what we feel is one of the best looking Xbox One gamepads yet.The Scuf Forza Elite controller is designed for those... >>

Amazing Sonos leak discovers smart speaker name, you'll never guess it

Amazing Sonos leak discovers smart speaker name, you'll never guess it

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Sonos will hold an event in New York later today to formerly announce its latest speaker, much rumoured to be a smart, voice controlled device much like Amazon Echo and Google Home. However, we might have learned a major aspect of it ahead of the announcement:... >>

New Pixelbook specs have leaked out ahead of Google's 4 October event

New Pixelbook specs have leaked out ahead of Google's 4 October event

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We're pretty sure Google is going to announce a laptop tomorrow.Google is expected to launch two new Pixel phones at its 4 October event, but according to leaks, the company might also unveil a high-end Chromebook, dubbed Pixelbook. If you had your doubts... >>

How to add interactive poll stickers to your Instagram story

How to add interactive poll stickers to your Instagram story

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Instagram has added a new feature: interactive poll stickers.The feature is exclusive to Instagram Stories. With it, you can ask a question in your Instagram story, and your followers and friends will be able to respond by voting. Here's what you need... >>

Windows Mixed Reality: What is it, what headsets are available and when can you get it?

Windows Mixed Reality: What is it, what headsets are available and when can you get it?

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Over the past few years, we've seen an increase in the conversation around breaking content and experiences out from a device's display, and into a new world of perception and interactivity.Virtual reality is something that we are familiar with, thanks... >>

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality event: Samsung Odyssey, headset pre-orders open, and more

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality event: Samsung Odyssey, headset pre-orders open, and more

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Microsoft is going all in on mixed reality.The Redmond, Washington-based company invited the media to a Windows Mixed Reality event in San Francisco. In the invite, it promised to discuss "where Microsoft is headed next" in the AR/VR space. Now that the... >>

Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban

Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban

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Last week, regulatory body Transport for London revealed that Uber has been refused a renewed licence to operate in the UK's capital.The app-based taxi firm will not be able to pick up passengers in the city beyond the expiry of its current licence. That... >>

A Pixel XL retrospective: A year with the first Made by Google phone

A Pixel XL retrospective: A year with the first Made by Google phone

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A year is a long time in technology. For someone who reviews smartphones, it means a lot of phone changes, it means a shift in the hardware platform that phones are running on, it means tweaks, changes and a lot of marketing spiel to absorb, process and... >>

Xbox One 4K movie prices plummet, thanks mainly to Apple

Xbox One 4K movie prices plummet, thanks mainly to Apple

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With Apple launching Ultra HD versions of many films on iTunes at rock bottom prices, others are following suit. First, Amazon dropped its 4K movie prices, for both rental and purchase, now Microsoft, through the Xbox Store, is doing the same.Apple launched... >>

Nura launches Nuraphones with intelligent acoustic learning technology

Nura launches Nuraphones with intelligent acoustic learning technology

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Australian audio company Nura has just announced the Nuraphones, the company's first product and possible thanks to many generous donations via Kickstarter. The company managed to raise just over $1.8m with only a $100,00 goal, clearly the Nuraphones... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 shortlist: Your chance to vote for your favourites

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 shortlist: Your chance to vote for your favourites

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Towards the end of each year, we host our awards ceremony to reveal the best gadgets from the previous 12 months.The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is now in its 13th year and we're now ready to reveal the products that have caught our eye so much they... >>

Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are company's first with active noise cancellation

Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are company's first with active noise cancellation

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Bowers and Wilkins has finally entered the ANC arena with its PX headphones. The over-ear cans come with active noise cancellation and replace the company's P7 Wireless in its line-up.That's because they have audiophile traits, even with the noise cancellation... >>

Unboxed: The new fragrance from Carphone Warehouse, yes you read that right

Unboxed: The new fragrance from Carphone Warehouse, yes you read that right

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Carphone Warehouse has released a new fragrance for the Autumn/Winter phone season so people can enjoy the smell of unboxing their phone well beyond those first few moments of buying a new smartphone.In a clearly tongue in cheek move, the room fragrance... >>

Should I buy a refurbished phone and what does this mean?

Should I buy a refurbished phone and what does this mean?

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These days, we pretty much all have mobile phones. And chances are it's always with you and does way more than just make calls and send texts.But as they've got cleverer, phones have become more expensive. If you're buying a new phone, then usually the... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ names confirmed for 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ names confirmed for 2018

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Samsung has begun development on the firmware for the Galaxy S9 series of smartphones and with it, has confirmed there will once again be two models released in 2018. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?  The news comes via Sammobile,... >>

Google launches latest Android Wear beta for LG Watch Sport

Google launches latest Android Wear beta for LG Watch Sport

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Google has begun rolling out the latest version of the Android Wear beta, which is only available for the LG Watch Sport. The latest version of the beta isn't for a whole new version of Android Wear, but rather an update of the API level to API 26. Android... >>

Google's 'Made for Google' certification for third-party accessories leaks out

Google's 'Made for Google' certification for third-party accessories leaks out

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Google might announce a certification initiative at its event this week.9to5Google has claimed that Google is readying a certification program for third-party accessories. It’ll apparently be called “Made for Google.” And that's about all we know.... >>

Microsoft just killed Groove Music, but it also partnered with Spotify

Microsoft just killed Groove Music, but it also partnered with Spotify

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Microsoft is ending Groove Music.Two years ago, Microsoft rebranded its Xbox Music streaming service to Groove Music. Now, Microsoft is retiring Groove Music and will stop selling Groove Music passes, which means subscribers will get a pro-rated refund... >>

Google Pixel 2 XL pictured with a case and without a case in new leak

Google Pixel 2 XL pictured with a case and without a case in new leak

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Google is holding an event this week to announce new Pixel-branded phones, which have just surfaced online.Thanks to several leaks and rumours, we expect to see the second-generation Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled at Google's event. For instance, the latest... >>

Ring Protect is way cheaper than Nest's smart home security system

Ring Protect is way cheaper than Nest's smart home security system

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Ring is going after Nest.You'll see a lot of those headlines today, as Ring is announcing a major new product that not only brings together its existing lineup of security cameras, lights, and doorbells, but also gives Nest, which makes its own line... >>

50 Incredible images of space like you've never seen before

50 Incredible images of space like you've never seen before

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Space is an amazing place. Mankind has dreamt of exploring the distant edges of the Universe since we first set foot on the moon. Yet most of it remains far from our grasp and we can only dream of the delights and wonders beyond our reach. Despite that,... >>

Roku announces a 4K streaming stick and more lineup upgrades

Roku announces a 4K streaming stick and more lineup upgrades

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Roku is a public company now, so that means it needs to keep shareholders happy.It can do so with new products and updates. But the company also tends to refresh things every autumn. So that means we're due for some news from the company. And like clockwork,... >>

TomTom putting a halt on new wearables to focus on sat-nav

TomTom putting a halt on new wearables to focus on sat-nav

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TomTom has released a press statement to say it will focus on its leading position in the "navigation technologies" sector, and will "provide location content, software and services to business customers." TomTom may exit the wearables market following... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

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A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have "dumb" TVs. And in that case, if you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box.With such a vast range of streaming... >>

Spotify launches Your Time Capsule playlist of personalised throwback tunes

Spotify launches Your Time Capsule playlist of personalised throwback tunes

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Spotify is always coming up with ways to deliver recommended and curated music content to your ears and the latest is a rather excellent one. What is Spotify and how does it work? Called Time Capsule, the personalised playlist picks out around 60 tracks... >>

Huawei Mate 10 Pro shows its colours in official render

Huawei Mate 10 Pro shows its colours in official render

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We're a couple of weeks away from the official launch of Huawei's new Mate 10, which is expected to reveal not one but three new devices, the Mate 10, Mate 10 Lite and Mate 10 Pro. Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far? We've now been gifted an official-looking... >>

Sony PSVR 2 coming with HDR passthrough and built-in headphones

Sony PSVR 2 coming with HDR passthrough and built-in headphones

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Sony will soon release an updated version of PlayStation VR (PSVR), its PS4-driven virtual reality headset.The first headset has been a success, with a flood of games also available since launch last year, but there are a couple of niggles with the original... >>

OnePlus 5 JCC Limited Edition has an artsy, alternative finish

OnePlus 5 JCC Limited Edition has an artsy, alternative finish

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In a move similar to last year's partnership with French designers, Collete, OnePlus has teamed up with world-renowned designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to create a limited run exclusive OnePlus 5.If what you're looking for in a phone is something... >>

Smart tattoos could fully replace health and fitness wearables in the future

Smart tattoos could fully replace health and fitness wearables in the future

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Scientists at Harvard and MIT have developed smart tattoos as a way to potentially replace health trackers and fitness wearables one day. The tattoos wouldn't be a transmitter for a wearable or smartphone app to receive either, but they would be able... >>

Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code

Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code

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After Uber was deemed not "fit and proper" to hold a London private hire licence, rendering it unable to operate in the capital if an appeal is unsuccessful, black cab ordering app company Gett aims to capitalise with a clever and cheeky campaign.As well... >>

What are Amazon Echo Buttons and which games or skills use them?

What are Amazon Echo Buttons and which games or skills use them?

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Amazon made Echo-branded accessories for its Echo speakers.Amazon said it has a "new collection of connected products that enhance voice interactions with compatible Echo devices". This collection is called Alexa Gadgets. And one of the gadgets is the... >>

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more

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After the incredible success of its miniature, remade NES console, Nintendo has released a follow-up; this time based on the much-loved Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES for short.A Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES is now available, having shipped... >>

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

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If you have kids, you probably care about they do on a mobile device.Don't get us wrong. You want them to explore, tinker around, and aspire to be Mark Zuckerberg 2.0, but at the same time, there are just some things kids maybe shouldn't do on an internet-connected... >>

Dynaudio enters the multi-room market with the Music system

Dynaudio enters the multi-room market with the Music system

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Danish audio brand Dynaudio, best known for its high-end loudspeakers, has turned its hand to a more lifestyle product in the form of Music, its very first multi-room music system. Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options? Not only has Dynaudio... >>

Sphero Mini is a ping pong ball-sized robot you steer with your face

Sphero Mini is a ping pong ball-sized robot you steer with your face

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Sphero has launched a new Sphero. Dubbed Sphero Mini, it's a lot like the original app-enabled robot toy, only it's even tinier. More specifically, it's about the size of a ping pong ball. You can control it with different modes in the Sphero Mini app,... >>

Are these the coolest inventions of 2017?

Are these the coolest inventions of 2017?

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We previously wrote about the James Dyson Award and the finalists who made it onto the shortlist. That list has now been whittled down to the top 20 best entries from all over the world. This list represents the final phase of the competition and holds... >>

30 of the maddest console mods ever created

30 of the maddest console mods ever created

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Games consoles provide a great way to immerse ourselves with our favourite characters. But to really take things to the next level, modifying a console can make the experience that much greater. This list takes a look at the hard work the modifying community... >>

Google could be planning its own Amazon Echo Show rival

Google could be planning its own Amazon Echo Show rival

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Just days after Amazon announced the Echo Show would be available in more countries worldwide, 9to5Google has received a couple of anonymous tips that say Google is planning its very own competitor device. What is Google Home, how does it work and when... >>

GoPro Hero 6 Black event: What happened and how to re-watch

GoPro Hero 6 Black event: What happened and how to re-watch

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GoPro just held a product unveiling event.The company didn't say ahead of time what it would unveil. However, thanks to several leaks, we had a pretty good idea. Continue reading if you'd like to know more about what actually happened. We'll also provide... >>

What is Amazon Echo Connect and how does it make calls?

What is Amazon Echo Connect and how does it make calls?

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Amazon has a new Echo accessory that turns your Echo speaker into a voice-controlled speakerphone.It's called Echo Connect, and before it came along, you could only make calls from one Echo speaker to another Echo speaker, kind of like an intercom system.... >>

GoPro Fusion: Features, release date, price and everything you need to know

GoPro Fusion: Features, release date, price and everything you need to know

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After months of teasing and sneak peaks, GoPro has finally spilled the bins on its revolutionary new 360-degree camera. The Fusion is the company's attempt at showing how easy it should be to create VR footage, but in a way that makes it incredibly... >>