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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be announced on 13 August, Korean reports claim

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be announced on 13 August, Korean reports claim

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Up to this point it has been widely speculated that Samsung's new supersized smartphones, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus, would be officially unveiled during a dedicated event on 12 August - long before the previously expected traditional pre-IFA... >>

Watch the new James Bond 007 Spectre trailer #2 right here

Watch the new James Bond 007 Spectre trailer #2 right here

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The second trailer for the new James Bond movie, Spectre, has gone live and we've got it right here for you to enjoy. It shows footage that the previous teaser didn't, including new clips of Ben Whishaw as Q and Naomie Harris as Moneypenny. Both will... >>

The Nokia biz that Microsoft didn't buy might debut a VR product next week

The Nokia biz that Microsoft didn't buy might debut a VR product next week

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Nokia is up to something new... and immersive. Although Nokia is mostly about networking equipment and other boring things like that nowadays, the Finnish company is reportedly planning to take a bold jump into the virtual reality market. According to... >>

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

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You've probably heard that Google Glass is dead. Well, it isn't. It's alive and well and supposedly headed toward a second version that'll be released sometime this year. A new FCC filing supposedly for the device has even revealed what it will likely... >>

Apple Q3 2015 earnings: iPhone sales still going strong, while Apple Watch sales are hazy

Apple Q3 2015 earnings: iPhone sales still going strong, while Apple Watch sales are hazy

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Apple has posted its third-quarter earnings. The big takeaway is that the company's revenue is coming mostly from iPhone, iPad, and Mac sales - but we still don't know firm figures for the Apple Watch. Apple reported $49.6 billion in revenue for the... >>

Microsoft Q4 FY15 earnings: Huge losses, but Surface, Xbox, and Office 365 sales are up

Microsoft Q4 FY15 earnings: Huge losses, but Surface, Xbox, and Office 365 sales are up

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Microsoft has posted its fourth-quarter earnings for its 2015 fiscal year, and while the company did report huge losses, it beat analysts' expectations and claimed it experienced decent growth in key businesses. Starting off with the good news: Microsoft... >>

There's now a Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office in Windows

There's now a Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office in Windows

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Everyone knows that Microsoft has a new company-wide vision with its new CEO, and part of that vision is getting its start productivity suite, Microsoft Office, running on and working with all the major platforms out there.Microsoft shocked the world... >>

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet can survive insane conditions

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet can survive insane conditions

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Panasonic has carved something of a niche for itself over the years in supplying rugged tablet devices for extreme workplaces but it now faces serious rivalry from Dell as the US firm wants to muscle in on the action. Joining an existing line-up of super... >>

Toshiba in serious trouble as CEO quits over $1.2 billion accounting scandal

Toshiba in serious trouble as CEO quits over $1.2 billion accounting scandal

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Hisao Tanaka, the CEO and president of Toshiba, has resigned after the company was found to have overstated its operating profits for the last six years, to the tune of $1.2 billion (£780 million). He and two others in senior management, vice-chairman... >>

Save 75 per cent on a lifetime of secure password management from SplashID Pro

Save 75 per cent on a lifetime of secure password management from SplashID Pro

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You can have an easy-to-remember password or you can have a secure password, but you usually can't have both. Which, if your usual online routine includes pressing "forgot password" every day, you probably already know. The good news? We're about to make... >>

BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon

BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon

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BT begins the first large-scale trials of its G.fast broadband technology in August, which is the first step, it says, to introducing up to 500Mbps ultrafast speeds across the UK in future. It will start to roll out the new technology in the country from... >>

First new Windows 10 phones tipped to be Lumia 950 and 950 XL, specifications leaked

First new Windows 10 phones tipped to be Lumia 950 and 950 XL, specifications leaked

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Until now the phones believed to launch as the first new Windows 10 handsets went by the codenames Talkman and Cityman. They have also been tagged as the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL by several rumours. However, a new source claims that Microsoft will skip... >>

Why does Twitter look so dull and where have the background pictures gone?

Why does Twitter look so dull and where have the background pictures gone?

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After years of allowing its users to choose their own backgrounds for the browser version of Twitter the social network has removed custom background images from "home", "notifications" and user tweet feeds. Even preset Twitter backgrounds can no longer... >>

Apple's secret car project: Is it really thinking about making vehicles?

Apple's secret car project: Is it really thinking about making vehicles?

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You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector. That's right. Apple is working on... >>

GoPro now lets amateur filmmakers make money off their GoPro videos

GoPro now lets amateur filmmakers make money off their GoPro videos

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GoPro is an interesting company. It chiefly makes action cameras, but there's also a side business, in which GoPro is essentially working toward becoming a content company. It has content channels on a variety of platforms, including YouTube and Xbox... >>

New Instagram update just made the desktop website a lot more useful

New Instagram update just made the desktop website a lot more useful

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Let's say you want to look at Kim Kardashian's Instagram profile. Prior to today, you could find her profile one of two ways: search "Kim Kardashian Instagram" on Google.com from any mobile device or computer, or open the mobile app and search her name... >>

Znaps is a new adapter that makes your phone's plug-in port magnetic

Znaps is a new adapter that makes your phone's plug-in port magnetic

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Imagine it's dark and you grab your iPhone to charge it. Even though you can't see a thing, your charging cable easily slips into the Lightning port. In fact, it fastens itself because the port and your cable are magnetised. It's a simple trick - and... >>

Will the iPhone 6S start at 32GB instead of 16GB?

Will the iPhone 6S start at 32GB instead of 16GB?

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Most people have a love-hate relationship with 16GB iPhones. They're the cheapest, base-model iPhones, but on the other hand, they're annoying to use on a regular basis. Between all the selfies you snap and apps you download and other media you like to... >>

Android M unlikely to be Android 6.0, rather 5.2

Android M unlikely to be Android 6.0, rather 5.2

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The next version of Android is currently known by the codename Android M, but it's expected to get an official name as well as a version number before it actually rolls out later this year. Although everybody believes Android M will officially be called... >>

Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go

Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go

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Dashcams are pretty much standard in Russia, but the dashboard camera is slowly making its way to the UK too, and one of the companies that is letting you record your journeys on the road, is Asus. We took the company's latest dashcam offering out for... >>

Ashley Madison members are safe as site manages to silence hackers, but for how long?

Ashley Madison members are safe as site manages to silence hackers, but for how long?

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Avid Life, the company behind the dating website, Ashley Madison, that was hacked yesterday, has claimed that it has managed to get all published versions of its members list pulled from the internet. Ashley Madison is a website dedicated to people... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

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Samsung has officially announced the successor to its Galaxy Tab S tablet after numerous leaks of the device first appeared in May. The Galaxy Tab S2 arrives just over a year after the original was revealed and it will be available to buy from August.... >>

Top children's tablets: 8 devices your kids will love

Top children's tablets: 8 devices your kids will love

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Finding the best tablet for your child isn’t simply a matter of comparing technical stats. Operating system features for safety and ease of use, as well as bespoke learning tools are just as important. Equally, the device needs to engage children in... >>

Save 90 per cent on this Node.js course and build 10 apps from scratch

Save 90 per cent on this Node.js course and build 10 apps from scratch

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Whether you're new to programming or just want to add a new skill to your portfolio, you've probably heard that learning Node.js is the way to go. The technology is gaining popularity among programmers working on large-scale web applications, quickly... >>

LG Bello II won’t set the world alight but won’t break the bank either

LG Bello II won’t set the world alight but won’t break the bank either

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LG continues down its path of offering smartphone for all tastes with the LG Bello II. It is an entry-level 5-inch smartphone that is more aimed at emerging markets than mature ones, but the 5-megapixel "selfie" camera on the front puts it aside from... >>