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Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

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Apple's pressure sensitive display technology, called 3D Touch adds a vast array of options to the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.Thanks to the technology, the displays on board the newer iPhones don't just recognise gestures like tap,... >>

Nokia 8/9 flagship Android phone: Release date, rumours and specs

Nokia 8/9 flagship Android phone: Release date, rumours and specs

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Nokia announced three Android handsets at Mobile World Congress 2017, marking the company's return to smartphones. It also announced the new Nokia 3310.Missing from this line-up of devices is anything that breaks out of the affordable end of the market.... >>

What is Apple's 3D Touch and how does it work?

What is Apple's 3D Touch and how does it work?

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Apple's latest iPhones, from the iPhone 6S onwards excluding the iPhone SE, feature a new type of screen. They not only have different glass to older models, but they offer new interactive levels too thanks to a technology called 3D Touch.The iPhone... >>

Why the Philips 901F is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

Why the Philips 901F is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

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There are some incredible recent television innovations that make the latest TVs the best we've ever had, but of them all, the technology that most impresses is OLED.The display technology is by far and away the biggest breakthrough for picture quality... >>

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

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Microsoft has a new Surface device, the Surface Laptop, which comes running Windows 10 S out of the box.The thing about Windows 10 S is that it is designed to run Windows Store apps only. If you've bought the Surface Laptop, you may want to consider upgrading... >>

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

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Future Pixel phones might feature custom, Google-designed chips.According to Variety, Google has hired Manu Gulati, an Apple micro-architect. He worked at Apple on chip development for about eight years, but his LinkedIn profile shows he just joined... >>

Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos

Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos

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Remember when you first started using Instagram?You probably loved to play around with several filters, maybe add a border, then sprinkle in a vignette effect, and top the whole thing off with a dozen hashtags before pushing out your photo for all to... >>

Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017: Find out what was launched for Switch

Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017: Find out what was launched for Switch

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Nintendo has a massive presence on the showfloor at E3 each year, but hasn't hosted a physical press conference for a while.Instead, it streams a pre-recorded Nintendo Spotlight video on the morning of the massive game show opening its doors for the... >>

Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on self-driving car tech

Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on self-driving car tech

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After months, and nearly years of speculation, Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally shed some light on the tech giant's plans in the automotive sector. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, Cook said, "We're working on autonomous systems, it's a core technology... >>

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: What's the story so far?

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The rumour mill loves an Apple story. It doesn't matter if it's so far fetched it will never see the light of day, or whether it is something that might actually happen, it churns them all out anyway.With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus having both launched... >>

Google may only release two Pixel phones, one possibly made by LG

Google may only release two Pixel phones, one possibly made by LG

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Reports have recently surfaced to suggest that Google will in fact only release two Pixel devices later this year and not three, as was previously thought. The manufacturer of said two Pixel devices is also up for question, with LG now entering the picture.... >>

Lady Renault Twingo drivers can now get a nail polish to match their car

Lady Renault Twingo drivers can now get a nail polish to match their car

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Renault has released a four-strong range of nail polishes that match four colour finishes of the Renault Twingo, the French car manufacturer's dinky city car. Renault is all to aware that the Twingo is seen as a "girl's car" and so is asserting that fact... >>

The History of the Selfie: 10 defining selfies from the Self-Expression exhibition

The History of the Selfie: 10 defining selfies from the Self-Expression exhibition

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Selfies are so, well, now, aren't they? Whether you favour a duck-like pout or want to snap yourself in every conceivable location, you're just fashionably current.Except the selfie has actually been around for centuries. True, it was called the self-portrait... >>

This amazing photo leak shows iPhone 7s/iPhone 8 panels

This amazing photo leak shows iPhone 7s/iPhone 8 panels

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Some photos published to Reddit, from a user with a "friend in the industry", allegedly show the front and rear panels of all three iPhone models due for release later this year. The Reddit user says the Chinese manufacturers received the panels the week... >>

Logitech unveils Circle 2, a versatile, flexible and secure connected camera

Logitech unveils Circle 2, a versatile, flexible and secure connected camera

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Launching at the end of July is the Logitech Circle 2, the updated version of the original Logitech Circle connected camera. This next generation of Circle camera is touted as being more versatile and flexible than the previous model.Logitech explained... >>

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

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E3 2017 is here! The videogames show officially opening its doors on starting on Tuesday 13 June, but the press conferences have already started.Microsoft unveiled its Xbox One X 4K powerhouse of a console at its event, and then it was down to Sony... >>

Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans

Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans

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You know those cute Waymo cars - the ones that are the size of golf carts? Well, don't expect to see them on the road again.Waymo is a self-driving car company that began at Google but was recently spun off by Google's parent company, Alphabet. The unit... >>

Amazon Alexa calling: How to block calls and messages to your Echo

Amazon Alexa calling: How to block calls and messages to your Echo

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Amazon has catered to the privacy-conscious by adding a new blocking feature to its Alexa calling service.Amazon Alexa calling, introduced by Amazon in May, was criticised by some for not giving users a way to block calls and messages. In other words,... >>

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

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Essential, the company set up by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has unveiled the Essential Phone.This Android-powered smartphone is going after the major flagships. It has a high-end price tag with top-of-the-line specs and features, such as an edge-to-edge... >>

Apple HomeKit spec change likely to see river of new products flood the market

Apple HomeKit spec change likely to see river of new products flood the market

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Apple has quietly opened up its HomeKit specification, allowing third-party manufacturers, like Philips and Honeywell, to connect to the Apple smart home offering through software authentication rather than needing a dedicated hardware chip.The news is... >>

Living with Blue Apron: Why it makes meals easy

Living with Blue Apron: Why it makes meals easy

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Home cooking, you can’t beat it. Better than the vagaries of sitting down in a restaurant only to find your favourite dish has been shuffled off the menu. Better than takeaway with its seemingly inevitable wait for tepid food.Even the process of cooking... >>

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Although Microsoft announced its 4K games console during E3 2016 last June, it was Sony that beat it to the punch, releasing its mid-generation upgrade a full year before the Xbox equivalent.The PS4 Pro has been available since the end of last year and... >>

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

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For a considerable while now, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One or Xbox One S (reviewed here). Not all of your old library of games are playable, but there are several hundred titles now available. And Xbox is adding to this list... >>

Motorola Moto C vs Moto E4 vs Moto G5: Which budget Moto phone is right for you?

Motorola Moto C vs Moto E4 vs Moto G5: Which budget Moto phone is right for you?

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Motorola has already announced several smartphones this year, including two new Moto Gs, two Moto Cs and two Moto Es. Based on the rumours though, that won't be the last we hear from the Lenovo-owned company this year with a new Moto X and Moto Z also... >>