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Your Android might soon show battery life for Bluetooth devices

Your Android might soon show battery life for Bluetooth devices

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Ever wish you could check the battery life of a Bluetooth device connected to your phone?Well, if you own an Android, such a feature is likely coming your way. As discovered by XDA Developers, the Android Open Source Project has added support for retrieving... >>

25 endearingly awesome tributes to iconic album covers crafted in MS Paint

25 endearingly awesome tributes to iconic album covers crafted in MS Paint

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Microsoft Paint is one of the wonders of the Microsoft operating system and a piece of bundled software that's been around since the very first version of Windows in 1985. More recently, news appeared to spread that Microsoft was killing off MS Paint in... >>

LG V30 will be available from 28 September in US, global launch to follow

LG V30 will be available from 28 September in US, global launch to follow

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The LG V30 will go on sale on 28 September in the US, with a European and global launch to follow soon after.Android Authority has obtained the news from an exclusive source, which says the phone will be unveiled at IFA on 31 August, something that was... >>

Apple iPhone 8 may have improved battery life thanks to dedicated chip

Apple iPhone 8 may have improved battery life thanks to dedicated chip

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It's no secret that the iPhone doesn't have the best battery life out of all the smartphones on the market. While not terrible, we often find ourselves reaching for the charger cable a little earlier than with some Android rivals. Apple iPhone 7S, 7S... >>

LG Q6 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

LG Q6 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

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LG has a new smartphone that goes by the name LG Q6 and it will go on sale in Korea at the beginning of August, with key markets in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas following.The device is being dubbed a mini G6 thanks to its FullVision... >>

Apple's facial recognition unlocking feature and bezel-less design all but confirmed

Apple's facial recognition unlocking feature and bezel-less design all but confirmed

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New evidence to suggest Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 will use a new facial recognition unlocking system has surfaced online, courtesy of Bloomberg. Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: What's the story so far? Apple iPhone 8 to come with "revolutionary"... >>

Apple TV 4K: What's the story so far?

Apple TV 4K: What's the story so far?

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It's hard to believe the "new" Apple TV is already a couple years old.But, like clockwork, Apple is already developing a follow-up to its fourth-generation Apple TV. Dubbed Apple TV 4K by the media, the upcoming set-top box first popped up in February,... >>

Where to position your TV for the best Ambilight experience

Where to position your TV for the best Ambilight experience

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Philips Ambilight is a lighting technology that uses LEDs set into the rear of a Philips TV to shine light on the surrounding wall. The light they shine can either mimic the hues and colours of the content on screen, or can be static to set a particular... >>

Amazing pictures you’ll never believe weren’t made using Photoshop

Amazing pictures you’ll never believe weren’t made using Photoshop

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Photoshop is an incredibly powerful piece of photo editing software, enabling genuine artists to use it to create incredible pieces. But have you ever looked at a photo and thought it must have been created entirely in Photoshop, because there's no... >>

Riding the Brompton Electric: This is a magnificent electric bike

Riding the Brompton Electric: This is a magnificent electric bike

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Brompton's plans for an electric bike are no secret, although we knew very little about what the result would actually be until we strolled up to Brompton Junction.We were there to meet Will Butler-Adams (pictured above), Brompton CEO and the man credited... >>

Terminator T-800 could be the best Alexa speaker ever made

Terminator T-800 could be the best Alexa speaker ever made

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AC Worldwide, the audio manufacturer behind the excellent C-3PO, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader and Halo's Master Chief Bluetooth speakers has started a Kickstarter funding round for another licensed product. This time though, it's not just a speaker, it... >>

Huawei says the Mate 10 will be its most powerful device ever

Huawei says the Mate 10 will be its most powerful device ever

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Huawei's chief of consumer division Richard Yu has said in an interview that the company's upcoming Mate 10 smartphone will be its most powerful ever, and will be able to compete with the Apple iPhone better than ever before. Huawei Mate 9 review: The... >>

History in colour: Amazing artists add colour to our past

History in colour: Amazing artists add colour to our past

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There is a certain breed of Photoshop artist with a passion for history and a keen eye for detail who take it upon themselves to breathe new life into important historic photos. When you have an idea of the level of effort that goes into these colourisations,... >>

Sony could be working on an Xperia XZ1 flagship following Geekbench listing

Sony could be working on an Xperia XZ1 flagship following Geekbench listing

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A new Sony Xperia smartphone has appeared on Geekbench, touting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017 The listing doesn't give... >>

Full Samsung Galaxy S8 Active details leak reveal one seriously tough smartphone

Full Samsung Galaxy S8 Active details leak reveal one seriously tough smartphone

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Images of slides relating to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active have leaked online on Chinese site Weibo. They reveal the upcoming phone's full list of specs.Earlier this week we saw leaked images of the phone which showed a flat display, compared to the curved... >>

Apple's latest patent imagines an AR headset similar to Google Glass

Apple's latest patent imagines an AR headset similar to Google Glass

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Some people expected Apple to unveil AR glasses in June.But instead, while at its WWDC 2017 conference, Apple unveiled ARKit, a development platform that allows app developers to quickly and easily build augmented reality (AR) experiences into their... >>

Apple's CarPlay is coming to some 2017 Aston Martin and Mini cars

Apple's CarPlay is coming to some 2017 Aston Martin and Mini cars

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Apple CarPlay can now be found on two new luxury car brands.9to5Mac noticed that the CarPlay page on Apple’s website has been updated to include models from both European manufacturers. More specifically, CarPlay will be available in Aston's 2017 Vantage,... >>

Google wants to merge Play Music and YouTube Red into a new service

Google wants to merge Play Music and YouTube Red into a new service

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Google's music-streaming service strategy is confusing, but it shouldn't be for long.Google offers YouTube Music, as well as YouTube Red and Google Play Music. You might use one or all three for your music-streaming needs. Or maybe you avoid them all,... >>

Apple has quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle

Apple has quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle

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It's officially the end of an era.Without any heads-up or fanfare, Apple has taken down its webpages for both the iPod nano and iPod shuffle. If you try to search for those products on Apple's website, you will still see “buy” links, but they're dead... >>

MyZone MZ-60 gives you clear feedback during workouts

MyZone MZ-60 gives you clear feedback during workouts

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Fitness company MyZone has announced the MZ-60 watch as the latest product to join its range of effort-rewarding health tracking wearables. The MZ-60 replaces the MZ-50, with the main differences being in the overall design and operation when in use.... >>

Buzzfeed made a smart hot plate that syncs up with its Tasty videos

Buzzfeed made a smart hot plate that syncs up with its Tasty videos

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Buzzfeed is becoming a hardware company, apparently. Have you ever seen those step-by-step cooking videos on Facebook, the ones with the top-down view? Well, they're ridiculously popular, and Buzzfeed, which publishes that type of videos under its Tasty... >>

Netatmo Welcome pet detection update lets you follow Fido around the home

Netatmo Welcome pet detection update lets you follow Fido around the home

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Netatmo has announced it will begin rolling out an update to all Welcome home security cameras that will add pet detection capabilities. Netatmo Welcome review: Big brother is watching you and knows who you are The company has developed some new algorithms... >>

WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition available for pre-order: Here's what you get

WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition available for pre-order: Here's what you get

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2K Games has announced one of the best limited edition games packs we've ever seen. WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition has an abundance of extra, downloadable bonuses and genuine John Cena-signed goodies.It's available to pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk for... >>

Ring Video Doorbell 2 now available in UK too, 1080p and removable battery

Ring Video Doorbell 2 now available in UK too, 1080p and removable battery

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Last month, Ring announced a second generation version of its famed Ring Video Doorbell for the US, this time with a removable battery pack so you don't have to take the entire unit off the wall. Now it is available in the UK too.Not to be confused with... >>

GoPro QuikStories explained: Cut great videos automatically in-app

GoPro QuikStories explained: Cut great videos automatically in-app

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GoPro has announced today that it is bringing much easier, almost fully automated video editing to its Hero 5 users. QuikStories downloads video from a camera to a connected phone, and cuts it together into an edited video, in time with music and with... >>

What is Facebook Spaces and how can I use it? Social VR explained

What is Facebook Spaces and how can I use it? Social VR explained

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When Facebook purchased Oculus VR - the company that makes Rift, a virtual reality (VR) headset - there were questions looming over how the social media/network company would leverage its newly acquired VR technology.Facebook Spaces is one of its answers:... >>

Get £5 off an Amazon Fire 7 tablet for Amazon's Download Day

Get £5 off an Amazon Fire 7 tablet for Amazon's Download Day

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Amazon appears to be on a quest to have a day for everything. Following the incredibly successful Prime Day, which saw thousands of products discounted for Prime members, the retail giant has now announced the 28 July as being "Download Day".It's not... >>

iPhone users to get chance to recreate A-ha's Take On Me video in their living rooms

iPhone users to get chance to recreate A-ha's Take On Me video in their living rooms

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Ever since Apple announced ARKit we've seen plenty of excellent examples of what it can do. Augmented reality applications are set to come at us thick and fast in the coming months.There's one that will particularly appeal to anyone who was around in... >>

Motorola Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z vs Moto Z Force: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z vs Moto Z Force: What's the difference?

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Motorola has announced a second Moto Z device in the form of the Moto Z2 Force. It joins the Moto Z2 Play as the tougher and more premium device and with it marks the last of the Z devices being announced this year.That means there will be no "standard"... >>

iPhone 8 won't be available in white, almost certain to ship late October

iPhone 8 won't be available in white, almost certain to ship late October

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Japanese news site Macotakara has released a report claiming that the iPhone 8, Apple's premium iPhone that will be unveiled alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, will almost certainly ship at a later date. Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: What's... >>

You now have to take your camera out your hand luggage on trips to US

You now have to take your camera out your hand luggage on trips to US

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the USA's airline security agency, has introduced new mandatory security screening measures on all flights to and from the US. US laptop and tablet ban could extend to UK and Europe All passengers flying... >>

HTC working with Qualcomm to make second standalone Vive VR headset

HTC working with Qualcomm to make second standalone Vive VR headset

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HTC is continuing in its quest to make virtual reality more accessible with the announcement of a second standalone VR headset.Like the model it is currently creating with Google, a second Vive headset is being built that will not require a separate smartphone... >>

Xiaomi just launched its own Echo-like 'Mi AI' smart speaker

Xiaomi just launched its own Echo-like 'Mi AI' smart speaker

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Xiaomi just launched a smart speaker.Called the Mi AI Speaker, the speaker features a six-microphone array and is meant to double as a hub for Xiaomi's smart home devices, which includes things like vacuum cleaners and lamps. The speaker will work... >>

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

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Want to score a date with a celebrity?You have a few options: Become rich and famous yourself, try Tinder Select, or try Loveflutter Blue. Since the first isn't a practical option, and the second one is an invite-only feature within the dating app Tinder,... >>

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

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EA and Maxis have announced that The Sims 4 will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.The previously PC/Mac-only game, which first launched in 2014, will become available for owners of those systems on 17 November. You'll be able to create Sims,... >>

Your next car could be electric with petrol and diesel car sales to end after 2040

Your next car could be electric with petrol and diesel car sales to end after 2040

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The British Government has announced plans to end all new petrol and diesel car sales from 2040, in a bid to combat rising levels of nitrogen oxide and overall air pollution. All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the... >>

These new Pixel 2 renders give us a clearer look Google's 2017 phones

These new Pixel 2 renders give us a clearer look Google's 2017 phones

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Fresh renders of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 have surfaced online, courtesy of MySmartPrice and OnLeaks. The pair have collaborated before on various phone renders, and they've often been pretty accurate. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date,... >>

All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the road today

All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the road today

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Electric cars have been around for a few years now, although if we're being technical, they've being around since the 19th century. But the first electric car of the modern era, and the first highway legal production all-electric battery powered vehicle... >>

Adobe Project Nimbus accidentally released, powerful cloud photo editing revealed

Adobe Project Nimbus accidentally released, powerful cloud photo editing revealed

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At its Adobe Max conference last year, the creative software company announced Project Nimbus - a cloud-based photo editing service that gives you Lightroom style control over your pictures from any device connected to the internet.It was only a working... >>

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

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Uber just can't get anything right lately.It's been embroiled in controversy this past year - thanks to scathing allegations of sexism and aggressive workplace culture inside the company, a bitter legal fight with investor Google, the leaking of its controversial... >>

11 Daydream-ready VR smartphones will arrive soon, says Google

11 Daydream-ready VR smartphones will arrive soon, says Google

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Looking for a phone to work with your Daydream View headset?According to Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO and the latest Alphabet board member, you'll have a bunch of new choices by the end of this year. More specifically, Pichai said there will be 11 Android... >>

American-made iPhone: Trump says Apple promised him three US plants

American-made iPhone: Trump says Apple promised him three US plants

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President Donald Trump wants to "make America great again", and part of that plan includes an American-made iPhone, apparently.The US President has said in the past he wants Apple to build more products in the US. And now, in an interview with The Wall... >>

Motorola made a new 360-degree camera mod for all Moto Z phones

Motorola made a new 360-degree camera mod for all Moto Z phones

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has introduced a new Moto Mod for its modular smartphones.While announcing its latest phone, the Moto Z2 Force, Motorola ynveiled its latest Moto Mod: a 360-degree camera. Called the Moto 360 Camera mod, it features two camera... >>

What are Moto Mods? Everything you need to know about the snap-on accessories for Moto Z

What are Moto Mods? Everything you need to know about the snap-on accessories for Moto Z

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The smartphone industry is always seeking the next big thing. For Motorola that's Moto Mods (or Moto Snaps in some territories): clip-on accessories that work with its Z-series of phones and transform their functionality or style.Lenovo launched the Moto... >>

Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The Motorola Moto Z launched in 2016 as Motorola's first crack at a modular mobile, brought in to replace the flagship X series. Now, in 2017, Motorola appears to be looking to reintroduce the X series, but the Z range remains at the top of the family... >>

Can 80 game Sega Mega Drive Mini be as popular as the SNES Classic Mini?

Can 80 game Sega Mega Drive Mini be as popular as the SNES Classic Mini?

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It's fair to say that Nintendo's decision to make smaller, reissued versions of its classic consoles was a winner. The NES Classic Mini was a huge success, selling out rapidly and becoming one of 2016's most sought-after Christmas presents.The SNES Classic... >>

Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play: What's the difference?

Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play: What's the difference?

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There will be no second-generation Moto Z2 in 2017. Instead it's a choice between the battery-heavy Z2 Play or all-powerful Z2 Force (which isn't a Verizon exclusive in the States like the original Z Droid model, hence name change).At first glance both... >>

Moto Z2 Force is the ultra-tough dual-camera modular phone you've been waiting for

Moto Z2 Force is the ultra-tough dual-camera modular phone you've been waiting for

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The Moto Z2 now comes in two flavours: the Z2 Play, which we initially reviewed back in June upon its release; and the Z2 Force, a high-end model in the series, which we saw during preview sessions behind closed doors back in May this year.As with all... >>

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

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BMW is going fully battery-electric, with a new Mini at least.It wants to build a new battery-electric Mini: a 3-door, fully electric Hatch model, which will go into production in 2019. This vehicle will increase the choice of Mini powertrains to include... >>

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

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When Nvidia first showed the latest iteration of its Shield TV Android streaming box it claimed it would be the first such device to come with 360-degree video support for YouTube.Now that time has come and a YouTube app update is rolling out that brings... >>