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Google Assistant comes to Android TV, starting with Nvidia Shield TV

Google Assistant comes to Android TV, starting with Nvidia Shield TV

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Google is finally doing what it promised months ago.One day after Amazon launched a whole slew of Alexa-powered, Echo-branded devices, Google is trying to make its own assistant, Google Assistant, relevant again, by announcing it is now available on... >>

GoPro officially launches Fusion 360-degree camera

GoPro officially launches Fusion 360-degree camera

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GoPro has officially unveiled the Fusion 360-degree camera, following an exclusive preview event back in June. We were lucky enough to attend the preview, but the model we saw wasn't the final thing, that's now all changed, as the Fusion can be pre-ordered... >>

GoPro Hero6 Black is 4K60 capable and has "most advanced" video stabilisation yet

GoPro Hero6 Black is 4K60 capable and has "most advanced" video stabilisation yet

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GoPro has announced its latest flagship action camera, and while it weighs in at £499 and is therefore £100 more expensive than last year's model, it's because it can safely be called the company's most technically advanced yet.The GoPro Hero6 Black is... >>

DropMix is the playing card game that transforms you into a DJ

DropMix is the playing card game that transforms you into a DJ

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Hasbro and Harmonix, the team behind Rock Band and Dance Central, have teamed up to produce DropMix, a unique new card game that sees you become a DJ, and subsequently the life of a party.DropMix comprises a playing board, a set of playing cards and a... >>

Red Dead Redemption 2 second trailer arrives and it's incredible, watch it here

Red Dead Redemption 2 second trailer arrives and it's incredible, watch it here

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Rockstar has posted the second trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 and it looks absolutely stunning.There is plenty of character footage this time around, as well as shots of the vast landscape you'll be playing in.We cannot wait..Sadly though we'll have... >>

All-new Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick: Which Amazon Fire streaming device is for me?

All-new Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick: Which Amazon Fire streaming device is for me?

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Amazon's Fire TV devices are the company's fastest selling products of all time, beating both the Kindle and Fire tablets. The range allows you to access and stream a variety of content, including Amazon's own The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard... >>

LG V30: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

LG V30: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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LG was one of the first to announce a flagship smartphone in 2017 with the G6. It's a fantastic phone but no smartphone ever has the limelight for long. No sooner does one launch, than its competition announces a rival and all of a sudden, what was brand... >>

LG V30 pre-order UK: Carphone Warehouse deals now open

LG V30 pre-order UK: Carphone Warehouse deals now open

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Carphone Warehouse is carrying the LG V30 exclusively in the UK, and pre-order deals are now open for LG's latest super phone.You'll be able to get it in two colours, Cloud Silver and Moroccan Blue, but sadly there's no sign of the black version... >>

Nokia introduces 3310 with 3G connectivity

Nokia introduces 3310 with 3G connectivity

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HMD Global, the company responsible for bringing back the Nokia smartphone brand, has taken the wraps off a new version of the iconic 3310, which now comes with 3G connectivity. Nokia 3310 (2017) review: Beyond the hype, what's this phone like? By gifting... >>

BMW to add Alexa in-car control in 2018

BMW to add Alexa in-car control in 2018

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German car manufacturer BMW has announced that it will add Amazon Alexa voice-control to its in-car infotainment service, as well as Mini's, from mid-2018. What can Alexa do and what services are available? With Alexa onboard, BMW and Mini owners will... >>

Here's everything that Amazon just announced: New Echo, Plus, Spot, 4K Fire TV and more

Here's everything that Amazon just announced: New Echo, Plus, Spot, 4K Fire TV and more

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Amazon assembled hand-picked media for an intimate unveiling of its next-generation of Echo and Fire TV devices at its new campus in Seattle. In a press conference that moved at break-neck speed, the company unveiled a new Echo, the Echo Plus, the Echo... >>

Amazon Echo (original) vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show vs Echo (2017) vs Echo Plus vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo (original) vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show vs Echo (2017) vs Echo Plus vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

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Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point.It wasn't long ago that a voice-controlled speaker and smart home assistant was the stuff of science-fiction, but in a relatively short time, it has become reality. Amazon's Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices... >>

Philips speaks out: Hue Bridge will unlock features you won't get from the Echo Plus

Philips speaks out: Hue Bridge will unlock features you won't get from the Echo Plus

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Amazon announced the Echo Plus at an intimate event in its Seattle headquarters today, evolving the successful voice-controlled speaker into something that's quite different. The Echo Plus is described as a more advanced device and while it looks like... >>

Amazon Echo Show is launching in UK and Germany, order today for £199

Amazon Echo Show is launching in UK and Germany, order today for £199

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Amazon has announced that it is bringing the Echo Show - its connected wonder-thing with a display - to the UK and Germany.Originally announced in the US in May (and launching in June 2017), the Echo Show adds a twist the Alexa experience you know not... >>

Whoa! Amazon's new Echo Spot is an Echo Dot-sized Echo Show

Whoa! Amazon's new Echo Spot is an Echo Dot-sized Echo Show

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Amazon is killing it today.The company has announced a bunch of new Alexa-enabled, Echo-branded devices - from an all-new Echo speaker to this weird little thing called Echo Spot. It has a small 2.5-inch screen and can be used for basic tasks, like alarms,... >>

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

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After Apple announced its own, all-singing, all-dancing 4K HDR set-top-box, we have been on baited breath to find out how Amazon would respond.Well, now it has. And not with a replacement to its set-top-box, but a dongle more like the Google Chromecast.Designed... >>

Amazon Echo Buttons will take your Jeopardy game to the next level

Amazon Echo Buttons will take your Jeopardy game to the next level

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Amazon is once again expanding its Echo line with crazy devices.While at a surprise press event in Seattle, Amazon not only announced an all-new Echo speaker, Echo Plus, and a Connect box that allows you to place landline calls, but also Echo Buttons.... >>

Amazon Echo Plus is your superior Alexa-powered smart home controller

Amazon Echo Plus is your superior Alexa-powered smart home controller

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Amazon has called together select media to revamp its Echo devices, launching a swathe of new hardware and software to expand the system even further. Not content with launching a new Echo that's primed for better sound, the company is also making a... >>

Amazon Echo Connect turns your landline into an Alexa-enabled space-age phone

Amazon Echo Connect turns your landline into an Alexa-enabled space-age phone

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During an exclusive briefing in Seattle, Amazon has announced the Echo Connect, a box that you plug your landline phone connection into to turn it into a voice-controlled system.The box, which will be launched in the US first and come to the UK and Germany... >>

Amazon Alexa Calling and Messaging is coming to the UK, soon

Amazon Alexa Calling and Messaging is coming to the UK, soon

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Amazon has popped up with an ad hoc event, announcing a new version of the Amazon Echo and also breaking a lot of news too. Amongst the news is that Alexa Calling and Messaging is coming to the UK. The service launched in the US when the Echo Show was... >>

All-new Amazon Echo is cheaper, shorter, and multi-coloured

All-new Amazon Echo is cheaper, shorter, and multi-coloured

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Amazon is in the middle of holding a surprise press event in Seattle, where it has announced an all-new Echo.The company started out its event by talking about how often Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices are used in the kitchen, specifically for timers and... >>

Sony may finally be changing its smartphone design

Sony may finally be changing its smartphone design

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After sticking with a similar design for its flagship phones for a good few years now, Sony may finally be ready to come up with something new. Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal That's according to Sony India's managing... >>

What is ZigBee and why is it important for your smart home?

What is ZigBee and why is it important for your smart home?

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There's been an explosion in smart home devices over the past few years. What was once referred to as "home automation" and still referred to as "Internet of Things" has now settled into a more friendly category we call smart home. We've got heating,... >>

BMW to introduce wireless car charging with 2018 530e

BMW to introduce wireless car charging with 2018 530e

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BMW could be one of the, if not the, first car manufacturer to introduce a wireless charging solution for the 530e iPerformance in 2018. BMW 530e plug-in hybrid preview: The best of both worlds? Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that... >>

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

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Twitter is considering raising the character limit of tweets to 280, double the amount you are currently restricted to. This, it claims, will enable its users to better express themselves.Not all countries will be affected, as those who tweet in Japanese,... >>

Humax 5000T Freeview Play box gives you four channel recording, Netflix and more

Humax 5000T Freeview Play box gives you four channel recording, Netflix and more

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Humax has updated its Freeview Play offerings with the new FVP-5000T, a replacement for the 4000T that launched in 2015 alongside the birth of Freeview Play.Freeview Play has come a long way in the interim period. In 2015 it was playing second fiddle... >>

Garmin Forerunner 30 is a cheap GPS smartwatch made for runners

Garmin Forerunner 30 is a cheap GPS smartwatch made for runners

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Garmin has announced a new Forerunner-branded watch.Earlier this year, we reviewed the Forerunner 35, a GPS smartwatch that we described as perfect if you're looking for an affordable entry into the world of running watches. Its fitness tracking is faultless,... >>

Dyson confirms it's making a radical and expensive electric vehicle

Dyson confirms it's making a radical and expensive electric vehicle

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Let's hope Dyson's new car sucks as well as its vacuums.Dyson, the UK company that makes fancy vacuum cleaners, has announced in a letter sent to employees that is developing an electric car. It should be unveiled in 2020. Dyson also confirmed it has... >>

Atari reveals Ataribox console specs, pricing, release date, and more

Atari reveals Ataribox console specs, pricing, release date, and more

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We're beginning to learn more about Atari’s Ataribox.First announced three months ago, the Ataribox has officially received around 90,000 registrations on Ataribox.com (in other words, that many people have signed up to learn more about the upcoming... >>

Faces in unexpected places: 31 gadgets and gizmos with hilarious faces

Faces in unexpected places: 31 gadgets and gizmos with hilarious faces

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There is a part of human disposition whereby we see shapes or familiar patterns in otherwise obscure or everyday objects. As a child, you probably saw animals in the clouds or monsters in the shadows.As an adult, we less often seek out these shapes in... >>

Office 2019 is the next version of Microsoft Office, coming next year

Office 2019 is the next version of Microsoft Office, coming next year

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Microsoft is readying a major update to Office.While at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft announced the next release of its Office productivity suite. Called Office 2019, it'll arrive in the second half of 2018 and consist of all... >>

Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbell vs Doorbell 2 vs Doorbell Pro: What's the difference?

Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbell vs Doorbell 2 vs Doorbell Pro: What's the difference?

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Nest announced it will be bringing out a video doorbell at some point in 2018, called Hello. The company already offers various smart home devices including its popular Learning Thermostat and various cameras for both indoor and outdoor, but a video... >>

Huawei Mate 10 Pro images and details leaked, reveal world's largest aperture smartphone camera

Huawei Mate 10 Pro images and details leaked, reveal world's largest aperture smartphone camera

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We're just a couple of weeks away from the official unveiling of the Huawei Mate 10. However, we're also expecting two or three other phones to join the series: the Mate 10 Lite, an unnamed phone with the codename Marcel and the Mate 10 Pro. Huawei Mate... >>

Samsung Windows Mixed Reality headset pictured in huge leak

Samsung Windows Mixed Reality headset pictured in huge leak

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Samsung plans to dabble in Windows Mixed Reality, it seems.Microsoft is holding an event next week to showcase the future of its Windows Mixed Reality platform, and it'll likely unveil new headsets while it is there - maybe even one from Samsung. Twitter... >>

iPhone X battery larger than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone X battery larger than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

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Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones are now available, with the flagship iPhone X to follow on 3 November. And there are plenty out there willing to wait in order to find out if the extra cost is really worth it.Well, we can reveal, thanks... >>

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,... >>

Tesla Model 3's touchscreen interface shown off in full detail

Tesla Model 3's touchscreen interface shown off in full detail

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Tesla vehicles are always associated with the very latest technology, and if you've seen one or been in one, you would have noticed a large touchscreen panel in the main centre console. Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive Tesla:... >>

Scrapped Xbox smartwatch pictures leak online

Scrapped Xbox smartwatch pictures leak online

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Back in 2013, Microsoft was developing its own smartwatch and planned to release it under the Xbox brand. However, it ditched the idea and has mostly pulled out of the wearables market since.Now images have emerged online of one of the scrapped Xbox... >>

How to order the iPhone 8, 8 Plus

How to order the iPhone 8, 8 Plus

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Apple have announced the newest addition to the iPhone family in the forms of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and it is now available to purchase. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is available in 2 memory variants with a 64GB version or 256GB. They both come... >>

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app

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Amazon is rolling out an update for its Amazon Music app on both Android and iOS that will see Alexa, the company's voice-controlled smart assistant, added to assist with playing and finding new songs. What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?... >>

Lifx goes after Philips by adding HomeKit support to its smart lights

Lifx goes after Philips by adding HomeKit support to its smart lights

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"Siri, turn off my Lifx light."When it comes to smart lighting, you probably think of Philips first, but there are other options, such as Lifx. It makes Wi-Fi enabled smart lights, including ones that change colour. And it has finally added support for... >>

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

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With the launch of Apple's new Mac operating System, MacOS High Sierra, Apple has introduced a new file system called APFS.Standing for Apple File System, the new file format offers a much quicker experience that is designed for future growth and brings... >>

You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac

You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac

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High Sierra is finally official.The latest major update to Apple’s desktop operating system, MacOS High Sierra, is now available as a free upgrade for existing Mac users. It's an over-the-air update you can access from the Mac App Store. You can also... >>

Apple now uses Google search results instead of Bing in Siri and Spotlight

Apple now uses Google search results instead of Bing in Siri and Spotlight

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Goodbye, Bing. Hello, Google.Apple no longer uses Bing as the default search engine for Siri web search results in iOS and in Spotlight on the Mac. Instead, it uses Google. Apple even issued a statement on the switch (via TechCrunch): “Switching to... >>

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

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Mankind is always inventing new technologies to make our lives easier, more efficient or more effective. Sometimes though, there appears a rare breed of person who finds new innovative ways to use that gadgetry in a manner that would baffle or astound... >>

Google Pixel 2 details leak out: Bokeh blur, redone launcher, and more

Google Pixel 2 details leak out: Bokeh blur, redone launcher, and more

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Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagship will apparently look very similar to the original model, but that doesn't mean it won't have new features.Artem Russakovskii‏, founder of Android Police, posted new details about the Pixel 2 on Twitter. He said the... >>

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

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We'll admit it: MacOS High Sierra is kind of boring compared to previous updates to the Mac operating system.Sure, it has a new file system underneath, and it will eventually include support for virtual reality experiences. But in terms of obvious visual... >>

Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra?

Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra?

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Apple's latest version of MacOS comes out on 25 September. But can your Mac run it?While at its mostly annual developers conference in San Jose, Apple showed off MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system announced last year.... >>