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Facebook F8 (2017): All the announcements that matter

Facebook F8 (2017): All the announcements that matter

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Facebook has announced a bunch of camera effects, augmented reality developments, and chat bot-related updates for its properties.The social network's developer conference is here. It's a two-day event that Facebook is using to discuss everything from... >>

Facebook's latest internet-beaming drone is a tiny tethered helicopter

Facebook's latest internet-beaming drone is a tiny tethered helicopter

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Facebook wants the entire world to have internet. And as part of that quest, it has developed a small helicopter drone.Here's the thing: the more people there are with internet, the more people it can get to sign up for Facebook. Naturally, Facebook... >>

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

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Sony has a new full-frame camera, and it's pretty advanced.Professionals photographers will want to check out the new A9. It has a 24.2-megapixel, full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor with double the amount of data speed processing of older Sony cameras, Sony... >>

Does the Samsung Galaxy S8 display have a noticeable red tint problem?

Does the Samsung Galaxy S8 display have a noticeable red tint problem?

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Samsung's newest flagship hasn't even launched, and yet already there are reports about it having an issue.Some people who pre-ordered the Galaxy S8 in South Korea have apparently received their units early and are complaining about the display having... >>

Facebook's new Surround 360 VR cameras will go on sale this year

Facebook's new Surround 360 VR cameras will go on sale this year

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Facebook just introduced a second-generation Surround 360.The social network is kicking off the second day of its (mostly) annual F8 developer conference, and buried in a flurry of updates and sessions there was an announcement that the Surround 360,... >>

This latest iPhone 8 schematic shows rear-mounted Touch ID sensor

This latest iPhone 8 schematic shows rear-mounted Touch ID sensor

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It seems Apple could be designing and testing several prototypes for the upcoming iPhone 8, if the latest schematic drawing is to be believed. It comes courtesy of Sonny Dickson, who has leaked news about Apple products in the past, and the drawing itself... >>

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Release date, games and everything you need to know

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Release date, games and everything you need to know

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After the incredible success of its miniature, remade NES console, Nintendo is said to be working on a follow-up; this time based on the much-loved Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES for short.A Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES is heavily tipped... >>

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

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There are three ways to get access to Sky's content. The options are the Now TV or Now TV Smart Box route or the Sky Q route, choosing either the standard option or the Silver offering. The question is, which is the right service for you?   This... >>

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

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Forget about Google Assistant, Samsung's new Android flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ sport their own voice assistant called Bixby.It's the company's attempt to take on the likes of Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Alexa, with a new AI... >>

Galaxy Note 8 may be the first Samsung phone with a dual camera

Galaxy Note 8 may be the first Samsung phone with a dual camera

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are just over a week away from hitting shelves, but while they may be an evolution in smartphone technology when it comes to 18.5:9 screen, the camera is the same as the one that featured on the Galaxy S7 Edge.... >>

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 combines instant photo printing with a digital image sensor

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 combines instant photo printing with a digital image sensor

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Fujifilm has revisited its Instax series of instant stills cameras and has announced the Square SQ10, which represents the biggest evolution of the Instax range for some time.The SQ10 is classed as a hybrid instant camera and is the world's first. To... >>

Xiaomi Mi 6 launches with dual rear camera system "superior to the iPhone 7 Plus"

Xiaomi Mi 6 launches with dual rear camera system "superior to the iPhone 7 Plus"

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Less than two weeks after the specs leaked online, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi 6 flagship smartphone. The Mi 6 doesn't quite compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6 when it comes to screen-to-body ratio,... >>

Panasonic Lumix TZ90 adds tilt-angle touchscreen to 30x pocketable zoom party

Panasonic Lumix TZ90 adds tilt-angle touchscreen to 30x pocketable zoom party

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When it comes to pocket-sized cameras with all the zoom, the Panasonic Lumix TZ-series rules the roost. And the new TZ90 (that's ZS70 for our US friends) adds a tilt-angle touchscreen to the established 30x zoom stable.The power of touch means the TZ90's... >>

Instagram users on Android can now use the app offline

Instagram users on Android can now use the app offline

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At Facebook's F8 developer's conference, Instagram, the incredibly popular photo sharing and messaging service owned by Facebook, announced offline support for Android devices. Facebook F8 (2017): All the announcements that matter While it doesn't mean... >>

Tumblr's new video app essentially lets you watch YouTube with friends

Tumblr's new video app essentially lets you watch YouTube with friends

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Tumblr has a new app, and strangely, it's all about YouTube videos.The Yahoo-owned company was apparently interested in catering to YouTube users, because it has launched Cabana, an app that allows you to watch YouTube videos with up to six friends simultaneously.... >>

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

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Snapchat's latest feature combines 3D effects with augmented reality.The app has launched a new type of world lenses. Snapchat first introduced world lenses last year. They're a filter of sorts not limited to selfies. While standard lenses let you try... >>

Apple's GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork are now free for everyone

Apple's GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork are now free for everyone

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Apple has made three of its biggest software packages completely free.You can now grab GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) for your Mac or iOS device without having to pay a thing. The Cupertino-based company has permanently tossed... >>

Android Pay opens up to everyone with PayPal integration

Android Pay opens up to everyone with PayPal integration

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Google has just made Android Pay a much viable mobile payment service by announcing you can now connect your PayPal account. By integrating with PayPal, it opens up Android Pay to a lot more UK banks and building societies than are currently available... >>

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

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

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Like vinyl records, Robot Wars and football hooliganism, 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 with... >>

No more NES Classic Mini consoles to be made, if you missed out you missed out

No more NES Classic Mini consoles to be made, if you missed out you missed out

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After selling out prior to Christmas last year, the Nintendo Classic Mini consoles were much sought after - fetching high prices on reseller sites, such as eBay. Some preferred to wait for new stock, however, so they could get one for the original retail... >>

New sources confirm three iPhones for 2017, iPhone 8 with curved OLED display

New sources confirm three iPhones for 2017, iPhone 8 with curved OLED display

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There have been plenty of previous reports claiming Apple will launch three iPhones in 2017 and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has added extra weight to the rumours.Gurman is renowned for his inside Apple knowledge and industry sources.Citing information that... >>

How to get the S8 with the Samsung Upgrade Programme

How to get the S8 with the Samsung Upgrade Programme

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Time was, you had two ways to upgrade your mobile phone. Wait until your two-year contract expired and wait to see what your network had to offer or put down a chunk of cash to buy the phone outright if you had a Pay-As-You-Go SIM.Now, though, there's... >>

Best movies to look forward to in 2017: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2017: Here are all the top film trailers

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We're finally into big movie season, with Easter now passed. That means the big blockbuster season is in full swing and there are plenty of major motion pictures in cinemas now and coming up over the next eight months.There are returns for some much-loved... >>

Star Wars Battlefront 2 official, first gameplay trailer now live

Star Wars Battlefront 2 official, first gameplay trailer now live

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EA has released the first official trailer for the sequel to Star Wars Battlefront.Unsurprisingly, the next game in the series is officially called "Star Wars Battlefront II", with the logo first published by the games publisher on its own website.... >>

Bose SoundLink Color II returns with new colour options and water-resistance

Bose SoundLink Color II returns with new colour options and water-resistance

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Bose has announced some updates to its SoundLink Color wireless Bluetooth speaker. The new Color II model arrives with a more rugged and water-resistant body as well as a fresh selection of colour choices. Bose Revolve speakers pump sound out in 360 degrees... >>