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MobileFusion: See how Microsoft plans to turn your phone's camera into a 3D scanner

MobileFusion: See how Microsoft plans to turn your phone's camera into a 3D scanner

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Microsoft's Research arm has given the world a sneak peek at its latest project: 3D-scanning using a regular mobile phone. Through a new blog post and video, the team explained that the project will allow anybody to create high-quality 3D images in real... >>

It's official: Microsoft's Cortana app for Android is now out, in beta form

It's official: Microsoft's Cortana app for Android is now out, in beta form

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You can now use Cortana on an Android phone. Like, officially. But it's US-only for now and in beta form. Microsoft confirmed earlier this year that its smart assistant, Cortana, would soon arrive for Android. Cortana is native to the Windows 10 platform.... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, 950 XL, Band expected at 19 October launch event

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, 950 XL, Band expected at 19 October launch event

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The rumour mill is strongly suggesting Microsoft will be holding a hardware launch event in October that will see the Surface Pro 4, Band 2 and two new Lumias launched. The event's timing and content were leaked by Chinese site WPDang. The Verge confirmed... >>

Now the BlackBerry Passport appears on video, running Android

Now the BlackBerry Passport appears on video, running Android

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The Venice isn't the only BlackBerry that might be running Android. There have been rumours that the Passport might be getting an Android makeover too.  There's long been chatter about BlackBerry's relationship with Android. This started with support... >>

This iPhone 6 lasts an entire week, and yours could too

This iPhone 6 lasts an entire week, and yours could too

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Most iPhone 6 owners will be lucky to get a full day on a charge, but there is hope. One modified iPhone 6 lasts an entire week, thanks to hydrogen fuel cells. Essentially the modified iPhone 6 uses a miniaturised version of a hydrogen fuel cell system... >>

Huawei Nexus 6: What's the story so far?

Huawei Nexus 6: What's the story so far?

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Most of the major smartphones for 2015 have already been announced, with many of the flagships appearing at Mobile World Congress way back in March. The new Nexus, the next iteration of Google's purebred Android flagship, is one of the most anticipated... >>

Photos reveal that the Huawei Nexus looks awesome

Photos reveal that the Huawei Nexus looks awesome

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There has been plenty of speculation that Huawei is building a Nexus handset, and the growing mass of evidence makes it difficult to deny.  Having seen video renders for the new device, we've now got photos of what's reported to be a prototype of the... >>

Apple’s iPhone 6S appears to be packing an improved 12MP camera

Apple’s iPhone 6S appears to be packing an improved 12MP camera

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Apple looks set to improve its camera in the next iPhone. Rumours of a 12-megapixel sensor with improved lens add to leaks that also suggest the new snapper. The latest rumour pointing towards the upgraded snapper comes from a source of Business Insider... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus: Where can I get it?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus: Where can I get it?

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is here for those that want a larger sized version of Samsung's flagship smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is a whopping 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution. Under the hood is the same... >>

LG G Pad II wants to be the ultimate affordable media tablet

LG G Pad II wants to be the ultimate affordable media tablet

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LG has announced a new G Pad tablet, saying that long battery life and a large display are what people are asking for, without an increase in the price. The LG G Pad II has a 10.1-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution (224ppi), giving it an... >>

Big Mac, large fries, Android Pay: McDonald's outs 26 August live date

Big Mac, large fries, Android Pay: McDonald's outs 26 August live date

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We've all been waiting for Android Pay to officially launch and it could be as soon as 26 August, in the US at least, if details from McDonald's prove to be true. Android Police has got hands on some internal documents from McDonald's, informing staff... >>

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an "interesting toy", outlines plans for NFC Swatch

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an "interesting toy", outlines plans for NFC Swatch

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In an interview with Swiss paper Tages-Anzeiger, Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek candidly outlines smartwatch plans for the Swiss company moving forward, while taking the opportunity to call out manufacturers like Apple, Samsung and Sony for their rivalling... >>

First software update for OnePlus 2 now rolling out: Here's what it fixes

First software update for OnePlus 2 now rolling out: Here's what it fixes

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The first over-the-air software update for the OnePlus 2 has finally arrived. OnePlus said it was coming - with a few changes and fixes for bugs spotted in the company's new Android-based OxygenOS, and now it's here. The most important thing it addresses... >>

10 ways to upgrade your Mac

10 ways to upgrade your Mac

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Your Mac is about to faster, better, and more powerful. Just as long as you get the Mac power user bundle we're offering at Pocket-lint Deals. Don't miss your chance to get 10 amazing apps for your Mac and pay what you want. Grab the bundle now and:... >>

Amazon Echo will soon let you control SmartThings devices with your voice

Amazon Echo will soon let you control SmartThings devices with your voice

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Samsung-owned SmartThings will soon work with Amazon Echo, according to the company's now-unpublished blog post. The smart home platform is getting ready to release a second-generation home automation hub in September, and to complement the release of... >>

Somebody actually saw Moto 360 2 while on a Chicago train and snuck a pic

Somebody actually saw Moto 360 2 while on a Chicago train and snuck a pic

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Some guy in Chicago spotted the Moto 360 2 while out and about, then managed to sneakily grab a photo of it, and post it to Google+. Gerrit Gödecke said he saw it while on a Chicago commuter train, where there's apparently a "good chance" of catching... >>

Apple Watch smart bands that connect to watch's hidden port might launch in 2016

Apple Watch smart bands that connect to watch's hidden port might launch in 2016

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Apple might be working on new accessories for the Apple Watch. They're described as "smart bands" and could launch by next year. A Czech website has claimed the Cupertino-based company plans to announce new bands that plug into the hidden data port on... >>

Real-life first-person shooter takes to Chatroulette, the result is amazing

Real-life first-person shooter takes to Chatroulette, the result is amazing

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There have been a few real-life videos of first-person shooter games, but nothing like this. The creative geniuses at RealmPictures have created an entire gaming world, including zombies, weapons and boss baddies. But rather than just making a video,... >>

Is Samsung’s 18.4-inch 'Tahoe' Android tablet a size too far?

Is Samsung’s 18.4-inch 'Tahoe' Android tablet a size too far?

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Just when we thought tablets had become all they could be, a leak suggests Samsung wants to shake things up. A giant 18.4-inch Android tablet codenamed Tahoe has leaked from Samsung, according to SamMobile. The mega-tablet, named SM-T670, will apparently... >>

Apple iPhone 6S leak: Due 18 September, pre-order from 11th

Apple iPhone 6S leak: Due 18 September, pre-order from 11th

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The next generation Apple iPhone 6S release date has leaked many times and now it's appeared again in the most convincing leak yet. According to the leak the iPhone 6S will be available to pre-order from 11 September for a release date of 18 September.... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: When is it coming to my phone?

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: When is it coming to my phone?

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Google has announced that its next mobile operating system update will be called Andorid 6.0 Marshmallow. As is tradition, Google will release new Nexus devices with the latest OS preloaded, first. These are expected to arrive in the forms of new Nexus... >>

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

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Since GoPro launched its latest camera range in the GoPro Hero4 the photos being created are stunning. With it comes new 4K video speeds of 30 frames per second, a rear touchscreen display and two times faster image processing. The camera remains largely... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution. Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

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Scientists are all working hard to find the Holy Grail of batteries and it looks like solid state could be a contender. A recent paper from researchers at MIT, working with Samsung, details a new type of battery. This solid-state powerhouse will last... >>

This is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, expect an IFA appearance

This is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, expect an IFA appearance

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The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact appears to have leaked in promotional photos of the handset. While Sony is expected to unveil its next flagship in the Xperia Z5 at IFA, from 2 September, the Compact hasn't leaked much. These leaked photos come via Dutch site... >>