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Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

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Google Home has introduced the ability to buy items using your voice.Thanks to an integration with Google's Express online shopping service, you can shop for your everyday essentials, whether its paper towels or vitamins, and order them from participating... >>

HTC to only make high-end phones this year, will ditch cheap ones

HTC to only make high-end phones this year, will ditch cheap ones

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HTC has once again decided not to make entry-level phones.During its earnings call earlier this week, the company announced it will ditch cheap smartphones later this year, according to Phonescoop. HTC promised to support cheap phones that have been... >>

Huawei EMUI 5.0 tips and tricks: Take charge of your Mate 9, P9, Honor 8

Huawei EMUI 5.0 tips and tricks: Take charge of your Mate 9, P9, Honor 8

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Many have been quick to dismiss Huawei's latest mobile operating system, EMUI 5.0, as an less desirable rework of its Android Nougat base. It's because, by default, the system flings a lot of repeat alerts in your general direction in a bid to better... >>

Huawei joins voice assistant craze, is making its own helper for phones

Huawei joins voice assistant craze, is making its own helper for phones

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If you haven't noticed already, 2017 is the year of voice assistants.Amazon's Alexa seems to be everywhere, and now we have Google Assistant. And companies are putting these assistants in everything from speakers and phones to connected appliances. Samsung... >>

Apple TV 2017 will be 4K, maybe HDR too

Apple TV 2017 will be 4K, maybe HDR too

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Apple is said to be working on a new Apple TV set-top-box, possibly even for release later this year, as sales of the current generation device are reportedly slowing.Part of the reason given is that, while competitors embraced the 4K Ultra HD revolution,... >>

Apple's Siri thinks you're Lego Batman if you say "hey computer"

Apple's Siri thinks you're Lego Batman if you say "hey computer"

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Apple's Siri voice assistant is one of the stars of Lego Batman, with the voice appearing in the film as the Bat Computer.Now you can get in on the fun yourself as themed Easter Egg has been added to Siri on Apple devices to respond to certain phrases.You... >>

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

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WWDC 2017 is now official and it's confirmed as being held, as always, this June. It has pulled one surprise, however, as it's switched from the usual venue, even the usual city.Each year, Apple puts on a conference in California in order to showcase... >>

The crazy colours of Huawei P10 revealed: Gold, blue and, er, green

The crazy colours of Huawei P10 revealed: Gold, blue and, er, green

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Huawei has previously announced that it was working with Pantone to determine and use the latest fashionable colour tones with its new smartphones. Now we can see what shades have been chosen.Evan Blass, under his Twitter handle @evleaks, has posted... >>

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

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Panasonic was a big player in kickstarting this whole Ultra HD Blu-ray thing. It, alongside Samsung, launched the first player in 2016, aiming high, with the UB900. That was a remarkable piece of home entertainment kit and soon after followed the UB700,... >>

Denon AH-C160W wireless sports in-ears are built to last and sound great too

Denon AH-C160W wireless sports in-ears are built to last and sound great too

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Denon is targeting the more active among you with its latest pair of in-ears, the AH-C160W. They're a wireless pair of in-ear headphones that connect to a phone or portable music player via Bluetooth, of the more powerful Class 1 variety.Class 1 Bluetooth... >>

LG G6 gets UX 6.0 to make best use of massive 18:9 display

LG G6 gets UX 6.0 to make best use of massive 18:9 display

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LG has been drip feeding nuggets of information about its forthcoming flagship smartphone, the LG G6, for over a month. It will be unveiled the day before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on Sunday 26 February, but we already plenty.The latest official... >>

HTC is making a mobile VR headset unlike anything we've seen so far

HTC is making a mobile VR headset unlike anything we've seen so far

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HTC is making a mobile VR headset that's being described as something different than Google Daydream View and similar headsets.According to CNET, which spoke to Chief Financial Officer Chia-lin Chang, HTC has developed a VR product compatible with the... >>

PlayStation Now to be discontinued on PS3 and many more devices

PlayStation Now to be discontinued on PS3 and many more devices

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Sony has begun alerting people via email that its PlayStation Now service will have limited availability soon.The company said its game streaming service will only be available on PlayStation 4 and PC starting this summer. It is discontinuing the service... >>

Microsoft reveals date and time of its Xbox E3 2017 event

Microsoft reveals date and time of its Xbox E3 2017 event

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Microsoft has announced when it will hold its E3 2017 event.The company's event, also known as its Xbox briefing, is scheduled for 11 June at 2 PM ET. Typically, in previous years, it is held on the Monday morning of E3 week. Although the date and time... >>

Gotta catch even more….80 new Pokemon will be added to Pokemon Go later this week

Gotta catch even more….80 new Pokemon will be added to Pokemon Go later this week

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In November 2016, files were found in Pokemon Go's gaming code that suggested 100 new, Generation II Pokemon would be added to the game at some point. Today, Niantic has confirmed that 80 new Johto Pokemon, ones from the Gold and Silver games, a.k.a Generation... >>

Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio

Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio

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Panasonic has taken the wraps off its new range of audio products, that join the company's All Connected multi-room streaming platform.The new products include a one-box hi-fi micro system, slimline, wall-mountable all-in-one sound system and a new... >>

Panasonic will update top-tier 2016 televisions to support hybrid log gamma

Panasonic will update top-tier 2016 televisions to support hybrid log gamma

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There's a lot of chatter in HDR land about a new format called hybrid log gamma, or HLG to its friends. Hybrid log gamma is a new system for high dynamic range that's been co-developed by the BBC and it could be a future solution for broadcast HDR. While... >>

Huawei and Pantone collaborate to give products a splash of colour

Huawei and Pantone collaborate to give products a splash of colour

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Huawei has confirmed it has partnered up with The Pantone Colour Institute to "feature the latest colour trends in Huawei's upcoming product launches". The partnership has been created to help Huawei's new products, most notably and likely the P10 and... >>

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

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Google is getting ready to roll out Android Wear 2.0 to smartwatches.Google has released three major updates to Android Wear in the past two years. In this next version, you can expect a design overhaul, standalone apps, improvements to watch faces, messaging,... >>

This is what FIFA on Nintendo Switch looks like

This is what FIFA on Nintendo Switch looks like

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Electronic Arts might have pulled out of Nintendo Wii U development soon into its lifespan but it is one of the publishers committed to supporting Switch.We learned early doors that FIFA would be coming to the platform and now we've had a chance to see... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Samsung is rumoured to announce the successors to its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones in the next couple of months in the form of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. At least that's what the rumours suggest they will be called.This feature rounds up... >>

Huawei P10 and Watch 2 confirmed, announced during MWC on 26 February

Huawei P10 and Watch 2 confirmed, announced during MWC on 26 February

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After many rumours, leaked renders and all, the Huawei P10 smartphone has been officially confirmed.It will be formerly announced during Huawei's Mobile World Congress press conference on Sunday 26 February.We already knew about the event itself, but... >>

Canon EOS M6 is Canon’s new top viewfinder-free mirrorless camera

Canon EOS M6 is Canon’s new top viewfinder-free mirrorless camera

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Hot on the heels of the Canon EOS M5 - the mirrorless camera that, finally, put Canon in contention with some of its competition - the Japanese company has announced the EOS M6. It does away with the viewfinder (leaving a hotshoe in place for an accessory... >>

Canon EOS 77D and 800D expand mid-range EOS DSLR lineup

Canon EOS 77D and 800D expand mid-range EOS DSLR lineup

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If you're thinking of buying a feature-packed DSLR then chances are you'll be looking at a £1,000 piece of kit. Canon is looking to change that with the introduction of the EOS 77D and 800D cameras.If you're familiar with the Canon DSLR line-up you'll... >>

Jaguar drivers in UK can now pay for Shell gas without leaving their car

Jaguar drivers in UK can now pay for Shell gas without leaving their car

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Jaguar has introduced a new app integration that allows some drivers to use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel.The Shell app, described as a new cashless payment app, will work with several Jaguar Land Rover models. With it installed, you can drive... >>