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Android N preview available to phones other than Nexus at last

Android N preview available to phones other than Nexus at last

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Google has decided to begin sharing the Android N Developer Preview to more handsets than just its Nexus devices, in a world first. Now owners of the Sony Xperia Z3 will be able to install and try out the Android N Developer Preview. The idea behind the... >>

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

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The current version of Google's mobile OS is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and roll-out of the new OS is well underway across devices globally. As is tradition, it comes pre-installed on Google's latest Nexus devices - the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P - and it quickly... >>

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

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Messe Berlin, the organisers behind consumer electronic show IFA that takes place annually in Berlin in September, has launched a new event in Shenzhen called CE China. First thoughts? God help us, not another consumer electronics show. Second thoughts?... >>

New Amazon Fire tablet options added, 16GB for just £60

New Amazon Fire tablet options added, 16GB for just £60

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Amazon is expanding its line-up of super cheap tablets with new versions of its entry level device being added from 28 April. The Amazon Fire tablet impressed us greatly ahead of Christmas last year as it offers a lot of bang for your buck. At just £50... >>

These driverless pod cars will be on the road this year

These driverless pod cars will be on the road this year

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Autonomous cars are coming, sooner than you may think, with self-driving pod style cars hitting the streets by the end of this year. The driverless pods are due to arrive on limited roads in Singapore before the end of 2016 as a way for families to get... >>

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... >>

Nanowire battery can extend your phone battery life by hundreds of thousands of times

Nanowire battery can extend your phone battery life by hundreds of thousands of times

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Science has done it again. Another battery breakthrough is here to change batteries forever, this time by extending life thanks to nanowires. The battery advancement, made by researchers at the University of California Irvine, means these batteries can... >>

Next at Acer: Watch the Predator and laptops live-stream here

Next at Acer: Watch the Predator and laptops live-stream here

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It's Acer time. The Taiwanese company is all set to unveil new products at its global press conference, starting 16:00 BST (that's 11:00 EST in New York City where the conference is taking place), and you can watch it via the stream live below. So what... >>

Game of Thrones season 6: When is it on and how can I watch it?

Game of Thrones season 6: When is it on and how can I watch it?

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Game of Thrones season 6 is now upon us, having been shown in the US and simulcast in the UK at 2am. But for many Brits, they are still to catch it and after months of speculation (and harassment for Kit Harrington) will finally find out if Jon Snow... >>

B&O Beoplay A1 Bluetooth stylish speaker lasts a whopping 24-hours

B&O Beoplay A1 Bluetooth stylish speaker lasts a whopping 24-hours

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B&O Play has gone back to the drawing board to create a small speaker that's portable but doesn't compromise on sound or power, the result is the Beoplay A1. The Beoplay A1 is co-created by designer Cecille Manz meaning it's not only functional but attractive... >>

Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

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There have been plenty of Android devices dedicated to gaming. Many even believed that an Android games console could rival dedicated machines from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft one day. However, while plenty have tried, all have seemingly failed. Ouya,... >>

Acer Predator gaming laptops, desktops, projector and more hit India

Acer Predator gaming laptops, desktops, projector and more hit India

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Acer has taken the wraps off its Predator range of gaming-focused machines that are headed to India. That includes Acer Predator laptops, desktops, monitors and projector. The Acer Predator range is in the same market as the Dell Alienware or Asus Rog... >>

PlayStation 5 might never happen, reveals Sony

PlayStation 5 might never happen, reveals Sony

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With all the talk of a PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5 (whichever moniker you fancy) it seems that Sony is looking to morph its current console into something more powerful and proficient. Where does that leave the next generation though? If Sony is able... >>

Xbox One to run full Windows 10 apps from summer, VLC confirmed

Xbox One to run full Windows 10 apps from summer, VLC confirmed

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In the continuing battle with Sony and the PlayStation 4, Microsoft has concentrated on ensuring its console is a viable option for gamers. However, it is also soon to be the most supported on the market when it comes to apps. One of those, it has been... >>

That crazy successful Exploding Kittens card game is now an Android app

That crazy successful Exploding Kittens card game is now an Android app

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One of the most-backed campaigns on Kickstarter is now an Android game. Remember Exploding Kittens? It's an excellent card game. Because, well, anything with kittens and explosions and cards is perfect. The world seems to agree with us, because within... >>

Apple iOS 10 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Apple iOS 10 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Apple released iOS 9 to the public alongside new iPhones last autumn, and since then it's rolled up multiple updates, but now we're looking ahead to see what the next major version of Apple's mobile operating system will include. We've rounded up all... >>

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

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Microsoft has announced that after 10 years of production it will no longer make Xbox 360 consoles. The machine turned 10 years old last November, and Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are "starting... >>

Accomplish more in your day: 2 apps to boost productivity

Accomplish more in your day: 2 apps to boost productivity

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For the creative mind, staying organized can be an uphill battle that lasts a lifetime. Keeping your thoughts and ideas structured is essential to turn them into successful executions, and that’s why we’ve put together two great new offers on Pocket-lint... >>

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

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LG's message in its 2015 televisions was about curved OLED, later releasing flat models to accompany the curved versions. With 2016, the message is still very much about OLED, Ultra HD and HDR, but guess what? The lead model moves to flat instead. OLED... >>

Perfect your resume with Resumonk Resume Creator

Perfect your resume with Resumonk Resume Creator

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Your career accomplishments will set the course for greater success in the future, but properly conveying your expertise is essential for opening doors to new opportunities. When you’re ready to take the next step in your career, construct a top-notch... >>

LeEco goes beyond its electric Aston Martin RapidE with new autonomous LeSEE car

LeEco goes beyond its electric Aston Martin RapidE with new autonomous LeSEE car

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LeEco shot to fame after it began investing in the first electric Aston Martin, the 1000bhp RapidE – now it's unveiled its own autonomous car, LeSEE. LeEco also makes smartphones and televisions but it's really pushing cars right now following its Aston... >>

LeEco beats Apple to headphone jack free phone with 6GB RAM: Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2

LeEco beats Apple to headphone jack free phone with 6GB RAM: Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2

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LeEco, the Chinese brand which launched the first USB-C smartphone and is helping make the first electric Aston Martin, has unveiled a range of new handsets all without headphone jacks. Apple has been rumoured to ditch the headphone jack for its iPhone... >>

Now you can turn any plant into a phone and tablet battery charger

Now you can turn any plant into a phone and tablet battery charger

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Charge your phone using leaves, nature’s solar panels, thanks to a new smart plant pot called Bioo. The Bioo, currently on Indiegogo, is able to harness the energy gathering process of photosynthesis in order to create power. You can then plug your... >>

Apple MacBook (2016) vs MacBook (2015): What's the difference?

Apple MacBook (2016) vs MacBook (2015): What's the difference?

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Considering the 12-inch Retina display MacBook was released last April it was due for a refresh and Apple hasn't disappointed. A new model has been announced and is now available to buy from Apple.com, Apple retail stores and select partners. As before,... >>

World’s first HDR display smartphone, the Sony Xperia X Premium leaks

World’s first HDR display smartphone, the Sony Xperia X Premium leaks

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Sony has already wowed the world with its Xperia X Performance smartphone which sports a 4K screen, yet it may already have an HDR upgrade. The Sony Xperia X Premium is being leaked as the world's first HDR smartphone which is set to be the brightest... >>