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iPhone 8 price could be as high as $999, says report

iPhone 8 price could be as high as $999, says report

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It's hard to believe, but we could have a new iPhone by next month.Make that three new iPhones, to be exact. And according to The New York Times, at least one of them is going to be ridiculously expensive, which is something we've been hearing about for... >>

HTC wants to sell its Vive VR division or maybe even itself entirely

HTC wants to sell its Vive VR division or maybe even itself entirely

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When you hear the name HTC, do you think about phones or VR?A couple years ago, you might've said phones, but now, you're probably thinking about the company's VR headset. After all, HTC hasn't exactly dominated the mobile device space in a while, and... >>

Facebook's Echo Show-like device is codenamed Aloha, coming in 2018

Facebook's Echo Show-like device is codenamed Aloha, coming in 2018

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Facebook is getting serious about making hardware for consmers.According to a report from Business Insider, Facebook is making a video chat device, which is codenamed Aloha, and Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth is leading the project. This report follows... >>

Samsung's new fitness smartwatch, Gear Sport, pops up in leaked image

Samsung's new fitness smartwatch, Gear Sport, pops up in leaked image

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Things are getting more interesting with that new Gear watch.Samsung revealed after its Unpacked/Galaxy Note 8 event that it will announce its next Gear-branded watch while at IFA 2017. While some reports wondered if that meant the successor to the Gear... >>

Audi A8 can be specced with a 23 speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system

Audi A8 can be specced with a 23 speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system

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Audi has turned to Danish audio company Bang & Olufsen once again for its in-car sound system for the Audi A8, but this time there's a slight difference. Audi A8 (2017) preview: The most technological car interior, ever? The system for the A8 can be specified... >>

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

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Here we round up the best handset deals available to you in the US for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. With many phones looking like clones, or brands nonchalantly pushing out the same old design year-on-year, Samsung is in that favourable position... >>

What is Amazon Top Up and how does it work?

What is Amazon Top Up and how does it work?

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If you don't have a bank card, shopping online is nearly impossible.You're likely limited to using throw-away refill cards when it comes to buying goods on the internet. Amazon, however, has introduced a new service in the UK, called Amazon Top Up, that... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 leaks out on Amazon ahead of IFA launch

Sony Xperia XZ1 leaks out on Amazon ahead of IFA launch

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Even though we could be pretty certain that Sony would unveil the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact at IFA next week, Amazon has accidentally confirmed the news for us. The retail giant accidentally posted a listing for the XZ1, along with pictures of it in... >>

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2017: Jurassic World Evolution, FIFA 18, Star Wars and more

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2017: Jurassic World Evolution, FIFA 18, Star Wars and more

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This week, the games industry has been meeting en masse in Cologne for Europe's biggest videogames show, Gamescom.And that means there are plenty of new games trailers released online that you won't have seen before.All of the biggest games for... >>

Hurry! Amazon's Fire tablets for kids are £30 off, just in time for school

Hurry! Amazon's Fire tablets for kids are £30 off, just in time for school

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Summer is almost over.Do you know what that means? The kids get to go back to school, and thanks to a new deal from Amazon, they'll be able to return with a kid-friendly tablet in tow. Amazon is currently offering up to £30 off its range of Fire Kids... >>

Amazon Alexa coming to a Skoda near you soon

Amazon Alexa coming to a Skoda near you soon

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Skoda has confirmed it is working on integrating Amazon Alexa into its future in-car infotainment systems, to replace the current voice-controlled system. Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work? Alexa will offer more... >>

Apple to unveil all three iPhone models on 12 September, will go on sale 22 September

Apple to unveil all three iPhone models on 12 September, will go on sale 22 September

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There are just two major flagship phone launches left in 2017, the second-generation Google Pixel phones and the Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8. Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: What's the story so far?  We've recently heard that the former... >>

Ruark Audio's R7 MKIII radiogram is all the music system you could ever need

Ruark Audio's R7 MKIII radiogram is all the music system you could ever need

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British audio company Ruark Audio has announced the third-generation of R7 all-in-one audio system. First launched in 2013, the R7 has undergone numerous changes in its four year history, but along the way has retained its sensational looks.It still very... >>

Google Pixel 2 to launch on 5 October, will come with Snapdragon 836

Google Pixel 2 to launch on 5 October, will come with Snapdragon 836

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The second-generation of Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will launch on Thursday 5 October, at least that's according to Evan Blass. Considering Blass' track record with leaks, we're sitting up and taking notice of this one. Google Pixel... >>

Samsung confirms its smart speaker, says Bixby will add Spotify support

Samsung confirms its smart speaker, says Bixby will add Spotify support

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The smart speaker space is about to get a lot more crowded.A couple years after Amazon launched the Amazon Echo, and a year after Google launched the Google Home, and months after Apple announced the HomePod, Samsung has announced it is developing a smart... >>

Samsung will announce the next Gear smartwatch at IFA 2017

Samsung will announce the next Gear smartwatch at IFA 2017

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The successor to the Gear S3 will debut next week.Samsung told CNBC after its Unpacked/Galaxy Note 8 event that it will announce its next Gear-branded watch while at IFA 2017. The company, which has used the electronics trade show to introduce a Gear... >>

This Amazon Music skill lets you ask Alexa to play bedtime, yoga music

This Amazon Music skill lets you ask Alexa to play bedtime, yoga music

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Amazon has launched Amazon Music "activities" for its Alexa.What does that mean? Here's the background: Last year, Amazon launched its Amazon Music Unlimited service, giving people the ability to stream music from their phone, computer, and Amazon Echo... >>

Samsung reveals Gear Fit 2 Pro features like water resistance, GPS

Samsung reveals Gear Fit 2 Pro features like water resistance, GPS

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Samsung made a new fitness-tracking wearable.Called the Gear Fit 2 Pro, it completely leaked online right before Samsung's Unpacked event. A listing on Samsung’s Malaysia website was spotted by leakster Evan Blass. Although the page is down now, and... >>

Dual camera smartphones: The history running through to the Galaxy Note 8

Dual camera smartphones: The history running through to the Galaxy Note 8

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With more and more smartphones launching with a dual camera system, or two lenses on the back, we're taking a look at where this has all come from and romp through the history of dual lens smartphones. Dual lens cameras on smartphones aren't new, with... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera explored: What can the dual lens camera do?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera explored: What can the dual lens camera do?

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The Note 8 isn't just about wiping away the memory of the flamin' Note 7, it's also about the debut of a new camera arrangement, a camera that's very likely to find its way into the Galaxy S9 in 2018.Of all the smartphone companies, Samsung is the biggest... >>

Google Home is now on sale for £99 from £129 for a limited time only

Google Home is now on sale for £99 from £129 for a limited time only

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Not to be outdone by Amazon, Google is offering a sale on its smart speaker, too.Earlier today, Pocket-lint told you that Amazon has discounted the price of its Amazon Echo speaker to just £99.99, for a limited time only. That's a generous £50 off the... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7: What's the difference?

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Samsung officially unveiled the new Note 8 on 23 August at its Unpacked event in New York. The new Galaxy Note 8 succeeds the Galaxy Note 7, a device that started off as an excellent smartphone until battery issues saw it discontinued, leaving Note users... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was a fantastic phone, until the battery issues destroyed its reputation and left it with a legacy of being the only phone to be singled out before boarding a flight.We expected the Note family to die with the Note 7, but it lives... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 official: Dual cameras come to the S Pen superphone

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 official: Dual cameras come to the S Pen superphone

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Confirming news that will surprise no one, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now official, with Samsung releasing another big screen, pipping the Galaxy S8+ in the inches department and stretching to 6.3-inches. The Galaxy Note 8 evolves the design of the... >>

HP Omen X is a high-end gaming laptop you can easily upgrade

HP Omen X is a high-end gaming laptop you can easily upgrade

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Every now and then, HP does something for gamers.For instance, earlier this year, it introduced a new line of Omen gaming laptops and products. And now, while at Gamescom 2017, the company has updated the line, with the debut of the Omen X laptop, a high-end... >>

Libratone Zipp: The funky speaker to fit any mood and style

Libratone Zipp: The funky speaker to fit any mood and style

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The Libratone Zipp catches your attention before you even turn it on. It looks like no other speaker, in lots of ways.First, there's the zip that gives the gadget its name. Wrapped around the speaker is a soft cloth jacket that's held in place by the... >>

Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range

Your future electric Audi could come with a solar roof to extend its range

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German car manufacturer Audi has partnered up with Alta Devices, a subsidiary of Chinese solar-cell producer, Hanergy, to develop a thin solar film layer to be installed in car roofs. Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on... >>

LG V30+ name and logo confirmed, may only offer minor upgrades

LG V30+ name and logo confirmed, may only offer minor upgrades

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As soon as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch is out the way this evening, all eyes will be turning to LG's press conference at IFA on 31 August. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know LG V30 Plus confirmed, released at same time... >>

Gamescom 2017: All the announcements and games that matter

Gamescom 2017: All the announcements and games that matter

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Although E3 opened its doors to the public in June, Germany's Gamescom has been doing so for years. What's more, it has become something of a cosplay magnet in the last few.You're just as likely to bump into a fan dressed as Pikachu as an industry type... >>

Meizu announces M6 Note smartphone with dual-lens camera

Meizu announces M6 Note smartphone with dual-lens camera

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has released the M6 Note, a phone that on paper looks like it will will be a more wallet-friendly version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Meizu Pro 6 Plus review: A true alternative flagship?  The M6 Note represents... >>

Google Home Express shopping: How to find and buy items using just your voice

Google Home Express shopping: How to find and buy items using just your voice

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Google has introduced the ability to buy items using your voice, through the Google Home smart speaker or Google Assistant on your compatible smartphone.Thanks to an integration with Google's Express online shopping service, you can shop for your everyday... >>

Your DJI Spark drone won't work if you don't install this firmware soon

Your DJI Spark drone won't work if you don't install this firmware soon

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DJI has issued a new firmware update you must install on your Spark.If you don't install it, your Spark drone will not be able to take off. Somehow - presumably using some form of dark magic - the Spark features a lot of the same technologies as the... >>

Sony made a silver Gran Turismo Sport-themed version of the PS4

Sony made a silver Gran Turismo Sport-themed version of the PS4

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Sony made a new, silver version of the PlayStation 4. It's completely the same on the inside, compared to the standard PS4; it just has Gran Turismo Sport-themed design. More specifically, according to Sony, it has an "exclusive Gran Turismo Sport silver... >>

This is Lamborghini's latest luxury Android phone that you can't afford

This is Lamborghini's latest luxury Android phone that you can't afford

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Even though few people can afford them, expensive luxury smartphones are a thing.And the latest one comes from Tonino Lamborghini, the brand that's become synonymous with luxury cars. Dubbed the Alpha-One, the "signature smartphone" is now available at... >>

Motorola Moto X4: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto X4: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Motorola will have five phone ranges on shelves before the end of 2017. We've already seen the new Moto G5 range, Moto C range, Moto E range, as well as the Moto Z2 Play and Moto Z2 Force, but the Moto X has also made a comeback.The Moto X took a... >>

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 and car companies tare all too... >>

Moto X4 fully revealed in pics shared by official Motorola distributor

Moto X4 fully revealed in pics shared by official Motorola distributor

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In case you haven't heard, Lenovo-owned Motorola is reviving the Moto X line in the form of the Moto X4.The device is set to be released this year, but we already know what it looks like, thanks to Motorola Iran's official distributor, which seems to... >>

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung announced the Gear Fit2 in June 2016, bringing GPS tracking and a new design to the original Gear Fit model. Fast forward one year (and a bit) and the South Korean company has another fitness device up its sleeve in the form of the Gear Fit2... >>

Alexa now knows everything about Formula 1

Alexa now knows everything about Formula 1

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Amazon's Alexa smart assistant has recently been updated with an encyclopedic knowledge of Formula 1, and so will be able to answer any questions you may have. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible? The built-in functionality... >>

These Apple iPhone 8 parts further confirm all-screen front

These Apple iPhone 8 parts further confirm all-screen front

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Just when you thought we couldn't see any new images of the iPhone 8 amongst the swaithe of renders and leaked photos, some images purporting to be genuine parts further prove it will have an all-screen front panel. Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get exclusive run of Snapdragon 845, possible module design

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get exclusive run of Snapdragon 845, possible module design

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Samsung is rumoured to be at it again, just like it managed obtained exclusive 'first dibs' on the Snapdragon 835 processor this year, the S9 is expected to be the first to use the next-generation Snapdragon 845 processor as well. Samsung Galaxy S9: What's... >>

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant now rolling out to 200 countries worldwide

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant now rolling out to 200 countries worldwide

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Samsung has announced that it's very own Bixby voice assistant is now rolling out to 200 countries worldwide. The assistant currently only supports US English and Korean languages, so there may be a few language barriers to overcome, but it's welcome... >>

Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in

Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in

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It seems Google is ramping up its hardware efforts. Following the news that the company is working on a new Chromebook Pixel and a smaller version of the Google Home smart speaker - along with two new Pixel phones of course, fresh evidence suggests a... >>

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

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Word on the grapevine says that Google will have more than just two new Pixel phones to unveil at its hardware event, expected to take place in October. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know Android Police has... >>

You can now buy the HTC Vive VR headset at a huge £200 discount

You can now buy the HTC Vive VR headset at a huge £200 discount

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The HTC Vive virtual reality headset is now $200 cheaper.That means the system’s cost has been brought down to $599 in the US (or £599 in the UK). The discount will likely stoke consumer interest, and it keeps the system more in line with the Oculus... >>

Apple might offer films right after they hit cinemas - but at a high cost

Apple might offer films right after they hit cinemas - but at a high cost

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Cinema chains must be super worried right now.Major Hollywood studios are deciding whether to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theatres, according to Bloomberg, which talked to unnamed people "familiar with the matter". These... >>

Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know

Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know

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Following its initial announcements of updates to Photos, Home and Assistant, Google finally got around to Android Oreo at its main I/O 2017 keynote. While there's not a whole lot new visually in Android Oreo, there's plenty that will help improve it... >>

Android O has finally been named: Watch the full reveal here

Android O has finally been named: Watch the full reveal here

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The next version of Android is officially known as Android Oreo.Android O has been in developer beta for a while, with the final version expected to launch soon, but now, we finally know its official name. We know this because Google just announced it... >>

The wait is over: Android O is officially called Android Oreo

The wait is over: Android O is officially called Android Oreo

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Google has announced the official name of Android O.During a live-streamed event on 21 August, the company announced Android O will be called Android Oreo. The "event", which was scheduled around the same time as the 2017 solar eclipse, consisted of... >>

Solar eclipse 2017: Smartphone photography tips and tricks

Solar eclipse 2017: Smartphone photography tips and tricks

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You probably want to take a picture of today's solar eclipse using your very own smartphone, right?Before you do, you should look up about whether it's OK. Here are some tips on how to safely take the best eclipse photos using your iPhone or Android smartphone,... >>