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15 secret WhatsApp tricks you might not know about

15 secret WhatsApp tricks you might not know about

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WhatsApp. Wonderful, wonderful, WhatsApp. The messaging service that made BBM look boring and text messages redundant.Of course there are now heaps of messaging services around, but WhatsApp has had a massive head start on almost all of them, meaning... >>

Commuting this morning? Take Your Time with Mpow M3 Headphones on your Journey

Commuting this morning? Take Your Time with Mpow M3 Headphones on your Journey

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The daily commute can be a real slog: early starts, packed trains and getting home late. One of the best ways to alleviate the burden of commuting is by listening to some music and the Mpow M3 headphones are the perfect companion.The Mpow M3 headphones connect... >>

Stream your Steam games directly to a Samsung TV without a Steam Link

Stream your Steam games directly to a Samsung TV without a Steam Link

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Streaming your PC games to a television is not a new concept, but you generally have to have a set-top-box doohickey plugged into the set.Now though, Valve's Steam service is trialling a direct Smart TV application that can play compatible games stored... >>

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?

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Over the past few years you may have heard a number of companies, app makers and service providers announce that they're launching two factor verification or two factor authentication, often abbreviated to 2FV. If you ever wondered what the heck it even... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Best outdoor smart home cameras: See outside your home anytime

Best outdoor smart home cameras: See outside your home anytime

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There are plenty of smart home security cameras available to help you keep an eye on the inside of your home from wherever you may be, but there are also now a number of options for keeping check on the outside too.In the past, security systems for around... >>

Google Blocks is a new tool anyone can use to make 3D models in VR

Google Blocks is a new tool anyone can use to make 3D models in VR

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Google has a new virtual reality tool.This tool is really an app. It's unique in that it lets you create colourful 3D models in VR. Called Google Blocks, it's free and available now for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Tthe important thing to note about Google... >>

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

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The Nintendo Switch just got a companion app for online services.During a Nintendo Direct event on Thursday, Nintendo announced a new app called Nintendo Switch Online. It will be available from 21 July, the same day Splatoon 2 becomes available. According... >>

Fender Play will teach you how to strum your favourite tune in no time

Fender Play will teach you how to strum your favourite tune in no time

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Want to learn how to play guitar? Fender will now show you.Sure, you can always go pick up a bunch of books that tell you how, or you can watch some videos on YouTube or even play Rocksmith, but the company, which is widely known for its guitars, has... >>

Motorola to hold 25 July event, likely for new phones and mods

Motorola to hold 25 July event, likely for new phones and mods

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Motorola is holding an event in New York City in a couple weeks.The Lenovo-owned company has sent out invites to the media for a launch event on 25 July, telling guests: “You won’t want to miss this". The actual invite is a GIF of a hallway of some... >>

Cameramaker RED just announced a phone with a holographic display

Cameramaker RED just announced a phone with a holographic display

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RED, the high-end camera manufacturer, makes a phone now.Called Hydrogen One, its stand-out feature is a “holographic display", which is described as a 5.7-inch screen that apparently uses nanotechnology to toggle "between traditional 2D content, holographic... >>

Pokemon Go on its first birthday will let you catch Pikachu in Ash's hat

Pokemon Go on its first birthday will let you catch Pikachu in Ash's hat

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It seems like just yesterday that everyone could be found outside, wandering the streets, trying to catch 'em all.Pokemon Go is one years old now. And to celebrate the app's one-year anniversary, or first birthday, however you want to look at it, Niantic... >>

Blue Apron: 10 kitchen gadgets to make cooking easier

Blue Apron: 10 kitchen gadgets to make cooking easier

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So you’ve signed up to Blue Apron, meaning all the ingredients for cooking tonight’s dinner are sorted. You know they’ll arrive in just the right amounts. But cooking requires careful preparation, as any sous-chef will tell you. Make sure you have... >>

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

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Seat has released a new version of its DriveApp Android application that now fully integrates with Android Auto. The Spanish car manufacturer claims to be the first to support the Android-based in-car system with a dedicated application.Seat DriveApp... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera spotted in the wild

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera spotted in the wild

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A photo of what is alleged to be the camera unit from the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has popped up online.Posted by Tung Ha on his Facebook page, the image purportedly shows the dual-camera array, flash and fingerprint sensor on the rear of, what... >>

Best Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases: Protect your new Samsung smartphone

Best Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases: Protect your new Samsung smartphone

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offer stunning designs, huge displays and plenty of power. They come with IP68 waterproofing, super slim bezels, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and 18.5:9 ratio curved screens.As with all smartphones though, they won't... >>

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

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You might not have known already, but Amazon Prime members in certain cities have the option to order deliveries to arrive on the same day. Indeed, they can even arrive within one or two hours, with the latter available as a free option.Known as Amazon... >>

Nokia and Zeiss jump back into bed for future smartphone cameras

Nokia and Zeiss jump back into bed for future smartphone cameras

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Nokia and Zeiss have jointly confirmed an "exclusive" partnership, aiming to bring you the best of smartphone camera experiences."Our fans want more than a great smartphone camera, they want a complete imaging experience that doesn't just set the standard... >>

This smart wallet lets you take a picture of who's stealing your money

This smart wallet lets you take a picture of who's stealing your money

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Is there anything more cheesy than videos on crowdfunding sites?Volterman, a new project on Indiegogo, is no exception. If you can manage to ignore the cringe-worthy trailer, you might actually be impressed by what Volterman has to offer. The whole idea... >>

Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap?

Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap?

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Surprise! Snapchat has updated again.At this point, Snapchat updates are becoming a weekly, if not daily, thing. But this latest update is worth talking about, because it gives average iOS and Android users a feature commonly limited to brands and advertisers:... >>

China's Alibaba launched its own Echo-like speaker with an AI helper

China's Alibaba launched its own Echo-like speaker with an AI helper

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China’s Alibaba is one of the world's largest internet ecommerce sites, and it just announced its own rival to Amazon Echo.Called the Tmall Genie, it features the AliGenie voice assistant, which is very similar to Amazon Alexa in that it offers smart... >>

Just ask Alexa to learn about Prime Day deals and sign up for Prime

Just ask Alexa to learn about Prime Day deals and sign up for Prime

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Amazon is holding its annual Prime Day sale in a week, but it's already letting you ask Alexa about all the planned discounts.For those who have Prime, Amazon is allowing early access to Prime Day deals, as long as you own an Alexa device. You can access... >>

Nintendo Switch neon green and neon pink Joy-Cons now available to pre-order

Nintendo Switch neon green and neon pink Joy-Cons now available to pre-order

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One of the things we've loved about the Nintendo Switch is the way you can customise it with differently coloured Joy-Cons.Even if you bought the grey Switch at launch - either because you had to because the red and blue version had sold out or you liked... >>

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

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A smart home consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smart home cool team - the camera.Smart home cameras will not... >>

EE and Qualcomm demo Gigabit LTE in the real world, speeds up to 750Mbps achieved

EE and Qualcomm demo Gigabit LTE in the real world, speeds up to 750Mbps achieved

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EE, Qualcomm and Sony, with its Xperia XZ Premium smartphone, partnered to show Gigabit LTE mobile broadband working in a real world UK environment today.During an event at Wembley Stadium in London - which EE sponsors - Pocket-lint saw the new Sony phone... >>