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HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

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HTC has made it a lot easier on the wallet to try new VR apps.HTC currently offers the Vive headset and Viveport marketplace but from 5 April will add a Viveport Subscription service, a way of accessing apps and games for a monthly fee.At present, Vive... >>

Google Wifi's latest feature isn't going to make your kid very happy

Google Wifi's latest feature isn't going to make your kid very happy

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Google has updated its Wi-Fi router so that you can annoy your kids."Wi-Fi at home helps with special everyday moments," Google announced on Monday. "But as we all know, sometimes these moments can turn into hours spent watching videos or browsing photos.... >>

Amazon Cash lets you shop online without a bank card - here's how

Amazon Cash lets you shop online without a bank card - here's how

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If you don't have a bank card, shopping online is nearly impossible.People without access to credit and debit cards - including minors - are limited to using gift cards or throw-away refill cards when it comes to buying goods on the internet. Amazon,... >>

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Shape is a wall of sound that you'll definitely want

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Shape is a wall of sound that you'll definitely want

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Danish speaker brand Bang and Olufsen is no stranger when it comes to marrying high quality audio and innovation, and its latest product has a great case to be considered the perfect partnership. Bang and Olufsen at 92: A closer look at how the luxury... >>

Nokia 9 to feature QHD OLED display, iris scanner and OZO Audio

Nokia 9 to feature QHD OLED display, iris scanner and OZO Audio

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Nokia Power User has obtained new information about the Nokia 9, HMD's 2017 flagship, relating to various features and specs. We're running with the name of Nokia 9 on this story, because that's what the source claims. Nokia 8 flagship Android phone:... >>

Apple will design and produce its own graphics chip within two years

Apple will design and produce its own graphics chip within two years

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British-based technology Imagination Technologies has announced that Apple has ended its long-running partnership and will instead design and produce its own graphics chip for use in the iPhone and iPad.The company confirmed the news in a statement, saying: "Apple... >>

Full HTC Ocean details leak: pressure sensitive Edge Sensors and 3D audio recording

Full HTC Ocean details leak: pressure sensitive Edge Sensors and 3D audio recording

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Preview materials for the HTC U, currently code named Ocean, have leaked online courtesy of Android Headlines.They give us our best look yet at what to expect from HTC's 201 flagship device, including some innovative new gesture-controlled features that build... >>

Apple might add its True Tone auto-adjusting display to iPhone 8 models

Apple might add its True Tone auto-adjusting display to iPhone 8 models

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Remember Apple's True Tone display? It's coming to the iPhone.Here's the thing: this information comes from a research note from investment bank Barclays, as reported by MacRumors. These types of research notes, including notes from analysts like KGI... >>

April Fools' Day 2017: The best stories from around the web

April Fools' Day 2017: The best stories from around the web

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April Fools' Day is always a big occasion for tech companies and other manufacturers and retailers, who post many wonderful (and some not so) pranks on 1 April each year.This year is no different, with plenty of superb rib-ticklers and hoax products appearing... >>

FaceTune's new Memoji app morphs your selfies into animated emojis

FaceTune's new Memoji app morphs your selfies into animated emojis

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This isn't an April Fools' joke: the developer behind Facetune made an app that turns your face into an emoji.Israel-based Lightricks' newest app, Memoji, blends emoji cartoon characters with an image of your face. In other words, you can now emojify... >>

Google Maps is a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game for April Fools’ Day

Google Maps is a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game for April Fools’ Day

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It's that goofy time of year again: April Fools' Day.That means tech companies are briefly turning their apps and services into something lighthearted for the silly holiday. And for the last few years, Google has transformed its Maps app and web service... >>

7 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today

7 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today

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Google Home is more than just an internet-connected speaker with a voice assistant. It also works as a smart home hub.Google Assistant on Google Home can control smart home devices, although it's fair to say it doesn't support as many products as its... >>

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

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Destiny 2 is coming.By the time it arrives, the original Destiny will be three-years old. And while it is still going strong, with a huge fanbase sticking with the online multiplayer first-person shooter, it's just about time for a sequel.Bungie has continued... >>

Whoops! Google delays Android Wear 2.0 update due to software bug

Whoops! Google delays Android Wear 2.0 update due to software bug

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Have you been anxiously checking our list of when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive for your device?Well, we have some bad news: Google just confirmed the availability of its second iteration of Android Wear has been delayed, thanks to a tricky software bug... >>

What is Samsung DeX and how does it work?

What is Samsung DeX and how does it work?

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Samsung has announced DeX alongside the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.The DeX - a clever contraction of "desktop experience" - is the Android equivalent of Microsoft's Display Dock that launched with Windows 10 on mobile, allowing to... >>

Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early

Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early

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Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it one week earlier.Microsoft will start its multi-stage rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on 11 April, but if... >>

Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe?

Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe?

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Facebook isn't done copying competing, popular services, apparently.Mere days after it completed its assault on Snapchat by launching Facebook Stories, the social network has launched another new feature that aims to make GoFundMe and other charitable-giving... >>

Finally - Game of Thrones' first season 7 trailer is here

Finally - Game of Thrones' first season 7 trailer is here

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OMG. OMG. It's here.HBO has released the first trailer for the seventh season of Game of Thrones, the hit series that is due to return this summer. Called Long Walk, the 90-second trailer features characters like Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen,... >>

E3 2017: Rumours and what to expect from the world's biggest games show

E3 2017: Rumours and what to expect from the world's biggest games show

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It might be a couple of months away but plans for E3 2017 are already firming up.Microsoft has confirmed its press conference details, for example, and it's a shoo-in that the firm's new, 4K super console, Project Scorpio, to be unleashed.So here's what... >>

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

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To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview is no longer just a digital TV platform, it also embraces connected tech and online content.It offers connected TV shows directly within its electronic programme... >>

What is Bluetooth 5 and what does it offer?

What is Bluetooth 5 and what does it offer?

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Bluetooth is found in all manner of devices as a means of communicating with each other. Think smartphone connecting to smartwatch, music player connecting to wireless headphones and even Internet of Things and smarthome devices. Internet of Things explained:... >>

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

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The television industry never stands still, with manufacturers introducing new technologies every year to improve their TVs and convince you that now is the time to upgrade.Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs, we've seen the... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs S6 vs S6 edge: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs S6 vs S6 edge: What's the difference?

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Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were announced back in 2015, taking things to a whole new level for Samsung in terms of design, especially in the case of the edge model. They were the first to offer a more premium design with their glass and... >>

Will.i.am's first headphones are the wireless Buttons

Will.i.am's first headphones are the wireless Buttons

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Ex-Black Eyed Peas member and noted gadget lover Will.i.am has returned to the tech world with another new product. The i.am+ Buttons are a pair of wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones, with a connecting neck strap. Best Bluetooth headphones 2017: 10... >>

Blue Origin shows off first interior photos of its tourist space rocket

Blue Origin shows off first interior photos of its tourist space rocket

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We've all heard of Virgin Galactic, but did you know the founder of Amazon has his own private spaceflight company? Well, it's released the first interior photos of its tourism-designed New Shepard rocket.These photos offer a look at the inside of New... >>