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This video render shows just how gorgeous the iPhone 8 could be

This video render shows just how gorgeous the iPhone 8 could be

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The iPhone 8, Apple's supposed special edition to mark 10 years of the iPhone, has, unsurprisingly, been subject to its fair share of leaks and rumours. From those leaks, digital artists are able to come with renders to show what it could look like. Apple... >>

Move over, Alexa: More Cortana devices and skills are on the way

Move over, Alexa: More Cortana devices and skills are on the way

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Harman Kardon isn't the only company making a Cortana device.Smart speakers are everywhere. Amazon now offers - count them - five different Alexa-powered speakers, while Google has the Assistant-powered Google Home, and even Apple is expected to launch... >>

PBS made an adorable Chromecast-like TV streaming stick for kids

PBS made an adorable Chromecast-like TV streaming stick for kids

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PBS thinks your kid may want to be a cord-cutter too.There are a dozens of ways you can access your favourite TV shows and movies, whether you own a streaming set-top box, such as Apple TV or Roku, or even a streaming stick/HDMI dongle such as Google... >>

Tesla Solar Roof: Everything you need to know

Tesla Solar Roof: Everything you need to know

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Tesla has begun letting customers pre-order its Solar Roof.Six months after announcing the eco-friendly product, the car-maker has finally shared all the details about Solar Roof, including how the roof's solar tiles work, how much they cost, and what... >>

Pico Goblin is a wire-free Android VR headset that doesn't need a smartphone

Pico Goblin is a wire-free Android VR headset that doesn't need a smartphone

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Virtual reality headset firm Pico Interactive will debut its new all-in-one Pico Gobiln next month at the E3 2017 videogames show in Los Angeles.It's a mobile-style Android headset, with no wires and similar to a Daydream or Samsung Gear VR device, but... >>

Samsung Bixby voice-controlled speaker incoming? Patents would suggest so

Samsung Bixby voice-controlled speaker incoming? Patents would suggest so

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Patently Mobile has obtained a granted design patent for an "audio device" made by Samsung. However, since it's only a design patent, it doesn't give away any details as to specs or features, but just shows us a design that Samsung has in mind. What is... >>

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: When is it and will it be streamed live online?

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: When is it and will it be streamed live online?

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E3 2017 is coming up fast, with the videogames show officially opening its doors on starting on Tuesday 13 June.But this year the action starts on the Saturday beforehand, earlier than ever before. There are press events taking place across the weekend,... >>

Blue Satellite wireless headphones combine built-in amp and ANC in a $400 package

Blue Satellite wireless headphones combine built-in amp and ANC in a $400 package

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Blue Microphones, the Californian audio production best known for its...er, microphones, has announced its latest pair of headphones. The Satellite are the company's first pair of wireless headphones, and employ some clever, patent pending technology... >>

The Nintendo Switch accessory we've all been waiting for is coming in June

The Nintendo Switch accessory we've all been waiting for is coming in June

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When we reviewed the Nintendo Switch in March we called for a second Switch dock to be sold separately. Nintendo has now responded, saying that you will be able to buy a second dock from 23 June.The Nintendo Switch is a portable games console, so it's... >>

This is the new Nokia 3310, and you can buy it on 24 May

This is the new Nokia 3310, and you can buy it on 24 May

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Nokia launched a new version of the iconic Nokia 3310 during Mobile World Congress 2017 and the retro-fantastic phone grabbed plenty of attention.Except it isn't quite as retro as you might want it to be. The Nokia 3310, originally launched in 2000,... >>

HP Elite x2 is the Surface Pro 4-trumping laptop hybrid your business deserves

HP Elite x2 is the Surface Pro 4-trumping laptop hybrid your business deserves

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HP has introduced the latest version of its Elite X2 1012 G2, a tablet with a detachable keyboard, that's targeted at businesses and IT professionals, and will go head to head with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. HP and Acer announce budget laptops running... >>

40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA

40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA

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Electronic Arts firmly believes that the shift to digital downloads over physical copies of games is gathering pace. It has claimed that, by the end of 2017, digital downloads will account for at least 40 per cent of all sales.During a financial call... >>

HTC One X10 gets wider rollout, 5.5-inch octa-core handset with 16MP camera

HTC One X10 gets wider rollout, 5.5-inch octa-core handset with 16MP camera

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HTC has introduced a mid-range handset for around £300 that features a decent spec list for the money.The HTC One X10 has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor and 3GB of RAM. There's also a 16-megapixel camera on... >>

Microsoft HomeHub for Windows 10 wants to be your smart home control centre

Microsoft HomeHub for Windows 10 wants to be your smart home control centre

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Microsoft appears to be planning its own rival to the likes of Amazon Echo and Apple HomeKit, in the form of HomeHub. The smart home control feature, or at least the first stages of it, will become part of Windows 10, possibly in the next update due in... >>

Apple's Siri speaker: What's the story so far?

Apple's Siri speaker: What's the story so far?

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Apple is working on its own Amazon Echo or Google Home-like device, according to several reports from the last few months.These reports have claimed that Apple is already testing the product inside Apple employees' homes, and that we may see the device,... >>

How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want

How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want

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Snapchat just changed the way its biggest hook works.Previously, if you wanted to view a photo or video that someone sent you via Snapchat, you had up to 10 seconds to do so before the media (aka snap) disappeared. That time limit depended on the settings... >>

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What's the difference?

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The original Amazon Echo lineup of tiered-speaker heights reminded us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta), but now, it's added two more Echo devices to the mix.And they have radically different designs and purposes.Amazon makes a cylindrical,... >>

Apple confirms it will hold its WWDC 2017 opening keynote on 5 June

Apple confirms it will hold its WWDC 2017 opening keynote on 5 June

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Apple has officially invited the press to attend its opening keynote at the annual World Wide Developer Conference.The keynote will be held on 5 June at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. It is scheduled to start at 1 pm ET/10 am PT.... >>

Amazon Alexa Calling and Messaging: What is it and how do you use it?

Amazon Alexa Calling and Messaging: What is it and how do you use it?

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Amazon has just announced the Echo Show, the latest addition to the Echo range of smart home devices. With the launch of the Echo Show, Amazon has announced a new calling and messaging feature coming soon, that will let you make and receive calls, as... >>

Echo Show official: Amazon's home hub offers video calling and more, pre-order now open

Echo Show official: Amazon's home hub offers video calling and more, pre-order now open

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The Echo Show is now official, with Amazon announcing the latest addition to its Alexa-powered collection of devices.The Echo Show nearly stayed under wraps, only briefly getting leaked before the announcement, which at least means it comes as something... >>

Amazon Echo Show: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Amazon Echo Show: Release date, price and everything you need to know

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Amazon has announced its latest Echo device, called Echo Show. The new device will be the first Echo product to feature a screen and ushers in some new features previously unavailable on Echo devices.Here's everything you need to know about it. Echo... >>

OnePlus 5 may have double dual cameras according to leaked sketches

OnePlus 5 may have double dual cameras according to leaked sketches

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The OnePlus 5 is due to be released later this year, and after having its name confirmed - it's skipped 4 because the number is seen as unlucky - we can now focus our attention on specs and features. OnePlus 4/OnePlus 5: What's the story so far? We've... >>

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

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LucidSound is a fairly new company when it comes to gaming peripherals but it is carving a niche for itself quickly.It has released several quality headsets for gamers, such as the LS40 pair we saw at CES 2017 in January, that can be directly compared... >>

Oukitel K10000 Pro is a phone with a 15 day battery life

Oukitel K10000 Pro is a phone with a 15 day battery life

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Chinese-based manufacturer Oukitel has announced the K10000 Pro smartphone. It's the successor to the K10000 released in 2015 and there's just one thing they have in common. A mammoth 10,000mAh battery that claims to last up to 15 days on a single charge.Oukitel... >>

LG X Power2 is designed for those who hit the battery hard

LG X Power2 is designed for those who hit the battery hard

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The LG X Power2, announced today, is not the best specified phone from the company but it does have an enormous battery.The 5.5-inch, 1280 x 720 screened device has a 4,500mAh battery which LG claims is the biggest it's put in a smartphone. The company... >>