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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... >>

Google Duo video call app: How does it work and does it offer voice calls?

Google Duo video call app: How does it work and does it offer voice calls?

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Google is going after FaceTime and WhatsApp and other video-calling apps with its own solution called Duo.Duo is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video and voice calls. It relies on your number, lets you reach people in your phone’s contacts list, offers... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: What was announced and can you still watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017?

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: What was announced and can you still watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017?

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Samsung's launch event for the Galaxy S8 is done and dusted.So, what did the company announce? Well, obviously we saw the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagships smartphones, but those weren’t the only devices on display. Samsung also updated product lines... >>

What is Samsung Connect Home and how does it work?

What is Samsung Connect Home and how does it work?

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Our homes are filled with connected devices, and yet, many people lack basic connectivity while at home.To address this problem, Samsung introduced a new product: Samsung Connect Home. While at its special Galaxy Unpacked event in March, Samsung described... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S8 accessories

Best Samsung Galaxy S8 accessories

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You've just ordered your swanky new Samsung Galaxy S8 from Carphone Warehouse, and now you need some accessories to go with it. The UK phone retailer offers a range of extras from VR headsets to soft-touch cases, and better still pre-ordering from Carphone... >>

Eight reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 now

Eight reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 now

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It's finally been announced, the most anticipated phone of 2017. Available at Carphone Warehouse in the UK, here are eight cool features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 to help you decide whether or not you should buy the new flagship phone. 1. Spectacular... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Pixel vs Pixel XL: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Pixel vs Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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Samsung's latest Galaxy Unpacked event has revealed the next Galaxy S devices in the form of the S8 and the S8+.The two devices have been the subject of rumours for several months but now all the leaks and speculation has been put to rest with the... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced its new flagship Galaxy S smartphones at its latest Unpacked event. The two devices, called the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, have been the subject of plenty of leaks over the last couple of months but now their official details have... >>

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

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

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus at its Galaxy Unpacked event, bringing 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch smartphones to the flagship party. The two devices leaked aplenty over the last few months, giving us a strong indication as to what we can... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference?

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have finally been announced, following months and months of leaks and speculation. They will succeed the current Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and based on our first impressions, they will both be great devices.We've compared... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, two new flagship smartphones, looking to slay the spectre of the Galaxy Note 7 and establish Samsung's position as a smartphone manufacturer to be reckoned with.This feature rounds up everything... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in March 2016 and the two devices received huge amounts of praise for their design, powerful specs and great cameras. No smartphone is perfect though. There will always be a few specs in the rumours that never... >>

Bixby, Samsung's smart AI, launches on the Galaxy S8 but only supports US English and Korean

Bixby, Samsung's smart AI, launches on the Galaxy S8 but only supports US English and Korean

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which also debuts the new smart AI service known as Bixby.Bixby is Samsung's answer to Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa, looking to bridge devices and offer smart voice control for a wide range of functions,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ courageously removes home button, conveniently keeps headphone jack

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ courageously removes home button, conveniently keeps headphone jack

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Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at events in London and New York as it outlines its new flagship smartphone position. The new Galaxy S8 comes in two sizes, the regular model offering a 5.8-inch display and the S8+ offering... >>