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HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

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One day before Samsung announces its next flagship, the rumour mill has spit out a report on that phone's upcoming, fierce rival: HTC U.HTC may be struggling when compared to Samsung, but that's not stopping it from releasing more standout handsets this... >>

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless combine Bluetooth connectivity and hi-res audio

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless combine Bluetooth connectivity and hi-res audio

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Headphones, and now Bluetooth wireless speaker, manufacturer V-Moda has announced a sequel to the Crossfade Wireless headphones we reviewed in October 2016. Appropriately called the Crossfade 2 Wireless, the new pair of over-ear headphones takes the... >>

Razer upgrades the Blade Pro laptop with THX certification and more powerful CPU

Razer upgrades the Blade Pro laptop with THX certification and more powerful CPU

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If you think the name Razer Blade Pro sounds familiar, it's because the gaming hardware manufacturer only released one in October 2016. Clearly the company immediately thought it could produce something better because it's just announced a new version... >>

Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

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Audio expert Denon has announced the latest addition to its range of high-quality in-ear headphones. The AH-C621R are designed to be compatible with an iPhone or iPad, but that shouldn't deter Android owners. Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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Google has taken on Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it to Google Home... >>

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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It didn't take long for a tech company to copy Amazon Echo.Amazon's voice-activated speaker is a critical success, and so it wasn't surprising when Google introduced its own speaker called Google Home (which is now coming to the UK).Now you just have... >>

What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work?

What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work?

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Google introduced Google Wifi in the US at the end of 2016 and now its own broadband router is coming to the UK.It's a bit different to many other routers in that it can pair with other Google Wifi routers around the home to make a mesh network and therefore... >>

Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

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Google has announced that its Wifi router already available in the US, will be making its way to the UK next month. Simply called Google Wi-Fi, each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style, double-stacked hockey puck that Google described as a "visually... >>

Google Home UK release date and price revealed

Google Home UK release date and price revealed

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Google Home, Google's home assistant and rival to the Amazon Echo, is coming to the UK from 6 April.The release date and price were unveiled at an event in London on Tuesday 28 March, where it was also revealed the British edition will offer news briefings... >>

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google is looking to embed itself in your home, in a bid to one-up Amazon.Amazon announced its Echo speaker, complete with its voice-controlled personal assistant called Alexa, back in 2014. Google followed with Home in 2016 - its hands-free smart speaker... >>

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

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Ikea just introduced a "Smart Lighting" collection.The range, which will arrive in UK stores in April, includes energy-efficient LED bulbs, as well as lighting panels and doors. These different products can be managed remotely via an app, called Tradfri,... >>

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

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Andy Rubin - a former Google executive who once oversaw the development of Android - just teased an unknown device.Here's the situation: Rubin, who left Google in 2014 after nine years, announced in January that he was starting a new company, called Essential,... >>

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

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Destiny is officially getting a sequel.Developer Bungie and publisher Activision have announced a sequel to Destiny via Destiny’s official Twitter account. The tweet showed an image of the sequel’s logo - with a numeral two in Helvetica behind the... >>

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

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Apple has released the iOS 10.3 software update for iPhone and iPad, and it introduced a new feature called Find My AirPods.Find My AirPods makes it easier to keep track of the Apple AirPods wireless earphones. It works with AirPods that are connected... >>

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

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Apple has brought its Night Shift mode - which first debuted on iOS devices with iOS 9.3 - to the Mac.With the release of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, anyone who owns a Mac running Sierra can now cut down on the amount of blue light they're exposed to during... >>

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

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WWDC 2017 is now official. It will be held, as always, in June.Each year, Apple puts on a conference in California to showcase new software, software updates, and technologies that developers can leverage in order to make their apps more innovative and... >>

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

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Apple is releasing software updates with two much-requested features.The first update, iOS 10.3, is for iPhone and iPad. It's the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system since it released in September. Apple has been testing iOS 10.3 since... >>

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

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Sony PS4 Pro owners will gain the ability to playback 4K video stored on a USB drive or over a home network, thanks to a software update to the Media Player on the platform.The European PlayStation Blog states that a rollout of the update begins tomorrow,... >>

Quake Champions explained: Everything you should know about the return of the eSports king

Quake Champions explained: Everything you should know about the return of the eSports king

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Without Quake, it's debatable whether the eSports scene as we know it would ever have existed. The seminal 1996 first-person shooter introduced multiplayer action - over a LAN in those days - to the genre, and the rest is history. It was Quake that introduced... >>

Samsung commits to recycle all 4.3 million defunct Galaxy Note 7s

Samsung commits to recycle all 4.3 million defunct Galaxy Note 7s

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Samsung has today announced that it has listened to campaigns and protests urging it to recycle all 4.3 million ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 devices produced and recalled worldwide. Samsung Galaxy Note is dead, bereft of life, it has ceased to be...it is... >>

Samsung's future smartwatch could have world's first rotary dial flexible display

Samsung's future smartwatch could have world's first rotary dial flexible display

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Samsung has filed a patent for a smartwatch with a second, flexible display on the rotary dial going around the outer edge. It would be the first display of its kind to be fitted to a watch, but since it is just a patent for now, we have to take the likelihood... >>

Starcraft Remastered to bring 1998 original back with 4K visuals

Starcraft Remastered to bring 1998 original back with 4K visuals

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Blizzard has announced that Starcraft is to return. It will release a remastered version of the 1998 original with widescreen, 4K graphics and new, comic book style cut screens to tell the story of how the series begun.You won't have too long to wait... >>

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

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Sky started to roll out its long-awaited voice search feature to Sky Q boxes from Wednesday 22 March, and while not everyone will have the software update yet, there are plenty trying out right now.All Sky Q boxes will have the update by the "end of spring"... >>

Connected watches of Baselworld 2017: From hybrid to smart in all shapes and sizes

Connected watches of Baselworld 2017: From hybrid to smart in all shapes and sizes

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Baselworld is a politely divided show. On one hand you have the most exquisite watches ever made, you have heritage and tradition, craftsmanship and some very expensive results.On the other hand, you have a movement to upgrade the watch into something... >>

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

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Facebook lets you send GIFs in Messenger, but there's no native way to use one in a comment on Facebook itself.But that might soon change. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch it will soon begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs in comments.... >>