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Facebook Messenger no longer needs a Facebook account: Here's how to sign up

Facebook Messenger no longer needs a Facebook account: Here's how to sign up

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Facebook Messenger is truly a standalone messaging app now. It is no secret that Facebook wants its messaging feature to become an independent thing. It was never more evident, for instance, than when the social network launched a dedicated Messenger... >>

Twist combines a smart LED lamp with an Airplay-controlled speaker

Twist combines a smart LED lamp with an Airplay-controlled speaker

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A speaker lamp has just become available for pre-order, and it seems like the ideal way to get into home automation without going totally overboard on apps, hubs, and other internet-connected gear. We've seen plenty of major technology companies - such... >>

Atom Bank will be the UK’s first bank without its own branch, just an app

Atom Bank will be the UK’s first bank without its own branch, just an app

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The UK is about to get its first bank which doesn't have its own branch, but runs entirely from an app. Atom Bank is that app. At the moment the cutting edge banking service has simply been granted the right to operate in the UK. The app should launch... >>

Your next television could be rolled out like clingfilm, micron thin screen could even be used in clothing

Your next television could be rolled out like clingfilm, micron thin screen could even be used in clothing

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If you thought current televisions were thin, you've seen nothing yet. A new display has been developed that's just microns thin, by comparison a human hair is 100-microns thick. This display discovery isn't just about televisions or phones though, this... >>

Save 33 per cent on an ultra-long MFi-certified charging cable

Save 33 per cent on an ultra-long MFi-certified charging cable

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Why should you have to choose between charging your devices and using them? When it comes to charging cables for your phone or tablet, size matters - and a longer cable means not being stuck next to a power outlet waiting for your device's battery to... >>

Hoover Wizard Wi-Fi enabled appliances explored: Bringing the smart kitchen from dream to reality

Hoover Wizard Wi-Fi enabled appliances explored: Bringing the smart kitchen from dream to reality

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Hoover is a brand that is better known for its vacuum cleaners, trademarking the Hoover name and meaning everyone else in the business of floor cleaning wonders call them something else. But it isn't just Hoovers that Hoover do. In fact, it has been... >>

Apple iPhone could be in for an OLED flexible display upgrade

Apple iPhone could be in for an OLED flexible display upgrade

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Apple has been toying with flexible displays for sometime, if patent documents are anything to go by. Now it appears the company will be adding not only flexible but OLED screens to its iPhones from 2018. According to sources of Business Korea, display... >>

Batman Arkham Knight review: Best of the Bat yet
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Batman Arkham Knight review: Best of the Bat yet

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With so many triple-A games arriving towards the end of the year, it comes as no surprise that Warner is not leaving anything to chance with the third in Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham trilogy. It has cunningly released Arkham: Knight, the first to hit the... >>

Gmail adds ‘Undo Send’ button, here's how to turn it on

Gmail adds ‘Undo Send’ button, here's how to turn it on

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Making an error on an email, replying to all by mistake or saying something you want to take back, are no longer permanent fails. Google has added an "Undo Send" feature to its Gmail on the web. Now if you've sent something you regret you can simply hit... >>

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone available in Europe, if you get an invite

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone available in Europe, if you get an invite

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Fans of Ubuntu phones are about to have another thing to get excited about, the new MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone. The MX4 Ubuntu Edition, built by Chinese manufacturer Meizu, has been available to Chinese developers since May but is only now launching... >>

This is the Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition console, up for pre-order

This is the Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition console, up for pre-order

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Just as the E3 2015 gaming convention comes to a close Microsoft has announced a last minute treat. It has unveiled a special Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition console package. The console is being released to celebrate the tenth anniversary... >>

Lexus made an actual hoverboard, and this is what it looks like

Lexus made an actual hoverboard, and this is what it looks like

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Luxury car maker Lexus has created a real-life, rideable hoverboard. The company has announced that it partnered with experts in super conductive technology in order to create what it described as "one of the most advanced hoverboards ever developed".... >>

Forget helicopters, the US Army is going with real-life hoverbikes

Forget helicopters, the US Army is going with real-life hoverbikes

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The US Department of Defense has struck a deal with UK-based Malloy Aeronautics to develop and build hoverbike vehicles in the States. Malloy's current Hoverbike prototype, which is a one-third scale model, is meant to act like a helicopter, but better.... >>

Google Play Music now free to use: Here's how it works

Google Play Music now free to use: Here's how it works

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Google has announced that its streaming music service, called Google Play Music, is now free to use, meaning you won't need a subscription in order to listen. But you will be subjected to adverts. Just like how the free versions of Spotify and Pandora... >>

Google created a wristband that tracks your health for clinical trials

Google created a wristband that tracks your health for clinical trials

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Google has a group dedicated to life sciences, and it has recently been working on wristband device that's all about health tracking. But the wristband won't be marketed as a consumer device. Bloomberg has reported that Google's wristband, which has just... >>

Instagram reimagines how you search and explore: What's different?

Instagram reimagines how you search and explore: What's different?

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Instagram has been upgraded with a new Explore page and search tools. We've combed through all the changes and explained everything below, with the purpose of making it easier for you to leverage the new features and easily search people, places, and... >>

Save big on a seven-course network management bundle for network engineers

Save big on a seven-course network management bundle for network engineers

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Whether you’re looking to earn your networking certification or want to take your network engineering career to the next level, this deal is one of the best ways to do it. This seven-course bundle for networking engineering professionals teaches you... >>

49 of the coolest Android Wear watch faces you can download right now

49 of the coolest Android Wear watch faces you can download right now

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Looking for a new Android Wear watch face? Well, you've come to the right place. Thanks to Google's dedicated Google Play Store hub specifically for finding Android Wear watch faces, they are now easier than ever to find and download, with over 1,500... >>

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy in 2015?

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy in 2015?

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E3 is over and the western world's biggest videogaming show certainly lived up to its billing as the place for top games debuts this year. The titles on offer prompted much excitement and it looks like this generation of gaming is starting to mature and... >>

Forget Chromecast and Fire TV Stick, the Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 is a full PC in a dongle

Forget Chromecast and Fire TV Stick, the Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 is a full PC in a dongle

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Dongle-style stick devices have become popular of late, able to be hidden around the back of a television yet provide smart TV functionality, apps and access to all manner of video content. Devices such as the Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick and... >>

Confirmed: OnePlus Two equals USB C

Confirmed: OnePlus Two equals USB C

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OnePlus has been drip-feeding us information about what to expect from its next handset, taking to Twitter to reveal the details. The latest reveal is that the OnePlus Two will feature USB type-C, making it one of the first handsets to do so. Of course,... >>

5 gadgets to make your garden as smart as your home

5 gadgets to make your garden as smart as your home

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Smarthome gadgets are all the rage at the moment. There are plenty of options to make your kitchen, living room, bedrooms and bathrooms smart, but a smarthome doesn't need to stop at the patio doors. There are also numerous gadgets out there that will... >>

Jabra Sport Coach: Nearly a personal trainer in your ears (hands-on)

Jabra Sport Coach: Nearly a personal trainer in your ears (hands-on)

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Jabra has unveiled its latest sports wireless earbuds, the Sport Coach. This is the follow-up to the Sport Pulse which impressed the tech world last year. The new in-ears don't feature the heart rate monitor of the Pulse which drops the price considerably.... >>

Amazon Echo voice control speaker goes on general sale in the US

Amazon Echo voice control speaker goes on general sale in the US

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The Amazon Echo, an internet connected speaker that has voice control that will respond to questions, is about to go on general sale in the US. The device has only previously been available as a private invite product since its launch in October, but... >>

Cyclists rejoice, new Ford cars can see round corners and spot you at junctions

Cyclists rejoice, new Ford cars can see round corners and spot you at junctions

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Ford has just announced a new feature on its cars that could help cyclists be far safer at junctions. Their new cars can see round corners. While this isn't brand new tech it's "new in segment" for Ford - hitting the mainstream should mean safer roads,... >>