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Microsoft buys SwiftKey for $250m, now owns the keyboard app

Microsoft buys SwiftKey for $250m, now owns the keyboard app

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SwiftKey is now Minecraft's sibling. Microsoft, which paid $2.5 billion for Minecraft in 2014, has reportedly paid $250 million (£173 million) to acquire SwiftKey. SwiftKey is a London-based developer, best known for its hugely popular predictive keyboard... >>

Apple likely to unveil iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 at 15 March event

Apple likely to unveil iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 at 15 March event

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Apple has set a date for its next press event. Well, not officially. According to 9to5Mac and BuzzFeed News, Apple plans to unveil a new iPhone 5SE and the iPad Air 3 at an event scheduled for 15 March. Apple has been making its spring events an annual... >>

Sony won't be using Ultra HD Premium labelling, but it will launch Ultra HD Blu-ray in 2016

Sony won't be using Ultra HD Premium labelling, but it will launch Ultra HD Blu-ray in 2016

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Sony today confirmed to Pocket-lint that it isn't going to be using the new Ultra HD Premium labelling, recently launched by the UHD Alliance to make sure you know which TVs adhere to the latest and greatest standards. Announced at the start of 2016,... >>

Apple iPhone 5SE: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 5SE: What's the story so far?

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The Apple iPhone 5C was announced in September of 2013 as a cheaper, colourful and plastic iPhone option. It arrived alongside the iPhone 5S, but while the 5S has been succeeded with newer handsets, the iPhone 5C hasn't been. Apple stopped selling the... >>

Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

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The Apple Watch 2 is close to being ready, or at least that's what all the latest reports claim. Apple unveiled its first smartwatch, simply called the Apple Watch, in September 2014, but it didn't begin shipping the wearable until April 2015. Many people... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing. We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Nintendo’s second iPhone game could be Mario or Zelda

Nintendo’s second iPhone game could be Mario or Zelda

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Nintendo has revealed that the second of five games it has planned for iOS and Android will feature one of its most recognisable characters. That could mean that we'll soon see Mario, Donkey Kong, Link or another of its main IPs on app stores. Speaking... >>

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings new story content

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings new story content

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Star Wars and Lego is a mix made in the heavens and it'll be descending to us earthlings in a new form soon. A Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens game has been announced. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the game which will arrive... >>

Amazing pics of Microsoft Lumia 850 appear, shame it might never be released

Amazing pics of Microsoft Lumia 850 appear, shame it might never be released

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While rumours of a mid-range Microsoft Lumia 750 abound, those focused on a slightly higher-up-the-range Lumia 850 seem to be petering out. At least, that's what we thought. Many claim that Microsoft will not be unveiling a Lumia 850 Windows 10 device... >>

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

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Can you remember your first camera phone? If you can, you'll probably also remember it was pretty rubbish. Luckily technology has moved on significantly since the first camera phones appeared and smartphones these days are actually, well, pretty good... >>

Nintendo Wii U officially a massive flop, but Splatoon still amazes

Nintendo Wii U officially a massive flop, but Splatoon still amazes

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The Nintendo Wii U is a huge failure, it's official! Sales figures released with the company's year end financial results confirm that it is likely to be the worst-selling console in Nintendo's history save for the Virtual Boy. But that doesn't really... >>

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2016, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update... >>

HTC Vive: Virtually Dead will be the most terrifying VR experience yet, and you can get tickets

HTC Vive: Virtually Dead will be the most terrifying VR experience yet, and you can get tickets

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As part of the launch of HTC Vive in the UK, HTC has announced a terrifying immersive theatre experience that you can buy tickets for. Running from 19 March to 3 April, Virtually Dead is a one-hour production in a secret location in East London. It features... >>

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

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The point of a juicer isn't just to cram you full of healthy vitamins and minerals to make you feel and look better. It's to make you feel like the king of nature, able to reduce mighty fruit to mere mush in minutes. We say mere mush – we mean nectar... >>

Apple iPad Air 3: What's the story so far?

Apple iPad Air 3: What's the story so far?

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It looks like Apple might finally update the iPad Air 2 in 2016. Apple currently offers three iPad ranges comprising the Mini, Air, and Pro, with five iPads available in total - the iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro. The... >>

iPad Air 3 to borrow iPad Pro features, according to leaked pic

iPad Air 3 to borrow iPad Pro features, according to leaked pic

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As we head closer to a heavily tipped Apple launch event in mid-March, the rumour mill is getting into overdrive. There has been plenty of talk about a new, smaller iPhone, but the most likely announcement that many are citing will be of a refreshed iPad... >>

Could the next Nexus phone be a Pixel phone?

Could the next Nexus phone be a Pixel phone?

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Google could be set to change the way its Nexus phones are made, taking control from hardware manufacturers. That could mean that the next Nexus could be more like a Pixel, with Google exerting end-to-end control. Until now the Nexus smartphones have... >>

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs 1D X: What's new?

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs 1D X: What's new?

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In 2016 it's the year of the pro DSLR once again: the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II follows hot on the heels of the Nikon D5, which was announced a month earlier at CES 2016, but how does this full-frame pro-spec DSLR compare to its 1D X original? We handled... >>

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II hands-on preview: The fast and the furious

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II hands-on preview: The fast and the furious

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The big boss is back for round two: the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is the company's top-end full-frame DSLR, which will replace both the original 1D X and video-focused 1D C models. But being unveiled approximately a month after Nikon lifted the lid on its... >>

High-res audio: What is it and which streaming services offer it?

High-res audio: What is it and which streaming services offer it?

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Have you ever noticed the music on Vevo sounds better when played from a CD? When Tidal relaunched last under Jay Z and several pop artists' ownership, it didn't just kick up a storm of controversy for Spotify in regards to the amount of royalties it... >>

Apple Music: 10 tips to master before you start streaming

Apple Music: 10 tips to master before you start streaming

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Apple Music is now out, and we'll admit, the whole thing is a bit overwhelming. Not only do you need to figure out how to get the service up and running, but you also need to get the free trial, embark on the setup process, specify what music you like,... >>

Guess how much Alphabet spent on moonshots in 2015? (Hint: It's in the billions)

Guess how much Alphabet spent on moonshots in 2015? (Hint: It's in the billions)

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Moonshots can be pricey, apparently. Google's parent company just posted earnings for the last quarter, and the most interesting takeaway has nothing to do with the revenue it reported or sales but rather its new method of breaking out results for its... >>

Go hands-free in any situation with Dundabunga Universal Unipod Stand

Go hands-free in any situation with Dundabunga Universal Unipod Stand

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Life demands flexibility. Tech companies are still working out ideal integration methods of connected devices into everyday life, with new cases and platforms offering steady support and protection for our increasingly-expensive gadgets. But design perfection... >>

Samsung Gear VR camera will capture 360-degree video for virtual reality

Samsung Gear VR camera will capture 360-degree video for virtual reality

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Samsung has been rumoured as another company that will offer a 360-degree camera rig for virtual reality video, and now it's here. The Samsung Gear 360 has been revealed by Sam Mobile with an expected unveil from Samsung at MWC at its 21 February Unpacked... >>

Mobile World Congress 2016: Launches, smartphones, wearables to expect at MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016: Launches, smartphones, wearables to expect at MWC 2016

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Mobile World Congress, or MWC to its friends, is the largest mobile trade show of the year. It's where we've seen some of the biggest handset launches over the past few years, with everything mobile pouring into Barcelona at the end of February. It's... >>