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Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

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Wondering if Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will ever launch?Well, we now have a new release date, according to The Verge. In an email to customers, Rubin said the phone will start shipping “in a few weeks". That means the phone should arrive sometime... >>

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

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Your next phone could be a modular Facebook speaker phone.Facebook’s secretive lab, Building 8, is considering developing modular smartphones, according to Business Insider. The company filed a patent that was just published, and it includes details... >>

Is Nintendo making a N64 Classic Edition? Trademark suggests yes

Is Nintendo making a N64 Classic Edition? Trademark suggests yes

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Nintendo's N64 console might be getting a re-release.The Japanese company recently started stoking nostalgia by making miniaturized, less expensive versions of its original retro consoles. For instance, the NES Classic Edition launched in late 2016,... >>

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

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HMD's next Nokia device is thought to be a high-end flagship smartphone, and now we know what it looks like.Actual images have popped up on Baidu forums, with the poster claiming they're images of a Nokia 8 prototype. Immediately, we can tell it looks... >>

Drone flying in the UK and US: All the rules and regulations explained

Drone flying in the UK and US: All the rules and regulations explained

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If you want to buy a drone for recreational use, make sure you know all the rules and regulations first.Imagine spending all the money you've saved up on that one super sexy drone you've been eyeing for a while, only to find out that you can't operate... >>

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

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Not to be outdone by Amazon, Best Buy is holding its own summer sale.Amazon recently held a Prime Day event, which, to put it mildly, was a huge success and had everyone wondering if Amazon had managed to topple Black Friday, a massive shopping sale extravaganza... >>

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

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Samsung's next Galaxy flagship will arrive in August.We know this because Samsung has tweeted out an invite notice, confirming it will "reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family". The company described the device as "the ultimate multitasking device... >>

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

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We all have our little ticks when it comes to using gadgets.Maybe you like your Mac or Windows desktop to be completely cleared of clutter. Maybe you obsessively close all the open browser tabs on your phone. Or maybe you always force-quit apps on your... >>

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

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OMG.Niantic has announced that it's finally going to release Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go. This is something players (aka trainers) have been begging for like a year. The studio has also detailed how the new feature will work. So, here's everything... >>

Microsoft teased a Cortana-powered thermostat and it's gorgeous

Microsoft teased a Cortana-powered thermostat and it's gorgeous

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Look out, Nest. Microsoft is coming at you with its own Cortana-powered thermostat, and it's super fancy looking.Microsoft has announced it partnered with Johnson Controls on a thermostat called GLAS. The company previewed the upcoming device in a YouTube... >>

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

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Google has announced some updates to the feed experience in the main Google app. Here's what you need to know.The company said the app now offers "improved machine learning to anticipate what’s of interest to each individual user," as well as "the option... >>

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

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Snapchat has updated again.And the latest changes should make it easier for you to record and edit many snaps. It's introducing two new features, the first of which is called multi-snap recording, while the second is called tint brush. Here's everything... >>

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

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Amazon has eyed another industry it wants to disrupt: meal box subscription services.You see, earlier this month, it surfaced that Amazon had registered a trademark for its own meal box service. The trademark application included the slogan "We do the... >>

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

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Snapchat's funky Snap Spectacles just got much easier to find and buy.When they were first introduced, you could only purchase them from pop-up vending machines, though they eventually went on sale online. But let's be real, unless available through some... >>

Shell will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK this year

Shell will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK this year

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Shell petrol stations are going electric.Well, not completely, but the oil company has confirmed it will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK before the end of this year. The first chargers will offer 50kW recharging speeds, and... >>

Game of Thrones season 7: When it's on, how to watch it and full trailers right here

Game of Thrones season 7: When it's on, how to watch it and full trailers right here

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Tired of being the only person who doesn't know who Jon Snow is or what the heck "winter is coming" means?No worries. Now's the time to jump on the Game Of Thrones bandwagon. Season seven has now started on HBO and Sky in the US and UK respectively, huzzah!... >>

You can now buy that Samsung TV that looks like artwork for £1,999

You can now buy that Samsung TV that looks like artwork for £1,999

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Samsung quietly announced a new TV, called The Frame, recently, and now it's available to buy in the UK.It is a television that's designed to blend into your room and look like a piece of artwork when it's not in use, rather than being a big old black... >>

You can see HMD's Nokia 8 flagship in this super-clear image leak

You can see HMD's Nokia 8 flagship in this super-clear image leak

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HMD is coming out with a new high-end Nokia flagship, and an image of the device has just leaked out.HMD brought the Nokia name back with a new line of Android smartphones, including the Nokia 6 that launched in June, but now, according to some new leaks,... >>

Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK

Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK

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It's World Emoji Day.Yes, that's a thing, but more importantly, in honour of this modern "holiday", Facebook has revealed which emoji are among the most popular. CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg specifically shared the top 10 most used emoji characters... >>

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

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Essential, the company set up by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has unveiled the Essential Phone.This Android-powered smartphone is going after the major flagships. It has a high-end price tag with top-of-the-line specs and features, such as an edge-to-edge... >>

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

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Samsung's mobile payments service now supports PayPal.If you use Samsung Pay, you can now choose PayPal as a payment method whether you're cashing out in-store, on the web, or in an app. It works any place that Samsung Pay is accepted; the service is... >>

Here's a sneak peek at Apple's all-new emoji coming to iOS and Macs

Here's a sneak peek at Apple's all-new emoji coming to iOS and Macs

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Most people use emoji and want more of them.If you count yourself as part of that crowd, you'll be happy to learn that Apple has announced new emoji characters are coming to its iOS, macOS, and watchOS platforms sometime later this year. And in celebration... >>

This adapter plugs into an iPhone and can record all your phone calls

This adapter plugs into an iPhone and can record all your phone calls

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Have you ever needed to record a phone call? No? Just us?Either way, you probably know that it isn't easy. You can use apps that require you to call out from their own dialer, or the default phone app, which isn't useful if you're making a call through... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks fully reveal the phone's design

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks fully reveal the phone's design

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Want to see what the Galaxy Note 8 looks like?There are two images we can show you. The first one (above) was posted by Ice Universe, a leakster who has decent track record. It's a render that supposedly shows the front of the Note 8. We can't tell you... >>

This racing drone just set a Guinness World Record for flying 179 mph

This racing drone just set a Guinness World Record for flying 179 mph

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Drone racing is a thing - and drones that compete in these races can fly at super fast speeds. Need an example? Just check Guinness. The team behind the Drone Racing League (DRL), which is in the middle of its second aired racing season, has set a Guinness... >>