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Snapchat Spectacles: How do they work and when can you get them?

Snapchat Spectacles: How do they work and when can you get them?

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Snapchat has announced a Google Glass-GoPro hybrid pair of sunglasses. These sunglasses cost a fraction of the cost of Google Glass, however, and the idea is you'll get them in order to capture your adventures while on the go. It's like a GoPro for you... >>

What is Google Andromeda?

What is Google Andromeda?

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Android and Chrome OS are about to majorly change, according to new reports. Google is rumoured to be developing a new laptop that might fall under the "Pixel" brand name - just like the company's upcoming Pixel flagship phones, but the most remarkable... >>

Google 4K Chromecast Ultra: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Google 4K Chromecast Ultra: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Google's Chromecast is going 4K. It's been a year since Google updated Chromecast by releasing Chromecast 2 with a new design, improved internals, and a refreshed app. The Mountain View, CA-based company has likely been developing a third-generation model... >>

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

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A new leak has revealed the design of Google's upcoming Chromecast Ultra. VentureBeat posted renders of a new Chromecast device. Google is rumoured to have developed a Chromecast capable of streaming in 4K resolution for the arrival of 4K televisions... >>

Xbox One controller will soon support Samsung Gear VR headset

Xbox One controller will soon support Samsung Gear VR headset

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Microsoft is embracing Samsung. Sort of. Microsoft has said it will bring Xbox Wireless tech to PCs and other gaming accessories - and that includes Xbox Wireless Controller support for Samsung Gear VR. The Redmond, WA-based company, which is developing... >>

Google Home speaker will likely cost a lot less than Amazon Echo

Google Home speaker will likely cost a lot less than Amazon Echo

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Google is going to take on Amazon Echo in two weeks when it unveils a similar, voice-activated speaker that costs significantly less. According to Android Police, the Mountain View, CA-based company plans to launch a speaker called Google Home during... >>

Made by Google: What to expect at Google's 4 October Pixel event

Made by Google: What to expect at Google's 4 October Pixel event

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Google is getting ready to show off new hardware for us to drool over. The company has invited the media to an event scheduled for 4 October in San Francisco. At the same time, it posted a video to Twitter that showed a traditional Google search bar morphing... >>

Google might launch a new 'Google Wi-Fi' router at October event

Google might launch a new 'Google Wi-Fi' router at October event

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Google's a couple weeks away from announcing new hardware, including a home router product, according to a new report. Android Police claimed the Mountain View, CA-based company has developed something called Google Wi-Fi. Consumers can reportedly expect... >>

New version of Minecraft that’s just for learning will launch 1 November

New version of Minecraft that’s just for learning will launch 1 November

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Minecraft isn't just a block-based game. It's also a learning tool. Seriously. Educators have been using a version of Minecraft for the classroom, called MinecraftEdu, since 2011 in more than 40 countries to help teach all types of subjects, from math... >>

iPhone 7 Plus owners can finally try that new 'Portrait' camera mode

iPhone 7 Plus owners can finally try that new 'Portrait' camera mode

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When Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 Plus earlier this month, it introduced a depth-of-field camera trick that's exclusive to the device. The feature, dubbed Portrait mode, wasn't quite ready for release when iOS 10 started rolling out last week. However, iPhone... >>

Drone surfing is here! This drone is so powerful it tows people on water

Drone surfing is here! This drone is so powerful it tows people on water

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Drone surfing is a thing now. What's that even mean? Well, watch the video below to see a person riding the waves while tethered to a high-powered drone from Washington-based drone manufacturer Freefly Studios. It has made an $18,000 drone that can tow... >>

Flybrix is a do-it-yourself flying drone kit that uses Lego pieces

Flybrix is a do-it-yourself flying drone kit that uses Lego pieces

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Ever want to build a drone from scratch? Well, now you can using Lego. Flybrix is offering a unique, do-it-yourself drone kit, which is based on the idea that if you crash your drone, you can rebuild it and make it airborne again within minutes. This... >>

Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

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Yahoo has announced that it was the victim of a "state-sponsored" hack. The hack, which actually occurred two years ago and is thought to be the largest internet theft on record, has resulted in the personal data and account data of at least half a billion... >>

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

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Apple is reportedly considering another acquisition, but this one stands out from all the others because it involves McLaren. According to The Financial Times and The New York Times, Apple is attempting to buy British automaker McLaren - or at the very... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

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Google recently introduced a new product that aims to take on Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. It's likely that the company will use its 4 October event to further highlight how we can expect to use it on a daily basis on our Android phones and other... >>

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

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One of the most annoying things about Instagram is the inability to save edits. Instagram isn't perfect, but the Facebook-owned app has been constantly updating as of late in an attempt to be better, with most recent example being it now supports drafts.... >>

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

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Apple on Tuesday released MacOS Sierra to the public. The latest, major version of Apple's desktop operating system follows eight public betas and the golden master version that launched earlier this month for testers. It includes not only new features... >>

Google's next phones aren't going to be cheap

Google's next phones aren't going to be cheap

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Get ready to pay up big time if you want Google's HTC-made 2016 phones. Google is working with HTC on its next two phones, currently known as the Pixel and Pixel XL. They are set to debut this autumn. You can read more about these devices from here. The... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: How to determine if your replacement or new phone is safe

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: How to determine if your replacement or new phone is safe

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There are three ways you can tell if a new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is safe. You've probably heard that Samsung and the US government officially recalled all sold units of the Galaxy Note 7. Now, let's say you're still interested in the phablet but have... >>

GoPro Hero 5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Hero 5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro has announced its next flagship action camera. Actually, there are two: the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session. GoPro's new devices have been the subject of rumours for several months. They've both finally been unveiled though, putting all the speculation... >>

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro has finally revealed its first drone: Karma. GoPro Karma ditches the idea of strapping an action camera to your helmet, and instead lets you fly high in the sky, with the purpose of giving you a new perspective and really cool shots of your extreme... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

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Samsung has recalled and halted sales of the just-launched Galaxy Note 7 due to concerns over reported battery explosions. Here's what you need to know about the recall, including how to determine if your phone is faulty, with details on how to exchange... >>

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot on 21 September

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot on 21 September

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Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous feature will get a major update Wednesday. In a tweet on Friday, Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, said the automaker planned to roll out the update on 21 September. Musk detailed the upcoming software changes Sunday in a blog... >>

FAA officially bans airline passengers from using Note 7 in flight

FAA officially bans airline passengers from using Note 7 in flight

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The Federal Aviation Administration has officially banned passengers from using their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones while on planes. This decision comes one day after the US government issued a formal recall of the device. Samsung with the US Consumer... >>

Grammar Snob for iMessage will turn you into a super annoying person

Grammar Snob for iMessage will turn you into a super annoying person

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We can't stop playing with the new iMessage app. When Apple rolled out iOS 10 to the public earlier this week, it also unleashed a new iMessage app with its own mini app store. Pocket-lint has already detailed how the updated messaging app works, as well... >>