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Apple's secret car project: Is it really thinking about making vehicles?

Apple's secret car project: Is it really thinking about making vehicles?

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You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector. That's right. Apple is working on... >>

33 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

33 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

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Twitter can be a powerful tool. It can educate you, help enlighten you, make you laugh, and pretty much just keep you in-the-know. But you have to follow the right people/accounts. Otherwise, your Twitter feed can easily fill up with boring, useless tweets,... >>

Goldgenie's 24ct gold HTC One M9 now comes with a Cecil the Lion engraving for charity

Goldgenie's 24ct gold HTC One M9 now comes with a Cecil the Lion engraving for charity

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Goldgenie is now among the masses outraged by what happened to Cecil. In response to the murder of Cecil the Lion outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, Goldgenie - a company that specialises in customising handsets - has announced a new service that... >>

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

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You've probably heard that Google Glass is dead. Well, it isn't. It's alive and well and supposedly headed toward a second version that'll be released sometime this year. A new FCC filing supposedly for the device has even revealed what it will likely... >>

Apple TV 2015: What’s Apple planning for its next set-top box release?

Apple TV 2015: What’s Apple planning for its next set-top box release?

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It's been a long time since Apple refreshed its set-top box - well over three years, in fact. And recent price drops of the existing model have led to a flood of rumours and speculation on a new version. From a dedicated game store and built-in TV tuner... >>

Angry Birds 2 hands-on: Same game you know and love but with a few new changes

Angry Birds 2 hands-on: Same game you know and love but with a few new changes

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Rovio has finally launched the official sequel to Angry Birds. We've seen several Angry Birds spin-offs over the years, but this game is different from them all. It's supposed to be the original game loaded with all-new features and other enticing elements.... >>

Top Gear's hosts are back - but for new car show with Amazon Prime

Top Gear's hosts are back - but for new car show with Amazon Prime

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The popular trio from Top Gear are reuniting for a new car show. Amazon has announced that it signed up Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May for a show that will go into production shortly and will be exclusively available through Amazon's... >>

Amazon's press-to-buy Dash buttons are now available for you to stick on things

Amazon's press-to-buy Dash buttons are now available for you to stick on things

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Amazon really wants to make it easier for you to buy stuff from Amazon.com, so it's finally opening up availability for the new Dash buttons. In April, Amazon unveiled a button that you can attach anywhere and press once in order to order something specific.... >>

Next-gen metal phones will finally be able to wirelessly charge, thanks to Qualcomm

Next-gen metal phones will finally be able to wirelessly charge, thanks to Qualcomm

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Qualcomm has just figured out a way to wirelessly charge metal devices. Until now, engineers haven't been able to develop a solution that'll allow metal device to wirelessly charge. Qualcomm has come up with something called WiPower technology however,... >>

Facebook Q2 results: More than 1.3bn people now visit monthly from a mobile device

Facebook Q2 results: More than 1.3bn people now visit monthly from a mobile device

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There's no denything that Facebook is a mobile app company, and not just a desktop site, which you use to connect with friends. If you have any doubts about that, it's second-quarter earnings report should help clear the air. Facebook reported rapid growth... >>

You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music

You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music

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Get ready to fire up your Sonos speakers, because the company behind them has just announced a new partnership that adds yet another way for you to stream tunes, custom radio stations, and playlists. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the Xbox Music... >>

Lexus says it'll officially unveil the Slide hoverboard in August

Lexus says it'll officially unveil the Slide hoverboard in August

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Lexus created a real-life, rideable hoverboard and has been teasing it via videos on YouTube for well over a month, but now the luxury car maker is ready to make things official. The company has announced - via another video, naturally - that its hoverboard... >>

Best Windows 10 apps to download or try right now

Best Windows 10 apps to download or try right now

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Microsoft's Windows 10 is now available and the overall message is that it's cool. But to be frank, it's nothing without apps.  We use desktop apps for messaging, mailing, drawing, editing, writing, mapping, playing, gaming, listening, watching, ordering,... >>

You can now use 'OK Google' to WhatsApp message your friends by voice

You can now use 'OK Google' to WhatsApp message your friends by voice

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If you use the Google app on Android to text someone, you'll be glad to know the app just got an update that now lets you do the same thing with popular messaging apps like Whatsapp. Just say something like “OK Google, send a Whatsapp message to Taylor."... >>

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

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Windows 10 is finally about to roll out to the public, and by the looks of things, it's a massive improvement to the previous version of Microsoft's operating system. In a nutshell: it's completely refined and packed with new features. If you are thinking... >>

OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

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It's been a big week for smartphones. Motorola has just unveiled its latest Moto X, called the Moto X Play, and OnePlus finally showed off the successor to its immensely-popular OnePlus One flagship. Both devices run Android (well, the OnePlus 2 has Lollipop-based... >>

Top 32 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

Top 32 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

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Let's be real here: Vine is addicting. You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners. The talent... >>

Motorola Moto X (2015) release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto X (2015) release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Motorola has now officially announced two phones within the Moto X family for 2015: The Moto X Play and the Moto X Style.  -- The Moto X was first released in 2013, shortly after Google had acquired Motorola. It was then succeeded by the second-generation... >>

Third-generation Moto G (2015): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Third-generation Moto G (2015): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Motorola has officially announced the update to the Moto G. The new Moto G will come with Motorola Shells that are available in a variety of colours and come with ftureh customization options within the company's Moto Maker service.  The new handset... >>

OnePlus 2 hands-on: The 'flagship killer' has arrived, and it's a beaut

OnePlus 2 hands-on: The 'flagship killer' has arrived, and it's a beaut

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OnePlus is in San Francisco, unveiling it's second flagship smartphone: the OnePlus 2. First of all...this phone is the real deal. We've just spent the last hour or two playing around with the device, and we think it's beautiful. Just beautiful. OnePlus... >>

It's official: This is what the OnePlus 2 looks like and features

It's official: This is what the OnePlus 2 looks like and features

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After months of rumours and speculation, the OnePlus 2 has been unveiled in San Francisco. OnePlus has just shown Pocket-lint its second-generation flagship smartphone (which is a fresh update to the immensely-popular OnePlus One smartphone that debuted... >>

OnePlus 2: What's the story so far?

OnePlus 2: What's the story so far?

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OnePlus has had something of a hit on its hands with the OnePlus One, especially among smartphone fans. Limited availability added an air of exclusivity to device that offered great value for money. The OnePlus One is now available to buy without an invite,... >>

Now is your chance to ask one of the world's smartest men anything you want

Now is your chance to ask one of the world's smartest men anything you want

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There's few times in your life that you'll be able to interview a really, really smart person. Like, we're talking about a genius-level mind here. However, thanks to Reddit and its powerful Ask Me Anything (AMA) service, people from around the globe have... >>

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter is coming to Android next month

Bethesda's Fallout Shelter is coming to Android next month

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Bethesda's post-nuclear title that debuted at E3 2015 is coming to Android devices. Fallout Shelter launched at the Los Angeles gaming convention last month, but at the time, it was only available for iOS devices. Bethesda has now confirmed an Android... >>

This is how Nintendo’s sleep monitor might look and work

This is how Nintendo’s sleep monitor might look and work

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Nintendo is making a dock of some sort that can monitor how well you're sleeping and then project that information onto your ceiling. Last autumn, Nintendo revealed it was side-stepping into the life tracking business. Rather than moving into the competitive... >>