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Amazon Black Friday sale: Best US deals and tips on how to get them

Amazon Black Friday sale: Best US deals and tips on how to get them

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Amazon is doing all it can to get you to visit Amazon.com.Every year, starting the week before Thanksgiving Day and stretching until Cyber Monday, it rolls out all the stops to keep you locked on Amazon and spending all your hard-earned cash. It's a 10-day... >>

Minecraft comes to Windows Mixed Reality ahead of major update

Minecraft comes to Windows Mixed Reality ahead of major update

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Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is still new, but we're starting to see exciting and immersive content arrive for it, including SteamVR titles, and now, Microsoft's own blocky adventure game.That's right. Minecraft has officially arrived for... >>

Samsung seems to confirm foldable Galaxy X is real in support page

Samsung seems to confirm foldable Galaxy X is real in support page

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Samsung has inadvertently confirmed it is planning a device that was previously only rumoured: the Galaxy X.Thanks to a support page on Samsung’s own website (via Mobiel Kope and LetsGoDigital), details about the Galaxy X have surfaced online. The support... >>

Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet

Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet

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Uber has signed a deal with Volvo.Under the deal, which is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, Volvo will supply the ride-hailing company with 24,000 "autonomous driving compatible" vehicles between 2019 and 2021. Uber is clearly trying to ramp up... >>

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals

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Ah, 'tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales!This year's sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it's when companies and retailers... >>

Amazon announces new (RED) Echo and 150 other (RED) items for charity

Amazon announces new (RED) Echo and 150 other (RED) items for charity

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Amazon has partnered with (RED) on a US-only sale for charity.(RED), founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, aims to help fight AIDS. It teams up with famous brands and companies, like Apple, which agree to contribute up to 50 per cent of profits from... >>

What is Facebook Creator and what can you do with it?

What is Facebook Creator and what can you do with it?

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Facebook is going all in on video.The social network has been focusing hardcore on video lately, with a big push into live video broadcasts, 360-degree videos, stories, auto-playing clips in the news feed, as well as the launch of a dedicated place to... >>

Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news?

Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news?

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Fake news is an international crisis.The issues surrounding fake news are complex: first, you have world leaders using the term "fake news" as a way to deligitamise all media coverage of their regimes, and then there is the widespread sharing of misinformation,... >>

Does your iPhone X not work in the cold? Then grab this update now

Does your iPhone X not work in the cold? Then grab this update now

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Apple has pushed out a new iOS update to fix a weird iPhone X quirk.The update, called iOS 11.1.2, is the seventh official update to Apple's iOS 11 mobile operating system. It arrives about one week after Apple released another iOS 11 update to correct... >>

Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a Polaroid printer for your phone

Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a Polaroid printer for your phone

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Motorola has a new Moto Mod: the Polaroid Insta-Share Printer.Motorola has a handful of modular attachments for its Moto Z smartphone line. These attachments, dubbed Moto Mods, expand the functionality of a phone. In this case, the Polaroid Insta-Share... >>

Amazon Echo vs Echo 2 vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Echo 2 vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

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Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point, spanning smart speakers, video devices and new Alexa Gadgets.The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last couple of years, with a flurry of new devices announced in September 2017 to add to... >>

Muse is an Alexa device for your car that allows music, navigation access

Muse is an Alexa device for your car that allows music, navigation access

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Amazon's Alexa assistant is officially coming to cars.Sure, vehicles can already integrate the technology, but those are few and far between. Then, there's Garmin, which has made a GPS device-speaker thing that includes Alexa in order to serve up spoken... >>

Ecobee thermostats can now be voice-controlled via Google Assistant

Ecobee thermostats can now be voice-controlled via Google Assistant

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Ecobee's smart home devices just got, well, smarter, thanks to Google.The company makes things like thermostats, such as the Ecobee 3, Ecobee3 Lite, and Ecobee 4, and now, it has announced that those very devices can now be controlled through Goole Home... >>

Apple's 2019 iPhone might feature a laser-based 3D sensor on the back

Apple's 2019 iPhone might feature a laser-based 3D sensor on the back

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The iPhone X is barely a month old and already people want to know about future iPhones and what they might feature.Well, the rumour mill is already discussing the 2019 iPhone: according to a Bloomberg, Apple is developing a “3D sensor” for the back... >>

Apple could add Face ID tech to next HomePod so it can identify you

Apple could add Face ID tech to next HomePod so it can identify you

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Apple's HomePod speaker still isn't available, but that hasn't stopped the rumour mill from talking about the next version.According to a report by Nikkei, one of Apple's Taiwanese suppliers, Inventec Appliances, has projected that next year's model... >>

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has officially unveiled a brand new VR headset called the HTC Vive Focus. It's a standalone headset that runs on HTC's own VR platform, the also brand new Vive Wave and has access to the Viveport content store for downloading apps and games. Allow... >>

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

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Amazon is considering a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video, a new report has claimed. The streaming service is a benefit for Amazon Prime subscribers, who currently pay $99 a year for their membership. They get things like free two-day shipping... >>

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

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Amazon is stepping up its original series efforts in a major way.Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, apparently wants Amazon's original TV division to develop more big, primetime-level shows, kind of like Game of Thrones. It was previously reported that Amazon... >>

Check out Boston Dynamics' latest robot hellhound

Check out Boston Dynamics' latest robot hellhound

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Boston Dynamics can apparently only make nightmare-inducing robots.The robot company, which was once owned by Google but is now owned by Japan's SoftBank, makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look creepy (see this one and this... >>

How to broadcast voice messages to your Google Home speakers

How to broadcast voice messages to your Google Home speakers

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You can now use your Google Home speakers as an intercom system.Google has updated its Google Home speaker lineup so that you can easily send a message to everyone in your home or office. It's basically pushed a Google Assistant upgrade that lets you... >>

Nike announces new 'Midnight Fog' Apple Watch with matching trainers

Nike announces new 'Midnight Fog' Apple Watch with matching trainers

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Nike and Apple partnered up on a new Nike Apple Watch Series 3.They're releasing the "Midnight Fog edition Nike Apple Watch Cellular + GPS", which is designed to match Nike's new Air VaporMax trainers. Keep in mind, the shoe company, which has a long... >>

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

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Disney is currently developing on a standalone streaming service - and it hasn't been shy about discussing it with the media.Thanks to the company's talkative CEO, we have a good idea about when it will launch, how much it will cost, and what types of... >>

Roku's voice-controlled smart speaker: What's the story so far?

Roku's voice-controlled smart speaker: What's the story so far?

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Thanks to Amazon, every tech company is making a smart speaker.Heavyweights like Google, Apple, and Microsoft are now competing with Amazon's Alexa platform and Echo lineup, by releasing their own speakers loaded with assistants. And let's not forget... >>

Apple has fixed the strange iOS bug that wouldn't let users type 'I'

Apple has fixed the strange iOS bug that wouldn't let users type 'I'

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Users who downloaded iOS 11.1 - and couldn't type the letter "I" as a result - now have a permanent fix.Apple recently rolled out a software update to iOS 11 in order to deliver new emoji characters and a fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability, but it... >>

These see-through wallpapers let you see the guts of your iPhone X

These see-through wallpapers let you see the guts of your iPhone X

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Finding the perfect wallpaper for a new phone is hard.We even have a dedicated piece that recommends a tonne of high-resolution wallpapers, but at the end of the day, it all depends on you, your device, and your interests. However, thanks to iFixit, there... >>

What is Google Files Go, how does it work, and do you need it?

What is Google Files Go, how does it work, and do you need it?

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Google has launched a new Android app. It's called Files Go.Technically, right now, the app is available as a beta, but it seems like anyone with a device running Android (5.0 and up) can download it from the Google Play Store and test it out. The primary... >>

SteamVR games are coming to Windows Mixed Reality this month

SteamVR games are coming to Windows Mixed Reality this month

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Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is finally adding support for SteamVR games - but in the form of a preview program at first.Windows Mixed Reality is a combination of VR and AR, though much of the experience is what you'd expect from VR: you... >>

Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited: How to download and watch videos offline

Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited: How to download and watch videos offline

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Kids love watching videos.And giving them a tablet to use, especially when traveling, can be a real lifesaver - unless, of course, there's no internet for them to connect to during the trip. Without internet, they can't download and watch movies. However,... >>

Apple's 2018 iPad might ditch the home button in favour of Face ID

Apple's 2018 iPad might ditch the home button in favour of Face ID

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Apple is working on a new iPad that will include Face ID.The company plans to ditch the device’s home button and will instead incorporate the new Face ID system currently found on the iPhone X. According to Bloomberg, the new iPad will have a display... >>

Netgear adds a smart security light (and solar panel) to its Arlo lineup

Netgear adds a smart security light (and solar panel) to its Arlo lineup

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Netgear has introduced a new smart home device.The company has basically added a smart security light to its Arlo line of home security devices. Called the Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light, it's weather resistant and has a rechargeable battery that... >>

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - What's the story on Niantic's next AR game?

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - What's the story on Niantic's next AR game?

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The developer behind Pokemon Go is working on a Harry Potter game.That means, as soon as next year, you should be able to overlay pieces of the popular wizarding world onto your real world, resulting in an immersive experience the most die-hard Potter... >>

Apple might introduce its augmented reality headset as soon as 2019

Apple might introduce its augmented reality headset as soon as 2019

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Critics of Apple want to know when it will release its "next big thing".It's been 10 years since the iPhone debuted, and although Apple has innovated with tablets, wearables, streaming media devices, headphones, and most recently, speakers, people still... >>

What is Apple Pay Cash, how does it work, and when can you use it?

What is Apple Pay Cash, how does it work, and when can you use it?

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Apple will soon roll out an iOS 11 feature, called Apple Pay Cash, that makes it easier for you to send money or receive money from friends.Apple Pay Cash is technically part of Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system, but it lives in Apple's iMessage... >>

What is YouTube Kids, how does it work, and is it really safe?

What is YouTube Kids, how does it work, and is it really safe?

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If your kid wants to watch YouTube, consider trying YouTube Kids. Google launched a dedicated version of its video service that's designed just for kids in 2015. According to Google, the app was downloaded more than 10 million times in its first year... >>

Terzo Millennio is a self-healing EV concept from Lamborghini and MIT

Terzo Millennio is a self-healing EV concept from Lamborghini and MIT

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Lamborghini teased a car concept for MIT's EmTech conference, and now it's unveiled that concept. And we'll admit, we're excited.The Terzo Millennio supercar concept has a futuristic (yet very Lamborghini) design, which is coupled with new technologies.... >>

Facebook Messenger payments: How to send and receive money in the UK

Facebook Messenger payments: How to send and receive money in the UK

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Facebook Messenger has launched a new feature for UK users.The feature, peer-to-peer payments, has been available to Messenger users in the US since 2015. It essentially allows you to send and receive money from Facebook friends - all via Messenger, and... >>

You can now interact with BBC's new radio play using your Echo speaker

You can now interact with BBC's new radio play using your Echo speaker

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BBC has launched its interactive radio story for Amazon Echo.The broadcasting company, well-known for its radio plays, recently announced a new project: a comedy/science fiction play, titled The Inspection Chamber. It partnered with an audio company,... >>

Animoji karaoke: Yes, it's a real thing - see the best ones here

Animoji karaoke: Yes, it's a real thing - see the best ones here

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Ah, bless Twitter. Without it, we might not have Animoji karaoke.The iPhone X is starting to be delivered, so tweets are emerging from people who are experiencing the phone and all the new things it can do, like Animoji, for the first time. Apple's Animoji... >>

7 custom iPhone X models that are so luxe you likely can't afford them

7 custom iPhone X models that are so luxe you likely can't afford them

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Apple's iPhone X is already lux enough, but some companies are taking it to the next level - plating it gold and encrusting it in precious stones.That's right. We've all heard about 24K gold Android phones from high-end manufacturers, such as Vertu, but... >>

HTC: 'We'll definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone' in 2018

HTC: 'We'll definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone' in 2018

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HTC plans to release a dual-camera smartphone in 2018.After announcing the U11+ on Thursday, HTC President Chialin Chang revealed that HTC wants to once again tackle the dual-camera smartphone space: "We'll definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone... >>

GoPro plans to launch a new entry-level camera sometime in 2018

GoPro plans to launch a new entry-level camera sometime in 2018

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GoPro has several cameras in its lineup, including the entry-level Hero 5 Session camera, which GoPro plans to replace next year.GoPro CEO Nick Woodman announced in an upbeat earnings call on Wednesday that the camera is going to be replaced by a new,... >>

HTC's latest phone was originally supposed to be the Google Pixel 2 XL

HTC's latest phone was originally supposed to be the Google Pixel 2 XL

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The Pixel 2 XL that Google unveiled last month was not the original phone it had in mind, a new report has claimed.Google made an interesting decision over this past summer concerning the Pixel 2 XL, and it resulted in the company releasing a phone completely... >>

iPhone wallpapers and backgrounds: 98 of the best we've found

iPhone wallpapers and backgrounds: 98 of the best we've found

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One of the most difficult parts about owning a new iPhone is picking out an equally new wallpaper.It has to be crisp, beautiful, breath-taking, inspiring, bold, rich, and preferably all of the above. Thankfully, the internet is chock-full of free-to-download... >>

Confirmed: Next OnePlus will be OnePlus 5T, has a headphone jack

Confirmed: Next OnePlus will be OnePlus 5T, has a headphone jack

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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has officially confirmed what the next OnePlus 5T will be called and whether it has a headphone jack.OnePlus has tweeted a link to a forum post, titled "The OnePlus 5T - Let's talk about the headphone jack." In it, Lau confirmed the... >>

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

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

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Razer has introduced its first smartphone.The 12-year-old company, which sells laptops and products for gamers and says it is "for gamers, by gamers", now makes mobile devices. Having acquired Nextbit, the company that made the Robin phone, in 2016, it's... >>

How to use Amazon's app to view items in your home with AR

How to use Amazon's app to view items in your home with AR

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Amazon's app now lets you experience augmented reality.It has begun leveraging Apple's ARKit, a technology that essentially makes it easier for developers to add augmented reality (AR) components to their apps and software. As a result, you can now use... >>

What is Android One, what does it feature, and which devices run it?

What is Android One, what does it feature, and which devices run it?

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There are so many versions of Android it can get confusing.The latest flavour of Android is Android Oreo. But you may have also heard about "stock" Android and Android One and may not understand what they all are and how they differ.Well, stock Android... >>

Honeywell's smart home security system has Alexa, facial recognition

Honeywell's smart home security system has Alexa, facial recognition

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Honeywell has used a crowd-funding site to introduce a smart home security system.The company, which makes a range of products that can be found in more than 150 million homes and 10 million businesses, wants to give Nest Secure and Ring Protect a run... >>

Apple WatchOS 4.1 now out: LTE music streaming, GymKit, and more

Apple WatchOS 4.1 now out: LTE music streaming, GymKit, and more

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Apple isn't done doling out sweets on Halloween.Alongside the release of iOS 11.1, which brought new emoji and a patch for the KRACK vulnerability, Apple has launched WatchOS 4.1, the first major update to the WatchOS 4 operating system for Apple Watch.... >>

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with new emoji and more for iPhone and iPad

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with new emoji and more for iPhone and iPad

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Apple has a treat for you on Halloween.The company just released iOS 11.1, the first major update to the iOS 11 operating system, for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Mind you, iOS 11.1 is arriving more than a month after iOS 11 was first released to the... >>