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Top 20 GIFs on Tinder: Use these to woo and you'll likely get a response

Top 20 GIFs on Tinder: Use these to woo and you'll likely get a response

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Why ask someone in person to go on a pizza date when you could save face and just send them a GIF of pizza instead? Tinder in January released a major update that allows people to send GIFs to their matches, thanks to integration with GIF repository... >>

Under Armour HealthBox review: Under Whelming
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Under Armour HealthBox review: Under Whelming

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Under Armour has partnered with HTC to give us something that only the freakishly active will probably consider: UA HealthBox. This setup (which, yes, does arrive in an actual box) consists of three physical devices: UA Band, UA Scale, and UA Heart Rate.... >>

5 Lightning headphones to buy when iPhone ditches the 3.5mm jack

5 Lightning headphones to buy when iPhone ditches the 3.5mm jack

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Apple reportedly plans to ditch the headphone jack on the next iPhone. This is where you scream and curse at Apple. Done? Okay, now let's move on, talk about why, and consider the alternatives, including lightning headphones. Yes. Those are thing. They're... >>

Michael Kors smartwatches announced, as Fossil wearable onslaught continues

Michael Kors smartwatches announced, as Fossil wearable onslaught continues

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Michael Kors is getting into the wearable biz, with a fashion-centric line of Android Wear watches. The luxury brand is part of Fossil Group, and you might've heard by now that Fossil plans to launch 100 wearables in 40 countries (with support for 20... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

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Microsoft has finally begun the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices. You can download an app to see if the upgrade is available for you device, which we discuss below. Microsoft said the first phones getting the upgrade include... >>

Tag Heuer Connected doing well, new models reported for 2017

Tag Heuer Connected doing well, new models reported for 2017

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You might have up to eight different Tag Heuer Connected watches to choose from by this time next year. Shortly after teasing Hublot would be the next Swiss watchmaker to get into connected watches, the CEO of France's LVMH has announced that another... >>

Hublot might be the next Swiss watchmaker to make connected watches

Hublot might be the next Swiss watchmaker to make connected watches

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If you don't mind paying through the nose for a new gadget, you'll be stoked to learn Hublot is likely entering the smartwatch space. Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot is currently a subsidiary of France's LVMH. Tag Heuer belongs to the same parent company,... >>

Nike is teasing new trainers that self-lace like those Back to the Future kicks

Nike is teasing new trainers that self-lace like those Back to the Future kicks

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Nike plans to sell real-life, self-lacing trainers, according to both teaser a video and a blog post it just published. Although the upcoming shoes don't look like the famous pair worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 film Back to The Future II, they do function... >>

Tidal extended its free trial by 30 days all because Kanye updated his album

Tidal extended its free trial by 30 days all because Kanye updated his album

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We usually don't say no to free stuff - especially if it's an extra month of Tidal. Tidal has begun alerting people who recently signed up for its 30-day free trial that they will now get the chance to continue using Tidal for an extra 30 days. It's basically... >>

Windows 10 Mobile release date: Microsoft might start rollout 17 March

Windows 10 Mobile release date: Microsoft might start rollout 17 March

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Windows 10 Mobile is coming - and soon. According to Venture Beat's Evan Blass, Microsoft will announce the availability of as well as release the anticipated software upgrade for Windows mobile devices on 17 March. To get Windows 10 Mobile, you'll reportedly... >>

Waze's new Planned Drives feature tells you the best time to leave for a trip

Waze's new Planned Drives feature tells you the best time to leave for a trip

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Google-owned Waze now factors in bathroom breaks when serving up travel times for road trips. Waze is a navigation app that offers turn-by-turn directions, route details, and more. It was acquired by Google three years ago. Google hasn't left Waze to... >>

Fossil's connected device lineup adds two Android Wear watches and more

Fossil's connected device lineup adds two Android Wear watches and more

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Fossil has said it will release more than 100 connected devices in 2016, so it's no surprise to learn the company has just expanded its Android Wear smartwatch lineup with two new models called the Q Wander and Q Marshal. To put these in context, Fossil... >>

Google is using VR to let you step inside this 16th-century Bruegel painting

Google is using VR to let you step inside this 16th-century Bruegel painting

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Google's latest virtual reality offering is perfect for those of you who are really into Flemish Renaissance art, or just free VR experiences. Google has an initiative, called the Google Cultural Institute, which has been trying for the last few years... >>

Philips' new Hue light switches to warm temps at night to help you sleep

Philips' new Hue light switches to warm temps at night to help you sleep

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The tech industry is continuing its assault on cool, blue light. Philips has announced a new smart lightbulb called Philips Hue White Ambiance. It's part of the Hue ecosystem and promises to emit "every shade of white light" from colour temperatures of... >>

Sony PlayStation Vue is finally now available across the US

Sony PlayStation Vue is finally now available across the US

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Sony announced that its PlayStation Vue internet TV service has gone nationwide in the states. The Netflix-like service launched over a year ago and has been available in select US cities, bringing live, local broadcasts from CBS, ABC, FOX, and NBC (as... >>

Comic-Con HQ explained: When will the new streaming service go live?

Comic-Con HQ explained: When will the new streaming service go live?

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Comic-Con is getting its own subscription streaming service. It's called Comic-Con HQ. From what we can tell, it is trying to be a Netflix of sorts for comic-book geeks. It's also trying to extend the Comic-Con experience from just a few days a year to... >>

Microsoft is finally letting Xbox One, PS4, and PC gamers play together

Microsoft is finally letting Xbox One, PS4, and PC gamers play together

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Pigs have begun to fly. Something that seemed like it would never happen has in fact happened: Microsoft is announcing cross-network play. The company has long-teased such a feature, but now it's actually doing something about it. The new feature will... >>

Amazon Echo tips and tricks

Amazon Echo tips and tricks

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Amazon released Amazon Echo last year, and it recently introduced two new models of the $179 Bluetooth-enabled speaker, each with their own set of features and functionality. But all three have one thing in common: Alexa. Amazon Echo is a 9.25-inch-tall... >>

NEC's earbuds will identify you by resonating sound in your ear canal

NEC's earbuds will identify you by resonating sound in your ear canal

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There is an interesting boom happening in the tech world right now. It's focused on innovating new ways to verify people's identity. The latest company to make headway in this space is Japanese firm NEC, which recently announced it is developing earbuds... >>

Watch Google DeepMind's AlphaGo beat a professional Go player - twice!

Watch Google DeepMind's AlphaGo beat a professional Go player - twice!

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Google is showing off its powerful AlphaGo program by publishing videos and live-streams to its entire Google DeepMind Challenge Match series. Google bought DeepMind Technologies - an artificial intelligence company - for $650 million in January 2014.... >>

New HTC 10 photos leak fully reveals upcoming flagship

New HTC 10 photos leak fully reveals upcoming flagship

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The HTC 10 has been spotted in the wild, giving us a clear look at the design of HTC's next phone. So far we've seen renders and blurry pictures, but now a pair of clear-as-day photos have emerged, showing the metal phone in all its glory while also... >>

Huawei P9 event confirmed for April with "save the date" invite

Huawei P9 event confirmed for April with "save the date" invite

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After a leak revealed an April launch date for the Huawei P9 could be on the cards, the company has now officially confirmed that to be the case. An invite has arrived telling us to "save the date" for a 6 April announcement. Most reports have suggested... >>

Blue Origin: When will Jeff Bezos' space company take tourists into space?

Blue Origin: When will Jeff Bezos' space company take tourists into space?

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Amazon.com's founder has stopped being so secretive about his private space company by letting journalists tour the venture’s site while also announcing that human space tourism will be possible in just two years. That space company is called Blue... >>

UK wants to resolve traffic congestion by testing driverless lorries

UK wants to resolve traffic congestion by testing driverless lorries

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If you thought driving alongside normal Big Rigs was nerve-wracking, just wait until you look over and see there is no driver at the wheel. According to a few reports, British Chancellor George Osborne is about to announce trials of autonomous heavy goods... >>

Google begins rolling out LG Nexus 5X performance update

Google begins rolling out LG Nexus 5X performance update

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The Nexus 5X was well-received, but improvements would be appreciated. It has been criticised for poor performance in day-to-day use - especially when compared to its fancier flagship sibling, the Huawei Nexus 6P. Thankfully, the LG Nexus 5X is getting... >>