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This case turns into a full-size keyboard stand for your iOS device

This case turns into a full-size keyboard stand for your iOS device

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No matter how hard you practice, on-screen keyboards are difficult to use.Maybe we're old and simply conditioned to typing on physical keyboards, but getting the knack of virtual ones while on the go is hard, and frankly, not practical if you're the... >>

Tesla's heavily upgraded Autopilot will start rolling out in December

Tesla's heavily upgraded Autopilot will start rolling out in December

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If you recently bought a Model S or Model X, you'll be happy to know that Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot support will arrive for you soon.Elon Musk took to Twitter over the weekend to inform a new Model S owner that the Enhanced Autopilot update will start... >>

Instagram now notifies you if someone takes a screenshot

Instagram now notifies you if someone takes a screenshot

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Instagram has taken another page from Snapchat's playbook.When you receive a snap (photo or video message) or watch someone's story (a 24-hour reel of broadcasted snaps) in Snapchat, and then take a screenshot of that snap or story, the person who sent... >>

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 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... >>

Microsoft's classic Solitaire Windows game now out for Android and iOS

Microsoft's classic Solitaire Windows game now out for Android and iOS

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Microsoft has taken a classic Windows game and made it available for Android and iPhone users.The new app, called Microsoft Solitaire Collection, includes five different Solitaire game modes: Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and Tripeaks. It also... >>

What is Tinder and how does it work?

What is Tinder and how does it work?

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Dating isn't what it used to be.Over the past couple decades, online dating has revolutionised the game. You no longer have to hit on people at bars and get rejected face-to-face. You can now carefully construct your virtual profile with coy details and... >>

What is Uber and how does it work?

What is Uber and how does it work?

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Traditional cabs are a thing of the past.Instead, your neighbor and his BMW, your hairdresser and her Mini, your best friend and his Tesla, or your co-worker and her Prius might be who you hail next to get a ride to the airport. That's because ride-hailing... >>

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

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Eighteen months after announcing Xbox One games would stream to Oculus Rift, Microsoft has confirmed the capability is mere weeks away from launching.The software giant said it will allow Oculus Rift owners to play Xbox One games on 12 December. On... >>

Motorola’s Moto Z is now Daydream-ready, thanks to Nougat

Motorola’s Moto Z is now Daydream-ready, thanks to Nougat

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Motorola has announced the Moto Z is finally getting the Nougat update.In a blog post Monday, the Lenovo-owned smartphone maker said it will roll out Android 7.0 Nougat globally to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force this week.But that's not the biggest aspect... >>

Apple might no longer make Wi-Fi routers or Time Capsules

Apple might no longer make Wi-Fi routers or Time Capsules

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Apple has reportedly ditched its wireless router biz.According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino, CA-based company is trying to focus on consumer products that generate more revenue, so it's shutting down the wireless router team responsible for the AirPort... >>

Amazon's Alexa adds Allrecipes skill to help you cook over 60,000 recipes

Amazon's Alexa adds Allrecipes skill to help you cook over 60,000 recipes

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Anyone who owns an Amazon Echo knows it's perfect for the kitchen.Don't know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? Ask Alexa. Want to set a timer? Ask Alexa. The speaker's voice assistant lets you get done tasks hands-free, and so it makes sense that... >>

Apple iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease' flaw: Here's how to get it fixed

Apple iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease' flaw: Here's how to get it fixed

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Apple's iPhone 6 Plus smartphones are suffering from a hardware malfunction, but there is a new solution available.The company has launched a repair programme for the widely reported problem known as “touch disease". The malfunction renders the touchscreen... >>

Google is bringing Android apps to four more Chromebook models

Google is bringing Android apps to four more Chromebook models

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Google has released a developer update to Chrome OS that'll add Android app support to four Chromebook models.At its Google I/O conference in June 2016, Google finally confirmed plans to bring Android apps to Chrome OS laptops and other products. That... >>

Is Apple about to move iPhone manufacturing to the US?

Is Apple about to move iPhone manufacturing to the US?

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One of Apple's manufacturing partners is reportedly considering moving production of the iPhone to the US.According to Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asian Review, Apple asked both Taiwan-based Foxconn and Pegatron, two companies that assemble the iPhone in... >>

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

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German automaker BMW and Chinese search giant Baidu might not be getting along too well these days.According to Reuters, the two companies have ended their partnership and are no longer cooperating on nor testing self-driving cars in the US and China.... >>

Even more iPhone 8 evidence hints it'll be 'all glass' with OLED screen

Even more iPhone 8 evidence hints it'll be 'all glass' with OLED screen

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The next iPhone is going to be slick as heck.The iPhone 7 is only a couple months old, but already we're seeing tonnes of iPhone 8 rumours, including several mentions that the next iPhone, which is only thought to be called iPhone 8, will launch with... >>

Google launches Google Earth and Trends-themed Live cases for Pixel

Google launches Google Earth and Trends-themed Live cases for Pixel

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Google is giving Pixel phone owners more case choices.The company has released two new "Live" cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL. These types of cases rely on an NFC connection to change your wallpaper daily. The first new Live case is a Google Earth-themed... >>

AT&T customers can now send texts through Amazon Echo's Alexa

AT&T customers can now send texts through Amazon Echo's Alexa

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Amazon Echo users in the US just got a cool skill integration from AT&T.Starting 18 November, AT&T mobile customers will be able to compose and send text messages using Amazon Echo's Alexa assistant. The integration works with not only the original,... >>

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

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Volvo has created a luxe concierge service for its customers.What does that mean? Well, it's like an ecosystem aimed at giving Volvo drivers access to third-party service providers. With it, you can remotely fuel your car, wash your car, service your... >>

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

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Sony has finally launched a PlayStation Vue app for the new Apple TV.PlayStation Vue is a new cloud-based TV service. It offers live programming from AMC, Discovery, FX, ESPN, and other channels without a cable or satellite subscription. It is therefore... >>

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

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Mini has unveiled a hybrid all-wheel-drive Countryman S E at LA Auto Show.Interestingly, the front wheels are powered by the gas engine, while the rear wheels are connected to the electric motor. The two powertrains push out 221 horsepower altogether,... >>

Apple iPhone 8 might include two 5.5-inch models with dual cameras

Apple iPhone 8 might include two 5.5-inch models with dual cameras

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The next iPhone - or iPhones - will be big and pack a dual-camera design. Apple is rumoured to be working on three new iPhone models for 2017, which happens to be the phone's 10th anniversary. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities (via... >>

Google Wi-Fi now available to buy: How does the mesh router work?

Google Wi-Fi now available to buy: How does the mesh router work?

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Google has launched its new Wi-Fi router. It's called Google Wi-Fi.Last year, Google introduced the OnHub router with TP-Link and Asus, but this year, Google has made its own device called Google Wi-Fi. Each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style,... >>

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

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Google has launched a scanner app for turning your old prints into digital photos that can be saved to the cloud.The app, called PhotoScan, is now available. The idea is that you can ditch your traditional flatbed scanner, which takes like a year to scan... >>

Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity

Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity

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Toms has announced a lineup of Apple Watch bands.The company, which is behind the popular line of slip-on shoes, said it will provide one year of solar light to a person in need every time one of its Apple Watch bands are bought. The company has a long... >>