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Is Apple making its own chips for Macs so it can eventually ditch Intel?

Is Apple making its own chips for Macs so it can eventually ditch Intel?

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Apple seems to be actively lessening its reliance on Intel chips.According to Bloomberg, Apple is designing its own A-series ARM-based chips, even though Intel processors have powered Apple's Mac lineup for more than a decade. The company isn't going... >>

New LG G6 photo leak shows off phone's shiny back, dual cameras

New LG G6 photo leak shows off phone's shiny back, dual cameras

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Ahead of the LG G6's unveiling, a new photo of the device has leaked.The above photo - purportedly of the LG G6 - was posted by Business Insider, which obtained it from an unnamed source. It seems to verify a few credible rumours floating around about... >>

Facebook Friends Day: What is it and how do those cheesy videos work?

Facebook Friends Day: What is it and how do those cheesy videos work?

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Friends Day is a thing, apparently.On Thursday, Facebook users from around the globe checked their profiles and saw a notification that wished them "Happy Friends Day", and it came along with an automatically-created video that celebrated the occasion.... >>

Android Nougat: How to get Android 7.1.2 on your phone right now

Android Nougat: How to get Android 7.1.2 on your phone right now

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Google has a public beta of the next version update of Android, Nougat 7.1.2, available for Pixel and Nexus devices.Google typically announces the Android preview during its Google I/O developer conference held annually in May. In 2016 - for the first... >>

Tokyo 2020 Olympic games will use medals made from recycled phones

Tokyo 2020 Olympic games will use medals made from recycled phones

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The Tokyo 2020 Games is recycling old phones for medals.Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Kohei Uchimura has told The Japan Times that Olympic organisers decided to forge Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games using recycled... >>

GoPro Karma drone is available again with fixed design flaw and all

GoPro Karma drone is available again with fixed design flaw and all

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Three months after recalling Karma, GoPro is selling its drone again.The company announced in a press release that it has fixed the issue that caused the quadcopter to lose power during operation, and that you can buy Karma again at GoPro.com or via select... >>

O2 now sells car insurance and even offers a black box for teens

O2 now sells car insurance and even offers a black box for teens

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O2 has launched car insurance that includes a black box system.O2 is now the first mobile operator in the UK to offer a car insurance service. It is called O2 Drive and applies to new and existing O2 customers. Features include discounted car servicing... >>

Next Sony Xperia flagship might not be at MWC 2017 after all

Next Sony Xperia flagship might not be at MWC 2017 after all

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Sony isn't going to unveil its next flagship at Mobile World Congress, it is claimed.A few reports have suggested in recent weeks that Sony will debut a premium device with a 4K display at a press conference in Barcelona on 27 February, but according... >>

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

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Updating your headphones is now a thing.Apple has released a firmware update for AirPods, its £159 wireless earbud product. The update, called firmware 3.5.1, began rolling out on Wednesday, bringing undisclosed bug fixes. Although the installation... >>

Can Boston Dynamics' new wheeled robot look any creepier?

Can Boston Dynamics' new wheeled robot look any creepier?

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Google-owned Boston Dynamics makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look really creepy.Don't believe us? See this one and this one and this one. Oh, and look at the robot above too. The company apparently has been testing wheel technology... >>

Facebook is making a set-top box video app for premium TV content

Facebook is making a set-top box video app for premium TV content

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Soon, you'll be watching video on Facebook from your TV.According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook is developing a "video-centric app" for set-top boxes, including the Apple TV, so it can put video content from the social network on screens in the... >>

What iPhone sales decline? Apple breaks records again

What iPhone sales decline? Apple breaks records again

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The big story over the past six months in regards to Apple earnings has been that iPhone sales are declining. Well, that ends today.Apple just posted strong financial results for the first quarter of 2017. In a letter to investors on Tuesday, CEO Tim... >>

Sky, Discovery Channels agree on new deal at the last moment

Sky, Discovery Channels agree on new deal at the last moment

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After much hubbub, Sky and Discovery have come to an agreement.The two media companies -- hours before their previous contract was set to expire, which would have seen TLC, Animal Planet, Eurosport, and more pulled from Rupert Murdoch's Sky -- have announced... >>

Wi-Fi Calling: What is it and which devices support it?

Wi-Fi Calling: What is it and which devices support it?

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With customers driving the demand for always on connectivity, mobile phone networks are turning to Wi-Fi to enable services that their own masts might not be able to provide.That's a good thing for those who want to remain connected in an area that perhaps... >>

Nextbit has been bought by Razer, will continue 'cool stuff in mobile'

Nextbit has been bought by Razer, will continue 'cool stuff in mobile'

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Nextbit is now a Razer company.The smartphone-maker announced Monday it was acquired by the peripheral company on 27 January. Nextbit's press release specifically mentioned that Razer “has acquired the majority of the assets of Nextbit Systems Inc... >>

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

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Love him or hate him, Edward Snowden made many of us more aware.We now pay close attention to our online privacy and care about things like metadata, surveillance, digital snooping, and data theft. While governments and companies wage war about how much... >>

Yo is an actual at-home male fertility test you just use with your phone

Yo is an actual at-home male fertility test you just use with your phone

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Ah, technology.Thanks to the wonder of a smartphones, as well as app-enabled devices, you can now test male fertility from the comfort of home. A new setup, called Yo, is able to turn your phone's camera into a microscope powerful enough to zoom in... >>

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

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Microsoft doesn't care about HoloLens headset sales.It's been over six months since Microsoft opened up the mixed-reality headset to everyone. The company began selling developer kits last year for $3,000 a pop, and then in August, it made them available... >>

HTC Vive's VR headset designer is now working on Google Daydream

HTC Vive's VR headset designer is now working on Google Daydream

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The same day it was revealed Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi to head up Facebook-Oculus' virtual reality efforts, HTC's now-former design lead announced he is begun working on the Google Daydream platform.Claude Zellweger, according to his Twitter (where... >>

Google Pixel 2 flagship and Pixel 2B budget phone details leak out

Google Pixel 2 flagship and Pixel 2B budget phone details leak out

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Not wanting to miss out on what seems to be the official phone leak week, Google Pixel has popped up with its own set of rumours.9to5Google has shared some details about the next-generation "Pixel 2". It's supposed to feature waterproofing with a "decent... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 to launch 29 March, huge leak and pic reveals all

Samsung Galaxy S8 to launch 29 March, huge leak and pic reveals all

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The Galaxy S8 will be "significantly different" from previous Samsung flagships, according to a report, which has revealed everything you need to know about the phones, including when they'll launch.VentureBeat's Evan Blass has published several leaked... >>

Francis Ford Coppola wants help making Apocalypse Now video game

Francis Ford Coppola wants help making Apocalypse Now video game

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Francis Ford Coppola is turning one of his classic films into a game.American Zoetrope, a privately run American film studio founded by both Coppola and George Lucas, has partnered with a team of entertainment and games industry veterans to develop a... >>

Google I/O 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect

Google I/O 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect

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It's official: Google I/O 2017 will take place in May in Mountain View.Google holds an annual conference for developers, engineers, executives, and the media -- so that it can discuss all-things Google and Android-related. Developers and engineers use... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak details 'infinity' display and more

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak details 'infinity' display and more

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More details on the Samsung Galaxy S8 have leaked out pertaining to its display, assistant, and more.The Guardian has published some "exclusive" details on the upcoming flagship phone, including that it will be available in two different sizes and will... >>

Apple is bringing iOS' Night Shift mode to Macs with Sierra update

Apple is bringing iOS' Night Shift mode to Macs with Sierra update

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If you own a Mac and are looking for ways to reduce your eye strain or even get more sleep at night, you're in luck.Apple’s Night Shift is coming to macOS. It's shown up in the latest 10.12.4 beta of MacOS Sierra for Macs, which is supposed to launch... >>