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Nokia 150th anniversary: Here's its 30 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia 150th anniversary: Here's its 30 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Wow, Nokia is 150-years old. Starting in a pulp mill in southwestern Finland on 12 May 1865. And while it has changed considerably in the intervening years, including selling its mobile devices business to Microsoft, the company still holds a dear place... >>

Olympus redesigned its E-M5 Mark II: See the limited-edition titanium model in pictures

Olympus redesigned its E-M5 Mark II: See the limited-edition titanium model in pictures

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Olympus is about to launch a new, limited-edition version of the E-M5 Mark II. The retro, high-end camera will be available in a titanium-tinted body that's reminiscent of the original Olympus OM series. It also comes with a OM-D-branded leather strap... >>

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

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Snapchat has green-lit another web series, but this one is all about Sofia Vergara. The upcoming show - which is considered a shortform series because it'll only consist of six quick episodes shot in a vertical video format - is called Vergaraland and... >>

Apple details new Music app for iPhone

Apple details new Music app for iPhone

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Apple has released the third beta of iOS 8.4, and in doing so, it detailed a revamped Music app and laid the groundwork to launch a new music streaming service. Developers can download the beta - build 12H4098c - over the air. Alternatively, they can... >>

21 handmade gadgets and tech accessories on Etsy

21 handmade gadgets and tech accessories on Etsy

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Etsy isn't just a place for buying handmade jewelry and mittens. It is chock-full of gadgets and tech accessories too, meaning it's an ideal go-to site for those of you looking for gift ideas that are both unique and functional. We took a moment to browse... >>

High-res audio: What is it and which streaming services offer it?

High-res audio: What is it and which streaming services offer it?

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Have you ever noticed the music on Vevo sounds better when played from a CD? When Tidal re-launched earlier this year under Jay Z and several pop artists' ownership, it didn't just kick up a storm of controversy for Spotify in regards to the amount of... >>

Apple OS X 10.11: What's happening with the next OS update for Macs?

Apple OS X 10.11: What's happening with the next OS update for Macs?

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With WWDC exactly one month away, you're probably wondering if Apple is planning to unveil its next operating system update for Macs, and if so, how might the software update change OS X Yosemite. There's likely a hundred questions you're asking yourself,... >>

Google's next Nexus phone might be Huawei-made, with Samsung's 2K display

Google's next Nexus phone might be Huawei-made, with Samsung's 2K display

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Google is likely hard at work on its next Nexus, and the latest leak indicates it is considering partnering with a Chinese manufacturer to get the job done. Gizmo China has claimed Huawei is on-board to produce the next Nexus phone, which will replace... >>

Is Spotify really thinking about becoming the next YouTube?

Is Spotify really thinking about becoming the next YouTube?

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It looks like you might be able to use Spotify for your daily dose of cat videos, starting later this month. A new report has claimed Spotify is getting ready to launch a video service that would make it directly compete with YouTube, and in a move that... >>

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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Wi-Fi Calling seems to be the new "in" tech-thing of the moment. Apple recently rolled out a software update that expanded support for the feature to Sprint in the US and EE in the UK, and now everybody is talking about what it is, how it works, and how... >>

Why Avengers: Infinity War will be the best IMAX release ever

Why Avengers: Infinity War will be the best IMAX release ever

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Although Age of Ultron just released in cinemas, Marvel isn't slowing down. It is currently trying to get us pumped to see the next Avengers by announcing part one and two will be shot using IMAX and Arri's 2D digital camera. Avengers: Infinity War is... >>

Sharp adds Roku to smart TVs: Here are 3 other TVs with built-in Roku

Sharp adds Roku to smart TVs: Here are 3 other TVs with built-in Roku

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Roku has announced it added a new smart TV partner: Sharp. Most people know they can access Roku's streaming service through its lineup of set-top boxes and a media streaming stick, but often times, people don't know they could've just bought a smart... >>

Apple TV tips and tricks

Apple TV tips and tricks

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Apple TV is as simple as it gets. It's a little black box with rounded corners that connects to your HDTV and the internet in order to serve up television programming and other video and audio content from Apple's own apps and third-party services, such... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge likely to get RAW photo support and more with Android 5.1.1

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge likely to get RAW photo support and more with Android 5.1.1

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Samsung is about to give its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge flagships a major camera app update, it's claimed. According to both SlashGear and SamMobile, an Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy edge is coming and should include new photo tricks, such... >>

EU court thinks you'll confuse Skype with Sky, rules name and logo are too similar

EU court thinks you'll confuse Skype with Sky, rules name and logo are too similar

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Skype and Sky. Do you know the difference between the two? An EU court apparently didn't see a clear distinction and has ruled that Microsoft’s Skype logo and name are a lot like broadcaster Sky's logo and name, and due to the similarity, the public... >>

Disney Infinity 3.0 with Star Wars characters to launch this autumn, watch trailer here

Disney Infinity 3.0 with Star Wars characters to launch this autumn, watch trailer here

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Disney has confirmed Star Wars will come to Disney Infinity, meaning characters from the space opera will be featured alongside other characters from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel in the latest installment of Disney's video game franchise. A leak from last... >>

Microsoft launches public preview of Office 2016 desktop apps for Windows

Microsoft launches public preview of Office 2016 desktop apps for Windows

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Office 2016 is now available as a preview for all Windows users to try. Microsoft Office is a suite of productivity apps from Microsoft, a company that has a new CEO and is working on the next version of Windows, all while promising it has a "mobile-first,... >>

Steam has a serious rival in GOG Galaxy, sign up now

Steam has a serious rival in GOG Galaxy, sign up now

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GOG Galaxy is now available for anyone to try. GOG, formerly called Good Old Games, is a DRM-free digital platform and distribution service for PC games. It's known for selling older titles, though with the new GOG Galaxy storefront and software delivery... >>

GE to make HomeKit-enabled LED lights that change colours and help you sleep

GE to make HomeKit-enabled LED lights that change colours and help you sleep

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GE has announced it will create smart lighting with support for Apple's HomeKit. The company wants to develop colour-changing LED lightbulbs that'll also include GE's Align technology, which is designed to improve sleep patterns by controlling blue light... >>

Samsung Iron Man-themed Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge expected to launch soon

Samsung Iron Man-themed Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge expected to launch soon

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Better late than never: Although the latest Avengers film is already in cinemas across the world, Samsung has confirmed it's planning to eventually release Iron Man-themed versions of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones. Samsung and Marvel have teamed... >>

Google buys Timeful smart scheduling app, will add tech to Inbox and Calendar

Google buys Timeful smart scheduling app, will add tech to Inbox and Calendar

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Google has just bought a little-known company that'll help make Inbox and Calendar less cumbersome and more useful. If you haven't noticed, Google likes to develop free tools with smart features (examples include Google search, Gmail, Calendar, Docs,... >>

Microsoft might be working on Lumia Windows 10 phones codenamed Cityman and Talkman

Microsoft might be working on Lumia Windows 10 phones codenamed Cityman and Talkman

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Microsoft is reportedly working on two new Lumia smartphones. The phones, which are being described as "high end", are interesting not only because they're from Microsoft and run on Windows 10, but also because their codenames are based on iconic Nokia... >>

Google+ rolls out new Collections feature, with sight set on Pinterest

Google+ rolls out new Collections feature, with sight set on Pinterest

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Google+ just got very (p)interesting. Tech companies often like to replicate successful products and features first put out by rival companies. Facebook made Slingshot as a Snapchat copy-cat app, for instance, while Twitter recently pushed Periscope out... >>

Apple Watch has a secret, hidden port likely for charging accessories

Apple Watch has a secret, hidden port likely for charging accessories

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If you think you know everything about Apple Watch, think again. Despite all the tear-downs and breakdowns and coverage, a hidden hardware feature on Apple's smartwatch has just been uncovered by an accessory maker that plans to capitalise on its discovery.... >>

Top films to look forward to in 2015: Here are all the must-see movie trailers

Top films to look forward to in 2015: Here are all the must-see movie trailers

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A new year means a new selection of summer blockbusters and award-season darlings to look forward to, and with a tonne of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, 2015 looks to be a cracker. From the new Star Wars to... >>