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Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early

Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early

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Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it one week earlier.Microsoft will start its multi-stage rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on 11 April, but if... >>

Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe?

Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe?

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Facebook isn't done copying competing, popular services, apparently.Mere days after it completed its assault on Snapchat by launching Facebook Stories, the social network has launched another new feature that aims to make GoFundMe and other charitable-giving... >>

Finally - Game of Thrones' first season 7 trailer is here

Finally - Game of Thrones' first season 7 trailer is here

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OMG. OMG. It's here.HBO has released the first trailer for the seventh season of Game of Thrones, the hit series that is due to return this summer. Called Long Walk, the 90-second trailer features characters like Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen,... >>

Blue Origin shows off first interior photos of its tourist space rocket

Blue Origin shows off first interior photos of its tourist space rocket

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We've all heard of Virgin Galactic, but did you know the founder of Amazon has his own private spaceflight company? Well, it's released the first interior photos of its tourism-designed New Shepard rocket.These photos offer a look at the inside of New... >>

Google Duo video call app: How does it work and does it offer voice calls?

Google Duo video call app: How does it work and does it offer voice calls?

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Google is going after FaceTime and WhatsApp and other video-calling apps with its own solution called Duo.Duo is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video and voice calls. It relies on your number, lets you reach people in your phone’s contacts list, offers... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: What was announced and can you still watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017?

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: What was announced and can you still watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017?

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Samsung's launch event for the Galaxy S8 is done and dusted.So, what did the company announce? Well, obviously we saw the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagships smartphones, but those weren’t the only devices on display. Samsung also updated product lines... >>

What is Facebook Stories and how does it work?

What is Facebook Stories and how does it work?

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It's official. Facebook just became Snapchat.You've all seen these types of headlines: Facebook adds Snapchat-like blah blah blah; Facebook continues assault on Snapchat; Facebook is turning into a Snapchat clone; and so on. Those stories aren't lying.... >>

Tinder launches web version so you can 'drag right' from a computer

Tinder launches web version so you can 'drag right' from a computer

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You can now swipe right - or, rather, "drag right" - on Tinder.The dating app has launched a web version of Tinder. Called Tinder Online, it's aimed at developing markets with limited access to 4G smartphones, as well as people who want to toggle between... >>

HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

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One day before Samsung announces its next flagship, the rumour mill has spit out a report on that phone's upcoming, fierce rival: HTC U.HTC may be struggling when compared to Samsung, but that's not stopping it from releasing more standout handsets this... >>

What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work?

What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work?

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Google introduced Google Wifi in the US at the end of 2016 and now its own broadband router is coming to the UK.It's a bit different to many other routers in that it can pair with other Google Wifi routers around the home to make a mesh network and therefore... >>

Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

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Google has announced that its Wifi router already available in the US, will be making its way to the UK next month. Simply called Google Wi-Fi, each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style, double-stacked hockey puck that Google described as a "visually... >>

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google is looking to embed itself in your home, in a bid to one-up Amazon.Amazon announced its Echo speaker, complete with its voice-controlled personal assistant called Alexa, back in 2014. Google followed with Home in 2016 - its hands-free smart speaker... >>

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

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Ikea just introduced a "Smart Lighting" collection.The range, which will arrive in UK stores in April, includes energy-efficient LED bulbs, as well as lighting panels and doors. These different products can be managed remotely via an app, called Tradfri,... >>

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

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Andy Rubin - a former Google executive who once oversaw the development of Android - just teased an unknown device.Here's the situation: Rubin, who left Google in 2014 after nine years, announced in January that he was starting a new company, called Essential,... >>

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

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Destiny is officially getting a sequel.Developer Bungie and publisher Activision have announced a sequel to Destiny via Destiny’s official Twitter account. The tweet showed an image of the sequel’s logo - with a numeral two in Helvetica behind the... >>

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

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Apple has released the iOS 10.3 software update for iPhone and iPad, and it introduced a new feature called Find My AirPods.Find My AirPods makes it easier to keep track of the Apple AirPods wireless earphones. It works with AirPods that are connected... >>

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

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Apple has brought its Night Shift mode - which first debuted on iOS devices with iOS 9.3 - to the Mac.With the release of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, anyone who owns a Mac running Sierra can now cut down on the amount of blue light they're exposed to during... >>

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

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Apple is releasing software updates with two much-requested features.The first update, iOS 10.3, is for iPhone and iPad. It's the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system since it released in September. Apple has been testing iOS 10.3 since... >>

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

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Facebook lets you send GIFs in Messenger, but there's no native way to use one in a comment on Facebook itself.But that might soon change. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch it will soon begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs in comments.... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak is a video of someone typing really fast

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak is a video of someone typing really fast

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Another day, another Samsung Galaxy S8 leak.As spotted by SamMobile, there’s a new video that shows Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S8. In it, we can see someone testing the phone by rapidly typing and entering random letters from the keyboard.... >>

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

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Six months ago it seemed like we shouldn't expect  new Android Wear hardware, but now, there are several companies announcing watches, with the latest being fashion brands Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger.While at Baselworld 2017, they introduced two Android... >>

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

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Pokemon Go fans have a new quest: Shiny Magikarp.The popular game has an event going on right now that honours water-type Pokemon, and as part of an effort to get people playing Pokemon Go, the app is offering up highly coveted shiny Pokemon. These have... >>

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

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Google Photos has been around for a couple years now and is a go-to service for many people looking to store their photos and videos.Google Photos not only lets you save personal media to a virtual locker but also makes that media available across all... >>

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

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Samsung has given 4G LTE connectivity to its Gear S3 Classic.The original S3 Classic only offered Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, leaving LTE just for the S3 Frontier model. Samsung hasn't announced pricing or a release date, but it did confirm you will be able... >>

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

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Having started its life as an iOS exclusive, Super Mario Run is now available for Android users.Nintendo tweeted last week the app would be available on 23 March, but it actually arrived a day early.Super Mario Run became big news last year when it... >>