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Facebook F8 explained: Everything you need to know from the conference

Facebook F8 explained: Everything you need to know from the conference

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Facebook opened its mostly-annual F8 developer conference yesterday, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a keynote speech to make some big announcements, such as the introduction of Messenger bots, and lay out a 10-year roadmap. His presentation lasted just... >>

Microsoft's new Surface Signature Type Cover is cloaked in fancy Italian fabric

Microsoft's new Surface Signature Type Cover is cloaked in fancy Italian fabric

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Microsoft is getting all fancy with a new keyboard for the Surface Pro 4. Called the Signature Type Cover, the new keyboard has the standard glass trackpad and wide key spacing found in other Surface Pro keyboards. The thing that makes this new one unique... >>

HTC 10 official: Champion specs meet serious design, Hi-Res audio, AirPlay support and more

HTC 10 official: Champion specs meet serious design, Hi-Res audio, AirPlay support and more

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HTC has launched its long-awaited flagship smartphone update, the HTC 10.  Looking to re-find form, the HTC 10 drops the One branding, as well as the M designation in something of a reboot for the struggling Taiwanese company.  The HTC 10 follows the... >>

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

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Periscope is testing a feature with beta users that takes from two of its main competitors: live, hand-drawn doodling. According to The Next Web, the Twitter-owned broadcasting app has begun letting beta testers try a feature that allows them to draw... >>

Titanfall 2 trailer arrives at last, the first in the series for PS4

Titanfall 2 trailer arrives at last, the first in the series for PS4

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PlayStation Europe has pushed out the first trailer for Titanfall's multi-platform sequel but without any word on when the game will actually release. Titanfall is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment, the... >>

Kindle Oasis fully revealed in leak as Amazon's next 'top of the line' e-reader

Kindle Oasis fully revealed in leak as Amazon's next 'top of the line' e-reader

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Although Amazon confirmed it is working on a "top of the line" e-reader that'll kick off an 8th-generation of Kindles, we've only now been graced with a full leak that includes not only specs but also pictures and even a product page. According to Liliputing,... >>

What is Apple's True Tone display?

What is Apple's True Tone display?

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Apple recently launched a 9.7-inch iPad Pro with a new display technology called True Tone. It works a lot like the white-balance-compensating system found in the iPhone's camera flash, allowing the iPad's screen to determine just the right percentage... >>

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean

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SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 to the International Space Station and has already landed the rocket on a drone ship, marking the first time the company not only sent cargo to the station following a failed resupply mission but also the first time it's successfully... >>

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

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BlackBerry thinks the high-end phone market has gone soft, so it's now dropping down a peg by zeroing in on the mid-range phone market. The National spoke to the CEO of BlackBerry, John Chen, and claimed BlackBerry plans to launch two new Android phones... >>

Facebook has yet another inbox for hidden messages: Here's how to find it

Facebook has yet another inbox for hidden messages: Here's how to find it

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You could have hidden Facebook messages that you didn't know about and might actually want to read. And, no, we're not talking about Facebook's "Other" tab, which is probably something you've heard about, even though Facebook has purposely made it somewhat... >>

This could be Motorola's 2016 flagship smartphone

This could be Motorola's 2016 flagship smartphone

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It appears as though Lenovo-owned Motorola has been working on a new flagship that'll likely release this year. HelloMotoHK is known for publishing leaked photos of yet-to-be-announced Motorola products, and now it's at it again with what seems to be... >>

Dyson's new V8 cordless vacuum has double the battery life of predecessors

Dyson's new V8 cordless vacuum has double the battery life of predecessors

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Dyson is launching a new cordless vacuum known as the V8. The V8 has a digital motor and lithium-ion batteries, both of which allow the floor-cleaner to deliver more power over a longer runtime. Dyson is positioning this compact machine as something different... >>

Facebook Messenger will soon let you scan profile codes to start chats

Facebook Messenger will soon let you scan profile codes to start chats

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Facebook Messenger is evolving into a new type of messenger that's not just for chatting with friends. Facebook's messaging service can double as a customer service center, digital wallet, cab-hailer, and more. With these types functionality being offered... >>

Tesla took 325,000 Model 3 preorders, says EVs are now mainstream

Tesla took 325,000 Model 3 preorders, says EVs are now mainstream

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Tesla Motors - and the entire EV industry - is having a good week, apparently. Tesla recently unveiled its $35,000 Model 3 and opened up the ability for customers to reserve the electric vehicle. Now, one week after that event, Tesla has reported over... >>

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

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Facebook last year launched a Live feature, called Live, that lets you broadcast in real time, and now it's majorly updating that same feature to make it more like rival apps Periscope and Snapchat. Periscope is owned by Twitter and essentially lets you... >>

Bethesda says anyone can try Doom beta on 15 April, confirms DLC packs

Bethesda says anyone can try Doom beta on 15 April, confirms DLC packs

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Everyone will be able to get a taste of the new Doom's multiplayer portion in less than two weeks. Bethesda has announced an open beta that will run from 15 April to 17 April. Unlike past betas, which were limited in their availability, everyone with... >>

Apple code reveals you might soon be able to remove stock iOS apps

Apple code reveals you might soon be able to remove stock iOS apps

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In the near future, you might not have to tuck stock iOS apps into folders. Apple's iPhone and iPad come pre-loaded with Apple-developed apps, such as Compass and Stocks, but unfortunately, you're unable to remove these apps. Unlike third-party apps,... >>

Amazon's next Kindle might be thinner, come with battery case

Amazon's next Kindle might be thinner, come with battery case

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You might've heard by now that Amazon is readying a new Kindle. Well, a new report has shed some light on what we can expect from the device, including a thinner form factor and a rechargeable battery case. The company, which makes the Kindle-brand of... >>

PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

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Sony has announced a software update for the PS4. It's called version 3.50. With this major update to the system, you will be able to play games remotely through a PC or a Mac. You'll also be able to appear offline from now on so that you can concentrate... >>

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has updated with end-to-end encryption. The latest version of the messaging client now ensures all messages, photos, video, files, and calls are completely secure for its 1 billion users (no matter whether they are using iPhones,... >>

Apple Pay explained: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Pay explained: What is it and how does it work?

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Apple Pay is a payment system designed to change the way you shop. The company has been leading the way in the effort to move consumers from physical wallets packed with cards to a world in which your iPhone or Watch does all the work. We've combed through... >>

How to switch from iPhone to Android

How to switch from iPhone to Android

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You've decided to make the switch. There could be many reasons behind why a person might ditch their iPhone in favour of an Android device. But, no matter what that reason may be, anyone who has done it or plans to do it primarily cares about one thing:... >>

Amazon says a new 'top of the line' Kindle is coming next week

Amazon says a new 'top of the line' Kindle is coming next week

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A new Kindle is coming. Amazon, the company that makes the Kindle-brand of e-readers and tablets, has announced it will introduce a "top of the line" Kindle sometime next week. Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, revealed the news on Twitter, explaining... >>

Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect

Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect

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Tesla Motors will unveil its first affordable, mass-market electric vehicle in California on 31 March, but the automaker doesn't plan to reveal everything all at once, according to a recent tweet from Elon Musk. Musk, the co-founder, CEO, and "product... >>

Google VR View makes it easier to embed 360-degree photos on sites

Google VR View makes it easier to embed 360-degree photos on sites

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Google has just done something that will make virtual reality more accessible. Virtual reality has been a hot topic for some time now, but it still has a very long way to go before everyone can easily experience the trending technology. Google offers... >>