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This is how much space PlayStation VR requires for you to play

This is how much space PlayStation VR requires for you to play

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PlayStation VR is still a few months away from release, but new documentation released by Sony has finally revealed how much space its virtual-reality headset requires in order to properly work. It needs an area of about 60-square feet. Also, players... >>

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

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Apple has brought back a longtime Apple executive to head up its secret car plans - and apparently that includes shifting the project's focus to autonomous driving, according to a new report. Bloomberg said Bob Mansfield, who previously served as senior... >>

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

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Stop being on the fence about Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade. The clock is ticking. Microsoft is about to stop offering the upgrade free of charge. If for whatever reason you don't take this opportunity to get your PC up to date, you'll have to eventually... >>

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

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One year ago, Microsoft released a major update to its Windows OS: Windows 10. Windows 7 and Window 8.1 users were able to grab the upgrade at no cost, but all that's about to change. Microsoft said it would only let users update - free of charge - for... >>

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

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Chinese companies are going after Apple hard. And not just in terms of smartphones. One day after Xiaomi announced a MacBook Air-like laptop called Mi Notebook Air, Lenovo unveiled its own Air-style, Air-branded machine. The Air 13 Pro laptop has almost... >>

Pokemon Go: How to find and catch rare Pokemon like Charizard, Blastoise and Alakazam

Pokemon Go: How to find and catch rare Pokemon like Charizard, Blastoise and Alakazam

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So you've been playing Pokemon Go for a bit and want to catch a rare one, eh?You're in luck. We at Pocket-lint have played with the game ourselves and scoured the internet for the best tips and tricks out there, so everything you need to know is laid... >>

Facebook nears 2 billion monthly active users

Facebook nears 2 billion monthly active users

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Facebook has posted its second quarter earnings for investors - and the most interesting tidbits concern user numbers. We won't bore you with all the financial details (though Facebook did report $6.44 billion in revenue and $2.05 billion in profit, a... >>

Google Play Family Library launches: What is it and how does it work?

Google Play Family Library launches: What is it and how does it work?

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Google is taking a page from Apple's playbook. Apple launched a Family Sharing plan for iTunes and the App Store about two years ago, and now Google is doing the same thing with a new plan option called Google Play Family Library. It basically lets up... >>

Apple says it’s officially sold 1 billion iPhone models since 2007

Apple says it’s officially sold 1 billion iPhone models since 2007

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Apple doesn't want you to notice all those headlines about weak iPhone sales. One day after posting its third quarter results, in which it revealed iPhone sales have continued to decline, Apple announced that it recently sold its one-billionth iPhone.... >>

Microsoft Pix app uses AI to help you take better pictures on iPhone

Microsoft Pix app uses AI to help you take better pictures on iPhone

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Microsoft has launched a new app for iPhone that promises to help you take better pictures than you can with Apple's already good camera app. Called Microsoft Pix, the app, which is described as a "smarter camera app", uses a number of "machine learning"... >>

It's official: Nextbit launches limited-edition red Robin phone

It's official: Nextbit launches limited-edition red Robin phone

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A couple weeks after slyly teasing a red-coloured Robin, Nextbit has made the new version of its flagship official. Nextbit, a new phone-maker made up of ex-Google and ex-HTC people, has announced that it is "introducing a limited 'ember' colorway" for... >>

Apple wants to invest in augmented reality after Pokemon Go success

Apple wants to invest in augmented reality after Pokemon Go success

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Tim Cook can't correctly pronounce Pokemon, but nevertheless, he thinks the franchise's latest app shows "AR can be really great".During Apple's second quarter earnings conference call on 26 July, the chief executive continually referred to Pokemon as... >>

Apple likely to push its booming services as iPhone sales decline

Apple likely to push its booming services as iPhone sales decline

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The smartphone market in the US is saturated, and Apple seems to be moving toward services as it struggles to sell iPhone units. According to research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, people are waiting longer to upgrade to the newest iPhone... >>

Star Trek in real life: Best Starfleet gadgets and toys you can buy

Star Trek in real life: Best Starfleet gadgets and toys you can buy

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Trekkies have a lot to be excited about right now. A new film, Star Trek Beyond, just opened in cinemas across the world, and CBS recently announced at San Diego Comic-Con the name of its upcoming TV series based on the Star Wars franchise, along with... >>

Apple Pencil might one day work with Mac trackpads and more

Apple Pencil might one day work with Mac trackpads and more

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Apple sees a lot of potential in its Pencil stylus. The Apple Pencil is a stylus pen that debuted alongside the iPad Pro last November. It's a basic input device, even though it can detect angles, pressure sensitivity, and force, allowing you to apply... >>

You can buy the OnePlus 3 in gold on 1 August in UK, 26 July in US

You can buy the OnePlus 3 in gold on 1 August in UK, 26 July in US

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OnePlus is really good at making you want to buy their phones, with the latest example being its OnePlus 3 in "soft gold". The company has introduced the colour variant for its new OnePlus 3, emphasising in a blog post that it's not your "typical gaudy... >>

Best Comic-Con 2016 trailers: Justice League, Wonder Woman, and more

Best Comic-Con 2016 trailers: Justice League, Wonder Woman, and more

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Although Comic-Con 2016 is done and dusted, you can relive some of the convention's best highlights via trailers and teaser clips. San Diego Comic-Con is an annual comic convention held in, well, San Diego. This year's SDCC kicked off with Preview... >>

There's now a Tinder-like dating app for Pokemon Go players

There's now a Tinder-like dating app for Pokemon Go players

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Now is your chance to catch the Pokemon Go player of your dreams.PokeMatch is a new Android and iOS app that lets you match with other people who play Pokemon Go. It's Tinder-like in that it has a swipe-left or swipe-right function when browsing for people,... >>

Apple brought back a longtime executive to oversee its car project

Apple brought back a longtime executive to oversee its car project

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One of the highly-regarded executives that helped make Apple what it is today has returned to the company to head up a secretive car project. Bob Mansfield, who join Apple in 1999, has been appointed to oversee Project Titan, according to The Wall Street... >>

No surprise here: Pokemon Go breaks App Store record, Apple says

No surprise here: Pokemon Go breaks App Store record, Apple says

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Pokemon Go has taken over the world, and Apple's App Store, apparently.Apple has confirmed to Polygon, The Verge, iMore, and a bunch of other places that the augmented-reality game has broken a record by being the most downloaded game in its first week... >>

You can now preorder Razer's OSVR HDK 2 virtual-reality headset

You can now preorder Razer's OSVR HDK 2 virtual-reality headset

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Gamers have another headset to choose from in the virtual reality space. VR headsets are all the rage. But there's only a handful of high-end ones available to buy right now. The first two that come to mind are the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. After that,... >>

Here is Facebook's internet-beaming plane completing its first test flight

Here is Facebook's internet-beaming plane completing its first test flight

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One day soon you may access the internet via a wireless-internet-beaming plane rather than fiber optic cable. Facebook wants to blanket the world with internet using a fleet of solar-powered aircraft called Aquila, and after two years of engineering and... >>

See how Google uses machine learning to expand comic bubbles

See how Google uses machine learning to expand comic bubbles

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Google has made it a lot easier to read digital comic books on your mobile device - and it did so using machine learning. Google Play Books introduced vertical scrolling last year to help you better consume comic books, but Google obviously realised more... >>

Watch NASA's year-long timelapse of Earth from a million miles away

Watch NASA's year-long timelapse of Earth from a million miles away

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A new NASA video published to YouTube shows a full year of life on Earth from about a million miles away. Around this time last year, the US space agency also released the first image of the sunlit side of Earth. It was taken by NASA's EPIC camera aboard... >>

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

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This is exactly why Apple lets you test unfinished versions of iOS updates. A couple of weeks ago, iOS 10, Apple's next major update to iOS, became available as a public beta, allowing intrepid iPhone/iPad owners to sample the software and give feedback.... >>