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Vodafone Tab Speed 6 is a 4G Android-powered budget tablet now for sale

Vodafone Tab Speed 6 is a 4G Android-powered budget tablet now for sale

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Vodafone has unleashed a new tablet in the UK. It's an Android tablet of course, and despite the decent specs, it's pretty inexpensive. Called the Vodafone Tab Speed 6, the tablet is a lot like the Tab Prime 6 but smaller and more affordable. It features... >>

You can finally buy the Apple Watch Hermes online starting 22 January

You can finally buy the Apple Watch Hermes online starting 22 January

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You will soon be able to purchase the Apple Watch Hermes online. Nearly four months after Apple announced its collaboration with the French luxury brand during its iPhone event in September, the Cupertino-based company has confirmed to Fashionista that... >>

The new Suicide Squad trailer looks and sounds totally epic - watch it here

The new Suicide Squad trailer looks and sounds totally epic - watch it here

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OMGOMGOMG. Warner Bros' YouTube channel has posted a new trailer for Suicide Squad, an upcoming film based on the DC Comics supervillain team of the same name. It'll premiere in cinemas this August, but while we patiently wait for the next 8 months to... >>

Netflix crossed 75 million subscribers worldwide on New Year's Day

Netflix crossed 75 million subscribers worldwide on New Year's Day

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Netflix has posted its fourth-quarter results, and the most interesting takeaway is that it managed to add enough subscribers just a few hours after the quarter closed on 1 January to hit 75 million members. The streaming giant added 5.59 million members... >>

15 of the best email apps to help you achieve inbox zero

15 of the best email apps to help you achieve inbox zero

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Email. Ugh. Just seeing that word can bring a wave of stress upon us like nothing else. It wastes time, clutters both professional and personal lives, and is impossible to organise. Well, almost. Within the last few years, several new email apps have... >>

A new version of Minecraft is launching this summer just for classrooms

A new version of Minecraft is launching this summer just for classrooms

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Minecraft isn't just a block-based game. It's also a learning tool. Seriously. Educators have been using a version of Minecraft for the classroom, called MinecraftEdu, since 2011 in more than 40 countries to help teach all types of subjects, from math... >>

Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?

Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?

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So... you have no clue what iCloud Drive is or how to use it. Well, you’re not the only one. Apple isn’t exactly good at launching streamlined, simplified services. It’s great with hardware and software interfaces, but as you likely know, it’s... >>

Apple HomeKit explained: Is it available yet and how does it work?

Apple HomeKit explained: Is it available yet and how does it work?

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Apple wants to streamline home automation. In other words: it wants to make it easier for smart accessories to communicate, and for you to connect and manage all the smart accessories in your home from various manufacturers (Philips Hue lights, for instance,... >>

What is Slack and how does it work?

What is Slack and how does it work?

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You've probably heard about Slack. It's that messenger almost every workplace or school group seems to be using, but you're likely reading this now because - for whatever reason - you feel left out of the loop and want to know what all the fuss is about.... >>

Virgin Galactic shows off its fancy new Y-3 flight suits, see them here

Virgin Galactic shows off its fancy new Y-3 flight suits, see them here

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It's one small step for man, one giant leap for...fashion? Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's commercial spaceflight company that's demanding $250,000 in deposit money from anyone itching to be the first to fly on one of its suborbital space flights,... >>

Sony threw everything but the kitchen sink into this smart light

Sony threw everything but the kitchen sink into this smart light

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It's no secret by now that Sony likes to play around with lighting. As part of its Life Space UX project, it makes connected light speakers, projectors, and all sorts of interactive light experiences. And now, thanks to a new Sony Japan site, we're learning... >>

30 Touch ID apps that let you unlock or pay for stuff with a fingerprint scan

30 Touch ID apps that let you unlock or pay for stuff with a fingerprint scan

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Itching to use Touch ID as a passcode to unlock accounts or even to purchase goods within third-party apps? Well, you're not the only one. Luckily for you several popular apps have begun updating with support for Apple's fingerprint reader. With the release... >>

You’ll never guess how much UHD Blu-ray discs cost (Hint: Ouch!)

You’ll never guess how much UHD Blu-ray discs cost (Hint: Ouch!)

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Better start pinching now, because if you want the latest films in UHD Blu-ray, you're going to need to pay up big time. With 4K ultra-high definition televisions beginning to become the norm, it's been a long and winding road for the physical format,... >>

GoPro's disastrous fourth quarter leads to workforce layoffs and more

GoPro's disastrous fourth quarter leads to workforce layoffs and more

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GoPro isn't doing so hot these days. The camera maker has announced it laid off 7 per cent of its workforce, and it issued a notice to investors, alerting them of poor action camera sales as well as disappointing holiday sales. GoPro's workforce had grown... >>

I'll take Sports for $200: Amazon Echo now lets you play Jeopardy trivia

I'll take Sports for $200: Amazon Echo now lets you play Jeopardy trivia

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Amazon's Pringle-can-sized speaker is getting cooler by the day, and it's latest update is a prime example. (See what we did there? Heh.) The connected speaker, which features a Siri-like assistant named Alexa, came out last year and has become a huge... >>

Amazon Prime members get a new perk: 20 per cent off all video game releases

Amazon Prime members get a new perk: 20 per cent off all video game releases

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Amazon Prime got a little more enticing today - especially for gamers. The Amazon-offered subscription service has just announced that paid Prime members in the US will now get a 20 per cent discount on all pre-orders and new game releases. A new release... >>

Whoa! Here's what it's like to get notifications from millions of Instagram followers

Whoa! Here's what it's like to get notifications from millions of Instagram followers

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Ever wonder what it's like to be Kim Kardashian West? More specifically, ever wonder what it's like to have millions of Instagram followers? She has nearly 58 million followers and posts at least a photo a day, with each photo getting more than 750,000... >>

LG teases 'Play Begins' for next flagship phone set to be unveiled at MWC 2016

LG teases 'Play Begins' for next flagship phone set to be unveiled at MWC 2016

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With CES 2016 now done and dusted, MWC 2016 is next on our radar, and LG seems to be among the first out of the gate to issue an event invite. The company has just invited journalists to attend the unveiling of its next flagship smartphone. LG sent out... >>

Google I/O 2016 conference to kick off 18 May in Mountain View

Google I/O 2016 conference to kick off 18 May in Mountain View

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The CEO of Google has taken to Twitter to announce when this year's I/O developer conference will be held. According to Sundar Pichai, the annual conference has been scheduled for 18 May 2016. It'll run until 20 May. The chief executive also confirmed... >>

What is Apple CarPlay and which cars support it?

What is Apple CarPlay and which cars support it?

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Apple has officially begun its foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space by offering a product called CarPlay. It connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling uninterrupted access to and interaction with Apple's ecosystem... >>

Amazon Echo 2 is likely coming and will be the size of a beer can

Amazon Echo 2 is likely coming and will be the size of a beer can

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Amazon is reportedly fast at work on creating a successor to its popular Echo, but it isn't giving the connected speaker a simple design or software update, it's overhauling the whole body to make it smaller, portable even. According to The Wall Street... >>

Griffin Travel Power Bank tops up Apple Watch right from your keychain

Griffin Travel Power Bank tops up Apple Watch right from your keychain

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Let's face it: the Apple Watch's day-long battery just isn't enough. Griffin seems to thinks so as well, because at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, it unveiled a new accessory that hangs from your keychain and packs 800mAh of extra power specifically for the Apple... >>

Razer Nabu Watch: Here's that enormous digital watch with some 'smart functions'

Razer Nabu Watch: Here's that enormous digital watch with some 'smart functions'

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The company that is "for gamers, by gamers" has made a smartwatch that it doesn't want you to call a smartwatch. While at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, we got a look at Razer's interesting new device, called the Razer Nabu Watch, and the first thing we noticed... >>

Razer enters ultrabook territory with this new beaut: Blade Stealth

Razer enters ultrabook territory with this new beaut: Blade Stealth

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Razer came out with a new Blade laptop at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, and all we have to say about it is: yaaas! First of all... if you're not familiar with Razer's range of Blade laptops, you should know that they are primarily meant for gamers and usually... >>

Martian made a hybrid smartwatch for women: Here's the Kindred vip

Martian made a hybrid smartwatch for women: Here's the Kindred vip

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Martian Watches is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas showing off a couple new watches, including something described as a hybrid smartwatch for women. The watch is the Kindred vip. It has a round watch face with a diameter of 38mm set in a stainless steel case.... >>