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Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches?

Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches?

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Android Wear is due to get a major overhaul.Google announced at Google I/O 2016 in May that its wearables OS would get a massive update, in the form of Android Wear 2.0, sometime this autumn, but the company later pushed that release date to sometime... >>

Google decided not to release Android Wear 2.0 this autumn

Google decided not to release Android Wear 2.0 this autumn

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Google has release the third preview of Android Wear 2.0 for developers and announced it is delaying the software's official launch for consumers. Earlier this month, reports claimed LG, Lenovo, and Huawei aren't planning to release new Android Wear smartwatches... >>

This new iPhone 7 battery case has a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack

This new iPhone 7 battery case has a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack

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The first iPhone 7 case with a built-in headphones jack is available to buy. It's been a little over three weeks since Apple angered many consumers by ditching the headphone jack, but we all knew it was only a matter of time before cases would arrive... >>

Meerkat made a Houseparty app that lets you do group video chats

Meerkat made a Houseparty app that lets you do group video chats

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Meerkat is back, with a new app that already has a million users. Shortly before Periscope became known as one of the most popular live-streaming apps on the market, a similar app called Meerkat debuted at SXSW and basically became an overnight sensation,... >>

Amazon's new Fire TV stick is faster and has an Alexa remote (but no 4K)

Amazon's new Fire TV stick is faster and has an Alexa remote (but no 4K)

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Amazon is giving its streaming media stick an update. The company has announced a new Amazon Fire TV streaming media stick with a quad-core processor, rather than the dual-core processor found the last stick, and support for faster Wi-Fi (802.11ac MIMO).... >>

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

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Nissan, the Japanese carmaker, is now making autonomous chairs. Most people are familiar with waiting in line. In the UK, you do it at the bank. In the US, you do it at the DMV or post office. Queues are a thing everywhere in the world, and almost everyone... >>

Facebook might launch its Slack-like messenger for all in October

Facebook might launch its Slack-like messenger for all in October

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Facebook has been working on a product to compete with Slack for the past two years, and according to a new report, it might be ready for a commercial launch. Slack is a messenger platform popular among companies and teams, including Pocket-lint. We... >>

Google Pixel XL now fully revealed in another amazing Pixel leak

Google Pixel XL now fully revealed in another amazing Pixel leak

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Shortly after Google Pixel was fully revealed in a leak by VentureBeat, another clear leak surfaced depicting its bigger sibling.Google is planning a major event for 4 October, when it is expected to launch two new flagship Pixel-branded phones and other... >>

Watch Elon Musk unveil SpaceX's 'Interplanetary Transport System'

Watch Elon Musk unveil SpaceX's 'Interplanetary Transport System'

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Elon Musk is using Twitter again to get everyone hyped, but this time it's about SpaceX's grand plan to make humans a multiplanetary species.The SpaceX CEO took to the social network to promote a video that shows a concept of SpaceX's new Interplanetary... >>

Google Andromeda OS: What is it and which devices will it power?

Google Andromeda OS: What is it and which devices will it power?

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Android and Chrome OS are about to majorly change, according to new reports.Google is rumoured to be developing a new laptop that might fall under the "Pixel" brand name - just like the company's upcoming Pixel flagship phones, but the most remarkable... >>

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

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A new leak has revealed the design of Google's upcoming Chromecast Ultra. VentureBeat posted renders of a new Chromecast device. Google is rumoured to have developed a Chromecast capable of streaming in 4K resolution for the arrival of 4K televisions... >>

Xbox One controller will soon support Samsung Gear VR headset

Xbox One controller will soon support Samsung Gear VR headset

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Microsoft is embracing Samsung. Sort of.Microsoft has said it will bring Xbox Wireless tech to PCs and other gaming accessories - and that includes Xbox Wireless Controller support for Samsung Gear VR. The Redmond, WA-based company, which is developing... >>

Google might launch a new 'Google Wi-Fi' router at October event

Google might launch a new 'Google Wi-Fi' router at October event

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Google's a couple weeks away from announcing new hardware, including a home router product, according to a new report.Android Police claimed the Mountain View, CA-based company has developed something called Google Wi-Fi. Consumers can reportedly expect... >>

New version of Minecraft that’s just for learning will launch 1 November

New version of Minecraft that’s just for learning will launch 1 November

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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... >>

Drone surfing is here! This drone is so powerful it tows people on water

Drone surfing is here! This drone is so powerful it tows people on water

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Drone surfing is a thing now.What's that even mean? Well, watch the video below to see a person riding the waves while tethered to a high-powered drone from Washington-based drone manufacturer Freefly Studios. It has made an $18,000 drone that can tow... >>

Flybrix is a do-it-yourself flying drone kit that uses Lego pieces

Flybrix is a do-it-yourself flying drone kit that uses Lego pieces

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Ever want to build a drone from scratch? Well, now you can using Lego. Flybrix is offering a unique, do-it-yourself drone kit, which is based on the idea that if you crash your drone, you can rebuild it and make it airborne again within minutes. This... >>

Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

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Yahoo has announced that it was the victim of a "state-sponsored" hack. The hack, which actually occurred two years ago and is thought to be the largest internet theft on record, has resulted in the personal data and account data of at least half a billion... >>

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

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Apple is reportedly considering another acquisition, but this one stands out from all the others because it involves McLaren. According to The Financial Times and The New York Times, Apple is attempting to buy British automaker McLaren - or at the very... >>

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

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One of the most annoying things about Instagram is the inability to save edits. Instagram isn't perfect, but the Facebook-owned app has been constantly updating as of late in an attempt to be better, with most recent example being it now supports drafts.... >>

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

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Apple on Tuesday released MacOS Sierra to the public.The latest, major version of Apple's desktop operating system follows eight public betas and the golden master version that launched earlier this month for testers. It includes not only new features... >>

Google's next phones aren't going to be cheap

Google's next phones aren't going to be cheap

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Get ready to pay up big time if you want Google's HTC-made 2016 phones. Google is working with HTC on its next two phones, currently known as the Pixel and Pixel XL. They are set to debut this autumn. You can read more about these devices from here. The... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: How to determine if your replacement or new phone is safe

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: How to determine if your replacement or new phone is safe

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There are three ways you can tell if a new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is safe. You've probably heard that Samsung and the US government officially recalled all sold units of the Galaxy Note 7. Now, let's say you're still interested in the phablet but have... >>

GoPro Hero 5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Hero 5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro has announced its next flagship action camera. Actually, there are two: the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session. GoPro's new devices have been the subject of rumours for several months. They've both finally been unveiled though, putting all the speculation... >>

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro has finally revealed its first drone: Karma. GoPro Karma ditches the idea of strapping an action camera to your helmet, and instead lets you fly high in the sky, with the purpose of giving you a new perspective and really cool shots of your extreme... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

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Samsung has recalled and halted sales of the just-launched Galaxy Note 7 due to concerns over reported battery explosions. Here's what you need to know about the recall, including how to determine if your phone is faulty, with details on how to exchange... >>