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Nvidia's 4K Shield Android TV console is now available in two different versions

Nvidia's 4K Shield Android TV console is now available in two different versions

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Nvidia said we could expect the Nvidia Shield Android TV console by May, and lo and behold - it's here. The company has just announced you can order the device from its website as well as online retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. Nvidia's thin set top-box... >>

Google I/O 2015 announcement round-up: Android M, Android Pay, Google Photos, more

Google I/O 2015 announcement round-up: Android M, Android Pay, Google Photos, more

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Google has just finished kicking off its annual Google I/O developer conference, with a main keynote that provided us with a closer look at what the company has been up to in recent months as well as what it has planned. It announced everything from HBO... >>

Google Photos is unlimited and free: What you need to know and how to get it

Google Photos is unlimited and free: What you need to know and how to get it

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While holding its main keynote at Google I/O, Google introduced an entirely new product. It’s an app. A photos app. Yup, it's the long-awaited Google Photos app that you’ve been hearing so much about in recent weeks Many reports have claimed that... >>

HBO Now is coming to Google Play, no longer an Apple exclusive

HBO Now is coming to Google Play, no longer an Apple exclusive

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Three months after launching solely for Apple TV and iOS devices, HBO Now is finally ready to make its way to Google Play. While speaking at Google I/O, Google's Sundar Pichai confirmed HBO planned to release a version of the HBO Now app for Android.... >>

Google I/O 2015: What to expect from the keynote and more

Google I/O 2015: What to expect from the keynote and more

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It's that time of year again. The Google I/O 2015 annual developer conference is scheduled to kick off in San Francisco today. Tickets already went on sale in March and were priced around $900 for general admission or $300 for academic admission. If you... >>

Guess how much a consumer model Oculus Rift setup will cost

Guess how much a consumer model Oculus Rift setup will cost

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You officially have less than one year to save up for the - what we now know will be - the extremely pricey Oculus Rift. That's not because the headset itself will be particularly expensive, but that you will need to essentially invest in an entire PC... >>

The guy who made Lego Ghostbusters a thing has now dreamed up an X-Files set

The guy who made Lego Ghostbusters a thing has now dreamed up an X-Files set

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Sci-fi geeks will be glad to learn that the man who designed last year's Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary set for Lego has gone back to the drawing board and mocked up an entirely new and brilliant idea: a Lego X-Files set. The Lego Group allows people to... >>

These 14 models in Chevy's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says GM

These 14 models in Chevy's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says GM

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Hyundai announced yesterday that it would be the first car manufacturer to support Android Auto with its 2015 Sonata. Now General Motors has one-upped that news by confirming it'll soon support not only Android Auto but also Apple CarPlay. While speaking... >>

Apple is working on a Google Now-like feature to replace Spotlight in iOS 9

Apple is working on a Google Now-like feature to replace Spotlight in iOS 9

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Apple plans to unveil a deep search feature with iOS 9 next month. The feature, which is currently codenamed Proactive, has been in development for several years and will function a lot like Google Now, it's claimed. According to 9to5Mac, Proactive is... >>

WhatsApp explained: 8 tips and tricks you likely had no clue about and more

WhatsApp explained: 8 tips and tricks you likely had no clue about and more

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There's always a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering new apps. WhatsApp is no different. Although it's wickedly popular and extremely easy to get started using right away, the messenger does have a few quirks that aren't immediately obvious... >>

Periscope arrives on Android: What’s new and improved?

Periscope arrives on Android: What’s new and improved?

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Twitter-owned Periscope has launched for Android devices. The fresh live-streaming app brings many of the same features from the popular iOS counterpart, but it also contains new features, including the ability to return to a broadcast after being interrupted... >>

Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?

Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?

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Google isn't going to let Apple steal your attention, not even for one second, so it outlined a new plan of attack last summer that aims to keep you tied to Android...even from behind the wheel. Jump forward to today, and the company has just started... >>

These three guys are now in control of all-things design at Apple

These three guys are now in control of all-things design at Apple

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Jony Ive has a new job at Apple. He's been bumped up from "Senior Vice President of Design" to "Chief Design Officer". It's an entirely new position at the Cupertino company, and it's one that apparently includes handing off all managerial duties for... >>

A buyer's guide to smartphone selfie sticks: Which one should you get and why?

A buyer's guide to smartphone selfie sticks: Which one should you get and why?

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So, you're thinking about buying a selfie stick... It's okay. We won't tell anybody. But, if you're going to hop on this "in" trend, you might as well do it right. If you think you can just go to Amazon.com, then pick any top-rated one, and that's it... >>

Watch this dude set a Guinness World Record with a real-life hoverboard

Watch this dude set a Guinness World Record with a real-life hoverboard

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Hoverboards are a thing. We're not talking about that Back to the Future Part II-themed marketing stunt from last year. We're talking about real-life hoverboards. A guy named Catalin Alexandru Duru built one recently and actually flew it 905 feet over... >>

61 of the best Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge wallpapers we've found

61 of the best Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge wallpapers we've found

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Wallpapers... Ugh. We love them, but we also hate them only because it's so difficult to find the perfect one, especially if you own a brand new handset, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. It's almost sacrilegious to display some low-res... >>

Apple might be building a version of iOS 9 that's just for old iOS devices

Apple might be building a version of iOS 9 that's just for old iOS devices

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You'll be happy to learn that iOS 9 won't grind your old iPhone or iPad to a halt when it rolls out next autumn. Most rumours have indicated the next major version of iOS will focus on performance and stability, rather than new and fancy features, but... >>

This is Adobe's mobile retouching app that will replace Photoshop Touch

This is Adobe's mobile retouching app that will replace Photoshop Touch

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Adobe plans to remove Photoshop Touch from app stores, but it's already hard at work on something new that will be able to retouch your photos while on the go. Adobe's $10 photo editor for iPad and Android tablets, which can still be found on the iOS... >>

What is Google Brillo and when will it arrive?

What is Google Brillo and when will it arrive?

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Just last week Qualcomm was announcing a plan to get its chips into smart devices designed for the Internet of Things, and now Google is reportedly developing an operating system that they can run. It is allegedly gearing up to release the new software... >>

Watch Google and Skrillex launch a satellite for his new Android phone 'Live Case'

Watch Google and Skrillex launch a satellite for his new Android phone 'Live Case'

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Google teamed up with Skrillex to send a balloon satellite (named after his dog) into space that'll take pictures of the Earth and work with his new Android phone case. Seriously. Google said it is launching a series of creative collaborations in an... >>

Denon adds to Heos wireless range with Heos 1 speaker and more

Denon adds to Heos wireless range with Heos 1 speaker and more

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Denon has announced new speaker that'll expand its Heos wireless range. Called the Heos 1, it's considered the first product in the range intended for both indoor and outdoor use. Denon is also announcing something called the HEOS 1 Go Pack, which will... >>

Google+ being ripped apart: Google Photos to launch at Google I/O?

Google+ being ripped apart: Google Photos to launch at Google I/O?

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Google is getting ready to unveil Google Photos, it's claimed. The latest rumour comes from Bloomberg, which has said Google wants to split the Photos feature from Google+ and make it into a standalone storage and photo-sharing service, but this isn't... >>

What's new with the next-generation Spotify?

What's new with the next-generation Spotify?

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After months of rumours, Spotify has announced it is updating in a big way. With new rivals like Tidal offering music videos and exclusives, and even more competition likely on the way from Apple, Spotify probably felt it had no choice to find new and... >>

Android Wear 5.1.1 now rolling out with Wi-Fi support and ability to draw emoji

Android Wear 5.1.1 now rolling out with Wi-Fi support and ability to draw emoji

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Google has begun rolling out an update to Android Wear just hours after Apple released the first update to Watch OS, and it appears as though the LG G Watch and LG G Watch R are among the first devices to get the software. According to Android Police,... >>

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

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Although Instagram has been around for years and is hugely popular, not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration,... >>