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Google Hands Free payments app: What is it and how does it work?

Google Hands Free payments app: What is it and how does it work?

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Google has a new payment app that's separate from Android Pay. Android Pay debuted in May 2015 and began rolling out in the US roughly four months later. It is now averaging 1.5 million new registrations each month. Despite the success of that initiative,... >>

Google will finally roll out Android Pay in the UK this month

Google will finally roll out Android Pay in the UK this month

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Android Pay will soon arrive in the UK. According to The Telegraph, Google will launch Android Pay in the UK by the end of March, following an initial launch in the US in September 2015. It'll work with all NFC-enabled Android devices running KitKat... >>

Huawei P9 leak reveals phone's body and dual-camera system

Huawei P9 leak reveals phone's body and dual-camera system

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The P9 is really starting to take shape now. Although Huawei hasn't yet announced its upcoming P9 flagship smartphone, a massive leak has revealed what it possibly looks like as well as what it might feature in the camera department. VentureBeat's Evan... >>

DJI Phantom 4: The drone that won't crash and sees everything

DJI Phantom 4: The drone that won't crash and sees everything

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One of the world's most recognised drone makers has unveiled its latest quadcopter: The Phantom 4. DJI has described the Phantom 4 as a unibody drone that automatically detects and avoids obstacles as well as shoots sharper video in all directions. It... >>

Google I/O 2016: Here's how and when to get your tickets

Google I/O 2016: Here's how and when to get your tickets

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Google's big developer conference is just around the corner, and so the company has announced when and how you'll be able to attend. Google launched the Google I/O 2016 website with information about the conference, including when you can register, how... >>

Pebble slashes pricing for Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round smartwatches

Pebble slashes pricing for Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round smartwatches

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Pebble needs to keep consumers interested, especially with so many wearables now flooding the market. The smartwatch-maker has therefore announced deep price cuts for two of its smartwatch models. Starting today, you can get the Pebble Time for $149.99... >>

GoPro spent $105 million on these two video-editing apps

GoPro spent $105 million on these two video-editing apps

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No one likes to edit videos. It's tedious and cumbersome and practically any other adjective to describe painstaking. So when GoPro killed several action cams and laid off 7 percent of its workforce after posting disastrous fourth-quarter results earlier... >>

Google now sells Cardboard VR viewer directly through its online store

Google now sells Cardboard VR viewer directly through its online store

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Google has a new Virtual Reality storefront in the Google Store, and one of the first viewers being shown off in the section is none other Google Cardboard. Cardboard released more than a year ago and is nothing more than a do-it-yourself cardboard kit... >>

McDonald's turned its Happy Meal Box into a Cardboard-like VR headset

McDonald's turned its Happy Meal Box into a Cardboard-like VR headset

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Yep. You read that right. McDonald's Happy Meal Boxes have been made into virtual-reality headsets. But don't go rushing over to your nearest Mickey D's just yet, as this promo is limited to one country at the moment (and it's not the US or the UK). Oddly,... >>

Tim Cook on Apple Car: 'It's going to be Christmas Eve for a while'

Tim Cook on Apple Car: 'It's going to be Christmas Eve for a while'

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Is Apple working on a vehicle? Who knows. But the company's CEO has just majorly teased us about it. Although Tim Cook hasn't said much to date about Apple's so-called "Apple Car", for whatever reason he felt more loose-lipped during an annual shareholders... >>

Apple might unveil 4-inch iPhone 5SE as iPhone SE instead in March

Apple might unveil 4-inch iPhone 5SE as iPhone SE instead in March

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Contrary to multiple reports, the next iPhone won't be called iPhone 5SE. Apple is rumoured to unveil a new version of the iPhone 5S at a yet-to-be-confirmed March event. For the last several months, everyone has dubbed this upcoming device the iPhone... >>

Oscars 2016 nominees: Watch all the trailers here

Oscars 2016 nominees: Watch all the trailers here

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Early in January, Hollywood held its breath.. The Academy was getting ready to unleash the Oscars 2016 nominees. Shortlists for all 24 categories are now out, and you can browse them in the gallery above. The categories include the usuals, such as Best... >>

Apple likely won't launch iPad Air 3 but rather smaller iPad Pro in March

Apple likely won't launch iPad Air 3 but rather smaller iPad Pro in March

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Apple isn't introducing an iPad Air 3 at it's yet-to-be-confirmed March event. According to 9to5Mac, Apple will unveil a 9.7-inch iPad, but it'll be branded as iPad Pro rather than iPad Air 3. Sort of how the MacBook Pro line comes in 13-inch and 15-inch... >>

Google DeepMind explained: What is it and how is it tackling AI and health?

Google DeepMind explained: What is it and how is it tackling AI and health?

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Healthcare is about to get a lot smarter. The same Google company that taught a computer how to master the ancient game of Go has just created a new division completely dedicated to solving healthcare issues, and it's kicking things off in the UK with... >>

Roku 4 review: Rock-solid streaming, now in 4K
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Roku 4 review: Rock-solid streaming, now in 4K

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The Roku 4 is the company's updated flagship set-top box with support for 4K (although, bizarrely, it's still not available in the UK). With so many big-name competitors now on the market, such Amazon Fire TV 4K, is it worth paying $130 for this particular... >>

Apple might introduce full Siri integration for Macs this year

Apple might introduce full Siri integration for Macs this year

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The next version of Mac OS X could come with full-on Siri. According to 9to5Mac, Apple is working on a major update to OS X El Capitan called OS X 10.12. It'll likely arrive this autumn with an impressive expansion of Siri capabilities. Siri, which debuted... >>

Boston Dynamics' new Atlas humanoid bot looks ready to take over the world

Boston Dynamics' new Atlas humanoid bot looks ready to take over the world

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Boston Dynamics has just shown off its next-generation bipedal robot. And wow. This thing is intense. We can imagine in 5 years or more the Atlas being able to tuck our children into bed at night. Its creators just 6 months ago showed off a version of... >>

Televisions with built-in Google Chromecast likely to arrive this spring

Televisions with built-in Google Chromecast likely to arrive this spring

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Chromecast-like functionality is being built into TV sets from Vizio and others. According to Variety, Google and Vizio have been working together to add Chromecast into Vizio's new TVs coming out this spring, thus eliminating the need to offer up standard... >>

Mondaine adds PayChip contactless payments to new Swiss smartwatch

Mondaine adds PayChip contactless payments to new Swiss smartwatch

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Swiss watchmaker Mondaine has come out with a new contactless payment technology for its smartwatches. The Helvetica No1 will be the first smartwatch in Mondaine's lineup to be equipped with what the company dubbed "PayChip". The Helvetica watch brand... >>

Facebook Reactions explained: Here's the scoop on those new smileys

Facebook Reactions explained: Here's the scoop on those new smileys

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Facebook's Dislike button has arrived. Well, not quite. The social network has completed a worldwide launch of several "Reactions" that sit alongside the Like button on posts or comments. You can use these emoji-like characters to express a range of emotions,... >>

This Honda car uses a phone and app to offer Android Auto-like experience

This Honda car uses a phone and app to offer Android Auto-like experience

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Forget about fancy infotainment systems like Android Auto. There's this Android app called Drivemode, and it basically let's you use your phone while driving, which sounds like a bad thing, but it's designed to keep your eyes on the road as much as possible.... >>

Mighty lets you listen to Spotify while running but ditches the phone

Mighty lets you listen to Spotify while running but ditches the phone

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If you're a runner or cyclist or generally active person, your smartphone is likely the bane of your existence. Let's face it: Running is made much less excruciating when you can blast your favourite Spotify playlist. Unfortunately, it is far too easy... >>

Coca-Cola turned Coke packs into Google Cardboard-like VR viewers

Coca-Cola turned Coke packs into Google Cardboard-like VR viewers

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Most of you probably already have a Google Cardboard-certified viewer in your fridge or could easily get one the next time you buy groceries. Coca-cola has just published a video to YouTube that shows how to make a virtual-reality headset from recycled... >>

DJI now offers DJI Care so you can cover your drone with insurance

DJI now offers DJI Care so you can cover your drone with insurance

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Drones aren't cheap, so the idea of crashing one is stomach-turning. Drone maker DJI has likely realised that people probably aren't buying drones for that reason. So, in an attempt to provide you with a worry-free experience, it has launched DJI Care... >>

Facebook Birthday Cam lets you say Happy Birthday to friends via video

Facebook Birthday Cam lets you say Happy Birthday to friends via video

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"Happy Birthday!" It's such a generic thing to say, especially on Facebook. And sometimes the chore of trying to come up with something original is just too much to handle. "HBD." Nah. "H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !" Trying too hard. The pressure is intense,... >>