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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.... >>

Martian's mVoice watch lets you issue voice commands through your phone

Martian's mVoice watch lets you issue voice commands through your phone

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Apart from the new hybrid smartwatch for women, Martian Watch is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas unveiling its mVoice collection of men's watches. The watches featured an “always-on” analog design and of course smart features. But the stand-out thing about... >>

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

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Virtual reality has been making a bit of a comeback recently, but not just for gaming. Oculus Rift - the much-discussed super sensitive goggles that put you into a 3D environment - has the potential to let you wander about without actually navigating... >>

Sony's hi-res audio range adds new H.ear wireless speakers, headphones - plus a turntable

Sony's hi-res audio range adds new H.ear wireless speakers, headphones - plus a turntable

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Sony is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where it has decided to launch new high-resolution audio products, including what it has described as the "world's smallest" hi-res audio wireless speaker. This speaker, called H.ear go, is part of a new H.ear range being... >>

Qualcomm powered Ying drone comes with autonomous navigation

Qualcomm powered Ying drone comes with autonomous navigation

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Qualcomm, the company that makes the Snapdragon processors powering most of today’s high-end smartphones, has confirmed it is now powering drones too with its first commercially powered model available later this year. The new chip, dubbed Snapdragon... >>

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0: A 10-inch tablet packed with surround sound

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0: A 10-inch tablet packed with surround sound

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Huawei didn't just introduce fancier versions of the Nexus 6P and Huawei Watch during its CES 2016 event. It also unveiled a new tablet. Called the MediaPad M2 10.0 , it's all about “fantastic audio and visual experience”. The 10-inch device features... >>

Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant: Huawei's Android Wear watch just got a lot glitzier

Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant: Huawei's Android Wear watch just got a lot glitzier

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Huawei is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where it is taking a moment to refresh its product lineup, and of course it hasn't ignored the Huawei Watch. You can now get the company's Android Wear watch with ultra-fancy design options. The idea here is of course... >>

Gold Huawei Nexus 6P: Here is Google's best Nexus device cloaked in matte gold

Gold Huawei Nexus 6P: Here is Google's best Nexus device cloaked in matte gold

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Huawei hit a home run this year when it partnered with Google to launch the beautifully-constructed Nexus 6P, and now it's taken that same device and gave it a new coat of paint. Gold paint, to be specific. At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Huawei unveiled a... >>

Best iPad Pro keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

Best iPad Pro keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

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It's time to get a keyboard for that fancy Apple iPad Pro you've just bought or been given as a nice little, but not little at all, pressie. Apple is advertising its most powerful and priciest iPad to date, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which has a starting... >>

Tado teams up with AT&T and O2 to add new features like turning on lights

Tado teams up with AT&T and O2 to add new features like turning on lights

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Tado has partnered up with AT&T and Telefonica’s O2 in the UK to make its connected system even smarter. Tado will now not only automatically turn on your heating when you are headed home but also do things like turn on the lights, disable the alarm... >>

New devices from iKettle-maker send alerts when you're running low on milk and more

New devices from iKettle-maker send alerts when you're running low on milk and more

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The company that brought you the iKettle has turned its attention to other smart accessories meant for the kitchen. It's announced at CES 2016 in Las Vegas three new products, with the idea of helping out those of you who need a bit of assistance when... >>

These trainers tighten around your feet like Back to the Future's self-lacing shoes

These trainers tighten around your feet like Back to the Future's self-lacing shoes

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Zhor Tech Digitsole, the company that made smart soles for shoes, has now designed actual pairs of smart shoes, and one pair is a lot like Back to the Future's self-lacing shoes. They can automatically tighten around your feet. The shoes, called Smartshoe... >>

Lenovo rounds out ThinkPad X1 lineup with three new models: X1 Tablet,  X1 Yoga, and X1 Carbon

Lenovo rounds out ThinkPad X1 lineup with three new models: X1 Tablet, X1 Yoga, and X1 Carbon

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Lenovo has shown off three new ThinkPad X1 models at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. The showstopper model is the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. It's a lot like Microsoft Surface, as it features a detachable keyboard and optional stylus. Speaking of optional stuff, Lenovo... >>

Square's Final Fantasy IX is coming to PC, iOS, and Android in 2016

Square's Final Fantasy IX is coming to PC, iOS, and Android in 2016

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Square Enix has announced in Japan that one of its most beloved role-playing classics of the early 2000s will soon be playable on both mobile devices and PCs. It's updating Final Fantasy IX for the modern era. The company said we can expect it to arrive... >>

Don't expect to buy those Oculus Touch controllers for a while

Don't expect to buy those Oculus Touch controllers for a while

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR has just announced that its handheld motion controllers for the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset have been delayed until the second half of 2016. The controllers, dubbed Oculus Touch, were first unveiled last summer and expected... >>