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MasterCard to replace passwords with selfies and fingerprints for ID checks

MasterCard to replace passwords with selfies and fingerprints for ID checks

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The days of using a traditional password to verify your identity for MasterCard online payments are numbered. The credit card company has confirmed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it plans to accept selfies and fingerprints as an alternative... >>

LG to unveil 5.7-inch Stylus 2 phablet with updated pen at MWC

LG to unveil 5.7-inch Stylus 2 phablet with updated pen at MWC

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LG will unveil its LG G5 flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress, and now the South Korean company has announced another handset it has in store for Barcelona: the 5.7-inch LG Stylus 2. This new phablet will succeed the G4 Stylus that became available... >>

Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more

Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more

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Philips TVs have returned with a new, varied range. The new range includes sizes going from 24-inches to 75-inches and include sFull HD TVs as well as Ultra HD 4K sets. The 4K TVs run the latest version of Android TV OS, and some of them support high... >>

VSS Unity explained: Here's the scoop on Virgin Galactic's new SpaceShipTwo

VSS Unity explained: Here's the scoop on Virgin Galactic's new SpaceShipTwo

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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic just unveiled a new space plane that'll one day carry astronaut wannabees to the fringes of space. This vehicle will replace the one that fatally crashed more than a year ago and is supposed to be not only safer but also... >>

Vevo is planning a paid subscription service for ad-free music videos

Vevo is planning a paid subscription service for ad-free music videos

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It looks like Vevo might go the paid-subscription route. Services that let users watch videos or stream music often offer two tiers: free (ad-supported) and premium (ad-free subscription). Apple Music and Spotify, for instance, demand that their users... >>

Samsung will livestream the Galaxy S7's debut in VR to Gear VR headsets

Samsung will livestream the Galaxy S7's debut in VR to Gear VR headsets

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Those of you who are super pumped about Samsung's press event this weekend may be even more excited to learn that the whole thing will be streamed in virtual reality to the company's Gear VR headset. Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S7 on 21 February. It... >>

Being app lets you creep someone else's Instagram feed

Being app lets you creep someone else's Instagram feed

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Ever wonder what Kim Kardashian sees when she opens up Instagram? Well, there's an app for that. A new app called Being has just landed in the Apple App Store, and it serves one purpose: letting you creep the IG feeds of your favourite celebs and friends.... >>

LG G5 might debut with these Magic Slot modules and accessories

LG G5 might debut with these Magic Slot modules and accessories

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LG wants to wow you later this month with a new flagship that works with attachable modules as well as all-new accessories. LG's G5 handset is believed to have a Magic Slot that will allow the G5 to expand its hardware load-out. It's been difficult to... >>

Yaaas! Twitter finally adds a GIF button: Here's how it works

Yaaas! Twitter finally adds a GIF button: Here's how it works

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Twitter just caught up with the times. The company has announced a GIF search feature is coming to tweets and direct messages. It is rolling out an honest-to-goodness GIF button. So, when you're composing a tweet or direct message, you can search and... >>

Microsoft made a new Chromecast-like Wireless Display Adapter

Microsoft made a new Chromecast-like Wireless Display Adapter

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Not to be outdone by the recent update to Google Chromecast, Microsoft has decided to refresh its own Chromecast-like device, called the Wireless Display Adapter, making it both smaller and cheaper than the original version. Microsoft first launched the... >>

Apple Music explained: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Music explained: What is it and how does it work?

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Although Apple Music has been out for awhile, it's not too late to give it a go. The music streaming service is subscription-based and packed with features, including offline listening for when you're not connected, and it combines all your music in one... >>

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

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The Rift is almost here. Facebook-owned Oculus VR has confirmed its Rift virtual-reality headset will be available from March, but now you can finally pre-order official bundles that not only include the headset but also the certified PC required to run... >>

Bethesda announces three new Fallout 4 DLCs for this spring

Bethesda announces three new Fallout 4 DLCs for this spring

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Those of you who are getting a little bored of Fallout 4 (if that's even possible) will be glad to hear Bethesda has announced new add-on packs. The publisher plans to soon unleash three DLCs called Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, and Far Harbor. The... >>

Sony PlayStation VR won't arrive in early 2016 but rather this autumn

Sony PlayStation VR won't arrive in early 2016 but rather this autumn

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The release of PlayStation VR has apparently been delayed until later this year. This news doesn't come directly from Sony however. It comes from GameStop. Paul Raines, GameStop's CEO, told Fox Business while discussing the upcoming VR headset that the... >>

Mattel brought back ThingMaker as a 3D printer for kids to make toys

Mattel brought back ThingMaker as a 3D printer for kids to make toys

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Mattel doesn't think 3D printing should be limited to adults. The toy maker is so sure that it is resurrecting a product from the 1960s in order to give today's children a chance to build their own toys. Mattel has brought back ThingMaker, a countertop... >>

Telltale releases 6-min preview of next Walking Dead game starring Michonne

Telltale releases 6-min preview of next Walking Dead game starring Michonne

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Following the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday, Telltale delivered a lengthy preview of its next game based on the series. The new game is callled The Walking Dead: Michonne. It stars a blade-wielding character known as Michonne, who... >>

Radio Flyer made a Tesla Model S for kids, with working headlights and more

Radio Flyer made a Tesla Model S for kids, with working headlights and more

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Children will be able to drive their very own Tesla Model S starting this spring. Thanks to Radio Flyer, the Model S will be available to kids. It has partnered with Tesla to create a Power Wheels-like version of the all-electric car for youngsters. It's... >>

This latest edition of Monopoly ditches the cash for cards and a scanner

This latest edition of Monopoly ditches the cash for cards and a scanner

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Counting cash is so 2015. Monopoly has kicked off the new year by releasing a new edition of Monopoly called Ultimate Banking. It's kind of hard to keep the many, many, many editions of Monopoly straight at this point, but this new one stands out because... >>

Kanye is trying to make Tidal a thing: New album will 'never' be on Apple

Kanye is trying to make Tidal a thing: New album will 'never' be on Apple

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A recent survey of several music executives revealed most respondents thought Tidal would be gone in a year or less. Well, not if Kanye West has anything to do about it. The rapper has once again updated the world via Twitter about release plans for The... >>

NBCUniversal Hayu explained: What is it and when will it launch in the UK?

NBCUniversal Hayu explained: What is it and when will it launch in the UK?

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One of the world's leading entertainment companies has announced a new streaming video service that's all about reality TV - and it's intended audiences are in the UK, Ireland, and Australia. Called Hayu, NBCUniversal has described its initiative as... >>

Apple might start selling iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 by mid-March

Apple might start selling iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 by mid-March

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In roughly one month Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone and iPad at an unconfirmed event, and according to a recent report, it'll begin selling those devices just three days later, meaning it might not accept pre-orders. Apple's next event is rumoured... >>

Samsung Pay: What is it, how does it work, when is it coming to the UK?

Samsung Pay: What is it, how does it work, when is it coming to the UK?

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Samsung Pay, the platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register instead of swiping a credit card or doling out your payment information, has been active for a number of months in the US... >>

Google is working on a VR headset that doesn’t need a phone or PC

Google is working on a VR headset that doesn’t need a phone or PC

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Okay, so you've heard Google is developing a virtual-reality headset that is more legit than Cardboard, but a new report has just indicated the company is making a second device that doesn't need a phone or PC. So, it's a standalone headset. The Wall... >>

Can't tell if you own a beagle or a mutt? There's a Microsoft app for that

Can't tell if you own a beagle or a mutt? There's a Microsoft app for that

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Microsoft has a new app that is capable of recognising and identifying dogs by breed. Seriously. Microsoft's Garage team has been churning out mobile apps left and right lately - probably in an attempt to further the company's new "cloud first, mobile... >>

Instagram now lets you see view counts - but not for every post

Instagram now lets you see view counts - but not for every post

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Instagram has updated in a major way. It didn't add new filters or tools but actually a signifier that tells you how many times people looked at your post. In a blog post, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app announced that its users can now see how... >>