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Here is every video in YouTube's exclusive Billion View Club (yeah, that's a thing)

Here is every video in YouTube's exclusive Billion View Club (yeah, that's a thing)

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Google wants you to know how well YouTube is doing, and so it has announced a bunch of interesting facts about some of the most popular YouTube videos, including which one just became the 10th video to cross 1 billion views. It's not a funny cat complication.... >>

Attention cord-cutters: HBO Now is finally live in the Roku store

Attention cord-cutters: HBO Now is finally live in the Roku store

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Ever since HBO announced last spring its cable-free streaming service, HBO Now, cord-cutters around the world have been waiting for it to launch on their preferred platform. Well, they'll be glad to hear it's finally now live for Roku devices. Roku said... >>

Netflix's most popular streaming plan is getting a price hike in the US and Canada

Netflix's most popular streaming plan is getting a price hike in the US and Canada

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It's time to ask yourself how much $1 means to you. Actually, make that $12. Netflix has announced that it is raising the price of its most popular streaming plan to $9.99 per month. That's $1 more expensive than the the previous monthly rate of $8.99. The... >>

Facebook to test these six emoji instead of an actual dislike button

Facebook to test these six emoji instead of an actual dislike button

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A few weeks after confirming it is testing a dislike button, Facebook has announced it'll begin testing a new way to react to user's status and photo updates. But it's not exactly a dislike button. Facebook's users have long begged for a way to interact... >>

DJI Osmo is basically a pricey selfie stick that can shoot steady vids in 4K

DJI Osmo is basically a pricey selfie stick that can shoot steady vids in 4K

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DJI is about to become known for something other than drones. The company has just introduced a new device called Osmo. It's a handheld stabiliser with a 4K camera. It includes the same gimbal technology found in its drones and is meant to help average... >>

18 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

18 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

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If you're anything like us, you probably can't wait for the day you can go to the store and easily (and cheaply) buy a robot to clean your house, wait on you, and do whatever you want. We know that day is a long way off, but technology is getting better... >>

Tesla's Elon Musk drums up publicity for new Model Y in now-deleted tweet

Tesla's Elon Musk drums up publicity for new Model Y in now-deleted tweet

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Elon Musk isn't just a man. He's also a press relations company. Whenever the founder and CEO of Tesla tweets, it makes headlines. Musk has used Twitter in the past to hype up events for Tesla, Tesla products (like stationary home battery packs and snake-like... >>

Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display might finally launch next week

Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display might finally launch next week

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There is a tonne of new Apple stuff to buy this autumn, including new iPhones, a new Apple TV, and an iPad Pro, and now it looks like you can add iMacs with UHD screens to that list of new products. In September, days before Apple's big iPhone 6S event,... >>

Ubisoft's next Far Cry title goes primal with Stone Age setting, coming 2016

Ubisoft's next Far Cry title goes primal with Stone Age setting, coming 2016

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Ubisoft Montreal is making a new Far Cry game. It is a Stone Age-era open world game called Far Cry Primal. Set in 10,000 BC, the upcoming action-adventure game, which is developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft, is considered a spin-off... >>

Twitter Moments explained: The best of Twitter - all under one tab

Twitter Moments explained: The best of Twitter - all under one tab

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Twitter can be intimidating - especially if you're new to the service. In order to take advantage of what can arguably be called the most influential news tool of our time, you have to follow the right accounts at the right time. Otherwise you won't see... >>

HP might debut a Star Wars-themed Windows 10 device this week

HP might debut a Star Wars-themed Windows 10 device this week

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HP is likely getting ready to unveil a Star-Wars themed Windows 10 device. If that's the case, you'll apparently get to see it shown off in just two days. The PC maker has a press event planned for 7 October in Barcelona, where Microsoft will join HP... >>

Apple buys AI speech startup that could make Siri sound more natural

Apple buys AI speech startup that could make Siri sound more natural

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Apple has bought another company. It's a startup, actually. An artificial-intelligence startup that could drastically improve the way you use Siri on the iPhone and maybe even Apple's upcoming car. The startup, called VocalIQ, is UK-based and specialises... >>

Watch the final trailer for Spectre here, ahead of film's 26 Oct release

Watch the final trailer for Spectre here, ahead of film's 26 Oct release

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There won't be anymore Spectre trailers after today. After months of sizzling clips, teasers, trailers, and behind-the-scenes promos, Sony Pictures has posted to YouTube the final Spectre trailer. The 75-second reel shows boat chases, helicopters, fires,... >>

New Doctor Who spinoff called Class in the works at BBC, airs next year

New Doctor Who spinoff called Class in the works at BBC, airs next year

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Brace yourself: a new Doctor Who spinoff is in the works, and it's being pitched as having the "action, heart and adrenalin of the best YA fiction", such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Hunger Games. That's certainly an interesting billing, but we'll... >>

Watch first trailer for episode one of Minecraft: Story Mode, coming this month

Watch first trailer for episode one of Minecraft: Story Mode, coming this month

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The first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode has been given a trailer, ahead of its digital release later this month. Telltale first announced last autumn that it was developing a Minecraft-branded game titled Minecraft: Story Mode. The company, which also... >>

YouTube Kids app adds new parental controls to combat safety complaints

YouTube Kids app adds new parental controls to combat safety complaints

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Google introduced a version of the YouTube app designed just for children earlier this year, and now it is updating that app with more parental controls, in response to criticism about the app not being safe for kids. Two consumer groups - the Center... >>

LG Watch Urbane 2 revealed: LTE, built-in GPS, and more

LG Watch Urbane 2 revealed: LTE, built-in GPS, and more

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LG has announced the latest version of its Watch Urbane, with this second edition watch offering a full range of wireless connections, including 4G and 3G. The new LG Watch Urbane 2 will be showcased at the launch of the LG V10 in NYC on 1 October. The... >>

LG's new V10 superphone has two screens, dual front cameras, military grade protection and its own DAC

LG's new V10 superphone has two screens, dual front cameras, military grade protection and its own DAC

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LG has announced its latest Android Handset, the LG V10, prior to its official launch in NYC in 1 October. Called the LG V10, it is the first Android phone in a new line of "V" smartphones that LG is currently planning, according to The Verge. The new... >>

Google team behind Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P reveals what 'X' and 'P' mean

Google team behind Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P reveals what 'X' and 'P' mean

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Google just unveiled two new Nexus smartphones made in collaboration with LG and Huawei, and now we're starting to learn all the behind-the-scenes details and decisions made by the company during their development. The Google team behind LG's Nexus 5X... >>

Apple OS X El Capitan now out: Here's how to get the free update and more

Apple OS X El Capitan now out: Here's how to get the free update and more

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Apple has released OS X El Capitan (10.11), the latest version of the Mac operating system. This major update is available to Mac users across the world - free of charge. Prior to the golden master version, which was made available to developers and testers... >>

Nexus Protect explained: This is how Google's new warranty plan works

Nexus Protect explained: This is how Google's new warranty plan works

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During its event on Tuesday, Google unveiled a two-year extended warranty programme designed to cover the latest Nexus phones. It's called Nexus Protect. If you purchase the new programme, Google promises to replace your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P should the... >>

Chromecast Audio hands-on: It's like Chromecast but for music and other audio

Chromecast Audio hands-on: It's like Chromecast but for music and other audio

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Apart from the second-generation Chromecast, Google at its big Nexus event has unveiled something called Chromecast Audio. It's basically Chromecast...but for audio, if you couldn't tell. It even has the same shape as the new Chromecast, which is very... >>

Google Chromecast (2015) official release date, price and everything you need to know

Google Chromecast (2015) official release date, price and everything you need to know

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After two years of the original Chromecast, Google has announced an updated device that looks a bit different, but works on the same premise. Chromecast plugs into any TV with HDMI and USB ports (or requires separate power if not) and can be controlled... >>

Google Pixel C tablet likely in the works but with Android and not Chrome OS

Google Pixel C tablet likely in the works but with Android and not Chrome OS

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Google is apparently planning to expand its Pixel line to include a new tablet. Unlike other Pixel devices, such as the Chromebook Pixel that launched in 2013 and its follow-up from March this year, Google's Pixel-branded tablet won't run its own Chrome... >>

Google might introduce a Play Music family plan at its big Nexus event

Google might introduce a Play Music family plan at its big Nexus event

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When it comes to streaming music services, Google Play Music is a solid option... except for one thing: it doesn't offer a family plan. Spotify, Apple Music, and plenty of other competing services currently offer households with multiple users the option... >>