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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,... >>

Google app for iOS and Android now serves up tweets in search results

Google app for iOS and Android now serves up tweets in search results

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After a long period of rumours, Google and Twitter have confirmed they signed a deal that'll allow tweets to show up in the search giant's results on mobile devices. Google and Twitter had a similar deal that ended in 2011 when Google first kicked off... >>

Apple releases first Watch OS update for Apple Watch with bug fixes and more

Apple releases first Watch OS update for Apple Watch with bug fixes and more

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Apple has just released its first software update for Apple Watch since launching the wearable last month. Called Version 1.0.1 of Watch OS, the smartwatch's operating system update brings bug fixes and improvements for things like Siri, measuring stand... >>

Microsoft Office for Android phone preview now out: Here's how to get it

Microsoft Office for Android phone preview now out: Here's how to get it

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Roughly five months after launching the touch-optimised Office suite for Android tablets, Microsoft has just announced it's also launching preview versions of the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android phones. "The Office for Android phone apps... >>

Starbucks to let coffee drinkers craft in-store Spotify playlists, coming soon to US and UK

Starbucks to let coffee drinkers craft in-store Spotify playlists, coming soon to US and UK

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Spotify has announced a new partnership that'll soon make its streaming service a go-to for coffee lovers around the world. The company has entered into a multi-year agreement with Starbucks, and as part of that deal, 7,000 Starbucks-operated stores in... >>

3 cheaper (and free) alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

3 cheaper (and free) alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

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Adobe Photoshop is a cool app, but for £100 a year, we can't help but wonder if there are cheaper alternatives available. We love the ability to work with multiple layers, add cool filters and effects, brush out icky flaws, adjust levels, and all the... >>

Facebook Messenger might soon let you challenge friends to a game

Facebook Messenger might soon let you challenge friends to a game

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It looks like you'll soon be able to open Facebook Messenger to, well, game. Two months ago, Facebook launched the Messenger platform. It can be used to create and share content as well as enhance conversations - all without leaving the Messenger app... >>

First Panasonic Firefox OS-powered smart TVs now available in Europe

First Panasonic Firefox OS-powered smart TVs now available in Europe

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You can now buy a Panasonic smart TV running Firefox OS. Months after debuting Firefox OS for television sets, Mozilla has ;announced that six Panasonic TV models loaded with its new OS are now available in Europe and will begin to ship elsewhere in the... >>

Microsoft Hyperlapse app can smooth out time-lapse videos on Windows Phone and Android

Microsoft Hyperlapse app can smooth out time-lapse videos on Windows Phone and Android

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Before Instagram launched the Hyperlapse app for iOS devices last summer, Microsoft had announced it was working on a similar technology, and although it's late to the game, the company has finally launched what it's been slowly developing. Called Microsoft... >>

Qualcomm wants to mirror Snapdragon success in your home, car, and the city you live

Qualcomm wants to mirror Snapdragon success in your home, car, and the city you live

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The Internet of Things is a complex concept to grasp. Firstly, it's called several things, including the acronym IoT and even the Internet of Everything (or IoE). It is also confusing because it's far-reaching and involves a mesh of technologies. But... >>

31 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

31 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

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Believe it or not, Instagram is more than just a place for Kim K-inspired selfies and food porn. It's also a place where talented photographers from all over the world can share their creativity. And in that respect Instagram actually doubles as their... >>

11 new things or changes the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus could feature

11 new things or changes the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus could feature

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Apple's next flagship smartphones, which might be called iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, are expected to debut this autumn, and so that means the rumour mill is already churning and spitting out bits of information about what the yet-to-be-confirmed devices... >>

Watch this 360-degree, VR-like video to experience a Formula E race from the driver's view

Watch this 360-degree, VR-like video to experience a Formula E race from the driver's view

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Imagine experiencing a Formula E motor race, but without ever having to leave your house. Now you can. The Formula E series uses electric cars, and some of those cars were recently fitted with 360-degree cameras, with the purpose of allowing you to experience... >>

Microsoft rolls out Xbox One's May Update, and here's what it brings

Microsoft rolls out Xbox One's May Update, and here's what it brings

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Microsoft has launched another monthly system update for Xbox One consoles, and to complement the rolling release, it has detailed all the changes it brings and even published a video that gives a brief overview of the update. The update, called May Update,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 picture leak shows the metal frame of the SGS6

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 picture leak shows the metal frame of the SGS6

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Leaked press images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 have just surfaced, revealing the backside and frame of the upcoming tablet, it's claimed. When it comes to buying tablets, Apple fans likely first consider the iPad Air 2, where as Android fans probably... >>

Now you can look at your cloud photos on your Virgin Media TiVo box

Now you can look at your cloud photos on your Virgin Media TiVo box

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Virgin announced that Virgin Media Cloud has arrived for TiVo. The Virgin Media Cloud app for TiVo is now available, and it'll let you browse and display your personal photos and videos and music (stored in the cloud) on the big screen in your living... >>

Angry Birds in virtual reality is a real thing, but is it coming to everyone?

Angry Birds in virtual reality is a real thing, but is it coming to everyone?

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Rovio just gave one of its most popular video game franchises a virtual reality twist. The Finnish app developer is well-known for Angry Birds, a game franchise that stars a bunch of wingless birds. It released in 2009 for iOS devices and has since spawned... >>

Nokia 150th anniversary: Here's its 30 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia 150th anniversary: Here's its 30 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Wow, Nokia is 150-years old. Starting in a pulp mill in southwestern Finland on 12 May 1865. And while it has changed considerably in the intervening years, including selling its mobile devices business to Microsoft, the company still holds a dear place... >>

Olympus redesigned its E-M5 Mark II: See the limited-edition titanium model in pictures

Olympus redesigned its E-M5 Mark II: See the limited-edition titanium model in pictures

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Olympus is about to launch a new, limited-edition version of the E-M5 Mark II. The retro, high-end camera will be available in a titanium-tinted body that's reminiscent of the original Olympus OM series. It also comes with a OM-D-branded leather strap... >>

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

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Snapchat has green-lit another web series, but this one is all about Sofia Vergara. The upcoming show - which is considered a shortform series because it'll only consist of six quick episodes shot in a vertical video format - is called Vergaraland and... >>

Apple details new Music app for iPhone

Apple details new Music app for iPhone

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Apple has released the third beta of iOS 8.4, and in doing so, it detailed a revamped Music app and laid the groundwork to launch a new music streaming service. Developers can download the beta - build 12H4098c - over the air. Alternatively, they can... >>