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Best Lightning headphones 2017: 'Phones for iPhones

Best Lightning headphones 2017: 'Phones for iPhones

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Apple ditched the 3.5mmm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.This is where you scream and curse at Apple. Done? Okay, now let's move on, talk about the pros, and consider the alternatives, including Lightning headphones. Yes. Those are... >>

Google Chromecast tips: 17 ways to enhance your streaming experience

Google Chromecast tips: 17 ways to enhance your streaming experience

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You're probably reading this because you own a Chromecast but don't know what to do with it beyond casting YouTube or Netflix videos from your device to a TV. Well, Pocket-lint is here to help.You can use Chromecast to magically turn on your TV, play... >>

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

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Google's Chromecast might seem complicated to figure out and set up but that isn't the case. The whole purpose of Google's HDMI dongle is that it's easy; easier for you to take a YouTube video on your phone, or a Netflix stream on your tablet, or a web... >>

Nintendo says it plans to release up to three mobile games every year

Nintendo says it plans to release up to three mobile games every year

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Super Mario Run released for iOS recently and was a massive success, so it's no surprise to learn Nintendo has more mobile games in the works.Super Mario Run racked up 40 million downloads in its first four days - beating the instant success of Pokemon... >>

Pokemon Go made it easier to catch those new Pokemon for the holidays

Pokemon Go made it easier to catch those new Pokemon for the holidays

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Forget about opening gifts. Niantic wants you to catch 'em all on Christmas.Pokemon Go recently launched for Apple Watch and introduced generation II Pokemon for you to catch, and in effort to get you up and using that new app or at least finding all... >>

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

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Christmas Eve is tomorrow, and that means the big man is almost here to deliver presents. There are two really good options for the young and old to keep abreast of the movements of Father Christmas online.One is from NORAD and Microsoft combined, while... >>

Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected

Google to launch two Android Wear watches in 2017, others also expected

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Google is taking hardware seriously lately, as it's now getting into wearables.It's been long-rumoured that Google is developing its own smartwatches, mostly because several Android Wear manufacturers have decided not to move forward with new wrist-worn... >>

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it?

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it?

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Apple brought developer Niantic Labs on stage during its iPhone event in September to announce that Pokemon Go is finally coming to the Apple Watch, and now the watch app is finally out.The entire experience is geared toward fitness, since the Apple Watch... >>

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch now out, lets you play from your wrist

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch now out, lets you play from your wrist

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You can now catch 'em all from your wrist. Sort of.Developer Niantic has finally launched the Apple Watch version of Pokemon Go, three months after unveiling the edition during an Apple event. Keep in mind this isn't the full game. Instead, it complements... >>

HTC One X10 phone with 5.5-inch HD display might debut in January

HTC One X10 phone with 5.5-inch HD display might debut in January

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HTC is holding a random event in January, and a new report has indicated it could be for a new phone.The company's sent out invites, which look sky or even ocean-like and are marked with the words "for u", but it provided us with little clues as to what... >>

Super Mario Run was downloaded an insane number of times in four days

Super Mario Run was downloaded an insane number of times in four days

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Forget about Pokemon, people are now going crazy for Mario.Nintendo’s first true smartphone game launched recently, and it's already a huge hit. According to the company, Super Mario Run for iOS was downloaded more than 40 million times in its first... >>

Mark Zuckerberg shows off his 'Jarvis' home AI in three cute videos

Mark Zuckerberg shows off his 'Jarvis' home AI in three cute videos

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One day, your house might be smarter than you. In case you haven't heard, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is designing a J.A.R.V.I.S. for his home, and he's just released adorable concept videos to demonstrate how it would ideally work.Okay, so it's not... >>

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

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GoPro is a well-known brand in the action camera world and despite other companies like Sony, Panasonic and TomTom hoping for a slice of the pie, GoPro is still the go to camera for many looking to capture their best moments. The range of models has... >>

7-Eleven of all places is first to trial US commercial drone deliveries

7-Eleven of all places is first to trial US commercial drone deliveries

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The 7-Eleven convenience store chain has just shed some new details on its drone delivery project, and apparently, 77 customers in Nevada have now received drone-delivered items from 7-Eleven to their doorsteps.The company has been testing drone flights... >>

Here's how to make your Facebook posts colourful

Here's how to make your Facebook posts colourful

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Facebook is about to look totally different going forward.The company has quietly launched a new feature for its Android app users (and, apparently, it's coming to iOS users, too): colourful Facebook posts. With this new feature, you can add background... >>

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

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After many years and millions of miles of testing, Google has launched a dedicated company for its self-driving car efforts.The company, called Waymo, will act like a venture-backed startup, but it's actually a standalone organisation within Google's... >>

This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like

This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like

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Google's self-driving cars have come a long way since those golf cart-looking prototypes we've all seen.Earlier this month, Google revealed it was shaking up its autonomous car efforts by spinning its self-driving project into an all-new company, Waymo,... >>

You now have another way to play Minecraft - on the Apple TV

You now have another way to play Minecraft - on the Apple TV

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Minecraft is available everywhere - every platform, every device - including the latest Apple TV set-top box.The Apple TV edition of Minecraft has just launched. It doesn't come with multiplayer Minecraft Realms or Xbox Live support, but those features... >>

Facebook Messenger now lets you video chat with up to 50 friends

Facebook Messenger now lets you video chat with up to 50 friends

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Facebook wants its Messenger app to be your go-to chat app for all things communications related, including video calls.In an effort to make that dream a reality, it recently updated the chat app's camera with Snapchat-like lenses, and now it's updated the group... >>

Pokemon Go: Here are the generation II Pokemon you can currently find

Pokemon Go: Here are the generation II Pokemon you can currently find

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Niantic has finally given players of its Pokemon Go augmented-reality game some new Pokemon to find.Starting 12 December at 10am PST, you can add "Togepi, Pichu, and select Pokemon originally discovered in the Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver video games"... >>

Facebook Messenger: Here's how to use those new Snapchat-like lenses

Facebook Messenger: Here's how to use those new Snapchat-like lenses

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Facebook Messenger has a built-in camera, and it's a lot like Snapchat.You've heard the story by now: a few years ago Facebook tried to buy Snapchat, but the app rebuffed the offer, and ever since then, the social network has tried launching copy-cat... >>

Apple's new Support app: How does it work and where is it available?

Apple's new Support app: How does it work and where is it available?

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Sometimes you just need a little help - or, should we say, support. We've all been there: you're playing on your iPhone or Mac or iPad or iWatch, and then something happens that you can't explain. Maybe your device has been bricked, rendered unusable,... >>

Lenovo will launch Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book tablet in 2017

Lenovo will launch Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book tablet in 2017

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Remember Lenovo's Yoga Book? Well, a version of that innovative tablet will run Chrome OS starting next year.According to Laptop Mag, which spoke to Jeff Meredith, Lenovo's VP, Lenovo is working on a Chrome OS variant of the tablet. Currently, there... >>

Oculus Rooms and Parties explained: How does Facebook see us being social in VR?

Oculus Rooms and Parties explained: How does Facebook see us being social in VR?

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Virtual reality isn't limited to gaming.Ever since the Oculus Rift VR headset debuted a few years ago, most of the talk surrounding the latest VR craze has centered around gaming. Most of the demos we've seen for the Rift, for instance, are some type... >>

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

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Google Chromecast is a device you can use to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen TV.It's super easy to figure out, set up, and use. With it, you can send a YouTube video on your phone to a TV, or you can send a website on your... >>

Super Mario Run: How to play, how much does it cost and what phones and tablets is it on?

Super Mario Run: How to play, how much does it cost and what phones and tablets is it on?

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Mario is finally available on mobile. After announcing that it was coming to iOS (first) during the iPhone 7 launch in September, Nintendo has finally released its first Mario game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.Super Mario Run stars the eponymous plumber... >>

How does Amazon Prime Air work and where is drone delivery available?

How does Amazon Prime Air work and where is drone delivery available?

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Amazon has announced that its Prime Air drone delivery programme is now making deliveries in the UK.It's already delivered to two customers and will expand to more customers soon. But the trial is restricted to rural farmlands and will only deliver small... >>

Here's how to control Netflix using Google Home

Here's how to control Netflix using Google Home

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Now you can ask Google Home to pause House of Cards on your TV.Google Home could easily beat Amazon Echo - if it offered more integrations and skills. The addition of Netflix support is a major step in the right direction. Google's voice-activated speaker... >>

Done with Evernote for invading your privacy? Try these other note apps

Done with Evernote for invading your privacy? Try these other note apps

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Evernote recently updated its privacy policy to include some alarming changes, and users have threatened to ditch the note-taking service.In a privacy policy release, unveiled on 14 December 2016, Evernote said its employees sometimes review users’... >>

This Harman Kardon speaker packs Microsoft's Cortana

This Harman Kardon speaker packs Microsoft's Cortana

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The first speaker with Cortana built-in is almost here.Last week, Microsoft hinted it wanted to compete with devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo, both of which are always-listening, connected speakers packing their own voice assistants. Although... >>

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

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Twitter has updated in a major way: you can now broadcast live video from within the iOS and Android app.In an effort to go after Facebook Live Video and other streaming services that offer broadcasting functionality, which is when you can hit record... >>

Amazon Prime Air launches in UK: Watch the first drone delivery here

Amazon Prime Air launches in UK: Watch the first drone delivery here

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Amazon's drone delivery fleet has crossed the ocean. Sort of.The Seattle-based company has announced that its Prime Air drone delivery programme is now making deliveries in the UK. It's already delivered to two customers and will expand to more customers... >>

Finally! Here's how to save Instagram posts to revisit later

Finally! Here's how to save Instagram posts to revisit later

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It's the little things in life that make you most happy, right?We don't know about you, but our camera rolls are filled with screenshots of other people's Instagram posts. When scrolling through Instagram, we always see a cute outfit-of-the-day image... >>

You could hail a self-driving Uber the next time you're in San Francisco

You could hail a self-driving Uber the next time you're in San Francisco

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Uber is skipping past California's regulations and testing self-driving Volvos around Silicon Valley.Many car companies have been testing their self-driving concepts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is cool, but not really, since no one realistically... >>

You can now use Photoshop with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

You can now use Photoshop with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

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Starting today, you can change your brush size in Adobe Photoshop with a swipe of your finger - as long as you own Apple's latest MacBook Pro.When Apple demoed its MacBook Pro on stage in October, it really emphasised how the new Touch Bar works with... >>

What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?

What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?

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Google makes operating systems, and Android Things is the latest example.Google's Android OS powers smartphones and tablets. Google's Android Wear powers wearables like smartwatches. Google's ChromeOS powers laptops and desktops. Google's Android TV powers... >>

Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature

Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature

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Nine months after Snapchat overhauled its chat experience, it has launched a new chat feature: Groups.Groups is basically a way for you to chat in groups. Snapchat said it announced the feature just in time for the holidays because it's a "great time... >>

BBC and ITV launch BritBox video streaming service in the US

BBC and ITV launch BritBox video streaming service in the US

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The BBC said toward the end of 2015 that it would launch a video streaming service exclusively for the US. Today, the BBC has confirmed the service will launch in early 2017, but in collaboration with ITV as well.The two broadcasters have been developing... >>

Now Panasonic wants to automate store checkouts with this basket

Now Panasonic wants to automate store checkouts with this basket

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For whatever reason, the tech giants don't like cashiers nor the traditional check-out process at stores.Amazon recently unveiled its cashier-less, checkout-less store in Seattle, and now according to The Wall Street Journal, Panasonic, which is known... >>

Apple iOS 10.2 update now out with new TV app, emoji, and more

Apple iOS 10.2 update now out with new TV app, emoji, and more

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Anyone with a device running iOS 10 can now download the latest iOS update.Called iOS 10.2, it marks the second major update to Apple's mobile operating system that launched in September. It's been in testing since October, with seven betas made available... >>

What is Apple single sign-on and how does it work?

What is Apple single sign-on and how does it work?

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Apple has finally launched its long-awaited "single sign-on" feature.But there are a few things you need to know about it before you can jump right in. For instance, it's only available in one country right now, and it only works with a handful of cable... >>

This nostalgic toy magnifies your phone vids onto a mini retro TV

This nostalgic toy magnifies your phone vids onto a mini retro TV

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Remember that cardboard smartphone projector that was all the rage a few Christmases ago? We've found something similar, only it's super nostalgic.On Firebox right now you can buy a toy that blows up your smartphone videos on a TV-like display. That... >>

Here's how to create Hulu profiles, including ones for kids

Here's how to create Hulu profiles, including ones for kids

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Taking a page from Netflix's playbook, Hulu is finally letting its users create multiple profiles.Each Hulu account can maintain up to six individual profiles that will serve up tailored recommendations and remember viewing history. Every profile also... >>

Pokemon Go: Now you can get Starbucks and still catch 'em all

Pokemon Go: Now you can get Starbucks and still catch 'em all

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From now on, when you're on the way to work in the morning and make a Starbucks stop to get a cup of joe, make sure to have your phone in hand, because you may have the chance to catch eggs or even battle.Confused? Allow us to explain.Niantic labs, the... >>

Microsoft sets a date for Build 2017 developer conference

Microsoft sets a date for Build 2017 developer conference

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Microsoft has announced when you can expect its next-annual Build.Build 2017 will take place in downtown Seattle, Washington. It's scheduled to start 10 May 2017 and will end 12 May 2017. In past years, Microsoft held Build in San Francisco, California.... >>

Apple says these were the best apps and games in 2016

Apple says these were the best apps and games in 2016

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It's that time of year again for the "best of" and "top ten" annual lists.Google just named the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016, and now Apple has announced its favourite apps, games, music, movies, and more. The company's top pick for apps is Prisma,... >>

John Deere just made its first fully-electric tractor, see it here

John Deere just made its first fully-electric tractor, see it here

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John Deere, the American manufacturer that makes all things tractor-related, is going green - and we're not talking about a new paint job.Although the company is known for its yellow-and-green diesel machines that are anything but eco-friendly, John Deere... >>

BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

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The BBC is streaming a clip in Ultra HD and HDR on BBC iPlayer, allowing you to watch a small section of Planet Earth II in the highest quality ever.The four-minute clip is a test. It'll only be available on a "small selection of the latest TVs", enabling the... >>

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

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Now that 2016 is coming to an end, Google has released its annual list of the top-trending YouTube videos for the year.Google defined "top-trending" based on stats like time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and so on. Collectively, these 10... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know

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Amazon's new on-demand music streaming service is now available in the UK as well as the US, and it has also added a similar family payment option across both sides of the Atlantic.Amazon Music Unlimited, which is designed to take on Spotify and Apple... >>