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Microsoft to add Office universal apps to Windows 10 phone preview this month

Microsoft to add Office universal apps to Windows 10 phone preview this month

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Microsoft will soon release Office apps described as “universal” for smartphones running the Windows 10 preview. Microsoft rolled out universal apps for tablets in February with the Windows 10 technical preview, while the Desktop IT pro and developer... >>

LG G4 leak reveals phone might be based on Snapdragon 808 instead of 810

LG G4 leak reveals phone might be based on Snapdragon 808 instead of 810

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It looks like LG hasn't given its LG G4 a top-of-the-line processor, and in doing so, the company might be gearing up to launch a flagship that won't break the piggy bank. LG, like most smartphone manufacturers, consistently works at improving its flagship... >>

Star Wars: Battlefront game premieres at fan convention, watch the trailer here

Star Wars: Battlefront game premieres at fan convention, watch the trailer here

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Publisher Electronic Arts and Swedish developer Dice has unveiled the next version of their Star Wars-themed multiplayer shooter while at the annual Star Wars Celebration fan convention held in California. The new Star Wars: Battlefront game is set in... >>

Tidal teams up with Soundiiz to let you transfer playlists from Spotify and more

Tidal teams up with Soundiiz to let you transfer playlists from Spotify and more

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Tidal, the new streaming service owned by Jay Z and his famous pals, has partnered with another company in order to make it super easy for you to ditch Spotify. Tidal's new partnership is with Soundiiz, a service that lets you transfer playlists from... >>

7 new things revealed during the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel

7 new things revealed during the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel

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Disney and Lucasfilm have premiered the much-anticipated second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during this year's annual Star Wars Celebration fan event, which also featured a discussion panel with cast and crew from the film. The panel was... >>

Google's Works with Cardboard aims to certify VR viewers and optimise app experiences

Google's Works with Cardboard aims to certify VR viewers and optimise app experiences

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Google wants you to know it's investing in virtual reality compatibility. The company's Cardboard VR viewer, which launched last year, has inspired a whole range of budget VR viewers made out of affordable materials, and in an attempt to make them work... >>

Here's the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Here's the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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It's finally here! Disney and Lucasfilm have premiered the much-anticipated second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the upcoming seventh installment in George Lucas' epic space saga. The two-minute long clip is a teaser trailer - just like the... >>

Twitter teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch exclusive Star Wars emoji

Twitter teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch exclusive Star Wars emoji

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Today almost seems like May the Fourth, because not only is Disney expected to release new footage and the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, but Twitter has also partnered with both Disney and Lucasfilm to launch custom... >>

Watch the Star Wars Celebration live stream: Episode VII panel, teasers, and more

Watch the Star Wars Celebration live stream: Episode VII panel, teasers, and more

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Disney has announced that this year's annual Star Wars Celebration fan event will be live streamed from California's Anaheim Convention Center via Starwars.com, and it's expected to premiere footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as a second... >>

Add songs to your Instagram postings and more with Musations

Add songs to your Instagram postings and more with Musations

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There are several ways to express yourself while using a smartphone, such as straight up messaging someone or sending GIFs and videos, etc, but now there's another way to do it through music, thanks to a new app called Musations. Musations basically combines... >>

Netflix now has 60 million subscribers, added 4.9 million in first quarter

Netflix now has 60 million subscribers, added 4.9 million in first quarter

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Netflix just posted its first-quarter earnings for 2015 and revealed it now has a whopping 60 million subscribers worlwide. The company has experienced growth for the last several quarters, but the most recent spike brought it up to 41.4 million domestic... >>

Google's new handwriting input app for Android supports emoji and 82 languages

Google's new handwriting input app for Android supports emoji and 82 languages

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Google has launched a new keyboard app that lets you handwrite in Android. Google Handwriting Input is the new app. It's for handwriting messages and even emoji. The idea is that handwriting as an input method can allow for natural and intuitive input... >>

Netflix taps Planet Earth creators to make Our Planet follow-up series, will be shot in 4K

Netflix taps Planet Earth creators to make Our Planet follow-up series, will be shot in 4K

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Netflix just announced a new series, but you can't watch it for another four years. The show, which is being developed in collaboration with Silverback Films and World Wildlife Fund, is titled Our Planet, and it's described as an "astonishing new eight... >>

Denon's AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser: £249 wireless headphones with noise cancelling to boot

Denon's AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser: £249 wireless headphones with noise cancelling to boot

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Audio device maker Denon has announced new wireless, noise-cancelling headphones. Called the AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser, the new model is described as "the perfect travel companion, letting you enjoy your favourite music free from the distraction of unwanted... >>

Google updates Chrome with native push notifications and more

Google updates Chrome with native push notifications and more

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Google Chrome just got more useful, or annoying, depending on whether you like push notifications. Google has long been implementing native push notifications within test versions of Chrome, but now it's released a finalised version of Chrome, called... >>

Dyson's AM09 bladeless fan can blow warm or cold air in two different ways

Dyson's AM09 bladeless fan can blow warm or cold air in two different ways

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Dyson has unveiled its latest blade-less fan, and it's powered by something called "Jet Focus technology". According to the home appliance maker, the new fan, called AM09, is capable of both heating and cooling your whole room as well as focusing on you.... >>

LG Music Flow wireless speakers now support Google Cast streaming

LG Music Flow wireless speakers now support Google Cast streaming

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A few months ago Google said it wanted to turn its Google Cast platform into an audio streaming standard, and now LG is throwing support behind that decision with its Music Flow speakers. There are seven speakers in the Music Flow lineup, with prices... >>

Apple ResearchKit opens to medical researchers: What is it, and how does it work?

Apple ResearchKit opens to medical researchers: What is it, and how does it work?

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Apple wants to turn iPhones into devices that collect scientific data from across the world for medical research. The company has already begun to achieve that goal by introducing ResearchKit during its Spring Forward event in March. That's right. Apple... >>

Destiny's second expansion pack will launch in May, called House of Wolves

Destiny's second expansion pack will launch in May, called House of Wolves

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Bungie has announced the second expansion pack for Destiny will release soon. The developer revealed the news via a trailer and said the downloadable content for its open-world shooter will be called House of Wolves. It follows The Dark Below expansion... >>

Forget about 4K: Red goes 8K with its Weapon Vista Vision full-frame camera

Forget about 4K: Red goes 8K with its Weapon Vista Vision full-frame camera

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Red just unveiled an 8K full-frame camera that probably costs more than your car. Red is a company that makes professional-grade cameras for photography and cinematography, and it just introduced an 8K RAW model called Weapon Vista Vision. It features... >>

Game of Thrones' premiere coming to Xbox Live this week at no extra cost

Game of Thrones' premiere coming to Xbox Live this week at no extra cost

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Game of Thrones' season five premiere episode will soon be available to watch on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and it you won't need to pay up or subscribe to a new service to watch it. According to an Xbox Wire post, Xbox Live subscribers will get to watch... >>

Panasonic's HX-A1 wearable action cam will record your POV (even in slow-mo)

Panasonic's HX-A1 wearable action cam will record your POV (even in slow-mo)

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Panasonic has a new action camera that you're meant to wear. It's called HX-A1. Described as a "wearable, ultra-compact, POV action camcorder," the HX-A1 weighs just 45 grams and can capture full HD footage. It's also water-, dust-, and freeze-resistant.... >>

HP Omen Pro is a touchscreen gaming laptop for game makers, now out

HP Omen Pro is a touchscreen gaming laptop for game makers, now out

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Hewlett-Packard has quietly unveiled a new laptop meant for professionals who need a machine that can handle intense graphics. We're not talking about gamers; we're talking about the people making games. Called the Omen Pro, the laptop is like the original... >>

Activision teases a new Guitar Hero, will make things official tomorrow

Activision teases a new Guitar Hero, will make things official tomorrow

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Activision has announced it is bringing back Guitar Hero. Well, it didn't officially announce anything; it just released a teaser video, which is leading everyone to believe the publisher wants to resurrect the music game genre. Earlier this year, after... >>

Google X has a small group working on better batteries for the future

Google X has a small group working on better batteries for the future

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Google's research lab has its sights set on batteries. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google knows the world needs better batteries for powering consumer electronics, so it tapped a former Apple employee in 2012 (who is described as a battery expert)... >>