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Google Home may add multiple-user support and voice recognition

Google Home may add multiple-user support and voice recognition

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Google Home may soon get a lot more useful for the entire family.One of the most annoying things about Google Home and similar smart speakers is that they only work with a single account. So all the services and integrations and features are tied to one... >>

New Apple iPhone SE might be on the way, hints leaked Target memo

New Apple iPhone SE might be on the way, hints leaked Target memo

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For many, 2016's iPhone SE was hard to beat: great camera, great speed, great battery life, and great price.But then, in November, a widely respected analyst and leaker of Apple news, Ming-Chi Kuo, claimed Apple had decided not upgrade the iPhone SE,... >>

Lego is honouring the women of NASA with this cool new set

Lego is honouring the women of NASA with this cool new set

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Lego's latest set should make space-geek feminists very happy.The company is developing a new Lego set featuring five historic women who contributed to NASA's space program. MIT News editor Maia Weinstock created the set, called Women of NASA, and submitted... >>

Google just made Assistant a much more prominent feature in Allo

Google just made Assistant a much more prominent feature in Allo

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Google Assistant just became a core, easily accessible feature in Allo.On the same day that Google announced it has begun rolling out Google Assistant via an update to more devices running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the company also... >>

Does this leak show Amazon's upcoming Alexa security camera?

Does this leak show Amazon's upcoming Alexa security camera?

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Alexa is coming to everything imaginable, from smartphones to ovens, so naturally, a home security camera could be a good fit too.Amazon is possibly working on one right now, according to a product pic that’s been spotted on the company’s own servers.... >>

Will the next iPhone switch to USB Type-C? Nah, but the cable might

Will the next iPhone switch to USB Type-C? Nah, but the cable might

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It looks like Apple's next iPhone cable will switch to USB Type-C, rather than the next iPhone itself.The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that the next iPhone, though to be called iPhone 8, will come with a “USB-C port for the power... >>

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

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Google Assistant is finally here, and it's more integrated on Pixel than any other assistant you've ever used on another device.With the launch of Google's Pixel-branded smartphones, Google unleashed Assistant in full form, now extending that to a wider... >>

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

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You can now get a basic Oculus Rift setup at a price much more affordable than the HTC Vive VR package.The company announced at GDC 2017 that it cut the price of its Rift headset and Touch motion controllers by $100 (about £80) each, making the cost... >>

Google quietly kills its high-end Pixel Chromebook laptop line

Google quietly kills its high-end Pixel Chromebook laptop line

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Farewell, Pixel.No, not the Pixel phones. We're talking about Google's high-end, $1,299 Pixel Chromebooks. Long before Google started shipping flagship phones under the Pixel brand, it offered Pixel laptops. But, according to TechCrunch, which spoke to... >>

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

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The latest Raspberry Pi costs just $10 (£9). And it comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability.It's called Pi Zero W, and it's an updated version of the $5 Pi Zero that released in November 2015 for $5/£4. Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board... >>

Ford wants its electric self-driving delivery vans to launch drones

Ford wants its electric self-driving delivery vans to launch drones

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Last week, UPS revealed it is testing drone-launching delivery vans, and now, Ford is upping the game by unveiling its own electric self-driving delivery van that can launch a fleet of drones.The company unveiled its new concept, called Autolivery, at... >>

Best retro phones we'd all like to see come back

Best retro phones we'd all like to see come back

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Everyone remembers their first mobile phone.And with Finnish firm HMD Global bringing back Nokia's classic 3310 - one of the most recognisable phones ever made - we can't help but think about all the retro phones we loved way back when and how awesome... >>

HTC Ocean leak suggests phone will offer 'Edge Sense' display feature

HTC Ocean leak suggests phone will offer 'Edge Sense' display feature

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A new leak has suggested an upcoming HTC phone will get a feature called "Edge Sense".Evan Blass, a leaker who has a good record when it comes to leaking mobile news, tweeted a screenshot from a Chinese mobile site called Mobile01, and based on the comments... >>

Amazon's Alexa may soon get Voice ID for recognising different voices

Amazon's Alexa may soon get Voice ID for recognising different voices

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Amazon is reportedly trying to enhance its Alexa voice assistant with a new voice-recognition capability.The company wants Alexa to be able to recognise individual voices, according to a report from Time, meaning your Echo or Alexa-enabled device would... >>

LG is making a new VR headset that uses Valve's SteamVR system

LG is making a new VR headset that uses Valve's SteamVR system

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LG and Valve are working on a new, high-fidelity VR headset.LG has reportedly announced in a press release that it partnered with video game developer Valve to create a new head-mounted virtual reality device that uses Valve's royalty-free SteamVR 3D... >>

Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot

Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot

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Although the world already got a glimpse of Boston Dynamic's Handle, the company has officially introduced the creepy bot.Google-owned Boston Dynamics makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look creepy (see this one and this one and... >>

Apple is 'looking into' this video of an exploding iPhone 7 Plus

Apple is 'looking into' this video of an exploding iPhone 7 Plus

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Is Apple about to have its own explosive battery debacle?According to Mashable, 18-year-old Brianna Olivas posted this video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus. She bought the phone in January. The day before the explosion, she went to the Sprint store because... >>

Google is making a desktop version of its Allo chat app - see it here

Google is making a desktop version of its Allo chat app - see it here

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Last year, Google launched Allo, a WhatsApp-like app with built-in Google Assistant, and now, it's readying a version for desktops.Google's Nick Fox revealed in a tweet on Friday that a desktop web client for the service is coming. That'll help Allo... >>

Huawei Watch 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Huawei Watch 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Remember the Huawei Watch? We wouldn't blame you if you didn't - considering it first launched nearly two years ago. But it is one of the best-looking Android Wear watches and fans have been patiently waiting for a second-generation model.Although last... >>

Here's what the sporty Huawei Watch 2 looks like in three colours

Here's what the sporty Huawei Watch 2 looks like in three colours

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Huawei is getting ready to launch a second-generation Huawei Watch, and thanks to new leak, we now know how it looks.Android Wear seems to be making a comeback. Determined not to be left out, Huawei is planning to unveil a newer, sportier Huawei Watch... >>

Lenovo to launch 12 Moto Mods in 2017 that'll work with future phones

Lenovo to launch 12 Moto Mods in 2017 that'll work with future phones

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Lenovo wants you to know that it still likes the whole modular phone thing, and that more Moto Mods are coming.Lenovo's Moto Z line, which released in 2016, has a modular design, but with LG ditching modular smartphones after just one attempt, many have... >>

Nokia 3310 leak reveals new details about revived 17-year-old phone

Nokia 3310 leak reveals new details about revived 17-year-old phone

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HMD must be surprised at how the internet blew up when leaked news revealed it is resurrecting the Nokia 3310 -- and that, because of the huge interest, another report with more details has surfaced.HMD Global Oy, the Finnish manufacturer marketing phones... >>

Huawei teases Honor VR Camera ball thingy that shoots 360-degree vids

Huawei teases Honor VR Camera ball thingy that shoots 360-degree vids

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Huawei makes clip-on 360-degree cameras now.The company has announced a new device called Honor VR Camera. It's a camera accessory for smartphones, and it was quietly developed in partnership with Insta360. Huawei has only revealed that the tiny ball-like... >>

Microsoft reveals another Windows 10 major update will arrive late 2017

Microsoft reveals another Windows 10 major update will arrive late 2017

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Microsoft has quietly confirmed it is working on another Windows 10 update, and it will arrive later this year, following the Creators Update. The company hinted last summer that it would release two major Windows 10 updates in 2017. We know that the... >>

Instagram albums: How to share multiple pics and videos in one post

Instagram albums: How to share multiple pics and videos in one post

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Instagram is completely different now.On 22 February, the photo-sharing app introduced a feature: the ability to share multiple photos and videos in a single post. You can combine up to 10 pics and videos in an album-like post and swipe through to see... >>

This is what the Huawei P10 flagship phone will look like in full black

This is what the Huawei P10 flagship phone will look like in full black

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Huawei is getting ready to show off a new phone, and thanks to a new leak, we know how it will look in full (and in black).Evan Blass, who has a good track record when it comes to leaking mobile news via his Twitter handle @evleaks, has posted a new... >>

Watch UPS test its new delivery van that spits out parcel-carrying drones

Watch UPS test its new delivery van that spits out parcel-carrying drones

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OK, so this isn't your typical drone delivery service-type story.We've heard that every company, from Amazon to 7-Eleven, is developing drones for delivering their goods, all in effort to wipe-out the middle man (aka delivery man) and related costs, but... >>

Meitu's new T8 phone can beautify your selfies and videos in real time

Meitu's new T8 phone can beautify your selfies and videos in real time

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Remember Meitu, the Chinese app that can beautify your selfies? Well, it just put that same technology into a smartphone.Meitu is not only a software developer but also also a smartphone maker. And its newest flagship, the T8, has a front-facing camera... >>

First Apple Watch Series 3 rumour: Watch will sport new display tech

First Apple Watch Series 3 rumour: Watch will sport new display tech

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Just five months ago, Apple released Watch Series 2. That means we're due for some Watch Series 3 rumours.Right on time, our first rumour has arrived: DigiTimes, which has a so-so track record when it comes to leaking Apple news, claims the third-generation... >>

New Samsung Galaxy S8 image leaks reveal phone, on-screen controls

New Samsung Galaxy S8 image leaks reveal phone, on-screen controls

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We now know what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will look like without a front home button, thanks to new leaks.Sure, there's already been tonnes of Galaxy S8 leaks revealing what the phone might feature, but new sets of images appearing on social media show the... >>

Latest LG G6 teasers suggest phone will be water and dust resistant

Latest LG G6 teasers suggest phone will be water and dust resistant

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Is there anything we don't yet know about the LG G6?LG seems to want us to know everything about its upcoming flagship, even though it's about to officially debut the LG G6 at Mobile World Congress next week. For instance, it has posted a couple short... >>

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more

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Android Wear 2.0 is finally here, and that means apps can now be directly installed on your watch and run without your phone.You will longer need your phone nearby to use apps on your Android Wear device, because instead of requiring a tethered connection... >>

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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When Google shut down Google TV a few years ago, it replaced the platform with something completely different: Android TV.It seems to be doing reasonably well, having been well-received by both developers and manufacturers alike. Google TV had a lack... >>

Pokemon Go: How to play and other tips and tricks

Pokemon Go: How to play and other tips and tricks

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Pokemon has officially left the 90s behind.Nintendo teamed up with Niantic Labs to revitalise the title for 2016, and that includes creating an app that is very much mobile and equipped with fancy tech like GPS and augmented reality, all of which enables... >>

HTC to only make high-end phones this year, will ditch cheap ones

HTC to only make high-end phones this year, will ditch cheap ones

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HTC has once again decided not to make entry-level phones.During its earnings call earlier this week, the company announced it will ditch cheap smartphones later this year, according to Phonescoop. HTC promised to support cheap phones that have been... >>

Huawei joins voice assistant craze, is making its own helper for phones

Huawei joins voice assistant craze, is making its own helper for phones

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If you haven't noticed already, 2017 is the year of voice assistants.Amazon's Alexa seems to be everywhere, and now we have Google Assistant. And companies are putting these assistants in everything from speakers and phones to connected appliances. Samsung... >>

HTC is making a mobile VR headset unlike anything we've seen so far

HTC is making a mobile VR headset unlike anything we've seen so far

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HTC is making a mobile VR headset that's being described as something different than Google Daydream View and similar headsets.According to CNET, which spoke to Chief Financial Officer Chia-lin Chang, HTC has developed a VR product compatible with the... >>

PlayStation Now to be discontinued on PS3 and many more devices

PlayStation Now to be discontinued on PS3 and many more devices

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Sony has begun alerting people via email that its PlayStation Now service will have limited availability soon.The company said its game streaming service will only be available on PlayStation 4 and PC starting this summer. It is discontinuing the service... >>

Jaguar drivers in UK can now pay for Shell gas without leaving their car

Jaguar drivers in UK can now pay for Shell gas without leaving their car

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Jaguar has introduced a new app integration that allows some drivers to use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel.The Shell app, described as a new cashless payment app, will work with several Jaguar Land Rover models. With it installed, you can drive... >>

Are you a Netflix cheater?

Are you a Netflix cheater?

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In an effort to help you determine how unfaithful you are, Netflix has released a "Netflix Cheating" test.Netflix recently announced that "Netflix cheating is on the rise globally and shows no signs of stopping", claiming 46 per cent of users have done... >>

HMD to bring Nokia 6 and three budget Android phones to Europe

HMD to bring Nokia 6 and three budget Android phones to Europe

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The Nokia brand will announce four handsets at Mobile World Congress in a couple weeks.HMD Global Oy, the Finnish manufacturer marketing phones under the Nokia brand, has two Android 7.0 Nougat-powered devices, the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, coming, as well... >>

New Samsung leak reveals the logo for the upcoming Galaxy S8+

New Samsung leak reveals the logo for the upcoming Galaxy S8+

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Logo leaks are a thing now, apparently.Hours after a trademark filing possibly revealed how the logo for Samsung's Bixby assistant will look, a tweet posted by Evan Blass has leaked what appears to be the official logo of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8+.... >>

Does Samsung's trademark filing reveal the logo for its Bixby AI?

Does Samsung's trademark filing reveal the logo for its Bixby AI?

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Apple's Siri has bright waves. Microsoft's Cortana has a circle. Amazon's Alexa has an A. Google Assistant has colourful bars.But what will Samsung's Bixby have?Thanks to several reports, we know that Samsung is planning to make a new AI assistant a major... >>

Microsoft Build ticket registration will open up on Valentine's Day

Microsoft Build ticket registration will open up on Valentine's Day

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Microsoft has alerted the media that ticket registration for its upcoming Microsoft Build conference will kick off soon.In an email, the company said Microsoft Build general registration will open at 9 am PST on 14 February 2017 (otherwise known as... >>

Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience

Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience

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Think you already know all about Netflix? Think again. There are dozens of hidden tips and tricks out there -- everything from Chrome extensions that boost your viewing experience from the laptop by serving up IMDb and Rotten Tomato ratings, to an option that... >>

Amazon Tap goes hands-free: How to make it wake up to 'Alexa'

Amazon Tap goes hands-free: How to make it wake up to 'Alexa'

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Who owns an Amazon Tap? Anyone?It's not exactly the most compelling speaker in the Echo lineup, considering it isn't a hands-free and can't respond to the "Alexa" wake word. Instead, to wake Alexa, you have to tap the Tap. The 6.2-inch-tall cylinder... >>

LG G6 teaser suggests phone may offer Google Assistant and Alexa

LG G6 teaser suggests phone may offer Google Assistant and Alexa

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LG has sent out another teaser for its upcoming flagship.The LG G6 will be unveiled later this month, and according to LG's latest teaser for the device, it may include some sort of intelligent feature. Keep in mind there are persistent rumours floating... >>

Polar M600 will update to Android Wear 2.0, add indoor swimming metrics this spring

Polar M600 will update to Android Wear 2.0, add indoor swimming metrics this spring

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Polar is updating its M600 to the newly released Android Wear 2.0.As part of the update, the smartwatch will add indoor swimming metrics such as distance, pace, strokes per minute, and strokes per pool length. The watch can also determine if you're swimming... >>

Windows 10 Creator Update adds picture-in-picture, is feature-complete for April roll out

Windows 10 Creator Update adds picture-in-picture, is feature-complete for April roll out

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Two months before the release of the Creators Update, Microsoft has announced a new feature included in the upcoming upgrade.PC owners who run the Creators Update will get picture-in-picture support. Microsoft is calling the feature “Compact Overlay".... >>

Pinterest Lens uses a camera to search items around you in real time

Pinterest Lens uses a camera to search items around you in real time

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Ever see a piece of decor and wish you could search it on Pinterest?The service is designed to let you find things related to what really intrigues you. However, if you want to use Pinterest, you must recall what you once wanted to look up, or you need... >>