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LeEco Le Pro 3 review: Pro or no go?
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LeEco Le Pro 3 review: Pro or no go?

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LeEco, the Chinese company that dabbles in everything from self-driving cars to Vizio-branded televisions, seems like it's trying to be a one-stop shop of sorts in the tech world.So, naturally, it also does smartphones. The LeEco Le Pro 3 being its premier... >>

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... >>

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Nokia is back. The brand is being used on phones again after Microsoft retired it on its own devices a couple of years ago.Finnish manufacturer HMD Global is releasing new Nokia handsets, this time loaded with Android, and we're extremely happy to see... >>

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... >>