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Microsoft is making a one-handed iPhone keyboard with a weird fanned-out layout

Microsoft is making a one-handed iPhone keyboard with a weird fanned-out layout

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Microsoft has been working toward porting its Windows Word Flow phone keyboard to iOS, and we're only now starting to hear more about what the new iteration will look like as well as how it will work. Blogger and The Verge have both described the keyboard's... >>

New Apple TV: Here's how to finally get the Apple Podcasts app on your box

New Apple TV: Here's how to finally get the Apple Podcasts app on your box

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You can now use the new Apple TV to listen to people talk for hours. When Apple released its more expensive, more powerful Apple TV late last year, the company for whatever reason didn't ready a new version of its podcast app for the set-top box - which... >>

Atari packed 100 classic games into new Atari Vault PC bundle headed to Steam

Atari packed 100 classic games into new Atari Vault PC bundle headed to Steam

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Atari diehards are about to lose their minds. The games publisher announced it is rounding up 100 classics into a single title called Atari Vault. It'll release in a few months on Steam for PC gamers. Although we don't know the full list of games, Atari... >>

Apple might debut 4-inch iPhone 5SE in March instead of so-called iPhone 6C

Apple might debut 4-inch iPhone 5SE in March instead of so-called iPhone 6C

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Halt the presses. That iPhone 6C you keep hearing about apparently isn't happening. Apple doesn't plan to release a 4-inch version of the iPhone 6S, according to a new report by 9to5Mac. Instead, it's upgrading the iPhone 5S, which debuted back in 2013.... >>

Facebook Sports Stadium: What is it, where is it, and how does it work?

Facebook Sports Stadium: What is it, where is it, and how does it work?

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Facebook has updated in a big way, but the new changes are only meant for sports fanatics in the US. The social network has introduced a dedicated hub called Facebook Sports Stadium and is describing it as a place where you can go to "experience sports... >>

That crazy successful Exploding Kittens card game is now an iPhone app

That crazy successful Exploding Kittens card game is now an iPhone app

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One of the most-backed campaigns on Kickstarter is now an iPhone game. Remember Exploding Kittens? It's an excellent card game. Because, well, anything with kittens and explosions and cards is perfect. The world seems to agree with us too, because within... >>

Fender just launched its first in-ear headphone range (and it isn't cheap)

Fender just launched its first in-ear headphone range (and it isn't cheap)

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Fender is trying its luck at headphones now. Excuse us... We mean "in-ear monitors". The American guitar manufacturer - well known for its Strat and Tele electric beasts - has unleashed its first ever range of in-ear headphones. These aren't amateur ear... >>

Disney just delayed the 2017 release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII

Disney just delayed the 2017 release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII

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We have some good news and some bad news for Star Wars fans. Naturally, we'll start with the bad news: Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII, which was originally scheduled for release in May 2017, will now debut on 15 December... >>

Vodafone Tab Speed 6 is a 4G Android-powered budget tablet now for sale

Vodafone Tab Speed 6 is a 4G Android-powered budget tablet now for sale

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Vodafone has unleashed a new tablet in the UK. It's an Android tablet of course, and despite the decent specs, it's pretty inexpensive. Called the Vodafone Tab Speed 6, the tablet is a lot like the Tab Prime 6 but smaller and more affordable. It features... >>

You can finally buy the Apple Watch Hermes online starting 22 January

You can finally buy the Apple Watch Hermes online starting 22 January

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You will soon be able to purchase the Apple Watch Hermes online. Nearly four months after Apple announced its collaboration with the French luxury brand during its iPhone event in September, the Cupertino-based company has confirmed to Fashionista that... >>

The new Suicide Squad trailer looks and sounds totally epic - watch it here

The new Suicide Squad trailer looks and sounds totally epic - watch it here

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OMGOMGOMG. Warner Bros' YouTube channel has posted a new trailer for Suicide Squad, an upcoming film based on the DC Comics supervillain team of the same name. It'll premiere in cinemas this August, but while we patiently wait for the next 8 months to... >>

Netflix crossed 75 million subscribers worldwide on New Year's Day

Netflix crossed 75 million subscribers worldwide on New Year's Day

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Netflix has posted its fourth-quarter results, and the most interesting takeaway is that it managed to add enough subscribers just a few hours after the quarter closed on 1 January to hit 75 million members. The streaming giant added 5.59 million members... >>

15 of the best email apps to help you achieve inbox zero

15 of the best email apps to help you achieve inbox zero

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Email. Ugh. Just seeing that word can bring a wave of stress upon us like nothing else. It wastes time, clutters both professional and personal lives, and is impossible to organise. Well, almost. Within the last few years, several new email apps have... >>

A new version of Minecraft is launching this summer just for classrooms

A new version of Minecraft is launching this summer just for classrooms

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Minecraft isn't just a block-based game. It's also a learning tool. Seriously. Educators have been using a version of Minecraft for the classroom, called MinecraftEdu, since 2011 in more than 40 countries to help teach all types of subjects, from math... >>

Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?

Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?

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So... you have no clue what iCloud Drive is or how to use it. Well, you’re not the only one. Apple isn’t exactly good at launching streamlined, simplified services. It’s great with hardware and software interfaces, but as you likely know, it’s... >>

Apple HomeKit explained: Is it available yet and how does it work?

Apple HomeKit explained: Is it available yet and how does it work?

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Apple wants to streamline home automation. In other words: it wants to make it easier for smart accessories to communicate, and for you to connect and manage all the smart accessories in your home from various manufacturers (Philips Hue lights, for instance,... >>

What is Slack and how does it work?

What is Slack and how does it work?

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You've probably heard about Slack. It's that messenger almost every workplace or school group seems to be using, but you're likely reading this now because - for whatever reason - you feel left out of the loop and want to know what all the fuss is about.... >>

Virgin Galactic shows off its fancy new Y-3 flight suits, see them here

Virgin Galactic shows off its fancy new Y-3 flight suits, see them here

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It's one small step for man, one giant leap for...fashion? Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's commercial spaceflight company that's demanding $250,000 in deposit money from anyone itching to be the first to fly on one of its suborbital space flights,... >>

Sony threw everything but the kitchen sink into this smart light

Sony threw everything but the kitchen sink into this smart light

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It's no secret by now that Sony likes to play around with lighting. As part of its Life Space UX project, it makes connected light speakers, projectors, and all sorts of interactive light experiences. And now, thanks to a new Sony Japan site, we're learning... >>

30 Touch ID apps that let you unlock or pay for stuff with a fingerprint scan

30 Touch ID apps that let you unlock or pay for stuff with a fingerprint scan

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Itching to use Touch ID as a passcode to unlock accounts or even to purchase goods within third-party apps? Well, you're not the only one. Luckily for you several popular apps have begun updating with support for Apple's fingerprint reader. With the release... >>

You’ll never guess how much UHD Blu-ray discs cost (Hint: Ouch!)

You’ll never guess how much UHD Blu-ray discs cost (Hint: Ouch!)

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Better start pinching now, because if you want the latest films in UHD Blu-ray, you're going to need to pay up big time. With 4K ultra-high definition televisions beginning to become the norm, it's been a long and winding road for the physical format,... >>

GoPro's disastrous fourth quarter leads to workforce layoffs and more

GoPro's disastrous fourth quarter leads to workforce layoffs and more

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GoPro isn't doing so hot these days. The camera maker has announced it laid off 7 per cent of its workforce, and it issued a notice to investors, alerting them of poor action camera sales as well as disappointing holiday sales. GoPro's workforce had grown... >>

I'll take Sports for $200: Amazon Echo now lets you play Jeopardy trivia

I'll take Sports for $200: Amazon Echo now lets you play Jeopardy trivia

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Amazon's Pringle-can-sized speaker is getting cooler by the day, and it's latest update is a prime example. (See what we did there? Heh.) The connected speaker, which features a Siri-like assistant named Alexa, came out last year and has become a huge... >>

Amazon Prime members get a new perk: 20 per cent off all video game releases

Amazon Prime members get a new perk: 20 per cent off all video game releases

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Amazon Prime got a little more enticing today - especially for gamers. The Amazon-offered subscription service has just announced that paid Prime members in the US will now get a 20 per cent discount on all pre-orders and new game releases. A new release... >>

Whoa! Here's what it's like to get notifications from millions of Instagram followers

Whoa! Here's what it's like to get notifications from millions of Instagram followers

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Ever wonder what it's like to be Kim Kardashian West? More specifically, ever wonder what it's like to have millions of Instagram followers? She has nearly 58 million followers and posts at least a photo a day, with each photo getting more than 750,000... >>