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NASA astronaut uses a GoPro camera to reveal what work life is like in space

NASA astronaut uses a GoPro camera to reveal what work life is like in space

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When NASA straps GoPro cameras to its astronauts, you know it's going to be: one, awesome; two, beautiful; three, slightly scary. And the US government agency has released new space footage that proves just that. Astronauts recently conducted two spacewalks... >>

Apple Watch vs Pebble Time Steel: Which one should you choose?

Apple Watch vs Pebble Time Steel: Which one should you choose?

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In just a few hours of being made available on Kickstarter, Pebble's new smartwatch, Time, became the most successful crowd-funded campaign of all time. But surprisingly the company wasn't done with new product announcements. At Mobile World Congress,... >>

Chef leaks Tony Hawk 5 game title while working pro skater's event

Chef leaks Tony Hawk 5 game title while working pro skater's event

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A California chef and caterer might have trouble booking clients in the future, as he's providing food and drink at an event for Tony Hawk and accidentally leaked that the pro skater is likely unveiling a new game at said event. According to The LADBible,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: Which should you choose?

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: Which should you choose?

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Samsung announced two flagship Android smartphones for 2015, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. Both devices are available now, although you might have to wait until 24 April if you're getting the SGS6 edge SIM free from Samsung. Once you have... >>

Amazon's Echo speaker is now a voice-controlled smart hub for your home

Amazon's Echo speaker is now a voice-controlled smart hub for your home

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Amazon is turning its voice-controlled Echo speaker into a smart hub of sorts. Echo will get an update this week that allows it to wirelessly control smart accessories within Belkin's WeMo and Philips' Hue connected systems, according to Engadget. The... >>

HBO Now hands-on: A true cord-cutting experience at last (and just in time for GoT)

HBO Now hands-on: A true cord-cutting experience at last (and just in time for GoT)

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HBO's HBO Now streaming service has launched in the US, giving millions of Americans unprecedented access to original films and TV shows in the premium cable network's catalogue without ever needing a cable television subscription. It's a service aimed... >>

Microsoft starts laying the groundwork for unified Store experience in Windows 10

Microsoft starts laying the groundwork for unified Store experience in Windows 10

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Microsoft's single Store experience in Windows 10 is just starting to take shape. There's been a lot of talk about Microsoft wanting to turn all the varied app stores into a single, unified Store, in which you'll be able to purchase apps and content for... >>

Need extra space and battery life? Mophie's Space Packs now work with new iPhones

Need extra space and battery life? Mophie's Space Packs now work with new iPhones

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People primarily worry about two things when it comes to their devices: battery life and storage space. Accessory maker Mophie took note last year and subsequently unveiled a Space Pack range of battery and power-extending cases for iPhone 5 and iPhone... >>

27 incredible Minecraft creations that will blow your mind

27 incredible Minecraft creations that will blow your mind

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Microsoft recently launched the Gameband with Minecraft built right into the wearable, pushing the game back into the limelight. Using virtual building blocks - as well as a lot of time and patience - everything from Disneyland to all of Denmark have... >>

Shell helps create the concept car for our future cities

Shell helps create the concept car for our future cities

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Shell is working with car designer Gordon Murray and engine specialist Osamu Goto to co-engineer tomorrow's vehicle. The company has described the concept car, which is called Project M and scheduled to officially unveil in November, as an "ultra-compact,... >>

Google's premium YouTube is coming soon: Ad-free videos, offline viewing, and more

Google's premium YouTube is coming soon: Ad-free videos, offline viewing, and more

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YouTube isn't going to be completely free anymore. It's been rumoured that Google wants to offer a subscription-based version of YouTube by the end of this year, which would let you see millions of videos on YouTube without having to watch adverts, among... >>

Facebook Messenger now has a desktop site, separate from Facebook

Facebook Messenger now has a desktop site, separate from Facebook

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You can now access Facebook Messenger on the web - on a site that's different from Facebook.com. Facebook has launched a new version of Messenger that complements the service's standalone apps. Facebook hasn't ditched the old, familiar way of chatting... >>

EE turns on Wi-Fi calling for iPhones early, thanks to latest iOS update

EE turns on Wi-Fi calling for iPhones early, thanks to latest iOS update

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If you own an iPhone with an EE plan, you can now Wi-Fi call a friend. Two days after announcing its Wi-Fi Calling feature, which lets you place voice calls and send text messages via a Wi-Fi network, EE has made the new feature available for iPhone 6,... >>

Apple iCloud Photo Library exits beta: What is it, and how does it work?

Apple iCloud Photo Library exits beta: What is it, and how does it work?

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Apple's iCloud Photo Library service has exited beta, enabling you to browse a photo collections from iCloud.com and any device running OS X Yosemite or iOS 8. The service is meant to make it easier to share photos and videos, among many other things.... >>

Apple rolls out iOS 8.3 update with diverse emoji and more: Here's what to expect

Apple rolls out iOS 8.3 update with diverse emoji and more: Here's what to expect

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It's been a long time coming, but Apple's racially- and culturally-diverse emoji have just appeared in a software update that is now rolling out. Apple has released iOS 8.3, the third major update to iOS 8. The company first seeded the software to developers... >>

Apple Photos for Mac is here: What is it, and how does it work?

Apple Photos for Mac is here: What is it, and how does it work?

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Apple has begun rolling out OS X 10.10.3, a free software update for Macs, which brings the new Photos app for Mac, among many other things. The new app looks great - but also slightly confusing. Photos is replacing iPhoto, Aperture, and in a way, My... >>

Microsoft is working on 'Redstone' updates for Windows 10, coming in 2016

Microsoft is working on 'Redstone' updates for Windows 10, coming in 2016

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Although Windows 10 isn't even out yet, Microsoft has begun work on the next version of Windows and even gave the software updates a codename, it's claimed. Both Neowin and The Verge have reported that Microsoft is readying updates to Windows 10, which... >>

ZTE Blade S6 Plus 5.5-incher only £183 and available on eBay

ZTE Blade S6 Plus 5.5-incher only £183 and available on eBay

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Chinese device maker ZTE has launched the Blade S6 Plus. The company decided to release the phablet through eBay and has given it a £182.99 price tag for a limited time only. Described as an "affordable premium" device, the 5.5-inch Blade S6 Plus, which... >>

HBO Now cord-cutter app rolls out in US for Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad

HBO Now cord-cutter app rolls out in US for Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad

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HBO Now is, well, now live. When Apple held its Apple Watch event in March, HBO was also on hand to announce that its new streaming service, called HBO Now, would come to the Apple TV set-top-box as an exclusive channel (for at least the first initial... >>

Instagram adds Colour and Fade creative tools: Here's how they work

Instagram adds Colour and Fade creative tools: Here's how they work

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Hallelujah! Instagram just added new after-effects tricks. Before we go any further: let's go back to last December, when Instagram gave us some after-effects options. The Facebook-owned app had updated to include new photo filters called Slumber, Crema,... >>

Moto 360 2 leak shows new watch with fully round display

Moto 360 2 leak shows new watch with fully round display

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It appears as though the world is getting its first look at the Moto 360 2. Lenovo-owned Motorola is thought to be working on the next Moto 360, and a new render, which recently surfaced on the web, seems to support that theory by supposedly revealing... >>

New Roku 2 vs new Roku 3: What's the difference? (Hint - it's the remote)

New Roku 2 vs new Roku 3: What's the difference? (Hint - it's the remote)

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Roku has refreshed its streaming device lineup. The company now offers the Roku streaming stick, Roku 1, Roku 2, and Roku 3. It has updated its Roku 2 and Roku 3 devices, making the new Roku 2 identical to the new Roku 3 in terms of performance. The new... >>

Tidal music service explained: What is it, and why should you care?

Tidal music service explained: What is it, and why should you care?

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Jay Z has re-launched a newly-acquired music service called Tidal, with the purpose of making a difference for artists. It's an interesting strategy. Instead of catering to consumers and promising to improve their lives, Tidal is all about righting the... >>

Excited about Apple Watch? Apple fuels the hype with all-new guided tour videos

Excited about Apple Watch? Apple fuels the hype with all-new guided tour videos

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If you didn't know how Apple Watch worked before today, you will now. When Apple launched the iPhone back in 2007, it did so with the release of several videos that explained how to use the smartphone and navigate its interface. The company is repeating... >>

Apple iPhone 6C release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone 6C release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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Everybody has heard that Apple might be working on an iPhone 6S and maybe even an iPhone 6S Plus, but there are other reports circulating that claim Apple is developing a next-generation budget iPhone called iPhone 6C. Such a phone would be the successor... >>