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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... >>

Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

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Google Home has introduced the ability to buy items using your voice.Thanks to an integration with Google's Express online shopping service, you can shop for your everyday essentials, whether its paper towels or vitamins, and order them from participating... >>

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... >>

Verizon quietly debuts its first watch 'Wear24' running Android Wear 2.0

Verizon quietly debuts its first watch 'Wear24' running Android Wear 2.0

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Buried in announcement that it would sell Google's new LG watches, Verizon has quietly announced its own Android Wear smartwatch.That's right. Verizon is releasing its own branded Android Wear device, called the Wear24. Like the LG Watch Sport and Style,... >>

What is Android Pay and how does it work?

What is Android Pay and how does it work?

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While you have Apple Pay for the iPhone, Google's system is called Android Pay. Android Pay launched on 11 September 2015 in the US and has been growing in supported banks State-side since launch. The service launched in the UK on 18 May 2016, but other... >>

Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches?

Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches?

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Android Wear 2.0 has been formally and officially launched, with Google pulling the covers off the new smartwatch software along with two new devices built in partnership with LG - the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style. Android Wear 2.0 has been... >>