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YouTube launches live mobile streaming: Here's how it works

YouTube launches live mobile streaming: Here's how it works

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Google-owned YouTube is trying to catch up with Facebook Live and Twitter-owned Periscope. It's finally adding a live-stream button to the YouTube mobile app, even though it's already offered the feature in a limited capacity for about 5 years. Shortly... >>

Facebook Live to offer Snapchat-like lenses through MSQRD app

Facebook Live to offer Snapchat-like lenses through MSQRD app

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One of the coolest features in Snapchat are those mask thingies.With Snapchat's camera view pointing toward your face, you can long-press on the screen to let the app recognise your facial features and serve up a bunch of mask-like filters that perfectly... >>

Huawei is making an all-new mobile OS, and it's revamping EMUI

Huawei is making an all-new mobile OS, and it's revamping EMUI

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Huawei has a back-up plan in case things go south with Google. According to The Information, Huawei, which is the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer and best-known for the Huawei 6P it made with Google, is developing a new mobile operating... >>

Steam’s summer sale: All the best game deals and hardware discounts

Steam’s summer sale: All the best game deals and hardware discounts

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Summer is here! You know what that means? It's time to sit inside all day and play Steam. Steam has announced that 12,845 games are now on sale as part of its annual summer sale, which is called the Steam Summer Picnic Sale this year. It went live at... >>

Boston Dynamics' latest robot dog can do your dishes and fetch a soda

Boston Dynamics' latest robot dog can do your dishes and fetch a soda

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Quadrupedal robot-maker Boston Dynamics has shown off its latest dystopian creature in a video published to YouTube (unbeknownst to its parent company, Google, apparently). Boston Dynamics is the robotics company Google is currently trying to sell, and... >>

Dropbox now uses your iPhone's camera for scanning documents

Dropbox now uses your iPhone's camera for scanning documents

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Dropbox just got quite an impressive update, all with the purpose of improving productivity. The iOS app now comes with a built-in document scanner that uses an iPhone or iPad's camera to snap photos of whatever you want - whether that be whiteboards,... >>

What is Sony PlayStation Vue and where is it available?

What is Sony PlayStation Vue and where is it available?

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Sony PlayStation Vue is no longer limited to the PlayStation platform. That means almost anyone can pick a plan and - without a cable contract - get access to a rich channel offering that comes close to matching what cable and satellite providers currently... >>

Twitter Engage app: What is it, how does it work, and who can use it?

Twitter Engage app: What is it, how does it work, and who can use it?

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Kim Kardashian West has access to a new app that makes Twitter much easier for her to understand and use. The app is called Twitter Engage. Although it's not limited to famous people, it's obvious that the app is meant to help popular or verified users... >>

Hasselblad X1D-50c is the world’s first medium format mirrorless camera

Hasselblad X1D-50c is the world’s first medium format mirrorless camera

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Swedish camera maker Hasselblad has officially announced the "world's first medium format mirrorless camera", the X1D-50c. The Hasselblad X1D has a flat design somewhere between retro and futuristic, is dust and weather sealed and features interchangeable... >>

How to watch Hasselblad event: X1D and Moto Mod cameras expected

How to watch Hasselblad event: X1D and Moto Mod cameras expected

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Hasselblad is holding an event in June, and we expect the professional-grade camera company to launch a Moto Mod camera as well as the world's first medium format mirrorless camera during the show. Although Hasselblad hasn't confirmed anything specific... >>

Is this Samsung’s new Gear S3? Leaked pics seem to reveal watch

Is this Samsung’s new Gear S3? Leaked pics seem to reveal watch

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It's time for the Gears S3 rumours to start up, apparently. A recent leak suggested that Samsung's follow-up to the Gear S2 smartwatch is codenamed Solis and will run Tizen, but now, overexposed images posted to Twitter (and spotted by SamMobile) have... >>

This Microsoft video shows what Chrome does to a laptop battery

This Microsoft video shows what Chrome does to a laptop battery

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If you're like us, you have a love-hate relationship with Chrome.Google's web browser is fast, secure, and loaded with powerful features - so, naturally, it's one of the most popular browsers today. However, it's becoming clear that it isn't exactly the... >>

Google wants to help symptom-searchers find the right diagnosis

Google wants to help symptom-searchers find the right diagnosis

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It's easy to search for medical advice on the internet and to come away from it thinking you're dying. If you have a headache or a weird rash or stomach pains, the first thing you'll likely do is search for your symptoms and their likely causes on Google,... >>

Tumblr is getting into the crowded live video space this week

Tumblr is getting into the crowded live video space this week

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Tumblr thinks it can take on Facebook Live, Twitter-owned Periscope, Amazon-owned Twitch, and others. It's getting into live video. The company quietly posted a promotional webpage over the weekend to announce it will launch a live-streaming video feature... >>

What works with Apple HomeKit?

What works with Apple HomeKit?

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Apple's HomeKit technology might seem really confusing, but trust us, it's not. It basically allows accessories from various manufacturers to work together, and it gives you a uniformed way of controlling all those accessories at once. Pocket-lint has... >>

Facebook Messenger bots: What are they and how can you find them?

Facebook Messenger bots: What are they and how can you find them?

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Earlier this year, Facebook said bots were coming to its Messenger app. Well, you might not have realised this, but they're already available. Many bots have actually been available for months. It's hard to tell, however, because they're buried in the... >>

Best E3 2016 gaming headsets: Astro A50, Turtle Beach Stealth 350VR, LucidSound LS40, and more

Best E3 2016 gaming headsets: Astro A50, Turtle Beach Stealth 350VR, LucidSound LS40, and more

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For hardcore gamers, headsets are a big thing.They often want surround sound, tuned drivers, different EQ modes, software so that they can customise their listening profiles, crisp microphones that can be muted, and a design that either matches their... >>

PS VR Aim Controller preview: Playing Farpoint with Sony's new gun-shaped controller

PS VR Aim Controller preview: Playing Farpoint with Sony's new gun-shaped controller

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At the start of the E3 gaming expo 2016, Sony announced a first-person shooter called Farpoint, compatible with PlayStation VR and a new controller called PS VR Aim. This is no SNES Super Scope, though, as we found when playing the game ahead of launch.The... >>

Apple will let you remove (and re-download) its default apps in iOS 10

Apple will let you remove (and re-download) its default apps in iOS 10

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One of the biggest announcements from WWDC 2016 wasn't actually announced on stage: removable default apps. Apple failed to mention during its main keynote that it plans to unbundle apps from iOS 10. For the first time, iPhone and iPad owners will be... >>

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they 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 (such as Philips Hue lights,... >>

Apple Swift Playgrounds app: Here's how it teaches kids to code on iPad

Apple Swift Playgrounds app: Here's how it teaches kids to code on iPad

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Apple wants to get kids coding as soon as possible, so it's launching a new iPad app to do just that. The app is called Swift Playgrounds. Swift is Apple's programming language created for iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS, and Apple's Swift Playgrounds app... >>

Apple Music update brings new look, lyrics, and hidden Connect section

Apple Music update brings new look, lyrics, and hidden Connect section

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Apple's music-streaming service is getting a major update that brings an all-new look while significantly diminishing a previously-major feature. Apple Music has a new design that not only rearranges the tabs along the bottom of the app (in the menu... >>

Apple WatchOS 3 update: Control Center, Dock, Scribble, and more

Apple WatchOS 3 update: Control Center, Dock, Scribble, and more

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Apple has kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with some news about the next major operating system update for its Apple Watch. The update, called WatchOS 3, will be available later this year, but to get you excited for what’s coming, Apple has... >>

WWDC 2016: The announcements to expect from Apple's developer conference

WWDC 2016: The announcements to expect from Apple's developer conference

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Apple has officially announced its annual conference for developers, and that means it's time to take a closer look at what we expect the company to reveal during the main keynote. Apple used WWDC 2015 to unveil iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and a new version... >>

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

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Whether you like to admit it or not, communication apps are important. You might use your default SMS app to text your husband or wife about whether you should pick up more milk at the store after work. You might use Facebook Messenger chat with your... >>