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Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

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Google has launched a new line of watchbands called Mode. The idea behind Mode is pretty straightforward: Google wanted to offer different styles of watch straps that are easy to snap on or swap out whenever your little heart desires. The first collection... >>

Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly

Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly

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After several months of offering the service as part of a beta test period, Sonos now officially plays Amazon Prime Music content. If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, the updated, full release application now gives you access to the entire collection... >>

Facebook is working on a standalone camera app for live streaming

Facebook is working on a standalone camera app for live streaming

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Facebook doesn't have a good track record when it comes to standalone apps, but that isn't stopping it from going back to the drawing board. According to The Wall Street Journal, a team of Facebook engineers in London are working on a standalone camera... >>

Apple Watch 2 might pack cellular data connectivity, faster processor

Apple Watch 2 might pack cellular data connectivity, faster processor

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Apple is working on the Apple Watch 2 and reportedly planning to add at least two things that'll make the new watch stand out from its predecessor. Apple unveiled its original smartwatch, called Apple Watch, in September 2014, but it didn't begin shipping... >>

Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

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Google has updated Gmail for Android with support for Microsoft Exchange. Stop wondering whether Gmail for Android already supported Exchange, because it did... but only on Nexus devices. The new update, which is available in the latest version of the... >>

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, otherwise known as China's Apple, is about to launch the second version of its very affordable wristband. Called the Mi Band 2, it's expected to be a follow-up to the Mi Band, Xiaomi's original wristband that only... >>

Microsoft’s Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone is now out

Microsoft’s Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone is now out

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After a closed beta earlier this month, the Microsoft Garage team has released Word Flow for iPhone. The team revealed earlier this year that it is porting the Windows Word Flow phone keyboard to iOS, and later reports claimed it would feature a new one-handed... >>

You can now try Windows Ink, and here's how

You can now try Windows Ink, and here's how

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Those of you who love to use a stylus with a touchscreen Windows 10 device will be glad to know you can now try a new experience that'll completely change the way you input - so long as you're fine with beta testing. The new experience is called Windows... >>

Minecraft-maker Mojang just released this free strategy game on Steam

Minecraft-maker Mojang just released this free strategy game on Steam

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Microsoft-owned Mojang has surprised everyone by simultaneously announcing and releasing a new game. The Swedish game studio, which Microsoft acquired in 2014 for about $2.5 billion, has a new title called Crown and Council, as well as a new launch trailer... >>

Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

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Baidu is giving people another reason to call it the Google of China; it's investing deeply in a Silicon Valley self-driving car team. Baidu said last December that it had 657 million monthly active users conducting mobile searches, effectively solidifying... >>

Lenovo's Zuk Z2 Pro is an Android phone that syncs with Apple's iCloud

Lenovo's Zuk Z2 Pro is an Android phone that syncs with Apple's iCloud

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Lenovo-owned Zuk has unveiled a follow-up to the Z1: the Z2 Pro phone. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p Super Amoled display, runs the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 processor, includes a whopping 6GB of RAM, and offers 128GB of storage. It also has a 13-megapixel... >>

Microsoft only sold 2.3 million Lumia phones over the last three months

Microsoft only sold 2.3 million Lumia phones over the last three months

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Microsoft has post its third-quarter fiscal results for 2016, and one thing is clear: its phone business isn't doing so hot. The company made $3.8 billion in net income on $20.5 billion in revenue, both of which are down year-over year. Speaking of things... >>

Alphabet's moonshots lost $802 million in the first quarter of 2016

Alphabet's moonshots lost $802 million in the first quarter of 2016

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Google's parent company for the first time has reported quarterly numbers for its "other bets" companies. Alphabet has posted its financial results for the Q1 2016, and the big takeaway is that Google's advert business allows Alphabet to continue investing... >>

MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series

MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series

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Remember MTV Cribs? It's been given a second chance to live. The show launched on the US cable network in 2000, allowing various celebrities to give viewers tours of their mansions. Pharrell Williams, Pam Anderson, 50 Cent, and so many others participated.... >>

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

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

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One of the most-backed campaigns on Kickstarter is now an Android 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, because within... >>

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

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Microsoft has announced that after 10 years of production it will no longer make Xbox 360 consoles. The machine turned 10 years old last November, and Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are "starting... >>

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

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Snapchat has pushed an update to its iOS app that lets you attach emoji to objects in video snaps. With this new functionality, you can do things like add a smirking kitty emoji to an actual cat's face in a video. It'll stick to the cat and follow it... >>

WWDC 2016 announced for 13 June by Apple, following Siri tease

WWDC 2016 announced for 13 June by Apple, following Siri tease

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Apple has officially announced when it will hold WWDC 2016, following a tease via Siri. The Cupertino-based company's Worldwide Developers Conference will start 13 June. The annual event's kick-off date was first revealed through Siri, Apple's virtual assistant. 9to5Mac... >>

Netflix added a record 6.74 million new subscribers in Q1 2016

Netflix added a record 6.74 million new subscribers in Q1 2016

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Netflix recently added more than 130 countries to its world service map, and now it's revealing the effect of that expansion: a record number of new subs. The video-streaming service just posted its first-quarter results for 2016. And buried between a... >>

YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio

YouTube introduces live streaming for 360-degree videos, spatial audio

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YouTube doesn't just want you to experience all angles of scene; it wants you to do so as the action unfolds. Google-owned YouTube first launched support for 360-degree videos in early 2015, but now, just in time for the Coachella music festival in the... >>

Tesla now offers 1-month free Autopilot trial to Model S and X owners

Tesla now offers 1-month free Autopilot trial to Model S and X owners

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Those of you who didn't buy the Autopilot upgrade with your new Model S or Model X can now snag the option as a $3,000 in-car purchase after first testing a 1-month free trial that Tesla has quietly started offering. When configuring your Model S or Model... >>

Play Doom's open beta: How to get it now on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam

Play Doom's open beta: How to get it now on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam

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Anyone can get a taste of the new Doom's multiplayer portion this weekend. Bethesda announced earlier this month that anyone with a Windows PC, Xbox One, or PS4 could experience Doom from 15 April to 17 April, thanks to an open beta. Pocket-lint has explained... >>

LG made a new Rolly plastic Bluetooth keyboard you can actually roll up

LG made a new Rolly plastic Bluetooth keyboard you can actually roll up

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Have you ever wanted a Bluetooth keyboard you could roll up and stuff in your pocket (one with five rows of keys instead of four)? Well, LG has you covered. Last year, LG announced a wireless keyboard product, called Rolly, which does exactly that. It... >>

Apple accidentally reveals OS X will be rebranded as MacOS

Apple accidentally reveals OS X will be rebranded as MacOS

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Apple may soon stop referring to its desktop operating system as OS X. Alongside its Earth Day 2016 announcements, Apple updated this FAQ webpage to explain to consumers how it cares about the environment and what it is doing to report carbon emissions,... >>

Google’s new Nexus Live Cases let you customise design and live wallpapers

Google’s new Nexus Live Cases let you customise design and live wallpapers

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Recall that Skrillex Live Case? Well, Google sells new ones for Nexus phones. These cases are unique in that they are customisable and interactive. You can print either a photo or a map onto the case, as well as customise the design with various filters... >>