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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... >>

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, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Android Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

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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... >>

Beats X: What makes Apple's W1-enabled headphones different?

Beats X: What makes Apple's W1-enabled headphones different?

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When Apple unveiled the AirPods last autumn, it also showed off a custom-designed W1 chip specifically for wireless headphones.Now, months later, Apple-owned Beats is launching the $149 Beats X, and naturally, they're equipped with W1. The new wireless... >>

ZTE is making its first Android Wear watch called ZTE Quartz, reveals leak

ZTE is making its first Android Wear watch called ZTE Quartz, reveals leak

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ZTE is getting into the Android Wear game.According to VentureBeat's Evan Blass, ZTE is the latest smartphone maker to develop an Android Wear device. The company is reportedly working on something called ZTE Quartz, and while many manufacturers are already... >>

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.YouTube... >>

Morgan made a £6,660 kid version of its all-electric EV3 vehicle

Morgan made a £6,660 kid version of its all-electric EV3 vehicle

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Less than a year after unveiling the three-wheel, all-electric EV3, British car company Morgan has announced a version for kids.Morgan's first all-electric vehicle -- which launched last year with a 62bhp electric motor fed by lithium ion batteries,... >>

LG teases LG G6 bezel-less phone in official MWC 2017 event invite

LG teases LG G6 bezel-less phone in official MWC 2017 event invite

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LG has sent out media invites to the unveiling of its upcoming flagship.The company's invitation for a 26 February event puts the the LG G6's big screen front and center -- or rather to the left -- with words like "Big Screen That Fits" sprawled across... >>

Apple's rumoured AR smart glasses might finally debut this summer

Apple's rumoured AR smart glasses might finally debut this summer

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Apple may introduce a lightweight pair of AR glasses soon.Facebook-owned Oculus VR, Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Google, and others are all dabbling in virtual reality and augmented reality. But what about Apple? Well, everything from patents to acquisitions... >>

LG G6 will launch in the US a month after going on sale in South Korea

LG G6 will launch in the US a month after going on sale in South Korea

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If you live in the US and want the upcoming LG G6, we now know exactly when you can get it.After debuting at Mobile World Congress on 26 February, LG's next flagship smartphone will go on sale in the US on 7 April, according to VentureBeat, which also... >>

Best Super Bowl 51 (2017) ads and teasers: Nintendo, Google, Mercedes, Amazon and more

Best Super Bowl 51 (2017) ads and teasers: Nintendo, Google, Mercedes, Amazon and more

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The biggest sporting event in the American calendar has been and gone, with the New England Patriots narrowly beating the Atlanta Falcons to claim their fifth Super Bowl title.However, while the game may have been the main event, the ad breaks also got... >>

When is the 2017 Super Bowl LI and where can you stream it online?

When is the 2017 Super Bowl LI and where can you stream it online?

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It's official: The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will face off in the Super Bowl LI.The Pats beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, while the Falcons beat the Packers in the NFC Championship game. Now, the two teams are headed to the... >>

So now the LG G6 will apparently have a matte metal back?

So now the LG G6 will apparently have a matte metal back?

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A photo of the LG G6 leaked on Thursday, revealing a glossy, shiny rear. Now, a new leak has emerged, leaving us all perplexed.Tracking the rumours on LG's upcoming flagship has been interesting. What will the phone look like? Who knows. While yesterday's... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will ship with S Pen - but without a slot for it

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will ship with S Pen - but without a slot for it

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Samsung is going to be in Barcelona in a couple weeks to launch an Android tablet that will ship with S Pen, according to a new report.SamMobile has claimed that the tablet, called the Galaxy Tab S3, will come with the S Pen stylus as part of a bundle.... >>

Is Apple making its own chips for Macs so it can eventually ditch Intel?

Is Apple making its own chips for Macs so it can eventually ditch Intel?

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Apple seems to be actively lessening its reliance on Intel chips.According to Bloomberg, Apple is designing its own A-series ARM-based chips, even though Intel processors have powered Apple's Mac lineup for more than a decade. The company isn't going... >>

New LG G6 photo leak shows off phone's shiny back, dual cameras

New LG G6 photo leak shows off phone's shiny back, dual cameras

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Ahead of the LG G6's unveiling, a new photo of the device has leaked.The above photo - purportedly of the LG G6 - was posted by Business Insider, which obtained it from an unnamed source. It seems to verify a few credible rumours floating around about... >>

What is Facebook Friends Day and how do those cheesy videos work?

What is Facebook Friends Day and how do those cheesy videos work?

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Friends Day is a thing, apparently.On Thursday, Facebook users from around the globe checked their profiles and saw a notification that wished them "Happy Friends Day", and it came along with an automatically-created video that celebrated the occasion.... >>

Tokyo 2020 Olympic games will use medals made from recycled phones

Tokyo 2020 Olympic games will use medals made from recycled phones

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The Tokyo 2020 Games is recycling old phones for medals.Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Kohei Uchimura has told The Japan Times that Olympic organisers decided to forge Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games using recycled... >>

GoPro Karma drone is available again with fixed design flaw and all

GoPro Karma drone is available again with fixed design flaw and all

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Three months after recalling Karma, GoPro is selling its drone again.The company announced in a press release that it has fixed the issue that caused the quadcopter to lose power during operation, and that you can buy Karma again at GoPro.com or via select... >>

O2 now sells car insurance and even offers a black box for teens

O2 now sells car insurance and even offers a black box for teens

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O2 has launched car insurance that includes a black box system.O2 is now the first mobile operator in the UK to offer a car insurance service. It is called O2 Drive and applies to new and existing O2 customers. Features include discounted car servicing... >>

Next Sony Xperia flagship might not be at MWC 2017 after all

Next Sony Xperia flagship might not be at MWC 2017 after all

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Sony isn't going to unveil its next flagship at Mobile World Congress, it is claimed.A few reports have suggested in recent weeks that Sony will debut a premium device with a 4K display at a press conference in Barcelona on 27 February, but according... >>

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

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Updating your headphones is now a thing.Apple has released a firmware update for AirPods, its £159 wireless earbud product. The update, called firmware 3.5.1, began rolling out on Wednesday, bringing undisclosed bug fixes. Although the installation... >>

Can Boston Dynamics' new wheeled robot look any creepier?

Can Boston Dynamics' new wheeled robot look any creepier?

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Google-owned Boston Dynamics makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look really creepy.Don't believe us? See this one and this one and this one. Oh, and look at the robot above too. The company apparently has been testing wheel technology... >>

Facebook is making a set-top box video app for premium TV content

Facebook is making a set-top box video app for premium TV content

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Soon, you'll be watching video on Facebook from your TV.According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook is developing a "video-centric app" for set-top boxes, including the Apple TV, so it can put video content from the social network on screens in the... >>

What iPhone sales decline? Apple breaks records again

What iPhone sales decline? Apple breaks records again

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The big story over the past six months in regards to Apple earnings has been that iPhone sales are declining. Well, that ends today.Apple just posted strong financial results for the first quarter of 2017. In a letter to investors on Tuesday, CEO Tim... >>

Sky, Discovery Channels agree on new deal at the last moment

Sky, Discovery Channels agree on new deal at the last moment

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After much hubbub, Sky and Discovery have come to an agreement.The two media companies -- hours before their previous contract was set to expire, which would have seen TLC, Animal Planet, Eurosport, and more pulled from Rupert Murdoch's Sky -- have announced... >>

What is Wi-Fi Calling and which devices support it?

What is Wi-Fi Calling and which devices support it?

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With customers driving the demand for always on connectivity, mobile phone networks are turning to Wi-Fi to enable services that their own masts might not be able to provide.That's a good thing for those who want to remain connected in an area that perhaps... >>

Nextbit has been bought by Razer, will continue 'cool stuff in mobile'

Nextbit has been bought by Razer, will continue 'cool stuff in mobile'

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Nextbit is now a Razer company.The smartphone-maker announced Monday it was acquired by the peripheral company on 27 January. Nextbit's press release specifically mentioned that Razer “has acquired the majority of the assets of Nextbit Systems Inc... >>

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

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Love him or hate him, Edward Snowden made many of us more aware.We now pay close attention to our online privacy and care about things like metadata, surveillance, digital snooping, and data theft. While governments and companies wage war about how much... >>

Yo is an actual at-home male fertility test you just use with your phone

Yo is an actual at-home male fertility test you just use with your phone

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Ah, technology.Thanks to the wonder of a smartphones, as well as app-enabled devices, you can now test male fertility from the comfort of home. A new setup, called Yo, is able to turn your phone's camera into a microscope powerful enough to zoom in... >>

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

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Microsoft doesn't care about HoloLens headset sales.It's been over six months since Microsoft opened up the mixed-reality headset to everyone. The company began selling developer kits last year for $3,000 a pop, and then in August, it made them available... >>

HTC Vive's VR headset designer is now working on Google Daydream

HTC Vive's VR headset designer is now working on Google Daydream

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The same day it was revealed Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi to head up Facebook-Oculus' virtual reality efforts, HTC's now-former design lead announced he is begun working on the Google Daydream platform.Claude Zellweger, according to his Twitter (where... >>