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Hello is Facebook's new Android dialer app, and here's how it works

Hello is Facebook's new Android dialer app, and here's how it works

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Say hello to Hello. It is a new app from Facebook that's designed to replace your Android dialer and deliver a better phone experience. With all the technology that's available nowadays, you'd think that simple things, such as as your smartphone dialer,... >>

Project Fi: 9 things to know about Google's new mobile network

Project Fi: 9 things to know about Google's new mobile network

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Google has launched its very own mobile network in the US. The company hasn't suddenly invested in the costly infrastructure required to become a T-Mobile overnight, though it has partnered with some of the biggest carriers and developed new technology,... >>

Miracast explained: How is it different from Chromecast and AirPlay?

Miracast explained: How is it different from Chromecast and AirPlay?

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Amazon Fire TV Stick recently launched in the UK, and with its release came a marketing campaign touting all of its noteworthy features, including something called screen mirroring with Miracast. But the Fire TV Stick isn't the only device with Miracast,... >>

Microsoft's Wireless Display app for Xbox One brings support for Miracast streaming

Microsoft's Wireless Display app for Xbox One brings support for Miracast streaming

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As part of the Xbox One's monthly updates, Microsoft is giving its console support for Miracast. Although Xbox One has been able to stream files from Windows PCs, the inclusion of Miracast support - thanks to a new Wireless Display app - will enable the... >>

Virtual Reality: The VR headsets to buy in 2015, whatever your budget

Virtual Reality: The VR headsets to buy in 2015, whatever your budget

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Although it seems like just yesterday that virtual reality hysteria was reignited, it's actually been a few years now, which is plenty of time for more than a dozen companies to introduce their own VR headsets at different price points. At the forefront... >>

The Palette turns monochrome 3D printers into multi-colour, multi-material printers

The Palette turns monochrome 3D printers into multi-colour, multi-material printers

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Those of you with an older 3D printer or a budget 3D printer will be glad to know there is a project on Kickstarter that can breathe new life into your monochrome machine. It's called The Palette. New 3D printers are continually popping up with more than... >>

WhatsApp's voice over internet calling finally arrives for iOS

WhatsApp's voice over internet calling finally arrives for iOS

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WhatsApp is continuing its apparent mission to kill traditional voice calls. Traditionally voice calls have long been restricted to your network connection, but with voice-over-internet calling (also called VoIP calling), messenger apps like WhatsApp... >>

Popslate is a new phone case that adds a Kindle-like second screen to your iPhone 6

Popslate is a new phone case that adds a Kindle-like second screen to your iPhone 6

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A new Silicon Valley startup has developed a smartphone case that's similar to strapping an Amazon Kindle to your iPhone. The company is called Popslate, and its new case is called Popslate for iPhone 6. It's no secret that people use their smartphones... >>

6 things the new Adobe Lightroom photo-editing software can do

6 things the new Adobe Lightroom photo-editing software can do

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Adobe has updated its Lightroom photo-editing program for the first time in nearly two years. Lightroom 6 has therefore replaced Lightroom 5, and a version of the new standalone software has been included within the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription package... >>

Ikea thinks in 2025 we'll be cooking on tables that project recipes and more

Ikea thinks in 2025 we'll be cooking on tables that project recipes and more

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Ikea dreamed up a concept kitchen for this year's Milan design week, giving the world a look at how Ikea products - combined with realistic technology - could revolutionise how we cook up dinner in 2025. Ikea put the concept, called Ikea Temporary, on... >>

BB-8 droid: Sphero is making the official Star Wars toy, but you can make one now

BB-8 droid: Sphero is making the official Star Wars toy, but you can make one now

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Ever since Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled the new BB-8 droid during the Star Wars Celebration annual convention last week, fans of George Lucas' epic space saga have been clamoring to get their hands on it, with at least one person even creating a rough... >>

10 questions raised in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

10 questions raised in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

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Disney and Lucasfilm almost broke the internet when it unleashed the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during an annual fan convention held yesterday in California. The two-minute long clip answered a few questions raised from the first... >>

Microsoft to add Office universal apps to Windows 10 phone preview this month

Microsoft to add Office universal apps to Windows 10 phone preview this month

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Microsoft will soon release Office apps described as “universal” for smartphones running the Windows 10 preview. Microsoft rolled out universal apps for tablets in February with the Windows 10 technical preview, while the Desktop IT pro and developer... >>

LG G4 leak reveals phone might be based on Snapdragon 808 instead of 810

LG G4 leak reveals phone might be based on Snapdragon 808 instead of 810

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It looks like LG hasn't given its LG G4 a top-of-the-line processor, and in doing so, the company might be gearing up to launch a flagship that won't break the piggy bank. LG, like most smartphone manufacturers, consistently works at improving its flagship... >>

Star Wars: Battlefront game premieres at fan convention, watch the trailer here

Star Wars: Battlefront game premieres at fan convention, watch the trailer here

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Publisher Electronic Arts and Swedish developer Dice has unveiled the next version of their Star Wars-themed multiplayer shooter while at the annual Star Wars Celebration fan convention held in California. The new Star Wars: Battlefront game is set in... >>

Tidal teams up with Soundiiz to let you transfer playlists from Spotify and more

Tidal teams up with Soundiiz to let you transfer playlists from Spotify and more

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Tidal, the new streaming service owned by Jay Z and his famous pals, has partnered with another company in order to make it super easy for you to ditch Spotify. Tidal's new partnership is with Soundiiz, a service that lets you transfer playlists from... >>

7 new things revealed during the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel

7 new things revealed during the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel

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Disney and Lucasfilm have premiered the much-anticipated second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during this year's annual Star Wars Celebration fan event, which also featured a discussion panel with cast and crew from the film. The panel was... >>

Google's Works with Cardboard aims to certify VR viewers and optimise app experiences

Google's Works with Cardboard aims to certify VR viewers and optimise app experiences

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Google wants you to know it's investing in virtual reality compatibility. The company's Cardboard VR viewer, which launched last year, has inspired a whole range of budget VR viewers made out of affordable materials, and in an attempt to make them work... >>

Here's the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Here's the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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It's finally here! Disney and Lucasfilm have premiered the much-anticipated second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the upcoming seventh installment in George Lucas' epic space saga. The two-minute long clip is a teaser trailer - just like the... >>

Twitter teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch exclusive Star Wars emoji

Twitter teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch exclusive Star Wars emoji

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Today almost seems like May the Fourth, because not only is Disney expected to release new footage and the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, but Twitter has also partnered with both Disney and Lucasfilm to launch custom... >>

Watch the Star Wars Celebration live stream: Episode VII panel, teasers, and more

Watch the Star Wars Celebration live stream: Episode VII panel, teasers, and more

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Disney has announced that this year's annual Star Wars Celebration fan event will be live streamed from California's Anaheim Convention Center via Starwars.com, and it's expected to premiere footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as a second... >>

Add songs to your Instagram postings and more with Musations

Add songs to your Instagram postings and more with Musations

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There are several ways to express yourself while using a smartphone, such as straight up messaging someone or sending GIFs and videos, etc, but now there's another way to do it through music, thanks to a new app called Musations. Musations basically combines... >>

Netflix now has 60 million subscribers, added 4.9 million in first quarter

Netflix now has 60 million subscribers, added 4.9 million in first quarter

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Netflix just posted its first-quarter earnings for 2015 and revealed it now has a whopping 60 million subscribers worlwide. The company has experienced growth for the last several quarters, but the most recent spike brought it up to 41.4 million domestic... >>

Google's new handwriting input app for Android supports emoji and 82 languages

Google's new handwriting input app for Android supports emoji and 82 languages

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Google has launched a new keyboard app that lets you handwrite in Android. Google Handwriting Input is the new app. It's for handwriting messages and even emoji. The idea is that handwriting as an input method can allow for natural and intuitive input... >>

Netflix taps Planet Earth creators to make Our Planet follow-up series, will be shot in 4K

Netflix taps Planet Earth creators to make Our Planet follow-up series, will be shot in 4K

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Netflix just announced a new series, but you can't watch it for another four years. The show, which is being developed in collaboration with Silverback Films and World Wildlife Fund, is titled Our Planet, and it's described as an "astonishing new eight... >>