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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... >>

360-degree cameras: The best VR cams, no matter your budget

360-degree cameras: The best VR cams, no matter your budget

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If last year was all about virtual reality, then 2016 is all about 360-degree video. These type of videos let you look in any direction - not just where a single camera may be pointing. A 360-degree video is often created using a system of multiple cameras... >>

Vine’s new Watch button lets you playback every Vine on a channel

Vine’s new Watch button lets you playback every Vine on a channel

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Vine has introduced the much-welcomed ability to watch all your favourite Viner's clips without having to scroll back. Anyone who has used Twitter-owned Vine is likely familiar with the experience of discovering an awesome Vine personality (aka Viner)... >>

GoPro just poached the designer behind Apple's Bondi Blue iMac

GoPro just poached the designer behind Apple's Bondi Blue iMac

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GoPro - a company that had such a poor Q4 2015 that it reduced its own projections for 2016 by hundreds of million of dollars and laid off a chunk of its staff - has managed to steal a longtime designer out from underneath Apple. His name is Daniel Coster.... >>

These are the new 'human-looking' emoji in Android N's latest big update

These are the new 'human-looking' emoji in Android N's latest big update

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Google has updated the developer preview of Android N. The update, called Developer Preview 2, brought a number of cool features, including the new Vulkan 3D rendering API, which should help developers give their heavy apps a significant boost in performance.... >>

Facebook F8 explained: Everything you need to know from the conference

Facebook F8 explained: Everything you need to know from the conference

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Facebook opened its mostly-annual F8 developer conference yesterday, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a keynote speech to make some big announcements, such as the introduction of Messenger bots, and lay out a 10-year roadmap. His presentation lasted just... >>

Microsoft's new Surface Signature Type Cover is cloaked in fancy Italian fabric

Microsoft's new Surface Signature Type Cover is cloaked in fancy Italian fabric

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Microsoft is getting all fancy with a new keyboard for the Surface Pro 4. Called the Signature Type Cover, the new keyboard has the standard glass trackpad and wide key spacing found in other Surface Pro keyboards. The thing that makes this new one unique... >>

HTC 10 official: Champion specs meet serious design, Hi-Res audio, AirPlay support and more

HTC 10 official: Champion specs meet serious design, Hi-Res audio, AirPlay support and more

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HTC has launched its long-awaited flagship smartphone update, the HTC 10.  Looking to re-find form, the HTC 10 drops the One branding, as well as the M designation in something of a reboot for the struggling Taiwanese company.  The HTC 10 follows the... >>

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

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Periscope is testing a feature with beta users that takes from two of its main competitors: live, hand-drawn doodling. According to The Next Web, the Twitter-owned broadcasting app has begun letting beta testers try a feature that allows them to draw... >>

Titanfall 2 trailer arrives at last, the first in the series for PS4

Titanfall 2 trailer arrives at last, the first in the series for PS4

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PlayStation Europe has pushed out the first trailer for Titanfall's multi-platform sequel but without any word on when the game will actually release. Titanfall is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment, the... >>

Kindle Oasis fully revealed in leak as Amazon's next 'top of the line' e-reader

Kindle Oasis fully revealed in leak as Amazon's next 'top of the line' e-reader

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Although Amazon confirmed it is working on a "top of the line" e-reader that'll kick off an 8th-generation of Kindles, we've only now been graced with a full leak that includes not only specs but also pictures and even a product page. According to Liliputing,... >>

What is Apple's True Tone display?

What is Apple's True Tone display?

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Apple recently launched a 9.7-inch iPad Pro with a new display technology called True Tone. It works a lot like the white-balance-compensating system found in the iPhone's camera flash, allowing the iPad's screen to determine just the right percentage... >>

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean

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SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 to the International Space Station and has already landed the rocket on a drone ship, marking the first time the company not only sent cargo to the station following a failed resupply mission but also the first time it's successfully... >>

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

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BlackBerry thinks the high-end phone market has gone soft, so it's now dropping down a peg by zeroing in on the mid-range phone market. The National spoke to the CEO of BlackBerry, John Chen, and claimed BlackBerry plans to launch two new Android phones... >>

Facebook has yet another inbox for hidden messages: Here's how to find it

Facebook has yet another inbox for hidden messages: Here's how to find it

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You could have hidden Facebook messages that you didn't know about and might actually want to read. And, no, we're not talking about Facebook's "Other" tab, which is probably something you've heard about, even though Facebook has purposely made it somewhat... >>

This could be Motorola's 2016 flagship smartphone

This could be Motorola's 2016 flagship smartphone

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It appears as though Lenovo-owned Motorola has been working on a new flagship that'll likely release this year. HelloMotoHK is known for publishing leaked photos of yet-to-be-announced Motorola products, and now it's at it again with what seems to be... >>