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Is this Bendgate 2? Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge bends just like Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Is this Bendgate 2? Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge bends just like Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

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It might be time for round two of the Bendgate scandal, but instead of the iPhone 6 Plus being at the center, all eyes are on Samsung's new Galaxy S6 edge smartphone. SquareTrade, which helped fuel the first Bendgate, publishes videos in which it puts... >>

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin working with HBO again on all-new TV show

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin working with HBO again on all-new TV show

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George R.R. Martin is helping develop a new series at HBO, even though he has yet to finish other projects. Game of Thrones fans will either love or hate the latest news about Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, a bestselling saga that HBO adapted... >>

The 90s are back: Netflix is looking to green-light a Full House sequel

The 90s are back: Netflix is looking to green-light a Full House sequel

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Weeks after Fox announced it would breathe new life into X-Files by resurrecting the show for a limited six-episode run, new reports have claimed that Netflix is considering doing something similar with another hit 90s show: Full House. According to TV... >>

Samsung launches its Tizen SUHD TVs in the US: Here's how much they cost

Samsung launches its Tizen SUHD TVs in the US: Here's how much they cost

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Samsung has finally launched its new Tizen-powered 4K Smart TVs in the US, meaning pricing for the 2015 SUHD sets has finally been revealed. The models will start at $949.99 (converts to £640). The highest-end model is the JS9500. It's the 65-inch curved... >>

Microsoft's Office Lens scanner app arrives for iPhone and Android phones

Microsoft's Office Lens scanner app arrives for iPhone and Android phones

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One year after launching the Office Lens app for Windows Phone, Microsoft has launched new versions of its pocket scanner app for iPhone and Android phones. Office Lens lets you take pictures of notes, receipts, business cards, paperwork, sticky notes,... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Google Chromecast vs Roku Streaming Stick: What's the difference?

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Google Chromecast vs Roku Streaming Stick: What's the difference?

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Amazon's Fire TV stick has finally come to the UK, months after first launching in the US. It's now available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk, with shipping to begin on 15 April. And it will only set you back £35. With so many HDMI dongles, set-top boxes... >>

HTC One M8s official: Flagship design, mid-range price

HTC One M8s official: Flagship design, mid-range price

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HTC just unveiled a new smartphone called the HTC One M8s. The company has described it as a "pocketbook-friendly version" of its HTC One M8 flagship, offering the same design as the 2014 flagship, but with specs that move it towards the mid-range, with... >>

Nintendo is adding classic N64 and DS games to its Wii U virtual console

Nintendo is adding classic N64 and DS games to its Wii U virtual console

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As part of Nintendo's regular Nintendo Direct series, the Japanese company has revealed it will bring retro Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games to the Wii U virtual console service. Your TV monitor and Wii U gamepad will provide multiple, duo-screen layout... >>

Facebook Riff is not an April Fool's prank: Here's how the video app works

Facebook Riff is not an April Fool's prank: Here's how the video app works

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Facebook has launched a new app on April Fools' Day. Brilliant timing, right? The app, called Riff, debuted with a full blog post and active links to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, but you can't yet download the app for your iOS device. If... >>

Acer unveils the first all-in-one Chromebase with 21.5-inch touch display

Acer unveils the first all-in-one Chromebase with 21.5-inch touch display

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Not to be outdone by Asus' touchscreen Chromebook Flip, Acer has introduced a new Chrome OS device with a touch display. Acer offers several Chrome OS devices, such as a Chromebox, Chromebooks, and the Chromebase series, the latter of which has a new... >>

Dish Sling TV explained: Does it really offer ESPN, AMC, HBO, and more?

Dish Sling TV explained: Does it really offer ESPN, AMC, HBO, and more?

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There were many things announced at CES 2015 in January, but one of the most buzz-worthy things unveiled wasn't a virtual-reality headset or an expensive television or a even wearable gadget that could read every function in your body. It was an over-the-top... >>

Apple's Activity and Workout apps: How do you use them with Apple Watch?

Apple's Activity and Workout apps: How do you use them with Apple Watch?

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Apple Watch will work with a bunch of built-in apps developed by Apple, some of which have yet to be unveiled. One of them, which everybody has probably heard about, is the Health app, an easy‑to‑read dashboard that displays all your health and fitness... >>

Harman is buying Bang & Olufsen's car audio unit for £106M

Harman is buying Bang & Olufsen's car audio unit for £106M

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Harman is gobbling up one of Bang & Olufsen's main businesses. The audio and electronic systems company has announced it will buy the Bang & Olufsen automotive unit for about €145 million (converts to £106 million). Bang & Olufsen, which is known for... >>

Sony unveils Batman: Arkham Knight limited-edition PS4 and more

Sony unveils Batman: Arkham Knight limited-edition PS4 and more

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Sony made a new limited-edition PlayStation 4. It's a Batman: Arkham Knight-themed version. In an attempt to lure gamers who are waiting for the final installment of Rocksteady Studio’s Batman Arkham series, Sony has announced a new PlayStation 4 design... >>

Take a peek inside Facebook's new HQ: Called MPK20 and designed by Frank Gehry

Take a peek inside Facebook's new HQ: Called MPK20 and designed by Frank Gehry

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Facebook employees for the first time are sitting at their new desks in an entirely new space. MPK20 has just opened up for business. It's Facebook's new Menlo Park office, a 430,000-square-foot building designed by architect Frank Gehry, whose notable... >>

Facebook's new Scrapbook feature: Here's how to easily sort and show off photos of your kids

Facebook's new Scrapbook feature: Here's how to easily sort and show off photos of your kids

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Facebook just became a scrapbook. There are two types of people on Facebook: parents and non-parents. Facebook has developed a "Scrapbook" experience that's just for parents, so those of you without miniature versions of yourself, keep browsing Pocket-lint,... >>

Google Chromebook lineup adds Flip touchscreen convertible and Chromebit stick computer

Google Chromebook lineup adds Flip touchscreen convertible and Chromebit stick computer

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Google has expanded its Chromebook lineup to include new Chrome OS-powered devices without a traditional form factor. The company has announced the Asus-manufactured Chromebook Flip, for instance. It's an all-metal convertible laptop that's just 15mm... >>

Press to buy: Amazon Dash Buttons can fit anywhere and order specific products

Press to buy: Amazon Dash Buttons can fit anywhere and order specific products

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Amazon just made a button that you can attach anywhere and press just once to order something specific. It's called Dash Button, and it features a reusable adhesive as well as a hook, so you can place it on a wall, table, appliance, or wherever you prefer.... >>

Project Spartan: Here's how to try Microsoft's new browser in Windows 10

Project Spartan: Here's how to try Microsoft's new browser in Windows 10

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Microsoft has officially side-stepped Internet Explorer in favour of Project Spartan and is giving the world its first chance to play with the browser. The company has announced you can now preview its latest operating system and web browser, as it has... >>

Meerkat vs Periscope: What's the difference?

Meerkat vs Periscope: What's the difference?

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There's no doubt about it: Meerkat and Periscope are the new "in" apps. Instagram and Vine are so yesterday, because living in the now is what people want, or at least that's what it seems like, as everyone has been talking about live streaming in recent... >>

These robo butterflies could be the future of flying drone factory workers

These robo butterflies could be the future of flying drone factory workers

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It's no secret that technology, such as 3D printing and drones, can revolutionise manufacturing and other industries. German-based Festo, for instance, has just invented something which proves just that. It used 3D printers to manufacturer flying drones... >>

Tesla has a 'major new' product line coming that might be able to power your house

Tesla has a 'major new' product line coming that might be able to power your house

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Tesla will announce a major new product line in April, Elon Musk has just teased. The founder and CEO of Tesla is his own press relations company, because whenever he tweets, it makes headlines. Musk recently used Twitter to hype up an event that would... >>

Amazon Home Services officially launches in US for jobs around the home

Amazon Home Services officially launches in US for jobs around the home

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Amazon has launched a service marketplace that's a lot like TaskRabbit. Called Amazon Home Services, the marketplace is officially described as a place to go for on-demand professional services: "In less than 60 seconds, customers can now browse, purchase... >>

April Fools' Day: The best tech hoaxes we've ever seen

April Fools' Day: The best tech hoaxes we've ever seen

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It's become an annual tradition at this point: on the first day of April, tech companies from across the world take it upon themselves to share their latest projects, products, goals, and so forth, but really, they're all just nonsensical hoaxes. April... >>

How good is the Spectre trailer? Watch the James Bond 007 teaser here

How good is the Spectre trailer? Watch the James Bond 007 teaser here

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The time has come. The team behind the 24th James Bond film has finally allowed the world to get its first glimpse of Spectre, the 24th James Bond film. The first trailer for the movie has just premiered via the 007.com website, along with the following... >>