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37 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

37 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

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Part of the joy behind the gift-giving experience is finding an awesome present that's tailored to one person. But did you realise wrapping paper can further bring that present to a whole new (and geekier) level? Surprising a person with a Christmas gift... >>

Samsung Pay now lets you store gift cards and buy new ones

Samsung Pay now lets you store gift cards and buy new ones

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You can now ditch those plastic, physical gift cards and start storing them in Samsung Pay instead. Samsung Pay is a mobile payment wallet that launched a few months ago. It naturally only works on the latest Galaxy devices (Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge,... >>

This new DJI camera uses thermal imaging to help find people, fight fires

This new DJI camera uses thermal imaging to help find people, fight fires

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China-based DJI is known for making drones for consumers and prosumers, but now it's tackling industries. The startup is introducing a new thermal-imaging camera that works with its Inspire One and Matrice drones. In a demo video for the new camera, DJI... >>

New Chromecast Audio features let you play hi-res audio in every room at once

New Chromecast Audio features let you play hi-res audio in every room at once

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Google just updated its audio-only dongle in a major way. Chromecast Audio is a new $35 device from Google. It's all about streaming audio from online services over Wi-Fi to otherwise offline speakers, thus bringing the simplicity we loved about the original... >>

Flickr VR app for Gear VR lets you jump into 360-degree immersive photos

Flickr VR app for Gear VR lets you jump into 360-degree immersive photos

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Flickr has let people upload 360-degree photos for awhile now, but now it allows anyone to totally immerse themselves in them. That's right. Starting today, you can experience Flickr in virtual reality. Sort of. The site has launched a virtual reality... >>

New Apple TV Remote app with Siri functionality will arrive next year

New Apple TV Remote app with Siri functionality will arrive next year

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You'll soon be able to use the Apple TV remote app on your iPhone to control your set-top box with Siri voice commands. The new Apple TV comes with a new physical remote that is decked out with a touchpad and buttons for menu, home, volume, and Siri.... >>

Google launches Play Music family plan: What is it and how does it work?

Google launches Play Music family plan: What is it and how does it work?

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Google announced in September that its Play Music service would soon offer a family plan, and now it has officially given the option a green light. When it comes to streaming music services, Google Play Music is a solid option... except for one thing:... >>

Microsoft's Cortana assistant is officially available for Android and iOS

Microsoft's Cortana assistant is officially available for Android and iOS

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Android and iPhone users now have an alternative digital assistant option beyond Google Now and Siri. And it comes directly from Microsoft. Following months of feedback provided by beta testers, Microsoft has officially launched the official Cortana app... >>

Have you seen these? Watch the UK's top-trending YouTube vids for 2015

Have you seen these? Watch the UK's top-trending YouTube vids for 2015

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It's that time of year when companies announce their milestones or stats for the last 12 months. Spotify did it recently, showing off which artists reigned supreme in terms of most streamed in 2015, and now YouTube is following up with its own list. The... >>

HTC will start selling the Vive VR headset to consumers in April

HTC will start selling the Vive VR headset to consumers in April

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In about four months you'll be able to experience high-end VR from the comfort of your own living room. And not just thanks to Oculus. The HTC Vive is an upcoming virtual reality head-mounted display powered by SteamVR, which is being developed by both... >>

Apple might unveil Apple Watch 2 and iPhone 6C at March event

Apple might unveil Apple Watch 2 and iPhone 6C at March event

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Apple's next event will occur in March 2016. 9to5Mac has claimed that Apple's upcoming event will see the introduction of a second-generation Apple Watch. That shouldn't be too surprising - considering Apple held a "Spring Forward" event last March for... >>

You can now use Siri on Apple TV to control Apple Music

You can now use Siri on Apple TV to control Apple Music

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"Hey Siri, play Hello by Adele". If you own an iOS device, such as an iPhone, you can ask Siri to play tunes from Apple Music. And now, starting today, if you own the latest Apple TV, you can do the same thing. Apple has released the first major update... >>

Apple iOS 9.2 update rolls out with Apple Music improvements and more

Apple iOS 9.2 update rolls out with Apple Music improvements and more

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Apple has released the second major update to the iOS 9 operating system. The update, called iOS 9.2, is now rolling out over the air to the public. It has been in testing since late October, when it was seeded to developers and public beta testers. Although... >>

TAG Heuer to make more Android smartwatches due to high demand

TAG Heuer to make more Android smartwatches due to high demand

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TAG Heuer wants you to know how well its doing in the smartwatch space. The company recently pulled the covers off the Tag Heuer Connected, its new Android smartwatch that comes as the result of a partnership between Tag Heuer, Intel, and Google. Priced... >>

Remember Mailbox? Well, Dropbox just killed the hyped-up email app

Remember Mailbox? Well, Dropbox just killed the hyped-up email app

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Dropbox is doing a bit of spring (er, winter?) cleaning. It's getting rid of two apps: Mailbox and Carousel. A few years ago, the blogosphere got all excited about Mailbox, an iPhone app that promised to reinvent the way you do email. Developed by Orchestra,... >>

You'll never guess which Samsung phone is updating to Android 6.0 Marshmallow first

You'll never guess which Samsung phone is updating to Android 6.0 Marshmallow first

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A Samsung device not part of the 2015 flagship lineup looks to be the first Sammy phone to receive the latest version of Android. A Hungary user has claimed his Galaxy Note 4 updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There's been no word about an official release,... >>

Rock Band... in virtual reality... on Oculus Rift: Take our money!

Rock Band... in virtual reality... on Oculus Rift: Take our money!

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Omgomgomg. Oculus VR and Harmonix have announced that a virtual reality version of Rock Band is coming to the Oculus Rift, meaning you'll soon be able to slip on a pair of VR goggles in order to step out onto a virtual stage and fully experience what... >>

Microsoft sets dates for Build 2016 conference

Microsoft sets dates for Build 2016 conference

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We now know when and where the next Build conference will be held.  Build is an annual conference hosted by Microsoft over the course of two days for software and web developers using the Windows platform. Microsoft typically sheds more details on products... >>

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

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GoPro has been expanding its line-up of action cameras to fend off an increasingly busy end of the gadget market. With the likes of Sony, Panasonic, TomTom and even mobile phone network EE looking to get in on the action, it's never been a busier time... >>

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about 'VR photos'

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about 'VR photos'

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Google has been busy beefing up the Cardboard platform as of late, with the most recent addition being the launch of a dedicated camera app that lets you take immersive panoramic photos with sound. Earlier this week, Google partnered with Disney on a... >>

Facebook Live Video: Here's how the new broadcasting feature works

Facebook Live Video: Here's how the new broadcasting feature works

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Facebook is betting on a new live-streaming technology in an effort to remain competitive and possibly lure in teens. Teens and young adults are no longer in to perfectly-sculpted profile pages. They want niche apps for live-streaming, sharing video clips... >>

Best Christmas 2015 apps: Elf Yourself, NORAD Tracks Santa, and more

Best Christmas 2015 apps: Elf Yourself, NORAD Tracks Santa, and more

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There's an app for almost anything these days - including Christmas. You can download an app that turns your family into a bunch of goofy-looking, virtual elves, and then you can use the same app to share with the world a festive video clip of them dancing.... >>

New Google Santa Tracker offers fun activities each day leading up to Christmas

New Google Santa Tracker offers fun activities each day leading up to Christmas

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Google has already updated its Santa Tracker tool, because it wants kids checking back every day in the run up to Christmas. The internet giant is an interesting company. When it's not knee-deep in moonshot projects, creating fun Google Doodles, or burying... >>

Star Wars-themed VR experience for Google Cardboard is now out

Star Wars-themed VR experience for Google Cardboard is now out

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You can now step inside the Star Wars Universe - not just watch it. Well, sort of. To get you pumped for the Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Disney is doing all sorts of promotions, including partnering with Google and Verizon on a Star Wars-themed virtual... >>

Amazon Fire OS update stops tablet display light from keeping you up at night

Amazon Fire OS update stops tablet display light from keeping you up at night

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Amazon is delivering a major software update to its Fire tablets. The update is considered the first major update to Fire OS 5, a forked version of Android powering Amazon's tablets. It brings all-new features, including something called Blue Shade.... >>