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Best retro phones we'd all like to see come back

Best retro phones we'd all like to see come back

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Everyone remembers their first mobile phone.And with Finnish firm HMD Global bringing back Nokia's classic 3310 - one of the most recognisable phones ever made - we can't help but think about all the retro phones we loved way back when and how awesome... >>

HTC Ocean leak suggests phone will offer 'Edge Sense' display feature

HTC Ocean leak suggests phone will offer 'Edge Sense' display feature

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A new leak has suggested an upcoming HTC phone will get a feature called "Edge Sense".Evan Blass, a leaker who has a good record when it comes to leaking mobile news, tweeted a screenshot from a Chinese mobile site called Mobile01, and based on the comments... >>

Amazon's Alexa may soon get Voice ID for recognising different voices

Amazon's Alexa may soon get Voice ID for recognising different voices

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Amazon is reportedly trying to enhance its Alexa voice assistant with a new voice-recognition capability.The company wants Alexa to be able to recognise individual voices, according to a report from Time, meaning your Echo or Alexa-enabled device would... >>

LG is making a new VR headset that uses Valve's SteamVR system

LG is making a new VR headset that uses Valve's SteamVR system

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LG and Valve are working on a new, high-fidelity VR headset.LG has reportedly announced in a press release that it partnered with video game developer Valve to create a new head-mounted virtual reality device that uses Valve's royalty-free SteamVR 3D... >>

Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot

Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot

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Although the world already got a glimpse of Boston Dynamic's Handle, the company has officially introduced the creepy bot.Google-owned Boston Dynamics makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look creepy (see this one and this one and... >>

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Nokia is back. The brand is being used on phones again after Microsoft retired it on its own devices a couple of years ago.Finnish manufacturer HMD Global is releasing new Nokia handsets, this time loaded with Android, and we're extremely happy to see... >>

Apple is 'looking into' this video of an exploding iPhone 7 Plus

Apple is 'looking into' this video of an exploding iPhone 7 Plus

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Is Apple about to have its own explosive battery debacle?According to Mashable, 18-year-old Brianna Olivas posted this video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus. She bought the phone in January. The day before the explosion, she went to the Sprint store because... >>

Google is making a desktop version of its Allo chat app - see it here

Google is making a desktop version of its Allo chat app - see it here

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Last year, Google launched Allo, a WhatsApp-like app with built-in Google Assistant, and now, it's readying a version for desktops.Google's Nick Fox revealed in a tweet on Friday that a desktop web client for the service is coming. That'll help Allo... >>

Huawei Watch 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Huawei Watch 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Remember the Huawei Watch? We wouldn't blame you if you didn't - considering it first launched nearly two years ago. But it is one of the best-looking Android Wear watches and fans have been patiently waiting for a second-generation model.Although last... >>

Here's what the sporty Huawei Watch 2 looks like in three colours

Here's what the sporty Huawei Watch 2 looks like in three colours

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Huawei is getting ready to launch a second-generation Huawei Watch, and thanks to new leak, we now know how it looks.Android Wear seems to be making a comeback. Determined not to be left out, Huawei is planning to unveil a newer, sportier Huawei Watch... >>

Lenovo to launch 12 Moto Mods in 2017 that'll work with future phones

Lenovo to launch 12 Moto Mods in 2017 that'll work with future phones

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Lenovo wants you to know that it still likes the whole modular phone thing, and that more Moto Mods are coming.Lenovo's Moto Z line, which released in 2016, has a modular design, but with LG ditching modular smartphones after just one attempt, many have... >>

Nokia 3310 leak reveals new details about revived 17-year-old phone

Nokia 3310 leak reveals new details about revived 17-year-old phone

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HMD must be surprised at how the internet blew up when leaked news revealed it is resurrecting the Nokia 3310 -- and that, because of the huge interest, another report with more details has surfaced.HMD Global Oy, the Finnish manufacturer marketing phones... >>

Huawei teases Honor VR Camera ball thingy that shoots 360-degree vids

Huawei teases Honor VR Camera ball thingy that shoots 360-degree vids

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Huawei makes clip-on 360-degree cameras now.The company has announced a new device called Honor VR Camera. It's a camera accessory for smartphones, and it was quietly developed in partnership with Insta360. Huawei has only revealed that the tiny ball-like... >>

Microsoft reveals another Windows 10 major update will arrive late 2017

Microsoft reveals another Windows 10 major update will arrive late 2017

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Microsoft has quietly confirmed it is working on another Windows 10 update, and it will arrive later this year, following the Creators Update. The company hinted last summer that it would release two major Windows 10 updates in 2017. We know that the... >>

Instagram albums: How to share multiple pics and videos in one post

Instagram albums: How to share multiple pics and videos in one post

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Instagram is completely different now.On 22 February, the photo-sharing app introduced a feature: the ability to share multiple photos and videos in a single post. You can combine up to 10 pics and videos in an album-like post and swipe through to see... >>

This is what the Huawei P10 flagship phone will look like in full black

This is what the Huawei P10 flagship phone will look like in full black

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Huawei is getting ready to show off a new phone, and thanks to a new leak, we know how it will look in full (and in black).Evan Blass, who has a good track record when it comes to leaking mobile news via his Twitter handle @evleaks, has posted a new... >>

Watch UPS test its new delivery van that spits out parcel-carrying drones

Watch UPS test its new delivery van that spits out parcel-carrying drones

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OK, so this isn't your typical drone delivery service-type story.We've heard that every company, from Amazon to 7-Eleven, is developing drones for delivering their goods, all in effort to wipe-out the middle man (aka delivery man) and related costs, but... >>

Meitu's new T8 phone can beautify your selfies and videos in real time

Meitu's new T8 phone can beautify your selfies and videos in real time

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Remember Meitu, the Chinese app that can beautify your selfies? Well, it just put that same technology into a smartphone.Meitu is not only a software developer but also also a smartphone maker. And its newest flagship, the T8, has a front-facing camera... >>

First Apple Watch Series 3 rumour: Watch will sport new display tech

First Apple Watch Series 3 rumour: Watch will sport new display tech

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Just five months ago, Apple released Watch Series 2. That means we're due for some Watch Series 3 rumours.Right on time, our first rumour has arrived: DigiTimes, which has a so-so track record when it comes to leaking Apple news, claims the third-generation... >>

New Samsung Galaxy S8 image leaks reveal phone, on-screen controls

New Samsung Galaxy S8 image leaks reveal phone, on-screen controls

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We now know what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will look like without a front home button, thanks to new leaks.Sure, there's already been tonnes of Galaxy S8 leaks revealing what the phone might feature, but new sets of images appearing on social media show the... >>

Latest LG G6 teasers suggest phone will be water and dust resistant

Latest LG G6 teasers suggest phone will be water and dust resistant

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Is there anything we don't yet know about the LG G6?LG seems to want us to know everything about its upcoming flagship, even though it's about to officially debut the LG G6 at Mobile World Congress next week. For instance, it has posted a couple short... >>

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more

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Android Wear 2.0 is finally here, and that means apps can now be directly installed on your watch and run without your phone.You will longer need your phone nearby to use apps on your Android Wear device, because instead of requiring a tethered connection... >>

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... >>

Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

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Google Home has introduced the ability to buy items using your voice.Thanks to an integration with Google's Express online shopping service, you can shop for your everyday essentials, whether its paper towels or vitamins, and order them from participating... >>