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Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

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Sometimes there are so many Apple rumours they're difficult to keep straight, like the latest information surrounding Apple's TV streaming service. The Apple TV was just updated, despite reports from analysts, who repeatedly claim Apple will abandon the... >>

Alcatel will ship its Idol 4S with packaging that doubles as a VR headset

Alcatel will ship its Idol 4S with packaging that doubles as a VR headset

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Alcatel has a new OneTouch-branded phone called the Idol 4S. It isn't too interesting by itself, but it's packaging is totally cool. The 5.5-inch handset is one of the more premium handsets from Alcatel, as the phone comes with a quad HD AMOLED display,... >>

Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music

Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music

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Netflix has announced a new show for children that is set to premiere this summer - and what makes it unique is that the whole thing revolves around covers of iconic songs by The Beatles. The upcoming show, called Beat Bugs, includes 11-minute episodes... >>

Funny or Die got Johnny Depp to star in this epic 50-min spoof on Trump

Funny or Die got Johnny Depp to star in this epic 50-min spoof on Trump

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Donald J Trump doesn't seem to be going away -  so it's finally time for you to learn all you can about the guy who could be calling the shots from the Oval Office come January. But instead of going to Wikipedia, just watch his new biography starring... >>

Twitter didn't add any new users and active ones dropped since last quarter

Twitter didn't add any new users and active ones dropped since last quarter

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Twitter has a serious growth problem. Trigger-happy investors know this as well, because the company's stock has tanked in after-hours trading today, following the release of its fourth quarter earnings. Here's what is happening: Twitter reported its... >>

Tidal will livestream Kanye West's new album debut at Madison Square Garden

Tidal will livestream Kanye West's new album debut at Madison Square Garden

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Just when you were starting to forget about Tidal, it comes rushing forward with a major new exclusive: Kanye West's TLOP. Hip hop mogul Jay Z re-launched a music streaming service called Tidal in 2014, with the purpose of making a difference for artists.... >>

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge has a massive battery, reveals FCC filing

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge has a massive battery, reveals FCC filing

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Samsung isn't whittling battery capacity in its smartphone lineup this year. Pocket-lint gave the Galaxy S6 a glowing review - even though battery life wasn't great. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 2,550mAh battery. That capacity is on the low side by modern... >>

Google Editions at Play explained: What are 'books that can't be printed'?

Google Editions at Play explained: What are 'books that can't be printed'?

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Google has a new initiative called Editions at Play - and it's basically a bookstore selling a new type of digital book that can only be read from a browser (Chrome, preferably, via a smartphone). There are two books available at launch. They're not... >>

The 90s are back: Netflix's Fuller House has its first full trailer, watch here

The 90s are back: Netflix's Fuller House has its first full trailer, watch here

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America has a few national treasures. Full House is most definitely one of them. And so Netflix's first full trailer for the upcoming reboot is nothing short of perfection. It's also amazing in that it is brimming with 90s nostalgia. Netlfix announced... >>

These are the first Oculus Rift PC bundles - preorders start next week

These are the first Oculus Rift PC bundles - preorders start next week

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The Rift is coming. Facebook-owned Oculus VR has already confirmed its Rift virtual-reality headset will be available from March, but now we have word about official bundles that'll be up for pre-order in one week. The bundles include not only the headset... >>

Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts: Here's how it works

Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts: Here's how it works

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Facebook-owned Instagram has added a new feature that makes it a little more useful - especially for power users of the app. The photo-sharing service now lets you switch between multiple accounts. This is especially handy for those of you who run a personal... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 fully revealed in first real photo leak

Samsung Galaxy S7 fully revealed in first real photo leak

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Mobile World Congress is just a few weeks out, and so the leaks are aplenty. We now have actual photos of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge caught in the wild. Samsung is expected to unveil its next flagship handset at a press event in Barcelona... >>

Super Bowl 50 (2016) ads and teasers: Amazon Echo, LG, Pokemon, Bourne, Mountain Dew, and more

Super Bowl 50 (2016) ads and teasers: Amazon Echo, LG, Pokemon, Bourne, Mountain Dew, and more

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Super Bowl 50 has come and gone. It is therefore time to scope out all the big-budget adverts that aired during the big game between the National Football Conference champion Carolina Panthers and the American Football Conference champion Denver Broncos.... >>

Google is going big on VR in 2016: Here's how it will top Cardboard and Gear VR

Google is going big on VR in 2016: Here's how it will top Cardboard and Gear VR

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Google is tackling virtual reality this year. Like, for reals. Or at least that's what Re/code and The Financial Times have reported. The search giant is putting together a "dedicated division" solely for virtual-reality computing, and the whole thing... >>

Android Wear now does voice calling, speech dictation from major apps

Android Wear now does voice calling, speech dictation from major apps

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Ladies and gents - the future is now. Or at least it is for Android Wear users. Android Wear supports voice actions and gestures so you can get things done while hands-free, but it's just expanded those ways, including adding new features that let you... >>

New Doom trailer reveals game will land Friday the 13th (in May)

New Doom trailer reveals game will land Friday the 13th (in May)

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If you like "badass demons, big effing guns, and moving really fast", then you'll want to check out the new Doom come May. It is an upcoming reboot of the Doom series by id Software, with Bethesda serving as the publisher. It has been under development... >>

Sony is launching this slick grey-blue PS4 as an Uncharted 4 bundle in April

Sony is launching this slick grey-blue PS4 as an Uncharted 4 bundle in April

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Rejoice, Uncharted 4 fans! Sony is getting ready to release a limited-edition version of its PlayStation 4 console just for you. The company has announced a new grey-blue version of the PS4 to commemorate Uncharted 4's 26 April release date. Unfortunately,... >>

Taylor Swift to launch her own app from same company behind Kim K's game

Taylor Swift to launch her own app from same company behind Kim K's game

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Taylor Swift is seeing nothing but money signs right now. The singer is following in Kim Kardashian's footsteps in that she plans to launch a mobile game made Glu Mobile, the company that developed Kardashian's popular mobile game. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood... >>

GoPro is killing several action cams after posting disastrous Q4 results

GoPro is killing several action cams after posting disastrous Q4 results

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GoPro's camera lineup is going to look a little slim this spring. The company, which announced layoffs last week, has just confirmed it will cease sales of at least three action cameras - and it's doing all this because of a massive revenue drop it suffered... >>

LG officially confirms LG G5 flagship will debut at MWC later this month

LG officially confirms LG G5 flagship will debut at MWC later this month

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Two weeks after teasing an event for its next flagship, LG has officially confirmed it will indeed unveil the LG G5 at Mobile World Congress. LG recently invited journalists to attend the unveiling of its next flagship smartphone in MWC. It sent out the... >>

Honor 5X review: Cheap without the compromise?
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Honor 5X review: Cheap without the compromise?

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You might not know this but Huawei - the company that paired with Google last year to make the excellent Nexus 6P - has a sub-brand called Honor, which has just released a new budget phone. The Honor 5X is a sleek, mostly-metal phone that costs just £190... >>

Tesla Powerwall 2: What is it and when will it be available?

Tesla Powerwall 2: What is it and when will it be available?

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If you were thinking about getting Tesla's $3,000 Powerwall, you might want to wait until summer. Tesla announced a new home battery system last spring that took the energy-saving scene by storm, but now the electric carmaker has begun to tease a "version... >>

One day you'll use Microsoft HoloLens to watch the Super Bowl

One day you'll use Microsoft HoloLens to watch the Super Bowl

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At some point in the near future, you'll be able to beam a 3D hologram of Tom Brady onto your coffee table. Or at least that's what Microsoft has suggested. In an attempt to capitalise on Super Bowl 50 this weekend, the Redmond-based company has released... >>

Microsoft buys SwiftKey for $250m, now owns the keyboard app

Microsoft buys SwiftKey for $250m, now owns the keyboard app

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SwiftKey is now Minecraft's sibling. Microsoft, which paid $2.5 billion for Minecraft in 2014, has reportedly paid $250 million (£173 million) to acquire SwiftKey. SwiftKey is a London-based developer, best known for its hugely popular predictive keyboard... >>

Apple likely to unveil iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 at 15 March event

Apple likely to unveil iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 at 15 March event

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Apple has set a date for its next press event. Well, not officially. According to 9to5Mac and BuzzFeed News, Apple plans to unveil a new iPhone 5SE and the iPad Air 3 at an event scheduled for 15 March. Apple has been making its spring events an annual... >>