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Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

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To keep you on Facebook longer or at least using its chat app, Facebook has launched an Instant Games feature for Messenger.The feature lets you instantly play titles within the chat app itself, and like FarmVille and other Facebook games of the past,... >>

Google Featured Photos puts those Chromecast screensavers on Macs

Google Featured Photos puts those Chromecast screensavers on Macs

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Ever get lost staring at those screensavers on Chromecast?Now you can get them for your Mac. Google has launched a new app that surfaces popular Google+ on your unused display. These are the same photos that grace the Chromecast, Pixel, and Google Fiber... >>

New Amazon Echo with a screen and better speakers might arrive in 2017

New Amazon Echo with a screen and better speakers might arrive in 2017

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Amazon has big plans for Echo.According to Bloomberg, the online retailer is planning a major update to its line of voice-activated speakers. It is developing a premium speaker with a 7-inch screen. Amazon’s original Echo speaker is a cylindrical device... >>

What is Dish Sling TV and does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

What is Dish Sling TV and does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

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One of the most buzz-worthy things unveiled last year wasn't a virtual-reality headset or an expensive television or even wearable gadget that could read every function in your body. It was an over-the-top television service from Dish, called Sling TV.It's... >>

This case turns into a full-size keyboard stand for your iOS device

This case turns into a full-size keyboard stand for your iOS device

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No matter how hard you practice, on-screen keyboards are difficult to use.Maybe we're old and simply conditioned to typing on physical keyboards, but getting the knack of virtual ones while on the go is hard, and frankly, not practical if you're the... >>

Tesla's heavily upgraded Autopilot will start rolling out in December

Tesla's heavily upgraded Autopilot will start rolling out in December

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If you recently bought a Model S or Model X, you'll be happy to know that Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot support will arrive for you soon.Elon Musk took to Twitter over the weekend to inform a new Model S owner that the Enhanced Autopilot update will start... >>

Does Instagram notify screenshots?

Does Instagram notify screenshots?

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Instagram has taken another page from Snapchat's playbook and now people are asking the question "Does Instagram notify people when you take screenshots?"When you receive a snap (photo or video message) or watch someone's story (a 24-hour reel of broadcasted... >>

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 deals

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Ah, 'tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales!This year's sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it's when companies and retailers... >>

Microsoft's classic Solitaire Windows game now out for Android and iOS

Microsoft's classic Solitaire Windows game now out for Android and iOS

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Microsoft has taken a classic Windows game and made it available for Android and iPhone users.The new app, called Microsoft Solitaire Collection, includes five different Solitaire game modes: Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and Tripeaks. It also... >>

What is Uber and how does it work?

What is Uber and how does it work?

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Traditional cabs are a thing of the past.Instead, your neighbor and his BMW, your hairdresser and her Mini, your best friend and his Tesla, or your co-worker and her Prius might be who you hail next to get a ride to the airport. That's because ride-hailing... >>

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

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Eighteen months after announcing Xbox One games would stream to Oculus Rift, Microsoft has confirmed the capability is mere weeks away from launching.The software giant said it will allow Oculus Rift owners to play Xbox One games on 12 December. On... >>

Motorola’s Moto Z is now Daydream-ready, thanks to Nougat

Motorola’s Moto Z is now Daydream-ready, thanks to Nougat

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Motorola has announced the Moto Z is finally getting the Nougat update.In a blog post Monday, the Lenovo-owned smartphone maker said it will roll out Android 7.0 Nougat globally to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force this week.But that's not the biggest aspect... >>

Apple might no longer make Wi-Fi routers or Time Capsules

Apple might no longer make Wi-Fi routers or Time Capsules

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Apple has reportedly ditched its wireless router biz.According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino, CA-based company is trying to focus on consumer products that generate more revenue, so it's shutting down the wireless router team responsible for the AirPort... >>

Amazon's Alexa adds Allrecipes skill to help you cook over 60,000 recipes

Amazon's Alexa adds Allrecipes skill to help you cook over 60,000 recipes

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Anyone who owns an Amazon Echo knows it's perfect for the kitchen.Don't know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? Ask Alexa. Want to set a timer? Ask Alexa. The speaker's voice assistant lets you get done tasks hands-free, and so it makes sense that... >>

Apple iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease' flaw: Here's how to get it fixed

Apple iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease' flaw: Here's how to get it fixed

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Apple's iPhone 6 Plus smartphones are suffering from a hardware malfunction, but there is a new solution available.The company has launched a repair programme for the widely reported problem known as “touch disease". The malfunction renders the touchscreen... >>

Google is bringing Android apps to four more Chromebook models

Google is bringing Android apps to four more Chromebook models

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Google has released a developer update to Chrome OS that'll add Android app support to four Chromebook models.At its Google I/O conference in June 2016, Google finally confirmed plans to bring Android apps to Chrome OS laptops and other products. That... >>

Is Apple about to move iPhone manufacturing to the US?

Is Apple about to move iPhone manufacturing to the US?

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One of Apple's manufacturing partners is reportedly considering moving production of the iPhone to the US.According to Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asian Review, Apple asked both Taiwan-based Foxconn and Pegatron, two companies that assemble the iPhone in... >>

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

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German automaker BMW and Chinese search giant Baidu might not be getting along too well these days.According to Reuters, the two companies have ended their partnership and are no longer cooperating on nor testing self-driving cars in the US and China.... >>

Even more iPhone 8 evidence hints it'll be 'all glass' with OLED screen

Even more iPhone 8 evidence hints it'll be 'all glass' with OLED screen

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The next iPhone is going to be slick as heck.The iPhone 7 is only a couple months old, but already we're seeing tonnes of iPhone 8 rumours, including several mentions that the next iPhone, which is only thought to be called iPhone 8, will launch with... >>

Google launches Google Earth and Trends-themed Live cases for Pixel

Google launches Google Earth and Trends-themed Live cases for Pixel

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Google is giving Pixel phone owners more case choices.The company has released two new "Live" cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL. These types of cases rely on an NFC connection to change your wallpaper daily. The first new Live case is a Google Earth-themed... >>

AT&T customers can now send texts through Amazon Echo's Alexa

AT&T customers can now send texts through Amazon Echo's Alexa

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Amazon Echo users in the US just got a cool skill integration from AT&T.Starting 18 November, AT&T mobile customers will be able to compose and send text messages using Amazon Echo's Alexa assistant. The integration works with not only the original,... >>

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

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Volvo has created a luxe concierge service for its customers.What does that mean? Well, it's like an ecosystem aimed at giving Volvo drivers access to third-party service providers. With it, you can remotely fuel your car, wash your car, service your... >>

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

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Sony has finally launched a PlayStation Vue app for the new Apple TV.PlayStation Vue is a new cloud-based TV service. It offers live programming from AMC, Discovery, FX, ESPN, and other channels without a cable or satellite subscription. It is therefore... >>

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

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Mini has unveiled a hybrid all-wheel-drive Countryman S E at LA Auto Show.Interestingly, the front wheels are powered by the gas engine, while the rear wheels are connected to the electric motor. The two powertrains push out 221 horsepower altogether,... >>

Apple iPhone 8 might include two 5.5-inch models with dual cameras

Apple iPhone 8 might include two 5.5-inch models with dual cameras

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The next iPhone - or iPhones - will be big and pack a dual-camera design. Apple is rumoured to be working on three new iPhone models for 2017, which happens to be the phone's 10th anniversary. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities (via... >>

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

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Google has launched a scanner app for turning your old prints into digital photos that can be saved to the cloud.The app, called PhotoScan, is now available. The idea is that you can ditch your traditional flatbed scanner, which takes like a year to scan... >>

Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity

Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity

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Toms has announced a lineup of Apple Watch bands.The company, which is behind the popular line of slip-on shoes, said it will provide one year of solar light to a person in need every time one of its Apple Watch bands are bought. The company has a long... >>

Will Galaxy S8 be Samsung's first phone with a Force Touch display?

Will Galaxy S8 be Samsung's first phone with a Force Touch display?

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Samsung is really trying to come up with new ways to lure in customers.Despite the major fiasco it caused with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and its faulty, exploding battery, which involved two major government recalls and a permanent end in production,... >>

That Lumee light-up case Kim K uses has been updated to Lumee Two

That Lumee light-up case Kim K uses has been updated to Lumee Two

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Lumee Two is here, so prepare for an onslaught of fresh selfies on Instagram.The original Lumee is a phone case that offers better lighting for selfies. It glows, giving you that extra oomph you need when not in natural lighting. Although many reviews... >>

You can soon buy Nike's self-lacing trainers, if you have £575 to spare

You can soon buy Nike's self-lacing trainers, if you have £575 to spare

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The future is almost here, and it's expensive. Nike has been teasing for a while that it will soon release self-lacing trainers inspired by the boots Marty wore in the film Back to the Future II, but now it's finally ready to release them for all consumers... >>

Marshall launches new wireless on-ear cans called Mid Bluetooth

Marshall launches new wireless on-ear cans called Mid Bluetooth

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Marshall has a new pair of wireless cans just in time for the holiday season.The headphones, called Mid Bluetooth, follows the Major II in Marshall's line of Bluetooth-ready headphones, so if that's any indication, they should be loud, with plenty of... >>

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?

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After a successful launch in the US in October, Amazon has also launched its on-demand music streaming service in the UK.It's called Amazon Music Unlimited, and it takes on Spotify and Apple Music and other similar streaming services. Here's everything... >>

Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour

Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour

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Microsoft has launched an iOS app called Colour Binoculars.It was developed to help the colour blind see a broader spectrum of colours. It works for anyone with the three most common forms of colour blindness, and it comes from a pair of Microsoft software... >>

What is the Mannequin Challenge? Plus, the best ones on the web

What is the Mannequin Challenge? Plus, the best ones on the web

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A new challenge is sweeping the web, but it's nothing like the Ice Bucket one.It's called the Mannequin Challenge. It's not a contest for a noble cause, and there are no winners and losers. But these "challenges" are everywhere, and everyone - from Hillary... >>

These crazy videos show recalled GoPro Karma drones crashing hard

These crazy videos show recalled GoPro Karma drones crashing hard

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GoPro won't like these videos.The camera maker recently recalled all 2,500 Karma drones it has sold since launching the device just two weeks ago. It’s investigating reports that a small number of them lost power during operation. If your Karma lost... >>

Google Daydream View review: A Pixel-perfect VR experience?
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Google Daydream View review: A Pixel-perfect VR experience?

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Google has a mobile virtual reality platform, Daydream, which now has a headset to go with it. It's called Daydream View.But with a market already full of VR headsets that range from affordable DIY kits compatible with phones through to head-mounted computers... >>

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

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Google is ramping up its virtual reality efforts, with YouTube VR.The company, which owns YouTube, has been working with YouTube creators, recording artists, and partners to produce VR videos, all with the purpose of loading up the website with tonnes... >>

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

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Let's be real: Lenses are the best part of Snapchat.The popular mobile app enables you to capture photos and videos and overlay them with doodles, text, filters, and lenses. Lenses are animated overlays that augment your face. You can see yourself - in... >>

Apple now directly sells refurbished unlocked iPhones again

Apple now directly sells refurbished unlocked iPhones again

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Apple has an online refurbished store for Macs and iPads - but it's just been updated to include the iPhone again, for the first time in almost a decade.At a time when smartphone sales are flatlining and Apple is expected to move fewer and fewer units... >>

A glorious white iPhone 7 from Apple might soon become a reality

A glorious white iPhone 7 from Apple might soon become a reality

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Apple is trying something new in order to get you to buy an iPhone 7.Smartphone sales are flatlining - and even the mighty Apple out of Cupertino, CA can't escape this wrath. Analysts expect the company to ship 40 million to 50 million iPhones in the... >>

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

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Facebook is trying to go after Snapchat again.The company is developing an ephemeral photo feature for WhatsApp, the popular messaging app it acquired a couple years ago for more than $19 billion. Remember, Facebook once tried to buy Snapchat, but the... >>

Apple sale offers all USB-C adapters at discount, stock up now for new MacBook Pro

Apple sale offers all USB-C adapters at discount, stock up now for new MacBook Pro

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You need to buy around £226 worth of cables and adapters, if you want to use Apple's new MacBook Pro.When Apple announced its latest laptops at an event in late October, it revealed the new MacBook Pro dropped all legacy ports in favour of some Thunderbolt... >>

Amazon Echo review: It's all about Alexa
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Amazon Echo review: It's all about Alexa

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Amazon launched the Echo - its cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth-capable speaker - in the US in 2015. Just over a year later and the Echo finally made its way to the UK and other territories.But we're not most excited about the actual speaker... >>

HTC Vive 2 VR headset aka Oasis is in the works

HTC Vive 2 VR headset aka Oasis is in the works

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Even though high-end VR headsets aren't selling so well among consumers, HTC is giving it another try.HTC introduced the HTC Vive VR headset last year and started selling it this year, and now the company is rumoured to be working on a second-generation... >>

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

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Microsoft is the latest company to go after Slack.A couple weeks after Facebook unveiled its Slack-like messenger service, called Workplace, which allows teams to easily communicate, video call, share files, and stay up to date in one place, Microsoft... >>

Dell made its own Surface Studio-like PC with dual screens and a Dial

Dell made its own Surface Studio-like PC with dual screens and a Dial

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One week after Microsoft showed up Apple by unveiling a touchscreen, foldable, drafting-table-like PC for creatives, Dell has teased that it made a similar all-in-one machine, and it even comes with a Dial-like input device.At the Adobe MAX conference,... >>

What is Black Friday and when is it?

What is Black Friday and when is it?

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It's that time of year again.Autumn is creeping into winter, and Christmas is just around the corner. And it's time to spend all your hard-earned savings on gifts and treats for loved ones. Yes, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also... >>

If you want to be a wizard, cast a spell with your Android phone

If you want to be a wizard, cast a spell with your Android phone

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Fantastic Beasts is scheduled to premiere soon, so Warner Bros is teaming up with Google to offer a magical promotion.The upcoming film, which hits theatres 18 November, is set in JK Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", but it takes... >>

Bellabeat's new Shell app can capture the sound of your womb

Bellabeat's new Shell app can capture the sound of your womb

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Bellabeat, the company that makes health trackers designed to look like jewelry, has developed an app for expecting parents.The new app, called Shell, works with an add-on. Together, they can record and listen to fetal heartbeats - without any Doppler... >>

Apple's upcoming iOS 10.2 update will bring new emoji, wallpapers

Apple's upcoming iOS 10.2 update will bring new emoji, wallpapers

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Apple has rolled out the first beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to developers, and when that update finally lands for consumers, it'll bring a few new features, including new emoji and wallpapers.One week after releasing the iOS 10.1 update and more... >>