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Buying a Mac? Here are the essentials to know

Buying a Mac? Here are the essentials to know

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Whether it's Christmastime or your spouse's birthday, there are several times a year when you may find yourself browsing Apple's store and considering buying a new Mac for a loved one (or even yourself, because treat yo self). Apple tries to simplify... >>

This Domino's button lets you order pizza in the UK literally with the touch of a button

This Domino's button lets you order pizza in the UK literally with the touch of a button

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Domino’s Pizza has launched something new in the UK that will surely make it easier for us all to get fat. It's not a new pizza or a new beverage or a new dessert. In fact, you can't eat it at all, though it will help you to quickly order from the pizzeria... >>

Asus ZenWatch 2 review: Suave without the spending plan
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Asus ZenWatch 2 review: Suave without the spending plan

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The wearable market is still in its infancy. Android Wear watches began hitting store shelves just last year, with the original Asus ZenWatch one of the affordable numbers that added a touch of elegance to the party. Elsewhere we're beginning to get a... >>

Coinbase Shift Card is the first bitcoin debit card in the US: Here's what you need to know

Coinbase Shift Card is the first bitcoin debit card in the US: Here's what you need to know

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A bitcoin wallet known as Coinbase has just teamed up with VISA to offer the first bitcoin debit card in the US. The card will basically allow you to purchase goods anywhere VISA is accepted across 24 US states. In New Jersey, for instance, you'll be... >>

Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart

Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart

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Tesla knows how to put a decent spin on a potentially devestating story. Here's the situation: A Tesla spokesperson told Jalopnik.com that a customer in Europe discovered a seatbelt malfunction after a person sitting in the front passenger seat of her... >>

Google can now stream apps to your phone: What does that mean?

Google can now stream apps to your phone: What does that mean?

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Times have changed. People are increasingly searching the web from their mobile devices rather than their desktops, and Google knows this, so it's updating Google search in a way that allows the search engine to find and surface content from apps installed... >>

Chevrolet to unveil Chevy Bolt all-electric crossover at CES in January

Chevrolet to unveil Chevy Bolt all-electric crossover at CES in January

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Tesla is about to get some stiff competition from automaker Chevy. Just 10 months after unveiling a concept version of the Chevrolet Bolt at the Detroit Auto Show 2015, General Motors has announced that Chevrolet will now unveil a production version of... >>

Amazon adds two-step verification: Here's how to enable it

Amazon adds two-step verification: Here's how to enable it

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Amazon.com just got a lot safer to use, thanks to a new login feature. Everyone knows by now that you can never be too safe when it comes to using the internet. We're told to use multiple, complex passwords across all our accounts, for instance. Or, better... >>

YouTube Kids goes live in the UK: What is it and how does it work?

YouTube Kids goes live in the UK: What is it and how does it work?

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YouTube Kids has finally arrived in the UK. Google launched a dedicated version of its video website designed just for kids in February, and now, in November, it has expanded the app beyond the US. According to Google, the app has been downloaded over... >>

62 totally geeky gift ideas for Christmas

62 totally geeky gift ideas for Christmas

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If you have a geeky friend or loved one but don't know what to get them this holiday season without breaking the bank, consider a cheap and geeky toy. In an attempt to help you find the best and most affordable Christmas presents for geeky people this... >>

Google+ gets a major redesign: What's new and how can you try the preview?

Google+ gets a major redesign: What's new and how can you try the preview?

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Google is trying something new with Google+ in the hopes of breathing new life into the social network. A few months after acknowledging it forced people to use Google+ and that it would strip Google+ integration from all its products (meaning it would... >>

Tumblr's app finally lets you make GIFs: Here’s how it works

Tumblr's app finally lets you make GIFs: Here’s how it works

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When we think about Tumblr, we think about GIFs. Tumblr is a 8-year-old website and mobile app that lets you share GIFs, text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos with the world. According to the company, more than 23 million GIFs are posted to... >>

Don't like the heart? Twitter begins testing emoji reactions instead

Don't like the heart? Twitter begins testing emoji reactions instead

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Soon, you might be able to 'Tears of Joy' something on Twitter. Roughly one week after replacing the favourite button with a heart/like button, Twitter has begun testing even more ways for you to interact with tweets in your feed, according to several... >>

Pandora wants to buy and shut down Rdio as it files for bankruptcy

Pandora wants to buy and shut down Rdio as it files for bankruptcy

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Music streaming is a difficult thing to get right - just ask Pandora and Rdio. With huge competitors - such as Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music - dominating the market, it's hard for lesser-known services, like Rdio, to get ahead and make a difference.... >>

The Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year will make you cry from laughter

The Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year will make you cry from laughter

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You'll never guess The Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2015, but when you find out, let's just say you'll be crying from laughter. Oxford University Press, which publishes the Oxford English Dictionary, has announced the Word of the Year... >>

Here’s what the new Android Wear wrist gestures can do

Here’s what the new Android Wear wrist gestures can do

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The new 1.4 update to Android Wear brings new ways to control your watch. More specifically, it adds a set of wrist gestures, among other things. The idea is that - beyond swiping on the touchscreen - you will be able to flick your wrist around to navigate... >>

Facebook Safety Check tool helps you find friends near Paris terror attacks

Facebook Safety Check tool helps you find friends near Paris terror attacks

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Several people are reported dead after what is being described by the media as terror attacks across Paris. To give you some peace of mind during this devestating time, Facebook has activated a safety feature that it often employs in order to let its... >>

Snapchat finally verifies accounts: Here’s how to find 'official stories'

Snapchat finally verifies accounts: Here’s how to find 'official stories'

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Searching for specific people - namely celebrities - on Snapchat has never been easy, because it's hard to tell which account is real, but with a new update to the app, things just got a little less confusing. Similar to Twitter's verified feature, Snapchat... >>

Snapchat Lenses: How do they work and do they cost anything?

Snapchat Lenses: How do they work and do they cost anything?

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Snapchat introduced a new feature called Lenses in September. They were free at the time, but now they cost money if you want to keep them. Snapchat is actually launching a Lens store, with the purpose of letting you buy Lenses for $0.99 apiece. You will... >>

Fossil buys Misfit, doesn't want to become a wearable dinosaur

Fossil buys Misfit, doesn't want to become a wearable dinosaur

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US-based Fossil Group, which makes clothing and various accessories, including watches, has agreed to acquire Misfit, a maker of wearables. Misfit is just a 4-year-old company that makes affordable trackers, such as the Shine 2, as well as some smarthome... >>

Install the latest tech in your home and you could get £10K extra when you sell it

Install the latest tech in your home and you could get £10K extra when you sell it

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Smarthomes aren't just smart. They're also more valuable, it seems.  A new Barclays Mortgages survey has revealed that upgrading the tech across your house will not ony make it relevant in these modern times, but also make it attractive to potential... >>

Google's new YouTube Music app: What is it and how does it work?

Google's new YouTube Music app: What is it and how does it work?

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YouTube Music, which Google has been working on for a while in order to better rival Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, and other music-streaming services, is now available for iPhone and Android as a new mobile app. It is different from competing... >>

Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here

Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here

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Although Google's self-driving cars just started cruising down the streets of Mountain View this past summer, they've already been given a major update. Well, a physical one anyway. The entire fleet is now sporting fresh paint jobs. The cute vehicles,... >>

Facebook's Notify notification app: What is it and how does it work?

Facebook's Notify notification app: What is it and how does it work?

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If you hate recieving push notifications on your lock screen, Facebook's latest app is not for you. The app, called Notify, is all about delivering notifications directly to your lock screen. But these notifications are tailored to your interests, with... >>

Apple iPad Pro: When and where can you buy it?

Apple iPad Pro: When and where can you buy it?

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Apple's mighty iPad Pro is finally available to buy. The 12.9-inch tablet and its new accessories are available to order online from Wednesday 11 November with shop appearances later in the week. Wednesday also happens to be Singles Day in China (the... >>