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Meerkat vs Periscope: What's the difference?

Meerkat vs Periscope: What's the difference?

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There's no doubt about it: Meerkat and Periscope are the new "in" apps. Instagram and Vine are so yesterday, because living in the now is what people want, or at least that's what it seems like, as everyone has been talking about live streaming in recent... >>

These robo butterflies could be the future of flying drone factory workers

These robo butterflies could be the future of flying drone factory workers

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It's no secret that technology, such as 3D printing and drones, can revolutionise manufacturing and other industries. German-based Festo, for instance, has just invented something which proves just that. It used 3D printers to manufacturer flying drones... >>

Tesla has a 'major new' product line coming that might be able to power your house

Tesla has a 'major new' product line coming that might be able to power your house

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Tesla will announce a major new product line in April, Elon Musk has just teased. The founder and CEO of Tesla is his own press relations company, because whenever he tweets, it makes headlines. Musk recently used Twitter to hype up an event that would... >>

Amazon Home Services officially launches in US for jobs around the home

Amazon Home Services officially launches in US for jobs around the home

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Amazon has launched a service marketplace that's a lot like TaskRabbit. Called Amazon Home Services, the marketplace is officially described as a place to go for on-demand professional services: "In less than 60 seconds, customers can now browse, purchase... >>

April Fools' Day: The best tech hoaxes we've ever seen

April Fools' Day: The best tech hoaxes we've ever seen

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It's become an annual tradition at this point: on the first day of April, tech companies from across the world take it upon themselves to share their latest projects, products, goals, and so forth, but really, they're all just nonsensical hoaxes. April... >>

How good is the Spectre trailer? Watch the James Bond 007 teaser here

How good is the Spectre trailer? Watch the James Bond 007 teaser here

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The time has come. The team behind the 24th James Bond film has finally allowed the world to get its first glimpse of Spectre, the 24th James Bond film. The first trailer for the movie has just premiered via the 007.com website, along with the following... >>

MotionX technology explained: What is it, and why are Swiss smartwatches using it?

MotionX technology explained: What is it, and why are Swiss smartwatches using it?

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Swiss watch makers are finally stepping into the 21st century by announcing smartwatches. Within the last few weeks, notable Swiss watch makers like Frederique Constant, Alpina, and Mondain have unveiled new timepieces. Although they're luxury watches... >>

Google is making surgical robots with Johnson & Johnson

Google is making surgical robots with Johnson & Johnson

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It looks like your medical surgeon might one day be, or at least be assisted by, a Google robot. Google has partnered with a lot of companies in recent years on various different projects, but it's latest partnership is a bit of surprise. Medical and... >>

Valve hopes to let devs sign up for a free HTC Vive VR headset by next week

Valve hopes to let devs sign up for a free HTC Vive VR headset by next week

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The recently-announced HTC Vive virtual-reality headset from HTC and Valve will launch this spring, but in order to get one of the earliest versions, you'll have to first apply. Unfortunately, only developers will be able to get their hands on the headset.... >>

Amazon Cloud Drive has new paid tiers: You can now store unlimited files for £40 a year

Amazon Cloud Drive has new paid tiers: You can now store unlimited files for £40 a year

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Amazon Cloud Drive just got a lot more enticing. Amazon wants to remind consumers that there are many other cloud storage options available in the world beyond Dropbox and Google Drive, such as its four-year-old Amazon Cloud Drive, of course, and it going... >>

What is Periscope? A Twitter-owned app that's making everyone forget about Meerkat

What is Periscope? A Twitter-owned app that's making everyone forget about Meerkat

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Everybody was talking about Meerkat just a couple of weeks ago, but then Twitter intervened, and now another live-streaming app is all the rage. It's called Periscope. Twitter owns it, and it has the capability to transform the way you can consume news.... >>

Google's Ingress augmented reality game might soon become a TV show

Google's Ingress augmented reality game might soon become a TV show

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Google is making a TV show based on its hit augmented reality game. According to The Information, Google's Niantic Labs, which develops the Ingress science fiction-themed AR game, has partnered with Sean Daniel Company to turn Ingress into a television... >>

Samsung Gear VR to get a full consumer launch on 27 March in the US

Samsung Gear VR to get a full consumer launch on 27 March in the US

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As promised, Samsung has finally started to kick off the full consumer launch of its Gear VR. Best Buy in the US will begin selling the Gear VR Innovator Edition for the first time on 27 March for $199. Innovator Edition demos have been available in about... >>

Taylor Swift snubs Spotify again by adding her albums to Jay Z's Tidal service

Taylor Swift snubs Spotify again by adding her albums to Jay Z's Tidal service

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OMG. Taylor Swift is now on Tidal. Swift made headlines last year when she spoke out against Spotify's free tier and pulled her entire music catalogue from the streaming service, but apparently, that doesn't mean she's against people streaming her tunes... >>

Flexbits' all-new Fantastical 2 is a full calendar app just for Yosemite power users

Flexbits' all-new Fantastical 2 is a full calendar app just for Yosemite power users

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Everybody is talking about Flexbits' new calendar app, called Fantastical 2. It replaces the existing Fantastical app for Mac and has been been designed from the ground up to look and function like a Yosemite app, which means it has a bevy of new and... >>

What's new with Facebook? You can now install apps like Giphy in Messenger, and more

What's new with Facebook? You can now install apps like Giphy in Messenger, and more

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Facebook is holding its annual F8 developers' conference right now in San Francisco, but the company has already leaked some of its biggest announcements. According to TechCrunch, The Verge, and several tweets, the official F8 app sent many users notifications... >>

YouTube's new live-streaming platform might be like Twitch, all about gaming and esports

YouTube's new live-streaming platform might be like Twitch, all about gaming and esports

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YouTube wants to be more like Twitch. According to The Daily Dot, which cited unnamed sources within the streaming industry, Google-owned YouTube is currently developing and revamping its live-streaming platform to have a focus on gaming and esports.... >>

Super Troopers 2 is finally happening, as long as it raises $2M on Indiegogo

Super Troopers 2 is finally happening, as long as it raises $2M on Indiegogo

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It's been a long time since Super Troopers came out, but it's finally about to get a sequel. Broken Lizard, a comedy troupe which features Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske, has launched an Indiegogo campaign... >>

Google's Pony Express might be a new bill-pay service coming to Gmail

Google's Pony Express might be a new bill-pay service coming to Gmail

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Google is once again trying to make the email experience a much less, well, annoying thing. Th search company is developing a new feature for Gmail that will allow you to receive and pay for bills while never leaving your inbox, it's claimed. According... >>

Bond stuntman reveals Jaguar XF 2015 during high-wire stunt, see it all here in pictures

Bond stuntman reveals Jaguar XF 2015 during high-wire stunt, see it all here in pictures

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The next-generation XF is here. As a way to make its new Jaguar XF stand out, Jaguar just finished putting on a stunt that involved the XF attempting the world’s longest high-wire journey above London’s Canary Wharf. Hollywood stuntman Jim Dowdall,... >>

Facebook's new TimeHop-like feature is all about nostalgia, and here's how it works

Facebook's new TimeHop-like feature is all about nostalgia, and here's how it works

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Have you ever seen TimeHop on Facebook? It's that third-party service many of your friends - or at least the one you haven't talked to in years - use across several social networks. It can auto-post random photos or status' to show what your friends were... >>

It's official: Telefonica will sell O2 to Three UK's owner for £10.25 billion

It's official: Telefonica will sell O2 to Three UK's owner for £10.25 billion

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The mobile network space in Britain is about to drastically change, with four of the major networks soon going down to three. Telefonica has announced it will sell O2 to Hutchison Whampoa, which also owns Three UK, for £10.25 billion. The deal means... >>

Microsoft teams up with Samsung and more partners to preinstall its apps on Android devices

Microsoft teams up with Samsung and more partners to preinstall its apps on Android devices

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Microsoft has announced a bunch of new partnerships that will see Android devices loaded up with Microsoft goods. As part of Microsoft's post-Steve Ballmer transition, the company has been re-engineering many of its flagship products to be more modern,... >>

Layout from Instagram is a new app that combines your pics into a custom layout

Layout from Instagram is a new app that combines your pics into a custom layout

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The Instagram team has debuted a new app that allows you to not only easily combine multiple photos into a single image, but also create one-of-a-kind layouts by remixing your photos. It's called Layout. Apart from Layout, and of course Instagram, the... >>

Google Glass is still alive and well, and Google is making sure you know

Google Glass is still alive and well, and Google is making sure you know

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Long live Google Glass! According to The Wall Street Journal, Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, has confirmed that Google didn't scrap the Google Glass wearable device because it's "too important". The company merely stopped selling the first... >>