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LG's new Tone Active wireless Bluetooth headset can handle your workout sweat

LG's new Tone Active wireless Bluetooth headset can handle your workout sweat

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LG Electronics has a new wireless Bluetooth headset. Part of the company's wireless Tone series, the new headset is called the LG Tone Active. You can use it when you're working out or gaming for long periods of time, as it features an IPX3 water and... >>

Garmin made two heart-rate monitors just for underwater use, called HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri

Garmin made two heart-rate monitors just for underwater use, called HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri

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Swimmers need heart-rate monitors too. That's what the engineers at Garmin must've been saying to themselves months ago, because the company decided to come up with underwater heart-rate monitors. Announced today, the new monitors are called HRM-Tri and... >>

19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride

19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride

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Most people love a great vehicle. We collect vehicles. We put vehicles in shows. We even make alternative vehicles and various transportation devices because - let's face it - vehicles are so awesome that limiting ourselves to the four-door variety just... >>

GoPro is working on a video-editing mobile app, and it's coming this summer

GoPro is working on a video-editing mobile app, and it's coming this summer

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Everyone should have access to a solid video editor on their mobile devices, and in an attempt to meet that demand, GoPro is reportedly launching an app that will let people trim and share clips right from their phones. Tony Bates, GoPro's President,... >>

Send is a new email app from Microsoft that works a lot like a messenger

Send is a new email app from Microsoft that works a lot like a messenger

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Microsoft has launched a messenger app. Oh, wait - it's actually an email app. The app is called Send, and the whole idea behind Send is that email doesn't have to be so stiff and long-form. Instead of filling out a subject line, then adding attachments,... >>

Sony to launch two flagship handsets at IFA 2015?

Sony to launch two flagship handsets at IFA 2015?

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Sony is reportedly getting ready to unveil two new smartphones. According to German website WinFuture, Sony plans to announce these upcoming, high-end smartphones - called Sony Xperia S70 and Sony Xperia S60 - before IFA 2015 in September. The phones... >>

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

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GoPro has been expanding its line-up of action cameras to fend off an increasingly busy end of the gadget market. With the likes of Sony, Panasonic, TomTom and even mobile phone network EE looking to get in on the action, it's never been a busier time... >>

The Nokia biz that Microsoft didn't buy might debut a VR product next week

The Nokia biz that Microsoft didn't buy might debut a VR product next week

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Nokia is up to something new... and immersive. Although Nokia is mostly about networking equipment and other boring things like that nowadays, the Finnish company is reportedly planning to take a bold jump into the virtual reality market. According to... >>

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

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You've probably heard that Google Glass is dead. Well, it isn't. It's alive and well and supposedly headed toward a second version that'll be released sometime this year. A new FCC filing supposedly for the device has even revealed what it will likely... >>

Apple Q3 2015 earnings: iPhone sales still going strong, while Apple Watch sales are hazy

Apple Q3 2015 earnings: iPhone sales still going strong, while Apple Watch sales are hazy

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Apple has posted its third-quarter earnings. The big takeaway is that the company's revenue is coming mostly from iPhone, iPad, and Mac sales - but we still don't know firm figures for the Apple Watch. Apple reported $49.6 billion in revenue for the... >>

Microsoft Q4 FY15 earnings: Huge losses, but Surface, Xbox, and Office 365 sales are up

Microsoft Q4 FY15 earnings: Huge losses, but Surface, Xbox, and Office 365 sales are up

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Microsoft has posted its fourth-quarter earnings for its 2015 fiscal year, and while the company did report huge losses, it beat analysts' expectations and claimed it experienced decent growth in key businesses. Starting off with the good news: Microsoft... >>

There's now a Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office in Windows

There's now a Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office in Windows

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Everyone knows that Microsoft has a new company-wide vision with its new CEO, and part of that vision is getting its start productivity suite, Microsoft Office, running on and working with all the major platforms out there.Microsoft shocked the world... >>

Apple's secret car project: Is it really thinking about making vehicles?

Apple's secret car project: Is it really thinking about making vehicles?

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You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector. That's right. Apple is working on... >>

GoPro now lets amateur filmmakers make money off their GoPro videos

GoPro now lets amateur filmmakers make money off their GoPro videos

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GoPro is an interesting company. It chiefly makes action cameras, but there's also a side business, in which GoPro is essentially working toward becoming a content company. It has content channels on a variety of platforms, including YouTube and Xbox... >>

New Instagram update just made the desktop website a lot more useful

New Instagram update just made the desktop website a lot more useful

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Let's say you want to look at Kim Kardashian's Instagram profile. Prior to today, you could find her profile one of two ways: search "Kim Kardashian Instagram" on Google.com from any mobile device or computer, or open the mobile app and search her name... >>

Znaps is a new adapter that makes your phone's plug-in port magnetic

Znaps is a new adapter that makes your phone's plug-in port magnetic

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Imagine it's dark and you grab your iPhone to charge it. Even though you can't see a thing, your charging cable easily slips into the Lightning port. In fact, it fastens itself because the port and your cable are magnetised. It's a simple trick - and... >>

Will the iPhone 6S start at 32GB instead of 16GB?

Will the iPhone 6S start at 32GB instead of 16GB?

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Most people have a love-hate relationship with 16GB iPhones. They're the cheapest, base-model iPhones, but on the other hand, they're annoying to use on a regular basis. Between all the selfies you snap and apps you download and other media you like to... >>

Android M unlikely to be Android 6.0, rather 5.2

Android M unlikely to be Android 6.0, rather 5.2

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The next version of Android is currently known by the codename Android M, but it's expected to get an official name as well as a version number before it actually rolls out later this year. Although everybody believes Android M will officially be called... >>

Samsung Gear A release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear A release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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Samsung has released several smartwatches in the past, but it's working on a new one that will stand out from the rest because it has a round face, physical controls like a crown, and runs Samsung's own Tizen operating system. All this information is... >>

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

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Tesla Motors has just unveiled new upgrades for its Model S car line-up. The electric carmaker also announced a new single-motor Model S as well as revealed a new Roadster is coming. Wow. So much new stuff. Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, dumped all this and... >>

Amazon's Fresh service might soon start delivering groceries in the UK

Amazon's Fresh service might soon start delivering groceries in the UK

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Amazon operates a fancy grocery delivery service in the US called Amazon Fresh, and according to two new reports, it's about to expand to the UK. AmazonFresh has been live in a some US cities for a couple of years now, including Los Angeles, San Francisco,... >>

Microsoft's Cortana app for Android leaks out early, in beta form

Microsoft's Cortana app for Android leaks out early, in beta form

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You can now use Cortana on an Android device - but not officially. Microsoft confirmed earlier this year that its smart assistant, Cortana, would soon arrive for Android devices. Cortana is native to the Windows 10 platform, but Microsoft said it would... >>

You can now explore Britain's underground and geology in Minecraft

You can now explore Britain's underground and geology in Minecraft

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We're starting to think the people at British Geological Survey just want an excuse to play Minecraft. The Natural Environment Research Council agency claims to maintain and develop Britain's understanding of its geology. It made headlines last year after... >>

Oppo's new Mirror 5 phone has a diamond-like glass back, runs custom Android

Oppo's new Mirror 5 phone has a diamond-like glass back, runs custom Android

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Oppo has a new smartphone - and one of the neatest things about the device is its backside. Called the Mirror 5, the 5-inch phone from Oppo features a diamond-like mirrored surface on the rear that's made of individual cut-glass segments consisting of... >>

There's an actual academy where you can learn to duel with custom lightsabers

There's an actual academy where you can learn to duel with custom lightsabers

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Singapore has an academy that's unlike anything you've ever seen. It offers a course that's just for Star Wars fans who are either looking to fulfill a fantasy or learn self-defense techniques. The academy, called The Saber Authority, is basically a school... >>