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Google Home's latest feature lets everyone easily access their data

Google Home's latest feature lets everyone easily access their data

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Google Home is about to get a lot more useful for the entire family.A new update to the Google Home app is alerting people that “multiple users are now supported”. Except, the message appears to be popping up by accident, because the functionality... >>

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

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ZTE is officially getting into the Android Wear game.The company has unveiled the Quartz and said it will be available online from 14 April or from 21 April via T-Mobile for just $192 (about £154). It features a round 1.4-inch AMOLED display, 768MB RAM,... >>

Google wants its next Pixel phone to feature LG's flexible OLED displays

Google wants its next Pixel phone to feature LG's flexible OLED displays

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Google is already working on its next Pixel, and as part of that process, it's talking to LG's display division.The company has reportedly offered to invest around $880 million in LG Display, in an effort to make sure the next Pixel has an adequate supply... >>

Adidas shows off the first 3D-printed sneakers it'll mass produce by 2018

Adidas shows off the first 3D-printed sneakers it'll mass produce by 2018

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By next year, companies will stop prototyping with 3D printers and will finally start mass-producing.Well, at least Adidas plans to, with a sneaker called Futurecraft 4D. The shoe-maker has been dabbling with 3D printing and manufacturing for a while,... >>

DJI's next drone basically looks like a much smaller Mavic Pro, leak reveals

DJI's next drone basically looks like a much smaller Mavic Pro, leak reveals

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DJI is probably coming out with a new drone, and it's super tinyLeaked images of a new device, supposedly called the Spark, have appeared on Chinese DJI forums, though the site is now down. It appears to have the same foldable design of the Mavic Pro,... >>

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

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What is it about car rides that make kids pass out?Is it the gentle vibrations, the glow of lights, the hum of the engine, or the closed-in environment? Ford has been asking itself all these questions, apparently, because it just debuted a smart crib... >>

Amazon Alexa finally lets you control the colour of lights with your voice

Amazon Alexa finally lets you control the colour of lights with your voice

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Amazon's Alexa AI has long been able to control smart lights via voice commands, but oddly, not their colour.Although you could turn off or on all sorts of smart lamps from the likes of Philips Hue or LIFX and so many others, you were otherwise limited.... >>

This interactive map shows how futuristic Earth might look in 2050

This interactive map shows how futuristic Earth might look in 2050

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Ever wonder what new buildings and cars will look like in the future? Well, a well-known cybersecurity firm has figured it out.No, Kaspersky Labs didn't invent a time machine, but it did create a map that imagines our world three decades from now, according... >>

Adobe wants to use AI and machine learning to beautify your selfies

Adobe wants to use AI and machine learning to beautify your selfies

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Forget about Photoshopping. People now edit their selfies using computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.Several apps from Snapchat to Meitu all use these technologies so that they can adjust what your device's camera sees - even... >>

Runtastic made a cooking app with top-down videos like the ones on FB

Runtastic made a cooking app with top-down videos like the ones on FB

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Fitness and diet go hand in hand, so naturally, a team behind a popular running app would also want to launch a cooking app.At a time when cooking videos are all over our social media feeds, Adidas-owned Runtastic has taken it upon itself to bring a... >>

Apple Clips is now live: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Clips is now live: What is it and how does it work?

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If you haven't noticed yet, the most popular apps right now, including Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, are all about video.Apple has likely noticed this trend, so it's announcing a new app that it made: Clips. In a press release, the California-based... >>

What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained

What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained

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We are officially living in the age of assistants.Following in the footsteps of Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Samsung Bixby, Facebook has launched M. It is described as a "helpful assistant in Messenger, powered by... >>

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?
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Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?

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If there's one thing Google is good at, it's search. Its 20 years of experience has helped it to become the number one site we all go to when we want to look up anything. Heck, most people just say "Google it".Beyond search we use Google brands for a... >>

You can now get the Windows 10 Creators Update - here's how

You can now get the Windows 10 Creators Update - here's how

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Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it sooner.Microsoft will officially start its multi-stage rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on 11 April, but if... >>

Google wants to stuff another device into the next Google Home speaker

Google wants to stuff another device into the next Google Home speaker

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What would make Google Home better?This is a question Google has been apparently asking itself, especially since the market is currently exploding with Alexa-powered devices from not only Amazon but just about every other third-party manufacturer out... >>

Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want

Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want

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Apple has come up with another adapter for 2016 MacBook Pro owners.The new MacBook Pro is a little inconvenient in that it replaced most ports with USB-C, relegating owners to a life of adapters if they want to make their existing peripherals compatible... >>

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

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Fitbit acquired Pebble late last year, and ever since then, Pebble owners have been wondering what will happen to their watches.At the time, Pebble said devices would continue to work as normal with no immediate changes to the Pebble user experience,... >>

YouTube TV is now live: What is it, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

YouTube TV is now live: What is it, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

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It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It lets you access live and recorded... >>

Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things?

Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things?

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The star ratings on Netflix are going bye-bye.Starting this month, April, the company is replacing stars with a thumbs-up and thumbs-down ratings system - more akin to TiVo suggestions.Netflix claims the new system got more ratings versus the traditional... >>

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

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Amazon-owned Twitch is no longer just about streaming and watching games. It's now a place where you can buy games, too.The game-streaming service had already announced plans to launch a digital PC games store, but now, it's finally unveiling the experience.... >>

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

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Microsoft quietly released a new app on April Fools' Day, and no, it isn't a prank app. You can download and use it.It's actually just a "fun camera app" for iOS devices, the company says, and it's currently featured in the the “New apps we love”... >>

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019

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Don't expect a foldable smartphone from Samsung anytime soon.Information about a foldable Samsung phone, dubbed Galaxy X, has been slowly leaking out over the past couple years, with reports claiming the company is developing a version that folds out... >>

Apple still hasn't given up the idea of offering its own pay TV service

Apple still hasn't given up the idea of offering its own pay TV service

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For years, Apple has been trying to develop a pay TV service.Several reports going back to 2009 have claimed Apple is getting ready to launch a subscription-based streaming TV service that would offer around 25 channels, DVR, and live-programming. It'd... >>

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

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HTC has made it a lot easier on the wallet to try new VR apps.HTC currently offers the Vive headset and Viveport marketplace but from 5 April will add a Viveport Subscription service, a way of accessing apps and games for a monthly fee.At present, Vive... >>

Google Wifi's latest feature isn't going to make your kid very happy

Google Wifi's latest feature isn't going to make your kid very happy

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Google has updated its Wi-Fi router so that you can annoy your kids."Wi-Fi at home helps with special everyday moments," Google announced on Monday. "But as we all know, sometimes these moments can turn into hours spent watching videos or browsing photos.... >>