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Twin Peaks (2017): The return, how, when, and where to watch it

Twin Peaks (2017): The return, how, when, and where to watch it

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If you're a fan of Twin Peaks, you be frothing with excitement that the series has returned after a 26-year absence from our TV screens.The first episode has aired in the US and UK as part of a simulcast between Sky and Showtime. If you missed it though,... >>

Is Apple testing an Apple Watch device that tracks blood sugar?

Is Apple testing an Apple Watch device that tracks blood sugar?

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Tim Cook is reportedly testing a yet-to-be-announced Apple Watch accessory aimed at people with diabetes.According to a report from CNBC, which cited anonymous sources, Apple's chief executive has been wearing a prototype glucose tracker that pairs with... >>

HTC Vive standalone Daydream headset: What's the story so far?

HTC Vive standalone Daydream headset: What's the story so far?

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Google and HTC are making a standalone VR headset together based on the Daydream platform.Google's already made a prototype of the headset, while HTC is readying the consumer version that should be available by the end of the year. In an essay on Medium,... >>

Google Home calling: How does it work and when will it be ready?

Google Home calling: How does it work and when will it be ready?

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Google just made Google Home a more compelling rival to Echo.Earlier this month, Amazon launched an Alexa calling service, giving Echo users the ability to phone other Echo users and users of the Alexa app. And if you have the new Echo Show, you can even... >>

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

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Google Assistant has arrived on the iPhone.Sure, technically, the AI-powered assistant was already available in a limited fashion through the Google Allo messaging app, but now, thanks to a new standalone app available on Apple's App Store (US-only for... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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Google has taken on Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it to Google Home,... >>

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Google I/O 2017 is done and dusted.Google holds an annual developers conference in order to get its developer community up to speed with all the updates it plans to push out to its products. Doing so gives developers a chance to get all their apps, services,... >>

Android O: Features, release date and everything you need to know

Android O: Features, release date and everything you need to know

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Following its initial announcements of updates to Photos, Home and Assistant, Google finally got around to Android O at its main I/O 2017 keynote. While there's not a whole lot new visually in Android O, there's plenty that will help improve it in very... >>

How to get Android O on your phone right now

How to get Android O on your phone right now

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Having just shown it off again at I/O 2017, Google has a public beta of the next version update of Android O available for Pixel and Nexus devices.Google typically announces the Android preview during its Google I/O developer conference held annually... >>

Android Go is Google's latest attempt at optimising budget Android phones

Android Go is Google's latest attempt at optimising budget Android phones

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Google has introduced a new type of Android.It's not like the Android OS you'd find on a high-end smartphone such as the Google Pixel. The important thing to realise here is that Android Go is basically a light version of Android O that's meant for budget,... >>

Google Home can now make hands-free phone calls like Amazon Echo

Google Home can now make hands-free phone calls like Amazon Echo

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Google just made Google Home a more compelling rival to Echo.Earlier this month, Amazon launched an Alexa calling service, giving Echo users the ability to phone other Echo users and users of the Alexa app. And if you have the new Echo Show, you can even... >>

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant is officially coming to iPhone

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant is officially coming to iPhone

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Google Assistant is ready to take on Apple’s Siri.It was rumoured that Google planned to roll out Assistant as a separate iOS app, but now, while at the Google I/O developers conference, Google confirmed the speculation. Assistant is becoming a multi-platform... >>

Motorola's entry-level Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus revealed in spec leak

Motorola's entry-level Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus revealed in spec leak

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Details on the new entry-level Moto E phones from Lenovo-owned Motorola have leaked out. German website Winfuture.de has picked up all the details and shared them for all to see.The biggest change with 2017's model compared to 2016 is the introduction... >>

Apple could update its entire MacBook line at WWDC next month

Apple could update its entire MacBook line at WWDC next month

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Apple will debut new hardware WWDC, rather than simply focus on software, according to a new report.Apple typically uses its mostly-annual developers conference to announce new software updates to existing products, giving developers a chance to become... >>

Bragi Dash Pro wireless earbuds offer real-time translation and more

Bragi Dash Pro wireless earbuds offer real-time translation and more

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Bragi has introduced a new version of the Dash.Dash is a pair of wireless earbuds that began on Kickstarter. Called Dash Pro, the latest $329 set works much like the original Dash but is supposed to offer better Bluetooth performance. The first Dash received... >>

Don't expect an iPad Mini 5: Apple might 'phase out' its smallest tablet

Don't expect an iPad Mini 5: Apple might 'phase out' its smallest tablet

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The iPad Mini line might soon be no more.The last iPad Mini, the iPad Mini 4, was announced along with the iPad Pro in late 2015. And then, this spring, Apple upgraded it slightly with increased storage. That means we are way over due for a refresh.... >>

Google Assistant might hit iPhone, Photos, and your kitchen this week

Google Assistant might hit iPhone, Photos, and your kitchen this week

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Google Assistant is coming to the iPhone, the Google Photos app, and GE home appliances like refrigerators, a new report has claimed. According to Bloomberg, Google will announce an expansion of its voice assistant during the Google I/O developers conference... >>

Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work

Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work

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Facebook-owned Instagram has no qualms about ripping off Snapchat.You've all seen these types of headlines: Facebook adds Snapchat-like blah blah blah; Facebook continues assault on Snapchat; Facebook is turning into a Snapchat clone; and so on. Those... >>

What is Samsung Pay and how does it work?

What is Samsung Pay and how does it work?

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Samsung Pay has been active in several countries, including the US and South Korea, for a while and is now available in the UK too.It is a platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register... >>

These iPhone 8 renders claim to fully reveal the phone's new design

These iPhone 8 renders claim to fully reveal the phone's new design

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Want to see the iPhone 8?Well, you'll have to wait until it's available sometime way later this year most likely, but, until then, Engadget has posted some renders of the phone that it created based on a "highly detailed CAD file" it was shown of the... >>

Volvo and Audi will use Android as the base OS of its upcoming cars

Volvo and Audi will use Android as the base OS of its upcoming cars

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Forget Android Auto, Volvo and Audi want its upcoming cars to run Android as their base operating system.Google has announced a partnership with Volvo and Audi that will bring it one step closer to making Android an operating system for cars. Volvo and... >>

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

What is YouTube TV, 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... >>

Asus might never make another ZenWatch Android Wear watch

Asus might never make another ZenWatch Android Wear watch

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Remember the Asus ZenWatch line? Well, it could be done for good.Asus's first ZenWatch debuted in 2014, and it was followed a year later by the ZenWatch 2, both of which are square. Then, in 2016, ASUS released the ZenWatch 3 with a round-face. But don't... >>

It's official: Lenovo unveils Moto C and Moto C Plus budget phones

It's official: Lenovo unveils Moto C and Moto C Plus budget phones

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has made its Moto C and Moto C Plus official.First leaked last month, the new budget smartphones are at the very low end of Motorola’s smartphone lineup, and they are the company’s most affordable devices too. They start at £89... >>

Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom

Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom

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You only have a couple more days to pick out a gift for mom.Mother's Day is 14 May in the US this year, which is Sunday, but it's not too late to figure out and buy the perfect gift for her. To help you quickly find something she'll absolutely love, we've... >>