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What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

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Garmin now lets you make purchases on the go.First, there was Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. Then, there was Fitbit Pay. Now, we have Garmin Pay. All these mobile payment systems work with contactless payment readers so that you can check out... >>

You can now buy those cool Minecraft Xbox One wireless controllers

You can now buy those cool Minecraft Xbox One wireless controllers

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If you love Xbox and Minecraft, then you'll want to check these out.Microsoft recently announced a Minecraft limited-edition bundle of the Xbox One S, which includes a 1TB console and a vertical stand, as well as an Creeper Xbox One wireless controller,... >>

This is Apple's Steve Jobs Theatre, where it will unveil next iPhones

This is Apple's Steve Jobs Theatre, where it will unveil next iPhones

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Apple plans to show off its Steve Jobs Theatre soon.The Apple Park venue, which is named after the late CEO and company co-founder, Steve Jobs, will be formally unveiled to the public during an iPhone 8 event on 12 September. There's no getting past that... >>

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

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Microsoft has announced that its next major Windows 10 update at IFA 2017 - the largest European tech show in the calendar - will arrive from 17 October 2017.Remember, Microsoft already revealed it will update Windows 10 and 10 S twice a year - in the... >>

What is Fitbit Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Fitbit Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

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Fitbit makes fitness trackers, and now, a full-fledged smartwatch that you can make payments with it, thanks to a service called Fitbit Pay.The Fitbit Ionic is Fitbit's first smartwatch. You can read all about the device from here. But if you want to... >>

Lenovo rolls out Yoga 920, Yoga 720, Miix 520 laptops, and more at IFA

Lenovo rolls out Yoga 920, Yoga 720, Miix 520 laptops, and more at IFA

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Lenovo has new versatile laptops to show you.The first is the new Lenovo Yoga 920, announced IFA 2017 in Berlin. It has far-field microphones so users can talk to Windows 10's Cortana. It also works with an optional Lenovo Active Pen 2, which the previous... >>

Garmin rounds out Vivo wearable line with Vivosport and Vivomove HR

Garmin rounds out Vivo wearable line with Vivosport and Vivomove HR

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Garmin didn't just announce the Vivoactive 3 at IFA 2017; it introduced two other Vivo-branded wearables.First up is the new Vivosport activity-tracking band. There's a lot of Vivo-branded fitness wearables in Garmin's portfolio, so it's important to... >>

Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch debuts with Garmin Pay and more

Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch debuts with Garmin Pay and more

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Garmin is known for making great fitness smartwatches, but they command a high premium when compared to watches from Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit. But its latest wearable has a more affordable price.While at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Garmin announced the Vivoactive... >>

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

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Sony has a new action camera.But it's described as a new type of camera that "enables entirely new imaging possibilities". Dubbed the Sony RX0, it's supposed to come with Sony RX series-level image and video quality, as well as capabilities, but it's... >>

Libratone adds Alexa skill, voice integration, and AirPlay 2 to Zipp speaker

Libratone adds Alexa skill, voice integration, and AirPlay 2 to Zipp speaker

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Libratone Zipp is about to get voice integration and more. What does that mean? First, the Zipp wireless speaker will now work with Alexa, allowing people to voice control not only their Zipp but also connected devices. Simply tap it, then say, “Play... >>

Samsung IFA 2017: What was unveiled and how to re-watch event

Samsung IFA 2017: What was unveiled and how to re-watch event

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Samsung has turned its attention to consumer electronics.It hosted a press conference during IFA 2017 in Berlin to showcase products designed to cater for "your new normal" -- that's its tagline, not ours. The event already streamed, but you can re-watch... >>

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

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Samsung has announced another device alongside the Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro while at IFA in Berlin.It's not another fitness tracker or a watch, but it is a wearable. Samsung introduced the 2018 version of its Gear IconX wireless earbuds. The original... >>

Samsung takes the wraps off its new Gear Sport fitness smartwatch

Samsung takes the wraps off its new Gear Sport fitness smartwatch

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Samsung has introduced a new fitness-focused smartwatch.The Samsung Gear Sport is different from last year's Gear S3 in that it adds 5 ATM water resistance for swimming. Samsung said it's good for salt and freshwater. If you're considering this watch,... >>

It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker

It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker

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An upgraded version of the Samsung Gear Fit 2 has arrived.After weeks of leaks, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit 2 Pro. The most stand-out features with this device is that it adds 5 ATM swim-ready water resistance, onboard GPS, and access to offline... >>

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

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Asus has updated a few laptops that it introduced at Computex in May.While at IFA 2017 in Berlin, the company announced its range of ZenBook Flip-branded laptops will now come with Intel's new 8th-generation Core chips. We don't yet know exact UK pricing... >>

Google Assistant comes to three more speakers, including Panasonic GA10, plus LG appliances

Google Assistant comes to three more speakers, including Panasonic GA10, plus LG appliances

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Google is bringing Google Assistant to more third-party devices from manufacturers, including speakers and appliances.The company revealed it partnered with Anker, Mobvoi, and Panasonic so that Google Assistant will be built directly into new speakers.... >>

Google ARCore: Android's equivalent to Apple ARKit explained

Google ARCore: Android's equivalent to Apple ARKit explained

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Google just announced something called ARCore.As you might've guessed, ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality platform that developers can leverage. It's different from Tango, another AR effort by Google that relies... >>

What is Tinder and how does it work?

What is Tinder and how does it work?

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Dating isn't what it used to be.Over the past couple decades, online dating has revolutionised the game. You no longer have to hit on people at bars and get rejected face-to-face. You can now carefully construct your virtual profile with coy details and... >>

Whoa - Amazon Echo is out of stock: Is a new model coming soon?

Whoa - Amazon Echo is out of stock: Is a new model coming soon?

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OMG. Amazon might announce Amazon Echo 2 soon. Here's the deal: in July, reports began emerging about Amazon's plan to finally update its original Echo later this year. The company reportedly has been working on ways to improve the speaker, which include... >>

This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life

This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life

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What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?With the latest Walking Dead game, you won't have to imagine anymore. It's a location-based augmented reality app that immerses you into the action of the hit AMC TV show. Similar to Pokemon Go, which also uses... >>

How to set up and play music on multiple Amazon Echo devices

How to set up and play music on multiple Amazon Echo devices

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Amazon's Echo devices now support multi-room audio.Technically, Amazon is calling the new feature 'multi-room music', but it works similarly; you can use the feature to play music across multiple Alexa-enabled devices in your home at the same time. But... >>

Amazon takes aim at Sonos, enables multi-room music for Echo

Amazon takes aim at Sonos, enables multi-room music for Echo

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It looks like the rumours were true. Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo devices now support 'multi-room music'.Amazon has announced that you can use its voice assistant to control and synchronise music across multiple Amazon Echo devices. All you have to do... >>

Sonos smart speaker launch date revealed as 4 October

Sonos smart speaker launch date revealed as 4 October

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Sonos has been rumoured to be introducing an Amazon Echo-style smart speaker to its line-up for a while, but now we know the date it is likely to be unveiled.The company has sent out invites to a launch event in New York on 4 October. It features a mouth... >>

Samsung's latest trademark suggests a new 360-degree camera is coming

Samsung's latest trademark suggests a new 360-degree camera is coming

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Samsung might already be developing a new Gear 360 camera.In March, Samsung introduced an all-new Gear 360 virtual reality camera to coincide with the launch of the Samsung VR content platform. It also joined the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy... >>

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

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Sony has announced cheaper PlayStation VR bundles.The company said it will start selling a $399 “core” PSVR set, which includes the VR headset and a PlayStation Camera, but it'll only be sold in the US and Canada ($499 CAD). There's also a more expensive... >>

Insta360 One is a 360-degree 4K camera with a 'bullet time' mode

Insta360 One is a 360-degree 4K camera with a 'bullet time' mode

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Are you looking to buy a 360-degree camera?You might want to consider Shenzen-based Insta360, which makes 360-degree cameras, including the new $299 Insta360 One for mobile devices. It uses two cameras to capture 4K at 30 frames per second. It also takes... >>

Microsoft gives update on Mixed Reality platform: Headset pricing, SteamVR support, and new games

Microsoft gives update on Mixed Reality platform: Headset pricing, SteamVR support, and new games

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Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is starting to take shape.The Dell Visor, which is Dell’s first headset for Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform, will be available from 17 October for $349.99, or you can get it in a bundle with two... >>

Apple might announce the next iPhones at an event on 12 September

Apple might announce the next iPhones at an event on 12 September

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Apple could announce its latest iPhone models in about two weeks.The company is reportedly holding an event on 12 September, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. It is expected to release three new devices: a tenth anniversary flagship... >>

What is Facebook 360 photo capture and how does it work?

What is Facebook 360 photo capture and how does it work?

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Facebook has long supported different types of media, and it's latest feature, called 360 photo capture, is a prime example.The company has updated its main Facebook app so that you can capture and share 360-degree photos. No, you don't need a 360-degree... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your new 6.3-inch phablet

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your new 6.3-inch phablet

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If you bought the Note 8, you'll want to protect your investment.Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 has just been announced, and it's priced at £869 in the UK, which isn't exactly cheap. It would suck to get this device, then drop it within the first week of... >>

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant app for iOS has arrived in the UK

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant app for iOS has arrived in the UK

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Three months after launching Google Assistant for iOS in the US, Google has brought the app to the UK.Assistant has truly become a multi-platform assistant at this point, though it does have some restrictions on non-Android devices. For instance, when... >>

iPhone 8 price could be as high as $999, says report

iPhone 8 price could be as high as $999, says report

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It's hard to believe, but we could have a new iPhone by next month.Make that three new iPhones, to be exact. And according to The New York Times, at least one of them is going to be ridiculously expensive, which is something we've been hearing about for... >>

HTC wants to sell its Vive VR division or maybe even itself entirely

HTC wants to sell its Vive VR division or maybe even itself entirely

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When you hear the name HTC, do you think about phones or VR?A couple years ago, you might've said phones, but now, you're probably thinking about the company's VR headset. After all, HTC hasn't exactly dominated the mobile device space in a while, and... >>

Facebook's Echo Show-like device is codenamed Aloha, coming in 2018

Facebook's Echo Show-like device is codenamed Aloha, coming in 2018

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Facebook is getting serious about making hardware for consmers.According to a report from Business Insider, Facebook is making a video chat device, which is codenamed Aloha, and Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth is leading the project. This report follows... >>

Samsung's new fitness smartwatch, Gear Sport, pops up in leaked image

Samsung's new fitness smartwatch, Gear Sport, pops up in leaked image

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Things are getting more interesting with that new Gear watch.Samsung revealed after its Unpacked/Galaxy Note 8 event that it will announce its next Gear-branded watch while at IFA 2017. While some reports wondered if that meant the successor to the Gear... >>

What is Amazon Top Up and how does it work?

What is Amazon Top Up and how does it work?

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If you don't have a bank card, shopping online is nearly impossible.You're likely limited to using throw-away refill cards when it comes to buying goods on the internet. Amazon, however, has introduced a new service in the UK, called Amazon Top Up, that... >>

Hurry! Amazon's Fire tablets for kids are £30 off, just in time for school

Hurry! Amazon's Fire tablets for kids are £30 off, just in time for school

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Summer is almost over.Do you know what that means? The kids get to go back to school, and thanks to a new deal from Amazon, they'll be able to return with a kid-friendly tablet in tow. Amazon is currently offering up to £30 off its range of Fire Kids... >>

Samsung confirms its smart speaker, says Bixby will add Spotify support

Samsung confirms its smart speaker, says Bixby will add Spotify support

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The smart speaker space is about to get a lot more crowded.A couple years after Amazon launched the Amazon Echo, and a year after Google launched the Google Home, and months after Apple announced the HomePod, Samsung has announced it is developing a smart... >>

Samsung will announce the next Gear smartwatch at IFA 2017

Samsung will announce the next Gear smartwatch at IFA 2017

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The successor to the Gear S3 will debut next week.Samsung told CNBC after its Unpacked/Galaxy Note 8 event that it will announce its next Gear-branded watch while at IFA 2017. The company, which has used the electronics trade show to introduce a Gear... >>

This Amazon Music skill lets you ask Alexa to play bedtime, yoga music

This Amazon Music skill lets you ask Alexa to play bedtime, yoga music

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Amazon has launched Amazon Music "activities" for its Alexa.What does that mean? Here's the background: Last year, Amazon launched its Amazon Music Unlimited service, giving people the ability to stream music from their phone, computer, and Amazon Echo... >>

Samsung reveals Gear Fit 2 Pro features like water resistance, GPS

Samsung reveals Gear Fit 2 Pro features like water resistance, GPS

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Samsung made a new fitness-tracking wearable.Called the Gear Fit 2 Pro, it completely leaked online right before Samsung's Unpacked event. A listing on Samsung’s Malaysia website was spotted by leakster Evan Blass. Although the page is down now, and... >>

Google Home is now on sale for £99 from £129 for a limited time only

Google Home is now on sale for £99 from £129 for a limited time only

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Not to be outdone by Amazon, Google is offering a sale on its smart speaker, too.Earlier today, Pocket-lint told you that Amazon has discounted the price of its Amazon Echo speaker to just £99.99, for a limited time only. That's a generous £50 off the... >>

HP Omen X is a high-end gaming laptop you can easily upgrade

HP Omen X is a high-end gaming laptop you can easily upgrade

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Every now and then, HP does something for gamers.For instance, earlier this year, it introduced a new line of Omen gaming laptops and products. And now, while at Gamescom 2017, the company has updated the line, with the debut of the Omen X laptop, a high-end... >>

Google Home Express shopping: How to find and buy items using just your voice

Google Home Express shopping: How to find and buy items using just your voice

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Google has introduced the ability to buy items using your voice, through the Google Home smart speaker or Google Assistant on your compatible smartphone.Thanks to an integration with Google's Express online shopping service, you can shop for your everyday... >>

Your DJI Spark drone won't work if you don't install this firmware soon

Your DJI Spark drone won't work if you don't install this firmware soon

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DJI has issued a new firmware update you must install on your Spark.If you don't install it, your Spark drone will not be able to take off. Somehow - presumably using some form of dark magic - the Spark features a lot of the same technologies as the... >>

Sony made a silver Gran Turismo Sport-themed version of the PS4

Sony made a silver Gran Turismo Sport-themed version of the PS4

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Sony made a new, silver version of the PlayStation 4. It's completely the same on the inside, compared to the standard PS4; it just has Gran Turismo Sport-themed design. More specifically, according to Sony, it has an "exclusive Gran Turismo Sport silver... >>

This is Lamborghini's latest luxury Android phone that you can't afford

This is Lamborghini's latest luxury Android phone that you can't afford

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Even though few people can afford them, expensive luxury smartphones are a thing.And the latest one comes from Tonino Lamborghini, the brand that's become synonymous with luxury cars. Dubbed the Alpha-One, the "signature smartphone" is now available at... >>

Moto X4 fully revealed in pics shared by official Motorola distributor

Moto X4 fully revealed in pics shared by official Motorola distributor

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In case you haven't heard, Lenovo-owned Motorola is reviving the Moto X line in the form of the Moto X4.The device is set to be released this year, but we already know what it looks like, thanks to Motorola Iran's official distributor, which seems to... >>

You can now buy the HTC Vive VR headset at a huge £200 discount

You can now buy the HTC Vive VR headset at a huge £200 discount

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The HTC Vive virtual reality headset is now $200 cheaper.That means the system’s cost has been brought down to $599 in the US (or £599 in the UK). The discount will likely stoke consumer interest, and it keeps the system more in line with the Oculus... >>

Apple might offer films right after they hit cinemas - but at a high cost

Apple might offer films right after they hit cinemas - but at a high cost

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Cinema chains must be super worried right now.Major Hollywood studios are deciding whether to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theatres, according to Bloomberg, which talked to unnamed people "familiar with the matter". These... >>