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Google shuts down Titan drone program in favour of Project Loon

Google shuts down Titan drone program in favour of Project Loon

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Technology is an ever-changing industry -- just look at Google.Startups are founded and collapse on a seemingly daily basis -- and Google's moonshots are no different. Alphabet confirmed to Business Insider it is killing its solar-powered drone project. 9to5Google first... >>

New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data

New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data

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Most people are concerned about their privacy, especially when it comes to their computers and mobile devices.So, in response to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's accusation about Windows 10 sending an "unprecedented amount of usage data" back to... >>

Apple found out what's messing with the new MacBook Pro's battery life

Apple found out what's messing with the new MacBook Pro's battery life

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Apple knows what is causing the new MacBook Pro's battery woes.A couple weeks after Consumer Reports failed to recommend the latest MacBook Pro due to inconsistent battery life, Apple has announced that it worked with the publication to identify the problem:... >>

Dell XPS 27 (2017) preview: Audiophiles, this 4K touchscreen AIO is for you

Dell XPS 27 (2017) preview: Audiophiles, this 4K touchscreen AIO is for you

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Not everybody wants a laptop, especially people who are audiophiles and desire more than tiny speakers crammed into a slim form factor.But that doesn't mean they want a tower setup either. For those type of niche people, Dell has something new: the 2017... >>

Misfit Vapor preview: Designer touchscreen watch in a waterproof package

Misfit Vapor preview: Designer touchscreen watch in a waterproof package

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Misfit has unveiled a designer touchscreen smartwatch with a round screen and waterproofing. But, best of all, it doesn't have a "flat tyre".The Fossil Group-owned company, which is known for making low-power wearables, showed off Vapor at this year's... >>

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

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If you're big into adventure and role-playing games, then you'll be gutted to know Scalebound for Xbox is no more.Dragons? Check. Giant enemy crabs? Check. Swords? Check. Magic? Double check. Scalebound had all the Japanese RPG elements sorted. Set to... >>

ZTE Blade V8 Pro preview: Dual camera action on a budget

ZTE Blade V8 Pro preview: Dual camera action on a budget

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What does ZTE's latest phone have in common with the Honor 6x and Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom?Besides being unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, they each sport dual cameras, allowing you to capture photos with a a "bokeh" depth-of-field effect.... >>

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom preview: The mid-ranger cameraphone

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom preview: The mid-ranger cameraphone

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Asus went after mixed reality geeks with the ZenFone AR, but with the  Zenfone 3 Zoom, it's targeting photographers.All the major smartphones from this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had multiple camera lenses, including the ZenFone 3... >>

Asus ZenFone AR preview: A solid introduction to mixed reality

Asus ZenFone AR preview: A solid introduction to mixed reality

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The first phone with both Google Tango and Google Daydream is here.While at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Asus unveiled the ZenFone AR, the second Tango-enabled phone to debut. What makes this interesting is that it also comes with Daydream,... >>

Fisher-Price Smart Cycle preview: An indoor exercise bike for kids

Fisher-Price Smart Cycle preview: An indoor exercise bike for kids

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Fisher-Price made a high-tech exercise bike for kids who like to game. During this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Fisher-Price unveiled the Think and Learn Smart Cycle. It's a miniature exercise bike with a tablet stand - and it's meant for children... >>

CES 2017: All the announcements that matter

CES 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Consumer electronics show CES is one of the biggest tech events of the year, similar to Mobile World Congress, and we expect CES 2017 to showcase a truck load of new gadgets, TVs, cars and initiatives that'll take our breath away.The one thing that defines... >>

HP Sprout Pro preview: It's like the old Sprout - but better and aimed at pros

HP Sprout Pro preview: It's like the old Sprout - but better and aimed at pros

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HP has updated the original Sprout it launched in 2014. And it's added "Pro" to the title.The Sprout is an all-in-one with a projector and camera extrusion, and it comes with a mat for you to get all interactive with it. The original version was aimed... >>

LG Tone Studio preview: Yep, it's a speaker for your neck

LG Tone Studio preview: Yep, it's a speaker for your neck

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One of the hottest trends we've noticed so far at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is speakers. They're everywhere, and apparently, they can be worn anywhere, including your neck. Crazy and whacky gadgets of CES 2017 For instance, LG... >>

Polar Team Pro Shirt preview: A heart-rate tracking shirt for serious athletes only

Polar Team Pro Shirt preview: A heart-rate tracking shirt for serious athletes only

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Polar is at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showing off its first foray into the smart apparel market.The company, which is known for its fitness trackers and heart-rate sensors, is basically taking wearables to a whole new level. It's... >>

Google Tango gets another phone in the Asus ZenFone AR

Google Tango gets another phone in the Asus ZenFone AR

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Asus officially unveiled the ZenFone AR during its press conference at CES 2017, despite Qualcomm accidentally leaking details about the phone just days before. Asus Chromebook Flip is now a 12.5-inch awesome machine The ZenFone AR is the world's first... >>

Smart Assistant is Lenovo's new Alexa-powered speaker

Smart Assistant is Lenovo's new Alexa-powered speaker

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Lenovo is taking CES by storm, as usual. The company has announced a bunch of new products, the most exciting of which is a new Alexa-powered Smart Assistant speaker - ahead of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where it'll be putting... >>

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

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You may be sick of CES news already, even though the week has only started, but we promise you Nissan's latest tease is worth your time.Okay, so Microsoft has said it is opening up Cortana so that third-party companies can release devices with the assistant.... >>

BlackBerry users get reprieve from WhatsApp cutoff

BlackBerry users get reprieve from WhatsApp cutoff

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Although WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps available, it will stop working for several users in the new year. Early last year, WhatsApp announced it would end support by late 2016 for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms:... >>

9 tips for recording better video with your smartphone

9 tips for recording better video with your smartphone

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Thanks to smartphones, recording video has never been so easy or effortless.Everyone has a powerful video camera in their pocket: a smartphone. And with a little practice and access to a few key tips, even you - yes, you - can start recording great footage,... >>

New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more

New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more

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It's that time of year when rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party has ended and we prepare for another bash to bring in the New Year.You may already be getting a little sick of the constant Christmas repeats. And is it cool to keep... >>

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

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Google Assistant is finally here, and it's more integrated on Pixel than any other assistant you've ever used on another device.With the launch of Google's Pixel-branded smartphones, Google has officially unleashed Assistant in full form. The personal... >>

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

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Instagram has been around for years and it's hugely popular, but not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots.Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration,... >>

What are Hatchimals, how do they work, and where can you find them?

What are Hatchimals, how do they work, and where can you find them?

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If Furby and Tamagotchi got together and had babies, they'd have Hatchimals.Hatchimals are the latest toy craze and must-have toy for the 2016 holiday season. You probably saw a lot of people talking about these things over the past few weeks, including... >>

LG G6 phone could come with glass back for wireless charging

LG G6 phone could come with glass back for wireless charging

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LG's next, module-free flagship could have a glass black.According to ETNews, the LG G6 will have a glass back when it debuts next year, making it the first phone in the G-series to come with such a feature, though the line has frequently switched up... >>

ZTE Blade V8 mid-range phone fully revealed in leaked pics, specs

ZTE Blade V8 mid-range phone fully revealed in leaked pics, specs

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Remember when only the high-end phones had dual cameras on the back?Well, it looks like affordable phones will soon sport the feature, too. Chinese phone-maker ZTE is reportedly givings its upcoming Blade V8 dual rear cameras. Leaked images of the affordable... >>