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Apple iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease' flaw: Here's how to get it fixed

Apple iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease' flaw: Here's how to get it fixed

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Apple's iPhone 6 Plus smartphones are suffering from a hardware malfunction, but there is a new solution available.The company has launched a repair programme for the widely reported problem known as “touch disease". The malfunction renders the touchscreen... >>

Google is bringing Android apps to four more Chromebook models

Google is bringing Android apps to four more Chromebook models

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Google has released a developer update to Chrome OS that'll add Android app support to four Chromebook models.At its Google I/O conference in June 2016, Google finally confirmed plans to bring Android apps to Chrome OS laptops and other products. That... >>

Is Apple about to move iPhone manufacturing to the US?

Is Apple about to move iPhone manufacturing to the US?

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One of Apple's manufacturing partners is reportedly considering moving production of the iPhone to the US.According to Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asian Review, Apple asked both Taiwan-based Foxconn and Pegatron, two companies that assemble the iPhone in... >>

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

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German automaker BMW and Chinese search giant Baidu might not be getting along too well these days.According to Reuters, the two companies have ended their partnership and are no longer cooperating on nor testing self-driving cars in the US and China.... >>

Even more iPhone 8 evidence hints it'll be 'all glass' with OLED screen

Even more iPhone 8 evidence hints it'll be 'all glass' with OLED screen

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The next iPhone is going to be slick as heck.The iPhone 7 is only a couple months old, but already we're seeing tonnes of iPhone 8 rumours, including several mentions that the next iPhone, which is only thought to be called iPhone 8, will launch with... >>

Google launches Google Earth and Trends-themed Live cases for Pixel

Google launches Google Earth and Trends-themed Live cases for Pixel

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Google is giving Pixel phone owners more case choices.The company has released two new "Live" cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL. These types of cases rely on an NFC connection to change your wallpaper daily. The first new Live case is a Google Earth-themed... >>

AT&T customers can now send texts through Amazon Echo's Alexa

AT&T customers can now send texts through Amazon Echo's Alexa

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Amazon Echo users in the US just got a cool skill integration from AT&T.Starting 18 November, AT&T mobile customers will be able to compose and send text messages using Amazon Echo's Alexa assistant. The integration works with not only the original,... >>

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

Volvo's new concierge service lets you remotely fuel and move your car

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Volvo has created a luxe concierge service for its customers.What does that mean? Well, it's like an ecosystem aimed at giving Volvo drivers access to third-party service providers. With it, you can remotely fuel your car, wash your car, service your... >>

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

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Sony has finally launched a PlayStation Vue app for the new Apple TV.PlayStation Vue is a new cloud-based TV service. It offers live programming from AMC, Discovery, FX, ESPN, and other channels without a cable or satellite subscription. It is therefore... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available: Here's what you need to know

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available: Here's what you need to know

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Amazon just brought its on-demand music streaming service to the UK, and now it is launching a new payment option for all.Amazon Music Unlimited, which is designed to take on Spotify and Apple Music and other similar services, now offers a family plan... >>

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

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Mini has unveiled a hybrid all-wheel-drive Countryman S E at LA Auto Show.Interestingly, the front wheels are powered by the gas engine, while the rear wheels are connected to the electric motor. The two powertrains push out 221 horsepower altogether,... >>

Apple iPhone 8 might include two 5.5-inch models with dual cameras

Apple iPhone 8 might include two 5.5-inch models with dual cameras

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The next iPhone - or iPhones - will be big and pack a dual-camera design. Apple is rumoured to be working on three new iPhone models for 2017, which happens to be the phone's 10th anniversary. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities (via... >>

Google Wi-Fi now available to buy: How does the mesh router work?

Google Wi-Fi now available to buy: How does the mesh router work?

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Google has launched its new Wi-Fi router. It's called Google Wi-Fi.Last year, Google introduced the OnHub router with TP-Link and Asus, but this year, Google has made its own device called Google Wi-Fi. Each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style,... >>

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

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Google has launched a scanner app for turning your old prints into digital photos that can be saved to the cloud.The app, called PhotoScan, is now available. The idea is that you can ditch your traditional flatbed scanner, which takes like a year to scan... >>

Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity

Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity

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Toms has announced a lineup of Apple Watch bands.The company, which is behind the popular line of slip-on shoes, said it will provide one year of solar light to a person in need every time one of its Apple Watch bands are bought. The company has a long... >>

Super Mario Run for iOS: How to play, how much will it cost and when can you get it?

Super Mario Run for iOS: How to play, how much will it cost and when can you get it?

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Forget about the water-resistant, headphone jack-less iPhone 7. One of the most exciting tidbits from Apple's Special Event on 7 September was the announcement that Mario is finally coming to mobile - initially for iOS.Super Mario Run is the first game... >>

Will Galaxy S8 be Samsung's first phone with a Force Touch display?

Will Galaxy S8 be Samsung's first phone with a Force Touch display?

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Samsung is really trying to come up with new ways to lure in customers.Despite the major fiasco it caused with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and its faulty, exploding battery, which involved two major government recalls and a permanent end in production,... >>

That Lumee light-up case Kim K uses has been updated to Lumee Two

That Lumee light-up case Kim K uses has been updated to Lumee Two

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Lumee Two is here, so prepare for an onslaught of fresh selfies on Instagram.The original Lumee is a phone case that offers better lighting for selfies. It glows, giving you that extra oomph you need when not in natural lighting. Although many reviews... >>

You can soon buy Nike's self-lacing trainers, if you have £575 to spare

You can soon buy Nike's self-lacing trainers, if you have £575 to spare

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The future is almost here, and it's expensive. Nike has been teasing for a while that it will soon release self-lacing trainers inspired by the boots Marty wore in the film Back to the Future II, but now it's finally ready to release them for all consumers... >>

Marshall launches new wireless on-ear cans called Mid Bluetooth

Marshall launches new wireless on-ear cans called Mid Bluetooth

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Marshall has a new pair of wireless cans just in time for the holiday season.The headphones, called Mid Bluetooth, follows the Major II in Marshall's line of Bluetooth-ready headphones, so if that's any indication, they should be loud, with plenty of... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited explained: Price, devices and how to get it

Amazon Music Unlimited explained: Price, devices and how to get it

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After a successful launch in the US in October, Amazon has also launched its on-demand music streaming service in the UK.It's called Amazon Music Unlimited, and it takes on Spotify and Apple Music and other similar streaming services. Here's everything... >>

Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour

Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour

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Microsoft has launched an iOS app called Colour Binoculars.It was developed to help the colour blind see a broader spectrum of colours. It works for anyone with the three most common forms of colour blindness, and it comes from a pair of Microsoft software... >>

What is the Mannequin Challenge? Plus, the best ones on the web

What is the Mannequin Challenge? Plus, the best ones on the web

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A new challenge is sweeping the web, but it's nothing like the Ice Bucket one.It's called the Mannequin Challenge. It's not a contest for a noble cause, and there are no winners and losers. But these "challenges" are everywhere, and everyone - from Hillary... >>

These crazy videos show recalled GoPro Karma drones crashing hard

These crazy videos show recalled GoPro Karma drones crashing hard

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GoPro won't like these videos.The camera maker recently recalled all 2,500 Karma drones it has sold since launching the device just two weeks ago. It’s investigating reports that a small number of them lost power during operation. If your Karma lost... >>

Snapchat Spectacles: What are they, how do they work, and where are Snapbots to buy them?

Snapchat Spectacles: What are they, how do they work, and where are Snapbots to buy them?

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Snapchat has launched a Google Glass-GoPro hybrid pair of sunglasses.These sunglasses cost a fraction of the cost of Google Glass, however. The idea is you'd use them in order to capture your adventures while on the go. It's like a GoPro, but for you... >>