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Tesla likely to unveil two Model 3 cars in March, including a crossover

Tesla likely to unveil two Model 3 cars in March, including a crossover

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What's better than a Tesla? Two Teslas. Tesla has said it plans to show its Model 3 - a critical car that is expected to make Tesla more affordable to middle-class car buyers - in March, and now we're hearing from the rumour mill that the electric-vehicle... >>

Google just beat Facebook to the punch at teaching a computer to master Go

Google just beat Facebook to the punch at teaching a computer to master Go

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Ouch. Facebook is probably hating on Google so much right now. Okay, here's what's up: Google published a blog post today as well as the fancy video below, which is narrated by Demis Hassabis, a British researcher from Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence... >>

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

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So, drone racing is like a legit thing now. The Drone Racing League - a sports and media company trying to bring drone racing to mass appeal - has announced its first racing season: a series of six courses, which include various challenging locations,... >>

Whoa! Most of Facebook’s 1B daily active users log on from mobile devices

Whoa! Most of Facebook’s 1B daily active users log on from mobile devices

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Facebook has just posted its earning results for the quarter and the year, and the standout bits are that it smashed financial records and has on average 1.04 billion daily active users - most of which log on from mobile devices. Facebook said it earned... >>

Sundance 2016: 17 most anticipated indie films premiering at the festival

Sundance 2016: 17 most anticipated indie films premiering at the festival

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If you're in the mood to scope out some exceptional, upcoming independent films, you have come to the right place. The Sundance Film Festival, which is organised by the Sundance Institute, is the largest independent film festival in the US. It takes place... >>

Apple's Tim Cook doesn't dismiss VR, internet goes berserk

Apple's Tim Cook doesn't dismiss VR, internet goes berserk

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Chief Tim Cook made a comment today during Apple's conference call, and now the world is running with it. Here's the backstory: Apple posted its quarterly earnings today, smashing records once again. During the financial Q1 2016 earnings call afterward,... >>

Apple posts largest quarterly profit ever: 74.7M iPhones sold, 1B active devices, and more

Apple posts largest quarterly profit ever: 74.7M iPhones sold, 1B active devices, and more

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Apple had another amazing holiday quarter. Here's the thing: the company's last three months of the year usually balloon because it's when consumers buy all sorts of new Apple devices for the Christmas season. Apple posted a record $18 billion in profit... >>

Microsoft is making a one-handed iPhone keyboard with a weird fanned-out layout

Microsoft is making a one-handed iPhone keyboard with a weird fanned-out layout

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Microsoft has been working toward porting its Windows Word Flow phone keyboard to iOS, and we're only now starting to hear more about what the new iteration will look like as well as how it will work. Blogger and The Verge have both described the keyboard's... >>

New Apple TV: Here's how to finally get the Apple Podcasts app on your box

New Apple TV: Here's how to finally get the Apple Podcasts app on your box

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You can now use the new Apple TV to listen to people talk for hours. When Apple released its more expensive, more powerful Apple TV late last year, the company for whatever reason didn't ready a new version of its podcast app for the set-top box - which... >>

Atari packed 100 classic games into new Atari Vault PC bundle headed to Steam

Atari packed 100 classic games into new Atari Vault PC bundle headed to Steam

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Atari diehards are about to lose their minds. The games publisher announced it is rounding up 100 classics into a single title called Atari Vault. It'll release in a few months on Steam for PC gamers. Although we don't know the full list of games, Atari... >>

Apple might debut 4-inch iPhone 5SE in March instead of so-called iPhone 6C

Apple might debut 4-inch iPhone 5SE in March instead of so-called iPhone 6C

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Halt the presses. That iPhone 6C you keep hearing about apparently isn't happening. Apple doesn't plan to release a 4-inch version of the iPhone 6S, according to a new report by 9to5Mac. Instead, it's upgrading the iPhone 5S, which debuted back in 2013.... >>

Facebook Sports Stadium: What is it, where is it, and how does it work?

Facebook Sports Stadium: What is it, where is it, and how does it work?

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Facebook has updated in a big way, but the new changes are only meant for sports fanatics in the US. The social network has introduced a dedicated hub called Facebook Sports Stadium and is describing it as a place where you can go to "experience sports... >>

That crazy successful Exploding Kittens card game is now an iPhone app

That crazy successful Exploding Kittens card game is now an iPhone app

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One of the most-backed campaigns on Kickstarter is now an iPhone game. Remember Exploding Kittens? It's an excellent card game. Because, well, anything with kittens and explosions and cards is perfect. The world seems to agree with us too, because within... >>

Fender just launched its first in-ear headphone range (and it isn't cheap)

Fender just launched its first in-ear headphone range (and it isn't cheap)

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Fender is trying its luck at headphones now. Excuse us... We mean "in-ear monitors". The American guitar manufacturer - well known for its Strat and Tele electric beasts - has unleashed its first ever range of in-ear headphones. These aren't amateur ear... >>

Disney just delayed the 2017 release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII

Disney just delayed the 2017 release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII

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We have some good news and some bad news for Star Wars fans. Naturally, we'll start with the bad news: Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII, which was originally scheduled for release in May 2017, will now debut on 15 December... >>

Vodafone Tab Speed 6 is a 4G Android-powered budget tablet now for sale

Vodafone Tab Speed 6 is a 4G Android-powered budget tablet now for sale

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Vodafone has unleashed a new tablet in the UK. It's an Android tablet of course, and despite the decent specs, it's pretty inexpensive. Called the Vodafone Tab Speed 6, the tablet is a lot like the Tab Prime 6 but smaller and more affordable. It features... >>

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

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Sony in 2014 unveiled an ambitious concept called Life Space UX, with the purpose of transforming a typical room in your house into a smart space for exceptional, even interactive experiences. The company showed Pocket-lint at CES 2014 in Las Vegas a... >>

You can finally buy the Apple Watch Hermes online starting 22 January

You can finally buy the Apple Watch Hermes online starting 22 January

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You will soon be able to purchase the Apple Watch Hermes online. Nearly four months after Apple announced its collaboration with the French luxury brand during its iPhone event in September, the Cupertino-based company has confirmed to Fashionista that... >>

The new Suicide Squad trailer looks and sounds totally epic - watch it here

The new Suicide Squad trailer looks and sounds totally epic - watch it here

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OMGOMGOMG. Warner Bros' YouTube channel has posted a new trailer for Suicide Squad, an upcoming film based on the DC Comics supervillain team of the same name. It'll premiere in cinemas this August, but while we patiently wait for the next 8 months to... >>

Netflix crossed 75 million subscribers worldwide on New Year's Day

Netflix crossed 75 million subscribers worldwide on New Year's Day

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Netflix has posted its fourth-quarter results, and the most interesting takeaway is that it managed to add enough subscribers just a few hours after the quarter closed on 1 January to hit 75 million members. The streaming giant added 5.59 million members... >>

15 of the best email apps to help you achieve inbox zero

15 of the best email apps to help you achieve inbox zero

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Email. Ugh. Just seeing that word can bring a wave of stress upon us like nothing else. It wastes time, clutters both professional and personal lives, and is impossible to organise. Well, almost. Within the last few years, several new email apps have... >>

A new version of Minecraft is launching this summer just for classrooms

A new version of Minecraft is launching this summer just for classrooms

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Minecraft isn't just a block-based game. It's also a learning tool. Seriously. Educators have been using a version of Minecraft for the classroom, called MinecraftEdu, since 2011 in more than 40 countries to help teach all types of subjects, from math... >>

Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?

Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?

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So... you have no clue what iCloud Drive is or how to use it. Well, you’re not the only one. Apple isn’t exactly good at launching streamlined, simplified services. It’s great with hardware and software interfaces, but as you likely know, it’s... >>

Apple HomeKit explained: Is it available yet and how does it work?

Apple HomeKit explained: Is it available yet and how does it work?

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Apple wants to streamline home automation. In other words: it wants to make it easier for smart accessories to communicate, and for you to connect and manage all the smart accessories in your home from various manufacturers (Philips Hue lights, for instance,... >>

What is Slack and how does it work?

What is Slack and how does it work?

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You've probably heard about Slack. It's that messenger almost every workplace or school group seems to be using, but you're likely reading this now because - for whatever reason - you feel left out of the loop and want to know what all the fuss is about.... >>