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Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 4?

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 4?

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Apple has announced the latest version of WatchOS.Called WatchOS 4, it'll replace WatchOS 3 and is meant for Apple Watch. It debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2017. It's a significant update that brings new watch faces, including... >>

Apple WWDC 2017: All the announcements that matter

Apple WWDC 2017: All the announcements that matter

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WWDC 2017 has begun, and we've covered the announcements here.Apple puts on a mostly-annual developers conference in California to showcase new software, software updates, and - sometimes - technologies that developers can leverage in order to make their... >>

Apple introduces a new iPad Pro with a larger 10.5-inch screen

Apple introduces a new iPad Pro with a larger 10.5-inch screen

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Apple has kicked off WWDC 2017, where it just announced a slew of updates to its products, such as a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.This iPad follows another new iPad from earlier this year. Called iPad, that device is 9.7 inches. It replaced the iPad Air 2 and... >>

Apple announces major MacOS Sierra update called... High Sierra

Apple announces major MacOS Sierra update called... High Sierra

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Apple has kicked off WWDC 2017, where it just announced a slew of updates to its products, including an update to MacOS Sierra.Fully bakedThe company said it decided to perfect the operating system powering its Mac machines, as it does every year. But... >>

Apple Glasses AR headset: What's the story so far?

Apple Glasses AR headset: What's the story so far?

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Apple could be gearing up to enter the augmented reality headset market with the launch of Apple Glasses and they could be announced at WWDC 2017. We're going with the name Apple Glasses for now, but the codename is thought to be Project Mirrorshade... >>

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

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Snapchat's parent company Snap makes a pair of smart glasses you can use to capture snaps.These glasses, called Snap Spectacles, come with two mini cameras situated on the side of each eyepiece. They can record small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds,... >>

Alphabet’s Waymo moves on from cars, now testing self-driving trucks

Alphabet’s Waymo moves on from cars, now testing self-driving trucks

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Waymo is getting into trucks now.Waymo is a self-driving car company that Alphabet spun off from Google. You can read all about Waymo in our in-depth guide here. The company has been building on software and sensor technology originally developed in... >>

Samsung made a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Galaxy S8

Samsung made a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Galaxy S8

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Samsung never misses a prime marketing opportunity.The company has announced you can get a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed version of the Galaxy S8. This isn't the first time Samsung has teamed up with Hollywood to recreate special-edition versions of... >>

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

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For those who don't already know, Snapchat's parent company Snap sells its own Google Glass-style pair of sunglasses. They're a bit more basic than Google's defunct headset or other augmented-reality devices, but they're certainly striking. The idea... >>

Misfit now lets you fully customise your wearable before you buy it

Misfit now lets you fully customise your wearable before you buy it

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Remember Moto Maker? Well, Misfit has a similar tool for its devices.Motorola launched an online tool in 2013 that allowed customers to customise the look of their Moto X phones. We reviewed it and loved the experience. Now, taking a page from Motorola's... >>

All-new Skype: What's changed and why is it better?

All-new Skype: What's changed and why is it better?

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Microsoft bought Skype nearly six years ago, and to be honest, it feels like the service hasn't changed much since.Sure, it's moved from a peer-to-peer service to the cloud, and it’s rolled out some design changes and features, such as free group video... >>

Best of Computex 2017: The top 5 tech products on show

Best of Computex 2017: The top 5 tech products on show

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Pocket-lint has been scouring the show floor at Computex 2017 in order to find the very best products.The Taipai-based show started on 30 May, and ever since then, we've been gleaning through the press conferences and more to determine what's noteworthy.... >>

What is Samsung Connect Home and how does it work?

What is Samsung Connect Home and how does it work?

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Our homes are filled with connected devices, and yet, many people lack basic connectivity while at home.To address this problem, Samsung is introducing a new product: Samsung Connect Home. It describes it as a "premium router and IoT hub in one", with... >>

Lenovo unveils Moto Z2 Play phone with four new Moto Mods

Lenovo unveils Moto Z2 Play phone with four new Moto Mods

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has made the Moto Z2 Play official. It's the latest modular smartphone from the company, compatible with Moto Mods accessories.Motorola introduced the Moto Z Play last August; a chunkier, battery-laden mid-range version of the top-spec... >>

Bamboo Sketch and Ink are Wacom's new styluses for iOS and Windows 10

Bamboo Sketch and Ink are Wacom's new styluses for iOS and Windows 10

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Wacom has announced new pricey, precision styluses specifically for iOS and Windows 10 devices.The first one, called the Bamboo Sketch, works similar to other styluses, meaning it allows you to draw and sketch on both an iPad and iPhone through a Bluetooth... >>

Gear VR now supports Chromecast: Here's how to stream VR to your TV

Gear VR now supports Chromecast: Here's how to stream VR to your TV

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Oculus has added Chromecast support to the Samsung Gear VR headset.That means, if you own a Gear VR, you will be able to use Chromecast to stream (or "cast") your virtual reality experience to your TV so that your friends or whoever else is nearby can... >>

Apple has begun production of its Siri speaker, should release this year

Apple has begun production of its Siri speaker, should release this year

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Amazon is supposedly working on a Siri-powered speaker, and according to a new report, it's now in production.Apple plans to go after both Amazon Echo and Google Home with its own assistant-enabled speaker. There have been several leaks and reports about... >>

Lenovo will unveil its 'next bold phone' on 1 June, likely Moto Z2 Play

Lenovo will unveil its 'next bold phone' on 1 June, likely Moto Z2 Play

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Lenovo is gifting us with a new Moto smartphone tomorrow.The company's Motorola Canada Twitter account has teased it will announce its “next bold phone" on Thursday. The tweet includes a GIF of a woman who looks straight out of the 80s. Is it a clue... >>

Computex 2017: All the announcements that matter

Computex 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Computex 2017 is officially underway.Companies use the annual Taipei, Taiwan-based technology trade show to show off their latest PC products and components. Last year, everything seemed to be related to virtual reality, with several brands unveiling... >>

Essential made an Amazon Echo-like device called Home, coming soon

Essential made an Amazon Echo-like device called Home, coming soon

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Essential made more than a new Android phone. It also made Home.Essential is a new startup headed by Android co-founder Andy Rubin. The company has been teasing for a while that it had some major announcements in store for 30 May, and while many assumed... >>

Is this a sign Apple will launch new MacBook Pro laptops at WWDC 2017?

Is this a sign Apple will launch new MacBook Pro laptops at WWDC 2017?

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Want more proof that Apple might launch new MacBook Pros in June?Well, if you check out Apple's online store, the free shipping times for the 15-inch MacBook Pro are now estimated for between 6 June to 8 June in the US, rather than the usual same-day... >>

Latest Moto Z2 Play leaks show phone in full, might launch 1 June

Latest Moto Z2 Play leaks show phone in full, might launch 1 June

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Lenovo-owned Motorola is working on a follow-up to the Moto Z Play, and now, thanks to leaks, we're beginning to know more about it.WinFuture has shared new information on the device as well as a few images. We can see three different colour variants... >>

These leaked LG V30 renders reveal a slide-out secondary display

These leaked LG V30 renders reveal a slide-out secondary display

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The LG V30 is likely still a few months away from being official, but thanks to leaked renders, we know how it might look.The premium V30 smartphone is expected to debut this autumn, and according to notable leaker Evan Blass, the original concept for... >>

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What's the difference?

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The original Amazon Echo lineup of tiered-speaker heights reminded us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta), but now, it's added two more Echo devices to the mix.And they have radically different designs and purposes.Amazon makes a cylindrical,... >>

Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, or Surface Studio?

Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, or Surface Studio?

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Microsoft has recently launched two new Surface machines and rounded out its Surface line to include four device families.While each one has a touchscreen, only three of them are "mobile", as one of them is an eye-catching all-in-one that sits on a desk.... >>