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HBO Now arrives for Android and Amazon devices, no longer an Apple exclusive

HBO Now arrives for Android and Amazon devices, no longer an Apple exclusive

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You can now watch HBO Now on more devices than your iPhone and Apple TV. HBO Now is HBO's latest streaming service. It's aimed at cord-cutters because it doesn't require a cable subscription and provides access to HBO's entire catalogue of films, television... >>

Misfit's new Flash Link is a budget activity tracker that doubles as a smart button

Misfit's new Flash Link is a budget activity tracker that doubles as a smart button

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Misfit has a new wearable along with a new app. Plus, it's reduced the price of two existing fitness trackers. Starting with the new wearable, Misfit unveiled a budget activity tracker called Flash Link. It costs just $19.99, comes in several colours... >>

Watch pro skater Ross McGouran be amazed by Lexus Hoverboard in new video

Watch pro skater Ross McGouran be amazed by Lexus Hoverboard in new video

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Lexus' hoverboard has been featured in a new teaser video from the company - and it still looks totally awesome. Luxury car maker Lexus announced earlier this summer that it created a real-life, rideable hoverboard, and in case you never really believed... >>

Huawei Nexus phone leak suggests 5.7-inch QHD display, fingerprint reader

Huawei Nexus phone leak suggests 5.7-inch QHD display, fingerprint reader

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Google's next Nexus phone is reportedly being built by Huawei, and thanks to a new leak on Twitter, we now what kind of specs it might be packing come launch day. Several reports have claimed that Google is working on two Nexus smartphones that'll release... >>

It's about time: Android M is getting visual voicemail - but it's limited

It's about time: Android M is getting visual voicemail - but it's limited

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Checking your voicemail with an Android phone is about to get a lot less cumbersome. Those of you who owned an iPhone but then switched at some point to Android were probably stunned (and completely disgusted) by the fact that Android doesn't offer any... >>

Latest Samsung Gear A leak fully reveals what the round smartwatch has for specs

Latest Samsung Gear A leak fully reveals what the round smartwatch has for specs

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A new spec leak has revealed that the Samsung Gear A is still happening, still round, and still very much an exciting wearable.It's no secret at this point that Samsung has another smartwatch in the works. It's purportedly codenamed Samsung Orbis, but... >>

Remember Commodore? It's been resurrected as an Android phone

Remember Commodore? It's been resurrected as an Android phone

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Two decades ago there was a 8-bit desktop computer that almost everyone seemed to know about or own. Called the Commodore 64, roughly 17 million units were sold, making it one of the most popular PCs of all time. But it disappeared after the original... >>

Google Eddystone explained: It's like iBeacon, but platform-agnostic

Google Eddystone explained: It's like iBeacon, but platform-agnostic

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Google is finally going after Apple's iBeacon technology with something called Eddystone. Although it has been a couple years since Apple introduced iBeacon, Google has just decided it was the right time to unveil its own alternative solution for piping... >>

Amazon Prime Day: Here are some of the best deals

Amazon Prime Day: Here are some of the best deals

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Amazon is 20 years old today. To celebrate its birthday, the online retailer has invited all Prime members to a birthday bash. It isn't a party but rather a day-long event filled with mega sales. Amazon announced earlier this month that it would be running... >>

Apple Pay: Here's how it works and where you can use it

Apple Pay: Here's how it works and where you can use it

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Apple has launched Apple Pay in the UK, meaning you can start using specific Apple devices as digital wallets of sorts in order to pay for goods at stores with contactless payment readers and within apps. The idea is that you'll never need to tote around... >>

Apple Pay: How to add your bank cards to it

Apple Pay: How to add your bank cards to it

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Apple Pay has gone live in the UK, giving millions of Brits the chance to pay for stuff in places like Boots and Pret a Manger with their iPhone or Apple Watch.  Apple Pay, which first launched in the US last year, is a contactless payment technology... >>

Comcast debuts its own cable-free streaming service in the US: Here's what to expect

Comcast debuts its own cable-free streaming service in the US: Here's what to expect

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With HBO Now, Showtime, and other cord-cutter streaming service popping up left and right overseas, it was only a matter of time before Comcast - one of the worst-ranked companies in the US - decided to introduce its own alternative. Called Stream, the... >>

Amazon takes on AirPlay and Google Cast with its new Fling tool

Amazon takes on AirPlay and Google Cast with its new Fling tool

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Amazon has announced a new tool that's a lot like AirPlay or Google Cast. The tool basically enables you to share multimedia content or stuff from mobile apps to Amazon's Fire TV. Amazon launched the Amazing Fling software toolkit for developers on 10... >>

AMC reveals Fear The Walking Dead premiere date, releases first trailer at Comic-Con

AMC reveals Fear The Walking Dead premiere date, releases first trailer at Comic-Con

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AMC is at Comic-Con in San Diego, where it released the season six trailer for The Walking Dead. But that's not all: it also released a trailer for the show's spin-off series as well as confirmed a premiere date. The spin-off, called Fear The Walking... >>

The Walking Dead's season 6 trailer just debuted at Comic-Con: Watch it here

The Walking Dead's season 6 trailer just debuted at Comic-Con: Watch it here

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Comic-Con in San Diego is underway, and so that means a lot of new trailers. Some of our most-anticipated series and movies are debuting trailers this week. AMC just premiered the sixth-season trailer for The Walking Dead, for instance. It's a 4-minute-long... >>

Forget about 4K and even 8K, Samsung is making 11K displays

Forget about 4K and even 8K, Samsung is making 11K displays

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Samsung is working on a new type of display that's packed with so many pixels it supposedly gives off a 3D-like effect, it's claimed. According to Electronic Times, Samsung is already looking past 4K displays and even 8K displays. It's working to develop... >>

Facebook is now letting you fully customise what pops up in news feed

Facebook is now letting you fully customise what pops up in news feed

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The news feed in Facebook is cool. But not all the time. If you're anything like us, your news feed might be littered with bogus news stories, stupid memes, and posts you just don't care about, but in an attempt to keep you logging in and using the social... >>

Doctor Who season 9 trailer debuts at Comic-Con: Watch it here

Doctor Who season 9 trailer debuts at Comic-Con: Watch it here

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Doctor Who is slated to return to BBC this autumn. And to get you pumped for the anticpated premiere, the BBC has released a trailer for the ninth season while at Comic-Con in San Diego. BBC America also revealed details about the upcoming series, confirming... >>

Disney's Star Wars films: What is going on and how many are being made?

Disney's Star Wars films: What is going on and how many are being made?

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Let's talk about Star Wars for a minute. The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 and announced shortly after the production of a sequel trilogy that includes episodes 7 through 9. More recently, it announced the production of a "few standalone"... >>

Apple releases iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas: Here's how to try them

Apple releases iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas: Here's how to try them

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Apple has launched the first public beta of El Capitan, the next version of OS X. It also released a public beta of iOS 9, making it the first public beta for a major iOS update. Both betas are free to install and test. The company unveiled its operating... >>

Amazon Echo now works with Wink, control your smart devices with voice

Amazon Echo now works with Wink, control your smart devices with voice

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Amazon Echo just got even cooler than it already was, thanks to a new update that brought support for Wink devices. We recently reviewed the Echo and fell in love with the Bluetooth speaker's Alexa voice assistant. You can ask her to stream music, fetch... >>

Showtime streaming hands-on: Not just on-demand films and shows but also live TV

Showtime streaming hands-on: Not just on-demand films and shows but also live TV

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Showtime has followed in HBO's footsteps by launching a standalone streaming service in the US. It's called Showtime, of course, and it's a lot like HBO Now in that you don't need a cable subscription in order to watch. Showtime is almost as popular as... >>

Cord-cutter's guide: How to survive on just 8 apps in the US

Cord-cutter's guide: How to survive on just 8 apps in the US

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So you're thinking about ditching cable. Welcome to the cord-cutting world. Similar to how some people have cancelled their traditional phone lines in favour of mobile devices in recent years, the cable TV industry has noticed steep declines in subscriptions... >>

Disney's new Star Wars app lets you take selfies dressed as a Jedi or other characters

Disney's new Star Wars app lets you take selfies dressed as a Jedi or other characters

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Disney and Lucasfilm are taking selfies to a whole new level. Or should we say "a galaxy far, far away..."? They've launched the official Star Wars app on Android (on Google Play now) and iOS (which should be available very soon), with the purpose of... >>

Showtime launches its HBO Now-like streaming service: Here's what you need to know

Showtime launches its HBO Now-like streaming service: Here's what you need to know

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You can now watch Showtime in the US without a cable subscription. The premium cable network has launched a standalone online streaming service aimed at cord cutters. The service is a lot like HBO Now, a similar cord-cutter streaming service from HBO... >>