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New Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leak shows two phones side by side

New Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leak shows two phones side by side

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Want to see what Samsung's next flagships might look like?Slash Leaks has been showing off the upcoming devices from all angles with various image leaks. It's now surfaced yet another image that puts the two devices side by side. Samsung’s upcoming... >>

Apple could unveil three new iPads in April at new spaceship campus

Apple could unveil three new iPads in April at new spaceship campus

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Will Apple hold a special event this spring? At least one report says yes.Apple is rumoured to be developing three new iPad models that will release in 2017, including a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad model, a refreshed 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and an entirely new... >>

Google Pixel 2 might copy iPhone 7 and ditch the headphone jack

Google Pixel 2 might copy iPhone 7 and ditch the headphone jack

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A new rumour about Google's next Pixel flagship is floating around, and it suggests the 2017 phone will drop the headphone jack.Taking a page from Apple's playbook, the second-generation Pixel (also called Pixel 2) may not offer a standard 3.5mm headphone... >>

Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work

Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work

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In yet another effort to take on (or copy) Snapchat, Instagram has launched geostickers.Geostickers, which are kind of like stickers that represent your location, only work in Instagram's ephemeral Stories feature. And they're currently limited to just... >>

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 has the codename... wait for it... 'Great'

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 has the codename... wait for it... 'Great'

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Despite the fiasco surrounding its Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has no plans to scrap the Note line.In fact, according to SamMobile, which has a great track record when it comes to leaking Samsung mobile news, Samsung wants to hit it out of the park with the... >>

Meet Sedric: Volkswagen's self-driving lounge car of tomorrow

Meet Sedric: Volkswagen's self-driving lounge car of tomorrow

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Volkswagen has introduced a new car concept that models its vision for autonomous driving.Called Sedric (as in "self-driving car"), the vehicle is fully autonomous and has no steering wheel or pedals. Volkswagen Group AG, the parent group of Volkswagen,... >>

Yahoo Captain: Is it really an assistant and how does it work?

Yahoo Captain: Is it really an assistant and how does it work?

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Despite a pending sale to Verizon and an investigation into its data breaches, Yahoo had the time to make an assistant.Called Captain, it's one of the cooler services Yahoo has put out in recent years. It's not a voice-activated assistant or anything... >>

Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet

Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet

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It seems like everyone owns a Fire.Amazon's e-reader tablets are extremely popular because they're affordable and easy to use. It's no wonder that everyone from your kid to your mother has one - heck, you might own one yourself. However, no matter how... >>

Facebook is testing a dislike button and other reactions in Messenger

Facebook is testing a dislike button and other reactions in Messenger

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Facebook doesn't like the idea of a dislike button, and yet, we may get it soon in Facebook Messenger.Facebook introduced reaction buttons a year ago for statuses and photos and videos, but at the time, it didn't include a dislike button. Now, however,... >>

Amazon's next Alexa device might offer phone calls, intercom tech

Amazon's next Alexa device might offer phone calls, intercom tech

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Amazon is reportedly working on a home security camera, but now we're wondering if it's more of a device that lets you place calls.According to Recode, Amazon is working on one or more Alexa devices that will allow you to initiate phone calls by voice.... >>

PS VR Aim Controller to launch in May as part of Farpoint bundle

PS VR Aim Controller to launch in May as part of Farpoint bundle

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Remember Sony's Aim Controller?We used it at E3 2016 with FPS title Farpoint. We even described the demo as an amazing VR experience, in part because the Aim Controler made everything seem so immersive. At the time, Sony said we could expect the controller... >>

LeEco Le Pro 3 review: Pro or no go?
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LeEco Le Pro 3 review: Pro or no go?

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LeEco, the Chinese company that dabbles in everything from self-driving cars to Vizio-branded televisions, seems like it's trying to be a one-stop shop of sorts in the tech world.So, naturally, it also does smartphones. The LeEco Le Pro 3 being its premier... >>

Google Home may add multiple-user support and voice recognition

Google Home may add multiple-user support and voice recognition

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Google Home may soon get a lot more useful for the entire family.One of the most annoying things about Google Home and similar smart speakers is that they only work with a single account. So all the services and integrations and features are tied to one... >>

New Apple iPhone SE might be on the way, hints leaked Target memo

New Apple iPhone SE might be on the way, hints leaked Target memo

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For many, 2016's iPhone SE was hard to beat: great camera, great speed, great battery life, and great price.But then, in November, a widely respected analyst and leaker of Apple news, Ming-Chi Kuo, claimed Apple had decided not upgrade the iPhone SE,... >>

Lego is honouring the women of NASA with this cool new set

Lego is honouring the women of NASA with this cool new set

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Lego's latest set should make space-geek feminists very happy.The company is developing a new Lego set featuring five historic women who contributed to NASA's space program. MIT News editor Maia Weinstock created the set, called Women of NASA, and submitted... >>

Google just made Assistant a much more prominent feature in Allo

Google just made Assistant a much more prominent feature in Allo

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Google Assistant just became a core, easily accessible feature in Allo.On the same day that Google announced it has begun rolling out Google Assistant via an update to more devices running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the company also... >>

Does this leak show Amazon's upcoming Alexa security camera?

Does this leak show Amazon's upcoming Alexa security camera?

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Alexa is coming to everything imaginable, from smartphones to ovens, so naturally, a home security camera could be a good fit too.Amazon is possibly working on one right now, according to a product pic that’s been spotted on the company’s own servers.... >>

Will the next iPhone switch to USB Type-C? Nah, but the cable might

Will the next iPhone switch to USB Type-C? Nah, but the cable might

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It looks like Apple's next iPhone cable will switch to USB Type-C, rather than the next iPhone itself.The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that the next iPhone, though to be called iPhone 8, will come with a “USB-C port for the power... >>

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 unleashed Assistant in full form, now extending that to a wider... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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Google has taken on Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana with its own voice assistant called Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: When is Galaxy Unpacked 2017 and can you watch it online?

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: When is Galaxy Unpacked 2017 and can you watch it online?

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Samsung usually uses Mobile World Congress to launch its annual flagship, but thanks to the Note 7, the schedule has changed.The company has already confirmed it will not hold its "Galaxy Unpacked 2017" event in February but rather in March. Samsung reportedly... >>

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

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You can now get a basic Oculus Rift setup at a price much more affordable than the HTC Vive VR package.The company announced at GDC 2017 that it cut the price of its Rift headset and Touch motion controllers by $100 (about £80) each, making the cost... >>

Google quietly kills its high-end Pixel Chromebook laptop line

Google quietly kills its high-end Pixel Chromebook laptop line

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Farewell, Pixel.No, not the Pixel phones. We're talking about Google's high-end, $1,299 Pixel Chromebooks. Long before Google started shipping flagship phones under the Pixel brand, it offered Pixel laptops. But, according to TechCrunch, which spoke to... >>

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

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It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially announced its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It will let you access live and recorded... >>

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

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The latest Raspberry Pi costs just $10 (£9). And it comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability.It's called Pi Zero W, and it's an updated version of the $5 Pi Zero that released in November 2015 for $5/£4. Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board... >>