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Cyrus Audio will start selling its One compact amplifier this summer for £699

Cyrus Audio will start selling its One compact amplifier this summer for £699

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UK-based Cyrus Audio has introduced a compact amplifier that's affordable. The high-end stereo system maker is describing its new Cyrus One amplifier as a provider of "high quality audio" but at an tolerable price point. It is a 100-watt-per-channel amp... >>

See Lenovo Phab2 AR phone and more in official videos from Tech World 2016

See Lenovo Phab2 AR phone and more in official videos from Tech World 2016

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Lenovo Tech World 2016 is done and dusted. The company used the event to announce some new smartphones. It wasn't the most anticipated event of the season, especially since both WWDC and E3 start next week, but we did get to see Lenovo officially launch... >>

Lenovo unveils the first Tango AR phone, the Phab2

Lenovo unveils the first Tango AR phone, the Phab2

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Lenovo has officially announced not one but three Project Tango smartphones. Called the Phab2 Pro, Phab2 Plus, and Phab2, the phones are made with Google's Project Tango technology, now just called "Tango", and touted as the world’s first to feature... >>

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

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Apple has said things are changing for its App Store, and, in response, Google might change its app store too.  A lot of these new changes pertain to app developers - but all of the changes speak volumes about what's happening in the world of apps,... >>

Periscope tips and tricks

Periscope tips and tricks

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Broadcasting is so in right now. Apps like Snapchat let you publish videos in real-time for the world to see, for instance, and then there's social networks like Facebook, which have added live-streaming tools for its users. Because these types of streaming... >>

Honeywell Water Leak and Freeze Detector explained

Honeywell Water Leak and Freeze Detector explained

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Small issues can develop into major problems if they aren't dealt quickly. Spilling red wine on a cream carpet for example, isn't something you want to leave unattended for too long. While in this case it wouldn't be catastrophic if you did, aside from... >>

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

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Google has released yet another iOS app. The unique thing about this app is that it can convert Live Photos into shareable GIFs and movie montages. The app is called Motion Stills, and it essentially gives iPhone owners new ways to play with and share Live... >>

This is what the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy sound like

This is what the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy sound like

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Contrary to popular belief, space is noisy. It's a cacophony of stellar music. Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have not only captured sounds of some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy but have also published their research... >>

Mattel celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary with amazing Barbie set

Mattel celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary with amazing Barbie set

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Mattel has just given youngster Trekkies a major treat: Star Trek Barbies. Anyone who is a fan of the CBS-owned sci-fi franchise will know that 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek series. To celebrate that anniversary, CBS Consumer... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Active: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Active: What's the difference?

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If you're looking for a rugged phone, you have a new option through AT&T. AT&T and Samsung partnered on a tougher version of the Galaxy S7, called the Galaxy S7 Active. Both companies have been working on these types of devices since the Galaxy S4 Active... >>

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

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You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector. That's right. Apple is working on... >>

Twitter tips and tricks

Twitter tips and tricks

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Twitter isn't exactly the most user-friendly social network to use. People who aren't familiar with the symbols # and @ or even terminology like retweet and DM probably see Twitter as some sort of alien spawn they'll never understand. But it doesn't have... >>

Is Jawbone about to go out of business?

Is Jawbone about to go out of business?

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It looks like Jawbone isn't doing so well. The company, which is known for making both speakers and fitness trackers, is reportedly ending production of all its fitness trackers and wants to sell its speaker business, all of which makes it appear like... >>

You can stop nuisance calls with just one text message, here's how

You can stop nuisance calls with just one text message, here's how

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There's now a number you can text to stop getting nuisance calls. The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) has partnered with Ofcom in the UK to launch a "text-to-register" service that adds your mobile phone number to an official "do not call" database.... >>

MotoMods: Hasselblad camera, JBL speaker, and projector modules leak

MotoMods: Hasselblad camera, JBL speaker, and projector modules leak

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Lenovo is reportedly getting ready to launch a new Moto Z modular smartphone line with attachable backplates known as MotoMods, and thanks to a renowned leakster, we've just been given a first look at three MotoMods and the different types of functionality... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

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Google recently introduced a new product that aims to take on Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. Called Google Assistant, it's basically an extension of Google Now. Google unveiled Google Assistant at its annual Google I/O developer conference in May 2016,... >>

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

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Google has announced it is building a 53,000-square-foot facility near Detroit. The team behind the company's self-driving car project revealed the news via Google+, where it described the new facility as a "self-driving technology development center"... >>

Watch Hugo Barra unbox Xiaomi's first Mi Drone quadcopter via livestream

Watch Hugo Barra unbox Xiaomi's first Mi Drone quadcopter via livestream

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Chinese company Xiaomi entered a new category today: drones. Xiaomi has unveiled its first quadcopter, and it's called Mi Drone. It features a three-axis gimbal, 4K camera with a detachable module, replaceable 5,100mAh battery that provides 27 minutes... >>

Will.i.am made these vinyl-inspired earbuds you can only buy from Apple

Will.i.am made these vinyl-inspired earbuds you can only buy from Apple

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Ever want a pricey pair of Bluetooth earphones that are designed to look like vinyl records? Well, now's your chance... Musician Will.i.am has released a pair under his "i.am+" tech brand. They're called EPs, and initial sales of the earphones are exclusive... >>

Google gives its Nexus Player the axe

Google gives its Nexus Player the axe

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Good luck trying to find a Nexus Player after today. Google has quietly stopped direct sales of its set-top box, meaning you'll have to buy it from third-party retailers that still have some stock left. The Nexus Player can no longer be found on the Google... >>

Now Apple is thought to be making an Amazon Echo-like speaker with Siri

Now Apple is thought to be making an Amazon Echo-like speaker with Siri

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Amazon Echo has been doing so well that not only Google wants to copy it but now Apple as well. Amazon recently admitted that it's having trouble keeping Echo in stock due to high demand. It also launched two additional versions of the Bluetooth-enabled... >>

Gululu is a drink-tracking water bottle with a built-in virtual pet for kids

Gululu is a drink-tracking water bottle with a built-in virtual pet for kids

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Remember Tamagotchi or Giga Pet? Well, one company is hoping to bring back the digital-pet trend, but this time in the form of a water bottle. Bowhead Technology also wants to make the chore of drinking water into a game for kids, so it invented Gululu... >>

Lenovo trademarks Moto Z modular phone ahead of possible 9 June event

Lenovo trademarks Moto Z modular phone ahead of possible 9 June event

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Lenovo might have more than a Project Tango phone to launch next month. The company is holding a Tech World event on 9 June, and it's expected to announced a consumer Project Tango-enabled smartphone at that event. But it appears as though Lenovo could... >>

Pebble is announcing something today - what could it be?

Pebble is announcing something today - what could it be?

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Pebble has something up its sleeve, apparently. That's what the company wants us to think after it sent email invitations to the media with a GIF of the word "OMG" spelt out in LED lights on a circuit board of some sort. The caption with the invitation... >>

Spotify's Family Plan is much cheaper now: Here's what you need to know

Spotify's Family Plan is much cheaper now: Here's what you need to know

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Spotify has upgraded its family plan pricing in order to match not only Apple Music but also Google Play Music. The music-streaming service now charges $14.99 a month for up to six Premium accounts per family. Apple Music's family plan similarly costs... >>