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This adapter plugs into an iPhone and can record all your phone calls

This adapter plugs into an iPhone and can record all your phone calls

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Have you ever needed to record a phone call? No? Just us?Either way, you probably know that it isn't easy. You can use apps that require you to call out from their own dialer, or the default phone app, which isn't useful if you're making a call through... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks fully reveal the phone's design

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks fully reveal the phone's design

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Want to see what the Galaxy Note 8 looks like?There are two images we can show you. The first one (above) was posted by Ice Universe, a leakster who has decent track record. It's a render that supposedly shows the front of the Note 8. We can't tell you... >>

This racing drone just set a Guinness World Record for flying 179 mph

This racing drone just set a Guinness World Record for flying 179 mph

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Drone racing is a thing - and drones that compete in these races can fly at super fast speeds. Need an example? Just check Guinness. The team behind the Drone Racing League (DRL), which is in the middle of its second aired racing season, has set a Guinness... >>

Oculus might unveil a cheap standalone VR headset this year

Oculus might unveil a cheap standalone VR headset this year

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Oculus made a wireless virtual reality headset.According to Bloomberg, Oculus is working with China’s Xiaomi to manufacture a new headset for global distribution. It is described as a "cheaper, wireless device". Apparently, Facebook-owned Oculus thinks... >>

Apple's AR platform: These demos show what ARKit can do in iOS 11

Apple's AR platform: These demos show what ARKit can do in iOS 11

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Apple sees a lot of potential in augmented reality.Ever since Pokemon Go exploded in popularity last summer and subsequently revived interest in both Apple's App Store and mobile gaming, Apple has said several times that it is embracing the technology,... >>

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

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Next time you Skype your boss, do it from your BMW.Skype for Business users can now place or join conference calls from the driver's seat - so long as they own a BMW. Drivers will use the mounted display and their voice to navigate BMW's iDrive menu system... >>

It's a sad day for Vertu and its jewel-encrusted luxury phones

It's a sad day for Vertu and its jewel-encrusted luxury phones

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Vertu, the British luxury phone maker, is going to be liquidatedThe company is known for its high-end handsets, which are usually decked out in gems and have starting prices in the tens of thousands of pounds, but it in recent years, it has faced financial... >>

KFC made a Huawei phone with Colonel Sanders' image all over it

KFC made a Huawei phone with Colonel Sanders' image all over it

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Next time you're in China, ask for a phone at the KFC drive-thru.The fast food chain has partnered with Huawei to release a limited-edition smartphone to celebrate 30 years since opening in China. Called the KFC edition Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus, it features... >>

Amazon Echo 2 might be coming soon with a totally different look

Amazon Echo 2 might be coming soon with a totally different look

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Amazon's first Echo is getting old.Think about it: it's been two years since the company introduced the cylindrical speaker, and it hasn't updated it since, although it has released several other different versions in the form of Echo Dot, Amazon Tap,... >>

Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look

Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look

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Are you visually impaired? If so, Microsoft's latest app is for you.Microsoft has released a new smartphone app, called Seeing AI, which uses computer vision to describe things to the visually impaired. With the app, you can simply focus your phone’s... >>

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

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Dell's new device is "the world's first" wirelessly charging laptop.Called the Dell Latitude 7285, it's a detachable 2-in-1 hybrid with a 12-inch display. It actually debuted at CES 2017 earlier this year, but now it's finally available to buy. If you're... >>

Amazing Google Pixel XL 2017 render shows a super sexy giant

Amazing Google Pixel XL 2017 render shows a super sexy giant

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Google is working on the next Pixel phones, and an image of the larger-sized phone has appeared.Android Police, which has a great track record when it comes to leaking Android mobile news, has created a render of the second-generation Pixel XL based... >>

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 US: All the best deals in one spot

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 US: All the best deals in one spot

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Amazon Prime Day is nearly here, starting at 9pm EST this evening (Monday 10 July).This is an annual, day-long event exclusive to paid Amazon Prime subscribers across the world. That means, if you're a Prime member, the next 30 hours will be filled to... >>

LG Q6 with 18:9 FullVision display gets official launch

LG Q6 with 18:9 FullVision display gets official launch

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LG has officially announced the Q6 smartphone as the first entry of a new Q-series. The LG Q6 is the first phone since the flagship G6 to feature a FullVision display, essentially making it a G6 Mini.LG previously posted some teasers to say it would... >>

Dronestagram's 2017 contest: Here are the winners' best drone photos

Dronestagram's 2017 contest: Here are the winners' best drone photos

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We've reached Peak Drone.Dronestagram, a social network for sharing images captured by drones, has announced the winners of its annual International Drone Photography contest. This is its fourth contest ever, and although thousands of images were entered,... >>

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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It wasn't long ago that a voice-controlled speaker and smart home assistant was the stuff of science-fiction, but in a relatively short time it has become reality. The Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices offer just that.Amazon isn't the only manufacturer... >>

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: Getting a grip on Alexa

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: Getting a grip on Alexa

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The Amazon Echo almost needs no introduction, that gateway to a world of connected fun. Posing as a cylindrical speaker, the Amazon Echo is was one of the hottest gadgets of 2016, and with a continuously expanding set of Alexa skills, it's a hot product... >>

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

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Facebook-owned Instagram has a copycat Snapchat feature: Stories.Here's the deal... With Snapchat Stories, you can broadcast multiple snaps (videos and photos) taken throughout the day, complete with overlays of doodles and stickers and filters and masks.... >>

Jawbone is shutting down: How will that affect you?

Jawbone is shutting down: How will that affect you?

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Jawbone is going out of business.The company, well known for its Bluetooth earpieces and wireless speakers and fitness tracking efforts, has entered into liquidation proceedings, according to The Information. We've contacted Jawbone for a comment and... >>

Apple AirPods might one day add biometric, fitness tracking tech

Apple AirPods might one day add biometric, fitness tracking tech

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Some big changes could come to Apple's AirPods soon.The wireless headphones were introduced when Apple took the headphone jack away from iPhone 7 users, in order to give them the opportunity to still listen to tunes while on the go. They're pretty smart... >>

Google Blocks is a new tool anyone can use to make 3D models in VR

Google Blocks is a new tool anyone can use to make 3D models in VR

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Google has a new virtual reality tool.This tool is really an app. It's unique in that it lets you create colourful 3D models in VR. Called Google Blocks, it's free and available now for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Tthe important thing to note about Google... >>

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

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The Nintendo Switch just got a companion app for online services.During a Nintendo Direct event on Thursday, Nintendo announced a new app called Nintendo Switch Online. It will be available from 21 July, the same day Splatoon 2 becomes available. According... >>

Fender Play will teach you how to strum your favourite tune in no time

Fender Play will teach you how to strum your favourite tune in no time

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Want to learn how to play guitar? Fender will now show you.Sure, you can always go pick up a bunch of books that tell you how, or you can watch some videos on YouTube or even play Rocksmith, but the company, which is widely known for its guitars, has... >>

Motorola to hold 25 July event, likely for new phones and mods

Motorola to hold 25 July event, likely for new phones and mods

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Motorola is holding an event in New York City in a couple weeks.The Lenovo-owned company has sent out invites to the media for a launch event on 25 July, telling guests: “You won’t want to miss this". The actual invite is a GIF of a hallway of some... >>

Cameramaker RED just announced a phone with a holographic display

Cameramaker RED just announced a phone with a holographic display

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RED, the high-end camera manufacturer, makes a phone now.Called Hydrogen One, its stand-out feature is a “holographic display", which is described as a 5.7-inch screen that apparently uses nanotechnology to toggle "between traditional 2D content, holographic... >>

Pokemon Go on its first birthday will let you catch Pikachu in Ash's hat

Pokemon Go on its first birthday will let you catch Pikachu in Ash's hat

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It seems like just yesterday that everyone could be found outside, wandering the streets, trying to catch 'em all.Pokemon Go is one years old now. And to celebrate the app's one-year anniversary, or first birthday, however you want to look at it, Niantic... >>

This smart wallet lets you take a picture of who's stealing your money

This smart wallet lets you take a picture of who's stealing your money

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Is there anything more cheesy than videos on crowdfunding sites?Volterman, a new project on Indiegogo, is no exception. If you can manage to ignore the cringe-worthy trailer, you might actually be impressed by what Volterman has to offer. The whole idea... >>

Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap?

Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap?

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Surprise! Snapchat has updated again.At this point, Snapchat updates are becoming a weekly, if not daily, thing. But this latest update is worth talking about, because it gives average iOS and Android users a feature commonly limited to brands and advertisers:... >>

China's Alibaba launched its own Echo-like speaker with an AI helper

China's Alibaba launched its own Echo-like speaker with an AI helper

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China’s Alibaba is one of the world's largest internet ecommerce sites, and it just announced its own rival to Amazon Echo.Called the Tmall Genie, it features the AliGenie voice assistant, which is very similar to Amazon Alexa in that it offers smart... >>

Just ask Alexa to learn about Prime Day deals and sign up for Prime

Just ask Alexa to learn about Prime Day deals and sign up for Prime

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Amazon is holding its annual Prime Day sale in a week, but it's already letting you ask Alexa about all the planned discounts.For those who have Prime, Amazon is allowing early access to Prime Day deals, as long as you own an Alexa device. You can access... >>

Don't expect that Samsung Bixby smart speaker anytime soon

Don't expect that Samsung Bixby smart speaker anytime soon

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We've heard before that Samsung is working on a Bixby-powered smart speaker, but for the first time in a while, more details are surfacing.According to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung's smart speaker has a project codename: Vega. But it seems like there... >>

Lenovo's new Moto X4 aluminium phone revealed in photo, spec leak

Lenovo's new Moto X4 aluminium phone revealed in photo, spec leak

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Lenovo is planning a new Moto device, and a photo of it has leaked out.Not only has a photo of Lenovo’s new Moto device surfaced, but also a report with detailed specs and an approximate release date. According to VentureBeat's Evan Blass, the device... >>

Samsung made a prototype of a standalone VR headset - see it here

Samsung made a prototype of a standalone VR headset - see it here

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Forget about the Samsung Gear VR. Samsung is officially exploring standalone VR headsets.Samsung currently dabbles in the virtual reality headset space, thanks to the Samsung Gear VR, which is basically a high-tech virtual reality viewer that works with... >>

You can now buy retro NES-style controllers for your Nintendo Switch

You can now buy retro NES-style controllers for your Nintendo Switch

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Ever wish your Nintendo Switch looked more like the original NES?No? Just us? Well, either way, ColorWare thinks someone out there wants a NES-style Switch, because it has just launched the Joy Con Classic, a pair of custom-painted Switch controllers.... >>

Will iPhone 8 ditch Touch ID entirely for facial recognition instead?

Will iPhone 8 ditch Touch ID entirely for facial recognition instead?

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It's OK to be sceptical about this latest iPhone 8 rumour.According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via StreetInsider), the OLED iPhone 8 - one of three new iPhones expected to be announced in September - will not feature a Touch ID fingerprint... >>

Is LG working on a mini LG G6 smartphone called LG Q6?

Is LG working on a mini LG G6 smartphone called LG Q6?

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LG is already planning a new version of the LG G6.No, we're not talking about the LG G7, but rather a smaller version of the LG G6 itself. And, technically, we're not sure if the company is working on the phone now or mulled the idea of one months ago.... >>

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

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We'll admit it: MacOS High Sierra is kind of boring compared to previous updates to the Mac operating system.Sure, it has a new file system underneath, and it will eventually include support for virtual reality experiences. But in terms of obvious visual... >>

Amazon Dash Wand: What you can and can't do with this Alexa device

Amazon Dash Wand: What you can and can't do with this Alexa device

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A few years ago, Amazon quietly announced a new gadget, the Dash Wand, but it's taken until now to give it a wider, official launch.It’s basically giving the Dash Wand away for free. Prime members who spend $20 on the Dash Wand get a $20 Amazon credit... >>

How to get MacOS High Sierra right now and get it working on your Mac

How to get MacOS High Sierra right now and get it working on your Mac

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The next version of MacOS is official.While at WWDC 2017, Apple announced and previewed MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system that released last year for Macs. It includes many behind-the-scene upgrades that will make... >>

Google now lets anyone sign up to try experimental Area 120 products

Google now lets anyone sign up to try experimental Area 120 products

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Google has an incubator that develops interesting products, like the new Uptime app, but now it's allowing anyone to test those efforts.Called Area 120, the in-house unit not only developed Uptime but also Advr, an experimental project for advertising... >>

Token Ring is a smart ring that works as a wallet and keychain

Token Ring is a smart ring that works as a wallet and keychain

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There's a new ring available that can unlock and authenticate a range of things, including your computer.It's called Token Ring, and it's from a company called Token. The fingerprint-sensing ring is NFC- and Bluetooth-compatible, meaning it can also work... >>

Netflix now offers Dolby Atmos 3D sound, but there's a catch

Netflix now offers Dolby Atmos 3D sound, but there's a catch

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Vudu is no longer the only streaming service that supports Dolby's Atmos 3D sound technology.Netflix does as well, with the launch of Bong Joon Ho's Okja, a film that debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. It's now available on Netflix, and with Atmos support,... >>

Will 'Eve' be the next high-end Chromebook made by Google?

Will 'Eve' be the next high-end Chromebook made by Google?

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Google might be working on new Chromebook features, and maybe even a new Chromebook to go with those features.First, the new features could be a fingerprint reader and a key specifically for bringing up Google Assistant. As for the new Chromebook, which... >>

What is Tinder and how does it work?

What is Tinder and how does it work?

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Dating isn't what it used to be.Over the past couple decades, online dating has revolutionised the game. You no longer have to hit on people at bars and get rejected face-to-face. You can now carefully construct your virtual profile with coy details and... >>

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

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Apple's foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space comes in the form of CarPlay. CarPlay connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling access and interaction with Apple's ecosystem directly through a car's dashboard touchscreen.First... >>

Nest Cam IQ is a new indoor security camera with facial recognition tech

Nest Cam IQ is a new indoor security camera with facial recognition tech

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Nest Labs has launched pre-orders for a new indoor security camera.Called Nest Cam IQ, the camera supposedly offers a range of intelligent features. It knows when your child has arrived home safely, for instance, or that there’s a stranger in your... >>

Amazon's Prime discounted phones scheme adds Nokia 6 and more

Amazon's Prime discounted phones scheme adds Nokia 6 and more

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Amazon has a smartphone program, and it's just added five more devices from brands like Nokia and Motorola.With the Prime Exclusive Phones program, you can get mid-range to low-end smartphones at a discount. However, if you do choose to get a reduced,... >>

Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving cars by 2021

Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving cars by 2021

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Volvo has been working on driverless cars for a while, but now it has a new strategy to get those cars on the road within four years.The Swedish carmaker is teaming up Nvidia, which plans to supply computing power to Volvo's initiative, as well as Autoliv,... >>

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

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Google Home can now recognise each person in your household by their voice and smartly switch to their account and preferences.Those of you with a husband or kids or a roommate will appreciate Google Home's latest update. If you've ever said to the speaker... >>

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?
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Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?

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If there's one thing Google is good at, it's search. Its 20 years of experience has helped it to become the number one site we all go to when we want to look up anything. Heck, most people just say "Google it".Beyond search we use Google brands for a... >>