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DJI's next drone basically looks like a much smaller Mavic Pro, leak reveals

DJI's next drone basically looks like a much smaller Mavic Pro, leak reveals

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DJI is probably coming out with a new drone, and it's super tinyLeaked images of a new device, supposedly called the Spark, have appeared on Chinese DJI forums, though the site is now down. It appears to have the same foldable design of the Mavic Pro,... >>

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

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What is it about car rides that make kids pass out?Is it the gentle vibrations, the glow of lights, the hum of the engine, or the closed-in environment? Ford has been asking itself all these questions, apparently, because it just debuted a smart crib... >>

Amazon Alexa finally lets you control the colour of lights with your voice

Amazon Alexa finally lets you control the colour of lights with your voice

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Amazon's Alexa AI has long been able to control smart lights via voice commands, but oddly, not their colour.Although you could turn off or on all sorts of smart lamps from the likes of Philips Hue or LIFX and so many others, you were otherwise limited.... >>

This interactive map shows how futuristic Earth might look in 2050

This interactive map shows how futuristic Earth might look in 2050

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Ever wonder what new buildings and cars will look like in the future? Well, a well-known cybersecurity firm has figured it out.No, Kaspersky Labs didn't invent a time machine, but it did create a map that imagines our world three decades from now, according... >>

Adobe wants to use AI and machine learning to beautify your selfies

Adobe wants to use AI and machine learning to beautify your selfies

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Forget about Photoshopping. People now edit their selfies using computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.Several apps from Snapchat to Meitu all use these technologies so that they can adjust what your device's camera sees - even... >>

Runtastic made a cooking app with top-down videos like the ones on FB

Runtastic made a cooking app with top-down videos like the ones on FB

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Fitness and diet go hand in hand, so naturally, a team behind a popular running app would also want to launch a cooking app.At a time when cooking videos are all over our social media feeds, Adidas-owned Runtastic has taken it upon itself to bring a... >>

Apple Clips is now live: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Clips is now live: What is it and how does it work?

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If you haven't noticed yet, the most popular apps right now, including Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, are all about video.Apple has likely noticed this trend, so it's announcing a new app that it made: Clips. In a press release, the California-based... >>

What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained

What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained

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We are officially living in the age of assistants.Following in the footsteps of Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Samsung Bixby, Facebook has launched M. It is described as a "helpful assistant in Messenger, powered by... >>

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... >>

You can now get the Windows 10 Creators Update - here's how

You can now get the Windows 10 Creators Update - here's how

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Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it sooner.Microsoft will officially start its multi-stage rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on 11 April, but if... >>

Google wants to stuff another device into the next Google Home speaker

Google wants to stuff another device into the next Google Home speaker

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What would make Google Home better?This is a question Google has been apparently asking itself, especially since the market is currently exploding with Alexa-powered devices from not only Amazon but just about every other third-party manufacturer out... >>

Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want

Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want

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Apple has come up with another adapter for 2016 MacBook Pro owners.The new MacBook Pro is a little inconvenient in that it replaced most ports with USB-C, relegating owners to a life of adapters if they want to make their existing peripherals compatible... >>

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

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Fitbit acquired Pebble late last year, and ever since then, Pebble owners have been wondering what will happen to their watches.At the time, Pebble said devices would continue to work as normal with no immediate changes to the Pebble user experience,... >>

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

YouTube TV is now live: What is it, 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 launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It lets you access live and recorded... >>

Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things?

Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things?

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The star ratings on Netflix are going bye-bye.Starting this month, April, the company is replacing stars with a thumbs-up and thumbs-down ratings system - more akin to TiVo suggestions.Netflix claims the new system got more ratings versus the traditional... >>

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

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Amazon-owned Twitch is no longer just about streaming and watching games. It's now a place where you can buy games, too.The game-streaming service had already announced plans to launch a digital PC games store, but now, it's finally unveiling the experience.... >>

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

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Microsoft quietly released a new app on April Fools' Day, and no, it isn't a prank app. You can download and use it.It's actually just a "fun camera app" for iOS devices, the company says, and it's currently featured in the the “New apps we love”... >>

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019

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Don't expect a foldable smartphone from Samsung anytime soon.Information about a foldable Samsung phone, dubbed Galaxy X, has been slowly leaking out over the past couple years, with reports claiming the company is developing a version that folds out... >>

Apple still hasn't given up the idea of offering its own pay TV service

Apple still hasn't given up the idea of offering its own pay TV service

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For years, Apple has been trying to develop a pay TV service.Several reports going back to 2009 have claimed Apple is getting ready to launch a subscription-based streaming TV service that would offer around 25 channels, DVR, and live-programming. It'd... >>

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

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HTC has made it a lot easier on the wallet to try new VR apps.HTC currently offers the Vive headset and Viveport marketplace but from 5 April will add a Viveport Subscription service, a way of accessing apps and games for a monthly fee.At present, Vive... >>

Google Wifi's latest feature isn't going to make your kid very happy

Google Wifi's latest feature isn't going to make your kid very happy

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Google has updated its Wi-Fi router so that you can annoy your kids."Wi-Fi at home helps with special everyday moments," Google announced on Monday. "But as we all know, sometimes these moments can turn into hours spent watching videos or browsing photos.... >>

Amazon Cash lets you shop online without a bank card - here's how

Amazon Cash lets you shop online without a bank card - here's how

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If you don't have a bank card, shopping online is nearly impossible.People without access to credit and debit cards - including minors - are limited to using gift cards or throw-away refill cards when it comes to buying goods on the internet. Amazon,... >>

Apple might add its True Tone auto-adjusting display to iPhone 8 models

Apple might add its True Tone auto-adjusting display to iPhone 8 models

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Remember Apple's True Tone display? It's coming to the iPhone.Here's the thing: this information comes from a research note from investment bank Barclays, as reported by MacRumors. These types of research notes, including notes from analysts like KGI... >>

FaceTune's new Memoji app morphs your selfies into animated emojis

FaceTune's new Memoji app morphs your selfies into animated emojis

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This isn't an April Fools' joke: the developer behind Facetune made an app that turns your face into an emoji.Israel-based Lightricks' newest app, Memoji, blends emoji cartoon characters with an image of your face. In other words, you can now emojify... >>

Google Maps is a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game for April Fools’ Day

Google Maps is a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game for April Fools’ Day

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It's that goofy time of year again: April Fools' Day.That means tech companies are briefly turning their apps and services into something lighthearted for the silly holiday. And for the last few years, Google has transformed its Maps app and web service... >>