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Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps

Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps

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Snapchat's latest update completely changes how you use Bitmoji.Last year, Snapchat bought Bitstrips, the company behind Bitmoji. Snapchat is now leveraging that acquisition in away that reminds us of Pokemon Go. In that AR-based game, you can look through... >>

Nokia 2 budget phone with massive battery appears in leaked image

Nokia 2 budget phone with massive battery appears in leaked image

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HMD Global might release its fifth Nokia-branded phone this year.The device - dubbed the Nokia 2 - is expected to be a budget smartphone that packs a huge 4000,mAh battery, and we know this thanks to a listing on the US FCC site. Nokia 2 also recently... >>

Google will unveil next Pixel on 4 October, says we should 'ask more'

Google will unveil next Pixel on 4 October, says we should 'ask more'

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Google doesn't want you to think about iPhone X anymore.The company has launched a website that suggests we "ask more" and teases, "thinking about changing phones?", followed by an announcement that tells us to "stay tuned for more on 4 October". Google... >>

Apple iOS 11 wallpapers: Download them now for your iPhone or iPad

Apple iOS 11 wallpapers: Download them now for your iPhone or iPad

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A few days before Apple's September 2017 event, the final build of iOS 11 leaked out, revealing all sorts of announcements ahead of the event.Apple, of course, has since confirmed everything that was discovered in the big leak, but one thing it didn't... >>

What is Apple's Portrait Lighting and how does it work on iPhone?

What is Apple's Portrait Lighting and how does it work on iPhone?

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One way Apple differentiates its latest, premium iPhones over other models is by giving them exclusive features.This year, Apple has come up with a new camera feature known as Portrait Lighting. It's supposed make it easier for you to take photographs... >>

What is Apple's True Tone display?

What is Apple's True Tone display?

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At its 12 September event, Apple took the wraps off two new iPhone series: iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. All three devices come with True Tone display, a technology which first made its appearance on iPad Pro. It works a lot like the white-balance-compensating... >>

It's official: Apple shows off the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

It's official: Apple shows off the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

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Apple has announced plenty of new products for release this month and beyond, including the iPhone X. However, if you can't stretch to the latest, innovative handset - as it starts at £999 - you might want to consider an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus instead.Both... >>

What is Apple Face ID and how does it work?

What is Apple Face ID and how does it work?

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Apple has announced a new facial-recognition feature, which has been rumoured for months, but it's exclusive to the new iPhone X.The technology, called Face ID, effectively replaces Touch ID fingerprint scanning. It uses a “TrueDepth camera system",... >>

Apple iPhone X event: What was launched and how to re-watch?

Apple iPhone X event: What was launched and how to re-watch?

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Apple's major iPhone X event is now done and dusted.We were treated to not one, or two, but three new iPhone models. But before the company got into those new devices, it announced a new Apple Watch, new Apple TV, and more. If you were busy during the... >>

Apple Animoji explained: Here's how to use those animated emoji

Apple Animoji explained: Here's how to use those animated emoji

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Apple has introduced a new iOS 11 feature: Animoji.Animoji are custom, animated versions of popular emoji characters found on iPhone. The feature uses the new Face ID facial-recognition system, which is exclusive to the iPhone X, to create 3D emoji that... >>

Sony RX10 IV debuts with 'world's fastest' hybrid AF and 24fps bursts

Sony RX10 IV debuts with 'world's fastest' hybrid AF and 24fps bursts

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Sony is in New York City, where it just announced another Cyber-shot RX10-branded camera.Called the RX10 IV, it packs the "world’s fastest" AF lock speed of just 0.03sec, according to Sony, as well as offers 24fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE... >>

Mercedes shows off its 1000-horsepower Project One hypercar

Mercedes shows off its 1000-horsepower Project One hypercar

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Mercedes-Benz has shown off that new hypercar it's been teasing.Dubbed the Mercedes-AMG Project One, the showcar was unveiled at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Based on the features, like more than 1,000 horsepower, it seems like a concept,... >>

Xiaomi launches a ceramic unibody sequel to the slim-bezeled Mi Mix

Xiaomi launches a ceramic unibody sequel to the slim-bezeled Mi Mix

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Xiaomi has launched a sequel to the Mi Mix. It's called Mi Mix 2.The original Mi Mix earned rave reviews for its slim bezels and game-changing design, which, unlike most smartphones, offered a different location for the earpiece and the front-facing... >>

Apple iPhone X's OLED display: How will it differ from LCD screens?

Apple iPhone X's OLED display: How will it differ from LCD screens?

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Apple's next flagship iPhone, the iPhone X, could feature an OLED display, rather than the LCD screens found on previous iPhones.This is a big deal, if you care about screen technology. The average user likely won't notice it, nor will they really care,... >>

Apple iOS 11: 11 new features on your iPhone and iPad

Apple iOS 11: 11 new features on your iPhone and iPad

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Apple made iOS 11 official while at WWDC 2017, way back in June.As is customary for new versions of iPhone and iPad software, iOS 11 was pushed out to customers via an over-the-air update a few days before the new iPhones were due to land on store shelves... >>

YouTube HDR: Here's how to find and watch YouTube videos in HDR

YouTube HDR: Here's how to find and watch YouTube videos in HDR

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YouTube now supports HDR (high dynamic range) content.With HDR-compatible televisions bursting onto the market, and several media companies such as Netflix and Amazon offering HDR content, many consumers are likely wondering what's going on with Google-owned... >>

Uber wants its entire vehicle fleet in London to be all-electric by 2025

Uber wants its entire vehicle fleet in London to be all-electric by 2025

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Uber's cheapest, most popular UberX tier will soon be either fully-electric or hybrid.With "500-year" hurricanes happening all the time now, it seems like everyone should be talking about climate change and the role we play as a fossil fuel-dependent... >>

Stride is a new Slack-like chat app from the makers of HipChat

Stride is a new Slack-like chat app from the makers of HipChat

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There are so many Slack-like chat apps these days.There's Facebook's Workplace and Microsoft's Teams and so on. But that isn't stopping Atlassian, which makes the HipChat chat app, from introducing Stride, another chat app. But this one has a slightly... >>

That HTC U11 squeezing gimmick just got a lot more useful

That HTC U11 squeezing gimmick just got a lot more useful

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HTC's U11 might be less gimmicky now.The HTC U11 has an Edge Sense function that lets you squeeze its sides to launch a range of things. In our review of the device, we said you could turn off Edge Sense and you'd know no difference. Sure, it's something... >>

Apple iPhone 8 won't have Touch ID, will unlock via facial recognition

Apple iPhone 8 won't have Touch ID, will unlock via facial recognition

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Apple will ditch Touch ID altogether for the iPhone 8.According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple had trouble embedding the fingerprint scanner into the phone's screen. We've heard for months that Apple wanted to axe the home button and add facial recognition,... >>

Netflix future in doubt as Disney looks to take back control

Netflix future in doubt as Disney looks to take back control

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Netflix can't be happy right now.Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, just announced that Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on Disney's new streaming platform that is due to launch in late 2019: "I have described a very rich, treasure trove... >>

How to turn on Twitter Night mode on desktop, iOS, and Android devices

How to turn on Twitter Night mode on desktop, iOS, and Android devices

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Did you know Twitter has a Night mode feature?Well, Twitter's iOS and Android apps have offered the feature since last year, but now, it's available on the desktop. Night mode re-skins the app and site so that they appear darker, making it easer to read... >>

Plex users can view live TV with DVR on Amazon Fire TV and the web

Plex users can view live TV with DVR on Amazon Fire TV and the web

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Plex Live TV and DVR are now available on Amazon Fire TV.In other words, you now have another way to stream over-the-air shows. Previously, Plex Live TV and DVR was only accessible on Android, iPhone, Android TV, and Apple TV devices. Plex, which was... >>

You can now use Kobo's mobile apps to listen to audiobooks

You can now use Kobo's mobile apps to listen to audiobooks

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Looking for a new audiobook source?Well, Rakuten's Kobo has added audiobooks to its iOS and Android ebook apps. Kobo, if you didn't know, is an e-reader maker that also offers the Kobo Reading mobile app, which allows you to browse Kobo's extensive catalogue... >>

You can interact with this BBC radio play using Alexa or Google Home

You can interact with this BBC radio play using Alexa or Google Home

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The BBC has developed a new interactive radio story.The broadcasting company, well-known for its radio plays, has announced a new project: a comedy/science fiction play titled The Inspection Chamber. It partnered with an audio company Rosina Sound on... >>

Microsoft might unveil a new Surface device in London next month

Microsoft might unveil a new Surface device in London next month

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Microsoft will supposedly have a new Surface device to show us at the end of October, according to a report.The company is planning to hold its annual Future Decoded event from 31 October to 1 November in London. Devices Chief Panos Panay is scheduled... >>

Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa from a touchscreen

Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa from a touchscreen

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Amazon's Echo speaker now comes with a touchscreen - and whole host of hidden ways to leverage Alexa.The Echo Show launched earlier this year, and in Pocket-lint's review, we noted that Amazon could go in so many directions with it. Sure, we'd like to... >>

What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

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Garmin now lets you make purchases on the go.First, there was Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. Then, there was Fitbit Pay. Now, we have Garmin Pay. All these mobile payment systems work with contactless payment readers so that you can check out... >>

You can now buy those cool Minecraft Xbox One wireless controllers

You can now buy those cool Minecraft Xbox One wireless controllers

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If you love Xbox and Minecraft, then you'll want to check these out.Microsoft recently announced a Minecraft limited-edition bundle of the Xbox One S, which includes a 1TB console and a vertical stand, as well as an Creeper Xbox One wireless controller,... >>

This is Apple's Steve Jobs Theatre, where it will unveil next iPhones

This is Apple's Steve Jobs Theatre, where it will unveil next iPhones

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Apple plans to show off its Steve Jobs Theatre soon.The Apple Park venue, which is named after the late CEO and company co-founder, Steve Jobs, will be formally unveiled to the public during an iPhone 8 event on 12 September. There's no getting past that... >>

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

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Microsoft has announced that its next major Windows 10 update at IFA 2017 - the largest European tech show in the calendar - will arrive from 17 October 2017.Remember, Microsoft already revealed it will update Windows 10 and 10 S twice a year - in the... >>

What is Fitbit Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Fitbit Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

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Fitbit makes fitness trackers, and now, a full-fledged smartwatch that you can make payments with it, thanks to a service called Fitbit Pay.The Fitbit Ionic is Fitbit's first smartwatch. You can read all about the device from here. But if you want to... >>

Lenovo rolls out Yoga 920, Yoga 720, Miix 520 laptops, and more at IFA

Lenovo rolls out Yoga 920, Yoga 720, Miix 520 laptops, and more at IFA

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Lenovo has new versatile laptops to show you.The first is the new Lenovo Yoga 920, announced IFA 2017 in Berlin. It has far-field microphones so users can talk to Windows 10's Cortana. It also works with an optional Lenovo Active Pen 2, which the previous... >>

Garmin rounds out Vivo wearable line with Vivosport and Vivomove HR

Garmin rounds out Vivo wearable line with Vivosport and Vivomove HR

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Garmin didn't just announce the Vivoactive 3 at IFA 2017; it introduced two other Vivo-branded wearables.First up is the new Vivosport activity-tracking band. There's a lot of Vivo-branded fitness wearables in Garmin's portfolio, so it's important to... >>

Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch debuts with Garmin Pay and more

Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch debuts with Garmin Pay and more

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Garmin is known for making great fitness smartwatches, but they command a high premium when compared to watches from Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit. But its latest wearable has a more affordable price.While at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Garmin announced the Vivoactive... >>

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

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Sony has a new action camera.But it's described as a new type of camera that "enables entirely new imaging possibilities". Dubbed the Sony RX0, it's supposed to come with Sony RX series-level image and video quality, as well as capabilities, but it's... >>

Libratone adds Alexa skill, voice integration, and AirPlay 2 to Zipp speaker

Libratone adds Alexa skill, voice integration, and AirPlay 2 to Zipp speaker

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Libratone Zipp is about to get voice integration and more. What does that mean? First, the Zipp wireless speaker will now work with Alexa, allowing people to voice control not only their Zipp but also connected devices. Simply tap it, then say, “Play... >>

Samsung IFA 2017: What was unveiled and how to re-watch event

Samsung IFA 2017: What was unveiled and how to re-watch event

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Samsung has turned its attention to consumer electronics.It hosted a press conference during IFA 2017 in Berlin to showcase products designed to cater for "your new normal" -- that's its tagline, not ours. The event already streamed, but you can re-watch... >>

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

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Samsung has announced another device alongside the Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro while at IFA in Berlin.It's not another fitness tracker or a watch, but it is a wearable. Samsung introduced the 2018 version of its Gear IconX wireless earbuds. The original... >>

Samsung takes the wraps off its new Gear Sport fitness smartwatch

Samsung takes the wraps off its new Gear Sport fitness smartwatch

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Samsung has introduced a new fitness-focused smartwatch.The Samsung Gear Sport is different from last year's Gear S3 in that it adds 5 ATM water resistance for swimming. Samsung said it's good for salt and freshwater. If you're considering this watch,... >>

It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker

It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker

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An upgraded version of the Samsung Gear Fit 2 has arrived.After weeks of leaks, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit 2 Pro. The most stand-out features with this device is that it adds 5 ATM swim-ready water resistance, onboard GPS, and access to offline... >>

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

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Asus has updated a few laptops that it introduced at Computex in May.While at IFA 2017 in Berlin, the company announced its range of ZenBook Flip-branded laptops will now come with Intel's new 8th-generation Core chips. We don't yet know exact UK pricing... >>

Google Assistant comes to three more speakers, including Panasonic GA10, plus LG appliances

Google Assistant comes to three more speakers, including Panasonic GA10, plus LG appliances

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Google is bringing Google Assistant to more third-party devices from manufacturers, including speakers and appliances.The company revealed it partnered with Anker, Mobvoi, and Panasonic so that Google Assistant will be built directly into new speakers.... >>

Google ARCore: Android's equivalent to Apple ARKit explained

Google ARCore: Android's equivalent to Apple ARKit explained

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Google just announced something called ARCore.As you might've guessed, ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality platform that developers can leverage. It's different from Tango, another AR effort by Google that relies... >>

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... >>

Whoa - Amazon Echo is out of stock: Is a new model coming soon?

Whoa - Amazon Echo is out of stock: Is a new model coming soon?

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OMG. Amazon might announce Amazon Echo 2 soon. Here's the deal: in July, reports began emerging about Amazon's plan to finally update its original Echo later this year. The company reportedly has been working on ways to improve the speaker, which include... >>

This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life

This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life

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What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?With the latest Walking Dead game, you won't have to imagine anymore. It's a location-based augmented reality app that immerses you into the action of the hit AMC TV show. Similar to Pokemon Go, which also uses... >>

Amazon takes aim at Sonos, enables multi-room music for Echo

Amazon takes aim at Sonos, enables multi-room music for Echo

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It looks like the rumours were true. Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo devices now support 'multi-room music'.Amazon has announced that you can use its voice assistant to control and synchronise music across multiple Amazon Echo devices. All you have to do... >>

Sonos smart speaker launch date revealed as 4 October

Sonos smart speaker launch date revealed as 4 October

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Sonos has been rumoured to be introducing an Amazon Echo-style smart speaker to its line-up for a while, but now we know the date it is likely to be unveiled.The company has sent out invites to a launch event in New York on 4 October. It features a mouth... >>

Samsung's latest trademark suggests a new 360-degree camera is coming

Samsung's latest trademark suggests a new 360-degree camera is coming

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Samsung might already be developing a new Gear 360 camera.In March, Samsung introduced an all-new Gear 360 virtual reality camera to coincide with the launch of the Samsung VR content platform. It also joined the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy... >>