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Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

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Sony has finally launched a PlayStation Vue app for the new Apple TV.PlayStation Vue is a new cloud-based TV service. It offers live programming from AMC, Discovery, FX, ESPN, and other channels without a cable or satellite subscription. It is therefore... >>

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

Mini's first hybrid is an AWD Countryman with an electric mode

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Mini has unveiled a hybrid all-wheel-drive Countryman S E at LA Auto Show.Interestingly, the front wheels are powered by the gas engine, while the rear wheels are connected to the electric motor. The two powertrains push out 221 horsepower altogether,... >>

Apple iPhone 8 might include two 5.5-inch models with dual cameras

Apple iPhone 8 might include two 5.5-inch models with dual cameras

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The next iPhone - or iPhones - will be big and pack a dual-camera design. Apple is rumoured to be working on three new iPhone models for 2017, which happens to be the phone's 10th anniversary. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities (via... >>

Google Wi-Fi now available to buy: How does the mesh router work?

Google Wi-Fi now available to buy: How does the mesh router work?

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Google has launched its new Wi-Fi router. It's called Google Wi-Fi.Last year, Google introduced the OnHub router with TP-Link and Asus, but this year, Google has made its own device called Google Wi-Fi. Each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style,... >>

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

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Google has launched a scanner app for turning your old prints into digital photos that can be saved to the cloud.The app, called PhotoScan, is now available. The idea is that you can ditch your traditional flatbed scanner, which takes like a year to scan... >>

Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity

Toms, the hip shoemaker, now makes Apple Watch bands for charity

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Toms has announced a lineup of Apple Watch bands.The company, which is behind the popular line of slip-on shoes, said it will provide one year of solar light to a person in need every time one of its Apple Watch bands are bought. The company has a long... >>

Super Mario Run for iOS: How to play, how much will it cost and when can you get it?

Super Mario Run for iOS: How to play, how much will it cost and when can you get it?

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Forget about the water-resistant, headphone jack-less iPhone 7. One of the most exciting tidbits from Apple's Special Event on 7 September was the announcement that Mario is finally coming to mobile - initially for iOS.Super Mario Run is the first game... >>

Will Galaxy S8 be Samsung's first phone with a Force Touch display?

Will Galaxy S8 be Samsung's first phone with a Force Touch display?

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Samsung is really trying to come up with new ways to lure in customers.Despite the major fiasco it caused with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and its faulty, exploding battery, which involved two major government recalls and a permanent end in production,... >>

That Lumee light-up case Kim K uses has been updated to Lumee Two

That Lumee light-up case Kim K uses has been updated to Lumee Two

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Lumee Two is here, so prepare for an onslaught of fresh selfies on Instagram.The original Lumee is a phone case that offers better lighting for selfies. It glows, giving you that extra oomph you need when not in natural lighting. Although many reviews... >>

You can soon buy Nike's self-lacing trainers, if you have £575 to spare

You can soon buy Nike's self-lacing trainers, if you have £575 to spare

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The future is almost here, and it's expensive. Nike has been teasing for a while that it will soon release self-lacing trainers inspired by the boots Marty wore in the film Back to the Future II, but now it's finally ready to release them for all consumers... >>

Marshall launches new wireless on-ear cans called Mid Bluetooth

Marshall launches new wireless on-ear cans called Mid Bluetooth

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Marshall has a new pair of wireless cans just in time for the holiday season.The headphones, called Mid Bluetooth, follows the Major II in Marshall's line of Bluetooth-ready headphones, so if that's any indication, they should be loud, with plenty of... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited explained: Price, devices and how to get it

Amazon Music Unlimited explained: Price, devices and how to get it

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After a successful launch in the US in October, Amazon has also launched its on-demand music streaming service in the UK.It's called Amazon Music Unlimited, and it takes on Spotify and Apple Music and other similar streaming services. Here's everything... >>

Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour

Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour

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Microsoft has launched an iOS app called Colour Binoculars.It was developed to help the colour blind see a broader spectrum of colours. It works for anyone with the three most common forms of colour blindness, and it comes from a pair of Microsoft software... >>

What is the Mannequin Challenge? Plus, the best ones on the web

What is the Mannequin Challenge? Plus, the best ones on the web

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A new challenge is sweeping the web, but it's nothing like the Ice Bucket one.It's called the Mannequin Challenge. It's not a contest for a noble cause, and there are no winners and losers. But these "challenges" are everywhere, and everyone - from Hillary... >>

These crazy videos show recalled GoPro Karma drones crashing hard

These crazy videos show recalled GoPro Karma drones crashing hard

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GoPro won't like these videos.The camera maker recently recalled all 2,500 Karma drones it has sold since launching the device just two weeks ago. It’s investigating reports that a small number of them lost power during operation. If your Karma lost... >>

Snapchat Spectacles: What are they, how do they work, and where are Snapbots to buy them?

Snapchat Spectacles: What are they, how do they work, and where are Snapbots to buy them?

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Snapchat has launched a Google Glass-GoPro hybrid pair of sunglasses.These sunglasses cost a fraction of the cost of Google Glass, however. The idea is you'd use them in order to capture your adventures while on the go. It's like a GoPro, but for you... >>

Google Daydream View review: A Pixel-perfect VR experience?
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Google Daydream View review: A Pixel-perfect VR experience?

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Google has a mobile virtual reality platform, Daydream, which now has a headset to go with it. It's called Daydream View.But with a market already full of VR headsets that range from affordable DIY kits compatible with phones through to head-mounted computers... >>

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

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Google is ramping up its virtual reality efforts, with YouTube VR.The company, which owns YouTube, has been working with YouTube creators, recording artists, and partners to produce VR videos, all with the purpose of loading up the website with tonnes... >>

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

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Let's be real: Lenses are the best part of Snapchat.The popular mobile app enables you to capture photos and videos and overlay them with doodles, text, filters, and lenses. Lenses are animated overlays that augment your face. You can see yourself - in... >>

Apple now directly sells refurbished unlocked iPhones again

Apple now directly sells refurbished unlocked iPhones again

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Apple has an online refurbished store for Macs and iPads - but it's just been updated to include the iPhone again, for the first time in almost a decade.At a time when smartphone sales are flatlining and Apple is expected to move fewer and fewer units... >>

A glorious white iPhone 7 from Apple might soon become a reality

A glorious white iPhone 7 from Apple might soon become a reality

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Apple is trying something new in order to get you to buy an iPhone 7.Smartphone sales are flatlining - and even the mighty Apple out of Cupertino, CA can't escape this wrath. Analysts expect the company to ship 40 million to 50 million iPhones in the... >>

YouTube HDR video: Everything you need to know about YouTube's latest feature

YouTube HDR video: Everything you need to know about YouTube's latest feature

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

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

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Facebook is trying to go after Snapchat again.The company is developing an ephemeral photo feature for WhatsApp, the popular messaging app it acquired a couple years ago for more than $19 billion. Remember, Facebook once tried to buy Snapchat, but the... >>

Apple sale offers all USB-C adapters at discount, stock up now for new MacBook Pro

Apple sale offers all USB-C adapters at discount, stock up now for new MacBook Pro

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You need to buy around £226 worth of cables and adapters, if you want to use Apple's new MacBook Pro.When Apple announced its latest laptops at an event in late October, it revealed the new MacBook Pro dropped all legacy ports in favour of some Thunderbolt... >>

Amazon Echo review: It's all about Alexa
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Amazon Echo review: It's all about Alexa

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Amazon launched the Echo - its cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth-capable speaker - in the US back in 2015. Just over a year later and the Echo has finally made its way to the UK. Hurrah.But we're not most excited about the actual speaker part.... >>