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WWDC 2016: Apple’s launches, announcements and what to expect

WWDC 2016: Apple’s launches, announcements and what to expect

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Apple has officially mailed out invites to its annual conference for developers, and that means it's time to take a closer look at what we expect the company to announce or launch during the main keynote. Apple used WWDC 2015 to unveil iOS 9, OS X El... >>

Apple Music might receive a major update with all-new look next month

Apple Music might receive a major update with all-new look next month

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Apple is about to overhaul Apple Music. According to Bloomberg News, Apple wants to make its music-streaming service more "intuitive to use," so it is planning to better seamlessly integrate streaming and download options as well as expand the Beats 1... >>

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

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Happy holiday, Star Wars fans! May the 4th is here again - a day in which fans of the space opera celebrate the franchise's film series, books, and culture. This is a global holiday, so chances are you will hear someone say "May the Force/fourth be with... >>

It's official: Google and Fiat Chrysler ink deal to make self-driving minivans

It's official: Google and Fiat Chrysler ink deal to make self-driving minivans

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Google wants to take its self-driving cars to the next level. Update: Google has announced it will double its self-driving car fleet with 100 new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The first few minivans will be on the road by the end of 2016. The... >>

Next Apple Pencil could have swappable tips and even Touch ID

Next Apple Pencil could have swappable tips and even Touch ID

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Apple could make the next version of Pencil really, really cool. The Apple Pencil is a stylus pen that debuted alongside the iPad Pro in November. It's a pretty basic input device even though it can detect angles, pressure sensitivity, and force, allowing... >>

New Hulu subscription service to stream broadcast, cable TV channels

New Hulu subscription service to stream broadcast, cable TV channels

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Hulu is reportedly working on a new subscription service for US cord-cutters. Cord cutters are people who ditch cable television in favour of an internet-based service, and according to The Wall Street Journal, they'll soon have a new service to choose... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and maybe new Gear VR could have USB Type-C

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and maybe new Gear VR could have USB Type-C

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Although Samsung has already announced two flagship smartphones this year, rumours have been floating around for the company's next phablet, the Galaxy Note 6, including a recent report about the larger phone featuring USB Type-C. According to SamMobile,... >>

OnePlus 3 flagship might come with 'Dash Charge' speedy refueling mode

OnePlus 3 flagship might come with 'Dash Charge' speedy refueling mode

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OnePlus may have developed a Qualcomm Quick Charge-like technology. The phone maker has introduced three smartphones so far, including the OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X, but it is expected to introduce a fourth phone in the coming months. It'll... >>

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

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Twitter can be a powerful and wonderful tool. While not all of us might have jumped on board straight away, the first 140 characters were actually tweeted 10 years ago. Yes really, the social platform has been around for a whole decade now! It can educate... >>

Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?

Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?

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Google-owned Picasa will be no more after this spring. The photo service was acquired by Google around 12 years ago and has long included native apps for Windows and Mac OS X as well as an integrated web app. However, Picasa and its companion Picasa Web... >>

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

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Instagram is more than just a place for Kim K selfies and food porn. It's also a place where talented photographers from all over the world share their creativity. Instagram actually doubles as their portfolio, a showcase of professional-quality photos... >>

52 of the best tech life hacks

52 of the best tech life hacks

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You may not know this... but there are several websites and technology-related tips and tricks out there that can totally simplify your daily routine and make your life much easier in general. For instance, Apple's charging cords for iOS devices and... >>

51 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

51 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

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Pericope is one of the latest "must-have" app. It's a live-streaming app that allows you to broadcast whatever you're seeing and hearing to whoever happens to follow you. It's like Snapchat's Story feature, but it's in real-time. Twitter bought Periscope... >>

Flow is a new automation tool just like IFTTT - but Microsoft made it

Flow is a new automation tool just like IFTTT - but Microsoft made it

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Microsoft made an IFTTT-like tool. Unfortunately, it's not quite ready to debut. IFTTT, also known as If This Then That, is a popular tool that allows you to connect web services to get things done in an automated manner. For instance, you could implement... >>

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

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Will.i.am, the musician who has spent a lot of time and money making ill-conceived tech products, is launching pre-orders for his second smartwatch called the Dial exclusively through Three in the UK. Dial is a voice-activated wearable that runs on an... >>

Periscope now lets you sketch on live streams, and here's how

Periscope now lets you sketch on live streams, and here's how

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Not to be outdone by Snapchat and now Facebook, Periscope has added a live-sketching feature to its iOS app. With this new feature, which Twitter-owned Periscope began testing in early April and has only recently launched for all users of its iOS app,... >>

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

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Amazon has said it is struggling to keep up with demand for its voice-activated speaker system despite its best efforts. The company has posted fiscal first-quarter earnings, reporting net revenue of $29.1 billion, whereas this time last year it recorded... >>

Facebook finally launches FB, IG, and Messenger apps for Windows 10

Facebook finally launches FB, IG, and Messenger apps for Windows 10

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Facebook has finally embraced Windows 10 - roughly 8 months after Microsoft launched the platform. The social network has developed and now launched Windows 10 apps for Facebook and Messenger on desktop. You can access the Facebook app from the Start... >>

Motorola is holding an event in May, possibly for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus

Motorola is holding an event in May, possibly for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has sent invites to the media for an event in India, where the company is expected to unveil two new smartphones. The event will be held in New Delhi on 17 May, and it will likely be for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones.... >>

Facebook is killing it: 1.5 billion monthly active users log on from mobile devices

Facebook is killing it: 1.5 billion monthly active users log on from mobile devices

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Facebook has posted its first-quarter results for 2016, and it's clear from the report that the company is absolutely killing it. Revenues for the period that ended on 31 March hit $5.4 billion, up 57 per cent from the year-ago quarter, when Facebook... >>

HTC likely making Google's next Nexus devices, M1 (Marlin) and S1 (Sailfish)

HTC likely making Google's next Nexus devices, M1 (Marlin) and S1 (Sailfish)

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We now know which company might be making Google's next Android N devices and what they're internally called, thanks to two new reports. Evan Blass, who often writes for Venture Beat and is a well-known leakster, has claimed that Google's next Nexus... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Schematics leak shows phone design with dual cameras

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Schematics leak shows phone design with dual cameras

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Apple might have three phones to unveil this autumn, including a Pro edition of the iPhone 7 with a dual-lens camera setup and no headphone jack, according to recently-leaked design schematics. Last month, an image surfaced showing a new 5.5-inch flagship... >>

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

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5 May update: Leaked images recently appeared online claiming to show the upcoming BlackBerry Hamburg and Rome handsets, but it's now been made clear that those images were not leaked from BlackBerry itself but instead renders created by someone who claims... >>

You can now control your Android TV with this iPhone app

You can now control your Android TV with this iPhone app

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Google has quietly launched a new iPhone app for Android TV.  Television manufacturers like Sony and Sharp make Android TV sets. These are TVs running the Android smart TV platform developed by Google. It was announced in 2014 and is the successor... >>

FilmStruck is TCM and Criterion's new streaming service launching this year

FilmStruck is TCM and Criterion's new streaming service launching this year

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This autumn will see the launch of yet another movie-streaming service, though this one is unique because it'll be all about the oldies. According to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, Turner Classic Movies, an American cable network known... >>