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Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch by end of 2016

Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch by end of 2016

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Pokemon Go just got more mobile than ever.  Pokemon Go has been downloaded more than 500 million times, Apple said. Because of that success, the team behind the app has been focusing on ways for Pokemon trainers to play in more ways. During a demo on... >>

It's official: LG takes the wraps off its LG V20 Nougat-loaded phone

It's official: LG takes the wraps off its LG V20 Nougat-loaded phone

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LG has officially announced the successor to its V10 smartphone: the V20. LG is live at Pier 27 in San Francisco, where it's holding an event to announce the LG V20. LG USA's Frank Lee took the stage to show "the newest iteration" in LG's V series. He... >>

Microsoft might launch a Slack-like app called Skype Teams

Microsoft might launch a Slack-like app called Skype Teams

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Slack better watch its back. Microsoft owns Skype, and it doesn't like that Slack is currently dominating in the messaging software space for large teams, so the company is reportedly getting ready to do something about it. According to MSPowerUser, Microsoft... >>

DJI sets 27 September event likely for foldable 'Mavic' drone

DJI sets 27 September event likely for foldable 'Mavic' drone

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DJI has sent invites to the media for a press event, following a series of leaks that seem to suggest it is working on a foldable drone. The drone maker's invite, which is for a 27 September event in New York City, teased things like "adventure at your... >>

What to expect from Sony's PlayStation New York event: PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim and more

What to expect from Sony's PlayStation New York event: PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim and more

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Sony is getting ready to replace the PS4. And with not one, but two new devices. The much-rumoured next-gen PlayStation 4 Neo (AKA PS4K or PS4.5) is heavily tipped to be unveiled at a Sony PlayStation event in New York today, Wednesday 7 September. Plus,... >>

Libratone enters the Lightning headphone biz with its Q Adapt series

Libratone enters the Lightning headphone biz with its Q Adapt series

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Libratone has launched a new series of headphones called Q Adapt. The most interesting thing about this series is that it features both Lightning-powered and Bluetooth models with adjustable active noise cancellation. The seven-year-old audio company... >>

Apple adds 2TB iCloud tier: Here's what it costs and how to get it

Apple adds 2TB iCloud tier: Here's what it costs and how to get it

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Apple has introduced a new storage tier for iCloud. While the previous high-end tier capped out at 1TB, the Cupertino, CA-based company has extended how much stuff you can save to its cloud storage service to 2TB. Here's everything you need to know, including... >>

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot with 'major improvements'

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot with 'major improvements'

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Tesla's chief has taken to Twitter once again to announce news related to his electric car company. Elon Musk revealed that "major improvements" to Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous system are coming to cars via future over-the-air updates, called V8.0... >>

No more squinting - Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom

No more squinting - Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom

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Instagram has announced a new feature that's easy on the eyes. Everyone who uses Instagram has found themselves in the interesting predicament of stopping to look at a photo and straining to see some odd object in the background or maybe a mark on someone's... >>

Dropbox hack includes 70 million stolen passwords: How to find out if you were affected

Dropbox hack includes 70 million stolen passwords: How to find out if you were affected

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Dropbox has announced that it was hacked in 2012 and that the personal data of nearly 70 millions users was stolen. The breach includes the passwords and email addresses of 68.7 million account holders. Dropbox confirmed the credentials were stolen years... >>

Google might axe Nexus brand, including for new HTC-made phones

Google might axe Nexus brand, including for new HTC-made phones

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Google's next Nexus smartphones won’t actually carry the "Nexus" brand. According to Android Central, Google will ditch the Nexus branding for its upcoming, HTC-made smartphones, with the idea that it will market the duo under a different name and... >>

Apple made wireless headphones called 'AirPods' for iPhone 7

Apple made wireless headphones called 'AirPods' for iPhone 7

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Something quite unexpected might be announced alongside the next iPhone models on 7 September.  While everyone is focused on built-in hardware features for the so-called iPhone 7, Russian regulatory trademark filings spotted by mobiltelefon.ru seem... >>

What to expect at Apple’s September 2016 event: iPhone 7 and more

What to expect at Apple’s September 2016 event: iPhone 7 and more

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Apple typically unveils a new iPhone in September. With its next iPhone event just around the corner, we at Pocket-lint thought we'd round up all the rumours and information about what Apple might announce during its keynote. While a new iPhone running... >>

Philips' new Hue sensor can detect when you're moving and more

Philips' new Hue sensor can detect when you're moving and more

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Philips has new Hue goodies for you, including one that detects movement. It's actually not as creepy as it sounds. The company has announced more products for its Hue line of smart lights and accessories. The standout new gizmo is called Philips Hue... >>

It's official: Apple will hold 7 September event for iPhone 7

It's official: Apple will hold 7 September event for iPhone 7

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Apple will officially host another September event this year. The Cupertino company has invited the media to a press event scheduled for 7 September at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The invite simply had the caption: "See you on the... >>

Fitbit updates activity tracker lineup with new Charge 2 and Flex 2

Fitbit updates activity tracker lineup with new Charge 2 and Flex 2

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Fitbit promised the world it would introduce new devices this year. It's now unveiling two of them. The new Charge 2 and Flex 2 are activity-tracking wristbands. They are update models, actually. For instance, much like its predecessor, the Flex 2 is... >>

Apple plans to focus on social by making a Snapchat-like video app

Apple plans to focus on social by making a Snapchat-like video app

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Apple is getting into social networking again, but this time it's not about music. Instead, it's developing a video-sharing and editing app for iPhone and iPad. According to Bloomberg, Apple wants to integrate social networking within its mobile products,... >>

WhatsApp says it's going to start giving user data to Facebook

WhatsApp says it's going to start giving user data to Facebook

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Ever since Facebook acquired the WhatsApp messaging app two years ago, users have worried about their privacy. The app's co-founder wrote a blog post at the time to alleviate their concerns, saying "respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and... >>

The 2017 iPhone might ditch the home button, have a curved display

The 2017 iPhone might ditch the home button, have a curved display

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Apple hasn't even released this year's iPhone upgrade yet, and there are already reports coming out about the 2017 model. Next year is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and so rumour has it Apple is going all out. In fact, it's keeping this year's upgrade... >>

PlayStation Network adds two-factor authentication: Here’s how it works

PlayStation Network adds two-factor authentication: Here’s how it works

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If you own a PlayStation console or PSP, you can now enable two-factor authentication on your PlayStation Network account. Sony has introduced the much-requested layer of protection, saying via Twitter that users can activate it on their accounts. It... >>

Tesla's new battery makes its P100D the 'quickest production car' ever

Tesla's new battery makes its P100D the 'quickest production car' ever

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Tesla Motors has announced a new 100kWh battery module that will help the Model S P100D hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. That’s a major boost compared to the P90D’s 2.8 seconds, although the P100D version of the Model X SUV will only hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.... >>

Google might launch its Daydream platform soon with new VR hardware

Google might launch its Daydream platform soon with new VR hardware

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A few months after introducing Daydream at its I/O conference, Google is reportedly now ready to launch the mobile virtual-reality platform. Bloomberg has claimed that Google is "investing hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece in virtual-reality films... >>

Did Barbra Streisand of all people just slip iOS 10's release date?

Did Barbra Streisand of all people just slip iOS 10's release date?

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Barbra Streisand, the 74-year-old singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker, can add a new title to her resume: Apple leaker. During a NPR radio interview over the weekend, Streisand talked about how Siri's pronunciation of her name has annoyed her... >>

PlayStation Plus memberships will cost more starting in September

PlayStation Plus memberships will cost more starting in September

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PlayStation Plus will cost you a lot more starting next month - but only if you live in the US and Canada. Starting 22 September, PS Plus' yearly fee will increase by $10 (from $49.99 to $59.99), while the 90-day one will only increase by $7. If you're... >>

Samsung might soon sell refurbished high-end phones at a discount

Samsung might soon sell refurbished high-end phones at a discount

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Samsung is reportedly developing a recycling program of sorts in which it would sell refurbished, used versions of its high-end smartphones. According to Reuters, which spoke to a person "with direct knowledge of the matter", the company wants to revive... >>