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SpaceX wants to launch its internet satellite system in just two years

SpaceX wants to launch its internet satellite system in just two years

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Knowledge is power.We've all heard that idea before but take it for granted. Internet, for instance, provides unfettered access to information, and yet, for many reasons, internet is still slow, costly, and for some people in the world, unavailable.... >>

What is Hulu Live TV and how does it work?

What is Hulu Live TV and how does it work?

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Hulu now streams live TV.A year after announcing its live TV plans, the video-streaming service has launched a live TV beta. It's a paid feature that combines 50+ channels and cloud DVR with Hulu's existing service. It's perfect for cord-cutters who already... >>

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... >>

HTC Vive's new ergonomic headstrap is now out, offers audio integration

HTC Vive's new ergonomic headstrap is now out, offers audio integration

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The HTC Vive headset is about to get a lot more comfortable.The HTC Vive's original, basic headstrap does what it's supposed to do, but it's not exactly comfy to wear or as good as the headstrap found on rival headsets. However, starting 6 June, you can... >>

HP and Acer announce budget laptops running Windows 10 S

HP and Acer announce budget laptops running Windows 10 S

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Microsoft revealed it was working with hardware partners to develop Windows 10 S devices, and now we know which ones.HP and Acer are the first two hardware partners to announce Windows 10 S-powered laptops. That means these laptops run the new, locked-down... >>

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

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Microsoft has introduced a new Surface-branded device - and it runs a new version of Windows 10.Called Surface Laptop, it's a premium device designed to rival the 12-inch MacBook. So, with that in mind, we pitted the Surface Laptop against the MacBook... >>

You can watch Microsoft's 2 May education event here, Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S revealed

You can watch Microsoft's 2 May education event here, Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S revealed

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Microsoft held a hardware event on 2 May 2017 which it used to reinforce its position in education and make a couple of key announcements, including Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop.Microsoft was kind enough to supply us with the video for you to... >>

Apple's Echo-like smart speaker with Siri could debut at WWDC 2017

Apple's Echo-like smart speaker with Siri could debut at WWDC 2017

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Apple is consistently rumoured to be developing its own smart speaker, and a new report has suggested it could arrive as soon as June.The Amazon Echo ignited a smart speaker craze, with even Google jumping on board with its own Google Home. So, of course... >>

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

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Fitbit is working on its first official GPS smartwatch - and it looks a lot like an existing Fitbit watch.Fitbit, which dominates the activity tracker space and has been buying up smaller smartwatch firms in recent years, currently sells one connected... >>

OnePlus' next flagship killer might have a killer camera, leaks hint

OnePlus' next flagship killer might have a killer camera, leaks hint

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OnePlus could trot out a dual-lens camera for its next phone in its quest to be the flagship killer.OnePlus's next smartphone, thought to be called the OnePlus 4 or OnePlus 5, will follow the OnePlus 3T, an upgrade to the earlier OnePlus 3. There has... >>

Latest HTC U11 leak shows almost everything the phone will feature

Latest HTC U11 leak shows almost everything the phone will feature

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Want to know what HTC's next flagship will feature?HTC may be struggling when compared to Samsung, but that's not stopping it from releasing more handsets this year. It will soon expand its HTC U lineup with a new flagship called HTC U11. And Pocket-now has... >>

Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your web browser

Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your web browser

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Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world, and yet, because we use it so often, we often forget what it can do.Chrome will let you browse pages, obviously, but it's also loaded with hidden hacks that can essentially streamline your... >>

Amazon might unveil a new Echo device with a built-in screen in May

Amazon might unveil a new Echo device with a built-in screen in May

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Amazon isn't done expanding its Echo line of voice-activated devices.Earlier this week, Amazon introduced the Echo Look, the latest entry to its Echo line. Echo Look is unlike the original Echo, Tap, and Echo Dot in that it's primarily about taking photos... >>

Apple's already been spotted testing its self-driving Lexus - see it here

Apple's already been spotted testing its self-driving Lexus - see it here

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Well that didn't take long.Apple received a permit in California earlier this month so it could start testing Lexus cars with self-driving technology, and already, Apple has been spotted driving around the Silicon Valley area. Bloomberg News posted footage... >>

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

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Echo Look is the newest addition to Amazon's line of Echo-branded devices, which include the original Echo, Amazon Tap, and Echo Dot.Each Echo device has a different form factor and is best suited to a specific environment - whether you're at home and... >>

Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs

Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs

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Acer has unveiled its refreshed Aspire notebook line while at a press event in New York.These are Windows 10 laptops called Aspire 1, Aspire 3, Aspire 5, and Aspire 7, the latter of which (pictured above) is at the top of the line. It features up to... >>

DJI sends out invites for 24 May event likely for tiny new drone

DJI sends out invites for 24 May event likely for tiny new drone

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DJI has invited the media to an event in New York City.The event will take place on 24 May. Other than that, we don't know much else. The invite states "seize the moment" in all caps, and then asks journalists to join the drone-maker for a "big" (again,... >>

Google Home just became the perfect sous-chef for your kitchen

Google Home just became the perfect sous-chef for your kitchen

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Google Home now serves up numerous guided recipe instructions.Anyone who owns a voice-activated smart speaker, including Amazon Echo, knows it's perfect for the kitchen. Don't know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? Ask your speaker. Want to set... >>

Will Google launch its own Bluetooth headphones soon? (Probably not)

Will Google launch its own Bluetooth headphones soon? (Probably not)

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The internet lit up this afternoon at the thought of new hardware from Google, but unfortunately, things are not what they seem.Liliputing spotted a new product that recently passed through the Federal Communication Commission: a pair of Google-branded,... >>

Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November and it has Nazi zombies

Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November and it has Nazi zombies

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The next Call of Duty game officially has a launch date.Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November, developer Sledgehammer announced during a live stream. It will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The studio also released a new trailer for the game,... >>

Uber plans to demo its fleet of electric flying cabs in 2020

Uber plans to demo its fleet of electric flying cabs in 2020

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Uber is developing electric flying cabs - and a network for them.While at its "Elevate" summit, Uber revealed plans for a "vertical take-off and landing" (VTOL) vehicle. Uber sees these so-called flying cars as the future. Uber said it'll demonstrate... >>

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

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Activision and Sledgehammer Games are about to announce the next installment in the Call of Duty series.During the worldwide reveal, which will be live-streamed from London IMAX, we will see the title shown off the first time. We should hear all about... >>

5 top Tinder alternatives

5 top Tinder alternatives

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Tinder has revolutionised online dating.Not so long ago, people wouldn't admit to meeting up with strangers whom they met online, but now, thanks to the ease of being able to swipe on people's selfies in an attempt to find a perfect match, it seems like... >>

Google Waymo offers self-driving car rides to public for first time

Google Waymo offers self-driving car rides to public for first time

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Remember Waymo? Well, for the first time, it is offering ride services to members of the public.Waymo is a startup that Google created for its self-driving car project late last year. Now, Waymo is launching an “early rider program” in the state of... >>

Amazon is now the latest tech giant exploring self-driving cars

Amazon is now the latest tech giant exploring self-driving cars

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Companies like Google and even Apple are taking a gamble on self-driving vehicle technology, and now, Amazon is placing its own bet.According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has a year-old team of about 12 people who are actively exploring autonomous... >>