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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... >>

Google Duo, the insanely simple video calling app, now out in the UK

Google Duo, the insanely simple video calling app, now out in the UK

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Google has released its new Duo app in the UK, giving FaceTime, WhatsApp, and other video-calling apps a run for their money. Duo, which was unveiled at Google's I/O developer conference in May 2016, is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video calls. It relies... >>

Android Nougat might release on 22 August for Nexus 6P and 5X

Android Nougat might release on 22 August for Nexus 6P and 5X

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Android Nougat will probably arrive by the end of the month. The next major version of Android is expected to release in August, but two new clues are now hinting at a specific release date: August 22. Android Central has reported that Canadian operator... >>

Now any Twitter user can filter out tweets from trolls - and here's how

Now any Twitter user can filter out tweets from trolls - and here's how

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Twitter has come under fire recently for not giving all its users enough adequate tools to filter out tweets from other users who are harassing them, but it appears the social network is now beginning to address those concerns. Twitter published a blog... >>

Huawei Mate 9 and its dual rear camera appear in new leaks

Huawei Mate 9 and its dual rear camera appear in new leaks

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We're getting a better idea of what the Huawei Mate 9 and its camera array might look like, thanks to a new set of leaks. These leaked renders come from Baidu and appear to show a Mate 8-ish look as well as a modified dual-camera module with a different... >>

Pizza Hut in UK made a playable DJ pizza box and will give them out

Pizza Hut in UK made a playable DJ pizza box and will give them out

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Pizza Hut's latest marketing gimmick in the UK is pretty awesome - and techy. The pizza chain has introduced the "world's first playable DJ pizza box". It's a real-life cardboard pizza box that turns into a touch-sensitive deck, complete with a mixer... >>

This smart stud finder works with your phone to do 3D-image sensing

This smart stud finder works with your phone to do 3D-image sensing

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There's a new stud finder available that's unlike any typical stud finder you can buy from a local hardware store. It uses Vayyar Imaging’s 3D-image sensor technology, but it's super easy to use. Simply get your hands on the Walabot DIY stud finder,... >>

How to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolling out now

How to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolling out now

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Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 PCs earlier this month, and at the time, it said the update would arrive for Windows 10 mobile devices "in the coming weeks". The update is now rolling out. Microsoft confirmed on 16 August that... >>

EE's new pay monthly handset plans include one for roaming abroad

EE's new pay monthly handset plans include one for roaming abroad

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EE has launched a three-tier handset plan pricing structure, with the purpose of offering customers more choice and flexibility, it said. The three tiers include the 4GEE Essentials handset plan, the 4GEE handset plan, and the new 4GEE Max handset plan,... >>

Google Duo video calling app: How does it work and is it free to use?

Google Duo video calling app: How does it work and is it free to use?

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Google is going after FaceTime and WhatsApp and other video-calling apps with its own solution called Duo. Duo is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video calls. It relies on your number, lets you reach people in your phone’s contacts list, offers end-to-end... >>

Battlefield 1 public beta: EA announces when you can play

Battlefield 1 public beta: EA announces when you can play

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Electronic Arts has announced Battlefield 1 will have a public beta, meaning you'll get to play and test the game before it launches this autumn. The public beta will kick off 31 August for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players. All you need to do to... >>

Google Fuchsia OS: What is it and what does it power?

Google Fuchsia OS: What is it and what does it power?

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Google is developing an entirely new operating system. But here's the thing: it's unclear at the moment what this operating system is for, including what devices it might power. Here's everything we know so far about the project, which is currently going... >>

New iPhone 7 leaks show Space Black colour and Smart Connector

New iPhone 7 leaks show Space Black colour and Smart Connector

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Apple will likely unveil the new iPhone, thought to be called iPhone 7, in just a few weeks, so it's no surprise to see a new leaked images and a video emerge online, reportedly revealing the 5.5-inch Plus model in Space Black. Space Black is basically... >>

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

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It's been a year since Apple Music launched with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities lined up, including Taylor Swift, touting how amazing it is to use, especially when compared to Spotify, another music-streaming service that was getting... >>

No Man's Sky devs are working on issues, brought in team to spot bugs

No Man's Sky devs are working on issues, brought in team to spot bugs

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The developer behind No Man’s Sky wants you to know it is actively addressing the game's issues. Hello Games posted a blog post to No Man’s Sky website on 12 August to announce it is working on fixes for the most “critical issues", and that those... >>

New iPhone 7 leaks show off dual-camera setup and new home button

New iPhone 7 leaks show off dual-camera setup and new home button

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Apple is likely getting ready to unveil new iPhone models in just a few weeks, so it's no surprise to see more sets of photos leak out, purportedly revealing the upcoming devices and what they might feature. Rumours claim Apple might offer up to three... >>