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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.... >>

HTC Vive 2 VR headset aka Oasis is in the works

HTC Vive 2 VR headset aka Oasis is in the works

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Even though high-end VR headsets aren't selling so well among consumers, HTC is giving it another try.HTC introduced the HTC Vive VR headset last year and started selling it this year, and now the company is rumoured to be working on a second-generation... >>

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

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Microsoft is the latest company to go after Slack.A couple weeks after Facebook unveiled its Slack-like messenger service, called Workplace, which allows teams to easily communicate, video call, share files, and stay up to date in one place, Microsoft... >>

Dell made its own Surface Studio-like PC with dual screens and a Dial

Dell made its own Surface Studio-like PC with dual screens and a Dial

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One week after Microsoft showed up Apple by unveiling a touchscreen, foldable, drafting-table-like PC for creatives, Dell has teased that it made a similar all-in-one machine, and it even comes with a Dial-like input device.At the Adobe MAX conference,... >>

What is Black Friday and when is it?

What is Black Friday and when is it?

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It's that time of year again.Autumn is creeping into winter, and Christmas is just around the corner. And it's time to spend all your hard-earned savings on gifts and treats for loved ones. Yes, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also... >>

If you want to be a wizard, cast a spell with your Android phone

If you want to be a wizard, cast a spell with your Android phone

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Fantastic Beasts is scheduled to premiere soon, so Warner Bros is teaming up with Google to offer a magical promotion.The upcoming film, which hits theatres 18 November, is set in JK Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", but it takes... >>

Bellabeat's new Shell app can capture the sound of your womb

Bellabeat's new Shell app can capture the sound of your womb

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Bellabeat, the company that makes health trackers designed to look like jewelry, has developed an app for expecting parents.The new app, called Shell, works with an add-on. Together, they can record and listen to fetal heartbeats - without any Doppler... >>

Apple's upcoming iOS 10.2 update will bring new emoji, wallpapers

Apple's upcoming iOS 10.2 update will bring new emoji, wallpapers

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Apple has rolled out the first beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to developers, and when that update finally lands for consumers, it'll bring a few new features, including new emoji and wallpapers.One week after releasing the iOS 10.1 update and more... >>

Vine is dead: Here’s how to save your Vines (and turn them into GIFs)

Vine is dead: Here’s how to save your Vines (and turn them into GIFs)

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Twitter killed Vine.The video-sharing mobile app, which burst onto the scene in 2013, giving people the ability to create and post 6-second video clips, will be discontinued in the coming months. Even though many Vine creators found viral fame with the... >>

Thunderbolt 3 explained: The one port to rule them all

Thunderbolt 3 explained: The one port to rule them all

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Let's face it: ports are boring.USB, Firewire, eSATA, etc: they're not sexy, but they're important. They decide what you can do on your device and how quickly you can do it. So, when Apple introduced its latest MacBook Pro laptops with Thunderbolt 3 ports,... >>

Windows 10 Creators Update: 6 new features Microsoft didn't announce

Windows 10 Creators Update: 6 new features Microsoft didn't announce

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Microsoft's next major Windows 10 update has a few hidden features.While at its 26 October event in New York City, the company announced the Creators Update, an update coming to Windows 10 in early 2017. Microsoft also demoed a bunch of features we can... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference?

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference?

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Apple hasn't officially killed the MacBook Air yet, but it didn't update it during its October event either.Instead, the company announced a third MacBook Pro: the 13-inch base model that doesn't offer the new Touch Bar and is thinner than last year's... >>

Apple Mac event: All the announcements that matter

Apple Mac event: All the announcements that matter

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Apple's "Hello Again" event has been and gone, and it treated us to a few new product announcements.The event came 2 months after unveiling the latest iPhone models, and this time focused on the Mac. Here's everything you need to know about the event,... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs MacBook Pro (2015): What's the difference?

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs MacBook Pro (2015): What's the difference?

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Apple's new MacBook Pro is here, with Touch Bar, hefty price tag, and all.Before you spend all your hard-earned cash, take a moment to compare the new laptop to its predecessor. Yes, the old model doesn't come with that fancy OLED touch strip, but if... >>

Apple's new TV app for Apple TV and iOS puts all your content in one place

Apple's new TV app for Apple TV and iOS puts all your content in one place

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Apple is holding its Hello Again hardware event in San Francisco, CA, where it has just unveiled a new Apple TV app.Called TV app, naturally, the app is basically a way for Apple TV to offer universal search. CEO Tim Cook, while on stage, said Apple wants... >>

Don't expect those wireless Apple AirPods to launch anytime soon

Don't expect those wireless Apple AirPods to launch anytime soon

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Contrary to what Apple first said, the AirPods won't launch this month.When Apple unveiled its wireless AirPods in September, it said they would be available in late October. The world therefore expected Apple to announce during its 27 October event... >>

Microsoft October Event: All the announcements that matter

Microsoft October Event: All the announcements that matter

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Microsoft invited the media to an event in New York City, where it introduced new devices and made a number of announcements relating to Windows 10.There are updates for Xbox, treats for gamers, lots of talk about 3D and VR, as well as the introduction... >>

Microsoft announces Surface Studio, an all-in-one PC

Microsoft announces Surface Studio, an all-in-one PC

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Microsoft is live in New York City, where it is unveiling new Surface goods.After introducing an updated Surface Book laptop, Microsoft announced an all-in-one Surface-branded PC called Surface Studio. This is a new product. It features a 28-inch PixelSense... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update: What’s new?

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update: What’s new?

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Microsoft is live in New York City, where it is holding a hardware event.While at the event, the company revealed the next major Windows 10 update would be available in "early 2017" and that it would be called Creators Update. Keep in mind the last major... >>

Google Jamboard: What is it and is it cheaper than Microsoft Surface Hub?

Google Jamboard: What is it and is it cheaper than Microsoft Surface Hub?

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Google has introduced a new product called Jamboard.You probably won't need this thing unless you're a teacher or a company executive, because it's a powerful collaboration tool used to enhance meetings or presentations. It provides a whiteboard experience,... >>

New MacBook Pro with OLED touch panel revealed in massive leak

New MacBook Pro with OLED touch panel revealed in massive leak

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Apple's new MacBook Pro will feature an OLED touch panel that offers built-in Touch ID and works with Apple Pay.Apple released MacOS Sierra 10.12.1 on 24 October with hidden images of Apple Pay, according to MacRumours and 9to5Mac. They showed a yet-to-be-unveiled... >>

Google’s standalone VR/AR headset: What’s the story so far?

Google’s standalone VR/AR headset: What’s the story so far?

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Google's VR vision extends beyond Cardboard and Daydream.The company began embracing virtual reality a few years ago when it launched a Cardboard DIY headset with a viewer certification program. Then, in 2016, it introduced the Daydream VR platform, followed... >>