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YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

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YouTube is fully embracing virtual reality, as of today. YouTube has long offered 360-degree videos so that you can pan around and watch and feel like you're in the middle of the action, though it's not the same as strapping on an immersive VR headset... >>

Best iOS keyboards: The top third-party ones to try, and how to set them up

Best iOS keyboards: The top third-party ones to try, and how to set them up

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When Apple introduced iOS 8 a couple years ago, it also introduced support for third-party keyboards, meaning you get to install and use whatever type of keyboard you prefer, including glide-typing keyboards and GIF-search keyboards and emoji-only keyboards.... >>

Microsoft will soon add fingerprint scanner support to Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft will soon add fingerprint scanner support to Windows 10 Mobile

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Microsoft only sold 2.3 million Lumias last quarter, so it's cooking up ways to make Windows 10 Mobile better, such as including support for biometrics. While it sounds like Microsoft has moved plenty of Lumia devices lately, keep it mind that sales figure... >>

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

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Instagram has been around for years and it's hugely popular, but not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration,... >>

BMW to launch 'i Next' autonomous electric car in 2021, says CEO

BMW to launch 'i Next' autonomous electric car in 2021, says CEO

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Gimme, gimme! BMW is working on a luxury flagship based on its BMW i8 Roadster, a plug-in hybrid sports car. We know this because the company's CEO revealed the news during a shareholding meeting. Harald Krueger said BMW's upcoming autonomous car will... >>

Nvidia might have new Shield gaming tablet on the way, FCC filings reveal

Nvidia might have new Shield gaming tablet on the way, FCC filings reveal

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Nvidia is likely cooking up another tablet for gamers. The US Federal Communications Commission has published filings that show Nvidia is seeking clearance for a new tablet that's a lot like the current Nvidia Shield, meaning the company has likely developed... >>

Gboard: Here’s how to use Google’s new iPhone keyboard to search the web

Gboard: Here’s how to use Google’s new iPhone keyboard to search the web

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Have you ever been texting someone and had to exit your messaging app to conduct a web search in another app? Yeah. It's a common thing. Switching between apps can be tedious when you're trying to quickly find and relay information, such as looking up... >>

Google is giving Project Tango a big expansion: Coming to VR headset?

Google is giving Project Tango a big expansion: Coming to VR headset?

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Google is reportedly getting ready to unveil a standalone headset, and to complement that, it might announce a major Project Tango expansion. Project Tango is a technology that uses cameras and sensors in mobile devices for motion tracking and depth perception.... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus could exclusively pack dual camera, Smart Connector

Apple iPhone 7 Plus could exclusively pack dual camera, Smart Connector

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It looks like the iPhone 7 Plus will debut with more hardware changes than any other iPhone 7 model. Recently-leaked design schematics suggested Apple might have three phones to unveil this autumn, including a Pro edition of the next iPhone. It might... >>

Instagram doesn’t look the same anymore - see the new design now

Instagram doesn’t look the same anymore - see the new design now

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Out with the old and in with the new. Instagram and its sibling apps have received new app icons. The photo-sharing app's brown, dated square now appears flat and colourful. And Hyperlapse, Boomberang, and Layout have been given similar-looking icons... >>

WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

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There's always a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering new apps and WhatsApp is no different. It's wickedly popular (it recently hit a billion users) and extremely easy to get started using right away, but the messenger does have a few quirks... >>

Urbanears turned its Active Hellas headphones 'clay red' for Roland-Garros

Urbanears turned its Active Hellas headphones 'clay red' for Roland-Garros

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Urbanears has collaborated with the Roland-Garros 2016 French Open. The Swedish headphone brand basically took its new wireless Active Hellas headphones and coloured them "Clay Red" as a tribute to the tennis tournament held annually in Paris. Described... >>

OnePlus 3 photo leak shows off HTC-style build

OnePlus 3 photo leak shows off HTC-style build

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OnePlus' next flagship phone might launch with an eyebrow-raising design. A few leaked photos have just surfaced via Chinese social network Weibo, and they reportedly show the upcoming OnePlus 3. They actually appear to reveal a device that looks like... >>

Apple might be working on official HomeKit app for setting up accessories

Apple might be working on official HomeKit app for setting up accessories

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It would be really cool if Apple launched a HomeKit app alongside iOS 10, and it looks like that might happen. HomeKit is Apple’s framework for home automation. It was first announced at WWDC 2014. Manufacturers can implement HomeKit into their smart... >>

New Moto X leaks reveal two phones, all-metal design, modular backplates

New Moto X leaks reveal two phones, all-metal design, modular backplates

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Lenovo-owned Motorola is embracing the all-metal look and modular trend. HellomotoHK and Venture Beat's Evan Blass have shared a bunch of leaked images that reveal Lenovo's next Moto X will likely sport an aluminium body. This phone would be the fourth-generation... >>

Watch this smartwatch turn an arm into a touchscreen control

Watch this smartwatch turn an arm into a touchscreen control

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a smartwatch system that uses your arm as a touchscreen. Called SkinTrack and developed by the Human-Computer Interaction Institute’s Future Interfaces Group at the university, the new system... >>

EE Power Bars are no more - network won't bring back charger promotion

EE Power Bars are no more - network won't bring back charger promotion

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Remember those free EE Power Bars? Yeah, they're gone for good. EE announced a free portable charger scheme last April and said it would be available to every network and broadband customer. Called the EE Power incentive, it offered a free portable Power... >>

Watch the trailer: Battlefield 5 is actually Battlefield 1 and set in World War I

Watch the trailer: Battlefield 5 is actually Battlefield 1 and set in World War I

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Electronic Arts has announced a name for the next Battlefield game, and it debuted a trailer for the wartime first-person shooter. The game, which follows Battlefield 4 but is confusingly titled Battlefield 1, will release for Xbox One, PlayStation... >>

Apple Music student plan brings 50 per cent membership discount to US, UK

Apple Music student plan brings 50 per cent membership discount to US, UK

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Apple is slashing Apple Music membership costs - for students, anyway. Soon, when subscribing to the company's music-streaming service, you will have a student plan option to choose from that adds a 50 per cent discount. You can only choose the new plan... >>

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

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All good things must come to an end.  Microsoft launched Windows 10 last summer, and when it did, the company made Windows users an offer they couldn't refuse: reserve a free copy of the software for your PC, and upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1... >>

Here's the first 360-degree footage from GoPro’s six-camera Omni VR rig

Here's the first 360-degree footage from GoPro’s six-camera Omni VR rig

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GoPro announced its first quarter earnings today, revealed it will delay the release of its highly-anticipated drone until winter, and published a 360-degree video recorded with its Omni virtual reality camera rig. The 4-minute clip marks the first time... >>

Samsung Galaxy C5 leak shows mid-range smartphone with metal body

Samsung Galaxy C5 leak shows mid-range smartphone with metal body

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Although Samsung has already announced two flagship smartphones this year, rumours have been floating around about a mid-range device that the South Korean company is reportedly getting ready to debut in China. That mid-range device - the so-called Galaxy... >>

Samsung just leaked these official images of the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX

Samsung just leaked these official images of the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX

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Samsung has accidentally revealed unannounced devices Leaked images surfaced online last month, revealing Samsung has been working on a successor to 2014's Gear Fit as well as smart wireless earbuds with fitness tracking capabilities, but now both devices... >>

YouTube could soon offer a paid service that streams cable channels

YouTube could soon offer a paid service that streams cable channels

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YouTube is getting into premium online television. Like, a subscription-based service that'll let you stream cable channels. Now, Hulu has just confirmed it is doing the same thing. It basically wants to go after Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation... >>

EA is working with Titanfall's Respawn on a new Star Wars game

EA is working with Titanfall's Respawn on a new Star Wars game

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A new game set in the Star Wars universe is coming. EA has announced - on May the 4th (be with you), of course - that it has partnered with Respawn Entertainment on a new Star Wars game. It didn't provide too many details about the upcoming title - apart... >>