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Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

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Google has announced that its Wifi router already available in the US, will be making its way to the UK next month. Simply called Google Wi-Fi, each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style, double-stacked hockey puck that Google described as a "visually... >>

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google is looking to embed itself in your home, in a bid to one-up Amazon.Amazon announced its Echo speaker, complete with its voice-controlled personal assistant called Alexa, back in 2014. Google followed with Home in 2016 - its hands-free smart speaker... >>

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

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Ikea just introduced a "Smart Lighting" collection.The range, which will arrive in UK stores in April, includes energy-efficient LED bulbs, as well as lighting panels and doors. These different products can be managed remotely via an app, called Tradfri,... >>

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

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Andy Rubin - a former Google executive who once oversaw the development of Android - just teased an unknown device.Here's the situation: Rubin, who left Google in 2014 after nine years, announced in January that he was starting a new company, called Essential,... >>

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

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Destiny is officially getting a sequel.Developer Bungie and publisher Activision have announced a sequel to Destiny via Destiny’s official Twitter account. The tweet showed an image of the sequel’s logo - with a numeral two in Helvetica behind the... >>

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

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Apple has released the iOS 10.3 software update for iPhone and iPad, and it introduced a new feature called Find My AirPods.Find My AirPods makes it easier to keep track of the Apple AirPods wireless earphones. It works with AirPods that are connected... >>

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

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Apple has brought its Night Shift mode - which first debuted on iOS devices with iOS 9.3 - to the Mac.With the release of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, anyone who owns a Mac running Sierra can now cut down on the amount of blue light they're exposed to during... >>

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

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WWDC 2017 is now official. It will be held, as always, in June.Each year, Apple puts on a conference in California to showcase new software, software updates, and technologies that developers can leverage in order to make their apps more innovative and... >>

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

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Apple is releasing software updates with two much-requested features.The first update, iOS 10.3, is for iPhone and iPad. It's the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system since it released in September. Apple has been testing iOS 10.3 since... >>

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

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Facebook lets you send GIFs in Messenger, but there's no native way to use one in a comment on Facebook itself.But that might soon change. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch it will soon begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs in comments.... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak is a video of someone typing really fast

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak is a video of someone typing really fast

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Another day, another Samsung Galaxy S8 leak.As spotted by SamMobile, there’s a new video that shows Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S8. In it, we can see someone testing the phone by rapidly typing and entering random letters from the keyboard.... >>

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

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Six months ago it seemed like we shouldn't expect  new Android Wear hardware, but now, there are several companies announcing watches, with the latest being fashion brands Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger.While at Baselworld 2017, they introduced two Android... >>

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

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Pokemon Go fans have a new quest: Shiny Magikarp.The popular game has an event going on right now that honours water-type Pokemon, and as part of an effort to get people playing Pokemon Go, the app is offering up highly coveted shiny Pokemon. These have... >>

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

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Google Photos has been around for a couple years now and is a go-to service for many people looking to store their photos and videos.Google Photos not only lets you save personal media to a virtual locker but also makes that media available across all... >>

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

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Samsung has given 4G LTE connectivity to its Gear S3 Classic.The original S3 Classic only offered Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, leaving LTE just for the S3 Frontier model. Samsung hasn't announced pricing or a release date, but it did confirm you will be able... >>

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

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Having started its life as an iOS exclusive, Super Mario Run is now available for Android users.Nintendo tweeted last week the app would be available on 23 March, but it actually arrived a day early.Super Mario Run became big news last year when it... >>

New Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks show phone colours, packaging, and more

New Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks show phone colours, packaging, and more

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Yes, we know everything about the Galaxy S8, but nevertheless, here's the upcoming device in black, gold, and grey.Reliable leakster Evan Blass has posted more promotional materials for Samsung's next flagship, which is set to be unveiled on 29 March.... >>

Instagram is becoming an OpenTable for hair appointments and more

Instagram is becoming an OpenTable for hair appointments and more

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Instagram doesn't want to just be a photo-sharing app anymore.The Facebook-owned app told Bloomberg it will soon let people make appointments with businesses, just like you can with other appointment-booking services like OpenTable or Yelp. You will be... >>

What is Facebook Live, how does it work, and which devices support it?

What is Facebook Live, how does it work, and which devices support it?

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In an attempt to rival Twitter-owned Periscope, Facebook lets mobile users broadcast live videos. Now, more than a year after introducing Facebook Live, all users can now go live from a computer.With this functionality, Facebook is going after desktop-aimed... >>

You can now use Amazon Alexa on Huawei Mate 9: Here's how it works

You can now use Amazon Alexa on Huawei Mate 9: Here's how it works

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Remember when Huawei said it would bring Amazon Alexa to the Mate 9 phone? Well, today is the day.At CES 2017 in January, the Chinese first manufacturer announced that an over-the-air update would deliver a "Huawei Alexa app" to Mate 9 customers in the... >>

Amazon Alexa adds Prime Now: How to get fast deliveries with your voice

Amazon Alexa adds Prime Now: How to get fast deliveries with your voice

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Amazon is constantly improving its voice assistant, Alexa, and its latest feature is a "prime" example (pun intended).The company has announced Alexa now works with its Amazon Prime Now delivery service, meaning you can now use your voice to order goods... >>

Android O: What's the story so far?

Android O: What's the story so far?

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Android Nougat released last August, so you know what that means? Android O is around the corner.Google updates its mobile operating system every year, and although we're still a long ways away from the next version rolling out to our devices, there are... >>

Apple might add Snapchat-like AR features to next iPhone camera

Apple might add Snapchat-like AR features to next iPhone camera

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Apple has suggested in the past that it is exploring augmented reality, and now a new report has detailed what that might entail.Echoing previous reports, Bloomberg said Apple is working on augmented-reality glasses, but it also said Apple plans to integrate... >>

Instagram now lets you save live videos: Here's how to do it

Instagram now lets you save live videos: Here's how to do it

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Instagram began letting users stream live videos last year, but it didn't let them save broadcasts.But the app has now updated, finally allowing users to download broadcasts to their phones once they've concluded. Twitter's Periscope and even Facebook's... >>

Is Facebook going to show off new hardware products at F8 in April?

Is Facebook going to show off new hardware products at F8 in April?

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Facebook might debut new hardware as early as next month.Business Insider has reported that Building 8, a year-old unit at Facebook, is working on “at least four unannounced consumer hardware products”, and it suggested more details about these hardware... >>