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Facebook is killing it: 1.5 billion monthly active users log on from mobile devices

Facebook is killing it: 1.5 billion monthly active users log on from mobile devices

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Facebook has posted its first-quarter results for 2016, and it's clear from the report that the company is absolutely killing it. Revenues for the period that ended on 31 March hit $5.4 billion, up 57 per cent from the year-ago quarter, when Facebook... >>

HTC likely making Google's next Nexus devices, M1 (Marlin) and S1 (Sailfish)

HTC likely making Google's next Nexus devices, M1 (Marlin) and S1 (Sailfish)

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We now know which company might be making Google's next Android N devices and what they're internally called, thanks to two new reports. Evan Blass, who often writes for Venture Beat and is a well-known leakster, has claimed that Google's next Nexus... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Schematics leak shows phone design with dual cameras

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Schematics leak shows phone design with dual cameras

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Apple might have three phones to unveil this autumn, including a Pro edition of the iPhone 7 with a dual-lens camera setup and no headphone jack, according to recently-leaked design schematics. Last month, an image surfaced showing a new 5.5-inch flagship... >>

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

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5 May update: Leaked images recently appeared online claiming to show the upcoming BlackBerry Hamburg and Rome handsets, but it's now been made clear that those images were not leaked from BlackBerry itself but instead renders created by someone who claims... >>

You can now control your Android TV with this iPhone app

You can now control your Android TV with this iPhone app

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Google has quietly launched a new iPhone app for Android TV.  Television manufacturers like Sony and Sharp make Android TV sets. These are TVs running the Android smart TV platform developed by Google. It was announced in 2014 and is the successor... >>

FilmStruck is TCM and Criterion's new streaming service launching this year

FilmStruck is TCM and Criterion's new streaming service launching this year

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This autumn will see the launch of yet another movie-streaming service, though this one is unique because it'll be all about the oldies. According to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, Turner Classic Movies, an American cable network known... >>

Here’s what the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX cordless buds look like

Here’s what the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX cordless buds look like

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Samsung is getting ready to bulk its Gear line of products. The company is working on a follow-up to 2014's Gear Fit tracking band, and it's developed an entirely new device called Gear IconX. That last bit is actually a pair of cordless buds. Thanks... >>

Apple posts a decline in revenue after only selling 51 million iPhones in Q2

Apple posts a decline in revenue after only selling 51 million iPhones in Q2

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For the first time in 13 years, Apple didn't grow. The company has posted its Q2 2016 results. It brought in $50.6 billion in revenue and $10.5 billion in profits during the period that ended 31 March. In the year-ago quarter, it had $58 billion in... >>

HTC has a new mid-range phone in Europe: the 5-inch One S9

HTC has a new mid-range phone in Europe: the 5-inch One S9

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HTC has quietly unveiled a new smartphone, to everyone's surprise. The unexpected phone is called the HTC One S9, and it was first discovered on the Taiwanese company's German site. It is definitely a One-branded device in not only name but also design,... >>

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

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Google has launched a new line of watchbands called Mode. The idea behind Mode is pretty straightforward: Google wanted to offer different styles of watch straps that are easy to snap on or swap out whenever your little heart desires. The first collection... >>

Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly

Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly

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After several months of offering the service as part of a beta test period, Sonos now officially plays Amazon Prime Music content. If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, the updated, full release application now gives you access to the entire collection... >>

Facebook is working on a standalone camera app for live streaming

Facebook is working on a standalone camera app for live streaming

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Facebook doesn't have a good track record when it comes to standalone apps, but that isn't stopping it from going back to the drawing board. According to The Wall Street Journal, a team of Facebook engineers in London are working on a standalone camera... >>

Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

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The Apple Watch 2 is close to being ready, or at least that's what all the latest reports claim. Apple unveiled its first smartwatch, simply called the Apple Watch, in September 2014, but it didn't begin shipping the wearable until April 2015. Many people... >>

Apple Watch 2 might pack cellular data connectivity, faster processor

Apple Watch 2 might pack cellular data connectivity, faster processor

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Apple is working on the Apple Watch 2 and reportedly planning to add at least two things that'll make the new watch stand out from its predecessor. Apple unveiled its original smartwatch, called Apple Watch, in September 2014, but it didn't begin shipping... >>

Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

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Google has updated Gmail for Android with support for Microsoft Exchange. Stop wondering whether Gmail for Android already supported Exchange, because it did... but only on Nexus devices. The new update, which is available in the latest version of the... >>

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, otherwise known as China's Apple, is about to launch the second version of its very affordable wristband. Called the Mi Band 2, it's expected to be a follow-up to the Mi Band, Xiaomi's original wristband that only... >>

Microsoft’s Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone is now out

Microsoft’s Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone is now out

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After a closed beta earlier this month, the Microsoft Garage team has released Word Flow for iPhone. The team revealed earlier this year that it is porting the Windows Word Flow phone keyboard to iOS, and later reports claimed it would feature a new one-handed... >>

You can now try Windows Ink, and here's how

You can now try Windows Ink, and here's how

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Those of you who love to use a stylus with a touchscreen Windows 10 device will be glad to know you can now try a new experience that'll completely change the way you input - so long as you're fine with beta testing. The new experience is called Windows... >>

Minecraft-maker Mojang just released this free strategy game on Steam

Minecraft-maker Mojang just released this free strategy game on Steam

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Microsoft-owned Mojang has surprised everyone by simultaneously announcing and releasing a new game. The Swedish game studio, which Microsoft acquired in 2014 for about $2.5 billion, has a new title called Crown and Council, as well as a new launch trailer... >>

Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

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Baidu is giving people another reason to call it the Google of China; it's investing deeply in a Silicon Valley self-driving car team. Baidu said last December that it had 657 million monthly active users conducting mobile searches, effectively solidifying... >>

Lenovo's Zuk Z2 Pro is an Android phone that syncs with Apple's iCloud

Lenovo's Zuk Z2 Pro is an Android phone that syncs with Apple's iCloud

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Lenovo-owned Zuk has unveiled a follow-up to the Z1: the Z2 Pro phone. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p Super Amoled display, runs the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 processor, includes a whopping 6GB of RAM, and offers 128GB of storage. It also has a 13-megapixel... >>

Microsoft only sold 2.3 million Lumia phones over the last three months

Microsoft only sold 2.3 million Lumia phones over the last three months

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Microsoft has post its third-quarter fiscal results for 2016, and one thing is clear: its phone business isn't doing so hot. The company made $3.8 billion in net income on $20.5 billion in revenue, both of which are down year-over year. Speaking of things... >>

Alphabet's moonshots lost $802 million in the first quarter of 2016

Alphabet's moonshots lost $802 million in the first quarter of 2016

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Google's parent company for the first time has reported quarterly numbers for its "other bets" companies. Alphabet has posted its financial results for the Q1 2016, and the big takeaway is that Google's advert business allows Alphabet to continue investing... >>

MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series

MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series

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Remember MTV Cribs? It's been given a second chance to live. The show launched on the US cable network in 2000, allowing various celebrities to give viewers tours of their mansions. Pharrell Williams, Pam Anderson, 50 Cent, and so many others participated.... >>

That crazy successful Exploding Kittens card game is now an Android app

That crazy successful Exploding Kittens card game is now an Android app

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One of the most-backed campaigns on Kickstarter is now an Android game. Remember Exploding Kittens? It's an excellent card game. Because, well, anything with kittens and explosions and cards is perfect. The world seems to agree with us, because within... >>