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Sony threw everything but the kitchen sink into this smart light

Sony threw everything but the kitchen sink into this smart light

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It's no secret by now that Sony likes to play around with lighting. As part of its Life Space UX project, it makes connected light speakers, projectors, and all sorts of interactive light experiences. And now, thanks to a new Sony Japan site, we're learning... >>

30 Touch ID apps that let you unlock or pay for stuff with a fingerprint scan

30 Touch ID apps that let you unlock or pay for stuff with a fingerprint scan

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Itching to use Touch ID as a passcode to unlock accounts or even to purchase goods within third-party apps? Well, you're not the only one. Luckily for you several popular apps have begun updating with support for Apple's fingerprint reader. With the release... >>

You’ll never guess how much UHD Blu-ray discs cost (Hint: Ouch!)

You’ll never guess how much UHD Blu-ray discs cost (Hint: Ouch!)

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Better start pinching now, because if you want the latest films in UHD Blu-ray, you're going to need to pay up big time. With 4K ultra-high definition televisions beginning to become the norm, it's been a long and winding road for the physical format,... >>

GoPro's disastrous fourth quarter leads to workforce layoffs and more

GoPro's disastrous fourth quarter leads to workforce layoffs and more

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GoPro isn't doing so hot these days. The camera maker has announced it laid off 7 per cent of its workforce, and it issued a notice to investors, alerting them of poor action camera sales as well as disappointing holiday sales. GoPro's workforce had grown... >>

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

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Twitter can be a powerful tool. It can educate you, help enlighten you, make you laugh, and pretty much just keep you in-the-know. But you have to follow the right people/accounts. Otherwise, your Twitter feed can easily fill up with boring, useless tweets,... >>

Apple Pay explained: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Pay explained: What is it and how does it work?

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Apple Pay is now live in the UK, following its launch in the US in 2014. Apple's new payment system is designed to change the way you shop, as the company has been leading the way in the effort to move consumers from physical wallets stuffed with cards... >>

I'll take Sports for $200: Amazon Echo now lets you play Jeopardy trivia

I'll take Sports for $200: Amazon Echo now lets you play Jeopardy trivia

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Amazon's Pringle-can-sized speaker is getting cooler by the day, and it's latest update is a prime example. (See what we did there? Heh.) The connected speaker, which features a Siri-like assistant named Alexa, came out last year and has become a huge... >>

Amazon Prime members get a new perk: 20 per cent off all video game releases

Amazon Prime members get a new perk: 20 per cent off all video game releases

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Amazon Prime got a little more enticing today - especially for gamers. The Amazon-offered subscription service has just announced that paid Prime members in the US will now get a 20 per cent discount on all pre-orders and new game releases. A new release... >>

Whoa! Here's what it's like to get notifications from millions of Instagram followers

Whoa! Here's what it's like to get notifications from millions of Instagram followers

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Ever wonder what it's like to be Kim Kardashian West? More specifically, ever wonder what it's like to have millions of Instagram followers? She has nearly 58 million followers and posts at least a photo a day, with each photo getting more than 750,000... >>

LG teases 'Play Begins' for next flagship phone set to be unveiled at MWC 2016

LG teases 'Play Begins' for next flagship phone set to be unveiled at MWC 2016

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With CES 2016 now done and dusted, MWC 2016 is next on our radar, and LG seems to be among the first out of the gate to issue an event invite. The company has just invited journalists to attend the unveiling of its next flagship smartphone. LG sent out... >>

Google I/O 2016 conference to kick off 18 May in Mountain View

Google I/O 2016 conference to kick off 18 May in Mountain View

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The CEO of Google has taken to Twitter to announce when this year's I/O developer conference will be held. According to Sundar Pichai, the annual conference has been scheduled for 18 May 2016. It'll run until 20 May. The chief executive also confirmed... >>

What is Apple CarPlay and which cars support it?

What is Apple CarPlay and which cars support it?

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Apple has officially begun its foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space by offering a product called CarPlay. It connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling uninterrupted access to and interaction with Apple's ecosystem... >>

Amazon Echo 2 is likely coming and will be the size of a beer can

Amazon Echo 2 is likely coming and will be the size of a beer can

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Amazon is reportedly fast at work on creating a successor to its popular Echo, but it isn't giving the connected speaker a simple design or software update, it's overhauling the whole body to make it smaller, portable even. According to The Wall Street... >>

Apple's Night Shift in iOS 9.3 beta stops display light from keeping you up at night

Apple's Night Shift in iOS 9.3 beta stops display light from keeping you up at night

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Apple has dropped a new iOS beta, called 9.3, and the most notable thing about it is a new "Night Shift" feature. Night Shift is basically a night mode for iOS devices, as it reduces the amount of blue light iPhones and iPads emit during the evening... >>

Griffin Travel Power Bank tops up Apple Watch right from your keychain

Griffin Travel Power Bank tops up Apple Watch right from your keychain

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Let's face it: the Apple Watch's day-long battery just isn't enough. Griffin seems to thinks so as well, because at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, it unveiled a new accessory that hangs from your keychain and packs 800mAh of extra power specifically for the Apple... >>

Razer Nabu Watch: Here's that enormous digital watch with some 'smart functions'

Razer Nabu Watch: Here's that enormous digital watch with some 'smart functions'

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The company that is "for gamers, by gamers" has made a smartwatch that it doesn't want you to call a smartwatch. While at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, we got a look at Razer's interesting new device, called the Razer Nabu Watch, and the first thing we noticed... >>

Razer enters ultrabook territory with this new beaut: Blade Stealth

Razer enters ultrabook territory with this new beaut: Blade Stealth

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Razer came out with a new Blade laptop at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, and all we have to say about it is: yaaas! First of all... if you're not familiar with Razer's range of Blade laptops, you should know that they are primarily meant for gamers and usually... >>

Martian made a hybrid smartwatch for women: Here's the Kindred vip

Martian made a hybrid smartwatch for women: Here's the Kindred vip

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Martian Watches is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas showing off a couple new watches, including something described as a hybrid smartwatch for women. The watch is the Kindred vip. It has a round watch face with a diameter of 38mm set in a stainless steel case.... >>

Martian's mVoice watch lets you issue voice commands through your phone

Martian's mVoice watch lets you issue voice commands through your phone

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Apart from the new hybrid smartwatch for women, Martian Watch is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas unveiling its mVoice collection of men's watches. The watches featured an “always-on” analog design and of course smart features. But the stand-out thing about... >>

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

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Virtual reality has been making a bit of a comeback recently, but not just for gaming. Oculus Rift - the much-discussed super sensitive goggles that put you into a 3D environment - has the potential to let you wander about without actually navigating... >>

Sony's hi-res audio range adds new H.ear wireless speakers, headphones - plus a turntable

Sony's hi-res audio range adds new H.ear wireless speakers, headphones - plus a turntable

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Sony is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where it has decided to launch new high-resolution audio products, including what it has described as the "world's smallest" hi-res audio wireless speaker. This speaker, called H.ear go, is part of a new H.ear range being... >>

Qualcomm powered Ying drone comes with autonomous navigation

Qualcomm powered Ying drone comes with autonomous navigation

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Qualcomm, the company that makes the Snapdragon processors powering most of today’s high-end smartphones, has confirmed it is now powering drones too with its first commercially powered model available later this year. The new chip, dubbed Snapdragon... >>

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0: A 10-inch tablet packed with surround sound

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0: A 10-inch tablet packed with surround sound

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Huawei didn't just introduce fancier versions of the Nexus 6P and Huawei Watch during its CES 2016 event. It also unveiled a new tablet. Called the MediaPad M2 10.0 , it's all about “fantastic audio and visual experience”. The 10-inch device features... >>

Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant: Huawei's Android Wear watch just got a lot glitzier

Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant: Huawei's Android Wear watch just got a lot glitzier

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Huawei is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where it is taking a moment to refresh its product lineup, and of course it hasn't ignored the Huawei Watch. You can now get the company's Android Wear watch with ultra-fancy design options. The idea here is of course... >>

Gold Huawei Nexus 6P: Here is Google's best Nexus device cloaked in matte gold

Gold Huawei Nexus 6P: Here is Google's best Nexus device cloaked in matte gold

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Huawei hit a home run this year when it partnered with Google to launch the beautifully-constructed Nexus 6P, and now it's taken that same device and gave it a new coat of paint. Gold paint, to be specific. At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Huawei unveiled a... >>