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This could be Motorola's 2016 flagship smartphone

This could be Motorola's 2016 flagship smartphone

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It appears as though Lenovo-owned Motorola has been working on a new flagship that'll likely release this year. HelloMotoHK is known for publishing leaked photos of yet-to-be-announced Motorola products, and now it's at it again with what seems to be... >>

Dyson's new V8 cordless vacuum has double the battery life of predecessors

Dyson's new V8 cordless vacuum has double the battery life of predecessors

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Dyson is launching a new cordless vacuum known as the V8. The V8 has a digital motor and lithium-ion batteries, both of which allow the floor-cleaner to deliver more power over a longer runtime. Dyson is positioning this compact machine as something different... >>

Facebook Messenger will soon let you scan profile codes to start chats

Facebook Messenger will soon let you scan profile codes to start chats

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Facebook Messenger is evolving into a new type of messenger that's not just for chatting with friends. Facebook's messaging service can double as a customer service center, digital wallet, cab-hailer, and more. With these types functionality being offered... >>

Tesla took 325,000 Model 3 preorders, says EVs are now mainstream

Tesla took 325,000 Model 3 preorders, says EVs are now mainstream

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Tesla Motors - and the entire EV industry - is having a good week, apparently. Tesla recently unveiled its $35,000 Model 3 and opened up the ability for customers to reserve the electric vehicle. Now, one week after that event, Tesla has reported over... >>

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

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Facebook last year launched a Live feature, called Live, that lets you broadcast in real time, and now it's majorly updating that same feature to make it more like rival apps Periscope and Snapchat. Periscope is owned by Twitter and essentially lets you... >>

Bethesda says anyone can try Doom beta on 15 April, confirms DLC packs

Bethesda says anyone can try Doom beta on 15 April, confirms DLC packs

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Everyone will be able to get a taste of the new Doom's multiplayer portion in less than two weeks. Bethesda has announced an open beta that will run from 15 April to 17 April. Unlike past betas, which were limited in their availability, everyone with... >>

Apple code reveals you might soon be able to remove stock iOS apps

Apple code reveals you might soon be able to remove stock iOS apps

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In the near future, you might not have to tuck stock iOS apps into folders. Apple's iPhone and iPad come pre-loaded with Apple-developed apps, such as Compass and Stocks, but unfortunately, you're unable to remove these apps. Unlike third-party apps,... >>

Amazon's next Kindle might be thinner, come with battery case

Amazon's next Kindle might be thinner, come with battery case

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You might've heard by now that Amazon is readying a new Kindle. Well, a new report has shed some light on what we can expect from the device, including a thinner form factor and a rechargeable battery case. The company, which makes the Kindle-brand of... >>

PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

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Sony has announced a software update for the PS4. It's called version 3.50. With this major update to the system, you will be able to play games remotely through a PC or a Mac. You'll also be able to appear offline from now on so that you can concentrate... >>

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has updated with end-to-end encryption. The latest version of the messaging client now ensures all messages, photos, video, files, and calls are completely secure for its 1 billion users (no matter whether they are using iPhones,... >>

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 a payment system designed to change the way you shop. The company has been leading the way in the effort to move consumers from physical wallets packed with cards to a world in which your iPhone or Watch does all the work. We've combed through... >>

How to switch from iPhone to Android

How to switch from iPhone to Android

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You've decided to make the switch. There could be many reasons behind why a person might ditch their iPhone in favour of an Android device. But, no matter what that reason may be, anyone who has done it or plans to do it primarily cares about one thing:... >>

Amazon says a new 'top of the line' Kindle is coming next week

Amazon says a new 'top of the line' Kindle is coming next week

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A new Kindle is coming. Amazon, the company that makes the Kindle-brand of e-readers and tablets, has announced it will introduce a "top of the line" Kindle sometime next week. Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, revealed the news on Twitter, explaining... >>

Tesla: Everything you need to know about Model 3, Model S, Model X, and more

Tesla: Everything you need to know about Model 3, Model S, Model X, and more

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Tesla has taken more than its fair share of headlines over the past few years. The Californian company has been heralded by the tech and motoring presses for its innovation, stirring up fairly a traditional market and introducing electric cars with a... >>

Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect

Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect

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Tesla Motors will unveil its first affordable, mass-market electric vehicle in California on 31 March, but the automaker doesn't plan to reveal everything all at once, according to a recent tweet from Elon Musk. Musk, the co-founder, CEO, and "product... >>

Google VR View makes it easier to embed 360-degree photos on sites

Google VR View makes it easier to embed 360-degree photos on sites

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Google has just done something that will make virtual reality more accessible. Virtual reality has been a hot topic for some time now, but it still has a very long way to go before everyone can easily experience the trending technology. Google offers... >>

NASA is making an exhibit that'll let you roam Mars using Microsoft HoloLens

NASA is making an exhibit that'll let you roam Mars using Microsoft HoloLens

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You'll be able to explore Mars in a few months, as long as you're near Florida.  Shortly after Microsoft ended its main keynote at Build 2016, NASA announced that it teamed up with the Windows 10-maker to let you take a virtual tour of Mars using Microsoft's HoloLens... >>

Instagram now lets you record and share 60-second videos

Instagram now lets you record and share 60-second videos

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People are finally getting into Instagram video, and to celebrate that, the photo-sharing app is rolling out longer videos. Instagram recently added public view counts to videos so that users could see how often their 15-second clips were being viewed... >>

What is Google Fiber Phone and where can you get it?

What is Google Fiber Phone and where can you get it?

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Landlines are still a thing, apparently, but Google just introduced a service that aims to bring them up to date. Google is getting into the home phone business, with a new service called Google Fiber Phone. It's part of the company's Fiber brand that... >>

Watch Mark Zuckerberg unbox retail Oculus Rift via Facebook livestream

Watch Mark Zuckerberg unbox retail Oculus Rift via Facebook livestream

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The retail version of Oculus Rift just began shipping to consumers, and to celebrate the launch, Mark Zuckerberg is live-streaming himself unboxing the virtual-reality headset while giving a brief breakdown of what to expect. Zuckerberg is the CEO of... >>

Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access

Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access

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Snapchat rolls out several smaller updates to its app throughout the year, but every now and then, it surprises us with something major. Today, for instance, it upgraded the app's chat experience to something described as "Chat 2.0". Here's what you need... >>

Watch Oculus VR's founder deliver the first Rift to a developer in Alaska

Watch Oculus VR's founder deliver the first Rift to a developer in Alaska

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One lucky developer got to receive the first consumer version of Oculus Rift from Luckey himself.  Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, tweeted a photo of a boxed Rift bundle last week to notify the world the "first Oculus Rift has shipped" and that... >>

Sony PS4.5 might arrive with support for 4K games ahead of PSVR launch

Sony PS4.5 might arrive with support for 4K games ahead of PSVR launch

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It looks like that 4K version of the PS4 will arrive sooner rather than later. Kotaku reported earlier this month that Sony has been developing a PS4 with more graphical power so that games can run at 4K resolution. It might not be an entirely new console... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active confirmed by Samsung, but not officially

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active confirmed by Samsung, but not officially

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It looks like Samsung is definitely readying a rugged version of its latest flagship - just like it's done in past years. According to Venture Beat's Evan Blass, a listing for the Samsung Level app, which was recently updated in the Google Play Store,... >>

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

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Reports from last year suggested Dr Dre would soon star in Apple's first original TV series, a somewhat-autobiographical drama called Vital Signs, but now we're hearing that another Hip-Hop star, Will.i.am, is set to star in the company's first major... >>