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Facebook Stories is coming to the desktop whether you want it or not

Facebook Stories is coming to the desktop whether you want it or not

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Facebook's Snapchat clone is expanding beyond mobile devices.Facebook Stories, a feature that lets you share multiple photos and videos as part of a visual collection atop news feed, is only available in the Facebook and Messenger apps for mobile devices,... >>

Mozilla Firefox Send: The Snapchat of file sharing explained

Mozilla Firefox Send: The Snapchat of file sharing explained

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Mozilla has launched a new website that simplifies the process of sending large files to another person.Called Send, the site (or tool, rather) is essentially the Snapchat of file sharing. That's because once a file has been received and downloaded... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak reveals specs, colours, and more

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak reveals specs, colours, and more

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Samsung is unveiling its Galaxy Note 8 phablet in a few weeks, and now we know what it will most likely feature, thanks to a new report.Sure, we already knew what the phone will probably look like and sport under the hood, as several leaks have popped... >>

RED's new smartphone looks huge and amazing in this hands-on video

RED's new smartphone looks huge and amazing in this hands-on video

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RED is making a smartphone, and we finally just learned a bit more about the mysterious device, including the fact that it is massive.When the high-end cameramaker announced its Hydrogen One smartphone this summer, it only revealed a few stand-out features,... >>

Did Microsoft just accidentally reveal its own Touch Cover for iPads?

Did Microsoft just accidentally reveal its own Touch Cover for iPads?

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Microsoft might be working on a Touch Cover smart keyboard for iPads, according to a document that has just been spotted.The document concerns battery information for products containing lithium-ion batteries. It was shared on Microsoft's website in... >>

LG V30 outline leaks out with no sliding secondary display pictured

LG V30 outline leaks out with no sliding secondary display pictured

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LG's next device, the V30, will likely debut later this month, but we already know how it’ll definitely look come launch day.Courtesy of OnLeaks, who has a decent track record with leaks, we've been treated to a leaked outline of the phone. It reportedly... >>

How to use Alexa to control Amazon Fire TV devices without a remote

How to use Alexa to control Amazon Fire TV devices without a remote

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Amazon has introduced a new voice-control feature for Fire TV users.As of 1 August, if you own one of Amazon's Fire TV media players, as well as an Echo device, you can control that Fire TV from your Echo using just your voice. That's right. No more remote... >>

Microsoft Surface Plus explained: Upgrade and finance your device now

Microsoft Surface Plus explained: Upgrade and finance your device now

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Microsoft has launched an upgrade program for Surface devices.Called Surface Plus, the program is now live for customers in the US. The idea is that, as a member of this program, you can spread the cost of a new Surface device over two years. It's a lot... >>

Is Facebook working on its own Echo Show-like video chat device?

Is Facebook working on its own Echo Show-like video chat device?

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Facebook is getting deeper into hardware, with the purpose of going after Amazon and its Echo-line of smart devices.Bloomberg said Facebook is working on a "video chat device for the home". The social network's experimental Building 8 lab is developing... >>

Motorola just announced a 'special edition' Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus

Motorola just announced a 'special edition' Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus

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Motorola is adding to the G-series of smartphones.Moto G5SThe company has announced the "special edition" Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus, both of which supposedly offer "several upgrades on the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus". For instance the Moto G5S has an all-metal... >>

Facebook Messenger's personal assistant is about to get a lot better

Facebook Messenger's personal assistant is about to get a lot better

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Facebook has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) startup.The startup, called Ozlo, is based in Palo Alto, California, and according to Facebook, it'll help Facebook develop its personal assistant in the Messenger app: “They’re just going to... >>

Asus to unveil new ZenFone 4 at 19 August event, likely coming to UK

Asus to unveil new ZenFone 4 at 19 August event, likely coming to UK

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Asus is coming out with a new ZenFone.Asus has been a little quiet in the UK recently when it comes to smartphones, while it's impressing with phones in the US and Asia. That may be all about to change, as it appears to be making a comeback to the UK,... >>

That was quick: Microsoft kills its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone

That was quick: Microsoft kills its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone

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Farewell, Word Flow. We hardly knew ye.Microsoft launched its Windows Phone keyboard for the iPhone about a year ago. It offered a fan-shaped, one-handed mode, which you'd recognise if you've ever used a Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile phone, as... >>

Your Android might soon show battery life for Bluetooth devices

Your Android might soon show battery life for Bluetooth devices

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Ever wish you could check the battery life of a Bluetooth device connected to your phone?Well, if you own an Android, such a feature is likely coming your way. As discovered by XDA Developers, the Android Open Source Project has added support for retrieving... >>

Apple's latest patent imagines an AR headset similar to Google Glass

Apple's latest patent imagines an AR headset similar to Google Glass

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Some people expected Apple to unveil AR glasses in June.But instead, while at its WWDC 2017 conference, Apple unveiled ARKit, a development platform that allows app developers to quickly and easily build augmented reality (AR) experiences into their... >>

Apple's CarPlay is coming to some 2017 Aston Martin and Mini cars

Apple's CarPlay is coming to some 2017 Aston Martin and Mini cars

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Apple CarPlay can now be found on two new luxury car brands.9to5Mac noticed that the CarPlay page on Apple’s website has been updated to include models from both European manufacturers. More specifically, CarPlay will be available in Aston's 2017 Vantage,... >>

Google wants to merge Play Music and YouTube Red into a new service

Google wants to merge Play Music and YouTube Red into a new service

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Google's music-streaming service strategy is confusing, but it shouldn't be for long.Google offers YouTube Music, as well as YouTube Red and Google Play Music. You might use one or all three for your music-streaming needs. Or maybe you avoid them all,... >>

Apple has quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle

Apple has quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle

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It's officially the end of an era.Without any heads-up or fanfare, Apple has taken down its webpages for both the iPod nano and iPod shuffle. If you try to search for those products on Apple's website, you will still see “buy” links, but they're dead... >>

Buzzfeed made a smart hot plate that syncs up with its Tasty videos

Buzzfeed made a smart hot plate that syncs up with its Tasty videos

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Buzzfeed is becoming a hardware company, apparently. Have you ever seen those step-by-step cooking videos on Facebook, the ones with the top-down view? Well, they're ridiculously popular, and Buzzfeed, which publishes that type of videos under its Tasty... >>

Xiaomi just launched its own Echo-like 'Mi AI' smart speaker

Xiaomi just launched its own Echo-like 'Mi AI' smart speaker

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Xiaomi just launched a smart speaker.Called the Mi AI Speaker, the speaker features a six-microphone array and is meant to double as a hub for Xiaomi's smart home devices, which includes things like vacuum cleaners and lamps. The speaker will work... >>

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

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Want to score a date with a celebrity?You have a few options: Become rich and famous yourself, try Tinder Select, or try Loveflutter Blue. Since the first isn't a practical option, and the second one is an invite-only feature within the dating app Tinder,... >>

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

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EA and Maxis have announced that The Sims 4 will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.The previously PC/Mac-only game, which first launched in 2014, will become available for owners of those systems on 17 November. You'll be able to create Sims,... >>

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

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Uber just can't get anything right lately.It's been embroiled in controversy this past year - thanks to scathing allegations of sexism and aggressive workplace culture inside the company, a bitter legal fight with investor Google, the leaking of its controversial... >>

11 Daydream-ready VR smartphones will arrive soon, says Google

11 Daydream-ready VR smartphones will arrive soon, says Google

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Looking for a phone to work with your Daydream View headset?According to Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO and the latest Alphabet board member, you'll have a bunch of new choices by the end of this year. More specifically, Pichai said there will be 11 Android... >>

American-made iPhone: Trump says Apple promised him three US plants

American-made iPhone: Trump says Apple promised him three US plants

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President Donald Trump wants to "make America great again", and part of that plan includes an American-made iPhone, apparently.The US President has said in the past he wants Apple to build more products in the US. And now, in an interview with The Wall... >>

Motorola made a new 360-degree camera mod for all Moto Z phones

Motorola made a new 360-degree camera mod for all Moto Z phones

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has introduced a new Moto Mod for its modular smartphones.While announcing its latest phone, the Moto Z2 Force, Motorola ynveiled its latest Moto Mod: a 360-degree camera. Called the Moto 360 Camera mod, it features two camera... >>

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

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BMW is going fully battery-electric, with a new Mini at least.It wants to build a new battery-electric Mini: a 3-door, fully electric Hatch model, which will go into production in 2019. This vehicle will increase the choice of Mini powertrains to include... >>

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

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EEEK! Android O is almost ready for an official release.We know this because Google has posted the fourth developer preview beta. It includes “near-final system images” for recent Pixel and Nexus devices. That means an official Android O release... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

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The Galaxy Note 8 isn't the only new Samsung phone coming soon.Samsung's much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 will likely be announced on 23 August, but in the meantime, a new leak has suggested we can also expect a ruggedised version of the Galaxy S8 to... >>

Moto Z2 Force leak fully shows off the phone in hands-on images

Moto Z2 Force leak fully shows off the phone in hands-on images

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Lenovo might soon introduce a new phone, dubbed Moto Z2 Force, if new image leaks are deemed to be legit.The new phone would be a successor to last year’s Moto Z Force, a version of the Moto Z modular flagship. Keep in mind this device would be different... >>

Google Pixel 2 could be first phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

Google Pixel 2 could be first phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

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Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagships will likely be powered by Qualcomm's follow-up to the Snapdragon 835.The Pixel 2 will reportedly be the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 system on a chip - a rumoured, high-end processor. Keep in... >>

Microsoft is working on a HoloLens 2 headset with a custom AI chip

Microsoft is working on a HoloLens 2 headset with a custom AI chip

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Microsoft is hard at work on the HoloLens 2, and by the sounds of it, it'll pack some fancy new hardware.Microsoft just announced that the next generation of its HoloLens headset will feature custom silicon. More specifically, it'll have an artificial... >>

Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

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Wondering if Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will ever launch?Well, we now have a new release date, according to The Verge. In an email to customers, Rubin said the phone will start shipping “in a few weeks". That means the phone should arrive sometime... >>

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

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Your next phone could be a modular Facebook speaker phone.Facebook’s secretive lab, Building 8, is considering developing modular smartphones, according to Business Insider. The company filed a patent that was just published, and it includes details... >>

Nintendo trademark officially hints to N64 Classic Mini

Nintendo trademark officially hints to N64 Classic Mini

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As we've suggested before, Nintendo's N64 console could be getting a re-release.The Japanese company recently started stoking nostalgia by making miniaturised, less expensive versions of its original retro consoles. For instance, the NES Classic Edition launched... >>

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

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HMD's next Nokia device is thought to be a high-end flagship smartphone, and now we know what it looks like.Actual images have popped up on Baidu forums, with the poster claiming they're images of a Nokia 8 prototype. Immediately, we can tell it looks... >>

Drone flying in the UK and US: All the rules and regulations explained

Drone flying in the UK and US: All the rules and regulations explained

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If you want to buy a drone for recreational use, make sure you know all the rules and regulations first.Imagine spending all the money you've saved up on that one super sexy drone you've been eyeing for a while, only to find out that you can't operate... >>

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

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Not to be outdone by Amazon, Best Buy is holding its own summer sale.Amazon recently held a Prime Day event, which, to put it mildly, was a huge success and had everyone wondering if Amazon had managed to topple Black Friday, a massive shopping sale extravaganza... >>

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

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Samsung's next Galaxy flagship will arrive in August.We know this because Samsung has tweeted out an invite notice, confirming it will "reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family". The company described the device as "the ultimate multitasking device... >>

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

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We all have our little ticks when it comes to using gadgets.Maybe you like your Mac or Windows desktop to be completely cleared of clutter. Maybe you obsessively close all the open browser tabs on your phone. Or maybe you always force-quit apps on your... >>

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

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OMG.Niantic has announced that it's finally going to release Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go. This is something players (aka trainers) have been begging for like a year. The studio has also detailed how the new feature will work. So, here's everything... >>

Microsoft teased a Cortana-powered thermostat and it's gorgeous

Microsoft teased a Cortana-powered thermostat and it's gorgeous

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Look out, Nest. Microsoft is coming at you with its own Cortana-powered thermostat, and it's super fancy looking.Microsoft has announced it partnered with Johnson Controls on a thermostat called GLAS. The company previewed the upcoming device in a YouTube... >>

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

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Google has announced some updates to the feed experience in the main Google app. Here's what you need to know.The company said the app now offers "improved machine learning to anticipate what’s of interest to each individual user," as well as "the option... >>

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

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Snapchat has updated again.And the latest changes should make it easier for you to record and edit many snaps. It's introducing two new features, the first of which is called multi-snap recording, while the second is called tint brush. Here's everything... >>

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

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Amazon has eyed another industry it wants to disrupt: meal box subscription services.You see, earlier this month, it surfaced that Amazon had registered a trademark for its own meal box service. The trademark application included the slogan "We do the... >>

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

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Snapchat's funky Snap Spectacles just got much easier to find and buy.When they were first introduced, you could only purchase them from pop-up vending machines, though they eventually went on sale online. But let's be real, unless available through some... >>

Shell will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK this year

Shell will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK this year

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Shell petrol stations are going electric.Well, not completely, but the oil company has confirmed it will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK before the end of this year. The first chargers will offer 50kW recharging speeds, and... >>

Game of Thrones season 7: When it's on, how to watch it and full trailers right here

Game of Thrones season 7: When it's on, how to watch it and full trailers right here

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Tired of being the only person who doesn't know who Jon Snow is or what the heck "winter is coming" means?No worries. Now's the time to jump on the Game Of Thrones bandwagon. Season seven has now started on HBO and Sky in the US and UK respectively, huzzah!... >>

You can now buy that Samsung TV that looks like artwork for £1,999

You can now buy that Samsung TV that looks like artwork for £1,999

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Samsung quietly announced a new TV, called The Frame, recently, and now it's available to buy in the UK.It is a television that's designed to blend into your room and look like a piece of artwork when it's not in use, rather than being a big old black... >>

You can see HMD's Nokia 8 flagship in this super-clear image leak

You can see HMD's Nokia 8 flagship in this super-clear image leak

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HMD is coming out with a new high-end Nokia flagship, and an image of the device has just leaked out.HMD brought the Nokia name back with a new line of Android smartphones, including the Nokia 6 that launched in June, but now, according to some new leaks,... >>