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This leaked GoPro video seems to show off the upcoming Hero 5

This leaked GoPro video seems to show off the upcoming Hero 5

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GoPro's next flagship action camera has allegedly been spotted in a brief video posted to Reddit and Vimeo. Although the camera-maker announced earlier this year that it would lay off 7 per cent of its workforce and cease sales of at least three action... >>

LittleBits' new modular electronics kit lets kids booby-trap their rooms

LittleBits' new modular electronics kit lets kids booby-trap their rooms

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Okay, so this is cool. Do you have a young kid or two that's just mindlessly sitting in front of the TV a bit too much? Well, give them the latest LittleBits kit, and they'll turn into little inventors/hackers/booby-trap makers. Hot off the success of... >>

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update: Release date confirmed

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update: Release date confirmed

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Microsoft seems to have accidentally revealed when the next major update for Windows 10 Mobile will arrive. The company released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 machines on 2 August, without an exact date for when the mobile version of that update... >>

Instagram just basically ripped off Snapchat Stories - and here's how

Instagram just basically ripped off Snapchat Stories - and here's how

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Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced a new feature: Stories. And, yes, it's just like Snapchat's Stories feature. Here's the deal. With Snapchat stories, you can broadcast multiple snaps (aka videos and photos) taken throughout the day, complete with... >>

Microsoft opens up sales of HoloLens to anyone with $3,000 to spare

Microsoft opens up sales of HoloLens to anyone with $3,000 to spare

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You can now experience augmented reality, but it's going to cost you. Microsoft has just announced that all developers and business customers in the US and Canada can now order up to five HoloLens development kits each, though it doesn't have a strict... >>

Here’s how to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now

Here’s how to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now

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It's here! The first major update to Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, has started rolling out to users around the globe. It's full of new tricks and subtle changes, which you can read all about from here, with the most notable new feature being Windows... >>

You can now grab the third public beta for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra

You can now grab the third public beta for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra

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Two weeks after the second public beta of iOS 10, Apple has released a third. The update should be identical to the fourth developer beta, which was seeded to developers on 1 August, serving up new features such as the new emoji (like that water gun replacement... >>

Amazon dreamed up these cool headphones that listen for your name

Amazon dreamed up these cool headphones that listen for your name

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Amazon might be getting into the noise-canceling headphone biz - only its headphones are really smart. The thing about noise-canceling headphones is that they let you block out all the sound surrounding you, letting you focus on the audio coming in from... >>

New Apple TV Remote app lets you control Siri on Apple TV from iPhone

New Apple TV Remote app lets you control Siri on Apple TV from iPhone

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Apple has released a new app, called Apple TV Remote, and it sort of replaces the previous Remote app. Teased at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference last year, the new Apple TV Remote app has been available for developers since June and was released... >>

Apple iOS 10 will add new emoji - like a water gun instead of a pistol

Apple iOS 10 will add new emoji - like a water gun instead of a pistol

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Apple has announced a new feature in its upcoming iOS 10 software, and it could be considered politically correct. The Cupertino, CA-based company on Monday revealed that more than 100 new and redesign emoji characters will be available this autumn, with... >>

Windows 10 users ready themselves for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 users ready themselves for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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Windows 10 users around the world are gearing up for the launch of the first major update to Windows 10 since its launch in July 2015.  Dubbed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it will be available to download on Tuesday 2 August around the globe and promises... >>

17 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you likely didn't know

17 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you likely didn't know

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Facebook recently announced there are more than a billion people using Messenger, so Pocket-lint thought we'd round-up some of the most interesting things you can do with the messaging app that's clearly taken over the world. However, we're not going... >>

This is how much space PlayStation VR requires for you to play

This is how much space PlayStation VR requires for you to play

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PlayStation VR is still a few months away from release, but new documentation released by Sony has finally revealed how much space its virtual-reality headset requires in order to properly work. It needs an area of about 60-square feet. Also, players... >>

Samsung will likely unveil its Gear S3 smartwatch in September

Samsung will likely unveil its Gear S3 smartwatch in September

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Samsung is close to introducing a successor to the Gear S2. The company unveiled that smartwatch last November, but because we live in a high-tech age of annual product life cycles and never-ending consumerism, Samsung has been diligently working on yet... >>

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

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Apple has brought back a longtime Apple executive to head up its secret car plans - and apparently that includes shifting the project's focus to autonomous driving, according to a new report. Bloomberg said Bob Mansfield, who previously served as senior... >>

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

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Stop being on the fence about Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade. The clock is ticking. Microsoft is about to stop offering the upgrade free of charge. If for whatever reason you don't take this opportunity to get your PC up to date, you'll have to eventually... >>

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

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One year ago, Microsoft released a major update to its Windows OS: Windows 10. Windows 7 and Window 8.1 users were able to grab the upgrade at no cost, but all that's about to change. Microsoft said it would only let users update - free of charge - for... >>

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

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Chinese companies are going after Apple hard. And not just in terms of smartphones. One day after Xiaomi announced a MacBook Air-like laptop called Mi Notebook Air, Lenovo unveiled its own Air-style, Air-branded machine. The Air 13 Pro laptop has almost... >>

Pokemon Go: How to find and catch rare Pokemon like Charizard, Blastoise and Alakazam

Pokemon Go: How to find and catch rare Pokemon like Charizard, Blastoise and Alakazam

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So you've been playing Pokemon Go for a bit and want to catch a rare one, eh? You're in luck. We at Pocket-lint have played with the game ourselves and scoured the internet for the best tips and tricks out there, so everything you need to know is laid... >>

Facebook nears 2 billion monthly active users

Facebook nears 2 billion monthly active users

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Facebook has posted its second quarter earnings for investors - and the most interesting tidbits concern user numbers. We won't bore you with all the financial details (though Facebook did report $6.44 billion in revenue and $2.05 billion in profit, a... >>

Google Play Family Library launches: What is it and how does it work?

Google Play Family Library launches: What is it and how does it work?

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Google is taking a page from Apple's playbook. Apple launched a Family Sharing plan for iTunes and the App Store about two years ago, and now Google is doing the same thing with a new plan option called Google Play Family Library. It basically lets up... >>

Apple says it’s officially sold 1 billion iPhone models since 2007

Apple says it’s officially sold 1 billion iPhone models since 2007

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Apple doesn't want you to notice all those headlines about weak iPhone sales. One day after posting its third quarter results, in which it revealed iPhone sales have continued to decline, Apple announced that it recently sold its one-billionth iPhone.... >>

Microsoft Pix app uses AI to help you take better pictures on iPhone

Microsoft Pix app uses AI to help you take better pictures on iPhone

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Microsoft has launched a new app for iPhone that promises to help you take better pictures than you can with Apple's already good camera app. Called Microsoft Pix, the app, which is described as a "smarter camera app", uses a number of "machine learning"... >>

It's official: Nextbit launches limited-edition red Robin phone

It's official: Nextbit launches limited-edition red Robin phone

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A couple weeks after slyly teasing a red-coloured Robin, Nextbit has made the new version of its flagship official. Nextbit, a new phone-maker made up of ex-Google and ex-HTC people, has announced that it is "introducing a limited 'ember' colorway" for... >>

Apple wants to invest in augmented reality after Pokemon Go success

Apple wants to invest in augmented reality after Pokemon Go success

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Tim Cook can't correctly pronounce Pokemon, but nevertheless, he thinks the franchise's latest app shows "AR can be really great". During Apple's second quarter earnings conference call on 26 July, the chief executive continually referred to Pokemon as... >>