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Apple to ditch iPhone home button, overhaul design for 10th anniversary

Apple to ditch iPhone home button, overhaul design for 10th anniversary

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Forget about this year's new iPhone; the 2017 model is where it's at. A slew of reports came out today revealing Apple's next iPhone - thought to be called the iPhone 7 - will release this autumn with a design that closely resembles the last two generations.... >>

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: What’s the story so far?

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: What’s the story so far?

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It's almost time for Samsung to introduce 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, we're sure Samsung has been diligently... >>

How to watch Hasselblad event: X1D and Moto Mod cameras expected

How to watch Hasselblad event: X1D and Moto Mod cameras expected

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Hasselblad is holding an event in June, and we expect the professional-grade camera company to launch a Moto Mod camera as well as the world's first medium format mirrorless camera during the show. Although Hasselblad hasn't confirmed anything specific... >>

Is this Samsung’s new Gear S3? Leaked pics seem to reveal watch

Is this Samsung’s new Gear S3? Leaked pics seem to reveal watch

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It's time for the Gears S3 rumours to start up, apparently. A recent leak suggested that Samsung's follow-up to the Gear S2 smartwatch is codenamed Solis and will run Tizen, but now, overexposed images posted to Twitter (and spotted by SamMobile) have... >>

This Microsoft video shows what Chrome does to a laptop battery

This Microsoft video shows what Chrome does to a laptop battery

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If you're like us, you have a love-hate relationship with Chrome. Google's web browser is fast, secure, and loaded with powerful features - so, naturally, it's one of the most popular browsers today. However, it's becoming clear that it isn't exactly... >>

Google wants to help symptom-searchers find the right diagnosis

Google wants to help symptom-searchers find the right diagnosis

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It's easy to search for medical advice on the internet and to come away from it thinking you're dying. If you have a headache or a weird rash or stomach pains, the first thing you'll likely do is search for your symptoms and their likely causes on Google,... >>

Tumblr is getting into the crowded live video space this week

Tumblr is getting into the crowded live video space this week

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Tumblr thinks it can take on Facebook Live, Twitter-owned Periscope, Amazon-owned Twitch, and others. It's getting into live video. The company quietly posted a promotional webpage over the weekend to announce it will launch a live-streaming video feature... >>

What works with Apple HomeKit?

What works with Apple HomeKit?

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Apple's HomeKit technology might seem really confusing, but trust us, it's not. It basically allows accessories from various manufacturers to work together, and it gives you a uniformed way of controlling all those accessories at once. Pocket-lint has... >>

Facebook Messenger bots: What are they and how can you find them?

Facebook Messenger bots: What are they and how can you find them?

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Earlier this year, Facebook said bots were coming to its Messenger app. Well, you might not have realised this, but they're already available. Many bots have actually been available for months. It's hard to tell, however, because they're buried in the... >>

Best E3 2016 gaming headsets: Astro A50, Turtle Beach Stealth 350VR, LucidSound LS40, and more

Best E3 2016 gaming headsets: Astro A50, Turtle Beach Stealth 350VR, LucidSound LS40, and more

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For hardcore gamers, headsets are a big thing. They often want surround sound, tuned drivers, different EQ modes, software so that they can customise their listening profiles, crisp microphones that can be muted, and a design that either matches their... >>

HTC Vive at E3 2016: From the ocean floor to the tops of mountains and beyond

HTC Vive at E3 2016: From the ocean floor to the tops of mountains and beyond

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Anyone with a Steam account and the HTC Vive can explore the world - no, the universe. We know this because while at E3 2016 in Los Angeles, we tried new virtual reality experience available on Steam using the consumer version of HTC's headset that launched... >>

PS VR Aim Controller preview: Playing Farpoint with Sony's new gun-shaped controller

PS VR Aim Controller preview: Playing Farpoint with Sony's new gun-shaped controller

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At the start of the E3 gaming expo 2016, Sony announced a first-person shooter called Farpoint, compatible with PlayStation VR and a new controller called PS VR Aim. This is no SNES Super Scope, though, as we found when playing the game ahead of launch.... >>

Apple will let you remove (and re-download) its default apps in iOS 10

Apple will let you remove (and re-download) its default apps in iOS 10

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One of the biggest announcements from WWDC 2016 wasn't actually announced on stage: removable default apps. Apple failed to mention during its main keynote that it plans to unbundle apps from iOS 10. For the first time, iPhone and iPad owners will be... >>

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

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Apple wants to streamline home automation. In other words: it wants to make it easier for smart accessories to communicate, and for you to connect and manage all the smart accessories in your home from various manufacturers (such as Philips Hue lights,... >>

Apple Swift Playgrounds app: Here's how it teaches kids to code on iPad

Apple Swift Playgrounds app: Here's how it teaches kids to code on iPad

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Apple wants to get kids coding as soon as possible, so it's launching a new iPad app to do just that. The app is called Swift Playgrounds. Swift is Apple's programming language created for iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS, and Apple's Swift Playgrounds app... >>

Apple Music update brings new look, lyrics, and hidden Connect section

Apple Music update brings new look, lyrics, and hidden Connect section

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Apple's music-streaming service is getting a major update that brings an all-new look while significantly diminishing a previously-major feature. Apple Music has a new design that not only rearranges the tabs along the bottom of the app (in the menu... >>

Apple WatchOS 3 update: Control Center, Dock, Scribble, and more

Apple WatchOS 3 update: Control Center, Dock, Scribble, and more

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Apple has kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with some news about the next major operating system update for its Apple Watch. The update, called WatchOS 3, will be available later this year, but to get you excited for what’s coming, Apple has... >>

WWDC 2016: The announcements to expect from Apple's developer conference

WWDC 2016: The announcements to expect from Apple's developer conference

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Apple has officially announced its annual conference for developers, and that means it's time to take a closer look at what we expect the company to reveal during the main keynote. Apple used WWDC 2015 to unveil iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and a new version... >>

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

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Whether you like to admit it or not, communication apps are important. You might use your default SMS app to text your husband or wife about whether you should pick up more milk at the store after work. You might use Facebook Messenger chat with your... >>

Amazon might launch a paid music-streaming service that works with Echo

Amazon might launch a paid music-streaming service that works with Echo

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Apple Music and Spotify might soon face heavy competition from Amazon. According to CNBC, Amazon will announce a standalone music-streaming service. It'll launch this summer or autumn, offering up a catalogue of songs for $9.99 a month. Amazon, which... >>

Apple's iMessage app could be coming to Android soon

Apple's iMessage app could be coming to Android soon

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Apple might have a surprise in store for Android users next week. According to a report from MacDailyNews, which cited sources "familiar with the company's thinking", Apple plans to announce an iMessage app for Android at its annual Worldwide Developers... >>

Cyrus Audio will start selling its One compact amplifier this summer for £699

Cyrus Audio will start selling its One compact amplifier this summer for £699

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UK-based Cyrus Audio has introduced a compact amplifier that's affordable. The high-end stereo system maker is describing its new Cyrus One amplifier as a provider of "high quality audio" but at an tolerable price point. It is a 100-watt-per-channel amp... >>

See Lenovo Phab2 AR phone and more in official videos from Tech World 2016

See Lenovo Phab2 AR phone and more in official videos from Tech World 2016

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Lenovo Tech World 2016 is done and dusted. The company used the event to announce some new smartphones. It wasn't the most anticipated event of the season, especially since both WWDC and E3 start next week, but we did get to see Lenovo officially launch... >>

Lenovo unveils the first Tango AR phone, the Phab2

Lenovo unveils the first Tango AR phone, the Phab2

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Lenovo has officially announced not one but three Project Tango smartphones. Called the Phab2 Pro, Phab2 Plus, and Phab2, the phones are made with Google's Project Tango technology, now just called "Tango", and touted as the world’s first to feature... >>

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

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Apple has said things are changing for its App Store, and, in response, Google might change its app store too.  A lot of these new changes pertain to app developers - but all of the changes speak volumes about what's happening in the world of apps,... >>