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Apple might offer films right after they hit cinemas - but at a high cost

Apple might offer films right after they hit cinemas - but at a high cost

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Cinema chains must be super worried right now.Major Hollywood studios are deciding whether to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theatres, according to Bloomberg, which talked to unnamed people "familiar with the matter". These... >>

Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know

Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know

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Following its initial announcements of updates to Photos, Home and Assistant, Google finally got around to Android Oreo at its main I/O 2017 keynote. While there's not a whole lot new visually in Android Oreo, there's plenty that will help improve it... >>

Android O has finally been named: Watch the full reveal here

Android O has finally been named: Watch the full reveal here

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The next version of Android is officially known as Android Oreo.Android O has been in developer beta for a while, with the final version expected to launch soon, but now, we finally know its official name. We know this because Google just announced it... >>

The wait is over: Android O is officially called Android Oreo

The wait is over: Android O is officially called Android Oreo

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Google has announced the official name of Android O.During a live-streamed event on 21 August, the company announced Android O will be called Android Oreo. The "event", which was scheduled around the same time as the 2017 solar eclipse, consisted of... >>

Solar eclipse 2017: Smartphone photography tips and tricks

Solar eclipse 2017: Smartphone photography tips and tricks

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You probably want to take a picture of today's solar eclipse using your very own smartphone, right?Before you do, you should look up about whether it's OK. Here are some tips on how to safely take the best eclipse photos using your iPhone or Android smartphone,... >>

Solar eclipse 2017: When is it and how to watch online or in person?

Solar eclipse 2017: When is it and how to watch online or in person?

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In case you haven't heard, a total solar eclipse is happening soon.On 21 August, the Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, blotting out our view of the star. Unfortunately, only Americans - or people in the US - will be able to look up and see... >>

Samsung might also announce this $199 Gear Fit 2 Pro on 23 August

Samsung might also announce this $199 Gear Fit 2 Pro on 23 August

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Samsung has developed a new fitness band.Called the Gear Fit 2 Pro, it will likely be unveiled during the company's Unpacked event on 23 August, according to VentureBeat's Evan Blass. Reported features include water resistance up to 165 feet, which is... >>

New Nest thermostat with all-plastic design and cheaper price leaks out

New Nest thermostat with all-plastic design and cheaper price leaks out

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Nest's next Learning Thermostat might look very different and could even be affordable.Currently, the device is in its third generation. Nest hasn't changed the look over the past six years, having primarily released software updates instead. However,... >>

Xbox One X: Project Scorpio Edition harks back to original codename, pre-order yours now

Xbox One X: Project Scorpio Edition harks back to original codename, pre-order yours now

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Microsoft has unveiled a limited edition version of the Xbox One X, called the Project Scorpio Edition, at Gamescom 2017. Xbox One X pre-order deals now available: How and where to pre-order In a nod to the console's original codename, the Project Scorpio... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 design shown in leaked dummy unit pics

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 design shown in leaked dummy unit pics

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Want to know what the Galaxy Note 8 really looks like?Samsung will unveil the phone in New York next week, but thanks to a new leak that appears to show a dummy unit, we already know what to expect in terms of design. The phone pictured looks exactly... >>

Twitter is live-streaming the 2017 solar eclipse so anyone can see it

Twitter is live-streaming the 2017 solar eclipse so anyone can see it

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Twitter wants everyone to catch a glimpse of next week's solar eclipse.On 21 August, which is a Monday, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire contiguous US (it'll also be visible in other countries, but only as a partial solar eclipse).... >>

Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total

Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total

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Asus has announced several new ZenFone 4 smartphones.Last week, Asus accidentally publishing listings for several ZenFone-branded smartphones, revealing specs and everything you could want to know, but now, those listings have officially gone live. Asus... >>

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

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Essential, the company set up by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has unveiled the Essential Phone.This Android-powered smartphone is going after the major flagships. It has a high-end price tag with top-of-the-line specs and features, such as an edge-to-edge... >>

Essential Phone is finally available to buy - place your order now

Essential Phone is finally available to buy - place your order now

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Essential Phone is finally here.Three months after announcing its first flagship phone, Essential has announced you can finally buy it. In a blog announcement, the startup confirmed you can order it now through Essential.com, Sprint, and Best Buy.... >>

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Nokia is back. The brand is being used on phones again after Microsoft retired it on its own devices a couple of years ago.Finnish manufacturer HMD Global is releasing new Nokia handsets, this time loaded with Android, and we're extremely happy to see... >>

Apple OLED TV standalone display pops up in blurry leaked images

Apple OLED TV standalone display pops up in blurry leaked images

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Apple has been rumoured to be working on a TV set for many years.It's such an old story at this point, you can't help but roll your eyes at the thought of another analyst claiming Apple is once again readying a standalone display. But analyst talk is... >>

UE Boom 2 and Megaboom speakers are now portable Alexa devices

UE Boom 2 and Megaboom speakers are now portable Alexa devices

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Ultimate Ears has added support for Amazon’s Alexa assistant.UE has become more of a household name since its inception by then-Logitech (now just Logi), since releasing a variety of Bluetooth speakers to the market. The first UE Boom, released back... >>

Facebook: Here's how to make GIFs using the app's built-in camera

Facebook: Here's how to make GIFs using the app's built-in camera

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Facebook's mobile app offers a new feature: GIF-making.The social network has updated the Facebook app's camera with the option to make a short GIF, or rather "two-second looping videos", which you can then share in a Facebook Story or on your profile.... >>

Google Allo for web finally goes live: How to set it up and get started

Google Allo for web finally goes live: How to set it up and get started

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Google Allo can now be accessed through your web browser.Google first teased that Allo, its messenger app with built-in Google Assistant, would come to the desktop last February. Many expected the company to launch the web version at Google I/O in May,... >>

What is Amazon Instant Pickup, who can use it, and how does it work?

What is Amazon Instant Pickup, who can use it, and how does it work?

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Another day, another Amazon service.The online retailer has launched something called Instant Pickup. Immediately, the media has begun spinning this as Amazon's latest push into physical retail outlets, as it allows you to instantly pick up “daily essential”... >>

Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human

Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human

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Google-owned Waymo has always wanted to reduce the number of deaths related to automobile accidents, and its latest patent is just another attempt at accomplishing that goal.The Mercury News and Quartz spotted a Waymo patent for a new type of driverless... >>

Leaked Microsoft memo reveals the Surface Book was returned a lot

Leaked Microsoft memo reveals the Surface Book was returned a lot

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Microsoft still has some explaining to do.Last week, Consumer Reports announced it removed its recommendation badge for Microsoft's Surface line, which led to Microsoft issuing a response that essentially dismissed Consumer Reports' decision. But now,... >>

Mewtwo comes to Pokemon Go via invite-only exclusive raid battles

Mewtwo comes to Pokemon Go via invite-only exclusive raid battles

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You will soon be able to battle and catch Mewtwo, as well as other powerful pokemon, thanks to a new feature coming to Pokemon Go.Over the weekend, in Yokohama, Japan, thousands of Pokemon Go players worked together to catch pokemon in a baseball stadium.... >>

Disney might not ditch Netflix after all, new streaming service could co-exist

Disney might not ditch Netflix after all, new streaming service could co-exist

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Contrary to recent reports, Disney might not be pulling its content from Netflix. The Marvel films and TV series, along with the Star Wars films in the US, could stay on the platform beyond 2019.At present, Netflix has the exclusive rights to Disney's... >>

Samsung's next fitness device, Gear Sport, pops up in FCC filing

Samsung's next fitness device, Gear Sport, pops up in FCC filing

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It looks like Samsung has a new smartwatch in the works.Android Headlines noticed a US Federal Communications Commission filing from Samsung that features a yet-to-be-announced device called the Samsung Gear Sport. It appears to be a smartwatch or fitness... >>

Asus just accidentally leaked out four different ZenFone 4 smartphones

Asus just accidentally leaked out four different ZenFone 4 smartphones

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Asus is a week away from announcing the ZenFone 4, but thanks to a new leak, we know all about it (and its three siblings).Here's the thing: Asus accidentally publishing listings for four ZenFone-branded smartphones via its French website, which means... >>

Amazon Prime Video to develop new shows from 'Walking Dead' creator

Amazon Prime Video to develop new shows from 'Walking Dead' creator

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Amazon inked an "overall deal" with the creator of The Walking Dead.The company revealed that it signed a first-look deal with Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, the production company behind a few popular comics and hit TV shows, such as The Walking... >>

Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa steps into a touchscreen future
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Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa steps into a touchscreen future

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Amazon now sells an Echo with a touchscreen. Yes, everyone's favourite voice-controlled smart assistant is evolving.As much as we love the original canister-shaped speaker, adding a display to the mix seems like a natural evolution for Echo, which now... >>

What is Facebook Watch and which shows are available now?

What is Facebook Watch and which shows are available now?

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After months of rumors, Facebook's original TV plans are official.The social network, which has been focusing hardcore on video lately with a big push into live video broadcasts, 360-degree videos, stories, and auto-playing clips in the news feed, said... >>

Motorola's Gamepad Moto Mod is now available to pre-order

Motorola's Gamepad Moto Mod is now available to pre-order

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Motorola has announced more details about its Moto GamePad, including that you can pre-order now, though there's a catch.When Lenovo-owned Motorola unveiled the Moto Z2 Play smartphone in June, it also announced a new Moto Mod that attaches to all Moto... >>

You might want to read this before you buy a Microsoft Surface device

You might want to read this before you buy a Microsoft Surface device

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Uh-oh. Microsoft has some explaining to do.Consumer Reports, which is known for its trustworthy product testing and thorough write-ups, has removed its “recommended” badge from Microsoft’s entire lineup of Surface laptops, which includes devices... >>

Apple's iPhone 8 could use facial recognition for Apple Pay and more

Apple's iPhone 8 could use facial recognition for Apple Pay and more

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Apple must really hate that HomePod code leak.Developers have been combing through it, trying to uncover features that Apple may be developing, and much to their surprise, they've been stumbling upon some major changes expected to come to the next iPhone.... >>

Latest Fitbit smartwatch leak shows off design and new heart-rate tech

Latest Fitbit smartwatch leak shows off design and new heart-rate tech

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Fitbit is working on a GPS-equipped smartwatch, and thanks to a new leak, we know what it might look like and feature come launch day.Wareable posted two images that supposedly show the final version of the smartwatch from all angles. We also get some... >>

Anker made a cheaper version of Amazon's Echo Dot with Alexa

Anker made a cheaper version of Amazon's Echo Dot with Alexa

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Anker just made its own version of the Echo Dot.The $50 Echo Dot is an interesting device. It is basically an Amazon Echo, minus the loud stereo speaker. The primary purpose of it is to make your dumb speaker smart. You can connect Echo Dot to a stereo... >>

iPhone 8 might be able to detect your face and auto-mute notifications

iPhone 8 might be able to detect your face and auto-mute notifications

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Leaks about the iPhone 8's design are fun, but sometimes it's cooler to hear about new features that'll make it standout.And the latest leak on the upcoming Apple smartphone is a great example of that. Developer Guilherme Rambo has been combing through... >>

Microsoft's new Outlook.com beta: What's different and how to join

Microsoft's new Outlook.com beta: What's different and how to join

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Microsoft has unveiled a new version Outlook.com. It's only in beta at the moment, but you can try it now, before everyone else.The refresh includes a revamped search interface and a heavy emphasis on GIFs. But in order to see the changes, you need to... >>

7 Apple iPad features for students when iOS 11 arrives

7 Apple iPad features for students when iOS 11 arrives

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Apple's iOS 11 software is proving to be a major update.We've already detailed 11 new features included in the update, as well as other features Apple hasn't announced yet. We've even shown you demos of ARKit, Apple's AR platform, which is made its debut... >>

Sharp's new smartphone tries to copy Essential Phone and iPhone 8

Sharp's new smartphone tries to copy Essential Phone and iPhone 8

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Sharp has a new phone that reminds us of the Essential Phone.Called the Aquos S2, it has a 5.5-inch 2K screen, and if you were to look just at its front side, you could easily mistake it for the Essential Phone. You see, the screen wraps around the selfie... >>

New LG GPad tablet leaks out, huge battery stand thingy and all

New LG GPad tablet leaks out, huge battery stand thingy and all

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LG's next tablet has just leaked out, and based on the images, it seems to come with a huge contraption.Dubbed the GPad X2 8.0 Plus, the tablet popped up on a support page that was posted on T-Mobile’s website. The device appears to feature an 8-inch... >>

Motorola's Stream wireless earbuds cost just £80 and work with Siri

Motorola's Stream wireless earbuds cost just £80 and work with Siri

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Motorola has launched a pair of wireless earbuds that cost half the price of Apple's AirPods.Dubbed Stream, Motorola's new wireless earbuds are now available to buy in the UK for just £79.99 ($105). The Lenovo-owned company didn't even announce or... >>

Google Home preview program: How to try the latest features first

Google Home preview program: How to try the latest features first

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Google has quietly unveiled a preview program for its smart speaker.About a year ago, Google launched a preview program for Chromecast, and now, as spotted by Android Police, it's apparently launched one for Google Home, too. This program lets early... >>

LG V30 just completely leaked out thanks to... Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

LG V30 just completely leaked out thanks to... Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

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LG's latest partnership with Hitrecord has given us a good look at the yet-to-be-released LG V30.The phone maker has worked with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt over the past couple of years on promotions for its flagship devices. More specifically, it partnered... >>

It's official: Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active tough phone has arrived

It's official: Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active tough phone has arrived

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Do you love Samsung's latest flagship but refuse to pay a lot for phones because you're too rough with them?That's where Samsung's Galaxy Active line comes in handy. The company has just expanded it with the new Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of... >>

Next Apple Watch will have LTE and possibly an 'all-new form factor'

Next Apple Watch will have LTE and possibly an 'all-new form factor'

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Apple is hard at work on the next version of the Apple Watch, and according to the latest reports, it's going to be totally different.First up, Bloomberg claimed Apple plans to release an Apple Watch with built-in LTE this year. This feature will allow... >>

You still can't buy Essential Phone - but, hey, it's on Best Buy now

You still can't buy Essential Phone - but, hey, it's on Best Buy now

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First, we were told June.But then June slipped into July, and now, suddenly, it's August. And there is still no word from Andy Rubin, the co-creator of Android, about when we can expect the first phone from his new company. Sure, we were told a couple... >>

Google Pixel 2 pops up in leaked image with bezels, no dual cameras

Google Pixel 2 pops up in leaked image with bezels, no dual cameras

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Google doesn't care about what's "in" right now.We know this because it's decided to buck a bunch of hot phone trends this year, according to a new leak. Here's the thing: Google is working on a follow-up to its Pixel handsets from last year (the Pixel... >>

It's about time: All future Lenovo phones will run stock Android

It's about time: All future Lenovo phones will run stock Android

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Lenovo has decided to embrace stock Android.Here's the deal: Lenovo makes smartphones, but it layers its own software skin - Vibe Pure UI - over top of Google's Android operating system running on the phones. Now, however, in what is presumably an attempt... >>

Oops! AT&T just leaked that Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active is real

Oops! AT&T just leaked that Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active is real

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It's always funny when companies accidentally reveal major news.The latest example comes from US carrier AT&T, which haphazardly posted marketing materials from a promotion. The leak could be spotted in the FAQs section for AT&T and Samsung’s current... >>

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... >>